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Former Love Island contestant and model Megan Barton Hanson has come out as bisexual (hey, Pride month is June after all…) and opened up about falling in love with women.

Speaking candidly to The Sun, the reality star said she feels 'deeper connections' with women, and claims that she auditioned unsuccessfully for the show in 2017, but believes that being open about her bisexuality 'put them off' casting her.

"I just felt like I needed to get with a guy because society said so but after the shit I've been through, I just want to see how it goes with a woman." Fair play, gal. You do you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The star was coupled up with former beau Wes Anderson, but the pair have since split up. Though she never spoke about women on the show, she has had love in her life with those of the opposite sex:

"I first fell in love with a girl when I was 16, but it wasn't even in a sexual way. I never saw her just in that way, but we'd like hang out, and one thing led to another.

"We would do everything together. I found her more and more attractive, and not even the way she looked, just like the way she was in general," she continued.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added: "I've slept with girls, but I've never had long term romances with girls. It's not just a sexual thing for me, I feel like I have a deeper connection with women…

"I think long-term I would get with a woman, but it's hard. I really want kids, so that's something I'd need to look into when the time comes," she expanded.

Megan was also asked about her audition for the infamous ITV2 show, and she claims:  "I was super open and said I feel like I'm more into girls, but I think that's what put them off in 2017."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She went on to reference her 2018 audition, which led to her casting;

"In Love Island I already felt I had a stigma attached to me because of being a stripper. I didn't want to like add to it by revealing I like girls as well!

"But now I feel like everyone has accepted that and to be honest, I don't care what people think. I'm 25, I want to find someone, maybe not the one, but the one for now," she said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In terms of looking for a partner for life, Megan said: "I want to find someone to travel with and enjoy life with, so I feel like I just need to be a bit brave now and say it how it is.

"It's so easy to let fear of people's opinions stop you from being true to yourself."

The model felt under pressure "by society" to reveal her sexuality and claims that she's decided to come out now because the public can still be negative and narrow-minded about sexual identity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"If it's right, you've got one life, live it, enjoy life," she said. "Just live. Although we're much more open-minded and less judgmental now, there is still a lot of judging around people's sexuality.

"If you have any type of platform I think it's important to use it for people who don't have a voice.

"There's a lot of people who fear they can't come out – but the more it's spoken about the more it becomes less of a thing." 

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Late last year, it was announced that Gilmore Girls would be making its long-awaited on-screen comeback in the form of four 90 minute Netflix episodes.

Ever since the news broke, trickles of information about the highly anticipated reboot have been fed to fans along with nostalgia-inducing trivia about the original show.

The latest instalment of this trivia features one of Hollywood’s hottest heartthrobs.

Speaking at The Gilmore Girls Fan Festival this weekend, casting director Jami Rudofsky revealed that Ryan Gosling almost landed a role in the hit Warner Bros. series.

“When I was a very wee casting person, I was casting an independent movie for no money,” explained Jami.

“This guy came in, and he was late, and I rolled my eyes because he was late, and he was blonde.  I thought he was giving attitude ― what I didn’t realise was that he was in character.  He did the audition, and it was one of the most amazing auditions that I’ve ever seen.”

On the back of this incident, The Notebook star was invited to audition for a football player role in Gilmore Girls but – in a scenario which pretty much alters the history of GG fans’ lives – his audition failed to impress.

“[I’d] kept him in my mind, and I was thinking ‘I can’t wait for them to meet him.’  And I am talking him up,” continued Jami.

“So he came in, I think it was a football character? I don’t even remember…He auditioned, and it kind of fell flat.”

With that heart wrenching piece of history in mind, watching Gilmore Girls this November is going to be beyond emosh. 

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She's the self-confessed 'living doll' who managed to wow tough-to-please Simon Cowell and the rest of the X Factor judges over the weekend. 

However, it has now emerged that, far from being an undiscovered talent, Sada Vidoo has a hugely successful career in Denmark.

Already an well-established singer/songwriter, she has been signed to a record label in Denmark – although Mr Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh said that they have never heard of her before she arrived for her X Factor audition. 

Sada has released an album and several singles, going platinum in her native country: she penning the song Infernal for dance act Ten Miles in 2007 and the song ultimately went on to be a HUGE hit.

It even topped charts in Turkey, Spain, and Poland

Her own album A Story With No End was released in 2014.

Over the weekend, she performed Love Is A Battlefield for the quartet of reality TV show judges, with Simon saying she was "barking mad".

A spokesperson for the ITV show said in response: "Anyone can apply for The X Factor whether they are professional or amateur, irrespective of their past experience and all contestants are auditioned on merit.

"Past experience can not always be featured in the programme due to time constraints."

 

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Kanye was never really the type of person to pull a massive prank on someone… but maybe Kimmy K has changed all that. 

Kim posted a sneak peak video today of Kanye auditioning for American Idol and we're not sure anyone knows how to take it. 

The video shows him in the audition room, talking to the judges. 

"My name is Kanye and I'm from the south side of Chicago. I'm originally a producer, always wanted to rap but no one really believed in me," he joked.

Kim also makes an appearance, talking to Ryan Seacrest about her hubby. 

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It's hard to remember a time before Blake Lively took on the role of Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl; the role in which Blake shot to super stardom. 

But what was it about Blake that won her the part? Well, we have the video that everyone's talking about – her audition tape – and along with her beautiful looks, it's not hard to see why she was cast. 

Have a look at a much younger Ms Lively here and then co-star Ed Westwick's audition for Chuck Bass. You know you want to, XOXO, SHEmazing. 

 

 

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Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba recently admitted that she never planned on playing Crazy Eyes on the hit Netflix series. In fact she even audition for another role.

Can you imagine her playing anyone else other than Crazy Eyes?

Funny or Die decided to give us a taste of what could have been in this hilarious fake audition tape.

http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/8xmx

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Oprah has released her first ever audition tape that was recorded in 1983.

The star looks just as young as she does today – how does that work?

We can see why she landed her first big job – can you?

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