With so many musical geniuses having died prematurely in recent months, you almost feel a bizarre sense of gratitude to find a bona fide pop deity like Stevie Wonder still in full effect and on top of his majestic game. Pop royalty for half a century, Wonder is the undoubted coup of this year’s British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.
Sam Allardyce is the sort of man who walks into a packed room and immediately dominates it. If that hardly ranks as a rare trait among football managers, particularly those standing 6ft 3in, the difference with Allardyce is that he really listens to what people are saying – and with a surprisingly open mind.
Every year, when the fixture lists come out, fans from all over England pore over what is basically a run down of dates, an administrative procedure to determine when games happen, and immediately look for their favourites. Perhaps it’s a local derby, perhaps it’s a long-running feud, perhaps it’s a manager returning to a former club: rivalries form the meat of what it means to be a football fan.
The actor Matt Damon has declared himself unconcerned about the prospect of being replaced in the action franchise with which he’s become synonymous.
Her new film may chart the obsession of a memory-challenged blue tang fish looking to be reunited with her parents, but actor and talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres says family is not “about blood relations” but about a place of “support”.
Florian Thauvin could leave Newcastle United this summer.
Hillary Clinton may be the next US president. Theresa May is likely to be the UK prime minister. Beyonce's prophecy that girls "Rule the World" may be coming true.
UBS, the world’s biggest manager of money for rich people, imposed a partial hiring freeze at its wealth-management business as part of efforts to cut costs, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
Samuel Umtiti looks set to join Barcelona from Lyon after the French club’s president confirmed he has agreed a deal for the defender to move to La Liga.
Nearly half a century ago, Paul Simon asked the musical question: “Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio/ a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.”
LeBron James has declined the player option on his contract and will become a free agent on July 1, his agent Rich Paul has confirmed to ESPN – but he’s sure to return to the Cavaliers next season.