Brandi Glanville Says She's Dating a Waiter 10 Years Younger Than Her: 'He's Really Good in Bed'

Brandi Glanville has a new “man toy” in her life.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alumna recently revealed that she is dating a French man who is 10 years her junior. But while she’s enjoying the romance, she isn’t ready to put any official title on the fling.

“I would not say that he’s a boyfriend, because I don’t like that word, number one,” Glanville, 46, said on Bravo’s RHOBH After Show. “Number two, I don’t want him to think I like him that much.”

Although she didn’t reveal the man’s identity, she did disclose some personal details about him.

“Number three, I don’t know. He’s 10 years younger than me and he’s a waiter, so it’s just not the best fit right now,” Glanville explained.

Still, she can’t deny their sexual chemistry.

“But he does have a huge penis and he’s really good in bed. And half the time I don’t understand what he’s saying, so we get along perfectly,” she said.

And he seems to feel the same way about her.

“He’s like, ‘Oh I like you because you’re so spicy.’ And I tell him to be quiet all the time and he doesn’t care. He walks my dogs. It’s amazing,” she said.

When the interviewer referred to the man as a “boy toy,” Glanville corrected him and suggested a different title: “But he’s 35. He’s a man toy.”

Glanville, who shares two sons — Jake, 12, and Mason, 15 — with ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, certainly doesn’t shy away from discussing her dating life.

“I’ve met some great men, I’ve met a lot of not-so-great ones,” Glanville told PEOPLE in 2014. “I’m learning as I go.”

She also admitted that she’s made some blunders in the dating department.

“I made rules for myself that I’ve broken,” she said. “[After my divorce], I said, ‘No actors and no professional athletes,’ and of course I went right back to it. I’m always attracted to the hottest boy in the room, and that never works out.”

She added, “In this town, being over 40 with two kids, that’s a scary thing to say. It takes a really strong man to put up with me, my baggage and the show.”

After overcoming the pain of her divorce, Glanville said, “It’s hard for me to take the leap of trust. I’m a little bit tough because I can’t afford to get my heart broken. When I do bring someone to meet [my sons], it’s going to be for good.”

And despite the fact that she hopes to meet a man to “complete my little family,” Glanville insisted she will never settle. “I’d rather grow alone with my girlfriends than with someone I’m not in love with.”

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Inside Hoda Kotb and Joel Schiffman’s relationship


Joel met Hoda at a book signing. After a string of uninterested Wall Street types brushed her and her book off, Joel came up and asked her to sign his copy. After that, a contact from the event reached out to Joel, and the romance unfurled from there.

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At the start of their relationship, the two kept things under wraps. But when photos emerged of Joel, the jig was up. Hoda made light of the reveal on “Today,” saying, “I feel some relief. I talked to him this morning and he said, ‘Who cares? Who cares!'”

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Two two have both been married before. Joel shares a grown daughter with his ex-wife, while Hoda was married to tennis coach Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2008.

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When asked on “WWHL” if the two were ever going to get married, Hoda responded that, “I’m going to be with Joel until my last breath — I know that.” She then compared their relationship vibe to that of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s.

When the couple began to take the next step by moving in together, Hoda couldn’t keep her true desires a secret any more. She told Wendy Williams,”I cannot move in with him unless he knows that I have this feeling inside I can’t push down anymore. I want to be a mom.” Hoda presented the idea to him, and the two began the adoption process shortly after.

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In February of 2017, the couple welcomed an adopted baby girl named Haley Joy. Hoda told People that she left Joel’s name off the adoption papers to simplify the process, but she later told Wendy Williams, “He’s the father.”

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Hoda described Joel to Wendy Williams as “The finest man I’ve ever met… he’s everything.” And she and Haley seems to be celebrating him as such.

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In April of 2019, Hoda and Joel surprised the world again by announcing that they had adopted a second daughter named Hope Catherine. Hoda told “Entertainment Tonight,” “We like the idea of Haley [having] a sibling because she has had such interesting circumstances to grow up. So it would be nice to be able to share it with somebody.”

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The couple seems to be happier than ever, regularly posting their family moments on social media and gushing about their newest addition on the “Today” show. Hoda is currently on maternity leave from the show and embracing her new chapter with Joel, Haley and Hope.

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N.B. man charged after allegedly striking RCMP cruiser, fleeing

A 23-year-old man is facing several charges after he allegedly struck an RCMP cruiser with his vehicle, then ran away in northeastern New Brunswick on Monday.

Tracadie RCMP say at around 9 p.m., several motorists on Highway 11 reported seeing a vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and passing cars illegally.

Police located the vehicle and tried several times to pull over the vehicle with no success.

After deploying a spike belt, police say the vehicle struck an RCMP cruiser, kept going, then hit a fence and came to a stop.

The driver then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

Tommy Comeau of Brantville, N.B., man was arrested a short time later and charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, impaired driving, assault with a weapon (the motor vehicle), refusal to comply with a demand for a breath sample, and two counts of resisting arrest.

He is also facing five violations under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act.

Comeau appeared in Miramichi provincial court on Tuesday to face the charges. He remains in custody and is scheduled to return to court on June 10 for a bail hearing.

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Winning live performances

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BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 4

CHOPIN SONATA NO. 2/BALLADE NO. 4

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When 20-year-old Eric Lu was awarded first prize at the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition, he became the first ethnic Chinese pianist to do so and the first American to win the Leeds since Murray Perahia in 1972.

Lu’s debut CD recording, a useful calling card, comprises performances from the heat of competition. While without the absolute perfection of recording studio sessions, these are very good live readings of popular works that can fully withstand repeated listens.

Chopin’s Fourth Ballade builds majestically to an impassioned climax and unwinds with a fiery coda which simply sizzles. Equally trenchant is Lu’s view of Chopin’s Second Sonata, also known as the “Funeral March” Sonata. He never lets the tension sag, even in the eponymous slow movement, where true pathos emerges poignantly.

One cannot imagine Lu to have performed Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto In G Major many times prior to this, but he already sounds like a seasoned veteran alongside the Halle Orchestra.

The piano’s opening solo chords are taken with a clear sense of purpose and the barnstorming outer movements are robustly held together.

The conversation with orchestral strings in the “Orpheus taming the Furies” episode of the slow movement is rapt, little wonder he was voted to win the Orchestra Prize outright.

Lu replaces an indisposed Martha Argerich at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra concert at the Esplanade on Friday evening, performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. Try not to miss this.

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James Corden Gets Honest About His Future at The Late Late Show

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Late-night television without James Corden?!

It’s a thought many pop culture fans don’t even want to think about. After all, there’s only one show that can perfect Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts. Oh, and don’t get us started on Carpool Karaoke.

But while sitting down with Howard Stern for his SiriusXM show, the host of The Late Late Show opened up about his mindset when determining how long the show will go on.

“I just have to physically think about what I want to do really. That’s it. That’s mainly it,” James shared with the radio host before discussing other interests like writing and hosting award shows like the Tonys and Grammys.

“Do you remember when David Letterman announced he was stepping down? He said, ‘I told myself that the day I got bored of this job, a decade later I’d retire,'” James recalled. “Which is just a brilliant line. And what I don’t want to do, what I never want to do is get to a point where it’s just like, ugh I’m still doing this. I just always want it to be alive and I would hope the trick is to go, you know, I never got bored of it. I never got bored of it and I did it for absolutely the right amount of time and it was a kind of a punk move when I decided to do it and I wonder what the next punk move might be.”

Ultimately, James made it clear that there isn’t an immediate desire to end The Late Late Show. After all, the show has never been better—and bigger.

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“I do feel like there’s still some life in our show to be explored. I feel like we’ve got to a point now where we can get guests to come and do things and I’m like, we’re in a real sweet spot,” James shared. “So it would be, I think it would be silly to stop now. I really think that would be silly.”

And when discussing the future of his career, James couldn’t help but express the importance of time. For the television host, it’s important to have plenty of time for family.

“Time is the key. And is there time, can I carve out time to perhaps do other stuff and still have vacations with my children, which I consider to be unbelievably important,” James shared. “But is there a world in which I can have time where I’m perhaps not on as much where I would be able to do something else should that opportunity come my way.”

The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:37 a.m. on CBS.

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An LA real-estate broker with $5 billion in sales reveals how she sells mega-mansions in a city overflowing with them, from energy cleansing to unveiling a home like a movie premiere

  • Los Angeles has a surplus of mega-mansions and not enough buyers,Katherine Clarke reported for The Wall Street Journal.
  • To get them off the market, real-estate agents and developers are throwing lavish, themed parties to attract buyers and offering $100 million price cuts, or putting homes up for rent instead, as Business Insider’s Hillary Hoffower reported.
  • LA-based broker Rayni Williams told Business Insider about her strategies for selling luxury homes in a city full of them, from “energy cleansings” to unveiling a home like a “movie premiere.”
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As more and more mega-mansions hit the market in Los Angeles, real-estate agents and developers are forced to get increasingly creative to generate sales in a buyer’s market.

Brokers are turning to lavish, themed parties and $100 million price cuts in order to get the extravagant mansions off the market, as Business Insider’s Hillary Hoffower recently reported. Or they’re putting them up for rent instead.

“The problem in this market that we’re currently facing is that because there is oversaturation, what happens is, if you’re a buyer and you tell your agent you want to see everything from $20 to $40 million, there’s a lot of options,”Rayni Williams, a broker at Hilton & Hyland with more than $5 billion in career sales, recently told Business Insider.

With so much choice, buyers don’t feel an “urgency” to make an offer, she added.

In an interview with Business Insider, Williams, who works with her husband,Branden Williams, explained how they “create urgency” and sell multimillion-dollar luxury homes, even amid a surplus of ultra-luxe mega-mansions in Los Angeles.

Step one: Think of the home as a movie premiere

The first thing they do is a strategic unveiling of the home.

“It’s a lot like a movie premiere,” Williams said. “There’s buzz and then there’s one fell swoop of an unveiling.”

Sometimes, this means throwing an outrageous, super-exclusive party, often with the help of publicist Alexander Ali, founder of The Society Group.

In February 2019, about 500 guests were invited to a mysterious bash at the $55 million mansion of developer Nile Niami, where they found aquatic performers, virtual reality experiences, anedibles bar and, apparently, a camel.

The event didattract a potential buyer, Williams told The Hollywood Reporter.

The Williamses strategically unveil their listings like “movie premieres.”The Society Group

Other events are more family-friendly, such as having children’s movie nights in the movie theater of a $150 million home or inviting influencers to a mansion to attend a yoga class taught by a celebrity instructor.

“If you do the proper unveiling, you’ll always get the action in the beginning,” Williams said.

But if that doesn’t work, or if a home requires rebranding after sitting on the market for too long, Williams turns to other strategies.

Step two: Change the energy in the home

For a home on Oriole Way that the Williamses took on as a listing after it sat on the market for a year, they started by changing the energy.

“First of all, we did an energy cleansing of the house where we took out all the bad energy,” she said. “We crystallized it with geodes that brought in great energy. We pumped through beautiful music in the sound system to get it happy and make this beautiful warm setting.”

Williams did an “energy cleansing” at an LA home after it sat on the market for a year.Williams & Williams

They also shot a mini-movie on the property with a slumber party theme to try to turn the “masculine vibe” into a more “feminine energy,” according to Williams.

The film went viral, prompting a flurry of media attention, and the home sold for $27 million, 45 days after Williams put it on the market for $27.95 million, she said.

Los Angeles is not the only luxury market that’s struggling

While some real-estate brokers and developers may be seeing some success with their increasingly experimental tactics for selling mansions, luxury real-estate markets in other affluent communities across the country are facing similar troubles.

In the Hamptons,Donald Trump’s 2016 federal tax reform is taking a serious toll on the high-end real-estate market. Home prices are plummeting andproperties are sitting on the market for months, The New York Times recently reported.

Hamptons home sales are at their lowest levels in seven years, Business Insider’s Gina Heeb reported.

And in Greenwich, Connecticut, one of America’ wealthiest cities that’s been dubbed the “hedge fund capital,”people aren’t buying sprawling mansions like they used to.

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Hollywood’s Georgia Abortion Conundrum: Boycott Or Court Battle?

Hollywood is clearly up in arms over the “fetal heartbeat” bill signed into law last month by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Should the town use the threat of a mass exodus from the film and TV location-friendly state that would decimate Georgia’s thriving production industry, or put Hollywood muscle and money into funding the inevitable legal battle that the ACLU will wage by late summer or early fall to head off the law being enacted next January?

Peter Chernin, long considered a voice of reason in town — he was one of the moguls who worked behind the scenes to end the last crippling writers strike — believes clearly in the legal fight. In an email he wrote with his Chernin Entertainment lieutenant Jenno Topping (read the full missive below) and circulated earlier this week, Chernin challenged Hollywood moguls to contribute $15 million for the ACLU legal battle, seeding the effort with $1 million.

Chernin and his wife Megan set the stage for this last month when they arranged a meet-and-greet at their home May 16 with Louise Melling, the ACLU’s Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty. Chernin has set a July 1 date for these funds to be secured for the ACLU.

Meanwhile, Netflix, Disney, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, AMC, Sony, CBS and Viacom have stopped short of an exodus, but all have publicly questioned whether they will remain in Georgia long term if that bill becomes law and bans abortions at six weeks — some women aren’t aware they are pregnant at that point — and creates criminal penalties for doctors who perform those procedures. Georgia has become an important Hollywood production hub, with 455 productions, enticed by a 20% tax credit that has helped build a production business worth in excess of a reported $9.5 billion.

Many of the showrunners and heavyweight producers and filmmakers with shows and movies in production or about to start were caught flat-footed. They will personally protest, several said, but keep their planned productions in place, probably because it was too late to make other plans. That included Chernin-produced productions Fear Street, based on the novels by R.L. Stine, and P-Valley. JJ Abrams and Jordan Peele were the first to step up monetarily. They are keeping their HBO series Lovecraft Country in Georgia, but pledged the profits from the show to fight the law.

Some believe that the Georgia law and others like it that are coming from conservative states are partly designed to create test cases for a Supreme Court that has been moving toward a conservative bent after President Trump’s appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the bench. The fear is this will lead to rollbacks on groundbreaking women’s rights cases like Roe V. Wade. So clearly, this is an issue Hollywood is taking seriously.

Will a production boycott help exert financial leverage, or will it merely crush the industry professionals and crews there, who’ll have to move where the work is? And will it harden the hearts of Georgia pols and constituents and create resentment toward a liberal Hollywood establishment that potential Democratic presidential candidates are right now hitting up for campaign funding?

The Key To George Clooney’s Sultan Of Brunei Boycott

While it was a completely different battle, George Clooney just spearhead a boycott of the Sultan of Brunei’s 5-star hotels around the world — including the historic Beverly Hills and Bel-Air hotels — that resulted in the Sultan backpedaling on Brunei’s embrace of cruel death penalty laws for those engaging in gay sexual acts. Clooney wrote two guest columns on Deadline to launch his case for boycott.

Did pressing Hollywood to find other hotels for their meals and meetings really create enough pressure to prod the Sultan of Brunei to rethink laws that Clooney feared could be adopted in neighboring countries? The simple answer is, not exactly. This is the second time the Sultan’s Hollywood-based hotels were targeted in recent years, and the first one petered out with many feeling that the Sultan was indifferent and the only ones who suffered were waiters, car parkers and other hotel staff.

In an upcoming interview with Clooney for Deadline’s Emmy-season magazine Awardsline for Catch-22, Clooney laid out a strategy that was far more complex than a simple boycott. The campaigns are different here, but the resourcefulness is something Hollywood ought to consider on this battleground over women’s rights and abortion.

While he believes the call for boycott did create pressure by placing a spotlight on the possible results of draconian laws that could have legalized the murder of Brunei’s LGBTQ citizens, Clooney said that “More important is what you do with that awareness. I have a foundation called The Sentry, and we chase warlords. The way it started is, we used to try to shame them, catch them doing bad things. You can’t shame them. You realize that, after you get them on the front page of The New York Times and nobody does anything. So then what we did is, we hired all these forensic accountants and we started chasing their finances. You find out, okay, well, they got 400 million dollars in a western bank, and then I go to the western banker and say, you’re laundering money for a warlord, 400 million dollars. And they go, ‘I didn’t know,’ because it’s a shell company.

“They didn’t look so hard, but, okay. I said, ‘well, now you know. And I’m going to hold a press conference in a week, and either you’re going to say no more credit, that you’re out of business with them, or I’m going to say you’re complicit.’ It’s amazing how quickly that changes things. And that’s what happened in Brunei. It changes when all the banks, when Citicorp and Goldman Sachs and all these guys said, ‘we’re out of the Brunei business.’ That is how you screw with them. You can’t make the bad guys do the right thing, but you can make the good guys do the right thing.”

This will be the reverse, because Hollywood eyes the boycott as a last resort, behind the legal battle. The first move here will be for the industry to rally behind Chernin to raise the $15 million by July. That isn’t a slam dunk, because Hollywood leaders are loathe to take hard positions on polarizing issues. Now, if the legal battle against the Georgia law fails and the law is enacted in January, some believe that Georgia’s production business might  become like the title of its signature long running drama: The Walking Dead.

Here is the full missive sent to Hollywood power players by Chernin and Topping:

When the “fetal heartbeat bill” was signed into law we were deep into production on two projects, our film trilogy Fear Street and the P-Valley TV series, so were conflicted about contributing to the health of an economy and a state that had declared war on the rights and freedom of its women. On one hand, if we chose the boycott route, thousands of jobs would be lost ultimately damaging workers who rely on production for livelihood, including many women. We also know that the only way to fight the massive, now national incursion on women’s rights is through a legal battle, a battle that needs funding and on the ground support via organizations like the ACLU who are powering up to overturn the law. So our choice became pretty clear, we will stay in Georgia, stand shoulder to shoulder with the women of that state and the states under attack, and fight to win. In doing so will be making a significant donation to ACLU because whatever upside we have needs to be shared with the women everywhere who have the right as human beings to make medical decisions as sovereign individuals.

Chernin’s spokeswoman declined comment.

Below is an MSNBC segment done yesterday with Stacey Abrams, who ran unsuccessfully against Kemp last year, and who’ll meet with Hollywood leaders next week. The governor has pulled back on such a meeting at least so far, per the MSNBC report:

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What happened to Madeleine McCann, what's the latest in the investigation and what are the theories on her disappearance?

MADELEINE McCann vanished from her family's Portuguese holiday flat 12 years ago – triggering a global search which has failed to find the missing child.

The three-year-old tot's whereabouts – or whether she's dead or alive – remains a mystery, despite a £12million police probe.

When did Madeleine McCann disappear?

Madeleine vanished 12 years ago on May 3, 2007, when her family, from Leicestershire, were holidaying in Praia da Luz, in the Algarve, Portugal.

Parents Gerry and Kate left their three children – including toddler twins Sean and Amelie – sleeping in their apartment while they dined at a tapas bar – 120 metres away.

When Kate returned to check on the kids at around 10pm that evening, she discovered that Maddie was not in her bed and was missing.

In September of that year, Gerry and Kate, both doctors, were sensationally named as ‘arguidos’ by Portuguese police.

The following summer the McCanns were cleared by investigators in Portugal who declared they had exhausted all avenues in the case.

What theories are there about Maddie's disappearance?

  • Investigative journalist and ex-police officer Mark Williams-Thomas believes Maddie left the apartment in search of her parents.
  • Ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral has claimed MI5 helped cover-up Madeleine McCann’s body after her parents accidentally killed her.
  • Veteran investigative journalist Danny Collins believes the toddler could not have been snatched from the room. He is convinced she left the apartment in Praia da Luz looking for her parents before being abducted and possibly sold to gypsies.
  • Former Scotland Yard detective Colin Sutton says the most “most likely and credible scenario” for Maddie’s disappearance is a targeted kidnap by child traffickers – possibly to replace some grieving parents’ own dead child.
  • In the Netflix documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, investigators point out that the coastal resort of Praia da Luz would make it easier for traffickers to escape on a boat and travel to North Africa.
  • The resort is also only 90 minutes drive from the border with Spain.
  • A local resident in the Netflix film pointed out that the Algarve has many wells, some of which are 100ft deep. They suggested Maddie could have wandered out of the apartment and fallen to her death.
  • Parents Gerry and Kate have since been forced to confront rumours around their daughter's disappearance, with the couple vowing to fight "tooth and nail" if they are ever prosecuted over leaving their children alone. 
  • In July, 2017, Maddie parents failed in their latest bid to silence his slurs.
  • Another theory is that Maddie was taken as part of a bungled burglary in which an intruder panicked and snatched her after she woke up. While Scotland Yard looked into this theory it has always been dismissed by cops in Portugal since nothing else was taken from the apartment.
  • US think tank The Rutherford Institute said Maddie could have been taken by a sex trafficking gang after studying how kids are abducted and abuse in the sex industry. The institute's John Whitehead also believes these gangs could be aided by "predator cops" – although there is no evidence suggesting Portuguese police were involved in assisting with Maddie's kidnapping.
  • Portuguese police are now said to think Maddie was kidnapped by a surgical-mask wearing man who is known to the cops, after a tip off from Scotland Yard.

How old would Madeleine McCann be now?

Maddie would have turned 16 on on May 12, 2019.

In April 2012, UK cops released a computer generated image of Maddie showing what she would look like aged nine.

However, parents have said new images of Maddie's age progression are bogus. 

Kate and Gerry are warning the new fake images were neither "commissioned nor endorsed" by them or Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange team.

A number of potential leads have emerged since the little girl vanished, but none amounted to anything and no arrests have ever been made.

In May 2018, witness Jane Tanner said Gerry had played tennis with a man wrongly identified as her abductor on the day she went missing.

She said she spent up to half an hour watching Gerry McCann and Dr Julian Totman, 46, play on May 3, 2007.

Less than three hours later, she saw a man carrying a child in pyjamas near the McCanns’ apartment in Praia da Luz.

But she did not recognise Dr Totman and cops pursued the lead for four years, despite the GP saying it was probably him.



What are the key dates in Maddie's disappearance?

  • May 3, 2007 – Kate and Gerry McCann leave their children asleep in their holiday apartments while they eat eat a nearby Tapas restaurant. At 10pm Kate finds Madeleine missing.
  • May 14, 2007 – Property developer Robert Murat is quizzed by cops and named an 'arguido' or formal suspect.
  • August 31, 2007 – The McCanns launch libel action against Tal e Qual – a newspaper that claimed the couple killed Maddie.
  • September 7, 2007 – Kate and Gerry McCann are made 'arguidos'.
  • September 9, 2007– Maddie's parents return to England with their two-year-old twins, Sean and Amelie.
  • October 2, 2007– Lead detective Goncalo Amaral is taken off the case after criticising British police in a newspaper interview.
  • July 21, 2009 – Portuguese police lift the 'arguido' status of  both Robert Murat and the McCanns, and shelve the investigation.
  • July 24, 2009 – Detective Goncalo Amaral alleges that Maddie died in her family's holiday flat the day she went missing in a book called The Truth Of The Lie. In a documentary for Portuguese television he claims there was no abduction and the McCanns had hidden her body.
  • May 12, 2011 – On Madeleine's eighth birthday, Mrs McCann publishes a book about her disappearance. Scotland Yard launches a review into the case after a request from Home Secretary Theresa May, supported by Prime Minister David Cameron.
  • April 25, 2012 – Scotland Yard officers say they believe Madeleine McCann is still alive. A new picture is released, showing what she might look like as a 9-year-old, and they call on the Portuguese authorities to reopen the case, but Portuguese police say they have found no new material.
  • July 4, 2013 – Two years into a review of the case, Scotland Yard launch its own investigation into Madeleine's disappearance. They claim to have "genuinely new" lines of inquiry and identify 38 people of interest including 12 Britons.
  • October 24, 2013– Portuguese police reopen their case after new lines of inquiry are found.
  • November 27, 2013 – Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe called for British and Portuguese police to work together.
  • April 28, 2015 – Detective Goncalo Amaral is ordered to pay Kate and Gerry McCann £209,000 each in damages by a court in Lisbon over claims made in The Truth Of The Lie and bans further sales of the book.
  • October 28, 2015 – Scotland Yard reduces the number of officers working on Maddie's disappearance from 29 to four.
  • January 31, 2017 – Portugal's Supreme Court rules against Kate and Gerry McCann's £418,000 libel claim. The court claims freedom of expression laws protect Detective Goncalo Amaral's claims in the book.
  • March 11, 2017  – The Home Office grants Operation Grange an extra £85,000 to continue from April until September.
  • September 28, 2017 –  British police are granted £154,000 to keep the probe alive until March 2018.
  • March 2018 – Another round of funding, thought to be in the region of £150,000 is granted
  • September 2018 – An extra six months of funding is requested from the Home Office amid fears the cash will run out by the end of the month.
  • November 2018 – More funding, thought to be in the region of £150,000 is granted
  • November 2018 – Former detective David Edgar, who once helped search for Maddie, says she could still be alive and imprisoned, with "no idea who she is". He believes she is being kept against her identity in a "lair" and could even still be in Portugal.
  • November 2018 – UK police are re-examining a theory Madeleine left the apartment to look for her parents. They are also looking at whether her disappearance was the result of a kidnapping or burglary gone wrong.
  • June 2019 – Another round of funding, believed to be £300,000 of government cash is granted

What are the latest developments in the hunt for Maddie?

There have been more than 8,000 potential sightings of the Brit three-year-old since her disappearance, but police have so far failed to locate her.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said there are "significant investigative avenues" that are of "great interest" to both the UK and Portuguese teams pursuing the case.

Met cops believe she was stolen by child traffickers or sex fiends, or during a burglary gone wrong.

Meanwhile, cops are now hunting a "person of significance" in a shock new development.

A source close to Scotland Yard's search Operation Grange said the person is now a "critical line of inquiry" in the £12million investigation, according to The Times.

And a former Met police chief has called for a fresh interview with Maddie's parents and the Tapas Seven – who have never been quizzed by British cops.

Cops moved the search to Bulgaria as they tried to find a "woman in purple" they wanted to speak to.

On May 3, 2019, it emerged that Portuguese police were hunting a sex fiend who speaks English and wears a surgical mask in relation to Maddie's suspected kidnapping.

In one of his previous cases, he broke into a British family's home and loomed over a seven-year-old girl who woke up and asked "Is that you Daddy?" and he replied "Yes" in a foreign accent, author Anthony Summers said in the Netflix doc.

Detectives have discovered a creep carried out nearly 30 attacks within a 40-mile radius of the holiday apartment in Praia da Luz where Maddie vanished from 12 years ago.

He crept into Algarve properties rented by families and many victims were British.

And a judicial source is reported to have confirmed the unnamed man was definitely in Portugal at the time the three-year-old suddenly disappeared.

And the insider also alleged he was known to local cops and had previously been investigated on suspicion of involvement in paedophile cases.

A chilling reconstruction features in the final episode of Netflix's recently released eight-part documentary The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann.

A German paedophile Martin Ney, 48, emerged as a key suspect in May 2019.

He was jailed for life in 2012 for abducting and murdering three children and sexually abusing dozens more.

It is believed he was in Portugal when Maddie went missing.

Goncalo Amaral, the Portuguese cop who first led the hunt for Madeleine, revealed that police were probing a “German paedophile who is in prison”.

Ney was working for an evangelical church on a project for the homeless in Portugal when Madeleine disappeared, it's claimed.

Ney also looks like a photofit of a man, who was seen acting suspiciously before Madeleine vanished from her Portuguese holiday apartment 12 years ago.

How much longer will the police investigation last?

Funding for the search was due to expire in October 2017.

But on September 28, 2017, it was confirmed investigators have received £154,000 to keep the probe alive until March 2018.

Then more funding – said to be around £150,000 was granted in March 2018.

The extra cash for Operation Grange is being used to investigate "significant" leads, which Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley described as "very worthwhile".

Kate and and Gerry are “extremely thankful to both the Home Office and Scotland Yard for the continued funding,” their spokesman Clarence Mitchell said.

The Home Office announced it was ploughing more money into Operation Grange, the official investigation, at the latest request of Met Police.

In February 2018 it was confirmed that the Metropolitan Police were asking the Home Office for more funding to continue the work of Operation Grange.

Scotland Yard's investigation has been ongoing since 2011.

During that time the number of detectives working on the case has been cut from 29 to four in 2015.

On June 5, it was believed another £300,000 of funding was given to the probe.

Those still involved with the investigation are now said to spend a lot of their time eliminating known sex offenders and chasing down potential witnesses.

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Arsenal keeper David Ospina set for permanent Napoli transfer after loan expires

ARSENAL keeper David Ospina is expected to seal a permanent move to Napoli – despite falling short on playing enough to trigger an automatic transfer this summer.

Ospina spent last season on loan with the Serie A side after it became clear his chances to play for the Gunners were slim.

As part of the initial agreement a clause was inserted which meant Napoli would automatically have to make the move permanent if the Colombian stopper made 24 appearances.

Ospina, 30, actually appeared 24 times – meaning the Italian side were not obliged to stump up the £3.1million fee agreed with Arsenal at the start of the campaign.

That fuelled speculation boss Carlo Ancelotti did not want to sign Ospina full-time.

But it appears that is not the case and reports in Italy suggest Ancelotti does want to strike a deal with the Gunners for the goalkeeper.

Ospina is thought to be keen to remain in Naples, where he believes he has better chances to play regular first team football.

Though Petr Cech has retired, Bernd Leno is the clear first choice at the Emirates – and they are likely to promote Emiliano Martinez to the first team squad as back-up after an impressive loan spell at Reading.

But Napoli are still trying to agree a final price for Opsina, who is currently with the Colombia side at the Copa America.

As a result they are trying to persuade Arsenal to reduce their asking price below £3m, with the player keen to make the move.

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South Simcoe police searching for suspects after reported vehicle vandalism spree in Innisfil

South Simcoe police are searching for suspects after dozens of vehicles were reportedly spray-painted in Innisfil during overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

According to police, some vehicles were also entered and their interiors spray-painted.

The alleged vandalism to dozens of vehicles took place in the Ireton Street and 10th Line area, police say.

Officers are appealing for witnesses and security footage following the alleged incident.

Anyone with information can contact Const. Devon Northrup at 705-436-2141 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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