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AFL star's secret wedding

<p>Adelaide Crows defender Wayne Milera has tied the knot with long-term partner Nina Starkey in a secret wedding by the beach. </p> <p>The couple eloped during sunset in Gull Rock, located between Willunga and Maslin Beach, and now Milera has shared the reason why they chose a non-traditional wedding. </p> <p>“When looking into having a wedding we come to realise that a traditional wedding wasn’t for us,”  Wayne said.</p> <p>“We wanted the day to be a romantic day between just us with no fuss or stress and it was exactly that.”</p> <p>The couple officially tied the knot on Wednesday the 1st of November, but only just revealed their elopement to the public with two Instagram posts, one with their wedding date and another captioned: "Lucky man! 😍❤️💍". </p> <p>“Over the weekend we were able to get around to close family and let everyone know that we eloped. Everyone is extremely happy for us,” the AFL player said. </p> <p>“The day off was very low key with Carter going to childcare while I went for a run and Nina drove to her hair and makeup appointments, followed by checking into EOS and getting ready together as a family.</p> <p>“We had some photos and then drove to Port Willunga for our sunset ceremony before driving back to the city to go out for dinner.”</p> <p>The pictures show the couple embracing by the sea, sharing a small wedding cake and exchanging their vows in front of their celebrant,  Alix Gloede. </p> <p>The surprise announcement was flooded with congratulatory comments from fans and fellow Adelaide Crows players. </p> <p>“Congratulations brother,” wrote AFL player Taylor Walker. </p> <p>“Amazing you two..,” added Rory Sloane with a few heart eyes emojis.</p> <p>"Congratulations and all the best for a happy life together ❤️" wrote one fan.</p> <p>"Congrats to you both. Sending lots of love ❤️" added another. </p> <p>The couple got engaged in July 2022 and share a son, Carter, who they welcomed in 2021. </p> <p><em>Images: Instagram</em></p>

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Mariah Carey slapped with multi-million dollar lawsuit over hit festive song

<p dir="ltr">Mariah Carey is facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit over her hit festive song, as another musician has come forward claiming she plagiarised an original work.</p> <p dir="ltr">Carey’s song <em>All I Want For Christmas Is You</em> has long been a staple of December, and has sold over 10 million copies since its 1994 release. </p> <p dir="ltr">However, Andy Stone, lead vocalist of Vince Vance and the Valiants, claims Carey infringed on his copyright. </p> <p dir="ltr">Stone co-wrote a song, which has the same title as Carey’s smash hit, in 1989 to which he claims Carey and her team of copying his song’s “compositional structure,” according to the complaint obtained by <a href="https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/mariah-carey-facing-20-million-lawsuit-over-all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fox News Digital</a>.</p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w8HWHd0EYJA?si=IdW0GIKXEQBJqaO_" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">The court documents state that Carey “directly” copied lyrics from Stone’s 1989 hit and “approximately 50 per cent” of the song is copyright infringement.</p> <p dir="ltr">Stone went on to claim that Carey and her team “undoubtedly” had access to his version of <em>All I Want For Christmas is You</em> due to its “wide commercial and cultural success.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Stone’s track charted on Billboard for years, with the band even performing the track at the White House in 1994 - the same year Carey’s festive song was released. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Carey has capitalised on the success of her infringing work,” Stone’s complaint alleged. </p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yXQViqx6GMY?si=Exrq9M0AA2u5XRpB" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> <p dir="ltr">“<em>All I Want For Christmas is You</em> has become a ubiquitous part of popular culture, and Carey’s name has become synonymous with the season.”</p> <p dir="ltr">Stone first sued Carey over the copyright issue in June 2022 in a Louisiana court before dropping the claim five months later. </p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p>

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Wayne Carey's flippant comment on past cheating scandal

<p dir="ltr">Wayne Carey has made a series of astonishing remarks about the high profile affair that ended his career, as he engaged with cheeky fans on X, formerly known as Twitter. </p> <p dir="ltr">The exchange began when the former AFL player made a seemingly innocent statement about AFL teams trading players. </p> <p dir="ltr">“If your club gets a player that plays your position? That should always be used as motivation to have the best preseason you have ever had,” the former Kangaroos star wrote.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Difference between being good and great? Absolutely nothing beats hard work #tradeshow.”</p> <p dir="ltr">But fans were quick to recall Carey changing clubs back in 2002, as one person cheekily asked, “How come you traded clubs?” to which Carey replied, “Really?”</p> <p dir="ltr">“Didn’t work hard enough?” another added to the banter.</p> <p dir="ltr">Many others added to the virtual pile on, until one fan recalled the reason why he had to change clubs 21 years ago. </p> <p dir="ltr">“He slept with his teammate's wife!” the account wrote, to which the footy star responded with “3 times”. </p> <p dir="ltr">The rogue posts didn't stop there, as the same fan then jokingly asked if the footy star was “back on the bags”, referring to Carey's <a href="https://oversixty.com.au/finance/legal/it-s-not-a-great-look-afl-legend-caught-with-mysterious-substance-at-crown-casino" target="_blank" rel="noopener">incident at Perth Crown Casino</a>when a suspicious looking bag of white powder fell out of his pocket while he was gambling.</p> <p dir="ltr">On last year’s season of <em>SAS Australia</em>, Carey spoke candidly about the affair scandal. </p> <p dir="ltr">“I slept with a teammate’s wife. It’s haunted me for 20 years,” he said at the time. </p> <p dir="ltr">“My integrity will always be questioned. I’m not trying to prove anything to the public — it’s to myself." </p> <p dir="ltr">“People can change. They evolve. Hopefully this can help me.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p>

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Loved ones gather to mourn father and children killed in house fire

<p>Loved ones have gathered to remember the loving father and his five children who were killed in a house fire in Brisbane earlier this month. </p> <p>Wayne Godinet, and his five children – Zac, 11, Harry, 10, Kyza, 4, Noah, 4, and Nicky, 3 – were killed in the deadly blaze on August 7th on Russell Island. </p> <p>On Wednesday, family and friends travelled from interstate and from New Zealand to remember the five children and Wayne, who died trying to protect his kids. </p> <p>"The actions of Wayne on that fateful day I think was indicative of the love he has for his children," a spokesperson for the family said at the memorial</p> <p>"A lot of us really feel that he died a hero."</p> <p>The children's mother, Samantha Stephenson, was unable to attend the service, leaving her sister Christina to step in to deliver a personal eulogy. </p> <p>"If you could leave here with a message from our family today it would be to be grateful for your children's messy room, for taking your child to their soccer game, for chasing your kids around the park," she said. </p> <p>Samantha has been left <a href="https://oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/family-pets/update-on-distraught-mother-who-escaped-deadly-house-fire" target="_blank" rel="noopener">devastated</a> by the tragedy, with family friend Simon Gordon telling <em>Sunrise</em> how dedicated she was as a mother. </p> <p dir="ltr">“She was a loving mother to the children,” Gordon told <em>Sunrise</em>. “What she is going through is unbelievable.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“Every time I ever met the family, the kids came first. They love the kids.”</p> <p>Police are still working tirelessly to determine the cause of the devastating blaze, but said the fire is not being treated as suspicious. </p> <p><em>Image credits: Nine</em></p>

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Aussie author of "Puberty Blues" dies at 64

<p dir="ltr">Gabrielle Carey, co-author of the iconic novel <em>Puberty Blues</em>, has passed away at 64. </p> <p dir="ltr">The news was reportedly broken by Carey’s old friend and co-writer Kathy Lette, who was the other half of the creative powerhouse that brought<em> Puberty Blues </em>to life. </p> <p dir="ltr">In a post to social media, Lette shared a throwback picture of the pair in their younger years, and wrote, “I’m deeply saddened by the tragic news about my old friend Gabrielle Carey. </p> <p dir="ltr">“I have such happy memories of our teenage years. They were halcyon, heady days full of love, laughter and adventure.</p> <p dir="ltr">“We made some mischief and broke some barriers by writing <em>Puberty Blues</em> – our raw, earthy take on the brutal treatment of young women in the Australian surfing scene which is sadly, still so relevant. </p> <p dir="ltr">“My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">I’m deeply saddened by the tragic news about my old friend Gabrielle Carey. I have such happy memories of our teenage years. They were halcyon, heady days full of love, laughter and adventure. 1/2 🧵 <a href="https://t.co/2wZZiRf1hd">pic.twitter.com/2wZZiRf1hd</a></p> <p>— Kathy Lette (@KathyLette) <a href="https://twitter.com/KathyLette/status/1654136967636959234?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 4, 2023</a></p></blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The groundbreaking book they penned together,  which went on to be adapted as both a movie and a hit TV series, was a candid - then-controversial - story of two teenage girls growing up in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. </p> <p dir="ltr">It pushed boundaries, captivated young audiences while tackling themes many did not expect for said target audience, and is regarded by many as being the first Australian teenage novel to be written by teens.</p> <p dir="ltr">From <em>Puberty Blues</em>, Carey went on to publish memoirs and nonfiction works, with another of her books - her 1984 <em>Just Us</em>, which covered her relationship with rapist and prisoner Terry Haley, who she married while he was imprisoned - also made into a telemovie in 1986. </p> <p dir="ltr">No suspicious circumstances surrounded her death, according to <em>The Australian</em>, though the tragic news comes just months after she wrote about her father’s suicide in <em>The Sydney Morning Herald</em>. </p> <p dir="ltr">At the time, Carey had revealed she was afraid of reaching 64, as that was when he too had passed on.</p> <p dir="ltr">“It was only decades later, when my father died from suicide on the very day he turned 64, that I became terrified of that number,” she wrote. “If I have inherited my father’s disposition for depression, did that mean I would also end up in an early grave?</p> <p dir="ltr">Carey’s early passing is one that has hit her friends and her fans hard, with many joining Lette in sharing their grief and their condolences on social media. </p> <p dir="ltr">“Farewell dear Gabrielle. You were a sister in the cause of mental illness, its impact &amp; our children. I’m enriched for having known you,” one supporter wrote. “Thank you.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“Writer - Reader - Intellectual - Joycean (fanatical) - Elizabeth von Arnim devotee - Avid Gardener - Rose Petal Jam Maker - Football Follower - Kayaker - Yogi - Joker - Irrepressible Spirit - Hobbit - Underground Writer - My Friend,” friend and fellow writer Yumna Kassab wrote. “I will always miss you.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“So sorry for your loss,” one fan said in response to Lette’s tweet. “You have no idea how much as a girl growing up in a coastal town with a surfing scene I understood <em>Puberty Blues</em>. I saw it every day. You &amp; Gabrielle laid it all bare &amp; made girls stand up for themselves. Thank you”.</p> <p dir="ltr">“My deepest condolences Kathy,” another offered. “The two of you wrote something so treasured by Gen X girls. It was our ‘how to say no guide’. Our Teen handbook. But it still let us live our lives &amp; learn as we went. RIP Gabrielle Carey.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Images: Facebook</em></p>

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Wayne Carey announces new relationship

<p dir="ltr">Wayne Carey has a new lover and he has finally gone public with his relationship via an Instagram story.</p> <p dir="ltr">The former footballer and businesswoman Catie O’Neill shared a candid photo of them cozying up to each other, with O’Neill holding a glass of wine.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Sunday,” O’Neill simply captioned her story, with a wine glass emoji.</p> <p dir="ltr">Although their faces are cut off, they appeared to be gazing at each other.</p> <p dir="ltr"><img src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/2023/03/08f5b1c52289e8b540a5d68c715bca4d.jpeg" alt="" width="441" height="589" /></p> <p dir="ltr">O’Neill, 28, is a beauty entrepreneur with over 115,000 followers on TikTok and 10,300 followers on Instagram. She has co-founded two beauty brands, MyGlow2 and Huxden, which is a skincare line for men.</p> <p dir="ltr">Rumours started swirling around about their relationship in February, where the pair were spotted at a charity function in Bundalong, North Victoria, according to the <a href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/controversial-footballer-wayne-careys-new-love-interest-revealed/news-story/7f65a8823365fa22dc415899aa007e9a" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Herald Sun</em></a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Locals who attended the event have said that the couple looked “smitten", although it’s unclear how they met or how long they’ve been dating.</p> <p dir="ltr">After splitting from his ex-wife Sally in 2006, with whom he shares a daughter, Ella, he began dating former model Kate Neilson.</p> <p dir="ltr">Then in 2015, he was engaged to Stephanie Edwards, but they separated after a year.</p> <p dir="ltr">The pair have a daughter, Charlotte.</p> <p dir="ltr">Carey also has a son, Carter, with model Jessica Paulke who he dated for a year before they split.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty, Instagram</em></p>

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Favourite film stars from the 60s

<p>They just don’t make movies stars like they used to, do they? Here are five of our favourite film stars from the 60s.</p> <p><strong>1. John Wayne</strong></p> <p>John Wayne, born Marion Robert Morrison, grew up in southern California. As a child, he had a dog named "Duke" (which would later become his own nickname. He had a summer job doing props for a film company, and eventually landed a few bit parts thanks to his friendship with the director. He hit the big time when he was cast in <em>Stagecoach</em> in 1939, and was billed as John Wayne. He appeared in almost 250 movies.</p> <p><strong>Best known for:</strong></p> <p><em>Rio Grande</em> (1950)</p> <p><em>The Alamo</em> (1960)</p> <p><em>True Grit</em> (1969)</p> <p><strong>Famous quotes:</strong></p> <p>“Young fella, if you’re looking; for trouble I’ll accommodate ya.”</p> <p><em>True Grit</em> (1969)</p> <p>“I wouldn’t make it a habit of calling me that son.”</p> <p><em>The Cowboys</em> (1972)</p> <p><strong>2. Cary Grant</strong></p> <p>Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach, spent his childhood in Bristol, England. He left school at age 14 and joined a troupe of comedians, learning pantomime and acrobatics. He was selected to go to the United States and had a show on Broadway called <em>Good Times</em>.</p> <p>He stayed in America, and ended up starring with Grace Kelly in 1955’s <em>To Catch a Thief</em>.</p> <p><strong>Best known for:</strong></p> <p><em>An Affair To Remember</em> (1957)</p> <p><em>North By Northwest</em> (1959)</p> <p><strong>Famous quotes:</strong></p> <p>“Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”</p> <p>Cary Grant</p> <p>“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.”</p> <p>Cary Grant</p> <p><strong>3. Paul Newman</strong></p> <p>The blue-eyed legend of the silver screen, Newman was born in Ohio and started acting in high school plays before he attended Yale University's School of Drama. Talent scouts in Ohio, who encouraged him to move to New York City to be a professional actor, spotted Grant. After a few small parts he hit the big time playing boxer Rocky Graziano in <em>Somebody Up There Likes Me</em> (1956).</p> <p><strong>Best known for</strong>:</p> <p><em>Cat on a Hot Tin Roof</em> (1958)</p> <p><em>Cool Hand Luke</em> (1967)</p> <p><em>Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid</em> (1969)</p> <p><strong>Famous quotes:</strong></p> <p>“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”</p> <p>The Color of Money (1986)</p> <p>“The embarrassing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films.”</p> <p>Paul Newman (2008)</p> <p><strong>4. Julie Andrews</strong></p> <p>The English actress was born Julia Elizabeth Wells and began working as a singer from an early age. She shot to fame on Broadway in the role of</p> <p>Eliza Doolittle in the 1956 hit <em>My Fair Lady</em>. She followed this up with <em>Cinderella</em> (1957) and <em>Camelot</em> (1960) but it was Mary Poppins in 1964 that saw her become a household name.</p> <p><strong>Best known for:</strong></p> <p><em>Mary Poppins</em> (1964)</p> <p><em>The Sound of Music</em> (1965)</p> <p><em>10</em> (1979)</p> <p><strong>Famous quotes:</strong></p> <p>“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job's a game!”</p> <p>Mary Poppins (1964)</p> <p>“The hills are alive with the sound of music. With songs they have sung for a thousand years.”</p> <p>The Sound of Music (1965)</p> <p><strong>5. Sean Connery</strong></p> <p>Thomas Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh and had many jobs (including coffin polisher) before getting into acting. He starred in several TV movies, TV series and small films before his big break playing James Bond in <em>Dr. No</em> (1962). He went on to play Bond six more times and continued making films in the 70s to the present day.</p> <p><strong>Best known for:</strong></p> <p><em>Dr. No</em> (1962)</p> <p><em>The Untouchables</em> (1987)</p> <p><em>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</em> (1989)</p> <p><em>The Hunt for Red October</em> (1990)</p> <p><strong>Famous quotes:</strong></p> <p>“Bond. James Bond.”</p> <p><em>Dr. No</em> (1962)</p> <p>“I like women. I don't understand them, but I like them.”</p> <p>Sean Connery (1957)</p> <p><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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"It's not a great look": AFL legend caught with mysterious substance at Crown casino

<p>AFL legend Wayne Carey has been banned form all Crown casinos for two years, after he was found with a mysterious bag of white powder. </p> <p>The 51-year-old was reportedly gambling at Crown Burswood, Perth, late last week when a bag containing a white powder dropped from his pocket, activating an alarm and alerting security personnel who questioned him.</p> <p>Carey told <a href="https://www.theage.com.au/national/wayne-carey-says-powder-he-dropped-at-perth-casino-was-not-illegal-20220905-p5bfmq.html?utm_medium=Social&amp;utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1662373276-1" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-link-type="article-inline">The Age</a> that it was not an illegal substance, but rather a crushed up anti-inflammatory that he took with dinner.</p> <p>The bag was offered to security, however Carey said they did not take it.</p> <p>“They just said it’s not a great look, I understood that, and we left without incident,” he said.</p> <p>After leaving the casino, it is reported that Carey was evicted from the Crown Promenade, where he had been staying prior to the Fremantle-Western Bulldogs game at Perth Stadium on Saturday night.</p> <p>As reported by the <a href="https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/wayne-carey-caught-with-bag-of-white-powder-at-perth-casino/news-story/fa3001029c3906fc6cbede3a090498b6?amp&amp;nk=8b75b16c243e58a1be33252860dae3fb-1662418894" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Herald Sun</a>, he has been issued with a “withdrawal of licence” notice, meaning he is now banned from any Crown casino for two years.</p> <p>A statement from Crown confirmed there had been a recent incident where a patron was escorted from the casino’s Perth location.</p> <p>“The incident was handled within our standard procedures and due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide further comment. At Crown Perth our priority remains keeping our guests, employees and the community safe,” the spokesperson said.</p> <p>While an internal investigation takes place, the dual-premiership captain has agreed to step down from his roles at both Channel 7 and Triple M.</p> <p><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p>

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Mariah Carey shimmers in her eccentric date-night outfit

<p dir="ltr">Mariah Carey is known for her style and iconic looks, and her latest night on the town has seen her embrace glitter and glam in the name of Pride Month.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-329161db-7fff-7083-2129-7328173bbf3f">The Queen of Pop was spotted at a special screening of her friend Billy Eichner’s new film <em>Bros </em>in a black glittery mini dress with ‘Bros’ written across her chest in gold, paired with a rainbow-striped, sequined jacket, diamond stacked bracelets, and Christian Louboutin stilettos.</span></p> <p><img src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/2022/06/mariah-pride1.jpg" alt="" width="1280" height="720" /></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Mariah turned heads with her bedazzled look at a screening of ‘Bros’, accompanied by her partner, Bryan Tanaka. Images: Getty Images</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Carey attended the event - which she also hosted - with her partner, Bryan Tanaka, who styled a black leather varsity jacket with a white T-shirt and light-wash denim.</p> <p dir="ltr">The film in question is a romantic comedy co-written by and starring Eichner, the first openly gay man to write and star in his own major studio film according to the movie’s <a href="https://www.brosthemovie.com/synopsis/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">website</a>, which also features an entirely LGBTQ+ principal cast.</p> <p dir="ltr">Later taking to social media, Carey had nothing but praise for her friend's new movie, due to be released on September 30, and shared how it was an honour to celebrate Pride through the screening.</p> <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-d1f12bd7-7fff-8f1f-df89-c545b260f09b"></span></p> <p dir="ltr">“It was an honour to celebrate PRIDE 🌈 &amp; host a special screening of @brosthemovie for LGBTQ+ orgs!” Carey captioned a trio of photos from the night.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media" 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);" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHN3rYq64E/?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> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; margin-bottom: 14px; align-items: center;"> <div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(0px) translateY(7px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; height: 12.5px; transform: rotate(-45deg) translateX(3px) translateY(1px); width: 12.5px; flex-grow: 0; margin-right: 14px; margin-left: 2px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 12.5px; width: 12.5px; transform: translateX(9px) translateY(-18px);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: 8px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 20px; width: 20px;"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 2px solid transparent; border-left: 6px solid #f4f4f4; border-bottom: 2px solid transparent; transform: translateX(16px) translateY(-4px) rotate(30deg);"> </div> </div> <div style="margin-left: auto;"> <div style="width: 0px; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-right: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(16px);"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; flex-grow: 0; height: 12px; width: 16px; transform: translateY(-4px);"> </div> <div style="width: 0; height: 0; border-top: 8px solid #F4F4F4; border-left: 8px solid transparent; transform: translateY(-4px) translateX(8px);"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center; margin-bottom: 24px;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 224px;"> </div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 144px;"> </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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHN3rYq64E/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank" rel="noopener">A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">“My friend @billyeichner has created something truly special, important and hilarious!!!”</p> <p dir="ltr">Eichner was quick to respond to Carey’s praise, commenting in all caps: “YOU ARE MY RAIN-BRO 4 LYFE!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! 💓🌈🦋”.</p> <p dir="ltr">Fans dubbed the singer “Queen of the gays” and “Queen of Pride”, while others showered her with praise for her outfit.</p> <p dir="ltr">“Love u queen,” one wrote. “Celebrating every moment of pride month with you.”</p> <p dir="ltr">“You look stunning queen,” another said.</p> <p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-7fc953a6-7fff-a57f-67eb-12e6bab7feb0"></span></p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Getty Images</em></p>

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How Mariah Carey’s Christmas song from 1994 keeps the festive spirit alive

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As the festive season looms, it’s almost time for decorations, presents and Christmas music. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But for some, the Christmas playlist has been on a high rotation for the last few months, featuring one song specifically: Mariah Carey’s </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">All I Want for Christmas Is You</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This 1994 track has long been a staple in any decent festive playlist, and is only continuing to gain popularity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">However, according to an </span><a href="https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/music/these-charts-show-spread-mariah-carey-s-classic-christmas-song-n1283619"><span style="font-weight: 400;">NBC analysis</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> of last.fm data, the yuletide song, which was once reserved for December only, has been played by eager Mariah fans and Christmas fiends as early as October.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">With the last.fm data spanning over 15 years, the song began encroaching in November around 2015, and has only continued to be played sooner throughout recent years. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since 2018, the track has started its annual emergence as early as November, outshining the spooky Halloween season. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some believe that the song has shifted through time to reflect when people begin their holiday shopping, and are infiltrated with the Christmas spirit of festive tunes being played in malls. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other people, including associate professor of musicology Nate Sloan, think the presence of </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">All I Want for Christmas Is You</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is more about the comfort we feel from Christmastime. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Charts are dominated by the newest hit single, and the appetite for new music is the drive for climbing the charts — the only exception to that is Christmas,” Nate Sloan said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It has very much to do with the emotional support we draw from this holiday.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Since the song’s 1994 debut, it has taken on a life of its own and become one of the most successful holiday singles ever released. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The song has spawned multiple covers and featured in numerous Christmas films, making it a key associative factor to the festive season. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For these reasons, Nate Sloan believes it's the song’s emotional ties to the festive season that keeps eager listeners coming back at the end of each year. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">He said, “It becomes a sonic marker of being around family and warmth and time off.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Who doesn’t want to return to that feeling, that song and that season earlier and earlier?”</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image credits: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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Pink shares sweet tribute to husband

<p>Pink knows how to keep it honest and genuine with her fans about her relationship.</p> <p>The singer shared a beautiful post dedicated to her husband Carey Hart on Tuesday and admitted that while marriage has not been the easiest journey, she wouldn’t change it.</p> <p>"He's still my favorited sweet little dirtball. He and I have been at this a long time, and it is our relentless and stubborn idealism that keeps us together," she began her lengthy post.</p> <p>"Marriage is awful, wonderful, comfort and rage. It is boring, terrifying, and a total nail biter. It is loving another fallible creature while trying to love yourself. It is a lifetime of coming back to the table."</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/CFI0QbRpNE6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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/CFI0QbRpNE6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by P!NK (@pink)</a> on Sep 14, 2020 at 5:52pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>At one point in their 14-year marriage, the pair did get up and leave the so-called table.</p> <p>There was a point in the couple’s 14-year-marriage that they decided to split.</p> <p>Two years after their picture-perfect beach ceremony in Costa Rica in 2006, Pink announced they she and her hubby had called it quits for the time being.</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/B9emKzAJ2vy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9emKzAJ2vy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">#internationalwomensday strong women; may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them.</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pink/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> P!NK</a> (@pink) on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A year later in 2009, she says they came out stronger than ever thanks to therapy.</p> <p>She wrote: "Therapy isn't for weak people or hippies or liberals. It's for broken people that want to be whole. It's for runaways that want a family. It's a lesson on how to sit down and listen. How to love yourself so that the other person can, too.</p> <p>"I love you babe. I'm grateful we made it to this photo." </p> <p>The couple now share two children together: daughter Willow, nine, and son Jameson, three.</p>

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Pink’s daughter Willow debuts new “punk rock” haircut

<p>Carey Hart has taken to Instagram to share his love and pride for his daughter’s “punk rock” makeover. </p> <p>The 44-year-old pro motocross competitor shared a special photograph of his eight-year-old daughter Willow’s brand new half-shaved haircut. </p> <p>The proud papa, who is married to pop star Pink shared a sweet message of support by saying: "Loving my punk rock daughter.</p> <p>"Remember everyone, fly your own flag. There is no box to be put in. It's better to be your own self. Own it, and love it. </p> <p>“And if anyone has a problem with it, tell them (politely) to move on. Can't wait to see the woman you grow up to be. </p> <p>“I have a feeling you are gonna be strong, fierce, compassionate, and caring. I'm so proud of you, Willow," he concluded.</p> <p>Hart also shared a meaningful message for his wife’s 40th birthday on September 8, thanking her for constantly inspiring him. </p> <p>"Welcome to 40 baby. I've celebrated 18 birthdays with you, and I can say it's amazing growing up with you,” he wrote. </p> <p>“The person you have grown into is inspiring. You have become a successful business woman, superstar, dedicated mother, philanthropist, supportive wife, wine maker, motorcycle mama, and amazing friend to all around you,”. </p> <p>He and Pink also share a two-year-old son Jameson and have been married since 2006. </p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the pop star’s family throughout the years. </p>

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Mariah Carey opens up about first marriage to man 20 years her senior

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mariah Carey has recently revealed that despite what people thought, things weren’t always as glamorous as they seemed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In a cover story for </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cosmopolitan</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, the singer discussed a range of topics, including her mixed-race identity, the impact she’s had on pop music across her three-decade career, as well as her beginnings in the music industry.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> She also made reference to her marriage to a man 20 years her senior, Sony Music mogul Tommy Mottola.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“You might want to picture a child bride,” she</span><a href="https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a28137694/mariah-carey-profile-cover-cosmo-interview-sex-shade-memes/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> told the magazine</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. “There was a conscious effort to keep me as this all-American, whatever that means, girl. It was very controlled. There was no freedom for me as a human being. It was almost like being a prisoner.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mottola has deemed his relationship with Carey as “wrong and inappropriate” and the couple broke up after eight years together. </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/Bzsg82Kg81o/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <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="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzsg82Kg81o/" target="_blank">Out now! cosmopolitan.com/mariah-carey @COSMOPOLITAN Photos: @jasonkimphoto Stylist: @jwujek Makeup: @kristoferbuckle Hair: @hairbylorenzomartin</a></p> <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 post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/mariahcarey/" target="_blank"> Mariah Carey</a> (@mariahcarey) on Jul 9, 2019 at 5:11am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Carey also goes onto talk about her infamous 2016 New Year’s Eve performance when her earpiece malfunctioned and she refused to sing along to the backup track.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“If people think that’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, then first of all, they haven’t studied my career well enough,” she says. “After what I’ve been through, who really gives a s**t if my monitor broke, fell off, came out of my ears because the stupid robe was too loose? These things happen and it’s over. My true fans stick with me, and the rest of the people will get over it.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cosmopolitan </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">asked her about whether she writes her own songs and she commented:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“A lot of artists say they write, but they don’t really write. No offense to anybody. That’s just what I’ve seen.”</span></p>

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James Packer breaks his silence on why he and Mariah Carey split: "I had become toxic"

<p>Billionaire James Packer and pop star Mariah Carey dated for 18 months before their highly-publicised engagement was called off in 2016.</p> <p>Now, the Australian businessman has candidly discussed the couple’s failed relationship in his new biography <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Price of Fortune: The Untold Story of Being James Packer.</em></p> <p>According to an excerpt published by <a href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>The Daily Telegraph</u></em></strong></a><em>,</em> the 51-year-old says he became “toxic” at the time of their split.</p> <p>“By the time the Israel so-called Case 1000 had become public, the China arrests, and Crown's sale of Macau had occurred and the breakup with Mariah had happened, I had become toxic,” he says in his book.</p> <p>James also denies leaking any details of Mariah’s settlement after the pair’s failed engagement.</p> <p>“I had absolutely nothing to do with the story,” he says.</p> <p>The superstar singer reportedly received AUD$70 million after the breakup for an “inconvenience fee”.</p> <p>She was initially “poised to accept $7 million to walk away” before allegedly increasing the figure, reported <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Daily Telegraph.</em></p> <p>In another published excerpt, James said his relationship was initially “fun”, but his mental health was in a dark place.</p> <p>James also describes his former fiancée as “insanely bright”.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7821526/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b7de77764f31439b9d8703bce79e16de" /></p> <p>However, underneath the surface, he was struggling mentally with the casino mogul later being admitted to a rehabilitation centre in March 2018.</p> <p>In February 2016, just a month after he proposed to Mariah with an AUD$12.7 million 35-carat ring, he admitted he was not coping well.</p> <p>The toll eventually became too much for James and the relationship collapsed, with the couple announcing their split in October 2016.</p> <p>After their split, Mariah sold the engagement ring for a fraction of the price to an LA jeweller for $2.78 million, reported the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">New York Post.</em></p> <p>The singer’s publicist told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Page Six</em> at the time: “Mariah has been very vocal recently about her choice to move forward in her life surrounded by positivity.”</p> <p>They added, “That requires leaving emotional and material baggage behind, including an old engagement ring from an ex-boyfriend.”</p> <p>Recently, Seven Network owner Kerry Stokes’ role in the breakdown of the high-profile engagement was also revealed.</p> <p>As James struggled to cope with his business and personal life, Mr Stokes stepped in and took charge of his friend’s private affairs in 2016.</p> <p>Mr Stokes encouraged James to spend time alone in Israel so that his friend could improve his mental health before going ahead with his big day.</p> <p>“Away from all the controversies and the pressures and the intensities ... My concern was that (he and Mariah) were both in bad places and that James needed some space,” Mr Stokes said.</p> <p>“I did postpone his wedding ... James was upset at not seeing her. But he wasn't sure. He was obviously engaged to her. He was obviously emotionally involved. The fact it was postponed, he was happy to get the chance to get himself into a better place.”</p> <p>James still wanted to marry Mariah after his time in Israel but the relationship “fell apart”.</p> <p>Later, James told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Australian</em> that their relationship was a “mistake” for both of them. </p>

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Gogglebox favourites reveal they’ve quit the show

<p><em>Gogglebox</em> breakout stars Wayne Mott and Tom Walsh have announced that they’ve quit the Channel Ten show and won’t be returning next season.</p> <p>The duo revealed that they have “three episodes left” to film and wouldn’t be renewing their contracts once they finish up.</p> <p>“I’ve had a lot of fun. And I think its just time,” Tom told the <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="https://joy.org.au/wordforword/"><em style="font-weight: inherit;">Word For Word</em></a></strong></span> podcast. </p> <p>“Me and Wayne are ready to retire. We’re ready to buy a farm and go bush.</p> <p>Although <em style="font-weight: inherit;">TV Tonight</em> reported that they “had a change of heart” since their decision was announced, the couple seemed adamant that nothing could stop them from walking away.</p> <p>Tom explained that an offer of more money could not make them backflip on their decision.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/nothing.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ef5fc303c73045f3af04ab19ef07b188" /><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7821370/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ef5fc303c73045f3af04ab19ef07b188" /></p> <p>Tom and Wayne, who have appeared on the show since 2015, released a book of their favourite cocktail recipes earlier this year.</p> <p><em style="font-weight: inherit;">Gogglebox</em>, a reality show which sees everyday Aussies commentate on some of the biggest TV moments of the week, was voted the most popular entertainment program at this year’s Logie awards.</p> <p>Channel Ten is yet to comment on Tom and Wayne’s departure from the show. </p> <p>Are you a fan of <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Gogglebox</em>? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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"I didn’t want to believe it”: Mariah Carey reveals mental illness diagnosis

<p>Mariah Carey has revealed for the first time her private battle with bipolar disorder.</p> <p>In a <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong><a href="http://people.com/music/mariah-carey-bipolar-disorder-diagnosis-exclusive/" target="_blank">People</a> </strong></em></span>cover story interview published this week, the 48-year-old pop star said she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001, during her much publicised physical and mental breakdown.</p> <p>"I didn’t want to believe it," Carey said of that dark time, which included splitting form her -husband Nick Cannon and panned E! reality series.</p> <p>It was not until recently the singer-songwriter sought treatment, after "the hardest couple of years [she’s] been through."</p> <p>"Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she said. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music."</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: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></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;" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BhbXpN-n4po/" target="_blank">A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey)</a> on Apr 11, 2018 at 3:58am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Carey says she's now in therapy to help manage her bipolar disorder II, which involves periods of depression as well as hypomania, but is considered less severe than bipolar disorder I.</p> <p>"For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder," added Carey. "But it wasn’t normal insomnia and I wasn’t lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working … I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania. Eventually I would just hit a wall. I guess my depressive episodes were characterized by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad — even guilty that I wasn’t doing what I needed to be doing for my career."</p> <p>Carey told People she's now focused on finding the right balance of treatment that works for her.</p> <p>"I’m actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good," she said. "It’s not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important."</p> <p> </p>

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Googlebox’s Wayne and Tom open up about their three children

<p>If you’re a fan of Googlebox Australia you would already been familiar with the hilarious commentary provided by Wayne and Tom. But did you know the couple have three children?</p> <p>In an interview with TV Week, the duo, who have been together for 17 years, open up about their pride and joy – daughters Jade, 27, and Tegan, 24, and son Zac, 26.</p> <p>“We have three beautiful children,” Wayne, 47, says, adding that he couldn’t be more proud of all of them.</p> <p>“Jade is successful in her career as a medical scientist and Tegan and Zac are busy chasing their dreams.”</p> <p><img width="434" height="579" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/45625/1_434x579.jpg" alt="1 (2)" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"/></p> <p>With the nation in the middle of a same-sex marriage postal plebiscite, Wayne and Tom have been particularly affected by some of the misinformation thrown around.</p> <p>“For us to be told we can’t be good parents because we’re two men is heartbreaking,” Tom, 49, says.</p> <p>“We’ve done the best any parent can do. We’ve supported our children, taught them morals, taken them to soccer practice and dancing lessons.”</p> <p>Since the success of the hit realty TV series, now in its fourth season, Tom and Wayne say they’ve also become role models for young people struggling to come to terms with their sexuality.</p> <p>“We get private messages from young people, asking how they can overcome the negativity,” Tom reveals.</p> <p>“It brings back a lot of memories for me. Growing up in the ’80s, I used to hear my family say that gay people should be put down. So I’ve been through it and I can lend a hand.”</p> <p>Wayne believes that the Gogglebox has also allowed them to introduce Australia to the new normal, breaking down barriers along the way.</p> <p>“Whether you’re a four-person family with a mum, dad and kids, or a gay family living under one roof, everyone is really the same,” he says.</p> <p>The couple says if Australia legalises same-sex marriage they’ll be getting married.</p> <p>“We would have a wedding for our children and friends,” Tom explains. “We’ve been together for 17 years, so as far as we’re concerned, we’re [already] married.”</p> <p>Wayne adds, “I’d like a small beach wedding and invite friends and family.” </p>

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