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Britney Spears and husband on the cover of Persian magazine with cheeky headline
Britney Spears and her husband Sam Asghari are the cover stars of a Persian magazine accompanied by the cheeky headline – "Once you go Persian There's No Other Version".The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on Thursday (June 9) at Britney's Thousand Oaks, California residency.The tongue-in-cheek headline is a nod to Sam's background with the Iranian-born actor and model of Persian descent, reports the Daily Mail.READ NEXT: Amanda Holden accidentally flashes knickers in awkward wardrobe blunderThe pair had a sweet on-set romance, after they met while filming the music video for Britney's 2016 single Slumber Party.Fitness instructor Sam had appeared in music videos for groups including Fifth Harmony, as well as modelling, before swapping numbers with Britney after his Slumber Party cameo.After the sweet exchange, the couple became Instagram official in January 2017 and have since been dating for more than five years.In December 2021, the same month that Britney's conservatorship came to an end, the singer and hubby Sam also announced that they were engaged.The happy couple announced the news in a sweet Instagram video, which showed the singer showing off a huge diamond ring alongside her future husband.For more of the latest showbiz news from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.The couple tied the knot surrounded by an array of their celebrity pals as guests included Madonna and Paris Hilton.Britney, 40, exchanged vows with her 28-year-old beau after her first husband Jason Alexander attempted to gate-crash and put a stop to proceedings resulting in his arrest.The chart-topper wore a bespoke Versace wedding dress on the day complete with a traditional veil and a huge flowing
Ex-Manchester United Ryan Giggs' biggest controversies as he quits Wales job
Ryan Giggs has hit the headlines again after resigning as Wales manager.Controversy has ripped through the personal life of the once-flying Manchester United winger famed for his incredible skill.In his later years, though, Giggs has become known more for his antics off the pitch than on it.It is now official that the 48-year-old will not be leading Wales through their first World Cup finals appearances since 1958.Their group will see them up against the USA, Iran and old enemies England in historic tournament for the Red Dragons.The Football Association of Wales said: "The FAW places on record its gratitude to Ryan Giggs for his tenure as manager of the Cymru men's national team and appreciates the decision he has taken, which is in the best interests of Welsh football.""The full focus of the FAW and the Cymru men's national team is on the Fifa World Cup in Qatar later this year."So why have so many controversies come Giggs' way and why did he have to step down?Ryan Giggs stood down as Wales manager and said it was "only right" to end speculation about the future of the role as he did not want the "country’s preparations for the World Cup to be affected, destabilised or jeopardised".Giggs is accused of using controlling behaviour and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville between the period of August 2017 and November 2020. He denies the charges and has pleaded not guilty.He said in a statement: "As has been well publicised, I have pleaded not guilty to the criminal accusations being heard at Manchester Crown Court.
Britney Spears' husband Sam Asghari wants Marvel role to be family 'breadwinner'
Britney Spears' new hubby Sam Asghari is reportedly hoping to become the breadwinner by landing a Marvel role.The Iranian-born actor, 28, tied the knot with the pop princess on June 9 after dating for around five years.But it seems Sam wants to make sure he's paying his way so he is actively pursuing movie success.According to The Sun, the budding film star has sent taped auditions in to Marvel's film studios.However, he wants to be a goodie rather than a baddie on the big screen as he wants to be someone others can look up to."Sam wants to play a positive role model for young Persian men, rather than the villains they are usually portrayed as," a source said."He has been working on his screen fighting skills and has upped his training in mixed martial arts and undertaken stunt classes."So far Sam is best known for his work as a model and as a personal trainer.He has also had screen roles in shows including Black Monday, Hacks and Dollface.The hunky star has previously said that he'd like to follow in the footsteps of A-list actors like Tom Cruise and Jason Statham.He told Variety last year that he was keen to "get into blockbusters"."My ultimate goal is to really become a well-rounded actor," he said."I'm doing a lot of MMA training, I'm doing a lot of gun and stunt training to be a well-rounded actor such as Tom Cruise, such as Jason Statham.
Marcelo Gomes’ ‘Paloma’ Among 35 World Premieres at Munich Film Festival
Leo Barraclough International Features EditorThe 39th edition of the Munich Film Festival, which runs June 23-July 2, will screen 120 films from 52 countries, including 35 world premieres, such as “Paloma” by Marcelo Gomes, one of several films in the festival that tackles the subject of trans identities.The three international competition sections will feature numerous highlights from the Cannes Film Festival, including “Corsage,” which opens the event. Vicky Krieps was honored in Cannes with the best actress award in the Un Certain Regard section for her performance as Empress Elisabeth of Austria, also known as “Sissi.” Four films come to Munich fresh from Cannes’ main competition: “Leila’s Brothers” by Iranian director Saeed Roustayi, about a family’s struggle for survival in an Iran economically weakened by Western sanctions and consumed by corruption; “Pacifiction” by Albert Serra, in which Benoît Magimel excels as a conflicted police commissioner; “The Eight Mountains,” directed by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix van Groeningen, a touching adaptation of Paolo Cognetti’s novel about a friendship forged in the spectacular natural environment of the Western Alps; and Hirokazu Kore-eda returns with “Broker,” which received the award for best acting performance in Cannes for Song Kang-ho.
Martin Tyler sorry after making accidental reference to Ukraine war vs Wales
Wales' World Cup playoff final against Ukraine on Sunday (June 5) after making an accidental war reference.The iconic Premier League voice said sorry for his choice of words after one of Oleksandr Petrakov's players was left on the surface due to injury - when he said that they would "soldier on".Although it wasn't directly related to Russia's ongoing invasion of their neighbours, many young Ukrainian men are currently fighting in battle - with Oleksandr Zinchenko one player who considered going home and joining them in the fight.Tyler swiftly backtracked when realising how the words could be misconstrued, with many social media users picking up on the comments.A Twitter user wrote: "Martin Tyler just said an injured Ukrainian player will 'soldier on', only to quickly apologise if he's 'used that word inappropriately'."With a second adding: "Martin Tyler just said a Ukrainian player will 'soldier on' and apologised as soon as he said it." Who is the best football commentator? Give us your verdict in the comments section. With a third saying: "Martin Tyler saying the Ukraine player should just soldier on."A fourth continued: "Martin Tyler full on Alan Partridge with his 'soldier on' antics."With a fifth concluding: "Can't believe Martin Tyler just told Ukraine to soldier on."On the pitch, Wales secured their spot at the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after Andriy Yarmolenko headed Gareth Bale's free-kick into his own net.Rob Page will lead his side against the United States, Iran and neighbours England.Aaron Ramsey said after the fixture: "Unbelievable, unbelievable.
Party at the Palace ballot ticket winners prepare for ‘once in a lifetime event’
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Five children among 34 crushed to death in horror 10-storey building collapse
Iranian government after 34 people died, including five children.The horrific collapse of a 10-storey building of flats and shops left 34 dead during protests against the government of Ali Khameneiheld in Abadan, south-western Iran.Officials have blamed the collapse of the building on a mixture of poor building standards and local corruption, but many Iranian citizens have put the blame of the tragic deaths on the country's government and leader.Citizens pointed the blame at Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and government negligence, which they believe led to the collapse of the building and 34 deaths, including five schoolchildren.Police are also said to be using Mace spray against protestors.Iranian citizens took to the streets to protest Ali Khamenei, who has been in office since 1989.Chants of "death to Khamenei" could be heard in footage believed to be from a protest in the capital of Tehran, where protests against the government are ongoing.Protests against Khamenei are nationwide, with the south coast also protesting with alleged chants of "death to the dictator".Nationwide protests were met with catastrophe after a building in Abadan collapsed, with five schoolchildren's bodies recovered from the rubble after the tragic collapse. Five children were killed in the building collapse, with reports naming the children as Melika and Mitra Salehianpour, Masih Sadeghi, and Arian and Hamidreza Jalilian.