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If a tasty glass of wine and a good book is your picture of the perfect night in, then your going to be overjoyed with this new gadget.

A winery called Matteo Correggia has teamed up with a product design agency, Reverse Innovation, to bring you a range of wines called Librottiglia.

What is this, you ask? Well, each Librottiglia is half the size of a normal bottle and has been wrapped in a short story which complements the style of the wine. Interesting, hey?

But it gets better, the reason behind the smaller bottles is that they equal about two glasses, which the winery says is the perfect amount of wine to drink to get you through each short story. 


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That means you won't run out of wine while still on the last few pages of the book.

Matteo Correggia said: "Characteristics of each wine are matched to a narrative genre to create a perfectly balanced experience based on the sensory impressions and scenarios imagined in the stories."

However, there is one MAJOR downside – the stories have all been written in Italian, so we're going to have to wait until it reaches our green isle to enjoy it.


Having spoken openly about his issues with anxiety, Zayn Malik has now revealed he suffered from an eating disorder while he was part of One Direction.

In his new self-titled autobiography, the singer admitted to not eating for days at a time in a possible bid to feel some sense of control over his life.

As reported by The Sun, the 23-year-old wrote: “When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was.”


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“Something I’ve never talked about in public before, but which I have come to terms with since leaving the band, is that I was suffering from an eating disorder.”

“It wasn’t as though I had any concerns about my weight or anything like that,” he continued.  “I’d just go for days – sometimes two or three days straight – without eating anything at all.  It got quite serious, although at the time I didn’t recognise it for what it was.”

“I think it was about control,” confessed Zayn.  “I didn’t feel like I had control over anything else in my life, but food was something I could control, so I did.”


It's out now ! #ZAYNBOOK

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“I had lost so much weight I had become ill.  The workload and the pace of life on the road put together with the pressures and strains of everything going on within the band had badly affected my eating habits.”

Despite his book’s claims, on Friday Zayn told The Associated Press that he was never officially diagnosed with an eating disorder.

He also suggested that he now has a better relationship with food, saying he is “a bit older and a bit more wiser (sic)”.


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It’s no secret that the Geordie Shore crew are notorious for booze-fuelled nights out and short lived romances.

But it seems MTV’s Scotty T has been living with a number of controversial secrets.

While promoting his new book, Scotty T: A Shore Thing, the reality star confessed to helping a woman obtain an abortion after a one-night stand and to sleeping with almost 1,000 different people.


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The 28-year-old Celebrity Big Brother winner explained his relief at learning that the woman did not wish to keep the baby, as at the time he too did not feel ready to become a father.

“She said she felt it was only right to let me know she was pregnant and that she wasn’t going to go through with it,” he told The Sun.

“Forgive me for saying it, but the sudden relief I experienced when she said that she wasn’t planning on keeping the baby was overwhelming, because I knew for sure that I wasn’t ready to be a dad.”

After flying the woman from Northern Ireland to Newcastle, Scotty accompanied her to the clinic “where everything was taken care of quickly and sensitively” before driving her back to the airport and “closing the door on that episode once and for all”.

Scotty went on to assure readers this is the only time he’s found himself in such a situation, despite having been involved with hundreds of women.

He said: “To be honest it was the only occasion this had happened. But I dealt with it properly and respectfully, as should anyone else in that situation.”


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Ex reality star Ricci Guarnaccio may have moved on with his life since his explosive departure from Geordie Shore, but it seems he hasn’t quite left his issues with former flame Vicky Pattison in the past.

In a recent interview with Bang Showbiz Ricci – who is clearly unimpressed with the variety of unflattering comments Vicky has made about him since they split three years ago –suggested he could reveal all about his ex fiancé in a future tell-all book.

The former Geordie Shore housemate said: "We still don't get along. She said a lot in her book and a lot of things in the past and honestly I haven't said jack s*** in comparison so my book one day might come out you know."

Alongside the revelation, Ricci – who now lives in Australia – said he wishes the Loose Women panellist all the best.

“I'm like doing my own thing over here she's doing her thing like I wish her all the best and we both move on and that's it.”

“I think the whole Vicky/Ricci thing is always going to be there because of how big it was, her doing well then me doing well it's never really going to go away.”

In 2014 Vicky shared some of the negative aspects of their relationship with the world in her book Nothing But The Truth.

In the past she’s also told the Mirror: "Ricci's an angry and aggressive man. It's little man syndrome, he's got that fiery Mediterranean temperament.”

"I don't think he's a nice person when he's had a drink, and he's spoilt and arrogant."

With statements like that it’s little wonder Ricci wants to tell his side of the story.



Harry Potter seems to be a never-ending story, but we love it so much that we won't complain.

A new HP book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II will be available to us from 31 July this year. Hurrah!

The book is actually an early script of the play by the same name, which was put together by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

The play is set to debut in London on the same day the book is being released, so there will be Harry Potter parties all around.

The story is set nearly 20 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry is employed by the Ministry of Magic employee – and is very overworked. As well as that, his son Albus is having problems living up to his name.

Sounds good? We can't wait for it either. 


Let's face it: a lot of folk would love to look even just a little bit more like Rosanna Davison.

Indeed, her forthcoming book, Eat Yourself Beautiful, has been on plenty of people's wish-lists for weeks.

Promising a load of recipes to "help you look and feel amazing," here in SHEmazing! we've been pretty excited to discover what goes into creating a Miss World worthy glow (not to mention a killer bikini bod).

But last night on Twitter, the model and nutritionist caused all-hell-break-loose OUTRAGE – prompting so many thousands of tweets that her name was soon trending nationally.

The issue? Quotes credited to the Playboy cover-girl in the Irish Independent's Weekend magazine reveal that her husband-of-a-year, Wesley, had recently been suffering from significant discomfort and pain in his joints and back.

And when the aches didn't go away, Rosanna suspected his ongoing symptoms could be because of rheumatoid arthritis.

Drawing on her nutritional qualifications and experience, she subsequently told Wesley to "stop with the pizzas and beer," encouraging him to embrace a totally gluten-free diet.

And "within a couple of weeks," she explained, he was pain-free and moving more freely. "So now he is really receptive to anything that I say to him."

In the same interview, the 31-year-old Dubliner went on to say: "A huge proportion of preventable diseases are attributable to a deficiency in certain nutrients… Wheat, dairy and refined sugar are trigger foods for a lot of people."

And further comments attributed to Rosanna (although, significantly, she is not quoted) in the same piece cites research that links gluten to autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

Understandably, it was these remarks in particular that proved hugely divisive within the Twittersphere – with even the likes of Embarrassing Bodies' celebrity medic Dr Christian weighing-in.

Ms Davison has since clarified her comments with statements on her hugely popular website, rosannadavisonnutrition.com (in fact, so many people were attempting to log on last night, that the site temporarily crashed).

"I completely agree with Arthritis Ireland, in that those who have been diagnosed with RA must manage their disease with the advice of their GP and consultant, and not through diet alone," she states.

She also asserts: "I was by no means stating that gluten causes arthritis or any other diseases, or that they can be cured by removing it from the diet."

And this afternoon, the model issued fresh comments on the matter.

Welcoming questions and queries from those unsure of her sentiments in the Irish Indo interview, she took to Twitter to tell her 63.5K followers: “I think I'd better clarify a few things: I do not believe gluten is responsible for autism, schizophrenia or arthritis.

"Or that those suffering from those conditions can be cured by going gluten-free.

“My point was, and remains, that diet may play an important role in alleviating symptoms of serious conditions. This is well documented."

She furthermore links to a more detailed statement on her website.

Ms Davison also replied to Dr Christian, telling him: "The sentence that appears to be at the root of all of this, is not a quote, does not appear in the book and does NOT reflect my views."

Today, the commotion seems to have died down somewhat (phew!), although Twitter has a new distraction: namely the now-trending hashtag, #BlameGluten, which was kicked-off this morning by radio station, Spin 1038

And we have to say, we've been getting major lolz from the resulting tweets.

In the meantime, it's full steam ahead for Rosanna Davison's Eat Yourself Beautiful launch, which takes place this week. She's doing a signing too in Dubray Books on Grafton this Saturday at 3pm too. 

What do you think of Rosanna's comments? And will you be attempting to Eat Yourself Beautiful




Could it be true? Could we finally be getting a tell-all memoir from the woman herself?

It seems like there could be potential for Lindsay Lohan’s life story, in her own words, to be hitting our book shelves soon.

Back in 2013, the actress was reportedly inundated with seven-figure offers from as many as 10 publishers to tell her story, reports E! News.

In a recent Instagram video it looks like the actress may be hinting at a literary future once again. While it is admittedly hard to determine what exactly she’s trying to record in the video, the caption was really all we needed to see.


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"#ciaofornow @lavishalice happy birthday," Lindsay wrote, but she also added, "teaser for my book FYI #karma."

According to a source for E!, when then the book offers were on the table previously, there was a plan to write a “deeply personal memoir”. It’s not entirely clear if this video is referencing the same project but we would certainly hope so. A look into Lindsay’s tumultuous life in the spotlight would certainly be of interest.

Especially if it was written by the celeb herself.

The 29-year old has been enjoying herself soaking up the sun in Mykonos, Greece as of late, but she hasn’t stopped teasing upcoming projects on social media.

She’s posted a number of possible clues, including shots from professional shoots of herself along with photos with designers. In the latest teaser she tagged the fashion line Lavish Alice whish she has collaborated with recently.


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E! News has contacted Lindsay’s reps for comment so time will tell it we’re going to finally the real story from the actress herself.


We are back with a bonus addition of Spotlight this week. Yesterday we brought you Hudson Taylor, today we bring you one of THE most loved men in Ireland; Francis Brennan.

Francis has just released a new book entitled 'It's the Little Things- Francis Brennan's Guide to Life'. Niamh Geaney went along to see what we should know about these little things, like which way your pillowcase should face, what Mr. Brennan's pet hate is and if he takes his own advice at home. You'll be very surprised!

If you've missed any of this week's segments, fear not, we'll back tomorrow with our Snapshot Catch-Up show. 




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We are all used to seeing Reese Witherspoon as the good girl of Hollywood.

However, it looks as if that is all set to change with her new role in movie, Wild.

Reese plays the role of Cheryl, a woman who uses heroin and has a lot of issues in her life.

Deciding to take on the Pacific Crest Trail, the movie follows Cheryl’s trek.

The movie is based on a book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed.

This certainly isn’t a role we expected to see Reese in, but having seen the trailer we can’t imagine anyone different!

Will you be seeing the movie when it is released this winter?




There is very exciting news for Harry Potter fans today as J.K. Rowling has released a short story on her website!

The talented author, who created the much loved books, uploaded the story to the Pottermore website, and fans have gone wild for it already.

The story itself is written as an article by journalist Rita Skeeter and features an older, greying Harry Potter, and lots more of “Dumbledore’s Army” attending a Quidditch World Cup final.

How timely!

The story marks the very first appearance of Harry or any other character for that matter, as adults since the last book.



Cory Monteith warned Lea Michele to be careful when writing her new book, Brunette Ambition.

Lea’s boyfriend, who tragically passed away last July, had said to his girlfriend about her book: “You’ve got to be careful because you’re talking about someone.”

The warning came about when Lea decided to write about her best friend, Jonathan Groff coming out as a gay man.

Lea was speaking to Jonathan when she said: “I did write a lot in the book about you coming out to me and what that was like … I remember Cory telling me when he read the book, ‘You have to be … You’ve got to be careful because you’re talking about someone.”

Lea said that thanks to Cory’s helpful advice,  she actually “edited down that chapter a lot.”