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- 09/21/14--12:03: Chris Martin Has "Fallen in Love" With Jennifer Lawrence
- 09/21/14--12:03: "Salome And Wilde Salome" Screening
- 09/21/14--12:26: Michael Kors’s Locked-Up Luxury
- 09/21/14--12:44: Hilary Duff at the 2014 iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas
- 09/21/14--12:44: Liam Payne wants you to know he's not a homophobe
- 09/21/14--12:52: Kylie Jenner Shuts Down Gossip With Just A Few Words
- 09/21/14--12:53: Alfie Allen ready to take over the family spotlight from sister
- 09/21/14--13:28: Libertador/The Liberator Trailer
- 09/22/14--09:47: The Strain 1x12: Last Rites Promo
- 09/22/14--10:22: The Knick: BTS of those gross, hyperreal surgical scenes
- 09/22/14--10:23: Niall Debuts Preview Clip of "Steal My Girl"
- 09/22/14--10:24: WTF!! Charlie Sheen Planning Return to 'Two and a Half Men'??
- 09/22/14--10:38: Woman gets freaky implant for reality TV fame
- 09/22/14--11:11: Kenan Thompson to leave SNL after this season
- 09/22/14--11:41: A Brooklyn Nine-Nine post!
Chris Martin doesn't just believe in life after love, he's found love again after the end of his marriage.
The Coldplay frontman, 37, is falling hard for his new girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence, sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly. The singer began dating Lawrence, 24, this past August after they both became single.
"It's a fantasy come true [for Lawrence]," an insider tells Us, noting that the Hunger Games star has had a crush on Martin since she was a teenager and is a fan of his band.
The relationship is not just a fantasy, however, as things are becoming serious between the two. "He's fallen in love," another source adds of Martin. "It's the real deal."
Martin and his longtime wife Gwyneth Paltrow announced the end of their 10-year marriage this past March. For her part, Lawrence broke up with boyfriend Nicholas Hoult midway through the summer.
In the months since, the twosome has been spending time together on romantic dates. Lawrence supported her man at a Coldplay concert in Los Angeles this week, just days after she and Martin had an intimate dinner date at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
The big stars hardly went incognito for their supper together. "They made out at the table," an eyewitness tells Us.
For more on Lawrence and Martin, watch this week's Hot Stuff video, as explained by Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew and K. Michelle, chart-topping R&B performer and songwriter, and star of VH1's K Michelle: My Life.
Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain attend a screening of "Salome and Wilde Salome" at BFI Southbank on September 21, 2014 in London, England.
Lucila Sola and Al Pacino
Merlin Holland, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Robert Fox and Barry Navidi
Joshua Stockton also sent Miranda pics of a slit wrist, writing, "Maybe I'll finish the job I started."
Miranda filed legal docs -- asking a judge for protection -- claiming Stockton would troll her social media, looking for fan sightings of the actress. If someone posted a pic of Miranda at USC -- where she goes to school or at Disneyland -- Stockton would show up.
A judge felt there was a serious threat ... so he ordered Stockton stay clear of Miranda.
For a long time as a private citizen and for some number of years as a journalist, I thought a lot about fashion, both about the individual choices people made when they got dressed in the morning and about what it meant culturally and socially when those choices began strikingly to resemble one another. It became a consuming pastime to see what trickled down and what migrated up — round-toe platform stilettos, for instance, from the world of 11th Avenue at 3 a.m. to the world of Madison Avenue and 65th Street at noon.
At some point, my attentions managed to relocate. And yet some trends present themselves so clearly that they find you even when you are not searching for them. Over the past year, I have noticed on the subway during rush hour, or in less precious quarters of Brooklyn or the Bronx, or around community colleges and public housing complexes, that women, both young and middle-age, are often carrying Michael Kors handbags — those from the designer’s midpriced line, which typically cost no more than a few hundred dollars.
In marketing terms the bags belong to a category known as “affordable luxury.” Some of them are heavily logoed; others, simply shaped leather satchels and totes, bear a single more discreet emblazoning of the designer’s name or initials in gold lettering. At the Macy’s in Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, all Michael Kors bags are extremely popular, a saleswoman told me, and they are bought almost exclusively by women who are not white.
Their presentation at the store betrays a bizarre and jarring semiotic, in part because the bags are routinely locked up. The purses themselves signal the country club and luncheon life; their display, bound together by wire, suggests the fears and prejudices of the elites whose lifestyles the products encode. Duller Calvin Klein bags are liberated, but the popularity of Michael Kors bags brings concern, the saleswoman said. Similar security measures have been taken at other Macy’s branches, a corporate spokeswoman told me.
The various styles have different names, and one of them has the strange fate of being called the “Selma.”
On a recent morning at the Fulton Mall Macy’s, a woman named Alethea Taylor, who lives in Crown Heights, was taking pictures of the bags with her phone, to pass on to her partner, who she hoped would buy her one for her 40th birthday. She already had three. Another woman, with two children in tow, had already bought several of the bags, some of them on layaway. One particular tote, costing $358, was sold out at this particular Macy’s, and at a branch in Parkchester in the Bronx, a saleswoman said, but it was available if you were willing to travel to the Roosevelt Field mall on Long Island.
The popularity of the bags in parts of the city that haven’t been suffocated by money arrives at a moment when the man behind the brand has been swaddled in it. In February, Mr. Kors joined the ranks of the city’s billionaires — one of the few figures in fashion to do so — a little over two years after his company underwent a successful initial public offering.
Unlike Tommy Hilfiger, who made a conscious effort to connect to hip-hop stars and by extension communities of color, Michael Kors has made no glaring attempt to reach a diverse clientele, though his appealing turn as a judge on “Project Runway” gave him broad celebrity. His company has not advertised in Ebony or Jet, a spokeswoman for Johnson Publishing, the company that owns the magazines, told me. And Michael Kors advertising campaigns tend generally to portray the habits of a singularly narrow demographic.
If Prada ads celebrate cool modernism, Louis Vuitton ads celebrate cinematic artiness and the latest Coach ads pay homage to a kind of urban pastoralism, Michael Kors ads unabashedly worship moneyed glamour. It’s the 0.01 percent lifestyle the images convey. The men and women in the ads are rarely resting quietly. They are forever traveling or disembarking from helicopters, yachts and planes in which legroom does not appear to be an issue. No one in a Michael Kors ad flies commercial. Women are occasionally pictured on the phone — perhaps calling the Beijing office — and they are always in control.
“When I look at these images, they’re very similar to social media images we’re inundated with from style icons,” Mary Alice Stephenson, a fashion stylist and a former fashion editor, told me.
The irony, of course, is that the kind of woman the ads depict is not the kind of woman who is going to buy a $300 bag, because she has a closet full of $5,000 ones at home. There is a perverse logic to the emergence of Michael Kors as the ultimate aspirational brand during the country’s most dramatic period of social inequality. In New York, census figures released this week indicated an ever more expansive divide between rich and poor. One of fashion’s cruelest means of trickery, one of its prevailing intoxicants, is to offer the illusion of wealth when the reality is too distant to inhabit.
Hilary Duff attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hilary is wearing a Louis Vuitton.
Hilary presents Meghan Trainor at the 2014 iHeart Radio Muisc Festival
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An explicit image appearing to show One Direction star Liam Payne naked has been leaked on Twitter.
The photo, allegedly showing the 21-year-old boybander in the buff, was uploaded onto the social networking site in the early hours of Saturday morning and has not yet been removed. The grainy snap, seen by Mirror Celeb,shows a man with a strong resemblance to Liam sitting on a bed wearing nothing but a black cap.
The man in the photo looks into the camera with his mouth slightly open as he rests his hand on his crotch.Within minutes of the photo being leaked onto Twitter, fans of the megagroup jumped to Liam's defence, declaring that the grainy image did not show their idol.
"I've seen clearer Big Foot footage," said one fan. "Some of that Photoshop is just...wow," added another.
Liam later took to Twitter to respond to the allegations.
Wow as if people think that weird photo going around is actually me lol think id rather tweet a full frontal than have people look at that🙈— liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 21, 2014
I'm 100% not homophobic. But I'm also 100% not gay so when somebody says I am I'm gunna say I'm not which does not make me a homophobe— liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 21, 2014
Don’t expect Alfie Allen to play a nice guy anytime soon.
In “Plastic,” out Friday, the Londoner portrays Yatesy, the roughest in a gang of four lads who stage a diamond heist.
In next month’s “John Wick,” he plays the son of a Russian mobster. Keanu Reeves stars as the titular character, a former assassin pursuing a more peaceful life until Allen’s character kills his beloved dog in a robbery gone awry.
And, when “Game of Thrones” returns next year, Allen will resume his role as Theon Greyjoy, who betrayed the Stark family in a power grab — only to be betrayed by his men, taken hostage, tortured and turned into a slave called Reek.
“It’s fun playing the bad guy,” Allen tells The Post. “It comes naturally.”
It certainly seems that way. With his cutting cheekbones and icy blue eyes, Allen, 28, has an aura of danger and mischief — and the family background to back it up.
His father is famously boozy British comedian Keith Allen, while his older sister is brash singer Lily Allen. Like his dad and sister before him, he was kicked out of various schools growing up.
“I wasn’t expelled for anything vicious, just being cheeky, not doing what I was told … rising to the bait if someone said something annoying about my dad,” Allen told the Daily Mail in 2008.
He says going to a boot camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., when he was 12 helped him get it together.
His sister, though, might disagree. Her 2007 debut featured a track called “Alfie” with the lyrics: “My little brother’s in his bedroom smoking weed . . . Get off your lazy arse/Alfie please use your brain.”
In “Plastic,” the actor has even harder edges than usual, thanks to bleach-blond hair.
“I was a bit dubious at first,” he says of the dye job. Director Julian Gilby had to convince him it was right for his character.
The film is loosely based on the true story of a group of Manchester boys who managed to steal more than $3 million dollars in gems from a Beverly Hills jeweler by posing as a prince and his staffers. The gang hired a private jet — paid for with a stolen credit card — to fly the jewels and jeweler to London. Upon landing, the envoy was shuffled into limos, and the gang’s leader drove off with the jewels.
In “Plastic,” the store is in Miami, and Allen enjoyed hanging out in Florida with his co-stars: Ed Speleers from “Downton Abbey,” Will Poulter from “We’re the Millers” and Sebastian De Souza from “Skins.”
“We all got along famously,” says Allen, who declines to talk about his personal life but reportedly split with actress Jaime Winstone in July and has since been rumored to be involved with Anna Kendrick.
The guys have a lively on-screen chemistry. Just as watching “Oceans 11” conveys the vibe that George and Brad were having a good time when the cameras weren’t rolling, so too it is with this heist flick.
But Allen insists he didn’t get into any more trouble than karaoke-ing Dr. Dre in the hotel bar. “I’m definitely not a bad guy in real life,” he says with a sarcastic chuckle. “I’m really lovely and sensitive.”
Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered -- it liberated. (Starring Edgar Ramirez, Erich Wildpret, Maria Valverde and Iwan Rheon)
The gif that perfectly sums up this show:
you guys wanna know what steal my girl sounds like ?? http://t.co/L6XXOW3krD— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 22, 2014
Charlie Sheen revealed to TV Guide Magazine that he's interested in returning to the CBS sitcom as it nears its series finale. "I've reached out to them and they've reached back," Sheen, who currently stars on FX's Anger Management, admitted. "We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I've presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I'm available and I'm showing up early. If not, it's on them."
The actor added that he thinks the return of his character Charlie Harper to Men would mean "good will and a tip of the hat to the fans."
"On the record, I would love to [return]," he said.
Sheen had quite the infamous exit from the hit sitcom in 2011 after taking a few jabs at executive producer Chuck Lorre. This was also the year he bizarrely tweeted A LOT about "winning" and "tiger blood."
Jasmine Tridevil said her dream was now to get her own reality TV show, after she saved for two years to get the boob op to have the third breast implanted in between the original pair.
However, her £12k surgery was turned down by more than 50 doctors, who told her that it would be unethical to carry out the surgery.
Jasmine, from Tampa Bay, Florida, revealed: "It was really hard finding someone that would do it, too, because they’re breaking the code of ethics.
"I called, like, 50 or 60 doctors – nobody wanted to do it."
"Saturday Night Live" is about to lose its most seasoned performer ... Kenan Thompson will be leaving the show after this season ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to SNL tell us ... Thompson -- the most tenured African-American cast member in the show's history -- planned to leave last season, but decided to stay after head honcho Lorne Michaels asked him to stay on ... citing the show's massive turnover this season.
We're told Kenan has no hard feelings and is leaving on great terms. Our sources say he's in talks for a new show and plans on moving to L.A. (with his wife and brand new baby) when the season ends.
Of all of the new dramas debuting this fall, perhaps none comes as heavily hyped as Fox's new Gotham, debuting tonight. The show, a sort of Batman prequel focused on a city where James Gordon is just a detective and Bruce Wayne is a kid, debuts tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern. It's attracted a great deal of interest for its premise, its talented cast, and its attempts to do a Batman show without Batman.
So if you're a comics fan, you'll probably be tuning in anyway. But what about everybody else? Is there stuff for us to appreciate here? Surprisingly, yes, though there are a few glaring warning signs in the pilot as well. (Fox declined to make any other episodes available to critics.)
Good: The look
The problem with a lot of pilots is that they create hugely impressive visuals that could never be replicated on a week-to-week basis. Pilots are sales documents. They're trying to get both the network and the viewer to pick up a show full time. But what happens in week two, when everybody has to set a budget, and that budget doesn't have nearly as much room for visual effects or cool camera tricks?
But pilot director Danny Cannon (responsible for much of what we might term the CBS house visual style) has turned in an episode that should be easy to replicate in the weeks to come.
He uses bold lighting strategies and streaks of color to highlight particular settings. The city's streets pulse with electric life, and the show seems to have one foot in the ‘40s and one foot in the 2010s. This is mostly accomplished within the camera and via judicious use of creative lighting, and those sorts of things will be fairly easy to recreate as the show goes forward. There are times when this show looks like the Warren Beatty Dick Tracy movie, and that's meant as a high compliment.
Bad: The foreshadowing
Gotham is a Batman show, and it wants you to know it's a Batman show. That's why every other scene seems to feature a character who will grow up into an important figure in the Batman mythos, with clumsy foreshadowing used as a nod to the fact that, yes, this is who you think it is. For instance: Edward Nygma is asked to cut it out with the riddles — because he will eventually become the villain The Riddler, get it?
A little bit of this is fine, but a little bit of it also goes a long way. The pilot for Gotham does it on several separate occasions, and by the time the hour is up, you're half expecting the characters to have an acquaintance introduce them to his long-lost brother, Manbat.
Fortunately, this is the kind of thing that's easy to cut out after a pilot, once everybody has settled down and can just start telling the story. And if the series is going to offer a spin on the Joker, it's not yet overtly tipping its cap in that direction (though it offers plenty of opportunity for fan speculation).
Good: The cast
As one of the most anticipated pilots of the year - and one that is operating with a 16-episode order, shorter than the standard network 22 episodes — Gotham was able to attract a terrific collection of actors, and it shows in just about every scene. This is broad, pulpy material, and it requires a certain swagger to put it across without making the audience giggle at the silliness. Everybody in the cast has that swagger in spades.
This is particularly true of Ben McKenzie as James Gordon and Donal Logue as his partner, Harvey Bullock. McKenzie has spent the last five years on Southland, proving he was born to play TV cops, while Logue has hopped from project to project, in search of the thing that channels his scruffy charm but also wins an audience. (Let us take this opportunity, once again, to mourn FX's marvelous Terriers. RIP, Terriers.) As the cops closing the case at the show's center — the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents, naturally — the two have great chemistry and an energy that propels even the most paint-by-numbers interrogation scenes. All cop shows thrive off of relationships between officers, and these two have that "grudging respect" thing down cold.
But the great casting extends beyond the central duo. Jada Pinkett Smith is a lot of fun as the villainous Fish Mooney, while Robin Lord Taylor cuts a menacing swath through the show's world as the man who will eventually embrace the supervillain moniker Penguin. Sean Pertwee is buttoned-up perfection as Alfred, and even the two kids — David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne and Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle (your future Catwoman) — are good as TV kids go. This is a fun ensemble, from top to bottom, and it makes some of the dumber stuff go down more smoothly.
Bad: Much of the dialogue
Series creator Bruno Heller has done several great things. His Rome was a terrific example of HBO's raw ambition in the middle of the last decade, and The Mentalist was solid fun for a CBS detective show. But he's always been a little better at story structure than at clever dialogue. (The most famous dialogue moment in Rome, after all, was one man shouting a single word over and over.)
That carries over here, where several of the characters — but particularly Harvey Bullock — talk in an affected, hard-boiled patois that sounds like a hyper-caffeinated college student trying to capture the voice of an old-time radio serial and blend it, somehow, with the pages of lurid detective novels from the ‘30s and ‘40s. This makes a certain amount of sense, given the provenance of the series' source material, but it often feels like the show is just trying too hard. Here's another place where simply reeling things in will help substantially, and that will likely happen in episodes to come.
Good: The big picture
So many TV pilots are graded almost solely on promise. The vast majority of pilots are, objectively speaking, not that great, because they're prologues for what's to come. But when watching them, we are often able to trick ourselves into seeing the glimmers of hope amid the clumsy exposition and set-up. That can prove all the more disappointing if the show doesn't live up to those glimmers, but it never means we stop seeing them.
This is particularly true in the case of Gotham, a show where that which glimmers is bright enough to leave you enormously hopeful, even as the episode itself has problems here and there. Heller's whole idea for this show — the story of a city more than the superhero who guards it — is enormously appealing, even if it sounds a mite ambitious for network television. But he's already laying the groundwork for it in this pilot. Gotham feels lived in. It feels like a place where people conduct business. It feels like a city, slouching toward harder times.
There's an element of the eternal return here. How many times do we, as an audience, needs to see this story? How many times do we need to see the deaths of Bruce Wayne's parents? How many times do we need to see him learn to conquer his fear and become the Dark Knight? For as often as we return to this story, it almost seems like something we have stuck in our subconscious as much as it's become lodged in Bruce Wayne's.
But Heller leans into that. Yes, this is familiar. Yes, you're going to know much of what's coming. But the best prequels work when they lean into that sense of destiny. Bruce Wayne will always become Batman, and James Gordon will always become his friend. It's unavoidable, just as it's unavoidable to see these troubled people become horrible villains. Gotham is, in a real sense, about the tension between its characters and the audience. We know what's coming. They do not. And the more that Heller exploits that gap, the more the show sings.
She's known for cultivating a sweet and innocent image.
But Ariana Grande sexed up her look with a leather two-piece ensemble on Sunday as she took to the stage at the Power 106 All-Star Celebrity Basketball game, held at The Galen Center in Los Angeles.
The pint-sized singer was accused of having a bad attitude after she was reportedly overhead saying she wished her overzealous fans would all 'f**king die'. A photographer also claimed Ariana demanded she must only be shot from one side of her face before storming off his set during a photo shoot.
Kim Kardashian‘s ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush, has come under heavy criticism after revealing he would “harshly” discipline his one-year-old daughter, but the reality starlet is taking a much different approach to parenting North West, with hubby Kanye West.
“Kim and Kanye decided before North was born there would be no spanking, ever,” an insider told Radar. “It’s not how they want to raise their daughter. As North gets older, and when she acts up, there will be time outs, taking away a favorite toy, but absolutely no physical discipline.”
“Kim’s older sister Kourtney doesn’t spank her kids, and they are very well behaved. North will be given clear boundaries that a child needs, and there will be consequences that won’t involve any hitting or spanking. It’s all about rewarding the positive behavior, and dealing with the naughty tantrums with patience and love,” the insider continued.
However, Bush has a much different approach to parenting. The Super Bowl champ raised eyebrows last week when he said, “I most definitely discipline my daughter,” of his 1-year-old, Briseis, with his wife Lilit Avagyan.
“Obviously, every person is different, and I definitely will use my best judgment to discipline her depending on the situation and what happens,” he said.
Bush explained that he “definitely will try to obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her” but that he firmly believes it’s alright to “discipline her, harshly, depending on what the situation is.”
The 29-year-old football dad’s words come on the heels of other NFL players getting blasted for allegedly beating their children, including the Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is in the hot seat now that photos have surfaced showing nasty welts on his 4-year-old son’s legs.
The source said that despite Kanye’s tough demeanor, when it comes to North, “she has her daddy wrapped around her little finger. It’s very clear that Kim will have to be the disciplinarian when North gets older. There is no way Kanye would ever be able to hand down a punishment on North because when it comes to her, she can do no wrong. She is such a daddy’s girl. It’s adorable to see them together.”
Welcome back to the Nine-Nine friends! I've got a look at Brooklyn Nine-Nine's second season premiere, "Undercover," and I picked out some fun bits and bobs to help you get through the last week of waiting. (And let me tell you, it's worth the wait).
- In keeping with B99’s homage-esque tone, Jake’s FBI undercover assignment is quite the throwback. And is definitely his dream assignment.
- Boyle needs to work on his sexual innuendo-filled “tough cop” lines.
- Gina resigns herself to a drop in social class, which involves a change in spirit animals.
- Jake and Amy talk about the former’s admission prior to the silent 6 months. Twice.
- Someone is driving the precinct crazy with drills, which eventually leads to a retaliatory bouncy castle.
- Boyle accidentally gives away a secret to Jake.
- One of the best/worst recurring jokes from last season makes a reappearance.
- If you’re bummed about missing out on the six months between the first season finale and the second season premiere, Jake’ll fill you in about his goings on within his allotted 12 seconds, and only 3 things happened in the precinct.
- Someone creates a new drink to make the most of a 2-drink maximum -- it works better in theory than in practice.
- There’s mention of “The Gina Incident,” which may or may not be what you think.
- A bonding experience involving a classic Billy Joel song comes into play, and is tied to Jake’s cover.
- The Captain is smiling less than usual. In other news, the Captain apparently smiles.
- Terry gets to show off his acting skills, including his ability to portray an inanimate object.
Enjoy the teases for now, and hold on til next Sunday when the Nine-Nine comes back to a television/phone/whatever-new-technology-we'll-have-in-a-week screen near you. I'll see you then to react to the show's second season kick-off.
What are you hoping most to see this season on Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back this Sunday, September 28, at 8.30pm on Fox!
It was a bad week for fans of visual kei music, as two of Japan's all-girl VK bands are losing their drummers to marriage. Just not to each other. That would be hot.
Aruto (on the left in the above pic) of Aldious announced her departure in November for marriage.In a statement on the band’s website, she explains that her forthcoming marriage will see her move away from Tokyo [reportedly to Nagoya], where Aldious are currently based, and has therefore decided to withdraw from the band so as not to disrupt their activities.
Haruna of Destrose made her own similar statement:
I, Haruna, drummer of DESTROSE, will be leaving the band before the end of the year as I will be getting married. From the beginning, I wanted to continue with DESTROSE as long as possible, and the other members also wished this. However, the condition of my right ear is also not the best, and we decided it was time to leave so as to not cause any more trouble.
I deeply apologize to the fans, the members, and everyone associated with us, to do this at a time when we have a release and a one-man tour, and when people expect everyone to participate. Unfortunately, I can no longer fully concentrate on musical activities.
I'm not that big into Destrose, but losing Aruto is awful. She is an awesome drummer. Here's both girls in action.
It's an interesting development, because most western female musicians don't quit when they get hitched. They usually leave the band when they have a kid, like Amy Lee or Lacey from Flyleaf.
Ok, both girls have other reasons as well, but ONTD, what would you do in a similar situation?
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