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Grammy Award-winning rap and social media superstar Cardi B is coming to Indianapolis.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse officials announced Monday that Cardi will perform at the venue on July 30.
She’ll be joined by rappers Kevin Gates and Saweetie.
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Cardi B tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at BankersLifeFieldhouse.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The announcement comes on the heels of Cardi taking home the Grammy for Best Rap Album for her April 2018 release “Invasion of Privacy.” The album snagged a total of five nominations.
"Invasion of Privacy" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and landed at No. 6 on the year-end Billboard albums chart.
The Bronx native also made history throughout 2018. In July, she became the first solo female rapper to see two songs hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Like It” and “Bodak Yellow.”
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While another victory for Vladimir Putin in next month's Russian presidential election seems as inevitable as Manchester City lifting the Premier League trophy in May, there are seven other candidates vying for votes to prevent the 65-year-old from becoming the country's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin.
Mr Putin enjoys an approval rating of 80% and is expected to secure a fourth term with ease, having served two four-year terms between 2000 and 2008 and then reclaiming the top job in 2012 after a stint as prime minister - and he only took that role due to legal limits over consecutive presidential terms.
So who would be brave enough to go up against him in the race to the Kremlin? Who could believe they stand a chance of a shock victory on 18 March? Sky News takes a look at the contenders who think they have what it takes.
The 2018 presidential election marks a return to politics for Mr Baburin, 59, who took a break from public life after failing to make it into parliament in 2007.
His return comes almost three decades after he last played a prominent role in Russian politics - he opposed the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 and led a parliamentary rebellion against then-president Boris Yeltsin in 1993.
After that the legal expert spent several stints in parliament before he left in 2007, after which he went on to become the head of a university in Moscow.
He was nominated for the 2018 race by fringe nationalist party the Russian All-People's Union.
Trained engineer Mr Suraikin has been nominated by the Communists of Russia party, which casts itself as a viable alternative to the main Communist Party.
Mr Suraikin does not have much political experience, having endured an unsuccessful campaign to become governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region in 2014. He received just 2% of the vote.
The 39-year-old has had some luck running a small computer business, though.
Mr Zhirinovsky, nominated by the ultra-nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, is running against Mr Putin despite steadfastly supporting him and his party in parliament over the years.
He is a controversial figure thanks to a series of xenophobic statements, allegations that he incites political violence, and apparent animal cruelty.
During the 2012 presidential election, in which he won 6% of the vote, the 71-year-old released a short video online in which he rode a sleigh harnessed by a donkey, which he whipped aggressively to have it pull him through the snow.
"This little wretched donkey is the symbol of Russia," he said in the clip, which angered animal rights group PETA.
This election marks the first time 57-year-old Mr Titov has run for president, having been nominated by the pro-business conservative Party of Growth.
He is a strong advocate for businesses, having enjoyed a successful career dealing in chemicals and fertilisers, and he has campaigned on creating a more favourable environment for firms across the country.
It has been predicted that he will only garner around 1.5% of the vote.
Ms Sobchak is the only woman running in the presidential election and is well known in Russia as a celebrated TV host.
The 36-year-old - named as the 10th highest paid celebrity in Russia by Forbes in 2017 - says she has grown tired of Mr Putin and his familiar challengers and is keen to see liberal changes in Russian politics.
She announced her candidacy as an independent in a YouTube video in October, but she was later named as the nomination for the People's Freedom Party.
Ms Sobchak has been tipped to do relatively well with voters and increase turnout, but analysts have predicted that she will likely help split the liberal vote and inadvertently make Mr Putin's victory look all the more comprehensive.
Mr Grudinin is the candidate of the Communist Party, despite being a wealthy business owner who is openly proud of his riches.
The 57-year-old is a millionaire, having amassed his wealth by serving as the director of a successful strawberry farm, and until 2010 was a member of United Russia - the main Kremlin party.
But he has been openly critical of Russia's current political and economic system, although he has avoided publicly criticising Mr Putin.
His surprise nomination has been seen as an attempt by the Communist Party to broaden its appeal beyond old voters harbouring nostalgia for the Soviet Union.
Mr Yavlinsky has run against Mr Putin before, back in 2000, when he garnered around 6% of the vote.
Since then he has denounced the Kremlin's policies and regularly criticised the president, calling for more political freedoms for the country's people and a more liberal economy.
He considers himself an economic expert and is popular among middle-aged and elderly liberal voters in big Russian cities, but overall his support base is small.
In 2012, his application to run for president was rejected because he did not garner enough signatures. He is running for the party he founded, Yabloko.
Wait... where's Alexei Navalny?
He may be the most renowned and vocal critic of Mr Putin, but Mr Navalny is not going up against him in the election because he has been barred from running.
Russia's central election commission said he could not run because of a suspended prison sentence for fraud, but thousands still turned out to endorse him for the presidency during demonstrations across the country in December.
Thousands of the 41-year-old's supporters gathered in Moscow to rally against Mr Putin's regime in January, calling on voters to boycott what they believe will be a rigged presidential election.
The Munsters' Beverley Owen, who originated the role of Marilyn, dies age 81 from ovarian cancer
Owen (born Ogg) passed away peacefully last Thursday while surrounded by friends and family at her home in Vermont, according to TMZ.
Beverley originated the role of Marilyn Munster - the 'ugly' teenage niece of Frankenstein and a female vampire with a werewolf for a cousin - in the first season of the CBS sitcom.
Rest in peace: The Munsters actress Beverley Owen died, age 81, last Thursday at her Vermont home following a two-year battle with ovarian cancer
'Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us,' Butch Patrick - who played Eddie Munster - wrote on Facebook Sunday.
'What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes.'
The Iowa-born blonde quit The Munsters to wed Sesame Street director Jon Stone, with whom she had daughters Polly and Kate, and Pat Priest took over the role of Marilyn.
The outcast: Beverley originated the role of Marilyn Munster - the 'ugly' teenage niece of Frankenstein and a female vampire with a werewolf for a cousin - in the CBS sitcom
Butch Patrick - who played Eddie Munster - wrote on Facebook Sunday: 'Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us. What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes'
Replaced: Owen quit The Munsters to wed Sesame Street director Jon Stone, with whom she had daughters Polly and Kate, and Pat Priest (pictured) took over the role of Marilyn
Also earned a master's degree: The Iowa-born blonde also acted in the 1964 western Bullet for a Badman, NBC soap opera Another World, CBS soap opera As the World Turns, and NBC's The Virginian (pictured with her Munster castmates in 1987)
Owen divorced Stone in 1974 after a decade of marriage and she reportedly went on to earn her master's degree in early American history in 1989.
Beverley also acted in the 1964 western Bullet for a Badman, NBC soap opera Another World, CBS soap opera As the World Turns, and NBC's The Virginian.
Fans can catch Patrick and Priest in person at the Texas Pinball Festival happening March 22-24 at the Frisco Convention Center.
Convention alert! Fans can catch Patrick and Priest in person at the Texas Pinball Festival happening March 22-24 in Frisco
In his first match since losing at the Australian Open, Federer made the perfect start by breaking Kohlschreiber's serve at the start and he held on to take the set 6-4.
But Kohlschreiber hit back at the beginning of the second set by breaking Federer early on and after trading breaks then held on to his serve in a nine-minute game and the 35-year-old took the set 6-3.
Then in the deciding set, Federer lifted his level, racing away from his opponent with two breaks of serve to win in one hour and 35 minutes.
Roger Federer is into the second round in Dubai
ROGER FEDERER VS PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER LIVE
Kohlschreiber just wide with a forehand 15-0. Federer volley winner 30-0. Kohlschreiber backhand long 40-0.
Federer ace. GAME SET MATCH.
Federer moves through to the second round after a slight scare.
Federer 6-4 3-6 5-1 Kohlschreiber*
Wild backhand from Kohlschreiber to start the game. Then Federer does similar with a forehand.
15-30 as Kohlschreiber goes long with a forehand. Stunning angled volley from Kohlschreiber levels the game.
Break point Federer. And ANOTHER wonderful angled flick from Kohlschreiber. The German really has played some great shots today.
Longest rally of the match, 19 shots, ends with Federer getting a second chance to break.
And he gets it when a fierce backhand forces a volley error from Kohlschreiber. Federer to serve for the match.
*Federer 6-4 3-6 4-1 Kohlschreiber
Another love game for Federer. Two in a row. Sixth of the match.
Federer 6-4 3-6 3-1 Kohlschreiber*
Federer has definitely lifted his game in this set. A greater sense of urgency about him.
But Kohlschreiber keeps himself in the set with a good hold.
*Federer 6-4 3-6 3-0 Kohlschreiber
Perfect from the world number seven as he holds to love with an ace down the T.
Federer 6-4 3-6 2-0 Kohlschreiber*
Kohlschreiber starts the game with a double fault. But Federer goes long with a backhand return. And another goes well wide.
Kohlschreiber goes 40-30 ahead but a brilliant Federer drop shot makes it deuce.
Another poor return from Federer, his 21st of the match. Advantage Kohlschreiber.
Back to deuce after a much better backhand return. Break point Federer after good defence keeps him in the point.
And the Swiss breaks through to take an early lead.
*Federer 6-4 3-6 1-0 Kohlschreiber
Federer goes on the offensive and holds to 15.
Kohlschreiber will want to make a good start in his service game.
Roger Federer is the second seed in Dubai
Federer 6-4 3-6 Kohlschreiber*
Good return from Federer forces an error and makes it 15-15.
Federer is not happy after a line call was overruled. But the Swiss makes it 30-30. Big point coming up.
Federer's backhand return goes well wide. Poor. Set point Kohlschreiber.
Federer dominates the point and puts away a volley. Deuce. Double fault Kohlschreiber. Break point.
Kohlschreiber attacks Federer's backhand and gets the error. Deuce. Second double of the game from Kohlschreiber. Another break point.
Wow, second serve ace from Kohlschreiber. Deuce. Federer goes wide with a backhand return. Set point.
Federer forehand winner. Deuce. Federer backhand clips the net and drops on Kohlschreiber's side. The German then cracks his racket on the court. Third break point.
Federer backhand return long. Deuce. Another backhand goes wide and it's a fourth set point. Extremely windy conditions.
And Kohlschreiber keeps his nerve to put away a forehand and take the set after 40 minutes.
Into a decider we go...
Roger Federer hits a serve against Philipp Kohlschreiber
Federer* 6-4 3-5 Kohlschreiber
Federer races 40-0 ahead. But a double fault makes it 40-30.
However he responds with a vintage forehand winner cross court.
Pressure on Kohlschreiber now...
Federer 6-4 2-5 Kohlschreiber*
Terrific forehand down the line makes it 30-15 for Kohlschreiber.
And another gives him two game points. Federer then misses a straight forward forehand and Kohlschreiber is just a game away from the set.
*Federer 6-4 2-4 Kohlschreiber
Sweet pass from Kohlschreiber to start the game. And a 16th backhand unforced error by Federer makes it 0-30.
Federer puts a backhand into the net and it’s 15-40.
Magnificent Kohlschreiber forehand return stuns Federer and the German breaks again.
Federer 6-4 2-3 Kohlschreiber*
Better from Federer on the return and he gets to 0-30.
And the point of the match sees Kohlschreiber bring it back to 30-30.
Break point Federer after a bizarre dropshot from Kohlschreiber.
And we’re back on serve as Kohlschreiber goes wide with a forehand. A little shake of the fist from Federer as he walks to his chair.
*Federer 6-4 1-3 Kohlschreiber
Kohlschreiber tries to lob Federer again but the Swiss is equal to it on this occasion.
A Kohlschreiber backhand return long makes it 40-0. And Federer holds in just 62 seconds.
Federer 6-4 0-3 Kohlschreiber*
Too many errors coming from the racket of Federer. And it allows Kohlschreiber to consolidate the break quickly.
Roger Federer in action during his first round match
*Federer 6-4 0-2 Kohlschreiber
Stunning lob from Kohlschreiber completely deceives Federer. And he stays on the front foot to get a break point.
And Kohlschreiber gets the early break as Federer goes well wide with a forehand. Complete reversal from the first set
Federer 6-4 0-1 Kohlschreiber*
Better start for Kohlschreiber as he moves 40-15 ahead. But Federer pegs him back to deuce.
Federer backhand into the net gives Kohlschreiber game point and he finishes the game at the net with a sharp volley.
*Federer 6-4 Kohlschreiber
Kohlschreiber gets the opening point of the game but Federer hits back with his second set of the match.
Federer goes wide with a forehand but Kohlschreiber put a return into the net. 30-30.
Gorgeous backhand down the line gives Federer set point.
A lovely point from Kohlschreiber ends with a cute drop volley. Deuce.
A third ace brings up set point and a fourth clinches the set. 30 minutes gone. Federer in front.
Federer 5-4 Kohlschreiber*
Federer might be looking good on serve but he's struggled to make any inroads on Kohlschreiber's on the return since breaking in the opening game.
Nevertheless, the Swiss will serve for the set after the changeover.
Philipp Kohlschreiber in action against Roger Federer
Federer* 5-3 Kohlschreiber
Federer wins a challenge on the opening point and strolls through the rest of the game for his third love hold of the match.
Very comfortable on serve so far.
Federer 4-3 Kohlschreiber*
A Kohlschreiber forehand goes long to make it 30-30. But two errors from Federer's backhand side on the return gives Kohlschreiber the game.
*Federer 4-2 Kohlschreiber
Forehand winner from Federer to start the game. And he holds comfortably again to maintain his lead.
Federer 3-2 Kohlschreiber*
Kohlschreiber holds to 15 and keeps himself just a break down so far.
*Federer 3-1 Kohlschreiber
Windy conditions in Dubai as a towel blows onto the court. Another put away smash puts Federer 30-15 ahead. But his first double fault levels the game.
Another double fault hands Kohlschreiber a break point but Federer brings it back to deuce with a big wide serve.
A brilliant low volley from Federer puts Kohlschreiber on the back foot and he goes long to fall 3-1 down.
Federer 2-1 Kohlschreiber*
Kohlschreiber finally gets on the board as he holds to love.
*Federer 2-0 Kohlschreiber
Bit of fortune for Federer as his volley clips the net and drops in. An easy smash makes it 30-0.
And in around a minute the game is over when Kohlschreiber puts a backhand wide.
Ominous start from Federer.
Federer 1-0 Kohlschreiber*
A 152km/h forehand winner on the run followed by another winner gives Federer a 15-30 lead.
Break point Federer as he flicks a backhand down the line. And he gets the game after a wild forehand goes wide.
Roger Federer and Philipp Kohlschreiber poses for photos before the match
15:06: Federer wins the toss and elects to receive first. Usually, he chooses to serve first after winning the toss. Hmmmmmm...
15:03: The players walk onto court and unsurprisingly Federer is given a huge ovation from the fans.
14:45: Four matches have already finished today in Dubai and there have been a couple of shocks with Milos Raonic and Karen Khachanov crashing out.
14.30: Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Roger Federer's first-round clash against German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the Dubai Tennis Championships.
This is Federer's first match since he was beaten in the Australian Open four weeks ago.
Since then, the Swiss star has slipped to seventh in the world. But he should be confident about a win today, having beaten Kohlschreiber on 13 occasions.
Play in Dubai gets underway at around 3pm (GMT).
Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard launch affordable baby product line for Walmart
Michigan natives and Hollywood power couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were on the "Today" show this morning to talk about their new business, but ended up talking about much more.
Married since 2013, how do they make it work? The pair joked it helps to not see one another.
"Well we spend 11 months of the year apart," Shepard said. "I haven't seen her since July 4."
"July 3," Bell cut in. "The night of July 3."
They finish each others sentences. Adorbs.
They talked about how they met. At a Red Wings, L.A. Kings hockey game. Adorbs.
Bell, originally from Huntington Woods, can be seen in "The Good Place" on NBC and on its third season. Shepard, from Milford, will soon be seen in ABC's "Bless This Mess" with actress Lake Bell.
The couple is #relationshipgoals.
"For me it's very important that we lead honestly and say it's a lot of hard work and here's an example of how it can be done," Bell said.
"It makes me nervous because I don't want to perpetuate the myth that you are going to bump into somebody at the Gap and that person is going to fill your missing piece and there is no work and now it's off to a happily ever after," Shepard said. "I just want everyone to know, like, this was a lot of work to get to this point."
Going beyond life partners, the adorable duo recently decided to go into business together, launching a line of products for Walmart named Hello Bello.
"We've now been researching children for 5½ years at our house," Shepard joked.
"We have two test subjects," Bell added referring to their two daughters.
"And my wife is meticulous of about what goes on our baby and what goes in our babies," Shepard said.
"Near our babies," Bell quipped.
"We had access to everything under the sun and we felt like it wasn't fair that our relatives in Michigan didn't have the same access and it wasn't affordable," Shepard said.
The couple approached Walmart to create the organic products so it would be affordable and available nationwide.
"A lot of people and I mean a lot of people in this country have to choose between what's good for for their baby or what's good for their budget. And we just generally didn't think that was very fair," Bell said.
What's in the product line? Diapers, wipes, sunblock, "fully organic" bug spray, "lotions and potions," bubble bath, shampoo and body wash.
"The price point is about a third less than other premium products," Bell said.
Speaking of kids, how are their children?
"They are so annoying," Bell said. "They have become impossible to parent in a great way."
"In a rewarding way," Shepard interjected.
"Because they have figured out how to defend each other," Bell said.
The couple is fiercely protective of their children and keeping their privacy, they have never shown their faces on social media or revealed their names or ages.
Makes us love them even more than we already do.
Twitter: Brian Lawton has stated that it is a possibility that the Winnipeg Jets are shopping Patrick Laine.
Like the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Winnipeg Jets are in a cap crunch and they might not be able to sign Laine if they want to re-sign other players on the team.
Lawton states, “hearing some really big names floating around out there today. A number of clubs have called the Winnipeg Jets about the moonshot of is Patrick Laine a guy they would consider moving? Believed the phone was not hung up………… ”
WILL MARK STONE BE TRADED OR RE-SIGN WITH THE OTTAWA SENATORS?
Though teams have grumbled about the high asking price from Dorion, league sources told the Ottawa Sun there’s likely as many as eight contenders are making a serious pitch for a guy who can help a contender at both ends of the ice.
The Winnipeg Jets, Vegas Golden Knights and Boston Bruins are among the teams that are believed to have made a strong push for Stone. The Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators are also believed to have held talks, but may not want to give up what the Senators are demanding in return.
Though the Jets have been the most aggressive team in pursuit of Stone, it’s believed the Knights have made a late push. There has been talk they don’t want to give up everything Ottawa wants in return but he’s a big piece and could be a difference-maker down the stretch for any contender.
Only the Kardashians would have a family reunion at Hollywood’s most glamorous night.
Each were dressed to the nines for the occasion. Caitlyn, 69, wore a short gold sequin dress with flowing sleeves. She paired the look white pumps, and kept her brown locks down.
Daughter Kendall, 23, also wore her hair down in flowing beach curls — and like her dad, showed some leg in a sequin number. Her outfit featured a high-cut leotard with fringe details on her hips, and long panels of sequin fabric covering her front and rear. The gown’s top was backless, and featured a cutout detail that highlighted Kendall’s fit frame. She added long matching earrings top it off, and black strappy sandals.
Other celebrities to walk the carpet included Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara, Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Selma Blair, America Ferrera, Jon Hamm, Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Ashlee Simpson, Evan Ross, Diana Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Joining Caitlyn at the event was pal Sophia Hutchins, who wore a sheer black long-sleeve mermaid-cut gown over a fitted lace black bodysuit. The 22-year-old kept her long blonde hair off her face in a ponytail.
Earlier in the evening, Caitlyn and Hutchins watched the 91st annual Academy Awards at the 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party (sponsored by IMDb and Neuro Drinks) in West Hollywood, where they posed together on the red carpet and were photographed inside sitting next to each other.
In addition to Kendall, Caitlyn — who publicly came out as transgender in 2015 — is dad to son Burt, 40, and daughter Cassandra, 38, with ex-wife Chrystie Crownover; sons Brandon, 37, and Brody, 35, with ex-wife Linda Thompson; and daughter Kylie, 21, (who, like Kendall, he shares with ex-wife Kris Jenner).
All that seems to be in the past now. During a January appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the Kardashian sisters revealed that they’ve patched things up with Caitlyn — and even spent the holidays with her.
“Yeah, we saw her on Christmas Eve,” Kim said. Kourtney added, “I saw her on Christmas.”
“It’s like, new year, drama free. That’s like our motto this year,” said Kim, with Khloé noting, “Let go and let’s just be in love.”
Back in December, Caitlyn appeared on WE tv’s Real Love: Relationship Reality TV’s Past, Present & Future panel in Los Angeles, where she said she was proud of all of her kids — and that her relationship “is still good with all of them.”
“Kimberly has been out there and she’s extremely smart — all my kids [are],” Caitlyn continued. “I have 10 kids and 14 grandchildren. All my kids have done so extremely well. The ones you don’t even see on camera are very successful. I’m so proud of my family. … They are very entrepreneurial. All of them. They’ve done very well for themselves. They’ve used their celebrity status and the show to build businesses to be out there in the marketplace.”
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