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A 38-year-old woman from Rivière-Rouge misses the call

Mélanie Robillard, a 38-year-old woman who lives in Rivière-Rouge, in the Laurentians, has been missing since 1er last January, at 3 a.m.

The Sûreté du Québec is asking the public to help her find her.

She could get around on foot or by bus.

Mélanie Robillard is 1.68 m (5 ft 5 in), weighs 95 kg (210 lbs), has brown hair and blue eyes.

The last time she was seen she was wearing a long dark coat.

Anyone who sees Mélanie Robillard is asked to call 911. In addition, any information that could help find him can be communicated, confidentially, to the Criminal Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264.

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Mika Zibanejad misses third practice, but Rangers believe he’ll be ready for opener

Mika Zibanejad missed his third consecutive day of camp, but David Quinn does not seem to believe that No. 93 is in jeopardy of missing the Jan. 14 season opener against the Islanders.

“All indications are that he should be ready for opening night,” the coach said. “We’re expecting him back soon. I’d be a lot more worried if we were three or four days away and weren’t seeing him.”

The team is conducting a 7 p.m. scrimmage on Thursday. Having been off his skates since at least Saturday, there is no reason to expect Zibanejad to play in what will be a game simulation. The Rangers are off Friday. So, perhaps Saturday for the center, whose absence has been unexplained.


Artemi Panarin missed Wednesday’s session for what the team called, “procedural reasons,” presumably unrelated to his health.

The winger is expected to return Thursday.


Tony DeAngelo talked of the adjustments that will be required with his move from his natural right side to the left. If all goes well, No. 77 will team with Jacob Trouba on a top-four matchup pair that will present a test for the defensively challenged defenseman. Not that that is anything the dynamic offense-man particularly wishes to hear.

“As far as the matchups go, I’m looking forward to it,” said DeAngelo, who was plus-14 (56 GF/42 GA) at five-on-five while getting third-pair matches skating primarily with Marc Staal. “I think personally I’m getting kind of tired about all the defensive woes of mine, so my main goal this year is to be the best I can defensively. I think the offense will take care of itself.”

DeAngelo can dig in for battles in front and in the corners, but he hasn’t done it consistently. His rush reads need to improve, as well. Of course, that could be a blanket statement applied to every Rangers defenseman, all of whom seemed to quickly cede the line on rushes while receiving insufficient support from the forwards.

Staal was the ultimate stay-at-home guy while Trouba has been a two-way defenseman throughout his career, often relied upon for offense. The pair will have to make adjustments, but if DeAngelo can hold his own against the opposition’s top guns, it would make for an interesting tandem. Each with offensive ability, each with a physical edge.

DeAngelo does though have to make the transition to the off-side. Yes, he played the left at Sarnia of the OHL, but this is a different league.

“It’s a little bit of an adjustment getting back to angles and receiving passes from the other side where your shoulders are facing a little bit different way and when you’re behind your net you’re on your backhand a little more,” DeAngelo said. “But it’s all stuff I don’t find is going to be too hard for me.

“The more reps I get with Troubs, the better we’ll get together. I think it’s going to go well.”

Trouba played for Team USA in both the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Tournaments, winning gold in 2013 while being named the tournament’s top defenseman.

He was asked whether he’d tuned in to Tuesday’s World Juniors final match in which Team USA shocked Team Canada, 2-0, to capture the tournament.

“[I] was flipping back between the World Juniors and the Georgia runoff,” he said. “So I caught a little bit of both

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Five talking points as Salah’s costly misses deny Liverpool at Newcastle

Liverpool endured a frustrating evening in the north east as they dropped more points on the road at Newcastle.

Mohamed Salah will feel aggrieved having missed the game’s two best chances – one in either half.

The Reds dominated for large periods as they tested the Magpies goal late on with the hosts producing a greatly improved showing having copped plenty of criticism in recent weeks.

Callum Wilson made sure he tested the Liverpool defence as his pace created a half chance early on when he got the better of Nathaniel Phillips.

Opportunities for Steve Bruce’s men were few and far between however.

Instead Liverpool began to dominate and Salah beat the offside trap only to be denied by Karl Darlow at close range.

Roberto Firmino’s good work conjured another chance for the Egyptian in the second-half.

Salah cutting inside before sending his strike the wrong side of the post when it seemed inevitable he would score.

The goalless draw now presents Manchester United with the chance to draw level with the Reds when they next play.

Here are five talking points from the clash at St.James’ Park.

Karl Darlow produced an excellent save to keep the game goalless

Not so clinical Salah

Rarely in Salah’s three-and-a-half years at Liverpool can you lay the blame for dropped points at his door.

Many may still remember the Egyptian missing a guilt-edge chance in the Merseyside derby back in 2019.

But other than that Salah has been a constant source of goals and, again, is Liverpool’s top scorer.

So if Klopp could pick a player to have a one-on-one he’d have picked his prolific forward.

Well he got his wish, not once, but twice, and on each occasion Salah was denied. First by a Darlow hand and then he failed to even hit the target when sent clear by Firmino.

Liverpool have now drawn four of their last five away outings equating to 10 dropped points since early November.

The Egyptian missed two huge chances

An overdue goalless draw

It had to happen eventually: a 0-0 draw between these two sides.

Back in the 1990s these two produced back-to-back 4-3 games at Anfield, Liverpool winning on each occasions.

The image of Kevin Keegan slumped over the advertising boards encapsulated the energy zapped out of you.

It wasn’t quite a sense of deja vu this time as neither team broke the deadlock.

Klopp was six years old the last time Liverpool and Newcaslte played out a goalless draw back in February 1974.

There’s been 73 meetings since that day so it is hard to complain.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were frustrated at Newcastle

Can you get at Liverpool?

Well the obvious answer to this would be yes, but then again that is largely down to their defensive crisis.

Were Virgil van Dijk still a rock at the back then the perception may be completely different.

It is interesting though how Newcastle felt as if they could have a go against the champions.

West Brom had a similar attitude in the second-half at Anfield a few days ago, they were more than willing to open up and attack.

The Magpies have seen their struggles well documented and in their recent clash at Manchester City almost surrendered.

Despite their lack of possession though Newcastle certainly pressed forward when the opportunity came on Wednesday evening.

There is no doubt a sense of ‘get at Liverpool while Virgil is missing’ but it is something Klopp is having to deal with.

Callum Wilson posed a problem for the Reds’ defence

Wilson Newcastle’s hope

There has been little cause for optimism amongst Newcastle fans in recent weeks.

Their limp Carabao Cup exit to Brentford seemed to typify everything that is currently wrong with the Magpies.

But if they are to avoid getting dragged into a relegation dog fight then Wilson will be crucial.

Already the former Bournemouth man has underlined his importance, working off scraps but producing when needed.

Against Liverpool he was forever a willing runner which stretched a makeshift defence, but also knew when to come short and link play.

Comparisons have already been made between Bruce’s side and the one most recently relegated in 2016.

Wilson may end up being a point of difference between the two.

The challenge of St James

No reigning Premier League champion had won at Newcastle since Man City did so in August 2014.

Since then four champions have come to the north east and left without the three points.

St.James’ Park is by no means a fortress, but clearly the hosts raise themselves when the title holders come to town.

They held City last term having beaten them the season before that.

Chelsea headed to the north as champions and were seen off 3-0 and were held to a 2-2 draw two years prior.

Liverpool were unable to break the deadlock meaning that run now extends to five games.

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Zayn Malik ‘misses his sister Waliyha’s wedding to her ex-convict partner’

Zayn Malik has ‘missed his younger sister Waliyha’s wedding to her ex-convict partner’.

The former One Directioner, 27, was nowhere to be seen in snaps from the nuptials, while his girlfriend Gigi Hadid sent Waliyha a message saying she ‘wished’ she was there.

Waliyha, 22, is said to have tied the knot with Junaid Khan, 24, who was jailed for five years in 2017 for a carjacking incident.

It has been claimed that ‘nobody is happy’ about her marrying the ex-convict, with her father Yaser seemingly not appearing in pictures from the intimate ceremony. 

Nowhere to be seen: Zayn Malik has reportedly missed his younger sister Waliyha’s wedding to her ex-convict partner, as he was nowhere to be seen in snaps from the nuptials

A source told The Sun: ‘No one is happy about her marrying him after what he did.

‘He’s a thug, this isn’t in his past — he’s only just got out of prison.’ 

Waliyha was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire.

Her bridal outfit featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins, a delicate veil and statement pieces of gold jewellery. 

Just married: Waliyha, 22, was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire, which featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins

Just married: Waliyha, 22, was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire, which featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins

She opted for a high-glamour make-up palette and a slick of nude lipstick for her ‘Nikkah’, which is the term used for a Muslim wedding.

Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘mr and mrs’ cake topper.

The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half. 

Wedding day: Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a 'mr and mrs' cake topper

Wedding day: Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a 'mr and mrs' cake topper

Wedding day: Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘mr and mrs’ cake topper

Reception: The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half

Reception: The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half

The wedding is thought to have taken place in Bradford, but Zayn and Gigi have been living across the pond in Pennsylvania amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  

In 2017, Khan and accomplice Adam Takolia reportedly followed a Seat Leon Cupra before confronting a ‘vulnerable’ elderly woman in Skipton.

The court heard at the time that it was a ‘steal to order’ robbery and the woman was victim to a car-jacking on her driveway, after the defendants followed her home.

The victim was driving her son’s sporty-looking car at the time and the judge said it would have looked like it was worth several thousands of pounds.

Groom: Waliyha is said to have tied the knot with Junaid Khan, 24, who was jailed for five years in 2017 for a carjacking incident

Groom: Waliyha is said to have tied the knot with Junaid Khan, 24, who was jailed for five years in 2017 for a carjacking incident

The pair were understood to be wearing balaclavas at the time and threatened her with a weapon, thought to be a screwdriver, before driving off with the car.

The judge told how the accused held the weapon ‘dagger-style’ across her chest. 

Describing the carjacking as ‘chilling’, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said: ‘You targeted a vulnerable lady on her own.

‘At her home, in her drive alone and you ­carried out your planned expedition with a degree of skill that is chilling. And you have shown no remorse, not one iota.’ 

The stolen car and a hired vehicle, another Seat Leon which the criminals had been using, were driven off. Parts from the stolen Cupra were later found in Bradford. 

The victim was said to be left distressed and shocked following the ordeal. 

Khan and Takolia were both found guilty of robbery following the trial and were sentenced to five and six years in custody respectively.

MailOnline has contacted Zayn’s representatives for comment. 

Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer’s sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones.

Waliyha’s stylish attire featured a pink embroidered maxi-skirt and a vibrant silk shirt, which she teamed with a stunning patterned sash. 

Congratulations! The model, 25, admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha shared a flood of stunning snaps on Instagram

Congratulations! The model, 25, admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha shared a flood of stunning snaps on Instagram

Wedding: Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer's sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones

Wedding: Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer’s sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones

Waliyha also shared a number of loving snaps surrounded by her loved ones as she announced her milestone.

Alongside the post, she penned: ‘Best days with the best people.

‘I honestly don’t think I could have had a more beautiful day’I can’t believe we are officially married.’  

Earlier this year Zayn’s 18-year-old sister gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah.

Safaa welcomed the new arrival with her husband Martin Tiser, 19, just four months after the couple tied the knot in September 2019.

A picture was shared on social media of the newborn wearing a baby grow and hat with the her name and weight – 8lb 3oz – written over the image, at the time.

Baby news! Earlier this year Zayn's 18-year-old sister gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah

Baby news! Earlier this year Zayn’s 18-year-old sister gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah

Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November. 

She appeared in a series of social media images, and wore a sash around her neck which read: ‘It’s a baby girl’ as she celebrated with her nearest and dearest in front of a flower wall.

Safaa debuted her bump in a pink form-fitting dress and slippers at her pink-themed baby shower as she happily posed for pictures.

Days after the celebration, Zayn shared pictures as he jetted back to the UK to see his family and no doubt congratulate Safaa on her pregnancy. 

Reveal: Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November

Reveal: Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November

Sweet: Zayn has become an uncle following the birth of his sister's daughter (Safaa pictured with Gigi and Zayn)

Sweet: Zayn has become an uncle following the birth of his sister’s daughter (Safaa pictured with Gigi and Zayn) 

Announcement: Relatives have shared pictures of Safaa's special day including a picture of her themed cake which was decorated with little booties

Announcement: Relatives have shared pictures of Safaa’s special day including a picture of her themed cake which was decorated with little booties 

It is not known if Zayn, attended the special day and he was not thought to have been present at her wedding.

Proud mum Trisha previously shared a number of snaps of the newlyweds on Instagram alongside the caption, ‘My baby girls big day’ (sic)’.  

The bride and groom – who is of Slovakian descent – posed for pictures on their special day, flanked by their delighted mothers on either side.

It's a girl! The beauty posed for snaps in front of a flower wall and showed off her bump under a pink form-fitting dress

It’s a girl! The beauty posed for snaps in front of a flower wall and showed off her bump under a pink form-fitting dress 

Attention to detail: Her cake was surrounded by pink cookies which announced she is expecting a daughter

Attention to detail: Her cake was surrounded by pink cookies which announced she is expecting a daughter 

Zayn’s dad Yaser, sisters Doniya, 28, and Waliyha, 21, attended the ceremony but the ex One Direction star – seemed to still be in the U.S.  

Zayn’s ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid showed her support for Safaa at the time, by liking the post.

The teen’s new husband Martin took to his Instagram account to thank their supporters in the wake of some people telling them they were too young to wed.

Marital bliss: Safaa and Martin married in a traditional Nikkah ceremony on September 16

Marital bliss: Safaa and Martin married in a traditional Nikkah ceremony on September 16 

He wrote: ‘Thanks to all of you who support us. We so appreciate that.’

The Pillowtalk singer’s family still live in Bradford and he supports his parents and sisters financially.

Two years ago, Trisha launched a beauty salon with the help of her daughters Waliyha and Doniya, but it has since closed. Safaa is the youngest member of the family and is still at school.   

Zayn’s model girlfriend also sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding.

Gigi admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha shared a series of stunning snaps on Instagram.

Gutted: It comes after Zayn's model girlfriend, 25, sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding

Gutted: It comes after Zayn’s model girlfriend, 25, sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding

Gushing over the stunning bride, Gigi penned: ‘Wish I could be there so happy for u. Big love x.’ (sic) 

Gigi’s touching message comes after she revealed she was having a difficult time after returning to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter.

Her mother Yolanda, 56, posted on social media that she was taking care of her baby granddaughter on Thursday while Gigi went back to work.

The new mother shared a selfie video with the caption ‘Back in the office’ and in the clip she explained: ‘would say back 2 work BUT bein a mama is a job like no otherrrr.’

Gigi and Zayn welcomed their daughter, whose name has not publicly been revealed, in September and have kept their baby’s face hidden from pictures.

The smitten couple first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017. 

Grandma: Gigi's touching message comes after she returned to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, with her mother Yolanda, 56, taking care of the baby (above)

Grandma: Gigi’s touching message comes after she returned to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, with her mother Yolanda, 56, taking care of the baby (above)

The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April and the baby was born on the Hadid family farm in Pennsylvania where the young couple have been quarantining during the pandemic since May.

Announcing the arrival of their daughter, Zayn shared on social media: ‘To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task.

‘The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.

‘Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together.’

New parents: Gigi and Zayn first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017. The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April

New parents: Gigi and Zayn first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017. The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April

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Demi Lovato confesses she misses Naya Rivera in a tribute set to The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun

Demi Lovato confesses she misses Naya Rivera in an emotional tribute set to The Beatles’ Here Comes The Sun… in a reference to a romantic scene on Glee

Just over five months after her tragic death by drowning, Demi Lovato is remembering her friend and former Glee co-star Naya Rivera.

The Don’t Forget singer took to her Instagram Story and shared a heartfelt and heartbreaking video of the glaring sun while out on a hike this weekend.

‘Miss you @nayarivera,’ Lovato, 28, captioned the quick clip that also featured The Beatles’ classic song — Here Comes The Sun — playing in the background, in a reference to a scene where their two Glee characters bonded over.

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Emotional: Demi Lovato shared that she misses the late Naya Rivera in a post on her Instagram Story that featured The Beatles’ classic — Here Comes The Sun

Onscreen lovers: On Glee, Lovato and Rivera played co-workers who start a romantic relationship after singing a rendition of Here Comes The Sun; the two ladies are pictured in an episode that aired in October 2013

Onscreen lovers: On Glee, Lovato and Rivera played co-workers who start a romantic relationship after singing a rendition of Here Comes The Sun; the two ladies are pictured in an episode that aired in October 2013

The tribute video is short but sweet; just long enough to hear George Harrison sing the opening lines of the gorgeous 1969 tune: ‘Little darling — It’s been a long, cold lonely winter.’

Keeping her camera phone directly on the sun for the video, she pushes in to get a bigger look at Earth’s most important energy source.

Considering the history the former gal pals have with Here Comes The Sun, there’s no doubt Lovato will forever think of Rivera whenever she hears it.  

Tearjerker: The tribute video lasted long enough to hear George Harrison sing the opening lines of the gorgeous 1969 tune: 'Little darling -- It's been a long, cold lonely winter'

Tearjerker: The tribute video lasted long enough to hear George Harrison sing the opening lines of the gorgeous 1969 tune: ‘Little darling — It’s been a long, cold lonely winter’

The connection: Lovato played Dani, a recurring character in season five who worked at the same diner as Rivera's Santana Lopez; they are seen in an episode from October 2013

The connection: Lovato played Dani, a recurring character in season five who worked at the same diner as Rivera’s Santana Lopez; they are seen in an episode from October 2013

Lovato played Dani, a recurring character in season five who worked at the same diner as Rivera’s Santana Lopez. Their relationship in the storyline eventually turned romantic after singing a rendition of the song that appeared on The Beatles’ acclaimed studio album, Abbey Road. 

The New Mexico native said she would ‘forever cherish’ her opportunity to play Rivera’s girlfriend in a touching post dedicated to Rivera right after her death.

‘The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted queer girls (like me at the time) and open queer girls, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world,’ she wrote in the caption of a series of photos of the pair.               

RIP: Lovato shared a touching post on social media dedicated to Rivera right after her death

RIP: Lovato shared a touching post on social media dedicated to Rivera right after her death

Rivera, who played Santana during all six seasons of Glee, tragically drowned on July 8 while swimming with her son Josey at Lake Piru, which is near Santa Clarita, California.

It’s believed that she had jumped into the water to help Josey back onto their small rental boat but couldn’t make it back herself. 

Her little boy was found alone in the boat that evening with no sign of his mother. Rivera’s body was found at the lake on the morning of July 13, following a five-day search. 

Honored: The Don't Forget singer said she would 'forever cherish' her opportunity to play Rivera's girlfriend in her moving tribute to the actress-singer

Honored: The Don’t Forget singer said she would ‘forever cherish’ her opportunity to play Rivera’s girlfriend in her moving tribute to the actress-singer

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Zayn Malik ‘misses sister Waliyha, 22, getting married to ex jailbird’

Zayn Malik reportedly missed his sister Waliyha getting married.

It’s claimed the singer’s younger sister, 22, tied the knot with ex jailbird Junaid Khan, 24.

Pillow Talk hitmaker Zayn was nowhere to be seen in the photographs taken on his sister’s wedding day.

However, his sister looked stunning in her bridal attire which included an elaborate veil.

Throughout lockdown, the singer has been staying at his girlfriend Gigi Hadid’s family farm in Pennsylvania.

Zayn Malik ‘misses sister Waliyha, 22, getting married to ex jailbird’

His sister married in the UK.

If Zayn had been able to make the trip across the pond, he would have had to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival in the UK.

The Mirror approached Zayn Malik’s representatives for further comment.

His sister looked stunning in her bridal attire which included an elaborate veil

It comes as Zayn’s lover Gigi sent a gushing message to his bridal sister.

The Victoria’s Secret supermodel apologised for not being able to attend the ceremony.

She wrote: “Wish I could be there so happy for u. Big love x.”

It’s claimed the singer’s younger sister, 22, tied the knot with ex jailbird Junaid Khan, 24

Gigi had commented on Zayn’s sister’s post about her big day.

She wrote: “Best days with the best people. I honestly don’t think I could have had a more beautiful day.

“I can’t believe we are officially married.”

Gigi and Zayn have welcomed their first baby together

Gigi and Zayn recently become parents when they welcomed their little girl into the world.

The famous couple have yet to share their daughter’s secret name with their legion of loyal fans.

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Strictly: Ranvir Singh misses out on the final as she and Giovanni Pernice are voted off

Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 43, admitted that she was ‘sad’ not have made to next Saturday’s grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni Pernice, 30. 

Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie Laing.

All over: Ranvir Singh became the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2020 on Sunday, following a dance-off against Jamie Laing

When asked by Strictly host Tess Daly about her time on the show, Ranvir said: ‘I’m just really sorry for him [Giovanni], he’s worked so hard and been in so many finals that I’m really sorry I couldn’t do it for you. Sorry.’

Giovanni responded: ‘You don’t have to be sorry at all, we’ve both worked very hard, you’ve been an absolute dream to work with. You are a true hero, your job at 3 o’clock in the morning then you come in the room and dance with me.

‘More than anything, you’ve grown as a person and this for me is the most rewarding thing that I could ask for, so well done to you. Well done.’

Looking back on her time on the show, Ranvir said: ‘There’s some really beautiful moments in there and so much more than I ever expected and I’m sad not to be in the final.

Close: Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (picured)

Close: Her departure from the show means that the line-up for the highly anticipated final includes HRVY, Maisie Smith, Bill Bailey and Jamie (picured)

Gutted: The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted that she was 'sad' not have made to next Saturday's grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni Pernice

Gutted: The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted that she was ‘sad’ not have made to next Saturday’s grand finale with her pro partner Giovanni Pernice

‘But at the same time, I am glad that we’ve moved people to tears and the Argentine tango was an amazing moment. We’ve had some really fantastic memorable moments and I know I couldn’t have got this far without you.’

When asked if he had any words for Ranvir, Giovanni said: ‘I’m really hoping from this experience you just feel a better person because you truly are an amazing person inside and out.

‘Yes, you’ve grown as a dancer but more I hope you feel happier in your life because you deserve it.’ 

The judges’ scores were combined with the results of the viewers’ votes to decide the lowest scoring two couples facing the dance off. 

Sensational:On Saturday night, Ranvir and Giovanni pulled off a breathtaking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban

Sensational:On Saturday night, Ranvir and Giovanni pulled off a breathtaking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban

Praise: Head Judge Shirley Ballas was highly impressed with the dance and used a string of complimentary words to express how she felt

Praise: Head Judge Shirley Ballas was highly impressed with the dance and used a string of complimentary words to express how she felt

Tough dance: Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple

Tough dance: Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple

Oh dear: Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating, ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here'

Oh dear: Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating, ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here’

Both couples performed their routines again; Ranvir and her partner Giovanni performed their Waltz to Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban and Jamie and his partner Karen Hauer performed their Salsa to Last Dance by Donna Summer.

After both couples had danced a second time the judges delivered their verdicts: Craig Revel Horwood chose to save Jamie and Karen.

Explaining his decision, he said: ‘Well one of course did an explosive fabulous Salsa, the other couple did a dreamy delicious, gorgeous waltz.

‘I think both couples couldn’t have danced those dances better than they did tonight, it was incredible and I want to see both of you in the final. I’d like to save Jamie and Karen.’

Success:  Strictly Come Dancing's Maisie Smith topped the leaderboard during Saturday night's semi-final with a perfect score of 30 points

Success:  Strictly Come Dancing’s Maisie Smith topped the leaderboard during Saturday night’s semi-final with a perfect score of 30 points

Enchanting: The pair's second dance, the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points

Enchanting: The pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points

Motsi Mabuse chose to save Ranvir and Giovanni, saying: ‘Well this was really one tough decision, we had two beautiful dances, two beautiful human beings and I will save Ranvir and Giovanni.’

With the deciding vote in her hands, Head Judge Shirley Ballas opted to save Jamie and Karen.

‘Well again, this is very difficult because I’ve grown to love both couples,’ she said. ‘I’m getting quite emotional now. Musicality, determination, conviction from both teams, they just gave their all.

‘But I just feel that one couple had a little more determination, a little bit more ‘I’m not leaving without that trophy’ and with that in mind I’m saving Jamie and Karen.’

Giving it his all: Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time

Giving it his all: Made In Chelsea star Jamie Laing, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time

And again! Consistency was certainly the word for the pair on the night as their second dance – a Quickstep to Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver – also earned them 24 points

Saturday night’s semi-final saw Maisie topped the leaderboard with a perfect score of 30 points.  

The EastEnders star Maisie, 19, got off to a brilliant start as she and pro partner Gorka Marquez, 30, wowed with the Couple’s Choice hip-hop routine to Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It by Will Smith. 

Though HRVY had previously bagged 30 points earlier in the series (and another perfect score this week), it was Maisie’s turn to shine in the semi-final as she gained high praise for her performance.  

The actress gave it her all on the dance floor as she and Gorka pulled off a perfectly choreographed routine full of fancy footwork, tricks and plenty of attitude.

Look at them go: Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse danced a Charleston to (Won't You Come Home) with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed his real name was actually Mark

Look at them go: Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse danced a Charleston to (Won’t You Come Home) with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed his real name was actually Mark

Go for it: His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica

Go for it: His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica

The dance left the newly-returned socially-distanced audience on their feet, with judges Shirley Ballas and Motsi Mabuse particularly excited.

Head judge Shirley hailed Maisie as the ‘Queen of Pop’, gushing that it was ‘flawless’, ‘spectacular’ and will ‘go down in history as one of the best ones I’ve seen.’

Meanwhile, the pair’s second dance, the Viennese Waltz to the song A Thousand Years by Christina Perri was just as impressive, with the two getting just shy of the the perfect 30 with 29 points. 

Strictly semi-final leaderboard 

Maise and Gorka: 30 points for dance one, 29 points for dance two 

HRVY and Janette: 23 points for dance one, 30 points for dance two 

Bill and Oti: 25 points for dance one, 23 points for dance two 

Jamie and Karen: 24 points for dance one, 24 points for dance two 

Ranvir and Giovanni: 26 points for dance one, 18 points for dance two 

Meanwhile, Jamie Laing and his partner Karen Hauer opened the show with a very colourful salsa to Last Dance by Donna Summer, with the reality star pulling out all the stops with a jazzy, floral shirt and hot pink trousers.

The Made In Chelsea star, 32, gave it his all as he was hoping not to land in the dreaded dance off for a fourth time. 

Jamie and Karen earned a respectable 24 points after getting three 8’s, with Jamie commenting that they were at least ‘consistent.’ 

Consistency was certainly the word for the pair on the night as their second dance – a Quickstep to Thank God I’m A Country Boy by John Denver – also earned them 24 points.

Next up was Ranvir, who looked stunning in a sparkling lilac gown as she danced to stay in the compeition.

The presenter and partner Giovanni pulled off a breath-taking Waltz to the song Un Giorno Per Noi by Josh Groban, with judges Motsi and Shirley on their feet before they even finished dancing. 

Ahead of her scores, Ranvir was treated to a special video message of support from her GMB co-star Kate Garraway, with Ranvir saying it ‘meant so much to her’.  The host earned a respectable 26 points.

Ranvir and Giovanni’s second dance was a Jive to Candyman by Christina Aguilera, and unfortunately, the feedback wasn’t so sweet for the couple.

Shirley said that the Jive is a very ‘unforgiving dance’ and if your ‘weight is in not in right place, it can look very heavy’, adding it ‘wasn’t my favourite.’ 

While Motsi decided to see the positives as she commended Ranvir for daring to ‘try and do some different movements’. She told Ranvir that her ‘confidence is there’, but it was a ‘tough challenge’.

Craig was somewhat more abrupt, stating: ‘The dance did not suit you at all. It was heavy, laboured, your body didn’t look like it wanted to be here.’ Ranvir scored a disappointing 18 points.

Next up was Bill Bailey and Motsi Mabuse dancing a Charleston to (Won’t You Come Home) Bill Bailey, with the comedian already shocking some fans as he revealed in his VT that his real name was actually Mark.

Bill scored a respectable 25 points. His second dance was a Strictly first, with the star performing a Tango to the song Enter Sandman by Metallica. They bagged 23 points for their dance.

Sensual: YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden

Sensual: YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden

Last up was YouTube star HRVY and Janette Manrara, who kicked off with the notoriously difficult (for the male) Rumba, dancing to Only You by Kylie Minogue and James Corden.

Despite being consistently good in the competition, his comments were not the best, with Craig remarking that he was ‘Slightly off balance through whole dance’ adding his right foot was ‘bothering me’.

While Shirley felt ‘a little bit conflicted’, stating that though ‘certain things were marvellous’, HRVY needed to ‘improve the timing of your body.’ The singer bagged 23 points for the dance.

However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land cast, for which he earned a whopping 30 points – his second perfect score of the series.

Strictly Come Dancing’s grand finale airs on Saturday from 6pm on BBC One.

Amazing: However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land Cast

Amazing: However they did bring things back with their second number, dancing a Charleston to Another Day Of Sun by the La La Land Cast

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Ayushmann Khurrana misses ‘this warm human’, wife Tahira says she still waits for ‘this cute boy’


Actor Ayushmann Khurrana took to Instagram stories to express his love for his wife and author Tahira Kashyap. She, in turn, called him ‘cute boy’ in her reply.

Ayushmann shared a picture of Tahira and wrote: “Missing this warm human.” The picture showed Tahira sitting on a carpet, by the side of a sofa and next to a room heater. She shared the same picture and wrote adoringly, “He he and when it comes to Geri, I happily waited for this cute boy and still do (cheesy but true).” Ayushmann is shooting for his next film, Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, and as a safety measure, is not staying with his family.

Both Ayushmann and Tahira often share pictures of their family. On Diwali, for instance, they shared a post of the entire family, including Tahira and their two kids, Ayushmann’s parents, his brother Aparshakti Khurana and his wife. Sharing the picture, Ayushmann wrote: “Khurranas with social distancing wishing you a very happy Diwali. I’m exactly 6 ft apart from my family. Sigh. #HappyDiwali #Diwali2020.”

On their wedding anniversary on November 1, Ayushmann had shared another fun picture of him carrying Tahira on his back and had written: “Celebrating 125 years of togetherness. May be more. Coz I know that I know you from centuries and time immemorial. This bond can’t be limited to this lifetime. You’re my companion, lover, personal stand up comedian, life coach and above all my best friend. I want to grow old with you. I know it’ll be a lot of fun. Sigh. Happy anniversary @tahirakashyap Umm..”

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Tahira had shared the same picture and had written: “And I don’t lie. That’s the only way he picks me up! Gunny bag ‘aaloo ki bori’ style! But this is the love I love, perhaps picking on your brains @ayushmannk is easier this way than being cradled and carried in your lap (a failed suhaag raat moment for us) To more ingenuity to many more such rides umm #happyanniversary.”

The duo is easily one of the most loved Bollywood couples – Tahira’s honesty on being insecure in the early years of Ayushmann’s career to their collective fight against her cancer have won them many fans and admirers.

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Tiger Shroff’s sister Krishna jokes that he is ‘weak’ after he misses target at tornado kick practice


After Tiger Shroff is among the biggest action stars of Bollywood but even he can fail at landing the perfect kick from time to time. The actor has shared a new video on Instagram and it shows him trying to land a tornado kick and failing at it three times out of four.

In the video, Tiger is seen at his gym in workout clothes. He is with his trainer, who is holding the target high in his hand. Tiger tries four back-to-back tornado kicks but manages to hit the target only once. “You know your rusty af when you nail your fav move only 1/4 times#needabiggertarget,” he wrote with the video.

 

In the comment section, Tiger’s sister Krishna, who is a big fitness enthusiast herself, joked about the video, calling him ‘weeeak’. Actor Sikander Kher wrote, “Ps: my fav move is the step from chappa chappa charkha chale.”

Tiger recently announced the action thriller franchise, Ganapath. It will be directed by Vikas Bahl and the first part will be set in a post-pandemic, dystopian world.

Tiger had said in a statement, “This film is different for me from the rest of the films I’ve done till date because of the character I play. After multiple conversations with Vikas and Jackky (Bhagnani), the script and scale look promising. I am really looking forward to this one. This will be my first time working with Jackky and Vikas and it will be hugely exciting to collaborate with them.”

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Ganapath will be produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Vikas Bahl, Deepshikha Deshmukh and Jackky Bhagnani. The film will go on floors in mid-2021 and will release in 2022.

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KL Rahul misses Uno nights with rumoured girlfriend Athiya Shetty, see her response


Cricketer KL Rahul, who is currently in Australia for an upcoming series, is majorly missing game nights with his rumoured girlfriend, actor Athiya Shetty. India will play three ODIs, three T20Is and a four-match Test series against Australia.

Rahul took to Instagram to share a picture of himself holding up Uno cards and wrote, “Miss uno nights @mayankagarawal @aashitasood09 @athiyashetty @sinankader @ritik_bhasin.” Apart from Athiya, he tagged cricketer Mayank Agarwal and his wife Aashita Sood, cricketer Sinan Kader and restaurateur Ritik Bhasin.

Athiya commented, “@sinankader great cards.” Sinan wrote in the comments section, “Uno is all about cheating.” Mayank commented, “@rahulkl Tum se better umeed kiye the hum (I expected better from you).”

 

Rahul led the Kings XI Punjab team in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League. Though the team could not qualify for the playoffs, he won the Orange Cap for being the highest run scorer in the tournament, with 670 runs from 14 innings.

Athiya and Rahul have been rumoured to be in a relationship for a while now. They even rang in the New Year together in Thailand, with a group of friends, strengthening the speculation. However, neither has confirmed the link-up rumours.

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Earlier this month, Rahul wished Athiya on her birthday with an adorable Instagram post. He shared a selfie, in which she could be seen resting her head on his shoulder. “Happy birthday mad child,” it was captioned. He also shared a picture of her on his Instagram Stories and asked, “Where’s the cake?”

Suniel was asked about Athiya’s relationship status with Rahul at an event earlier this year. However, he tactfully evaded the question and said, “I am not having the relationship. You will have to ask Athiya.”

Athiya made her Bollywood debut with Nikkhil Advani’s Hero in 2015, alongside Sooraj Pancholi. She was last seen in Debamitra Biswal’s Motichoor Chaknachoor alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film bombed at the box office.

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