The Wimbledon Men's Final drew a number of celebrities who turned out to support Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic as they battling for the Championship Trophy. It may have been a singles match but doubles were present throughout Centre Court.
Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world attended with Chris Hemsworth and Hugh Jackman representing Australia, Samuel L Jackson and Bradley Cooper from the US and, of course, an assortment of famous British faces. Nowhere were more celebrity faces present than at the Men's final on Sunday (6th July).
David and Victoria Beckham at the Men's Final on Sunday (6th July).
The BBC's Sunday-afternoon live coverage of Andy Murray's straight-sets victory over Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon averaged 12.1 million viewers, representing 73-percent of the Sunday-afternoon viewership in the U.K. (In Scotland, Murray's home country, 90 percent of those watching TV on Sunday were tuned in to the BBC telecast.) Peaking at 17.3 million, it was easily the most-watched telecast of 2013 and far exceeded the previous record-holder for 2013, an edition of Britain's Got Talent, which peaked at 13.1 million. The BBC said that the telecast drew the most viewers for a Wimbledon final since 1990. Last year's telecast, in which Roger Federer defeated Murray averaged 11.4 million viewers, peaking with 16.9 million.
Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton thinks that girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger completely trusts him according to one partygoer.
The Formula 1 racing driver insists the couple are ''back on'' after 'The X Factor' UK judge was angry when he spent a night partying with 10 girls.
Lewis reportedly told guests at the Sports For Peace benefit dinner in London, England that he and Nicole have definitely worked things out.
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Britain's Duchess Catherine has been giving her sister Pippa Middleton tips on working in America ahead of the release of her party-planning guide.
Britain's Duchess Catherine has been giving her sister tips on working In America.
Pippa Middleton reportedly infuriated royal officials when she was pictured next to a friend waving a gun as they drove through Paris in April but she and her sister - who were pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis final together earlier this month - are now said to be closer than ever and Catherine wants to do whatever she can to help her sibling boost her image.
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In another milestone marking the ascension of cable as a rival to broadcast TV, it was announced Tuesday that ESPN had grabbed television rights to the Wimbledon international tennis tournament, an event covered by NBC for more than 40 years. Terms of The Deal were not disclosed, but the 12-year contract was estimated by some analysts to be worth well over $400 million. Previously ESPN had only had rights to air the early matches, while NBC aired the semifinals and finals. But today's (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times suggested that money alone may not have been the deciding factor and that the tournament's promoters, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, may have been won over by ESPN's willingness to air The Matches live. (NBC has tape-delayed them.) "We want to see as many games live and on TV as can be managed," Ian Ritchie, the club's chief executive, told the Times. "I'm sure tape delay has its place, but certainly in my mind live is preeminent."
Continue reading: Espn Grabs All Broadcast Rights To Wimbledon
Ben Barnes has admitted he hates his nice guy image and would love to be a hellraiser like Colin Farrell.
Ben Barnes wants to be a reformed hell-raiser - without having to be a party animal.
The 30-year-old actor hates his current image and would love to have a reputation for being wild, but hates going out to "trendy" bars and clubs and doesn't want to cause any trouble.
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Emilia Fox recommends all women learn to pole dance for their own enjoyment and that of their partner.
Emilia Fox thinks all women should learn to pole dance.
The 36-year-old actress - who is currently expecting her first child with actor Jeremy Gilley - has revealed she finds the sexy activity "liberating".
She said: "I've always been the last one to get up on the dancefloor or at a party. I'm just too self-conscious. Then I had to learn pole dancing for my role in 2006's 'Cashback' and I found it completely liberating."
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Tactless Cash was commentating for the BBC's coverage of the annual London tennis tournament, when he noticed Australian actress and singer REBECCA CARTWRIGHT, 21, watching her 24-year-old fiance playing JAN HERNYCH.
Not realising the microphone was still on as he noticed Cart, Cash said, "Hey, bet she's up the duff."
Continue reading: Cash Mocks Hewitt's Pregnant Fiancee
The family of Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova fear she has become a kidnap target.
Seventeen-year-old Sharapova, who shocked the sporting world when she beat favourite Serena Williams to the Wimbledon title last month (JUN04), has lived in American since she was eight - but many of her family are still in the southern Russian resort of Sochi which is close to the border with war-torn Georgia.
Kidnappings are common in Georgia and can be ordered for little money - prompting fears for Sharapova and her nine-year-old cousin, tennis prodigy DASHA SHARAPOVA.
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Williams eventually opted for a gladiator-like white mini, but had originally chosen one much shorter.
She says, "I had something really, really sexy, but they wouldn't let me wear it."02/07/2004 09:48