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When model Kate Upton nabbed her first Sports Illustrated cover, the then 19-year-old found her success tainted by cruel discussion critiquing her weight.

Reflecting on this time in her life, Kate, now 24, admits that the criticism ultimately help build her confidence in an industry known for its body-shaming.

Speaking during a Facebook Live discussion, Kate admitted that the initial fall-out from her debut cover was far from easy.

“I got my first cover when I was 19 After my first cover, critics were discussing whether I was fat or not," she explains. "I had this huge moment in my career and they were tearing it apart."

"I have to thank the people who did that because it really made me sit back and find out who I was and what meant something to me, and how I thought about my body."

Kate admits the criticism forced her to address issues which she hadn't considered a priority before the debut cover back in 2012.

"At 19, I wasn’t thinking about that. I sat there answering all these questions I had about my body because I really didn’t know.”
 

Thankfully, Kate now realises that her criticism had little grounding in reality.

"They lashed out on me because they felt insecure about themselves. I realise that the confidence that I had in my body was actually meant to inspire women to love themselves for all their different flaws."

 

Pregaming for @diplo @si_swimsuit with @repostapp ・・・ Rock it, @kateupton!

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And if that wasn't enough, the model uses her critics as a measure of her success laughing: “If you don’t have haters, then you’re probably not successful."

If we didn't already adore her…

Remember when Stranger Things won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month?

And remember the faces Winona Ryder pulled while her co-star, David Harbour, delivered an impassioned speech celebrating the win?

Well, while the internet went to town on the footage and bandied around endless reasons for the actress's bizarre expressions, it turns out Winona's peculiar behaviour was down to little more than a small audio problem.

Speaking to PEOPLE at the Writer's Guild Awards in New York at the weekend, David insisted the only reason Winona looked so bizarre during the show's big moment was because she couldn't hear David's speech.

“She couldn’t hear me," he insisted. "Which I was confused by, because I was screaming! But apparently, she couldn’t hear me."

Insisting that Winona's reaction to his speech was pure…well… Winona, David said he was glad the moment played out as it did.

"She is just such a porous, expressive woman and actress — I think it just flowed through her like every experience — and I loved it."

He's not the only one.

 

Being invited on-stage by a musical icon would reduce most of us to an awkward mess. (We mean, remember when Prince had to kick Kim Kardashian off-stage for impersonating a statue?)

So, if you manage to find your way on stage, jam with your hero and actually impress the hell out of them, you may consider yourself one very lucky little blighter.

And in footage which is currently doing the rounds on social media, one Australian teen did just that.

After catching the attention of The Boss at a gig in Brisbane, a kid called Nathan was invited on-stage to play Growin Up with the man himself.

And ladies, he absolutely killed it.

Unlike the rest of us who would struggle to remember our own names in the same situation, Nathan grabbed a aguitar, shared a mike with Bruce and belted out the classic hit – much to the delight of the audience.

For the guts of six minutes, Nathan and Bruce slayed together, and we don't know about you, but we're pretty emotional right now.

Take a look at this…

 

The entertainment industry was left reeling last year when news broke that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were calling time on their two-year marriage.

The couple, who began dating in 2005 and share six children together, were at the centre of a media storm last September as the press and public clamoured for more details on the abrupt split.

And while Angelina maintained a dignified silence in the face of media intrusion, it seems the Oscar-winner has decided she is now comfortable to open up about her split from one of Hollywood's best-known stars.

Speaking to the BBC, the actress insisted that the decision was made to best suit the wellbeing of the entire family.

"It was a very difficult time and we’re a family. And we will always be a family. And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it," she stressed.

"Many, many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family – we’ve all being through a difficult time."

41-year-old Angelina revealed that caring for her children helped her to navigate the aftermath of the very public divorce.

"My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through and as I said we are and forever will be a family and so that is my, that is how I am coping."

“I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer," she added.

Angelina received sole custody of the couple's children at the end of last year.

If you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on a hard copy of Ed Sheeran's newest album (which you can hold to your chest and squeeze with all your might), the good folk over at Tower Records have you sorted.

Catering to Ed's Irish fanbase next month, the iconic store on Dublin's Dawson Street have revealed that they will be flinging their doors open at the stroke of midnight on March 2 in order to celebrate the release of ÷.

Oh, and it doesn't stop there.

In addition to giving fans the chance to pick up a copy of the album the moment it hits shelves, the store will automatically enter everyone who shows up for the midnight opening into a draw to secure two tickets to the singer's gig in the 3Arena.

Can it get any better?!

Just remember if you do decide to head along, you won't be allowed to queue outside the store until after 7pm pn March 2!
 

So, Professor Green trolled Instagram yesterday, and it looks like some of his fans and followers are struggling to see the logic behind this one.

In what appears to be a dig at the speculation which surrounds his burgeoning relationship with model Fae Williams, the British rapper decided to share a series of shots which suggested he had popped that all-important question.

Except he didn't, and apparently the joke is on us.

So, it all kicked off last night when good ol' Green shared a snap of some serious bling accompanied by the post: "Happy Valentine's Fae Williams."

Unsurprisingly, that was enough to set Insta off, but it didn't end there as the singer then shared a snap of Fae sporting the ring on her engagement finger.
 

 

Happy valentines @faewilliams as designed by @tessametcalfe

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With what appeared to be a reference to his former marriage to Millie Mackinstosh, he wrote: "Fingers crossed this time ay."

The post was flooded with congratulations from fans who had assumed the star had proposed to his new girlfriend.

"Congratulations to you both! She is a lucky lady! Wishing you all the luck in the world! You deserve it," wrote one.
 

 

Fingers crossed this time ay

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Over the course of the next three hours, it seems Instagram was all over the news when Professor Green suddenly decided to swoop in and set the record straight.

Sharing a snap of himself rocking the ring on his baby finger, the rapper wrote: "Engaged to myself. Wait a minute, wrong finger."

And Instagram was left feeling a little shortchanged.
 

 

Engaged to myself. Wait a minute, wrong finger.

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"You're being embarrassing now are you 5 or are you engaged?" wrote one follower while another added: "Respect has now dropped."

Thankfully for the Just Be Good to Green singer, some of his fans were on hand to help explain the apparent point of his posts.

"Can people not clearly see that @professorgreen has done this to get everyone talking about him and to make the press look like tossers?" remarked one.

Well, it definitely worked.

The last time we were told Beyoncé deserved an award more than its recipient was when Kanye West relieved a stunned Taylor Swift of her MTV Moon Man back in 2009, and insisted the Single Ladies singer had been robbed of the accolade.

Thankfully, this time around, the person doing the insisting was the same person who actually received the gong – the only and only Adele.

After winning a Grammy for Album of the Year last night, the Londoner paid tribute to Beyoncé who shed tears from her seat in the audience as she listened to the When We Were Young singer gush over Lemonade.

And while the vast majority of us celebrated Adele's unbridled adoration for Queen Bey, some corners of Twitter are a little more cynical.

From suggesting Adele mentioned Beyoncé in order to avoid being considered racist (say what?) to others insisting Beyoncé didn't deserve the praise, not everyone was as impressed by the heartfelt speech as the rest of us.

We'll let Twitter take it from here…

 

 

 

 

 

When it comes to epic celeb moments of 2017 (yes, we know we're only six weeks in), Beyoncé announcing that she's pregnant with twins is definitely up there.

From the green veil to the floral backdrop, Queen Bey's big reveal last week got everyone in the industry instantly talking – everyone, that is, except Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

While appearing on the red carpet in recent days, Dakota discovered that she was the last to hear that Beyoncé is set to become a mama again.

Looking pretty mortified to have remained in the dark while the rest of the world celebrated Bey and Jay's impending arrivals, Dakota turned to her co-star, Jamie, for support.

And the exchange that ensues is pure squad goals.

Skip to 1.03 for the magic moment…

 

When it comes to the various methods employed by celebrities to keep their weight in check, Kendall Jenner's may be one of the most peculiar we've ever heard.

The model, who has walked for the likes of Marc Jacobs and Victoria's Secret, recently informed her fans and followers that her interior decor has more to do with her desire to stop snacking, and less to do with the aesthetics of her home.

We know, we were fairly baffled too.

Revealing the details on her app, Kendall explained how the decision to decorate in order to stave off the munchies came about.

 

swim in the light

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"While I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the room, I went for dinner with friends and they had just gone to the Human Condition exhibition at a former hospital in LA," she wrote.

"They were telling me there's a pink room at the exhibit that had an explanation of the colour choice: Baker-Miller Pink is the only colour scientifically proven to calm you and suppress your appetite."

"I was like 'I need this colour in my house!'" she added.

 

kenny's pink xmas

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And apparently, Kendall wasted no time stocking up on the shade which can be seen in Instagram uploads she has shared of her LA home.

We don't know about you, but we're much more convinced by Kourtney's approach to staying trim…

As anti-Trump narrative intensifies across the United States, it's no surprise many American stars have been asked to voice their opinion on the business tycoon's ascension to the Oval Office.

And the latest actor to tackle that particular line of questioning was Matthew McConaughey.

During an interview with Andrew Marr, the Dallas Buyer's Club star suggested that it might be time to stop railing against the new president, and choose, instead, to accept the fact.

Commenting on Hollywood's disdain, Matthew simply says they don't have a choice but to accept the new president.

"He’s our president. It’s a very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time as we’ve had. At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years."
 

Acknowledging the outrage caused by Trump's ideologies, Matthew continued: "Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done – which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said – no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be."

"But he's our president for the next four years, at least," he added.

It's worth noting that it is not yet clear whether the interview took place before or after the introduction of Trump's executive order.

Tributes are currently being made to honour the life of Sopranos actor, Frank Pellegrino, who died yesterday at the age of 72.

Frank, who played FBI Chief Frank Cubitoso in the hit show, passed away after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Speaking to the press, the actor's friend, Richard 'Bo' Dietl, confirmed the news before paying tribute to his long-term friend.

“I was with Frankie yesterday just after he passed," he told media outlets. "He decided that he wanted to leave and he asked his family to take the plug out. He was one of the bravest people I ever met in my life.”

In addition to playing Chief Cubitoso on The Sopranos, Frankie was also known for his roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order, and was a well-known figure on the gastronomy scene in New York.

Co-owner of the landmark restaurant Rao’s in New York, Frankie's establishment was often used to shoot scenes for TV and movie.

While Khloé Kardashian has definitely taken centre-stage with her body overhaul in recent years, there's no denying that her older sister, Kourtney, is looking better than ever.

And as she's only dying to share her top tips for staying trim, we're more than happy to listen, especially since she's not advocating a booze-free, clean-living lifestyle which, frankly, we don't know if we could maintain.

 

Team try too hard. #2017

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Taking to her website this week, the mum-of-three reminds us that while alcohol is chock-full of empty calories, that doesn't mean you need to abstain completely.

Unless, of course, you want to.

 

Travel Diary: The Bahamas. On my app.Photo credit: @larsapippen

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"Cocktails are often mixed with juice or soda – not only high in calories, but sugar too," she writes. "Aside from drinking too much, the sugar content in drinks is often what accounts for bad hangovers."

"When I do drink, I go for either tequila on the rocks, beer or wine. If you’re cutting down on sugar, it’s good to know that rosé wine usually has less sugar than red or white," she tells her followers.

 

Styling diaries: Angel Ball. On my app.

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And while the eldest Kardashian may refuse to give up tequila, the same can't be said for fizzy drinks which she happily waved goodbye to at the beginning of her health and fitness journey.

"I don’t drink soda – ever!” she explains. “I drink a ton of water during the day and I also drink a glass of water mixed with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar twice a day (in the morning and at night)."

Now, we're on board with the rosé, but vinegar water is a different story.