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Williams Sisters Will Face Off In Wimbledon Final For Fourth Time

Holy Sibling Rivalry. For the fourth time in Wimbledon history, the Williams sisters will be facing each other in the championship tennis match. Venus easily beat out top-seed, Dinara Safina, to make it to the final, while Serena just barely snuck into the top two after a challenging match against Russian, Elena Dementieva. In 2002 and 2003, Serena won Wimbledon over Venus, but last year, Venus took home the title. On Saturday the sisters will once again face each for the final match to see if Venus can tie up the trophies or if Serena will reign again. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Only Hotties Get To Play On Centre Court At Wimbledon

Call it the Anna Kournikova effect. We’ve suspected for a while that women who are gorgeous and semi-good at tennis get more face time in the sport than women who are amazing but only average looking. This week, our greatest suspicions were confirmed. The All England Club, who hosts Wimbledon, admitted that looks help determine who plays on Centre Court, which automatically means television coverage. The spokesman for the Club, Jonny Perkins, stated it plain and simply: “Good looks are a factor.”

While Serena Williams, the uber-famous number two seed, was playing on the number two court, two lower ranked 19-year-olds—8th seed Victoria Azarenka and 28th seed Sorana Cirstea—were being broadcast on Centre Court. Later in the week, number one seed Dinara Safina played on one of the outer courts while seeds nine and fifty-nine got Centre Court. To put the nail in the coffin, during the men’s tournament, five-times Wimbedon winner Roger Federer was not displaced to the number two court. Keep reading »

Star Couplings: Charges Filed In Anna Nicole Smith’s Death

  • Howard K. Stern and two doctors have been charged with conspiring to provide prescription pills to Anna Nicole Smith. Why are they just getting to this now years after Smith’s death? [Dlisted]
  • Britney Spears has been secretly dating her talent agent, Jason Trawick. Don’t worry, though, because of course Poppa Spears has given his approval. You know, all the people around Brit Brit have to profit from her in some way. [Perez Hilton]
  • It looks like Tom Cruise has orchestrated another reinvention of Katie Holmes. First she gets hair extensions, and now she’s sporting stirrup leggings with a dress. What happened to your sloppy boyfriend jeans look, Katie? [E! Online]
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