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    Country music favorites Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran will appear together in a documentary that MTV began filming today.

    Taylor Swift began filming an MTV documentary about Ed Sheeran, a source told SheKnows. While the news hasn’t broken yet, the source revealed that shooting began taking place today (Friday, April 11). While it is not yet known what exactly will be featured on the MTV special, it will most likely include information about the famous pair’s relationship and singing careers.

    On a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Swift praised Sheeran for having great superstar potential and revealed why she picked him to be her opening act for her North American tour last year.

    "I’ve found that choosing a great opening act depends just as much on who the person is offstage as who they [sic] are onstage,” Swift said. “When someone is as approachable and outgoing as Ed, you know you’re not going to deal with tantrums and diva-like behavior that I really have no patience for.”

    Meanwhile, while they have become great pals, Sheeran insists he has never dated Swift, and his new emotional break-up song is not about her. “It’s 100 percent not about Taylor,” Sheeran told Rolling Stone magazine.

    "Taylor is one of those people that if you piss her off and she writes a song about you, it’s not good news for you," the "I See Fire" crooner added. But, ironically, when Swift heard her friend’s emotional song about heartache, she was impressed, but alarmed at the same time.

    "She was just like, ‘Whatever happens, ever, between us as friends,’" Sheeran revealed, “‘I never want to piss you off that much.’"

    Rumors that Swift and Sheeran might be dating came when the pair was spotted together at a hotel last year after they worked on song lyrics for the British star’s new album, X. The pair also collaborated on Swift’s tune, “Everything Has Changed,” which features Sheeran on a remix version and the video.

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    Jordi Gomez's penalty put the Latics on course to reach another final, but Per Mertesacker's late equaliser maintained Arsenal's hopes of winning their first silverware since they claimed this trophy in 2005.

    The teams could not be separated by extra time and, when it went to penalties, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski saved Wigan's first two spot-kicks, from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison, to put Arsenal on the way to a meeting with either Hull City or Sheffield United.

    Mikel Arteta, Kim Kallstrom and Olivier Giroud were all on target for Arsenal - while James McArthur and Jean Beausejour scored for Wigan - leaving Santi Cazorla to send the Gunners fans wild with celebration and relief with the decisive penalty.

    Arsenal had the better of the chances before penalties, with Wigan keeper Scott Carson twice denying Yaya Sanogo, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hitting the woodwork in extra time.

    On a day when Everton moved ahead of Arsenal in the race for a place in next season's Champions League with victory at Sunderland, this will provide a lift in confidence for Arsene Wenger's side, despite a largely unconvincing display.

    Wigan manager Uwe Rosler can be justifiably proud of his players, who can now concentrate on their main priority of winning promotion back to the Premier League.

    Wenger stuck with his policy of replacing Wojciech Szczesny with Fabianski and playing Sanogo in attack, and the youngster almost made the crucial early breakthrough.

    Carson, with nightmare memories of Wembley after his error when thrust into England's Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia, did brilliantly to get down to Sanogo's header as he met Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross.

    He also did well to race from goal to block Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sanogo again, but Wigan grew into the game and Callum McManaman, man of the match in last season's FA Cup final win against Manchester City, was emerging as a real threat to the uncertain Nacho Monreal.

    Bacary Sagna had another good chance for Arsenal when Mertesacker flicked on Arteta's corner, but his finish at the far post was high and off target.

    McManaman was the central figure as Wigan went ahead after 63 minutes, referee Michael Oliver having an easy decision as Mertesacker dived in recklessly in the area.

    An injury to Monreal, which required his replacement by Kieran Gibbs, meant almost a four-minute delay before Gomez could take his kick, but he remained commendably cool to beat Fabianski with a perfect penalty.

    Wenger needed to react but his decision to replace Lukas Podolski, rather than the struggling Sanogo, with Giroud was met with a loud chorus of jeering from the increasingly anxious Gunners fans.

    Arsenal, as they had to do, finally demonstrated a greater sense of urgency, and a frantic few seconds led to the equaliser after 82 minutes.

    Sagna had headed against the post and Carson had again saved superbly from Gibbs before Mertesacker arrived at the far post to score with a stooping header from Gibbs's scuffed shot.

    Arsenal carried the momentum into extra time, and Carson excelled once more to turn over a fine rising shot on the turn from Sanogo.

    The Gunners had gathered momentum and only the woodwork saved Wigan as Oxlade-Chamberlain's powerful shot rattled out off the angle of post and bar with Carson helpless.

    Then came penalties - and the shot at a trophy Arsenal have waited for since 2005.


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    1) Ed Sheeran – “All Of The Stars”
    2) Jake Bugg – “Simple As This”
    3) Grouplove – “Let Me In”
    4) Birdy & Jaymes Young – “Best Shot”
    5) Kodaline – “All I Want”
    6) Tom Odell – “Long Way Down”
    7) Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
    8) STRFKR – “While I’m Alive”
    9) Indians – “Oblivion”
    10) The Radio Dept. – “Strange Things Will Happen”
    11) Afasi & Filthy – “Bomfallarella”
    12) Ray LaMontagne – “Without Words”
    13) Birdy – “Not About Angels”
    14) Lykke Li – “No One Ever Loved”
    15) M83 – “Wait”

    Bonus track
    16) Birdy – “Tee Shirt”


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    They have been dating for almost a year, practically a lifetime when it comes to relationships for Leonardo DiCaprio.

    And the 39-year-old heartthrob and modeliser is so smitten with Toni Garrn that he made sure she was by his side at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in Indio, California on Friday.

    However, he did try to keep their appearance together as low-key as possible, taking care not to be photographed with the 21-year-old beauty, who he was first linked to last May.

    Leo was casually dressed as he soaked up the atmosphere at the festival, wearing jeans, a white T-shirt and a plaid shirt.

    He tried to go incognito by wearing a hat but having been famous for over 20 years, there was no escaping attention.

    Toni could be spotted in the background, with her long legs on display in tiny denim shorts but, as ever, there was no public display of affection from her famous boyfriend.

    However, she still managed to have fun, sharing a picture of herself in the crowd with a pal.

    The festival's iconic ferris wheel was visible in the background as Toni struck a pose.

    No doubt Coachella is a welcome break for Leonardo as his year got off to a busy start - attending numerous awards ceremonies after being nominated for his stand out role in The Wolf Of Wolf Street.

    Nevertheless, Leo says he’s nothing like his overly indulgent character in that film – having never touched drugs.

    He said: 'Never done it. That's because I saw this stuff literally every day when I was three or four years old. So Hollywood was a walk in the park for me...'

    'I'd go to parties and it was there and, yeah, there's that temptation. Hollywood is a very volatile place where artists come in and they essentially say they want to belong.

    'It's incredibly vulnerable to be an actor and also get criticism at a young age when you're formulating who you are. We've seen a lot of people fall victim to that, and it's very unfortunate.'

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    Jenny McCarthy is okay with the gray. In a Chiacgo Sun-Times column published Saturday, April 12, the View cohost explains how her controversial anti-vaccination stance has neither changed nor evolved -- it's just that she's always been in the gray zone.

    "I am not 'anti-vaccine,'" McCarthy, 41, writes in the opening line of her piece. "This is not a change in my stance nor is it a new position that I have recently adopted. For years, I have repeatedly stated that I am, in fact, 'pro-vaccine' and for years I have been wrongly branded as 'anti-vaccine.'"

    "My beautiful son, Evan, inspired this mother to question the 'one size fits all' philosophy of the recommended vaccine schedule," McCarthy continues. The View cohost, whose 11-year-old son Evan has autism, has argued for years that certain early childhood vaccines have been linked to the developmental disorder in children.


    McCarthy first voiced her opinion during a controversial appearance back in April 2008 on Larry King Live. And just last month, the TV personality was slammed during a Twitter conversation by fans claiming the star was anti-vaccination, during an unrelated topic.

    "What happened to critical thinking? What happened to asking questions because every child is different?" McCarthy asks of media outlets posting about her anti-vaccine stance. "I embarked on this quest not only for myself and my family, but for countless parents who shared my desire for knowledge that could lead to options and alternate schedules, but never to eliminate the vaccines."

    The actress adds, "For my child, I asked for a schedule that would allow one shot per visit instead of the multiple shots they were and still are giving infants." She adds in her list of vaccination "beliefs": "I believe in the importance of a vaccine program and I believe parents have the right to choose one poke per visit. I’ve never told anyone to not vaccinate. Should a child with the flu receive six vaccines in one doctor visit? Should a child with a compromised immune system be treated the same way as a robust, healthy child? Shouldn’t a child with a family history of vaccine reactions have a different plan? Or at least the right to ask questions?"


    McCarthy says she is not discounting conversations about improving healthcare of young children and future generations. "This is an extremely important discussion and I am dumbfounded that these conversations are discounted and negated because the answers are not black or white," she writes.

    The star concludes her piece by simply stating, "One size does not fit all." She adds, "God help us all if gray is no longer an option."

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    Down on the West Coast, they got a sayin':
    "If you're not drinkin', then you're not playin'"
    But you got the music, you got the music in you
    Don't you?
    Down on the West Coast, I get this feeling like it all could happen
    That's why I'm leaving you for the moment, you for the moment Boy Blue
    Yeah, you


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    That spaceship that launches when you win a game of Sid Meier’s Civilization 5 with the science victory isn’t an ending - it’s the beginning of Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. In Fall of 2014, it’ll pick up that story and put us in charge of the effort to colonize a new alien world full of life, and build a new, unwritten future for humanity.





    If you’ve played 1999’s best 4X strategy game, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, that idea will sound familiar. (Fun fact: Alpha Centauri wasn’t called Civilization because Firaxis and publisher EA didn’t own the rights to the name. Firaxis regained the rights to Civilization when it was bought by 2K, but the rights to the Alpha Centauri name remain at EA.) But David McDonough, Beyond Earth’s co-lead designer, says this isn’t a retread of that classic. “This game is not an Alpha Centauri sequel or prequel. It’s its own idea, its own experience, based on the idea of the future of mankind on an alien world,” he explains. While some old hands at Firaxis have worked on both games, Alpha Centauri designer Brian Reynolds has no involvement in Beyond Earth.


    Though it’s built on the hex-based engine and structure of Civilization 5, Beyond Earth is not an expansion pack, but a full-fledged game that’s designed to be familiar to fans but also make fundamental changes to the way you play and win. The biggest, McDonough believes, is the switch from the traditional, linear tech tree that drives other Civilization games forward through established history to a more open-ended “Tech web” system.


    “We’re huge fans of sci-fi from every part of pop culture and history, so we went to that and imagined a web where you start in the middle, surrounded by techs that are relatively recognizable based on conventional technology, and you go outward into any frontier you can imagine,” says McDonough. He points to options like advanced AI and cybernetics, or genetic manipulation that allows you to meld human and alien DNA. Because of the non-linear choices you and your competitors will make based on your needs and overall strategy, and the intentional lack of technology trading, no faction will be able to unlock all the technologies in a single playthrough, and by the end of a game each faction should look and function very differently.

    Furthering the differences that will develop between future humanity’s factions are several philosophical “Affinities” (Supremacy, Wealth, Purity, and Harmony). They’ll allow you to determine how humanity evolves on this new world and unlock Affinity-exclusive units, while other competing colonies might go in another direction entirely.


    Those differences in ideology are intended to inspire conflict and tension between factions, and almost inevitably, war. Beyond Earth will use the same one-unit-per-tile combat system we’ve seen in Civ 5, but its upgrade system is intended to be deeper and more flexible due to a multi-tiered tree system and - again - to allow you to control its evolution rather than simply progress from spearmen to muskets to riflemen. Options may be conventional boosts to attack power or healing ability (those were the early examples given, anyway) but they carry with them different effects based on the Affinity they’re associated with. Choosing more aggressive upgrades changes your army to reflect that with the jagged, sharp edges of the Supremacy Affinity, whereas others will give your units a more rounded, organic look of the Harmony line. But potentially the most exciting new aspect of combat is the satellite layer, where you can build and launch orbital weapons stations that
    bombard enemy troops or support stations that buff your own soldiers in a certain area, much like Civ 5’s great generals.


    At the same time you’re competing with the other colonial powers on this planet, you’ll also be up against the native life you find there – much of it initially hostile. “Civ 5’s barbarians are really more like a speed bump or an early-game punching bag for you to kind of get your military chops before you’re ready to get into a real war. In this game, they’re completely different. It’s really a whole other opponent that plays completely asymmetrically to any of the human players,” says McDonough. He promises that the indigenous aliens, while not sentient, will react intelligently and with some coordination to what you’re doing on their world, and how you interact with them can range from all-out hostility to befriending, domesticating, and breeding them for your own use. (The description is reminiscent of Sid Meier’s Colonization’s Native American tribes that inhabit the new world, and can either be foug
    ht or befriended and assimilated.) You can expect them to be a major obstacle to the free land-grab expansion we’re accustomed to in Civilization games.

    The other major change is in how you start, and how Beyond Earth intends to make itself highly replayable. Instead of simply picking a nation and starting with a settler and a couple of scouts or warriors, your starting conditions and bonuses will depend on your choice of which of the eight Earth organizations sponsored your expedition, what types of colonists you brought with you, the ship that transports you there, and the cargo you packed. McDonough stresses that those leaders don’t define your culture like they do in past Civ games, but provide a wide variety of starting points. Even the leader’s models which you see during diplomacy will change based on the Affinity choices you make along the way.

    Naturally, where you’re going will depend on your choices, too. Beyond Earth will include five different victory conditions, including the usual Domination (aka conquer everybody) and making contact with a sentient alien race. From the sound of it, there’s more than enough content here to keep this new spin on the old formula interesting and addictive. Though it doesn’t appear to focus as much on characterization and inter-species diplomacy as its inspiration, its new ideas and open-endedness make it a promising attempt at recapturing the appeal of “just one more turn” strategy on another world.



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    How often have you abandoned earth to save Humanity only to find a bunch of other people followed you to screw you over, ONTD?

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    Now that her sister Jill is planning a wedding, Jessa, who is in a courtship with Ben, is enjoying her relationship.

    "Things are going great," Jessa, 21, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "We are looking forward to what the future holds." Both Duggars have chosen to wait to hold hands until they're engaged and save their first kiss until wedding.

    Ben, who is the oldest in a family of seven from Hot Springs, Ark., says he and Jessa make up the distance by keeping in touch via Skype or FaceTime, writing letters to one another and talking on the phone. "Jessa wrote me a letter for every single day for 20 days when we were apart," says Ben, 18. "It was so romantic."

    Jessa and her sisters Jana, 24, Jill, 22, and Jinger, 20, recently published a book about relationships Growing Up Duggar that explains the girls' take on dating vs. courtship.

    As the youngsters watch their older sisters in relationships, some worry how life is going to change without their sisters around. Michelle reminds them to visit Josh, 26, married to Anna, 25, and their kids daughter Mackynzie, 4, and sons Michael, 2, and Marcus, 8 months.

    "It is a bittersweet time," says Michelle. "Some of the little ones don't like change but I remind them that we get to visit Josh and Anna and remind them how fun that is."

    And do Jessa and Ben hope to have a large family of their own some day? "We both want to have a big family," says Jessa. "We are talking about our goals and the future with family. We have both talked about adoption and want to adopt, too."

    "Just because you are young, it doesn't mean you are not ready for life," Ben adds. "I want to encourage people to embrace adulthood. There is responsibility that comes with it and great reward. Jessa and I both have the same love for God and we really care about people. We have a lot of the same desires and goals in life."



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    After a frighteningly terrible bit of marketing, the latest X-Men movie has stepped up their game and released a fantastic photo series that paints the entire alternate history and future for our mutant friends (including Baby Colossus!). Check out this gorgeous X-Men photo timeline!

    This collection of photos was released on the new viral marketing website 25 Moments. It tells the whole story of the Mutants right from where we left off on X-Men: First Class. Sadly as time moves forward, things start to get worse and worse for our X-buddies. And a lot of them die. So be warned there are some spoilers ahead.



    A shot from the Cuban Missile Crisis.



    Magneto is implicated in the JFK assassination.



    Xavier at his school for gifted mutant tykes.



    Trask hard at work in his lab.



    Trask and Nixon.



    Quicksilver breaks a bunch or world records, makes normies hate him. (lmao what a flop bitch)



    This guy Bob Bell starts an anti-mutant religious campaign.



    Mad Cow Disease was accidentally invented by the mutant cure-all vaccine.



    Guantanamo Bay is now a Mutant Detention Center.



    Mutants help repair the Golden Gate bridge, which you'ill remember was destroyed in X-Men: The Last Stand.











    Border patrol keeping mutants out.



    A Mutant Inhibitor Collar. Yikes. This is allegedly Kitty Pryde in Camp X-Ray.



    Trask Industries takes over Xavier's School for Gifted Mutants.



    Occupy Wall Street (eye roll — we get it, you're timely, X-Men movie) joins forces with the X-Men to march on old Xavier mansion. The peaceful protest ends in bloodshed when the Sentinels kill Angel.



    Blink photographed saving a bunch of mutant children from Trask Prison camps.



    The New Sentinel (Mark X). (LMAO!!!!!)



    Bad News for Beast, according to this website: "Hank McCoy is dragged from his home and murdered by an angry mob of Human Majority protesters outside his home in upstate New York." Yikes.



    Bishop starts the "Free Mutants" Resistance. The site also claims that Bishop is a Camp X-Ray escapee.

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    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is getting married Saturday – and it's something the groom himself thought would never happen.

    "I said I'd never get married," the 34-year-old told PEOPLE last year, but he's making it official with a Southern California wedding to his fiancée, fitness expert and actress Lauren Kitt.

    The happy couple, who got engaged in February 2013, held a rehearsal dinner on Friday night.

    Carter's bandmate A.J. McLean posted on Instagram Friday that he was getting ready to head to the rehearsal dinner for "the wedding that most of u thought would never happen, but I'm so happy it is finally!"

    Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough also attended the pre-wedding bash, which was Arabian-themed.



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    In fact, in an interview with PEOPLE last year, Carter said that it was Dorough who helped him get up the nerve to propose to Kitt. "I asked Howie [for advice]. I was like, 'I love her, and I don't want to lose her.' And he was like, 'Just do it!' "

    Carter popped the question with an enormous, 7-carat pear-shaped diamond in the Florida Keys, after sailing Kitt to a nearby island. Things didn't totally go according to plan. "The boat was barely running. It died, like, four times," he said.

    They finally made it to the island and climbed a hill, where Carter surprised Kitt. "I got down on my knees and did that whole hoopla," he said. "She was like, 'Are you serious?' And started crying. Now we call it Engagement Island."


    On April 5, Kitt posted a photo on Instagram of her and her father, saying, "Next Saturday the first man I ever loved with give me away to the love of my life. I love you Dad."





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    Their elder sister Chloe tied the knot for the second time earlier this year, so the Delevingne girls clearly know a thing or two about throwing a Hen Do.And for Poppy’s forthcoming nuptials they have taken things to another level – they’ve headed to Coachella Music And Arts Festival in California which they’ve affectionately dubbed Popchella.

    The bride-to-be was spotted strolling around the festival in Indio alongside younger sister Cara soaking up not just the sun but also the atmosphere.

    Poppy, who started her fun filled weekend at The Beverly Hills Hotel , was seen carrying an inflatable dinosaur as she strutted around. In keeping with the festival theme the 27-year-old wore a black tasselled skirt and crop top – revealing her long legs.

    Cara meanwhile proved that long legs certainly run in the family as she wore a pair of pink hot pants for the occasion. The 21-year-old has clearly been enjoying some time in the sun recently as she looked very tanned. She teamed her shorts with a black and white T-shirt and a casual pair of trainers and a rucksack.

    Despite being one of the world’s most famous models, Cara went almost unnoticed as she strutted through the fields before tucking into a slice of pizza.The group weren’t joined by Cara’s girlfriend – Michelle Rodriguez but it is thought that the actress will be attending her wedding to James Cook.


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    Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian showed up at the dermatology office…around the same time.  A coincidence?

    With word being that Beyoncé doesn’t want anything to do with the Kardashian clan, much less Kim and Kanye’s wedding, these recent snaps may be saying otherwise.

    The two women were spotted arriving at a ritzy skincare clinic in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon. But before the Beyhive attacks, the ladies entered separately.

    Beyoncé, dressed in a blue and white patterned pantsuit, arrived minutes before Kim, who arrived alone in her Mercedes-Benz truck.

    With Kim’s wedding date fast approaching, could they be getting close on the low? Was this a spa day between girlfriends?

    Oh, to be an esthetician in that office!


    This isn’t the first time the two have been spotted being at the same place, at the same time though. They were pretty chummy back in 2012. They danced and hung out together as they watched their men perform during a UK stop of their “Watch The Throne” tour. They also sat front row with Kanye and Jay between them at the 2012 BET Awards. And let’s not forget Kim being present backstage and taking pics with Bey’s team at her “Mrs. Carter” show.

    Still, rumors persist that Beyoncé just isn’t checking for Kim.

    Guess we’ll see when Kim’s wedding date, May 24th, comes around!


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    I feel like they have private play dates for blu ivy and north....they probably will end up going to the same school and do a reality show together when their older.


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    American movie star Emma Stone revealed she is a K-pop fan.

    On the April 12 broadcast of KBS 2TV's 'Entertainment Relay', the reporter interviewed the cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. While being swarmed by Korean fans chanting Emma's name, the reporter asked, "Korean fans love you. How was your visit last time? I know you visited like a year ago." Emma Stone surprised the reporter by revealing her interest in K-pop, "I didn't get to spend that much time there. I was only there for a couple days. But I watch a lot of K-pop."

    Andrew Garfield also shared, "I love Korea. I love Korea. I love the food. I love bibimbap (Korean mixed rice). I love Korean food. I love Korean culture. We had a great ride on the subway. We had a really good experience. I'm excited to go back and spend some more time there."

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    Sad news for "Lord of the Rings" fans: a horse named Blanco that played the role of the wizard Gandalf's steed "Shadowfax" has passed away.

    According to owner Cynthia Royal, the decision to euthanize Blanco came after his health, already suffering from a prolonged illness, took a turn for the worse.

    "A battery of tests were performed which pointed to inconclusive, but none-the-less extremely serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver," she wrote in an open letter posted to TheOneRing fan site. "To my dismay, this left the exact nature of his illness, as well as the best method of treatment, an illusive guess at best. As a result, a host of supportive therapies – from conventional to alternative – were provided, in addition, to an outpouring of healing energy, prayers and blessings that came in from his fans and supporters all over the world."

    Royal says she knew the time had come to part ways with her beloved friend after vets called her to say that he was deteriorating.

    "When I approached Blanco’s stall, he was in an obvious state of shut-down and distress – a situation I know well from recent experience with my own life-threatening illness," she wrote."So, after stepping into his stall, I laid my head on his back and placed my hand over his heart for a few moments of meditative connection. Then, while kneeling down by his side, I asked Blanco if it was his ‘time’. Without a second of hesitation, he turned his head to me, looked me straight in the eye and at that moment, I knew he was ready."

    Despite the horse hospital's policy of not allowing non-staff to be with an animal when it is euthanized, Royal found a way to be with her friend when he passed.

    "Instead of allowing him to be taken away to an isolated room to die with strangers, they agreed to euthanize him in his stall and allow me to be by his side – as long as I could persuade him to lay down on his own," she shared. "Although it took several tries and lots of encouragement due to his severely weakened state, Blanco gave me the gift by laying down for me one last time in response to my gentle request. Although my heart was breaking, as my final gift to him, I stayed strong, balanced and focused, gently repeating, “Relax Blanco. Let go. Walk into the light. Relax and let go” as the Blanco I’ve known so well and loved so deeply slipped away."

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    Reddit users got scoop from James Cameron himself on Saturday when the director offered up meaty details about the upcoming "Avatar" movies.

    Cameron told the site during an AMA session ("Ask Me Anything" Q&A) that he's currently working on the scripts for "Avatar's" three sequels and plans to complete them within six weeks.

    "The second, third and fourth films all go into production simultaneously," he wrote. "They're essentially all in pre-production now because we are designing creatures, settings and characters that span all three films. And we should be finished with all three scripts within the next, I would say, six weeks."

    Although he wrote the screenplay for "Avatar" by himself, Josh Friedman, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Shane Salerno are collaborating with him on the sequel scripts.

    "The biggest pressure I feel right now is cutting out things I love to get the film down to a length that is affordable," he wrote on Reddit.

    Cameron also reiterated his love of 3D movies and large screen formats.

    "I believe all movies should be made in 3D, forever, but the projection needs to be better and brighter," he wrote. "I want people to see in the movie theaters what I am seeing in my perfectly calibrated screening room and people aren't seeing that. Larger formats. I'd love to see screens get bigger.

    But when it comes to storytelling, he'd like films to mirror the smallscreen.

    "I'd like to see Hollywood embrace the caliber of writing in feature films that we're currently seeing in the series on television - more emphasis on character, and less on explosions and pyrotechnics," he wrote. "And I'm talking the big tentpole movies, I think they're obnoxiously loud and fast."

    Production on "Avatar 2" is scheduled to begin this fall. The pics are slated for December 2016 to 2018.

    "Avatar" grossed $2.8 billion worldwide in 2009. The sci-fi epic won Oscars for cinematography, visual effects and art direction in 2010. The new films, which are supposed to introduce new habitats and cultures, are sure to push the technological boundaries of film even further.

    Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang, who starred in the blockbuster, will return for the sequels. Despite her character's death in the first movie, Sigourney Weaver will also reprise her role as Dr. Grace Augustine. "Who said she died? Nobody dies in a science fiction movie," Cameron said back in 2010. "Whether Grace lives or dies depends more on Sigourney's agent than anything."

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    Interview: Raleigh Ritchie


    Raleigh Ritchie, who chose his monniker from The Royal Tenebaums by combining two character names, isn’t too keen on being known as an “actor turned musician”. Previously seen in Kidulthood and Game Of Thrones, Raleigh (real name Jacob Anderson) has been penning songs since in his early teens, finally settling on a sound that might be lend itself to being called neo-soul or electronic R’N'B. Whatever the case, Ritchie’s two EP’s – ‘The Middle Child’ and ‘Black and Blue’ – are evocative, thoughtful pieces that he uses as letters, confessionals and a method of soul searching.

    He’s got a new EP due out mid-April and a full length album (on Columbia) somewhere on the other side of summer.
    He’s a very busy boy indeed and we manage to catch him in between sessions, snapping him in a freezing East London studio where he smokes a lot, polishes off numerous cups of tea and talks about his standout ‘Black and Blue’ EP, in particular the hypnotic ‘Bloodsport’, which brought him to a whole new audience.

    You prefer ‘Black and Blue’ as a body of work, why is this?
    I think ‘Black and Blue’ speaks more to where I’m going, like, in terms of music I want to make it’s closer than ‘The Middle Child’. ‘The Middle Child’ was very much of the summer, how I felt at that time, and ‘More’ and ‘In Too Deep’ have that summer 2013, ever so slightly dancey feel. But B&B is more focused, a start to where the album is going to go. Which I’m finishing, which is fucking weird to say. To say to myself I’m going to have an album out this year after god knows how many years… it’s like a really weird thing. I panicked a lot over the last year but now I feel alright, I feel confident that I’m going to be happy with it.

    When do you see it being released?
    I’d say the end of the summer, I’m hoping its going to be a good winter album. But like September time.

    Is it as honest, as darkly heart-on-sleeve as ‘Black and Blue’?
    That’s the only way I can write. It’s all just based on how I feel about things. But I very rarely write a whole song out of the studio, I like to put a song together and record it all in the same day. I like to bottle up cos it means that there’s a fair amount of imperfection in it but you can keep the emotion, you keep the emotion you had when writing it.

    Storyteller or songwriter? Which applies more to you?
    I love listening to music. Melody and the sonics is important and I can be really bossy when working with people, and be a bit of a control freak, but yeah, the lyrics and storytelling are why I got into it. Like I’ve tried writing songs for other people, I’ve done it and enjoyed it, but it’s not the same feeling as writing for myself.

    Morrissey is your big influence for this reason, the story aspect?
    He was a big part of that and that he sang in his own accent. I find it really odd when I hear a British singer singing in an American accent. I did it when I first started cos I thought that was you were meant to do. But I don’t understand how you can say something so personal about yourself and put it in someone else’s voice. And Donny Hathaway (the American jazz/soul/blues singer) was big for me, because you can hear how he feels, he so fucking tautly filled with emotion! He means it, 100%, you understand what he’s going through.

    You were acting and being successful in that for some time. As you moved over to music where you afraid of the tags that came with that?
    It’s not like I became an artist on a whim because I was bored of acting, I’ll do some acting again, there’s other shit I want to do but I haven’t stopped writing songs since I was 14. There came a point that I worked out what I wanted to sound like and it’s only been in the last two years that it’s focused in on what it is now. I know where this album is going but I don’t know what the genre is completely, I know there’s elements of different things, and one of the elements that stands out is my voice as that kind of soul/R’n'B thing but that’s not everything I’m about.

    Could you see yourself switching things up and keeping people on their toes?
    No one can look this far ahead but I’m going be optimistic for once and say my second album could be like a fucking folk album for all I know. I love so many different things and I want to play with them and see what my take is on them. I’d hate to put myself into one thing and say this is what I’m going to be for the rest of my life.





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    Going wild with babies! Joe Francis and his longtime girlfriend Abbey Wilson are expecting twin girls, the Girls Gone Wild creator, 40, tells Us Weekly exclusively.

    "We both wanted girls and we wanted them to be healthy and free of genetic diseases so we chose to do IVF," Wilson, 26, told Us. "I have always heard women say you just know when you are pregnant and I totally understand that now. Your body, smell, sensitivity and cravings all change and mine did from day one. I found out shortly after a blood test confirmed the results and called Joe immediately, we were both screaming and so loud with excitement from each end of the phone!"

    Francis isn't concerned about being the father of two girls. "We chose to have girls," he said. "I believe people will finally understand my love, respect and admiration for women. I love girls."

    The couple has happily been telling their friends the big news, especially the ones who are parents themselves.

    "Kourtney [Kardashian] and Scott [Disick] were the first in the Kardashian family we told and they have already given us so much amazing advice," Francis told Us.

    Wilson adds, "Mario and Courtney Lopez took us baby shopping at Bel Bambini, and Mario is now coaching Joe on fatherhood!"

    The future parents are planning ahead on everything, even the girls' room! Francis tells Us, "We're hoping for some advice from our good friend, designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard!"

    And when it comes to their children's future godparents, they already have potential candidate. Could a member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan be in the running?

    "Perhaps someone we all may know... perhaps not?" Francis teased to Us in March.


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