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EXCLUSIVE: Diddy Says He Knew Jennifer Lopez’s Iconic GRAMMYs Dress Was Going to ‘Change the Game’

Diddy doesn’t have many, if any, fashion regrets.

The hip-hop mogul is busy promoting the documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story and recently took a walk down memory lane with ET’s Nischelle Turner where he talked about all those show-stopping style statements of the early 2000s, including when his former girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, became a fashion icon when she stepped out in that green Versace dress at the 2000 GRAMMYs.


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“Just wow,” Diddy exclaimed when recalling Lopez’s look. “We were just stepping up our game as far as what we were wearing and how we were gonna use fashion.”

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The 47-year-old musician said he had an inkling at the time that the dress would turn heads, but was not ready for how much attention the style would receive. “I thought it was gonna really change the game as far as for her and fashion,” he noted. “I didn’t know how big it was gonna be, but it was a great moment for her.”

Diddy added, “She deserved it. She is one of the fliest out there.”


WATCH: Friendly Exes! Jennifer Lopez and Diddy Look Ecstatic to Be Together Again at AMAs After-Party

He also admitted that “without a doubt,” Lopez was on the great loves of his life.

As for his own fashion moments over the years, Diddy said his favorite look had to be those shiny suits. “It took us out of our comfort zones. It took hip-hop out of its comfort zone,” he said of the style. “So, you know, that’s what being an artist is about.”

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story hits theaters in Los Angeles and New York on June 23, and will be available on Apple Music on June 25.

Here’s a look at what Lopez told ET about her famous green GRAMMYs dress:

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Kate Middleton Channels ‘My Fair Lady,’ Countess of Wessex Nearly Falls During Carriage Parade at Royal Ascot

Kate Middleton’s latest look is giving us major Audrey Hepburn vibes.

The Duchess of Cambridge attended Queen Elizabeth II’s carriage parade at Royal Ascot in England on Tuesday in an ensemble seemingly inspired by one of Hepburn’s most iconic outfits from My Fair Lady.


WATCH: Kate Middleton & Princess Charlotte Are Totally Twinning at the Trooping the Colour Parade

The 35-year-old royal pulled out all the stops for the outing, sporting a white lace mini dress by Alexander McQueen. She completed the classy look with a matching bespoke hat, dangly pearl earrings, nude clutch and suede Gianvito Rossi heels.

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Her husband, Prince William, also dressed to impress, looking dapper in a top hat and tails.

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Middleton spent the day hanging out with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who looked equally chic in an emerald green dress and tan hat. Judging from the photos, it appears the two exchanged a lot of laughs throughout the day, at one point breaking out in a full-on giggle fest.

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The stylish ladies had another funny moment when it was time to hop into their carriage. The Countess of Wessex lost her balance, nearly taking a tumble onto Middleton. Luckily, the mother of two was able to keep her friend stable, avoiding a public mishap.


WATCH: Kate Middleton Looks Lovely in White Lace Dress for First Royal Ascot Appearance

While we adored Middleton’s latest ensemble, we couldn’t help but be reminded of a similar dress she wore during day two of the Royal Ascot exactly a year ago.

Hear more on that look in the video below!

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Mayweather vs. McGregor Is Official, 12 Rounds Boxing (UPDATE)

Mayweather vs. McGregor It’s Official … 12 Rounds, Boxing

6/14/2017 2:50 PM PDT

Exclusive Details

2:46 PM PTTMZ Sports spoke with Dana White who says the fight will be a 12 round boxing match. Both guys will use 10 ounce gloves. They will fight at 154 pounds. 

The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena. Ticket prices have not been set yet.

There WILL be an undercard — it will be boxing and Mayweather Promotions will handle the matchmaking.

We asked Dana if there was a possibility Roy Jones Jr. will fight Anderson Silva — he told us, “I highly doubt it.”

Both Floyd and Conor will be tested by USADA for performance enhancing drugs.

Dana says he expects Conor to make around $100 million for the fight but wouldn’t break down the financials.

Dana says he spoke with Conor Wednesday morning — he’s VERY excited. Conor also believes with all his heart he will knock Mayweather out.

IT’S HAPPENING!!!

Floyd Mayweather has signed his deal and will box Conor McGregor on August 26.

Dana White was leading the negotiations for the UFC — and had vowed to strike a deal with Floyd’s camp. Now, the two sides have reached an agreement, as first reported by Yahoo Sports.

Conor and Floyd will square off in Vegas.

Conor posted about the fight on Instagram — saying, “The fight is on.” He replaced Floyd’s pic with a shot of Floyd Sr.

THE FIGHT IS ON.

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Conor has said he expects to make more than $100 MILLION from the fight. Floyd has said he wanted double or triple that. No word on the exact details.

The last time we spoke with Floyd, he laid out exactly why he thinks Conor has a real shot to beat him.

Ward conquers Kovalev in eight

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WBA, WBO, and IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) won his rematch with Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs)  by eighth round TKO on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas.

In their first fight in November, Ward rallied from a second round knockdown to win a disputed decision against Kovalev, who many believed won the bout.

The rematch was no less controversial.

Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand to the head, then hit Kovalev with three low blows before referee Tony Weeks stepped in and, instead of giving Kovalev time to recover, shockingly stopped the fight.

Going into the eighth, Ward led 67-66 on two scorecards while Kovalev was ahead 68-65 on the third.

After a cagey and evenly fought opening round, Kovalev was getting the better of the second, landing several hard shots before a low blow from Ward stopped him in his tracks. Ward was warned by Weeks.

The Russian’s measured attacks troubled Ward early in the fight but many of the rounds were hard to score because of all the grappling and punching from the clinch.

By the fifth, the American was taking over the fight with his clever counters and body shots, although many of them was on or below the belt line.

In a similar pattern to their first meeting, Ward started coming on strong with Kovalev less effective as the fight progressed.

Kovalev appeared gassed and Ward piled on more punishment.

In the eighth, Ward unleased a huge right that left Kovalev on unsteady legs. Ward then battered Kovalev on the ropes with a succession of shots around the belt line and Weeks stepped in at 2:29 of the round.

 “I could tell he was reacting to my body shots, and I knew I had him then. I knew he was hurt,” said Ward.

“Kovalev fought a good fight, but once I compute a fighter in my brain, I know what I had to do the next time around.

“Facing great fighters, you’ve got to raise your game to the next level and I’m thankful we did that tonight.”

As debatable as the stoppage was, many will now view Ward as the pound-for-pound number one.

Kovalev said: “It didn’t hurt like I could go down on the floor, but it was a low blow.

“Right now, I could have continued. I didn’t feel that hurt.

“Why stop the fight? It’s crazy.”

Kovalev also said he hoped to have a third fight with Ward but that seems unlikely.

Ward will likely pursue a unification fight with WBC champion Adonis Stevenson or move up in weight.

“Cruiserweight? Heavyweight? I dream big, and everything is possible when you have God,” said Ward.

Also on the card, WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (18-0, 12 KOs) knocked out WBA interim titleholder Moses Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) at the end of the first round with a left hook after the bell in another controversial ending.

The Cuban moved well and landed occasional shots while avoiding his taller opponent’s winging punches.

Towards the end of the round, Rigondeaux grabbed Flores behind the head and hit him with two left uppercuts. Referee Vic Drakulich went to separate the two fighters as they were throwing punches at the bell and Rigondeaux landed a devastating left hand to the chin. The Mexican took a step back before falling down. Flores stayed on his back and Drakulich counted him out.

Following a lengthy discussion, Drakulich and Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Bob Bennett, ruled the final punch legal and a first round KO victory for Rigondeaux, who retained his world title for the eighth time.

After the fight, Rigondeaux said that if nobody will get in the ring with him at 122lb, he would be interested in catchweight fights with Roman Gonzalez and Vasyl Lomachenko.

MARS HENGE: Is ‘perfect stone circle’ found on Red Planet proof of intelligent aliens?

The strange ring, which has been branded an eroded rock formation by sceptics, was found in NASA images taken by the Curiosity Rover droid which is exploring the Martian surface taking samples and pictures.

Avid alien seeker Streetcap1, based in Scotland, was responsible for the find, before alerting Express.co.uk and other UFO websites.

His discovery has been picked up by various sites and YouTube channels, sparking the debate.

YouTube channel SecureTeam10 shared the find, saying: “This is a very strange formation of rocks put together in what appears to be a very artificial way.

“What we are seeing looks very different from the craters on Mars and the moon.

“It almost looks as if these rocks were arranged in this circular formation or this could potentially be some sort of ruin that’s part of some larger structure buried beneath the surface.

“I’ve never seen anything like it on Mars. That’s why it’s such a fascinating discovery.

“It looks eerily out of place than the rest of the terrain and surroundings.”

People commented on YouTube with various theories on what it could be.

One said it looked like a well while others said it could be a martian campsite or an alien UFO refuelling site.

Many were convinced it proves aliens are living on Mars.

Eric Hansen commented: “That formation is clearly not ‘natural’.”

While Layla Chester added: “Way to many strange formations on the moon & mars, when will people wake up & see what’s right in front of them??”

Others refused to believe the rock formation was a sign of alien life, saying it was a natural geological process.

One poster said: “That first rock circle you featured was not a stone circle.

“If you look closely you can see that they all belong together. It actually looks like it at some point in time was one big rock that now only has what you see left of it.”

And another wrote: “This round rock formation is probably a so-called lava bomb, came out of a volcano, landed and broke and later eroded.”

‘I spoke to aliens’ Woman tells of bizarre encounter after UFO ‘tailed her car’

The woman said she and her 10-year-old son encountered an object following them along a rural roadway, near Mexico in Missouri.

She claimed a flaming UFO followed above her car before shooting off and stopping in front of them.

It was at that point she attempted to speak to its alleged crew.

In a report to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), based in the US which investigates UFO reports, she said: “As I was driving north, I noticed ahead of me, and to the left of the road, a fiery image about treetop level.

“The fiery image moved from its location left of the road and instantly appeared on the right side of the road. 

“I knew then it was a UFO due to how quickly it manoeuvred direction. I was then driving east with the UFO following me to my right – about 100 feet higher than my van – and it stayed maybe two car lengths ahead of me. 

“The UFO seemed to be traveling the same speed as I was, which by then I had probably slowed to about 40 mph.

“After about 30-45 seconds of following us, it instantaneously appeared about one-quarter mile ahead and to the left side of the road. It was stopped and hovered above a grove of trees.”

After about four to five minutes of wondering what to do, the witness decided to attempt to communicate with the object.

She said: “I said, ‘I know that you can hear me because you all are a lot more intelligent and advanced than we are, so please just go on and leave us alone.’”

After about 10 seconds, the UFO moved away at “lightning speed in an upward and south-easterly direction” and disappeared from view.

She added: ““The entire time of the sighting, I encountered no traffic in either direction. However, as soon as it disappeared, there was traffic again. 

“I have since regretted that I didn’t try to make better communication because I would like to communicate with them. Evidently, they were seeking me out, but I just had no idea of their intent.”

But she did get a view at the UFO.

She said: “It was disc-shaped with a seemingly darker band around the centre of it and a lot of fire from the underneath.

“Either the flames below were so bright that they illuminated the craft or the moonlight was such that I couldn’t get a good view of it (or both).”

The woman sent her report to MUFON 40 years after the incident in June 1977.

Missouri MUFON State Section Director Charles Frieden is investigating the claims.

Naked Dad Allegedly Pummels Patrol Car While 4-Year-Old Son Waits

Montrais Boyd may have had a Father’s Day he’ll never forget ― though he probably wants to.

Arizona state troopers arrested Boyd Sunday morning after a series of bizarre events that included allegations he repeatedly punched a patrol car while naked.

An officer responded to a call about a man who was lying down in the northbound median of I-17 near Flagstaff. The caller alleged that the male suspect may have been involved in a possible domestic violence situation, according to a department press release.

When the trooper arrived at the scene, he stopped behind a black BMW sedan blocking one of the traffic lanes.

The officer said a nude man later identified as Boyd ran toward the patrol car and began hitting it repeatedly with his fists. 

Arizona Dept of Public Safety

The trooper drove away from the enraged suspect and stopped in front of the sedan. That’s when he noticed a passenger inside of the BMW: a 4-year-old boy later identified as Boyd’s son.

Boyd, still naked, got back in the BMW and started ramming the patrol vehicle numerous time before fleeing the scene in the wrong lane going northbound in a southbound lane.

The suspect drove that way for a mile before losing control of the Beemer, running into the shoulder and then re-entering the southbound lanes before getting back into the northbound lanes.

The patrol vehicle, disabled from the pummeling, was unable to keep up with the BMW. That is, until about five miles later when Boyd made things easier by hitting a rock embankment and rolling the sedan, according to Phoenix New Times. 

Arizona Dept of Public Safety

Boyd and son were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor bruises and abrasions before being released.

However, they did not spend the rest of Father’s Day together. The boy was picked up at the hospital by his mother while Boyd was taken to the Coconino County jail and booked for aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, felony endangerment, child abuse and criminal damage charges.

Jail records show he remains behind bars on $150,000 bail ― presumably with clothes on.

The officer whose vehicle was allegedly punched by Boyd is currently at home recovering from an injury sustained during the incident. He is expected to recover, according to the Department of Public Safety release.

Your Next Steps Should One Of Bey And Jay’s Twins Be Given Your Name

Hi. I’m sure you’ve heard the news: Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins are here. And now we play the waiting game until the first official photos are released and the baby names are announced.

But what happens if one of the tiny Beys has your name? I’m glad I pretended you asked, because this is where things get serious.

Here’s where you go from there. You may want to sit down for this.

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1. Accept that you are no longer you.

At least not in the way you once knew yourself. Over the course of your life, your name gains a reputation to those around you. The mention of this name evokes a strong character impression for people, and that’s something you earn over years of interactions.

But this is all gone. Beyoncé has need of your name.

2. Choose a new name.

Whether you accept it or not, your name has vacated the spiritual residence once known as you. It’s never coming back. But don’t look at this as an end, think of it as a beginning. A new beginning. Not many people get to choose their own name. But that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. Because your name no longer exists for you. 

Eventually though, people will learn this new name as they did your previous one, and you’ll once again become a whole person. Which, at the moment, you are not. 

3. Choose a new home.

“Home” is a concept you will have to get reacquainted with. You don’t have to physically move away from your current home, but it will never be the same. The moment those mini Beys are given names, and assuming one of those names is the same as yours, you become spiritually homeless. Your essence is siphoned away. Slowly, your familiars will begin to fade and the place you once called home will become alien.

Finding a new place in the universe won’t be easy, but fate has decided that you’re strong enough. Years down the road, perhaps even decades, your belief in “home” will become comfortable again. And though you’ll often wake violently in the night trying to recapture images or ideas of what you once were, some semblance of peace will be yours.

4. Make a new life for yourself.

Take a good, long look in the mirror. The person you see should look like a stranger to you. This is the new you. This mammalian husk is your home now. Within this human suit is where you will be born again. You’ll form new bonds with people and make new memories in the world. Your previous life will be a distant star over the horizon, to all intents and purposes out of reach, but still a tiny twinkling reminder of an infinitely shifting universe.

5. **Alternate plan of action should Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s twins’ names somehow match your first and middle name.**

Your tenure in this universe has completed. It’s time to phase out of this reality and into the next. Good luck on your journey, cosmic adventurer. 

Yes, Carrie Fisher would have wanted us to know about the drugs

There’s a wonderful sight gag in Postcards from the Edge, the movie based on the novel based on Carrie Fisher’s life. The Fisher character, just released from drug rehab, is in the kitchen having an argument with her mother. Personifying her cleaner-than-thou attitude, the mother is making herself a smoothie, filling the blender with the healthiest fruit and veggies you can imagine. 

And just before hitting the go button, blink and you’ll miss it, she adds a generous splash of vodka. 

That’s it, right there — the kind of societal hypocrisy that Fisher noted and skewered throughout her life, hilariously. Sure, I have drug problems, she said. I self-medicate, and I’m not alone

She wanted to stop this kind of stuff — mental health problems and their medications — from hiding in the shadows where it does the most harm. She named it, all of it: the too-strong pot she smoked with Harrison Ford during the filming of Star Wars; the cocaine problem she brought to Empire Strikes Back (she had plenty of jokes about snow on the Hoth set); and yes, the booze that causes just as many problems as any illegal or prescription drug.

When the official coroner’s report on Fisher’s untimely death was released Monday, there was a move on the part of some fans to draw a discreet veil over parts of it — specifically the fact that she had cocaine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone and MDMA in her system. 

Especially given that the nearest thing to a cause of death was sleep apnea, they reasoned, wasn’t this just invasion of privacy from beyond the grave?

But as other fans swiftly pointed out, Carrie never wanted to draw a veil over anything involving substance use, abuse or her mental health. 

She wanted it all out there, the pain and the things she used to alleviate the pain. She wanted everyone who struggles with these matters to know they are not alone. 

After all, lest we forget, this is a woman who left strict instructions that her ashes were to be interred in a giant Prozac pill

“Without her drugs, maybe she would have left long ago,” her brother Todd said in a statement last week. 

Let’s be honest: Nobody would be splashing vodka into their smoothies if they didn’t at least feel like they needed it.

“I used to refer to my drug use as putting the monster in the box,” Fisher said in the book of her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking. “I wanted to be less, so I took more.” 

Later in the book comes this gem: “You know how they say that religion is the opiate of the masses? Well, I took masses of opiates religiously.”

Drugs have always been with us; it’s only society’s attitude to them that changes. Yes, cocaine is a  damaging and addictive drug. And 9 milligrams of it were in every bottle of Coca-Cola until 1903. Heroin was once considered less dangerous than aspirin (the same German chemist synthesized both). Small trials have even suggested that MDMA can alleviate symptoms of PTSD.

Oxycodone and codeine are currently legal; they are also partly responsible for the largest opioid epidemic in American history. (Given the Trump Administration’s plan to defund the fight against this epidemic, we most definitely need to be talking about it at every opportunity.)

I have personally met many people whose lives were changed by Carrie Fisher’s desire to talk openly about every aspect of her mental health struggles, from the suicidal thoughts to the electroshock therapy. Millions more could be helped if we started having an open and honest discussion about drugs.

That starts with not sweeping them under the carpet. We all have something to alleviate the pain of living (and if you don’t think that includes you because you don’t use “substances,” I’m willing to bet that food, caffeine, tobacco, TV, shopping, sex or religion has helped ease your troubles).

Could we possibly admit to ourselves that it isn’t really about what we use so much as the quantity? Could we identify the fuzzy line where self-medication ends and abuse begins, and talk about when and why we cross that line? 

If we could, it would be one more victory to chalk up to Carrie Fisher — a woman in full, who was not just a princess, but a hypocrisy-seeking missile. 

BONUS: Carrie Fisher was a bold advocate for people with mental illness

Australians have the best foul mouths, and these dash cam reactions prove it

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Call us biased, but we’ll say it now, and we’ll say it again: Australians really know how to swear.

And there’s no other situation that can test the perspicacity of one’s foul mouth than a near miss or dealing with bad behaviour on the road, as evidenced in this reaction compilation put together by the folks at Dash Cam Owners Australia.

It goes without saying, but the video contains plenty of coarse language.