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5 Things You Missed Today (December 17)

Zac Efron and Joseph Gordon-Levitt teams up, Lea Michele sings "Let It Go"—plus updates on Taylor Swift and Beyonce, Cinderella, and 2 movie adaptations coming to theaters soon!
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We just love it when our favorite guys work together. Take for example Joseph Gordon-Levitt who shared a photo of him with Zac Efron (like a sir with that mustache) and director Evan Goldberg recently. Zac is working with JGL for his guest appearance on the popular TV series HitRecord On TV. As for the deets of his role on the ep (or eps?). We don't know yet but we're really excited to see the product of their hardwork!

Speaking of TV series, Glee is airing its last season soon, and we're really looking forward to it after watching their teaser wherein Rachel (Lea Michele) sings "Let It Go" from the movie Frozen and is planning a little rebellious act with Kurt (Chris Colfer). Glee will be having a 2-hour premiere when it goes back on air in January.

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Exciting news for Taylor Swift fans. Remember when we spotted Jay Z, Beyonce, and Justin Timberlake at T-Swizzle's 25th birthday bash recently? According to reports, the birthday was also a business meeting of sorts for the 4 music icons. Apparently, Jay Z wanted to do music with the "Blank Space" hitmaker, thinking she's "an extreme powerhouse" herself. Ohh, we can't wait to hear the music they'll be doing together next year (hopefully).

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A new trailer for the live action adaptation of Cinderella is here! This clip gives us a closer look into Cinderella's life as a servant and her fateful meeting with Prince Charming. Not-so spoiler alert: there's a glass slipper! Cinderella is set to premiere in the country on March 11, 2015.

Two book adaptations made headlines today, Candy Girls!

  • Jennifer Niven's debut YA novel, All the Bright Places is set to be made into a film which will star Elle Fanning. The story is "told in alternating voices about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die." With a story that reminds readers of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars + Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park, the film version of All the Bright Places is under producers, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan who are known for the web series, Delirium.

  • 5 Things You Missed Today (December 18)via fanningmarielle.tumblr.com

  • With author Neil Gaiman, David S. Goyer, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt working on the adaptation of the Sandman series of graphic novels, it looks like the movie version is really pushing through. The author recently revealed who he wants to play the main character, Morpheus, and fans will surely be happy to hear his choice. "There was a time Johnny Depp would've been a great Morpheus, but now he's too old and it's fine," he said in an interview. "I think the first time I saw Benedict [Cumberbatch] was as Sherlock Holmes, I thought, 'wow, that's incredibly Morpheus'. And fans probably thought the same because they immediately started doing fan-art, meshing the two of them up." But because Benedict has something else, he won't be able to do the film anymore. The twist? Another Englishman is Neil's choice. "Then again, Tom Hiddleston is still out there! And the truth is, as far as I'm concerned, anybody who sounds English with great cheekbones can probably pull it off." Isn't this exciting? We hope Tom accepts the role!

    5 Things You Missed Today (December 18)via inspired-by-hiddles.tumblr.com

Got gossip to share? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @candymagdotcom. We always love hearing from you. :)

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If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted?

I have forgotten when was the last time we shared a smile - the last time when I saw the glow in your eyes and the last time when you whispered an I love you to me. I have forgotten when, but here I am - writing to you again.

I do not know if you will read this or you will just add this one to my proses and poems that you left unread, but you see, I am still hoping. I am mailing the pain of us to the gods out there - hoping they can take the pain away. I should have gotten over you, but instead of forgetting and accepting our ending, I am writing about us in tissue sheets, carving about us on trees, telling about us on the back of my journals, hoping that a thousand or a million write ups about us, can make me forget about what happened.

I am writing, waiting for the point where I can no longer write anymore, for I have none to tell - but when? I have nothing in me anymore, but the memories of us - and no matter how hard I try put those to its own grave, the memories grow back like lilies in the swamp - painful and beautiful at the same time.

No matter how hard I try to silence those and put it at the back of my mind, those ring back, playing like the favorite song we used to listen. They say heartbreaks turn into poetry and that is what happening to us - but poetry should be dulcet and dreamy, why does ours sound like pain and agony? They say time heals all wounds, but it has been ages - is heartbreak exempted? Darling, I guess not.

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