Celebrities make for some great gossip. From scandals to hookups they always keep things interesting. We may like it, hate it, but we still want our dose of stories revolving around them. 2017 was no different it had many stories some tragic, some celebratory.
The royal family is growing: Prince William and Duchess Kate announced that they were expecting a baby. The royal couple is already blessed with two kids; Prince George and Princess Charlotte are now expecting their third. According to sources, the queen is delighted by the news of a little member getting added to the family.
Death of Chris Cornell: This May, the music lovers suffered a loss with the death of Chris Cornell who was with the Soundgarden. Chris, who was 52 died in a hotel room by hanging himself. His wife quoted that the cause of death may be due to the medicines he was consuming for mood stabilization. The musician completed a concert at MGM Grand in Detroit before committing suicide. Tests confirmed the presence of over the counter and prescription drugs in his body at the time of death. The coroner meanwhile said that the cause of death might not be due to drugs.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander get hitched: This November, Kate got married to Justin in Italy after he won the Houston Astros and the World Series. The couple shared pics on their Instagram of their wedding with a note saying Thank you to our family and friends.
Kendall Jenner Controversy: Kendall was in the middle of controversy due to the Pepsi commercial that she was part of in April. In that video, she was seen offering a can of Pepsi to the police and achieving unity between the police and the protectors. The ad was not well received by some people as there have been many violent clashes between the cops and protesters. The company removed the ad and apologized to Kendall after critics blasted them on twitter stating that it was an example of exploitation for profit.
Riding high on the success of London 2012, Glasgow 2014 and Rugby World Cup 2015, UK Sport has announced its new plans to enable the country to maintain its position as a leading host to major sporting events. It is believed that the UK government is investing about £30m in the next eight years so that they can bring most of the significant events related to sports to the town and cities of Britain. They have already bagged events like the
2018 Hockey World Cup
2018 Boccia World Championship
2019 World Road cycling championship.
They are also hosting the 2019 Men’s world cup, 2019 Solheim Cup, Euro 2020 and Rugby League World Cup 2021. They are also keenly pursuing the 2022 commonwealth games and the 2021 UEFA Women’s championship and also considering many other sports. The projections also state that many significant events that will be hosted by 2017-2025 will have an estimated 7.2 million viewers and a pinch of £440m.
Tracey Crouch, the minister for sport, said recently in an interview that the UK has a great track record of hosting such mega-events and that will also help in showing Britain to the world. It can also be a contributor to the economy as well as encourage people in the UK to take up sports as a participant or a volunteer. She also said that their focus is on maintaining their position as a world leader in hosting events and the plans they have drafted to achieve this will help them do just that.
The Chief Operating Officer of the UK sport, Simon Morton while speaking at the strategy launch said that from the London 2012 to Glasgow 2014, through all the championship, be it World or European that is hosted along with the world circuit events, the UK shows why it is considered and recognized as the best and the most conducive place to host some of the most prominent sporting events.
These events will also help the British athletes with the preparation for the next Olympics and Paralympics. Also, with spectators passionate about their sports and an excellent infrastructure for world-class sporting venues, the UK is a complete package. To top it, the administrators have the urge and the drive to keep improving and also innovating so that they do not lack in any department. Simon said that their strategy and the targets they have set for themselves will help them maintain their reputation as a primary host for international sporting events not just now, but in the future too.
Chris Cornell, a front man in the band Soundgarden was found dead in a hotel in Detroit. Cornell was 52 and was last seen performing in a concert with his band Soundgarden. He was found hanging in the hotel in Detroit on Wednesday, and the Wayne County Medical examiner’s office confirmed that the musician took his life by committing suicide. Earlier, a spokesperson Brian Bumbery had released a statement stating that his death was unexpected and sudden. The statement also said that the family has requested for privacy and they are cooperating with the medical examiner.
Detroit Police spokesperson speaking to BBC confirmed that they got a call after midnight on Wednesday and they found the body on the bathroom floor. Medical unit pronounced that Cornell was dead on the scene. The police were called by a friend who had gone to check on him and found him on the bathroom floor. The medical examiner said that the reason for death was due to hanging.
The musical fraternity is in the state of shock as he was actively involved in concerts though he was suffering from addiction. Despite that, he was in good health and was performing shows and was top notch at that. He has released four solo albums with the most recent Higher Truth. His ‘You Know My Name’ which was published in 2006 in the UK was the theme song for the movie Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig.