April 22nd, 2019

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine interview on CBS Sunday Morning

-Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the machine takes cbs sunday morning on a tour of her hometown of south london, where she visits the museum that has the glass ceiling she climbed when she was younger.

- She felt safe singing as a child. She would sing along with Billie Holiday songs in a nightgown with a wine glass filled with orange juice at ten.

-She says her quick success was like a tidal wave and she began to drink. She would stay up two nights in a row while she drank. She relized she needed to stop in 2014. She says the first year was hard and confusing.

- Potenial trigger warning.

-She says she was suprised by her own lyrics on the song "Hunger". The lyrics go," At 17 I started to starve myself . the second lyric " I thought love was a kind of emptiness" really shocked her. She did not relize that's what she thought.

- She says there was a war inside of her, and she did not know how to be acceptable of herself.

-She feels through a lot of hard work that is behind her.

- Performing is very freeing to her.

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Sean Bean Answers the Web's Most Searched Questions + GAME OF THRONES S08E02 VIEWING POST!

Sean Bean answers the internet's most searched questions about himself and his character from Game of Thrones, Ned Stark. What movies has Sean Bean NOT died in? What does Sean think of Game of Thrones? Why is Ned Stark so dang honorable? Sean answers all these questions and more!


THIS IS THE LIVE VIEWING POST! (if you've already watched the episode before it airs, use spoiler cuts.)
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Tulisa performs her original version of Scream & Shout live for the first time

Tulisa is back, and yesterday night at London's GAY club she debuted her version of the track that ended up becoming Britney Spears' and will.i.am's hit Scream & Shout.

The story goes that Tulisa had been offered the song first, then titled I Don't Give A Fuck, and wrote lyrics for it. However, will.i.am then took it back from her and decided to make it into a duet with Britney; in his words: "She [Tulisa] wrote to that song [Scream & Shout] before I did - this is the truth. But the producers of the beat didn’t want her to have it, so I wrote to it and Britney is the only person I ever had in mind." Tulisa was pissed and she sued for publishing rights which have been frozen since the song's release. Last year the singer won her lawsuit against will.i.am and she is now properly credited as a co-writer meaning she now receives 10% of all royalties and international publishing rights from the song.

Would Tulisa's I Dont Give A Fuck have been a hit ONTD?

Source 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwfvKVNaJ4s
Source 2: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/tulisa-wins-lawsuit-against-william-and-britney-spears-over-scream-shout-songwriting-credit__22459/

Troll throws LEMON at Ariana Grande during Coachella performance

Ariana Grande closed Coachella last night, but not before feeling the wrath of the Beyhive (allegedly). During her performance of "Break Your Heart Right Back", a troll in the audience hurled a lemon at Ariana. She stopped her performance and shouted, "What the fuck? That's cause one of y'all threw a lemon at me, shit."

People are speculating that the troll in question was a Beyoncé stan, considering the title of Beyoncé's 2016 magnum opus, "Lemonade".

This comes after multiple reports that Ariana was paid $8 million for her performance in contrast to Beyoncé's paltry $4 million last year. Soon afterwards, it was reported that the two were paid the same amount - it is being said that each earned $4 million per weekend.

ETA: Looks like she was also thrown a lemon earlier in the show during "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored":

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Have you lost your mind, ONTD?

Hulu series 'Ramy' isn't telling a universal story of the Muslim-American experience

Ramy, which is created by and stars comedian Ramy Youssef, premiered on Hulu with 10 episodes. The series is about an Egyptian-American Muslim millennial who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. It explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. Ramy has been getting rave reviews.

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Samsung officially delays the Galaxy Fold

After early reviews were reporting problems with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has officially decided to delay the release of their new smartphone that was to launch this Friday. In a statement the company writes, “To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks.”

“We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold. We value the trust our customers place in us and they are always our top priority. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding,” said the company.

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ionnalee's Remember The Future tour (feat. Allie X) kicked off in North America this weekend

The enigmatic ionnalee kicked off her North American tour in Brooklyn and New York City this past weekend. The once elusive singer has opeed up over the last few years since focusing on her own music outside of iamamiwhoami, inviting fans to dance on stage and even taking her first stage dive.

Check out fan photos and videos of both NYC shows below + some bonus Allie X shots.
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Catch them both on tour! Dates and tickets here!

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Avengers Endgame Cast Plays "Name That Avenger"

Could you, like me, pick Chris Evans' butt out of a lineup? Would you confuse RDJ's goatee with Rocket's armpit? Or would you choose the default answer of "Hulk's nuts"?

MTV put the cast of Avengers: Endgame to the test, showing them extreme close up photos of various body parts to see if they can match them to the correct cast member. Could any of them recognize themselves? Watch and see!



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Florence + the Machine - Jenny of Oldstones music video from 'Game of Thrones'

Originally sung by Podrick Payne in season 8 of 'Game of Thrones', the song 'Jenny of Oldstones' was recorded by Florence + the Machine for the finale of the show (also featured in this week's episode).

'Jenny of Oldstones' is a song from the actual book series by GRRM, and was about the late wife of Duncan Targaryen (son of Aegon V Targaryen), who gave up his rights to the throne to be with her. Theories are already popping up that the song alludes to the end of the saga, specifically about Daenerys Targaryen.

[Jenny of Oldstones lyrics][Intro]
High in the halls of the kings who are gone
Jenny would dance with her ghosts
The ones she had lost and the ones she had found
And the ones who had loved her the most

[Verse 1]
The ones who'd been gone for so very long
She couldn't remember their names
They spun her around on the damp old stones
Spun away all her sorrow and pain

And she never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave
Never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave

[Verse 2]
They danced through the day
And into the night through the snow that swept through the hall
From winter to summer then winter again
Til the walls did crumble and fall

And she never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave
Never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave
And she never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave
Never wanted to leave, never wanted to leave

High in the halls of the kings who are gone
Jenny would dance with her ghosts
The ones she had lost and the ones she had found
And the ones
Who had loved her the most

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Leaked Instagram Design Prototype Hides Number of Post Likes

· Screenshots shared by Twitter user Jane Munchun Wong indicated that the platform is testing hiding how many likes users get. In the screenshots, the number of likes is hidden and instead says "liked by [username] and others." A banner at the bottom of one screenshot says, "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get." The banner also says that only the person in charge of the account can see how many likes their post got
· A spokesperson for Instagram clarified they're not testing the prototype at the moment but are still considering ways to "reduce pressure" on Instagram
· Wong says she also saw other new features, including AR filters for video calls, thread stickers for DMs and a shopping bag icon for e-commerce

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The 1975's Matt Healy says he'd be a "pussy" if he boycotted Coachella in this political climate

In an interview following his band's Coachella performance last weekend, The 1975's Matt Healy had this to say about boycotting the festival over Philip Anschutz's conservative political donations:
It's weird, like, I feel a bit weird talking about Coachella because I always feel like there's this underlying element of stuff that isn't said because of its affiliations, kind of anti-lgbtq and pro-gun kind of affiliations. And, um, I don't just bring it up randomly, it's just that a lot of people are asking me about Coachella, I feel like it's a bit anathema to the person that I am to not address it. It's not, I don't even know - you know what I'm talking about, right? And it's, um, it's an awkward one and I don't know if I have an astute opinion on it. I don't, I think that - I think that - and sorry to take it to them [?? I think?] but I think it's important that I address these kind of issues if I'm somebody who, um - so it's like I think that because we're all interested in popular culture and music, um, I think that we are all very aware of Coachella and it's affiliations, the negative affiliations. I think it's often used as an excuse to say, "oh you'll never find, you can't really find a conglomerate or an enormous company that has a completely clean moral slate." That sometimes often is an excuse but it's also true. I think the fact that people are so vocal about Coachella is that it's something for youth culture and youth culture are the most vocal people about it and we're very aware of it. I just think that when we start saying "we need to boycott" - I don't know about as a customer or as a person but as an artist when we start saying, "you need to boycott this, you need to boycott this place, you need to boycott that place," it requires such a level of intellectual consistency in that way that, if you start saying, "I'm not going to a certain country because I don't believe that their government is representative of my values." Do you know what I mean? You're not going to find many governments with morally clean slates. So what I'm saying is I understand it and of course but it has to be intellectually consistent. And I'm an artist so my issue with it is, I have stages - that's how I spread my message and my music and my message and my music is one of equality, it is one of progressive thought, it is one of supporting gay people, it is one of supporting people of color and other minorities and I almost feel like I'd be a bit of a pussy if I didn't turn up to a festival that does have those affiliations and have Eric Garner getting strangled behind me and, you know, like, showing images of things that we should all be concerned about. I feel like, as an artist, that's kind of my job, to turn up and be like, "this is fucking bullshit." So that's how I feel about it.


George Zimmerman Banned from Tinder

* a spokesperson confirmed Zimmerman's account has been deleted to protect user safety

* Tinder also uses the Match Group Advisory Council which is dedicated to fighting sexual violence. (Match Group owns Tinder, Match.com, OkCupid, Hinge, and Plenty of Fish)

* Zimmerman was using the fake name "Carter" and proclaimed to be looking for "carefree fun!"

* Zimmerman has previously faced allegations of stalking and molestation. In 2012, he shot and killed unarmed Trayvon Martin who was only 17 years old at the time.

* Zimmerman recently threatened Jay Z with violence. Jay Z had been working on a docuseries about Martin.

Good for Tinder.


"Please Don't Call Me," an outtake from MARINA's 'Love + Fear,' has leaked

"Please Don't Call Me," a song by the artist formerly known as Marina & the Diamonds, has leaked ahead of the release of her fourth studio album Love + Fear. Reportedly recorded during the sessions for the album, arriving this Friday (April 26), the song was co-written by MARINA and Sarah Hudson and produced by Captain Cuts.


Abigail Disney Says Disney CEO Bob Iger’s ‘Insane’ Salary Has a ‘Corrosive Effect on Society’

Disney CEO Bob Iger made $65.6 million last year, or 1,424 times that of the median Mouse House employee.
Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney.
She believes that Iger’s salary is not only “insane” but is part of a larger problem.
CEOs are overpaid and the wealthy — including herself — should be taxed at a higher rate.

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Pink Says She Won't Post About Her Kids on Social Media Anymore

Pink has had enough with social media mom-shaming.
She would no longer be posting photos of her daughter Willow Sage, 7, and son Jameson Moon, 2, on IG.
Critics slammed her for sharing a photo of her kids interacting with a pelican.
Her son Jameson had taken off his wet swim diaper.
Pink had scribbled out her boy’s nude bottom half on the picture, trolls still went after her.
She’s not against constructive criticism. But there’s a nicer way to say things.


Jana Kramer Responds to Backlash Over "Hot" Nanny Comments

Jana Kramer has responded to backlash over her podcast comments in a message on her Instagram.


"Okay. There has been some backlash about my nanny comments so I want to come here to discuss...First of all, a few of the things I said were taken severely out of context. Like the fact that people think I meant the nanny deserved it cause she is hot. I did NOT say that NOR would I ever say that or think that....”

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Sophie Turner Reacts to Love Scene in Latest Game of Thrones Episode

Sophie Turner hopped on IG stories to commemorate Game of Thrones airing on Easter Sunday. In particular, she commentates on co-star Maisie Williams getting a love scene.

"In honor of Easter, I guess Game of Thrones wanted the storyline to have a little Easter bunny hop-hop-hoppin' into that pussssaaayyyyyyy. And that's the tea."


'Song of the South', 'Dumbo's' Jim Crow Scene Will Not Be on Disney+

Disney plans to open up its vault for Disney+ and release several classic films on the platform. But Disney will not be releasing Song of the South.

Disney has not released the 1946 film 'Song of the South' on home video in the U.S.

The company will also remove a scenes from Dumbo featuring a crow named Jim Crow, a reference to a 19th century blackface character. The character later became the name of the segregation laws enacted following the Reconstruction era.

The scene does not appear in Tim Burton's live-action remake.

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Are there plans to exile Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?

• Over the weekend The Sunday Times reported that Prince William and his private secretary, Simon Case, are the masterminds behind the plan to send Harry and Meghan abroad for a few years following the birth of their first child.

• The main goal from sending the two abroad is to 'contain' their extreme popularity.

• Plans to send the Sussexes to Canada were rejected. Canada is too close to the US media, and Harry and Meghan's popularity would most likely only grow if they were to spend a few years there. The strongest contender for their new home is Africa.

• For months now the media has been speculating of a rift between the Cambridges and the Sussexes. Kate and William had long been criticized for being "work shy" but once Meghan and Harry got married, both of them have tried to swing the coverage back in their favor.

• A source tells the Times that "People are telling William, 'Don't worry. Your influence will grow and Harry's will fade. This is peak Harry.'"

• Buckingham Palace has not denied the report.

• The story was published on a Sunday, but by Monday the story has been modified by British tabloids probably because someone realized how terrible the optics were and how petty it made William look. The tabloids are now reporting that Harry and Meghan are in favor of the 'sabbatical' and bashing the two over the potential costs of them living abroad.


Elizabeth Henstridge is engaged!


AoS' Elizabeth Henstridge and boyfriend Zachary Burr Abel (he was on Make It or Break It and also appeared in a season one episode of AoS) have just announced their engagement! They've been together for seven years. She's scheduled to attend the Endgame premiere tonight, along with other AoS cast members.

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Armando Iannucci's new series Avenue 5 lands a series order from HBO

  • Despite abandoning his show Veep after 4 seasons (OP note: WHY???) it seems like there's no bad blood between writer Armando Iannucci and HBO

  • They ordered a first season of his space comedy Avenue 5

  • Show is set 50 years in the future and is set onboard a space ship and stars Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura and Zach Woods (who all appeared on Veep) as well as Josh Gad, Nikki Amuka, Rebecca Front, and Lenora Crichlow

  • The show will be filmed in London

  • Will Smith is an executive producer

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Netflix starts production on The Half of It, Alice Wu's first film since her breakout Saving Face

the plot has been described as "a modern day Cyrano-meets-Pygmalion reimagining starring Leah Lewis as a shy, straight-A student who helps the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love."


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The Simpsons to mock Justin Trudeau in Canada centric episode

  • The ep will be titled D'oh Canada

  • It will reference the SNC-Lavalin scandal that has troubled Trudeau recently

  • Canadian journalist Lucas Meyer will voice Trudeau

  • Meyer posted a video of himself doing impressions of Canadian celebrities including Justin Trudeau in 2017. It caught the eye of Simpsons producers who asked him to play Trudeau in the upcoming ep

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ONTD can you do impressions?

Prince Louis Turns 1 Year Old

Prince Louis turns 1 yr old tomorrow

His brother and future King George turns 6 yrs old in July and his sister Princess Charlotte is almost 4 yrs old

The photos were taken by his mom and amateur photographer, Kate

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Taylor Swift's in Full Bloom & Smashing Eggs

After she was recently named one of Time's most influential people, Taylor Swift is expected to release something big this Friday, August 26th, and each day she has been releasing clues to what could possibly be a new music video.

She was also spotted last night walking around New York City in new Taylor Swift merchandise:


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On Easter, she shared a video of her family getting ready to watch Game of Thrones. In it, she has pink hair and a floral dress.
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Today she revealed a photograph of three individuals wearing suits:

ONTD, what do you think her new song will be about?

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Katy Perry dresses up as Ursula for American Idol

Back in the day, American Idol 's original judge Simon Cowell used to dress in low cut t-shirts that showed off his chest hair, with a hairstyle that resembled Spongebob's head. However, its current host Katy Perry prefers to put more effort into her attire. At the show's Disney night, she chose to dress as Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Previously this season, she dressed as Snow White.

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When asked about her costume, she told Entertainment Tonight "I was thinking about being the Little Mermaid, but then I realized, Ursula is a character who isn't done very much. The Little Mermaid always gets her moment in the sun! And Ursula, actually, really wants Ariel's voice. And that's what I want, is these contestants' voices!

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Lizzo is unhappy with her new album's Pitchfork review

Lizzo's album was reviewed by Pitchfork.

Lizzo apparently wasn't pleased with the review or the rating (6.5).

In it, the reviewer points out some of the awkward phrasing of some of the lines and overdone production but she also discusses Lizzo's massive talent and the social value of her empowerment anthems.

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#FreeBritney Protest at WeHo City Hall

Britney Spears fans held a protest in WeHo demanding the pop star be released from a treatment facility in response to online rumors that she is being held against her will.

A group of protesters gathered outside the West Hollywood City Hall with signs that read "Free Britney" and "Truth Will Set Her Free." The protest was live-streamed on YouTube, with attendees shouting, "Hey, ho, Larry Rudolph has got to go!," claiming it was her longtime manager's decision to put the star in the facility.

Britney was granted a one-day leave to celebrate Easter with her family.


'See You Yesterday' Trailer

It follows C.J. and her friend Sebastian as they engineer devices intended to enable time travel, when suddenly she's met with disaster. Her older brother Calvin is tragically shot and killed by a police officer when reaching for his phone, referencing an incident unfortunately all too familiar in real life. The sci-fi drama sees the two attempting to save her brother from ever being shot to begin with, with only a limited amount of "jumps" back in time available to them both.

Directorial debut of Spike Lee's protege Stefon Bristol.
It is based on Bristol's 2017 short film of the same name.
After premiering at Tribeca on May 3, it will debut on Netflix May 17.


Nicolas Cage’s wife of four days wants spousal support

His wife of just four days, Erika Koike, is asking for spousal support in their ongoing divorce.
Koike is against Cage’s request for an annulment.
She claimed that he asked her to start again “in the right way” only 12 days after he filed to end their marriage.
She lost opportunities as a makeup artist due to the ordeal and she wants him to pay for her legal fees.

Cage claimed that he was too drunk to “understand his actions.”

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Kodak Black Gets Hairdo Inspired By Lisa Simpson

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Rapper Kodak Black debuted a new hairstyle on social media... and it looks pretty familiar. He has a yellow 'do styled in several points, a la Lisa Simpson. Followers are simultaneously dragging him and stanning his Simpsons hair. Bodak yellow, for real.


Who rocks this hair better?

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What's the most iconic hairstyle ever?

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Tim Gunn is not fan of Marie Kondo

It looks like Tim Gunn is not much of a fan of the KonMari method. During a podcast the former Project Runway mentor had this to say about Marie Kondo. “I’m not a believer. I don’t subscribe to her methods. This whole business about sparking joy? I mean, I have a huge number of books. Do they all spark joy? Roget’s Thesaurus does not spark joy. Am I going to get rid of it? No!”

Gunn is also not fond of the popular Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

“I watched three minutes of the first episode and thought, ‘I can’t take this any longer,’” he added. “But then friends and colleagues said, ‘You really should try it. It’s actually a good show.’ So I thought, well, I’m going to watch the one.”

Gunn watched the fifth episode which featured a gay couple trying to get their library organized. “It took four, five sessions to get through that episode,” he explains. “I can only take so much of her! And I learned nothing that helped me with this whole process!”


Director Joe Carnahan Hates ‘The Danish Girl’


Director Joe Carnahan was supposed to direct Bad Boys 3. In an interview with Collider, via The Playlist, he reveals that he hated The Danish Girl so much that one throwaway gag written into the “Bad Boys 3” script was a dig at Oscar-winner “The Danish Girl.”

He revealed:

“I hated ‘The Danish Girl’ so much. “I said, ‘Could you make a poster for ‘The Danish Girl’ and blow it apart?’ And they, ‘Yeah, we can do that.’ I fucking hated that movie with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns.”

“I think [the people who worked on ‘The Danish Girl’] are all really talented, I just hated that movie, me personally,” Carnahan added. “I’m sure they hate my movies.”


What movie do you hate the most, ONTD?

Justin Bieber Makes Surprise Appearance at Ariana Grande's Coachella Performance

Ariana Grande initially said she wasn't planning on having any guests for her second weekend at Coachella, however, she changed her mind and surprised the crowd with Justin Bieber. He performed 'Sorry'. He also teased a new album.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Presales Estimated At $120M+; $300M Domestic Opening In Play

According to DEADLINE, advance domestic ticket sales are as high as $140M

An unprecedented $300M opening for Endgame isn’t out of the question

The world premiere for Endgame is tonight in Hollywood.


Have you bought your ticket, ONTD?

40 of the Most Popular Translated Books on Goodreads

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

About: Acclaimed by many as the world's greatest novel, Anna Karenina provides a vast panorama of contemporary life in Russia and of humanity in general. In it Tolstoy uses his intense imaginative insight to create some of the most memorable characters in literature. Anna is a sophisticated woman who abandons her empty existence as the wife of Karenin and turns to Count Vronsky to fulfil her passionate nature - with tragic consequences. Levin is a reflection of Tolstoy himself, often expressing the author's own views and convictions.

Throughout, Tolstoy points no moral, merely inviting us not to judge but to watch. As Rosemary Edmonds comments, 'He leaves the shifting patterns of the kaleidoscope to bring home the meaning of the brooding words following the title, 'Vengeance is mine, and I will repay.

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