Lady Gaga has officially announced her split from fiancé Christian Carino

Lady Gaga has officially announced her split from fiancé Christian Carino


No, we’re not crying. YOU’RE crying.

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Lady Gaga has been one of the most talked-about women in the world this year, winning big at award season for her leading role and songwriting in A Star Is Born.

With just over a week until the Academy Awards 2019, people are wondering whether Gaga will add a Leading Actress Oscar to her collection, but it was’t award season or even her hilarious reaction to her tattoo typo that made the singer a talking point this week.

Instead, Gaga made news for a heartbreaking reason.

There has been speculation that Gaga had split from fiancé Christian Carino after the singer was spotted at the Grammys without her engagement ring, but until now neither Gaga nor Christian had shed any light on the news.

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Confirming the break up yesterday, Lady Gaga’s reps told PEOPLE: ‘It just didn’t work out. Relationships sometimes end. There’s no long dramatic story.’

The former couple confirmed their engagement in October, when the singer thanked her ‘fiancé Christian’ during her speech at Elle‘s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration.

Luckily for Gaga, she’s keeping busy, with this Sunday’s Oscars seeing her nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Song for her work on A Star Is Born.

Our thoughts are with Lady Gaga and Christian Carino!

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Why William and Kate won’t be working this week

Why William and Kate won’t be working this week


For a very sweet reason

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Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided to take a week off from royal duties, and they’ve timed it so that they can spend time with their children during the school holidays.

It’s half term this week, meaning that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be enjoying a week off from school and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are making the most of it by taking some time off to make the most of the break.

Prince George is currently in year one at Thomas’s Battersea, where he is learning everything from history to ballet, and Princess Charlotte is in her final year at Willcocks Nursery.

It has been reported that the couple will take a break from royal business and may leave Kensington Palace, instead heading to Amner Hall in Norfolk with their three young children. It’s a getaway favourite for the family, who also chose to have their most recent Christmas card shoot on the country grounds.

However, they could also opt for a more adventurous break. Back in 2016, the family flew to the French Alps for a skiing holiday and we were treated to some ridiculously cute snaps of them all wrapped up in the snow.

Hopefully we get some more adorable pictures, whatever they decide to do!

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Here’s why the internet is divided over Malia Obama’s secret Facebook account

Here’s why the internet is divided over Malia Obama’s secret Facebook account


From how it started to Twitter reactions…

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The Obamas are one of the most talked-about families in the world, and from Michelle taking to the stage at the Grammys to Barack releasing his memoir, they never fail to make viral news – even after leaving the White House.

It was their 20-year-old daughter Malia who made waves this week however, as her secret Facebook account was revealed.

And while a secret Facebook page is no big surprise, with high profile figures like Prince Harry and Princess Beatrice having also had under the radar social media profiles in the past, it’s what was on her page that divided the internet.

While one post of her drinking wine caused a bit of a stir, it was a seemingly anti-Trump message that made the most news.

The post in question was a picture of post-it notes, featuring the messages: ‘Donald Trump is President’, ’This is not normal’ and ‘Don’t be complacent’, a message that was commented on by Former VP Joe Biden’s 20-year-old granddaughter who reportedly wrote: ‘Never saw this. I like it.’

While everyone is entitled to their own opinions (and privacy), this post has exploded online, dividing Twitter, with some accusing the former first daughter of sending an ‘inappropriate’ message.

And while Malia has faced a lot of backlash, there were plenty of people coming to the former first daughter’s defence.

‘Let me get this straight: Malia Obama is studying at Harvard and in a private setting, articulated her distrust and fear of a man who has spent years saying racist, xenophobic, hateful things about her father and the country she loves,’ tweeted Charlotte Clymer.

Zack Bernstein agreed, going on to reference the backlash against her seen to be drinking alcohol from her Facebook page, posting: ’The same people mad at Malia Obama for drinking wine and wearing a bathing suit at age 20 are the same people who excuse Brett Kavanaugh for drinking beer and assaulting a woman at age 17’

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton also shared her thoughts on the matter, stepping in to defend the 20-year-old.

‘Malia Obama is a private citizen,’ she posted. ‘No part of her life should be anyone’s click bate.’

The page that doesn’t appear to have been updated since 2017

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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85

Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85


Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

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It has been reported that iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85, with a report from French magazine Closer breaking the news.

The news of his death comes after weeks of ill health, with Karl – the artistic director of Chanel – missing his catwalk bow at the end of the most recent Chanel Couture Show in Paris.

‘Mr Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him,’  a statement announced following his absence.

It was then announced this morning that the designer – who presided over the House of Chanel for three decades – had died this morning in Paris.

While he is best known for his work with Chanel, becoming Creative Director in 1983, he is also just as celebrated for his work with Fendi, not to mention of course, his signature label.

It is undoubtedly a very sad day for the fashion community and high profile figures are coming out in force to pay their respects to the icon.

‘Karl, I cannot tell you how much you meant to me and how much I will miss you,’ Diane Kruger posted about the icon. ‘I will never forget your kindness towards me, your laughs, your imagination. I came to France to see you this week and introduce you to my daughter…I’m heartbroken I was too late Rest In Peace. I adore you.’

Our thoughts are with Karl’s friends and family.

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This is the one person Harry and Meghan will rely on through the birth of their child

This is the one person Harry and Meghan will rely on through the birth of their child


Here’s everything you need to know…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, with the news of their future arrival only adding fuel to the fire.

The royal baby is set to arrive this Spring, with members of the public hedging their bets on an April due date.

But who will be chosen as god parentsWhat will the royals call their future arrival? And just how millennial are Harry and Meghan going with their nursery decor? There are just so many questions.

While preparing to welcome a baby can be stressful work, it looks like the royals are in good hands, with their Interim Private Secretary Samantha Cohen staying with the Sussexes to to help out until their birth.

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It was announced last year that Samantha, who has worked for the royal household for 17 years, was leaving, one in a series of departures around Meghan, but according to one source, her role with Harry and Meghan was never a permanent one.

‘Sam was always going to be an interim private secretary until the Duke and Duchess found a permanent one,’ a source reportedly told Vanity Fair.

‘Samantha the Panther’ as she is known by in royal circles has reportedly agreed to stay on with the couple until after the royal baby’s birth – something they are said to be thrilled about.

‘Sam gets on well with Meghan and Harry,’ the source continued. ‘She has agreed to stay on and help them until after they have had the baby and found a full time replacement private secretary so that the hand over will be completely seamless.’

Thank goodness!

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It looks like Meghan Markle is returning to the big screen

It looks like Meghan Markle is returning to the big screen


Shut the (palace) front door!

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The world shed a tear when Meghan Markle stepped away from her acting career, but thanks to media company Artists Rights Distribution, we are seeing the Duchess of Sussex return to the big screen.

Yes, this is not a drill.

The LA-based company has managed to pick up the North American rights for 2011’s The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down, written and created by Paul Sapiano and featuring a pre-royal Meghan as party girl character Dana.

So, what’s the story? The film centres on a night of partying in Los Angeles. The characters offer tips and tricks on how to navigate the night without fully ruining your life. With tongue-in-cheek advice on subjects like approaching potential hook-ups and which substances shouldn’t be mixed, it’s safe to say that this isn’t Suits.

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HRH on Suits. Meghan joined the cast of USA Network show, Suits on July 2011 playing Rachel Zane. Miss Markle has given an interview about her job on Suits. “I see Rachel as such a good friend, and when you play a character you love, it's so much easier.” She was on the show for 7 years and decided to leave after her engagement to Prince Harry. This was her last acting job before her marriage. She has also said that “I root for her (Rachel Zane); I'm almost like a fan. If I wasn't on the show, I would really love this show, because each of the characters are like someone you know. Rachel is like the ultimate best friend—who has a closet that I always borrow things from in my personal life.” Meghan was also very good friends with some of her coworkers and even ended up inviting them to her wedding on May 19, 2018 in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. She was especially good friends with Rick Hoffman, Patrick J. Adams, Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht. ____________________________________________ #meghanmarkle #meghanmarklefans #meghanmarklestyle #meghanmarklefashion #princeharry #theroyals #royals #royalty #theroyalfamily #royalfamily #britishroyalfamily #thebritishroyalfamily #windsor #sussex #dukeofsussex #duchessofsussex #dukeandduchessofsussex #dukeandduchess #meghanandharry #harryandmeghan #princeharryandmeghan #rachelzane #suits #meghanmarklesuits #abc

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Despite rumours of its release, it was made a long time ago, with Meghan actually landing her role as Rachel Zane on Suits after filming the project that also features Max Greenfield (New Girl) and Adam Pally (Happy Endings).

Artists Rights Distribution is reportedly looking to distribute the film internationally at the ongoing European Film Market in Berlin, so fingers-crossed we see the re-release before the year is out. Considering, the last movie she appeared in was Dater’s Handbook in 2016; The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down will be received with a warm welcome.

We officially cannot wait!

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Meghan and Harry are reportedly planning to send their child to an American school

Meghan and Harry are reportedly planning to send their child to an American school


This is why

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking forward to welcoming their first child in the Spring. Meghan let it slip that she is expecting to give birth in April, and while the couple has been very open with the public and the media about details of their pregnancy, they have been tight-lipped when it comes to revealing the gender.

With all eyes on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it’s no wonder that people are already speculating about what school the royal baby will attend when the time comes.

According to The Times, Harry and Meghan are ‘looking’ at American schools as an alternative to the usual royal route, Eton.

Although Kensington Palace has not released an official statement – and are unlikely to, considering their first child won’t even be born until April – E! has suggested that their little one will attend and American school based in the UK.

A source told the news outlet that the ‘want a more diverse education for their child’ and that Meghan is ‘keen for her child to be fully aware of his or her American heritage.’

Apparently, the couple is interested in ACS Egham International School in Egham, Surry, which offers an American curriculum to students aged 4 to 18. It’s also very close to their new home, Frogmore Cottage, so it would make the school run pretty seamless. However, they could choose to follow in Kate and William’s footsteps by moving back to London when their firstborn is old enough to go to school, and there are plenty of options in the city, including the American School in St John’s Wood.

If they do choose to sent their child to ACS, the private school charges between £10,870 and £25,360 per year, dependant on the student’s age.

Considering that Meghan and Harry have ripped up the royal rule book on several occasions, it wouldn’t be surprising if they chose to do things a little differently.

They’ve got plenty of time to decide, though, given that it’s at least four years away.

For now, let’s just look forward to welcoming Baby Sussex, shall we?

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Donald Trump thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize and the internet is face-palming

Donald Trump thinks he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize and the internet is face-palming


Wait, WHAT?

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Donald Trump is one of the most talked-about people in the world, with his DT quotes making us all face-palm on the regular.

The president of the United States never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake and making friends with Putin to him getting trolled by JK Rowling and his controversial tribute to the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin (claiming she worked for him on multiple occasions), the past year has been no exception.

In the past month alone, he made news for making a very sexist joke at his wife’s expense, not to mention the revelations that he spent $10,000 on make up for his inauguration and that he photoshops his hands to make them look bigger.

This week however he made news for a reported nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize – and we don’t know what to do.

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According to Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has nominated him for ‘a thing called a Nobel Peace Prize’ (yes, really), writing a ‘beautiful letter’ about his opening a dialogue with North Korea.

‘I like him a lot and he likes me a lot,’ the President said of Mr Abe in a White House press conference on Friday, going on to explain his help in relieving Japan of the fears of North Korea launching missiles over their territory.

‘Now, all of a sudden, they feel good,’ Trump explained. ‘They feel safe. I did that’.

Going on to insist how former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama ‘couldn’t have done that’, he announced: ‘I’ll never get it, but that’s OK. They gave it to Obama. He didn’t even know what he got it for’.

The Japanese government has not yet confirmed the President’s  claims and the Prime Minister’s Office was reportedly not able to comment.

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Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing

Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing


Here’s everything to know…

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Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox never fail to make news, from their double dates to their mini Friends reunions, with the most recent taking place at Jen’s 50th birthday party.

This week however the onscreen (and real life) BFFs made news for the wrong reasons as their plane was forced to make a terrifying emergency landing.

The pair were travelling to Mexico on Friday aboard a private jet to see in Jen’s birthday in Cabo San Lucas, joined by their inner circle, including Screenwriter Molly Kimmel and actress Amanda Anka.

A mechanical issue however reportedly happened during take off, relating to one of the tyres on the landing gear.

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The jet was forced to make an emergency landing in California’s Ontario International Airport, with USA Today reporting that the 2pm landing was ’slightly shaky but successful’.

The plane had to circle the area for approximately three hours before they could land safely, in order to burn off enough fuel, according to Fox11, and the airport is reported to have been shut down specifically.

All 12 passengers onboard have been reported safe and Jen’s birthday group is said to have boarded a bigger plane to make it to their destination.

We hope they have a relaxing holiday after all that drama!

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just recalled their fears of having a newborn

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just recalled their fears of having a newborn


And it’s so relatable

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The Cambridges are one of the most talked-about families in the world, but while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the most time in front of the cameras, it’s their children that really steal the limelight.

From Princess Charlotte’s signature sass and Prince George’s cheeky grin to the recent update on Prince Louis being a fast crawler, the three miniature royals are growing up in front of us, with Kate and Wills never missing an opportunity to give us all an update.

This week was no exception, as the couple made multiple royal visits to mental health organisations. But it wasn’t actually their children they were opening up about, rather the stresses that come along with being a first time parent.

Attending a Future Dad’s session, Prince William opened up about becoming a father for the first time and the ‘fear of having a newborn baby,’ something that everyone related to.

‘The fear of having a newborn baby, that’s very vulnerable and that’s what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking what do I do? And that’s the thing isn’t it? It’s very daunting of how tiny they are when they first arrive,’ the Prince reportedly told the room of expectant fathers.

He continued: ‘They are so fragile and everything’s so tiny, their little fingers and toes, you do feel like if you move them around too much they’re going to break almost but they don’t!’

And he wasn’t alone, with Kate Middleton also opening up about being a parent and the stresses that come with it at a Mental Health in Education conference this week, announcing: ‘I was very naive myself as a parent of really just how important particularly the early years are for children’s futures.’

Well, we think they’re doing an excellent job.

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