NEWS DIGEST 10.07.2022: Princess Kate, Love Island and other stories

This Sunday morning, the news comes from Facebook.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been joined by a bevvy of famous faces for the ladies’ final of Wimbledon today, from Killing Eve star Jodie Comer to actress Rebel Wilson. Another A-lister who has a prime spot in the royal box for today’s match between Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina play Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur is Tom Cruise. The Top Gun icon has had royal fans in stitches on social media after a photograph of him staring at the Duchess of Cambridge was released. A picture of Kate in the royal box has gained a great deal of attention with royal fans online predominately because of her A-List admirer sitting a few rows back. One person wrote: “I think that’s what you call ‘major crushing’ on the Duchess of Cambridge”. Another agreed, saying: “Beautiful Kate, look at the lady how she is looking at Kate also.” And a third added: “It’s wonderful to see a BIG star like Tom showing appreciation for Catherine.” Tom Cruise was pictured with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge back in May when they attended the London premiere of his movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’Kate Middleton fans joke ‘we don’t blame you’ as Tom Cruise is ‘caught staring’ at Wimbledon (MyLondon ~ News – UK & World News – Tom Cruise)

Outrage over Sri Lanka’s collapsing economy came to a boil on Saturday when tens of thousands of protesters stormed the colonial-era residence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and later set the prime minister’s house on fire. The protesters, many holding the Sri Lankan flag, swarmed into Rajapaksa’s colonial-era fortified residence and the presidential secretariat. The protesters later broke into Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s private residence and set it on fire. The events on Saturday were the culmination of months of anti-government protests fuelled by an unprecedented economic crisis that bankrupted the South Asian island nation. Wickremesinghe announced his resignation but said he would not step down until a new government is formed, angering protesters who demanded his immediate departure – Photos: All that happened in Sri Lanka on big day of protests (Al Jazeera ~ In Pictures)

BRITAIN is braced for the hottest day ever next week when the mercury could hit a staggering 43C. The sweltering conditions would “obliterate” the UK’s previous record of 38.7C measured at Cambridge Botanic Garden in July 2019. It comes as Brits flocked to beaches and parks yesterday in a bid to keep cool as temperatures closed in on 30C. Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: “We’re in for a real rollercoaster which may take people by surprise. “Next weekend we could have some really exceptional record-breaking heat and it will ramp up suddenly — like someone has turned on the gas. “Some models from America indicate we could see 43C in East Anglia next Sunday, which would obliterate the current UK record”RED HOT Britain could see hottest day ever next week with experts saying temperatures might hit staggering 43C (The Sun ~ News – UK News)

LOVE Island viewers have all said the same thing about Davide Sanclimenti after he cracked a killer joke at a very inappropriate time. The Italian stallion, 27, has had a surprisingly smooth past few days in the villa, after both he and other half Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, both stayed single. Despite a slight bump in the road when actress Ekin-Su found out he’d shared a kiss with dumped bombshell Mollie Salmon, they sorted things out quickly. Friday night’s episode definitely wasn’t short of drama, as Tasha Ghouri, Andrew La Page and Coco Lodge’s love triangle took centre stage. The extended episode saw as Andrew, 27, tried to lie his way out of the hole he’d dug himself during Casa Amor by coupling up with Coco, 27 – MY LINE Love Island fans all say the same thing as Davide cracks ‘totally inappropriate’ joke amid villa drama (The Sun ~ TV – Reality)

News about Elon Musk always seems to come in threes. First, it was the secret twins he had with his employee, now it’s about him backpedaling on his Twitter deal, next it will surely be something else equally wild. But back to the matter at hand, yes, Elon Musk has officially backed out of his Twitter buyout and is facing all the repercussions that come with, from online jokes to lawsuits. Musk had agreed to buy the social media platform for around $41 billion back in April, a shocking bit of news at the time as it seemingly came out of nowhere – Twitter Reacts To Elon Musk Backing Out Of His Buyout (Diply)

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