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The Important Reason Why Taylor Swift Is Only Asking for $1 Over Sexual Assault Case

Say no to sexual assault.
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When Liam Hemsworth was spotted with what looks like a wedding band on his finger a few days ago, rumors swirled that he and fiancée Miley Cyrus finally got hitched. But before you get excited, Candy Girls, a source just confirmed to E! News that although the two aren't married yet, the meaning behind Liam's ring is just as sweet. "He wears that ring as more of a 'promise' to Miley. The only thing that is missing is the legal piece of paper. The pair is not focused on planning a wedding at this time. They are more focused on making their love as strong as possible." OMG! How sweet are these two? (via E! News)

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Taylor Swift's ongoing trial against the DJ who allegedly groped her is buzzing all over the internet, but T-Swift's case made a louder noise when news broke out that the singer is reportedly suing for only a dollar! While the DJ is suing Taylor for a whopping $3-million for damages, Swift is asking for a measly one dollar as compensation. According to TMZ, Taylor is going after the DJ not for the money she can get out of the trial, but rather to set an example for others to say no to sexual assaults like "ass grabbing." (via TMZ)

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Just like Betty and Veronica's friendship on Riverdale, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes didn't hit it off right away! In an interview with J-14, Camila spilled that their friendship wasn't instant at all. "We both come from such different backgrounds that I think it took us a while to find some common ground." But as soon as the two found their groove, the pair was 'unstoppable' as Lili would put it. "It's almost like we speak our own language," Lili added. (via Just Jared Jr.)

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Although a lot of fans were disappointed when Selena Gomez announced that she won't be working in front of the camera for 13 Reasons Why, you can throw a mini celebratory party now because Sel is heading back to the big screen! The singer has reportedly signed on for an unnamed Woody Allen project alongside Elle Fanning. While there are not much deets about her upcoming flick, we're just crazy excited to know that Sel's headed back to her acting roots. (via J-14)

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After that gut-wrenching episode last Monday, it's safe to say that Game of Thrones fans are ready for more dragon action! But ready your hearts. Now that we're waiting excitedly for the fifth episode of the seventh season, that means that we only have nine episodes of Thrones left! The current season will only have seven episodes in total and fans can only expect six episodes for the series' last season ever. Here's hoping that HBO is working on a ton of GoT spinoffs for us. We know we need 'em. (via Pop Sugar Australia)

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Janelle Yau
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The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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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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