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Wayne Lineker’s list of demands for a girlfriend stuns the internet



Wayne Lineker has raised eyebrows yet again after embarking on a bizarre quest for love.

The 58-year-old, who is also the younger brother of Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, revealed that his family are pressuring him into finding a partner.

“My family have decided I need a girlfriend for my own sanity and health,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday night.

It comes just weeks after a controversial video emerged of him selecting a “dream doll” to take out on a date by pushing women into a pool.

Announcing his plans to find a “wifey”, the Ibiza club owner set out a detailed list of “criteria”.

The catalogue begins innocuously enough with “strong nice loving personality”, before moving on to “more important things”, including a stipulation that the woman must like to fly business class, be prepared to give up her career or job and be able to cook Waitrose ready meals.

He also says that any prospective girlfriend must like Money Heist on Netflix, have “on point” geography and must not have shared a teeth whitening post.

The list is as follows:

  1. You must like older men but only me.
  2. You have to be a worldie and (aged) above 30 (OK 28 29 could work) but not my age as that would just look weird. 
  3. You must like to travel and to fly business class and stay in incredible hotels. 
  4. Be prepared to give up your career or job or at least be able to work from a laptop on a tropical beach somewhere. 
  5. You will need to spend the summer in Ibiza and the winter in Dubai, with two weeks in the UK for Christmas and New Year with the families, and holidays to the Maldives… No baggage as mine are all grown up. 
  6. A dog is acceptable but will need a passport. 
  7. You must be able to cook as I love cooking, especially Waitrose ready made meals.
  8. You also don’t need to be verified I can sort that for you… 
  9. House music and R&B lovers only. No heavy rock or pop music. 
  10. You must like Netflix especially ‘Money Heist’ and also ‘Real Crime. No chick flicks – watch them with your mates. 
  11. You need to be confident enough to be able to go to the front of the queue in nightclubs and accept a table and free drinks from the owners. 
  12. You will need a driving license [sic] to share a Bentley and a Lamborghini Jeep (pending)
  13. You must never have shared a teeth whitening post!! 
  14. I’m not on any dating sites, you shouldn’t be too. 
  15. I’m not on ‘Only fans’ so you shouldn’t be too.
  16.  You must love the gym, health food and have body definition – as I will have soon.
  17. Accept and love my children and grandchildren and realise no more kids for me… (never say never though) 
  18. You must be able to let my PA book all yours and our flights and purchase items online for you. You just need to send a link to him.
  19. You must be able to accept my friends as I will accept yours.
  20. Accept I have to reply to girls DMs not just guys.
  21. One last thing: Your geography needs to be on point as girls that think Lincoln is in Wales is not good. 
  22. Be intelligent but not boring. Outgoing suits #wifeywhereyouat #banter #real.

The list has been met with bewilderment on social media, with one Twitter user writing: “Has Wayne Lineker been hacked or is he just being himself? Hard to say.”

Another commented: “The sad thing is he will be inundated with girls offering themselves.

“This is why I am trying to parent my teenage girl to have high self esteem and be a strong, confident and independent woman. Same for my son too.”

And another tweeted: “Good luck girls.”


Ava Didn’t Have to Be a Catastrophe




Jessica Chastain in Ava.
Photo: Vertical Entertainment

Look, sometimes this shit just doesn’t work out. Personally, I was quite excited at one point for a female assassin thriller featuring Jessica Chastain facing off against Colin Farrell, with John Malkovich playing her handler. One of our most expressive actresses joining two of our most insistent hams in an action movie? How do you screw something like that up?

Well, maybe by just stopping at the concept and calling it a day. To be fair, Ava’s provenance was somewhat troubled — it was supposed to be directed by Australian writer-director Matthew Newton (who retains a screenwriting credit) until a variety of assault charges against him reemerged and he was replaced behind the camera by Tate Taylor, who had directed Chastain in 2011’s The Help, one of her breakout roles. Taylor isn’t necessarily a bad filmmaker; The Help may be mediocre, but his Chadwick Boseman–starring 2014 James Brown biopic Get on Up was surprisingly lively and inventive. Still, it’s perhaps understandable, though not exactly forgivable, if Taylor saw this gig as a pro-forma favor instead of an actual creative endeavor.

That might sound mean, but what’s onscreen — choppy, lifeless, predictable action scenes jutting up against unbaked, middle-school-theater-production-level family drama — is quite damning in its own right. Chastain’s titular hit-woman, apparently the best in the business, has only recently returned to the field after being sidelined due to a crisis of conscience and a bout of alcoholism. But her crisis continues: She’s still asking her marks about what they did to deserve a high-priced, elaborate assassination.

That may have been an interesting idea at some point. Onscreen, it comes off not as complicated evidence of Ava’s submerged humanity but rather an additional dose of sadism. The direction is an issue there, but so is the screenwriting and the acting: Ava’s growing sense of regret is treated as a plot contrivance, not backed up with any additional emotional depth. As great as Chastain is at looking sad, there isn’t much she can do with this empty a character. And while we know that she can be a tremendously gifted physical performer — one need look no further than Crimson Peak for evidence of that — alas, Ava abandons her there, too, sidelining the actress with its programmatic, thoroughly uninspired action scenes.

Turns out, upper-level management isn’t happy about that whole asking-targets-about-their-sins situation either. Even though Ava’s avuncular, immediate boss Duke (Malkovich) sticks up for her, his boss, Farrell’s smug, housebound Irish patriarch Simon, has decided to do away with their prize killer. (These two, to be fair, get one of the best scenes in the film. I won’t tell you what happens, other than the fact that Colin Farrell gets to crack a giant, insane smile.) Meanwhile, Ava returns home, where she attempts to reconcile with her estranged sister (Jess Weixler), who is now engaged to Ava’s ex-boyfriend Mike (Common). She also discovers that her mom (Geena Davis) has just had a heart attack. Also, Mike has a gambling problem and he likes to disappear for days into a giant gambling den/night-club run by shady gangster (Joan Chen). That’s right. This movie even has Geena Davis and Joan Chen in it! You’d think it would do something interesting with them.

At times, one wonders if Ava is trying to anti- itself into respectability, as if somehow undermining its own action scenes and scuttling its own belabored subplots and doing away with anything that might resemble a second act is a form of resistance against the predictability of action movies. A nightclub battle late in the film feels like it’s going to turn into one of those techno-fueled, hyper-rhythmic spectacles of slaughter a la Collateral or John Wick, only to peter out before it even gets started. Is that supposed to be an act of subversion? Because it comes off as incompetence. In order to subvert something … you have to subvert it, confront it with something of equal (or, even better, greater) creative force. Nothing in Ava feels that calculated. It feels like a movie where everybody involved just gave up halfway through.

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John Legend: Lockdown with Chrissy Teigen helped us overcome fertility issues




John Legend has spoken candidly about conceiving his third child with Chrissy Teigen, saying the time they spent in quarantine together was “enough to conquer any fertility challenges we had”.

The couple, who announced the happy news in Legend’s new Wild music video, previously conceived using IVF and have welcomed their incoming new arrival as a “surprise.”

Speaking to Cosmopolitan UK, Legend, 41, explained: “I guess all of our time spent at home together was enough to conquer any fertility challenges we had.

“It was truly a surprise. We had struggled to conceive naturally all this time and figured it would never happen.

“We thought it couldn’t happen this way and were worried that something would go wrong but, so far, all the tests have come back great and we feel very good.”

The pair are already parents to daughter Luna, four, and Miles, two.

Discussing how they coped in lockdown with two small children, Legend continued: “We’re spending a lot of time with each other and that means our kids are in heaven.

“Their ideal situation is to hang out with us all day, every day. A downside for me is that we had to cancel my tour. I’ve released a new album and want to be out there performing the songs to people.”

Teigen has documented her family life on social media (Chrissy Teigen/Twitter )

However, Legend added that having children has made him rethink his work commitment, as he hopes to spend more time with his family.

“As soon as we had Luna, I thought more about my work schedule and how much I wanted to be home,” he said. “It’s a different kind of love.”

The international lockdown, which was implemented to prevent the ongoing spread of coronavirus across the world, was dominated by the death of George Floyd and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement which have since protested the incident.

Legend has put their strong relationship down to communication (Getty Images)

Legend explained how he had spoken to his children about this movement.

“It’s difficult because at some point you have to have conversations with the kids about what it means to be who they are, to have brown skin and to come from the ancestry they do.

“It’s a little early for both of them to know all the details about what’s going on with police brutality.

“At this point, we only talk about their race and try to make them believe they’re valuable and worthy, and that their skin and hair is beautiful the way it is.”

Both Legend and Teigen have been open about their family life on social media – with Teigen, 34, accidentally letting slip that she was expecting a baby boy on Instagram last week.

With the couple having been married for seven years, Legend explained “communication and consideration” are the foundation of their relationship.

“And we go to therapy sometimes,” he said. “I think every couple who has been together for a long time could use time to talk with a third party to help with whatever concerns they have.”

The full interview is available to read in the Winter issue of Cosmopolitan UK.

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Larissa Lima FIRED by TLC for Sexy Cam Show?




90 Day Fiance star Larissa Lima has had a rough week, to say the least.

Last weekend, she was detained by ICE just before her big move. Now, she has reportedly been let go by TLC.

“I just heard from a source,” John Yates announced on Friday afternoon, “that Larissa, who was currently filming for next season, was just released from her contract with TLC/Sharp.”

His stunning caption continues, saying that Larissa was released “over her association with CamSoda.”

To say that this is unexpected is an understatement. You can read the caption for yourself.

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Before we go into reactions, we should clarify that John Yates is an extremely reliable 90 Day Fiance blogger.

There are some social media accounts that claim authority on various matters only to later prove to be full of hot hair.

John Yates often gets his information directly from the stars. I would lliken him to 90 Day Fiance‘s equivalent of what Reality Steve is to The Bachelor franchise.

Larissa Lima Records a Message While On the Move

So yes, for the moment, Larissa’s being let go is just a “report” and is not confirmed by Larissa or TLC.

(We here at THG will of course let you know when that changes)

It is always possible that Yates’ source was misinformed … but at the moment, this sounds very real — and you should note that Larissa’s friend, Carmen Nys, “liked” Yates’ announcement.

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As for the reactions — they are more or less what you would expect when it comes to one of the most polarizing 90 Day Fiance stars in the history of this massive franchise.

Some people are cheering on this news — simply because they feel like her story no longer interests them, or because they have decided to despise her.

Others are in a state of shock — particularly when it comes to the stated reason for her alleged firing.

Larissa Lima IG CamSoda stream ad 14 September 2020

So, on Monday, September 14, Larissa put on a CamSoda show that was livestreamed.

For one hour, she rubbed oil on her skin while remaining fully clothed, using the cam site to debut her new look after 5 plastic surgeries without actually whipping out her massive new boobs.

That simple livestream, while must less erotic than most of what people think of when they hear “cam show,” was enough to make her one of CamSoda’s Top 5 earners of all time.

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Now, it may be that Larissa unknowingly violated some clause in her TLC contract and TLC was willing to shoot themselves in the foot to penalize her over it. Or … she may have been fired because of what CamSoda represents.

If this is true, it means that TLC and Sharp Entertainment (90 Day Fiance’s production company) are discriminating against Larissa for some extremely PG-rated sex work.

It is not illegal to discriminate against sex workers — one of the central failings of our misnomer of a justice system — but that would be an ethical and moral horror.

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It is also deeply hypocritical, many of the replies to Yates’ post say, as they note that numerous stars have launched OnlyFans accounts.

Unlike Larissa’s extremely mild cam show, creators on OnlyFans can show full nudity and explicit sexual activity — though many, like Larissa, have shyly avoided that.

“Stephanie has revealed much more on her OnlyFans,” Yates notes, referring to 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days star Stephanie Matto.

Stephanie Matto

This is stunning, and we are going to keep our ear to the ground on this story to see if it turns out to be some sort of cruel joke.

TLC has pulled a number of shameful stunts over the years, from employing Geoffrey Paschel to covering up Lisa Hamme’s slurs to anything and everything related to the Duggars.

If they have truly fired Larissa, then it is the end of an era for one of the show’s most-discussed stars. And if it’s over sex work … well, that is appalling discrimination. When we learn more, we’ll let you know.

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