LOL! Duchess Kate, Prince William Share Louis' 'Instagram vs Reality' Pics

A royal mess! Duchess Kate and Prince William’s 2-year-old son, Prince Louis, played around with paint during his birthday photo shoot.

“Instagram vs. Reality,” the Duke, 37, and Duchess of Cambridge, 38, captioned side-by-side shots of their toddler on Thursday, April 23. “Thank you for your lovely messages on Prince Louis’s second birthday.”

In the first photo, Louis held his hands out to the camera, showing off the rainbow colors painted on him. The little one’s cheeks and lips were covered with paint in the second.

The royal couple, who also share Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, gave a first look at their son’s new pictures on Wednesday, April 22, one day before his birthday.

“Sharing a sneak peek of Prince Louis’s handiwork ahead of his second birthday,” read the duke and duchess’ post. “We are pleased to share images ahead of Prince Louis’s second birthday tomorrow, taken by The Duchess this April.”

Kate gave birth to her baby boy in April 2018, and Louis celebrated his birthday with a “small” party this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Kate and William will celebrate Louis’ birthday at Anmer Hall,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday. “They wanted to throw him a party and invite Carole and Michael [Middleton] too, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re having to keep it small. Just William, Kate and their three children will be there.”

The insider added, “Louis will still get to see his grandparents, who he adores — including [Prince] Charles and [Duchess] Camilla via video call, as well as Queen Elizabeth II, in the morning. George and Charlotte have made their own cute birthday cards for Louis, and the family will give him their gifts when he wakes up.”

The birthday boy’s favorite song is “Happy Birthday,” the source revealed. “He sang it to the queen [o her birthday] on a video call, and he can’t wait to sing along to it … on his special day and blow out the candles!”

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Pregnant Chloë Sevigny Says Her Baby Is 'Due in 8 Days' — But Doesn't 'Have a Name Yet'




Chloë Sevigny Jokes the Hardest Thing About Being Pregnant Is "Being Around Friends When They're Drunk"

PEOPLE confirmed in January that Sevigny is expecting her first child with Mackovic after the pair were spotted on a stroll in New York City together. The couple was seen smiling together as Mackovic embraced her baby bump before sharing a kiss.

She opened up about her pregnancy to PEOPLE last month, revealing that her due date is April 30 and joking that she was "enjoying all the attention I get from my boyfriend with all the massages and foot rubbing and all that."

While Sevigny has yet to reveal the sex of her baby, she previously told Who What Wear in 2018 that she "better have a daughter soon" so she can pass down some of her favorite vintage clothes.

"I have pieces that I wore over and over again in high school. My collection is vast and exhaustive and a little embarrassing," the Lizzie star told the outlet. "Just all the pieces that I hold and think about what was happening when I was wearing them. The sense memory of that."

"I still have the shirt I wore in the movie Kids. I have the bunny ears I made for Gummo. I have all kinds of weird articles from different characters I've played, photoshoots, events," she added. "My Oscar dress. It's embarrassing. I better have a daughter soon or I don't know what's gonna happen."

Speaking with W magazine in June 2016, Sevigny credited her then-decision to not have a child as the reason for her youthful looks.

"I think it's not having had a baby yet. Because I think the baby wear and tear and stress on your body is part of the reason why people say, 'Why do you still look so young?' " she said at the time.

"I really think that that unfortunately ages women, especially when they have children in their 30s, not in their 20s," Sevigny added. "So I think, first and foremost, it's that, and genetics."

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Tyler Cameron Was Spotted Working Out Shirtless With a ~Mystery Woman~

Attention @ people who are obsessed with Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown’s relationship: Tyler was just spotted working out shirtless with a ~mystery woman~, which…could mean literally nothing. Or could mean something! Whomst knows.

According to TMZ, Tyler and his workout buddy stepped out Wednesday in Jupiter, Florida, for what looks like a casual (and hopefully socially distanced) run. Let’s not jump to conclusions about these two (it’s possible for two people to have a platonic relationship, lol), but for what it’s worth, Tyler and Hannah Brown are not dating. Tyler confirmed as much during an Instagram Live with fans, saying “No, I’m not dating nobody.”

Meanwhile, Hannah also confirmed that she’s single while talking about babies on Instagram Live, saying “Also, I don’t…you have to have a significant other for that. And I don’t. So. It’s not really….”

Hmmm…I mean, clearly Tyler and Hannah aren’t together at the moment, but there’s no denying that they had a major vibe while quarantining with each other a few weeks ago. Plus, let’s not forget that a group of simply iconic fans found evidence that they were sleeping in the same bed, just sayin’!


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Varney: Coronavirus-restricted Americans returning to work ‘may become a flood’

Varney: The coronavirus lockdown is loosening

FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on how Americans will react once the economy reopens and back-to-work gets rolling.

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FOX Business’ Stuart Varney, in his latest “My Take,” argues that America is gradually getting back to work while coronavirus continues, “like it or not.”

“Despite mixed messages from Washington, despite concern over a possible second wave of the virus, stay-at-home restrictions are being lifted,” he said.

But Varney said reopening the economy and resuming normal life bears the question: Will Americans show up for businesses once reopened? Will customers go for a haircut or hop on a flight for a business trip?

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“How do you feel about going back to the office?” he asked. “And if you do go back to your desk, will you still get into group conversations around the proverbial water cooler?”

Varney said the answer all depends on how severely Americans are itching to leave their homes.

Victoria Goeke carries an American flag as she and other protesters, calling for the end of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders, rallied at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

“It all depends on the anxiety level, how much we need a paycheck and how much cabin fever we are feeling,” he said. “Those who want to get out and make a living again are going to get out and make a living again, as soon as they can.”

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Varney said in some states, like Georgia, restrictions are coming off quickly even though President Trump disagrees. Maryland is set to announce its reopening plan tomorrow, he said, and California plans to allow some elective surgery.

“The gates are opening, the restrictions are coming off,” he said. “The lockdown is loosening.”

A protester shouts during a rally calling for an end to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, outside of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Varney said he is expecting different levels of “back-to-work enthusiasm,” where Americans in rural areas are most eager and members of older communities could wait a bit longer.

The warmer weather as summer inches closer, Varney said, will be another driving factor for Americans to leave their homes. People shut in with children will be called by the “appeal of sunshine” and the attractiveness of the great outdoors, he said.

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“But once back-to-work gets rolling, it may become a flood,” he said. “Especially if we find that the virus has a fatality rate roughly equivalent to the flu. And especially in businesses in danger of bankruptcy."

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Taylor Selfridge Gives Birth to 1st Child With Cory Wharton, His 2nd

Next steps! Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge welcomed their first child together on Wednesday, April 22.

Wharton, 28, gazed down at his newborn on his Thursday, April 23, Instagram Story video, saying, “Hi. Daddy loves you so much.”

Us Weekly broke the news in October 2019 that the Are You the One? alum was 11 weeks pregnant. “It was definitely a surprise,” Wharton, 28, told Us exclusively at the time. “Just being there from the day she found out that she’s pregnant and knowing that it was mine, I knew that I was going to have to step up. It’s exciting for me. It’s gonna be a lot, but I’m excited.”

While the Real World alum shares his 2-year-old daughter, Ryder, with Cheyenne Floyd, Wharton didn’t find out that he was the father until the little one was 6 months old.

Because of that, the Michigan native was extra intentional about going to Selfridge’s ultrasound appointments and checkups. “For me, this is like my first baby almost, as weird as that sounds,” he explained to Us.

Two months later, the pair revealed that Selfridge was originally pregnant with two babies. “It’s called vanishing twin syndrome or disappearing twin syndrome,” the model told Us exclusively in December 2019. “We went in for a check-up on our baby and they had found a separate empty sac so we didn’t know that we had twins before that.”

She went on to tell Us at the time: “I was so stressed out during the first trimester that I was afraid it was my fault that happened and that’s what I struggle with now. Our baby is very healthy, we have no genetic issues to worry about after testing and we’re very happy about that.”

Selfridge and the personal trainer revealed the sex of their baby girl in January. “I’m two for two with girls and it feels good,” Wharton gushed to Us following the outdoor party. “This whole process is new to me. I never got to enjoy this process with my first kid, but now that I have a girl, another girl, I get to be a part of it from the beginning.”

The couple met during season 1 of Ex on the Beach in 2014.

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Baz Luhrmann Records New ‘Sunscreen’ For Coronavirus Pandemic 2020, With Help From Queen Elizabeth II

EXCLUSIVE: Baz Lurhmann has recorded Sunscreen, a new pandemic-relevant version of Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, the 1999 spoken word song that featured a common sense essay written as a hypothetical commencement speech with advice on how to live a happy, healthy life. Luhrmann this time sets to music mostly to the inspiring speech given recently by Queen Elizabeth II, which gave the pandemic a historical perspective on overcoming crises going back to WWII.

Luhrmann was struck by that speech, and felt it was an exception to the lack of straight-shooting words of comfort in these times. He got together with his music team over zoom last weekend and made the remix with the Queen’s speech and Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again. If enough people from all walks of life send Baz a video of themselves singing to it — the place to send is [email protected] — the Moulin Rouge director will cut a video from that, in an effort t spread a little community and joy.

Luhrmann expected to be right to not be preoccupied with the Queen, but rather The King, as in Elvis Presley. He was about to start production on that untitled film in Australia for Warner Bros, with Austin Butler playing the singer. Tom Hanks, who plays Presley mentor/manager Col. Tom Parker, was in Australia when he shocked the world and came down with the coronavirus, which Deadline exclusively revealed March 11. The original Sunscreen hit number one in Ireland and the UK, and this one might just catch on, possibly adding rock star aura to the venerable monarch. And hopefully soon, Luhrmann can get back to The King. Below is the new version of Sunscreen, and below that the original.

 

by Vika Bull, Quindon Tarver, Lee Perry, and her majesty Queen Elizabeth II Put this together with friends in the hope that it might brighten somebody’s day. Sing, dance, create anything on video, upload and tag it, or send me a link at [email protected] We’ll create something together and #WellMeetAgain2020

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Savannah Guthrie Gets Surprise 'Little Guest Star' with Son Charley, 3, on Today Show


Savannah Guthrie delivered the morning news with an adorable co-host!

On Thursday, the Today show anchor, 48, documented the sweet moment when her 3-year-old son, Charley,  joined her on-camera, as she appeared in the broadcast from home. Guthrie sat the toddler on her lap, shining a beaming smile as Charley waved to viewers.

"Little guest star makes a surprise appearance on TODAY today 🥰 #newcohost," Guthrie captioned an Instagram post, sharing a slideshow of snapshots from the early-morning, mother-son bonding time.

After a brief stint of returning to the studio, Guthrie — who also shares daughter Vale, 5, with husband Michael Feldman — made the decision to work from home, explaining to co-anchor Hoda Kotb earlier this month that she wants to be close to her family amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“I’m home. You know, the reason, Hoda — my family is upstate, and so I’m sticking close to the family and coming to the city less and less,” Guthrie said at the time. “So I’m trying to work from home. And also, frankly, that’s what these officials are telling us to do, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.”

“You’re doing all the right things,” Kotb then replied.

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Last April, Guthrie opened up to PEOPLE about becoming a first-time parent in her 40s, saying that she "always wanted to be a mom."

“I definitely have a good head on my shoulders, I am able to prioritize, and I think there’s a luxury to feel calm enough and not to feel the same pressures as in your 20s and 30s, when you are really trying to make your career happen,” she said at last year.

“Now, I can really take my time and enjoy our kids,” Guthrie explained, adding, “We feel so lucky to have each other.”

Earlier this month, the newscaster revealed the ways she got creative for Easter with her kids while social distancing, telling PEOPLE that they painted eggs with food coloring and had a little egg hunt together.

“Then we had a great time. We had a family dinner and it was beautiful,” she said. “It was special. It was different, but it was special and we were counting blessings.”

And, luckily for Charley and Vale, their famous mom got inventive with the Easter baskets.

“I tried to not just do candy in their baskets,” said Guthrie. “Charley got a little plastic rake and a shovel, and Vale got some bubbles and they both got a little soccer ball and a little basketball, but it was mostly candy — which I proceeded to eat.”

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China claims Wuhan has only TWO critical COVID-19 patients left

China claims Wuhan has only TWO critically ill coronavirus patients left as it promises to give $30 million extra to the WHO after the US halted its funds

  • There are 69 active COVID-19 cases in former epicentre Wuhan, an official said
  • Only two of them are in critical condition and 28 recovered yesterday, he added
  • Another big Chinese city has adopted draconian measures to curb an outbreak
  • Beijing today announced new donation to the WHO to help developing countries
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

China has announced that there are only two critically ill coronavirus patients left in Wuhan, the former epicentre of the pandemic.

The news comes as another major Chinese city with around 10 million people has adopted draconian quarantine measures to curb a new COVID-19 outbreak.

Beijing has also promised to send $30million extra to the World Health Organization (WHO) after Washington said it would freeze its $500million funding to the agency.

There are currently 69 active COVID-19 cases including two critical cases in Wuhan, according to officials. Pictured, a medic attends to an ICU patient at Tongji Hospital in Wuhan on April 11

Over 82,000 people in mainland China have been infected with the deadly disease and at least 4,632 patients have died, according to China’s official figures. Pictured, a recovered patient wearing a face shield lines up in a hospital after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan on April 13

Mi Feng, a spokesperson from the Chinese Centre of Disease Prevention and Control, said in a press conference today that Wuhan now only has two coronavirus patients who are in critical condition.

‘But some areas with infection clusters have seen an increase in confirmed cases,’ Mi continued.

‘[We need to] cut the source of the spread quickly, fill in the loopholes in epidemic control and firmly prevent the second wave of outbreak.’

Mi Feng, a spokesperson from the Chinese Centre of Disease Prevention and Control, said today that the number of active confirmed patients in China has dropped below 1,000 for the first time. The health official is pictured speaking at a press briefing earlier this month

Mi’s remarks comes as Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang in north-eastern China, is grappling with what is now the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak. 

The city of around 10 million has a similar population and the same political importance as Wuhan.  

The government yesterday released a directive to instruct further restrictions on its residents, visitors and inbound traffic.  

Harbin, the provincial capital and the biggest city of Heilongjiang, which borders Russia

Officials say the virus was likely ‘imported’ into the city by a student who had returned from New York. Pictured, passengers wearing masks push luggage carts at Harbin airport on April 11

Mi said today that the number of active confirmed patients in China has dropped below 1,000 for the first time.

More than half of the patients who contracted the bug from abroad have recovered, the official stated.

Over 82,000 people in mainland China have been infected with the deadly disease and at least 4,632 patients have died, according to China’s official figures.

China has recorded 1,616 ‘imported cases’ from abroad, including 793 active cases and 823 patients who have recovered.

A total of 77,207 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the country.

The former ground zero Hubei Province has borne the brunt of the coronavirus cases in China, with a total of 68,128 infections and 4,512 deaths.

There are 69 active confirmed cases in Hubei as of today and 63,547 patients have recovered from the deadly disease.

China puts a city of 10 million ‘on lockdown’ to curb a new outbreak 

A major Chinese city has adopted draconian quarantine measures against the novel coronavirus after a new outbreak was detected there.

More than 70 people have been infected and over 4,000 are being tested in Harbin after the virus was believed to be ‘imported’ into the city by a student who had returned from New York, according to media reports.

Officials have banned gatherings and ordered communities to closely monitor non-local visitors and vehicles in the city of around 10 million.

Checkpoints have been installed at the airport and train stations, to screen those coming from elsewhere.

Harbin’s government said this month it was ordering 28 days of quarantine for all arrivals from abroad, with two nucleic acid tests and an antibody test for each. Pictured, workers in protective suits are seen at a registration point for passengers at an airport in Harbin on April 11

Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang in north-eastern China, has been grappling with what is now the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak.

The government yesterday released a directive to instruct further restrictions on its residents, visitors and inbound traffic.

Before entering any public facilities and residential complexes, people must use a government-approved health app to prove they don’t have the virus, have their temperature taken and wear a face mask, the notice says.

Residents must follow social-distancing measures. Weddings, funerals, public performances and conferences are banned.

A man is pictured keeping watch at a checkpoint in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang, on April 21

All confirmed, suspected, asymptomatic cases and their close contacts will be put into strict quarantine. All their neighbours in the same building must be isolated at home for two weeks with around-the-clock surveillance.

Asymptomatic cases are those who carry the virus but show no symptoms. They can still spread the virus to others.

Anyone in home-quarantine must pass two nucleic acid tests, which detect the coronavirus, and one anti-body test, which shows if the person has had the virus in the past.

Harbin, Heilongjiang’s biggest city, had already ordered isolation for those arriving from outside China or key epidemic areas.

The city’s government said this month it was ordering 28 days of quarantine for all arrivals from abroad, with two nucleic acid tests and an antibody test for each.

Beijing today announced an extra $30 million in its funds to the WHO.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the new donation would be in addition to a previous $20 million committed and would help ‘strengthen developing countries’ health systems’.

The US, which is the WHO’s biggest contributor, accused the organisation last week of ‘mismanaging’ the COVID-19 crisis, drawing ire from Beijing as both countries spar over the deadly virus.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang (pictured on March 18) said Beijing’s new donation to the World Health Organization would help ‘strengthen developing countries’ health systems’

The WHO, under the leadership of Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured on March 11), has been accused by Washington of being ‘China-centric’ in its handling of the pandemic

Geng added that China’s contribution to the UN agency ‘reflects the support and trust of the Chinese government and people for the WHO’.

In announcing the funding freeze last week, US President Donald Trump accused the WHO of covering up the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak in China before it spread.

He has also charged the WHO with being ‘very China-centric’ despite Washington’s heavy funding.

According to Trump, US taxpayers provided between $400 million and $500 million per year to the WHO, while ‘in contrast, China contributes roughly $40 million a year and even less’.

Sources said American analysts will present their findings ‘in the near term’ to Trump, who will then huddle with aides to determine how to hold China accountable for the pandemic 

The pandemic has claimed more than 48,000 lives and infected over 856,000 in the US

Trump also claimed the outbreak could have been contained with ‘very little death’ had the WHO assessed the situation in China accurately.

The deadly virus, which has claimed more than 181,000 lives worldwide, first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which was locked down in late January for 76 days to curb the spread.

It continued its global march, however, with cases reported in 193 countries and territories to date, ravaging economies around the globe.

Beijing has urged the US to support WHO-led international action against the pandemic after it halted funding, while observers warned that the US freeze would have consequences for the WHO’s other disease control programmes around the world.

Beijing defends the WHO after Trump accused the agency of being ‘China-centric’ 

China has denied Western suggestions that it covered up the extent of the virus outbreak, rejecting claims it has an overly cosy relationship with the WHO as well.

But local authorities did silence doctors who tried to raise the alarm about the virus in Wuhan in December.

An investigation determined that police ‘inappropriately’ punished one of the whistle-blowers, Li Wenliang, an eye disease specialist who later died of the COVID-19 disease.

The US is the country worst-hit by the coronavirus, with a death toll of around 48,000. Pictured, a worker wearing a face mask and protective clothing prepares the body of a COVID-19 victim at a morgue in Montgomery county, Maryland on April 17

The WHO, under the leadership of Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been accused by Washington of uncritically accepting China’s early assertions that the virus was not spread between humans, and of wrongly praising Beijing’s ‘transparency’ over the magnitude of the crisis.

The pandemic, combined with the threat of a halt in US funding, marks the biggest challenge to date in Tedros’ near three-year tenure.

‘Supporting the WHO at this critical time in the global fight against the epidemic is defending the ideals and principles of multilateralism and upholding the status and authority of the United Nations,’ Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.

The US is the country worst-hit by the coronavirus, with a death toll of around 48,000.

Numbers in China have dwindled as it begins to cautiously lift virus control measures, although fears remain over a potential resurgence and imported infections from abroad. 

 

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What do Ramadan Mubarak and Maradan Kareem mean, how are the greetings different and when should you say them?

AS we enter the month of Ramadan you may be hearing "Ramadan Kareem" and "Ramadan Mubarak" a lot.

The phrases have different meanings and are used at different times.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a period of fasting observed by Muslims across the globe to celebrate "the best of times".

It celebrates the first time the Koran was revealed to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief.

Fasting is only obligatory for healthy adult Muslims, anyone who is suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating are exempt from the practice.

The fasting period, during which Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink, is from dawn to sunset and Muslims engage in increased prayer activity.

Muslims often try and practice an increased self-discipline during the month of Ramadan.

In 2018 it starts on the evening of May 15 and ends in the evening of June 14

What are the greetings in Arabic and English?

Ramadan Mubarak translates to mean either "blessed Ramadan" or "happy Ramadan".

Ramadan Kareem means "may Ramadan be generous to you" but there is some debate as to if it should be used during Ramadan.

The greetings are different as Ramadan Mubarak offers a blessed or happy Ramadan to the person it is exchanged with.

Whereas Ramadan Kareem has debate around its use as it asks Ramadan to be generous to the other person.

Saudi Arabian scholar Sheikh Al-Uthaymeen told the Express: “It should be said ‘Ramadan Mubarak’, or whatever is similar to it, because it is not Ramadan itself that gives so that it can be kareem (generous), in fact it is Allah who placed the grace in it, and made it a special month, and a time to perform one of the pillars of Islam.”

Ramadan Mubarak is the most commonly used of the two as it was originally used by the prophet Muhammad

However, others believe using Ramadan Kareem is fine because they say the phrase represents the blessings that Allah gives his followers during the month.

Both greetings can be used throughout the whole month of Ramadan but Ramadan Murbarak tends to be the more commonly used of the two.

What do you say at the start of Ramadan?

Typically, the start of the month is welcomed with greetings such as "Ramadan mubarak!"

On the last day of Ramadan, which is Eid-al-fitr, the greeting changes to “Eid Mubarak.”

The last day of Ramadan in 2020 will be 23 May.

 

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UFC legend Joe Rogan reveals dramatic transformation over past 23-years after footage emerges of first report – The Sun

THE UFC have released footage of Joe Rogan during his first ever event with the MMA promotion 23 years ago.

Legendary commentator Rogan has gone through a dramatic transformation from the start of his career to now, with his loss of hair the most striking change.

And fans could barely recognise the now esteemed pundit with a full head of hair.

One said: Ohhhhhh! He had a hair!

Another said: "Who is this stranger doing a damn good Joe rogan impression?"

The first event he covered was UFC 12, which took place on February 7, 1997, working as a backstage and post-fight interviewer.

But the American, who was also working in stand-up comedy, quit after two years as his wage barely covered the cost of travelling.

After Dana White's school friends Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta brought the UFC in 2001, Rogan was offered a commentary role.

He initially declined a staff job, and instead worked on the mic for the company in exchange for free tickets for him and his friends.

But in 2002 Rogan accepted a full-time commentator job and has remained a synonymous part of UFC fights nights ever since.

During his rise in notoriety, Rogan's podcast continued to grow.

And after 190 million downloads per month in 2019, according to Forbes, The Joe Rogan Experience is the most popular podcast, earning £24m in revenue.

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