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  • Fears Commonwealth Games Athletes Village could become crime hotspot

    Plans to turn the complex at Parkwood on the Gold Coast into 1252 low-cost apartments opening in January 2019 could backfire, experts have warned, turning the area into a magnet for crime.

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  • Why Nikki Bella Hid Her First Marriage from John Cena — and How He Reacted When He Found Out

    John Cena and Nikki Bella had a lot of ups and downs in their six relationship, one of which was the time Bella revealed that she had been married before she met Cena. The secret was one of the biggest plot points of Total Divas season 2, which aired in 2014. By that point, Cena, 40, and Bella, 34, had been dating for two years. She was even living with him, having signed his 75-page cohabitation agreement that forces her to move out all her belongings “as soon as possible” upon their...

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  • John Cena and Nikki Bella Were Planning a TV Special About Their Wedding — What Happens Now?

    Fans have watched John Cena and Nikki Bella‘s romance unfold on E!’s reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas — and they were also supposed to see the pro wrestlers tie the knot. There was a TV special planned about their wedding set to air in July, but the concept was scrapped after the couple announced Sunday that they’d ended their engagement after six years together. “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” they said...

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  • How John Cena & Nikki Bella Disagreeing Over Having Kids Caused Tension in Their Relationship

    John Cena and Nikki Bella‘s sudden split after six years together came as a shock to fans, but there were signs the couple was drifting apart. For years, the wrestlers struggled to connect when it came to their future as parents. Cena, 40, was steadfastly against having children, while Bella, 34, was vocal about her desire to be a mother. “I do want to be a mom,” Bella told Cena in 2013 on Total Divas. “I feel like I’d be missing out.” “I’m going to choose my words carefully,” Cena replied. “I...

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  • John Cena and Nikki Bella End Engagement Weeks Before Destination Wedding

    John Cena and Nikki Bella have called off their nuptials just weeks before their wedding date. “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” the couple, who had been together for six years, said in a statement tweeted out by Bella. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.” Us broke the news of their split. The professional wrestlers got engaged in April 2017 on live TV during a couple’s match. Their...

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  • Athletes walk out of 'dull' Commonwealth Games ceremony

    Basketball players Jenna O'Hea and Alice Kunek were among sport stars to leave Gold Coast 's Carrara Stadium part-way through to go back to their rooms.

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  • Adam Rippon Reveals His Boyfriend's 'Pushy' Opening Line on Tinder

    Tinder users, take note: According to Adam Rippon, being direct can have a big payoff. After Good Morning America announced on Friday that the bronze-winning Olympic figure skater is among the celebrities joining Dancing with the Stars: Athletes, Rippon caught up with PEOPLE Now about his next chapter — including his blossoming romance. “We met like a few months ago, and we’ve been chatting for awhile,” Rippon, 28, said of his boyfriend, Jussi-Pekka Kajaala. “We matched on Tinder in Finland when...

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  • Tonya Harding and Dancing With The Stars: Athletes cast drop into Planet Hollywood in NYC

    They were up early to appear on GMA in New York on Friday. And afterwards most of the cast of the 26th season of the dance show were spotted at the nearby restaurant for breakfast.

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  • From Olympic Roommates to DWTS Competitors: Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu's Sweet Friendship

    What’s better than winning a medal at an Olympic Games? Doing it with one of your best friends. Figure skaters Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu led the U.S. team to bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics — and now, the longtime skating buds will compete against each other on Dancing with the Stars: Athletes.  The Olympics win was extra special for the friends. Want to keep up on the latest from PEOPLE? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get our best stories of the day delivered straight to your...

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  • 'Dancing with the Criminals': Tonya Harding Is Competing on DWTS — and Twitter Isn't Happy About It

    Tonya Harding is trading ice skates for dancing shoes — and many Dancing with the Stars fans aren’t too happy about it. On Friday morning, ABC revealed the 10 former athletes who will compete on the Athletes edition of the reality dance competition series, premiering April 30. After audiences learned that 47-year-old Harding, a former professional ice skater, was signed on to compete with pro dancer Sasha Farber on season 26, they took to Twitter to express their thoughts — many of which were...

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  • Here's your complete list of athletes who will soon be Dancing With The (sports) Stars

    ABC’s “Stars! They’re just as bad at dancing as us!” competition series Dancing With The Stars returns at the end of this month, but with a twist: This latest edition is going to be all athletes, making for a potentially more impressive group of dancers than one that includes, say, Geraldo Rivera. Read more...

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  • Tonya Harding is CONFIRMED as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars: Athletes

    The news was shared on Friday morning on Good Morning America after months of speculation. The disgraced figure skater was the subject of the Margot Robbie movie I, Tonya.

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  • Athletes banned; protesters arrested at Commonwealth Games

    GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - The banning of two Indian competitors for breaching the 'no needles' policy at the athletes village and the arrest of some...

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  • See the First Photo of Tristan Thompson Since Khloé Kardashian Gave Birth

    Tristan Thompson was photographed leaving the hospital where girlfriend Khloé Kardashian gave birth to their baby girl Thursday. The 27-year-old NBA power forward had been excused from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ practice to be by her side during the delivery. The arrival of his second child comes one day after he was booed during Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks following allegations that Thompson was seen kissing multiple other women; a source alleged to PEOPLE that he is “a serial...

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  • Dancing With the Stars professional dancers missing from roster

    The list of pro's was released on Thursday afternoon, with Mark Ballas, Val and Maks Chmerkovsky, and Peta Murgatroyd noticeably absent from the roster.

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  • Athletes perform acrobatics on highline in snowy French mountains

    Standing more than 550 feet above the ground near a secret location near Grenoble, France, Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret perform Alpine acrobatics in February 2018.

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  • Games-Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon competitors abscond

    By Nick MulvenneyGOLD COAST, Australia, April 11 (Reuters) - Organisers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of...

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  • Games-Athletes urged to respect visas as Cameroon athletes go missing

    By Nick MulvenneyGOLD COAST, Australia, April 11 (Reuters) - Organisers have urged athletes in Australia for the Commonwealth Games to respect the terms of...

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  • Jordan Rodgers Honors His Older Brother Luke on National Sibling Day — But What About Aaron?

    Bachelorette alum Jordan Rodgers and his older brother, NFL star Aaron, seem to still be estranged. To celebrate National Sibling Day on Tuesday, Jordan, who fell in love with fiancée JoJo Fletcher on season 12 of The Bachelorette, posted an Instagram of himself and his eldest brother, Luke, standing side-by-side with arms embraced. In the caption, Jordan, 29, gave a loving shout-out to Luke but made no mention of their middle brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron. “I’ve looked up to this...

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