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Our Fashion addicted Lisa is responsible for the Entertainment category. She likes to be on top of all the news about celebrities and events related to them.

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Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband for 73 years, has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace has announced.

A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on April 9.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband,” the palace said.

“The Royal Family joins with people around the world in mourning his loss.”

The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor on March 16 after a month in hospital.

PM Boris Johnson said he “inspired the lives of countless young people”.

Speaking at Downing Street, Boris Johnson said that Prince Philip had “earned the affection of generations here in the United Kingdom, across the Commonwealth, and around the world”.

Meanwhile, Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said he “consistently put the interests of others ahead of his own and, in so doing, provided an outstanding example of Christian service”.

The flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half-mast and a notice was posted on the gates following the announcement of Prince Philip’s death.

Bunches of daffodils, tulips, roses and lilies were among floral tributes placed by people outside the palace, while crowds began to gather at Windsor Castle.

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Prince Philip married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen.

The duke and the Queen had four children, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Their first son, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, was born in 1948, followed by his sister, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne, in 1950, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, in 1960 and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, in 1964.

Prince Philip was born on the Greek island of Corfu on June, 10, 1921.

His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, a younger son of King George I of the Hellenes.

His mother, Princess Alice, was a daughter of Prince Louis of Battenberg and a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

In March, the duke left King Edward VII’s hospital in central London after a month-long stay for treatment.

Prince Philip underwent a procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at another London hospital – St Bartholomew’s.

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Kim Kardashian has joined the elite club of the super-rich by achieving billionaire status.

The reality star’s net worth reached $1 billion thanks to her cosmetics and clothing interests as well as income from TV, endorsement deals and investments, Forbes business magazine says.

Kim Kardashian, 40, is now one of the 2,755 figures on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos leads the pack with a net worth of $177 billion.

Other Americans added over the past year include Bumble dating app founder Whitney Wolfe Herd ($1.3 billion), filmmaker Tyler Perry ($1 billion) and Miriam Adelson ($38.2 billion), widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

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Kim Kardashian’s estranged husband Kanye West is already on the list ($1.8 billion) but her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, was removed last May by Forbes. The magazine alleged her family had inflated the value of her cosmetics business.

Forbes calculated that Kim Kardashian’s worth had risen to $1 billion from $780 million in October 2020 thanks especially to her stakes in the KKW Beauty cosmetics business and the Skims shapewear company.

KKW Beauty was launched in 2017 and Skims just two years ago after the initial brand name Kimono was dropped following accusations of cultural appropriation.

Kim Kardashian sold 20% of KKW Beauty to cosmetics giant Coty last year for $200 million, in a deal valuing the business at $1 billion.

Her most recent project Skims offers underwear and loungewear in the founder’s signature minimalist style, and has proven successful during the work-from-home era.

Kim Kardashian has used her huge social media presence (213 million followers on Instagram; 69.7 million followers on Twitter) during the coronavirus lockdowns to promote Skims loungewear.

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Bobby Brown Jr., the son of R&B singer Bobby Brown, died of an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to a coroner’s report.

The 28-year-old died at his Los Angeles home on November 18, 2020.

Bobby Brown Jr. was found unresponsive in his bedroom by his girlfriend. She called paramedics, who declared him dead. No foul play was suspected.

An autopsy report released on March 22 referred to his death as an accident.

The musician had a history of drug and alcohol use, the report said.

The night before his death, Bobby Brown Jr. had consumed tequila and cocaine, and “snorted” the painkiller Percocet, a witness told police.

The family said the musician was experiencing flu-like symptoms at the time, but had not tested positive for Covid-19.

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Bobby Brown Jr. was one of two children from his father’s 11-year relationship with Kim Ward, which ended in 1991.

His death came eight years after his stepmother Whitney Houston accidentally drowned in a bath, and five years after his 22-year-old half-sister Bobbi Kristina died in similar circumstances.

Last November, Bobby Brown said his son’s death had “devastated my family,” adding: “There are no words to explain the pain.”

Bobby Brown Jr.’s brother, Landon, paid tribute by sharing a black-and-white photo of his late sibling on Instagram, alongside the caption: “I love you forever King.”

His girlfriend, Anna Reed, tweeted: “The heavens gained an angel but I lost my soulmate.”

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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, has published the names of LA County police officerswho she said shared graphic photos of the scene of her husband’s death in a helicopter crash last year.

The 38-year-old is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for negligence and invasion of privacy.

“We will refrain from trying this case in the media,” the sheriff said in response.

Kobe Bryant died with his daughter and seven others in the crash.

On March 17, Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram the names of four sheriff’s deputies.

She says they took graphic pictures of the nine people who died in the crash close to Calabasas, California, in January 2020.

She alleges that one of the officers shared with a bartender photos of Kobe Bryant’s body and the others distributed “gratuitous photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches”.

The Los Angeles Times reported in February 2020 that an internal police investigation found officers shared photos of victims’ remains.

Vanessa Bryant claims the pictures, including those of her 13-year-old daughter Gianna, were taken and shared “for no reason other than morbid gossip”.

Last week a judge rejected an attempt to stop publication of the officer’s names, allowing Vanessa Bryant to disclose them.

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LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva responded on Twitter to Vanessa Bryant’s post, saying that the department would wait for a court to decide the outcome of the case.

The widow of Kobe Bryant alleges that at least eight officers took pictures of the crash site for their personal use, and claims that one took between 25 and 100 photos.

Last month, safety investigators said the helicopter pilot, Ara Zobayan, may have become disoriented in fog before the aircraft smashed into a hillside.

The NTSFB said the main cause of the crash was most likely the pilot’s decision to keep flying in inclement conditions “which resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control”.

As well as Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the pilot, those killed included two of Gianna’s basketball teammates, their relatives and a coach. The group were on their way to a tournament in Thousand Oaks where Kobe Bryant had been set to coach.

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We all dream of that moment. The man of our dreams gets down to one knee, pulls a small square box from the inside of his suit jacket and opens it up with nothing but those four magical words: will you marry me? No matter what is inside that box, we know that our love will last forever. It’s is one of the most emotional and magical days for both partners of the relationship, and nothing could change that. But wouldn’t it be nice if that ring inside the box is your dream ring too?

Buying an engagement ring is tough, so we cannot fault our partners if they don’t get it right, but maybe there’s something we can do to nudge them in the right direction. After all, if you’re going to wear this ring every day for the rest of your life, it should suit you, no?

Watch Matchmaking Show Together

This trick only works if your boyfriend is a good listener and observer, but it can be the most foolproof way to let him know what you like in a ring. Sit down and watch a show together like The Bachelor or The 12 Dates of Christmas. In the final episode when one partner gets to pick out the ring they are going to give their soon to be fiancé, start talking. “Oh I love that ring. A Princess cut is so beautiful and rose gold is so classy.” And “Eww, that other one is gross. Too many sidestones are taking away from such a lovely center stone.” Tell him exactly what you want by commenting on the show.

Have a Friend Slip Some Hints

Another great way to get the message to the man who is picking out your engagement ring is to get your friends or sibling involved. You can tell your best friends exactly what you want in an engagement ring and then trust them to get that message across to your boyfriend. In many cases, a boyfriend will ask for help from your closest confidants anyway, so it would be a win-win.

Tell Him…

This may be a bit less traditional, but you can always just talk about it. There’s no rule that says you need to leave this completely to surprise. In fact, you can even engagement ring shop together. It’s 2021 and that is becoming more popular than ever. If your ring is something that you really care about getting exact, why leave it to chance? Talk to your man before you end up hating what he puts on your finger.

These are just a few of our tips. What about you? How would you make sure you get the perfect ring?

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Prince William has said the royals are “very much not a racist family” in his first comments after accusations by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The Duke of Cambridge also said he had not yet spoken to his brother but would do so.

Meghan and Prince Harry said a royal had expressed concern over “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.

Buckingham Palace previously said the claim was “concerning” but it would be addressed privately.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said “recollections may vary” but that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would “always be much loved family members”.

During a visit to a school in Stratford, east London, on March 11, Prince William was asked by a reporter: “Is the Royal Family a racist family, sir?”

The prince replied: “We’re very much not a racist family.”

Asked whether he had spoken to Prince Harry since the Oprah interview, the Duke of Cambridge said: “No, I haven’t spoken to him yet but I will do.”

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Prince William’s visit is not the first appearance by a senior royal since the interview aired – Prince Charles carried out an engagement earlier this week.

In the TV interview, Meghan told Oprah there were “concerns and conversations about how dark [Archie’s] skin might be when he was born”.

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle refused to say who made the comment – but Harry later clarified to Oprah that it was not the Queen or the Duke of Edinburgh.

During the interview Prince Harry also said it hurt him that his family never spoke out about the “colonial undertones” of news headlines and articles.

Asked by Oprah if the couple left the UK because of racism from the tabloid media, Prince Harry replied: “It was a large part of it.”

In the interview, Prince Harry also spoke about his relationship with his family – especially with his father, the Prince of Wales, and brother Prince William.

At one point after stepping back as senior royals, Prince Harry said Prince Charles “stopped taking my calls”.

And of William, Prince Harry said: “The relationship is ‘space’ at the moment. And time heals all things, hopefully.”

Buckingham Palace issued a response to the interview earlier this week following crisis meetings involving senior royals.

Figures from CBS suggest that nearly 50 million people around the world have watched Oprah’s interview with the couple.

The fallout from the interview has also seen broadcaster Piers Morgan leave his role as host of Good Morning Britain, after his comments about Meghan Markle attracted 41,000 complaints.

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Meghan Markle has said she found life within the British Royal Family so difficult that at times she “didn’t want to be alive any more”.

In a deeply personal TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of Sussex said that she did not get help when she asked for it.

She also said a low point was when Prince Harry was asked by an unnamed family member “how dark” their son Archie’s skin might be.

Harry also revealed that his father, Prince Charles, stopped taking his calls when he wanted to step back.

The highly-anticipated interview with Oprah, which Meghan and Harry were not paid for, aired overnight in the US.

During the two-hour CBS special, to be screened in the UK on ITV at 21:00 GMT on March 8 and on ITV Hub, Courtesy of Harpo Productions/CBS, the couple covered a range of topics, including racism, mental health, their relationship with the media and Royal Family dynamics.

The couple announced their second child, which is due in the summer, is a girl.

They also revealed that they exchanged vows in a ceremony led by the Archbishop of Canterbury in their “backyard” three days before they were legally married at their public wedding in May 2018.

Prince Harry said his brother and father were “trapped within the system” of the Royal Family

He said his family cut him off financially at the beginning of last year.

However, Harry said he loved his brother “to bits” and wanted to heal his relationship with both him and his father.

Meghan revealed that she phoned the Queen after Prince Philip went into hospital last month.

The couple moved to California after formally stepping down from royal duties in March 2020, and it was announced last month that they would not be returning as working members of the Royal Family.

Meghan Markle said that she started to feel lonely when limits were placed on what she could do, revealing that at one point she did not leave the house for months.

At one point the Duchess of Sussex thought she “could not feel lonelier”, she told Oprah Winfrey.

Asked by Oprah if she was thinking of self-harm and having suicidal thoughts at some stage, Meghan Markle, 39, replied: “Yes. This was very, very clear. Very clear and very scary. I didn’t know who to turn to in that.”

The duchess said that she felt “haunted” by a photograph from an official event she attended with Prince Harry at the Royal Albert Hall while she was pregnant.

She said that she attended the event with Harry that night because she felt she could not be “left alone” and recalled Harry gripping her hand tightly while in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Oprah also asked Meghan why she thought the Royal Family did not make her son Archie a prince – which Meghan said she wanted so that he would get police protection.

The couple’s children do not automatically become princes or princesses because of a rule that has been in place since 1917 – unless the Queen steps in.

She said the remarks about skin color were made to Prince Harry and he relayed them to her.

Asked by Oprah whether there were concerns that her child would be “too brown” and that would be a problem, Meghan said: “If that is the assumption you are making, that is a pretty safe one.”

When pressed, the duchess refused to reveal who the individual was, saying: “I think that would be very damaging to them.”

Prince Harry also refused to give further details, saying: “That conversation, I am never going to share.”

“At the time it was awkward, I was a bit shocked,” he added.

Prince Harry, 36, said that none of his relatives spoke out in support of Meghan following the racism he said his wife faced from the media.

“No-one from my family ever said anything over those three years. That hurts,” Harry said.

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During the interview, the Royal Family were also accused of failing to protect the duke and duchess, with Meghan saying the situation “started to really worsen” after the couple married in May 2018.

Meghan was referencing rumors that she had made Kate Middleton cry during a disagreement about flower girl dresses – a story that prompted a flurry of tabloid stories.

She said the opposite happened. She added that Kate later apologized, bringing flowers and a note to make amends.

Joining Meghan and Oprah for the second half of the interview, Prince Harry talked about his relationship with the rest of his family.

He said his relationship with his grandmother, the Queen, was “really good” and that the two of them speak often.

However, his relationship with his father, Prince Charles, has suffered.

Prince Harry said that he feels “really let down” by his father. He added that he will always love him, but “there’s a lot of hurt that’s happened”.

He described his father and his brother as “trapped within the system” of the Royal Family.

“They don’t get to leave,” he added.

Of Prince William, he said they were on “different paths”.

Prince Harry also revealed that his family had cut him off financially at the beginning of last year, after the couple announced their intention to step back as senior royals.

The prince said deals with Netflix and Spotify were “never part of the plan” but they needed them to pay for security staff.

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In a teaser clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex had been asked how she felt about the palace hearing her “speak your truth today”.

She has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was “perpetuating falsehoods about us”.

Meghan also said: “If that comes with risk of losing things, I mean… there is a lot that has been lost already.”

Buckingham Palace is investigating claims Meghan Markle bullied royal staff.

The allegations of bullying leveled at Meghan were published after the interview with Oprah was recorded.

The interview with Oprah, which will air in the US on March 7 and in the UK on March 8, is expected to detail Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s short period as working royals together before they stepped down for a life in the US.

In the 30-second teaser clip released by CBS, Oprah Winfrey asks Meghan: “How do you feel about the palace hearing you speak your truth today?”

The duchess replies: “I don’t know how they could expect that, after all of this time, we would still just be silent if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020, and now live in California.

A report in the Times on March 3 claimed the duchess faced a complaint made in October 2018, while the duke and duchess were living at Kensington Palace after their marriage in May of that year.

A leaked email sent from a staff member, which was published by the newspaper, alleges that Meghan Markle drove two personal assistants out of the household. The report claims the duchess undermined the confidence of a third member of staff.

In a statement later, Buckingham Palace – which is responsible for the hiring of royal staff – said it was “clearly very concerned about allegations in the Times” and its HR team would look into the circumstances outlined in the article.

The statement said: “The Royal Household has had a Dignity at Work policy in place for a number of years and does not and will not tolerate bullying or harassment in the workplace.”

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Past and present royal employees are to be invited to speak in confidence about their experiences of working for Meghan Markle as part of the investigation.

The bullying allegations are denied by Meghan and Prince Harry.

A statement issued by Meghan Markle’s spokesman in response to the newspaper’s story said: “The duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma.

“She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good.”

Meghan and Prince Harry’s TV interview with Oprah will be aired on CBS in the US on the evening of Sunday, March 7.

CBS has said Meghan will be interviewed about “stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood” and “how she is handling life under intense public pressure”.

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According to recent reports, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West.

The reality star and the rapper have been married for almost seven years and have four children together.

The news was broken by celebrity news website TMZ after months of rumors of marital difficulties.

According to media reports, Kim Kardashian, 40, has requested joint legal and physical custody of their children. Neither has publicly commented.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are among the most recognizable stars in the world and are both hugely successful in their own right.

She first found fame in 2007 as the star of an E! Television reality series about her family. Keeping up with the Kardashians has remained hugely popular since, with its 21st and final series due to air in 2022.

Kim Kardashian has found success in many other areas of business, from mobile apps to make-up, and Forbes magazine estimates her personal wealth to be about $780 million.

Known for huge international hits like Gold Digger, Kanye West has been one of the biggest names in rap music for over 15 years. The Grammy-winning musician has also found success as a fashion designer.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were friends for years before they got together and the rapper first appeared on her family’s reality show in 2010.

Their first daughter, North, was born in June 2013.

Kanye West famously hired the San Francisco Giants’ baseball stadium and an orchestra to propose to Kim Kardashian in front of her family, and their show’s cameras, later that year.

The couple got married in Italy in May 2014 and a photograph of them kissing on their wedding day became, at the time, Instagram’s most liked post ever. By this point Kim Kardashian and her sisters had turned social media into an art form, with their online followings propelling their business success and fame ever further.

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Kim Kardashian gave birth to the couple’s first son, Saint West, in 2015. They went on to have two other children, Chicago and Psalm, through a surrogate after the reality star suffered from health complications during her previous pregnancies.

They have rarely been away from tabloid headlines since, most notably when Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.

In 2020, Kanye West unsuccessfully ran for president. During his campaign, a series of erratic public appearances and online postings by the musician sparked concern and led Kim Kardashian to speak out.

She said her husband had bipolar disorder, was a “brilliant but complicated person” and called for greater empathy surrounding his mental health from the public and the media.

Rumors of their divorce have been around for months amid speculation Kim Kardashian had hired well-known lawyer Laura Wasser.

Page Six reported the filing was imminent in January, claiming Kanye West spent the festive season away from the California-based family at his Wyoming ranch.

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Victims of a romance scam are tricked into ‘false’ relationships by criminals who want to steal their personal information or money. Typically, this crime is perpetrated by fraudsters who create fake profiles on dating sites. An obvious sign you’re being duped is if you perform a reverse image search of a picture on someone’s profile and it emerges to be someone else’s, or you run a background check only to find they gave you a fake name.

It’s not always this easy to expose a scammer. Romance and dating scams usually take place through dating apps, but criminals might also use email or social networks to find victims. Sometimes, they will even call the victim to introduce themselves, then move communication to another medium. By knowing the warning signs, you’ll learn how to avoid a romance scam.

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The Signs

Typically, scammers will pretend to be trusted people such as aid workers, military personnel, or professionals working remotely. Often, they claim to be working or traveling overseas. They will attempt to get close to people in a brief period of time, expressing powerful emotions for them in the process. They don’t have time to waste, after all. Suggesting to move communication to a private channel is typical of them. If you met them on a dating site, they’ll ask to move the relationship to IM, email, or phone.

Romance scammers will shower you with compliments, send gifts, share personal information, or otherwise attempt to provoke interest and gain trust. They might even pretend to book a flight so you can meet in person. Of course, you never actually end up seeing them.

Once they’ve succeeded in lowering your defenses, they’ll get to the point: asking for gifts, money, or bank account info, be it subtly or directly. They might ask you to send intimate photos or videos of yourself, which they’ll later use to blackmail you.

They’ll say they need the money for an emergency: being mugged, a failed business, or a loved one who needs surgery urgently. They want to visit you but don’t have enough money to buy a plane ticket or cover other travel expenses.

Expensive Gifts

Scammers sometimes send their victims mobile phones, laptops, or other valuable items “as a gift” but then ask them to resend these. They’ll always give a good reason why they need you to do this. Of course, it’s only an issue of concealing criminal activity. They might transfer money to your account and ask you to transfer it elsewhere or ask you to buy something expensive and send it to someone.

There’s no end to their tales, which could put Shahrazad herself to shame. By knowing the signs, you’ll be able to protect yourself. By running a background check, you might catch them red-handed. Be wary of people who ask a lot of personal questions and try to establish a bond fast. Don’t trust people who say things along the lines of, “I’ve never been so attracted to someone as I am to you.”

If you refuse to send them money, their calls or messages become more direct, persistent, or desperate. If you do send money, they keep asking for more. They always have an excuse for why they need more funds or why they can’t travel to meet you in real life.

Inconsistent Stories

Be alert to inconsistencies in stories and vague responses to personal questions. Watch for major spelling and grammar mistakes, especially if they claim to have a university degree or to be native speakers of English. Someone who was born in a country where English is the official language will know how to spell.

If their camera never works when you want a video call, it might mean they don’t want to be recognized. Be cautious about sharing videos or photos of yourself with a prospective partner, particularly if you haven’t met them in person. Tell friends or family where you’re going if you agree to meet.

Final Thoughts

You need to be extra careful because romance scams are on the rise during the pandemic. It appears their frequency will continue to increase in its wake.

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Demi Lovato has revealed she had three strokes and a heart attack after a drug overdose in 2018, and that doctors told her she had been minutes from death.

The 28-year-old pop star says in a new documentary trailer: “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”

Demi Lovato also told reporters she had been “left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that”.

Those effects include blurry vision that means she can’t drive and made reading difficult, she revealed.

Demi Lovato was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.

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In the trailer for her new YouTube documentary series Dancing With The Devil, Demi Lovato says: “I’ve had a lot of lives, like a cat. I’m on my ninth life.”

Speaking to journalists on February 17, the pop star revealed the lasting effects.

“I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,” she said.

“For a long time, I had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read a book, which was like two months later, because my vision was so blurry.”

Demi Lovato said she was releasing the documentary “to help people who have been on the same path as I have”, adding: “I wanted to set the record straight, and I wanted to reveal it all for my fans.”

She was a child actor on Barney and Friends and found wider fame on the Disney Channel as a teenager. She starred in its hugely popular Camp Rock film series before launching a successful solo music career.

Demi Lovato has released six studio albums and has appeared as a judge on the US version of The X Factor. Her hits include Sorry Not Sorry and Skyscraper.

The following month, she released a song titled Sober, in which she revealed: “I’m not sober any more.”

The overdose came weeks later.

Demi Lovato has been open about her struggles with mental health and addiction throughout her career.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child, a spokesperson for the couple has said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are preparing to welcome a brother or sister for their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, who turned one last May.

A spokesperson for the couple said they were “overjoyed”.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Queen Elizabeth, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family “are delighted and wish them well”.

Harry and Meghan shared a black and white picture of themselves under a tree, with the prince resting his hand on Meghan’s head as she cradles her bump.

Their second baby will be eighth in line to the throne.

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Meghan Markle’s due date has not been revealed, but her bump appeared prominent in the photograph.

The news comes after Meghan said in November that she had suffered a miscarriage last July, writing in an article of feeling “an almost unbearable grief”.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan said: “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”

The Valentine’s Day announcement comes just five days after the royal family celebrated the arrival of Princess Eugenie’s first child – a baby boy.

Harry and Meghan’s second child will be the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 10th or 11th great-grandchild depending on whether he or she arrives before or after Zara Tindall’s baby, which is also due in 2021.

They will follow the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Harry, and Archie Mountbatten-Windsor in the line of succession.

However, they will not be entitled, at this stage, to be an HRH nor a prince or a princess due to rules set out more than 100 years ago by George V.

The baby is entitled to be a Lord or a Lady.

Harry and Meghan married in May 2018 in a ceremony at Windsor Castle and then a year later welcomed their first child, Archie, who was born on May 6, 2019.

They quit their roles as senior working royals in March 2020, and now live in California.

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Asia Argento has accused The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen of assault.

The actress told Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera that Rob Cohen abused her and made her drink GHB, a drug associated with sex attacks.

A spokesperson for Rob Cohen called the actress’ claim “categorically false” and “bewildering”.

Asia Argento alleges the assault occurred while filming action movie xXx in 2002.

“At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed,” she told the Italian publication.

The accusations are also included in Asia Argento’s autobiography Anatomy of a Wild Heart, which will be published in her native Italy on January 26.

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The statement issued by Rob Cohen’s spokesperson described the pair as having “an excellent working relationship and Mr. Cohen considered her a friend, so this claim dating back to 2002 is bewildering”.

Asia Argento was one of the first to accuse convicted Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of assault in an interview in the New Yorker with Ronan Farrow back in 2017.

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Ariana Grande has announced her engagement to Dalton Gomez.

The singer posted several photos on her Instagram page, showing a pearl and diamond ring on her left hand.

She wrote: “Forever n then some.”

Ariana Grande, 27, has been dating real estate agent Dalton Gomez, also in his twenties, for just under a year.

They are currently living at Grande’s Los Angeles home, heeding California’s stay-at-home orders, reports say.

In late October, the singer released her sixth album, Positions, which went to the top of the US charts.

The titular lead single also gave her number ones on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Ariana Grande was previously engaged to comedian and actor Pete Davidson, but they called off their high-profile relationship two years ago.

In February this year, the singer was spotted by the press kissing Dalton Gomez at a restaurant in Los Angeles.

Then in May, they made their first public appearance together as a couple in the lockdown music video to Arian Grande and Justin Bieber’s collaboration, Stuck With U.

The following month, the couple then became Instagram official when she posted a picture of them in each other’s arms on to the social media platform.

Arian Gomez was raised in southern California and has been working in the luxury real estate market for five years, according to his bio on the AKG website.

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The outfit is very important as it helps represent ourselves. If you’re not an expert in picking the right clothes for cheap and combining them professionally, look no further. 

You will find something more than a recommendation on creating a budget and following it while opting for apparel in the post below. 

Shop Out of Season

It is one of the best recommendations for those who want to get high-quality clothes for cheap. It’s a well-known fact that most brands charge a lot for trendy and demanded clothes. However, not-demanded or past-season garments can be purchased cheaply.

Being an undergraduate, you can spend the saved money on getting academic writing assistance online. Consequently, you will get top-notch apparel and top-grade papers. 

Pick Color Scheme

All people have preferable colors. Narrow your search by picking clothes of colors you will enjoy every day. However, if you want to look trendy, you need to combine colors professionally. 

For instance, try not to combine blue and green or gray and brown apparel in your outfit. If you prefer neutral colors, feel free to purchase white, black, and gray clothes. All these colors can be perfectly combined. 

To discover how to create a garment color scheme, don’t hesitate to read a fashion blog post or follow trendy designers. 

Stick to Your Style

These days, there are tons of clothing styles. However, if you don’t have a vast budget, stick to your most preferable style. If you like classic clothes, purchase a few outfits that imply shoes, trousers, and shirts. 

In case you adore the sporty style, rather buy a new pair of sneakers than leather shoes that will be covered with dust in your wardrobe. 

Find Coupons Online

A lot of apparel companies and retail stores share coupons online. By applying them, you can buy clothes with a discount online. To not spend a lot of time searching for promotion codes, install a browser application that automatically finds promo codes.

If you’re a student, you can also get an extra discount. All that you need is to confirm your student ID and buy clothes cheap.

In case you’re a student who is short on time to opt for new clothes and wants someone to help you pass your papers until a deadline, follow this link – TopEssayServices.com. This site gathers trustworthy reviews on essay writing platforms. Therefore, you will easily pick the best one. 

Use Cashback Apps

If the applied discount cannot reduce the final price enough, try using cashback applications. Using them, you can purchase an item and get a particular amount of money returned, which will help you save some extra dollars. 

Avoid Spontaneous Purchases

A lot of shops drive clients to make spontaneous purchases. In most cases, making an impulsive buying, people purchase things they don’t need for a large price. It’s profitable for retailers, but not for consumers. 

If you want to keep your budget safe, always force yourself to wait before purchasing an item. 

During this time, you can learn more about the desired item and look for better deals. For instance, students who spend money wisely always examine new paper writing services, like PapersOwl, before ordering assignments online. To learn more about the mentioned service, check out PapersOwl reviews on the Internet. 

Also, delete shopping apps from your smartphone and unsubscribe from newsletters that spam you with new deals.

In case you still want to buy a particular garment after a few days, head to the shop and don’t forget about the money-saving tips above.

Don’t Forget about Outlets

An outlet store is a great option to purchase high-quality clothes for cheap. Outlets offer the ability to find trendy apparel with up to 70% discount. The clothes in these shops are original and new. Therefore, don’t be shy to visit some outlets in your area.  

Take Care of Clothes

In case you don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes, make them last longer. You shouldn’t leave your clothes outside, so they will not fade because of the sun’s rays. Also, don’t throw them on the ground. 

Wash your garment properly to keep it in good condition as long as possible. Don’t forget to read the labels. They will tell you how to wash, dry, and iron clothes. If lint-balls appear on your apparel, feel free to grab a razor and de-pill them.

Ask Friends To Help

Sometimes, it may be hard to pick an individual style by yourself. In such a case, ask your friend, who always has a trendy outfit, to help you. Consequently, your friend will help you pick the right clothes for you and share some fashion secrets. 

If your friend doesn’t have spare time for shopping due to a large number of assignments, tell him about Essay Pro, a paper-writing platform. By using the website, students can get an assignment done by professionals. However, don’t forget to examine the platform’s reviews before placing an order. 

Extra Hint

Sometimes, it may be hard to create an individual style by following recommendations and outfit samples. Therefore, don’t be shy to experiment by combining different styles.

For instance, SportChic is a very popular style which is a combination of classic and sporty clothes.

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There is perhaps nothing more infuriating when it comes to the posting of social media video output than when you find that it’s been either taken down or silenced. However the irritation related to this particular conundrum can actually be far worse.

You can find yourself in deep water if you have used music that is copyrighted, without permission of the relevant artist or production company, which could result in your social accounts being suspended or permanently removed.

Indeed there could even be the resultant possibility of legal action if it is found that his error was deliberate rather than accidental and as such it’s hugely important that you do all you can to avoid such repercussions.

Copyrighted music use requires a license and the cost of such a license can indeed be high, hence the marked rise in the services of royalty free music providers, the use of which will of course resolve any of the potential issues you could face in the long run.

Almost All Music Is Copyrighted

First off, almost all music is licensed in some manner and as such you should be incredibly careful when it comes to the use of it without permission, always err on the side of caution on this matter.

A good way, initially, to find out if a particular track is free for use was offered by YouTube up until recently, the tool they possessed gave you the option to search for a relevant song and to ascertain the copyrighted nature of that song, but they now no longer offer this.

Another way is to search via a search engine to find the relevant publisher of the song you wish to use, which in turn should lead you to the relevant department and the associated costs with the use, this is a time consuming option but perhaps the safest route.

The use of music for your own benefit, or even to a small audience in your own home, is completely acceptable and requires no license but the moment that music is used to back a video on a social media platform, then you will need to hold the relevant license, otherwise it’s a slippery slope.

There are some very rare examples of popular music being free of copyright, usually in the case of recordings that are more than 70 years old, but even then this is not always the case, proof that the minefield you have to navigate in this area is peppered with explosives.

Ignorance is No Excuse

Most sites, such as YouTube and Facebook, institute a copyright strike policy, meaning that repeated violations result in increased severity of punishment, on YouTube this punishment can indeed be even more severe and if found guilty of abusing the use for financial gain then a large fine or even a jail sentence are possible.

Partial use of a song, if copyrighted, will not absolve you of punishment, even a matter of seconds of use will invariably be picked up by the relevant social media network and it will be taken down and the punishment process will begin.

The Answer?

So, in many ways the question of how to know if a song is copyrighted is a fairly simple one to answer.

The best, and safest, way to avoid possible censure or punishment for unauthorized use of copyrighted music is to visit the plethora of royalty free music resources and find exactly what you are looking for, without the hassle of trying to adhere to tricky guidelines.


The music libraries offered by these services is vast, and in many ways the music available will go far beyond the reach of the music you may have heard, or stumbled upon, and then elected to use.

What is offered by these services is very much bespoke, in the sense that using the intuitive systems in place you can locate the ideal musical accompaniment to your video, rather than selecting a well-known song that you did not have permission for, which resulted in your entire social media channel being shut down forever.

The risk is not worth the reward, not least as you can achieve a far more cohesive social video content package when you personally select the right sound for your needs.

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Japan’s Crown Prince Fumihito said he “approves” of Princess Mako’s long-postponed plans to marry her university boyfriend, media reports say.

The crown prince’s daughter was originally set to wed non-royal Kei Komuro in 2018, a year after they announced their engagement.

The palace later denied the delay was linked to Kei Komuro’s mother’s rumored financial problems.

However, Prince Fumihito reiterated the money issues must be dealt with first, according to Kyodo news agency.

“In order for many people to be convinced and celebrate (the marriage), I have said it is important for the issue to be dealt with,” said Prince Fumihito, the younger brother of Emperor Naruhito and the first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne.

“From my point of view, I think they are not in a situation where many people are convinced and pleased (about their marriage),” Crown Prince Fumihito, also known as Crown Prince Akishino, added.

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Kei Komuro, who is currently completing further studies at Fordham University’s law school in New York, according to Kyodo, said last year his family had no financial difficulties.

He said the issue of an unpaid loan to his mother’s ex-fiancé had been settled. But the former fiancé told local media the issue was unresolved.

It is unclear when the couple, both 29, will hold their ceremony. Princess Mako, the eldest daughter of Prince Fumihito and Princess Kiko, will be stripped of her royal status upon marriage to Kei Komuro.

However, earlier this month Princess Mako expressed her strong resolve to go ahead with the wedding, local media said.

Crown Prince Fumihito has now also backed it.

“The constitution says marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both sexes. If that is what they really want, then I think that is something I need to respect as a parent,” he said, according to Kyodo, Japan’s leading news agency.

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According to recent reports, Prince William contracted Covid-19 earlier this year.

It is believed the Duke of Cambridge tested positive in April at a similar time to his father, Prince Charles.

According to the Sun, which first reported the story, Prince William, 38, kept his diagnosis private to avoid alarming the nation.

Kensington Palace, the office and home of Prince William, refused to comment officially.

According to the Sun, Prince William, second in line to the throne, did not tell anyone about his positive test result because “there were important things going on and I didn’t want to worry anyone”.

The prince was treated by palace doctors and followed government guidelines by isolating at the family home Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, the paper added.

He reportedly carried out 14 telephone and video call engagements during April.

Prince Charles contracted coronavirus in March and spent seven days self-isolating in Scotland after displaying mild symptoms.

At the time, the Duchess of Cornwall tested negative for the virus and self-isolated for 14 days.

Prince Chrles, 71, later said he “got away with it quite lightly”.

During his first public engagement after recovering from coronavirus, the Prince of Wales said he had not fully regained his sense of taste and smell.

In April, PM Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital after testing positive for the virus.

The prime minister was moved to intensive care and later thanked healthcare workers for saving his life, saying it “could have gone either way”.

News of Prince William’s diagnosis comes days before England is due to enter a second national lockdown, with four-week measures to start on November 5.

On November 1, the UK recorded another 23,254 confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 1,034,914.

Another 162 people were reported to have died within 28 days of a positive test. It brings the total number of UK deaths to 46,717.

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From first measuring the circumference of your chest where the band of the bra lies to measuring how far the flesh of your breasts protrude from the sternum, there are a lot of combinations of breast sizes to work with! For example, Victoria’s Secret alone carries forty-two bra sizes – and that is only 30AA to 40DDD, which in no way includes the needs of all bra wearers! To put it simply, our bodies are unique, from the color of our hair to the size and shape of our breasts, even if you cannot afford a boob job cost.

While body positivity and self-love are all the hype these days, not everyone has the strength to push through their insecurities. As a result, many go for cosmetic procedures. But what about those who cannot afford to have a breast lift, a breast implant, or a breast reduction surgery? The answer is simple: dress to compliment your body. While accepting our unique figure, we can also figure out the best style guide for ourselves by selecting the best bra for your breast shape!

There are many breast shapes out there, big, small, saggy, tuberous, asymmetrical. Whatever they are, there is always a piece of clothing that will look good on you.

Small Breasts

Small breasts are comfy, not only because they are lightweight, but you can also throw a basic tank top with nice accessories and turn heads. Small breasts also look sexy with a deep V neck t-shirt. The best bra for this type of breasts is push up bras, as they make them look larger if you ever need them.

Big Breasts

If your breasts are big and full, it might be hard for you to fit into fitted shirts. You can try dark colors to make your chest look smaller in size if you feel uncomfortable flaunting your big breasts. Oversize T-shirts and pullovers also look the best on you. Avoid wearing tops with too many details on the breast area as those details will draw more attention to your breasts. You can choose bras that will lift your breasts and draw them in. The best bra for such breasts is a plunge bra.

Saggy and Tuberous Breasts 

For saggy and tuberous breasts, there are many bras that will correct their shape and lift them. You can visit your local bra store and find the best bra for yourself with trial and error. The most common problem associated with this breast type is a lot of bras will gap at the top of the cup due to loss in breast tissue mass. A demi bra or balcony bra will work great to remedy this problem. You don’t like bras? You can also go nipple free! As long as you have the right bra on, you can dress up anyway you like.

Asymmetric Breasts

Since no one is perfectly symmetrical, essentially 100% of women have asymmetric breasts to some degree. However, when the difference in the size of the breasts is noticeable, the breasts are called asymmetric breasts. Getting measured for a bra when you have asymmetrical breasts can be quite tricky. Try finding a bra for the larger breast since it will wear more comfortably while still giving you room to adjust to the smaller breast. For the smaller breast, use small inserts or breast pads to add volume, so it is fully supported and gives the breasts an even look.

East-West

If your boobs are not closely packed, and your nipples point outward, away from the center of your body, then your breast type is East-West. To compliment your body, and shape your breasts, it is important to choose a bra that will draw your boobs in. Get a bra without any seams at the sides that could damage or chafe the sensitive nipples. Most commonly, a woman with an east-west bust should go for a comfortable moulded cup bra or a T-shirt bra.

Conclusion

Breasts are the most prominent feature of a woman’s body. Breasts add contour and convexity to the figure. However, breast shape and size is a touchy subject for women – Why? Whether it is small breasts or large, every woman feels insecure about the look of her breasts in one way or another. Regardless of appearance, everyone deserves to look and feel sexy, so it does not matter how your breasts look, as long as you put on the right outfit. So, find a comfortable and flattering bra which will make you feel both comfortable and confident! 

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A new metal statue to First Lady Melania Trump has been unveiled near her hometown in Slovenia.

The bronze statue replaces a wooden sculpture erected in 2019, which was set alight shortly afterwards by unknown arsonists.

Some described the original as a “disgrace” or a “Smurfette”, saying it did not look like Melania Trump.

The new one features a plaque dedicating the sculpture to “the eternal memory of a monument to Melania which stood at this location”.

The First Lady was born in Novo Mesto in 1970, but grew up in the town of Sevnica, when Slovenia was part of the Communist nation of Yugoslavia.

American artist Brad Downey commissioned the original piece and placed it outside Sevnica in 2019.

The sculpture carved out of a tree trunk by local chainsaw artisan Ales Zupevc and depicted Melania Trump in a blue coat like the one she wore to President Donald Trump’s inauguration, but bore only a loose resemblance to the First Lady.

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The wooden sculpture was set alight on 4th of July this year, but Brad Downey has since exhibited the burnt statue in Slovenia, saying it “represents a visual representation of political tensions that are erupting in my country”.

The new statue, made of bronze and revealed to the public on September 15, is a replica of the original.

Slovenian artist Marko Vivoda told AP: “We are here today because we put up again a statue of Melania to the place where it was burnt and to commemorate the statue that was set on fire.”

Since the election of President Trump in 2016, tourists have come to Sevnica to learn more about the First Lady’s origins.

Residents have brought out ranges of Melania-branded merchandise, including slippers, cakes, and Trump-like burgers with fly-away cheese “hair”.

A wooden statue of Donald Trump also appeared in Sevnica last year.

The nearly 26ft tall statue depicted him with a square head and jaw and was similarly controversial before also being burnt down by unknown culprits in January 2020.

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Whatever your personality is, silver bangles are one of the best ways to express who you are. With several styles to choose from, every woman is sure to find a piece that suits them. Bangles, unlike bracelets, are solid pieces with no flexibility that can be easily stacked on the arm to achieve a chic yet classy look. Most women will shy away from wearing silver bangles for fear that they will not pull it off, but with these simple tips, any woman can look stylish in silver bangles:-

Variety

Before any other tip, every woman should have a variety of bangles in their jewelry boxes. Given that bangles are cheaper compared to other jewelry, money should not be an excuse for not owning several pieces in different styles. Pick up different designs, colors, sizes, and materials which will allow you to play around and change your style over time.

The Bigger the Better

Silver bangles for women come in different sizes and designs. While you may want to play it safe by picking tiny minimal pieces, larger and chunkier sizes show a chic and bold woman. The piece may look larger than your wrist which makes it look delicate and sleek especially when worn on short or sleeveless tops. If you choose to go bold and pick the chunky silver bangle, consider how big it is before pairing it up with more pieces which could end up making it look messy and overdone.

Stack Up

Show off your charming spirit by stacking up several silver bangle pieces. You do not have to reach for other types of bangles or jewelry if you have a variety of silver bangles for women to play around with. Simply stack several identical pieces as you would with bracelets or mix up several sizes and styles with balance as you see fit for your look.

Mix and Match

Once again, investing in variety turns out to be a great idea. In this case, mix up your silver bangles with other metal designs such as gold and bronze or pick up pieces that have other colors or gems in them. If you are looking to appear mysteriously interesting, this should be on top of your styling hacks. Keep in mind the rules of color and temperature when playing mix and match with your silver bangles to pull off a perfect look. For example, while gold may look appealing when matched with red, silver bangles will look better if matched with pieces that are cooler such as pale pastel.

Consider the Occasion

Like other fashion choices, wearing silver bangles for women is highly influenced by the occasion. While your beautiful clanking stack of silver bangles may look very stylish at a party, the noise from your pieces will only draw scowls from your colleagues at work or in a meeting. On the other hand, one chunky piece will keep your feminine bold style intact at a formal event. To keep true to your love for silver bangles for women, invest in a variety to suit every occasion with ease and decorum.

Less is more

This might be confusing given the earlier tip to go big or even choose stacks. But you might need to keep this in mind if you are going to be a flawlessly stylish silver bangle queen. With unique designs, stacking too many silver bangles will definitely look too busy and overdone, taking away the essence from your pieces and do little in communicating what your style is. So, as much as you love all your pieces, keep it moderately chic.

What Next?

You now have all the top tips on how to style silver bangles for women to help you showing off your elegance. All that is left to do is build your collection with a variety, keep it moderate, bold and stylish regardless of the occasion.

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Spain’s ex-King Juan Carlos has reportedly arrived in the United Arab Emirates after leaving his home country amid a corruption investigation.

A photograph published by Spanish media group NIUS appears to show Juan Carlos arriving in Abu Dhabi.

The former king made the shock announcement on August 3 that he was leaving Spain.

He denies any wrongdoing and has said he would be available if prosecutors needed to interview him.

Juan Carlos’ departure has sparked a huge debate in Spain about the monarchy and intense speculation about where the former king has gone.

Local reports said the former king had traveled to the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean or to Spain’s neighbor, Portugal.

However, there are now reports Juan Carlos is occupying an entire floor at Abu Dhabi’s five-star Emirates Palace hotel. He was reportedly close with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

As yet however his location remains unconfirmed. Spain’s royal family and government have so far declined to comment on his whereabouts.

Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014 after close to 40 years in power and handed power to his son Felipe.

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The king’s decision to give up the throne came after a corruption investigation involving his daughter’s husband and a controversial elephant hunting trip the monarch took during Spain’s financial crisis.

The controversies however did not stop there. In June this year, Spain’s Supreme Court launched an investigation into Juan Carlos’s alleged involvement in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia, after the ex-king lost his immunity from prosecution following his abdication.

On August 3, Juan Carlos announced he was now leaving his home country in a letter to his son.

He wrote: “Guided by the conviction to best serve the people of Spain, its institutions, and you as king, I inform you of my decision at this time to leave Spain.”

Juan Carlos said he made the decision “in the face of the public repercussions that certain past events in my private life are generating” and in the hope of allowing his son to carry out his functions as king with “tranquility”.

A statement said King Felipe VI had conveyed “his heartfelt respect and gratitude” to his father for this decision.

Juan Carlos’ departure has sparked a fresh debate about the role of the Spanish monarchy and the corruption allegations against the former king.

Catalonia’s parliament – which is controlled by separatist parties who seek independence from Spain – voted in a non-binding motion on August 7 to condemn the monarchy after the ex-king’s departure.

Regional president Quim Torra told lawmakers: “Neither Spaniards nor Catalans deserve such a loud and ridiculous scandal on an international scale.”

There have also been demonstrations calling for Spain to become a republic again.

Spain last removed its monarchy in 1931 before a devastating civil war which ended with the victory of dictator Francisco Franco in 1939.

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Lawyers for Ed Bosarge want a mysterious group they call the “friends of Marie” and “Marie’s minions” to stop helping her in her search for justice in a Harris County courtroom.

Billionaire Bosarge has been accused of fraudulently moving up to $2.3 billion into secretive South Dakota trusts to hide from his wife of thirty years, Marie, and leaving her in financial ruin.

Court documents show Ed Bosarge has paid more than a million to his team of high-priced and that he has spent more than a million dollars to his much younger Russian girlfriend and her family, paying for expensive clothing, jewelry and cosmetics.

Court documents show that Marie is asking 312th District Court Judge Chip Wells to prohibit Ed Bosarge from spending any more community property money on his girlfriend and other third parties.

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Marie Bosarge is unable to afford the legal fight at all after their 30-year marriage. She owes nearly half a million dollars to lawyers and hundreds of thousands more on property taxes she can’t pay on the house she isn’t allowed to sell. She has asked Judge Chip Wells to allow her to sell the house and use some of the money to finance her case.

“I want what’s fair. It’s my money too, you know. That’s what’s so frustrating. We earned that money together while we’ve been married,” Marie Bosarge said.

Ed Bosarge’s use of the South Dakota trusts has exposed a curious tax haven right here in the United States.

Marie’s fight hit a roadblock in South Dakota after lower courts denied her right to get into the secretive trusts. But did she stand a chance with who her attorney was?

Patrick Goetzinger is a lawyer who sits on the Governor’s Trust Task Force and is the registered agent of the South Dakota Trust Association. He is credited with setting up the rules that Marie is having to fight. Why would a guy like Goetzinger help undo the work he spent the last 20 plus years creating?

The planned jury trial is delayed by the COVID pandemic but is sure to be one of the largest divorces to ever play out in Houston courts. Lawyers for Ed Bosarge want the “minions” to stop interfering in the divorce case because they say the negative publicity will mess with the prospective jury pool.

A hearing to discuss the behavior of the minions is set for Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:30 PM in the 312th District Court.

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Trends come and go like the wind. To stay on top of what’s trendy in today’s world, you’ll need to be in the loop of the changes taking place in the fashion industry. The contemporary, fresh look lasts a few weeks before the next fashion statement becomes mainstream.

If you’re looking to never run out of style inspiration for your wardrobe, you’ll need reliable sources of world fashion.

Best places to get your next fashion inspiration

Here are ten places to go to if you’re seeking inspiration for your next look.

1. Pinterest

Pinterest offers a great way to browse through pictures of the newest fashion trends from around the world. You can pin your favorites to your board to review later on, or you could follow boards of popular fashion blogs that may contain something to inspire your outfits.

2. Vogue

The infamous fashion magazine is one of the front runners of world fashion. Their magazines provide you with instant insight into what the modern look is for any and every occasion.

You don’t need to subscribe to their magazine. Their website provides the most informative content related to all things fashion. You’ll find the newest trends as well as tips and tricks to set up your style.

3. Fashion Industry Events

Every year, the fashion industry organizes fashion weeks for every type of season, at iconic locations. These fashion weeks are where the world’s leading fashion designers and brands showcase their innovations and stylistic creations to the world media and buyers.

The new styles of clothing are exhibited on runways, where famous models showcase the new products. These runway events are streamed on the mainstream media too.

4. Lookbook.nu

Lookbook is a youth culture website that tailors to the needs of all things fashion. This is where content from models, designers, and photographers combine to let users curate their own outfit ideas.

5. Movies and TV Shows

While current showbiz content does inform you about what wardrobe directors for movie making companies think is currently trendy, movies from the older generations can also refresh your looks with a classic, throwback touch.

Instagram – Sources of style inspiration on Instagram

People seek most of their fashion inspiration from Instagram since it’s so accessible and convenient. Fashion blogs and influencers offer a multitude of perspectives to modern-day style. It is also a good idea to create and run your own fashion blog to share your style ideas with the world. You can garner a huge following using organic Instagram promotion services, such as https://www.simplygram.com/ to get you started.

Let’s take a look at the Instagram accounts you can get your style inspirations.

6. OOTD Magazine – @ootdmagazine

OOTD stands for ‘outfit of the day,’ which explains why this is one account you should be following. The page features many types of streetwear combinations that you could use to tune up your wardrobe.

7. American Style – @americanstyle

Think glamourous, think American! This account is perfect for viewing photos of elite streetwear ideas. It has a huge following too.

8. body_fitness_fashion – @body_fitness_fashion

For the people that workout and mostly dress in activewear, this page can give you some pretty innovative ideas to suit your lifestyle.

9. Lucy Williams – @lucywilliams02

A fashion, beauty, and travel blogger who puts the thrill and adventure in her aesthetic.

10. Eleanor Calder – @eleanorj92

If you’re seeking a more bougie aesthetic for your look, let Eleanor guide you with her drip montage.

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Golden Age star Olivia de Havilland has died at the age of 104.

Her career spanned more than 50 years and almost 50 feature movies, and she was the last surviving star from Gone with the Wind (1939).

Gone with the Wind earned her one of her five Oscar nominations.

Olivia de Havilland, who had lived in Paris since 1960, was central in taking down Hollywood’s studio system, giving actors better contracts.

The actress also had a tempestuous relationship with her sister, fellow Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine.

At the time of her death, Olivia de Havilland was the oldest living performer to have won an Oscar. She died on July 25 of natural causes at her home in the French capital, her publicist said.

Olivia Mary de Havilland was born in Tokyo in 1916 and soon moved to California with her family.

She made her breakthrough in Captain Blood, opposite Errol Flynn, and the pair developed an immediate chemistry.

Olivia de Havilland was then cast in the role of Melanie in David O Selznick’s epic adaptation of the Margaret Mitchell novel, Gone with the Wind.

She lost the best supporting actress Oscar to Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy in the movie.

However, she did win a Best Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in To Each His Own, and then a second for The Heiress in 1949.

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Olivia de Havilland also famously turned down the role of Blanche DuBois in the 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. Vivien Leigh won an Oscar for the role.

The actress continued to act until the late 1980s, winning a Golden Globe in 1986 for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.

Off screen, Olivia de Havilland took on the studios at a time when they had complete control over their stars.

Backed by the Screen Actors Guild, she took Warner Brothers to court in 1943 when it added time to her original contract as a penalty for turning down roles.

The California Supreme Court ruled in her favor in what became known as the De Havilland Law, which loosened the grip studios had on their actors.

Much has been made of Olivia de Havilland’s feud with her sister. The pair reportedly had a difficult relationship from childhood. It was exacerbated by them both being nominated for Best Actress in 1942, with Joan Fontaine winning out.

Olivia de Havilland was also reportedly angered by Joan Fontaine’s comments about her new husband, Marcus Goodrich, whom de Havilland married in 1946. And there was also disagreement over medical treatment for their mother in 1975. Joan Fontaine died in 2013.