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After Paul's comment got busted online, things escalated quickly.
If you're curious why Paul Salas was trending on Twitter, here's all you need to know, Candy Girls! At the recent Star Magic All-Star Game, JC de Vera and Daniel Padilla had a heated basketball game, which led to a scuffle. JC accidentally ...
 
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Can you imagine them as these characters?
Ever wondered what might have happened if your favorite characters on TV and in movies were played by different actors? We couldn't imagine that happening, too. We don't doubt these actors' talents, but it kind of feels weird for us to imagine ...
 
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Gals who kick ass are the perfect #lifeinspo!
Guys love their superhero movies. Little do they know that girls love theirs, too. Over the course of time, the movie industry has given us action-packed superhero sci-fi films with female leads and they've all been pretty phenomenal so far. It paves ...
 
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Our Finnick Odair speaks up!
When The Hunger Games franchise ended last year with Mockingjay Part 2, reports about Lionsgate's plans on creating a prequel surfaced. Lionsgate's chairman Michael Burns said that they were just "exploring," but there's no official word on whether this will push through or not.The franchise's ...
 
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From the magnificence that is J-Law to classic lines we'll remember forever.
Do you remember how excited you were for the first or second Hunger Games movie? If the fire inside you has died down a bit, it's understandable since we're already on the fourth (and final) movie of the franchise. Still, you've probably ...
 
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Thought the feel of Ariana Grande's upcoming album Moonlight is reflected on her latest single "Focus"? Time to rethink that. The hitmaker recently talked to the radio station KISS about it and she's revealed that her entire album will be nothing like it. ...
 
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Don't miss today's updates on 1D's single "Perfect," a clip from Mockingjay Part 2, Bing Bong's exit in Inside Out, the title card for Fantastic Beasts, and the nominees for the PCAs 2016.
Seems like peeps still want to know if One Direction's latest song from Made In the A.M. is about Harry Styles' ex-love Taylor Swift. Louis Tomlinson recently revealed a few details about the single during his radio interview in Australie with Kyle and ...
 
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If you could choose any movie character, who do you think would be your perfect BFF?
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Don't miss the latest on Kygo and Ella Henderson's "Wildest Dreams" cover, Taylor Swift's playlist, a lucky One Direction fan, Mockingjay Part 2's latest trailer, and a new version of Twilight.
This version of Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" by Kygo and Ella Henderson is gold! Don't get us wrong, we love the original version so much but we just can't stop ourselves from putting this version on loop today. Ella and Kygo performed ...
 
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Don't miss the latest updates on #TayVin, the trailer for Mockingjay Part 2, Sam Smith and Disclosure's version of "Hotline Bling," Perrie Edwards's makeup tutorial, and Kylie Jenner's goals.
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Don't miss today's updates on the Mockingjay trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal talking about Taylor Swift's music, the trailer for Scorch Trials, Hailee Steinfeld's music video, and Chloe Moretz for Neighbors 2.
The full trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is finally here! It's two minutes and 34 seconds, quite a long glimpse of the revolution and the fight against President Snow, which as Finnick (Sam Claflin) put it,is basically  the 76th Hunger ...
 
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Don't miss today's news on Taylor Swift's performance with Nick Jonas, the teaser for Suicide Squad, Jennifer Lawrence on T-Swizzle, the 2015 MTV Fandom Awards, and the soundtrack for Paper Towns!
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Winning Heart

The journey of how I won people’s hearts by having a winning heart

Whatever happens tonight, I am a winner. That was the last line I delivered in front of the roaring crowd. My knees were trembling and my smile was shaking. I wanted to radiate confidence but I knew inside me were whirling storms of uncertainty. I wasn’t sure how to carry on for the rest of the night, it was only the first hour and my soul was already exhausted. I stood in front of an unfamiliar sea of people, I felt uncomfortable as they fixed their glances on me. The stage was bright and flashy as my co-contestants glazed the platform with outstanding physique and beauty. I couldn’t look straight at them because every time I did, a bucketful of insecurity was being poured on me. The whole pageant took about a few hours but it felt like eternity to me. I repeatedly asked myself questions every single time I stood on that platform. My vision was impaired by the blinding spotlights and all I could hear were the deafening roar of the audience combined with the booming music of the event. My head was filled with questions like “why are you here?”, “Will you be okay?” What will others think of you?” “What if you fail?”. Every step was heavier as I continued to overthink.

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For a moment on stage, I felt like I was floating. I was staring blankly at the end of the gymnasium. I was awakened by the loud cheer from the front row, I fixed my glance and saw large letters A-B-Y. it was like a snap to reality, I realized that’s my name. This time I could hear the synchronized cheers of people screaming my name. I smiled, walked away from the spotlight as I whispered to myself “let’s do this”. As the curtains opened, I walked towards the stage I felt lighter and different from the person a while ago. Walking was much easier and my knees weren’t trembling any longer. I stood at the edge of the stage, wandered my glance, and smiled genuinely. Flashing those pearly whites took barrels of longtime stored courage from within me. I marveled at how I could see the rainbow in the lights, the spotlights weren’t blinding anymore.

My feet started stomping to the music every time I pose and my hips would flawlessly sway to the music. The roar of the audience was overwhelming no more, it was like whispers lost in the beat of the music. I knew as I stood there, all I needed to do was smile and be myself. My name was called accompanied by the thunderous applause and booming cheers of the crowd. I stood there alongside with other contestants. I was holding a bouquet and a trophy. I could feel the heavy crown on top of my head. However, the trophy beside me was much bigger, the lady beside me wore an even flashier crown, it was the crown of the titleholder. That night I landed the first runner-up spot. My head was filled with “what ifs”. What if I did just a little better, what if I exerted more effort and so on.

As I stepped down on stage, several people rushed to me. They were jumping, screaming and clapping. It was so chaotic that it took me a millennium to recognize them, it was my family. They were hugging me from all directions. When I saw their smiles I knew I did great. I realized that was what I meant when I said “whatever happens tonight I am a winner”. Their presence, genuine smiles, and warm hugs meant more than the trophy and sash that night. For them, I was a star who shined through the darkness of the night. Before leaving the venue, a hand tapped me from behind “Congrats,” she whispered I turned to see her, and to my surprise she was a schoolmate who used to tease me because of my chubby physique.

I smiled as I expressed my gratitude towards her. As I walked away, I realized that I accomplished something legendary that night. I was able to showcase that pageants are not only for thin-looking, tall people. I managed to snatch everyone’s attention with this average height and chubby body. That night started with so much uncertainty and insecurity. As I stared at my reflection, I looked exhausted but I was wearing a different smile. A smile of victory and bravery. A smile that defeated the stereotypes and stigma about people like me. That night ended with a realization that maybe winning isn’t always about winning the crown, it’s about winning people’s hearts and having a winning heart.

Nicole Caluag A day ago

5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read

If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.

1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.

2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.

3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.

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4. Verity by Colleen Hoover

While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.

5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.

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