Cher’s Insensitive Istanbul Bombing Tweet Has Fans In Total Disbelief

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Cher still has a thing or two to learn about Twitter. The 70-year old music legend apologized to fans on Wednesday after tweeting about the terror attacks at the Istanbul airport that have taken the lives of 42 victims thus far.

 

 

In her now-deleted tweet, Cher wrote, “WE ALL PRAY FOR INNOCENT PPL IN TURKEY AIRPORT” and then used a bomb emoji and an explosion emoji. Many fans believed the emojis were off color and insensitive.

Cher followed that post with another, writing, “Been thinking about my Poorly Placed, Insensitively Timed ‘bomb Emoji’. No Excuse,” she wrote using a broken heart emoji. “I’m Used 2 Using Emoji 2Help Say More Than 140 Letters. Sorry.”

Hours after, she clarified her unusual social media silence, writing, “No Twts 2day, Cause, Wanted2 Think About Sensitivity. Meant No Disrespect, But That’s Not Enough. DOWN A COUPLE OF PEGS, IS OK #WalkAMileInTheirShoes.”

 

 

The renowned singer and actress has been hitting the road lately. Last week she was spotted vacationing in Italy, chowing down on some gelato and drinking a giant fishbowl margarita.

Zayn Malik In Contact With Ex Fiancée Perrie Edwards

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Zayn Malik has reportedly been in touch with his ex fiancée Perrie Edwards.

 

The former One Direction star is bombarding the Little Mix singer, who he dramatically dumped last year following four years of dating, with text messages in recent weeks.

 

An insider told Look magazine: "Perrie unblocked Zayn's number recently and the pair have now been texting again. He is on a mission to attempt to at least win back her friendship. They've just texted so far but he had really like them to meet in person."

 

But it seems the 22-year old beauty has other ideas as she is not interested in having a reconciliation with the 23-year-old hunk any time soon.

 

The source added: "Perrie's made it clear that she's not interested in a reconciliation right now. Her friends are worried that it's a bad idea to even chat to him, but she is good for now."

 

And the former couple's recent contact seemingly caused chaos in Zayn's new relationship with Gigi Hadid , who he began dating in November last year.

 

The source described: "Gigi loves Zayn very much but she can't tolerate the thought that he's been back in touch with his ex. She is been doing everything she can to make their relationship work."

 

Perrie was left heartbroken early last year when Zayn dumped her via text message, not long after he quit One Direction, following allegations he'd cheated on her.

 

The pair, who met on The X Factor in 2011, started dating in May 2012 and got participated in 2013.

 

Meanwhile, despite a short recent split, Zayn and Gigi are still together and she recently took to Twitter to openly commend him for opening up about his battle with anxiety.

Archer Renewed For 3 More Seasons!

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Sterling Archer, the former spy now private detective, will return to FX through season 10, as reported by Variety.

 

The hit animated comedy recently reached a deal with its home network FX which guaranteed the show will be around for another three seasons, the first of which is set to premiere in 2017. Archer has already provided fans with 7 seasons worth of the obnoxious, semi-incompetent titular character, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and will now have the chance to continue to take him and his team on more absurd escapades that frequently begin or end with someone getting shot and Archer becoming intoxicated.

 

This renewal is the result of a recent general deal between the FX Network and the business behind Archer, Floyd County Productions, which has seen several shows premiere on the network with Archer being the biggest success.

 

The president of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, Nick Grad, praised Archer and creator Adam Reed by stating “We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the whole Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this show so insanely humorous and critical through seven seasons”. “The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest turn in Archer’s infamous exploits and the next three seasons will to be equally as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and co-workers at Floyd County.”

 

The show is expected to keep its entire original cast, including the voices of Benjamin as Archer, Aisha Tyler as top female agent and mother of Archer’s kid Lana kane, Jessica Walters as Malory Archer, and the voices of Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates.

Jenny Slate Confirms Relationship With Chris Evans

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Jenny Slate officially spoke out about dating Chris Evans at the premier of The Secret Life of Pets in NYC on Saturday — and it was nothing short of adorable.

And although the pair — who costar in the upcoming film Gifted together — didn't pose for a red carpet pic, they did cosy up in of the occasion.

While speaking to ET, the 34-year-old actress gushed about having the support of her boyfriend:
"I haven't actually had a substantial premiere before, so it is nice to have someone who understands how it goes."
Miz Slate also added that the two are both from Massachusetts, so "it's kind of like I got my dream 7th grade boyfriend."

 

"We didn't know each other growing up, but we grew up about half an hour away from each other. We have been pals for a while, and, yeah," said Slate.

On FINALLY Being ‘So Lucky’: Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse To Marry In Italy

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The 48-year-old Australian vocalist and her 28-year-old fiance, who met while filming the American television show Galavant last year, are about to tie the knot in Italy in July, in accordance with Hello! magazine.

Speaking about the couple’s married arrangements, a source said: "Joshua is telling his buddies in Greece about their plans to marry in Italy." Although the pair — who announced their engagement in February this year after half a year of relationship — are in two different nations, they can not keep away from one another and are set to reunite soon.

 

 

A buddy close said: "Joshua is still in Sifnos, while Kylie is in London. He came back two days after their recent trip there and she will no doubt be back shortly.”

Meanwhile, Sasse, who has two-year old son Sebastian with his ex-partner Francesca Cini, makes the former Neighbours star "really happy".

Speaking previously about her relationship with the dark haired actor, the I Should Be So Lucky hitmaker said: "I believe the general consensus is we kind of look right together. So even though on paper it might not appear right, it just is right.

"He is an absolutely excellent, amazing guy. And even if I try and act cool and natural, it is written throughout my face that I'm really joyful."

Although Minogue has previously acknowledged she's uncertain whether she can have kids because of treatment she underwent for breast cancer, she and her beau are supposedly ready to begin a family as soon as they can.

 

 

A source said: "They want to begin a family more than anything – Joshua would love a sibling for his son [two-year old Sebastian]. "Kylie never believed it was possible but they have been having that dialogue and Joshua continues to be giving her the confidence she needed to believe they could be parents together."

Gwen Stefani Fears Tour Might Result in Split from Blake Shelton

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Ex-No Doubt singer is said to be having 'trust problems' and fears time apart might create distance between couple.

 

Gwen Stefani is apparently worried about spending a lot of time apart from Blake Shelton while she's on tour. The vocalist worries that the separation might create difficulties within their blossoming relationship.

 

 

According to OK! magazine a source said: "Gwen is worried about the thought of spending so much time apart. She's afraid it's going to blow up their love affair," including that Stefani "wants to keep an eye on Blake."

 

Stefani has invited Shelton to support her on tour but he"doesn't want to be her sidekick for two months," the report included.

 

Nevertheless, Gossip Cop reported that the magazine's claims of alleged trust problems between the couple are "false."

 

It was earlier reported the relationship hit a wall after Stefani turned down Shelton's marriage proposal. The 39-year-old country singer/songwriter is rumoured to have proposed the Hollaback Girl singer with a $1.2m (£821,000) diamond ring.

 

"Gwen was quite touched, but [told Blake] she had to wait [for marriage] to be sure it was right for the children," a source told us.

 

The Voice coach's relationship with Stefani started seven months back, when both singers were going through a rough patch in their individual marriages. Within weeks of Shelton divorcing his then wife Miranda Lambert in July this past year, Stefani too announced the news of her split from her then husband, Gavin Rossdale.

 

 

In an interview with Country Countdown USA last month, the 40-year old country singer said that it was impossible to keep the relationship under wraps given the Hollaback Girl vocalist's global fame.

 

"I found out — because it wasn't someone from my hometown, it was Gwen Stefani that I was starting to have this relationship with — there was no hiding it," he said. "If I glance her way, it is the cover of magazines. If I could have kept my personal life private, I would have. Since I can not, I might as well let folks in on the truth."

 

The country singer has credited Stefani with altering his life for the better. "Gwen saved my life this past year. It's not something anybody could've seen coming besides God I think because it doesn't seem like it'd make sense… It merely makes the most perfect sense for us and where we are at in our lives."

Queen Elizabeth TWEETS Thank You For 90th Birthday Wishes

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She may have recently celebrated her 90th birthday but the Queen today proved that she is no stranger to modern technology.
The monarch took to Twitter to send a message of thanks to everyone who had wished her well on her birthday via social media.

'I am most grateful for the many digital messages of goodwill I have received and would like to thank you all for your kindness. Elizabeth R.'

An accompanying image shows the monarch sitting at an elaborate writing desk in a summery pink and orange flowery dress, sending the tweet on a tablet computer.


The tweet was sent via The Royal Family twitter account, and received 1,800 likes within 45 minutes.

 

Another message from the account added: 'This tweet was personally sent by Her Majesty The Queen.'
Royal fans observed the monarch's landmark birthday with hashtags such as the #Queenat90 and #happybirthdayyourmajesty with a unique crown emoji.

 

'The Queen's milestone birthday was a massive occasion on Twitter, with users expressing their love and admiration for Her Majesty's lifelong devotion on her 90th birthday' said Lewis Wiltshire, Senior Director of Media Partnerships with Twitter UK.
'It's really exciting to see The Queen directly respond to the Great British people for their birthday wishes on the platform with her second ever Tweet.'

Baby Name Donald Increases In Popularity Throughout Campaign

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BabyCenter analyzed the approximately 115,000 baby names registered on the site and found that the name Hillary increased 142 percent in popularity since this time last year. The names Bill, Chelsea and Charlotte grew 113 percent, 18 percent and 17 percent respectively.

Based on a press release from BabyCenter, the name Donald also climbed in popularity but only by eight percent. Melania is up 36 percent, and Ivanka increased by four percent. It seems this year’s presidential election is affecting parents in ways beyond political activism and baby fashion selections. Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seemingly providing baby name inspiration too.

 

BabyCenter examined the roughly 115,000 infant names registered on the website and found that the name Hillary increased 142 percent in popularity since this time last year. The names Bill, Chelsea and Charlotte increased 113 percent, 18 percent and 17 percent respectively.

 

 

According to a press release from BabyCenter, the name Donald also rose in popularity but solely by eight percent. Melania is up 36 percent, and Ivanka rose by four percent. Bernie Sanders does not seem to have had the same effect, as the name Bernard fell 50 percent, and no new baby Bernies appeared in the BabyCenter database.

“A presidential election is a big deal, and new parents who pick names like Hillary and Donald are placing a bet that their new baby will share the name of the next American president,” Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief, said in the press release. “In a sense, they’re already voting for their favored nominee. Time will tell whether they decided a victor or the next John Kerry or Mitt Romney,” she added.

 

BabyCenter’s analysis also found some possible infant name influence in the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” Since last June, the name Hamilton has increased almost 60 percent in popularity. Meanwhile Jefferson is up 171 percent, James climbed 25 percent, George increased by 21 percent and Maria is up nearly 22 percent.

 

“The combination of ‘Hamilton’s’ success and the election year has parents feeling patriotic,” Murray explained, adding, “When parents reach into history to pick a leader’s name for their child, it’s normally because they feel inspired by that individual’s worth and heritage. The Broadway show’s multiethnic, cross-culture story speaks to millennial parents. Hamilton is the new Lincoln or Madison.”

 

David Cameron Steps Down in Wake of Brexit Vote

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Boris Johnson has made a pitch to be Prime Minister of a new 'great' Britain outside the EU after a devastated David Cameron announced his resignation.
Mr Johnson started to set out his vision for a revitalised, outward looking nation in a speech just hours after his long-time rival tearfully declared he would stand aside in the aftermath of the referendum Brexit vote.

But it immediately became clear that whoever is in Downing Street will face a challenge to hold the UK together – as SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon warned it was now 'highly likely' that a second ballot on independence will be held north of the edge.

The developments came after the Leave effort stacked up 52 per cent of the votes – despite massive support for Remain in Scotland and important cities including London.

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney has tried to reassure panicking markets this morning after the Pound nose-dived to its lowest level against the US dollar for 31 years, and the FTSE declined by 8 per cent. The index closed only 2.7 per cent down, as it recovered.

 

Flanked by wife Samantha in Downing Street, Mr Cameron said he had been 'proud' to serve as PM for the past six years.

But he said it would not be appropriate for him to be the 'captain of the ship' while the UK negotiated its exit in the EU.
After his speech, Mr Cameron travelled to Buckingham Palace to discuss the results with the Queen.

Boris Johnson thanked voters for trusting his plan to leave the EU now and sought to reassure young Remain voters by saying we will be no less European despite cutting ties with Brussels.

He insisted there was no need for 'haste' in the procedure for formally withdrawing from the EU as he appealed for quiet and sought to assure concerns over economic and political uncertainty.

After the EU referendum results produced a shock win for Brexit in the early hours of the morning, Mr Johnson said the EU was 'a commendable idea for its time' but was 'not longer right for this particular country'.


Brussels was 'too remote, too opaque and not not responsible enough to the people it is meant to serve,' the former Mayor of London included as he hailed the 'glorious opportunity' that discontinuing the EU gave the UK.

 

Sean Mendes Creates Anti-Bullying Campaign After Own Online Experience Becomes Too Much

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Shawn Mendes addressed rumours about his sexuality Thursday, telling fans he is "not gay," and "it shouldn't make a difference if I was or if I wasn't." The 17-year-old vocalist — who hails from Pickering, Ont. — posted a string of videos to his Snapchat account saying the focus on his sexual orientation is a distraction. "The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality," he said, even though only "one per cent" of his followers make assumptions about his dating preferences.

 

"I do not usually do this and bring up issues, but I was on YouTube merely watching some of my interviews, and I was going down the comments and noticed lots of folks were saying that I gave them a 'gay vibe,'" said Mendes.
Mendes added he's not upset about the rumours.

 

"I have no problem with that, because it wouldn't make a difference to me," he continued. "I am frustrated because in this day and age people have the audacity to write online that I am gay as if it were a bad thing. That's all I really need to say about that. I just wish those one percent of people would grow up. I adore you guys."
In the Snapchat videos, Mendes also notes he wants his followers to take one message to heart, that words can sting in spite of one's intent.

 

 

"I only want you guys—before you judge someone on the way they speak or behave—I need you guys to believe, 'Hey, perhaps I should not be judging someone' or 'Wait, it actually doesn't even matter. They are able to do or be or feel yet they want to feel.'" Mendes has spoken out about online bullying before, too. Last November, the "Stitches" vocalist told The Huffington Post Canada he has "felt the wrath of individuals over a computer." He said it was those experiences which helped him establish a #NotesFromShawn collaboration with DoSomething.org to help promote a culture of positivity and acceptance amongst his youthful fan base.

 

"The things [social media] can do for people and for causes are unbelievable [but] it can also really really hurt someone," said Mendes, back in November. "It is super simple, I requested my supporters to write on sticky notes something like 'you are wonderful' or 'you rock' or 'you're beautiful.'" Much like his music, this anti-bullying campaign immediately connected with his assistants. "We'd 37,000 individuals [sign] up for it in the first couple weeks, it was amazing to think about."