‘Jersey Shore’ News: Pauly D Says Vinny & Angelina Slept Together Again, Shocking Fans

Vinny Guadagnino and Angelina Pivarnick have their fans wondering whether they hooked up again on this season’s Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. These two have been together before, and they had more than just a bit of tension between them when they filmed in Las Vegas.

Neither of them has confirmed anything, but roommate Pauly D says something that will definitely leave you in shock as well.

‘I believe it, I don’t know, I believe it,’ Pauly said in an interview with OK! magazine when he was asked if he thought Vinny and Angelina had slept together.

‘He’s allowed to hook up with women, just no other guys,’ Pauly joked about his ‘bromance’ with Vinny.

On the other hand, Pauly managed to make quite an important point about Vinny and Angelina’s current relationship statuses. He confirmed that Vinny is single, but said that Angelina is not.

‘She’s engaged, though, so if they did [hook up], that’s a problem for her.’

Anyway, Angelina denies that she hooked up with Vinny and this means that we will have to wait some more to see if anything else gets revealed on future episodes.

‘You guys fight all the time. You have like, one more hate bang to get out,’ roommate, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro said on last week’s episode.

Angelina responded ‘No, I’m not f***ing DTF anymore, Vin. Been there, done that with you. I honestly don’t remember your d*ck. I’m not mean. I’m not saying it’s small. I’m saying I don’t remember!’

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Arby’s wants to give free tattoos to dedicated ‘sandwich fans’

Arby’s is giving its fans free sandwiches for life – but not the edible kind. The home of “the meats” has announced it will be giving out free tattoos to the most dedicated fans so they will have a “free sandwich for life.” “There’s simply no other brand more passionate and dedicated to sandwiches than…
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Meghan Markle Sparks Pregnancy Rumors As Fans Are Convinced Dress Hides Baby Bump

Is there already a bun in the oven?! Meghan Markle has people talking after she stepped out with Prince Harry on Sept. 6 in a stunning blue dress with ruffles that hid her stomach area.
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Lil Pump Tells Fans He’s Going to Jail for Parole Violation

Lil Pump has told fans he is going to jail after being arrested in Miami for driving without a license. The arrest violates his parole from an offense earlier this year in which he fired at gun at his home in Los Angeles. The MC was pulled over late last month when police discovered license […]

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NeNe Leakes Tells Fans She Was Blessed By ‘The Betrayal’ And They Support Her

NeNe Leakes has a strange message for her fans on social media. She told them that she was blessed by ‘the betrayal.’

This sounded a bit awkward for her fans who did not know what she was talking about. Her diehard fans, on the other hand, know that she is referring to her haters.

‘Thank you because i got stronger and wiser 🙏🏾’ NeNe captioned her post.

Someone told her that ‘It is nothing like having someone you love or care about screw you over @neneleakes for you to say you know what I hear you lord and Thank you 🙏🏽!!!!!! Blessings beautiful.’

Thank you because i got stronger and wiser 🙏🏾

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Another one of NeNe’s fans said ‘We are learning from you through your relationship continue to do you follow your ❤….loves to conquer all.’

Someone else who seems to understand NeNe posted ‘Yesss! @neneleakes! They don’t hear you, but I do! Shout out to the haters for making me greater! ♡’

Another one of her fans wanted to give NeNe some advice regarding Gregg’s health and posted the following:

‘Hi nene I hope all is well I just wanted to say have your husband try juicing every day mostly vegetables the green one and the dark burgundy colors ,then you have the orange one please consider juicing lookup the benefit of each vegetable restore him from the inside out Amen the bible say my people perish cause of the lack of knowledge not because we were confused because of knowledge arm your beautiful self and your family and do a return to sender with that cancer.’

We hope that Gregg Leakes is doing better these days and we wish both him and NeNe a lot of strength and loads of health and happiness!

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Eminem surprises fans by releasing ‘Kamikaze,’ his 10th album

Eminem has a surprise for his fans.

At midnight on Friday on the east coast, the rapper announced on Twitter the release of a new album, “Kamikaze.”

“Tried not 2 overthink this 1 … enjoy,” he wrote on Twitter.

The release is his tenth studio album, and is a follow up to the 2017’s “Revival.”

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Fans of Aretha Franklin to pay respects before Detroit funeral

Thousands of Aretha Franklin fans are expected to pay their last respects to the Queen of Soul on Tuesday and Wednesday when the singer’s body lays in repose for two days at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
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Jenni “JWoww” Farley Reacts to “Endless” Support From Fans Over Son’s Developmental Struggle

JWoww, Son, Greyson, InstagramJenni “JWoww” Farley couldn’t help but burst into tears over all of the love and support that fans have been sending her son.
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Phaedra Parks And Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard Join Traci Braxton On ‘Braxton Family Values’ Amid Boycott — ‘RHOA’ Fans Are In For A Special Treat

In a surprising twist of events, the “Braxton Family Values” boycott may end up being a treat for some reality TV fans. Phaedra Parks, Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard, Kim Whytley, and Flava Flav will be making an appearance on the show.

As Celebrity Insider readers know, all of the Braxton family (with the exception of Traci Braxton) made the decision to not show up for filming in June in order to negotiate for higher wages and a bigger wardrobe budget.

Weeks ago, Traci Braxton and the “RHOA” alum popped up in a photo together teasing fans that there was something in the works. Now the secret project has been revealed.

The four celebrities mentioned above will be featured on the WE TV show on a road trip.

During an interview with “Good Day New York,” Traci explained: “Phaedra and I always — each other. So, when, you know, the show was on a little hiatus I continued to work and Phaedra was contacted. Phaedra was like ‘of course I would love to do some adventures with you’ so we got together and we’ve been having a ball since.”

There was also a sneak peek shown with a cameo of Flava Flav showing up to where New York, Phaedra, and Traci were at.

The new season of “BFV” premiered last Thursday and the network revealed that the season is currently being taped.

When asked what made her sisters decide to go back to filming, the singer responded: “I don’t get into their business and they don’t get into mine. “So they decided they was goin’ back. I don’t know what else is goin’ on. They only my sisters. When you put a lot of business things in a mixture of a family setting, it tends to be messy.”

What do you think about Phaedra Parks joining the show? Do you think her appearance will bring anything to the table?

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Cardi B Thanks Fans for Their Genuine Love at the 2018 MTV VMAs: ‘That’s Something That You Can’t Buy…B*tch’ [Video]

Cardi B took home a few trophies on Monday night at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.

While accepting the award for Best New Artist, Cardi gave a deliciously shady speech thanking fans for their genuine love and support — while calling someone a bitch.

To be fair, she could have simply added the ‘bitch’ for emphasis…but we’re not entirely convinced that’s the case here.

“I want to thank all my fans, my family that supported me—all the love,” she said. “All the love that my fans, that my friends, that everybody shows me is genuine. It’s beautiful. And that’s something that God give me that you can’t buy, bitch.”

As for who the someone might be — we have a good guess. However, we’re not ones to stir the pot — we just tell you what’s in it.

Watch the moment unfold below.

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Fans Will Be Able to Pay Tribute to Aretha Franklin Before Her Funeral Later This Month

Before Aretha Franklin is laid to rest at the end of August, the beloved singer’s fans will get a chance to pay their respects during two public viewings.

Franklin’s publicist tells PEOPLE that the Queen of Soul’s funeral will take place on Friday, Aug. 31 at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

While the ceremony — slated to begin at 10 a.m. — will be strictly limited to friends and family of the late singer, fans will still have a chance to honor her a few days earlier.

On Aug. 28 and 29, public viewings will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. On both days, fans will be able to pay their respects from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Following the funeral service, Franklin will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery.

“Aretha Franklin will be entombed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan, along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett,” her rep tells PEOPLE.

The announcement comes just one day after Franklin died from advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type at the age of 76.

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“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” the family said in a statement.

“We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”


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Aretha Franklin’s death inspires heartfelt tributes from friends, famous fans

The death of legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin was met with an outpouring of grief by family, friends and fans alike who fondly remembered the star as one of the greatest vocalists of all time.

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Toya Wright Just Got A Special Gift From ‘Queen’ Nicki Minaj — The Videos Have Some Fans Going Gaga Over The Rare Item

A queen is celebrating another. Toya Wright is happy to announce that she received a very special gift from Nicki Minaj.

Baby Reign Rushing’s mother took to social media where she showed off a sweet gift that Nicki, who recently dropped her epic Queen album, sent her — a chic jacket with the cover art splashed on the back.

Reginae Carter’s mom said she could not attend Nicki’s listening party and added: “It’s #QueenDay Go support my sis @nickiminaj… her Album is out now!!! Thanks for my bomb denim jacket 🔥… I hate I missed the listening party last night I know it was epic! #TheQueenisBack.”

One fan told Toya: “I want this jacket !!!!! So bad. I just need it !!! Toya get me one I’m right I. Your hometown. That album bomb asf. Tea was spilled, edges were pulled better, yet the whole wig was snatched. Awww, Get em sexy mama! I like dat jacket… Nicki says she back b#*tches lol she doesn’t hang out with Kim she invited her to her show because they’re cool behind closed doors and even took a picture at the met gala they’ve always been a fan of each other. You are so miserable. And so mad that she doesn’t give a f@ck and she winning yal hoes need a life she’s a MILLIONAIRE and rich as fuck she does what she won’t.”

Another commenter stated: “Now that’s really f&cking support I have to have this jacket !!!!! Toya! Get me one made, please. Bomb jacket I hope she sells them elsewhere so I can buy. Nicki you Never disappoint us fans you’re album was fire my favorite track has to be “Coco Chanel” you want in Nicki. No lie This is my favorite album of 2018. Nicki, I had that feeling your album was going to be lit so I had to pre-order two copies Nicki did not hold back on this album! I literally cried it’s so lit!”

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A third person shared: “I want one my name DaQueen…I’m a Sagittarius too…It’s out and killing these folks in the streets we were sleeping o NikkiYes jacket. Another reason I rock with you is that you sincerely, genuinely support other mothers and entrepreneurs!”

Toya is the real deal.

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Gina Rodriguez Gives Fans a Closer Look at Her Off Massive Engagement Ring From Joe LoCiero

Now that Gina Rodriguez’s engagement to Joe LoCiero is no longer a secret, she’s showing off her impressive rock!

The 34-year-old Jane the Virgin star flashed her engagement ring in a birthday shoutout to her fiancé.

“Happy Birthday to my King, ❤” Rodriguez captioned the photo, which shows LoCiero wearing an adorable smile.

At the bottom of the shot, Rodriguez, whose face isn’t in the photo, can be seen sweetly holding LoCiero’s hand with her sparkler sitting front and center.

Rodriguez confirmed her engagement to PEOPLE on Tuesday, saying “I am ! He’s the best. He’s the f—— best. We’ve been engaged for like a month — I’ve kept it a secret for a while.”

RELATED ARTICLE: ‘Real Love’: Gina Rodriguez Celebrates 6 Months with Boyfriend Joe LoCicero

Before her announcement, Rodriguez sparked speculation when she posted a photo of herself with a ring on that finger while on vacation in Mexico in July.

“‘They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.’– Frida,” Rodriguez captioned the photo quoting Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Rodriguez and LoCiero first met in 2016 after LoCiero made an appearance on Jane the Virgin.

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The lovebirds have managed to keep their relationship pretty low-key, and Rodriguez plans on keeping it that way.

“I don’t even really want to say it’s happening,” Rodriguez said.

“I just want to live! I think there’s a huge blessing in the fact that people care. That’s a beautiful thing, so that feels really good.”

“But another part of me wants to keep a little something that’s just mine, ’cause there’s not too many things I have like that anymore,” Rodriguez added.


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Chris Brown And Rita Ora’s Fans Ship Them Big Time After They Flirt On Social Media!

People are already shipping them hard! After a bit of flirting online between Chris Brown and Rita Ora, it looks like fans are freaking out, wishing they would date already!

It all started when Chris shared a pic that featured his mother and his daughter Royalty on his Instagram account.

The two had actually surprised the singer at his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour’s final performance on August 5, and it was a very sweet moment.

‘ALL DAY🔥🔥🔥🔥,’ Rita commented on the pic, and now people are wondering whether she was celebrating him completing the tour or gushing about the fact that he was not wearing a shirt.

Fans seem to think it is the second possibility, especially because of the multiple fire emojis she added.

MOMMA AND LIL MOMMA SURPRISED ME ❤

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One follower was quick to make it very clear that ‘@ritaora we would love to see you and @chrisbrownofficial as a couple.’

Another also thought that would be a good idea as they commented: ‘can u guys just date already🙏🏽?’

And the fact that Chris was the one who commented on one of her pics first did not escape the excited fans.

‘Lmaoooo Rita playing [Chris] commented on her picture and everything.’

As you may recall, under a pic that showed Rita in a tiny bikini, Chris wrote: ‘ROADMAN TING!!! #PENGGAL.’

In case you don’t know what any of that says, it’s British slang that means something similar to ‘hot gangsta.’

It sounds like Chris is making an effort to actually learn U.K. slang just to impress Rita, so who knows? Maybe something really is brewing between the two.

But the thing is, Rita Ora is reportedly in a relationship with Andrew Watt, so…what is going on here?

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Kim Zolciak Catches Criticism From Fans for Her Oversized Lips [Photo]

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Kim Zolciak’s no stranger to cosmetic enhancements.

While she’s been rather open about getting her lips done, a recent selfie has fans concerned that she’s gone overboard with her over-filled pout.

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The “Don’t be Tardy” star was trying to be a sweet mommy and share her worries over her daughter, Kaia, starting school. However, Zolciak’s appearance took center stage and her 2.8 million IG followers didn’t hesitate to share their concerns.

“Yeah, less is more for you girlfriend. You do not look good like this,” one fan said. Other comments included, “Kim stop the lip injections pls” and “? ease up with the filler dude.”

But the biggest blow came when one fan compared her to “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna, who’s been criticized for years about her oversized lips, and exclaimed Zolciak is “way worse than Rinna.”

We’re not ones to lip-shame, but we’d be lying if we said Kim’s lips didn’t look odd.

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Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them

Conspiracies are hard. They’re even harder when you’re stupid.

They are, however, deeply compelling. Some people need a single, grand unifying theory of why the world refuses to line up with their expectations. When difficult realities confront people without the intellectual horsepower to understand and accept the truth, some turn to conspiracy theories to paper over the holes in their worldview. No matter how absurd, baroque, and improbable, conspiracies grow on their own like mental kudzu where inconsistencies aren’t signs of illogical conclusions, but of another, deeper layer of some hidden truth, some skein of powerful forces holding the world in its grip.

After Trump’s rally in Tampa this week, the notorious QAnon scam became America’s conspiracy of the moment. And why not? In the face of Donald Trump’s daily meltdowns, mood swings, and unmedicated rage episodes in which he lashes out at every target in reach, his base is desperately looking for a version of reality that gives them some comfort and stability.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z fans visit the Louvre in their idols’ footsteps

Music fans can now go on a special tour retracing the steps of Beyoncé and Jay-Z in their “Apeshit” music video at the Louvre museum. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Demi Lovato’s Fans Gather Outside The Concert Venue Following Her Overdose

On the 26th of July, Thursday, Demi Lovato’s fans gathered outside of the venue where she was supposed to perform but had to cancel due to an alleged heroin overdose and hospitalization.

In one video shared by a fan on Twitter, a big group of people can be heard singing the words to her latest song, “Sober” – the song that Demi wrote after she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.

And in another clip shared on social media, the same group of fans sing the lyrics to her song, “Tell Me You Love Me.” This comes after the 25-year-old collapsed in her home, and had to be taken to the hospital.

As it was previously reported, the 25-year-old singer was hospitalized on the 24th of July after she allegedly overdosed in her Hollywood Hills home.

TMZ reported that the paramedics had to administer Narcan, a pharmaceutical drug typically used to counteract the effects of an opiate overdose.

Demi’s performance at the BeachFest Concert Series on Thursday was canceled, as well as her cameo on Fox’s Beat Shazam, hosted by the actor, Jamie Foxx.

On Twitter afterward, her fans began a hashtag called, #PrayForDemi. And in the same exchange of tweets, fans of the “Sorry, Not Sorry,” singer, wrote about all of the different ways in which her music had helped them.

One person wrote online, “I remember when I was in grade school, I was dealing with a lot of mental health problems, like anemia, and people bullied me about my weight, so I turned to use drugs.”

“But after I discovered Demi’s music, I realized that everything would be ok because someone like her was struggling too, so it means so much.”

Another Twitter user added that, without Demi, they would’ve given up entirely, but eventually chose not to, because her music was so inspiring and comforting at the same time. As you may know, Lovato has been nothing but candid about her struggles with mental health problems as well as drug abuse.

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Bad news for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans

Trouble’s brewing in Westeros: “Game of Thrones” might not get several spinoff shows after all. On Wednesday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys told reporters in LA that while HBO is shooting the pilot for one potential “Game of Thrones” spinoff, there are currently no plans to move forward on the four other previously announced ideas. “There…
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Taylor Swift Calls Herself the ‘Third Wheel’ as Two Fans Get Engaged in Front of Her

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Taylor Swift watched two Swifties get engaged right in front of her eyes during Friday’s reputation concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. “They walk into the meet and greet and he says ‘We met 5 years ago at the Red Tour’ and then… #thirdwheel,” the singer, 28, captioned a series of photos that documented the moment Swift was shocked by the romantic proposal in the backstage Rep Room.

After pulling off the most epic surprise, the groom-to-be tweeted, “ called me a baller and said that she is never surprised. She also said we were incredible and to go get married!!!! IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!”

Turns out, he had been planning the proposal since June 3 — a total of 41 days!

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“Please RT to get Taylor’s attention! I bought the ring ✅ Now time to pull off an amazing proposal @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 #ReputationTourPhillyProposal,” the boyfriend tweeted after making an anonymous Twitter account to ask fellow Swifties for some advice on how to pull off the perfect proposal.

“Our love story started at a RED TOUR show in Philadelphia back in 2013. Taylor Swift is a huge part of our relationship. Nothing would make this proposal more special than having her there!” he explained.

“We have spent countless hours listening to her music together. I can’t thank Taylor enough for bringing us closer,” he added.

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Days after announcing his plans, the groom-to-be revealed why Swift was such an integral part of their romance.

“We were just two swifties that decided to attend a concert together in 2013. We fell in love with each other and almost five years later, I’m going to ask her to marry me where it all started. She is my BEST FRIEND and the love of my life,” he explained.


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World Cup Fans Continue to Do the Most With England’s ‘It’s Coming Home’ Chant

With England just one game away from reaching their first World Cup final since 1966, English fans’ cries of “It’s coming home” are only growing stronger.

The chant has its origins in The Lightning Seeds’ 1996 single “Three Lions,” a track that was released to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship. But while the song originally poked fun at England’s numerous soccer disappointments, its chorus is now a rallying cry for all those hoping to see the English squad come out on top on Sunday.

As the phrase has risen in popularity throughout the World Cup, fans from around the globe have begun hopping on the “It’s coming home” bandwagon. Even Justin Timberlake tried the cheer out during his Monday concert at London’s O2 Arena.

And because it’s 2018, the chant has also been turned into a meme, with Twitter users superimposing “Three Lions” over famous movie and TV scenes.

See some of the best creations below.

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England Training for the World Cup Semi-Final With a Rubber Chicken Is Every Fan’s Dream

With just one day to go until England battles Croatia for a spot in the 2018 World Cup final, the English team is trying out an interesting new training method.

Ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final match between France and Belgium, the English squad—including Golden boot frontrunner Harry Kane—was spotted tossing around a rubber chicken in preparation for their big Wednesday game.

Fans, of course, were delighted to see the players getting along so well.

“Actually love the atmosphere of this England team. Throwing around a rubber chicken as a training drill,” one England enthusiast wrote. “Even if it isn’t coming home, which it is, they’ve been an absolute delight to follow this campaign.”

“Love how chilled the England squad is, playing with rubber chickens in training day before their biggest game in 28 years hahahaha class,” added another.

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Fans Ask The RHOA Team To Give Phaedra Parks A ‘Redemption Season’ – They Want ‘Tardy For The Party’ Cancelled

Phaedra Parks just posted a photo featuring herself looking amazing on her social media account. Her fans praised her look, and they had some other things in mind as well. Check out her post below and read some of their comments.

‘It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash,’ Phaedra captioned her photo which fans absolutely adored.

‘I like this pic Phae Phae @phaedraparks, and @bravorhoa should give you a redemption season. At least you won’t be full of shit like Sheree and Kim literal FAKE ASS,’ one follower posted.

It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash

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‘@therealhousewivesofatlanta give her a redemption season. And please cancel tardy for the party nobody gives a s*it,’ another fan agreed.

‘You are Naturally…Beautiful Doe!! Doe – You Know!!’ someone else wrote, while another follower said  that ‘It’s amazing to see a model that looks more like me and not some superficial image @phaedraparks.’

‘We need you back on RHOA!’ one other person asked.

‘Yes, ma’am hunni. I love the entire look. You’re rocking it😍. Have an amazing day🤗🤗’ someone else gushed over Phaedra as well and another follower said ‘BEAUTY AND BRAINS!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY @phaedraparks.’

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Here’s Why English Soccer Fans Keep Chanting ‘It’s Coming Home’

After its 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday, the U.K. is advancing to the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1990.

As celebrations rage, and ahead of the team’s next bout, you may have noticed lots of U.K. fans saying, “It’s coming home.” Here’s what the phrase means, and where it comes from.

Origin

“It’s coming home” makes up the chorus of the 1996 song “Three Lions,” by The Lightning Seeds. The song was created, with the help of comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship, its first hosting gig since the 1966 World Cup, according to the BBC. With lyrics like, “England’s gonna throw it away, gonna blow it away,” and “thirty years of hurt,” the song was meant to lovingly poke fun at the bittersweet existence of British soccer fans, according to the Independent.

Meaning

The chorus’ iconic line refers to soccer returning to England, its birth home. The game officially branched off from rugby there in 1863, with the creation of the Football Association in England, according to FIFA. That group was soccer’s (or football’s) first governing body, FIFA says.

The song’s title, “Three Lions,” refers to the design depicted on English players’ jerseys.

Today

Though the song is more than 20 years old, U.K. soccer fans still use “It’s coming home” as a rallying cry, echoing through stadiums and social media networks alike. Even Daniel Baddiel, one of the comedians who helped create the song, has joined in the fun to celebrate England’s advancing team.

 

England’s underdog team is set to face Croatia on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. ET.

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Porsha Williams’ Fans Are Worried She Might Leave The RHOA Show

Just like your other favorite celebrities, Porsha Williams also made sure to mark yesterday’s celebration with a gorgeous photo that she posted on her Instagram account. She used the occasion to wish all her fans and followers a Happy 4th of July. Take a look at the picture that she chose below.

🇺🇸Happy 4th of July Y’all ! Love thickums ❤’ Porsha captioned her photo.

‘Hey, Mrs. Porsha so quick question are you leaving the RHOA show bc if so I’m going to stop watching it Iove you,’ one concerned fan asked Porsha. We are not aware of something like this, and we hope that it’s not the case.

🇺🇸Happy 4th of July y’all ! Love thickums ❤

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‘Hey, Porsha. Stay Beautiful and Focus. You have a sweetheart. Blessings,’ another follower posted.

‘Omg…I love watching you succeed in what you doing….love your hustle…and you are a beautiful and smart individual,’ one fan wrote, praising the RHOA star as well.

‘You look so beautiful and happy 4th of July to you and your family. I am so proud of you and how you carry your self. I am glad that you’re not letting these people still your joy and good luck with Gary with the tea.😂😂’ one person gushed over Porsha.

‘Ok P please tell Gary that I love him and the Brett’s and I love you too I had fun watching you guys on dish nation yeah I know how to brighten up a girls day,’ someone else also praised her.

‘Porsha4real you are looking very pretty. Keep doing what you are doing. You are winning,’ another commenter posted next to her pic in which we have to admit she looks fantastic as always. She also knows how to show off her features. You go, girl!

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This Year’s Wimbledon Could Give Tennis Fans Another Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal Classic

At this point, coming up with novel ways to describe the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry is like trying to eat just one Skittle out of the bag — it’s a futile exercise. We all know the contrasts that make their tennis duels so compelling. Federer’s the artiste, the effortless ballet dancer, grace on grass. Nadal’s the snarling street fighter, the mental grinder, the…don’t say it, please, okay, here it goes…the swashbuckler. (Dear Grand Slam tournament officials: is there any way to officially retire the Nadal-as-buccaneering-swordsman-cliche at a post-match ceremony?)

So give the producers of Strokes of Genius, a new documentary that explores the classic 2008 Federer-Nadal Wimbledon final — which Nadal won in five sets — credit for juxtaposing the two all-time greats in a way that didn’t feel tired. The film features a clip of Nadal, arms ripped, standing beside Federer, who was sporting a preppy sweater with gold-colored buttons.

“I remember seeing Nadal, in his sleeveless shirt, bulging biceps,” says BBC commentator David Law, host of The Tennis Podcast, in the documentary. Someone wolf-whistles at the chiseled Spanish star as he warms up before the match. “And then right next to him,” says Law, “you’ve got what looked like a prince.”

Strokes of Genius, which airs July 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Tennis Channel, serves as more than a mere nostalgia trip. Sure, reliving arguably the most riveting match in tennis history, which saw Nadal end Federer’s quest to win six straight Wimbledon titles in a four hour, 48 minute epic that included two rain delays and ended in near darkness, is delightful. But the documentary stands out for its timeliness. Who would have thought, a decade after that incredible July day — which saw Nadal squander a two sets-to-none advantage before prevailing in a fifth-set tiebreaker, finally giving him his first Wimbledon title — that both players would still be going strong? That they’d be 1-2 in the world (Nadal No. 1, Federer No. 2) in 2018, when Federer’s 36 years old, and Nadal’s 32? That they’d have won the last six Grand Slams running (Federer’s the 2017 Australian Open champ, the 2017 Wimbledon winner, and the 2018 Aussie champion; Nadal’s taken the last two French Opens, and won last year’s U.S. Open)? That the promise of another Nadal-Federer Wimbledon final, another unforgettable duel a decade later, is very, very real?

Both players participated in the documentary, which is based on the book by Sports Illustrated executive editor Jon Wertheim, who’s also an executive producer of the film (Meredith Corporation owns both TIME and Sports Illustrated). Fans learn more about Federer’s early proclivities for temper tantrums — it’s true, the unflappable Federer almost went all John McEnroe on everyone.

“I [sought] perfection maybe way too early in my life,” Federer says. Footage of a prepubescent Federer making faces and kicking balls and dropping rackets follows. “We sometimes felt very ashamed,” says his father, Robert, who’s spent the last 15 years beaming on millions of television sets around the globe as his son piled up his 20 major championships. “We really took him many times aside and said ‘Roger, I’m not going along with you anymore. I’m not playing the fool.’”

“I used to tell him, your bad behavior is like sending an invitation to your opponent,” says Federer’s mother, Lynette. “Here I am, beat me. I’m ready to beat today. So go ahead.”

Federer listened to his folks. Nadal’s family also supported his rise: his uncle Toni, who’s featured prominently in Strokes of Genius, coached him for years. Nadal makes a comforting admission in the film: When up against Federer, he led the fourth set tiebreaker 5-2, and had two serves to close out the match. But then his mind failed him. “I start to feel nervous,” Nadal says. He missed his first serve, and said he had a feeling he’d double fault. He did exactly that; Federer charged back to force a fifth set.

Superstar athletes rarely cop to mental frailty. Doing so offers comfort for the rest of us.

Nadal’s lapse makes his eventual win ever more impressive. He could have folded, instead, he fought back and won anyway. That victory was Nadal’s first Grand Slam win off of the Roland Garros clay. He’s gone on to win 17 slams, second only to Federer’s 20. Nadal became Federer’s foil: he owns a 23-15 head-to-head advantage against Federer, though Federer prevailed in their last Grand Slam final, when he beat Nadal in five sets at the 2017 Australian Open. Both players continue to push each other to unprecedented excellence.

“I had to embrace the idea of a rival,” Federer says in Strokes of Genius. “In the beginning I didn’t want to have one. And then eventually I realized, there’s something good to take out of these situations. So I maybe have to adjust my game a little bit. I don’t like to do that, per se. But why not? Let’s go.”

Strokes of Genius celebrates a sport’s golden age. All that remains for Nadal and Federer: writing their Wimbledon sequel.

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World Cup Fans Are Losing It Over Pepe’s Ridiculous Flop in the Portugal-Morocco Game

As Morocco desperately searched for a stoppage time equalizer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth-minute header during their Wednesday match against Portugal, one player’s actions earned him some ire from World Cup fans.

With time running out, Portugal defender Pepe staged a particularly egregious flop following a tap on the back from Morocco’s Medhi Benatia. The dive quickly sent soccer Twitter into a frenzy as footage of the stunt began making the online rounds.

“Please keep Pepe in your prayers after this assault from Benatia,” the World Cup Goals account jokingly captioned the video.

“Aaaaand the Oscar for best actor goes to Pepe!!” added another user.

Morocco went on to lose the game 1-0, becoming the first team to be eliminated from the international tournament.

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Is there a good reason why this happened? Selena Gomez fans are freaking out over an eerie short video of her naked in a bathtub.

Canadian artist Petra Collins published the horror movie, titled “Love Story,” via Instagram on Wednesday, June 20, causing outrage among 25-year-old Gomez’s loyal following.

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Selena Gomez Courtesy of Petra Collins/Instagram

“I think you changed Selena. I miss Selena in 2016 and I want in 2016 and I want it back … I’m afraid,” one fan commented on the creepy clip. Added another: “This has a serial killer vibe to it!”

“I had to stop watching,” noted a scared viewer. Another frightened fan chimed in, “This is not Sel, she changed. I know everyone changes, grows up, but now Selena is half-Petra and I don’t like it (just like too many Selenators).”

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Selena Gomez Courtesy of Petra Collins/Instagram

The psychedelic video features the former Disney star humming while bathing in murky water. At one point, Gomez peels a human-like mask off her face, which later reappears on her back. The “Back to You” singer has yet to respond to the backlash or repost the clips on her own feed.

Gomez previously worked with Collins in July 2017 while filming a video for her track “Fetish” in which she appears to have somewhat of a meltdown in a suburban home. She also ties her tongue, bites into glass and hosts a candlelit dinner for one.

The 13 Reasons Why executive producer opened up about working with Collins in a July 2017 interview with Dazed.

“People don’t know but my personal life ties into the work we do together because [she] knows things about my life that nobody knows and I know a lot about [her] life that nobody knows,” Gomez explained. “It comes out, somehow.”

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Everyone Is Cheering for These Japanese Soccer Fans Who Cleaned Up the World Cup Stadium

Tuesday’s World Cup match between Japan and Colombia may have gotten a little dirty, but the stadium was left spotless.

Even after Japan came out on top 2-1 in a stunning win, several Japanese fans stayed behind to pick up litter left behind at the stadium, BBC reports.

Videos on social media show fans equipped with trash bags sweeping through the rows collecting plastic waste left on the stadium grounds.

Internet users praised the Japanese fans for bringing their manners to the pitch.

Japanese audience members earned similar accolades back in 2014 at the World Cup in Brazil, where some were spotted picking up their own trash after the Japanese team lost to the Ivory Coast 2-1.

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Why ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Will Be Essential Viewing for Fans of the Movies

George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away has always been rife with amazing ancillary stories that sit outside the canonical Star Wars movies. After all, these books, comics, and games were all fans could consume during the 16-year interim between the release of episodes VI and I, then again until the Disney acquisition back in October of 2012. This newly rebooted extended universe, however, is anything but a cash grab, with Star Wars’ most recent animated TV offerings serving to trigger events and plot lines that are now starting to permeate big screen entries.

If you haven’t been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels until now, you’ve been missing out. But don’t worry, because a new animated Star Wars series is scheduled to debut later this year, giving you another chance to get involved in the animated universe. Star Wars Resistance is set to take place in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and here’s why those still invested in Lucasfilm’s upcoming movie slate will want to pay attention.

Where Elements From All Eras Converge


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Star Wars Rebels.

Like or loathe the prequel trilogy, it happened; it’s canon. And so far, the Star Wars extended universe has done a decent job of taking some of the best elements first introduced here (Darth Maul, the clone army, Anakin’s slow descent to the dark side) and even expanding upon them for the better. It’s through The Clone Wars and its sequel series that we get to experience such arcs as Rex, a clone trooper captain that broke free from the emperor’s Order 66 programming, wrestled with the fact that he was bred for war, before going on to fight alongside the rebels at the Battle of Endor. And this is canon!

Both of showrunner Dave Filoni’s existing animated TV shows are full of examples similar to this, where what were thought to have been throwaway concepts and characters are given time to fully develop. Sometimes to such a degree that those who just watch Star Wars movies can even be left scratching their head. Did a certain former Sith’s presence at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story leave you shocked? Not if you’ve been paying close attention elsewhere.

This crossover between all of Star Wars’ greatest era elements is arguably best witnessed during the finale of Rebels season 2. For it was here where fan-favourite characters Darth Vader and Darth Maul got to share the same space. In a two-part special titled “Twilight of the Apprentice“, we got to see our regular cast of rebels fight off evil on two fronts with Jedi protagonists Ezra and Kanan battling Maul — long thought dead, as Clone WarsAhsoka Tano is forced to face her former Jedi master in his Vader guise for the very first time.

It’s through interweaving like this that any casual or committed viewers get to experience the level of grandeur previously only thought present in the movies. Dave Filoni’s genuine appreciation of the franchise, however, means he can have this bleed through even in a much shorter format. Expect great narratives and moments like this to continue in his upcoming Star Wars Resistance.

Documenting Events Leading Up To Episodes VII VIII and IX


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Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

When Star Wars exploded back into our lives with the arrival of The Force Awakens, it did so leaving a big time gap. We were left wondering how the First Order were able to rise up from the ashes of the defeated Empire, why Luke Skywalker sought to retire after becoming a Jedi master, and how the Rebellion crumbled away until the Resistance was all that remained.

A sprinkling of these stories have been told mainly in books and comics until now, but it’s this period that will act as the main thrust to Star Wars Resistance. We’ll get to experience it through the eyes of an entirely new character known as Kazuda Xiono, who Dave Filoni describe as “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” This makes it seem like a safe bet that we’ll get to witness this period from the viewpoint of both factions. Exciting considering the new trilogy’s tendency to show the dark side as evil and vice versa.

Given how closely linked Rebels was to The Clone Wars, don’t be too surprised if you see threads originally spun in those shows iterated upon in the new series. Characters like Ezra, Hera, and Zeb are all rebels capable of surviving the events of Return of the Jedi, and their wisdom is sure to come in handy during the early days of the Resistance. People we know we’ll be bumping into include Poe Dameron – expected considering the show’s emphasis on pilots – alongside the underutilised Captain Phasma.

Big Screen Talent on the Small Screen


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Captain Phasma.

Giving Star Wars Resistance some cachet is the fact that both Dameron and Phasma will be voiced by original live-action actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively. This isn’t the first time original stars have returned to their characters for TV. Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and even James Earl Jones have lent voicework previously, but this willingness to avoid recasting proves that Star Wars Resistance won’t feel any less authentic than the cinematic episodes.

Captain Phasma’s inclusion is where the real excitement stems from here. It’s currently unknown if the stormtrooper captain will return after her apparent demise at the hands of Finn in The Last Jedi, so Star Wars Resistance is the perfect opportunity to expand the background of the character. We’ve been told she’s a forceful presence, but unlike Poe who’s been graced with enough time to shine in episodes VI and VIII, Phasma has often felt like an afterthought. With any luck, Star Wars Resistance will change this and let us appreciate the “tough veteran commander” schtick.

Given the popularity of Dave Filoni’s past animated Star Wars shows and what we know about Star Wars Resistance so far, the stars are seemingly aligned to make Kazuda Xiono’s tale one worth watching. How else will anyone be able to fully appreciate the subtle callbacks present in the main saga going forward?

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New ‘Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass’ Details Will Make Fans Happy

Of all the cool details we’ve learned about Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, the one we’re most excited about is the fact that there will be hundreds of thousands of enemies on-screen at once.

Not “thousands,” which may be the level of craziness you’d expect from the franchise. “Hundreds of thousands” was the term used, and the developers do mean that literally.

Towards the end of our demo session we saw an entire army of classic Serious Sam enemies coming over a hill. At the time we were in a large harvester and had been mowing down individual bomb-carrying enemies.

The prospect of mulching a horde of smaller enemies seemed like amazing fun — but unfortunately the demo ended right there. It’s early days, and perhaps the engine isn’t ready to show us all of that blood.


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Those damn Kleers are back in Serious Sam 4

The 3D models for all of the Serious Sam enemies, like Gnaars, you’d expect look much more “realistic” now. As real-to-life as you can expect a headless, screaming maniac carrying two bombs with lit fuses. All of which makes it more impressive that Croteam is able to fit so many into one battle.

After Devolver included precisely zero minutes on Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass in its press conferences, we still had nothing to go on other than the original teaser trailer. In the interview above, we were able to get a few of the main important points out of Croteam.

Co-Op and Huge Levels

There will definitely be co-op, fans will be happy to hear. You and a friend can roam the incredibly large maps together, looking for secret areas, tackling quests, and circle-strafing your way to victory.

This is the French countryside, and everything is very green and pleasant, but make no mistake — it’s already been taken over by Hellish forces. In the full game, sections of the world map will either be under control of Earth or Mental, and you’ll be liberating what territories you can. In our demo, we were in France because a nearby fort had a relic we needed — the Holy Grail.


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Don't spend too long enjoying the French scenery

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass features huge levels, and Croteam believes the wide open spaces are a pillar of the franchise. It’s not an open world, but it does kind of act like one. There’s a lot of exploration, side quests with NPCs, and tackling objectives in whatever order you like. We’re told a level will be 80×80 miles.

There were long periods of roaming the wide levels on Sam’s motorcycle, but Croteam is keen to keep you on your toes as you ride. Enemies will run out of forests and other hidden spots and intercept you if you don’t have a weapon handy.


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In circle-strafe we trust.

Speaking of forests, there were a lot of trees dotting the landscape, which could provide a different kind of firefight than Serious Sam fans are used to. Either as providing cover, or just making it more difficult for the AI to pick a path through. The trunks provide more opportunity for your shots to be blocked as well.

Serious Sam 4 Weapons Have Kick

We also noted that the weapons seemed to have a lot more kick than in previous games. And having just recently played through the co-op of Serious Sam 3, that old co-op action was fresh in our memory.

There’s a bit more weight to weapons as they kick back, as opposed to the old way of just watching to see if an enemy explodes as your only form of aesthetic feedback on your shots.


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The shotgun shows more kick against these new enemies.

NPCs will occasionally help, too. An injured woman in a stone tower was blasting enemies with a sniper rifle as our demo driver circle-strafed on the ground. She had radioed for help, and we had answered. It was a side quest, but one that resulted in us obtaining a new sniper rifle.


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Yep, that's a harvester. Yep, we're riding it into an army.

All things considered, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is shaping up to be very much what we’d expect, but cranked up to eleven. We didn’t expect to see anywhere near the amount of enemies on-screen as Croteam is boasting, and the levels are also significantly larger than usual. Time will tell if it’ll all run well, and how co-op will affect that.

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The best cities in the world for music fans

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Music fans come in all shapes and sizes, just the same as music genres come in a variety of tones and beats. Many cities in the world house great venues that allow local artists to become global superstars, and then come back to their hometown and sell out the big arenas. Some of the best cities for music can be found all over the world, here are some that welcome music to help their vibrant hearts continue to beat.

Manchester, UK

Manchester is home to one of the largest rock bands to ever come out of the UK, Oasis. In truth lots of bands have come from this city including, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, even Take That. The city is famous for music and has many great venues and stadiums that the biggest acts in the world regularly play at. It has hosted famous acts such as The Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Kendrick Lamar. It doesn’t just host global superstars though, there are many smaller venues around for up-and-coming bands to learn their craft in. If you like music you will be able to find a decent venue that will be playing a genre that you love, make sure you check it out.

Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is full of clubs, and anyone who loves dance music should at some point in their lives try to get to this Spanish party island. Some super clubs host thousands of people at a time just wanting to hear the world’s best DJs battle it out. It has also moved recently to accommodate fans of other genres too, and Ibiza Rocks now makes the island a vacation destination for music lovers who aren’t purely into dance music. Ibiza’s attraction is to pair sunny weather with some of the world’s best music, seems like a great combination to us.

New Orleans, USA

Speaking of a party, heading to New Orleans will guarantee you have a great time. The city is synonymous with jazz music, and there are plenty of venues ready and willing to blast out some fine tunes from their trumpets. It is considered to be the birthplace of jazz by many and must be visited to understand the atmosphere the city is able to generate. The jazz coming from New Orlean evolved and became the early form of Rhythm and Blues which was full of energy and vibrancy, and in recent years it has developed a hip-hop culture and a heavy metal base. There is something for most music lovers in this city.

Vienna

Lovers of classical music will no doubt be aware of Vienna. Classical music composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms spent many years working and living in the city, honing their craft. Now there are outdoor performances to be enjoyed around Vienna as well as the wonderful theaters with some of the best acoustics in the world. Theatres such as the Theater an der Wien, Volksoper, or the Staatsoper. Vienna is also considered to be home of the waltz dance if you fancy moving your body to some of the best classical music in the world.

Many great cities across the world are famous for their musical backgrounds. This rich history with music leads to many fans flocking to them to get closer to the music they love. Those were our picks for the best cities in the world music fans should make a trip to whenever they get the chance.

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Demi Lovato Hints She Was Sexually Abused After Fans Accuse Her of Harassing Staffer

Demi Lovato alluded she was sexually abused growing up after she was criticized and accused of harassment for pulling what she called the “funniest prank ever.”

During a Q&A with her fans and followers on Twitter Sunday, the singer, 25, said in a now-deleted tweet that she pranked her bodyguard Max by calling “a lady of the night” as a surprise. “She walked into his room without permission and grabbed him in his ‘area’ and he freaked the f–k out hahahahaha,” Lovato added.

Many took offense to Lovato’s prank, suggesting she had harassed her bodyguard as he did not consent to the prostitute touching him.

“Let me say it louder: ASSAULT IS ASSAULT!!!!! Statistics show you’re most likely to be assaulted by someone you know. I cant even imagine hiring someone to do the worst thing you can do to another human being and claim it’s a prank? MEN CAN BE ASSAULTED TOO!!,” one Twitter user wrote.

A rep for Lovato did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Hours later, the star apologized on Twitter, hinting she had experienced sexual abuse during her childhood.

“For all of those coming at me rn, listen to the lyrics of ‘Warrior’ and maybe you’ll have more compassion for someone who made a simple mistake. Of all people I know about sexual abuse. You don’t have to educate me,” Lovato wrote.

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“So sorry if anyone was offended,” she added.

In response to a fan tweet that read, “We know you and your story,” Lovato tweeted, “That’s just the thing… people DON’T know my full story.”

 

In “Warrior,” the track off her 2013 album Demi, Lovato sings: “There’s a part of me I can’t get back/ A little girl grew up too fast/ All it took was once/ I’ll never be the same/ Now I’m taking back my life today.”

That same year, Lovato told Cosmopolitan that “Warrior” has a meaning only those close to her understand.

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“My family knows what it’s about. When I’m ready to open up that subject with the outside world, then I’ll be free to talk about it. But right now, it’s kind of one of those things where the lyrics speak for me. It’s all in the song,” she said.

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Lovato previously spoke out supporting victims of sexual assault in February 2016.

“Our focus should be on the topic of victims of sexual and physical abuse being afraid to come forward with their stories,” she said at the time when she publicly supported Kesha‘s legal battle against Sony and Dr. Luke, who she accused of drugging and raping her and verbally and emotionally abusing her for a decade.

Luke has vehemently denied the allegations and countersued Kesha for breach of contract and defamation.


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Governors Ball 2018: Travis Scott delivers fiery set as rain-soaked fans flee Randalls Island

Travis Scott brought the fire to Governors Ball Saturday — but the rain eventually put it out.

The Kylie Jenner-linked trap rapper attracted a young, massive crowd to the festival on Randalls Island, but once the sky opened up, many couldn’t tough it out.

Scott, whose performance relied on pyrotechnics…

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NeNe Leakes Sparks RHOA Season 11 Filming Assumptions – Fans Defend Kim Zolciak

We recently reported that NeNe Leakes is back on Instagram after her short break that she took due to her husband Gregg Leakes’ health issues. She posted a gorgeous pic with Porsha Williams which left fans impressed by their friendship, and they asked the two RHOA stars to take care of each other.

Now, NeNe shared a few pics, and in some of them there’s a crew present who is filming her, Fans assume that the filming for the 11th season of RHOA has begun. Check out a few pics and what fans have to say.

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‘Y’all filming RhoA season 11 already ?’ someone asked NeNe.

‘This is one Black Queen I can truly say I’m proud of! LOVE, Respect a Longevity! KEEP GOD FIRST and Make those Coins 💸💰💰💴 Hun!’ one of her fans gushed over her.

‘It’s about time for her to have her own show! I would love to see her in something like Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane @bravoandy’ someone else said, assuming that NeNe will have her very own show.

‘Keep making big money moves. Congrats. You don’t need joggers. Ha ha ha,’ a commenter told the RHOA star.

‘I tell people you can be covered and still be sexy as Hell to men. We prefer it,’ one of her followers gushed over her look.

‘@neneleakes confused on why you don’t have your own show!!! @bravotv get nene her own show please,’ another fan said, wanting to see NeNe having her very own TV show.

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‘She needs to go away forever can’t stand you. You are nothing but a hater and a bitch. Once ghetto always ghetto. What you’ve done to Kim Zolciak you should be ashamed of yourself. You’re the racist not her. Like they say you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl. No wonder your son Bryson is on drugs. If you were my mother I’d be on drugs too,’ a hater commenter said, slamming her of racism.

We wish NeNe all the best if she has her own show or regardless of her plans.

And we don’t think that this is a ‘good’ time to be hating NeNe as she’s been struggling with a lot of hard issues such as the health of her beloved husband. Overall, we don’t encourage such hating behavior ever.

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Even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fans of these best-selling scented candles

Aren’t we all?

Just like us, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are big fans of one of the most popular fragrance brands.

We already know that both Meghan and Harry wore a unisex fragrance created by Floris on their big day, but they went with a different perfume house to scent the venue.

The couple chose French perfumer Diptyque to scent their wedding and, although we don’t know the exact fragrance, its reported the couple chose a selection of fresh and floral scents.

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A spokesperson for the brand has said, ‘We would like to express our sincere congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their wedding.

‘We were delighted to help scent their special day.’

The Sussexes aren’t the only Duke and Duchess who love a luxury candle, though; Kate Middleton and Prince William reportedly chose for Jo Malone candles to scent Westminster Abbey for their wedding back in 2011.

Kate’s fragrance of choice is reportedly the brand’s ever-popular Orange Blossom; an excellent choice, we might add.

It just goes to show that nobody is immune from a scented candle addiction…

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Reginae Carter Advertises Some Products On Instagram And Fans Say She Would Make A Lousy Actress – Check Out The Video

Reginae Carter recently posted a video on her social media account to advertise a bunch of products. Her fans quickly slammed Toya Wright’s older daughter, telling her that she would make a lousy actress. Watch the video here and tell us what you think.

‘I ❤ @basicessentialbundles Their bundles are everything with brand new name brand products that you’ll love. Donate or save and buy one for yourself. HUGE sale — 30% off for a limited time at www.basicessentialbundles.com’ Reginae captioned the clip.

‘I’ve never heard her voice dammmmn🤤🤤🤤my nipples hard af😏’ one of her fans wrote.

‘This is smart. Whoever started this probably coupons and saves a bunch of money just buying the products alone. Then they resale, making what they paid and then some back. Smart idea,’ another one of Reginae’s followers said.

‘I think she needs to visit the hood and be humbled. She so extra’ someone else’s opinion was.

‘You speak so well, and you’re beautiful 👸🏽 you are young lady goals,’ another commenter said, while one follower claimed that ‘She would be a bad actress!!’

‘someone make up, please. The voice is annoying and fake,’ one fan agreed.

‘I don’t care what they say I bout you I love me some reginae 💕💕 that confident attitude I need that’ one fan defended her.

‘If the stuff ain’t manufactured by black-owned companies nae then you are just helping to suck more money from black entrepreneurs and increasing black unemployment recreating the environment your daddy escaped from. Political economics is some real shit with bad outcomes if done wrong,’ someone posted their opinion.

‘Stop fu**ing lying in the name of your mom. She didn’t do shit. Just said I’m getting paid to do this for Instagram…honesty is the best policy!’ a commenter told Nae.

What do you think? Does Reginae have acting skills or not?

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Fans around the world hold royal wedding viewing parties

No matter the time difference, fans of the royal family dressed up in their royal best to tune into the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during its broadcast on May 19, 2018. Fans donned fascinators, poured wine and champagne and watched as the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex exchange vows at Windsor Castle.
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Here’s Why DragCon Was Every ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Fan’s Dream Come True

The fourth annual DragCon death-dropped its way into Los Angeles over the weekend, flooding the floors of the LA Convention Center with a sea of fabulous fashion and must-have merch.

It was a veritable paradise for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with the opportunity to meet past contestants and catch hilarious references from the show around every corner. (Quite literally, in fact, since each row of the convention was named after a reference that only the Drag Race fandom would understand. See: Stacy Layne Lane.) Here are some of the moments from the three-day weekend that left Drag Race fans gagging.

The Queens

Over 90 contestants from the reality show were in attendance, including every queen from Season 10. Fans had an opportunity to visit their favorite queens’ booths for a meet-and-greet session or see them strut their stuff while sashaying in between panels. Shangela brought her Game of Thrones references from All Stars 3 to life by dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, being carried in by her own version of the Unsullied.

Saturday morning kicked off with the Crowned Queens Walk, which had past Drag Race winners Sasha Velour, Sharon Needles, Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bebe Zahara Benet sashaying down the pink carpet. But it was All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel that stole the show by riding in on a pink motorized Barbie mobile.

The Merch

DragCon is not only an opportunity for queens to meet their fans, it’s also a great way for them to make some cold, hard cash. Queens sell merchandise with their Drag Race catchphrases and made-up faces plastered all over them, and fans can’t get enough. But it’s wise to get in while you’re still hot. During Season 8, Naomi Smalls’ booth with Kim Chi had a line that wrapped around the convention center, but just two years later, it was a lot easier to get a pic with the long-legged queen. Who had one of the longest lines full of fans waiting to meet her? Well, it was Season 10 legend Miss Vanjie, of course. Get those cookies, honey!

Thorgy Thor was selling “Ugh. Jesus. Gross” shirts, in honor of her response to being eliminated on All Stars 3 and Bianca Del Rio made an appearance on Saturday, signing copies of her new book, Blame It On Bianca Del Rio.

The Panels

Fans got to listen to their favorite Drag Race stars deliver pearls of wisdom and behind-the-scenes secrets at the dozens of panels that took place throughout the weekend. Although fan-favorite Katya announced earlier this year that she was taking a break from her drag persona, she showed up out of drag to give a DEB talk — a parody of the popular TED talks that delved into the Drag Entertainment Business.

For all the gaymers in attendance, there was a panel called Gay for Play: Queer Culture and Video Games, in which panelists discussed how growing up queer and being a gamer influenced their lives. Season 10 stunner Kameron Michaels was one of the panelists, and she dressed as Chun-Li from Street Fighter.

One of the best moments of DragCon always takes place at the end, when RuPaul delivers motherly advice during her Keynote speech. But what was everyone’s favorite moment of her speech this year? Well, it was a surprise appearance by Miss Vanjie, again! (Has a first-to-go-home loser ever been such a WINNER in all of Drag Race history??)

Did you attend DragCon? What were your favorite moments? Tweet us your best pics and videos and let us know how you kiki’ed with the queens.

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Fans Get Inspired By The Met Gala With Stunning Art & Hilarious Parodies

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Folks are still feeling the high from the Met Gala on Monday and now people’s creative sides are coming out.

With the gaudy theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” it’s no surprise comedic parodies would follow…

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As well as stunning art…

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If you want more creative looks inspired by the gala, as well as some of the funny, swipe through to see how far people’s imaginations went!

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These Very Wet Kentucky Derby Fans Won’t Let a Little Rain Ruin Their Race

The Kentucky Derby quickly turned into a muddy affair as rain poured on Churchill Downs Saturday

However, thousands still came out to watch the Run for the Roses. The weather also brings in an interesting element for those betting on the race as some horses run better on mud than others.

It seems like many Kentucky Derby-goers weren’t betting on rain though, and many were clad in ponchos over suits and summery dresses. Umbrellas also aren’t allowed at the Kentucky Derby to prevent obscured views.

It’s forecast to continue raining through the 144th Kentucky Derby’s post time of 6:34 p.m. on Saturday – making a likely repeat of last year’s soggy derby in which Always Dreaming won.

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R. Kelly Apologizes to Fans Amid #MuteRKelly Campaign: ‘I’ve Never Heard of a Show Being Canceled Because of Rumors’ [Video]

R. Kelly’s scheduled performance in Chicago on May 5 for the UIC Pavilion’s Pre-Mother’s Day Love Jam has been cancelled — thanks in part to the #MuteRKelly campaign.

On Sunday, R. Kelly took to social media to apologize to his fans for the cancellation.

“First of all, I want to apologize to all of my fans in Chicago, and basically all around the world wherever I’m performing at and they canceled me,” he said. “I don’t know why they canceled the show. I never heard of a show being canceled because of rumors, but I guess there’s a first time for everything. So I apologize to you guys and in the meantime, I’m going to try to get to the bottom line of it, you know, as far as my lawyers are concerned, and see exactly what happened and why I was canceled.”

The May 5 show would’ve been his first in Chicago since the ‘sex cult’ allegations were published last July.

A petition signed by 1,300 students at the University of Illinois in Chicago called for the cancellation of R. Kelly’s concert on May 5, citing “overwhelming public evidence of [Kelly’s] history of sexual misconduct.” The letter, co-written by Natalie Bennett of the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC, was to be sent to UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis upon reaching 1,500 signatures.

With Time’s Up joining the #MuteRKelly campaign, we expect several (if not all) of R. Kelly’s shows to be cancelled in the coming weeks.

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Kenya Moore Posts Hot Bikini Pics And Is Already Missing Her Killer Abs — Some ‘RHOA’ Fans Say She Should Stop Complaining

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Paris Hilton admits she feels closer to fans than her family as ‘fame is lonely’

PARIS Hilton may be known all over the world – but she says fame has left her lonely.

The 37-year-old socialite says she knows her army of social media fans more than her friends and family and says she’s “becoming accustomed to being f***** over.”

Paris reveals how fame left her isolated and with major trust issues in new doc, American Meme
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Hotel heiress, Paris, revealed all in new documentary The American Meme which plays at Tribeca Film Festival in New York this month.

She became a household name after her  sex tape, called 1 Night in Paris, leaked online.

Paris also starred in reality series The Simple Life, which ran from 2003 to 2007, alongside Nicole Richie.

After her TV career, she tried her hand at music with her self-titled debut album Paris in 2006.

She also tried acting appearing in numerous films including Zoolander, House of Wax and The Bling Ring.

Paris Hilton tells a new documentary that she is lonely and ‘accustomed to being f***** over’
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With husband Chris Zylka. The hotel heiress became famous through her show The Simple Life and a leaked sex tape
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Paris says she spends 250 days every year on planes
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In a clip of the doc on The Hollywood Reporter, she says: “I’m constantly traveling; 250 days a year I’m on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes.”

She added: “‘I love my fans just as much as they love me.

“I feel closer with them than I do most people that I know. They’re really like my family.”

Paris in the new doc. She has almost 8.6 million followers on Instagram
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Despite a fortune, millions of fans and a life of jet-set parties, Paris admits she is lonely
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She is mobbed by fans in one scene from the new film about her life
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The hotel heiress, who is worth £70 million, said: “I don’t really trust people. I’ve just grown accustomed to being fucked over.

There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not either texting or FaceTiming or emailing with my Little Hiltons [fans].

“I can truly be myself around them. I know they’re not judging me, they’re not trying to use me.

“They just genuinely love me.”

Last month we revealed how the heiress was left devastated after nearly losing her £1.4million engagement ring in the middle of a nightclub.


Her 20-carat diamond ring flew off her hand while partying with pals in Miami.

Paris, who was at the nightclub with hubby-to-be Chris Zylka, started a search party for the missing rock, while her fiancé started the search at nearby tables.

She revealed she and Chris are likely to marry THREE times in various global locations.


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‘Drag Race’ Exclusive: Yuhua on Racist Fans and Why Monét Felt “Stuck” with Her

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from Episode 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

On the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, the queens were tasked with creating commercials for fake dating apps. And after failing to make herself ugly enough to be considered a “Butterface,” Yuhua Hamasaki was forced to sashay away.

FANDOM caught up with the New York City queen to find out how she’s feeling after the elimination and what she thinks went wrong.

“I should have just went with my instincts and used the prosthetic nose to make myself uglier, but I was listening to my teammates and I wanted to be a team player,” she explained. “I didn’t want to be the bad one and say, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna listen to you.’”

Even still, Yuhua says she isn’t placing the blame on anyone else, adding, “It was my decision to listen to them, so it was my fault. But I have no regrets doing it.”


Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'
Yuhua and Aquaria out of drag on 'Drag Race'

Yuhua was picked last when it came time to form teams and was eventually placed on the team of her New York sister, Monét. But since they worked together in NYC, why did Monét say she felt “stuck with Yuhua”?

“I do not know, actually,” she responded when we asked her about the shady comment. “I’m going to have to talk to her about that. We’re really good friends, actually. So I’m going to have to talk to her.”


Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'
Monet, Blair St. Clair, Yuhua, and Eureka for 'Teen Vogue'

On last night’s episode of Untucked, Aquaria and The Vixen continued their feud, and the discussion of racism (especially among fans) came up. As a Chinese drag queen, Yuhua said she’s had her own share of experiences dealing with race.

“They’re not calling me names or anything,” she said about the fans. “But they keep comparing me to previous Drag Race contestants who are Asian.”

“That’s a little bit of racism,” she added. “We don’t look alike. My make up is completely different from Kim Chi. My makeup is completely different from Manila. But they’re still saying, ‘Oh, you remind me of her.’ I don’t see it other than the fact that we’re Asian. So that’s a little bit of the racist part in there.”


Yuhua Hamasaki
Yuhua Hamasaki

Despite being kicked off relatively early, Yuhua has the right attitude about what’s next for her.

“My place of elimination on the show does not determine my success,” she said. “My success is determined by how much I want to work — the amount of heart I’m willing to put in after the show knowing that I was given this amazing opportunity.”

But now that she’s gone, only 11 queens remain. It’s time for our weekly power rankings to try to guess who may be the next to go and who has the best chance of making it to the top.

11. Kameron Michaels


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Kameron’s look on the feather-themed runway was mesmerizing and her ability to transform from ripped muscle dude into a stunning queen is fun to watch. But her quiet personality has left her faded into the background and her attempt at acting during the challenge hinted at struggles to come. She doesn’t deserve to go home this early, but with such a strong cast, it’s hard to imagine it being anyone else.

10. The Vixen


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The Vixen is serving producers all the drama they could have ever asked for. Unfortunately, it feels like the main reason that they’re keeping her around. Her drag looks have left quite a bit to be desired and the judges’ decision to crown her the winner during a “Best Drag” runway was questionable, at best. When her feud with Aquaria (and anyone else who dares cross her path this season) gets stale, her time on the show may quickly expire.

9. Aquaria


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

Aquaria is often the one to beat when it comes to serving fashion-forward looks on the runway, but she has yet to showcase any other major talents in the competition. She’s good enough at performing to get by, but as the pack thins out, her weaknesses will be much more exposed. Right now, most of her screen time is based on feuds with Vixen or Miz Cracker, and it’s never a good sign if that’s all you’re known for.

8. Dusty Ray Bottoms


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Dusty Ray Bottoms

Dusty’s looks have been a little hit-or-miss so far, but the self-proclaimed punk queen is clearly talented when it comes to acting and performing. She shared a heartbreaking backstory this week about her parents taking her to get an exorcism as a little gay boy and the vulnerable moment only helped serve the underdog story that the producers seem to be placing her into. If she continues to grow, she may take that underdog edit all the way to the finish line. But there’s still a little work to do before she gets there.

7. Monique Heart


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Monique Heart

Every week Monique is confused as to why she is only safe (or in the bottom, as was the case in Episode 2) and it’s honestly hard not to wonder the same thing. The queen delivered a flawless dress made of cards in the premiere’s thrift-store challenge and has been turning out looks ever since. But if the judges haven’t seen it yet, there’s a strong chance they never will. Pair that with a mediocre performance in the commercial parody and Monique may be quickly sliding down the ranking.

6. Eureka


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

After a giant stumble in Episode 2, the Elephant Queen is back this week, landing in the top three for her commercial performance and a killer evil-queen look on the runway. The judges commented that her performance worked because it was Eureka being herself, and it’s hard to deny that her personality is why fans are drawn to her. If she can stay out of her head and focus on delivering looks and laughs, she should be able to stick around for awhile.

5. Monét X Change


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Money X Change

Monét consistently serves strong looks, delivers smart commentary, and is constantly used as a talking head between scenes. And yet, the queen has yet to land in the top so far this season. With a win or two under her belt, she should be able to sit comfortably in the top three position. But until that happens, she has to hover closer to the middle.

4. Mayhem Miller


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Mayhem Miller

Winning the first challenge of the season placed Mayhem as the one to beat, but after a major stumble that landed her in the bottom this week, it was clear that she has her fair share of weaknesses. Her reasons for not speaking up about not liking the role she had basically boiled down to her being too nice, and that’s just not a quality that will get you the crown on Drag Race. Hopefully she gets her head in the game because it is a game and she’s a major contender. But the next time she gets a role she doesn’t like, she needs to learn to make the most of it instead of pouting and giving up if she wants to remain near the top of the pack.

3. Miz Cracker


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Miz Cracker

After an insanely strong premiere episode, Cracker has not really been front and center. But just because she’s not been the focus of each episode doesn’t mean she’s not still killing it from the background. She’s one of the funniest queens of the season but puts just as much effort into her looks as she does into her jokes. As we start to lose queens, there will be more room to focus on Cracker and she will be ready to remind us why we loved her so much in Episode 1.

2. Blair St. Clair


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Blair St. Clair

While we were busy focusing on big personalities and big drama, little Blair St. Clair snuck right into the top on every single episode of the season so far. Not bad for a 22-year-old ingenue from Indianapolis. Her workroom-entrance look led many to believe that Blair would be one of the first to go, but it’s clear that she may have been underestimated. She serves us great looks that stay true to her old-Hollywood brand and she’s able to keep up in acting challenges. Welcome to the top, Blair. We’ll be watching more closely from now on.

1. Asia O’Hara


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Asia O'Hara

It sort of felt like we may have all been sleeping on Asia, but she finally got our attention by winning this week’s main challenge. Although she wasn’t necessarily the best actress of the group, the hideous faces she was making were hysterical and proved that she’s willing to go all the way for a laugh. Combine that with an amazing runway — which it should be noted, unless it’s 1994, it’s really not easy to pull off a Tweety Bird look — and Asia is no longer flying under the radar. Past queens have cited Asia as one of their drag inspirations and now the world is starting to see why. If she keeps playing like this, she should have no problem making it to the final three.

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Loyola-Chicago Has the Most Dedicated March Madness Fans of the Final Four Teams

March Madness is (sadly) coming to a close, with the Final Four games of 2018 scheduled for this Saturday, March 31. Loyola-Chicago, an 11 seed, and the University of Michigan, a three seed, will face off in a Cinderella match-up for the ages. The double one-seed battle between the University of Kansas and Villanova is perhaps less surprising. The winners of each of those games will appear in the final championship game on Monday, Apr. 2.

Thanks to the surprise factor of Loyola-Chicago, along with the team’s lovable 98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean, the school’s fans have come out in droves to show their support during March Madness. Loyola-Chicago fans make up 9% of ticket sales for the March Madness semi-finals, according to ticket agent StubHub.

San Antonio will also be full of Michigan fans, who represent 5% of championship game attendees this year, according to StubHub. Overall, 41% of those buying tickets are from the host state Texas.

While Loyola-Chicago fans have shown their support in person, Kansas fans are taking over Facebook and Instagram. They lead the other March Madness teams in terms of engagement on the platforms, according to social media analytics firm Sharablee. Loyola-Chicago fans are, however, proudly representing on Twitter.

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StubHub says that March Madness fans can pick up tickets for Final Four for less than in years past, with $ 175 seats available in the upper baseline, and $ 464 on average. The championship game is currently $ 102 for seats in the upper baseline area, and $ 325 on average (though expect these to go significantly up once the final matchup is decided.)

Satuday’s games start at 6:09 p.m. Eastern with the Loyola-Chicago and Michigan match up. You can catch that one on TBS. Kansas and Villanova tip off at 8:49 p.m. Eastern on TBS as well.

 

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There’s a Good Chance Game of Thrones Fans Will Never See This Character Again

Although Lord Edmure Tully hasn’t been seen on Game of Thrones since Jaime Lannister used him a pawn to conquer Riverrun, it seemed as though fans may still learn his fate in the show’s final season. However, according to Tobias Menzies—who played Catelyn Stark’s doltish younger brother—the chances of Edmure returning aren’t looking too good.

During a recent interview with Digital Spy, Menzies was asked whether his character is still spending his days locked away in the Frey’s dungeon since Arya Stark used her face-swapping skills to massacre the entire Frey family. “The honest answer is, I have no idea,” he replied. “He’s obviously somewhere in a prison, he’s still around alive somewhere. They’re pretty stingy with their information and I’ve not heard anything from them.”

There’s always the chance that Menzies is giving fans the ol’ Kit Harington run-around. However, considering the rest of the cast has been filming season eight for quite some time, if he is telling the truth, that’s probably a wrap on Edmure.

But not to worry, Menzies is still going to be gracing our television screens: Netflix announced Wednesday that the 44-year-old actor is set to take over the role of Prince Phillip from Matt Smith in season three of The Crown.


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5 Reasons Why Season 8 of ‘The Walking Dead’ Has Fans Fleeing

Ratings for the eighth season of The Walking Dead have dropped to first season levels, the lowest in the long-running franchise’s history.

And while the show is still among the most-watched on cable, what’s causing audiences to flee?

FANDOM breaks down five reasons why season eight of The Walking Dead has struggled.

1. Never-ending Conflict

AMC has branded the conflict between Rick Grimes and Negan as an all-out war, but it feels like a drawn-out war. That storyline lasted two full seasons, with both sides taking losses and no end in sight.

And while fan-favorite Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan has been fun to watch, his character is, well, problematic. Negan’s debut was savage and strong, but he’s basically become a caricature. If he had a mustache he’d be twirling it. Getting rid of Negan is the fastest and best way to get The Walking Dead back on track.

2. Too Many Characters

The all-out war has involved numerous factions: The Saviors, Alexandria, Hilltop, the Kingdom, the Scavengers, and Oceanside. And while it makes sense that a war has many players, jumping back and forth between each only drags out the plot. Take Oceanside for example. While we love the idea of an all-female community surviving on its own, the multiple visits have netted nothing but guns – guns that could’ve been found in a stash. And don’t even get us started on the Scavengers, who we can’t even understand.

3. Not Enough Zombies

The title of the show is The Walking Dead, but walkers have taken a back seat to human conflict. On one hand it makes sense. As time passes, communities come together, build walls, and amass weapons to fight the dead. But there’s been more attacks among the living. The undead threat, the horror element that once drove the show, is now gone.

4. Carl’s Death

War has many casualties. So when Carl – one of the original cast members – died of a walker bite instead of in a blaze of glory against Negan, fans felt cheated. Moreover, Carl represented two important things. The first was hope – the fact that a kid could grow up in a post-apocalyptic world and become a leader. The second was family. As Carl lay dying, Rick said everything he did was for him. Now that his son is gone, Rick has lost that motivation.

5. Broken Families

As we just mentioned, family and bonds are important to The Walking Dead. Carl’s death not only ended a father-son relationship, but also the caring mother-son relationship he had with Michonne, and his burgeoning romance with Enid. These were relationships the show built up and fans were invested in. The same could be said about Glenn and Maggie. Even relationships between newer characters – like Aaron and Eric, and Tara and Denise – ended before they are developed. When the show loses those bonds, it loses viewers.

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Rapper Killer Mike is facing both backlash and praise after defending gun ownership, particularly among black Americans, in an NRA TV video.

The Run the Jewels artist called himself “very pro-Second Amendment” in the video, which was posted Saturday, the same day as the March For Our Lives protests happening around the country and world. The rapper, who publicly and vocally supported Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign, also condemned those, including celebrities, who have joined the anti-gun movement simply because it aligns with the progressive agenda.

“You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he said. “You’re a lackey of the progressive movement because you have never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”

Killer Mike, who has spoken out in favor of gun ownership in the past, also said he told his children not to participate in school walkouts organized to protest gun violence, and said he encouraged his daughter to get a gun after a shooting on her college campus.

“I told my kids on the school walkout, ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house,’” he said.

The interview attracted a range of reactions online, with some viewers praising the rapper’s decision to share his thoughts, and others taking issue with either his message or his decision to share it on an NRA platform.

The rapper, for his part, has stood by both his positions and his decision to speak with the NRA.


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‘Free! -Take Your Marks-‘ Review: A Decent Love Letter to Fans

While Free! -Eternal Summer had a decent amount of closure to it, fans love these characters and want more. Four years later, director Eisaku Kawanami is here to give the people what they want.

Picking Up Where It Left Off


Free! Take Your Marks the Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! -Take Your Marks- picks up where the anime left off in 2014. Makoto helps Haruka search for an apartment in Tokyo. Rin prepares to leave for Australia, but not before Aiichiro and Momotaro can properly thank him and Sosuke for their help.

Meanwhile, the remaining members of Iwatobi’s swim club work on a plan to attract new members to the team. Despite having placed 6th at nationals, Rei, in particular, worries that their welcome video won’t attract enough members to keep the club going — thanks to a foreboding dream.

The Problem With Multiple Storylines


'Free! Take Your Marks' Samezuka team members

If it sounds like this is a lot for a single film to take on, that’s because it is. While ambitious, the multiple storylines in Free! -Take Your Marks- (which are closer to four separate episodes than a movie) often detract from the characters themselves.

The need to set up each storyline takes priority, which results in cardboard-cutout-like characters. Their actions don’t move the plot forward. Instead, the plot drags them along without stopping to ask if they were ready to go. As a result, we lose much of the emotional depth and heartwarming moments that we’ve come to expect in the anime.

Sure, interesting moments come up. But the payoff is often either unsatisfying or non-existent. For instance, we see that Sosuke’s shoulder injury still bothers him. (The injury that may prevent him from ever swimming again.) While the movie continues to point the injury out, we never learn Sosuke’s plans for the future.


Sosuke in Free!

Is he seeking special treatment? Will he go into sports medicine? We can only assume that he’s going to continue to pursue swimming, but the idea is never explored. Leaving that bit of info out is kind of strange when you consider the entire film focuses on these characters preparing for their futures.

Another missed opportunity occurs when Rin returns home. Although Rin appears happy to spend time with his family, he also makes it clear that he doesn’t spend much time with them. His sister and mother appear to have a bond that rivals the one he has with Haruka. In fact, for a second, it appears that he’s been left behind.

In a sense, this works. Rin will soon pursue his big dream in Australia, so this shows that he doesn’t quite fit at home anymore. But this scene goes by so quickly that the movie misses an opportunity to deepen his character even more.

When It Works, It Works


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Despite these missed opportunities, Free! -Take Your Marks- still manages to weave in a few heartwarming moments. When Aiichiro and Momotaro thank Sosuke and Rin with a trip to a spa, we finally get to see Sosuke in a new light. His brooding nature melts away as he has fun with his teammates one last time.

Rin tickles him to get him to smile for a picture and that smile stays on his face for the rest of their trip. It’s a lovely moment for fans of the show who know that Sosuke’s swimming career is over. However, this moment leaves those unfamiliar with the show in the dark.


Haruka and Makoto hunting for an apartment in Free! Take Your Marks

Another slice-of-life moment that works happens during Haruka’s apartment search. Overall, the filmmakers underplay Haruka’s dry yet humorous line delivery. His ridiculously specific expectations and need to remain in his comfort zone are what made him a standout character in the series.

During his apartment search, Haruka turns down several apartments because they don’t meet his unique needs. While other students would be happy with a place that fits their bed, Haruka needs a large bathroom and a grill.

Fans in the know will chuckle at these strange requests. Haru spends much of the series soaking in a bathtub in his swim trunks and cooking and eating grilled mackerel. Moments like this, when their individual personalities come through, are where the movie truly shines.

Pacing and Repetition


Free! Take Your Marks Makoto and Haru

It’s too bad that the film’s slice-of-life moments between the characters fall flat here and drag down the movie. In the series, these scenes helped us to learn more about a member of the team. For instance, when Nagisa ran away and wouldn’t tell anyone why, or when Sosuke decided to coach Aiichiro to help him make the relay team.

These moments didn’t necessarily move the plot forward, but they did serve the plot. Learning that Nagisa’s parents were going to kick him off the swim team and that Sosuke watched over Aiichiro to prevent him from injuring himself as he did, helped us understand why these characters were so motivated to swim.


Haruka and Rei in Free! Take Your Marks

In Free! -Take Your Marks-, heart-to-heart scenes serve a different purpose. They are a gateway to nostalgia. We don’t discover anything new. Instead, these scenes simply reaffirm what has already happened.

We see this when Aiichiro tells Sosuke that he wouldn’t have made the relay team without his motivating words. Aiichiro has already thanked Sosuke in other ways. Telling him this doesn’t serve any purpose other than being a nice thing to say about the past. It won’t motivate Sosuke to solve his current problem, at least not by the time the film ends.

Swimming on Dry Land


Rei and Nigasa swimming on dry land in 'Free! Take Your Marks'

For an anime about swimming, there isn’t much in this movie. Of course, the focus of the anime wasn’t solely on swimming either, but it was always present. In fact, it was so important that it felt like it was its own character. This is why it’s so surprising for Free! – Take Your Marks- to basically eliminate swimming from the equation.

The series spent two seasons telling us how swimming relay brings people together, forging bonds that transcend time. However the characters, now forced to walk separate paths, don’t seem all that concerned with swimming together. It’s a bit of a letdown when you consider how central a focus this is to the show.


Rei in Free! Take Your Marks

Sadly, the lack of swimming led to a lack of drama and competition. As a result, the animation suffers. Not for lack of skill, but lack of opportunity to showcase what the animators could do.

Don’t misunderstand, the film looks great. The backgrounds are vibrant and the characters look like they could leap off the screen at any moment. But the shots of Haruka diving into the water, legs moving like a fish, are sorely missed. We get teased with it here and there in order to build up the big ending. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough to satisfy our need for dramatic, spirit-animal-led races and glorious muscles.

A Fitting Love Letter to Fans


The cast of 'Free! Take Your Marks'

Free! -Take Your Marks- may not be a perfect film, but it is a perfect love letter for fans of the anime. Throughout the movie, fans will find special moments that were included just for them.

We see the return of Hayato, Kisumi’s little brother who was afraid of swimming until Makoto became his coach. We get to see Haru desperately strip down to his swimming shorts to leap into the water. In addition, there are running jokes that carry over from the show, such as Gou‘s obsession with muscles and Momotaro’s obsession with Gou.

He even gifts her a value size bag of stag beetle food after meeting with Gou and the others to discuss a surprise party for Rin.  Their meeting leads to a hilarious misunderstanding that builds like a game of Telephone and ends with Rin and Haru competing against brothers Momotaro and Seijuro.

So, yes, we finally get to see a race.

Is ‘Free! -Take Your Marks-‘ Good?



Yes, and no. Fans of the anime will enjoy getting to spend more time with their favorite guys. However, they may miss the drama and competition that was present in the series and previous films.

In addition, where the second season tied up all of its loose ends, by revisiting the same timeframe the film introduces new plot elements and characters without any resolution. Season 3 will likely pick up where the film left off, but leaving so many questions unanswered is unsatisfying in an anime that claims to be a film.


Aiichiro coaching team Samezuka

However, we do finally get to see each character become comfortable with life apart from each other. They know they will meet again. It’s just a matter of when. Despite its shortcomings, Free! -Take Your Marks- captures the essence of the anime (although imperfectly): bonds formed through swimming last forever.

Unfortunately, this sentiment is lost on those who come into the film with little or no knowledge of the anime. If you’ve been following the series, then this movie is a must-see. Even with all of its flaws, it’s still a feel-good story about friendship that will tide you over until season three starts. For those unfamiliar with the anime, we recommend binge-watching the series first.

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Lori Loughlin revealed how her husband handles fans who think she should have married John Stamos


Lori Loughlin revealed how her husband handles fans who think she should have married John Stamos

Even though she’s been happily married for over two decades, a lot of Full House fans still hope that Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (aka Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse) will end up together. The good news is it seems as though Loughlin and her actual husband think it’s all pretty funny.

In case you missed it, Stamos is expecting his first child with his fiancee, Caitlin McHugh. The two announced the news in December 2017, just two months after announcing their plans to wed. Loughlin is married to Mossimo Giannulli (who yes, is famous for the “Mossimo” brand) and the pair have two daughters together — Isabella and Olivia, both teens. It’s the second marriage for Loughlin, who divorced her first husband back in 1996.

“Whenever I post something with my husband, people will write comments,” she said to Entertainment  Tonight. “I laugh now, I think its funny. They’re like, ‘You should’ve married John!’”

Giannulli, thankfully, finds it all pretty funny, too.

“What’s even funnier though, is sometimes my husband will comment back and say, ‘Yeah, you should have!’ or something funny like that,” she continued. “Like, he’ll just pop off!”

At least fans will always be able to relive their chemistry in Full House reruns. And hey — sometimes they both appear on Fuller House, the uber-successful Netflix spinoff.

Loughlin is also more than supportive of all of Stamos’s big news and thinks he’s going to be an excellent father.

“I’m so excited for him,” she said, noting that he’s wanted a family for some time. “It’s long overdue and his wife is a really great girl. She’s very good for him. I’m happy that they found each other, and I’m really excited that he’s going to be a dad.”

Maybe Loughlin’s girls can babysit on occasion? How cute would that be?!

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We asked, you answered: The very best parenting advice from our fans

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What one bit of advice would you give to a new parent? That’s the question BabyCenter recently posed to our Facebook fans, and you all had plenty to say.

From taking a moment for yourself to having baby two, take a peek at what others walking in the same shoes as you had to share

Erin Menchaca DiCecco: People will romanticize having a newborn and say “enjoy every moment” and how magical it is… but it’s impossible to enjoy EVERY moment, most moments are hard, and parts of parenthood just plain suck. It’s okay to not feel a glowing, magical love 24/7. It’s the hardest work, and it’s okay to ask for help!

Cassondra Rogers: Don’t believe anyone that says holding a baby too much will spoil them.

Caitie Marie Rappelli: Take the shower! You’ll feel so much more refreshed and ready to handle the day if you take 10 minutes for yourself to wash your hair, throw on some fresh yoga pants, and a little mascara. The baby may fuss for a few minutes but that short amount of time is so necessary for your sanity.

Nicol Stephenson: Do the research, form your own opinions, don’t listen to what everyone says even if they are older, and if it doesn’t feel right, you’re probably right. Relax, breathe, you’ve got this.

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Annie Elizabeth Reynolds: Sleep when baby sleeps. If the house is a mess, who cares, get your rest. Everyone will understand if you have visitors when baby is born they may even help you. My sister came and cleaned my house, cooked dinner, and helped me with my son so I can rest the first 2 weeks of his life. So helpful!

Bianca Villarreal: Take as many pictures as you can because they grow so fast. And hold them as long as you can/want because one day they’ll be running around your house and you have to beg for a cuddle.

Chace Sands: All moms are expected to be excited and happy with a newborn but that is not true at all. Hormones are way out of balance and you get very little sleep. It’s completely normal and okay to call your doctor and ask for help if you are feeling sad.

Kristin Zimmerman: It’s okay to walk away when the baby is crying. There will be a moment when it is so overwhelming and you are at the end of your rope and walking away will be hard, but the absolute right choice.

Tina Stry: Regarding a second child: No two siblings are the same. One might sleep through the night since they are born the other may have colic until they are in college. One might latch right away and the second might not. Go into the second pregnancy/child with no expectations. They are all different no matter how much you feel prepared or like a seasoned veteran. Don’t be too cocky because that second baby will knock you down a few pegs!

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Jennifer Reinhold-Foss: Breastfeeding is not always easy. Sometimes it is difficult. Do not feel like a failure if it doesn’t work out, or if you need to supplement with formula.

Ralph Trentacosta: I give this advice to all new parents… listen to all advice but take none of it, your kid is not the same as mine. What works for me may not work for you don’t beat yourself up over someone’s else’s advice!

Charity H. Robinson: Everything is truly a phase. From the sleepless nights to the refusing to eat anything—it’s just a phase and this too shall pass.

Courtney Faust: Even when you feel like you’re doing everything wrong, you’re a good mom. The fact that you worry about screwing up or lose sleep over what happened that specific day… proves you’re a good mom. Bad moms tend not to care if they’re bad moms.

For what it’s worth, I couldn’t agree more with Tina’s words about baby two may be entirely different — and I had to learn it the hard way.

As a first-time mom I felt pretty proud to have a baby who slept through the night at six weeks and only cried when he really needed something. I looked at the moms in my post-birth group and vaguely wondered what I was doing right (or they were doing wrong)…but it turns out I had very little to do with the whole thing. My firstborn just happened to be an easy baby.

Baby two arrived with a large slice of humble pie on the side. He’s now 11, and I’m somehow still not over those 15 months of sleep I lost!

Which bit of advice resonates with you? What would you add?

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Olympic Fans Rejoice. Norway’s Crazy Curling Pants Are Back for the 2018 Olympics

Norway’s curling pants are making an appearance at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. The Norway curling pants, and their multi-colored, checkered design, were initially a hit at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

Norway Curling Pants at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics

The outfits developed a cult following during those Olympics; a Facebook page, Norwegian Olympic Curling Team’s Pants, swelled to more than 575,00o followers. Loudmouth, the company that makes the pants, saw a 40% increase in sales.

The unsightly curling pants returned for the Sochi Olympics, but they didn’t help Norway as much as they did in Vancouver: Norway’s curling team won a silver medal in 2010, but did not bring home any hardware in Russia.

Norway Curling Pants at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

So what do the Norway curling pants look like this time around? Loudmouth came up with a new design, dubbed “Icicles,” from the 2018 Olympics. Check them out below.

Norway Curling Pants at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics

 

Norwegian curler Christoffer Save (left, above) doesn’t seem to mind wearing pants that look like a baby threw paint on them. “Whatever they come up with, we’re never really surprised,” Save tells TIME. “We’ve seen it all.”

Save and teammates (from left to right, above) Haavard Peterson, Thomas Ulsrud, and Torger Nergaard have competed in the Loudmouth pants at the last two Olympics, and have qualified for PyeongChang.

The Loudmouth sponsorship has helped fund the Norwegian curling team’s Olympic aspirations, and given the curlers some notoriety. “If I’m walking down a main street in Oslo wearing the Loudmouth pants, people say, ‘oh, that’s the curling guy,” says Save. He sometimes even gets recognized in Canada, where curling is particularly popular, while wearing normal pants.

What should fans expect from Norway’s curling team in South Korea? “We’re excited to play our hearts out,” says Save. While blinding millions of viewers with their pants, once again.

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Taylor Swift sent fans flowers for their wedding, and her personal note will make you cry

Taylor Swift sent fans flowers for their wedding, and her personal note will make you cry


Taylor Swift sent fans flowers for their wedding, and her personal note will make you cry

It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has a, well, reputation. (Sorry.) But a big part of that reputation is how kind and generous Swift can be to her fans. It’s an admirable quality in any person with a public presence. But we especially love Swift’s acts of kindness toward her fans because they always seem so genuine and personal. And her most recent gift is no exception: Taylor Swift sent a couple flowers with a sweet personal note on their wedding day.

Lexi and Brittany, high school sweethearts, dated for nine years before deciding to get married. According to their TheKnot.com wedding website, they cite Taylor Swift’s song “Love Story” as a huge part of their relationship. In fact, the couple even used lyrics from the song as part of their proposal!

“Her entire proposal was straight from the heart, no hand written [sic] speech,” Lexi wrote. “I remember I couldn’t stop shaking. I kept thinking, this is the moment, after all these years… I’m about to say YES! She ended her speech with the best line of all time. As she got down on one knee she said… ‘So I talked to your dad, now it’s time to pick out a white dress…will you marry me?’”

Of course, those are lyrics from Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.”

And we’re completely in love. The only thing more adorable than Lexi and Brittany’s sweet proposal? The beautiful flowers and heartfelt note that Taylor Swift sent them on their wedding day!

“Lexi & Brittany, You have no idea how honored I am that ‘Love Story’ has been such a big part of your beautiful love story. I’m absolutely thrilled that Lexi said YES! Have the most magical wedding day and hopefully I can meet you both soon! Love, Taylor.”

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

Congratulations, Lexi and Brittany! We wish you all the best in the next phase of your love story.

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Mo’Nique Ask Fans To Boycott Netflix For Gender & Color Bias

More and more we see comedians scoring deals with different networks like Showtime, Netflix, HBO and much more. Netflix has given deals comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle amounting way into the millions.

However, according to Vibe.com, actress and comedian Mo’Nique is not happy with the video streaming giant after a meeting that set her over the edge. She posted a video to her Instagram account asking her fans to boycott Netflix for its gender and race bias.

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“I was offered a $ 500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special,” explained Mo’Nique pointedly. “However, Amy Schumer was offered $ 11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $ 20 million…when we asked Netflix to explain the difference they said, ‘Well that’s what we think Mo’Nique will bring.”

She goes on explaining how she asked the company why her resume wasn’t being considered to which they responded saying that resumes were something they never considered when making a contract. Mo’Nique believes it’s a huge contradiction since they took into consideration Schumer’s comedy and movie deal that allowed her a special with Netflix for $ 11 million.

From the looks of the video, it seems that Mo’Nique is not playing and ready to fight.

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(Source: Vibe.com)

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