Tony Hawk Performs 50 Skateboard Tricks for His 50th Birthday: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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1. Tony Hawk can still do 50 skateboard tricks at 50-years-old

“I never imagined being able to skate into my adult life, or that anyone would still care if I did. Thanks to all of you that made this dream possible. It’s been an unreal ride, but I’m not done yet.”

– Likecool

2. Around the world in 245 days

“Visiting 59 countries on 6 continents, the Viking 245-day Ultimate World Cruise is the best way to travel the globe. The journey starts in London and over the next 35 weeks, the Viking Sun will make a round trip hitting every bucket list-worthy destination along the way. Each day will bring you to a new location with stops at Reykjavík, Iceland, San Juan, Rio de Janeiro, Bora Bora, Egypt, Sydney, Hong Kong and Egypt while the 113 guided tours allow you to get the most out of every city. When you’re not at a port, your time inside the ship won’t be disappointing either. The award-winning vessel offers spacious rooms— each with its own veranda, king-size bed, private bathroom, and flat-screen TV — as well as restaurants, an infinity pool, spa, theater, cinema, and an Explorer’s Lounge serving craft beer and Scandinavian fare.”

– Uncrate

3. Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Brexit political thriller

“The Doctor Strange actor, who is currently starring in Showtime and Sky drama Patrick Melrose, will front Brexit (w/t), a political thriller written by playwright James Graham, best known for political plays such as The Vote, as well as the recent Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? play Quiz.”

– Deadline

4. The Royal Wedding excitement is killing us

“So the Big Day is almost upon us. The pomp, the circumstance, the formalities, the sacraments, the solemnities, the fly-pasts, and balcony waves. And, of course, the feverish sartorial speculation. What form will The Outfit take? Surely a white option would be too outre. It obviously has to be British. It definitely can’t be too gaudy. It will almost certainly be a bespoke creation. Plunging necklines and exposed ankles are to be avoided at all costs. Yes, it’s the question on the lips of seasoned royal-watchers, style mavens and disinterested bystanders alike – what kind of suit will you, Prince Harry, opt for at the Royal Wedding?”

– Fashionbeans

5. Newest Porsche 911 spy photos reveal new GT3 

“The last Porsche 911 Speedster was a limited-production special that marked the end of the 997-generation 911. We’ve seen spy photos of that car’s follow-up a few times by now, each revealing a little bit more than the last. From what we can tell, the new model is essentially a drop-top version of the 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3, 500 horsepower naturally-aspirated flat-six and all.”

– Autoblog