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The day has finally come, y’all, and Miley Cyrus’ fifth studio album, , is available to bless ears everywhere. Of course, as is always the case with Hannah Montana Miley, the music on this album is personal, and each song obviously carries special meaning for the singer. Track number 10 on the album, a ballad called “She’s Not Him,” is no exception in this case. The song’s lyrics are poignant and deep, and seem to relate pretty closely to Miley’s personal dating life, which has Smilers everywhere wondering: Is “She’s Not Him” about Stella Maxwell?

Fans of the country/pop superstar know back in the late summer/early fall of 2015, while Miley and her now fiancé Liam Hemsworth were on a bit of a break, Ms. Cyrus reportedly had a short fling with Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell. (I only call it a fling because Miley never labeled it a relationship.) The two were seen plastered on each other’s Instagrams and were photographed by paparazzi kissing in Los Angeles, so rumors spread pretty quickly that the two gorgeous millionaires were dating. Obviously, their dating didn’t last too long, because rumors that Miley was back with Liam started circulating early in 2016 and, shortly thereafter, the pop queen confirmed that she and Liam were engaged again on .

All of this has led Miley’s most astute fans to consider her new song “She’s Not Him” as a reflection on her little love triangle with Stella and Liam. The lyrics read,

Clearly, parts of the song are about leaving a lover because she doesn’t possess the qualities needed to satisfy the singer. Some of the most meaningful lyrics include “There’s no other girl that looks like ya, darling” and “I swear to God you’re more beautiful than before, but you’re not him,” both of which could easily be references to Stella Maxwell. When asked in August 2015 about her relationship with Stella, Miley told Elle UK, “I’m 22, I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with. I’m very open about it; I’m pansexual, but I’m not in a relationship.”

To be honest, whether or not Miley and Stella were ever in a relationship is no one’s business; how Stella may have inspired Miley’s music is more important in my opinion.

Both Stella and Miley are in relationships right now. Miley, as you already know, is engaged to her longtime beau Liam Hemsworth. As for marriage plans, Miley told ,

I don’t envision marriage. I’m 24. I hope to get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married]. Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned. I’m just riding this out. In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.

Ms. Maxwell, on the other hand, has been dating Kristen Stewart since 2016.

At this point, we don’t know for sure if “She’s Not Him” is about Stella Maxwell, but fans on Twitter certainly think so.

I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Miley shares the song’s meaning for us to know for sure.

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Sterling K. Brown

is a national treasure.

The two-time Emmy winner proved this even further on Monday by not only humoring Ellen DeGeneres‘ playful prank about him being cut off during his acceptance speech, but also by riding around on a toy tractor shirtless!

This is A+ daytime TV, folks!

Oh, and Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia were there, too!

Related: Ellen Shows Off Exclusive Deleted Scenes From Taylor Swift’s LWYMMD Video!

Catch the highlights from the This Is Us cast on Ellen (below)!!

The 41-year-old marks his Ellen debut with a shirtless tractor ride:

Mandy discusses her recent engagement, and whether Taylor Goldsmith is approved by her TV husband:

Sterling and Milo talk about meeting their ~fan~ Oprah Winfrey:

As for whether we’ll see more Milo booty in season two, the actor said:

Last but not least, Ellen hilariously joked around with Sterling about his cut-off speech at the Emmys:


Tune into the This Is Us season two premiere Tuesday night on NBC!!

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We’re gonna go wherever the wind blows and we’re gonna do it listening to this song!

Stephanie Quayle‘s Winnebago is country pop done so well!

And, our favorite kind, the feel-good and uplifting jam!

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This will make you feel so happy!

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Sometimes, cats get a bad rap for seeming a bit more standoffish, but if you truly know our feline friends, you know they just love being independent (which is pretty bad*ss, might I add). All of the women in my family are cat moms, because we share such a special bond with our sweet babies. My sister and I are constantly obsessing over how much we love our cats, and it’s clear as to why. We’re proud parents, OK? And besides, in my book, cats are some of the most lovable creatures on this planet. If you and your sister bestie can relate to this, you may want to consider representing your everlasting love for your feline friends with one of these cat tattoo ideas. Why not make your feels permanent, with your sister right by your side?

There’s an irreplaceable bond that happens between a cat and their owner. You’re the only one who truly understands their personality, and you speak a special language with them. If you and your sister are looking to get matching tiny cat tattoos, here are nine ideas to consider. It’ll be a purr-fect daily reminder of the sister who you love endlessly, and your feline bestie. As a meow-nificent two-in-one, seeing your tiny tattoo will instantly warm your heart like taking a cozy nap with your fuzzy BFF. Sorry, not sorry for all of the cat puns.

1. Curled Up Purr-fectly Like A Heart

I love it when my cat curls up into a tiny little ball when she sits down. Who knew her cozy position could look just like a heart? This design looks exactly like a heart one way, but if you turn it, it’s really a cat sitting down.

2. The Cutest Cat BFFs You’ve Ever Seen

One cat for you, and one cat for your sister. This design is a great representation of the love you have for your other half. You could even get each cat to look like your specific babies.

3. Back To The Basics

This cat ears and whiskers design is so subtle, yet so beautiful. The little heart nose is a great finishing touch. A tattoo like this one would look great on the back of your wrist, or behind your shoulder.

4. A Cat Catching Some Serious Z’s

This cat can’t even, and quite honestly, I feel the same. This tattoo’s cuteness factor is over the charts. I love that it looks like the cat just fell over in exhaustion, and I relate to this little dude so hard.

5. This Cat-Tus Is Just Too Darn Adorable

Whoever thought of combining a cat and a cactus is a total genius. If you and your sister are looking for tiny tattoos that are totally unique, go for this cactus cat. Or, you could even look at other plants and see how you can make them look more like your feline friends.

6. Oh Cat, You’re In Treble

This is a perfect tattoo for any sisters who love their cats, and are also passionate about music. This unique design is a treble clef made to look like a cat — whiskers and all. You could  consult a tattoo artist to see what a bass clef would look like with a cat spin to it.

7. This Little Guy Will Melt Your Heart

You and your sister will always be reminded of your favorite feline friend with this cute tattoo. The details are amazing for such a tiny design. If you want to keep going, you can fill in one of your other fingers with a small heart tattoo like this person did.

8. Meowing In Your Ear

It looks like this tiny cat is meowing little secrets right into this person’s ear. I love how this cat is looking up too, like it’s a totally smitten kitten just begging for some attention. Behind the ear is also a perfect place for a smaller tattoo.

9. A Cattoo Of Your Baby’s Face

You and your sister don’t have to get tattoos that match entirely. Instead, you can both get little photo realistic versions of each of your cat’s faces in the same spot. Look how adorable it is when your fuzzy baby sleeps side by side next to their picture. It’s too much cuteness for us to even handle.

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When the poet Joanne Limburgs brother killed himself, she simply couldnt accept it. Christina Patterson, whose sister also suddenly died, finds out how she coped

When my sister died, I lay down on the floor of my office and howled. My fathers phone call telling me the news remains the most shocking moment of my life. Colleagues brought me tissues and queued up to tell me they were sorry. I took the tissues, but I couldnt really talk. Later, I met a friend for a drink. We had a bottle of wine and a bowl of chips.

Nobody tells you what to do when your sibling dies. I was 36. My sister was 41. My sister just collapsed and died. It felt surreal. It still feels surreal. Its 17 years since she died. Two years later, my father died. My mother died just before Christmas last year. I have a well-practised strategy for grief. Just shove it right out of your head. It was working pretty well until, two weeks ago, I picked up a memoir called Small Pieces by the poet and author Joanne Limburg. By the end of it, I was in pieces, a howling wreck on a sofa, feeling that something had been unleashed that I could not put back.

Joanne Limburg. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Limburg was 38 when her uncle phoned to tell her that her brother, Julian, who was two years younger, had killed himself. He said: I think youd better sit down, she tells me at her house in Cambridge. Ive got some terrible news. She puts down her mug and sighs. Im feeling physically sick, saying it again. When I put the phone down, and phoned my husband, Chris, I was just walking up and down, saying this is ridiculous, this is ridiculous. It undermined reality, somehow. It makes no sense and never will.

Theres before and theres after, writes Limburg in the book, before and after my brothers suicide, the point of fracture in my world. What he did sent out cracks in all directions all the way through the family story, past and future. Before her brothers suicide, there was her fathers death. After, there was her mothers death. If that sounds grim, it cant be helped. Small Pieces is beautiful, incredibly moving and, at times, extremely funny. When I finished it, I knew I had to meet its author. I dont know all that many people who have lost three members of their immediate family. It can feel like a slightly embarrassing pile-up of grief.

There are many moments of embarrassment in Limburgs book. Theres the moment when, having flown across the Atlantic to console Julians widow and daughter, they are politely asked to leave. Theres the small talk with the neighbours and friends who are asked to look after them, a marathon coffee morning with just the occasional break here and there for a bout of hysterical grief. Theres the colleague of Julians who uses the wake as an opportunity to boast about his own writing. Limburg grimaces when I bring this up. Someone, she says, once tried to do business with my cousin at her mothers funeral. Nobody, she adds, knows what to do.

And thats without all the practical stuff: the food, the flowers, the ashes. When I went to pick up the sandwiches for my sisters wake, M&S had lost the order. I had to beg them to find some because I couldnt tell my mother. Those things are such a shock, arent they? says Limburg. I talk in the book after my mums death about the difficulty I had getting her body released so we could have it buried before Jewish new year.

Limburgs Judaism is central to the book, the faith of her forebears and her family. The book has the subtitle A Book of Lamentations, and is punctuated with questions about Jewish theology in a sometimes ironic juxtaposition of the horrors of life and the supposed goodness of God.

Limburg stopped going to synagogue after a traumatic miscarriage, but her Judaism, she says, just wont go away. It became clear to me as I was writing, how tangled up my mother and my brother and my community and my childhood are with Judaism. I thought, well, I could try to extricate it, or I could acknowledge that it runs all the way through. Intellectually, I dont believe in God, but I feel that God is still there for me, as a kind of metaphor.

Another parallel, I tell her. I was brought up as a practising Anglican, but ditched church for Camus and Sartre when I was 13. At 14, I went to a youth club, to meet boys. Unfortunately, it was attached to a Baptist church and I became an evangelical Christian. I lost my faith, dramatically, when I was 26, but Im still moved by the poetry of the Bible and the beauty of church music and hymns. Religion, says Limburg, gives me this lovely stock of images and metaphors. You can use them to express feelings. The fact that theyre common cultural property means that youre not alone. That, she adds, is a huge consolation.

But the main consolation, its clear, is writing. Limburg has published four poetry collections, a historical novel and a memoir about her obsessive-compulsive disorder, The Woman Who Thought Too Much. At the start of Small Pieces, she quotes some scribbled notes, taken on the plane to her brothers wake, which are, she says, a clear indication that she would break the vow she had made not to make creative capital out of her brothers death. Its a vow she just couldnt keep. Writing, she says in a letter to the rabbi she met just after Julians death, is how I process my grief. It started, she explains, with poems she could not stop, and then with a PhD. I was looking, she says, at grief and complicated grief, and sibling relationship, and trauma. It was only after her mother died that she felt set free to write it. Because its still only months since my mother died, her descriptions of her mothers last days in hospital nearly finished me off.

Christina Patterson, right, with her sister, Caroline, and brother, Tom.

There are just a few memoirs by bereaved siblings, Limburg says, and even fewer by siblings bereaved by suicide. Quite often the other person was the difficult one. That was certainly true in my family. Although my sister did not kill herself, she did have schizophrenia and a troubled life. But, says Limburg, I was the fuck-up. Ultimately, I got a diagnosis of Aspergers and I was aware that my brother had grown up with this sibling that wasnt quite right. I had guilt because I felt my brother was a more useful person than me, and as if our family was a balloon debate, and I was the one who should have jumped.

I gasp. I want to cry. But Limburg gives a wry smile. She is, she says, learning to live with her guilt. And humour, its clear from the book, is one of the things that has got her through. Theres a phrase, she says, the situation is hopeless, but not serious. Thats how I see life, and all these things that are just dreadful. If you dont laugh at them, you would curl up in a heap and wail.

Yes, you would, and sometimes you do. Mostly, I dont. Since my mother died, I havent looked at photos or read any of her letters. The time will come to do these things, but I cant do them now. I still find it a struggle with my sister and my father, and that was a long time ago. At least with a parent, the death is in the right order. Yes, says Limburg, its in the correct order. But my brother and I will never be reconciled to it, because it absolutely shouldnt have happened.

I think thats realistic. I think thats right. People talk about closure, as if death is a court case that can be dismissed. So what is the best you can aim at? Limburg takes a sip of her coffee and sighs. Living with, she says. I see it as: you shoulder your burden and you carry on.

In the UK, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support service Lifeline is on 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at

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Image caption L-R: Chris Evans, Clara Amfo, Annie Nightingale, Terry Wogan

On 30 September, 1967, the BBC’s Light Programme split in two. Younger listeners were given Radio 1, while the Light Programme itself morphed into Radio 2, continuing with its mix of big bands, record requests, sport and comedy.

But do you know which DJ inspired the lyrics to I Am The Walrus? Or why Radio 1’s first weather forecast prompted 12 complaints?

Here are 50 facts to celebrate the stations’ first 50 years.

1. The first voice on Radio 1 was Tony Blackburn, right? Wrong. Shortly after 5:30am on 30 September, broadcaster Paul Hollingdale was at the helm, with his Breakfast Special show broadcast simultaneously on both stations.

2. The opening announcement was not what you’d call dynamic…

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Media captionJeremy Vine and Johnnie Walker look back at Radio 2’s first broadcast.

3. The two stations split at 7:00am. After a five-second countdown, Tony Blackburn officially launched Radio 1 with a jingle promising “too much fun” and the sound of a barking dog.

4. The first song played on Radio 1 was Flowers In The Rain by The Move. Over on Radio 2, it was Julie Andrews singing The Sound Of Music.

5. George Martin’s Theme One, however, was technically the first piece of music on Radio 1, as it was played underneath Blackburn’s opening link.

6. Blackburn later revealed that the famous film footage of the launch was recorded the night before, and he had to write down the words, so he could replicate them when the station went live.

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Media captionDisc jockey Tony Blackburn opens Radio 1 on 30 September 1967.

7. Many of Radio 1’s presenters were drawn from the ranks of pirate radio – but they found the BBC a lot more strait-laced. “I was yelled at when a 10-second link lasted 11 seconds,” recalled Keith Skues. “‘You cannot just ignore Greenwich Mean Time, Skues!'”

8. Weather presenter Rosie O’Day received 12 complaints in the opening weeks of Radio 1 and 2. Why? Because she had the audacity to be a woman. “Please, please spare us from Rosie O’Day reading the weather forecast,” complained one. “It sounds more like a children’s fairy story. I’m sure she is a charming girl, but let us stick to a man for the weather news!”

9. Radio 2’s Ken Bruce has a licence to drive Routemaster double-decker buses, and owns six of them, which he hires out for weddings and funerals.

Image caption Ken Bruce – Busmaster

10. Before his Radio 1 debut, Dave Lee Travis stole the microphone he’d used on Radio Caroline. “The very first pirate broadcasts were made on it, and I thought, ‘I have spent so much of my time on this ship, I’m having a souvenir,'” he said. “I just went and got a pair of scissors and cut the cable.”

11. Radio 1 launched half a decade after The Beatles’ debut single, a fact that did not go unnoticed by the music industry. Trade magazine Record Retailer accused the BBC of “trailing years behind public taste” and warned “the new station must swing if it is to be effective”.

Image caption Waggoners Walk starred Edward Cast, Ellen McIntosh and Elaine Stritch

12. Radio 2’s own soap opera, Waggoners Walk, launched in 1969. Set in Hampstead, it was often controversial, covering story-lines like contraception, homosexuality and sexuality.

13. The show was cancelled at short notice in 1980. Some of the cast heard the news on the radio, and the writers responded by having aliens invade Hampstead Heath.

14. Terry Wogan made his Radio 2 debut in 1967, presenting show Late Night Extra – “on the beat with music and news [and] off the record with pop”.

15. The Radio 1 Roadshow began in July 1973 with a Land Rover pulling a converted caravan around British holiday resorts. It’s now morphed into the Big Weekend, with up to 100,000 fans watching acts like Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Madonna playing unlikely towns like Swindon, Dundee and Norwich.

Image caption The Radio 1 Roadshow in 1987, with pop stars Pepsi and Shirley alongside shorts enthusiasts “Ooh” Gary Davies and Mike Read

16. Between 1967 and 2004, John Peel brought more than 2,000 artists into the BBC to record one of his fabled Peel Sessions. First up were psychedelic rock band Tomorrow, with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Smiths, Nirvana, Pulp and The White Stripes coming after.

17. But it was The Fall who recorded the most Peel sessions – 32 in all.

18. These days, DJs are expected to know everything about music – but no-one can be right all the time. Revealing the Radio 1 Top 40 in March 1981, Tony Blackburn announced a new entry by pop newcomers “Duhran Duhran”. After several phone calls, he corrected the mistake, saying: “None of us are too big to apologise.”

Image caption Duran who?

19. Kenny Everett recorded several interviews with The Beatles for Radio 1 and 2 – but he also helped inspire one of their lyrics after taking an acid trip with John Lennon on the Weybridge golf course (of all places).

“A couple of months after my psychedelic round of golf with John I was in the Abbey Road recording studios where the Beatles were recording I Am The Walrus,” wrote Everett in his autobiography. “When he got to the line about getting a tan from standing in the English rain, he stopped and said to me: ‘Reminds me of that day on the Weybridge golf course, eh Ken?’ to which I replied: ‘What’?’ I’m sure he thought I was a complete lemon… or was it a bird?”

Image caption Kenny Everett – psychedelic golf clubs not pictured

20. Chris Evans has presented both the Radio 1 and Radio 2 Breakfast Shows – but he got his start in radio as Timmy Mallet’s assistant on Manchester’s Radio Piccadilly, playing a character called Nobby No Level, whose catchphrase was: “What I don’t know – I don’t know!”

21. To celebrate its fifth birthday in 1972, Radio 1 released hundreds of balloons from the top of Broadcasting House. Attached to each balloon was a form on which the finder could write their favourite record title and return it to their favourite DJ, who would play it on air.

22. In 2015, Elaine Paige helped Pieter – a regular listener to her Radio 2 show – propose to his boyfriend live on air.

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Media captionElaine Paige helps a listener propose to his partner on Radio 2

23. Derek Jameson, who presented Radio 2’s Breakfast Show from 1986 – 1991, became a broadcaster late in life as a consequence of suing the BBC. The former newspaper editor accused Radio 4’s Week Ending of libel for saying he was “so ignorant he thought erudite was a type of glue”. He lost the case and was ordered to pay £75,000 in costs – forcing him to accept a job with the corporation he had sued.

24. Many songs have been “banned” by BBC Radio over the years – but one of the first to be censored by Radio 1 was Pink Floyd’s It Would Be So Nice. A reference to the Evening Standard newspaper in the opening verse was enough to breach the BBC’s strict no-advertising policy.

Image caption Mike Read – did he ban Relax, or not?

25. DJ Mike Read got the blame for banning Relax – but he says the decision wasn’t in his power. “I didn’t ban Relax,” he said, “the BBC banned it. I was just a BBC employee.” Defending the decision, he added: “The video did have that big fat Buddha bloke urinating from the balcony into somebody’s mouth. Even now, that’s not terribly good.”

26. Read later made up with the band and provided a voice-over on the TV advert for their debut album.

27. Jimi Hendrix, Madness and The Who have all recorded jingles for Radio 1 and 2.

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Media captionRock stars record jingles for Radio 1 and 2

28. On December 6, 1980 Radio 1’s Andy Peebles interviewed John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York, just two days before John was assassinated.

29. In 1976, Tony Blackburn fell to pieces on air, after his wife Tessa Wyatt, star of hit sitcom Robin’s Nest, left him. With millions listening, he played Chicago’s If You Leave Me Now over and over again, begging for Tessa to return. He has called this his “one big broadcasting mistake”.

30. In 1991, Radio 1 managed to persuade Whitney Houston to cover for Simon Bates while he was on holiday.

31. Nowadays, almost every show has some sort of interactive element, but Annie Nightingale’s Sunday Night Request Show was Radio 1’s first request show. It ran for 12 years from 1975.

Image caption Annie Nightingale was Radio 1’s first female DJ

32. Taping songs off the radio was a rite of passage days before streaming. It was illegal, of course, but Annie used it to her advantage. “I used to say: ‘In a few minutes, I’ll be playing Is That All There Is by Cristina,’ so it gave people a chance to set up their tape recorders,” she laughs.

33. Nigel Ogden, the host of Radio 2’s big organ bonanza, The Organist Entertains, first featured on the show as a player in his teens, before taking over as a presenter in 1980.

34. “Hi there, pop pickers”. “Quack Quack, Oops“. “Stop!…. Carry on”. “One Year Out”. “It’s Another True Storeeee!” “Not ‘Arf”.

Image caption Chris Evans – who’s a naughty boy, then?

35. After a Christmas Party got out of hand in 1995, Chris Evans “phoned in sick” for the following day’s Breakfast show. He was duly docked a day’s pay – reportedly in the region of £7,000. The following morning, he was back on the airwaves, telling listeners: “I feel like I’ve had a holiday in Bermuda – although it was more expensive than a week in Bermuda, obviously.”

36. Simon Bates’ first job at the BBC was as a Radio 4 continuity announcer. “I was very bad at it too,” he told The Independent. “I never mastered the art of saying ‘Radio 4’ between the end of one programme and the start of the next. If you try it, it’s really very difficult.”

Image caption Radio 1’s 1970s line-up: Stuart Henry, Dave Lee Travis, Ed Stewart, Tony Blackburn, David Hamilton, Alan Freeman, Rosko and John Peel

37. Early DJs were hired for their skills as presenters, rather than an interest in music. John Peel, the one exception, remembered attending a party at Dave Lee Travis’s house when he “suddenly realised that DLT didn’t own any records”. He asked him about it and Travis replied, “Oh no, it’s too much trouble… Anything I really like I’ve copied on tape. I’ve got quite a lot of tapes and I play them in the car, you see.”

38. Chris Moyles opened his first Radio 1 Breakfast Show in 2004 with a five-minute song crammed with clips of his predecessors. The song concluded with the prescient declaration: “From now until they fire his ass, the saviour of Radio 1 is here”.

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Media captionChris Moyles’ opening jingle from 2004

39. Moyles clocked up eight years in the hot seat before bowing out in 2012 – making him Radio 1’s longest-serving Breakfast presenter.

40. Terry Wogan managed 27 years on Radio 2’s Breakfast show, before bowing out in 2009. Bidding farewell, he said: “Thank you for being my friend,” before cueing up The Party’s Over by Anthony Newley, which features the lyrics: “Now you must wake up, all dreams must end.”

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Media captionTerry Wogan’s final Breakfast Show

41. In 1976, Noel Edmonds presented the Radio 1 Breakfast show live from a flight from London to Aberdeen. During take-off, he played Fifth Dimension’s Up & Away In My Beautiful Balloon, the needle on the record skipping as the plane’s wheels left the ground.

42. Except they didn’t… the whole programme was an elaborate hoax for April Fool’s Day.

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Media captionNoel does his Breakfast Show live while flying from London to Aberdeen… on 1st April 1976

43. Jeff Young pioneered Radio 1’s first dance music programme with his “Big Beat” show in 1987. Pete Tong and Dave Pearce picked up the mantle with Dance Anthems and the weekend Recovery Session – a breakfast show for clubbers – in the 1990s.

44. Amy Winehouse’s Live Lounge cover of Valerie by The Zutons was so popular it was later turned into a single in its own right, produced by Mark Ronson. It became one of her biggest hits, charting at number two (higher than the original, which peaked at nine).

45. Emma Freud once introduced a song by an artist she called “PJ and Harvey” – raising the enticing prospect of indie queen PJ Harvey duetting with Ant and Dec’s alter-egos PJ and Duncan.

Image caption PJ and Harvey and Duncan – together at last

46. Laura Sayers, a former Radio 1 producer, met her husband through a feature on the Scott Mills show, which she was working on at the time. One Night With Laura saw Scott and the team scour the country to find a listener to be her new boyfriend. After trying to impress a panel of judges, the contestants were whittled down to a final four, before an eventual winner was chosen. However, Laura actually ended up marrying one of the runners-up, James Busson.

47. In 1992, a poll conducted by Radio 1 saw listeners vote Stars by Simply Red as their favourite album.

48. The most popular video on Radio 1’s YouTube channel is Miley Cyrus’s cover of Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness – which has more than 35 million views.

Image caption Miley Cyrus’s record-breaking performance

49. In 2011, Radio 1 entered the Guinness World Records when Chris Moyles and his then-sidekick Comedy Dave presented the longest music radio show by a DJ team or duo, clocking in at more than 51 hours. Their record has since been broken and is currently held by Belgian DJs Eva Daeleman and Peter van De Veire, who broadcast non-stop for a staggering 100 hours in 2015.

50. When it was first launched, the Radio 1 website had a considerably longer URL than it does now, as Pete Tong found out when he attempted to read it out on air.

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Image caption Alistair Dinnie (left) and Peter Matthews married at St John’s Church in Edinburgh

The first same-sex Anglican church wedding in the UK has taken place in Edinburgh.

Peter Matthews and Alistair Dinnie made history when they were married at St John’s Church, run by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC), two weeks ago.

Other same-sex weddings have been held in churches in Glasgow and Moray since.

In June, the SEC voted to amend canon law and allow same-sex couples to be married in church during its General Synod in Edinburgh.

The Rev Markus Dunzkofer, the rector of St John’s, told the BBC Scotland news website that it was a “privilege and an honour” to marry the couple on 16 September.

He said: “I’m delighted that the two of them tied the knot and had a marriage in a church service.

“Their love that they have for each other is quite obvious. It has nurtured not just me but many members of the congregation.

“They are very active and supportive members of the church and they do so much voluntary work, we wouldn’t be where we are without them.”

Lifelong union

Rev Donzkofer said Mr Dinnie was a member of the church choir and the music during the service was “absolutely fantastic”.

He added: “This was the right wedding for the right people and a wonderful celebration of their love for each other and the love we’ve got for them.”

However, it could lead to action being taken against the church by the Anglican Communion, the international association of the world’s third largest Christian movement, at a meeting next week.

SEC members voted to remove the doctrinal clause which stated that marriage is a “union of one man and one woman”, replacing it with a clause which asserts that clergy who do not wish to preside over same-sex weddings will not be compelled to do so “against their conscience”.

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion said the SEC’s decision puts it “at odds with the majority stance that marriage is the lifelong union of a man and a woman”.

Last year, the US Episcopal Church was suspended from participating in decision-making and prevented from representing Anglicans in meetings with other Christians and faith groups after it backed equal marriage.

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Rosé all day has been the motto during all spring and summer of 2018. These days, you can find rosé in almost every restaurant, supermarket, and drugstore. Heck, rosé is even being sold in small cans and forty ounce bottles, so it is safe to say rosé isn’t going anywhere soon. You typically don’t think of rosé as the choice wine for those cool fall nights that are approaching, but that hasn’t stopped Rosé All Day wine to host the coolest event of the fall: The Rosé All Day Wine and Music Festival. And just wait until you find out where the rosé wine festival is taking place.

The fact that this festival even exists is proof that dreams really do come true. The first annual Rosé All Day Wine and Music Festival will take place in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 29, so don’t forget to mark your calendars and tell everyone you know; this is a monumental event. What can you expect at this rosé fest? Well, reports that there will be live music, food, and of course, rosé as far as the eye can see.  And don’t think they forgot about rosé’s saucy cousin, frosé, who will be in attendance. I guess heaven for real!

If you think this festival was just created to celebrate the amazingness that is rosé, boy are you wrong. According to their site, the Rosé All Day Wine and Music Festival is actually part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (which takes place in October) and it will benefit the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) “to support the women and families who battle this disease each day.”

So now that we know this festival is a philanthropic event that will benefit a good cause, how much are the tickets? General admission tickets start at $40 and allows you to buy all the rosé and food you want, plus enjoy all of the musical performances. You also get a Rosé All Day blanket and wine glass upon entrance. Not too shabby.

VIP tickets will set you back $95, but you get a lot of perks for the price. With a VIP ticket, you get the same perks as the general ticket express entry into the event, preferred viewing area, access to private bathrooms and air-conditioned areas, and access to the private VIP-only bar. A dollar from every ticket sold to the Rosé All Day Festival Wine and Music Festival will be donated to AiRS.

If you are feeling extra fancy, you and your crew can opt for table service which starts from $1,500 and can go up to $10,000. Depending on which package you choose, your table service can include the following: multiple bottles of rosé and vodka, express entry, preferred seating, a wait staff, and access to private bathrooms. Those are some serious accommodations.

So now that you know all the ticket info, what exactly should you wear to this event? Since it seems like it takes place outside, I would say go for something comfortable and casual, as long as you wear pink and white to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Rosé All Day Wine and Music Festival sounds like a great idea, and I truly hope it goes off without a hitch since it was created for a good cause. Let’s hope there are organized professionals behind the rosé fest and it doesn’t end up being a repeat of the failed and ridiculed Fyre Music Festival. I doubt that will happen, though.

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No bad blood here.

Taylor Swift may have had a rivalry-filled summer, but she was nothing but an ally to Cardi B this week after the rapper usurped the pop star for the number one spot on the charts.

“Bodak Yellow” dethroned “Look What You Made Me Do” after its three-week reign in the top spot, and it’s a historic win for Cardi. She’s the first solo female rapper to top the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill in 1998—that’s 19 years since a lady MC last held the position.

And there’s no rivalry, apparently. Swift sent Cardi a huge pink bouquet backstage at the Tonight Show—where the rapper was appearing with G-Eazy—as a congratulations.

“Sooo beautiful and lovely,” the Bronx native wrote on Instagram. “Thank you @taylorswift for the flowers… and I freaking love your music.”

What a refreshingly straightforward moment!

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Season 4 of ended with more of a whimper than a bang. There was one engagement and a ton of breakups. One of the most talked about plots of the show was the awkward and hard to watch love triangle that formed between Dean Unglert, Danielle Lombard, and Kristina Schulman. In the end, Kristina removed herself from the situation and left Danielle and Dean to their pool canoodling. However, doesn’t last forever — Dean and Danielle have since split. Why did Danielle and Dean break up? Why does anyone break up? BECAUSE OF DEAN, APPARENTLY.

In a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, Sept. 26, Danielle did not hold anything back. She previously competed for Nick Viall’s heart on Season 21 of , but brought a whole new basket of crazy. Danielle unsuspectingly arrived in during Week 2 and used her date card to throw a wrench in the Dean and Kristina romance.

Dean and Kristina were a fan-favorite couple, so someone tearing them apart seemed crazy. In the end, Danielle didn’t really tear them apart. She thought Dean liked her (which he did) and Kristina thought Dean liked her (which he also did). Dean sat around smiling and was never fully honest with either of them. When a fan asked Danielle about why she and Dean broke up after getting back together after she wrote,

He contacted me immediately after we left [] and had told me that he was ‘encouraged’ to say those things on camera. We spent close to five hours on the phone before I came to a point where I believed him. I honestly think I’m too forgiving and wanted to trust him. But his words and actions continued to contradict each other afterwards and we ended our relationship before the reunion show.

Sounds like something that totally could’ve happened. Danielle and Kristina both called out Dean during the reunion and it was savage.

During the episode, Dean revealed that he still had emotions for Kristina. To which Kristina responded,

I hope that whoever is next in your relationship that you will never treat them like that … I was really willing to work on it because I believed in us, but I will alway share that love for you because it was intense, but it was real and I haven’t experienced that before… I will always have a special place in my heart for you, Dean.

Kristina has a great way of telling it like it is in the most brutal way. Then, Kristina and Danielle accused Dean of “flip-flopping” with them  — which I think we are all in total agreement that’s what he did the whole flip-flopping time.

The love triangle was uncomfortable to watch. It all came to a head when Danielle and Dean were making out in the pool and Kristina .

Danielle and Dean claimed on-screen they couldn’t see Kristina or her salad, but a Redditor asked if that was the truth. Danielle said,

That was so crazy to watch back because both Dean and I honestly had no idea that she was there. It was one of those moments where you watch back and cringe. I would never do something like that intentionally and my whole experience in that love triangle was that Dean liked me more, but was too nice to be direct with Kristina in that he wanted to pursue a relationship with me. Then later I found out that after that night in the pool, Dean went to bed and Kristina came to his room crying and asked if she could sleep next to him.

In Danielle’s defense — all of us had a weird experience watching the love triangle.

As far as pursuing other relationships in , Danielle wishes the show would have aired her brief romance with Ben Zorn. She divulged,

I wish they would have aired my relationship with Ben [Zorn] because I think it shows I wasn’t pursuing Dean. I also wish they showed more of my in depth conversations with Dean. The things he said to me, versus what he said in his ITM’s were completely different.

ITM stands for “in the moment,” referring to signature on-the-fly interviews. Personally, I would have loved to see some romance happen with Ben. Oh well.

As of now, all the former contestants seem to be in a good place. I’m sure Arie’s season of will bring in a whole new batch of potential crazies people for .

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