Brian Cox throws epic shade at Joaquin Phoenix's 'truly terrible' Napoleon portrayal and declares 'I would have played it better!' in scathing comments, April 17, 2024
Brian Cox has branded Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Napoleon Bonaparte 'truly terrible'' in a scathing new interview. The Succession actor, 77, said Oscar-winner Phoenix's performance in the 2023 Ridley Scott epic was 'wacky' and 'appalling' and declared he would have played the role 'a lot better'.

Queen Letizia of Spain, Queen Maxima and Crown Princess Amalia of The Netherlands look anything but blue as they colour co-ordinate in elegant gowns for a lavish state banquet in Amsterdam, April 17, 2024
Letizia, 51, and her husband King Felipe of Spain, 56, are enjoying a two-day visit to the Dutch capital and The Hague. After a fun-filled day packed with activities, including trying out basketball and football, as well as attending a welcome ceremony, the Spanish royal couple joined King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima for a glitzy dinner at the Royal Palace. They were joined at the luxurious occasion by Princess Amalia, 20, who is heir to the Dutch throne, and Princesses Beatrix and Margriet, the mother and aunt of the reigning monarch of The Netherlands, respectively. It appeared shades of blue were the theme of the night - after Letizia, Maxima, Amalia and Beatrix colour co-ordinated in elegant gowns and glittering tiaras.

Arsenal make three changes for do-or-die Champions League quarter-final with Harry Kane's Bayern Munich after shock defeat at the weekend, April 17, 2024
The star pair were potential injury doubts after Saka limped around during the 2-0 defeat by Aston Villa while Odegaard had to come off. Takehiro Tomiyasu starts at left-back, instead of Jakub Kiwior who started the first leg, or Oleksandr Zinchenko who played against Aston Villa.

Juventus 'are ordered to pay Cristiano Ronaldo £8.3MILLION after losing arbitration case' against their former player over unpaid wages during Covid-19 pandemic, April 17, 2024
Juventus have been told they must pay Cristiano Ronaldo £8.3million after losing an arbitration case to their former player, according to reports. In September, Ronaldo - who now plays for Saudi side Al-Nassr - decided to take legal action against Juventus over unpaid wages during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Portuguese forward wanted to be paid £17million, the net amount that he was promised by the club when he agreed to defer his wages during lockdown.

Speaker Mike Johnson risks losing his job by putting $95billion Ukraine, Israel aid bill on the floor as House races to send military, weapons support to allies, April 17, 2024
After debating whether to risk his job amid renewed threats, Speaker Mike Johnson is moving forward with a foreign aid plan that includes separate votes on money for Israel , Ukraine and Taiwan. In a last-minute decision, he's adding a fifth bill that includes elements of the' House's Republican-only border security bill that was already passed last year, Johnson texted his conference Wednesday morning. The package in total would offer $26 billion to Israel, $60 billion to Ukraine and $8 billion to the Indo-Pacific, a combination of military and humanitarian aid. It would be made up of four separate bills, including one for each region.

Alejandro Mayorkas impeachment trial: Senators are sworn in as jurors as Democrats try and quickly dismiss charges for Biden's border secretary, April 17, 2024
Senators were sworn in as jurors in Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas ' impeachment trial Wednesday in what is expected to be a quick event. Mayorkas is the first Cabinet official to be impeached in nearly 150 years, but the charges against him will be quickly shut down by Democrats because there aren't enough Senate GOP votes to convict him. House Republicans voted to impeach Mayorkas in February and just delivered the articles to the upper chamber Tuesday. They claim that Mayorkas' handling of border security has been atrocious, saying an estimated nine million illegal immigrants apprehensions since he first took office. The secretary has overseen multiple record highs for illegal immigrant apprehensions in 2021, 2022 and 2023. But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has claimed Republicans are playing political games with this impeachment and said he would vote to dismiss the charges, meaning his party will surely follow his lead.

Man City vs Real Madrid (agg 3-3) - Champions League quarter-final: Live score, team news and updates as Pep Guardiola's holders look to book fourth consecutive semi-final, April 17, 2024
Follow Mail Sport's live blog for the latest score, team news and updates as Manchester City host Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium in the second-leg of their Champions League quarter final tie.

Hollyoaks star Theo Graham is the latest actor to leave the soap amid massive cast cull - and his character Hunter McQueen's exit will be 'tragic', April 17, 2024
Theo, who has played Hunter since 2016, told show bosses last year of his intention to exit the soap for good. The actor left the soap in 2018 and went on to star in Doctors, Fate: The Winx Saga on Netflix and BBC 's Flatmates, before returning as Hunter in 2022. And his departure will be a tragic one, The Sun has revealed, as Hunter is set to be dramatically killed off - in scenes which have already been filmed and are due to air in the coming weeks. 'Theo knew when he returned in 2022 that he was only going to stay for a short stint,' a source said.

Joe Biden says hero uncle's plane was shot down in area with a 'lot of CANNIBALS' in Papua New Guinea in World War II...and his body was never found, April 17, 2024
Biden made the comment on a trip to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he visited a war memorial bearing the name of his uncle, who was known by the family as 'Uncle Bosie'. The president said: '(He) got shot down in an area where there were a lot of cannibals at the time. They never recovered his body.

Dua Lipa, America Ferrera, and Taraji P. Henson lead celebrities on Time100 list of most influential people in the world, April 17, 2024
Dua Lipa , America Ferrera , Taraji P. Henson, and Elliot Page led the big celebrity names on the Time100 list. Time Magazine released their annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world on Wednesday. Dua and Taraji were also two of the stars with special edition covers along with NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes and leader of Russia's opposition movement Yulia Navalnaya. Each of those on the list have a tribute written to them as Dua's was written by American singer and songwriter Patti Smith and Taraji's was written by Mary J. Blige.

Cleaner found open Viagra packet and empty champagne bottles at home of convicted fraudster who is accused of drowning his heiress wife to cash in on her £3.5m life insurance, court hears, April 17, 2024
Cleaner Karen Mairs 'suspected Donald McPherson had been sleeping with someone,' at their home shortly after he allegedly drowned his wealthy heiress wife Paula Leeson. Her suspicions were heightened when McPherson accidentally sent her husband a photograph at 2am showing a 'fancy champagne bucket with a nice looking bottle of champagne in it', she said. Paula Leeson's family have launched a High Court claim seeking a judgement that McPherson 'unlawfully killed' his wife.

Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to play Frank Sinatra in new Martin Scorsese biopic - with Jennifer Lawrence as legendary crooner's second wife Ava Gardner, April 17, 2024
Leonardo DiCaprio is tipped to play Frank Sinatra in a new biopic directed by his longtime collaborator Martin Scorsese . Oscar winner DiCaprio, 49, who last teamed up with Scorsese , 81, for critically-acclaimed 2023 film Killers of the Flower Moon, would portray Sinatra alongside Jennifer Lawrence as the singer's second wife, actress Ava Gardner per Variety .

Cartel gangsters are recruiting US Army soldiers to smuggle migrants into the US: Cash-strapped vet, 23, says he was paid $5,000 to bring in group, April 17, 2024
A second US soldier has been caught smuggling illegal immigrants in two weeks in Texas. Cartels are luring service members with the promise of easy money.

Powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan four months after devastating tremors left at least 245 dead, April 17, 2024
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off southwestern Japan late Wednesday  the US Geological Survey said, without providing any initial details on the extent of damage. The epicentre was pinpointed to a channel between the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, about 11 miles west of Uwajima, at a depth of about 25 kilometres. 'In areas the jolt was strong, please don't approach any dangerous areas. There is no risk of tsunami caused by this earthquake,' the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) assured on social media platform X.

Shocking moment green laser is aimed at plane with 200 passengers on board: Man, 53, who targeted flight on 'critical' descent into Bristol Airport is jailed for four months, April 17, 2024
This is the shocking moment a green laser was aimed at a plane with 200 passengers on board. Video footage released by police shows a green laser flashing into the sky. Andrew Wilson (pictured), 53, from Somerset, first targeted a helicopter flying over Yeovil at about 11.20pm on Thursday, August 3, 2022. Then, at about 11.55pm on Monday, August 14, Wilson did the same to an Airbus A320 passenger plane flying over Yeovil on its descent to Bristol Airport , with almost 200 people on board. Thankfully both aircraft were able to make a safe landing.

Rex Heuermann's lawyer shifts blame for Gilgo Beach murders on to corrupt former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke: 'He is involved in this', April 17, 2024
Speaking outside the Long Island courthouse where his accused serial killer client had a hearing Wednesday morning, attorney Michael Brown said disgraced PC James Burke is 'involved' in the case. Burke allegedly led a double life involving crack, cross-dressing and relationships with prostitutes. He is serving jail time after being convicted of several offences including assault, public lewdness and unlawful solicitation after flashing in a park.

Kyle Walker returns for Man City's crunch Champions League showdown with Real Madrid after welcoming his fourth child with wife Annie Kilner, April 17, 2024
City take on Real Madrid in a crunch game at the Etihad in Manchester, with the score line essentially level on the back of an entertaining 3-3 draw in the first leg at the Bernabeu last week. Defender Kyle Walker returned to start the game for City despite the birth of his fourth son alongside wife Annie Kilner on Tuesday, with Kevin De Bruyne also returning, starting alongside Phil Foden and Erling Haaland with Jude Bellingham lining up for Madrid.

Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria lead the stars wishing Victoria Beckham a happy 50th birthday: 'No one is as funny and glamorous as you!', April 17, 2024
Victoria Beckham was showered with birthday wishes from across the world on Wednesday as she turned 50. Her pals, including Kim Kardashian and Eva Longoria, as well as former bandmates Emma Bunton, Mel C, Geri Halliwell and Mel B, were all among the stars that paid tribute to their beloved friend on social media. Kardashian, 43, marked the milestone birthday by sharing a glamorous photo of them together at an event with a heartfelt message, which read: 'Happy Birthday to the Queen! No one is as funny and glamorous as you!' In the image, the mother-of-four rocked a plunging Christian Dior minidress and thigh-high gladiator heels. The reality star uploaded a second photo, which also featured Beckham the singer's 12-year-old daughter Harper, which was taken in July at a Florida soccer game. Beckham and Kardashian have been friends for years after first publicly crossing paths in 2019 at an event celebrating the dcesigner's beauty collaboration with Violet Grey. In addition to praising each other's styles and businesses, they have shared photos of themselves mingling at the same fashion shows and parties, including the grand opening event for Pharrell Williams' hotel in Miami.

Jon Bon Jovi CONFIRMS daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, 30, is getting married... after hinting at nuptials earlier this year with wedding song, April 17, 2024
Jon Bon Jovi has confirmed his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi is getting married - after hinting at the nuptials earlier this year by teasing a wedding song. Stephanie, 30, has kept a low profile in recent years and neither she nor her father, 62, has publicly disclosed her fiancé's name. Two months ago, Jon intimated that Stephanie was headed down the aisle when he shared that he had written a song for her called Kiss The Bride.

Sydney Sweeney SLAMS 'shameful' Carol Baum for 'attacking' her acting abilities and branding her 'not pretty' - after top Hollywood producer decried her latest movie Anyone But You as 'unwatchable', April 17, 2024
Carol Baum held nothing back as she took aim at the American actress, 26, while speaking to New York Times film critic Janet Maslin in front of a live audience, accusing her of not being able to act and branding her film Anyone But You 'unwatchable.' The actress was defended by fans who were quick to accuse Baum of jealousy and said she was an example of 'internal misogyny'. Now Sweeney has broken her silence, lambasting Baum for attacking another woman in the industry. How sad that a woman in the position to share her expertise and experience chooses instead to attack another woman,' a representative for Sweeney told 'If that's what she's learned in her decades in the industry and feels is appropriate to teach to her students, that's shameful.'

NPR now facing lawmakers calling to LOSE federal funding after whistleblower reveals the newsroom full of left-wing staffers, April 17, 2024
Republicans called for removing federal funding from National Public Radio, after a top liberal editor in the company expressed his frustration with the left-wing bias of the news outlet.

Admin worker successfully sues male boss for menopause discrimination after he ignored her complaints when she said she was suffering from 'Old Lady Disease', April 17, 2024
Marie Johnson asked to work a four day week saying the condition had a 'profound' impact on her 'day to day activities' and likening it to feeling as if she had 'a goldfish bowl on her head'. But boss Martin Johnson turned down the request after after failing to ask her how the menopause was affecting her as he 'thought he wouldn't understand it', an employment tribunal was told. This led to Mrs Johnson resigning after 27 years at the 'predominantly male' crane rental business she worked at.

Dannii Minogue, 52, looks sensational as she brings back the iconic 90s double denim for new clothing line, April 17, 2024
The singer looked sensational as she modelled her new clothing range for QVC and showcased her stylish spring wardrobe.  Looking effortlessly chic, the singer flashed her cleavage in an denim jacket as she embraced the double denim look of the 90s. The 52-year-old seemed to be paying a tribute to her younger self after she was snapped at a racing rally in 1999 wearing a similar double denim look.