On This Day — July 25th

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July 25th is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

306 – Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops after the death of Constantius Chlorus.

1861 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passed the Crittenden–Johnson Resolution, asserting that the war was solely to prevent the dissolution of the nation, although this was repealed five months later.

1893 – The Corinth Canal, which bisects the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, was formally opened, connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Aegean Sea’s Saronic Gulf.

1978 – Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists were killed in a police ambush at Cerro Maravilla in Ponce.

2000 – Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde en route from Paris to New York City, crashed in Gonesse, France, killing all one hundred passengers and nine crew members, as well as four people on the ground.

Celebrity Birthdays

Model Iman turns 63

Actor Matt LeBlanc turns 51

Actor D.B. WOodside turns 49

Wrestler Finn Balor trusn 36

Matt Le Blanc Linked with Top Gear Producer

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He may have been the star of FRIENDS, but Top Gear star Matt Le Blanc appears to be more than just friends with Top Gear producer Aurora Mulligan, according to reports in the UK tabloid The Sun. The Episodes star, 48, is said to has been dating Mulligan, 31, for a couple of months and went public with their romance at the Hickstead Derby on Saturday. A spectator said to The Sun: “‘They were tactile and Matt seemed to be very taken with Aurora. She just kept laughing at all of his jokes.”

Mulligan recently appeared in the controversial reboot as a bride, partaking in one of the show’s stunts.

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Le Blanc is also said to be campaigning for the firing of Top Gear co-host Chris Evans. Evans has received the worst reviews out of the new Top Gear reboot presenters and has made headlines for his allegedly terrible treatment of behind-the-scenes staff.

The reboot of Top Gear is struggling in the ratings, scoring only 2.34 million in the ratings, the lowest of the season and the show’s highly acclaimed and rated history.

I hear from my sources that some in the upper echelon are feeling remorse over the handling of Top Gear version 2 with many expressing regret at the hiring of Evans.

FRIENDS Reunite in New Teaser

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Fans of the NBC show FRIENDS have been happily awaiting the return of the cast since a mini-reunion was announced several months, but now they no longer have to wait.

Missing Matthew Perry who is treading the boards in London, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Scwhimmer, Matt Le Blanc and Lisa Kudrow took part in a TV tribute for legendary TV director James Burrows, and a teaser for the show has been released.

Watch the preview here.

Top Gear Reveal Reboot Cast

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Look away Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, as the BBC have revealed the new line-up for the rebooted version of Top Gear.

The new Chris Evans is joined by FRIENDS actor Matt Le Blanc, former Formula 1 team-owner Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris and journalist Rory Reid.

FRIENDS Reunite

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It’s been a long time coming, but the acclaimed ensemble of FRIENDS has finally reunited. Well, most of them. Missing Matthew Perry, who played Chandler and is currently performing in a play in London, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer are seen in a photo with several cast members of The Big Bang Theory at a gala for legendary television director James Burrows.

The five cast members will also film a tribute for Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows, which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 on NBC.