On Sunday night X Factor host Dominic Bowden said: “Something is sure; Somebody is going home right at 8 o’clock tomorrow.” That was obviously a promise only waiting to be crushed to pieces.
Real Madrid’s big summer spendings continued their scoring spree in a 3-0 Champions League win over Marseille but fellow European giants AC Milan suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Swiss minnows FC Zurich. Cristiano scored another double and Brazilian ace Kaka was also on target for Real who scored all their goals in the second half at the Bernabeu to top Group C with a maximum of six points
Manchester United went to the top of the English Premier League as Chelsea lost 3-1 at Wigan to see their perfect start to the season ruined. A seventh straight victory for the champions, 2-0 at Stoke, saw them move ahead of Chelsea on goal difference with both having 18 points after seven matches
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his sensational scoring form as Real Madrid again flattered to deceive before overwhelming bottom club Xerez 5-0 to take top spot in Spain. Ronaldo netted two more goals, the first after only 45 seconds, to maintain his record of having scored in every game for his new club following his world-record $130 million transfer from Manchester United
Emmanuel Adebayor scored for his fourth successive match as Manchester City crushed his former club Arsenal 4-2 on Saturday, while English Premier League leaders Chelsea came from behind to beat Stoke 2-1 for a fifth straight win.
Actress Angelina Jolie walked through a makeshift settlement on the outskirts of Baghdad on Thursday, where 20,000 Iraqis live, unable to return to their homes because of sectarian violence. “It is lacking in all of the basic things that you would need, they don’t have,” Jolie said.
Now that a collapse of the U.S. banking system seems unlikely, stock-market watchers have found a new thing to worry about: rising interest rates
Microsoft says it will introduce its new search engine within the next few days. The world’s largest software company has called the project “Kumo.” It may change that name before the public sees it. Yahoo! and Google seem like odd names for search engines, but those choices never seemed to affect their success.
Is it better for a TV show to be consistent or surprising?
When you’re eight months pregnant, it’s hard to find a good interview suit. But a burgeoning belly didn’t stop Nicole Young, 33, from hitting the job circuit this fall. Her husband, who works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, has seen his income shrink along with the Dow