Theo Walcott's girlfriend Mel Slade to star in next Harry Potter film
Mel, 20, appears with Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.
In the movie, set for release in November 2010, Mel plays a pal of Hermione (Watson) as they watch a game of Quidditch - and she even gets to say some lines.
Delighted Mel, studying for a degree in physiotherapy in London, said: "I had a couple of lines to say. I'd love to do more acting in the future."
Her cameo appearance came about through Theo's aunt Yvonne, whose partner, David Yates, is the director of the movie. (more)
Ribery Agrees Four-Year Barcelona Deal
Franck Ribery has reached an agreement to join Barcelona from Bayern Munich in the summer and will put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at Camp Nou, according to a report in Germany.
While the French international's agent has stated that he would only leave the Allianz Arena to join a giant like the Blaugrana, Bild am Sonntag believe a deal has already been done.
"If Ribery goes, it will be only be to a team like Barcelona, where all the players are stars. Playing for Barcelona would be phenomenal for him" Ribery's agent said earlier. (more)
Ruud van Nistelrooy wants to kiss and make up with Sir Alex Ferguson
Ruud van Nistelrooy wants to make peace with Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Dutchman left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2006 after a bitter fall-out which saw him miss the Carling Cup Final.
Striker Van Nistelrooy, who is recovering from a major knee operation, said: "I'm so looking forward to see him again. I want to talk and make up, clear the air between us.
"After all this time I can't believe or understand what it was really all about. Why did it have to be such a big thing?
"I think we were both to blame. It just exploded between us.
"Because we had such a smashing relationship, I just thought, 'What on earth are you doing to me?'
"I was so upset. As a professional player you never get so attached to your club or manager that a clash will hurt you that much.
"But in this case it did. It got very personal." (TheMirror)
Steven Gerrard runaway fixer is caught by police
An underworld fixer who saved Liverpool star Steven Gerrard from a gangster has been arrested after a year on the run.
John Kinsella, 44, stopped a villain known as The Psycho who threatened to shoot the England star in the legs.
Self-confessed gangland enforcer Kinsella slipped out of a court last year minutes before he was found guilty of taking part in a £41,000 robbery.
Police this week tracked the boxer and martial arts expert to Amsterdam, where he was living under a false identity. He is to be extradited. At his trial in Lincoln, Kinsella said George Bromley had demanded cash from Gerrard. He told the court: "I took steps. I told him to stop it and leave him alone. He followed my advice." (more)