• Blake Shelton says relationship with Gwen Stefani has been an ‘eye opener’
  • Madonna tells fans she hasn’t had sex in a long time
  • These 15 Street Art Murals Will Make You Want To Visit This U.K. Festival
  • A pope, a pop star and the heart emoji: What was hot on Instagram this year
  • Kanye’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospital Stay
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Blake Shelton says relationship with Gwen Stefani has been an ‘eye opener’

Blake Shelton just loves to gush over girlfriend Gwen Stefani. The two have officially been dating for over a year now, and on Friday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the 40-year-old country crooner shares why he’s so over the moon for the 47-year-old No Doubt front woman. “It’s just been an eye opener to be with someone like her,” Shelton — who divorced Miranda Lambert in the summer of last…

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Madonna tells fans she hasn’t had sex in a long time

Madonna revealed that she hasn’t had sex in a long at a concert in Miami.  (The Associated Press) Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi. The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, auctioning off…

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These 15 Street Art Murals Will Make You Want To Visit This U.K. Festival

A new book documents the colorful history of Europe’s largest live street art festival. Upfest II chronicles the last four years of the “Upfest” event, which started as a small gathering in the Bedminster neighborhood of Bristol in southwest England in 2008. It’s since mushroomed into a focal point for graffiti artists around the world, with this year’s edition over three days in July attracting 300 painters from 40+ countries who…

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A pope, a pop star and the heart emoji: What was hot on Instagram this year

(CNN)A Pope and a pop star ruled Instagram this year, but they weren’t the only popular figures on the social media platform. Olympic icons, caffeinated hashtags, an Oscar-winning actor and smiley-face emojis also were crowd-pleasers. Here’s what else we learned cruising through Instagram’s 2016 list of the most popular hashtags, emojis, celebrities and moments: 1. Instagram newbies Pope Francis makes history again. Francis isn’t just shaking things up at the…

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Kanye’s ‘Erratic’ Medication Dosage Reportedly Led To Hospital Stay

Kanye West’s recent hospitalization was reportedly triggered by the rapper inconsistently taking medication that was prescribed for “psychological issues,” TMZ reported.  The media outlet writes that an “erratic pattern of taking his meds” contributed to West’s hospitalization on Nov. 21, when, after an incident at his personal trainer’s home, he was taken to the UCLA Medical Center for evaluation.  West was released from the hospital more than a week later, but the details surrounding the…

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Skiers count the cost of living ‘White Circus’ dream

(CNN)With skis in tow they travel the globe, flitting like fireflies to some of the world’s most beautiful mountain locations. But the glamor and glitz of skiing’s World Cup circuit, dubbed the “White Circus,” is not quite as sparkly when you have to pay for it yourself. Mikaela Shiffrin: Women will not turn to Trump “People in France don’t think that a woman can be a [professional] athlete in the…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. a drunk ‘mess’ at event

Jan 16, 2016. Cuba Gooding, Jr. arrives at the 2016 FX Winter TCA in Pasadena.  (The Associated Press) One drink, two drink, Cuba Gooding Jr. takes the floor. During Tuesdays Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York, the American Crime Story star gave an expletive-filled speech while presenting the Social Impact Award to designer pal John Varvatos. Nothing says I love you like fking sugar, the 48-year-old actor began, Fking boxed lunched….

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Inside the Mind of ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

(CNN)In picking General Jim Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has found his “General George Patton.” Yet that label may not really capture what makes Mattis a distinctive choice. Mattis has been sharply critical of President Barack Obama’s policies on Iran, and Obama’s capping of troop numbers and campaign end-dates in theaters of war such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Mattis also appears to be a skeptic of…

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Luke Bryan hits concert-goer

(CNN)A concert-goer in the front row of a Nashville, Tennessee, show got more than good seats while Luke Bryan was performing Wednesday. The country star was performing at the Charlie Daniels’ all-star Volunteer Jam when, according to the singer’s spokesperson, a man in the front row began “making crude hand gestures toward Luke during his performance.”

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‘Westworld’ Star Goes In On Trump Supporter In Lengthy Twitter Feud

“Westworld” actor Jeffrey Wright isn’t afraid to speak his mind when it comes to Donald Trump.  The star recently engaged with a Trump supporter on Twitter, resulting in a lengthy, though admittedly mild, feud about the president-elect. (Be warned: this post contains some “Westorld” spoilers.) It all started on Nov. 9, the day after the election results came in, when Wright posted the following tweet:  The actor garnered a response…

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Holy Cow, People Do Weird Stuff With Mayo In Other Countries

Our nation is divided into mayo haters and mayo appreciators. Those who hate mayo sometimes feel like they’re being assaulted with this jiggly white condiment. It shows up in salads and sauces and sandwiches.  But there’s mayo beyond the borders of our nation. Some countries love mayo so much, they put it on practically everything (we’re looking at you, Russia). Some even put it on their pizza. Most unofficial rankings of…

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Heidi Heitkamp’s Donald Trump meeting sets off alarm bells for Democrats

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump is set to meet Friday with North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a red-state Democrat, which could put Senate Democrats at a further disadvantage if she were to join the Trump administration. Heitkamp told CNN Thursday she has no inkling of what the meeting may be about, but said she was open to discussing serving in a Trump administration.

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Get High Just Like Hunter S. Thompson Did With His Zombie Pot

For the many who idolize Hunter S. Thompson, pioneering creator of Gonzo journalism and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, following in his footsteps looks pretty daunting until now. Thompson’s drug-fueled, immersive approach to his art sets a high barrier to entry, but to spend a day in this New Journalist’s shoes, acolytes will soon be able to skip recreating experiences like embedding with a violent biker gang. That’s…

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Worlds First Gay Country Musician Finds Hope While Touring The Heartland

The band’s most popular song, “Cryin’ These Cocksucking Tears,” might make those who voted for the new president-elect uncomfortable. It’s a bluntly sung story about the pain of living as a gay man in America in the early 1970s. The song was first written and recorded in Seattle, Washington, where Haggerty lived at the time. Haggerty’s happy to hear his music resonate with far-flung communities. In fact, he’s thankful that…

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Reporter Sopan Deb Shifts From Chronicling Donald Trump To Covering Culture

NEW YORK Sopan Deb, who emerged as a standout 2016 reporter for his tireless coverage of Donald Trump, is joining The New York Times culture desk.  In a memo to staff, Times Culture Editor Danielle Mattoon said Deb will “cover a spectrum of news – cultural, political, race/gender/class, way-we-live-now – through arts and entertainment lenses in the Trump era.” Deb, 28, joined CBS in 2014 as an associate producer following…

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Natalie Portman on her admiration for ‘Jackie’

(CNN)Embodying Jacqueline Kennedy’s darkest hours in the upcoming movie “Jackie” was no easy task for Natalie Portman. “Jackie,” directed by Pablo Larran, tells the story of the aftermath of President Kennedy’s assassination from his wife’s perspective. “The way she handled herself in that sort of crucible was so strong and intelligent,” Portman told CNN. “It was really interesting to see that very private side — when you start looking into…

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Swimming, aerobics, racquet sports slash risk of death, study says

(CNN)Doctors often recommend daily physical activity, but does exercise actually help us live longer? And are certain sports healthier than others? A new study suggests that exercise can slash your risk of death by 28%, and certain activities may be even more beneficial. Dr. Pekka Oja of the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research in Finland was curious about the idea. See the latest news and share your comments with…

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Dolly Parton dishes out more Christmas spirit in ‘Circle of Love’

(CNN)After the success of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” a sequel was inevitable. And NBC’s follow-up movie, subtitled “Circle of Love,” actually manages to be sappier and more infused with Christmas spirit than the last one, which frankly didn’t seem possible. Indeed, to those ensconced in red states prone to gripe that the major networks ignore religion, this Hallmark Channel-like offering proves that godless Hollywood likes the green in…

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