April 13, 2015

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Madonna ‘snogs’ Drake during his set at Coachella 2015 –
This year’s event was headlined by AC/DC, Jack White and Drake. It was some of the unannounced acts that got people talking though. Madonna made an appearance during Drake’s headline set after he performed his track called Madonna, which was released on his If You’re Reading This mixtape. She then sang Human Nature and Hung Up. And, not being one to make an appearance without attracting headlines, she then kissed Drake, A LOT, said the words “I’m Madonna” and walked off the stage. [BBC]
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Robbie Williams abandons basement plans to appease Jimmy Page –
Robbie Williams has scaled back plans to revamp his multi-million pound home following a public spat with neighbour Jimmy Page. The 41-year-old star has ditched the proposal for a two-storey basement extension under the garden and glass studio at the top of his house. The Take That singer angered the veteran rocker with ambitious proposals for the 46-room mansion, which was previously owned by the late film director Michael Winner. [Daily Telegraph]
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Marco Rubio ‘announces US presidential bid’ –
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has told donors that he will run for the Republican nomination for US president in 2016, US media report. Mr Rubio, 43, said on a conference call he was “uniquely qualified” to bring the party into the future. He is the third Republican to officially announce a candidacy after Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Mr Rubio is expected to make a formal announcement at a political rally in Miami later on Monday.
It comes a day after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would stand for the Democratic nomination. [BBC]
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Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, win University Challenge –
255-105: The Cambridge college beat Magdalen College, Oxford, in the BBC’s quick fire quiz’s grand final. Ted Loveday wearing a cream cable-nit jumper proved the star resulting in tweets like this-
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Winners of University Challenge (since revival in 1995 – Wikipedia)

Year Winners Runners-up
1995 Trinity College, Cambridge New College, Oxford
1996 Imperial College London London School of Economics
1997 Magdalen College, Oxford The Open University
1998 Magdalen College, Oxford Birkbeck, University of London
1999 The Open University Oriel College, Oxford
2000 University of Durham Oriel College, Oxford
2001 Imperial College London St John’s College, Oxford
2002 Somerville College, Oxford Imperial College London
2003 Birkbeck, University of London Cranfield University
2004 Magdalen College, Oxford Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
2005 Corpus Christi, Oxford University College London
2006 University of Manchester Trinity Hall, Cambridge
2007 University of Warwick University of Manchester
2008 Christ Church, Oxford University of Sheffield
2009 Corpus Christi, Oxford (Disqualified)* University of Manchester
2010 Emmanuel College, Cambridge St. John’s College, Oxford
2011 Magdalen College, Oxford University of York
2012 University of Manchester Pembroke College, Cambridge
2013 University of Manchester University College London
2014 Trinity College, Cambridge Somerville College, Oxford
2015 Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge Magdalen College, Oxford

* In 2009, Sam Kay, part of the team from Corpus Christi College, Oxford was accused of not being a student when the show was filmed. Kay, who had completed a chemistry degree the previous summer, had been planning to go on to study for a Doctor of Philosophy, but he did not have sufficient funding so dropped out. He then became an accountant. The team, whose captain Gail Trimble was dubbed the “human Google”, won the competition but were subsequently disqualified and the trophy was awarded to the runners-up, the University of Manchester.

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