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    Lorde 'feels your pain' over acne

    Lorde has told fans who suffer from acne: "I feel your pain". The singer posted an Instagram story about the unhelpful things people say to people who, like her, have the skin condition. "Acne sucks. You know what also sucks?" she asked in the video, before mocking the advice she's been given over the years. The 21-year-old said she wants people to stop suggesting that moisturising will get rid of the problem. "When you've had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, 'You know what worked for me, is... moisturising!'," said the Green Light singer. "'Make a mask out of honey, Greek yogurt and avocado. All you need to do is buy an

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    Fergie and National Anthems that didn't sing

    "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game?" Barr tweeted. "I think mine was better lowkey." Here are a few other performances that also got the thumbs down: Michael Bolton in 2003 The crooner is known for being smooth on the mic but his 2003 National Anthem performance at a Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees baseball game was pretty choppy. There was a weird echo and then, horror of horrors, Bolton had to peek at his palm where he had written the lyrics. R. Kelly in 2005 Kelly tried to put his own stamp on the anthem with an R & B flavored version at a Bernard Hopkins vs. Jermain Taylor boxing match. There were even some dancers Chicago stepping in the ring with

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    Winston Duke's M'Baku heats up 'Black Panther' fans

    (CNN)He may be a villain in "Black Panther" but fans are loving M'Baku. The character is portrayed by Winston Duke, a 31-year-old actor who trained at Yale. The Tobago native has become one of the breakout stars of the blockbuster film, with fans praising everything from his performance to his look. In my opinion though #MBaku was one of favorite characters in this film.

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    Mental health groups urge action on 'crisis'

    A group of mental health charities is due to meet MPs to call for action on what they describe as the worsening mental health crisis in NI. The meetings, involving charities from Northern Ireland, will take place at Westminster. They say the situation is being exacerbated by Northern Ireland's ongoing "political dysfunction". The delegation is led by Action Mental Health and the Mental Health Foundation. The delegates are expected to demand that Westminster acts quickly to deliver the agreed mental health priorities. David Babington, the chief executive of Action Mental Health said the group had made the trip as London "needs to sit up and take notice". "The rest of the UK needs to understand

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    Race on to save classic Disney cartoons

    Original drawings from Disney cartoons like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White could soon be lost to fading and decay. The individual hand-painted sheets that were used to make the films have become distorted and cracked over time. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is working with Disney to try to save the beloved pictures that led to some of the world's most iconic animations. They have been analysing the sheets, known as cels, to find out their composition and how to restore them. British scientist Tom Learner, of the GCI, has been quoted as saying that Walt Disney himself was an "unusual man" because of the way he kept a collection of his work. "They were archived pretty well," he told

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    'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend

    All hail the king. "Black Panther," Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time. The opening for the film starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan did not just shatter expectations, it broke multiple box office records too. It blew away the record for the largest opening for an African-American director. That belonged to F. Gary Gray and "The Fate of the Furious," which opened to $98 million last April. Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend. The film brought in an opening of $361

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    Little Mix singer criticised for wearing dreads

    Some social media users are demanding Little Mix member Jesy Nelson delete an Instagram post of herself wearing her hair in dreadlocks. The 26-year-old singer unveiled her new hairstyle on Monday evening, but some followers on the platform suggested the picture was offensive to black people. Nelson was accused of "cultural appropriation" and there were calls for her to apologise. The post has also received over 191,000 likes and many positive comments. Among the fierce debate in response to the picture, Instagram poster sophia_mohamed addressed the star directly: "Jesy, hun, I love you, but please take this down or write an apology. It may have not been thought about at the time, but this is