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Selena Gomez would ‘love’ to be in a relationship

OHMYGOSSIP — Selena Gomez “would love” to be in a relationship – but not before she’s finished “focusing” on herself.
The 26-year-old star broke up with her former boyfriend Justin Bieber – who is now engaged to Hailey Baldwin – earlier this year, and sources have said that whilst she “loves love” and would like to find someone to settle down with, she’s determined to work on herself and be “the best version of herself” before she starts dating again.
An insider said: “She’s not interested in dating anyone, she still doesn’t feel ready. She’s been in a relationship for so much of her life, she really is happy embracing the single life and focusing 100% on herself.
“Selena loves love. As much as she loves being single, she would love to be in a relationship in the future. In fact, she knows that for a future relationship to be successful, she has to make sure she’s the best version of herself first. She looks at relationships differently now – she isn’t looking for someone to ‘complete’ her.”
And when the ‘Bad Liar’ hitmaker does decide she’s ready for romance, her close pals already have a plan in place to set her up with someone who isn’t a celebrity.
The source added: “She’s just incredibly focused on her career and well-being right now, but when the time is right, and for the right guy, she’s totally open to trusting her friends with setting her up. Her friends want to see her with someone who is not in the industry. She needs someone who’s talented and successful, but not a celebrity.
“Selena is such a catch, and her friends want her to be with someone who’s worthy of her. They really didn’t like Justin and her together. He didn’t appreciate what he had in her.”
Despite now being on a quest for love, Selena is totally over her former beau, and wishes him the best in his pending marriage to 21-year-old Hailey.
The source told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “She wants nothing but happiness for them.”

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Georgia has suddenly deserted the Love Island crew’s WhatsApp group and nobody knows why

‘I was like, ‘Whose number is this?”

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They say every man is an island unto himself and one Love Island contestant seems to be taking that quote to heart. After feuding with her co-star Megan Barton Hanson, it’s been revealed that Georgia Steel has called it quits from the show’s group WhatsApp and it’s not going down terribly well. If you’ve ever had a friend unceremoniously depart from a group chat with no explanation, you’ll know that it’s easily one of the most awkward situations ever.

Things started off relatively chill during an interview with Digital Spy, where Rosie Williams, Hayley Hughes and Samira Mighty all chatted about some post-show goss. As they spitballed and reflected on their time on the show, they also touched on the current Love Island 2018 state of the union and the subject of their joint WhatsApp group came up.

Rosie started off the WhatsApp chat saying, ‘Josh [Denzel] got added just now, actually.’

Samira dished, ‘Georgia left the group…I was like, ‘Whose number is this?’’

‘Yeah, she’s left the group,’ Rosie confirmed. ‘I don’t know why.’

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DRAMA. Well, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine why Georgia would have left given that she and her former co-star Megan seem to be in a bit of a feud – The Mirror has previously reported that Georgia said Megan is ‘fake’ and finds Georgia ‘annoying’. Before that, Georgia was also criticised for not being as loyal as she made herself out to be on the show after macking on Jack Fowler.

Georgia’s mother provided a little bit of insight to the Daily Mail, saying, ‘One of the worst moments for me was when all of the girls went against [Georgia] and called her a liar. That was bullying. I was so upset, I paced around my living room, up and down past the coffee table, and I was crying.’

Apparently Georgia isn’t the only one to have vanished into thin air, as her boyfriend Sam Bird also exited the WhatsApp group. However his is much less dramatic and more hilarious, as it turns out that his was a technology-related blip.

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Frankie revealed to The Mirror, ‘I think it was an accident. Sam joined back in and said ‘s*** I left the wrong group.’

He continued, ‘Sam and Gee both left and I think Sam just left the wrong group. There’s so much going on in that group you lose track.’

Given that the entire cast will be meeting up for Love Island: The Reunion this Sunday evening, things could definitely get interesting between the former cast mates.

I mean to be honest, we’re not going to blame Georgia if she left what essentially sounds like a work WhatsApp group. We can only imagine the notifications have been off the charts, now that the stars finally have access to their phones again…

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Link Love: Kaftans To Wear Anywhere

I’ve yet to buy one, but every Summer when temperatures start rising above 77° F, I’m seriously tempted by kaftans as a breezy loungewear option and work-from-home outfit.

Bonus: These days kaftans aren’t just for lounging around the house or covering up your swimwear anymore either, they make excellent Summer dresses for all sorts of occasions.

The Guardian posits that “the kaftan is the new political fashion statement to make.”

Alyson from That’s Not My Age has tips on where to find a good kaftan. I love the asymmetrical lines of this kimono kaftan dress she links to in her blog post.

One of my favourite images is this photo of Grace Kelly with vintage camera, sporting a Pucci kaftan.

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B. Jones Style and KarenBritChick are two YouTube channels that put Shevia in a good mood and remind her of the joy of dressing. She is a long-time fan of their blogs as well.

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Vildy also follows KarenBritChick and likes Emma Hill’s YouTube channel as well: “Even though I have most physical characteristics opposite to her and a completely opposite style, I love her style and her terrific personality.”

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5 Mecha Anime That Will Make You Fall in Love With the Genre

The mecha genre has reached a level of ubiquity that only a few other anime genres have achieved. It’s why we get countless anime about giant robots hashing it out. Luckily, there are a few of these shows that stand out from the rest. So, here are the five best mecha anime to watch to fall in love with the genre.

DARLING in the FRANXX


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One of this year’s biggest hits is the mecha anime series DARLING in the FRANXX. In a post-apocalyptic future, teenagers must fight enormous monsters using giant robots called FRANXX. However, when Hiro realizes he is unable to pilot one, he questions his own worth. But his doubts disappear when he meets Zero Two, a strange girl with horns.

Initially, the anime seems like your typical story about a teenage boy saving the day with his giant robot, but the series actually goes much deeper than that. It explores many adolescent themes, such as love and societal expectations. Its portrayal of interpersonal relationships will change viewers’ perceptions of the mecha genre.

Not to mention, the joint collaboration between Trigger, CloverWorks, and A-1 Pictures on the animation brings the mecha battles against the Klaxosaur to life. The pilots move with ease, resulting in jaw-dropping action sequences that are sure to satisfy everyone.

Neon Genesis Evangelion


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This list wouldn’t be complete without the series that revolutionized the anime industry, Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Hellbent on destroying humanity, the Angels’ arrival pushes mankind to the brink of extinction. As a result, the United Nations forms NERV to create Evangelion (EVA), giant robots capable of fighting these monsters. The organization’s director, Gendo Ikari, seeks compatible pilots to synchronize with the EVAs. One of those pilots is his 14-year-old son, Shinji. The series follows Shinji as he and the other pilots fight against these unstoppable Angels.

While opinions on Neon Genesis Evangelion’s main character, Shinji, may be split, it’s hard to ignore the series’ impact on the mecha genre. Its take on psychology, religion, and philosophy has elevated anime’s status around the world, generating widespread discussion on its themes and motifs. Neon Genesis Evangelion proved that mecha genre is much more than mindless robot battles.

Gurren Lagann


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Simon and Kamina live in an underground village called Jeeha. One day, while digging, Simon finds a robot head, which the duo dub “Lagann.” Immediately after their discovery, their village gets destroyed by a mecha piloted by a Beastman, a humanoid creature that hunts humans. Fighting the Beastman is Yoko, a gun-toting, badass woman. Using their new robot, Simon and Kamina fend off the attack.

With the sky now in plain view after the battle, the pair takes Yoko along with them to explore the surface. But they haven’t seen the last of the Beastmen. They’ll have to rely on their fighting spirits to survive and keep moving forward.

However, Gurren Lagann is more than just cool mecha battles in a wasteland. It’s the story of two “brothers,” Simon and Kamina, who uplift each other every step of the way. The series, with its colorful animation and inspirational speeches, takes the idea of believing in yourself to a whole new level.

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing


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No matter which Gundam adaptation you choose to watch, there’s no denying that the franchise is one of the best in the mecha anime genre. After all, there’s a reason it’s been around for almost 40 years. But if we had to choose one, it would be Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.

It’s AC (After Colony) 195, and five disaffected scientists are planning to take revenge against the tyrannical OZ military organization with the project Operation Meteor. The operation involves independently sending five teenage boys in advanced Mobile suits known as “Gundams” to destroy OZ.

Although the series premiered back in 1995, the action scenes are still amazing. Each Gundam has a unique set of weapons, capabilities, and fighting skills that reflect its respective pilot. No two battles are ever the same, as each young pilot brings something different to the table. Besides that, the series’s multiple viewpoints work together to create a deep narrative exploring various political themes.

The Big O


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Forty years ago, something happened in Paradigm City that erased everyone’s memories. Still, humanity continues to survive and even builds giant robots (called Megadeus) and monsters. The story follows Roger Smith, a negotiator who owns a Megadeus, his loyal and skilled butler, Norman Burg, and his human-like android assistant, R. Dorothy Wayneright. Together, they negotiate disputes between parties. But each case brings them closer to uncovering the truth about Paradigm City.

The Big O‘s classic, retro-futurism animation style elevates the series to a level rarely seen in mecha anime. In addition, the show not only features giant robots but also many elements from other genres, including mystery and action. You could say that this mecha series is anime’s answer to DC’s Batman, with Roger playing the role of the Dark Knight. In each episode, Roger and his allies try to solve the mysteries plaguing Paradigm City just as Bruce Wayne and Alfred do in Gotham City. If you’re looking for Batman with mechas, then this might be the anime for you.

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Georgia Steel’s mum has thanked Sam Bird for coming to her daughter’s “rescue” on ‘Love Island’

OHMYGOSSIP — Georgia Steel’s mum has thanked Sam Bird for coming to her daughter’s “rescue” on ‘Love Island’.
The pair left the villa last week after refusing to couple up with anyone else, while they were banned from being together, and Georgia’s mother Sharon is delighted he took her under his wing after her daughter was left heart-broken by Josh Denzel.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Sharon said: “Sam to me, he’s like Prince Charming he’s come to her rescue in that villa and now he’s made her his girlfriend.
“It was a very emotional time for me, I couldn’t get to tell her anything and especially when it was the experience with her and Josh.
“That was hard because it was the first time she’s ever experienced them feelings, but in my eyes she managed it amazingly well. She literally stood her ground.”
Georgia and Sam decided to go their separate ways in the villa when faced with a decision to either depart the show or carry on as singletons.
However, after a few days they decided their feelings for each other were too strong to remain apart.
Georgia said: “With Sam there was a friendship to begin with which made me so comfortable in the villa.
“[He] accepted me for what I was, I am very different I am very unique, I say what I think there’s no filter and I’m loud.”
The 20-year-old student is looking to pursue acting in the future, and the pair, who became official this morning (23.07.18) on ‘Good Morning Britain’, are considering moving to London together.
Georgia said: “That villa had some of my best friends in there and I had some of the best memories there, and I thought this is what life’s about, it really is.
“And so for me to leave that villa behind, then I wouldn’t have left it if I didn’t see a future with Sam.”

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In this edition of Beauty Bytes, I sat down with chart topper Anne-Marie. She’s the platinum blonde songstress who has some of the catchiest pop tunes I’ve heard in a really long time. She’s partnered up with Vo5 to launch a range of hair styling products just in time for the festival season. We chatted about fame, karate and Philadelphia.

KT: WHAT’S THE WORST BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE EVER TRIED?

AM: I reckon it’s the eyebrows. There was a point when eyebrows were considered cool if they were really thin. I did that and looking back now, it didn’t look so good!

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

AM: I think mine is probably to take my make-up off every night before going to sleep, because I feel like that’s really helped my skin. Also I just take it off with a warm flannel and water instead of like soap or products.

KT: WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION YOU’VE EVER HAD?

AM: I have a moisturising cream called Weleda Skin Food and it’s just the best moisturiser I’ve ever had in my life.

KT: THAT’S REALLY THICK!

AM: It’s really thick and I use it over my body. I think it was my make-up artist; she had it there while she was doing my make-up once and I was like, “what is this?I started using it and have been telling everyone about it ever since.

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KT: THE HOUSE IS BURNING AND YOU HAVE TO GRAB THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT YOU HAVE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

AM: Either my Weleda or lip balm, because my lips get so dry!

KT: YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE HAIRSTYLE, ONE MAKE-UP LOOK AND ONE NAIL COLOUR FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHICH DO YOU CHOOSE?

AM: Hairstyle would probably be braids, like French plaits down the side of my head, because they’re really easy and look really pretty. Make-up would probably be the ‘natural look’ where it doesn’t look like you’ve got make-up on but you have. And nail colour probably like a nude colour, like a beige because it goes with everything. I used to love black nail varnish, because I thought that went with everything, but then it just got a bit much so I’ve learnt not to do that so much anymore.

 

KT: RIGHT, IT’S THE FESTIVAL SEASON: YOU DON’T WANT TO LOOK THE SAME AS EVERY OTHER PERSON THERE, SO WHAT BEAUTY LOOK WOULD YOU GO FOR?

AM: This is so hard because I love glitter so much! I actually think I’d probably do sleek hair with like waves at the bottom. I’ve had it before and I feel like you could make it festival-y if you added some of the Vo5 shimmers to the roots.

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KT: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 BEST BEAUTY BRANDS AND WHY?

AM: I’d say Weleda for the Skin Food, Vo5 for their Tame & Shine spray, it’s the best shine hairspray. There are lots of similar ones that I’ve used for TV, but this one actually holds. And my final one would be Starskin, because I’ve recently discovered their face masks. I use them every day as I’m so tired and I need to look good. I use all of them, but the diamond one is my favourite.

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KT: HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER YOUR SKIN? CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR MORNING AND EVENING ROUTINE?

AM: What I do is try not to wear makeup for as long as possible. I wake up, put some moisturising cream on and try to keep it like that all day until I have to put makeup on. As soon as I’m done with what I’m doing in the day, I take my makeup off straight away. I try to keep my skin breathing as much as possible. That’s a big thing, as I never used to leave the house without makeup on, so this is a big thing for me!

KT: AND HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR MAKEUP OFF? YOU SAID THAT YOU USE WARM WATER AND A FLANNEL?

AM: Yep, I just take my makeup off with a wet flannel and just water. I’ve done it my whole life, from a young kid. I do use face wipes sometimes. Everything I use is for sensitive skin.

KT: HOW ABOUT EXERCISE? HOW OFTEN DO YOU WORK OUT AND WHAT DO YOU DO?

AM: I try and work out as much as possible. On tour it’s hard to find the time. When I’m at hotels I just try and use the hotel gym. being on stage is a workout in itself, especially the stages that Ed Sheeran is performing on. (Anne-Marie is currently supporting Ed Sheeran on his world tour.) I’m just running around, keeping everyone entertained. I honestly get tired just being on stage, so it is a workout for me!

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KT: IF YOU WEREN’T ON TOUR AND IF YOU HAD ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD, ARE THERE ANY CLASSES YOU WOULD PARTICULARLY WANT TO DO OR WOULD YOU JUST HEAD TO THE GYM?

AM: I would go to karate as that is a whole body workout. (Anne-Marie is a triple world karate champion.) Other than that though, I do love going to lessons because I do tend to push myself harder when someone is watching, when I’m on my own I’m just like meh. Anything that involves music, doing it to a beat, that’s best for me.

KT: IF YOU’RE SHORT ON TIME, WHAT ARE THREE BEAUTY THINGS YOU’LL DO BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE?

AM: Definitely moisturise my face. I just love moisturising cream! I’ll probably get lip balm on, as my lips just get so dry – I’m not sure why, I probably need to drink more water. And then finally brush my hair. When I sleep, I move around a lot as I wake up and my hair is crazy.

KT: HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE BEAUTY?

AM: I think I would have to say having confidence. Confidence is beautiful and you can feel it and see it. You don’t have to be wearing particular clothes to look good, you can just see it. It’s a natural thing, it comes from within. Maybe some people see beautiful as an outside thing, but for me beauty is someone being kind and generous. It’s definitely something you can feel.

KT: WHAT IS A BEAUTY SECRET THAT YOU CAN REVEAL TO OUR READERS?

AM: Take your makeup off everyday before you sleep. So many people don’t do it! I used to sleep in makeup as a teenager, but I see it like this: when you’re wearing make-up, your skin has essentially got a coat on. You wouldn’t sleep in a coat would you?

KT: DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR GO TO’S?

AM: I love La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme. That’s what I buy all the time. I also really love boys’ smells and men’s fragrances.

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KT: WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY, DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIME CHANGE?

AM: Yeah. I feel better with a tan. I try not to wear any make-up, but always an SPF to keep my skin healthy. I whack that on. In the evening, I’ll put a little bit of mascara, bit of a brow, and a little bit of a lip. Nothing on my skin though, I’ll try and keep that clear.

KT: THREE MOST USED EMOJIS?

AM: Most recent is the love heart. The next is the face with the heart eyes and the tooth bearing face. It’s weird, because I use that when I’m really excited or happy about something!

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KT: I USE THAT EMOJI WHEN I’M WORRIED ABOUT SOMETHING!

AM: I use that emoji to my manager. She used to think I was worried when I used that! Everything I’ve been excited about, she thinks I’m worried.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK?

AM: I love a book called Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow. I love reading about the brain; why we do things and why we think the way we think.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR CHEAT MEAL?

AM: Probably chocolate. I could eat it for three meals.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CHOCOLATE BAR?

AM: A classic bar of Diary Milk. Can’t go wrong with that! Used to be a Double Decker, but it got a bit much. I also love bread! I eat so much bread. I’m trying not to eat so much of it. But if it’s a really good loaf, then I’ll eat it. A sandwich is probably my cheat meal!

KT: WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE AS THE FILLING?

AM: Philadelphia. With crisps. Any crisps.

KT: FAVOURITE TV SHOW TO BINGE WATCH?

AM: Say Yes to The Dress. I watch it back-to-back for hours on end. When I get home, instead of sleeping I’ll watch Say Yes to The Dress.

KT: THE UK OR AMERICAN VERSION?

AM: Whichever one is on! I’m not fussy.

KT: WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO STALK?

AM: I’ve been going on to look at Balenciaga quite a lot, I’ve been looking at their pictures online. There is also an account called London Grills and she does gold teeth for people, I’ve been looking at that quite a lot!

KT: WHEN DID YOU REALISE YOU WERE A CELEBRITY?

AM: That’s hard. I try not to see myself like that!

KT: OK, HOW ABOUT WHEN YOU REALISED YOU WERE IN THE PUBLIC EYE?

AM: I guess probably after my single Rockabye. That’s when people started to recognise me. You start to gain fans after that and then more people start to follow you. I think it’s through social media. When you put shows on, and people come to see them, it’s a moment when you realise that these people are coming to see you and want to spend an evening with you, that’s a pretty big deal.

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‘The Hate U Give’ Author Angie Thomas Talks About Upcoming Film and Using Love to Combat Hate

Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, became an instant success, topping The New York Times best-seller list and earning multiple literary awards shortly after its release in February 2017. The book addresses the ills of modern day racism and police brutality as seen through the lens of a 16-year-old black girl named Starr Carter. Throughout the story, Starr grapples with living in two vastly different worlds: the low-income community of color where she grew up and the predominantly white prep school she attends. Her life, however, takes a tragic turn when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend—an unarmed young, black man—at the hands of white police officers.

Although fictional, The Hate U Give depicts the brutal reality of racial profiling and discrimination that people of color face. It’s also reflective of the constant exposure that young people have to the killings of black and brown bodies by police in real-time via social media, like Philando Castile, whose death was live-streamed on Facebook, and Eric Garner, who was recorded on a mobile phone taking his last breaths as police choked him to death.

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Censoring Literature

While Thomas has been applauded for tackling controversial themes in The Hate U Give, some critics argue that the social context is divisive and inappropriate for young adults. In fact, police in Charleston, South Carolina, have made a concerted effort to ban the book from a summer reading program for students at Wando High School. According to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Tri-County Lodge #3, one of the largest police unions in the country, both The Hate U Give and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely depict police officers in a negative light. FOP lodge president John Blackmon even went as far as to describe the books as “an indoctrination of distrust of police.”

“Whether it be through social media, whether it be through text message, whether it be phone calls, we’ve received an influx of tremendous outrage at the selections by this reading list,” said Blackmon to local news channel News 2. “Freshmen, they’re at the age where their interactions with law enforcement have been very minimal. They’re not driving yet, they haven’t been stopped for speeding, they don’t have these type of interactions.”

 

He added, “There are other socio-economic topics that are available and they want to focus half of their effort on negativity towards the police? That seems odd to me.”

Written In Love

However, in an interview with Black Enterprise, Thomas said the basis of the book was written out of love and to inspire people to become more compassionate toward each other. “There’s so much love in this. And I hope that they walk away feeling that,” she said at the 2018 Essence Festival.

Thomas also talked about her excitement for the release of the book’s film adaption, which stars Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Algee Smith (Detroit), Russell Hornsby, Common, and Issa Rae.

“I think the movie, in a lot of ways, will be cathartic, especially for people who are dealing with this every single day. I think this is an experience that will heal in a lot of ways. And it’s going to open more eyes,” said Thomas. “I think they’re going to walk away feeling even more empowered and inspired. And if, nothing else, I hope they feel seen.”

The Hate U Give

Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas, Regina Hall, and Amandla Stenberg at the 2018 Essence Festival Courtesy of Allied Integrated Marketing. Photo credit: Ryan Theriot)

Thomas also acknowledged that the strong social context may be triggering for some audiences, especially those who have been directly affected by police brutality or are fighting against it. “I’m never going to tell a person to go beyond their own emotional boundaries or what they feel like they can or cannot handle. But I would say, give it a shot, because if nothing else, I hope you walk away from this inspired.” She added, “You have people in the [Black Lives Matter] movement who’ve read the book, who were like ‘I wasn’t sure if I should read this book because I didn’t know if it was going to trigger me.’ But then they read it and they were like, ‘this is what I needed.’”

Ultimately, she says she hopes that both the book and the movie “create more empathy” and makes a lasting impression particularly on young women of color.

“I hope that the young black girls who go into the theater or pick up my book see themselves in it and see just how amazing they are in a world that so often tells them that they’re not enough. I hope that the movie and this book shows them that they are perfect just the way they are.”

 

The Hate U Give

Russell Hornsby, Angie Thomas, Regina Hall, and Amandla Stenberg, and George Tillman at the Ford activation at the 2018 Essence Festival (Photo credit: Ryan Theriot)

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Love Island contestants forced to choose one couple to dump

OHMYGOSSIP — The ‘Love Island’ contestants are forced to choose whether to dump Georgia Steel and Sam Bird, or Megan Barton Hanson and Wes Nelson from the show on tonight’s (16.07.18) episode – but with an added twist.
Charlie Brake and Ellie Brown were booted off the programme last night (15.07.18), and while the quartet thought they had survived being axed from the series, host Caroline Flack will ask the remaining Islanders to decide which of the two couples to save and why later this evening.
After much deliberation, Josh Denzel says: “We would like to save this couple because, they have had their doubters, both inside and outside of the villa and as a group, we believe that they can go the distance.
“It wasn’t an easy decision at all, there was serious debate and people put forward very good points, pros and cons for both couples. But in the end we have managed to make a decision even though it was a hard one.”
However, the dumped couple will get a chance to save themselves.
Caroline explains: “You haven’t been saved by the public or your fellow Islanders.
“Therefore, you cannot stay on Love Island as a couple. This doesn’t have to be the end of your Love Island journey.
“It’s a huge decision, it’s either split up and remain in the villa or stay together and leave. Before you make that decision, I can tell you there are two new boys and two new girls waiting to enter the villa today.
“If you decide to split up and stay on the Island, you will each date two new Islanders and head back to the villa. You will decide who to couple up with on the next recoupling.
“But you can’t be with each other. If you decide to stay as a couple, you will leave immediately without returning to the villa. You can take some time now to talk it out and come back to me with your decision.”
ITV announced on last night’s show that four new Islanders will be joining the current crop to shake things up in the villa.
Stephanie Lam, 23, Laura Crane, 23, Paul Knops, 31, and 21-year-old Josh Mair will joining the show in tonight’s episode.

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Who is Laura Crane? Love Island new girl and surfer from Devon

IT’S not every day that a professional surfer joins Love Island and so Laura Crane is definitely a villa first.

The surfing pro is looking for someone who’s ready for an adventure – are any of the lads fit enough to keep up with her?

Laura Crane is always looking for her next adventure.
Laura Crane is always looking for her next adventure.
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Who is Laura Crane?

Laura is a 23-year-old professional surfer who’s been breaking waves since she was 16.

She’s represented the Great Britain team and taken part in the qualifying world series two year years during that time as well.

She grew up surrounded by surfer boys which might have influenced her career choice – but she also thinks this means she will sway towards the guys in the Love Island villa when looking for friendship.

The blonde bombshell is keen to not tread on any toes in the villa but is looking for a guy who has a sense of humour and can keep up with her on her adventures.


When is Love Island on ITV2?

Love Island series four kicked off on Monday, June 4, on ITV.

The show is airing at 9.00pm six nights a week – only taking a break on Saturdays – over eight weeks.

Caroline Flack has presented Love Island since it returned to TV in 2015 and is joined once again by voice-over artist Iain Stirling.

Kem Cetinay, the winner in 2017, is also back to host a daily spin-off podcast entitled The Morning After with TV presenter, Arielle Free.


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This is the one thing that Love Island contestants are banned from bringing into the villa

It all makes sense!

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Love Island 2018 is underway and while a lot of us thought we’d be watching it ironically (this writer included), we’re now hooked.

We want the water bottle with our name on, the endless beauty supply, but more than anything we want Jack Fincham as our boyfriend – don’t worry though, we’d never do that to Dani!

Yes, everyone’s desperate to get into that villa, with it even emerging this week that some people are going to extreme lengths – with it reported that there are at least five attempted break ins on the villa every day.

But for the contestants who actually are allowed in the villa, there are apparently a few rules, from no smoking in public areas and no masturbating, to no nudity and no drunken or unsafe sex.

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One reported rule that we didn’t expect however was no paper and pens, with islanders reportedly banned from bringing the items into the Majorcan villa.

While the rule may seem odd, it does make sense – being able to write secret notes would deter islanders from having difficult conversations in public, something that makes the show more watchable.

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Of course there are ways around it – when Zara left the villa last month, BFF Ellie wrote her a note to put in her suitcase, writing with eyeliner on a piece of toilet roll. But on the whole, the islanders are just encouraged to say what they’re feeling.

Works for us!

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Samira just opened up about villa life and why she chose to leave Love Island

‘Dani and Jack are going to get married, have kids and all of that’

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Love Island 2018 is getting dramatic, with the past week pushing the show to breaking point.

Tonight’s episode reached climax when Samira Mighty, one of the show’s originals, chose to leave the villa, just days after her ‘Prince Charming’ Frankie was voted off the show.

‘I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I’m back at square one’ she told Dani, breaking the news to her fellow islanders the next morning.

‘This decision is so, so hard,’ she explained. ‘I’m devastated by it but I think that it is the right thing to do – just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before. I’ve always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie. I’ve got to go with my gut feeling.’

So the 22-year-old left the villa, but how is she feeling now that she’s on the outside?

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How do you feel about leaving the villa?

‘I feel very confident and very proud of myself. I feel like it was the right time for me to leave. I’m obviously devastated to be leaving my best friends but this is the perfect time. I’ve found what I wanted to find and it was Frankie so I’m going to go and get him. I do see a future with Frankie, I’ve
never met anyone like him before. He is gorgeous and we did have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t change anything about my time in the villa, I have no regrets.’

Are you looking forward to seeing Frankie?

‘I am really excited and also really nervous. All we know is our villa relationship so I’m really excited to see how it’ll work on the outside world and if we are compatible and do like each other as much as we said. I’m a bit nervous but mostly excited. Just before he left he said “see you in three weeks, see you soon” and he said to a few of the boys that he was going to wait for me so it feels positive at the moment and good.’

Who did you click with the most in the villa?

‘I clicked with everyone. Everyone was my best friend! But I’d say Dani, she is the best, most amazing girl. She always kept me positive. I love Megan so much, we got really close and what she has with Wes is very genuine. I also got on really well with Wes too. Georgia is super confident and bubbly and that’s exactly what she’s always like. I love her, we got really close and I did feel for her with everything she went through with Josh but she is happy with Sam now. I love that girl.’

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What are your hopes for Dr Alex?

‘Alex is so unique. He is his own self, he has never changed and he needs a girl to come in for him and not have eyes for anyone else. I just hope that Alex finds love because he has waited long enough. I really like Alexandra, she does seem really nice. And she was genuine about her feelings for Alex when she came in. He really makes her laugh and crack up. There are other single guys in there and they want to take her out… It’s all up to Alexandra, she has the power.’

What is your take on villa life?

‘Villa life is a roller coaster. It is absolutely amazing, I walked around pinching myself that I was there. You go through ups and downs but mostly ups because you’re there with amazing people. You are meeting boys and girls and making friends. It is very intense but your emotions and feelings in there are all real. You completely forget about the cameras. You are so immersed in everyone else.’

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What was your standout Love Island memory?

‘I loved the Ministry of Sound party night. I also really enjoyed the stripping dance off challenge. I loved my outfit, my silver thigh high boots! It was nerve-wracking but so fun. The challenges were also amazing and finally meeting Frankie, that was a big milestone for me in the villa.’

Who do you think could be engaged by this time next year?

‘Definitely Dani and Jack. 100 per cent. They are going to get married, have kids and all of that. They are amazing together. And maybe Josh and Kaz, they are very close.’

Who do you think is going to win?

‘Dani and Jack because they have had such a journey from the start. They were coupled up on day one, then she had a little dip where she wasn’t sure how she felt about him. Then Hayley said she fancied Jack and then Jack tried to get a reaction out of Dani by speaking to Hayley. That was ages ago now, I’m even having to jog my memory! They are like magnets to each other now. I love them and I know they really love each other.’

We’re going to miss Samira!

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Where is Love Island 2018 filmed, can you book to stay in the villa in Majorca and what’s the place like inside?

THE Love Island villa is the setting of 2018’s hottest show.

But where exactly is the luxury holiday home? Can you stay there and who many people does it sleep?

This year’s villa looks better than ever
This year the villa looks better than ever. It is located in Majorca
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Where is the Love Island 2018 villa?

The Love Island villa is located on the Spanish Balearic Island of Majorca (Mallorca), in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar on the East of the Island.

The villa is the same luxury location that last year’s contestants stayed in, but it’s been given an overhaul.

The famous hideaway has been given a makeover, meaning the stars will be tempted to spend more time in there away from the prying eyes of their co-stars.

The bedroom is decorated with bright blue and pink blankets and cushions, with giant, holiday-themed images on the walls.

Outside seating and day beds have been set up around the pool area, with sun loungers and an al-fresco bar set up for late-night drinks.

The villa also boasts an enormous pool, gym area and jacuzzi.

The round seating area complete with a fancy fire pit is still in place, along with the enormous open-plan kitchen and living room.

Staff have been busy for weeks setting up the hidden cameras and linking up the microphones to make sure every cough and spit is captured on screen.

The villa features an expansive infinity pool which looks out on the lush countryside
The villa features an expansive infinity pool which looks out on the lush countryside
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Where is Majorca and what is the weather like?

Mallorca is the largest Balearic Island and is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the south-east coast of mainland Spain.

The island is known for its beach resorts and is a popular destination with British tourists.

Majorca is the “sister” island to Ibiza and Menorca and flying time from the UK is about two and a half hours.

The island’s capital is Palma, known for it’s Gothic Santa Maria cathedral and beautiful bay.

The island is also the home of notorious party destination Magaluf, which has previously played host to reality TV show The Magaluf Weekender – which has now relocated and become known as The Ibiza Weekender.

The weather in Mallorca is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, sunny summer months.

Majorca is home to Magaluf – a popular party destination
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Can I stay at the Love Island villa?

Yes, you can stay in the villa, but it will cost around £3000 for a week’s stay.

The luxury villa boasts a super-sized hot tub, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and terrace.


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Why aren’t the Love Island girls allowed to be funny?

Sort it out ITV2.

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Love Island 2018 is going from strength to strength, with this week’s six shock exits and two new additions shaking up the couples and friendship groups.

Drama has undoubtedly built, but strangely, we’re only really seeing it from the girls’ side, and on closer inspection that seems like a theme from the start.

While the boys’ air time has been taken up by a lot of Jack’s impressions and group Yorkshire accents, the footage of the girls has focused on cruel digs and catty arguments.

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Take this week for example when the girls were taken for a day trip to reconnect after Georgia-new-jack-kiss-gate.

The footage flitted between the boys and the girls, with the boys roleplaying as Yorkshire farmers in the sun, while the girls were crying and shouting at eachother.

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The easy answer? The boys get on better than the girls.

That might be the case, with this season’s boys seeming to have a particularly close bond, but why do the girls then have to endure all of the drama?

With Megan, Georgia, Ellie and Laura, there have been a lot of tears and arguing, and of course given the nature of the show, that has to be aired.

But why aren’t we seeing their funny side too? Let’s not pretend that they don’t have one.

Frankie and Grace. REX.

Take Grace for instance – we only saw her sense of humour when she made a dig after her exit, joking that keeping her Love Island water bottle was her highlight.

Why hadn’t we seen her dry sense of humour before? If we had, she might have been spared eviction – all we had seen previously was her cutting hair and saying she liked cashew nuts – It’s no wonder she was voted out.

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The boys keep citing ‘banter’ and ‘good chat’ as reasons for fancying the girls- but we’re yet to see it.

Why? Because it’s not getting airtime – and in this day and age that’s not OK, not to mention it puts them at a greater risk of getting voted off.

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It feels like we’re reinforcing the tired gender stereotype that women aren’t as funny as men, something that considering millions of people tune into Love Island, is actually pretty harmful.

So please Love Island, from a team of funny girls, stop doing us a disservice. You don’t have to lose the drama, but at least give the girls a break and let us see their funny side.

This is 2018 after all, and hopefully be now we all know that girls can do a hell of a lot more than cry and shout.

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Grace Wardle and Frankie Foster have been axed from ‘Love Island’ – as two new Islanders entered the villa

OHMYGOSSIP — Grace Wardle and Frankie Foster have been axed from ‘Love Island’ – as two new Islanders entered the villa. The 25-year-old hairdresser and the 22-year-old student were dumped from the famous villa during Monday’s (09.07.18) episode of the ITV2 reality show, after they failed to secure the public’s vote for favourite girl and favourite boy currently on the show.

Islanders were sent a text message during the show telling them the public had been voting for their favourites, before revealing the bottom three girls as Megan, Ellie, and Grace, and the boys as Frankie, Charlie, and Josh.

Another text then revealed that Grace and Frankie had received the fewest votes, and would therefore be going home. But despite being prematurely dumped from the show, hairdresser Grace is “feeling positive” about her experience in the villa. When asked in her post-exit interview how she feels following her eviction, she said: “I’m feeling positive. I feel like I’ve had an amazing experience. I was overwhelmed to even make it into the main villa from Casa Amor so I feel privileged that I’ve had the best of both, that I experienced Casa Amor and that I experienced going into the main villa.”

The beauty was “shocked” at the news of the surprise dumping, but admits she wasn’t surprised to find herself in the bottom three. She added: “I think that we were all very shocked when the text came into the villa that there was going to be a dumping. I don’t think it was a shock that myself, Megan and Ellie were announced as being the public’s bottom three girls in the villa. I think people were more shocked that Frankie left and are more upset about that, for Samira’s sake. It is unfortunate that the first guy Samira gelled with in five weeks has gone.”

However, fans won’t have much time to mourn Grace and Frankie’s eviction, as it was also announced during Monday’s show that two new boys are on their way to the villa. Kieran Nicholls, a 26-year-old personal trainer, and Idris Virgo, a 25-year-old boxer, will join the remaining contestants this week, and are set to cause drama as both boys have their eye on Kaz, who is already coupled up with Josh.

Idris said: “I’ve got my eye on Kaz, Georgia and Samira. I know some of the girls are coupled up, like Kaz with Josh, so it would be a challenge with her but I’ll find a way of stealing Kaz because she is my type. I don’t mind stepping on people’s toes.”

Whilst Kieran added: “I’ve got my eye on Kaz in terms of looks and personality. She has her head screwed on and she knows where she wants to be and that’s a trait I look for. Megan is also pretty hot. Maybe she might meet someone like me who will tame her.”

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The Bachelorette Recap: Becca Hopes That Love Will Find Her in the Bahamas

Things are getting really real on The Bachelorette because hometown dates are just around the corner. The men are now required to say things like, “It’s getting real, man” and “Meeting my family is a really big deal.” That’s right, we’ve reached the point in the show where the L-word is bandied about by the newly-serious men gnawing the spray tan stains off their fingernails and hoping they are vulnerable and open enough to get a rose and try to make up new things to be honest about so Becca rewards them with a rose.

Here’s what happened this week on The Bachelorette:

Drama Free Zone

The number one thing that Becca is looking forward to in the Bahamas is no drama. She wants a drama-free zone so much that she can’t even manage to say the obligatory, “I’m looking forward to falling in love in the Bahamas” because falling in love would be too much drama. Becca then makes a rookie mistake saying that she can’t wait to have a relaxing time and she just hopes that no one ruins it. If that’s not the ominous sound of foreshadowing.

Bahamian Viagra

Becca invites Colton out for The Bachelor franchise’s standard boat date: They wear revealing swimwear, flirtatiously splash in the water, make out in front of the cameras, and generally recreate the Jay-Z on a jet ski meme. Back at the hotel, the men have nothing better to do than sit around the hotel room laying bets on whether or not Colton is planning on telling Becca that he is a virgin on his one-on-one date or just keeping the secret until one of the men is forced to tell Becca in a quiet, but intense conversation. Despite the fact that the producers failed to set this date on the Virgin Islands, Colton is still considering telling Becca his truth. However, the moment he works up his nerve, a man appears and bullies them into diving for conch, and then eating the conch’s piston, which is a well-known aphrodisiac known as the Bahamian Viagra. Between jokes about Colton’s big conch, Colton finally manages to tell Becca his big secret. He tells her that sports is a big conch blocker and he was too busy playing football to have girlfriend and he is a virgin. Becca replies, “Really?” And then excuses herself for one second to (guessing!) go scream, “Really???” in the bathroom and wish that she could call a girlfriend and scream, “Really?????” There is, of course, no way that Becca would dump Colton for being a virgin, but the show needs drama so she has to make the big old football player sweat a little. She returns to the table, thanks him for being vulnerable and honest, and rewards him with a date rose.

What A Beach

Becca then invites noted Instagram fanatic Garrett for a nearly identical date to the one she went on with Colton, but with a sea plane instead of a boat and 100% fewer conch jokes. Becca and Garrett romp, frolic, flirt and recreate that one scene from From Here To Eternity while a cameraman zooms in on their hands touching PG-13 style. Becca admits that she is falling for Garrett, but also has questions for him, like his feelings about hateful Instagram memes? Instead she asks him about his ex-wife and his family. She pins the rose on him and Garrett tells the camera that he no longer sees Becca as his girlfriend but as his “potential wife.” Then they strip down to their swimsuits and go for a night swim as Becca claims she has never felt this way about anyone — not even Arie!

We Were On A Break!

Just as Becca is about to choose who will fill the vacancy in her heart, the reality show is interrupted by Donald Trump’s reality show-style announcement of who will fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh, will you accept this rose?

Horsing Around

Then Becca invites Blake on the exact same date that she went on with Colton and Garrett, but with 100% more Baha Men performing their hit, “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Becca has so much fun that she feels “like she is glowing from the inside out.” She and Blake make out on a beach, make out in the water, ride horses on the beach, and get vulnerable with each other, which is not euphemism. Blake tells her that the last week has been really tough for him mentally and Becca decides the best response to that is to tell him that she now sympathizes with Arie because she too likes a few people and understands why he brutally dumped her on live TV to take up with her runner up. Blake doesn’t look thrilled about hearing that his girlfriend loves multiple people, but hey buddy that’s what you signed up for. Over dinner, Blake tells Becca that his mom had affairs with his basketball coach and English teacher. After that confession, Becca definitely wants a hometown visit. She quickly gives him the date rose. To seal the deal, Blake tells her he loves her and Becca tells the camera that she is in love with him, but has to hold back for dramatic purposes.

Beach Bumming

To decide which of her remaining suitors will earn the last rose, Becca invites Wills, Jason, and Leo out on a three-on-one date. Then she makes them play beach volleyball for her love. Wills and Becca spend a lot of time kissing and talking about family. Jason, whose name I still have to read off the bottom of the screen, is very excited to introduce Becca to his family and they engage in some light canoodling. Leo and Becca have an honest talk and they both admit that they aren’t quite at the meet-the-family point in their relationship. As Becca rejoins Wills and Jason, Leo stands alone in the waves staring off into the middle distance. They leave him alone on the shore as they continue their date. At dinner, Wills tells Becca that she made him believe in love again, while Jason says that “the vibe they are forming” is like nothing he has ever felt before. Guess which one Becca chose? Wills tries not to cry on national television and almost manages it.


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Again?! ‘Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Star Tommie Lee Has Been Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ fave Tommie Lee is in trouble with the law…again.

She’s was arrested for disorderly conduct.

via TMZ:

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Tommie was busted early Monday morning in Atlanta outside of the Royal Peacock club after a cop told her to get out of the roadway where he was directing traffic … and she allegedly ignored his instructions and got belligerent.

The tipping point … cops say Tommie struck a nearby valet working for the venue in the head, and that’s when officers made their move to detain her. We’re told the valet didn’t want to press charges, but cops arrested Tommie anyway and booked her for disorderly conduct while under the influence. 

It’s unclear what cops think she was on, but booze could spell big trouble — as in, jail time — for Tommie. Just 2 months ago a judge ordered her to wear an alcohol monitoring device, and stay out of trouble.

She’s definitely failed on at least one front.

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Love Island will get TWO new Islanders after two contestants get booted off the show tonight

TWO new Love Islanders will enter the villa tonight, the show has revealed.

But they’ll only go in after two current contestants get booted off the show.

One of the boys will be booted off tonight
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In tonight’s show, the least popular girl and boy will get chucked off the Island in a shock dumping – leaving two spaces free.

In tonight’s show, viewers will see the villa’s inhabitants get told that two people are leaving.

Samira gets a text, saying: “Islanders, tonight two new boys will enter the villa… but first… two Islanders must leave. Please gather around the fire pit immediately.”

They all gather nervously around the firepit, where Wes gets another text.

The girls will lose a contestant tonight too
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It says: “The public have been voting for their favourite girl and favourite boy. The Islanders with the fewest votes will be dumped from the Island tonight.”

The three girls and three boys with the fewest public votes are announced before the boy and girl with the lowest votes are revealed.

Viewers were told last night that they had to vote for who they wanted to save – choosing their favourite girl, and boy.

But we didn’t know that two sexy new singletons would be going into the villa to shake things up.

The last dumping saw Alex Miller (second from left) get evicted
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New Jack and Laura are currently single in the house after Jack and Laura split last night.

Laura begged him to take her back but he refused – leaving her devastated and Jack stressed out.

Their split came after Georgia and he kissed on the lips on their date.


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Margot Robbie has responded to claims she looks like Megan from Love Island

JUICY.

Megan Barton Hanson seems to be the girl pretty much everyone wants in the Love Island villa this series.

You may remember that during one episode, Alex (aka Dr Love) referred to Megan as ‘the hottest girl on the planet’ and compared her to Margot Robbie. And it’s true, there’s definitely a resemblance.

But funnily enough, the actress herself saw the clip and has some thoughts.

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‘The other night we were watching and I think it was Alex who said that, and we all lost it! We were like, “Oh my god, they know who I am on Love Island!”,’ she recently told Metro.

Side note: we are loving that even Margot Robbie is obsessed with the show.

So what did the star think of the comparison itself?

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‘I personally don’t see the resemblance,’ she said. ‘We’d just finished drinking beer and eating crisps and saying, “We’re so disgusting we could never be on Love Island we’re such fatties, they would never let us on”.

‘They all have amazing bodies and they are so gorgeous and always so done up and looking incredible, and then they said [I look like her] and we were like, “Oh my god!”‘

We definitely don’t agree that Margot Robbie isn’t seriously gorgeous herself. Come on now.

On another note, anyone else think it’s a bit weird that she was surprised they knew who she is? You’re an Oscar-nominated actress, girl!

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‘I Love Things That Are Absurd.’ Meet the Man Who Turned Nathan’s Hot Dog-Eating Contest Into a National Obsession

Every year, the Nathan’s Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest draws nearly 25,000 people to Coney Island, N.Y., while over a million viewers tune in to ESPN’s live coverage, all to watch 20 competitors eat as many hot dogs as they can in 10 minutes.

Besides the competitors, there’s another draw: George Shea—the event’s host, or Master of Ceremonies—who delivers a series of verbose, outlandish and occasionally inspired introductions of the competitors. At the 2014 Nathan’s contest, he introduced one of the competitors saying: “His mother held him close and whispered in his ear. She said you are of mine flesh but you are not mine own. Fate is your father and you belong to the people.”

Eating competitions weren’t always what they are today. Shea, also the co-founder of competitive eating’s Major League Eating (formerly known as the International Federation of Competitive Eating), took over the Coney Island event in 1991 as a press agent a few years out of college. Hot dog eating as a “competition” reportedly dates back to the early nineteen-hundreds, and when Shea took over the Nathan’s contest, it was a small affair—a couple dozen spectators, one or two television cameras, and a group of enthusiastic amateur eaters.

It was Shea who began heavily promoting the event and delivering elaborate, irony-tinged introductions. (He once said of 10-time Nathan’s champion Joey Chestnut: “through the curtain of the aurora, a comet blazes to herald his arrival.”) Shea also began billing the eaters as “athletes.” In radio interviews throughout the 1990s, he explained that the dozen or so entrants were the fiercest competitors culled from a nationwide circuit of qualifying events.

“There was no business plan,” Shea explains. “You know what was in my mind? I thought it was funny and absurd, and I love things that are absurd. So we always treated it as a sport, called it a sport, called them athletes.”

2017 Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest

The Nathan’s contest is now the largest and best-known competitive eating event in America, but it is far from the only one. From the Acme Oyster Eating Championship in New Orleans to the Pork Roll Eating Championship in Trenton, N.J., there are dozens of similar events all under the auspices of Shea and his partners’ Major League Eating. To prepare, professional and semi-professional eaters train year-round: practicing swallowing techniques; increasing their stomach capacity by alternately fasting and binging on vegetables, milk or protein powder; and working out to limit excessive body fat, which can curb stomach expansion.

“He convinces the audience these guys are athletes,” said Joey Chestnut of Shea in the 2017 documentary, Chasing the Mustard Belt. “He does such a good job, he convinces me I’m an athlete.”

The league was built in large part by Shea’s new pageantry. In 1997, he and his brother founded the International Federation of Competitive Eating to manage their multiplying events, each sponsored by a different corporate client. And in 2001, a first-time competitor from Japan named Takeru Kobayashi ate an astounding 50 hot dogs in 10 minutes, doubling the previous record. Other contestants, initially bewildered by Kobayashi’s technique—he practiced rigorously and employed a trademark “Kobayashi wiggle” to force food into his stomach—began to train like athletes as well. In 2003, ESPN began broadcasting the event on national television.

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Getty ImagesJoey Chestnut (center) wins the men’s division of the 2017 Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, eating 72 hot dogs.

And in 2007, Nathan’s Famous got what all sports really need: a rivalry. The formerly unbeatable Kobayashi was bested by Joey Chestnut, who consumed a staggering 66 hot dogs. Shea continued to raise the dramatic stakes, narrating a tale of loss and redemption in interviews and onstage, with Joey Chestnut as the sport’s American hero. “This man stands for all that is eternal in the human experience, the courage to stand for a nation when all others fail or turn away,” Shea said at the Nathan’s contest in 2015.

“It’s a competition for us, but it’s a show for everybody else,” explains Matt Stonie, the 2015 Nathan’s champion. “You need somebody to tell that story.”

That story has always contained a unique balance of earnestness and irony. Shea’s trademark narrations sell the drama of the event while reaching a grandiosity that capitalizes on the contest’s absurdity. “[The audience] both knows that this is somehow a joke and still feels it at the same time,” Shea says. “That razor’s edge, that’s for me the magic.”

In many ways, the growth of competitive eating is similar to that of mainstream American sports. Amateur baseball clubs evolved into multi-million dollar leagues, much like how small eating competitions have turned into nationally broadcast events. Rather than traveling the back roads of turn-of-the-century America, competitive eating made the rounds of strip mall parking lots throughout the United States.

At times, the wild narratives of competitive eating resemble WWE professional wrestling, a scripted pseudo-sport that combines the melodrama of soap operas and the action of boxing. Like wrestling, winners of the Nathan’s competition are awarded “the mustard belt,” and Shea’s theatrical introductions often resemble wrestlers’ long-winded pre-match soliloquies.

By coincidence, Shea’s wife is a writer for WWE and a former soap opera producer. “What soap operas did and what WWE did is exactly what we do but in a different format,” Shea says. The difference, it seems, is that while professional wrestling delivers its narrative with a soap opera’s self-serious camp, competitive eating does so with a winking acknowledgement of the fact that its “heroes” are men and women who compete to cram down astonishing quantities of hot dogs, oysters, sweet corn or pork rolls.

Competitive eating’s mechanisms of audience engagement—the creation of heroes, drama and cultural relevance—are no different than those in other popular sports, except for their lack of straight-faced earnestness. In competitive eating, George Shea created the first true ironic sport, and made a killing along the way.

Asked if he believes that competitive eating will outlast him, Shea stops to reflect. “Do you know how many questions I’ve considered before? I’ve never considered that.” He pauses for a moment, thinking. “Wow,” he says. “I guess it could.”

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It’s amazing how time flies, huh? Just yesterday, you were in the hospital, cradling your newborn baby in your arms. Then you blinked and they were in a cap and gown accepting their high school diploma. And you know what that means, right, Mama? Time to break out your credit card — you’ve got a dorm to decorate. 

When you become a parent, you quickly start to realize the bittersweet dichotomy of milestones. You’re ecstatic when your toddler takes that first step, but it also breaks your heart a little knowing that those steps will eventually take them out your door and into the world. So, when the day comes to kiss your “baby” goodbye as you drop them off at college, we understand those tears you cry might be both happy and sad. Let us take some stress off your plate so you can squeeze in every second of quality time in with your new college student. We’ve curated a collection of affordable dorm decor your young adult is sure to love.

Cactus landscape tapestry

Affordable Dorm Decor Cactus Landscape Tapestry

Even when they’re stuck inside studying (sure, Mom, that’ll happen!), your college kid will at least have a lovely desert landscape to look at. 

Cactus landscape tapestry, $ 38.99 at Urban Outfitters

DIY light box LED

Affordable Dorm Decor DIY Light Box LED

Coming up with clever words and phrases for this light box will provide a perfect outlet for your student’s procrastination. 

Light box, $ 18.99 at Target

Yin-yang wall clock

Affordable Dorm Decor Yin Yang Wall Clock

Circa early-2000s-era rap is big with “the kids” these days, and this clock plays tribute to it in the most brilliant (and punny) way. 

Yin-yang 12-inch wall clock, $ 28.99 at Urban Outfitters

Aqua clip lamp

Affordable Dorm Decor Aqua Chip Lamp

As a mother, you’ll appreciate the practicality of this lamp that clips right onto a nightstand or headboard. Plus, the aqua color makes it super-cute and on-trend. 

Aqua clip lamp, $ 5.99 at Target

Baroque wall mirror

Affordable Dorm Decor Baroque Wall Mirror

For the student who needs a daily dose of glam in their life, this baroque mirror will dress up the dorm walls on a dime. 

Better Homes and Gardens baroque wall mirror, $ 19.99 at Walmart

Polka-dot mini-planter

Affordable Dorm Decor Polka Dot Mini Planter

Aside from being entirely too cute to handle, this polka dot mini planter offers an ideal repository for some dorm room greenery. 

Lekha footed mini-planter, $ 11.99 at Urban Outfitters

Classic procrastinator pen set

Affordable Dorm Decor Classic Procrastinator Pen Set

These pens pull double duty as writing utensils and decor. Leave an artful stack of the statement-makers (“Deadline schmeadline”) on a desk, and voilà! 

Classic procrastinator pen set, $ 9 at ModCloth

Feminist wall tapestry

Affordable Dorm Decor Feminist Wall Tapestry

When you’ve got a kid who champions equal rights for all, you’ll be beaming with pride to see them hang a statement like this on their wall. 

Feminist wall tapestry, $ 15 at Urban Outfitters

Småstarr duvet cover set

Affordable Dorm Decor Duvet Cover Set

At only $ 20, this duvet cover and pillowcase set is a steal! Bonus? The plucky pink, teal and black dots are a smart combo of chic and happy. 

Smastarr duvet cover and pillowcase set, $ 19.99 at IKEA

Macramé boho wall garland

Affordable Dorm Decor Macrame Garland

Who would have thought after all these years that macramé would be having another major moment? This boho garland is great for adding texture. 

Macramé boho wall garland, $ 16 at Amazon

Geometric table lamp

Affordable Dorm Decor Geometric Table Lamp

Everyone knows the artificial glow of fluorescent lights is harsh (and admittedly unflattering for selfies). This trendy geometric table lamp is a much better alternative. 

Geometric table lamp, $ 28.15 at Target

Black global oversize lumbar throw pillow

Affordable Dorm Decor Black Global Oversized Lumber Throw Pillow

No black-and-white dorm room decor would be complete without this lumbar pillow with global appeal. 

Global-style throw pillow, $ 19.99 at Target

Flokati faux-fur backrest in blush

Affordable Dorm Decor Flokati Faux Fur Backrest

When making it through one more chapter of that American history textbook seems impossible, this faux-fur flokati backrest will keep your student comfortable. 

Flokati faux-fur backrest, $ 29.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

Woven pink accents rug

Affordable Dorm Decor Woven Pink Accents Rug

Since painting dorm room walls is off-limits, a throw rug with a punchy splash of color will help make the space pop. 

Woven pink accents rug, $ 9.99 at Target

“Nap first…” lumbar pillow

Affordable Dorm Decor Lumbar Pillow

A hot-pink and gray color combo paired with an oh-so-apropos message makes this pillow a no-brainer for your student’s dorm room. 

“Nap first, adult later” lumbar pillow, $ 16.99 at Target

Umbra dangle photo display wall collage

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Hang a few photos of yourself from this wall collage before you leave campus to ensure your new college student remembers to call home occasionally. 

Photo display wall collage, $ 19.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond

“You Are Awesome Sauce” tea towel set

Affordable Dorm Decor 'You Are Awesome Sauce' Tea Towels

These tea towels are a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy and a whole lotta cute. Who wouldn’t want a shot of this positivity every day? 

“You Are Awesome Sauce” tea towel set, $ 20 at ModCloth

Charging station & organizer

Affordable Dorm Decor: Charging Station & Organizer

Kids today have a bevy of electronic devices at their fingertips. This charging station caddy corrals them all, plus it has a built-in piggy bank! 

Charging station and organizer, $ 24 at Amazon

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Zara McDermott reveals Adam Collard hasn’t contacted her since leaving the Love Island villa as she reveals truce with Rosie Williams

ZARA McDermott has revealed Adam Collard hasn’t been in touch with her since leaving the Love Island villa last night.

The government adviser, 21, confirmed on Good Morning Britain earlier today there had been radio silence from the Geordie personal trainer, 22, despite him admitting just days ago he still has feelings for her.

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Zara McDermott revealed Adam Collard hasn’t been in touch with her since he left the Love Island villa last night
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Richard Arnold asked Zara if she had heard from Adam since he was booted out of the villa last night.

She replied: “I’ve not heard from him .. I think he needs to pull his finger out a little bit.

“It wasn’t easy watching him kiss someone else on TV so soon after we had separated so I think he has got to pull his finger out a little bit and make some effort.

“The Adam I watch on TV and the Adam I got to know in the villa are two different people. I need to wait to speak to him in person.”

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Sat next to her, Rosie Williams, a 26-year-old lawyer, added: “ He has got to prove himself to you, hasn’t he babe.”

The two girls insisted that, despite drama on the show which saw them fight over the Geordie personal trainer, they were fine.

Zara said: “We are absolutely fine.”

Rosie agreed: “We are going to go for dinner and have a little chat.”

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Zara and Rosie insisted on Good Morning Britain they had made amends after fighting over Adam in the villa

The segment got off to a bumpy start when Kate Garraway accidentally fell off a giant bean bag and onto the lap of another former Love Island contestant, Charlie Frederick, live on the show.

The TV star, 51, looked shocked as she ended up getting cosier to the model than she had planned during the show earlier today.

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The camera panned across the studio to show Kate sat on a giant bean bag along with co-host Ranvir Singh and Love Island stars Hayley Hughes, Zara and Rosie in addition to Charlie, as well as Richard on an inflatable flamingo.

Kate joked: “When sitting on a giant bean bag, it’s probably best not to actually dress as the bean bag.”


However, as she spoke, the presenter sunk into a gap down the side and onto Charlie.

She grabbed his leg as she struggled to pick herself up off the floor and ended up in a fit of giggles with her head in her hands.


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France is trying to end the nation’s longtime love affair with cigarettes

The French government is stubbing out the country's love affair with tobacco through taxation, government reimbursement of cessation aids and gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, USA Today reports. 
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Link Love: The Summer of the Straw Hat

Last time we talked about sunscreen products, but hats are a great way to add an extra layer of sun protection. This time of the year you see all types of hats pop up in the stores:

The Guardian reports that it’s all about the “giant straw hat” this Summer.

The Huffington Post agrees, and shows us examples from the catwalk and Instagram if you need inspiration on how to wear one.

Allure has rounded up some wide-brimmed hats, which do a good job of keeping the sun off your face and neck.

From cloche hats to boater hats, here are more fun options if you are in the market for a straw hat.

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Here are 9 times Love Island’s Georgia taught us what friendship means

What a girl.

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Love Island 2018 has smashed viewing records – and just one month in, we can totally see why.

Unlikely recouplings, shock exits and a few too many Flack attacks for the Islanders’ liking.

With the boys and girls in separate villas to be tempted by suitors of the opposite sex, drama has got to boiling point.

The public is undoubtedly rooting for Dani and Jack, with the now girlfriend and boyfriend going to extreme lengths to stay faithful to each other. This however has only made it sadder that previously strong couple Josh and Georgia are not doing the same, with Josh moving on with new girl Kaz while Georgia is distancing herself from the boys to stay loyal to him.

While the outcome looks uncertain for the York-born drama student, her unreciprocated loyalty is only increasing her popularity in the eyes of the public.

‘Jack and Dani are both sleeping outside. LOYALTY IS KEY.’ tweeted a Love Island viewer. ‘I love them. They’re both absolute sweethearts. Poor Georgia though, Josh you’re cancelled hun.’

‘I swear if Georgia gets dumped for being faithful to Josh… #loveisland’, another viewer tweeted. While another agreed, ‘If Georgia goes Love Island is cancelled.’

I’m not saying she hasn’t made mistakes (seriously G – never rub sun cream into Jack in front of Dani again), but didn’t we all when we were her age? She is twenty let’s not forget.

The contestant has been praised this week for her loyalty and compassion, but on closer inspection, aren’t those two qualities she has shown the whole way along?

Every step of the way when anyone had a problem or needed comforting, 20-year-old Georgia has been right behind them, standing up for what’s right and teaching us all a lot about friendship.

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Here are 9 times Georgia showed us what friendship means…

1. The time she was respectful to Niall when he chose to leave the villa prematurely…

Niall and Georgia are going full steam ahead, but do you ship them? ⛵ #LoveIsland

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2. The time she slept outside with Rosie instead of in her bed with Josh after her pal’s heartbreak…

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3. The time she walked Rosie to the door when she left the house…

4. The time she made up a good old saying to pick her friends up…

“Exactly babe.” 😆 #LoveIsland

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5. The time she took a stand with Laura when he and Megan ‘mugged’ her off…

6. The time she and Dani slept outside to stay loyal to Josh and Jack…

7. The time she was the first to comfort Dani after the Casa Amor footage…

8. The time she pretended to be a cow to make everyone laugh…

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9. The time when she was all of us #fuming…

When your ex from 6 years ago has the cheek to move on 🙅‍♀️ #LoveIsland

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We are loving this girl.

Georgia – can you be our best friend when you’re out of Love Island please?

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Tessa Thompson hints at relationship with Janelle Monae: ‘We love each other deeply’

Tessa Thompson is sharing her love for rumored girlfriend Janelle Monae.

The actress revealed she’s attracted to both men and women and hinted at a relationship with Monae during a new interview with Net-A-Porter.

“We love each other deeply,” Thompson said of Monae. “We’re so close, we vibrate…

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As a busy mom of four, convenience is key, but I’m also always on a budget. Walgreens is easy on my wallet for essentials and I always know exactly what to expect at every location I visit.

There are so many other reasons to shop there, too.

1. They’re everywhere! I have my favorite location for prescriptions, but since there are Walgreens all around my city, I can quickly stop by any of them if I need to grab a pack of Pampers or use a coupon that’s about to expire. I also appreciate that the stores have carts to hold my baby Liam — he loves shopping along with me, and since Walgreens is a smaller store we’re not browsing for too long. Fewer meltdowns!

2. Coupons and sales. Walgreens has frequent sales on items we love — you cannot beat their sale makeup prices. I can clip coupons easily on the app (a great task to do while at a sports practice!) and I don’t need to worry about losing paper coupons. You can combine Walgreens digital coupons with manufacturer coupons for bonus savings too, which is awesome for our go-to products like Pampers PURE diapers.

3. All of my baby favorites are there. If you need baby stuff, you’re covered. If I’m stopping in to pick up a prescription, I always grab our new favorite Pampers PURE diapers. Liam has sensitive skin and these are the best diapers we’ve tried. They’re free of chemicals and fragrances, made by a brand we know and trust, and we feel good about using the water-based Pampers PURE wipes on Liam or our older kids. And did I mention coupons and sales? You can almost always find a good deal on these diapers!

4. The easy Walgreens app and Balance Rewards Program. I earn points with every purchase thanks to Balance Rewards of course. But I also connected my fitness watch to my Walgreens app and earn points for healthy choices like exercising, walking, or logging my sleep. It’s FREE money to shop. I designate that money for items like Pampers PURE or allergy medicines. I can also manage my prescriptions, shop, and even upload photos to print on one app.

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What age is Megan Barton Hanson? Love Island girl and model who fancies Wes Nelson

MEGAN Barton Hanson made a late entry to Love Island 2018 – but wasted little time in cosying up to Eyal.

The curvy lass likes to make a point of how genuine she is – so let’s find out more about her.

Megan is a glamour model who's starred in Maxim and 66 Magazine
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Who is Megan Barton Hanson?

Megan is a 24-year-old glamour model from Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The stunning lass has previously modelled for Maxim and even been on the cover of 66 Magazine.

Her dating history is a little less out there – she’s had the odd celebrity DM and has dated a footballer but unfortunately Megan wouldn’t name any names.

Megan is a big fan of yoga and considers herself to be quite spiritual – she hopes that her honesty will come through on the show.

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What is Megan looking for on Love Island?

Before entering Love Island, Megan made it clear she was looking for something with Niall and Eyal.

According to her, Niall “is perfection” and has “a good mouth”.

The way to her heart is supposedly being able to make her laugh and engage her in really deep conversation – not just flirty banter.

Ultimately she just don’t want someone that is too cocky and hopes she can be pals with the lasses.


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What is Megan’s Instagram?

You can check out all of Megan’s pics on her social media channels…

Instagram: @meganbartonhanson

Twitter: @MeganBHanson


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Snoop Dogg Created ‘Bible of Love’ In Honor Of His Grandmother

Gospel and Snoop Dogg doesn’t exactly sound like a combination that makes sense but the legendary rapper has proved once again that he is a man of many layers.

Snoop explained to the Tom Joyner Morning Show crew, “Some of my music has led people to darkness, so I felt like it was time to lead people to the light considering that I can see the light now. And I understand you can’t match hate with hate, you have to match hate with love.”

Check out the full interview above to hear about the impact his grandmother had on the album and learn about his special needs football camp.

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How Boy Love Anime’s Rape Problem Damages the Queer Community

In the anime Love Stage, Izumi and Ryoma are two star crossed lovers. Thanks to a cross dressing mishap, handsome celebrity Ryoma discovers his childhood crush, Izumi, is actually a boy. When he realizes he has feelings for another man, Ryoma goes to Izumi’s house to confront him, forces Izumi to undress… and ultimately tries to rape him.

It’s an incredibly shocking scene for an anime that promotes itself as a saccharine sweet love story. Nothing in the pink and flowery opening title sequence or key art implies that Love Stage is a story about sexual abuse.

Love Stage isn’t unique. It’s part of a sub genre of anime called shounen-ai or “boy love.” Crunchyroll, and other anime streaming services are full of these shows, and they all have similar names: Love Stage, Super Lovers, World’s Greatest First Love.


Popular shounen-ai titles: Love Stage!!, Super Lovers, World's Greatest First Love

On the surface, boy love anime are presented as flowery love stories about young men discovering their feelings for one another, but all too quickly these stories take dark turns. Nearly all shounen-ai anime has the same issues and problems, thanks to their reliance on tropes.

Anime fans are well aware of how prevalent tropes are. They’re in every anime, from Dragon Ball Z, to My Hero Academia, to Yu-Gi-Oh.

Anime tropes can be benign, like high school students running with toast in their mouth. Oftentimes they’re somewhat problematic fan service, like magical girl costume changes.

Romance anime has its own set of tropes, prevalent in straight and gay stories alike. And in the case of shounen-ai, these tropes become deeply troubling instances that present a warped and dangerous view of gay relationships.

So let’s break down these common themes and why they’re so damaging to queer representation.

Trope 1: Older man with much younger guy

One of the most obvious and apparent tropes in boy love shows are that the main couple have a substantial age difference. There is always a distinct seme (top) and uke (bottom) in the relationships, which creates a distinct power dynamic.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with this, but in boy love anime the uke character is often presented as VERY young. They may technically be an adult, or likely a teen, but they have the body of an early pubescent boy. This is often spelled out clearly, that this 16 year old boy looks like a 12 year old.


Haru and Ren in 'Super Lovers' have a significant age difference that is noted as taboo in the show.

There’s a damaging and untrue stereotype that gay men are predators, on the prowl for younger boys. The term “recruiter” is used to describe older gay men that lure otherwise straight boys into a life of perversion, and the relationships in shounen-ai perpetuate this perceived dynamic.

It also reinforces the intrinsically misogynistic stereotype that the bottom in a gay relationship is the “woman.” The uke character is frail, too weak to resist the advances of his seme. He is almost always soft skinned, effeminate, and sometimes even voiced by a woman. In addition to this being an extremely narrow and increasingly incorrect portrayal of gay dynamics, it’s also a very boring way to think about gay characters.

Trope 2. Sexual assault

You don’t have to get very far in any shounen-ai anime before there’s a scene of sexual assault. In every one, the seme character has physically pinned the uke against something and is forcing themselves upon them. Oftentimes this results in a scene of violence that’s played off as a gag, and almost always the assaulted character flees the situation, only to come back the very next episode.

Even if the character is traumatized by the experience, other characters offer no support. In Love Stage, Izumi’s own friends and family brush off his assault because nothing actually happened, and they liken the experience of Izumi being forcibly stripped and overpowered as “no worse than a mosquito bite” which is both ludicrous and infuriating.

Look, if your romance story starts with attempted rape… you’re telling a very shitty love story.

It’s painful to watch a character describe the man who assaulted him as his true love, and it sets an incredibly bad example for impressionable gay youth. It sends the message that people should go back to their abusers, and that if the victim loves the abuser enough, then the abuse will be replaced by love. Frankly that’s a dangerous message to send.


He does not stop.

And why is this even a thing? If Boruto started with Naruto forcing himself on Hinata nobody would be down with that, but in romance anime it’s expected that consent will be tossed out the window.

Writing this off as fiction does everyone a disservice because rape is a real problem. Furthermore it gives a worrisome look into Japan’s broader shame culture problem that pressures victims of rape against speaking out. A 2014 Cabinet Office study showed that only 4% of sexual assault victims in Japan actually report the crime to the police, and of those, few were successfully prosecuted.

Trope 3: The main characters aren’t really gay

In most shounen-ai anime, the seme and oftentimes the uke as well, are presented as mostly straight. They like girls, and even go on dates with them, too. They’re not gay, they just have such a connection with this one specific guy that it transcends their heterosexuality.

Now I can actually get behind anime that showcase a bi or pansexual character, but that’s not the impression that’s given. The characters rarely if ever self-identify as anything but straight. Because shounen-ai and yaoi are made for an assumed straight female audience, as opposed to gay men, the characters within them always stay… available. They’re not gay because in Japanese media gay men look and act a certain way…


Puri-puri Prisoner from 'One Punch Man' is an example of a gay stereotype character. A weird combination of hyper masculinity and flowery femininity… oh and also he's a serial rapist because of course he is.

By not making the characters actually gay, shounen-ai continues the othering of gay men. Sometimes the anime will make the distinction very clear, showing offensive and incorrect stereotypes of gay men as a comparison to the main couple. This fits the star crossed lover narrative so common in romance anime, but it prevents gay relationships from being normalized.

Trope 4: Main character is traumatized/broken

The poor poor boys of shounen-ai anime are usually pretty broken. Maybe they watched their parents die right in front of their eyes. Maybe they had a childhood trauma they never got over. Maybe they were… raised by wolves? What the hell?!

Lemme make this clear, with big ol clapping hand emojis.

GAY 👏 PEOPLE 👏  ARE 👏 NOT 👏 BROKEN 👏

We didn’t become gay because we’re otakus. Or because our bodies are small and thin. Or because one time a boy was mean to us in middle school. By making the characters in shounen-ai all stunted, broken, or traumatized people it gives the impression that being gay is not normal. That there is something fundamentally wrong with you to make you fall in love with another guy. It’s messed up and shows a lack of nuance about sexuality that is pretty shocking in this day and age.

So what can we do?

I wish I had a solution to this issue, but when it comes to anime, we as a Western audience have very little pull. But what we can start to do is to stop excusing this and other overly problematic tropes. All too often when issues with anime are brought up, the answer is a general shrug of “Well, Japan is a different culture.”

I think this excuse does a disservice to us, and Japan. It’s a very impotent way to view ourselves, as helpless to affect positive change on a global scale, and in a world that is increasingly more global thanks to the Internet, we know this isn’t true.

Furthermore, it’s insulting to Japanese people to claim that negative stereotypes are part of their culture, as if homophobia is a time honored tradition up there with shogi or kendo.  

With American companies like Crunchyroll and Netflix bringing anime en masse to the states, we need to be more particular about what messages we’re promoting.

It’s important that young people, gay youth especially, have positive and realistic portrayals in media. Growing up, it’s all too easy to think there’s something wrong with you, and if you’re watching anime that reinforces this thought, it can damage you at a very formative time in your life.

Now, it’s not all bad. While shounen-ai is a flaming garbage pile, there have been notable examples of positive gay representation in anime and manga. While not overtly gay, Yuri!! on ICE takes the common tropes of sports anime’s latent homoeroticism and uses it to tell a love story on top of the broader sports plot.

Gengoroh Tagame’s manga series My Brother’s Husband is both an examination of gay relationships, and the differences between Japanese and Western society’s views on many social dynamics and issues.



And if you like the notion of shounen-ai anime and want a more positive Western spin, check out the Academy Award winning film Call Me By Your Name. It’s a beautiful and thoughtful romance that does everything a shounen-ai anime does, with none of the damaging stereotypes.

Hopefully in time, we’ll see anime continue its trend towards more accepting and thoughtful portrayals of all kinds of people. But before we can get there, things like shounen-ai’s rape culture storylines need to go.

 

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Almost anything goes in fashion these days, but just like with clothes, there are sunglasses trends that stand out each year. Tiny sunnies are making a comeback, for example, and according to Glamour, we’ll also be seeing lots of “cat eyes gone extreme.”

StyleCaster predicts we’ll also be welcoming back colourful sunnies and embellished frames.

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Women’s Aid issues an abuse warning after Adam’s ‘manipulative’ behaviour on Love Island

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Love Island got dramatic this week, with ‘couple’ Rosie Williams and Adam Collard seeming to call their relationship quits, with Adam neglecting Rosie for a new attraction, Zara.

But it’s not the separation that has got the world talking, but instead the way it came about, and was dealt with by the 22-year-old personal trainer.

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When he was confronted by a tearful Rosie, he appeared to mock her reaction, and viewers were horrified to watch him manipulate her into believing that it was her fault, taking to Twitter to voice their outrage.

‘Seriously – laughing at a girl crying because you betrayed her trust and led her on…that’s just the worst thing you can do,’ tweeted one user.

Another posted: ‘Adam’s a controlling, mass manipulating wench. He has constantly humiliated girls, making them feel insecure &to blame for his disloyalties & disrespect.’

And it wasn’t just Love Island viewers who were concerned, with domestic abuse charity, Women’s Aid, using Adam’s behaviour as a warning of abuse.

Whilst accepting that Love Island is an artificial environment, Katie Ghose, chief executive of Women’s Aid explained that Adam’s actions on the outside world could be seen as emotional abuse.

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‘In a relationship, a partner questioning your memory of events, trivialising your thoughts or feelings, and turning things around to blame you can be part of pattern of gaslighting and emotional abuse,’ explained Katie.

What should people do therefore?

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Speak out. According to Katie, viewers who are in similar situations should ‘join [Rosie] in recognising unhealthy behaviour in relationships and speaking out against all forms of domestic abuse – emotional as well as physical’.

‘It is only when we make a stand together against abuse in relationships that we will see attitudes change and an end to domestic abuse.’

We couldn’t agree more.

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What Songs Would Make the Cut of Your ’90s R&B ‘Love Is’ Spotify Playlist?

In honor of the new show, Love Is____, which premiered last night on OWN, and following suit of the creators, Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, and Oprah Winfrey herself, here is a list of our top 10 ’90s R&B songs (and ones from the early ’00s) that would make our overly indulgent Spotify playlist.

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Told from the perspective of the couple’s present-day selves, the romantic drama also revisits the social issues and vibrant black culture of that time reflecting on how it all aligned to shape the couple they have become nearly 20 years later—a power couple navigating a complex set of social codes while also balancing successful careers and a beautiful family. Drawing inspiration from creators Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s own relationship journey, the series explores the highs, the lows, and the magic of falling (and staying) in love.

The OWN show made its debut on Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET. In case you missed the first episode, or the trailer that reeked of ’90s nostalgia, Brownstone’s “If You Love Me” led us back down memory lane.

Now it’s your turn. What R&B songs from that era would be on your playlist?

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Continue to Surprise on Joint Album Everything Is Love

Leave it to Beyoncé and Jay-Z to redefine what “pulling a Beyoncé” can be. Last Saturday, the pair headlined London Stadium as part of their joint On the Run II Tour, and at the end of their career-spanning set a message flashed on the screens: “ALBUM OUT NOW.” And there it was, on the home screen of the streaming platform Tidal (in which Jay-Z and Beyoncé have a controlling stake): Everything Is Love, credited to The Carters, an exquisitely produced happy ending to the cheating-heart narrative that unspooled on Beyoncé’s gravity-defying 2016 album Lemonade and Jay-Z’s terse yet personal 2017 release 4:44.

Rumors that this power couple would someday release a joint album have long been grist for pop’s mill, with Jay telling The New York Times last year that he and his wife had been using art “almost like a therapy session.” Everything was finished just a few hours before its splashy release, although its meticulous craft suggests otherwise. (“[Beyoncé and Jay-Z] don’t have rules,” producer Andre Lyon, who worked on the album as part of the production duo Cool & Dre, told Rolling Stone. “No one can get away with the things they do—and when I say get away with, I mean pull off.”) The album recalls other blockbuster duets in R&B and hip-hop—particularly Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s besotted soul sides, as well as Method Man and Mary J. Blige’s hip-hop-minded update of that pair’s 1968 smash “You’re All I Need to Get By”—as it plays with public perceptions of the duo’s relationship. Yet it incorporates too many of-the-moment elements to feel anything but timely: There are ad-libs from the Atlanta rap upstarts Migos, beats that take cues from the minimalist hip-hop subgenre trap, lyrical rebukes to the NFL and the Grammys, and cryptic references to other boldfaced names.

Everything opens with “Summer,” a lush ballad that sounds tailor-made for song-of-the-summer status. It also sets the thematic, if not musical, tone for the rest of the album: Beyoncé and Jay have weathered the storms of previous years and are ready to get back to the drunk-in-love business of beachside fun, shared plans, and knocking the rest of the world on their heels with their individual and combined success.

Over the course of Everything’s nine songs, the duo acknowledge bumps—subpoena-brandishing investigators, streaming services who don’t share the wealth, shady friends—while remaining resilient and focused, both on each other and on their art. Beyoncé’s swagger-filled rapping is as dead-serious as it is delightful: Her half-sung, half-rapped hook on “713” flaunts her mighty pipes and streetwise skills while throwing in some vocal processing that echoes the ’90s G-funk era; her demands for “respeck on my check” on “Apes–t” reframe the wage-gap issue in a radio-ready way; and her admonition of Spotify on the flinty, Pharrell-assisted “Nice” ends with a quote from the 1998 cult flick Half-Baked that’s as unprintable as it is cheer-inducing. Jay’s boasts are also in ample supply as he shouts out sellout crowds and big-ticket brands, although in a continuation of the openness he exhibited on 4:44, he pulls back the curtain on the couple’s origin story on “713” while also noting that life for black men in America is only made easier by black women.

Everything Is Love closes with “Black Effect” and “Lovehappy,” both of which return to the string-laden classic-soul sonics of the album’s opeer. The former examines America’s complex racial politics before making a simple declaration: “The Chitlin’ Circuit is stopped/ Now we in stadiums,” Jay declares, calling back to the path black musicians had to take during the era of racial segregation while flicking at how he and his wife have reached music’s highest echelons not just in their home country, but around the world. “Lovehappy,” a gorgeously plush ballad with sparkling synths and trilling strings, ends things on a hopeful note, the couples’ back-and-forth banter sounding like it was taken from the therapy sessions Jay mentioned (“Love is deeper than your pain and I believe you can change,” Beyoncé growls at one point) before bubbling over into a sighing “happy in love.”

Nearly two decades after their first meeting (the encounter Jay describes in “713” happened in 2000), Beyoncé and Jay-Z have ascended to celebrity’s highest heights by playing it close to the vest. They’re the masters of indulging the gossip-industrial complex’s hunger for “the real story” while also holding on tight to whatever the actual story might be. Everything Is Love’s melding of the personal and the imperial, the old-school and the next-wave, and the soulful and the stubborn give away the real story: Years later, The Carters still inspire each other to push harder and aim higher as they salute their love of each other, and of their art.


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Nas Isn’t Upset with Jay-Z for Dropping ‘Everything Is Love’ the Day After His Album, Happy for ‘Black Excellence’

Jay-Z and Beyonce dropping their surprise album the day after Nas released his may have been shade on Jay’s part, but Nas sources say it’s all love on his.

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Sources close to Nas tell us the Queensbridge rapper isn’t fuming about “Everything Is Love” being released on Saturday, and doesn’t think the Carters will steal any thunder from his new album, “Nasir.” We’re told Nas fully appreciates the fact Jay and Bey are hip-hop royalty at this point, and actually really likes their new record.

If you don’t know, and you should, Nas and Jay had a huge feud going in the late ’90s and early 2000s. They went at each other in songs and interviews for years before burying the whole thing in 2005.

They’ve been friends ever since, and we’re told Nas is more interested in “black excellence” these days … rather than drama.

That’s a relief. We can’t handle any more rap feuds at this moment.

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Watch: Beyoncé and Jay-Z Release ‘APESH*T’ Visual From New Joint Album ‘Everything Is Love’ [Video]

Not only did Beyoncé and Jay-Z release joint album, ‘Everything Is Love’ — but The Carters also gave us a six-minute visual.

The video is for “APESH*T” and you can watch it in full (without TIDAL) below.

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Niall’s friends ‘can’t get hold of him’ after his shock Love Island exit

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Love Island series 4 is only in its second week, and we’re already obsessed.

Why did Kendall have to be the first to go? Are Danni and Jack in it for the long haul? And, will Alex find love?

There are so many questions already, and we are deeply invested.

This week has been dominated however by the shock departure of one of the public’s top favourite Islanders, 23-year-old Niall Aslam, with his unexpected exit breaking the hearts of Love Island viewers, and his ‘rainbow fish’, Georgia.

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‘Niall has left the villa for personal reason,’ ITV announced in a statement, something that fellow islander Alex later confirmed to the group.

‘For personal reasons unfortunately Niall can’t continue or come back to the villa,’ Alex announced to the islanders. ‘I’m obviously sad that Niall’s left the villa. We got on really, really well. He’s such a great guy. And I look forward to catching up with him and having some fun with him outside.’

While ITV is staying tight-lipped about the 23-year-old construction worker’s departure from the show, it has been reported by the Mirror Online, that the decision was down to health reasons, made jointly by Niall and the Love Island bosses.

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Causing further concern, The Sun Online reported that Niall’s friends were unable to get hold of him after his departure, with one friend reportedly telling the publication, ‘We don’t know what’s gone on and we haven’t spoken to him so we’re in the dark.’

‘We are as shocked as everyone else is,’ another reportedly added. It’s a shame as he was doing really well and taking the show by storm.’

‘Obviously I was coupled up with him so obviously I came closer to him than most people in here,’ his Love Island other half Georgia explained of Niall after his exit. ‘But it wasn’t just that. He was actually my friend, my buddy.’

Niall has yet to speak out about his exit.

We’re sending him our thoughts.

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If you want to protect your skin and Mother Nature at the same time, these are the 21 sunscreens to look into according to Fashionista.

StyleCaster shares a roundup of 10 hair products that protect against UV rays.

If you spend a lot of time at the beach or on the water, a swimsuit made of UPF fabric might be worth considering.

SPF-infused setting sprays and powders can be a last-minute resort if you forgot to apply sunscreen to your face.

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6 Disney Families That We Love

6 Disney Families That We Love

A "super" family that we all know and love will return to the big screen in Disney's Incredibles 2. Disney knows a thing or two about telling family stories, and while that doesn’t mean characters always like their relatives (Cinderella’s stepmom and stepsisters, anyone?), we can always count on courage and kindness to help our heroes find happiness.

The Parrs (Bob, Helen, Violet, Dashiell and Jack-Jack) are in hiding as superheroes after events in The Incredibles,…

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LOVE Island confirmed that one unlucky girl will be dumped from the villa as the couples rematch in tomorrow night’s episode.

Whichever girl is left single will have to pack their bags and leave the famous villa.

Love Island have confirmed that the first dumping will take place in tomorrow night’s episode
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This couple did a chicken nugget-themed engagement shoot, because foodie love is the best love

This couple did a chicken nugget-themed engagement shoot, because foodie love is the best love


This couple did a chicken nugget-themed engagement shoot, because foodie love is the best love

A couple had a chicken nugget-themed engagement shoot. Full stop. We’ve seen a variety of *interesting* engagement photoshoots over the years. There’s the empowering kind (like the couple who did a body-positive boudoir shoot), the dreamy kind (the pair who took inspiration from Beauty and the Beast), and the plain bizarre (the T-Rex engagement shoot comes to mind). But what about the engagement photo shoots that leave you super hungry? Steph and Brett from Ontario, Canada posed for a McNuggets-themed photo shoot, and McDonald’s owes these two lovebirds a check (or at least a catered wedding reception).

According to the photographer Katie Marie, the couple literally asked her how they could “include chicken nuggets in [their] engagement shoot.” Katie shared the fast-food inspired photo shoot on her Instagram on June 1st, and we can’t stop lol’ing.

These photos are so goofy and sweet — and really, they used a four-pack of nuggets as a ring box. We wonder if Brett proposed like that? Down on one knee, holding a greasy to-go box, uttering the words, “Steph? Will you eat these chicken nuggets with marry me?”

Several things are clear from these photos. 1) We’re hungry. 2) Steph and Brett seem like a cool couple. 3) Katie is the kind-of wedding photographer we need more of in this world*.

*No offense to engagement photos of a couple standing in the woods gazing longingly at each other, but hiding an engagement ring inside a box of chicken nuggets is some A+ art direction.

Click through to see all the photos from this very silly chicken nugget engagement.

We love this one of the couple gazing longingly at a box of nuggets.

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Congratulations to these two McDonald’s enthusiasts on their engagement! Brb, we need to Postmate some nugs now.

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IT BEGINS.

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Love Island is back and we’re already cancelling any and all plans. To our friends, lovers, family members, doctors and whoever else may be concerned, we’ve got something more important to do: namely, watch a bunch of beautiful people hook up in a villa. Well, the pilot episode of the new season just aired on ITV2 and the first set of couples have been locked in.

Now that we’re over all that Kem drama and have met the new Love Island 2018 contestants, we’re already invested in the drama.

Love Island 2018 Contestants

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This year’s cast members include Dani Dyer, the daughter of EastEnders’ Danny Dyer, Dr. Alex George, West End performer Samira Mighty and others. There’s another former pop star called Eyal Booker in the line up and here’s hoping there’s another anticlimactic Marcel x Blazin’ Squad reveal on the show with the rest of the villa.

So, who shacked up with who in the first episode? Here’s the gossip…

Love Island 2018 Couples

Niall Aslam and Kendall Rae-Knight

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It was love (or something like it) at first sight for Niall, who was the first boy to be thrown into the lion’s den. Kendall clearly liked what she saw as she stepped forwards and didn’t budge from her choice.

Dr. Alex George and Samira Mighty

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Things got a little awkward for poor Alex and Samira, as they had a pretty rough go of it this episode. To begin with, nobody stepped forwards for the doctor when he stepped out and he wound up choosing Laura (which didn’t last long). He and Samira were then paired together, as she was last on the bench.

Wes Nelson and Laura Anderson

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In the first tense moment of the season, Laura said goodbye to Alex and stepped forwards when Wes came into the picture. The bubbly blonde and kickboxer forced Alex back to the bench when Wes chose her.

Eyal Booker and Hayley Hughes

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It might have been his former pop idol status, but Eyal had the ladies seeing stars when he put his best foot forward. Three women – Dani, Samira and Hayley – all threw their hats in the ring, but it was Hayley who came out on top.

Jack Finchan and Dani Dyer

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Although Samira and Dani both stepped forwards for clean-cut Jack, it was Dani who eventually won him over. Who knows, maybe he’s a low key EastEnders fan?

And then there was Adam…

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Adam Collard arrived at the end of the episode to shake things up a bit and had the boys quaking in their flip flops. The Newcastle-based personal trainer has 24 hours to decide which of the girls he’ll be sweeping off their feet (and away from another contestant), so you’ll have to stay tuned for tonight’s episode…

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Who is Dr. Alex George? Love Island 2018 contestant and aspiring TV doctor

LOVE Island contestants will thankfully have a doctor present when emergency drama kicks off.

Last year, Dr Marcel was always on call and this time, Alex George is here to pick up the slack. Here’s all you need to know about this aspiring TV doctor…

Hunky Dr Alex George is hoping to enjoy some mouth-to-mouth action
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Who is Alex George?

Dr. Alex George is an A&E doctor, currently working at the University Hospital Lewisham in south-east London.

The 27-year-old, who is originally from Carmarthen, Wales, studied medicine at Exeter University.

According to the Daily Mail, Alex was able to secure the eight-ten weeks required by working on a zero hours contract.

The controversial contracts mean their bosses are under no obligation to give them work and the hospital are powerless to stop employees from pursuing other projects.

Alex is hoping Love Island will help him become the next big TV doctor
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What has Alex said about Love Island?

It was recently revealed Love Island contestants would face a strict new ban on drunken sex and nudity and Alex has promised to abide by them.

He says: “You’re recorded 24 hours a day and I just want to make sure that I behave in the right way.

I absolutely love my job, I’ve worked since the age of 13 to get here and I go to work every day and I genuinely enjoy it.”

If he finds fame on the show, Alex believes he will still return to his successful career: “I would probably go back and do it part time, if I could mix it with TV work I would.

He added: “I think there’s probably room for a new TV doctor!”


When does Love Island series four start on ITV2?

Love Island series four will start Monday, June 4, at 9pm.

The show will air over eight weeks and among the cast are Cabin Crew member Laura Anderson, Barmaid Dani Dyer, and model Eyal Booker.

Caroline Flack has presented Love Island since it returned to TV in 2015 and will once again be joined by voice-over artist Iain Stirling.

2017’s winner Kem Cetinay is also returning to host a daily spin-off show entitled The Morning After with TV presenter, Arielle Free.


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Ashley Iaconetti And Jared Haibon Open Up About Their Very First ‘I Love You’ And It’s Incredibly Romantic!

The Bachelor couple is back together and happier than ever! As you may be aware, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon announced on her web series titled The Story of Us that they have rekindled their love.

The two met for the very first time on Bachelor in Paradise three years ago, and after some obstacles along the way, they now seem to be in it for the long run.

Ashley and Jared talked to ET earlier in the week, opening up about their amazing romance.

That being said, they shared the story of their first ‘I love you’ and also talked about moving in together and keeping the romance under wraps for months.

‘We knew that there was a lot of history with us and we really wanted to date and have a relaxed, easygoing relationship because we have never been boyfriend/girlfriend throughout our entire relationship,’ Jared stated.

Then they went on to explain how they knew they should get back together.

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‘For me, it was love at first sight. I don’t know when in the last couple of months I decided [I wanted to be with him]. I always knew we had something I had never experienced before. We are similar and different in the most compatible ways. We really complement each other,’ Ashley stated.

Jared called her ‘the love of [his] life’ and proceeded to share how grateful he is for having Ashley in his life.

About six weeks into their rekindled relationship ‘He would even say ‘love of my life’ before he said ‘I’m in love with you,’’ Ashley dished.

Jared added: ‘I wanted to make sure. I wanted us to date for a while before we said those words to make sure this was real. And I wanted it to be important. We were in bed,  lying there. I could not wait anymore! We were talking throughout that entire [Stagecoach] weekend about how much we liked each other, and I was like, ‘I don’t like you, I love you! I was super nervous to say it. I was like, ‘I hope she says it back.’ I said, ‘I am completely obsessed with you, I am addicted to you.’’

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8 of the Most Evil Animated Super Villains That We Love to Hate

When Incredibles 2 hits theaters later this month, the first family of Supers will face off against a new nemesis, The Screen Slaver, a villain who uses hypnotism to get people to do his bidding.

Only time will tell if the new bad guy will be evil enough to be added into the pantheon of great animated villains throughout history — a list that would frighten even the most incredible of the Incredibles. But while we wait, let’s celebrate some of the most wicked cartoon baddies that keep kids (and some adults) up at night.

Jafar from Aladdin


Jafar from 'Aladdin'
“I think it’s time to say goodbye to Prince Abubu.”

There were plenty of townspeople who had it out for Aladdin — though he always managed to stay one jump ahead of them — but the street rat met his match in the sultan’s evil advisor, Jafar. This guy’s negative qualities extend far behind his questionable facial hair. Throughout the Disney classic, Jafar attempts to overthrow the sultan, tries to force Princess Jasmine into marrying him, and plans to murder Aladdin. Oh, and all of that was phase one of his plan, with his sights really set on snagging the magic lamp in order to rule the entire universe.

Lord Farquaad from Shrek


Lord Farquaad from 'Shrek'

“Now really, it’s rude enough being alive when no one wants you, but showing up uninvited to a wedding?”

Nothing sounds as magical as a kingdom made up of beloved fairytale characters, but Lord Farquaad begs to differ. The tiny tyrant wants to get rid of all the fairytale folk in the land of Duloc and he’s willing to take part in some pretty dastardly deeds to do it. Take, for instance, the moment when he tortures the Gingerbread Man just to get intel on where the rest of his enemies are hiding. Ripping off Gingy’s beautiful gumdrop buttons before breaking his legs is simply sadistic.

Scar from The Lion King


Scar from 'The Lion King'

“This is exactly the way your father looked before he died.” 

We can probably all agree that murdering your brother in order to become king is not great, but Scar took things a sinister step further by then convincing his nephew Simba that he was the one responsible for his father’s death. The lying lion proceeded to let his band of hyenas take over his new kingdom and it turned out his leadership skills are as horrible as his morals. When Simba came back to reclaim the throne, Scar tried to kill him, too. It’s hard to live those Hakuna Matata vibes when there’s a sinful supervillain trying to destroy everything around you.

Sid Phillips from Toy Story 


Sid Phillips in 'Toy Story'

“What am I gonna blow? Man, hey, where’s that wimpy cowboy doll?” 

Little boys and mischief go hand in hand, but Sid Phillips took things to the next level. The 10-year-old wasn’t interested in playing with his toys, so much as completely destroying them and rebuilding them in creepy hybrid form. But it’s not only his own toys he’s interested in. He also steals his sister’s and then proceeds to terrorize her with them. This kid even used a magnifying glass to attempt to make a beam of light from the sun burn a hole through Woody’s head. Hopefully his mother puts Sid into therapy before he truly self-destructs in his animated teenage years.

Ursula from The Little Mermaid 


Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid'

“My dear, sweet child. That’s what I do. It’s what I live for — to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to.”

Ariel may be the protagonist in The Little Mermaid, but it’s the evil Ursula who steals the show. With her voluptuous purple body and eight tentacles, not to mention the fact that she was based off legendary drag queen Divine, this sea witch is absolutely mesmerizing to watch. Unfortunately, she spends the whole film trying to ruin Ariel’s life in order to take the crown from her father, King Triton. Being bad has never looked as good as it does on this depraved diva.

The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series


The Joker from 'Batman the Animated Series'

“You just toddle on back to your mundane, meaningless little life, and when I need you, I’ll call. Fair? Good? Great! I’ll be in touch.”  

While all the other animated villains on this list come from movies, there’s a TV villain that had to be included. The Joker is one of the most iconic comic book villains of all time, and each iteration of The Clown Prince of Crime provides a new reason as to why. The brilliant Batman: The Animated Series version from the ’90s is no exception, with Mr. J being voiced by the iconic Mark Hamill. Not only was the Joker intent on turning Gotham City into his own petrifying playground, but he takes great pleasure in every moment of torture he brings to others, including his faithful sidekick, Harley Quinn. That’s because not even a beautiful woman can take the Joker’s eyes off the prize — causing chaos everywhere he goes.

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations


Cruella De Vil from '101 Dalmations'

“My only true love, darling. I live for furs. I worship furs! After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn’t?”

You don’t have to be a dog lover to know that an obsession with scalping puppies for fur is sick and twisted. But for Cruella De Vil, it’s not just a horrible hobby but an entire way of life. Her name alone contains the words “cruel,” “devil,” and “evil,” but it doesn’t need to be spelled out for us to prove that this woman is wicked to the core. And aside from a penchant for puppy murders, she just barges into people’s homes whenever she pleases, and that is just downright rude.

Oogie Boogie from A Nightmare Before Christmas


Oogie Boogie from 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'

“Mister Oogie Boogie says there’s trouble close at hand. You’d better pay attention now, cause I’m the Boogie Man.”

It would be hard to go through life as a stuffed burlap sack filled with bugs, but that’s no reason to try eating Santa Claus. Oogie Boogie, however, takes great pleasure in putting fear into the hearts of everyone around him. His true passion is gambling, but that also happens to include gambling with the lives of anyone he meets. He has his henchmen bring unsuspecting characters back to his lair in order to torture them before adding them to his Snake and Spider Stew. And that is simply no way to spend the holidays.

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Frances Bean Cobain’s Ex Sues Courtney Love for Attempted Murder Over Kurt Cobain Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain ex-husband, Isaiah Silva, is suing her mother, Courtney Love, claiming she had people “attempt to murder” him to get back the late Kurt Cobain’s guitar, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly.

Silva, who was married to Frances from 2014 until their divorce was finalized last year, filed the suit against Love on May 25 for an alleged accident from June 2016. He claims in the documents that Britney Spearscontroversial ex-manager Sam Lutfi and two other men “did burglarize, rob, assault, batter, sexually batter, kidnap, and attempt to murder [him]” at his West Hollywood home.

“The primary objective of their conspiracy was to locate and take possession of a guitar believed to be worth millions of dollars, which was gifted to Silva, by [Frances], on January 8, 2014, six months prior to their June 29, 2014 marriage,” the documents allege.

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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City in 1993. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

TMZ reported earlier this month that the former couple’s divorce was finally settled, six months after it was finalized, and one of the conditions of the settlement was Kurt’s Martin guitar, which he played during an MTV Unplugged performance in November 1993, months before his death by suicide in April 1994.

Silva also makes other accusations in the lawsuit, including claims that the three men who allegedly attacked him also attacked his mother. He also alleges that Lutfi delivered “narcotics and illicit benzodiazepines” to Frances.

“The narcotics and illicit benzodiazepine were hidden to ensure Silva was unaware of the secret drug-related business relationship between Lutfi and [Frances],” the documents read.

Frances is the only child of Love and Kurt, who were married from 1992 until the Nirvana rocker’s death in 1994.

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A “We love well-behaved children” sign gave me all the bad feels

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I was in line at the counter, just about to order when I saw it. I went through a cycle of emotions in the few seconds it took to read it. Shock. Anger. Sadness. And then fear. Yes, fear. What was I afraid of, really? That my child would act like… a child? 

It was a sign. Five words printed on an 8×10 piece of paper. Framed and hanging on the wall of a pizza parlor.

“We love well-behaved children.”

Well-behaved children in restaurant sign

I forgot my order. Mumbled the first thing I read when I looked back at the menu. Then turned to my son. My sweet son, who was teething and hungry. I was actually fearful he’d soon become one of the ill-behaved children that the sign was passive-aggressively warning me about. 

I think I felt threatened. There were four men at and around the counter and nearby pizza oven. I was alone with my child. No, I didn’t fear for my safety. Rather, I somehow reverted to a little girl who’s afraid of getting into trouble. 

I didn’t know if I should turn and leave. Jump the counter in a single leap and start a fight (kidding). Or flip them the proverbial bird in my mind and stay for lunch. Like my son and I had every right to do, no matter how he behaved. 

I chose the latter. We stayed. Ate our pizza. He was actually quite well-behaved and surprisingly neat. 

Of course I think my child’s perfect. He’s my child. I’m also aware that the rest of the world doesn’t share my attitude, nor do they need to. Some people aren’t kid people. I can respect that.

Toddler eating corn on the cob while sitting in restaurant high chair

However, babies and children are part of our society. That’s not going to change. Ever. And these tiny humans deserve to be out in public with the rest of us. 

Yes, I understand the frustration it can cause. I don’t think anyone enjoys when a child screams incessantly. But it happens. Once upon a time, before I became a mother, I recall being irritated by a howl in my ear when all I wanted was to eat in peace. But I always understood. 

If you want a controlled environment, complete with peace and quiet, go to a library. Or stay home. The rest of the world is bustling with noise. Laughter, tears, arguments and yes, even children.

As a parent, I do my best to keep my child from running amok in public. Or screaming inside restaurants and stores. We work to teach him the difference between inside and outside voices. And continue taking him out so that he’ll learn how to behave in public. 

Mother cleans the restaurant floor after her toddler eats

My husband and I also get on our hands and knees to clean up the floor beneath him before we leave. Is he a perfectly behaved child? No. But that’s okay. He’s 20 months-old. Even Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been known to act like a “typical kid” or throw a public tantrum.

Also, we don’t let him yell and throw things while we ignore him. We behave like responsible parents. I’m not quite sure how that fits in with this sign’s message. Maybe it needs an addendum at the bottom: “Parents who address screaming and food throwing are exempt from judgement.”

I never hesitate to bring my son along with me most anywhere I go. I also seek out kid-friendly establishments when possible. In fact, this restaurant was overrun with kids from a nearby high school, one who actually had his feet up on a table. Maybe he didn’t read the sign.

Does hanging that sign mean the restaurant simply assumed kids aren’t well-behaved? No benefit of the doubt. Young equals bad… without the proper warning of a sign.

It was off-putting and I won’t be back because of it. On the other hand, when I relayed the story to my husband he had a different opinion. He pointed out that not all parents make the effort to keep their kids from wreaking havoc in public. He saw the sign as more of a reminder versus a threat.

I like his optimism. But I still don’t like that sign.

For more mom moments, follow me on Instagram at Witty Otter.

Have you ever seen a similar sign? How did you react?

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Link Love: The Summer Wedge

Roundups of wedge-heeled footwear keep popping up in my feeds, and I’m seeing them in just about every shoe store here as well. If you’re interested in getting a new pair too, these three links are for you:

From a wedge sandal with a cheerful cherry print to raffia sandals with a relaxed Summer vibe, these 25 pairs look very fun.

Looking for a budget-friendly pair? Popsugar found 10 pairs under $ 30 on Amazon.

Some fun patterns, pastels, and options for the fans of the sleek, minimal look.

Fab Links from Our Members

L’Abeille enjoyed all the outfits in Tiffany blue in the jeweller’s new video campaign.

She also wanted to share this article about the Manolo Blahnik exhibition at the Toronto Bata Shoe Museum.

La Belle Demimondaine has a collection of inspiration boards on Pinterest, but never really considered how they might be put to practical use. This stylist demonstrates how she actually uses them to plan and alter wardrobe pieces.

Kari thought this overview celebrating the sartorial choices of late writer Tom Wolfe was interesting.

Gigi came across this video on getting dressed in the 14th century.

Vildy, who is interested in the psychology of merchandising, found this article on how retailers choose in-store music very informative.

“Fashion, an industry dominated by women’s wear and buoyed by female dollars, with an image sold by women to women, is still largely run by men.” Like the Season is intrigued by the results of a new study on gender inequality in the fashion industry.

Shevia thinks Racked has been publishing some interesting articles lately, like this one about “Mom hair”.

Krishnidoux finds Bon and Ton, a couple that wears coordinating outfits, very cute and inspiring.

kkards directs us to this article on how to accept a compliment: “I think the writer nicely lays out that here in the US, often a compliment isn’t just a compliment, but really is the opening line in a person to person conversation.”

The part about the tight dress taking a backseat in this article on the royal wedding stood out to Sal because it made her realise why one or two of hers are just not getting worn right now.


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SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE :

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!