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11 Hours Ago   When Kimberley Homer donned a white polka dot dress to see Book of Mormon at the theatre, she ended up hugging a woman she'd never met before who was wearing the very same dress.

15 Hours Ago   'Dude' is officially axed from the list of acceptable epithets to call your friends. You'll have to resort to 'pal,' 'mate,' or even 'buddy'. Boris Johnson, the UK's incoming prime minister, used the word in his victory speech on Tuesday in what one can only assume was a desperate bid to sound like he's Down With The Kids.

Yesterday   If you've not yet watched the Big Little Lies Season Two finale, avert your eyes now. Spoilers abound. Renata Klein isn't afraid to tell it like it is.

4 Days Ago   The London Underground sometimes feels like the land that mobile signal forgot. Locals know the drill. You're sitting on the Tube waiting for your phone to connect to the patchy-at-best station WiFi so you can hit send on an urgent text before jumping aboard.

4 Days Ago   The moment Tara Jane O'Reilly sat down on the tube at Baker Street station, a photo of a penis was Airdropped to her phone. As the only woman sitting in a packed carriage at 10 p.m., O'Reilly says she felt targeted.

4 Days Ago   It might seem like celebrities have a gilded passage in life, but turns out even they're not immune to the odd mishap. Like getting banned from apps.

5 Days Ago   People grow up so fast, don't they? Oh wait no, it's just the FaceApp ageing filter. But it does seem like the entire world is posting aged selfies right now — even in spite of the privacy concerns over whether the app is doing enough to protect users' data.

6 Days Ago   Catching a glimpse of a celebrity who's aged naturally is something of a rarity in this day and age. But, if you were ever curious to know what the Jonas Brothers or Drake might one day look like, then you should probably keep reading.

6 Days Ago   Chance The Rapper made a secret appearance in Disney's remake of The Lion King and, chances are, you might not even notice it when you see the movie.

6 Days Ago   Just in case you were ever in any doubt that Blue Ivy Carter would follow in her mother's footsteps, here's all the proof you'll need. Beyoncé's seven-year-old daughter made a cameo in the music video of the music video for "Spirit" and left us in no doubt that she's the spitting image of her mother.

7 Days Ago   Group chats are hell. But, you know what's even more hellish than group chat hell? Adding another person to your already tight-knit group text. Laura Dern knows the struggle all too well.

7 Days Ago   Avert your eyes, Big Little Lies Season 2 spoilers abound. Things are getting pretty stressful on Big Little Lies. Madeline is basically Miss Havisham now. Renata learns of yet another betrayal by her dirtbag husband.

8 Days Ago   World War II Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing will be the face of the UK's new £50 note, the Bank of England has announced. Speaking at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said the computer science pioneer "has had an enormous impact on how we live today." "As the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, as well as war hero, Alan Turing’s contributions were far ranging and path breaking," said Carney.

11 Days Ago   Ed Sheeran dropped a star-studded collaboration album on Friday that's basically a roster of some of the finest talent in the music industry. Featuring duets with Cardi B, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Khalid, Chance the Rapper, Stormzy, Eminem, 50 Cent, Ella Mai, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber, to name a few, No.6 Collaborations Project is streaming now.

11 Days Ago   USWNT forward Megan Rapinoe famously stated that she's "not going to the fucking White House." A sentence which prompted Donald Trump to royally kick off on Twitter, saying in a CAPS-riddled statement: "Megan should WIN first before she TALKS!" Well, winning is precisely what Rapinoe and the U.S.

12 Days Ago   Porn isn't exactly famed for its realism. Women masturbate with legs splayed and backs arched, orgasming after a few minutes of frantic rubbing and moaning. But in reality, those positions aren't necessarily the most conducive to pleasure for women.

12 Days Ago   Imagine getting a standing ovation just for being you. Well, if you're Beyoncé, that's par for the course, as Seth Rogen learned. Attending the premiere of Disney's The Lion King — in which Rogen stars as Pumbaa — Rogen realised just how popular Beyoncé, who plays Nala, is.

13 Days Ago   Not much choreography goes into kissing IRL, it's fair to say. But, on-screen kissing? Turns out it takes a helluva lot of direction to make those smooches look tip top.

13 Days Ago   Nothing can ever truly prepare you for New Beyoncé Song Day — those rare occasions when you wake up to learn that Bey has dropped new music.

15 Days Ago   I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a bad bitch support group, but after watching the trailer to A Black Lady Sketch Show, I feel a very urgent need to attend one.

18 Days Ago   Donald Trump's Fourth of July speech, given as part of his "Salute to America" event, included quite the anachronistic blunder on Thursday. Describing the army's efforts during the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s, the president praised troops for their work taking over "the airports." Only problem?

18 Days Ago   Lil Nas X is an international treasure. And his appearance on BBC Breakfast just cemented that status for all eternity. After chatting to the two presenters, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, the "Old Town Road" rapper walked off set at the end of the interview, but accidentally strolled right in front of the camera.

19 Days Ago   I was in the middle of a packed night bus when my friendship came to an abrupt, whiplash-inducing halt. Just four WhatsApp messages were enough to ring the death knell on my friendship with my best friend, a person who knew me inside out.

20 Days Ago   In Bulgaria, sex education is not part of the compulsory curriculum in schools. That means it's up to every school in the country to decide whether they even want to address sex ed at all.

21 Days Ago   I bet you've never looked at a font and thought, wow that looks comfy enough to sit on. Until now, that is. IKEA have released a free typeface after the internet memed the hell out of their sofa planning tool.

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