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Another day, another epic youtube video from David Dobrik.

We are starting to believe that the 22-year-old has no limitations when it comes to attracting Hollywood's biggest names into his vlogs.

First, he had Kendall Jenner and now he has the legend, Courteney Cox.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Courteney's appearance all began when one of his vlog squad members turned 23. 

The birthday gal was Suzy and she is a massive Friends fan.

The video shows the gang heading to Malibu to check out a "rental house" for Suzy's birthday party – when it was actually Cox's house.

Cue a cake and the big surprise.

We have to say that Courteney looks FAB and Suzy was totally shookth.

The birthday gal took to Instagram to thank David for surprising her.

She wrote: "Hands down, the BEST BIRTHDAY I’ve ever had & all because of @daviddobrik." 

"Thank you once again for surprising me with #courteneycox this was honestly a dream come true."

"You never fail to make the people around you happy and filled with love. Yeah .. you’re a little crazy sometimes but, you’re David & cmon, who doesn’t love David??! You gotta be crazy not to love David! Haha! Thank you once again for this AMAZING surprise. I still can’t believe it. I love you so much," she added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The only questions we have is…how do we get David to be our friend?

And what other famous faces will grace his videos?

However, one thing is for sure, no one is topping his birthday gift.

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Colleen Ballinger aka Miranda Sings has given birth to a baby boy, after going into labour on Monday night.

Just weeks before welcoming her new human, the duo was in the iconic Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next video

Taking to Instagram, the 32-year-old posted a black and white photo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The adorbs picture was captioned: "I love him so much."

And Ariana has been sending the little fella and his momma some love – could you imagine having Ariana as an "aunt".

On Twitter, the singer tweeted the Youtuber, "omg" and "I love you so much." 

Supposedly the little man looks just like his daddy, Erik Stocklin.

Replying to a fan, Colleen said it was "spooky how much they look alike."

Erik also marked the birth of their first child with a daddy-son pic and we just can't,  it's just too cute.

Holding the baby human, he wrote:" IS THIS REAL LIFE!? I love you so much baby Stocklin! Mama Ballinger and Papa Stocklin are champs! This family is freaking amazing!"

The pair are yet to release the name of their son to the public, but we are in for a treat as Colleen is making a birthing video.

On Twitter, she told fans: "I have a long video coming soon of the birth of my perfect little angel. it’s going to take me a while to get up so please be patient."

"I need to take a few days to stare at my adorable son."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Congratulations to the little family.

We can't wait to see how they deal with a whole new chapter of their life. 

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On November 29th, Deborah Ross of The Times wrote what can only be described as a SCATHING article about influencers which began like this;

"I have a dream. It is not a big dream. I am not Martin Luther King. I only do dreams on a small scale, so it is a small-scale dream and my small-scale dream is this: might there be any way we could do a find and replace on the word “influencer” so it is replaced by “detestable freeloader” wherever it appears? So we all know what, in fact, we are dealing with."

Yikes. To add to the drama-fest, YouTuber and Blogosphere's Influencer of the Year 2018 Melanie Murphy has responded. 

We have to say, Murphy makes some noteworthy points;

Starting off her 13-minute YouTube video with a cool "Okay Deborah, calm down", she proceeds to explain the hypocrisy behind Ross' points with a level of clarity which is hard to deny.

Ross essentially slated influencers in her article, describing them as 'detestable freeloaders', essentially people who deserve to be hated because they receive complimentary items and give nothing in return.

Murphy responds by issuing the point that the media in general is funded by advertising and marketing, for example, on the bottom of Ross' article had a sponsored post, without which the article possibly would never have been read.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Promotion and marketing absolutely surrounds us, from celebrities such as David Beckham for Adidas, Beyoncé for Pepsi, Justin Timberlake for McDonalds, Jessica Simpson for WeightWatchers, Brad Pitt for whatever cologne he's feeling that day, Julia Roberts for Lancôme, Hannah Witton for PlayStation, Holly Willoughby for Marks & Spencer etc etc.

It's inescapable. However, just because they receive free objects doesn't mean that they give nothing in return. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The issue which Murphy takes with Ross' article is the sheer hypocrisy as well as the generalisations which she makes. She places every influencer in the same category, when many of them promote noble causes such as LGBT+ charities and organisations, cruelty-free and paraben-free beauty products, health foods, nutrition, sexual health organisations, disability and accessibility rights, chronic pain activists, and more.

Jameela Jamil's i_Weigh movement has become hugely successful, and empowers people to weigh themselves on their overall worth as a person rather than their body mass index. Jamil suffered from an eating disorder for years, and now uses promotion and Instagram to create a unified group of people who value and respect themselves. She also is a major campaigner for banning airbrushing.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Melanie Murphy claims that every successful creative has the support of brands behind them, and receive freebies. Many of them self-fund their projects, and use the money for other causes, others simply give away any freebies which they receive.

Murphy also points out that just because they gain complimentary products does not mean that those people aren't extremely hardworking. Many influencers balance their life online with their family and a side-job.

"95% of what I show, what I wear, I pay for myself," she claims. Through advertising and word of mouth, companies can use influencers for their branding, but this doesn't undermine the level of thought which goes into choosing which brands to work with.

Murphy works with Always pads to talk openly about periods, Barclays, who sponsor Pride, a show which explores bisexuality, PicMonkey, Wella for hair dyes which work against allergies, Holland and Barrett for cruelty-free health and nutrition products.

Numerous influencers and their agents are hugely picky about who they work with, the brands must make sense for the influencers for them to collaborate with them.

"I'm always so bloody proud of my paid-for content, always. The money these brands pay me enables me to write a novel and work on more artsy things like short films which I invest in myself but don't get money back."

According to the Youtuber, the media wouldn't survive without branding and advertisements. From YouTube ads to websites, podcasts, radio, television, newspapers and magazines, advertising is saturated in our industry.

For Deborah Ross to call followers of influencers 'morons' is entirely unfair, from Melanie's point of view;

"Under-researched drivel such as this which contributes to the negative rhetoric that surrounds bloggers and influencers, thousands of hard-working people. Some of which juggle a family or another job."

Many believe for Ross to declare that influencers have done nothing to merit this lifestyle is flawed and reductive, Murphy herself demonstrates a great engagement because of how she chooses brands to work with;

"I never try sneak anything in, I'm never shady. I am lucky and I'm very grateful, I don't swan around."

Lastly, Murphy places emphasis on the fact that YouTube is a community which supports one another, they collaborate and shout each other out and lift each other up. In the journalism industry, there is minimal collaboration and no support between competing publications;

"You sit and write and you get aid to do that, there was a time where people would scoff at your job and say that that's not a real job. We actually support each other. You're not going to see The Times supporting an article from another publication."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's International Day of Disabled Persons. This year's theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusion and equality.” I think about this every day. Empowerment, inclusion, equality. It's in every story I tell. In every adventure I have. Every relationship I am in has navigated it to some extent. The other day I was talking to a friend who said, "I don't even see you as disabled, you just sit a lot for someone so active.” "I think I know what you mean, but I am disabled, it's not bad to me to be seen as disabled. When people say that, it's like they're saying, in order to accept you, I have to separate you from this thing I have a problem with. 

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She describes the loneliness which perpetuates society, and how YouTube can be used as escapism, or for self-help, for comedy, entertainment, advice or even just to connect;

"A lot of people are lonely and it's a beautiful thing to be able to connect with people through words through a lens. Families are smaller, the Church has collapsed, community has gone to shit. I feel like through my monthly blogs I encourage people to connect with their real-life friends and family"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As Murphy points out, building a following of thousands or millions doesn't just happen for no reason.

'Detestable freeloaders' aren't just empty vessels of advertisers; they're entertainers, they're singers, actors, writers, comedians, models, creatives, editors, lighting experts, agents and so much more.

Do you agree?

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Article by Kate Brayden

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Irish YouTuber Seán McLoughlin, who has almost 21 MILLION subscribers, has now become one of the video platform's highest paid stars, according to Forbes.

The 28-year-old, who is known to his many followers as Jacksepticeye, earned a whopping €14 million from mid-2017 until May 2018. 

This means that the star is number eight in the publication's top 10 highest earners.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Hailing from Athlone, Seán McLoughlin has been uploading reviews and commentaries on video games for nearly seven years, and in total his videos have been viewed over 10 billion times.

He refers to his own videos as  an “assault on the senses” that people “either love or hate”, and says using curse words is a major key to his success, weirdly enough.

“The more you swear the better. People react very positively to that, apparently.” Strange… but very Irish.

McLoughlin has made a Disney series despite the dodgy bad language, and is developing content for the live-streaming platform Twitch.

He has also launched Cloak, a a “high-end athleisure and lifestyle line for gamers”, with Mark Fischbach (YouTube name Markiplier), who is number six on Forbes' list.

Pre-sale items in the range sold out in 48 hours, but our question is why do gamers need sporty clothing?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The tob earning Youtube channels currently are Ryan ToysReview, Jake Paul, Dude Perfect, DanTDM, Jeffree Star, VanossGaming, VanossGaming and Logan Paul. Yep, the one who filmed a dead body.

Ryan, of Ryan ToysReview, has over 17 million followers and almost 26 billion views. Oh, and he’s also seven years old. The child millionaire earned most of his money from adverts shown before his videos.

Wow…2018 is a wild ride. Baby millionaires, people who film dead bodies earning a fortune and video-gamers forking in €14 million from their laptops. 

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It has come to our attention that women on Instagram are giving themselves nose jobs from wax alone, and we simply have to find out the suss.

We ended up discovering a whole new category of beauty videos online, and the before versus after images of these ladies will BLOW YOUR MIND.

Needless to say, these gals are stunning before and after, but the entire process of changing the whole face with wax is just too damn fascinating to look away.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They literally change their eye colour, their bone structure, their noses and eyes with lashes, it's mind-boggling.

We are witnessing a total deconstruction of the face before our very eyes, people. This is science, don't even try to deny it.

"HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?", we hear you gasp. Well, it's actually special effects face wax, not clay or synthetics at all. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The newest trend has gone totally viral on social media, unsurprisingly. 

The amazing wax method originates from Asia, specifically in Chinese territories, where women have been using make-up to sculpt their faces with wax as part of their beauty regimen.

Ben Nye, an LA-based makeup manufacturer is one such company who make the DIY wax.

“You can change the shape of anything on your face, like the nose, brow bone, chin, etc., using a wax like Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax,” professional makeup artist Lottie told Cosmopolitan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Now, sculpting your face with chunks of wax every morning as part of your make-up routine may not exactly be your vibe, but we guarantee some of your friends would agree to try this.

It's like an extreme form of contouring, how did they even think to try this?

It can't be denied that the videos are incredibly entertaining to watch, regardless of whether or not you'd try the trend yourself.

The rest of the world can now witness the glory of this magic, we owe Youtube and Instagram our lives for this.

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 All Tvvins are one of Ireland's biggest new bands, making a steady rise since 2016 with the release of their debut album llVV, which debuted at number two on the Irish charts.

They are now returning to the stage to anticipate the unveiling of their second album Just to Exist, giving us a taste with their newest single Hell of a Party.

The track was chosen as 2FM's Tune of the Day, supported by John Kennedy at Radio X and added to some of Spotify and Deezer's most popular playlists. No biggie…

Judging by how UNREAL their most recent tune is, the album is going to blow everyone away. Keep a sharp eye out for these boys, the duo are definitely going places.

The duo are stepping up a gear, announcing support from talented Dublin singer-songwriter Sorcha Richardson for their major headline gig at the National Stadium Dublin.

The band plan on evolving their fresh and fluid style of creativity, pushing the boundaries of their sound whenever they can.

The band, comprising of Conor Adams and Lar Kaye, are signed with Warner Music, and have also decided to gift us with another forthcoming album track ‘Warm Crush’ as well as a skeletal acoustin version of Infinite Swim. 

These lads just keep on giving.

Infinite Swim was produced by All Tvvins' friend and collaborator, the amazing James Vincent McMorrow, so it's sure to be a banger...

The album process was kick-started by McMorrow, who contacted the boys about working on a new track together. 'Twould be hard to say no.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It’s a heady cocktail of taut, muscular funk which maintains the typically anthemic All Tvvins sound, adding a Prince-style solo.

“There’s a definite salute to Talking Heads as well,” says Lar Kaye. “It just felt right.”

Adams describes their next album as “a snapshot of where we were, what we were going through and where we hope to go next.” 

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The momentum is rising for the band with their forthcoming second album and a headline show at The National Stadium, don't miss out on a chance to see the duo live.

The gig with support from Sorcha Richardson will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019. Tickets from €27 on sale Tuesday 6 November at 9am, doors open 7pm.

Check out their website for more information.

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While it might be a bit of a morbid hobby, watching true crime documentaries is a pretty popular pastime – and there is no better way to pass the time on Halloween. 

YouTube is full of some of the best murder films, from the old and grainy, to the most recent and cutting edge.

Here are a few to add to your true crime repertoire: 

8. I don't like Mondays

This documentary covers the notorious case of teenage killer Brenda Spencer, who was behind the tragic Cleveland Elementary School shooting in 1979.

The then 16-year-old was found guilty of the murder of two people in the shooting, and of the wounding of nine. 

When asked why she committed the heinous crime, she simply replied "I don't like Mondays," which inspired the song I Don't Like Mondays by Irish band The Boomtown Rats.

7. The Case Of: Jonbenét Ramsey

This two-part documentary covers the mysterious murder of child beauty pageant winner JonBenet Ramsey.

The exploratory documentary features multiple interviews and explores various possibilities in the infamous whodunit. 

6. The Secrets of the Austrian Cellar

This harrowing and eery documentary covers the crimes of uber-creep Joseph Fritzl, who kept his own daughter locked away in an underground cellar for 24 years.

During this time, he committed a range of horrendous crimes against her and ended up fathering seven children with her. 

This disturbing documentary is a tough watch. 

5. Jonestown

Jonestown was the nickname for a compound called the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by the Peoples Temple, an American cult which was around in the 1970s.

The cult gained notoriety in 1978 when 918 members were mass murdered and committed mass suicide on the same day by cyanide poisoning.

4. The Smiley Face Killers 

The smiley face murder theory is a theory which connects a number of unsolved murders in the USA.

All of the victims bodies were found near the symbol of a smiley face, and this documentary explores the theory in full, and looks at the various murders. 

3. Stalking Amanda Todd: The Man in the Shadows

This chilling film documents the story of teenager Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after being cyber bullied.

The teen was blackmailed by an online predator, and this documentary follows the hunt to find the man responsible. 

2. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father

This 2008 documentary covers the heart breaking tale of Andrew Bagby, was murdered by girlfriend Shirley Jane Turner after ending their relationship. 

Shirley announced that she was pregnant soon after her arrest, and Andrew's parents quickly filed for custody of the child, a boy named Zachary.

Enraged at Andrew's parent's attempt to gain custody, Shirley killed herself and Zachary by drowning while out on bail. 

1. When Girls Kill

This documentary covers a series of crimes committed by teenage girls. 

The harrowing tales give some insight into the minds of child killers.

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!

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The internet is a weird and wonderful place, and from fan fiction about your favourite boy band to flat earth conspiracy theories, everyone can find a little slice of strange internet culture to call home. 

YouTube plays host to some of the most popular content on the world wide web, and among the Gucci bag unboxings and clickbait storytime videos, there are niche communities of viewers following creators who talk about true crimes that shook society. 

The creators ensure that their videos are educational, not exploitative of the victims and their families, and tell the stories of real horror that men, women and families have faced throughout history. Here's a roundup of the crime documenters we're following this Halloween: 

Kendall Rae

Kendall Rae is one of the OG True Crime Youtubers. She has discussed many cases of strange disappearances, and has covered solved mysteries and conspiracy theories. She also discusses crimes like hazing and stalking. 

Most notably, Kendall has a series called Where Is? which focuses on missing people.

Through this series, Kendall promotes a line of merchandise, and 100% of the profits from the sale of the merchandise goes to Thorn – a project set up by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher which focuses on creating new and innovative technology to combat the world of child sex trafficking. 

Eleanor Neale

Eleanor started out online as a beauty blogger, creating stunning makeup looks on her channel. 

The 19-year-old then branched into making true crime videos, compiling all of the informations he could source on a criminal case, and brining it into the public eye via her channel, which boasts 271,000 followers. 

She specialises in solved cases, bringing the viewer full circle through a murder case and out the other side. She also runs a humour channel at Eleanor Neale 2.

Caitlin Rose

Caitlin is a psychology student based in the UK, and while she does explore true crime on her channel, a stand out element of her content is her series on unethical psychological experiments which have been conducted throughout history. 

Cailtlin has covered Milgram's Obedience Study, The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment and The Minnesota Starving Experiment so far, along with notorious murder cases of serial killers like H.H.Holmes and the Oakland County child killer. 

If you need a little lift after all the horror, Caitlin also makes vlogs about university, college advice videos and fashion content. 

Mile Higher Podcast

The Mile Higher Podcast hosted by husband and wife duo Josh Thomas and Kendall Rae, whose name you may recognise from earlier.

The videos are shot podcast style, with Kendall and Josh discussing topics into microphones. 

The couple mostly focus on scary conspiracy theories like the legitimacy of the moon landing and the death of Princess Diana, but they also talk in depth about mysterious deaths and famous missing cases. 

Georgia Marie

Georgia is a UK-based lifestyle influencer, but midweek she moonlights as a true crime connoisseur. 

Georgia creates a series called Midweek Mysteries,, in which she talk about everything from famous bizarre deaths to historic cases. 

She focuses mostly on unsolved mysteries, and presents viewers with the theories about what happened to the victims in each instance. 

Danelle Hallan

Danelle specialises in raising awareness for missing people through her YouTube videos. 

She runs a specific Missing Persons series which talks viewers through the last few days of a person missing under mysterious circumstances, and gives her followers the right contact information so if they know anything about the victim, they can get in touch with authorities. 

Danelle has also created a Jane and John Doe series, in which she describes Jane and John Doe cases to her viewers, hoping someone will recognise these poor deceased individuals so that they can be named and reunited with their families. 

 

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Calling all Potterheads and Death Eaters – it's time to give up the Polyjuice addiction.

Blogger Helen Anderson has just blown our feeble attempts at recreating the bad b*tch that is Bellatrix, out of the water. 

The blonde bombshell goes from basic white girl to a distorted, jeering Death Eater. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Helen goes through the Halloween transformation step by step – so you can easily copy the costume.

The Youtuber reveals at the start of the video that a lot of people say that she resembles Helena Bonham Carter.

So this year, she finally gave in and decided to take on the look.

And don't worry if you're artistically challenged, Helen explains that the transformation is easy enough to achieve, as Bellatrix just looks like a bit "skank". 

The Youtuber nails every element of the character from the red lippy, to the black stained teeth and curly hair.

Helen recommends a paler foundation to channel your inner Bellatrix and some brown contact lenses, a wig and a witchy dress.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're looking for a Halloween costume, this is a simple yet effective look.

Helen even fully commits to becoming Bellatrix by dancing around at the end of the video in a smoke-filled back garden – we appreciate the effort, gal.

Even if you have no intention of dressing up this Halloween, Helen is utterly hilarious and her Harry Potter impressions are gas, so it's definitely one to watch – you're welcome.

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You might remember them as your favourite brother-sister duo on TV: Josh and Megan.

We obsessed over Megan's evil tricks, and laughed at her and Josh's family dynamic all the way throughout our own childhoods.

You also probably still remember Josh’s iconic hushed whisper of “Megan….” whenever she played one of her iconic pranks on his character in the Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh.

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This video by Los Angeles vlogger David Dobrik showing the two reuniting will honestly make you explode with nostalgia. 

In the video, Dobrik is seen telling Josh Peck that he has a present “from Josh’s sister”, meaning Megan, of course.

After opening the gift from his little sis, Peck’s face was met with a pan full of whipped cream. Clearly, Miranda Cosgrove wasn’t finished playing pranks on her gullible Drake & Josh big bro. Never change, Megan, you evil genius.

When the two meet, it’s clear how delighted they both are to see each other after a whopping four year gap: “This is both of my worlds colliding! You look like a grown-up!” Josh exclaims.

Miranda responds by telling him, “You look good, boob.” Classic Megan.

Josh also jokingly told Miranda that he was “sorry I didn't invite you to my wedding. Thank you for not tweeting about it.” 

There was MAJOR wedding-related drama last year regarding Josh not inviting Drake Bell to his nuptials to long-term girlfriend Paige O’Brien.

Bell was upset he didn’t get an invite from his Nickelodeon brother, and tbh so were we.

Apparently the drama has since died down, and the two are now getting along nicely. We hope…

Josh and Miranda marked the occasion with matching Instagram snaps, because if there isn’t photographic evidence these days, did it really happen?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We hope it doesn't take another four years for their next reunion.

Maybe Drake will pop by next time, he might even chuck in a 'HUG ME, BROTHA!' for good measure?

A girl can dream…

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Shane Dawson is quickly becoming the king of Youtube documentary, or as it's known docuseries

Shane's intimate style of storytelling, relatability and empathetic approach to Bunny Meyer (grav3yardgirl) and the queen, Jeffree Star, earned him millions upon millions of views.

Fans ranted and raved about just how good the series had been, and it's true, Shane captured and exposed the beautiful human side of the highly successful Youtubers and reminded us all, that they were in fact, human. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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So it has absolutely floored us that the 30-year-old has missed the mark so badly with the Jake Paul series.

It has nothing to do with Jake Paul himself, but rather the way Shane approaches mental health, and in particular sociopaths.

Shane has released four of the eight part series and while a lot of people have said his latest video completely turned the series around – the aroma of the sh*t show he caused, still lingers.

The biggest question mark is that Shane is very open with his own battles with his mental health – so why on earth would he want to add to the stigma surrounding mental health?

Time and time again, Shane reiterates throughout his videos that he isn't branding Jake as a sociopath.

But even with his feeble attempts to disclaimer it, it doesn't take away from the real fact that it's dangerous and irresponsible to even suggest the idea.

Shane has no qualifications that could allow him to make that sort of call about someone – and he's spreading this message to MILLIONS of people.

I understand that he has said it's for entertainment purposes, but mental health shouldn't be glossed up with some Hollywood drama.

Anyone who lives with a mental health disorder knows the reality of their disorder – unglamorous, unapologetic and relentless.

And, when you're talking about mental health, you have a responsibility to report it accurately and with sensitivity.

The third part of the series, titled: The Dark Side of Jake Paul, Shane simply relies on videos that have been uploaded to Youtube to prove a point, he uses clips and Instagram images of Logan and Jake Paul to fit the narrative of a sociopath.

The therapist Kati Morton creates this monster like image of sociopaths, it really demonises a serious mental health disorder.

The real kicker comes as they dramatise and exaggerate the stat that one in 25 are sociopaths. This information has been widely publicised after the book, The Sociopath Next Door was released.

However, in an older edition of a book, DSM-IV, it stated that the prevalence of Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) in a population sample is about 3 percent for males and about 1 percent for females.

Furthermore, the book highlights that just because someone has APD doesn't mean that they are a sociopath. 

And while I'm a huge fan of Shane and really respect his work – editorially, he's a genius, his edits and montages are some of the best on Youtube.

His latest series has been extremely self-indulgent – you could watch from the Enemies of Jake Paul and skip the first three videos because it's 90 percent of Shane just speculating, with no real evidence.

I would actually advise anyone who hasn't watched the first three – not to bother. – You'll do yourself a favour by missing the demonisation of sociopaths.

If these series have done anything – it's shown us how not to talk about a mental health disorder. 

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Our favourite ginger, Ed Sheeran sat down with Dermot O'Leary to talk all things Éire. 

Naturally, things took a personal route and Dermot quizzed Ed about his most-loved things to do in Ireland.

That includes his favourite city on his recent tour, his number-one place to visit and all the gigs he has done around the country before he hit superstar status.

 

Cork night #1 ! @zakarywalters

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Now, before you take your guesses: Dublin-folk take a seat.

The Galway Girl singer said the wanna-be capital, Cork was his number one fav stop on his tour around Ireland.

Although, Dublin has a special place in his heart as he's gigged in Whelan's, Vicar street and the Olympia.

 

Dublin night #2 !

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When asked what was the difference between Belfast, Dublin and Galway crowds on his tour, Ed's answer was way too relatable for any Irish person.

Poor Belfast was washed out of it when it came time for the 27-year-old to take to the stage.

Therefore, the crowds' enthusiasm had been well dampened, according to the singer. 

Ed confessed to Dermot that he has more of a connection to an Irish crowd than a Scottish – ah, bless.

Don't get too big headed though, this is due to the influence of Irish music and taking about five annual trips growing up, to our beautiful country. 

Adding sweetly in the intimidate Q and A, Ed said the guy who made him want to write music was Irish.

Now getting to the proper juicy part, Ed's favourite place in the Emerald Island is….Dingle Bay.

Honestly, we cannot even blame him. 

Situated in Kerry, it marks one of the westernmost points of mainland Ireland, and it's breathtaking. 

Unsurprisingly, the bay is a usual hot-spot with tourists too.

However, Ed advised anyone wanting to live in Ireland to move to Wexford.

It seems like the singer is always true to his roots – and we love him for it.

Ed and Dermot's chat was a part of Ireland.com's tourism project.

So sit back, enjoy the natter and the incredibly beautiful Irish spots featured throughout the video, which is bound to give you the travel bug.

  

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