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The next season of Riverdale will begin with a tribute to the late Luke Perry.

Luke played the much-loved character of Fred Andrews and his death in March of a stroke shocked cast, crew and fans worldwide. 

Fred was seen in the last episode of season three, advising his on-screen son Archie (KJ Apa).
He didn't feature in the remaining episodes but they were dedicated to him.  

Now show creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa has announced that season four will open in Memoriam, which will honour the actor and his character. 

He took to Twitter writing, ''Probably the most important episode of #Riverdale we’ll do this year, if not ever. A tribute to our fallen friend. Thankful for this opportunity to honour Luke & Fred.''

Robert spoke before about how they will address Fred in the show.

He told Entertainment Tonight in March, ''You know, honestly, we are I think all still in shock and are still processing and grieving. We know that we have to address it in some way, but we’re giving ourselves a little bit of time and space before we figure out the best way to honour him.''

He continued, ''Luke was, is, and will always be a big part of Riverdale. We’re kind of a family and when a loss like this happens, you carry it always. It changes and it hopefully becomes a little less painful as time goes by, but you’re changed. When I was with the crew, I said, “it will never be the same,” and that’s true because Luke was such a part of the show.’

We are looking forward to seeing how they acknowledge Luke as the great actor and man that he was. 


Love Island bosses have apparently decided to not pay an on-air tribute to reality star Mike Thalassitis at the beginning of season five.

The former contestant, who took part on the 2017 series alongside Chris Hughes, Kem Cetinay and Olivia Attwood, was found dead in the woods near North London in March.

It is believed that the 26-year-old tragically took his own life after his experience with mental health issues. The inquest into his death is scheduled for this month, so more information is incoming.


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The Love Island producers have decided to honour Mike in a tribute on ITV’s on-demand service, which plays the 2017 series and will soon be available as a box-set.

An insider told The Sun: "It felt more appropriate to do it there." It was recently claimed that contestants will have to pass STI tests and mental health screenings to gain acceptance to the new series following Mike's death.

“Bosses want stars to be safe mentally and physically. Their biggest nightmare would be someone contracting an STI, so potential contestants must have several rounds of medical tests," the source continued.

"Advance sessions with counsellors and psychologists have been ramped up to ensure that everyone can handle the fame.They are prepared to cut potentially strong personalities from the line-up if there is any hint of mental instability."


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The hugely popular TV dating show returns the first weekend of June with a brand new crop of hopefuls seeking love and fame.

The suicide of 2016 contestant Sophie Gradon last year has led to a major shake-up for the 2019 series, with safeguards to look after contestants being introduced.

Participants will now be given social media training and financial management advice as well.


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The creative director of ITV Studios wrote in a statement on the new initiatives: “When something so awful happens we naturally enter a period of soul searching and ask whether anything could have been done."

“This review has led us to extend our support processes to offer therapy to all Islanders and not only those that reach out to us," he continued. Social media, mental health and reality tv appear to go hand-in-hand.

Richard Cowles insisted Mike's death had nothing to do with the show, but improvements had to be made: "The key focus will be for us to no longer be reliant on the Islanders asking us for support but for us to proactively check in with them on a regular basis.”

Dame Carolyn McCall,  ITV’s chief executive, insisted it would be ‘extremely tenuous’ to link the show to his passing; "I don’t think anybody has made a direct link between what happened to Mike and ‘Love Island’ and that is very important to say."



Miley Cyrus is a lover of tattoos, and already has a pretty extensive range of body art which encompasses varying subjects of importance in her life.

Her newest tribute which she has inked permanently on her skin is…the word 'pussy'. Yup. No word of a lie.

The newly married singer posted a series of shots of herself in the New York tattoo parlour of the rich and famous; Bang Bang NYC.


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That's all well and good, but we wanna see the result. She's worked with Keith 'Bang Bang' McCurdy before on previous artwork, including tributes to her family and husband.

So naturally we did a minor (major) stalk and came across the fresh tattoo on Miley's ankle, and we're at least impressed at the font. It's chic, and why not get a dedication to her own body part?

Female empowerment just reached a whole new level. Maybe she's taking control over the word, which is often used in derogatory terminology?


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Fans aren't entirely sure when the tattoo was actually drawn on the Malibu singer, shrewd-eyed fans also spotted a photo of Miley seemingly getting inked on her wrist, so perhaps it's a whole other tattoo altogether? 

We presume some images of the tattoo will be released at some stage, we'll be patiently waiting.

Would you get the word tattooed permanently on your body? Who are we to judge, really.


Tributes are pouring in for tennis star Andy Murray after a tearful press conference addressing his possible retirement.

The former world number one has claimed that retirement is imminent following injuries which have plagued him for years, especially that of his hip.

Speaking about the upcoming Australian Open, Murray broke down in tears as he said it could be his last tournament.

The three-time Grand Slam winner has broken himself in order to keep up with arguably tennis' greatest generation, with Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer hot on his heels all the time.

Murray was emotional as he spoke about this summer's Wimbledon tournament, saying; “I'm not sure I'm able to play through the pain for another four or five months.”

The Scotsman has won the beloved British tournament twice, and wants to finish his career in the place where he won his first ever Grand Slam.

He couldn't hold back the tears at the conference, after years of intensive physiotherapy and surgeries to try and maintain his status as one of the world's top players.

"I said to my team I think I can get through this until Wimbledon – that's when I'd like to stop playing,” he said.

Tributes have been coming in fast for the player and iconic feminist, among them is one from the infamous 39-time Grand Slam winner Billie Jean King;

Fellow player and BFF Nick Kyrgios posted a touching tribute to his 'brother' and 'old friend' Andy, and our hearts legitimately shattered;

Murray has become a low-key feminist icon after consistently defending female tennis players battling the notorious sexist in the sport, such as Serena Williams.

He has argued for women's rights in the sport in numerous press conferences, and has battled sexist questions from journalists throughout his career. SLAY ANDY.

During Wimbledon in 2017, Murray called on schedulers to give women more opportunities to play on the main show courts.

Let's not forget his unreal take-down of a reporter who claimed a male player was "the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009," even though Venus and Serena Williams as well as three other female players had achieved this.


He's also renowned for his blunt Scottish wit;

We love you Andy, never change.

Congratulations for all that you've achieved in the tennis world, you'll be remembered as one of the greats.

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Hugh Jackman has proven why he's The Greatest Showman by making one little Irish girl's dream come true.

Seven-year-old Emma from Lucan is a superfan of Hollywood star Hugh Jackman after seeing his latest film, and her mother thought of a genius plan to get his attention.

After failing to nab tickets to see the star on his new tour, Jacqueline Cooney recorded her daughter singing A Million Dreams in the hopes of getting him to see it.

Devoted mum Jacqueline appeared on Muireann O'Connell's lunchtime show on Today FM yesterday, and revealed her reasoning.

"My daughter Emma is a huge fan of The Greatest Showman. She spent all Christmas singing the songs and Santa brought her a sing-along CD," she said.

"We missed out on tickets to see the show in the 3Arena so I said I'd record her singing a little song for him from the movie and send it to him and see would he see it."

The mother of three posted the video of Emma singing to Hugh, but it initially failed to get a response from the man himself, until fellow actor Liev Schreiber showed it to him.

The mother of three posted the video of Emma singing to Hugh, but it initially failed to get a response from the man himself.  "I said to myself that this is going to need something big . . . " Jacqueline said.

It turned out that Ray Donovan star Schreiber, and one of Jackman’s childhood friend Gus Worland were the ones to get the Australian actor to watch Emma's tribute.

"At first we were thinking of giving up but then four days later or so he saw it and he sent a special message that I know he wouldn't have just sent to anyone," she said.

"I was pretty freaked out when I saw it yesterday afternoon," Jacqueline added. "I was looking at something else and then it came up, 'Hugh Jackman mentioned you on Twitter'".

The actor sent an adorable message to Emma, addressing her directly;

"I just want to say your little girl, thank you so much for singing that song. Thanks so much for being a fan. And never stop dreaming. Remember, life is what you choose to make it so make it fantastic!"

Emma and her mum were over the moon after seeing it; "I was expecting maybe a text or something but a video and what he said was so lovely and so genuine," she continued.

What a wonderful story, the actor truly is a gentleman.

Congratulations to Emma, she certainly has a bright future of singing ahead of her with connections like these.


Jael Strauss, who was a contestant in season eight of America's Next Top Model, sadly passed away on December 4th of this year. 

The 34-year-old model lost her battle to breast cancer, only two months after she was initially diagnosed. 

'The one blessing was that we were able to show her how loved she was before she passed,' her family said in a statement to TMZ.


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Tyra Banks, who iconically hosted the ANTM show, was criticised on Twitter for not posting or releasing a statement about Jael's death. 

However, the talk show host has since posted on Twitter to reflect her sadness on Jael's passing:

'Top Model has lost a beautiful soul,' she wrote.

'We will all remember Jael and her fun-loving spirit and beautiful soul.' 

Jael was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in October of this year. Taking to Facebook, the model wrote: 

'I was gonna write some long thing but some of you guys deserve to know, On October 2nd I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. It has aggressively spread throughout my body and is incurable.'

'With treatment it may prolong my life longer than the ‘few months’ doctors said I could make it. I don’t want to die. I need another one of those miracles that I got back in 2013.' 

In 2013, Jael received treatment for substance abuse and addiction, after appearing on the Dr Phil show. In August of this year, Jael celebrated five years on sobriety – an amazing achievement. 

Our thoughts are with Jael's family at this time. 




Emotional tributes and forms of creative protest have been occurring worldwide for the 17-year-old woman involved in this week's Cork rape trial, which saw a female barrister use the young woman's underwear as evidence against her.

According to the barrister, the woman's lace thong proved that she was 'open to meeting someone and being with someone', leading to the organisation of mass rallies in support of the victim.

The 27-year-old man accused of raping her in an alleyway was acquitted of rape following barrister's Elizabeth O'Connell's finishing statements.

Among the tributes to the young woman is a hauntingly beautiful rendition of a song, penned by a young woman of similar age to the girl involved:

The video, which was shared on Twitter by her brother John Gaughan, has been steadily gaining in views since it was uploaded.

The lyrics echo the sentiments of outraged women all over the country, who are refusing to accept that underwear can play a part in consent and can also be used as evidence in a court of law.

"What are you wearing underneath? Isn't for you to see unless I want that to be, is that clear?"

"No please, can you stop? That should be enough for you to f*cking wise up, is that clear?"


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"Consent is what we're told, at 17-years-old, is what we wear underneath our clothes. Victims become accused of the crime they didn't do, responsibility is abused."

"We shouldn't have to fear for this to happen to us or someone that we love, is that clear?"

"Something has to change with the mindset of today, it's still not clear."

Anger has spread around Ireland as well as in other countries around the world as a result of the latest controversial rape trial.

ROSA and Ruth Coppinger TD have both requested that strikes occur as a form of protest against the handling of sexual violence cases as well as consent and Irish sex education on International Women's Day.

A review of the handling of sexual assault cases in Northern Ireland been released today, stating that members of the public be excluded from such trials following the high profile Belfast case.

The report, written by retired judge John Gillen and states that access to trials involving serious sexual offences should be confined to close family members of the complainant, the defendant as well the media. 

In the Republic of Ireland system, rape trials are already closed to the public. 

It remains to be seen if any positive consequences will occur as a result of the protests, we hope improvements can be made for the sake of sexual assault and rape victims in Ireland.

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Today marks the ninth anniversary of Stephen Gately's tragic death and his fellow Boyzone members have been remembering him.

Get the tissues ready, the lads have opened up about the Irish pop star with emotional messages.

They paid touching tributes to their band member, who died from natural causes at age 33, on October 10 2009 at his holiday home in Majorca.


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Ronan uploaded a picture of his tattoo in Stephen's honour, along with some memories of the singer.

"I hear your laugh every day bro. That wicked sense of humour still gets me through," he wrote.

"Thank you for the friendship. Can’t believe 9 years have passed. Miss ya Bro your song will last forever," he added.


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Shane posted a picture without a caption saying: "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

Whereas Keith Duffy opted for a collage of throwback pictures of them together.

He wrote: "there’s not a day goes by where I don’t remember a wonderful memory of times spent with this beautiful beautiful man. I miss you Steo."

Stephen lives on in our memories and the music he created with Boyzone.


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The boys, including Mikey Graham, rose to fame in the 1990s and captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world.

Some absolute tunes included Words, A Different Beat and No Matter What.

The group has continued to make music and it's reported that they'll hit us with a new album by the end of the year.

The farewell album is titled Thank You & Goodnight, and it will allegedly feature a tribute to Gately, and contains some of his vocals. 


The world was stunned by the untimely passing of Mac Miller earlier this month. Fans, fellow musicians and family members mourned the loss of the 26-year-old rapper, including his former partner Ariana Grande.

The God Is A Woman singer penned a heartfelt tribute on Instagram alongside a video of the late musician goofing around.

The strength of their bond is evident in the words Ariana shared with her 128 million followers.


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She wrote: “I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will.”

The No Tears Left To Cry singer continued: “I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. so many times. I’m so mad.”

It is understood Mac had been struggling with substance abuse for many years, including the time when he was in a relationship with Ariana.


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“I’m so sad, I don’t know what to do. You were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else,” she added.

The 25-year-old explained how she tried her best to help him: “I’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. I really wanted to.”

Ariana ended the emotional tribute by calling Mac “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.”

The loss of Mac Miller has been felt by millions, but most notably by Ariana. We can’t even begin to imagine the heartache she is experiencing at this harrowing time.

Mac Miller passed away on September 7, 2018.


Frankie Grande, brother to Ariana Grande and star of Big Brother, has penned a heartfelt tribute to the late Mac Miller. 

Having battled with his own sobriety issues, Frankie poured his emotions out in an Instagram caption. 

Mac, who was a platinum-selling musician, was found unresponsive in his LA home last Friday, amid reports of an overdose.


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The 26-year-old had been in a relationship with Ariana Grande  for almost two years before they split up earlier this year.

In his post, Frankie wrote: 'I am beyond heartbroken over Malcolm’s death. He was a good friend and was wonderful to my sister. He was the reason I went to the rehabilitation centre where I was detoxed safely from all of the drugs alcohol and medications I was taking, when I couldn’t imagine living without them.'

'It was the place where I found the community of support that showed me that living life without drugs was a possibility and I would never have discovered that if it weren’t for Malcolm. I remember when I would get 30, 60, 90 days clean and Malcom would be there with a gift and a card and words of encouragement… telling me that he knew how hard getting sober is and how impressed he was that I was succeeding.'


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Frankie outlined the trauma addiction can cause, to those who are addicted and to their loved ones. 

'Addiction is a TERRIBLE disease… many people are suffering from addiction like I am and many many of them are losing. Those of us who are struggling with addiction must stay strong. We must continue to work HARD on ourselves every single day and help each other. Our disease is strong but WE ARE STRONGER and I vow to work every moment of my life to keep myself sober so that i may be there for others.'

'This is a difficult road but YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRUDGE IT ALONE.'


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'To anyone who needs help, help is there. you just need to have the courage to ask, which I know can be EXTREMELY difficult… but when you do I GUARANTEE support will be there. do not be ashamed if you are losing the battle against addiction, shame feeds the disease, humility defeats it. please ask for help! you are NOT ALONE!'

'I am here… and I will continue to be here… for you… Malcom my friend, you will be dearly missed. and I know you will be looking down on me from heaven, proudAF for every day I live my life clean and sober… 453 days and counting.' 

Ariana Grande also posted a tribute to her ex-boyfriend, but it was a silent one – she posted a simple image of the rap artist without a caption five days ago. 


Ariana Grande has broken her silence on her former boyfriend Mac Miller's passing.

The 25-year-old singer took to Instagram to post a black and white picture of Mac. 

Ariana kept the tribute simple as she left the post without a caption, and she has also shut off comments. 


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Mac, who was a platinum-selling musician, was found unresponsive in his LA home on Friday, amid reports of an overdose.

The 26-year-old had been in a relationship with the Dangerous Woman singer for almost two years before they split up earlier this year.

Ariana then started dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson in May and they announced their engagement a few weeks later. 

After Ariana and Mac had called time on their relationship, Ariana took to Twitter to dismiss rumours that they had been toxic for each other. 

She tweeted at the time, “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s*** together is a very major problem.”

She later revealed that they had had an “unconditional love” and he was “one of my best friends in the whole world”.

The cause of Mac's death is yet to be determined.

His family released a statement saying that Mac was a “bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans”.

Rest in peace. 


Last night, the world was shocked by reports of the death of 26-year-old musician Mac Miller. 

Tributes to the Self Care rapper have been pouring in, after he was found dead of a reported overdose. 

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram to pay homage to his friend. 


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'This just really saddened me. I hung out with Mac a few times over the years and he was always such a sweetheart, always had the time of day for anyone, whoever they were,' he wrote. 

'As well as being a great talent, he was a great human.'

'Love and prayers to his family and friends. I don’t know what else to say. It’s so heartbreaking.'


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Miller had released the album Swimming on August 3rd, and was planning on embarking on a tour to promote the album. 

It is believed he was found at his home in San Fernando Valley on Friday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rapper was said to be struggling with substance abuse.