US star Britney Spears claims to have broken Usain Bolt’s world record 

The “Toxic” singer shared a screenshot of a timer that recorded her run as taking 5.97 seconds. (AFP)
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Updated 28 March 2020

US star Britney Spears claims to have broken Usain Bolt’s world record 

DUBAI: American pop icon Britney Spears took to Instagram to claim she had beaten the former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s 100-meter world record on Thursday. 

The “Toxic” singer shared a screenshot of a timer that recorded her run as taking 5.97 seconds, which makes Spears four seconds faster than Bolt’s 9.58-second record.

“Ran my first 5 !!!! Getting over your fear of pushing it in the beginning is key… once I did that I hit 5,” the 38-year-old sensation wrote in a post on Instagram that is now deleted. “Usually I run 6 or 7 … my first try was 9 … and now I did it whoop!!!! 100 meter dash.” 

 

 

Fans on social media reacted to Spears’s claims. “All morning I’ve been thinking about Britney Spears saying she ran 100m in 5 seconds.”

 

 

“Britney Spears casually claiming she smashed all world records and is faster than Usain Bolt is a definite mood,” another user wrote.


‘Gladiator’ star Russell Crowe pitches in to rescue blast-hit Beirut eatery Le Chef

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‘Gladiator’ star Russell Crowe pitches in to rescue blast-hit Beirut eatery Le Chef

  • Oscar-winning Crowe said on Twitter that he made the donation “on behalf of Anthony Bourdain”

BEIRUT: Hollywood star Russell Crowe said Thursday that he donated funds to help rebuild a blast-hit Beirut restaurant on behalf of late food icon Anthony Bourdain, who loved its traditional dishes.
The decades-old Le Chef restaurant, located in the heart of a trendy Beirut district, is a beloved neighborhood place renowned for its home-style cooking.
It was blown to pieces by the August 4 explosion that killed 171 people, wounded at least 6,500 and ravaged swathes of Beirut.
The Oscar-winning Crowe, best known for his role in the 2000 action film Gladiator, said on Twitter that he made the donation “on behalf of Anthony Bourdain.”

“I thought that he would have probably done so if he was still around,” Crowe said of the celebrity chef and travel journalist who committed suicide in 2018.
“Hope things can be put back together soon.”
Crowe’s $5,000 donation was made on a GoFundMe page set up by fans of Le Chef, a restaurant popular with tourists as well as locals in the Gemmayzeh neighborhood that was among the hardest-hit by the explosion.
The online fundraiser raised nearly $11,000 in less than 24 hours, just $2,000 short of its target.

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Le Chef is where Bourdain had his first meal when he and his crew where trapped in Lebanon for a week in 2006 because of a month-long war with Israel.
It is featured in the highly-praised Lebanon episode of his ‘No Reservations’ series.
“Really good food, very traditional,” Bourdain says of the restaurant in the show, calling it a “nice mix” of old and new.
It’s a “good first meal in Beirut.”