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    What's old is new again, right? 


    Kylie Jenner must have dug through her mother's closet before jetting off on her birthday getaway, because the 18-year-old was photographed wearing Kris Jenner's bathing suit from the 1980s while at Casa Aramara in Punta Mita, Mexico, Thursday. Kris saw a paparazzi shot of her youngest child wearing the familiar-looking swimwear and took to Instagram to ask who wore it better.


    "Ohhhhhhh so THIS is where my vintage Body Glove bathing suit went!!!! @kyliejenner you are grounded! Wait, I can't do that anymore you're 18....#whoworeitbetter #80's #whoknewyouwouldlikemyoldstuff #recycle #love #mexico #alcapulco1989," she wrote under the side-by-side shot. 



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    In an industry that can be extremely competitive, there’s something incredibly gratifying about a musician having as truly good of a time as Dillon Francis. The best part? It’s genuine.


    The LA-born producer is headlining sold-out festivals from Las Vegas to the Netherlands, serving as the soundtrack for summer partiers all over the world. His debut album "Money Sucks, Friends Rule" peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic album chart, and features collaborations from EDM heavyweights like Major Lazer and Martin Garrix -- offering a more mainstream sound than the bass-heavy, dancehall-infused tracks his longtime fans have come to expect. The new direction might have gained Francis some criticism, but it paid off: the collection went on to be named one of Rolling Stone’s Top Electronic Albums of 2014. 


    Instead of taking time off to celebrate, Francis is striking while the iron is hot. His ridiculously NSFW music video for "Not Butter" has jaws dropping in an industry that’s tough to shock, and the satirical short film he released last month “to raise awareness about donuts in crisis” has the 27-year-old producer continuing to make waves this summer. The last two years may have been his introduction to the mainstream American dance music scene, but 2015 has Francis teaching us how to embrace the moombahton sound he helped launch. 



    All summer long, Francis has released singles off his remix album ahead of the debut of his latest EP. Out Friday, "This Mixtape Is Fire" should have old fans back in his court: the album is a bold return to the moombahton sounds he started out with. Just last week, Francis released “Bun Up the Dance,” a bass-heavy collaborative track made with none other than dubstep’s darling (and massively sought-after producer) Skrillex.


    Rolling Stone’s recent interview gave the EP an enthusiastic endorsement that has longtime Francis fans and moombahton enthusiasts on high alert:



    Just in time for loose, late-summer vibes, the EP locks into vintage moombahton's laid-back, groovy vibes, full of dembow-inflected, reggaeton-inspired beats and overlaid with house flourishes. It's the kind of thing for which Francis was almost exclusively beloved at the start of his ascent.



    When The Huffington Post caught up with Francis at this year’s Mysteryland festival in upstate New York, he’d just gotten off a plane after performing at another festival in Georgia, just a few hours before his set’s start time. But even with an exhausting schedule, Francis exuded an energy that was contagious, continually cracking jokes and pausing for photos with fans. It was immediately apparent that the fun-loving, prank-pulling personality he’s known for onstage and on social media is genuine.



    In the hours leading up to his set, fans at the festival religiously checked their social accounts for an update from one of his alter egos, including “DJ Hanzel,” a German deep-house obsessed diva personality, and “DJ Rich AF,” a wealth-flaunting douchebro always seen in a backwards baseball hat, among others. (You can catch the characters in real time via DillonFrancis on Snapchat or @DillonFrancis on Instagram.) But the laughs aren’t a gimmick -- when asked about it all, it became clear this is just Francis having a good time. “I don’t have a marketer,” he said. “That’s all me. I do my own Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat ... so if you started tweeting me all the time, I’m watching."


     


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    Reese Witherspoon may have just posted the throwback photo to end all throwback photos. 


    The 39-year-old shared a childhood photo of herself posing with her former cheerleading squad on Instagram Thursday, and it's amazing. A young Reese is seen standing on the shoulders of two girls, hands outstretched to the side with a huge smile on her face. She's a picture-perfect American girl.


    She captioned the photo, "#TBT to my days as a proud General #cheernation#firstsquad #lilgeneral." It's the best: 



    Earlier on Thursday, the "Hot Pursuit" star shared a tribute to Uggie, the famous dog from "The Artist," who died at the age of 13 late last week. Witherspoon worked with the adorable pup on "Water for Elephants." 



    RIP to my canine friend Uggie. I worked with him on Water for Elephants. What a special , sweet soul. ❤️

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    There are a lot of unsolved mysteries in the "Game of Thrones" universe, but one of the biggest ones comes in the form of a two-syllable, five-letter word: Hodor.


    Kristian Nairn's character has only ever uttered his own name in the series, leading fans to speculate what it could mean and who he really is. Is Hodor just a simple-minded man with little to say? Or does his name have a more significant role in the Seven Kingdoms?


    While on HuffPost Live on Thursday, host Alyona Minkovski asked Nairn what he thought "Hodor" could mean. Nairn suggested that the name Hodor could be related to the Norse god Höðr (anglicized as Hodr), who is believed to be the god of winter. "George [R.R. Martin] calls on mythology in his writing," Nairn said. "Does he do anything by accident? I don't know. It could be part of the whole 'winter is coming' thing; the others, the actual White Walkers -- he could somehow be connected to them." Wait, hold the Hodor. Let's investigate this further.


    Nairn is referring to the fan theory that Hodor may actually be associated with the White Walkers, or could even be their god. The theory presumes that Hodor is actually an agent of The Great Other, the god of darkness and cold who in "Thrones" is the possible enemy of R'hllor, Melisandre's Red God. It's also said that The Great Other is another name for the Night's King, who we finally met in Season 5. Could Hodor be allies with the White Walkers? Is "winter is coming" actually all about Hodor?




    We're not sure, and neither is Nairn. But the Northern Irish actor told HuffPost Live what he wished "Hodor" meant. "I would like there to be a dragon," Nairn said, "and the word to control it is 'Hodor.' He somehow tames it with the word 'Hodor.'" Uh, yes, please!


    While this was just wishful thinking on Nairn's part, this could further prove the White Walker theory. Book readers know that there are legends of ice dragons said to exist (one fan even speculated that an ice dragon might have made an appearance in Season 5). How does this relate to Hodor, though? Old Nan, Hodor's great grandmother, was known to tell tales about the ice dragons in the books. So maybe "GoT" will end with Hodor hodoring atop an ice dragon. We'll have to wait and see.


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    Kenneth Copeland Ministries, an evangelical church run by a husband-and-wife team in Texas, is committed to spreading its gospel “from the top of the world to the bottom and all the way around.” That’s a lot of ground, so to cover it, they use the Internet.


    In addition to a bunch of television shows and a popular blog, the church uses a buffet of social networks to reach its followers: TwitterLinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, GooglePlus and Facebook, where it has more than a million followers. 





     On Twitter, the official Kenneth Copeland account posts often to over 200,000 followers. 


    Digital interaction is a big part of how the church gets its message out. So when Krischena Allred took over as the church’s social media manager in the spring of 2013, she freaked out when she started spotting fake accounts in Kenneth Copeland’s name. They were on Twitter and Facebook, and there were a lot of them. Even more disturbing: The fake accounts were reaching out to followers, asking them to wire money to help pay for missionary projects or special prayers. Many fell for it.


    Allred tried to hunt down the posers, but a lot of the accounts were overseas and difficult to track. Every time she got one taken down, a new one would pop up.  “All my time was being spent trying to get these guys,”Allred said. 


    So she hired Social Impostor, a digital security company that specializes in tracking down fake accounts and getting them taken off the web.  


    Many ministers have to deal with social media impostors, but they aren't the only ones. Internet doppelgängers have been created to impersonate celebrities, politicians, journalists -- here's two for HuffPost Executive Editor of Impact and Innovation Jo Confino -- and even ordinary people. (When it happened to former HuffPost reporter Bianca Bosker a few years ago, she tried to unmask the fakers herself, to no avail.) While social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have policies for reporting phony accounts, getting them taken down is a slow process. Those who need help in a hurry turn to services, like Social Impostor, that do the dirty work of hunting down fakes.


    Social Impostor is the brainchild of Kevin Long, a onetime PR consultant who has been tracking and eliminating fake profiles full-time since 2012. Long is based in West Lafayette, Indiana -- a bucolic city 2,000-some miles outside the Silicon Valley axis -- but he works with clients from around the world, including A-list celebrities, CEOs, brands and a cadre of popular evangelical preachers, who pay a monthly rate ranging from $300 to “several thousand,” he says, to keep him on retainer. 


    Hunting down an impostor account takes several steps. First, Long uses an algorithm he built to search for his clients directly in the APIs of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, which spits out a list of users with versions of his client's name into a single document. He also searches Skype and LinkedIn manually. 


    Then, Long starts weeding. He cuts out parody accounts that are clearly labeled as fake, then he cuts accounts with a different profile picture, or belonging to people with a similar name. He’s left with a list of true impostors, people who are purposely fooling their followers -- for money, attention, or just for lolz. 





    A post from a fake Twitter account for Donald Trump.  


    In 2012, Facebook reported that 83 million of its accounts were fake, a mix of duplicate accounts, bots and people posting under fake names, a practice that Facebook's been on a mission to get rid of. A rep for the social network did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 


    Part of why Long’s business works is he’s willing to do what others don’t have the bandwidth, or the stamina, to accomplish. Continually searching for fake accounts is arduous, time-consuming work -- especially when you’re dealing with oft-imitated celebrities. Vern Abila, head of Abila Security & Investigations, a company that protects actors, musicians and CEOs, uses Social Impostor to do work he couldn't manage himself. “Some of our clients get two or three thousand fake accounts in a year,” he said. “You’re gonna get bored if you’re going after each of them." (This was certainly true for Kenneth Copeland Ministries, but after Social Impostor took over, the church's imitators were gone in short order.)


    The other reason Long is particularly useful is his relationships. Even though social networks have formal procedures for reporting fake accounts, it’s notoriously difficult for victims to actually get rid of them. Rahm Emanuel once offered a $5,000 bounty to locate the man behind the flagrant Twitter spoof account @MayorEmmanuel and a host of other public figures have sued their impostors. Because Long reaches out so often, he has contacts at most of the social networks, and when he reports an account it gets taken down quickly -- which is good, because he's asking several thousand times per year. 


    Long keeps a running tally of the most imitated celebrities across the social web, including Justin Bieber (2,034 imitators), Pope Francis (1,820 imitators) and Beyoncé (2,379 imitators). None are his clients, though he thinks they should be.



    This Twitter account isn't the real Pope Francis. 


    Celebrities have a lot to lose from fake accounts, Abila said. He has often spotted fake accounts endorsing products -- like no-name hair gel, or quick weight-loss programs -- that the celebrity wouldn't want to associate with. One client Abila described only as an “A-list actor" had an impersonator who used a fake Facebook account to target young women. "They're saying, 'We're making a movie and we're looking for casting -- come to the mall,'" Abila recalled. That time, he got the police involved. 


    Long thinks that fake accounts aren't that hard to spot -- it's just that they can be easy to fall for. “Everybody craves a secret way of getting in touch with these people and they feel great that someone of that stature would talk to them," he said. When you get a response from an account that looks like it belongs to a celebrity, it forces "common sense out the window," he added. 


    In other words, we'll fall for anything that indulges a fantasy. That's why we need Long. 

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    TVLine reported on Thursday that "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," the beloved '90s sitcom starring Will Smith, might be getting the reboot treatment. (Ugh.) According to the site, Smith is even on board as producer -- and while this has yet to be confirmed by the actor himself, the mere idea is enough to make our stomachs churn. If we can still sing the dang theme song in our sleep, why are we bringing it back?! 


    Unless, of course, the philosopher and teenage dream of our time, Will Smith's very own son, Jaden, is down to take the lead role. Then, and only then, would we consider watching the alleged reboot.


    Imagine the possibilities, people. Production could even rip the storyline ideas right from the 17-year-old's own Twitter feed.


    Episode 1: On his way from West Philadelphia to Bel-Air, Jaden gets into a fight with the TSA: 





    Episode 2: The strapping young teen deals with a breakup like any other lovesick kid would:





    Episode 3: Jaden makes the benevolent, noble decision to skip the teen rager his rich uncle could totally afford: 





    Episode 4: Owen Wilson makes a brief cameo.





    Episode 5: Jaden suffers an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. 





    This stuff practically writes itself. 


    Look networks, we're making it easy for you: give us Jaden or leave the original Fresh Prince to reign in his kingdom of DVD box sets. Besides, seeing Carlton on "Dancing with the Stars" was enough nostalgia to fill the void in our hearts where "Bel-Air" used to be: 




     


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    Jay Leno is back, and he's already taking shots at his fellow comics.  


    While promoting his new show, "Jay Leno's Garage," the former "Tonight Show" host spoke to TV Insider about the industry's current rulers of late-night. Leno had nothing but nice things to say about Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, but didn't really hold back when talking about Jimmy Kimmel


    Kimmel and Leno have had a pretty public rivalry going on over the years, with the former never holding back his criticism. You might even say Kimmel was relentless in his roasting of Leno, so the dig didn't really come as a surprise. 


    "The most [important] element you can have in doing a late-night show is kindness,” Leno said. "Because the show makes you arrogant. I think that’s Jimmy Kimmel’s problem. I think he’s a talented guy, I think he’s funny. But he has a mean streak, and it comes across."


    But he didn't stop there: "He does this thing where he takes Halloween candy from kids and the kids cry. What am I missing here? It is funny I guess, but it’s mean-based. I think that’s why he’s not higher in the ratings.”


    The 65-year-old comedian also took a jab at another (former) rival David Letterman, explaining that a reunion show with the two hosts never happened because, "When I did my last show, I asked Dave to send a 10-second tape ... they didn’t want to do it. All right, so why would I go all the way to New York? It’s just quid pro quo.”


    So while we probably shouldn't expect to see either Kimmel or Letterman on Leno's new show anytime soon, we can look forward to some Trump jokes (are there ever enough?). 


    "It's interesting watching this whole thing unfold. I think [Trump] and Jeb Bush are the frontrunners," he said. "And it's kind of like the race between the tortoise and the bad hare … there's few jokes there."


    "Jay Leno's Garage" is set to premiere on CNBC this fall. 


     


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    Summer may be coming to an end, but the stars of this week's best-dressed list are just getting started. 


    In the past couple of days, we've seen some pretty amazing looks we want to copy before fall arrives. Lucy Hale took a fresh approach to the crop trop trend, Ciara wore a very tricky color with much success, and Gabrielle Union breathed new life into sheer dresses. 


    Check out our favorite looks of the week and let us know if you agree with our picks. 



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    Rumors that Kylie Jenner crashed her new white Ferrari, a birthday present estimated to have set her boyfriend, Tyga, back about $320,000, continue to persist. On Aug. 11, the newly 18-year-old reality star responded to British singer and reality TV personality Jake Quickenden who wrote, "Kylie Jenner crashed her Ferrari  Whatttttt.... Glad she's ok but that's 295,000 down the toilet."


     Jenner wrote:





    In fact, we saw evidence that Jenner's new car remained intact, as she snapped photos of the luxury vehicle before she boarded a private jet to Mexico, where she's spent the week with friends celebrating her birthday. 


    Still, that didn't stop rumors that she had crashed the Ferrari from persisting. On "Watch What Happens Live" on Thursday, singer Austin Mahone, who was at Jenner's birthday bash where she was given the car on Sunday,  told host Andy Cohen, "I think she crashed it, too, which is pretty crazy. I saw that on Twitter. I was like, 'What?!'"


    Jenner didn't seem too concerned with the rumor, however. From the looks of things, she was too busy enjoying her vacation in Mexico and letting everyone know via Instagram.



    A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on




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    Stephen Colbert is a man deeply in touch with his femininity, and who wonders what the world would be like if it were run by women. (Don't we all?) But, unfortunately, it's not, and the late-night host is well aware of the deplorable depths of the gender gap. To show his support for feminism, Colbert penned a hilarious essay for Glamour, making a promise that his "Late Show" will differ from all the others when it comes to women.


    But don't worry, Colbert isn't going to mainsplain you. He knows about the "manstitutionalized manvantages built into Americman manciety" and that expounding on them any further would only make him a real "manhole." He also knows that late-night television has an egregious absence of female hosts, despite the number of talented female comedians, and that it really wasn't cool that "Mad Max: Fury Road" wasn't called "Furiosa: Fury Road" (Charlize Theron's character), which we couldn't agree more with. He does have a promise, though: to celebrate female voices on his show.


    "I'm here for you," Colbert writes to women who identify as women, women who love women, women who love men and women, and women "who [have] recently transitioned." "I'm going to do my best to create a 'Late Show' that not only appeals to women but also celebrates theirvoices" [inflection his own]. The new "Late Show" host says his show will "truly respect women" since he knows there's more than one way to be one.


    That's fantastic, wonderful and exciting, especially coming from someone with such a large presence and impact in not only the TV and comedy world, but also in the realms of news and media.


    But we can't help but wonder how Colbert will do this (Hire more female writers? Feature more diverse female guests? Focus on topics about women ignored in late-night?) and if he'll actually stick to it throughout his "Late Show" run. But we're at least glad he's making the effort, and fully embracing his "muffin top."


    Read the full essay over at Glamour.com.


     


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    Khloe Kardashian made it clear to Caitlyn Jenner that she should not be bad-mouthing Kris while on her personal journey. 


    In a new clip from "I Am Cait," Khloe and Caitlyn sit down to discuss some "tough" texts Khloe sent regarding Caitlyn's statements about Kris. 


    "We want to support you and be there for you," she said, "but we don't think that that entails you speaking negatively about my mom. In our opinion, you don't even need to mention our mom. Let's focus on the actual cause here, and let's not drag my mom through the mud. I would think you would come from a place of more compassion, especially since you have two young daughters who are greatly affected by it."


    The couple split back in 2013 after 22 years of marriage. 


    Caitlyn discussed her relationship with Kris during her April "20/20" special with Diane Sawyer, and again in her Vanity Fair profile, in which she elaborated on the dissolution of their relationship.


    "The relationship was different. I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. Then I’d get upset and the whole relationship kind of fizzled," Caitlyn Jenner told Buzz Bissinger for Vanity Fair. “A lot of times she wasn’t very nice. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money … all that kind of stuff." Adding: "20 percent was gender and 80 percent was the way I was treated." 


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    Actress Uzo Aduba can't pick a favorite "Orange is the New Black" character -- and there's damn good reason why.


    "I'm not even trying to be dodgy on this," she told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski on Wednesday. "I like all of them. ... All of the characters are so grossly different from the last. What I love about Gloria is so different from what I love about Morello. What I love about Big Boo is so different from what I love about Pennsatucky or Nicki Nichols or Piper or Red." 


    Aduba, who recently received her second Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Suzanne Warren (a.k.a. Crazy Eyes) on "OITNB," explained that while many on-screen female characters fall into the trap of becoming archetypes, "OITNB" embraces complexity.  She said:

     


    What I'm attracted to about the show is how I'm seeing so many different types of women be able to stand as individuals and have specificity to their dimension that make[s] them outstanding, rather than just sort of common and flat.



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    There are two books left in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, and probably three more seasons left of HBO's "Game of Thrones," which is based on the books. But the question everyone is asking (besides whether or not Jon Snow is dead for good) is how the series will end.


    In a recent interview with the New York Observer, Martin said that he has yet to write the ending of the books (he still has to finish The Winds of Winter, after all). Since Martin is known to be quite the killing machine with his characters, fans are concerned that things will only get more grim as the book series nears its end. But don't worry: He doesn't plan to finish his series with total annihilation and destruction. "I've said before that the tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet," Martin told the Observer. The author is also looking to The Lord of the Rings for inspiration. "I mean, it’s no secret that Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended Lord of the Rings. It ends with victory, but it’s a bittersweet victory," he said.


    Whether or not this bittersweetness will influence the HBO series finale is unknown. Showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff will likely conclude the series before Martin publishes his final book. While speaking at the Oxford Union earlier this year, Benioff said, "We’ll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going." Sadly, that means HBO will spoil the books for fans. 


    For the full interview, head to the New York Observer.


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    Sexy is about a lot more than cleavage. 


    Sharon Stone appears nude, wearing nothing but some Tiffany & Co. jewelry, in the September 2015 issue of Harper's Bazaar. In the accompanying interview, the 57-year-old says she felt comfortable enough in her own skin to strip down for such a photo shoot, and she has no intention of trying to look like a 20-something. 


    “I’m aware that my ass looks like a bag of flapjacks but I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world," she said. "At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you. If I believed that sexy was trying to be who I was when I did 'Basic Instinct,' then we’d all be having a hard day today.”


    Head over to Harper's Bazaar for more




     


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    It's no secret that Miley Cyrus isn't exactly fond of her former alter ego Hannah Montana (she told the world the Disney pop star had been "murdered" a few years back). Now, the 22-year-old is going a step further in claiming that portraying the fictional superstar for four seasons left her with some body-image issues that she struggles with to this day. 


    "From the time I was 11, it was, 'You're a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing.' Meanwhile, I'm this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' I had fucking flippers," Cyrus revealed to Marie Claire in the magazine's September cover story.


    She added, "I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show. I was made to look like someone that I wasn't, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, Who the fuck am I?" 


    It's not the first time Cyrus has taken aim at the show, and you don't get the sense that she has fond memories of being a child actor. 


    "I was an adult when I was supposed to be a kid. So now I'm an adult and I'm acting like a kid," she told Harper's Bazaar in 2013.  "There are times when I'm sitting in my big ole house and I'm like, 'I can't believe I'm allowed to be here alone.'"


    For more with Miley Cyrus, head over to Marie Claire.  


     


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    The Internet all but breaks at a Prince George sighting. Over the past two years, the duke and duchess have not shied away from sharing photos of their baby boy.


    Now, in a letter posted by Kensington Palace on its official website and Twitter account, the royals are calling out the paparazzi for the "increasingly dangerous" tactics used to get photos of the two-year-old prince. The palace is calling on paparazzi -- and the publications that pay them for photos -- to cease taking unauthorized photos of the child. 



    The letter, written by Communications Secretary Jason Knauf, thanks the majority of the public and publications for supporting their privacy, but also plainly lists some of the disturbing ways paparazzi have tried to get close to Prince George, including one particularly unsettling instance:



    "A photographer rented a car and parked in a discreet location outside a children's play area.  Already concealed by darkened windows, he took the added step of hanging sheets inside the vehicle and created a hide stocked with food and drinks to get him through a full day of surveillance, waiting in hope to capture images of Prince George. Police discovered him lying down in the boot of the vehicle attempting to shoot photos with a long lens through a small gap in his hide."



    The royal family is not alone in their plea for privacy. Back in 2013, a bill presented by Halle Berry to protect children of public figures was passed in California, making harassment of those minors punishable by hefty fines or even jail time. 


    The letter acknowledges that just like any other set of parents, the duke and duchess hope to provide a normal childhood (relatively speaking) for George and Charlotte. That, of course, includes allowing them to live their lives outside of their private, gated homes.


    "They know that almost all parents love to share photos of their children and they themselves enjoy doing so," the statement reads. But they know every parent would object to anyone – particularly strangers – taking photos of their children without their permission."


    Here's hoping both paparazzi and publications take this letter into consideration before snapping their next unauthorized shot. 


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    Miley Cyrus has formed a bond with Caitlyn Jenner. 


    "We've talked a lot about how you can never make every single person happy," the singer says in the September 2015 issue of Marie Claire. "We always laugh about people saying she transitioned to be famous. Which is crazy. Caitlyn has to tell her story, because if she doesn't, everyone else is going to tell it for her."



    Jenner first publicly identified as transgender in April, during a "20/20" special with Diane Sawyer. At the time, Cyrus tweeted her support for the former Olympian, using the name by which Jenner had previously been known. 








    Cyrus also painted three versions of Jenner's Vanity Fair cover, each of which Jenner signed, that were auctioned off for charity at the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York in June. The pieces sold for $69,000, the New York Post reported.  


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    You know when you're a famous Hollywood actor, and you finally meet the original members of N.W.A, after having grown up listening to them in college, and you become a starstruck mess?


    Argh! Who hasn't?


    Paul Giamatti went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" Thursday night to discuss the new N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," meeting the original members of the group for the first time, and his particularly strong reaction to seeing Ice Cube.


     "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST.


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    Who needs "Les Mis" when you have Katy Perry?


    Hugh Jackman took to Instagram earlier this week to show off his lip syncing skills, and how well he knows the words to Perry's "Teenage Dream." Wolverine just wants to dance until he dies, so don't ever look back, don't ever look back.



    Oh nothing much ... just singing along to @katyperry! Living a teenage dream!!

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    John Green is dropping some real talk about what it's like to live in the spotlight with a mental illness. 


    The Fault in Our Stars author hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything session earlier this week, where he opened up about his experience with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and anxiety. One user asked how he deals with his anxiety while appearing at press events for the screen adaptation of his novel Paper Towns. 


    "In a word: Poorly," Green wrote. "I've known that I have this mental illness for a long time, and I've had a lot of therapy and learned a lot of strategies for dealing with my illness. I know the benefits of exercise and meditation and medication and CBT strategies and etc."


    Green attributed his ability to get through panic attacks and anxiety to "Paper Towns" star Nat Wolff. Wolff, who Green considers a good friend, would often step in to answer questions from reporters when Green would feel overwhelmed.


    "I try to treat my mental illness the way you would any chronic illness, and I'm very lucky that in general it's very manageable," he continued. "But it's hard to describe just how extreme and overwhelming press junkets are. (I mean, I realize these are the first-worldiest problems possible; I'm just trying to be honest about my experience.)"


    Fans praised Green for his candid honesty about the real challenges of anxiety, a condition that affects 40 million American adults. The author has also spoken out in the past about mental illness. Earlier this year, he addressed the stigma associated with treating disorders through medication on his Twitter account:





    Green has also addressed the importance of getting help for mental health issues in previous Reddit AMAs. In 2014, one user asked the author for advice on how to deal with mental illness, to which the author offered yet another encouraging and honest response. It's a welcome conversation, considering negative stereotypes often prevent many people from seeking treatment.


    "There is hope. There is treatment," he wrote. "You are not alone, and while I know the struggle feels at times completely hopeless and futile, there is a far shore for the vast majority of people, and I wish you the best."


    We couldn't have said it better.


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