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Julia Roberts role in Wonder left her 'speechless'

Julia Roberts says “she’s speechless” about the character behind her latest role in Wonder – the mother of a boy with a rare congenital condition that has affected the way his face is formed. The film, out on Friday, is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by R J Palacio, and follows Auggie’s journey as he takes the difficult step of his first year at school. “For me, when I read the book, I thought it was so special, so incredible the way she had crafted the…

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'One of best I've ever scored' – Rooney wonder goal as Everton thrash West Ham

Wayne Rooney scored a stunning goal from his own half to complete a hat-trick as Everton thrashed West Ham in front of incoming manager Sam Allardyce. The Merseysiders moved up four places to 13th in the table as Rooney latched onto Joe Hart’s scrambled clearance and powered a half-volley beyond the stranded England goalkeeper and into the empty net. “It was one of the best goals I’ve ever scored,” he said. “I hit it as well as I’ve ever hit a football. To make it my first Everton hat-trick was…

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Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Barnsley: Tykes earn point thanks to Harvey Barnes wonder goal

Harvey Barnes scored a superb goal for Barnsley to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship. Both sides had won only one of their previous five games and they could not be separated as Barnsley ended a run of three straight defeats at Hillsborough. The Owls stay in the bottom half of the table with the result heaping more pressure on boss Carlos Carvalhal. Sheffield Wednesday started the match brightly with more possession and took the lead through Adam…

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Lynda Carter tells James Cameron: 'Stop dissing' Wonder Woman

Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s, has hit back at Avatar director James Cameron’s criticism of the recent hit movie reboot. The actress told him to stop his “thuggish jabs” at the new film, which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot. Cameron has repeatedly described it as a “step backwards” in the portrayal of strong female characters. He told Hollywood Reporter that Gadot’s character was “drop-dead gorgeous… to me that’s not breaking ground”. It followed his saying in August that Wonder Woman was “an objectified icon”. The film’s…

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James Cameron isn't a fan of 'gorgeous' Wonder Woman

Avatar director James Cameron has launched more criticism at the recent Wonder Woman reboot, saying: “She’s absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. To me, that’s not breaking ground.” He told Hollywood Reporter: “She was Miss Israel, and she was wearing a kind of bustier costume that was very form-fitting. “They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the ’60s.” He said in August that its star Gal Gadot played “an objectified icon”. But the film’s director Patty Jenkins hit back, saying “there is no right or wrong kind of powerful woman”. She…

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'It's Ben Woodburn's world and we're all just living in it' – Fans react to Welsh wonder kid's cameo appearance

The 17-year-old is surely catching the attention of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Ben Woodburn is loving life right about now. The 17-year-old Wales wonder kid helped his country secure a potentially crucial win in their quest to qualify for the World Cup with a stunning cameo appearance against Moldova. Woodburn stepped off the bench to secure victory against Austria on Monday night and it was his introduction again that inspired the Dragons to three points in Group D. Liverpool may be fully stocked with attacking talent,…

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