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A Celebration Of Lewis Capaldi's Glorious Looseness

His BRIT Awards acceptance speech was priceless.

Today, Lewis Capaldi scooped up the BRIT Awards for Best New Artist and Best British Single with ‘Someone You Loved,’ and his acceptance speech was memorable, to say the least.

During Capaldi’s speech, which was heavily bleeped, the hitmaker said, “Hello, my name is Lewis, thanks very much for this.”

Speaking about ‘Someone You Loved’ with a drink in hand, he said, “Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people think this song is about my ex-girlfriend who you can see every night on Love Island,” referring to current contestant Paige Turley.

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“[The song] is actually about my grandma,” he said. “I hope Love Island doesn’t contact her to be on the show… Thanks to my grandma for… dying? I’m sorry!”

Capaldi’s acceptance speech had us in stitches, but it’s not the first time he’s won us over by being gloriously loose.

At this year’s Grammys, Lewis Capaldi was asked  “Where do you think you’re headed after such a massive hit?” He replied by singing “it’s all downhill from here” and later likened winning a Grammy to eating a satisfying chicken parm.

“You know what?” he said. “If I could describe it, it’s like… imagine, right, eating a whole chicken parm. Imagine eating a whole chicken parmesan. Lying down. What’s on TV? Game of Thrones. Before it was finished.”

“You’re lying there. Your belly’s bloated. The TV’s on. And you’re thinking, ‘You know what? This is the life,’” he said. “You’re not thinking about going to the bathroom later – which will not be pretty after the chicken parm – but you’re lying there and thinking, ‘You know what, this is it.’ And that’s how I feel. I feel like a big bloated boy watching Game of Thrones.

The cherry on top of an already enchanting cake was when Capaldi tweeted that he’d been mixed up for seat filler at the awards show. 

Honestly, we do not deserve this Scottish larrikin and we need to protect him at all costs. 

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Ben Affleck Claimed His Huge Back Tattoo Was 'Fake' Just To Mess With The Media

He also got candid about his addictions and the breakdown of his marriage.

It’s been a long, bumpy road for Ben Affleck over the past few years, but now he’s sober, the actor is getting frank about his addictions, and his huge, mysterious back tattoo.

In a recent interview with Brooks Barnes of the New York Times, Affleck was asked about the massive, brightly coloured phoenix tattoo he has on his back and the fact he once told media publications like Extra it was “fake for a movie.”

“I resented that somebody got a picture of it by spying on me,” he said, referring to a paparazzi image of the tattoo that was taken while he was shirtless on a beach back in 2018. “It felt invasive. But you’re right. I could’ve said, ‘That’s none of your business.’”

“I guess I got a kick out of messing with ‘Extra.’ Is your tattoo real or not real? Of course, it’s real! No, I put a fake tattoo on my back and then hid it.”

It’s not the first time Ben Affleck has been an expert troll. Remember when he shut down the set of Gone Girl because he didn’t like a hat?

During his interview with the New York Times, Affleck also spoke about how his alcoholism contributed to the breakdown of his marriage to Jennifer Garner. 

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“I drank relatively normally for a long time,” he said. “What happened was that I started drinking more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems.”

Speaking about his split from Garner in 2018, Affleck said, “The biggest regret of my life is this divorce… Shame is really toxic. There is no positive byproduct of shame. It’s just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing.” 

“It’s not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up,” he said. “I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you’ve got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward.”

It’s refreshing to hear Ben Affleck get so candid about his past struggles. Here’s hoping he continues his road to recovery and finds all the happiness and peace that he deserves.

If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with addiction contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Reach Out.

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Billie Eilish Isn't Reading Your IG Comments Cos They're 'Ruining' Her Life

"It's way worse than it's ever been right now."

Billie Eilish is arguably one of the most famous people in the world right now. She continues to break records in the charts, she’s probably had to rent out extra storage space for all her awards and she’s got the support of her famous peers and millions of fans.

…But certain elements of her social media presence are reportedly “ruining her life.”

In a recent interview with BBC, Eilish was asked by presenter Louise Minchin if she “still reads everything on Instagram,” and the singer revealed her love-hate relationship with the comments section on social media.

“I stopped reading comments fully… because It was ruining my life,” she said. “Once again.”

Speaking about her recent Bond theme song, Eilish said, “It’s weird – the cooler the things you get to do are, the more people hate you.”

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“The problem is, a lot of it’s really funny,” she said. “I think that’s the issue – nobody really stops because it’s funny… It’s like, anything for a joke.”

“Say anything to make somebody laugh. I’ve experienced that – growing up, I’d say things that I thought people would laugh at, and then later I realised that wasn’t cool to say.”

During the interview, Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell chimed in, saying, “Largely, it’s a lack of accountability, I think even if it’s your own face and your profile picture and it’s your own name, everybody is much braver behind a cell phone screen than they would be if they walked down the street, you know?”

“I think you might see someone like a famous celebrity and you may think, ‘Sticks and stones, nothing I say is going to be potent to them… But it’s all very equal online.” 

When Minchin said “it doesn’t matter how big a star you are, how many Grammys you’ve got, it can still hurt,” Eilish said, “It’s way worse than it’s ever been right now.”

It’s good to hear Billie Eilish can recognise the effect Instagram comments are having on her mental health and she’s taking control of the situation by refraining from reading them but it shouldn’t ever get to that point. 

Billie Eilish’s comments are a healthy reminder that whether you’re meeting someone in person, or trawling their Instagram, to always treat people with kindness.

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