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Liam Hemsworth's family have apparently urged him to cut ties with his ex-wife Miley Cyrus following news of the couple's second break up, according to The Sun.

The Aussie actor's family are worried that the pair could potentially get back together in the future, and are adamant that he distances himself from her utterly.

Miley and Liam both keep saying the word ‘separated’ not ‘divorcing’ which has his family really worried they’re leaving the door open to get back together in the future," they said.


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"They think Liam should cut Miley off and can’t stand the idea of them getting back together. Nobody wants that."

The insider added that the relationship has been "toxic" for too long and that the duo aren't meant to be. The on-and-off nature of their romance has led to red flags, evidently.

The Mother's Daughter singer was recently seen kissing newly-single reality star Kaitlynn Carter while on holiday in Lake Como, who married Brody Jenner last June.


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A witness in Italy told Entertainment Tonight that the pair "were not trying to hide it at all."  

Miley has since returned to Los Angeles with Kaitlynn, with the twosome being photographed together in a car. Liam officially confirmed the separation via his Instagram on August 12.

"Just a quick note to say that Miley and I have recently separated and I wish her nothing but health and happiness going forward." he said.


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The singer has just dropped a new single, Slide Away, which makes subtle references to their rocky marriage.

Liam and Miley met on the set of The Last Song in 2009, and were engaged by 2012. They called off the engagement the following year, but reconciled in 2016, marrying just seven months ago.

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This is not a drill!

A special fountain with a constant flow of red wine has officially opened just east of Rome, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. 

But wait, there's more…

Not only is there now 24-hour-access to a red wine fountain in this region, but it is TOTALLY FREE!

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The location of the free wine is along the Cammino di San Tommaso, a route that thousands of pilgrims and tourists take from Rome to Ortona. 

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A post on the village's Facebook page reads, “Fountain of Wine is a welcome, the Fountain of Wine is poetry.”

SPOILER: they have said that the fountain is not to be used for “drunkards” or “louts.” 

That rules me out so…


The bodies of 26 teenage girls – aged between 14 and 18 – were pulled from the Mediterranean Sea in recent days.

According to a report in the New York Times, the teenagers, who were of Nigerian descent, were discovered by the Spanish Navy on Friday and subsequently taken to Italy where authorities have launched an investigation into their deaths.

Officials believe the deceased were likely victims of sex trafficking, with Marco Rotunno, the communications officer for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy, offering an insight into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

“For Nigerian girls, it is pretty standard, the issue of being trafficked,” he said. “It is a regional network, unfortunately. I have seen younger than 14, and they were alone and from Nigeria.”

Salvatore Malfi, the prefect in the port city of Salerno which received the bodies following the boats' capsizing, expressed his regret over the incident.

“It is a tragedy for mankind,” he said before adding: "I think prosecutors will start working soonest to evaluate whether it could be homicide."

However, unlike Mr Rotunno, Mr Malfi is not convinced the women at the centre of the tragedy were being trafficked.

According to The Guardian, he asserted: "Sex trafficking routes are different, with different dynamics used. Loading women on to a boat is too risky for the traffickers, as they could risk losing all of their ‘goods’ – as they like to call them – in one fell swoop."

Survivors told authorities that they had departed from Libya, and authorities have yet to meet with anyone who can claim the young women as kin.

Two men, Al Mabrouc Wisam Harar, from Libya, and Mohamed Ali Al Bouzid from Egypt, have been arrested and charged in Italy in connection with the fatalities.

Postmortems on the bodies should be completed over the next week.



It looks like things are heating up between Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.

The smitten couple travelled over to Italy this week where they enjoyed some sight-seeing around the city.

E! News has reported that they dined in the Trattoria Borgo Antico and then went to various museums and attractions.

An eye witness told the site: "Selena looked so happy and Abel was very chill, very relaxed.

"They held hands as they left and it was very warm, you can tell they are really enjoying each other's company… Selena seems very at ease with him and you can still see the stars in her eyes. They are clearly smitten!"

This comes after they were spotted in Hollywood, holding hands together.

We're looking forward to seeing where this romance goes.


If you love eating pizza and pasta, then this theme park is going to be your dream home.

Famous Italian restaurant, Eataly, has announced that it will open a part-entertainment, part-'edutainment' theme park in Bologna, Italy.

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Named FICO Eatery World, the tourist attraction is aimed to educate visitors about Italian home-grown food.

Bloomberg reports that the 20-acre park is going to have various orchards, pastures and gardens, as well as 25 restaurants and 40 workshops where visitors can learn about and create their own meals.

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It will also include a really cute green market, where you can buy the produce that is grown all around the park.

And the creators, Mario Bataly and Joe Bastianich, are certainly sparing no expense, forking out a massive €99m to make the park a success.

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It's planned to open in September 2017, but we already want to be there…


It's no secret that around SHEmazing! Towers we're massive, big, HUGE fans of all things pizza.

Which is why we like to consume it in its many guises as often as possible. 

We also like when science backs-up our dietary preferences with gems such as "pizza makes you more productive," – a research finding we frankly couldn't agree more with. 

But while pizza gives us many things in life, sadly it rarely offers us the likes of free trips to Italy (but then neither does, say, celery – and pizza is definitely a lot more fun).

That could ALL change tomorrow, however.

Yes – upon spotting snaps of Dublin hottie Holly Carpenter sprawled on a couch tucking into a cheesy and pepperoni delight (a woman after our own hearts, evidently) – a spot of investigation unearthed a competition we will most certainly be part-taking in. 

In short, Dr. Oetker is holding a rather delicious Great Italian Lock-In.

In a statement, Dr. Oetker says that it wants you to: "Lock the door and unlock the fresh pizzeria taste at home by popping a Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizza in the oven, 12 minutes later, say 'Bellissimo' and share a photo of you enjoying your Ristorante on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GreatItalianLockIn and you could be jetting off to Italy!" 

In a statement, we say: "HURRAH for pizza!"

We scoured the small print and furthermore discovered that entries will be open all next week via #GreatItalianLockIn hashtag – meaning if you're not in a particularly pizza place tomorrow (what's wrong with you?) you can submit your entry at your leisure. 


More info is available from the Dr. Oetker Facebook page and website.


We’ve all seen the pictures of perfectly tanned bikini-clad girls riding jet skis around crystal clear water, but have you ever seen a global superstar do it in a designer jumpsuit and bright red helmet?  We think not!

Amazingly that trend could soon become the norm as Beyoncé has been pictured driving a black and white jet ski along the Italian coast while wearing a fitted life-jacket over a silver embellished jumpsuit.

And while the combination is beyond random, it would take Queen B to work it like a total BOSS.

According to PEOPLE, Bey is currently taking a little jet ski centred vaycay around the Mediterranean as she takes a break from her Formation world tour.

Already this summer the Lemonade creator has been snapped twinning with Blue Ivy in Paris, looking smitten with Jay Z in Hawaii and getting stuck into a pint of Guinness in our very own Dublin.



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Seriously, is there anything this woman can’t do?

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Next week's game versus France will now determine where Ireland finish in Pool D: we have a guaranteed place in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals following our win over Italy. 

This evening's game was rarely pretty, but it was ultimately job done by Joe Schmidt's men – they won by 16 points to 9 at London's Olympic Stadium.

Keith Earls scored the only try of the game on the 19th-minute.

Ireland remain top of the table in their group – ahead of second-placed France on points difference.

The Boys In Green had been expected to win comfortably, but faced an Azzuri squad in dramatically improved form. Indeed, the Italians arguably played their best rugby in a long time.

Ireland faced more than one hairy moment, and in the end Johnny Sexton was relieved to kick the ball into touch to sound the final whistle.

And while he'll have plenty to address before next-week's decider, Joe Schmidt will at least be content to come through today's contest without any serious injury worries. 

Next Sunday, the team return to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff – where they opened their World Cup campaign with a win over Canada on September 18 – in the final game of the Pool D group stages.


Nutella – a king of foods; a champion among spreads.

Chocolate and hazelnut and sweet, sweet sugary goodness… coated on toast, a crepe, and fruit; used in cake, biscuits and buns, or devoured with a spoon on its own – all-in-all, it's tough to beat. 

And admittedly with such deliciousness on offer, we've never given much consideration to the pronunciation of the brand itself. After all, it seems fairly phonetic: nut followed by ella. Simples.

Not so, however. In fact, unless you're a particular clever-clogs, you've definitely been pronouncing the name incorrectly for your entire Nutella-eating life. 

The epiphany comes via a quick glance at the company's website: located under the FAQs section is "what is Nutella hazelnut spread?" – the answer to which is worded as such: "Nutella (pronounced 'new-tell-uh') is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa."

Yup, there it is – new-tell-uh – and NOT nut-ella

We hardly know what to say… except that the original (however incorrect) pronunciation is likely to continue to dominate for some time. 


Muttering that she is expecting her second child – a sibling for three-year-old Blue Ivy – never seem far away.

Indeed, earlier this week when bikini snaps emerged of the star on a family holiday in Italy, Beyonce was hit with a fresh round of pregnancy gossip.

However, she has now answered the rumours in rather spectacular fashion: holding aloof a chilled glass of champagne.


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Significantly, she has left the snap captionless, allowing the image itself to do all the talking.

The 34-year-old and her rapper husband, Jay Z, are currently on the Almafi coast (a favourite spot of theirs), enjoying time on a luxurious yacht.

Ms Knowles has been particularly candid with her holiday album too – sharing numerous snaps of her and her family during their well-earned break abroad.

As well as pictures capturing their stunning surroundings, the multi Grammy Award-winner can be seen lounging around with a floral head-dress.

Meanwhile, one black-and-white snap shows Jay gazing out at the Mediterranean Sea. And in a more recent video, she and her gorgeous family can been seen dancing around their villa while eating fruit.

With 45.7million, Beyonce remains some half a million Instagram followers behind first placed Kim Kardashian – who now boasts 46.3million fans on the social media platform.

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A group of pensioners have taken a novel approach to securing their dream holiday – namely going online and kick-starting a crowd-funding drive.

Their vacation aspiration was simple too: they hoped to travel by bus from their chilly Alpine village in northern Italy to Ugljan, a coastal resort in Croatia some 750km away.

Incredibly, much of the group has never even seen the sea before; those who have, haven't for many years. 

All are members of the Circolo Rododendro – the local older person's club – and the women meet for a few hours, two afternoons a week.

Nicknamed the Funne, on their weekly agenda is the likes of bingo, playing cards, idle chat and sometimes even a spot of ballroom dancing.

"Ever since I've been a member of the club, people have been saying, 'Come on, let's organise a trip to the seaside!'" Erminia who, at 70, is the youngest of the group, told the BBC.

"But something always went wrong: one would get sick, another would have some other problem."

Their home of Daone has a population of around 500 people, many of whom grew up poor.

"Do you know some people haven't even been to Trento?" Iolanda, another member, explained referring to the nearest city 60km away. "I was 20 the first time I went." And she is unusual in so far as she has seen the sea – in 1977 when she worked as a nanny.

The Funne started fundraising for their dream a year ago by holding a cake sale at the village fair: sadly, the result was underwhelming.

However, it was there that they bumped into Katia Bernardi, a local film documentary maker who has been following their fundraising endeavours ever since.

On Katia's suggestion, they initially tried making a novelty calendar.

A professional photographer and make-up artist (for most, the first and last time they wore make up was on their wedding day) came on board but the calendar was a flop – something which the ladies themselves put down to local disapproval and envy.

They had almost given up hope when Erminia's grandson suggested crowd-funding on the internet. She initially thought he was mad.

"I said, 'Don't be ridiculous, who's going to give money to a bunch of old ladies who want to go to the seaside?' They'll say, 'If you want to go to the seaside, you can pay for yourselves.'" 

Still, they saw donations flood in from as far away as London, New York and cities in Australia. Within three days they had more than doubled their target – money which was then used to take more women on the trip.

They have committed to sending all 350 of their donors a postcard too. 

They chose their Croatian island destination because Ugljan has the same patron saint as Daone: the Madonna of the snow. The saint's day is celebrated on Wednesday; their coach left Daone yesterday.



Following its founding on Dublin’s Mary Street back in the Sixties, Penneys has muscled its way into the likes of the UK, Germany, Portugal, and Spain.

It will also shortly open its first store in the US.

And today it was announced that the popular discount retailer will furthermore expand into Italy, following a successful launch in France 18months ago.

With the first branches opening within a year, the company says it has initially committed to three Penneys Italia stores for 2016 alone.

"The research that we've done would indicate that there is a very good market in Italy for the Primark concept," the company told Reuters

Penneys now operates in more than 250 stores in nine countries. Ireland – lucky us! – has 38 Penneys stores alone.

The largest store that Penneys, which operates as Primark elsewhere, runs is the sprawling 14,500sq metre branch in Manchester.

The first US store will be unveiled in Boston in September.