Saturday, August 20, 2022

Celebrate 'The Fantastic Four' #1 With Frank Miller Variant Cover

The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s first family and now there’s a new run of comics heading our way this November from writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello. It’s exciting given all the new Fantastic Four coming our way with a movie from Marvel Studios slated for November 2024. On top of the announcement that we’re getting a fun new era to the founding Marvel family, news also broke that legendary comic writer and artist Frank Miller would be creating a cover for the first issue!

This is the first time in 30 years that Miller has been back with Marvel and the cover includes his take on The Thing, seen crouched over and ready for action. All of this is just so exciting for those who have been waiting for more of The Fantastic Four in their lives whether it be in comic form or on the big screen and this is just reminding fans that we’re getting both!

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The team is made up of Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (The Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Ben Grimm (The Thing) and while we do not know who is playing the team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this new comic run is exciting to get us back into the world of The Fantastic Four!

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According to the release, it also notes that fans can expect more variant covers from Miller in the future, and it does open up a door of possibilities to where we could see another Miller cover. Will he do more covers for The Fantastic Four? Or will we get to see his take on other Marvel heroes that we haven’t seen for quite some time?

Whatever ends up happening, this is an exciting new run and while we haven’t been hurting for Fantastic Four comics, it is still interesting to see who is going to take on the team next and where they plan to take them. And with a Miller variant cover, what could go wrong?

The issue hits stands on November 9. You can read more from the press release here:

Announced this morning by Entertainment Weekly, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello’s brand-new run of FANTASTIC FOUR begins this November! To celebrate the start of a new era for Marvel’s first family, legendary comics writer and artist Frank Miller has crafted an eye-catching cover for the series’ first issue starring the ‘Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed’ Thing! The variant cover marks Miller’s first Marvel Comics work in nearly 30 years, and fans can look forward to more variant covers from the visionary creator in the near future.

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What Amazon Echo Do I Have? Your Guide to Telling the Difference

With a wide range of Amazon Echo models on the market, telling the difference between them can be tricky. We’ll run over some of the distinguishing physical features between Echo devices and how you can quickly determine which model you have.

Echo

The Echo is Amazon’s flagship model that boasts superior sound quality and a larger form factor than its cheaper sibling, the Echo Dot. The first three generations of the Echo are tall and cylindrical, with the second and third generations featuring a fabric cover instead of the first’s plastic shell.

The fourth-generation model, however, has been redesigned into a sphere with a flat bottom that looks very similar to the Echo Dot. The only main physical difference is that the Echo is bigger: the Echo measures 5.7×5.7×5.2 inches while the Echo Dot is just 3.9×3.9×3.5 inches.

Thinking of purchasing an Amazon Echo? Have a look at our in-depth Echo review first.

Echo Dot

Alongside the Echo, the Echo Dot is the model for those who aren’t ready to make a significant investment in their smart home just yet. The first three generations look like a hockey puck, while the fourth generation Echo Dot, like the Echo, was released as a slick spherical speaker.


As noted, the fourth-generation Echo Dot is smaller than the Echo. Amazon has also released two variations of the Echo Dot: one with a digital clock and the Kids Edition. Both are the same under the hood, with the Kids Edition sporting a funky tiger or panda print.

To find out more, take a look at our comprehensive review of the Echo Dot.

Echo Plus

The two Echo Plus models look very similar to the earlier Echo models, with the original being practically identical to the first generation of Echo. The second generation of the Plus also looks identical to the third generation Echo, so it can be tricky to tell the difference.

However, the second-gen Echo Plus is Zigbee-enabled. If you look at the bottom of your device and see the Zigbee symbol (denoted by a Z), you’ll know you have a second-generation Plus.

Echo Studio

The Echo Studio is Amazon’s smart speaker for music lovers, with the best sound out of the devices on our list. As a consequence, it’s also larger than most here (besides the Echo Sub), measuring 8.2×7.1×7.1 inches.

Unlike the Sub, however, it has a light ring and control buttons on top. Its most distinguishing visual feature is the physical gap near the bottom of the speaker.

If you’re interested in a smart speaker with fantastic audio capabilities, check out our review of the Echo Studio.

Echo Show

The Echo Show is Amazon’s flagship smart device with a display. Luckily, its relatively easy to spot the physical differences between models:

  • The Echo Show 5 features a smaller 5.5-inch screen and is around the same size as a digital alarm clock.
  • The Echo Show 8 is a slight upgrade on the Show 5, with an 8-inch screen and larger resolution. The screen is roughly the size of a small tablet.
  • The Echo Show 10 has a 10.1-inch screen, and its telltale feature is the motorized base that lets it follow you around the room.
  • Lastly, the Echo Show 15 has a 15.6-inch screen that looks like a large laptop screen and can be mounted on a wall as a smart display.


For some reason, if you’re still unsure which model you have, just take a tape measure from one corner to the other diagonally (excluding borders) to find the exact screen size.

If you’re interested in the Echo Show, take a look at our guide on picking the best model for you.

Echo Spot

The Echo Spot is the marriage of the Dot and Show, a globe-shaped device with a small screen showing you the time, weather, and other useful information. It’s easily distinguishable by its small form factor and circular screen.

Echo Sub

The Echo Sub is a companion device aimed at users who already have an existing Echo device and want to add a bit more oomph to their smart speaker setup. It features no buttons or light ring, unlike many of the other devices on our list, and is also the biggest. The Sub measures 8×8.3×8.3 inches as a large cylinder and weighs around 9 pounds.

Thinking of adding some extra bass to your Echo setup? Read our review of the Echo Sub before you make a decision.

Echo Flex

The Echo Flex is perhaps the smallest on our list. It was designed to add an extra Alexa access point around your home and plugs directly into an outlet. It’s a small white square with two buttons on the front and a plug on the back.

Distinguishing Between Amazon Echo Models

There are many devices in the Amazon Echo lineup, with subtle differences between models that can make it difficult to tell them apart.

With this guide, hopefully, it becomes that bit easier to identify your exact Amazon Echo model.

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Darren Hayes Announces New Album 'Homosexual' - CelebMix

As he continues to his epic return to planet pop, Darren Hayes has this week announced details of his first new album in over a decade ‘Homosexual’ along with the unveiling of his latest single ‘All You Pretty Things’.

Set to debut Friday, October 7th 2022, the record was entirely written, performed and produced by Darren over the past two years from his base of Los Angeles, and will be available on multiple formats including a 14-track digital version, and 13-track CD, standard double vinyl and signed, limited, deluxe double vinyl.


Darren Hayes

In a press release announcing the project, Hayes describes the thinking behind the albums title saying:

“I named my album ‘Homosexual’ for a variety of reasons.  The most obvious, is that I’m a gay man who grew up in an era when that word was used to shame and vilify people like me, so I wanted to reclaim it.  I’m also a recording artist who came up in an era where being openly gay was frowned upon and I experienced first hand, the attempted erasure of my true identity from the marketing department of a major record label.  But perhaps the most important reason I chose this title is that in 2022 I’m living in a time and in a country where the freedoms of LGBTQI+ people are more at risk than they’ve ever been.  Moments like the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill in Florida, or the constant attacks on trans people, have made it clear to me that now is the time to be as loud as possible about who I am. 

“So on the front cover of my album, I’m proudly lounging upon my version of a stairway to heaven.  Blazoned across me, in the brightest hot pink neon, is a word the 11 year old me used to be terrified of. I lounge proudly underneath the electric buzz of this symbol, this term that used to be used to denigrate people like me.  Now it’s my word.  Now it means whatever I want it to mean.  If you haven’t worked it out yet, I think it means something magical, amazing, unique and essential.”

“My name is Darren Hayes.  And I’m a proud Homosexual”.


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To coincide with the announcement of ‘Homosexual’ Darren gifts fans with another track set to feature on the album ‘All You Pretty Things’ – a stunning and emotive rousing dance track that sees Darren paying tribute to not only some of the LGBTQI+ pioneers of the past, but also those who sadly lost their lives in the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida in 2016.

Of the single, Darren says: “When I wrote my new album I knew I wanted to speak about the cultural significance of being part of the queer community that had felt off limits to me in the past, having felt so smothered by the very controlling image department of a major label at the beginning of my career. One of the things that really saddened me as I did my research about my own cultural background was the massive loss of talent that disappeared, seemingly overnight, as a result of the AIDS crisis in the 1990’s during my teenage years. As I’ve grown older, I have felt a real debt to the musical pioneers like Patrick Cowley and Sylvester who have left their DNA in almost all the music I grew up loving, without me realising it. Fast forward to 2016, during my self-proclaimed ‘retirement’, the horrific events of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando Florida was a shocking wakeup call for me.  Like everyone else, I was devastated by the loss of human life, but I couldn’t shake the thought of the fact that this was so personal.  These victims were ‘my’ people, my queer family, dancing and singing in a sacred space that our community had always assumed was a safe space.”

“I read a People Magazine memorial article that highlighted the wonderful qualities of those who lost their lives, with quotes from friends and families that listed the most endearing personal qualities about each person, without any mention of the perpetrator. I was so moved by the notion of ‘the moment before’ and the focus on these perfect, beautiful souls in the seconds before their lives would be changed.  I decided to write a song about their happiness frozen in time in a way they deserved to be remembered.  I connected that joyful moment to the LGBTQI musical pioneers who have inspired me, now long passed, and those political activists responsible for the freedoms I enjoy today and I came up with my own way to say thank you with a simple phrase: “We’ve Got To Dance to Remember Them.” Ultimately, that’s where my own freedom began. I really came out and into myself on the dance floor and that’s where my tribute continues.”


Darren Hayes

Along with the announcement of his album, new single and upcoming Do You Remember? U.K. Tour (his first in over decade that will celebrate both 25 years of Savage Garden and his solo career) Darren has also revealed plans to host an extra special VIP zoom event for 20 fans!

Set to take place on Tuesday, August 23rd, and hosted by British comedian Suzi Ruffell, lucky fans in (virtual) attendance will each get the change to ask Darren a question and discover more of what he has planned throughout the course of this year! More information about the event will be announced via Darren’s socials soon…

‘Homosexual’ is set to be released Friday, October 7th 2022 and is available for pre-order now


Let us know your thoughts on Darren Hayes over on Twitter @CelebMix now!



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90 Day Fiancé: David Shares Weight Loss Secret After Losing 70 Pounds

David Toborowsky from 90 Day Fiancé season 5 has lost 70 pounds, and he is now revealing how he has achieved his newly transformed figure.

Former 90 Day Fiancé cast member David Toborowsky has recently demonstrated his amusing weight loss secret in an Instagram video. The 54-year-old star is known for his iconic relationship with his Thai wife Annie Suwan. In the last few years, the couple has become one of the top fan favorite cast members of the 90 Day Fiancé franchise due to their sweetest personalities. Besides, David has now become an inspirational figure by achieving weight loss transformation. His weight loss journey began a few years ago after settling with Annie in the United States.

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Unlike other cast members, he decided to drop the weight naturally. By 2021, David showed a massive change in one of Annie’s videos and looked completely different from his time on 90 Day Fiancé season 5. Later in January 2022, Annie revealed how climbing a mountain in Thailand made David realize he needed to get in shape and lose weight. Fast forward to August 2022, David has now lost 70 pounds by following low-carb dieting and working out almost every day.

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Since 90 Day Fiancé viewers love seeing David’s transformative side on Instagram, Annie usually shares content talking about his fitness. However, the Thai native recently shifted gears and shared a humorous video about her husband. She titled the clip “One of David weight loss secrets,” and captioned the post as, “David working out at airport.” In the video, the couple stood next to the luggage carousel while waiting for their bags to come. David holds a boxing pose until his bags arrive, after which he quickly collects all five of them with maximum intensity.


Fans loved the funny yet cute post and praised David’s new figure with sweet comments. An Instagram user wrote, “Your so awesome David you look great.” Another one chimed in, “Love you both great energy great love for eachother and love how you both can be fun and enjoy life.” Someone else commented, “David for the WIN the peoples Champ.” Regardless of the fun aspect of the post, David and Annie seem to be traveling a lot lately. It is probably true that the Arizona native has dropped some pounds thanks to his heavy travel bags.

Annie and David have been enjoying the best times of their lives while traveling around the world. Although the couple’s season concluded a few years ago, they keep entertaining fans by posting fun content. While many reality stars disappeared after their season ended, David and Annie’s friendly nature and loving compatibility have played a big role in their exponential social media success. 90 Day Fiancé viewers hope the couple will keep enjoying their adventures together while sharing their best fitness tips.


Source: Annie Suwan/Instagram



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New Black Myth: Wukong Screenshots & Video Feature Character, Ultra-Detailed Environment & Song

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Black Myth: Wukong looks and sounds awesome in new screenshots and video.

Following the gameplay and cutscene reveal earlier today, Chinese developer Game Science had more goodies in store for the fans of Black Myth: Wukong.

New screenshots provide a look at one of the characters and the ultra-detailed environments that appear in the game.

An additional video shows said environment in-depth from all angles, and provides a chance to listen to the beautiful and nostalgic song “戒网.”

You can check out all the assets below.

Over the past two years, Game Science has been growing its development team in order to complete the game. The reveal in 2020 that started the buzz about the title was also meant to attract talent to the studio and apparently, that strategy has been quite successful

Black Myth: Wukong is an action-adventure RPG planned for release on PC and all mainstream consoles and cloud platforms that are able to run the game smoothly. At the moment, there is no specific information about which platforms these will be, nor any release window announced. We’ll have to wait and see.

If you want to check out more about Black Myth: Wu Kong, you can check out the original gameplay trailer, the first screenshots and art, and even more gameplay.

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The Best Smart Thermostats of 2022

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Update, 08/19/2022: We’ve reviewed our recommendations and are confident these are still the best smart thermostats you can buy.

What to Look For in a Smart Thermostat in 2022

Shopping for a smart thermostat is a surprisingly complicated process. Not only do you have dozens of great products to choose from, but you also need to make sure your prospective purchase is compatible with your current smart home setup.

If a smart thermostat is going to be the first part of your connected home, that’s less of a concern. Pick up any of the ones below, and you’re ready to rock. However, if you’ve already put together a smart ecosystem of lights, locks, and appliances, the last thing you want is a smart thermostat that doesn’t play well with your kit.

Thankfully, most smart home systems can incorporate today’s top-selling smart thermostats effectively. Whether you’re an avid Alexa user, love Google Assistant, or are piecing together an interconnected Apple Home, rest assured there’s a product with your name on it.

Beyond zeroing in on your smart home ecosystem, you’ll also have to consider a variety of other factors. Do you want to deal with C-wire installation? Are you open to adding additional sensors to your home? Do you need a smart thermostat with built-in microphones and speakers?

Choosing an expensive product typically means you’ll get all the bells and whistles—but not every home needs every feature. A budget option might be more than enough for what you need, as some even stand toe to toe with premium offerings.

Finding the right smart thermostat is highly dependent on your current setup, but some products stand head-and-shoulders above the competition. Here are the five best smart thermostats currently available based on performance, pricing, and ease of use.

ecobee thermostat on blue wall
ecobee

Pros

  • Alexa built-in
  • Compatible with most smart home ecosystems
  • Additional functionality with a SmartCamera

Although it’s a bit on the expensive side, the ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control is worth every penny. With Amazon Alexa built into the product—and compatibility with Google Assistant, SmartThings, and Apple HomeKit—ecobee’s premium smart thermostat meshes perfectly with just about every smart home ecosystem on the market.

Beyond its universal compatibility, the SmartThermostat packs in several features not seen in other products. Specifically, when configured with the optional SmartCamera and Smart Security subscription, it can automatically pause your HVAC system when doors or windows are opened, leading to a reported annual savings of 26% on your air conditioning costs.

Thanks to the built-in Alexa functionality, you can change settings through voice commands, even without another smart home device. It’s a powerful feature and one that makes it easy to optimize your thermostat’s performance.

With its impressive functionality, sleek design, and surprisingly easy setup, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better smart thermostat. Its initial price is hefty, but you’ll more than make up for it with continued utility savings every year.

Best Smart Thermostat

ecobee Smart Thermostat

Although it’s a bit expensive, the ecobee SmartThermostat will provide you with massive annual savings on your energy bills.

Amazon thermostat on white wall near door
Amazon

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Minimalist design
  • Optimized performance with Alexa Hunches

Cons

  • No built-in voice controls
  • Requires a C-wire or power adapter

Don’t let its rock-bottom price tag fool you—the Amazon Smart Thermostat can hang with the best in the business. Although the thermostat is a newcomer to the smart home arena, Amazon leveraged over 130 years of experience by building it on the Honeywell Home platform.

The Amazon Smart Thermostat is more than just reliable and affordable, as you’ll find plenty of functionality packed into the handsome device. The product is officially Energy Star certified, meaning you can expect to save an average of $50 a year on your energy bills. Plus, its Alexa compatibility makes it easy to adjust the temperature when away from home.

Better yet, Alexa Hunches can automatically change the temperature for you based on your preferences. Whether you’re home, away at work, or about to fall asleep, Alexa can tweak the temperature of your home without much input on your end.

The biggest drawback to Amazon Smart Thermostat is the required C-wire or power adapter, making the install process more challenging. However, if you already have a C-wire installed, getting Amazon Smart Thermostat up and running is as simple as connecting a few cords, which takes a lot of the installation work out of it.

Anyone in the market for a capable smart thermostat that doesn’t break the bank could do a lot worse than Amazon’s latest invention.

Best Budget Smart Thermostat

Amazon Smart Thermostat

Offered at a surprisingly affordable price, the Amazon Smart Thermostat packs in several premium features typically reserved for high-end products.

Google Nest Smart Thermostat in living room
Google

Pros

  • Auto-scheduling and programming
  • Powerful Nest app
  • Nest Leaf icon when optimal settings are in use

It should come as no surprise, but the best smart thermostat for Google Home is manufactured by none other than Google itself. While most products in the Google lineup are suitable picks for your smart home ecosystem, the Google Nest Learning Thermostat is the best money can buy.

Available in various metal finishes to mesh with any interior décor, the understated Nest Learning Thermostat saves the average homeowner more than 10% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills.

That’s made possible due to its interactive interface that alerts you when the temperature has been set to an eco-friendly value. If you see the Nest Leaf on the screen, you can rest easy knowing you’re saving money. You can also rely on the Nest’s ability to adapt to your lifestyle, with the thermostat learning and changing the temperatures with the seasons.

Not convinced all the fancy tech is saving you money? The Nest app on iPhone and Android makes it easy to check your energy history and proves that it’s worth the steep price tag.

If you can foot that initial investment, the Nest Learning Thermostat is all but guaranteed to be a perfect fit for your Google Home ecosystem, and it’ll even save you money in the long run.

Best Smart Thermostat for Google Home

Google Nest Learning Thermostat

Auto-scheduling temperature changes is a simple process, and you’ll know you’re saving money when the Nest Leaf icon appears on the screen.

ecobee smart thermostat on green table
ecobee

Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Simple Apple Homekit integration
  • Useful smartphone app

Cons

  • Haven subscription required for some features
  • SmartSensor required for some features

Apple Homekit makes it easy to manage all your smart appliances with a single app. However, sometimes it can be difficult finding products that work seamlessly with Apple’s smart home ecosystem. Thankfully, the ecobee3 lite SmartThermostat should be a perfect fit for all your smart home needs.

Available for $170, the ecobee’s smart thermostat is surprisingly capable for a sub-$200 smart thermostat. Apple enthusiasts will love its built-in Apple Homekit support, and they’ll be even more pleased that it can save up to 23% annually on your heating and cooling bills.

Some of its most advanced features, such as managing hot and cold spots throughout your home, require a subscription to ecobee’s Smart Security plan and an additional SmartSensor room sensor. But beyond the big of extra cost, there’s not much to really complain about with the lite SmartThermostat.

Whether you’re just starting your Apple Homekit adventure or if a smart thermostat is the last item on your list, the ecobee3 lite is bound to be a perfect, money-saving addition to your home.

Best Smart Thermostat for Apple Homekit

ecobee3 lite Smart Thermostat

You’ll need to spring for a few additional products to make the most of the ecobee3 lite, but there’s no denying its appeal for fans of Apple Homekit.

Amazon Smart Thermostat on blue wall
Amazon

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Minimalist design
  • Optimized performance with Alexa Hunches

Cons

  • No built-in voice controls
  • Requires a C-wire or power adapter

The Amazon Smart Thermostat emerges once again, this time as the best pick for fans of Alexa. While it lacks built-in voice control or smart speakers, the smart appliance can easily connect to any other Alexa-enabled device in your home. Specifically, Echo Dot or Echo Show users will find Amazon’s Smart Thermostat perfect for their needs.

Although it requires the installation of a C-wire, there’s a good chance your current thermostat is already equipped with one. If that’s the case, upgrading to a smart thermostat is as simple as connecting a few wires. And if you need to install a C-wire, the Amazon Smart Thermostat helps with guided instructions via the Alexa app on Android or iPhone.

Not only will Amazon’s new smart thermostat save you at least $50 a year on energy bills, but it also carries a paltry $60 price tag. That’s less than half the price of most competitors—yet it still manages to pull together an impressive list of features.

As long as you can look past its lack of built-in microphones and speakers, the Amazon Smart Thermostat is the perfect fit for your Alexa-powered home.

Best Smart Thermostat for Alexa

Amazon Smart Thermostat

Offering an affordable price tag, Alexa Hunches, and savings of at least $50 per year, it’s hard to beat Amazon’s newest smart thermostat.



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Nicki Minaj defends Britney Spears against "coward" Kevin Federline

Nicki Minaj has defended Britney Spears and labelled her ex-husband Kevin Federline as a “coward”.

Over recent weeks, singer Federline has claimed that Britney’s sons Jayden James and Sean Preston are not comfortable being around her, and posted a video of Britney arguing with her sons.

Appearing on an Amp Livestream, Minaj defended Spears and said Federline was trying to “break [her] down” with his recent posts.

“Do you understand what kind of a clown you have to be to be a whole, grown fucking man, and as soon as you see somebody happy and getting married and moving on and being free and feeling good in their own skin, to do the very thing that you know is going to attempt to break them down?” she said.

“Only cowards use the media against a famous person who they once loved, they procreated with, they’re being taken care of by, they once were being taken care of by, using the person’s fame as this constant ‘gotcha’ moment… And you think you not gonna have fucking karma from it? You think it’s OK? You think that anybody is gonna feel sorry for you?”

Minaj added: “How dare you. How dare you encourage this woman’s children to be a part of your nonsense?” Minaj continued. “When they look back, they’re going to be like, ‘Why? Why? Why? Why did we do this?’ They’re kids. They don’t know how detrimental this is. But you know, cock sucker… Leave her the fuck alone.”

Elsewhere, Britney’s ex-husband, Jason Alexander, has accepted a plea deal in his felony stalking case after he infamously crashed the singer’s wedding back in June.

Spears married her third husband, Sam Asghari, on June 9 of this year. Mere hours before the ceremony begun, though, decorators were interrupted by Alexander – to whom Spears was married for just 55 hours in 2004 – who declared he was “here to crash the wedding”. He was arrested by Ventura County police on an outstanding warrant, and Spears was later granted a restraining order against him.

It was also confirmed earlier this month that Spears is gearing up to release a duet with Elton John titled ‘Hold Me Closer’ next Friday (August 26). The confirmation followed multiple claims that the pair were “secretly recording” a new version of John’s 1972 single ‘Tiny Dancer’.

Spears’ ninth and most recent studio album, ‘Glory’, came out in 2016. She released an outtake from that record, ‘Swimming In The Stars’, in late 2020 to mark her 39th birthday. The pop star revealed that she was working on new music in December 2021, a month after her controversial 13-year conservatorship was officially terminated.



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Charlotte Flair addresses WWE title exchange incident with Becky Lynch

Charlotte Flair has given her side to the incident with Becky Lynch on the October 2021 episode of WWE SmackDown during their championship exchange segment, where Flair was given the SmackDown Women’s Title and Lynch received the Raw Women’s Title.

Flair claimed she accidentally dropped the title before giving it to Lynch. It was reported that Flair wasn’t thrilled with WWE’s plan for the segment and went to management to change it, but that didn’t work.

Flair had a backstage confrontation with Lynch after it, and she was escorted from the venue during Lynch’s dark match to avoid further issues. WWE later booked Flair vs. Lynch in a champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series.

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Shotzi Blackheart Deactivates Her Twitter After Nasty Exchange With Liv Morgan

Shotzi Blackheart had a memorable time in NXT, and she managed to become a fan-favorite there. Her character work and in-ring skills helped her reach that point. That being said, Blackheart also deactivated her Twitter again.

For the past few days, Shotzi Blackheart had been engaged in a feud with Smackdown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan on Twitter. She called out Liv Morgan for faking her injury.

She even claimed that Morgan got Ruby Soho fired from WWE. Following this week’s Smackdown, where Morgan beat Blackheart, Blackheart ended up deleting her Twitter again.

A fan captured a screenshot of one of her last posts. Shotzi bid farewell and announced she would only return if she wanted to “bully” another superstar.

“Bye! See yall when I want to bully another one of my coworkers!!”

This is not the first time she deleted her Twitter account, and it is unlikely to be her last either. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Shotzi Blackheart. If anything, she’s a heat magnet on social media.

What’s your take on this story? Sound off in the comments!

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Reuters assures us the 87,000 new IRS agents will be 'tasked with IT support and answering taxpayer questions'

You might have noticed lately that some of the “fact-checkers” have been taking on Republican claims that many of the tens of thousands of new IRS employees that will be funded by the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will be tasked with ramping up audits on the middle class and small business owners. Reuters has joined the fact-checking mission to put down such claims by using comments from officials in the Treasury Department, which oversees the IRS. According to the Reuters article, most of those new tens of thousands of IRS workers will be customer support and IT techs:

Reuters reported that Republican claims about the expanded IRS are false, and that’s based on their interviews with people in the Treasury Department:

But the actual net staff increase would be far lower, as the IRS expects over 50,000 employees to retire over the next five years alone, said Natasha Sarin, Treasury counselor for tax policy and administration.

Claims that all 87,000 would be auditors, criminal enforcement agents or armed are “deeply dangerous nonsense – and false,” Sarin told Reuters.

“The speed and voracity with which (Republicans) are coming at this is really a testament to how important these resources are going to be – because there are many wealthy tax evaders that stand to lose a lot,” Sarin said.

That said, what else would Treasury officials be expected to say? “Yeah, Biden is lying?” The “fact-checkers” often do the same thing when they refute a Biden White House claim with comments from an official working in the Biden White House.

Can some of these new agents be tasked with tracking what happens to the billions of dollars being sent to Ukraine? Probably not.

They must be expecting a lot more questions.

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