Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been invited to speak at Glastonbury

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been invited to speak at Glastonbury


And now we want tickets more than anything.

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You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, especially in recent months. The US Democratic politician was made Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district in January this year but the millennial is nothing like her predecessors.

The activist known best by her initials, AOC, wears Zara, serves up razor-sharp comebacks and until recently worked in a bar while launching her campaign. Oh and did we mention that she’s 29 years old?

Yes, AOC is one huge breath of fresh air, and with a political system in desperate need of a shake up – she couldn’t have come at a better time.

It seems that her influence is so strong in fact that she has been asked to perform at Glastonbury festival this summer.

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If AOC does choose to perform, she will be following in the footsteps of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who she is known to get along with, tweeting about him earlier this year after sharing a phonecall:

‘It was an honour to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, Jeremy Corbyn! Also honoured to share a great hope in the peace, prosperity + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race + identity both at home & abroad’.

With Jeremy being the last politician to perform at Glastonbury, we’re sure he’ll give AOC some pointers.

Congratulations to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez!

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Meghan Markle blogged about Kate Middleton before meeting Prince Harry

Meghan Markle blogged about Kate Middleton before meeting Prince Harry


Wait, what?

Meghan Markle is one of the most talked about women in the world, becoming Duchess of Sussex just under a year ago, and now expecting a royal baby any day.

Meghan has had a seamless transition into becoming a royal, from her regal fashion looks (Meghan Markle effect) to her feminist speeches and handwritten notes.

But it turns out however that it’s a role she has been preparing for her whole life.

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Yes, a recently unearthed post from Meghan’s now defunct blog, The Tig, showed that Meghan blogged about Kate Middleton and being a princess before even meeting Prince Harry.

‘Little girls dream of being princesses. I, for one, was all about She-Ra, Princess of Power,’ Meghan wrote in the 2014 post. ‘For those of you unfamiliar with the ’80s cartoon reference, She-Ra is the twin sister of He-Man, and a sword-wielding royal rebel known for her strength. We’re definitely not talking about Cinderella here.’

She continued: ‘Grown women seem to retain this childhood fantasy. Just look at the pomp and circumstance surrounding the royal wedding and endless conversation about Princess Kate.’

It looks like Meghan was destined to be a royal and she and Kate were destined to be friends.

Well there we have it.

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Angelina Jolie has now officially dropped Brad Pitt’s name

Angelina Jolie has now officially dropped Brad Pitt’s name


Here’s what we know…

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Despite filing for divorce three years ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s separation has been a messy one, with the couple finally announced to be single this week after choosing to ‘bifurcate’ their marriage.

The move allows both parties to have a ‘single’ status while continuing with divorce proceedings, rather than remain to be legally bound as they have been these past three years.

But it seems that even ‘bifurcating’ their marriage has turned messy, with a brief filed by Brad Pitt’s lawyer reporting that Angelina asked Brad to wait a week after he put forward the idea of bifurcating. She then apparently filed to bifurcate herself, according to Brad’s lawyer ‘to create the impression that she, not [Brad], wanted to bifurcate.’

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It has been reported that the reason behind the bifurcation is simply to ‘emotionally move on’, something that was confirmed this week as Angelina Jolie took another step to end their marriage, dropping Brad Pitt’s last name and returning to ‘Jolie’.

While Angelina Jolie currently looks after the children, Brad will eventually get 50-50 joint custody and it is thought that their six children will keep their hyphenated last names.

Well, that has been a long time coming.

We will continue to update this story.

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Did Prince Charles just accidentally reveal Meghan Markle’s due date?

Did Prince Charles just accidentally reveal Meghan Markle’s due date?


Wait, what??

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Words by Maisie Bovingdon 

Meghan Markle has set tongues wagging over her due date and when we can expect the royal baby to arrive.

Some believe she has already gone into labour, especially after her Suits dad recently jetted to London, but we will continue to question their every move because the Duchess of Sussex has insisted she will not publicly announce the arrival of her little one in the traditional way outside the Lindo wing.

Cue Prince Charles.  Prince Harry’s dad has seemingly hinted to Meghan’s due date and we are losing our minds!

Charles announced he and Duchess Camilla will be jetting off to Germany at the very start of May.

As part of their upcoming trip the duo will embark on a three-day tour across Berlin, Leipzig and Munich before heading back home to the UK.

The couple will be jetting off on May 7, royalcentral.co.uk reported.

This has led people to believe the royal baby will be here within the next three weeks, as the public insist Charles will not leave the country when his daughter-in-law goes into labour, and his grandchild arrives.

Charles and Meghan have a very special bond, with the pair often gushing over one another, with the proof of their strong relationship evident at the royal wedding last year, which saw Charles walk Meghan down the aisle on her wedding day in the absence of her biological father Thomas Markle.

It makes sense therefore that he would want to be nearby.

The countdown is on…

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas learnt a HUGE wedding lesson from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas learnt a HUGE wedding lesson from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra


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Joe Jonas and his fiancée Sophie Turner have taken major wedding tips from Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, who tied the knot in a very extravagant string of weddings last year – if you missed it, where were you?

The Game of Thrones actress and her singer beau have vowed to stock up on the alcohol for their French wedding, because it ran out at Nick’s ceremony.

Speaking on the Zach Sang Show, the Cake By The Ocean singer said: ‘I mean, we are getting married in France, so a lot of Coors Light is necessary.

‘Not hard, really, to get that, but we needed to make sure that was going to happen.’

Nick explained the blip from his marital ceremony, he said: ‘We learned a lesson from my wedding.  Our friends drink a lot of beer, specifically, and we ran out of beer at the wedding, at my wedding, which was a big issue.’

Although Joe and Sophie have confirmed where they are tying the knot, they have yet to divulge WHEN they will be walking down the aisle.

Although the pair have previously hinted it will be a summer ceremony.

We officially can’t wait for this one!

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Did you spot these celebrity cameos in Game Of Thrones?

Did you spot these celebrity cameos in Game Of Thrones?


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Words by Maisie Bovingdon

Game of Thrones has FINALLY returned for its final series, with the first episode premiering this weekend, but in all the excitement you may have missed out on some vital celebrity cameos.

We have been going absolutely crazy over this eighth season, with some flocking to medieval Air BnBs to pretend they are in the HBO series, while others will be chomping down on GoT inspired Easter eggs this weekend while watching the second episode.

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Some eagle-eyed viewers have paid extra attention they noticed a new face grace Westeros on Sunday’s episode. But did you notice this?

Rob McElhenney made his cameo in the first episode.  The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creator was seen on Euron Greyjoy’s ship, but was tragically killed off when an arrow was shot through his eye.

But Rob was not the only cameo, as Martin Starr from Silicon Valley also made an appearance.

Rob and Martin join a long list of A-listers to join actresses Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke on set, as Ed Sheeran, Sigur Ros, as well as Coldplay band member Will Champion and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol.

We wonder who will appear in the next episode?

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Will the Royal family break tradition this Easter?

Will the Royal family break tradition this Easter?


Pregnant Meghan Markle isn’t the only one who could throw a spanner in the works

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Words by Maisie Bovingdon

The Royal family could celebrate Easter very differently to previous years this weekend, and there are a number of reasons why.

The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and wife Duchess Camilla, as well as Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle usually attend an Easter service at St. George’s chapel in Windsor, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wed last year, on Easter Sunday.

In the run up to the religious festivities the monarch will visit numerous cathedrals around the country as part of her Maundy Money tradition, which sees the Queen hand coins out to 80 men and women.

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However, this year the Queen’s ACTUAL birthday, 21 April, falls on Easter Sunday.  Could this throw a huge spanner in the works?

Although Liz officially marks her special day on the second Saturday in June, known as Trooping The Colour, will she plan a party for this weekend?

The monarch isn’t the only one due a birthday bash, as Kate and Will’s youngest baby Prince Louis will celebrate his first birthday on 23 April, just one day after Easter Monday – but will he mark the milestone in advance on this weekend?

But another issue could throw royal customs into disarray – the royal baby.

Meghan is due to give birth to her first baby with Prince Harry any time now, and while they have yet to confirm their attendance at the church service this weekend, it is assumed they may opt out of the gathering.

It’s a busy month to be a royal!

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Wait, is Meghan Markle secretly running this Instagram page?

Wait, is Meghan Markle secretly running this Instagram page?


She can’t keep away from The Gram…

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Words by Maisie Bovingdon

Meghan Markle sent excitement across social media as she returned to Instagram, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announcing a new professional page for just for the two of them, Sussex Royal.

The couple – who are expecting their first baby together, although they’ve had us questioning if they’ve welcomed their little one already – were originally part of the Kensington Royal page but branched out at the start of this month, breaking major records as they racked up almost 5 million followers in days.

But now people are talking about the new account for a different reason.

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While most royal pages are run by staff, it is thought that the former Suits actress is actually the one behind the Sussex Royal account, and has apparently even been writing captions for each post.

How do we know? There are a few subtle hints that appear to give the game away.

The Americanisms in the text is a big clue and another is the currency, with the account seeming to opt for the dollar sign over the pound symbol.

In their latest post the pair thank supporters for donating to charities instead of giving gifts as part of their baby shower.

But the text included dollar signs instead of pound signs, as well as words such as ‘diapers’ instead of nappies, ‘cribs’, as well as ‘backpacks’ in replace of ‘rucksacks’.

We know Meghan is a fan of social media, and previously had her own Instagram page, as well as her own lifestyle site, The Tig, although all traces of these online platforms have since been deleted, so maybe this is her outlet?

We certainly hope so.

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Donald Trump’s ‘disrespectful’ tribute to Paris during the Notre Dame Fire has not gone down well

Donald Trump’s ‘disrespectful’ tribute to Paris during the Notre Dame Fire has not gone down well


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Donald Trump never fails to be controversial, and from his greeting the Queen with a handshake to making friends with Putin, the past year has been no exception.

Trump’s real weak point seems to be tributes, with the 72-year-old’s attempts never failing to cause offence.

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Last year he complained that he ‘didn’t get a thank you’ after Senator John McCain’s state funeral, and he marked the death of Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, by announcing that she had worked for him on many occasions.

This week however it was Paris that fell victim to a Donald Trump tribute, following the news that one of France’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral, had caught fire.

The 850-year-old building is still standing, with the main structure and two bell towers reportedly saved, but its iconic spire and roof has collapsed, causing irreparable damage.

World leaders flocked in to pay their respects. ‘My heart goes out to Paris’, announced Hillary Clinton, while Barack Obama called the landmark ‘one of the world’s greatest treasures’.

Donald Trump however took a different approach, giving some advice.

‘So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,’ he tweeted. ‘Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!’

Yes, Donald Trump actually gave the fire fighters advice, and to say it went down badly would be a huge understatement.

‘Hundreds of firemen of the Paris Fire Brigade are doing everything they can to bring the terrible #NotreDame fire under control,’ the French civil security and crisis management account later tweeted. ‘All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral.’

Donald Trump responded: ‘God bless the people of France’.

Our thoughts are with the people of France.

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Here’s why Ivanka and Melania Trump get along according to their family

Here’s why Ivanka and Melania Trump get along according to their family


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Donald Trump has been making controversial decisions left, right and centre, and no one is remotely surprised.

But who often bears the brunt of it? First Lady Melania Trump and his daughter and political advisor, Ivanka Trump, who repeatedly support the president’s policies when quite frankly, they really should be questioning them.

Popularity-wise, both women have suffered a blow, with Melania’s controversial fashion choices making continuous news and Ivanka even admitting to exercising in the dark to hide from haters.

But how do the two women get along? There has long been speculation of a ‘complicated relationship’ between them, but according to Donald’s ex wife and Ivanka’s mother, Ivana, the two women get along ‘fine’.

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In a profile of Ivanka for The Atlantic, her mother weighed in, explaining how there was no bad blood between step-daughter and step-mother Ivanka and Melania, for the simple reason that the current FLOTUS had nothing to do with Donald and Ivana’s split.

‘She likes her fine, because she didn’t cause me to break up the marriage like the other one — I don’t even want to pronounce her name,’ Ivana explained, referring to Marla Maples, Donald’s second wife and Tiffany Trump’s mother, who Donald had an affair with whilst married to Ivana.

A spokesperson for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, also weighed in on Melania and Ivanka’s relationship, telling The Atlantic that the two women ‘always shared a close relationship and still do today.’

Well, that’s that.

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