"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Premiered 22 Years Ago

Welcome back to Hellmouth. Believe it or not, Sarah Michelle Gellar first took on the role of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" way back in 1997. Let's celebrate!
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‘Clash Royale’ Made $2.5 Billion in Revenue in Three Years (Analyst)

Supercell’s mobile real-time strategy game “Clash Royale” has grossed an estimated $ 2.5 billion on the App Store and Google Play in just over three years, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower. That’s an average of nearly $ 2.3 million spent by players each day since the game’s launch in March 2016, Sensor Tower said. The […]

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2019 Oscars: Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Academy Awards

The 91st annual Academy Awards has had its fair share of controversy.
Starting last August, the drama began when the Academy introduced new measures to increase viewership for the awards show. It announced that the telecast would be cut down to exactly three hours, meaning many of the awards would not be televised. Then the drama shifted over to the hosting gig, which the Academy briefly gave to comedian Kevin Hart, then quickly took away.
The drama hasn’t stopped there. There was also the brief introduction of a new award, called “Best Popular Film,” which was met with much criticism from the film industry and beyond, and the news that the Academy wasn’t letting all five “Best Original Song” nominees perform during the telecast.
From who’s hosting and performing to what can be expected during the live telecast, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Academy Awards.
When and where?
The 91st annual Academy Awards are on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. EST. The ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and will be televised on ABC.
Who’s hosting?
No one. Briefly signing on to host the ceremony in December, comedian and actor Kevin Hart stepped down from the post after

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A&E waits at worst level for 15 years in England

Nearly 330,000 A&E patients waited for more than four hours last month in England.
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NASA declares Mars rover dead after 15 years

Opportunity – NASA’s longest-running rover on Mars – has been declared dead, 15 years after it landed on the red planet.
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Stalker ordered to stay away from Rihanna for 10 years after break-in

A man has been ordered to stay away from Rihanna for 10 years after accepting charges of stalking.
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How Mister Rogers’ Life of Quiet Grace Turned Him Into an Unlikely Pop Culture Hero 16 Years After His Death

'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred RogersFred Rogers isn’t your typical pop culture icon.
As the host of the long-running PBS children’s program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he wasn’t slick or sarcastic, hip or…

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The Specials score first number one album after 40 years

The Specials have thanked fans after scoring their first-ever number one album – 40 years on from the release of their debut.
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Missoni, N.Y. Artist Eric N. Mack Prep for This Year’s Desert X

Missoni and artist Eric N. Mack are gearing up for Saturday’s opening of the second installment of Desert X.
All are welcome at the complimentary contemporary art exhibition in Palm Springs, which is being curated by artistic director Neville Wakefield and this year’s co-curators Amanda Hunt and Matthew Schum. The desert landscape will provide the backdrop for 19 site-specific installations and performances by Mack and other artists like Sterling Ruby, Superflex, Iván Argote, Mary Kelly, Steve Badgett and Chris Taylor, Nancy Baker Cahill, Cecilia Bengolea, Pia Camil, John Gerrard, Julian Hoeber and Jenny Holzer, Iman Issa, Mary Kelly and Postcommodity, among others. Ruby is widely known as a favorite of Raf Simons, who tapped him to design an installation for the Calvin Klein Madison Avenue store. This year’s edition of Desert X will run through April 21.
By joining forces with the New York-based Mack, Missoni is providing the artist with colorful and patterned fabrics that have been selected by creative director for his artistic contribution. Mack will stage his site-specific sculpture in a car garage housed in an old gas station overlooking the Salton Sea. Missoni had to be extra generous with the yards of silks, knits and tulles need to

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Books of The Times: Elizabeth McCracken’s First Novel in 18 Years Has Whimsy to Spare

“Bowlaway” revolves around a large cast of characters and a candlepin bowling alley in New England.
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Naomi Campbell Makes Jaw-Dropping Return to Valentino Runway After 14 Years

Naomi Campbell, 2019 Paris Fashion Week, ValentinoNaomi Campbell proves, once again, that she brings the “haute” to haute couture.
Not only did the legendary runway model make an unexpected appearance during Valentino’s…

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Eurovision Song Contest 2019: BBC reveals this year’s hopefuls

Three songs and six contestants are vying to represent the UK at Eurovision. Here’s how they sound.
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The Office Is Not Leaving Netflix Yet, But Might “In a Couple Years”

The Office, Jim and PamAnother day, another Netflix-related panic.
Recently, NBC announced that it would be starting its own streaming service, and those of us who have The Office on repeat practically 24/7…

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Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

A security flaw meant many private messages were readable for years said Twitter.
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Steve Buscemi’s filmmaker wife of 31 years dies

The filmmaker and artist wife of Hollywood actor Steve Buscemi has died.
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CES 2019: Skin printer wipes years from your face

Procter & Gamble has developed a handheld device that precisely covers blemishes.
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EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Raeburn Gets Ready for the Next 10 Years

LONDON — Ten years after generating buzz with a first collection of eight garments made from military parachute fabric and big ambitions around recycling, Christopher Raeburn is gaining even greater recognition in an industry that is waking up at last to environmental sustainability and responsible design.
As Timberland’s global creative director, the London-based designer sees an opportunity to give his sustainability mission a broader, more global platform, while at his own label, Raeburn has brought on board his brother and fellow designer, Graeme Raeburn, as performance director, a new role.
The brothers are now aiming to push the boundaries of design, material innovation and waste reduction further and to redefine what success means along the way.
“For us, success is not about Raeburn products being in every store or on every street corner, quite the opposite. We want to look at growth in a much more modern way than just incremental numbers,” Raeburn said from his East London studio as he was preparing his fall 2019 show, set for Jan. 6 during London Fashion Week Men’s.
“During our early stages, people would look at our business plans and tell me that I wasn’t ambitious enough. I think I always was, but it’s always been about

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Best Dressed Celebs on New Year’s Eve: Kendall Jenner, Mariah Carey and More

ESC: Kendall JennerCelebrities are starting 2019 on the right foot.
If you’re thinking about refreshing your 2018 wardrobe for the new year, Hollywood stars are already on it, revealing trends and…

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Tiffany Haddish Bombs on New Year’s Eve, Fans Walk Out of Comedy Show

Like many people on New Year’s Eve, Tiffany Haddish had a night she’d probably like to forget. While performing to a sold-out audience at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Haddish reportedly bombed so hard on Monday night, several fans got up and walked out of the comedy show. “This is going to be […]

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Virginie Morgon Makes French New Year’s Honors Roll

PARIS — Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo, was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian decoration, on New Year’s Day.
With a portfolio of roughly 15 billion euros in assets under management, of which 9 billion euros is from third parties, Eurazeo is a shareholder in Moncler, Farfetch, Vestiaire Collective, Nest Fragrances and Pat McGrath Labs, among others.
Others associated with the fashion and retail worlds who were promoted to Knight of the Legion of Honor in the annual list included Jean-Luc Déchery, owner and ceo of leather-goods brand Camille Fournet, and Franck François, founder of hair salon chain Vog.

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Fortnite’s Hourly New Year’s Eve In-Game Event Now Live

Epic is celebrating a successful year of Fortnite with an in-game New Year’s Eve event occurring every hour today.

When the clock hits a new hour, all players in a Fortnite match will see a giant disco ball rip through a rift in the sky. A countdown starts while music begins to play.

Fortnite - New Year's Eve Event Fireworks overlooking Dusty Divot and Salty Springs.

When the countdown reaches zero, a barrage of fireworks are released and every player is forced to boogie down for 10 seconds, no matter if you were in the middle of a fight or just minding your own business. The event concludes with a giant firework of a llama with a promising “2019” underneath.

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10 TV Shows to Watch While Recovering From New Year’s Eve

TV Binge, Homecoming, Final Table, Killing Eve, Kidding, PosePicture it: It’s 9 a.m. on January 1. You’re awake, begrudgingly, after a night of champagne and fun. It’s the first day of 2019 and…you’re not leaving your couch. Been there,…

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Bridgewater tosses 1st TD pass in over 3 years

Teddy Bridgewater threw his first touchdown pass in more than three years on Sunday, the latest milestone in his comeback from a devastating 2016 knee injury.
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New Year’s Resolution: Pop Champagne Whenever

We sent novelist Alexandra Kleeman a bottle of Champagne Henriot Cuvée Hemera, and it uncorked a rush of reflections on the nature of celebrating and the downsides of being overly prudent.
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10 New Year’s Resolutions Based on Beauty Advice From the Kardashians and More

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney KardashianAre you ready for 2019?
With only a few days until New Year’s Eve, making 2019 the best year yet is a priority. New Year’s resolutions are a must. Whether you’re journaling…

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19 Red Carpet Hairstyles You Can Recreate for Your New Year’s Eve Party

ESC: Jessica ChastainThe countdown to New Year’s has begun.
Whether you’re going out with your significant other, tearing up the town with your friends or attending a sophisticated event with family,…

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U.S. Holiday Retail Sales Are Strongest in Years

Shoppers delivered the strongest holiday sales increase for U.S. retailers in six years, according to early data.
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Lost Woody Guthrie Hoodoo Voodoo tape found after 64 years

A lost recording of Woody Guthrie performing Hoodoo Voodoo has been discovered after more than 60 years.
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Profile: With ‘The Friend,’ Sigrid Nunez Becomes an Overnight Literary Sensation, 23 Years and Eight Books Later

More than two decades after critics declared her “a writer of uncommon talent,” Nunez won the National Book Award.
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Princess Victoria Wears Mom Queen Silvia’s Dress 23 Years Later

Princess Victoria, Queen SilviaTalk about a royal time warp!
While some of the royals love a good recycled outfit, Princess Victoria brought the concept to an epic new level on Monday when the 41-year-old Swedish royal…

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Which Lizzie McGuire Character Is Your Favorite After All These Years?

Lizzie McGuire, Hilary DuffLizzie McGuire was just your normal girl, living in a normal, totally awkward world trying to figure out middle school back in the early ’00s and that’s why we loved her.
Last…

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Blake Lively Sparkles in the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress and More Best Dressed Stars

ESC: Best Dressed, Blake LivelyHollywood’s A-listers are demonstrating how to sparkle and shine just before holiday party season begins.
Between fashion shows held by Chanel and Versace, the L’Oreal Women of…

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Blake Lively Sparkles in the Perfect New Year’s Eve Dress and More Best Dressed Stars

ESC: Best Dressed, Blake LivelyHollywood’s A-listers are demonstrating how to sparkle and shine just before holiday party season begins.
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Eton Marks 90 Years

MILAN — Swedish shirtmaker Eton is going to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a special event at Pitti Uomo.
Although the company is keeping details on the celebration under wraps, Eton’s chief creative officer Sebastian Dollinger highlighted the importance of the Florentine trade show.
“Pitti Uomo is the event to be at for the men’s fashion industry and we are happy and honored to fete our anniversary there,” he said during an interview in Milan.
Founded in Gånghester, a town in Southern Sweden, by David and Annie Patterson, Eton sells its high-end shirts in 50 countries through a wholesale network of about 1,600 international retailers, including prestigious department stores Harrods, Selfridges, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harry Rosen, Le Bon Marché, El Corte Inglés, Rinascente and KaDeWe.
“We seem an old brand, but we are just at the beginning,” said Eton chief executive officer Hans Davidson. “In 90 years we managed to build a solid label, which is known for the high quality and the style. Now, the goal is to reach new and old customers through all the channels.”
While Eton is well-positioned across Europe and the U.S., the company still has to conquer the Asian market.
“We are preparing in the right way

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Marriott’s Starwood Missed Chance to Detect Huge Data Breach Years Earlier, Cybersecurity Specialists Say

Marriott says it responded quickly when it learned in recent weeks of a colossal theft of customer data, but cybersecurity specialists say the company missed a significant chance to halt the breach years earlier.
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Will Smith Opens Up About His Strong Relationship With Son Trey After Revealing They “Struggled For Years”

Will Smith, Trey Smith, Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix 2018Will Smith is the king of social media, and he’s taking a moment to (mostly) put jokes aside and get serious for a few moments.
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Google finally cleans up its Esta ads after eight years

It says machine learning will stop expensive unofficial Esta services from advertising on Google.
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De Niro and wife ‘split after more than 20 years’

Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower have split up after more than 20 years of marriage, according to US media reports.
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Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine facing 32 years over gang violence

US rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing 32 years to life in prison over racketeering and firearms charges.
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Lost Disney film discovered in Japan after 70 years

A cartoon film bought by a teenager in Japan 70 years ago has been revealed as a rare lost work produced by Walt Disney.
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Scrubs Cast Has the Biggest Reunion Since Show Ended 8 Years Ago

Ken Jenkins, Judy Reyes, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Zach Braff, John C. McGinley, Christa Miller, Bill Lawrence It’s the ultimate Scrubs reunion!
A few members of the cast, namely BFFs Zach Braff and Donald Faison, have reunited privately over the years since the hit medical comedy series ended…

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Life After American Idol: Inside Pia Toscano’s Attempted Comeback With Netflix’s Westside After Years of Struggle

Pia Toscano, Westside“There were a lot of blessings that came from Idol. A lot of open doors and amazing opportunities. I had gotten a recording contract with Interscope and I got to tour with the Idols around the…

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Brown Point Shoes Arrive, 200 Years After White Ones

Ballet dancers of color have long painted, dyed or covered point shoes in makeup to match their skin. Could this small barrier to inclusion finally be disappearing?
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Tekashi 6ix9ine Sentenced to 4 Years Probation in Child Sex Case

Tekashi69, Daniel HernandezTekashi 6ix9ine is ready to face the music.
The Brooklyn rapper born Daniel Hernandez headed to a New York City courthouse Friday to receive his sentence in a child sex case.
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Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

Mr. Spinney’s remarkable run as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, two of the most beloved characters on television, will end this week.
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Child mental health referrals up 26% in five years, says report

But a substantial number of children are failing to meet thresholds for treatment, a report says.
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Ellen DeGeneres Scares Because She Cares: See Her Funniest Scares & Spooks Over the Years Now

Sarah Paulson, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ScaredScaring is caring…at least when it comes to Ellen DeGeneres!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show host is all about having fun on her talk show, which means scaring her guests on a regular basis….

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Suge Knight jailed for 28 years for running man over

Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight has been sentenced to nearly three decades in prison for running a man over during a fight in Los Angeles.
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Charlie Sloth to leave BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra after nearly 10 years

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Ugg Taps Heron Preston, Adwoa Aboah for Campaign Marking 40 Years

Ugg is celebrating its 40th anniversary by looking back and forward with a new campaign featuring Heron Preston and Adwoa Aboah.
The campaign, shot by photographer and visual artist Erik Madigan Heck, goes live on Thursday and has Preston and Aboah wearing its 40:40:40 collection, a limited-edition range of product reissued in its most beloved styles — Classic Boot, Tasman, Ascot, Neumel and Jesse II — in the original colorway, Sand.
Heck brought a fine art sensibility to the campaign by reimagining California landscapes such as Big Sur and the Redwood Forest in saturated sets with bold patterns, such the sea of poppies, California’s state flower. But it’s the personalities wearing the product that make perhaps a stronger statement.
“We wanted to take the opportunity to look back to who we are as a California lifestyle brand that’s been embraced by bold and provocative people, so the images respect our heritage while featuring product on people we have connected with, but who may not seem like the people who’ve expressed the brand over the last 20 years,” said Andrea O’Donnell, Ugg brand president.
The campaign follows one that featured “unexpected” Ugg fans such as Kim Gordon, Kyle MacLachlan and Cherry Glazer versus quintessential California

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Nobel physics prize won by first woman in 55 years

A Canadian woman has won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years.
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Cosby led away in handcuffs after getting up to 10 years in jail

Television actor Bill Cosby has been jailed for up to a decade for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison; Bail Is Denied

Mr. Cosby was convicted in April of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a woman he had mentored.
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Bill Cosby Prosecutor Seeks 5 to 10 Years in Prison

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A prosecutor urged the judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual abuse case on Monday to sentence the disgraced entertainer to five to 10 years behind bars, while Cosby’s defense lawyer said incarceration would be an “excessive hardship” for the man once known as America’s Dad. Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill is poised […]

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Bills (+17) pull off largest NFL upset in 23 years

The Bills, who closed as consensus 17-point underdogs to the previously unbeaten Vikings, on Sunday pulled off the biggest NFL upset in 23 years, routing Minnesota 27-6.
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Two and a Half Men Premiered 15 Years Ago–Where Is the Cast Now?

Two and a Half Men“Men, men, men, men, manly men, men, men!” Yep, you know those “lyrics” (can it really be lyrics if it’s just the word “men” over and over?), it’s the Two and a…

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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

ESC: Keri RussellKeri Russell’s style has only gotten better with time.
After playing the lead in both Felicity and The Americans, the star has spent ample time in front of red carpet cameras. From…

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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

ESC: Keri RussellKeri Russell’s style has only gotten better with time.
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Badgley Mischka Celebrate 30 Years

BADGLEY MISCHKA RAISES THE ROOF: Things were surprisingly calm backstage Saturday night before Badgley Mischka’s runway show, serene even.
There was no yelling or racing to find last-minute safety pins or other safeguards. Melodic music played faintly in the distance, as guests sat cozily at cafe-type tables of three sipping prosecco and waiting for the lights to go down.
Looking tan in navy blazers and white pants, the designers had that just-back-from-vacation look, even though recent days have been working ones. They hinted that the preshow setting was a little more chaotic behind the black curtain, where models were changing into their “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired runway looks. But the designers have experienced far more memorable shows.
Thirty years ago at their first show in SoHo it really felt like the sky was falling. “Unfortunately, the ceiling fell down. We accidentally didn’t realize as young designers that you can’t hang your lighting from a sprinkler system,” Badgley said.
As for their three decades in the industry, he said, “Sometimes it seems like three years and sometimes it feels like 300. It depends on what day you ask us.”
Mischka offered, “Today it seems like 30 exactly.”
Badgley added, “This the craziest business but it’s certainly gratifying. And

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Strictly Come Dancing: 14 things we learned from this year’s contestants

This year’s contestants on the “Strictly curse” and accusations that the line-up is too D-list.
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The Strange Reason John McCain Refused to Take Direct Flights From Phoenix to D.C. for 30 Years

When federal restrictions prevented airlines from flying directly between Washington, D.C. and any city more than 1,250 miles away, Sen. John McCain took a stand on behalf of his adoptive hometown of Phoenix.

The federal perimeter rule required that all flights to and from Reagan National Airport must be shorter than 1,250 miles, and in 1999, the six-term senator led an effort to repeal it, hoping this would improve business for Phoenix-based airline America West and benefit Arizona in general, according to Travel + Leisure. The flight between Phoenix and Washington, D.C. is 1,979 miles.

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The Vietnam vet’s bill failed, but it did encourage Congress to start making “beyond-perimeter exemptions.” Starting in 2000, America West began service from Reagan National Airport to Phoenix, USA Today reports, but McCain never boarded the flight.

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Some opponents of the senator suggested McCain’s efforts to eliminate the rule were to shorten his commute, not to benefit the people of Arizona, something he felt he couldn’t stand for.

“To John, that was such an abhorrent thing to be accused of, he just took it off the table and said, ‘OK, I won’t fly it,”’ American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, then the CEO of America West, told USA Today. “I don’t think any other member would make that statement.”

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McCain’s stubbornness once got in the way of his professional commitments, Parker shared. The late senator was flying to an event where he was slated to introduce then-President George W. Bush, but his connecting flight was canceled.

The man who would stand in for him, another Arizona Republican, had taken the direct flight.

“He wouldn’t take the nonstop even to get to an event on time,” Parker said.

Sen. Jeff Flake, also a Republic from Arizona, backed up Parker’s story about McCain’s commitment, as well. Flake began his career in Washington, D.C, in 2001, it wasn’t until “years and years” later that McCain finally took the direct flight.

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Flake remembers that when he decided to make the switch, he said, “I’ve done my penance, I guess.”

Parker said that one of the first times Sen. McCain used the direct flight was to arrive home in time to see one of his seven children graduate. When there wasn’t any controversy afterward, Parker recalled McCain thought, “OK, no one seems to care. I think the statute of limitations has run out.”

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Sen. McCain died on Saturday at age 81, one day after his family announced that he would be stopping treatment for his stage-four brain cancer. He was diagnosed in July 2017.

“Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: he had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious,” the family’s statement said. “In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment.”

RELATED: McCain Family Attends Public Viewing to Hug and Exchange Stories with Thousands of Mourners

Sen. McCain will be laid to rest on Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland, with a private service at the National Cathedral beforehand. On Friday, there will be a public viewing in the United States Capitol before a procession from to the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial.


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Heart attacks could be predicted years in advance

Researchers have come up with a new form of medical scan which could predict heart attacks and prevent them from happening.
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Five years later, the Chromecast still holds its ownThere aren't many gadgets that I'm still using five years after I buy them,



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Ant McPartlin pulls out of this year’s I’m a Celeb

Ant McPartlin will extend his break from TV until next year and miss the next series of I’m A Celebrity and Saturday Night Takeaway.
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Let’s Talk About How Harry Styles Lived in an Attic for Almost 2 Years

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Band gets signed 30 years after splitting up

A London band who gave up on their dreams 30 years ago has finally been signed after one of their songs was spotted by a record executive.
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‘Been Jesse to Your Rebecca for 30 Years’: John Stamos Showers Lori Loughlin with Birthday Love

Everywhere you look, John Stamos is paying tribute to Lori Loughlin on her 54th birthday.

“Been Jesse to your Rebecca for 30 years. 30 more, then that’s it!” Stamos, 54, wrote to his onscreen Fuller House love on Saturday. “I don’t for one second take for granted your talent, your heart and most importantly, our friendship. Happy Birthday Lori, XO.”

Stamos penned the caption alongside a photograph of the duo on a boat in their Full House days.

Loughlin replied, “It’s been a great 30! I’m so glad we’ve been on this journey together!! I love ya buddy!!”

Taylor Lautner, who acted alongside Stamos in Scream Queens, commented, “Love.”

Stamos and Loughlin have stayed close over the years. When Stamos announced his engagement to his wife Caitlin McHugh in 2017, Loughlin tweeted, “And no one a happy ending more than you my old friend.”

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Loughlin celebrated her birthday this week on the set of Fuller House. She posted a video of the cast and crew singing “Happy Birthday” over cake to her and costar Michael Campion, who recently turned 16.

A number of Fuller House cast members wished Loughlin a happy birthday online.

Bob Saget wrote, “Happy Birthday Lori. Always so sweet, so smart, so beautiful. So lucky to have you as a friend all these years. Let’s make a real series out of ‘Wake Up San Francisco.’ Should play well in Kentucky. Love you.”

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Andrea Barber said, “Happy birthday to my beautiful friend @loriloughlin, who has the best laugh, the prettiest smile, the funniest dog, and the biggest heart. I love you, Lori!”

Dave Coulier posted, “Happy birthday to my best gal pal @loriloughlin – I love you Yinge Peck Peck!”


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Royals Gaze Skyward as RAF Marks 100 Years With Celebratory Flypast in London  

COME FLY WITH ME: Members of the royal family tilted their heads skyward on Tuesday afternoon as the Royal Air Force marked its centenary with a dramatic flypast across central London and over Buckingham Palace.
The largest formation of RAF Typhoons, a combat aircraft, spelled out 100 above Buckingham Palace. A total of 100 warplanes — including jets, helicopters and airplanes — one for each year — flew over the palace balcony.
The event, which made pedestrians all over central London stop in their tracks and stare at the display, took place 100 days after the actual anniversary of the RAF, which is on April 1.

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For her second appearance on the balcony, the Duchess of Sussex wore a black custom-made Dior dress, with nude heels and a black clutch also by Dior. She finished the look with a black fascinator by Stephen Jones.
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To mark 20 years since Louis Vuitton launched its first women’s ready-to-wear collection in 1998, a definitive volume titled “Louis Vuitton Catwalk” is coming out this summer.
Prefaced by Financial Times’ fashion editor Jo Ellison, the 632-page volume retraces the collections designed by the house’s two artistic directors, Marc Jacobs (1998-2013) and incumbent head of women’s wear Nicolas Ghesquière.
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Woman Gets 18 Years After Posing as Nurse to Kidnap Newborn and Raise the Girl as Her Own

On Friday, nearly two decades after she abducted an hours-old infant from a hospital in Florida and then raised the girl as her own, a South Carolina woman was reportedly sentenced to 18 years in prison for kidnapping — the length of time the stolen child lived away from her biological family.

“There are no winners and no losers in this case,” Judge Marianne Aho said at the sentencing hearing for 52-year-old Gloria Williams, of Walterboro, according to the Associated Press.

Williams pleaded guilty earlier this year to kidnapping and custodial interference. Under the terms of her plea deal, she could be sentenced to no more than 22 years in prison. She was ordered on Friday to serve five years concurrently for the interference charge.

Williams was sentenced in Duval County, Florida, where she kidnapped newborn Kamiyah Mobley from UF Health Jacksonville, then called University Medical Center, on July 10, 1998, while she was disguised as a nurse.

She said at a sentencing hearing last month that she smuggled Kamiyah out of the building in a bag, local TV station WJAX reported. She had not planned that day to steal a baby when — having recently miscarried — she traveled from her South Carolina home to Florida, she said: “I felt like I was on autopilot. My life was out of control, I lost everything.”

Mobley’s mother, Shanara Mobley, was 16 years old and has said she trusted Williams because the older woman spent hours getting to know her and Kamiyah.

Neither a prosecutor’s spokesman nor Mobley’s attorney immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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The headline-making case broke open in January 2017, when authorities announced that anonymous tips led them to discover Williams raised Kamiyah in South Carolina under the name Alexis Manigo and that Kamiyah believed Williams was her biological mother.

The revelation that Kamiyah was alive and well attracted international attention, and her return came as a startling relief to her biological family.

Still, the confirmation of her life as an unwitting kidnapping victim set up a series of thorny entanglements for her and her loved ones — between those who raised her and those she had been stolen from for so long.

“It doesn’t heal now. I’m still hurting. When you’re reaching out to my child, that is my child,” Shanara said in court in May. “I am your mother, Kamiyah! I am your mother.”

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Of her enduring heartache — each year buying a cake to mark another passing birthday for her missing daughter, Shanara said, “I always thought about my baby every day, every day, every day. I would catch myself in my car crying, in bed crying, taking a bath crying, doing something with her siblings and crying.”

While on the stand during a two-day hearing in May, Williams apologized to Kamiyah’s parents and told her, “I never meant to cause you any harm, any pain, any of that,” according to WJAX.

In the months since Williams’ arrest, Kamiyah has acknowledged the wrongfulness of what was done to her as a baby while also continuing to note that, even if she was raised by her abductor, she was raised in a loving and seemingly normal household.

“From that one mistake, I was given the best life. I was,” Kamiyah said last year. “I had everything I ever needed, wanted. I had love especially. I understand what she did was wrong, but just don’t lock her up and throw away the key like everything she did was just awful.”

Kamiyah, now 19, did not attend Friday’s sentencing but had asked for leniency for Williams, according to her attorney.

“Kamiyah is now processing what it means for the woman she’s known as mother to receive an 18-year prison sentence,” Justin Bamberg said, the Post & Courier reports. “However, she understands Gloria had to be held accountable for her actions. She also understands that her biological parents have the absolute right to view today as a joyous day.”

Kamiyah’s mother, however, had asked at least for the maximum possible term of 22 years in prison. If she had her way, Shanara said, Williams would have been put to death.

In a statement, Williams’ attorney Diana Johnson said they had “hoped for” a lighter sentence but nonetheless “appreciate the time and attention Judge Aho took to fully consider this matter,” according to ABC News.

Johnson said Williams was also thankful for “everyone involved in her defense as well as all of the people who either wrote letters or appeared on her behalf.”

Kamiyah’s father, Craig Aiken, told reporters after the sentencing that, with it resolved, “We can continue on our journey of healing together as a family and support our daughter on her decision making.”

Kamiyah’s mother did not comment after court, according to news reports, though others of her biological relatives expressed their joy.

According to the Post & Courier, Kamiyah still lives in Walterboro but spends time with her family in Jacksonville

After Friday’s hearing, her grandmother Velma Aiken reportedly said: “I can love my grandbaby as my own now.”

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50 Years After Bill Cosby Allegedly Drugged Her, One Accuser Says, ‘We All Spoke Truth to Power’

After Bill Cosby’s conviction Thursday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, many of his other accusers are feeling vindicated.

For Kristina Ruehli, who alleges Cosby drugged and tried to sexually assault her in 1965, the conviction represents a watershed moment for women’s rights.

“We’ve got the snowball rolling but this is not the end.  It’s still moving,” Ruehli tells PEOPLE. “But it’s going be an avalanche. I think it will really pave the way in the future for women. We all spoke truth to power.”

On Thursday, Montgomery County jurors deliberated for about 14 hours over two days before handing down the guilty verdict. Afterward, Cosby was freed on bond by the judge.

Cosby was convicted on three charges, each of which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years: aggravated indecent assault: penetration with lack of consent; penetration while unconscious; and penetration after administrating an intoxicant.

State law could allow a maximum possible penalty of 10 years per charge — or 30 years total, but the judge will decide whether Cosby will serve his terms concurrently or consecutively.

Cosby assaulted Constand, 45, in his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004.

Cosby, who did not testify during his trial, denies similar allegations from more than 60 women.

Ruehli was Jane Doe Number 12 in Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby – which Constand settled in 2006. Ruehli claims she was drugged by Cosby in December 1965 while she was a secretary at his talent agency.

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In 2015, Reuhli filed a defamation lawsuit against  Cosby, claiming that public comments made about her by Cosby’s team after she and other women came forward were defamatory. After a judge denied Cosby’s motion to dismiss her case in 2016, Ruehli, feeling vindicated, withdrew her case. 

“I put my money where my mouth was – I spent nearly $ 100,000 on lawyers – to prove that I was telling the truth … about this monster,” Ruehli previously told PEOPLE. “I have stood up for myself. Now it’s time to go back to my happy life, lose some weight and weed my garden.”

Ruehli says she has put the past behind her and is feeling peaceful.

“I’m feeling a renewed faith in the justice system,” she tells PEOPLE. “I feel this is sort of confirmation in the belief systems I was taught all my life.” 

She adds, “Something in my being that always believed in right from wrong, and now I can continue to believe that given sunlight, that there is justice.”


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We Survived Waco: Witnesses Relive the Cult’s Deadly Clash With Law Enforcement 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years later, Clive Doyle has not forgotten the heat of the fire that consumed the Mount Carmel Center outside Waco Texas, on April 19, 1993 — leaving behind the bodies of 75 members of the Branch Davidian religious group.

Among the dead were 25 children and the group’s leader, David Koresh, a self-proclaimed prophet who shot himself as his home burned.

“The skin was all peeling off my hands,” Doyle, 77, recalls of the blaze that investigators said Davidians themselves set in the compound that April day. “My jacket was smoking and melting.”

The deadly inferno ended a 51-day siege of the Davidians by federal agents after a raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that February triggered a ferocious gun battle. Four ATF agents and six followers of the 33-year-old Koresh were killed in the shootout.

Decades later, the horror at Waco has left an indelible mark on both the Branch Davidian survivors and the law enforcement agents who were there.

“It’s not like I haven’t lived this every day of my life since then,” former FBI negotiator Byron Sage tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

“I don’t think we ever had the slightest control over how this thing was going to end,” Sage says. “It was all David.”

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The standoff between authorities and the cult was complicated by its scale and by the zealotry of the Davidians, Sage says:

“We had over 120 people who were heavily armed and fortified and had been indoctrinated or brainwashed into this self-fulfilling prophesy that they were the chosen of the Lamb of God — which is what David called himself — and that they were the elect that would initiate the battle of Armageddon. The only true hostages were the children.”

What would become one of the deadliest clashes between law enforcement and citizens in American history began on Feb. 28, 1993, when ATF agents raided the Branch Davidian’s compound when reports surfaced that Koresh had been sexually abusing minors and stockpiling weapons. A fierce gunfight between agents and Koresh’s armed followers ensued.

“They were going to protect themselves. They were going to protect their property,” David Thibodeau, a Waco survivor and author of  A Place Called Waco, tells PEOPLE. “That’s just an American thing.”

Larry Lynch, then a lieutenant at the McLennan County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office, says he spoke to Koresh soon after that shooting.

“I said, ‘I know you have wounded,’ and wanted to talk about theology and I said, ‘No, let’s get the wounded out.’ But he wasn’t too interested in that,” Lynch remembers. “It was one way — it was his way. He thought he could control the situation and everyone would go away.”

Gary Noesner,  the FBI’s negotiation coordinator for the first half of the weeks-long stalemate, says authorities realized early on that “we couldn’t make a deal with anyone other than Koresh, so if Koresh was sleeping nothing got accomplished.

“He wouldn’t talk to us for days,” says Noesner, who is the author of Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator.

He says that while he was in charge, he was able to secure the release of 35 Davidians — but none of them were Koresh’s children. For Koresh to leave, says Noesner, he would have “had to give up his kingdom and control over his followers. At the end of the day he had to give up too much and some of the actions made it easier to resist the opportunity to come out.”

Throughout the siege, FBI negotiators tried different strategies to get the group to leave Mount Carmel, including trying to convince Koresh’s right-hand man, Steve Schneider, whose wife had a child with Koresh, to turn against him. But it didn’t work.

“He was educated,” says Sage of Schneider. “He was articulate, but he didn’t have an independence of thought or the ability to do anything without the blessing of David.”

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As the impasse dragged on and the negotiations with Koresh waned, tanks moved in and rammed the compound. Military gas was also used in an attempt to flush the Davidians out of the building.

Some time after that, the compound went up in flames — a fire that was exactly what Koresh had prophesized.

“He preached that forces of evil were coming to get them and they would all be killed in a fiery ending and come back as the chosen, and our actions sort of validated his prophecy among his followers,” Noesner says now.

Doyle, the Davidian who was one of nine survivors at the compound, lost his daughter in the fire. He says he narrowly escaped through a whole in the wall.

Koresh along with Schneider and dozens more perished.

Though a congressional investigation later concluded the fire was intentionally started by the Branch Davidians, Koresh’s followers have denied they were responsible, instead pointing to federal agents.

“At the end of the day,” Noesner says, “The branch weren’t big evil people and neither is the government. This was a complex tragedy and there were a lot of mistakes on both sides.”


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Selfridges Set to Unveil First Cinematic Ad Campaign in 40 Years

SELFRIDGES’ BIG SCREEN: Selfridges is off to the movies with its first cinematic ad campaign in four decades, which will hit screens in the U.K. on Friday.
Called “Radical Luxury” and reflecting the in-store thematic takeover of the same name, it is the biggest advertising campaign that Selfridges has ever done. The 60-second film will be shown in selected cinemas across the U.K. in cities including London, Birmingham and Manchester from Friday to May 19.
The campaign will also include billboard ads, have a digital element and video on-demand placement. The campaign is meant to express Selfridges’ vision of “the essence of luxury” and promote the in-store takeover that aims to explore the meaning of luxury in today’s world.
The campaign will launch ahead of the opening of the Flipside, an exhibition that takes an alternative look at luxury through seven brand experiences.

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Boy with Cancer Who Took Picture With MLB Star Reunites With Him 13 Years Later as a Dodger

When Devin Smeltzer was just 9 years old, the young Philadelphia Phillies fan found himself frequently feeling the urge to go to the bathroom. Doctors would soon find a grapefruit-sized tumor pressing against his bladder, and he was diagnosed with cancer just a month before his 10th birthday.

Smeltzer, who started playing baseball when he was just 4 years old, found a bit of happiness while going through treatment when he was able to take to the field. The game of baseball gave Smeltzer a feeling of normalcy as going to crowded places like school and church were taken away because of his compromised immune system, he told Spectrum Sportsnet.

Smeltzer got his chance to mingle with major league players in 2006 when he visited Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, the home of his favorite MLB team. It was there that Smeltzer—who, at that point, had lost his hair due to chemotherapy and radiation treatment for his pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma—was able to spend time with two of the Phillies’ players, pitcher Cole Hamels, and second-baseman, Chase Utley. A picture was taken of Utley signing his autograph on a Phillies hat for an eager Smeltzer, who was then a patient at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

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“The picture of me and Chase has been in the living room for a long time,” Smeltzer, 22, told the news outlet. “When I go back home, it’s always very humbling to see that picture because of where I’m at today. It’s crazy to believe that I was going through such a hard time at such a young age, and how far I’ve grown.”

In the years since, Smeltzer has maintained his love of baseball, and continued playing the game when he entered college. In 2016, he was selected in the fifth round of the MLB draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his cancer is now in remission, according to the LA Daily News. A year before Smeltzer’s selection in the draft, Chase Utley was traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers, where he has played ever since.

Smeltzer has since been a pitcher in the Dodgers’ farm system in the minor leagues, and during spring training this year, the team brought him into the clubhouse where manager Dave Roberts had the picture of Smeltzer and Utley in hand.

After telling the team Smeltzer’s unlikely story, Utley and the pitching prospect had a chance to reunite, more than a decade after taking their picture together in Philadelphia.

“I was able to play through it,” Smeltzer said to Utley in the Dodgers clubhouse. “I just wanted to thank you for everything you did. It means a lot.”

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Smeltzer is now leading a campaign to raise funds for Katie’s Krusaders, an organization that provides financial and personal support for kids with cancer or other childhood diseases. He hopes to raise money for every strikeout he throws this season, so he can help other children who are in the same position he once was.

“It’s a pretty special and unique story with Devin,” Utley told Sportsnet of Smeltzer. “I can’t even imagine what he was going through, what his parents were going through… Hopefully, at some point, he’ll be pitching at Dodger Stadium.”


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Alicia Silverstone and Husband Christopher Jarecki Split After 20 Years Together: Report

Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki have split after 20 years together, according to multiple reports.

“They still deeply love and respect each other and remain very close friends but have mutually decided to separate after being together for 20 years. They have a son together who they will continue to co-parent,” Silverstone’s rep said in a statement.

The Clueless actress, 41, and the musician have one child together, 6-year-old son, Bear Blu.

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

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The pair have been married since June 2005, when they tied the knot in a private lakeside ceremony in Lake Tahoe.

During the couple’s intimate wedding, Silverstone and Jarecki exchanged vows while barefoot on the beach — and at midnight, the couple’s friends and family gathered around a campfire to celebrate the happy day by singing Beatles songs and eating vegan hamburgers.

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Opening up to PEOPLE later that month, Silverstone explained that Jarecki had popped the question a year earlier, and that it was the “most beautiful proposal” she could have asked for.

“He was waiting on our old wicker love seat, ring in hand, with the most beautiful proposal any best friend could ever give,” she explained.

The actress also revealed that waiting to kiss him until the end of the ceremony had been a big struggle for her. “It was so hard not to kiss him during the ceremony! I was going out of my mind,” she said. “So the kiss at the end was amazing.”


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In an e-mail sent out Monday, CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb advised recipients, “We truly want the event to celebrate the full creative spectrum and richness of American fashion. Just think of how much fashion is changing, and the diversity of our industry. Designers with broad cultural backgrounds and political ideas are expressing their experiences and beliefs in their collections. Their work deserves greater acknowledgment, acceptance and visibility.”
Nearly 1,000 people are invited to participate and roughly 700 to 750 actively participate in the process for the CFDA Fashion Awards, which calls for nominations and then a vote for winners.
“Over the years, a lot of people have always said that they felt like the same people, over and over, are getting the same awards. Awards are really based on talent. Hopefully, people are nominating and voting based on who they think are doing the best things. But the power’s with the people — with the nominating committee, with the awards’ guild. If they feel there are people who are more deserving then

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MUSICAL MONTAGE: Burberry is nodding to its long-term love of music with a dedicated playlist that launches today on Apple Music. The list was curated by Burberry president and chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, who often booked live performances for the brand’s runway shows.
“‘17 Years of Soundtracks is the perfect way to celebrate the incredible roster of musicians who have helped shape my time at Burberry,” said Bailey. “Be it directly through exclusive recordings, or through lending their songs as the backdrop to our experiences. This patchwork of tracks is a musical tribute to Burberry’s past, present and future, which I hope will not only introduce new music to audiences but also allow for some musical rediscovery.”
Bailey said that music has greatly influenced him from a young age and that he’s been championing musicians since he joined the company in 2001, using music for events and campaigns as well as his runway shows.
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Justin Bieber Shows Some Skin in New Year’s Eve Picture As He Spends Time With Friends

Justin Bieber is turning up the heat on New Year’s Eve!

On Sunday, the 23-year-old “Sorry” singer wasn’t afraid to show some skin as he celebrated the end of 2017 with some friends.

“New Years,” he wrote alongside a photo posted to his Instagram Story, which didn’t give much away about his location.

Meanwhile Bieber’s on-again, off-again love Selena Gomez is spending New Year’s Eve weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with her friends.

While many of the friend’s boyfriends appear to be joining them, it is unclear whether Bieber is there.

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On Friday, the 25-year-old “Bad Liar” singer was seen splashing around with pals Raquelle Stevens, Courtney Barry, and Ashley Cook in an Instagram photo shared to Stevens’ page.

“Our 6th New Years together!” Stevens captioned the group shot. “Grateful for so many amazing memories.”

The same day, Bieber posted a video to Instagram Stories showing a colorful hand-drawn picture that read “His Perfect Love” from a sprawling sunny tropical estate.

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Gomez and Bieber — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 — have been spending a lot of time together in the wake of hers split from ex-boyfriend The Weeknd in October.

She was first spotted spending time with the “What Do You Mean?” singer that same month, going on a bike ride and attending church together. The former flames have continued to fuel reconciliation rumors since then, even sharing a smooch at Beiber’s hockey games.

Still, despite what it looks like, the reunited pair still aren’t officially boyfriend and girlfriend and are receiving guidance from Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz about their relationship, multiple sources previously confirmed to PEOPLE.

“They don’t want to repeat the same patterns as before. They’ve clearly had issues in the past, so they’re receiving some guidance from Carl,” a Gomez insider said. “ love each other truly do want the best for each other.”


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Meghan Markle’s Surprising New Year’s Resolutions Revealed — and Why She Decided to Give Them Up

Meghan Markle has some wise words for those of you who might be tempted to make New Year’s resolutions this year — don’t!

In a post written on her now defunct blog The Tig in January 2016, Markle revealed that she had a tendency to make the same resolutions every year.

“Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year,” the then-34-year-old wrote, adding that she’d never managed to achieve a single one of those goals.

“The marathon hasn’t happened. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks,” she added. “Then there’s the French – a language I studied through high school and then lost as I immersed myself in speaking Spanish with the Argentinians during my stint in Buenos Aires. I have put my little Rosetta Stone headset in my eager ears every year, resolving to do interviews en français, but much to my chagrin, it hasn’t stuck.”

“And when it comes to the biting of the nails – well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit,” she continued.

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But in 2016, Markle decided that instead of setting herself up for another year of disappointment, she wanted to approach the new year a little differently.

“This year, I resolve not to have a resolution,” she wrote.

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“For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully. To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher,” she continued.

“My New Year’s resolution is to leave room for magic. To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change,” Markle added, before inviting her readers to do the same.

And just a few months after Markle resolved to “leave room for magic,” she wound up meeting the man she would eventually become engaged to, Prince Harry, on a blind date. The couple announced their engagement on Nov. 27.

The pair will officially tie the knot on Saturday, May 19.

 


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Billy Reid Reflects on 20 Years in Fashion

NEW YORK — Billy Reid could be a case study in resilience.
Since he created the first William Reid collection in March 1998, the soft-spoken Southern designer has experienced more than his share of ups and downs.
The ups: He has built his Southern-flavored Americana designer collection into a successful wholesale business at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom and 13 of his own Billy Reid stores. He’s also won four Council of Fashion Designers of America awards.
The downs: His initial foray into fashion, William Reid, failed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, driving the designer and his family from New York back to his home state of Alabama.
But despite the roller coaster that has defined his career, Reid is happy to be at the helm of a $ 25 million brand as he prepares to celebrate his 20th anniversary next year.
“Failure? I’ve been there,” Reid said, sitting on a chair in his showroom on Bond Street here. “Losing everything overnight was so humbling, but it makes you realize what’s important to you and that you can recover.”
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Ranking the 10 greatest years in hockey history

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Chanel Makes New Year’s Resolutions

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: “Call things by their name.” “Take things in hand.” “Makeup your weaknesses (never your emotions).” So read some of the resolutions outlined by Chanel’s new year’s fragrance and beauty campaign, titled “En 2018 Osez” (or “In 2018 Dare”), which is set to run in the Paris metro system between Dec. 19 and 25.
Each written message is paired with a product: “Stop at red,” features a photo of a Rouge Allure lipstick, for instance. “Make a statement with the most care” is shown with a jar of Sublimage cream, and “Long live love and water” is pictured with the No.5 L’Eau fragrance.
The institutional advertisements are meant to suggest that true independence, freedom and success come only after taking full control of one’s own life, as Gabrielle Chanel did, according to Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, director of creative resources at Chanel Perfumes Beauty and Watches Jewelry.
Chanel, who famously loved to be where she was unexpected, no doubt would have given the nod to the campaign’s lofty-yet-underground nature.

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Ex-Teacher Debra LaFafave ‘Has Become a Christian and She’s a Great Mom’ Years After Student Sex Scandal: Friend

Wherever Debra Lafave goes, people recognize her.

Lafave became nationally-known in 2004 when she was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the Tampa-area school where she taught. She was 24; he was 14. The story became international news — partly because female teacher sex scandals were relatively rare, and partly because Lafave was a tall, statuesque blonde.

The boy told police officers in Temple Terrace, Florida, that he had sex with Lafave three times in four days, according to court documents. One of those times was allegedly in a car while his 15-year-old cousin drove them around. He also said she performed a sex act on him multiple times, including during one encounter at her home.

In November 2006, Lafave pleaded guilty in Hillsborough County court to two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior. In court, she offered her “deepest apologies” to the boy and his family and said she was “deeply remorseful.” She also disclosed that she was undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder.

“My greatest regret would probably be the fact that I put this young man through this,” she said in court. She was sentenced to three years house arrest and seven years probation and was required to register as a sex offender.

Thirteen years have passed since her arrest, but Lafave is still constantly recognized in the Tampa area. “We’d go to the mall, and people just stare,” her friend, Joe Zuniga, tells PEOPLE. “She looks the exact same. She still gets hate mail about it. She hates the attention.”

Zuniga, a Latin recording artist, has known LaFave for more than a decade — and she cooperated with him in the publication of a book about her life, Debra Lafave: A Crown of Beauty for Ashes. The self-published book is sympathetic to his friend, who Zuniga says has grown both spiritually and emotionally since the scandal.

“She’s a completely different person when she was when she was 24,” says Zuniga. “She has grown up a lot. She has become a Christian, and she’s a great mom. She recently got married, and she just ignores the media. She knows it will always be there, but she focuses on her life now. It’s very normal.”

“She Makes No Excuses”

Lafave is now 37 years old, living in a modest 3-bedroom home in a small Tampa suburb. She had twin boys in 2011, but the relationship didn’t last. She recently got married again.

As a registered sex offender, Lafave is required to check in with the state regularly to give her whereabouts.

Zuniga says that Lafave understands the gravity of what she did in 2004. “She makes no excuses for what she did,” he says. “She has always owned up to it. She says, ‘If I could turn back time, I’d never would do that.’ She understands that she didn’t just negatively affect her life, but she hurt many other people, and she is still very sorry for it.” 

Lafave has not responded to PEOPLE’s request for an interview. “Everyone contacts her to tell her story,” says Zuniga. “I’ve asked her why she wouldn’t, and she says she’s just not interested in the attention. She wants to just live her life as a wife and mom.”


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