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If you were one of the millions who bunkered down with popcorn for Jordan Peele's Get Out earlier this year, then it's highly likely that as the movie drew to a close, you feared the film's lead actor would be banged up for a series of brutal murders, right?

As Chris, played by Daniel Kaluuya, endured a final showdown with his girlfriend, Rose, on the grounds of her family's sprawling New York state home, a police car arrives leaving the viewer in little doubt that Chris would have a hell of a time explaining the gruesome scenes which would meet them upon entering the Armitage home.

Thankfully, the person driving the police car was Rod, Chris' friend, who after realising Chris was missing went into full damage control in order to protect, and ultimately save, the New York-based photographer.

However, according to recent reports, this final scene was not at all how the director intended the story to end.

During a recent interview on Talking With Chris Hardwick, Jordan admitted that the original ending did not go down well with initial audiences, laughing: "People wanted something different."

So, what had Jordan presented them with at the time?

It turns out the movie's original ending, which has now been posted on Slate and The A.V Club, saw two white policemen step out of the squad car which arrived on the Armitage property.

After immediately arresting Chris, they jail him, and Rod is left doing all in his power to help Chris's case, but due to the horror endured by Chris in the Armitage family home, he is unable to remember key details which would ultimately save him from a life behind bars.

The movie ends with Chris and Rod reluctantly acknowledging Chris's fate before the latter hangs up the phone on his friend and is led back behind bars, destined to spend his life in prison after being wrongfully accused of multiple murder.

Sooo…. who's glad Jordan reworked that one?!

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Hell hath no fury like a retailer worker dealing with a nightmare of a customer.

If you've ever worked on a shop floor, a recent Facebook offering from Jen Hatton and Emma Doran is bound to resonate with you.

And resonate hard, ladies.

From customers who assume you're a mathematician to members of the public who think you have all the time in the world, the following two videos are some of the most accurate representations of the life of a retail worker we have ever seen.

Oh, and don't get us started on customers who show up five minutes before closing for a leisurely browse…

We'll let Jen and Emma take it from here.

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Remember when Ireland pretty much owned the Eurovision?

Oh, the other countries would show up alright, but we'd basically wipe the floor with them, and that is exactly why the Irish have a very special place in their hearts for the annual song contest.

If you're one of the thousands who tune in year in and year out then you'll be pleased to hear that by simply parking yourself in front of the box and popping a bottle or two of vino, you'll be in with a chance to get up front and centre with the one and only Graham Norton.

If you want to get your hands on a VIP trip to The Graham Norton Show, pick up a bottle of Graham Norton GN Sauvignon Blanc or Shiraz in Centra this week, and simply tweet a snap of yourself tucking in.

Don't forget to stick the #CentraLovesGraham hashtag on your post, and then sit back and prepare your story for the Corkman's Big Red Chair.

Cheers, ladies!
 

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It's fair to say that one of the reasons Snapchat's presence and popularity grew exponentially in such a short period of time was mainly down to its unique selling point – the disappearing act.

Images sent via the app were only available for a limited amount of time before the media disappeared for all eternity, but that's all changed following an announcement made this week.

As of yesterday, Snapchat users can avail of an 'infinity feature' which allows their friends and followers to view a snap for as long as they choose.

Taking to their blog to explain the rationale behind the switch-up, they said: "Today we’re making a pretty big change to the way you create and send Snaps."

"We’ve all felt the frustration of not being able to fully enjoy a Snap – even after replaying it – and we wanted to give you the option of allowing the recipient to enjoy your Snap as long as they’d like. After your friend finishes viewing the Snap and taps to close it, it will delete as usual."

In addition to this, the powers that be have restructured the layout of their creative tools and included the addition of a magic eraser.

"These changes allow us to continue evolving the Snapchat service and provide a foundation for introducing even more creative tools for making fun Snaps," they said.

Well, this changes everything… potentially.

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If you are one of the thousands who love and adore British comedian Michael McIntyre, your luck is officially in.

According to emerging reports, the high-profile comedian has listened to the pleas of his Irish fans, and decided to add a second date to the Dublin leg of his tour next year.

As part of his Big World Tour, the London-born comic will take to the stage at Dublin's 3Arena on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9 in 2018.

If you want to see the star in action, you need to bring your A-game this Friday morning.

Tickets will set you back €44.50 and go on sale via Ticketmaster at 10am.

See you all there!

 

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For a city of its relatively diminutive size, Dublin has one fairly well-known and highly-publicised divide, and it comes in the form of the great Northside / Southside division.

Oh, this capital city is divided by more than just the river Liffey; it's divided by accent, the use of certain terms, and the wearing of certain clothes.

Using the classic morning-after-the-night-before postmortem as a platform, Emma Doran and Jen Hatton tapped into this divide, and Facebook is all over it.

We'll let the ladies themselves take it from here…

 

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Earlier this year we announced that we were on the hunt for Ireland’s most style-savvy fashionista.

We said that the crown was reserved for the blogger, social media star or famous face who is absolutely killing it on the fashion scene right now.

And you guys responded in your droves.

So, without further ado, here are the five finalists for our Style Icon of the Year Award!

Courtney Smith

As a stylist, creative director and all-round fashionista, Courtney Smith's appeal cannot be overestimated.

With fans and followers that number in their tens of thousands, Courtney's contribution to the world of fashion is one of the most impactful of the last decade.

Louise Cooney

Dividing her time between the worlds of fashion and travel, Louise Cooney has made a serious name for herself as a style icon.

With a background in Communications & Marketing, Louise has a knack for making style relatable and fashion fun.

Clementine MacNeice

One of the most sought after stylists in Ireland today, Clementine's route to the world of fashion was somewhat unconventional.

Having initially embarked upon an English and Drama degree in Trinity College, Clementine couldn't ignore her passion for fashion, and ultimately threw herself into various style-related jobs before establishing herself within the industry she loves.

Suzanne Jackson

Over the course of seven years, Suzanne has watched her blog, SoSueMe, go from strength to strength.

And with over a million followers worldwide, the beauty and lifestyle fashionista recently decided to branch into the world of design cementing her reputation as a bonafide style icon.

Vogue Williams

Having first come to public prominence for her role in reality TV show Fade Street, Vogue's career has gone from strength to strength over the last seven years.

And while currently best known for her role in media, Vogue's modelling background means her flair for fashion always shines through.

 

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From Snapchat heroes and inspiring Instagrammers to fearless Facebookers and tenacious Tweeters, this award is reserved for the star of Ireland's social media scene.

And let's be honest, we're positively falling over ourselves with the number of worthy recipients right now.

Having trawled through thousands of nominations, our panel of judges whittled it down to the following five.

Sooo, without further ado, here are the finalists for SHEmazing's Social Influencer of the Year Award.

James Kavanagh

A veritable Snapchat superstar, James Kavanagh made a name for himself by sharing hilarious snapshots of his day to day life with legions of fascinated followers.

Let's put it this way, even if you're not on Snapchat, you know who James Kavanagh is.

Grace Mongey

One of Ireland's best known bloggers, Grace's social media star went stratospheric when she made the decision to Snapchat the birth of her baby daughter last year.

While seeringly honest and hugely relatable, the Tallaght-native has faced criticism during her time on the social media scene, but always comes back fighting.

Cliona Kelly

A fashion, style and beauty blogger, Cliona Kelly is our third finalist for Social Influencer of the Year.

While studying fro her Masters in journalism back in 2013, Cliona decided to create a blog… and a social media star was born.

Joanne Larby

The face behind The Make Up Fairy, Joanne Larby divides her time between fitness, fashion and beauty, and seeks to motivate and inspire across all realms.

Having qualified as a professional make up artist, Joanne sought to share her thoughts and insights with an online community, and ultimately amassed a following that numbers in its thousands.

Sarah Hanrahan

Food, fashion and lifestyle is the name of Sarah Hanrahan's game, and with her blog I Come Undone, she shares an insight into the things which make her tick.

From flea markets to foodie events, Sarah explores Dublin with 'all the gusto of a first-time tourist' and boasts thousands of fascinated followers.

 

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If there's one track guaranteed to get everyone up at a party in Ireland, it's Mark McCabe's Maniac 2000.

And while we've spent almost two decades throwing shapes to the original, who are we say it's not due a makeover?

Taking the track in hand, trad band, Ruaile Buaile, from Co Offaly, gave it the traditional treatment, and we're actually obsessed.

Shared on YouTube on Friday, the video has amassed almost 60,000 views, with fans of the lads' version wasting no time sharing their support.

"Huge tune, lads." wrote one while another added: "Well done lads! Brilliant!"

Stunned by the response, the lads took to Facebook to share their thoughts, writing: "We are currently trending on Youtube, and we cannot believe it."

"But most importantly, a huge, massive thank you to all of you for watching, you are all legends! Keep watching and keep sharing."

You heard 'em, ladies.

 

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We were on the lookout for the most talented creative in Ireland right now, and we needed your help.

From writers, illustrators and musicians, to makeup and tattoo artists and beyond; we wanted to know whose star was burning brightest and whose creative streak has added more than a splash of colour to your landscape.

And you lot couldn't get your nominations in fast enough.

So without further ado, here are the five finalists for our Creative of the Year Award.

People, it's time to vote!

Emma Kenny

As a Fashion Illustrator, 2D Artist, Concept Artist & Game Developer, Emma Kenny has not only made a serious name for herself on Ireland's creative scene, but even grabbed Hollywood's attention when Kim Kardashian shared her illustrations on social media.

Lisa Jordan

With ten years experience in the beauty industry, Lisa Jordan branched out into the world of fashion, and hasn't looked back.

Boasting tens of thousands of loyal followers online, Lisa's eye for style and passion for fashion is undeniable.

Blaithin Ennis

Within a year of graduating from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Bláithín set up her own award winning and contemporary handmade jewellery label.

Based from her studio in the South east of Ireland, Bláithín creates truly stunning pieces which have taken the industry in this country by storm.

Mike Gibson

A self-taught artist, Mike Gibson's stunning depiction of numerous A-list stars has garnered him an enormous online following.

From Adele and Conor McGregor to Rihanna and Eminem, Mike's illustrations are nothing short of breathtaking.

Louise O’Neill

Once called the 'best YA fiction writer alive today' by The Guardian, Louise O'Neill's name is synonymous with talent, feminism, activism and creativity.

From Only Ever Yours to Asking For It, Louise's impact on the literary scene cannot be overestimated.

 

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We’ll admit it, there are certain points in the day when small talk is just not on our agenda.

It’s tough enough with colleagues and acquaintances, but when a stranger takes it upon themselves to approach us during our daily commute, we don’t feel we should have to take responsibility for our actions.

Our earphones are in, our face is stuck in our phone and our body is angled away from everyone else, and yet certain people still see that as an invitation for a chinwag.

Heading them off at the pass, Emma Doran has created a fool-proof way of ensuring you’re left the hell alone while waiting on your next bus.

We’ll let the woman herself take it from here…

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Social activist, sportsman, musician or simply sound AF, we asked you ladies to choose the guy who you think has provoked change, made a positive difference or lifted the nation’s spirits over the last 12 months. 

And woah, did you reply in your droves.

Over the course of the last month, thousands of votes poured in for our Man of the Year category, and without further ado, we give you your five finalists.

James Patrice

A native of Malahide, James Patrice has made serious waves across the social media scene over the last 12 months.

After initially starting off as a fashion blogger, James found his forte in the world of Snapchat, and has been entertaining the masses on the regular ever since.

Gavin James

Between his distinctive voice, soulful sound and chart-topping hits, Gavin James is one of the biggest names in the music industry right now.

Whether it's Nervous, Bitter Pill or his version of City of Stars, this singer/ songwriter just keeps knocking it out of the park.

Stephen James Smith

A veritable wordsmith, Stephen James Smith took the nation by storm in recent months with his poem My Ireland.

Reflecting on the various elements that help to comprise and define contemporary Ireland, Stephen tapped into the psyche of a nation and earned thousands of new fans in return.

Jack Reynor

Perhaps best known for his roles in What Richard Did, Sing Street and Free Fire, Jack Reynor's film career shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Talented, charming, and down-to-earth, it's no surprise Jack Reynor made it on your list.

Philly McMahon

Our fifth finalist comes in the form of Dublin GAA player Philly McMahon.

If you think the 29-year-old sport star deserves our coveted Man of the Year accolade, be sure to vote! 

 

 

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