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Pre-term babies less likely to form relations

<p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Premature babies are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations or experience parenthood as adults than those who go full term, new research shows.</span></p> <div class="copy"> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">That’s likely due, at least in part, to pre-term birth being associated with being more often withdrawn and shy, socially excluded and less willing to take risks in adolescence, says a team from the UK’s University of Warwick. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">As such, they add, more needs to be done in schools and by parents to encourage social interactions when young.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">Their meta-analysis of data from up to 4.4 million adult participants shows that those born preterm (before 37 weeks’ gestations) are 28% less likely to be in a romantic relationship, 22% less likely to become parents, and 2.3 times less likely to ever have a sexual partner.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">The situation appears even worse for those born very (&lt;32 weeks) or extremely preterm (&lt;28 weeks). Those in the latter category are 3.2 times less likely to ever having sexual relations, for example.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">On the upside, the meta-analysis suggests the where adults born pre-terms do have friends or partners, the quality of those relationships is at least as good as for full-term adults.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">“The finding that adults who were born pre-term are less likely to have a partner, to have sex and become parents does not appear to be explained by a higher rate of disability,” says lead researcher Marina Goulart de Mendonça, from Warwick’s Department of Psychology. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">“Rather pre-term born children have been previously found to have poorer social interactions in childhood that make it harder for them to master social transitions such as finding a partner, which in turn is proven to boost your wellbeing.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: inherit;">The study’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.6961" target="_blank">findings</a> are published in the journal <em>JAMA Network Open</em>. </span></p> <!-- Start of tracking content syndication. Please do not remove this section as it allows us to keep track of republished articles --> <img id="cosmos-post-tracker" style="opacity: 0; height: 1px!important; width: 1px!important; border: 0!important; position: absolute!important; z-index: -1!important;" src="https://syndication.cosmosmagazine.com/?id=25931&amp;title=Pre-term+babies+less+likely+to+form+relations" alt="" width="1" height="1" /> <!-- End of tracking content syndication --></div> <div id="contributors"> <p><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://cosmosmagazine.com/health/body-and-mind/pre-term-babies-less-likely-to-later-form-relationships/" target="_blank">This article</a> was originally published on <a rel="noopener" href="https://cosmosmagazine.com" target="_blank">Cosmos Magazine</a> and was written by <a rel="noopener" href="https://cosmosmagazine.com/contributor/nick-carne" target="_blank">Nick Carne</a>. Nick Carne is the editor of Cosmos Online and editorial manager for The Royal Institution of Australia.</em></p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p> </div>

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Succession star’s secret backyard wedding

<p>Australian actress Sarah Snook has revealed she married comedian Dave Lawson in a secret ceremony last year. </p> <p>The 33-year-old <em>Succession</em> star told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/succession-sarah-snook/news-story/681fdf0ac48b0aad26af57b0f9becdd0" target="_blank">Vogue Australia</a> that the pair started living together as friends at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. </p> <p><span>"At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love," she said.</span></p> <p><span>"We've been friends since 2014, lived together, travelled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic."</span></p> <p><span>Snook continued, "We've just never been single at the same time."</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CVGwelchKms/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CVGwelchKms/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Sarah admitted that she was the one who proposed to Dave, before they tied in the knot in her Brooklyn backyard surrounded by her housemates and <em>Succession</em> co-star Aussie Ash Zukerman — who also played witness.</span></p> <p><span>"It's been a ride," Sarah added. "There's so much heartache and sadness in the world, but on a micro personal level, I've been very fortunate.</span></p> <p><span>"There's a really lovely grace in that without the pandemic, we might not have ended up together so quickly."</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CVHZguTvZ1l/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CVHZguTvZ1l/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>Sarah plays the character of Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy in HBO's hit drama <em>Succession</em>, with season three premiering on Binge on October 18th. </span></p> <p><span>Despite playing a tough character on screen, Sarah's personality reflects her Adelaide upbringing and trademark Aussie wit. </span></p> <p><span>Her career defining role in Succession has been one that brought many challenges, but Sarah also meticulously chooses her work. </span></p> <p><span>“I always feel like I’ve played by choice and good fortune, interesting, complex, strong and a good diversity of women, in terms of their characters." </span></p> <p><span>"They often have a strength and they’re not pushovers, but there’s usually been a redeeming softness that they’re protecting. And Shiv has that as well, but her defense of that softness is so different from who I am as a person.”</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Getty Images / Instagram @sarah_snook</em></p>

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Sean Penn's Aussie wife files for divorce after just one year

<p dir="ltr">Actor Sean Penn’s Australian wife has filed for divorce after just one year of marriage. Leila George, whose father is American actor Vincent D’Onofrio, married Penn in a Zoom wedding in July 2020. The actress filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.</p> <p dir="ltr">Penn told late night talk show host Seth Meyers that he and George, 29, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony attended only by Penn’s two children and George’s brother, with a county commissioner officiating over Zoom. Though the couple made their red carpet debut in 2016, a close friend told<span> </span><em>People<span> </span></em>that they had reunited early in 2020 after an on and off romance.</p> <p dir="ltr">"They got together and then they broke up, and Sean won her back," the source told<em><span> </span>People.<span> </span></em>"He realised he had made a mistake and when he felt he might lose her, he worked hard to get her back."</p> <p dir="ltr">This is the third time Penn, 61, has been divorced. He was previously married to Robin Wright from 1996 to 2010, and he shares two children with her: daughter Dylan, 29, and son Hopper Jack, 26. Prior to that, he was married to Madonna from 1985 to 1989.</p> <p dir="ltr">George, whose full name is Leila George D’Onofrio, is the American-Australian daughter of<span> </span><em>Law and Order: Criminal Intent<span> </span></em>actor Vincent D’Onofrio and Italian-Australian actress Greta Scacchi. She studied at the Sydney Film School and started out in Hollywood as a camera operator before trying her hand at acting. Since then, she’s appeared in several films, including Mortal Engines, The Long Home, and Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?</p> <p dir="ltr">In an interview with<span> </span><em>W Magazine,<span> </span></em>George said of her decision to pursue acting, "Growing up, I'd sit on my mum's sets or my dad's sets for hours and hours and not get bored.</p> <p dir="ltr">"That's always where I wanted to be."</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images</em></p>

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How tall and who pays: Woman’s list of first-date demands sparks debate

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A woman’s list of requirements for men to follow on their first dates has sparked a fierce debate on TikTok, with not everyone approving of her demands.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brooke Miccio, a podcast host and YouTuber, </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@brookemiccio/video/7012772540468825350?lang=en&amp;is_copy_url=1&amp;is_from_webapp=v1" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">shared</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> her extensive list of first date rules on the platform, with some including height, who pays for the date, and when she will arrive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I have the routine down now so here are my rules,” Miccio says in the clip.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img style="width: 278.8732394366197px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844883/https___prodstatic9net-23.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e44c60852c7848d6b53bab0e922bdea4" /></span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @brookemiccio / TikTok</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The “seasoned pro at first dates” included one rule about height that is less to do with her date’s actual stature and more to do with if they lied about it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m going to wear heels to see if you’re lying about your height because every man on every dating app adds a few inches, which is fine but I am 5’7” so it’s just embarrassing if I show up in two-inch heels and we’re the same height,” she says.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Like you’re lying about something, so just be honest.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One of Miccio’s other rules states that she will arrive three to five minutes late, as she says she finds it “awkward” to wait for her date to show up.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She also prefers to have drinks rather than food, with the date running for a maximum of two-and-a-half hours, and that the man should pay for the date.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you’re courting a woman, the guy has to pay. I’m going to offer, obviously, but it’s a test,” she says in the video.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her final two rules include wanting her date to text her asking whether she got home safely, and that they have fun on the date.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’re just going to have fun,” she says. “Let’s have a good time.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While some viewers agreed with her rules, especially checking whether she got home safe, others thought it was too much.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Ok hear me out, I’m the same way but I think it’s okay to let go of the rules and be a little more open-minded,” one user commented.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This just doesn’t sound fun at all … dating is hard. </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">🥺”, another lamented.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @brookemiccio / Instagram</span></em></p>

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“The most Dad thing ever”: Husband tapes over wedding video

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A man has been </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://honey.nine.com.au/latest/husband-tapes-over-wedding-video-with-episode-of-cops-tiktok-video/7603ab60-1b97-4a7e-bab4-01c6c1a5f242" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">caught out</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> after his wife discovered that their wedding video had been taped over.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a video shared on TikTok, the couple’s daughter captured the moment her mother realised what her husband had done, as the footage of the wedding cuts to a scene from the TV show </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cops</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844738/cops1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/149cff9a12c546c489f24071bce2984a" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @romijessmaya / TikTok</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">To add insult to injury, the daughter shared that her mother had wanted to re-watch the wedding footage in celebration of a significant milestone.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary and my mom wanted to watch the tape but my dad taped COPS over it,” user </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tiktok.com/@romijessmaya?is_copy_url=1&amp;is_from_webapp=v1" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">@romijessmaya</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> captioned the clip.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The video then pans over to the husband cringing on the couch and covering his face.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 270.4918032786885px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844739/https___prodstatic9net-22.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e872c07099e74d1f80377c65602f4140" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @romijessmaya / TikTok</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though the father and daughter saw the humorous side to the situation, his wife appeared unamused and was left feeling “upset”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The video has been viewed more than 14 million times on the platform and received a mix of responses.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some commented on the hilarity of the situation, with one user writing, “This is the most Dad thing I’ve ever witnessed”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Imagine how nervous he got when your mum said she wanted to watch their wedding video knowing he had taped cops over it,” another said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A third person shared a similar story of their own, admitting that their father had taped over footage of his wedding with an episode of </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Power Rangers</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @romijessmaya / TikTok</span></em></p>

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Paul McCartney shares rare photo for John Lennon’s 81st birthday

<p dir="ltr">Paul McCartney posted a rarely seen photo featuring himself and John Lennon for what would have been Lennon’s 81st birthday over the weekend.</p> <p dir="ltr">The black and white photo is of the iconic songwriting duo holding their guitars under their chins, as if they were violins, and is accompanied by the caption, “Happy Birthday thoughts for John - Paul”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUzVPQ8M7vN/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUzVPQ8M7vN/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Lennon shared his birthday with his son, Sean, and Yoko Ono posted a message for the pair on her own Instagram over the weekend, writing, “Happy Birthday John! Happy Birthday Sean! I love you! yoko”. Sean turned 46 over the weekend.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUzvmglgPuM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUzvmglgPuM/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Yoko Ono (@yokoono)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Drummer Ringo Starr shared lyrics from Lennon's most famous solo single, 'Imagine', last week, as well as a photo of the cover of The Beatles' final album,<span> </span><em>Let It Be,<span> </span></em>accompanied by the caption, 'Why hunger'.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUoOapUJwMV/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); 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font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUqCLXBpEFe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Ringo Starr (@ringostarrmusic)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Lennon was shot and murdered by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40, in the archway of the Dakota in New York City. Yoko Ono took to Twitter on the 40th anniversary of his death last year to remember him, writing, "The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience.<br />After 40 years, Sean, Julian and I still miss him.<br />'Imagine all the people living life in peace.'<br />Yoko Ono Lennon<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/enoughisenough?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#enoughisenough</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/peace?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#peace</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/guncontrolnow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#guncontrolnow</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gunviolence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gunviolence</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nra?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#nra</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/guns?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#guns</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gunsafety?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#gunsafety</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/firearms?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#firearms</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/endgunviolence?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#endgunviolence</a> <a href="https://t.co/TsHWuCdu2Y">pic.twitter.com/TsHWuCdu2Y</a></p> — Yoko Ono ☁️ (@yokoono) <a href="https://twitter.com/yokoono/status/1336308015465689088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 8, 2020</a></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">In a candid <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/oct/10/it-was-john-who-wanted-a-divorce-mccartney-sets-the-record-straight-on-beatles-split" target="_blank">interview set to air later this month</a>, Paul McCartney finally sets the record straight on The Beatles’ break up, clarifying that it was Lennon who “wanted a divorce”, not him. “I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny.”</p> <p dir="ltr">McCartney describes it as the most difficult period of his life, and says he would have happily continued making music with The Beatles if not for John’s desire to “break loose”. He agreed with the assertion that the band’s musical journey could have been much longer, saying, “It could have been. The point of it really was that John was making a new life with Yoko. John had always wanted to sort of break loose from society because, you know, he was brought up by his Aunt Mimi, who was quite repressive, so he was always looking to break loose.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images</em></p>

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“I think she was taken aback”: Rami Malek’s surprising chat with Kate Middleton

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Oscar-winning actor Rami Malek claims he caught Kate Middleton “off-guard” during one of their brief conversations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 40-year-old actor appeared on </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://youtu.be/DsZC0ugWdr0" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jimmy Kimmel Live</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on Wednesday following the premiere of </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">No Time to Die</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in which he appeared as Bond’s adversary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sharing that he crossed paths with the Duchess of Cambridge at the London premiere, Malek revealed that it was an earlier encounter at the 2019 BAFTA Awards that had an impact.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I just looked at Princess Kate at one point and said, ‘This must be exhausting’,” he </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/rami-malek-says-he-caught-kate-middleton-offguard-with-one-question/news-story/8a4e9e45f2d9076f00bb8e91416f1329" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">recalled</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“She said, ‘Why?’ and I said, ‘You just had a baby right?’. I think she was taken aback. She said, ‘How are you doing?’ and I said, ‘No, how are you?’.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> “And in the most regal, elegant way, she’s like well, you know, gave me a look, but you can tell. Imagine, dressed to the nines, you have to talk to all these actors.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The conversation took place 10 months after Kate gave birth to Prince Louis, her and Prince William’s third child.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was so cool, because I think I caught her off-guard for a second and [she] had that look of, in the most elegant, professional, royal way, ‘Yes, it’s a lot having a kid,” he added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Actor Daniel Craig also had some kind words with Kate at the London premiere of his final James Bond film.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You look jolly lovely!” he told her, as she graced the red carpet with a glittering gold gown.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though Craig is unsure as to who will be taking on the spy next, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and Henry Cavill are believed to be the top candidates.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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EXCLUSIVE: Masterchef’s Sarah Todd shares impact of her mum’s breast cancer diagnosis

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/breast-cancer" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">one in seven</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Australian </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">women receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, many of us know someone who has been affected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After her mum was diagnosed with the disease on her 50th birthday, celebrity chef and MasterChef alumni </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/sarahtodd/?hl=en" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah Todd</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> found out firsthand how the diagnosis can turn the lives of individuals and their families upside down.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844710/sarah-todd1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e1edef836a8f4d8b8b75be19a9577334" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah and her mum at the Australian Open. Image: Supplied</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since then, Sarah has become passionate about raising awareness and funds for breast cancer clinical trials.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She has also partnered with Breast Cancer Trials to encourage Aussies to raise money to help develop treatments and cures for the disease.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah sat down with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">OverSixty</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to chat about her mum’s diagnosis, her passion for cancer research, and how others can get involved.</span></p> <p><strong>O60: Your passion for research into breast cancer clinical trials comes from your own experience after your mum was diagnosed thirteen years ago. Could you tell us a bit more about that time and how that passion came about?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer, there was no hesitation in starting her treatment. It was Mum's positive mindset combined with the specialised treatment she received that assisted her recovery. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It is not until you or someone you love must fight for their life that you realise how vital the Breast Cancer Trials are. I am incredibly grateful, and it is through these trials, new treatments are developed to improve recovery rates.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844711/sarah-todd2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dd12b61cdd4340b1b07ff0009f2fa3c0" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sarah’s mum and aunty. Image: Supplied</span></em></p> <p><strong>O60: What are your hopes for breast cancer research in the next ten years?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Through breast cancer research, I hope that the incidence of breast cancer will decrease to the extent that the focus will be on prevention strategies. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After seeing someone battle through chemotherapy, I hope that treatment will become less invasive. </span></p> <p><strong>O60: You have teamed up with the Breast Cancer Trials ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, can you tell us a bit about how people can get involved?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Depending on your excitement levels, you can either get involved by rolling up your sleeves and taking part in the 3 course challenge or you can simply donate to any of the participants.</span></p> <p><strong>O60: The 3 Course Challenge is all about getting people cooking and raising money, what is your go-to recipe for when friends and family are coming over?</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">There is nothing quite like the flavours and aromas of Indian cuisine. At least once a week, you will find a fish curry simmering away in my kitchen. I will be sharing this recipe with the 3 Course Challenge participants. Once they learn how easy this fragrant, light, flavoursome curry is, it will become a regular in their household as well.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUCGZonhdlG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUCGZonhdlG/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by SARAH TODD (@sarahtodd)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.3coursechallenge.com.au/main-homepage" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">3 Course Challenge</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">, hosted by the Breast Cancer Trials, is encouraging food lovers to get cooking - or support other cooks - to raise funds for research in breast cancer treatments.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The challenge runs from August until November and calls on foodies to whip up a three-course Indian meal.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Those who raise more than $150 will get a chance to learn how to make three delicious courses from Sarah Todd over livestream.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Supplied</span></em></p>

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Andy Murray finds stolen wedding ring after issuing plea on social media

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tennis legend Andy Murray took to Instagram on Thursday to issue an unusual plea: help finding his missing wedding ring. According to the video, Murray had left his tennis shoes outside to air them out, and naturally, his wedding ring was tied to his shoes as he can’t wear it when he’s playing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Last night after dinner here in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn’t smell great,” he said. “I’d left my tennis shoes in there. It’s been like 38-39 degrees so the shoes are damp, sweaty and smelly.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I decided when I got back to the hotel that the shoes needed some air, I needed to dry them out a little bit. I have no balcony in my room and didn’t want to leave them in my room because it would stink the room out. “So I thought I’m going to leave the shoes underneath the car to get some air to them and dry them out overnight.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUt3I1jMnCS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUt3I1jMnCS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Andy Murray (@andymurray)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Unfortunately, when he got back to the car, the shoes were gone. “I had to go to a local pro shop to buy different shoes to what I normally wear — different brand and everything — which isn’t the end of the world but obviously not ideal.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It wasn’t until later, when his physio pointed out his wedding ring was missing, that Murray realised something far more valuable had been lost. “Needless to say I’m in the bad books at home so I want to try and find it,” he said. “If anyone can share this or may have any clue where it may be, it would be very helpful so I can try get it back.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fortunately, the saga has a happy ending. Murray posted an update on Thursday afternoon, letting his followers know that the shoes and the ring had been found. He thanked his fans for sharing the story, and explained that after making a few calls and chatting to hotel security, the incredibly smelly shoes and the ring were both returned to him.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvmTIzoVM7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvmTIzoVM7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Andy Murray (@andymurray)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“They still absolutely stink, but the shoes are back, the wedding ring is back, and I’m back in the good books. Let’s go!”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Murray is in California for the Indian Wells tournament, with Murray set to play France’s Adrian Mannarino in his first round match on Saturday.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Andy Murray/Instagram</span></em></p>

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Bride asks guest to pay for second piece of wedding cake

<p>One newlywed couple have taken their wedding budget to an extreme length with an unusual request. </p> <p>A guest at the couple's wedding has an exchange with the couple to Reddit, in which the couple sent CCTV footage from their reception celebrations along with a request. </p> <p>"Hey, so we were looking at the CCTV and saw that you had two pieces of the wedding cake," the message reads. </p> <p><span>"We announced that each guest must pay per slice and noticed that you had only paid for the one. Can you please send the £3.66 (AUD $6.82) asap."</span></p> <p><span>The wedding guest shared a screenshot of the messages to Reddit, captioning the post, "I paid for the first slice after it was announced on the day we'd be helping to pay for their cake!!"</span></p> <p><span>"Apparently didn't count for the second."</span></p> <p><span><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844554/wedding-cake.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/efe87f0608c949a1b9d44e33bc3ede18" /></span></p> <p><em>Image credit: Reddit</em></p> <p><span>While many thought the request was a joke, the wedding guest took to Reddit's Wedding Shaming thread to confirm that the newlyweds were serious. </span></p> <p><span>The post has racked up almost 1,000 comments, with many agreeing it's very unusual for wedding guests to be charged for cake by the slice. </span></p> <p><span>"Tell them to take you to small claims court," suggests one. </span></p> <p><span>Others made the same joke, one responding, "Very, very small claims" and another adding, "Tiny claims court".</span></p> <p><span>"Dunno what the law is in the UK but in the US this amount is so small that it wouldn't even be granted a hearing," explains another Reddit user.</span></p> <p><span>Many commenters also pointed out that the couple would have taken time out of their honeymoon to realise the small sum was missing. </span></p> <p><span>"They reviewed the tape???" says one.</span></p> <p><span>Another jokes, "No, honey, we can't go down to the beach yet. We still have to watch the hours of cake footage and cross-reference each person's appearance with the contents of the payment box and all the Square app receipts. Do you have the spreadsheet open?"</span></p> <p><span>Another comments, "Love to spend my first precious days as a newlywed reviewing CCTV to see which of my loved ones I can shake down for £3.66."</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Shutterstock / Reddit</em></p>

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“The court was wrong”: James Spears speaks out on conservatorship decision

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After his immediate suspension from conservatorship of his daughter, Britney Spears, Jamie Spears has since issued a statement via his attorney, Vivan Thoreen on Thursday.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Mr Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditionally,” the statement said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“For thirteen years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father. THis started with agreeing to serve as her conservator when she voluntarily entered into the conservatorship. This included helping her revive her career and re-establish a relationship with her children.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required. For Mr Spears, this also meant biting his tongue and not responding to all the false, speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on him by certain members of the public, media, or more recently, Britney’s own attorney.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“These facts make the outcome of yesterday’s hearing all the more disappointing, and frankly, a loss for Britney.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The statement goes on to point out that Mr Spears “took the initiative” in petitioning to terminate the conservatorship and claims that the court was wrong to suspend him and replace him with “a stranger”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Judge Brenda Penny ruled that Mr Spears would no longer serve as the conservator of his daughter’s estate and immediately removed him from control of her finances.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I believe that the suspension is in the best interest of the conservatee,” Penny said. “The current situation is untenable.”</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUbMCJKsRbJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="14"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUbMCJKsRbJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the days following the court’s decision, Ms Spears and her fiance Sam Asghari shared pictures from their celebratory trip to a tropical paradise.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A hearing has been set for November 12 to determine whether the conservatorship will be ended.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: britneyspears / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Australia's new golden couple?

<p>After being spotted looking cosy, Olympic superstars Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers are rumoured to be dating. </p> <p><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/emma-mckeon-and-kyle-chalmers-australian-swimmings-new-golden-couple/news-story/b034ca1f084444dfd71b087a0e064a60" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph</a> reported that the swimming pair were seen looking smitten with each other while attending an induction session after the Olympic swimming trials in June. </p> <p>Both Emma and Kyle were seen in Naples last week as part of the <span>International Swimming League where both are on the London Roar team, with Luke as the co-captain. </span></p> <p><span>The pair are two of the most influential names in Australian sport, with both Emma and Kyle coming out on top at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. </span></p> <p><span>Following her incredible show in the pool at Tokyo, Emma became <a rel="noopener" href="https://oversixty.com.au/news/news/emma-mckeon-shines-on-australia-s-best-ever-day-in-olympic-history-very-very-special" target="_blank">Australia's most decorated Olympian</a> ever, with her seven medals bringing up her career total to 11 Olympic awards.</span></p> <p><span>The 27-year-old blitzed her competition, winning gold in the 50m freestyle, 100m free, 4x100 women’s medley and freestyle relays, and bronze in the 100m butterfly, 4x100m mixed medley relay and 4x200m freestyle relay.</span></p> <p>Kyle went on to win a silver medal in the 100m freestyle, when he was unable to defend his 2016 gold position in the race by a small margin. </p> <p><span>He also won bronze in the men’s 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle races, including breaking the individual 100m world record</span></p> <p><span>Following their hotel quarantine, Emma and Kyle headed to Europe which churned the rumour mill, as they giggled and flirted their way through a London Roar podcast last week, speaking of plans to remain in Europe for the remainder of the season.</span></p> <p><span>The romance reportedly began after Kyle split with fellow Aussie swim star Madison Wilson, who was McKeon’s relay partner at the Olympics, having dated since 2015.</span></p> <p><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p>

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How to use the 5 love languages, according to therapists

<p>Your love language isn’t English, Italian, German, Portuguese, or any other verbal language you can learn in school. The term refers to the ways in which people give and receive love in their lives.</p> <p>Although this includes romantic love, it may also affect how we prefer to give and receive love in friendships and other relationships too.</p> <p>They can also shed light on your personal habits or behaviour that might not seem to be linked to love languages or relationships at all.</p> <p>For example, a viral TikTok pointed out that your love language could be linked to self-destructive habits.</p> <p>If your preferred love language is words of affirmation, you might be prone to negative self-talk, or if your love language is gifts, you may tend to over-spend.</p> <p>That’s just one of the many ways people might use love languages to learn more about relationships and their own mental health.</p> <p>Not sure what your love language is? Here’s what you need to know about the five love languages, including love language examples, how to determine yours, and other insights and relationship advice from therapists.</p> <p><strong>The history of the five love languages</strong></p> <p>The love language concept comes from the book <em>The 5 Love Languages</em> by Gary Chapman, which was first published in 1992.</p> <p>In it, he describes the most common ways that people communicate love, based on his experience in marriage counselling and linguistics.</p> <p>Everyone has a different idea of how to express love to those around them, explains Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist.</p> <p>The trick is avoiding language barriers when your love language differs from that of your partner, family, or friend.</p> <p>Couples need to find balance and harmony given their respective styles and differences to make sure they speak the language of love, says Jane Greer, a marriage and family therapist and author of several books, including <em>What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship.</em></p> <p><strong>What are the five love languages?</strong></p> <p><em><strong>Acts of service</strong></em></p> <p>“Some of us prefer to express our appreciation through various acts of service, like running errands for our partners,” Hafeez says.</p> <p>This love language essentially refers to the things loved ones do for each other to make their lives easier.</p> <p><em><strong>Gifts</strong></em> </p> <p>Giving or receiving gifts is a somewhat straightforward love language. People value the thought and effort that goes into the gift-giving process.</p> <p>“People who speak this language cherish the gift and the time and thought put into the gift,” Hafeez adds.</p> <p><em><strong>Physical touch</strong></em></p> <p>Physical signs of affection, like hugging, kissing, holding hands, cuddling, and having sex, are ways to connect and communicate appreciation for those who prefer this love language.</p> <p>“The love language physical touch includes those who require physical attention to express and know that they are loved,” Hafeez says.</p> <p><em><strong>Quality time</strong></em></p> <p>Those who identify with this love language prioritize spending attentive time with their partner or loved one.</p> <p>People who rely on quality time to express their passion need undivided attention from their loved ones instead of a simple “I love you,” according to Hafeez.</p> <p>Speaking this love language may look like identifying a favourite activity to do together, acknowledging it, and doing it together.</p> <p><em><strong>Words of affirmation</strong></em></p> <p>People who prefer this love language value verbal and/or written communication and acknowledgment.</p> <p>Those who speak this language prefer to express and receive their love through spoken words, rather than just spending time together, per Hafeez.</p> <p><strong>What is my love language?</strong></p> <p>Determining your love language requires looking at how you prefer to express and receive love. Hafeez notes that you can identify with more than one.</p> <p>“Not everyone has just one way that they like to show their appreciation,” she says. “It’s common to have a combination of the five.”</p> <p>Paul Hokemeyer, a clinical and consulting psychotherapist and author of <em>Fragile Power: Why Having Everything Is Never Enough</em> adds that not only is it possible to have more than one love language, but it’s also beneficial.</p> <p>“Humans are dynamic and multidimensional. We change and grow over time,” he says. “As such, we need to be able to communicate in a host of languages. The ability to do so opens up our lives and our hearts and enables us to have rich and meaningful lives.”</p> <p>And, no, one language isn’t “better” than another.</p> <p>“I think to make a judgment over which is better or not is to ultimately limit the way love is conveyed, shared, and expressed,” Greer says.</p> <p><strong>The pros of love languages</strong></p> <p><span>Hafeez says that knowing each other’s love languages can be very helpful for both parties while in a relationship. </span></p> <p><span>Hokemeyer agrees, saying the concept of love languages is brilliant. Here’s how they may help:</span></p> <p><em><strong>Deepen understanding</strong></em></p> <p>Rather than question whether you’re meeting your partner’s needs, discuss love languages to get a deep understanding of what they need, recommends Hafeez.</p> <p>“Knowing how to communicate and express your love eliminates miscommunication in the relationship,” she says.</p> <p>Greer adds that another benefit is that love languages help your partner appreciate what’s important to you, what you consider loving, and what you appreciate.</p> <p><em><strong>Improve communication </strong></em></p> <p>People can form better relationships with more communication if they know how to express and receive love, according to Hafeez.</p> <p>For example, if someone knows they need words of affirmation to feel loved, they can communicate that to their partner, making the relationship much healthier.</p> <p><em><strong>Simplify love</strong></em></p> <p>Love languages give people a concrete way to think about how to give and receive love in a meaningful way, according to Hokemeyer.</p> <p>“They provide us with language to talk about what can be a very abstract feeling,” he says. This helps people manage the raft of consuming negative feelings when we intuitively know the relationship isn’t right.</p> <p><em><strong>Build the relationship</strong></em></p> <p>Romantic relationships require reciprocation to be meaningful and enduring, Hokemeyer says. That means that there must be an emotional and physical give and take.</p> <p>“Love languages enable people to figure out what they want to take and what they need to give,” he says. “They are helpful in that they provide a starting point from which couples can learn about their partner and themselves.”</p> <p>For this reason, it’s important to look at them as an art form that you are constantly practising and striving to improve, Hokemeyer says.</p> <p><strong>The cons of love languages</strong></p> <p>A 2017 study in the journal <em>Personal Relationships</em> looked at whether couples with aligned love languages experience more relationship satisfaction.</p> <p>The researchers looked at 67 couples and found that neither sharing the same love language nor knowledge of a partner’s primary love language corresponds with higher relationship satisfaction.</p> <p>So although the experts see value in this concept, there are limits to the benefits.</p> <p><em><strong>It can be narrow-minded</strong></em></p> <p>Hafeez says that, in some cases, love languages can hurt a relationship. “If all the focus is put on speaking in your partner’s love language, you can sometimes forget to listen to what they are saying,” she says.</p> <p>In addition, love languages can change throughout a relationship, so just sticking to one love language can eventually become irritating, according to Hafeez.</p> <p>That’s a real downside, according to Hokemeyer, who says identifying your love language may cause you to see it as fixed and exclusive.</p> <p>“The truth of the matter is that most people are bilingual – they can enjoy multiple love languages,” he says.</p> <p>It’s key to remember these languages are dynamic. They can change throughout life as people mature and come to value different aspects of love and romance.</p> <p><em><strong>It could cause competition </strong></em></p> <p>Another problem: love languages can create an issue of “who does more” overall for the relationship.</p> <p>For example, one person can feel as if they are speaking their partner’s love language all the time, but maybe their partner isn’t stepping up to the plate, Hafeez explains.</p> <p>“This can create a sort of score-keeping attitude and create ongoing issues, such as feeling like one person loves more in a relationship or that the relationship is unequal,” she says.</p> <p><em><strong>The discussion may be misread</strong></em></p> <p><span>Another con that could come out of discussing love languages is that sometimes, when you tell your partner what you like, want, or need, they can translate it as a demand. </span></p> <p><span>They may misinterpret it as a control tactic, Greer explains.</span></p> <p><strong><em>It's not a cure-all</em></strong></p> <p><span>It’s important to remember that knowing each other’s love language will not cure all your relationship troubles, Hafeez notes.</span></p> <p><em>Image credit: Shutterstock</em></p> <p><em>This article first appeared in <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/relationships/how-to-use-the-5-love-languages-according-to-therapists" target="_blank">Reader's Digest</a>. </em></p>

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Kevin Bacon shares playful insight into his laundry

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin Bacon made an interesting discovery about his wife Kyra Sedgwick while doing their laundry and took to social media to share it with fans.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 63-year-old shared a photo on Instagram of a lacy G-string belonging to his wife, which has been monogrammed with a cheeky message.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Sometimes doing laundry can be full of surprises,” the actor captioned the photo, with the underwear showing the words “I [heart] KB” bejewelled in rhinestones.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAu6WRpP--/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CUAu6WRpP--/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sedgwick playfully responded in the comments, writing: “Thanks for airing my dirty laundry </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">😉❤️”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fans reacted with their own jokes and comments, with many noticing Bacon’s face reflected in the washing machine dial.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I have that same pair,” one person joked.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Another asked, “where do I get these”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The pair recently celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary, with the Footloose star sharing a sweet post on Instagram to mark the occasion.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTaPu97JdAa/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTaPu97JdAa/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Here’s to dancing through life with you @kyrasedgwickofficial,” he wrote alongside a black and white photo.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Happy anniversary. You are the reason.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bacon and Sedgwick married in 1988 and share two children: 28-year-old actress Sosie and 31-year-old musician Travis.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: kevinbacon / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Britney Spears’ fiancé comments on new Netflix doco

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’ fiance, has spoken out following the release of the trailer for Netflix documentary </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Britney vs Spears</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The streaming giant released the trailer one week out from it’s airing, prompting a comment from Asghari.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I hope the profit from these docs go towards fighting injustice #freebritney,” he wrote on Instagram.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spears hasn’t directly commented on the new film covering her conservatorship battle, but some have said she doesn’t endorse it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This is another unauthorised documentary without her blessing or participation,” one source told </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://pagesix.com/2021/09/22/britney-spears-netflix-doc-done-without-her-blessing/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Page Six</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Previously, the star didn’t endorse the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New York Times’ Framing Britney Spears</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> documentary, saying that she was “embarrassed” by it without watching it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new documentary comes a week after Spears and Asghari shared </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/britney-spears-announces-engagement-takes-social-media-break?fbclid=IwAR3oQk_JWMBRFwLbcrDBjA6snAVzORSFg23Xz-3AqYit05ZBDDWTd8YvJzs" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">news of their engagement</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spears also announced she would be taking a break from social media two days later but has since returned to Instagram and Twitter.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The new documentary will debut on September 28, a day before Spears returns to court to fight for her release from her decade-long conservatorship.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In the trailer, audio of Spears is heard from her testimony at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse on June 23, where she addressed the court publicly for the first time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I just want my life back,” she said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ve worked my whole life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I don’t owe these people anything.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Directed by filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, the documentary will centre around Spears’ conservatorship and question its necessity, the alleged corruption of her father, and larger issues with conservatorship.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“What was going on inside the conservatorship? And why was she still in one if she was okay?” one person said in the trailer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though the trailer doesn’t reveal who will appear in the documentary, the clip includes voiceovers from various people, including Spears’ ex, paparazzo Adnan Ghalib, and a legal expert.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The trailer also suggests that the documentary will reveal new information leaked by someone involved in the conservatorship.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">See the trailer here.</span></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SgFDWK_sf9c" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: @britneyspears / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Adele confirms boyfriend rumours

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After months of swirling rumours, popstar Adele <a rel="noopener" href="https://celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/adele-rich-paul-dating-relationship-confirmed-instagram-post/bee88561-7a28-4b83-b1a8-a4f03e2ac3c2" target="_blank">has confirmed</a> her relationship status on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele and sports agent Rich Paul were first spotted together in July while attending Game 4 of the NBA Finals, after Paul told the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New Yorker</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> they were “hanging out” in May.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele shared a trio of photos, with the first two showing off her stunning black and white gown, as well as a black-and-white selfie of herself with Paul.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Keeping it short and sweet, Adele captioned the post with a single heart emoji.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT_s4RMASgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CT_s4RMASgx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Adele (@adele)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Forbes</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, Paul is a sports superagent, as well as the founder and chief executive officer of Klutch Sports Group, the agency that represents Lebron James and other famed NBA players.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Adele separated from former husband Simon Konecki in 2019, before finalising their divorce in March this year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They have one son together, nine-year-old Angelo.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: adele / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Britney Spears announces engagement, takes social media break

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After her long-running legal battle saw her father file to shut down her conservatorship, Spears has more good news: she is engaged.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-58568256" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">after announcing her engagement</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to long-term boyfriend, Sam Asghari, on social media last week, the star deleted her Instagram account.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sparking concern among fans, she reassured them via Twitter that her absence from social media would only be temporary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement,” she wrote. </span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement 💍😉 !!!! I’ll be back soon 💋🌹✨</p> — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) <a href="https://twitter.com/britneyspears/status/1437896257129750528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’ll be back soon”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Asghari, a personal trainer and actor, also shared a snap of the couple following the announcement, with Spears showing off her ring.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTvPcEJP_2P/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CTvPcEJP_2P/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Sam Asghari (@samasghari)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The news of her social media hiatus comes after Octavia Spencer apologised for her snarky comment on the pop singer’s post announcing the engagement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Y’all, a few days ago Sam and Britney announced their engagement and me being me I made a joke,” the actress said on Instagram, referencing her comment that Spears should make Asghari “sign a prenup”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My intention was to make them laugh, not cause pain,” she continued. “I’ve reached out to this lovely couple privately to apologise and now want to restore just a smidge of happiness they were robbed of.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844181/spencer-spears.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d0d9b816ef4d4ca4a8ad471dbdeef749" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: news.com.au</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Britney’s fans have seen her through a lot of pain and she’s found happiness,” Spencer said, referring to Spears’ 13-year conservatorship. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We’re thrilled for her. So let’s show them them love #nonegativity.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Asghari replied in the comments, sharing that he had no hard feelings towards the actress.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You are very kind to clarify but I have no hard feelings whatsoever. Jokes and misconceptions come with the territory,” he wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spears has been using her Instagram account to document her daily life and, in recent months, share her perspective on the conservatorship battle.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Her father, Jamie Spears, stepped down as her conservator in August and was replaced by the singer’s long-time care manager, Jodi Montgomery.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mr Spears also filed papers to end the conservatorship, with a court hearing scheduled in a Los Angeles court for September 29.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: samasghari</span></em></p>

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Sorrow for Queen Elizabeth as she farewells close friend

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A longtime friend of the Royal Family and husband of the Queen’s cousin has passed away at the age of 91. Sir Timothy Colman, who married the Queen’s first cousin Lady Mary Colman in 1951, passed away at his home in Norwich on September 9, surrounded by family. His death follows the death of his wife in January of this year at the age of 88.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Announcing the news, his family said, "He was a fountain of knowledge, a huge influence on a number of people of all ages, who sought his wise counsel. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">"He had a love and huge knowledge of the natural world, but, most importantly, he loved his family. With his late wife Mary, he created the happiest of family homes at Bixley Manor."</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We’ve seen all the wonderful words said over the weekend about the passing of Sir Timothy Colman. Everyone here echoes what has been said. Sir Timothy has been involved with the Festival for over 30 years – a passionate advocate of our county (1/2)<a href="https://t.co/7sq15jrkO0">https://t.co/7sq15jrkO0</a></p> — Norfolk &amp; Norwich Festival (@NNFest) <a href="https://twitter.com/NNFest/status/1437796017336893446?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Colman married Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Mary in 1951, and the then Princess was accompanied by the Queen Mother and her sister Princess Margaret at the couple's wedding at St Bartholomew-the-Great (also known as Great St Bart’s) in London.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Colman was a celebrated businessman and decorated naval serviceman, having served in the Royal Navy as a midshipman as well as a second lieutenant. He went on to be Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk for 25 years,  following an appointment by the Queen in 1978.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We were deeply saddened to hear the news that Sir Timothy Colman has passed away. Sir Timothy was a great and generous supporter of NMS, and as recently as 2019 he gifted this wonderful Maggi Hambling painting to our collection. Our thoughts are with the Colman family. <a href="https://t.co/AzRysuEtc7">pic.twitter.com/AzRysuEtc7</a></p> — Norfolk Museums (@NorfolkMuseums) <a href="https://twitter.com/NorfolkMuseums/status/1437374516632694786?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Chief Executive of Norfolk Chambers, Chris Sargisson, said of Colman, "Sir Timothy was a champion of Norfolk and its people. "Sir Timothy has played a leading role in the Norfolk business community for many decades."</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lady Mary Colman died at home on 2 January at the age of 88. Sir Timothy and his wife are survived by five children, ten grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Timothy Colman today. <a href="https://t.co/z4Uud7KWzg">pic.twitter.com/z4Uud7KWzg</a></p> — Norwich Theatre Royal (@TheatreRNorwich) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheatreRNorwich/status/1435929441834881026?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <p><em>Image: Pool/ Anwar Hussein/Getty Images</em></p>

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Fergie and Prince Andrew may say "I do AGAIN"

<p>It’s been reported Prince Andrew wants to say “I do” again with his ex and the mother of his children – Sarah Ferguson – 25 years after they divorced.</p> <p>But first he’ll have to survive the sex-assault lawsuit which was filed against him this week by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with the prince three times – beginning when she was 17.</p> <p>These charges relate to incidents two decades ago, when the complainant says she was also being abused by the financier Jeffrey Epstein, according to a court filing.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/afd84d77024a4d8d9f68a0c684ed6656" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 282.0284697508897px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844078/fergie-and-prince-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/afd84d77024a4d8d9f68a0c684ed6656" /></p> <p>These accusations from Roberts Giuffre have come to light earlier but have only just been confirmed in this lawsuit. As a result, Prince Andrew has been relieved of his royal duties.</p> <p>Fergie has continued to defend him in the face of these accusations and Prince Andrew denies all of the allegations. It’s thought the support of Fergie in this situation, is one of the factors which has brought the royal couple closer.</p> <p><strong><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/64b0995bdb4c4a46a8e50ae88de86048" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.43418467583496px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844079/fergie-and-andrew-later-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/64b0995bdb4c4a46a8e50ae88de86048" /></strong></p> <p><strong>Royal romance rekindled during COVID lockdown</strong></p> <p>After being divorced in 1996, Prince Andrew and Fergie have apparently rekindled their romance during the COVID pandemic and have even been living together at the Royal Lodge, sources told <em>Vanity Fair</em> magazine.</p> <p>One source added: “It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way.”</p> <p>Fergie recently told <em>Polsat News</em> she still lives by her vows from her 1986 marriage, even though the couple divorced in 1996.</p> <p>“I keep my commitment, no matter what,” the Duchess of York said.</p> <p>Last month Fergie told WSFM’s <em>Jonesy and Amanda</em> that her wedding to Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey was “the greatest moment of my life”.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6b9bbac31b6247e6976725a5efc333d2" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.437125748503px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844080/fergie-andrew-wedding-um.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6b9bbac31b6247e6976725a5efc333d2" /></p> <p>“I had my handsome Prince, he’s also a sailor, he had a sword, I mean you couldn’t write it could you, it was a fairy tale,” she said.</p> <p>“It was a great love story and I guess that’s why we’re best friends now. It was just really extraordinary,” she added.</p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images and Twitter</em></p>

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“I never worked with him again”: Angelina Jolie on Harvey Weinstein

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Angelina Jolie has shared more about her experience with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, revealing in a new interview that she turned down a role in Martin Scorsese’s 2004 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Aviator</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> to avoid working with him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right?” Jolie told </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Guardian</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> while reflecting on filming the Weinstein-produced film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Playing by Heart </span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">in 1998 when she was 21.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is the assault.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie has previously spoken about the incident with Weinstein as a “bad experience”, but now labels it as an assault.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape. I stayed away and warned people about him,” she said in the interview.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I remember telling Johnny [Lee Miller], my first husband, who was great about it, to spread the word to other guys - don’t let girls go alone with him.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I was asked to do </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Aviator</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, but I said no because he was involved. I never associated or worked with him again.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Though her first husband stood by her, her most recent partner, Brad Pitt, was initially less supportive.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 2009 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Inglourious Basterds</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, which was distributed and co-financed by the Weinstein Company.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:364.2578125px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844005/gettyimages-89735716.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/62a14e4af83e4f809a3a1e0a97149d57" /></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty Images</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie also alleged in the interview that Pitt approached Weinstein to produce his 2012 film </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Killing Them Softly</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> against her wishes.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Weinstein Company eventually distributed the film, which resulted in Jolie avoiding attending promotional events for it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We fought about it. Of course it hurt,” Jolie said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was hard for me when Brad [worked with him].”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt later made headlines for a 2019 interview with </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">CNN</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, where he disavowed Weinstein.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fight Club</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> star also said he had confronted Weinstein in 1995, after his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow said the producer had sexually harassed her.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pitt is currently producing </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">She Said</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, a film on the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New York Times’</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> investigation of Weinstein.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jolie and Pitt finalised their divorce in 2019, though a battle over custody of their six children continues.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Weinstein has responded to the allegations in a statement provided to </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">TMZ</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">, saying the claims were “brazenly untrue and clickbait publicity”.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You’re Angelina Jolie, every female and male in the world, I’m sure, shows interest in you. Is the whole world assaulting you?” the statement read.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s very clear to me that this is for more sales on Angie’s BOOK,” he added.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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