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Gender non-binary singer Sam Smith has asked to be referred to as 'they' instead of 'he' from now on, and has asked his family and friends to do so as well.

A friend of the 27-year-old said: "This is a decision Sam has thought long and hard about, including doing a lot of reading up on it.

"They know that it will take some people longer than others to fully get it. First the request is going out to mates and then it will be passed on to the music industry too," the pal added.

"It's an exciting and groundbreaking time for him."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sam recently reached out to thank Hits Radio presenter James Barr for his use of pronouns.

James tweeted after chatting to the How Do You Sleep singer; "Just interviewed Sam Smith and they sounded so happy and free and more themselves than ever."

Sam replied: "You're one of the first people to use these pronouns with me. Thank you. That feels really beautiful."

The star co-penned and sang the theme for Bond film Spectre, winning them an Oscar for best song. Their career is only going up from here.

Sam commented on his gender identity back in May, saying; "Right now my focus is the non-binary conversation.

"I have a few friends and people in my team who are non-binary and they're really teaching me stuff I didn't know before. It's wonderful," they explained.

"Ever since I was a little boy, ever since I was a little human, I didn't feel comfortable being a man really. Some days I've got my manly side and some days I've got my womanly side."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They recently talked to Jameela Jamil on her iWeigh Instagram series to discuss how weight doesn't bear any meaning when it comes to your worth.

They say;

"You do not identify in a gender. You are just you. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between – somewhat on the spectrum."

Sam also discussed his thought process and how he "thinks like a woman at times";  "I've always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind…I do think like a woman in my head at times.

"I've sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is," they revealed, candidly.

"I've tried to change that into my thoughts on gender…when I move, when I have sex with men, it's very feminine. I'm feminine in many ways – and I've resented that."

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Former JLS star Oritsé Williams has spoken out for the first time about being "tormented" by a rape accusation for the past three years.

The 32-year-old was accused of raping a fan in 2016 after a show in Wolverhampton, and was charged with the offence in September 2018.

The singer was unanimously cleared of rape in May of this year by a jury in Wolverhampton Crown Court after two hours and 17 minutes of deliberation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The star spoke about his ordeal on Good Morning Britain today, revealing that he couldn't find work for the last three years;

"It's been horrific," digressed Oritsé. "I haven't been able to work for three years. I had this accusation hanging over my head every single day from when I woke up to when I went to sleep. It's just completely tormented me.

But I had two choices, let it drag me under and destroy me or stay strong and hope the truth would come out, which it eventually did," he continued.

"The worst moment has been the effect it's had on my family. I tried to protect my mother for the whole thing. When you’re in the public eye you can’t stop it."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He added; "My family as so loving. I've had so much unconditional love and support from them all and my friends.

"Even now public and my fans have been amazing. Come out and openly supported me. It has been trial by social media."

Oritsé spoke about the sympathy he has for those who call for anonymity in rape trials, telling the GMB hosts;

"I absolutely would have wanted my name to get cleared as quickly a possible and move forward with my life with my family. We have to continue to encourage real victims to come forward. There has to be consideration on both sides."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oritsé has been working on his song-writing while hiding from the spotlight over the last three years;

"I’ve had a lot of time on my hands over the last few years. I've been reconnecting as a song writer and immersing myself in my music. I believe I've written some of the best songs of my life in this period.

"I’ve poured my heart out into these songs, bled all over them. At some point when the time is right I want to share them with people."

Oritsé’s £3 million mansion burned down in a suspected arson attack only days after his acquittal.

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He had handed over the house to his ex-girlfriend after their break-up, but was still devastated by the arson attack;

"I had so many amazing memories there with my family and friends. Seeing what happened to somewhere I once loved was devastating. There’s an ongoing police investigation so hopefully we will get some answers."

Oritsé’s bandmate Marvin Humes said his friend is “getting his confidence back” after his acquittal, and the three-year ordeal ended in the “right result".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He told The Sunday Mirror: “He is working on himself at the minute and getting his confidence back. I have no doubt that whatever he goes into next, he will do great.

“He’s doing really well considering he has moved on from a terrible three years, a horrible three years, and he has come out the other side with the right result. He is getting on with his life and moving forward," Marvin added.

“One thing about us boys, everyone knows how close we are and we give each other support in any situation. We are like family.”

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Celebrities posting images which aren't airbrushed, photoshopped or edited in any way is a rarity, but one singer is now taking a stand against body-shaming once and for all. 

27-year-old singer and actress Demi Lovato has had her struggles when it comes to loving her body, but now she has conquered her 'biggest fear' by revealing an unedited bikini photo with cellulite included.

"I'm just literally soooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited—and I hate that I did that but it's the truth) so that others think I'm THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it's just not me," she wrote in a lengthy caption.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"This is what I got," she said of her motivations to share the photo. "I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else's standards."

"Guess what, it’s CELLULITE!!! So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day," the star continued.

"It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lovato is guest-starring in the final series of Will and Grace, which marks her long-awaited return to the screen after suffering from a drug overdose last year and almost losing her life.

The incident was heavily publicised and saw the singer take a break from social media while she attended a rehabilitation facility for addiction. The Confident singer concluded the post by teasing new music;

"Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio. I’m working on an anthem. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too."

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Gabby Allen hasn't had it easy over the last month, confirming that she has broken up with her boyfriend Myles Stephenson after she caught him sending flirty DMs to other women.

The 26-year-old was spotted crying while walking down the street yesterday afternoon after receiving a huge bunch of apology red roses from the 27-year-old Rak-Su singer.

The former Love Island star gave the flowers to a shopkeeper rather than keep them, determined not to take Myles back after his treatment of her.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dressed casually in a khaki crop top and denim shorts that she'd left unbuttoned, the blonde beauty looked downcast as she walked down the street with her friend in North London.

Photos have appeared in The Sun and The Mirror of her tears, but it's an invasion of privacy to show them. Would paparazzi maybe leave a crying woman alone?!

A source told The Sun : "Myles sent Gabby a big bunch of roses but she wasn't impressed. It was too little too late so she decided to get rid of them.

"She left them outside a corner shop for someone else to take – she doesn't want any reminder of him around."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gabby confirmed the break-up over the weekend, saying that the rumours that she'd caught him sexting other women were true. 

She said in a statement on Instagram : "The news paper articles are true. I am no longer in a relationship. I hope you have all had a better week than me.

"If anyone else has anything they need to tell me, please do x."  Gabby and Myles started dating last September and were inseparable at first, moving in together within months.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Friends say that Gabby had begun to grow suspicious of Myles' behaviour in recent months after he'd moved into her North London flat.

The singer, who won X Factor in 2016, is reported to have moved back in with his mum to give Gabby space. What a gent. 

Gabby's Love Island ex-flame Marcel Somerville also cheated on her after they came out of the villa, so her luck with men is pretty woeful. These f*ckboys, we need a purge to get rid of them.

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The drama is absolutely exploding in Hollywood over Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's divorce.

The 26-year-old Mother's Daughter singer and her longtime lover Liam have split after nearly eight months of marriage, but photos then circulated online of Miley kissing Kaitlynn Carter during their Italian holiday.

Carter only recently split with Brody Jenner, who has some thoughts on the matter. The Hills: New Beginnings star took to Instagram to share a photo of himself, captioning the image; "Don't let yesterday take up too much of today".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His The Hills co-star Brandon Thomas Lee commented on the post, rather cheekily; "Let's round this scandal out and post a pic of us making out."

"Watch out," Brody replied with a crying-laughing emoji. "Pics of Liam and I holding hands on the beach coming soon."

Naturally, Miley didn't let this one just slide by, and wrote, "go take a nap in your truck and cool off." The MTV reality TV star has also been commenting flirty messages on his ex-wife's Instagram, which is weird.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Miley and Brandi Cyrus went on holiday to Lake Como in Italy with Kaitlynn Carter, and have been sharing pictures of their hangouts all over social media.

"Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby," Carter captioned one picture, featuring the Hannah Montana star. To which Brody responded, "Hot girl summer."

Brody and Kaitlynn announced their split earlier this month, with representatives offering a statement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Brody Jenner & Kaitlynn Carter have decided to amicably separate," the statement read. "They love and respect one another, and know that this is the best decision for their relationship moving forward."

A source previously told E! News that Brody and Kaitlynn were never legally married, despite tying the knot in Indonesia last June.

News broke about Cyrus and Hemsworth's break up on Saturday evening, with a representative for the 26-year-old singer saying in a statement:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time. Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what's best while they both focus on themselves and careers."

The statement continued, "They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy."

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Nostalgia is well and truly here to stay, it seems. The one and only Sinead O'Connor has just announced that she's playing four gigs around Ireland this year.

The Nothing Compares 2 U star is set to take to the Vicar Street stage on October 27 in a highly anticipated return to music.

She's also be performing at the famous Roisin Dubh in Galway on October 17, Spiegeltent in Wexford on October 24 and Cork Opera House on Oct 26.

Sinead is apparently ready to release new music, according to The Sun, and will embark on a tour worldwide afterwards.

Sinead debuted her new song, Milestones, last year under the name Magda Davitt. The track was a demo, produced by Northern dance DJ David Holmes.

Speaking to the Irish Sun, she said: “David wrote the music. I wrote the lyrics and melody.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "This is just a first demo for fans because they never get to hear a demo. I thought it would be fun to share it.”

Tickets are priced €45 and are on sale next Friday, August 16 at 10am via ticketmaster.ie. Finally some good news for the people of Ireland.

After Greg O'Shea's Love Island win and Westlife on a massive tour with new music; it's feelin' like the year of the Emerald Isle.

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Former Blue bandmember Duncan James has said he's "proud to be gay" after posting an adorable picture of himself cosying up to his Brazilian boyfriend Rodrigo Reis.

The singer explained that he has hidden his sexuality for decades after confirming his new relationship, saying; "Finally, I'm happy in my skin."

The 41-year-old emotionally showed gratitude to his fans for "amazing" support and "love" since he came out.

Writing to his Twitter followers, he scribed the caption;

"I posted this pic on my Insta yesterday and couldn't get over the amazing response, comments and love from people.

"I didn’t identify as a gay man for many years because of my own issues with coming out, but finally im happy in my skin & this guy next to me makes me proud to be gay."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He mentioned in 2009 that he was bisexual, and came out as gay to his Blue bandmate Simon Webbe in 2012.

"When I told Simon, he encouraged me to speak to my mum, who was in LA with me in a hotel at the time.

"I raided my mini bar, drank a load of drinks, then knocked on her door," he continued.

"I was sobbing and I sat her down and said: 'Remember my friend Pete? I’ve been in love with him. He’s been my secret boyfriend.'"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"She said: 'You’re gay? I thought you were going to say you had cancer.'"

He recently told the Loose Women panel that coming out as gay was the "best thing he ever did" after years of "living a lie."

Duncan has a 14-year-old daughter Tiane from a previous relationship, and only began showing pictures of Rodrigo a month ago.

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Pop star Pink is on Irish soil – and wandering around Temple Bar, apparently.

The singer is here for her Beautiful Trauma World Tour and has sold out gigs at the RDS.

So obviously, she needed a pint or two after all that jumping around on stage, right?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It was also the first time she performed in Ireland in five years – but she made p for it by zooming across the stadium on a zip wire.

She dropped into The Temple Bar pub for a quick one – who wouldn't?

The pub captioned the snaps of her and her husband Carey Hart, ''So today we had the pleasure of having the lovely Mr & Mrs @pink stop by the pub to quench their thirst after Pink’s rocking show in Dublin last night on her #beautifultraumatou.''

They continued, ''Ciere was super excited to meet them as you can see and said it was a pleasure to look after them. Thank you @pink for stopping by and being so lovely to all our staff. We look forward to seeing you again.''

Right, were heading to town and see if we can get a selfie because we LOVE her.

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Pop idol Britney Spears is clearing up rumours about her mental health and well-being on her social media, confirming: “All is well”.

37-year-old Toxic singer checked into a mental health facility earlier in April to cope with the stress of her father’s ongoing illness.

Rumours were swirling that there was more going on beneath the surface of Spears’ visit, but she shared a video on Instagram on April 23 to dispel the myth.

“Hi guys, just checking in with all of you who are concerned about me,” Britney said in the video, referring to her father Jamie, who she is very close with.

“My family has been going through a lot of stress and anxiety lately, so I just needed time to deal. But don’t worry, I’ll be back very soon,” she continued.

Her fans were deeply concerned about her treatment and suspected that her family had forced her to enter the facility.

Mental health has been known to play a big role in addiction as a whole. Brittany spears is a perfect example of this. She has finally understood that she cannot enter a drug rehab program without getting help with her mental health issues.

A group of protesters gathered outside City Hall on Monday in LA to demand her release from the facility after claims about her mental health went viral.

Britney’s caption disputes the “out of control” things which fans online have said, and even alluded to shocking death threats made to her family and team;

“I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me,” Britney wrote. “Don’t believe everything you read and hear.”

She wrote a detailed and emotional Instagram post about her dad’s health back in early January;

“A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalised and almost died. We’re all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”

Britney also spoke out against her former manager, Sam Lutfi, who she claimed wrote fake emails in her name to communicate with her team; “My situation is unique, but I promise I’m doing what’s best at this moment,” she said.

“You may not know this about me, but I am strong, and stand up for what I want!” Britney continued in the social media video.

“Your love and dedication is amazing, but what I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful.”

We wish her well and hope her father makes a speedy and full recovery. We need Brit back to her best.

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According to The Sun (take it with a pinch of salt), Victoria's Secret model Irina Shayk unfollowed Lady Gaga before her intimate performance with Bradley Cooper at the Oscars.

The performance of Shallow, which picked up the Best Original Song at the Academy Awards from their film A Star Is Born, has attracted a huge amount of attention from fans claiming the pair are secretly in love.

Some of us think it's just good acting, and a healthy co-star friendship, but others claim a LOT more than that is happening, especially since Lady Gaga is newly single. 

Lady Gaga broke off her engagement to talent manager Christian Carino, despite their awards season PDA, and now more fans are assuming that Gaga and Cooper are in luuuuuurve.

Now Irina Shayk has apparently unfollowed the Enigma singer and actress on Instagram and Twitter as rumours about her beau of four years and Gaga were heating up. 

Their Oscars show was pronounced as "steamy" online by fans, and the 33-year-old model who has a one-year-old daughter Lea with Bradley, stopped following Lady Gaga weeks before the display.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Sun claims that Irina hit the unfollow button on or before January 30 after getting tired of the romance rumours and "chemistry" claims about her partner with Gaga.

She has been in a relationship with Bradley since 2015, and most likely is getting rather tired of the speculation online. We don't blame her tbh…

She hugged Cooper and Gaga following their performance, and seemed pretty pally with the iconic pop star, so who knows what's true and what's entirely fabricated?

In an Instagram post commenting on the much-discussed duet, Gaga described her co-star  Bradley as a “true friend.” Key word here: FRIEND.

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Infamous R&B star R Kelly has left the Chicago jail where he was being held after posting his $100,000 bail, according to a Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

The singer has been plagued by allegations of sexual assault, rape, child abuse, child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse for decades.

Yesterday, the 52-year-old pleaded not guilty to 10 charges against four women, three of whom were minors at the time of alleged assault. He did not speak to media as he was escorted from jail by his lawyer.

The Ignition singer turned himself in to police on Friday and spent the weekend in a jail cell after denying all allegations against him over the last 30 years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He has faced claims of sexual abuse for a long time, even appearing on trial in 2008 for child pornography charges but was acquitted. 

Cook County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari confirmed on Monday night that R Kelly had raised the $100,000 bail, which was 10 percent of the $1 million bond set by a judge.

It is suspected that he struggled to raise the $100,000 necessary, and that a female "friend" had to assist him.

His court appearance and plea has arrived only weeks after Surviving R Kelly aired on Lifetime; an explosive documentary series about the allegations of continuous assault from dozens of women, including his former wife.

He is currently being tried for sexual assaults which apparently happened from 1998 onwards. He met one of the four women on her 16th birthday at a restaurant, and another 16-year-old when she asked for his autograph.

Robert Sylvester Kelly was ordered by the court to hand in his passport, and to have zero contact with anyone under the age of 18. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 22.

The well known high-profile women's rights attorney Gloria Allred claimed in a news conference yesterday that she is now representing over six women who allege that the singer abused them.

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Social media queen Chrissy Teigen has once again renewed her crown with her latest baby photo series on Instagram, featuring baby Miles and…not-so-baby John Legend.

There's no doubt in anyone's minds that their nine-month-old baby boy Miles is the SPITTING IMAGE of John Legend.

Seriously, it's uncanny. Chrissy posted an image of Miles celebrating nine months of life, and then posted an identical picture featuring a grown-up John in a onesie, and we're gasping.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She captioned the initial picture on Instagram;"Nine months of this perfect", with a love heart and lion emoji. Cute.

She stepped it up in the next image, however, which shows John in a baby-gro celebrating a LOT more than nine months of life…

"Wow they grow up so fast," she wrote, with the hilarious post showing '482 months' old John in a matching position to Miles. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We learn a thing or two about John Legend in the post; his favourite bed-time lullaby is Say A Little Prayer, and his favourite bed-time story is the political news programme The Rachel Maddow Show. Very niche for a baby…

He doesn't like beets and bad grammar, and he loves music, peanut butter and his family. How pure.

Hilariously, Chrissy also included the amount of teeth he had, his height in inches, and his weight. The 40-year-old Ordinary People singer looks absolutely chuffed with himself either way, so that's a nice milestone right there.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meanwhile, mum-of-two Chrissy was GUSH-ing about the latest addition to her family as she posted Mile's extra cute chalkboard.

Little Miles sat on the floor and detailed his likes and dislikes, and it's just the cutest. The statistics included his love for his sister Luna, toys, music and bath time. 

Social media personality Chrissy and musician John welcomed their son Miles into the family last May, and also share two-year-old daughter Luna. What a fam, we aspire to be as legendary as this lot. 

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