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Tom Holland wants Venom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The 21-year-old actor is the current face of Peter Parker and his web slinging alter ego Spider-Man in the Marvel series of movies, and has said that whilst he doesn't think villain Venom - who currently has his own spin-off movie in development by Sony - exists in the same universe, he'd \"jump\" at the chance to work with Tom Hardy, who has been cast as the titular character.

When asked by ScreenRant.com if his Spider-Man and Hardy's Venom could ever appear on screen together, Holland said: \"That's something that's not up to me, I am the MCU's Spider-Man, I exist in a world with the Avengers. If Venom exists in that world, I don't really know the answer to that question. I don't think he does. But yeah, any opportunity to work with Tom Hardy, I'd jump to it.\"

The news comes after Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently revealed there were \"no plans\" in place to include Hardy's Venom in the Marvel universe.

He said when asked if he could introduce the character into the blockbuster movie series: \"No plans to include him in the MCU right now. [The 'Venom' movie] is Sony's project.\"

Meanwhile, it was also announced recently that Sony's 'Venom' movie will also feature 'Spider-Man' villain Carnage.

Carnage first appeared in the 'The Amazing Spider-Man' comic series as Cletus Kasady, a serial killer who shared a prison cell with Venom's alter ego Eddie Brock.

When Eddie escaped from prison using the extraterrestrial being known as a Symbiote - which fused with the photographer to give him his super powers - a portion of the parasite was left behind and fused with Cletus, thus creating Carnage.

As of yet, no-one has been cast in the role.

Tom Holland will hit screens as Spider-Man next month in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', which is released on July 5, and Tom Hardy will debut in the 'Venom' movie in October 2018.

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U2 payed tribute to the late Leonard Cohen during a show in Toronto.

The 'Beautiful Day' rockers - comprised of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. - honoured the late musician, who passed away in November at the age of 82, when they took to the stage in the Canadian city over the weekend, as frontman Bono dubbed him as \"an addiction\" he can't \"give up\".

He said: \"Tonight we hold onto some things, as you let go of some others. I'm not quite sure how to let it go, but I know tonight I'm holding onto the music of Leonard Cohen, thinking about it today. It's been on my mind. He's an addiction I'm not ready to give up, so I'm going to sing this one to Leonard Cohen.\"

The 57-year-old singer then urged the 50,000 strong crowd to use their phones to light up the Rogers Centre out of respect to the musical icon - who was born in the Canadian city of Montreal - shortly before launching into a cover of Leonard's classic song 'Suzanne'.

He added: \"Just think. Think of Leonard. He called us friends. Really, we were just fans. That was okay by me. For Leonard Cohen. Stay with me. That's beautiful. Stars coming out for Leonard. Different part of the country, but you know he loved this city. Stay with me now. I want to try something.\"

And Bono also insisted Leonard was \"lucky\" to live the life he did, after he told the crowd of a conversation he had with the 'Hallelujah' shortly before his 80th birthday.

The 'With Or Without You' singer said: \"I asked him, 'Leonard, what do you want to do on your 80th? Have you made any plans?' And he said, 'Yeah, I want to smoke a cigarette.' [I said] 'But you'd given up cigarettes for 27 years,' [and he said] 'I'm just going to have one.' We could all be so lucky to live a life like that.\"

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Michael Keaton admits most actors are drawn towards \"villainous characters\".

The 65-year-old star has been cast as criminally-minded Vulture in 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and Michael concedes there is an allure to playing the bad guy.

He shared: \"I think actors tend to be drawn toward, not necessarily villainous, but [yeah] probably villainous characters. It kind of tends to be often true when you delve into the dark side, it gets interesting.

\"Because the reality is the lead or hero sometimes by the nature of the piece has to be, not one-dimensional, but has to represent a thing, a very strongly.

\"Whereas supporting actors or character actors often - they're more dimensional. You know without going into this and some sort of bull***t actor talk, but it tends to be true.\"

In fact, Michael admitted to having previously felt envious towards lesser-known actors, because they are sometimes handed more appealing roles.

The Hollywood star - who appears alongside Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. in the new superhero movie - told Den of Geek: \"A lot of times, I think everyone, or most of us, had some experience where you're playing one role and you're looking at some of the minor roles, and you're thinking, 'Oh man, I'd like to have a bite of that! It's just so much fun.'

\"And I've been fortunate where I get to play a lot of different things: real tiny parts and big parts. They're both fun, they're both different. It's more iconic and you make a hell of a lot more dough being the lead guy.\"

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Remy Ma beat her bitter rival Nicki Minaj to the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist prize at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (06.25.17).

The 37-year-old rapper ended her rival's seven-year winning streak at the annual bash and Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, said her success proved that people can bounce back from adversity.

The hip-hop star - who praised her mentor Fat Joe and husband, rapper Papoose - explained: \"I wanna thank God first and foremost. You can make mistakes and come back.\"

Ma courted controversy earlier this year when she blasted Nicki on the diss song 'Shether', which was well received by fans and critics.

Nicki, for her part, never officially responded to the much-discussed diss record.

Elsewhere at the Microsoft Theater, New Edition were handed the Lifetime Achievement Award and received a lengthy tribute, before they took to the stage to perform 'Can You Stand the Rain' and 'Mr. Telephone Man'.

Meanwhile, Beyonce won five awards in total, including the Album of the Year crown for 'Lemonade' and she was also named Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.

Beyonce was absent from the bash after giving birth to twins earlier this month, but her sister Solange was present to enjoy her own success on the night, winning the Centric award.

After collecting her prize, Solange held a moment of silence for the minorities who have died at the hands of police officers, including Trayvon Martin.

Another notable winner on the night was Chance the Rapper, who earned the Humanitarian Award after he raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools.

In a taped message, Chance was praised by former US First Lady Michelle Obama, who revealed that she and her husband Barack have followed Chance \"since he was a baby rapper\".

Michelle said: \"Chance is showing our young people that they matter. Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves.\"

2017 BET Awards winners list:

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist:

Remy Ma

Coca-Cola Viewers' Choice Award:

Beyonc\u00e9, 'Sorry'

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist:

Kendrick Lamar

Youngstars Award:

Yara Shahidi

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist:

Bruno Mars

Best New Artist:

Chance the Rapper

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Lecrae

Centric Award:

Solange, 'Cranes in the Sky'

Best Group:

Migos

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:

Beyonc\u00e9

Best Collaboration:

Chris Brown Ft. Gucci Mane & Usher, 'Party'

Video of the Year:

Beyonc\u00e9, 'Sorry', Bruno Mars, '24k Magic'

Video Director of the Year:

Kahlil Joseph & Beyonc\u00e9 Knowles-Carter, 'Sorry'

Album of the Year:

'Lemonade', Beyonc\u00e9

Best Actress:

Taraji P. Henson

Best Actor:

Mahershala Ali

Best Movie:

'Hidden Figures'

Sportswoman of the Year Award:

Serena Williams

Sportsman of the Year Award:

Stephen Curry

Best International Act: Europe:

Stormzy

Best International Act: Africa:

Wizkid

Humanitarian Award:

Chance the Rapper

Lifetime Achievement Award:

New Edition

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Your friendly reminder about some of the larger Quad-City races that are approaching. Summer racing season is in full swing, get out there and get after it.

Firecracker Run: One week

Bix 7: Four weeks

QC Marathon: 12 weeks

In the running world, the term staying strong can usually be tied back to your running form at the end of a race. When you start to get tired, form tends to go out the window and with that your speed and efficiency.

There are a couple of ways you can focus on your strong finish.

The first is to focus on your form when you start getting tired. During training runs, when things start getting tough, try to visualize what your form should look like. Is your head up? Are you swinging your arms? Are your hands relaxed (not clenched)? Are you moving your legs as you should with an appropriate kick, etc.?

If you find that any of the items above aren\u2019t happening in your current situation, work to fix them on the spot.

With each run, focus on nailing the last few minutes or miles. If you get in the habit of staying focused when the going gets tough, it will become second nature. It\u2019s worth noting that there is a time and place to lay the hammer down. A proper cool down at the end of a run with any effort-based work is necessary.

You should also incorporate some kind of strength training into your weekly routine. Depending on what outcome you want from strength training, there are plenty of options to do after a few workouts each week. The extra focus on the rest of your body will ultimately help with your form.

Squats and lunges are always a hit. I also believe that mountain climbers and everyone\u2019s favorite, burpees, are a huge help when the going gets tough. Outside of body weight exercises, utilizing dumbbells and kettle bells for extra focus on your upper body are also a good idea.

The final aspect to help you finish strong is by adding a smile. Yep, you read that right. Running always feels much easier when you have a smile on your face. Not only do you normally enjoy it more, but it sends a positive energy throughout your body. Besides, who wants to look back at their race photos and see a face grimacing in pain?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 A list of winners of the 2017 BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles:

\u2014 Video of the year: Bruno Mars, \"24K Magic\"; Beyonce, \"Sorry\"

\u2014 Best male R&B/pop artist: Bruno Mars

\u2014 Best female R&B/pop Artist: Beyonce

\u2014 Best male hip hop artist: Kendrick Lamar

\u2014 Best female hip hop artist: Remy Ma

\u2014 Best new artist: Chance the Rapper

\u2014 Album of the year: Beyonce, \"Lemonade\"

\u2014 Best group: Migos

\u2014 Best gospel/inspirational award: Lecrae

\u2014 Best collaboration: Chance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, \"No Problem\"; Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, \"Bad and Boujee\"

\u2014 YoungStars award: Yara Shahidi

\u2014 Viewers' choice award: Beyonce, \"Sorry\"

\u2014 Centric award: Solange, \"Cranes In the Sky\"

\u2014 Video director of the year: Beyonce and Kahlil Joseph, \"Sorry\"

\u2014 Best actor: Mahershala Ali

\u2014 Best actress: Taraji P. Henson

\u2014 Best movie: \"Hidden Figures\"

\u2014 Sportswoman of the year: Serena Williams

\u2014 Sportsman of the year: Stephen Curry

\u2014 Humanitarian award: Chance the Rapper

\u2014 Lifetime achievement award: New Edition

\u2014 Best international act, Europe: Stormzy, England

\u2014 Best international act, Africa: Wizkid, Nigeria

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Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce.

Ma, who was released from prison in 2014, won best female hip hop artist Sunday in Los Angeles, an award Minaj has won since 2010. Ma last won the prize in 2005, and was sentenced to prison three years later after she shot a former friend after accusing her of theft.

\"I wanna thank God first and foremost,\" said Ma, who named two correctional facilities in her speech and thanked her mentor Fat Joe and husband-rapper Papoose. \"You can make mistakes and come back.\"

In March, Ma released the hostile diss track \"Shether,\" which earned praised from critics and rap fans. Minaj never officially responded to the song.

At the live show at the Microsoft Theater, '90s R&B favorites New Edition and Xscape were the most welcomed performers of the night.

New Edition, whose three-part biopic was a white-hot ratings success for BET earlier this year, earned the lifetime achievement award and received a lengthy tribute. It started with the child actors from the movie singing \"Candy Girl,\" later followed by the older actors for some of the band's hits apart from the group, including Bell Biv DeVoe's \"Poison\" and Ralph Tresvant's \"Sensitivity.\"

The real group then hit to stage to sing \"Can You Stand the Rain\" and \"Mr. Telephone Man.\" The actors later joined New Edition for \"If It Isn't Love.\"

Girl group Xscape, set to launch a new reality show on Bravo, reunited at the BET Awards and sang the popular hits \"Just Kickin' It,\" ''Understanding\" and \"Who Can I Run To?\" The crowd was in awe, singing along and filming the performance with their phones.

Bruno Mars, whose new album was heavily inspired by '90s R&B, also shined Sunday. He and Beyonce tied for video of the year \u2014 the top prize but not televised \u2014 with their hits \"24K Magic\" and \"Sorry.\" Mars also won best male R&B/pop artist and kicked off the show with a fun and funky performance of the song, \"Perm.\"

\"To the fans, you know I love you. My first BET Award,\" he screamed.

Kendrick Lamar surprised the audience when he performed with Future and won best male hip hop artist. He gave a shout-out to fellow nominee Chance the Rapper, who earned the humanitarian award at the age of 24. Chance also won best new artist and best collaboration.

In a taped message, Michelle Obama honored Chance, who has raised $2 million dollars for Chicago public schools. The former First Lady said she and Barack Obama knew Chance \"since he was a baby rapper.\"

\"Chance is showing our young people that they matter,\" she said. \"Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves.\"

Beyonce, who reportedly had her twins earlier this month though she hasn't commented on the topic, was the top nominee with seven. When it was announced that she won the viewer's choice award, Chloe x Halle \u2014 the young duo signed to Beyonce \u2014 recited a speech given to them from the pop star. Queen Bey was the big winner with five, also taking home album of the year for \"Lemonade,\" best female R&B/pop artist and video director of the year for \"Sorry.\"

Solange, Beyonce's younger sister, also had a big night: She won the Centric award and called Sunday \"the best birthday ever\" (she turned 31 on Saturday).

\"My arm pits are sweating so much right now,\" said Solange, who thanked BET for showing her \"queens\" like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Erykah Badu and others during her teenage years.

Solange held a moment of silence later on, and the show also honored some of the minorities who died at the hands of police officers, including Trayvon Martin, Philando Castile, Eric Garner and others.

Other winners included gospel rapper Lecrae and Migos, who took home best group. The hip-hop trio also won over the audience with its performances of the hits \"Bad and Boujee,\" ''T-Shirt\" and \"Congratulations,\" with Post Malone. Chance the Rapper, and his mom, danced during the long set; as did Queen Latifah, Cardi B., \"Stranger Things\" actor Caleb McLaughlin and \"black-ish\" actress Yara Shahidi, who won the YoungStars award.

Though most of the performances were upbeat, others charmed with slower songs: Tamar Braxton and Maxwell gave vocally impressive performances, and Mary J. Blige sang songs from \"Strength of a Woman,\" her recent album that includes emotional tunes about her divorce.

\"Mary J. got that break up body. Whoa,\" screamed Jamie Foxx, who presented an award after Blige's performance.

Leslie Jones of \"Saturday Night Live\" hosted the four-hour show. El DeBarge and Kamasi Washignton performed \"Careless Whisper\" in honor George Michael, who died last year on Christmas Day, while Janelle Monae collaborator Roman GianArthur excitedly sang \"Johnny B. Goode\" in tribute to Chuck Berry, who died in March.

New York rapper Prodigy, who died last week, was remembered in words by his Mobb Deep partner Havoc and Lil Kim, who appeared on the remix of the memorable Mobb Deep hit, \"Quiet Storm.\"

Former BET executive Stephen Hill, who the network said was stepping down in March, was praised throughout the night with kind words from Mars and Bobby Brown.

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