Month: July 2020

Five takeaways from the Fuji Super GT curtain-raiser

The new GR Supra will be very hard to beat

On Sunday, the all-new GR Supra became the fourth new Toyota GT500 model in a row to win on its SUPER GT debut, following the Lexus SC430 (2006), the RC F (2014) and the LC500 (2017). And it did so in dominant style, locking out the top five positions and leaving rival marques Honda and Nissan, also with new cars for the 2020 rules, to lick their wounds.

After topping pre-testing and then practice on Saturday evening, Honda went into qualifying as the favourite for pole with its new front-engined NSX-GT, but it was tyre choice on an unexpectedly warm day at Fuji Speedway that made all the difference in the end. Even the temperature rising between Q1 and Q2 made a difference; Nirei Fukuzumi shattered Ronnie Quintarelli’s lap record in Q1 at the wheel of the #8 ARTA Honda,

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Inside Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz’s Suddenly Serious Romance

Well, that’s one way to celebrate a milestone birthday. 

Technically Brooklyn Beckham turned the big 2-1 back in March, but months later, after the dust had settled from his up-til-dawn bash and every last one of the Spice Girls reunion pics had been posted, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham‘s eldest received the gift of a lifetime, girlfriend of less than a year, Nicola Peltz, agreeing to be his bride. 

“Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes xx,” he wrote on Instagram July 11, posting an engagement snap captured by 9-year-old sister Harper Beckham. “I am the luckiest man in the world. I promise to be the best husband and the best daddy one day.”

Which could be some day awfully soon. Because the reportedly five-carat emerald cut diamond had scarcely settled on the 25-year-old actress’ left hand before the Daily

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Happy 25th birthday to Cher’s perfect hair in ‘Clueless’

Happy 25th birthday to Cher's perfect hair in 'Clueless'
Happy 25th birthday to Cher’s perfect hair in ‘Clueless’

25 years on, Clueless is remembered and revered for all sorts of things: the bold fashion, the sly wit, the uncanny way that Paul Rudd has refused to age even a little bit since 1995.

But the very first time you see it, the very first thing you notice about its heroine is her hair. And even now, it remains one of the film’s most defining features.

It’s with us from the opening shot of Clueless — the only thing you can really make out as Cher zips down a Beverly Hills street in her Jeep, before you can get a good look at her face or her clothes. A glorious curtain of it marks our proper introduction to her a few seconds later, as she flips it back over her face in a close-up.

Image: Giphy

Straight and thick and

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The XFL and 17 Other Sports Leagues That Failed

Leagues like the NFL have more than a century of history and have evolved into multibillion-dollar organizations — but they all started from humble beginnings. Many ambitious startup leagues have attempted to duplicate that magic only to realize that running a sports league is no easy feat. Some failed startup leagues organized around existing sports. Others created imaginative and unfamiliar new athletic contests. All, however, have an interesting story — and maybe even lessons you can learn from their failures.

The brainchild of WWE boss Vince McMahon (back then it was the WWF), the XFL lasted for only a single season in 2001 — and then many years after that, it came back to start a season in 2020.

When the league started, McMahon used the age-old twin marketing devices of sex and violence — which he successfully employed to make wrestling a multibillion-dollar global enterprise — to sell … Read More