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Bike Escorting Prince William and Kate Hits Elderly Woman

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Amid the wave of contentment and successive joys that have been surrounding the royal family in the past, a small accident on Monday brought despair and an environment of sadness for both Prince William and Kate Middleton.

An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured after the royal couple’s marked police motorbike hit her in an accident, while they were travelling from London to Windsor.

The Duke of Cambridge is the elder son of the Prince of Wales and is second in the line of succession to the British throne. The incident brought great dismay to the royal couple and their family, successively raising questions on the safety measures provided to them.

The accident occurred at Upper Richmond Road in Richmond, south-west of London at around 12:50 BST, when the women collided with one of the Metropolitan Police Service motorbikes, while it was escorting to protect the royal motorcades, safeguarding the couple.

The witnesses claimed that the police escort was riding motorbike on the wrong side of the road while clearing traffic when the accident occurred. Post collision, the women named Irene was taken to the hospital in a critical condition. However, with the ongoing treatment, her condition has improved a little.

A few months back, Prince Philip, grandfather of Prince William, was also involved in a road accident. Prince Philip hit a minivan carrying two adults and a nine-month-old child with his Land Rover. The Duke of Edinburgh later issued an apology letter to the victims hurt in the accident.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were “deeply concerned and saddened” after  the accident and have been in constant touch with the woman. The royal fans have also claimed that Prince William and Kate have been sending flowers to the old woman, wishing for her full recovery.

In the wake of the accident, the Kensington Palace spokesperson said, “Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best wishes to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery.”

Depending upon the severity of the issue, the Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation, which supervises and handles the complaints made against police forces in the country, has launched an independent investigation to understand the circumstances of the collision.

Post attending the scene of the incident, the officers said that the investigation was at its initial stages and the mystery would soon be resolved. They said that not only did the involved officer answer the questions related to the accident, but also he has been assisting in the investigations as a witness.

Following the incident, both Prince William and Kate have thereby been active in the news as they were headed to Windsor to commemorate the Order of the Garter for the St George’s Chapel service, along with other family members.

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Pop Singer Taylor Swift Becomes Highest Earning Celebrity

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Pop singer Taylor Swift has been named as the world’s highest-paid entertainer by Forbes. The list revealed by Forbes on Wednesday put earnings by Taylor at $185m, in the last year. Her estimated income grew by 131% from $80m in 2018. The pop star was closely followed by Kardashian clan – Kylie Jenner and rapper Kanye West.

The annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list also featured Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in the list of top 10 earners. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran also made it to the list after his successful tour in 2018.

Taylor has topped the list for the second time after 2016, when her earnings were put at $170m, courtesy her 1989 World Tour. Touring still continues to play a major role in Swift’s life as her Reputation Stadium Tour surpassed her 1989 World Tour in the US, earning $266.1m domestically, while $345 globally.

In 2018, Pop Singer Taylor Swift’s Reputation Stadium Tour was made available online by Netflix, after the streaming media company obtained the broadcasting rights, which added millions more to Swift’s repository.

Kanye West returned to list after four years, his earnings before tax were put at $150m. His earnings reached to a new epitome following his popular Yeezy sneaker line. The magazine ranked him as the third most earning celebrity. His wife, Kim Kardashian, was ranked at number 26 on the same list.

Jenner, 21, came in the second place after her earnings were put at $170m. Her online lip kits and cosmetics company has attracted masses, resulting in huge profits. She was also declared as the youngest billionaire by Forbes earlier this year.

Forbes compiled the list by taking into account the estimated pre-tax earnings from June 2018 to June 2019. The American business magazine than deducted fees for managers, based on data from Nilsen, touring trade publication Pollstar, movie database IMDB and from interviews with industry experts.

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Disney’s Star Cameron Boyce Tragically Passes Away at 20

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Last updated on July 9th, 2019

Cameron Boyce, who starred in the Disney Channel’s television shows and series has tragically passed at the age of 20. The actor died while he was asleep, a spokesperson for his family confirmed. He was suffering from seizure, a medical condition caused because of a sudden uncontrolled disturbance in the brain, and the same has been deemed as the reason for his death.

“It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron,” the spokesperson said. “He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated.”

“The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him. We are utterly heartbroken and ask for privacy during this immensely difficult time as we grieve the loss of our precious son and brother,” the family said in a statement.

The 20-year-old starred in films including Mirrors, Eagle eye, Grown Ups, and Grown Ups 2. He also appeared on the Disney Channel comedy series- Jessie, and as Conor on the Disney XD series- Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything.

Cameron Boyce was born in Los Angeles, and had an amazing charisma that attracted people of all age groups. Besides, his passion for performance, which began in a dance studio, presented him opportunities into commercials and films. He was set to make an appearance in comedy series – Mrs. fletcher, next.

The youngster was also involved in many benevolent activities, and was mostly active with the Thirst Project, a nonprofit that provides communities with safe drinking water.

“Too young. Too sweet. Too funny. Just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around. Loved that kid,”. “Cared so much about his family. Cared so much about the world. Thank you, Cameron, for all you gave to us. So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken.” Actor Adam Sandler wrote on his Twitter.

Certainly, the world is at loss with death of a young star, and especially his friends, family and co-workers, who shared a special bond with the superstar.

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Queen to Miss the Christening of Royal Baby Archie Harrison

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Archie Harrison, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s firstborn, is going to be two-months-old this Saturday. The royal baby is once again in the limelight despite the efforts of his parents to keep their life private.

This time the reason is his christening. The Buckingham Palace confirmed that the first born of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be christened in a private ceremony on July 6, exactly two months after his birth.

According to the announcement, the Archbishop of Canterbury will christen royal baby Archie Harrison and the ceremony is expected to be a private affair.

The christening ceremony of the newly born royal baby is said to take place in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. Fashion photographer Chris Allerton, who earlier captured the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be covering this event.

The Duke and the Duchess will release some photos of the ceremony later. It is also expected that the royal baby will adorn the replica of the royal Honiton lace gown in the ceremony. 25 close friends and only the family members will be present during the christening Archie Harrison.

While the Queen will not be able to attend the ceremony due to her prior commitments, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland are all expected to grace the ceremony.

The decision to keep the ceremony private did not go well by many Britons and fans of the royal family, including royal biographer Penny Junor. They feel that the Sussex couple wants to “have it both ways”.

They believe that the couple has used £2.4 million of taxpayer money for the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, and yet do not want to share the photographs of their baby or let people be a part of the christening ceremony of baby Archie Harrison. The news surrounding the godparents has also been kept as a secret.

Nevertheless, the fans are still excited about the event and want to see the full picture of Harry and Meghan’s firstborn.

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Celebrated Singer Taylor Swift Reacts to Unauthorised Transfer of Masters

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Taylor Swift recently reacted to the news, which said that the Big Machine Label Group sold the singer’s master rights of first six albums to a powerful music manager Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings LLC. 

As the singer now has no control over her masters, she claimed that the deal took place in her absence and she was not given a chance to purchase it herself.

Swift addressed Scott Borchetta, founder of the Big Machine Label Group, and Braun in her letter, calling the acquisition as her “worst case scenario”. Directing towards the fellow musicians, Swift concluded her letter, saying “Young artists or kids with musical dreams will read this and learn about how to better protect themselves in a negotiation. You deserve to own the art you make.”

In the music industry, various artists have previously bought back their master recordings, which refer to the original recordings of their music, from their respective labels. This is because the owner of these master rights along with the copyright owner has the right to control the licensing of the recording itself.

The label owning the master recordings are held responsible for maintaining them. If the recordings get destroyed through any medium, the artists can file a lawsuit against the respective labels for breaching of their contractual obligation to protect their masters.

One of the main reasons for artists giving their master rights to the label is to get their work promoted. Thus, by supporting the artists and their music, the labels earn money through distribution and licensing. 

Taylor Swift, who does not own her master recordings since the time she signed to Big Machine in 2005, announced that her new label gave her the right to retain her future master recordings. In her letter, Pride month’s pop star wrote that with her quitting the Big Machine, she has opted out of the deal in which she was given the opportunity to renew her contract and earn the master rights of an old album, by turning in the new one.

Borchetta denied Swift’s allegations, saying that he offered the best deal to her. He also claimed that the singer found the deal unpleasant and “chose to leave”.

With her celeb status and open letter to the public, Taylor Swift has succeeded in bringing forward one of the greatest realities of the music industry, which has long been ignored. Her reaction letter encouraged many more artists to come forward, who described their difficult partnerships with the labels and their way of working. The move would definitely mould the future artist-label deals. 

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David Beckham and Harper Witness Lionesses’ win against Norway

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David Beckham and daughter Harper were spotted watching England’s match with Norway during the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France on Thursday.

Former footballer’s fans anticipated that he wants at least one of his children to follow his footsteps and thus brought his daughter, who happens to like the sport, with him. 

Harper, 7, was wearing her own little England top and a fashionable bandanna, while she cheered for the Lionesses, England’s women’s national football team.

After defeating Japan and reaching round of 16, the Lionesses achieved another milestone and gained entry to the semi-finals yesterday by defeating Norway 3-0.  Their opponent will be decided after the Friday’s clash between France and the United States.

Observing Harper’s passion towards football, David Beckham is optimistic that his daughter would definitely fulfil his dreams and become one of the greatest and successful football players, performing in the World Cup 2031 glory.

The 44-year-old former England captain usually spends his weekend playing football with his daughter and says that he gets “very enthusiastic” while watching her eagerness to compete with her dad.

“The boys don’t play, and it’s heartbreaking. They have a talent but it is down to Harper now. I get very enthusiastic when watching her.”

David Beckham is the source of his daughter’s inspiration and her love towards football. Apart from his daughter, who is the youngest, his other three children include his sons Brooklyn, 20; Romeo, 16 and Cruz, 14.

Throughout the match against Norway, Jill Scott scored England’s first goal in the third minute, while Ellen White scored the second goal in the 40th minute. Lucy Bronze, who is now considered as one of the best players in the world, became the third one to score a goal in the 57th minute.  

Considering Harper’s fondness towards football, her mother Victoria Beckham is worried about her daughter becoming a tomboy. She wants Harper to be fashionable like her, besides being a football lover.

As England prepares itself for the next match in Lyon, there is a huge probability that David Beckham and Harper would be present to witness the semi-finals too.

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