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We are sending all those good vibes to Amy Schumer this morning. 

The pregnant momma bear apologised to fans in Texas as she was forced to reschedule a show due to illness.

Taking to Instagram, Amy uploaded a picture of herself in a hospital bed.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In the post, the 37-year-old revealed that she was suffering from hyperemesis, but thankfully, she assured everyone that both the baby and herself were okay.

The symptoms of hyperemesis are extreme levels of nausea and vomiting – it's b*tch of an illness.

Pregnant women will be admitted to hospital due to the dehydration and malnutrition that hyperemesis can cause.

In the caption, Amy began with an apology: "Texas I am so deeply sorry. I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the second trimester is better is not telling the full story."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The comedian continued by revealing she has never been "more ill this trimester."

"I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bulls*hit! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati!"

"They are cool as hell! And Texas I am really really sorry and I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better," she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Royal babe, Kate Middleton can relate to Amy, as she also suffered from the illness during her pregnancies.

We are wishing Amy a speedy recovery and hope she'll be back to her hilarious self soon.

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People have launched their 33rd sexist man alive and hold onto your horses – cause one silver fox has stolen the crown.

Heartthrob Idris Elba has been named as the ride of 2018.

It mightn't be on par with his title of Order of the British Empire for his contribution to drama – but we aren't complaining.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, the British actor did pen on Instagram that he was "honoured and thankful," for the title. 

Speaking to the publication, Idris reacted to the news by saying: “Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today'" – so basically, us every day…

"But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise, an ego boost for sure,” he added. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, the actor confessed that he wasn't always the absolute stud that audiences see on HBO's The Wire.

And believe it or not, the 46-year-old actually did go through an awkward phase – so there's hope for us all.

“I was very tall and skinny,” he explained, despite playing a range of sports in school. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, okay? I got picked on a little bit."

But it was facial hair that came to the rescue and made this beaut blossom – thank you puberty. 

"As soon as I could grow a moustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a moustache, had some muscles, bonkers,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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His sexy credentials are just being a hotty, successful and talented – he also loves his kids and is a hands-on dad – SWOON.

He has two children, 16-year-old daughter, Isan, and four-year-old, Winston.  

“Being witness to the birth of my children is the biggest and best thing ever,” he confessed.

“I’m super doting, big hugs, kisses, lots of love-yous. I’m sure my daughter’s like, ‘All right Dad, chill out.’ My son is still at that age where he loves a cuddle.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're thinking you'd like to bag this beaut – think again.

He's off the market as he is due to say I do to 29-year-old model, Sabrina Dhowre.

I know, I know – we are devastated too, but they look totes adorable together. 

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Olivia Newton-John has delivered the sad news that she is taking on cancer for the third time.

The most recent diagnosis came last year and she cancelled a tour to avail of treatment.

Speaking to Australia’s Channel Seven she said doctors found cancer at the bottom of her spine in 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actress is staying positive about winning her fight against the disease, and her husband, John Easterling, has been her rock through all the difficult times.

“My husband’s always there, and he’s always there to support me, and I believe I will win over it and that’s my goal,” she said.

The 69-year-old said she is using a combination of modern medicine with natural remedies to treat the cancer.

The star has cut out sugar entirely from her diet and uses marijuana for pain management.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Grease star's first experience with the cancer was in 1992.

She overcame breast cancer, but during the television interview, Olivia opened up about her second battle with breast cancer in 2013, that she choose to keep out of the public domain.

Explaining why she decided to keep her second battle private up until now, the actress said: I thought ‘It’s my life’ and I just decided to keep it to myself.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Doctors discover the breast cancer was back after a minor car crash.

They found a lump on Olivia's shoulder, which they thought could have been strain from her seatbelt.

However, on further assessment, they confirmed the cancer had returned. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Since first beating breast cancer in 1992, Newton-John has been an advocate for breast checks in Australia.

She even has a cancer facility named after her: the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Research Center, in Melbourne. 

Wishing Olivia a speedy recovery – go kick some cancer butt, gal! 

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According to reports, over 260 people have been injured in a pier collapse in Spain. Five people are said to be in a serious condition.

Local government said people are being treated for a variety of injuries including broken legs, broken arms and head injuries.

It is believed the pier collapsed into the sea at midnight at the O Marisquiño festival in Vigo.

A local newspaper said the pier collapsed just as musician Rels B took to the stage at the musical festival.

A 16-year-old concert goer told Spanish publication Faro de Vigo: “We were on the walkway when it opened up. I fell on people and people fell on me. I was hit on the head and then some sort of container fell as well. I tried to get out and someone helped me.”

Another described the incident as “the worst moment of my life.”

A full investigation is already underway.

More to follow.

 

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Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick will not face charges of sexual assault due to a lack of evidence, says US prosecutors. 

The 31-year-old was accused of various sexual assault allegations from three different women.

However, Los Angeles prosecutors said in new documents that the allegations would not be pursued due to insufficient evidence.

 

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In November 2017, the actor Kristina Cohen accused Ed through a detailed Facebook post.

Former actor Aurélie Wynn also came forward alongside Kristina and provided witnesses.

“Those witnesses were not able to provide information that would enable the prosecution to prove either incident beyond a reasonable doubt,” the memo read.

“Prosecution on those two incidents is declined due to insufficient evidence,” the memo added.

 

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A third accuser was referenced within the memo but her case was dropped because of her “unavailability”.

Accusations from further women of reported unwanted touching could not be held up due to falling outside the statute of limitations, reports the Guardian.

Ed has maintained his innocence after the first allegation became public.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, the actor said: “I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman."

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Further details are emerging following the tragic death of two people on a beach 20 miles south of Lisbon yesterday.

It is understood that the plane, which was forced to make an emergency landing on the Portuguese beach, was carrying two occupants when it got into difficult at the beach in Caparica.

Reports have established that panicked sunbathers fled the beach in panic when the light aircraft descended and skidded across the land in a tragic incident which claimed the lives of a 56-year-old man and 8-year-old girl.

According to the National Maritime Authority, both individuals died at the scene of the incident.

Local reports on Portuguese television have confirmed that the two occupants, one of whom is believed to be a flying instructor and the other a pupil, were taken by police from the scene.

Speaking to local reporters, the deceased child's father attempted to give a description of the incident.

"We were on the beach at low tide where the water drains from the lake, he said. "I was with my brother-in-law trying to explain to my two daughters and my nephews what a rip-tide is and how it forms."

"One of my nephews pointed out the plane which was flying low by the sea wall. I told Sofia, who died, to run behind me, and she ran as fast as she could."

'When I saw the other children were safe and when I looked round to help Sofia, I saw her being hit," he continued.

"I went up to the man who was piloting the plane and he told me he had lost control of the aircraft. I could have punched him, I had that right, but I didn't do it.'

The cause of the emergency landing remains unclear.

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A candidate for the Women's Equality Party in the UK has received a death threat signed 'Jo Cox' – a deeply unsettling reference to a Labour politician who was brutally murdered in West Yorkshire last summer.

Nimco Ali, who campaigns against female genital mutilation, spoke of her distress upon receiving the handwritten missive.

Speaking to The Independent, Ms Ali said: "It’s crippling to receive a death threat."

"I don’t think the people who send these things realise the affect it will have or maybe they’re fully aware and get kicks. I am worried for my safety."

Acknowledging the reference which was made to the late Ms Cox, Ms Ali said: "It was difficult having known Jo Cox personally and respected her so much."

"I’m familiar with abuse and received stuff like that for eight years as an activist but this shocked me. It’s just words on a paper it just takes one idiot to act on it.”

Speaking on behalf of her colleague, the founder of the Women's Equality Party, Catherine Mayer, admitted that the letter came as a shock to Ms. Ali.

"At first Nimco was resilient as always but when I told her how it was signed, she was shaken up," she said.

"It was handwritten and in capital letters. It included racist, Islamophobic and misogynistic stuff and was extremely nasty.”

Worryingly, this is not the only incident of harassment that the party have endured, with Ms Mayer explaining that they have been on the receiving end of threatening phone calls this week.

"The unidentified male callers were shouting angry and abusive stuff and throwing insults. It was terrifying. The women have been left shaken up."

"There are women in the office at all times but it is scary to be there. This shows how much we need a woman’s equality party.”

Commenting on  the importance of her work thus far, Ms Ali said: "I have spent the last 10 years risking my life to Ends #FGM and I have lost so much to ensure this world is free of abuse and hate."

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Researchers from the Karolinksa Institutet and the Stockholm South General Hospital in Sweden have investigated the theory that many rape victims are unable to fight off their attacker due to a physiological reaction in a harrowing situation.

With many victims forced to face questions over their apparent 'lack of resistance' during a rape, researchers in Scandinavia sought to analyse the response of women during sexual assaults.

According to their research, the vast majority find themselves unable to move which subsequently blocks their ability to fend off an attacker.

The response is known as 'tonic immobility' and has been described as "an involuntary, temporary state of motor inhibition in response to situations involving intense fear."

Using 298 women, who had visited the Emergency Clinic for Rape Victims in Stockholm within one month of a sexual assault, researchers established that 70 per cent reported significant tonic immobility during their assault while 48 per cent reported extreme tonic immobility.

In the six months following the attack, 189 of the women were assessed for the development of PTSD and depression. Findings indicated that 38 per cent had developed PTSD while 22 per cent had developed severe depression.

The risk of developing PTSD increased by 2.75 if the victim experienced tonic immobility while the risk of depression increased by 3.42.

The study comes as welcome news in both the medical and legal worlds as researchers seek to highlight the importance of the finding.

Speaking to Broadly, the study's lead author, Dr Anna Moller, said: "The courts may be inclined to dismiss the notion of rape [if] the victim didn't appear to resist."

"Instead, what might be interpreted as passive consent is very likely to represent normal and expected biological reactions to an overwhelming threat."

"This information is useful both in legal situations and in the psychoeducation of rape victims. Further, this knowledge can be applied in the education of medical students and law students," she added.

The findings have been published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

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As Liam Gallagher swaggered on to the stage at the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday, gathered crowds held their breath in anticipation of the appearance of his older brother, Noel.

But as Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin, joined Liam on stage for a rendition of Live Forever, the audience and viewing public were forced to conclude that the reunion millions so desperately wanted would not take place at the Old Trafford arena on this occasion.

And with Liam taking to Twitter to criticise his brother's non-appearance at a gig which will undoubtedly go down in British history, a source close to Noel has felt compelled to speak out in Noel's defence.

While Noel may not have been present at a concert organised to honour the dozens killed and injured at an Ariana Grande concert last month, the 50-year-old rockstar has been secretly doing his bit for those affected.

With Mancunians using Don't Look Back in Anger as their anthem in the weeks that followed the terrorist atrocity at the Manchester Arena, Noel has made sure to donate all royalties from the song to the victims and their families.

Commenting on the remarks and Twitter backlash which followed Noel's non-appearance, Radio X host, Gordon Smart, shared Noel's endeavours with the public.

"Loads of amazing musicians from Manchester couldn't play the gig, but none of them have been dug out. All that has come from that night is good will from most people."

"I've seen some unpleasant headlines about Noel and why he never played the gig in Manchester at the weekend," Gordan said. 

"It's only right to point out, and I don't think this is public knowledge because I'm sure he would never mention it, but I found out today that as soon as Don't Look Back in Anger started to appear spontaneously at the vigils, he made sure all the royalties went back to the families."

"That was before any gig was mentioned," he added.

"It seems wrong to me that Noel's getting a hard time for a reunion he was never part of," Gordan asserted.

"It's a shame any attention at all has been taken away from a really special occasion at Old Trafford. But there you go, true fact. He gave his blessing for the songs without any drama at all."

We wonder if Liam has any idea…

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In a decision which has made headlines around the world, Harvard University has revoked admission to at least 10 students who shared 'jokes' regarding rape, race and child abuse in a Facebook group chat.

It is understood that approximately 100 incoming students originally formed a group in order to share memes before a small number decided to establish an 'R-rated' version of the group.

The students, who would be set to graduate with the class of 2021, were approached by the admissions office administrators when details regarding the offensive postings became public knowledge.

The individuals were initially told they would be forbidden from attending the university's annual event for admitted students before advising them to reveal the content of their ill-advised posts.

In an email circulated to all those involved, the school's officials made clear their stance on the matter, and gave the students the opportunity to justify their actions.

"The Admissions Committee was disappointed to learn that several students in a private group chat for the Class of 2021 were sending messages that contained offensive messages and graphics," it began.

"As we understand you were among the members contributing such material to this chat, we are asking that you submit a statement by tomorrow at noon to explain your contributions and actions for discussion with the Admissions Committee."

In the week following the circulation of the email, the group's members learned that their admission to the prestigious US university had been rescinded.

The decision has reportedly divided opinion on campus, with some supporting the school's stance and others condemning the school's prevention of 'free speech'.

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Following Saturday night's terror attack in London, police descended upon two addresses in East London and ultimately arrested 12 individuals in relation to the weekend's atrocity.

However, it has now been made public that all 12 individuals – seven men and five women – have been released without charge.

According to numerous reports, the individuals were released as Scotland Yard named two of the men responsible for the death of seven people on London Bridge and Borough Market.

Khuram Shazad Butt, a 27-year-old British citizen born in Pakistan, and Rachid Redouane, who claimed to be Moroccan-Libyan, were named as attackers last night while the third individual has yet to be named.

All three attackers were shot dead at the scene.

48 people were injured during the latest terror attack to befall Britain.

 

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As Manchester struggles to come to terms with the horror that played out on Monday night, the spirit for which the city is known has been documented far and wide in recent days.

With a distinct sense of community, an unbridled sense of determination and prevailing sense of hope, Mancunians have united together in the wake of a terrorist attack which killed and maimed dozen of its citizens at the beginning of the week.

And as hundreds gathered to remember the dead and injured today, a lone voice rang out in the moments that followed a minute's silence, and it carried the lyrics of a song written by one of Manchester's best known bands.

Those gathered swayed quietly to Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis before, one by one, people began to chime in and another voice demanded 'Come on, sing up!"

Various recordings of the poignant moment have made their way online, and no matter which vantage point the footage was taken from, there's no denying the sense of solidarity that prevails in the northern city right now.

Take a look at this.

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