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Harry Styles Offers A Lesson For All Ex-BFs When Grilled About Taylor Swift

Take note.

Taylor Swift isn’t shy about writing songs about her personal experiences, and that includes heartbreak. While many of Swift’s exes haven’t addressed the songs that have reportedly been written about them, Harry Styles had the most refreshing response to them.

Swift dated Styles from last 2012 to early 2013, with many fans believing her songs ‘Out of the Woods’ and ‘Style’ were written about him. 

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Styles was asked about people writing songs about him and said, “I think about what it means to me to write a song about somebody else and for somebody else to do that, it’s like flattering, even if the song isn’t that flattering, you still spent time on it and ultimately, using Taylor as an example, she’s a great songwriter. So at least they’re good songs.”

“The only time you really think, ‘is this song too personal?’ is if you think about, ‘is this going to be really annoying for the other person?’ Because I do [care],” he said.

What a sweetheart.

It’s so easy to be bitter about an ex but for Harry Styles, it’s much easier to treat his exes with kindness and respect – even if they wrote an “unflattering” song about your relationship. It also helps that Styles is no stranger to writing songs about his former flames. Many fans think his 2017 track ‘Two Ghosts’ is about Swift, and it’s been all but confirmed that the song ‘Cherry’ from his recent album Fine Line is about his ex-girlfriend Camille Rowe.

During his interview with Howard Stern, Harry Styles also revealed that he would “definitely” like to get married someday and his thoughts on dating. “It’s always kind of a balance thing, because you want to date normally but then, you also want to protect it so it can be normal,” he said. “I think a big part of it is like, you wanna be able to spend enough time with each other where you can get to know each other before you have to deal with the extra stuff.”

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Sounds like Harry Styles is continuing his campaign to treat people with kindness and wins the award for the ultimate ex-boyfriend.

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Drake Clearly Didn't Learn From His Last Michael Jackson Faux Pas

His new tracks are stirring up a lot of controversy.

Another day, another Drake-related drama – and this time it’s concerning Michael Jackson…again.

Over the weekend, the rapper released two new tracks, ‘Chicago Freestyle’ and ‘When To Say When.’ The latter quickly stirred up controversy with the lyric, “Michael Jackson sh*t, but the palace is not for kids / Still women sayin’ it’s childish the way we live.”

Some social media users were quick to slam Drake for dissing Michael Jackson, while others speculated that the reference was his way of addressing the backlash he’s received for his friendships with young stars including Millie Bobby Brown and Billie Eilish.

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Unfortunately, it’s not the first time Drake has landed himself in hot water for a Michael Jackson faux pas.

In the wake of last year’s Leaving Neverland documentary about the sexual abuse two men faced at the hands of Jackson when they were just 7 and 10, Drake appeared to remove the song ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ from his tour setlist.

The song, which appeared on rapper’s 2018 album ‘Scorpion,’ featured a sample of Michael Jackson’s vocals from an unreleased 1983 recording session. Drake received criticism from MJ’s family members for using his unreleased material, and also copped a fair amount of backlash from media and fans for featuring the late singer in his song.

The Hollywood Reporter’s Jonny Coleman said the song was “as unsettling as a Tupac hologram, but ultimately not as offensive,” and NME’s Luke Morgan Britton said ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ was a “clear-cut power move, rather than artistic posthumous collaboration,” considering it an example of “Drake doing things because he can, rather than because he should.”

Drake is yet to respond to rumours about his latest Michael Jackson lyric, but it sounds like hasn’t quite learned from his past mistakes when it comes to referencing the singer.

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Thank God These Terrifying OG Movie Designs Were Changed

The stuff of nightmares.

There’s an old saying: your first idea is never your best idea. There’s a lot of research, sketching and experimenting that goes into designing the characters we know and love from our favourite movies – and a lot of them have changed since their original designs.

Here are 7 original movie character designs that underwent huge makeovers before hitting the big screen:

Cats

By now, most of us are well and truly aware of the hot mess that was last year’s screen adaptation of Cats. Not only was the film met with scathing reviews and a bomb at the box office, but the original CGI of the furry critters was altered after receiving a savage response online. Director Tom Hooper explained, “When you watch the finished film, you’ll see that some of the designs of the cats have moved on since then, and certainly our understanding of how to use the technology to make them work has gone up, too.” 

Sonic the Hedgehog

Another widely publicised character design was that of Sonic the Hedgehog. Last year, the Internet reacted with such disgust to the live-action CGI of Sonic that Paramount Pictures were sent back to the drawing board and forced to delay the film. Fast-forward to this month and Sega fans are collectively breathing a sigh of relief – Sonic has been redesigned and looks slicker than ever before. 

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Voldemort

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’d be familiar with ‘he who must not be named’ AKA Voldemort. Turns out he looked very different in the original design – I’m talking the stuff of nightmares. Luckily, Warner Bros. weren’t keen on inciting childhood trauma and toned down Voldemort’s devilish design before he hit the silver screen. 

Sulley

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If you saw Monsters Inc. back in 2001 there’s no doubt that one of your favourite characters was gentle giant, James P. ‘Sulley’ Sullivan. In the film, he’s a huge, furry blue ogre with horns, a tail and purple spot – but on paper, he was a fat lump with five eyes and a couple of measly horns. A huge improvement if you ask me.

Wreck-It Ralph

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The concept of Wreck-It Ralph was first developed at Disney in the late 1980s under the working title High Score. It was reconsidered and redeveloped several times, and even took on the name Joe Jump in the late 1990s. Ralph himself underwent quite the makeover, from angry animal-like monster, to the more human-like Ralph we know today.

Shrek

Shrek is by far one of the most iconic characters of the 00s. However, he wasn’t always so big, green, and Shrek-y. In 1997, Shrek was a cone-headed skinnier version of his 2001 self – and far less marketable to small children. Apparently, the OG Shrek didn’t even have a Scottish accent. Wouldn’t have been the same film, if you ask me. 

Yoda

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Before we were all gushing over Baby Yoda, Yoda was the name on everybody’s lips. He’s wise, he’s wrinkly, and wise he incredibly is. But in The Empire Strikes Back Sketchbook published in 1980, Yoda was a far cry from his current self. An early concept of the Star Wars character showed him as a creepy bearded garden gnome. No, thank you.

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