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Body-Shaming Trolls Don't Get Why Lana Del Rey Looks Different After A Decade

Forever Young & Beautiful.

Lana Del Rey has been somewhat of a polarizing figure in the media industry this year, but at the end of the day, no one deserves any body-shaming from trolls.

Last month, the ‘Young & Beautiful’ singer got dragged through the mud for her tone-deaf rant on Black Lives Matter which somehow got worse and worse and worse over time.

While we’re on the subject of damage control, we spoke about Ellen on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

But, after retreating from the spotlight, Lana Del Rey is still copping some heavy criticism from trolls on the Internet. It all started when Lana Del Rey got a new hair-do in Tulsa, Oklahoma from Blankenship Salon.

The ‘Summertime Sadness’ star went from her signature brunette style to a warm blonde look, embracing a new style for a new project. 

While Lana Del Rey didn’t post any photos onto her official Instagram page, she was snapped by her hairdressers and those photos went viral, sadly for all the wrong reasons. After countless digs at her weight gain and many Internet users calling her a ‘Karen’, Lana Del Rey’s fans rose up and successfully drowned out the hate with the hashtag ‘We Love You Lana.’ We love to see it. 

Honestly, no matter how much you disagree with a pop star, there’s never an excuse for digs at someone’s weight. Ultimately, in news that’ll be shocking to no one, Lana Del Rey isn’t bothered by the trolls at all. In fact, she’s thriving. 

Lana Del Rey is about to release her latest project, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, which is a spoken word recording that includes 14 poems performed by the singer. 

On the project, Lana Del Rey has said, “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason, I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.” We love a diverse queen.

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Never Forget These 10 Iconic Moments From 10 Years Of One Direction

Can you believe it's been a decade?

One Direction will forever be remembered as one of the most iconic boybands to ever grace our lives. And how could they not be? They pretended to be their own wax-figurines, they gave us hilarious comedy on SNL and they danced with David Cameron in their music video for ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)’. True legends.

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

As One Direction’s 10th anniversary is on its way, let’s reflect on all the iconic moments that happened in the last 10 years. Here are the top 10 most memorable moments from 10 years of One Direction.

Their Formation On The X-Factor

It’s a tale as old as time, but many of us are quick to forget that One Direction were the first memorable band to be formed on the X-Factor. After auditioning solo, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson were all pulled together after Simon Cowell saw the potential in a boy-band. And boy, was he right. Even though the boys only came 3rd in the X-Factor UK, 2010, we reckon their success post-show has surpassed any other reality-show alumni. 

The Release of ‘What Makes You Beautiful’

A year after their success on the X-Factor, One Direction officially debuted in full-swing with their pop anthem, ‘What Makes You Beautiful.’ The song went 7× Platinum on the ARIA charts, not to mention hitting the number one spot in the UK and raking in over a billion views on YouTube. Well done boys. 

Their Appearance on iCarly

Kings of cameo, we couldn’t write this list without mentioning their hilarious appearance on iCarly. For their only dip into the world of fiction entertainment, these boys entertained millions with their appearance on the episode ‘iGo One Direction’. It was at this point that we realised, their taste level was through the roof. Without iCarly, we wouldn’t have the cinematic masterpiece, Dunkirk.

Their Olympics Performance

The 2012 Olympics will forever go down in history as one of the greatest pop concerts in history. Not only did it reunite the Spice Girls, but it also showed off One Direction in their prime, performing ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ to a crowd of millions. Pop off. 

The Take Me Home Tour In Australia

While the boys did stop by Australia at the end of 2012, we don’t like to talk about that. The boys were at the height of their fame and their management set up 3 tour dates in Australia in small venues. Not cool.

Instead, let’s bring your attention to the Take Me Home Tour, which saw the boys play 24 dates in Australia and New Zealand, promoting their first and second album. Now, that’s more like it!

The Adventurous Adventures of One Direction

Okay, so this video has absolutely nothing to do with the boys whatsoever, but the true stans will know what we’re talking about. Uploaded to YouTube by Mark Parsons, this cartoon episode showing the One Direction boys as superheroes raked in almost 50 million views. Was there potential for these boys to have an actual animated show? You betcha. 

1D Day

To celebrate the release of their 3rd studio album Midnight Memories, One Direction gave the fans everything they wanted, heaps of content. All 5 boys held an epic seven-hour live stream, which featured plenty of guests, comedy sketches, games, and even some of us. We’d say that we’re about 70% happy for the fans in this event and only 30% jealous. Okay, make that 60%/40%.

Zayn Leaving The Band

It was the moment that broke all our hearts, the day that Zayn announced he was leaving the band. It was the middle of their On the Road Again Tour when Zayn announced he was leaving the tour because of the “stress” it was causing him. But then, less than a week later, on the 25th of March, the band announced Malik’s decision to permanently exit the group. Sorry, you’ll have to give us a minute.

Zayn’s Confronting Feud With Louis

After Zayn’s departure from the band, it would seem there was quite a bit of tension going on. After leaving, Zayn wasted no time and quickly started working music with producer, Naughty Boy for his own solo stuff. And for some reason, Louis ended up getting into a Twitter spat with the producer, which escalated quickly when Zayn weighed in on the beef. Yikes.

The Hiatus

In 2016, Us Weekly published an article claiming that the One Direction’s hiatus would become a permanent split, with a “source” citing that each of the four remaining group members did not renew their contracts when the time came. Representatives denied the article, but by May the following year, all members of the group had released solo singles. They said the hiatus would last for 18 months, but the band still are yet to reform.

Where did those 10 years go One Direction?

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, a One Direction anniversary website, full of “immersive” offerings, playlists and “activations across digital platforms,” will be coming to us real soon. The site will have reformatted One Direction EPs, live recordings, acoustic versions and “rare songs” too.

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Hilary Duff Suggests There's Still A Glimmer Of Hope For The 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot

This is what dreams are made of.

Since the revival of Lizzie McGuire was announced towards the end of last year, it’s been one hell of a rocky road, but Hilary Duff is here to keep us optimistic.

On the topic of reboots and Disney, we spoke about the MCU on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

To catch you up to speed, two episodes of the Lizzie McGuire reboot were filmed before the showrunner and original creator, Terri Minsky, left after creative differences. At that point, production stopped and fans got worried. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minsky and Duff’s original vision for the series would have included the themes of sex and cheating in the first episode, which is possibly what Disney took issue with. 

Similar to the reboot that That’s So Raven got with Raven’s Home, Disney wanted to put a “new lens” on the series and pitched a show about a 30-year-old Lizzie McGuire living her best life in NYC. Honestly, we’re going to try out hardest to blackout any memory we have of Olivia Burke in our brain, but we’re up for the challenge. 

After Love, Victor was pulled from Disney+ due to its “adult themes”, Hilary Duff took to her Instagram account and pleaded for this show to follow suit. And now, Hilary Duff has given fans the long-awaited update we’ve all been craving. 

In an interview with E!, Hilary Duff said, “We are very much still in conversation with them a couple of times a week, which is really nice.” Okay, thank God it hasn’t completely been scrapped. 

Hilary Duff continued, “We started shooting, and then obviously that got on hold for a couple of different reasons not involving the pandemic… But you know what, I have high hopes that we are going to make it work.”  Come through optimism!

“It’s like a responsibility to (Lizzie), honouring her and the fanbase that grew up with her,… We kind of put her on pause, and had to go back to the drawing board, but I feel optimistic that it will happen,” Hilary Duff added on before saying, “A lot of writing is happening… We are being told to have patience, which is good, so I feel optimistic.”

After the interviewer asked if there was anything the fans could do to support the cause, Hilary Duff said, “I think they can continue to be vocal about wanting to see the show.” 

You heard her, time to get tweeting, get posting and get sharing all the support possible so that this show can definitely go ahead! 

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