‘Scrutiny’s a bit much’ Emma Raducanu defended by John McEnroe over ‘frustrating’ comments | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

At the US Open in September 2021, Emma became the first player, male or female, to ever progress through qualifying stages en route to the title.

Former Wimbledon champ John followed a similar path, when, in 1977, he came through qualifying as an 18-year-old to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals. 

The following year, he crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round. 

Speaking to Radio Times, McEnroe said: “Expectations go up greatly when you pull off something like that [winning a grand slam], and Emma did something no one in the history of tennis has done.”

‘Doesn’t enjoy it at all times’ Novak Djokovic’s sad confession on marriage to wife Jelena | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Novak Djokovic has made a sad confession about his marriage to wife Jelena, revealing that it can be “stressful” at times to be married to him. In an unearthed interview, the tennis pro, 35, admitted that his wife of eight years “doesn’t enjoy it at all times” as he spoke about having the spirit animal of a wolf, but went on to praise her for being his “great support” when he’s playing on the court.

Novak, who played at Wimbledon this week as the SW19 competition starts, has been banned from the US Open over a political dispute regarding his refusal of the Covid-19 vaccine.

However, last year he played in the tournament and had the support of his wife Jelena, who was wearing a T-shirt with his face inside the silhouette of a wolf.

The slogan on the shirt read: “I run with my wolf.”

Novak has since opened up about what the eyebrow-raising phrase might mean, admitting a relationship with him can be difficult.

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He previously told the world at an earlier Wimbledon tournament that wolves were his spirit animal.

Novak said: “I’ve seen some wolves when I was a kid roaming the forests of the mountain where I grew up.

“That encounter left me frightened [but] even more connected with wolves. There is a connection, I personally feel it.”

He added that he has since tried to conjure up the primal energy of the wolf when he is in need of it on the court.

Explaining that he “carries” wolf traits within him, he added: “That dynamic energy sometimes turns into a roar or an outburst.”

However, he added, in spite of his wife sometimes struggling with him, that it’s “useful energy”.

Meanwhile Jelena, who has been married to the sporting star for the past eight years, has also spoken out about being married to the tennis champion.

She revealed that losing her privacy and becoming well known as a WAG on the sport circuit “can bring some difficulties”.

She said: “We look at public figures and think that kind of publicity is okay.

“But as time goes on, you lack anonymity, you lack the privacy to be able to do whatever you like at any time, in any situation.”

“I try to resist all these expectations to always be myself and for Novak to be able to be himself,” she told Vesti Online.

Jelena is committed to her relationship with Novak, whom she first met when the pair were in high school in Serbia together.

Amanda Holden, 51, goes braless in vibrant pink outfit as she brightens up chilly day | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Strutting towards the Heart FM studios this morning, the mother of two stunned in the summery get up.

Amanda cut a smart figure in a ruffled bright pink shirt which she opted to wear without a bra.

She paired the bright design with an even more colourful maxi-skirt which featured a multi-coloured print.

The radio host finished off her glam look with a pair of sky-high, hot pink stilettos, oversized black sunglasses and heaps of gold jewellery.

Amanda also showed off her outfit of the day with her 1.8 million Instagram fans while posing up a storm in the Heart FM studio.

Megan Fox stuns as she supports Machine Gun Kelly after he smashes champagne flute on head | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The American punk-rock star, 32, had been performing at Madison Square Garden earlier in the evening before heading to Catch Steakhouse New York with his celebrity pals, where he treated them to another performance. While up on stage in the afterparty venue, MGK shouted: “I don’t give a s**t”, before smashing the glass against his face, in a video he shared to Instagram on Wednesday morning, captioned: “This is where things turned”.

Following the event, the star held hands with his supportive partner Megan Fox as she walked close behind him before heading home after the bash.

MGK’s sheer pink top was also stained with blood, as well as his neck and hands.

Despite his injured appearance, the rocker didn’t appear disheartened as he flashed a smile for the cameras while leaving the party with his fiancée, who dazzled in a bright pink ab-baring outfit.

Katharine Hepburn’s fortune laid bare as Hollywood legend left THOUSANDS to her employees | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Her last will and testament, which is posted online on Living Trust Network, reveals who received the incredible sum from the incredible star. 

Hepburn’s housekeeper, Norah Considine Moore, received $100,000 (£82,000), while her accountant Erik Hanson got $50,000 (£41,000) and her literary agent Freya Manston received $5,000 (£4,100).

An ABC News journalist, Cynthia McFadden, was given $10,000 (£8,200) as well as some furniture and art. 

Hepburn’s other belongings, memorabilia and assets were split amongst her other friends, family and charity. 

The star was well known for her activism and charity work as well as her acting during her lifetime. 

Eamonn Holmes details ‘tipping point’ in personal life after marriage made him ‘feel old’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes has admitted that he “felt old” when he was just 21-years-old due to his multiple responsibilities. In his new column, the former This Morning host, 62, candidly opened up about having a sense of responsibility at a young age, before he changed his mindset when he turned 50.

Eamonn was the youngest news anchor on ITV when he turned 21 and was already engaged to be married, which he has admitted made him “feel old”.

The GB News star has candidly opened up on how the pressures of adult responsibilities eventually began to build up on him as part of his exclusive column for Express.co.uk.

Eamonn wrote: “By the time I reached 21 I had a job, a car and was engaged.

“The next step was marriage, mortgage and kids – no wonder I felt old.”

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“Nobody seems to get married now until they are well into their 30s!”

He went on to add that he continued to feel the pressure of his responsibilities until only recently.

Eamonn explained: “My sense of responsibility or being old before my time continued until I turned 50 in 2009.

“Then I thought ‘sod this’. That’s when time stood still for me.

“I resented the responsibilities I had been burdened with and realised, for the first time, that there were more years behind me than there were in front of me,” he added.

He urged readers: “If you haven’t got to that tipping point yet don’t worry, you will.”

Eamonn added that there was a “different mindset” afterwards, describing it as “a freedom of living off who you have become as opposed to who you are trying to be”.

The star told how he now feels more determined than ever now to break free and live life on his own terms.

After a career at ITV which spanned four decades, Eamonn left the broadcaster to host a morning show on GB News alongside Isabel Webster.

In his column, the Irish native told how the suggestion that he was “too male, pale and stale” helped to “ignite a fire in my belly”.

“Male, stale and pale? Forget it. The best is yet to come,” he assured readers.

The former ITV broadcaster also told how he is enjoying a feeling of liberation after previously battling with perceiving his lifestyle as “old” in his early 20s.

James May swipes at Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for ‘trying to join aristocracy’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Top Gear star James May has spoken about his friendship with his Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. In a new interview, the Grand Tour host, 59, explained the three aren’t as close as fans might think as he claimed they have different lifestyles.

James explained that a common misconception by many viewers was that the three motorheads might at first appear to be “a bit Brexit, or a bit UKIP.”

However, he went on to confirm that none of the three are like that.

He added that of the trio, he was definitely the least conservative-minded.

James claimed that while Richard and Jeremy are “trying to join the aristocracy” and “wear waistcoats and tweed”, such a lifestyle doesn’t appeal to him at all.

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James said he would have been in a “nerdy gang”, while Richard would have been in the scouts.

As for Jeremy, James quipped that he would have been in “something nauseating” like the Young Farmers or “young Conservatives”.

He pointed out fans’ misconceptions that the Grand Tour clan are so close that they even live together.

Some people, he added, were under the impression that they “live together in a big house with some cars outside”.

Eva Longoria, 47, stuns as she appears ageless while baring cleavage in cut-out lace gown | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Eva Longoria, 47, looked incredible in a cut-out black dress as she made a red carpet appearance at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy on Tuesday. The American actress flaunted her toned physique in the elegant floor-length gown, which revealed a hint of her cleavage through lacy mesh detail.

The halter neck detail, which gathered at the back in artful straps, accentuated the star’s slender frame.

Eva sported a theatrical make-up look with smoked-out black wings and pointed eyebrows, teamed with a touch of baby pink lip-gloss.

She wore her gorgeous chestnut tresses in a collected bun, leaving accessories to a minimum.

She posed alongside Italian–Canadian film producer Andrea Iervolino, 34, who looked incredibly dapper in a stylish navy suit.

He grinned with the Desperate Housewives actress, sporting some smart leather shoes to compliment his look.

Eva was also snapped alongside Argentine screenwriter Lucía Puenzo, 45, who stunned in a loose scarlet dress worn with some nude strappy sandals.

Elsewhere she and Andrea huddled up with producer Chiara Tilesi, director Maria Sole Tognazzi, 51, and actress Sofia Carson for a group picture. 

‘Burst blood vessels!’ Kirstie Allsopp in grim update after accidentally swallowing AirPod | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kirstie went on to further explain to her shocked fans how the confusion had occurred, adding: “AirPods in pocket, put vitamins in pocket while getting glass of water, chucked vitamins into mouth, gulped water, go for second lot, see one AirPod in hand, check pocket, check handbag.”

A Twitter user asked her if the earphone still worked afterwards.

@NeilDance wrote: “My only question was did it still work?”

Kirstie replied initially that she was unsure if the headphone had been damaged: “I don’t know yet, but it still smells of sick and I’m not sure about putting it in my ear. 

Deborah James puts on brave smile in last picture and final public appearance before death | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The last picture Dame Deborah James posted of herself on Instagram shows the mother-of-two beaming with pride as she raised £1m for a cancer charity.

The brave star died on Tuesday, aged 40, while surrounded by her beloved family and friends, with tributes pouring in.

The broadcaster leaves behind husband Sebastien and children Eloise, 12, and Hugo, 14.

The final photo Deborah posted of herself on her Instagram showed her posing with a giant cheque after her clothing collection raised £1m for Cancer Research UK.

The star smiled alongside InTheStyle bosses, as she celebrated the achievement.

The post read: “WOW!! ONE MILLION POUNDS…I am honestly so overwhelmed we, through @inthestyle raised over £1,000,000 for @bowelbabefund for @cr_uk! All from sales of the ITS x Dame Deborah James collection and ‘Rebellious Hope’ T-shirts that I designed with @inthestyle. (One million, that’s just crazy).”

Her final public outing saw her attend Royal Ascot on June 15 with her brother and his fiancée, beaming from her wheelchair in a glam polka dot dress.

Sharing the photos of herself mingling with other celebs at the event, she wrote on Instagram afterwards: “Yesterday was really special as with a lot of effort and help I actually made it to @ascotracecourse once again.

“I honestly have to pinch myself that I’ve been well enough each day to do something like this. Another favourite I’d had in mind and a fab milestone to say, ‘Ain’t dead yet!'”