Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)
It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.
Iskra Lawrence: Best
Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence looked stunning in a one-piece bathing suit while visiting Tulum, Mexico.
Lais Ribeiro: Best
Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit stunner Lais Ribeiro shows off her beach body during an afternoon dip in the ocean in Miami.
Susan Lucci: Best
Kelly Ripa: Best
Brooke Burke-Charvet: Best
Taylor Hill: Best
Charlotte McKinney: Best
Sofia Vergara: Best
LeAnn Rimes: Best
Tara Reid: Worst
Alessandra Ambrosio: Best
There’s a reason why Alessandra Ambrosio has developed such a successful, lasting career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. The 36-year-old mother of two was spotted having a good time in her native Brazil.
Rebecca Gayheart: Best
Rebecca Gayheart kicked off 2018 with some winter sun in Oahu Hawaii. The 46 year-old “Ugly Betty” actress looked stunning in a bikini while chatting with friends on the beach.
Kelsea Ballerini: Best
Katharine McPhee: Best
Charlize Theron: Best
Charlize Theron showcased her bikini body during Thanksgiving when she enjoyed a sunny getaway in Los Cabos, Mexico, with her kids.
Tania Marie: Best
Italian Playboy Model Tania Marie showed off her bikini body while doing a photoshoot in Venice Beach, California.
Bella Thorne: Best
Olivia Culpo: Best
Former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo was spotted participating in photoshoot where she rocked a Beach Bunny Swimwear bikini that showed off her camera-ready body.
Hilary Duff: Best
(MEGA The Media Agency)
Natalie Pack: Best
Christina El Moussa: Best
Lindsay Lohan: Worst
(Pacific Coast News)
Kate Compton: Best
Model Kate Compton sizzled on the beach in a sexy, strappy black one piece. But the model’s beach day was for work — she spent the day modeling for a photo shoot with fashion photographer Malachi Banales in Malibu, California.
Danica Patrick: Best
Natalia Borges and some guy: Best
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Natalia Borges was seen teaching her puppy how to swim at Miami beach. She showered her boyfriend and dog with kisses as they frolicked in the sea together.
Olivia Munn: Best
(Courtesy of Booking.com)
Kristin Cavallari: Best
Nicole Scherzinger: Best
CJ Franco: Best
All work, all play? Model CJ Franco looked like she was having fun while donning a white bathing suit for a Sports Illustrated shoot in Malibu.
“Top Chef” Padma Lakshmi: Best
Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner: Best
Ashley Graham: Best
Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Ashley Graham channeled Pamela Anderson with her “Baywatch”-inspired swimsuit. The piece is from the 29-year-old’s newest Swimsuits For All campaign.
(Swimsuits For All)
Joy Corrigan: Best
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit model flaunted her bikini-ready figure during a sizzling photoshoot in Miami.
Mama June: Best
Jessie James Decker: Best
Jessie James Decker showed off her newly-toned bikini bod thanks to the South Beach Diet. The busy mom-of-two said a balance of diet and exercise helped her get into the best shape of her life. “When I was younger, it was easier to stay in shape. But once I had children, everything changed,” she said in a press release.
(South Beach Diet)
Lisa Rinna: ‘I am 53’
Kate Hudson: Best
Kate Hudson showed off her insane bikini body while on a vacation in with her kids in in Hawaii.
Porsha Williams: Best
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams recently vacationed AAA Four Diamond Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Porsha stripped down to a revealing swimsuit while at the resort to show off her fit beach bod.
Maria Menounos: Best
Kendra Wilkinson: Best
Nina Agdal: Best
(Ruven Afanador/Sports Illustrated)
Bella Hadid: Best
Adam Sandler: Worst
The ‘Happy Gilmore’ star may be helping his kids eat too many of their Happy Meals.
Melissa Joan Hart: Best
Melissa Joan Hart is proud of maintaining her 40 pound weight loss using Nutrisystem and is looking forward to swimsuit season. “It’s been awesome trying on different swimsuits and feeling confident. This red suit is one of my favorites – it’s sexy and playful, but still a little reserved. Perfect for an almost 40 year old!” Hart said.
Selena Gomez: Best
Candice Swanepoel: Best
Lindsey Vonn: Best
Sylvie van der Vaart: Best
Kellie Pickler: Best
Paris Hilton: Best
Kate Walsh: Best
Ireland Baldwin: Best
Heidi Klum: Best
Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens: Best
Shemar Moore: Best
Shauna Sand: Best
Lisa Hochstein: Best
Ashley Benson: Best
Kim Kardashian: Best
Nina Agdal and Josh Henderson: Best
Celina Jade: Best
Kris Jenner: Best
Marg Helgenberger: Best
Kate Upton: Best
(Derek Kettela/Sports Illustrated )
Amanda Cerny: Best
Jaclyn Swedberg: Best
Bar Refaeli: Best
Gabrielle Union: Best
Courtney Stodden: Best
Karrueche Tran: Best
Emmanuelle Chriqui: Best
Bethenny Frankel: Best
Holly Madison: Best
Lauren Stoner: Best
Melody Thornton: X17
Kendall Jenner: Best
Farrah Abraham: Best
Reese Witherspoon: Best
Maria Shriver: Worst
Victoria Silvstedt: Best
Alison Brie: Best
Katrina Bowden: Best
Kellan Lutz: Best
(Omar Vega/Invision for Iconix/AP)
Nicole Richie: Best
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Nicole Richie look this good – and healthy. For more pics of Nicole, go to x17online.com.
Jessica Alba: Best
Jennie Garth: Best
Jennifer Love Hewitt: Best
The actress has gone up and down in size over the years, but on the March 2013 issue of Shape, she looks quite good a bikini.
The singer had a baby not long before shooting this cover. Bow down.
Naomi Watts: Best
Magdalena Frackowiak: Best
Stephanie Seymour: Best
Claudia Galanti: Best
Jennifer Aniston: Best
Jada Pinkett Smith: Best
Cindy Crawford: Best
The supermodel, born in 1966, is still super-modeling. Cindy Crawford: BestNow that’s impressive.
Courtney Cox: Best
Jennifer Lawrence: Best
Katy Perry: Best
Demi and Rumer: Best
Jon Favreau: Worst
Best: Olivia Wilde
Best: Whitney Port
Her body is beach ready, but her taste in bikinis is lacking, troubling as she is a “fashion designer.” At least on TV. For more pics of Whitney, go to x17online.com.
Best: Maria Menounous
Worst: Val Kilmer
Ashley Tisdale: Best
The young actress celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Scott Speer, sharing a kiss and playing in the ocean at her Malibu Birthday party. For more pics of Ashley, go to x17online.com.
Ramona Singer: Worst
The “Real Housewives of New York” star should have done a few extra crunches before donning her itsy bitsy bikini. (They do make something called a “one piece.”) Ramona Singer: WorstFor more pics of Ramona, go to x17online.com.
Kelly Brook: Best
Michelle Rodriguez: Best
Russell Simmons: Worst
David Hasselhoff: Worst
Eek. Those late night cheeseburgers are beginning to show. For more on David go to X17Online.
Janice Dickinson: Worst
Jordana Brewster: Best
Cameron Diaz: Best
Keira Knightly: Best
Mario Lopez: Best
Kristen Bell: Best
Kathy Griffin: Worst
Deena Cortese: Worst
The “Jersey Shore” gal should consider trading in all those fruity cocktails for some Muscle Milk. For more pics of Deena go to Celebuzz.
Serena Williams: Best
COVID-19: Man who threatened to blow up NHS hospital unless he was paid £10m convicted of extortion | World News
A Berlin-born man who threatened to blow up an NHS hospital unless he was paid £10m in cryptocurrency has been convicted of extortion by a German court.
Emil A, an Italian national, sent the first threatening email to the NHS in April 2020 – at the height of the first peak of the coronavirus pandemic – purporting to be a member of the far-right group Combat 18.
Over a six-week period he sent 18 emails, also making threats to blow up BLM protests and murder members of parliament.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said their experts worked 24 hours a day analysing leads and electronic communication, eventually tracking Emil A down to a flat in the German capital.
On 15 June, specialist firearms officers from Berlin Police used explosives to force entry to his flat and arrest him.
The 33-year-old – who has been in custody since his arrest – was sentenced to three years in prison, but released on bail by the court before his judgment is ratified.
Tim Court, the NCA’s head of investigations, said Emil A’s actions were “the most significant threat we’ve seen to UK infrastructure” – and that he sought to hijack significant social events like the BLM protests for monetary gain and disrupt the treatment of people suffering with coronavirus.
Mr Court said: “At the height of this we were losing nearly 1,000 people a day and we had to manage someone threatening to plant a bomb. He didn’t have access to it, but if [his threat] had become public, the impact on the confidence of people to go to hospital would have been significant.”
Authorities say Emil A didn’t have any links to the UK or its health service, but that his aim was to exploit the vulnerability of NHS, which was dealing with an influx of COVID-19 patients in the first wave of the pandemic.
Nigel Leary, deputy director of the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit, said a phone call threatening to detonate a bomb in hospital could have resulted in a loss of life because it would have been difficult to evacuate patients on ventilators.
Detectives were initially unsure whether Emil A operated alone or as part of a group, but concluded that he didn’t have any links to far-right organisations and posed as a member of a neo-Nazi group in order to stoke fear.
An NHS spokesperson said: “The threat made during the extortion demand significantly added to the pressures on the NHS during the COVID pandemic and meant senior leaders and emergency response staff were called on to direct the NHS aspects of the response to this threat.
“The threat and demand was made at a time that hospitals were at their most vulnerable, and could have resulted in significant loss of life.”
Nigeria: Hundreds of schoolgirls abducted as gunmen attack nearby military site | World News
More than 300 girls have been abducted from a boarding school in northern Nigeria in the latest in a series of student kidnappings in the country.
Gunmen abducted 317 students from the Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe town, Zamfara state, on Friday.
Local man Musa Mustapha said the gunmen also attacked a nearby military camp and checkpoint, preventing soldiers from intervening at the school.
The attackers spent several hours at the camp, but there are no reports of any casualties.
Police and the military have since begun joint operations to rescue the girls, Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said.
Nasiru Abdullahi, who said his daughters, aged 10 and 13, were among the missing, told reporters: “It is disappointing that even though the military have a strong presence near the school, they were unable to protect the girls.
“At this stage, we are only hoping on divine intervention.”
Several large groups of armed men operate in Zamfara state, described by the government as bandits, and are known to kidnap for money and for the release of their members from jail.
Peter Hawkins, Nigeria’s UNICEF representative, called for the immediate release of the schoolgirls, saying: “We are angered and saddened by yet another brutal attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria.
“This is a gross violation of children’s rights and a horrific experience for children to go through.”
Nigeria has seen several such attacks and kidnappings over the years, notably the mass abduction in April 2014 by jihadist group Boko Haram of 276 girls from a secondary school in Chibok in Borno state.
More than a hundred of the girls are still missing.
Friday’s attack came less than two weeks after gunmen abducted 42 people, including 27 students, from the Government Science College Kagara in Niger State.
The students, teachers and family members are still being held.
In December, 344 students were abducted from the Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State before eventually being released.
And in 2019, a British aid worker, Faye Mooney, was killed by kidnappers in the country.
Anietie Ewang, Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch, said on Twitter: “Strong action is required from the authorities to turn the tide & keep schools safe.”
Amnesty International also condemned the latest “appalling attack,” warning in a statement that “the girls abducted are in serious risk of being harmed.”
Teachers have been forced to flee to other states for protection, and many children have had to abandon their education amid frequent violent attacks in communities, Amnesty said.
UN report warns governments ‘nowhere close’ to climate targets | Climate News
A UN climate change report has found that global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions “fall far short of what is required” and that nations must “step up” to fulfil promises made under the Paris agreement.
In a stark warning ahead of a make or break COP26 climate conference in Glasgow later this year, countries were criticised over their emission reduction plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – and urged to make “more ambitious” commitments.
Following a legally binding international treaty on climate change signed in Paris in 2015, almost 200 countries set a goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2C – or ideally 1.5C – by the end of the century.
The Initial NDC Synthesis Report looked at how close 75 of those countries – representing approximately 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions – were to meeting those targets.
But UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was disappointed with the findings.
“It shows governments are nowhere close to the level of ambition needed to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees and meet the goals of the Paris agreement,” he said in reaction to the report.
“Today’s interim report is a red alert for our planet.”
In order to reduce the rise in global temperature by 1.5C, CO2 emissions need to decline by about 45% from the 2010 level by 2030.
Yet under the targets submitted by countries to this report, combined emissions would fall by just 0.5% of the 2010 level by the same date.
The COP26 conference set to be held in Glasgow this November will bring together representatives from all over the world to build upon the goals set in Paris.
Incoming COP26 president Alok Sharma called today’s report “an urgent call to action” and warned that the “window for action to safeguard our planet is closing fast”.
The UN has called for all countries to submit new and improved NDCs ahead of a second report, due to be released prior to COP26.
Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of UN climate change, said that while some countries had made huge steps to combat global warming in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental strategies could not be put on hold.
“If this task was urgent before, it’s crucial now,” she said
In 2019, the government pledged the UK would cut greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by 2050.
Earlier this month, scientists urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to bring forward that target to 2030.
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