NCT DREAM & HRVY Team Up In Epic New Video For ‘Don’t Need Your Love’ & Fans Go Wild

NCT DREAM and HRVY’s highly-anticipated collaboration has arrived. The music video for ‘Don’t Need Your Love’ is beyond epic and fans are living for it.

School’s out and summer has arrived. NCT DREAM and HRVY have made all our dreams come true. NCT DREAM and HRVY have released their collaboration that is perfect for your summer playlist. Their “Don’t Need Your Love” music video dropped on June 6, much to everyone’s delight. The music video takes place on a school campus and begins with HRVY’s stunning vocals. The members NCT DREAM are showcased as well. In the video, NCT DREAM and HRVY team up and become members of the “DNYL” club to get over their heartbreak.

HRVY tweeted out the music video and wrote, “ITS HERE … a genuine dream come true, love you boys @NCTsmtown_DREAM I made friends for life during this whole process, it was hard work and long hours but it’s all paid off, enjoy.” Fans have fallen in love with NCT DREAM and HRVY’s collaboration. One fan tweeted, “When hrvy sang ‘if you’re waiting for a comeback, hold on’ … that really spoke to me.” Another fan gushed, “NCT dream chose career over everything so they haven’t got the chance of interacting and meeting new people, in short, making friends but hrvy saying that he made friends for life during the whole process of dnyl just made me feel super happy for the dreamies.”

“Don’t Need Your Love” is the 13th song in season 3 of the SM STATION series. The fun track is available to download and listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

Collaborations are all the rage right now and we’re so glad that HRVY and NCT DREAM have teamed up to make awesome music together. Let’s hope this is the beginning of an amazing musical partnership!

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Nick Jonas Explains How Falling in Love and Having Sex Changed His View of Purity Rings

Looking back, Nick Jonas now understands the hubbub around the Jonas Brothers’s purity rings; but at the peak of their career a decade ago, the frenzy surrounding his and his brothers’ vows of abstinence “was incredibly annoying.”

“And then it became a defining factor of who we were as a band, which was disappointing,” Nick, now 26 and married to actress Priyanka Chopra, says in a special men’s edition of BAZAAR.com with his brothers Joe, 29, and Kevin, 31.

“I was just trying to navigate love, and romance, and what sex even meant to me, at a sensitive age,” he added.

The attention on the brothers’ sex lives went beyond the tabloids; their decision to wear purity rings became the target of a scathing South Park episode (which Nick now says is “incredibly entertaining”) and some savage jabs from comedian Russell Brand when he hosted the 2008 VMAs.

But the culture has changed since then. “The question should have been: Is it appropriate for people to talk about a 16-year-old’s sex life?” Nick pointed out. “It’s absolutely not—and it wouldn’t necessarily fly today.”

Joe agreed: “It definitely wouldn’t.”

Growing up helped Nick come to terms with the fuss—and respond to it with a sense of humor. “Once I got older, and I experienced love, and had sex, and defined my view of the world, and what faith and religion actually meant to me, I accepted that [the rings] were probably a fascinating story to people,” he said.

“I accept that it made some people curious and laugh,” he continued. “It doesn’t define us now. That’s what matters.”

Read the Jonas Brothers’s full digital cover story here.

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ITV This Morning: Holly Willoughby LOSES IT over Phillip Schofield’s hilarious slip-up

Holly Willoughby, 38, and Phillip Schofield, 57, had just returned from an advertisement break when they informed viewers about what was coming up later in the show.

As the VT played with clips of guests set to speak on This Morning, Phillip told viewers a shepherdess would be cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

However, the moment seemed to catch Holly off-guard when Phillip said the word ‘flock’, leading his co-host to lose control of her composure.

Phillip couldn’t help but catch the laughing curse as he also erupted into a fit of giggles, and chaos descended between the pair.

More to follow…

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Stanley Cup Final: TV, fast facts for Boston Bruins-St. Louis Blues in Game 5

After going down 2-1 to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, the St. Louis Blues evened the series in Game 4 to keep their hopes of a first title within reach. 

The Blues could have easily been deflated after a 7-2 blowout loss in Game 3, but instead came out firing to score within 43 seconds of the puck drop on Monday. Ryan O'Reilly scored that goal, as well as the game-winner in the third period to seal a 4-2 victory, and he has two assists in the series as well. Vladimir Tarasenko has also been crucial for St. Louis, with three goals in the finals.

Charlie Coyle has been a force for Boston throughout the series, scoring goals in each of the last three games, with an assist in the mix as well. Though he's been solid in goal in the Bruins' playoff run, goalie Tuukka Rask allowed more goals in Game 4 than any contest in the series, so he'll look to rebound on home ice. 

Game 5 has proven to be pivotal in the Final, as historically the winner has proceeded to take home the Stanley Cup 18 of 25 times (72%). 

And though they have a home crowd to support them, the Bruins enter with uncertainty surrounding captain Zdeno Chara, who was hit in the face by a puck in the second period of Game 4. 

Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) and right wing David Backes (42) defend St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford (12) during the first period in Game Four of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center. (Photo: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

The basics 

When: Thursday, 8 p.m. ET

Where: TD Garden in Boston

TV channel: NBC

Streaming: NBC Sports app and NBCSports.com

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Sweden’s Princess Sofia stuns in traditional outfit for National Day

Happy National Day! Sweden’s Princess Sofia is a ray of sunshine in traditional dress as she celebrates with husband Prince Carl Phillip

  • Princess Sofia, 34, was joined by husband Prince Carl Phillip, 40, to celebrate
  • Mother of two donned traditional blue and yellow dress for the royal occasion 
  • Prince Carl Phillip looked handsome in a navy suit, pairing it with a light blue tie  

The sun was out for Sweden’s National Day and Princess Sofia added an extra level of charm to the proceedings, as she emerged in traditional dress to join the festivities. 

Former model Sofia 34, was joined by husband Prince Carl Phillip, 40, at the Royal Palace in Stockholm to celebrate the day. 

As is traditional for senior members of the royal family, the mother-of-two donned a traditional folk costume, featuring an embroidered pinafore in the country’s national colours. 

Meanwhile Prince Carl Phillip looked handsome in a smart navy suit, with a light blue tie that perfectly complimented his wife’s yellow and blue outfit. 

Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia of Sweden looked stunning as they began the celebrations for the National Day at the Royal Palace in Stockholm 

Prince Carl Philip joined his wife, looking handsome in a smart navy suit, with a white shirt and light blue tie (pictured outside the Royal Palace, Stockholm) 

The couple waved to crowds as they began celebrations for the day, which happens every year on June 6.

Every year the King and Queen take part in a ceremony at Skansen, Stockholm’s open-air museum, where the yellow and blue Swedish flag is run up the mast, and children in traditional peasant costume present the royals with bouquets of summer flowers. 

National Day also now recognises new Swedish citizens, welcoming them with special ceremonies held around the country.

Not normally known for being the most patriotic nation, National Day has been embraced over recent years, with some groups even pushing for the country to have a national dish, according to the country’s official website. 

Sofia donned a gorgeous traditional yellow and blue dress, as is customary for senior royals within the royal family 

Prince Carl Phillip opened the celebrations for Sweden’s National Day this morning, which is a public holiday in the country 

The couple beamed as they waved to crowds who had gathered at the Royal Palace in the country’s capital of Stockholm 

National Day is an annual celebration held in honour of two historical events: on 6 June 1523, Gustav Vasa became king and, on the same date in 1809, the country adopted a new constitution. It became a public holiday in 2004.  

Princess Sofia looked stunning in the country’s traditional yellow and blue dress. 

She swept her hair back into a low pony-tail, highlighting her summer tan with a sweep of bronzer across her cheeks. 

She finished the look with a pop of red lipstick that perfectly matched her coral nail vanish.  

Prince Carl Phillip looked sombre as he was seen giving a speech at the event outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm 

Princess Sofia looked stunning in the traditional outfit, pairing it with a pop of playful pink lipstick and bright nails

Meanwhile Prince Carl Phillip looked dashing in a fitted navy suit. 

Prince Carl Phillip was seen giving a speech ahead of a Royal Navy Band performing in front of the Royal Palace. 

It did not appear Prince Carl Phillip’s siblings Crown Princess Victoria or Princess Madeline were in attendance at the event.  

In previous years, Prince Carl Phillip and Princess Sofia’s two young children have stolen the show at the day.  

The royals watched as the Swedish Royal Navy Band played in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm this morning 

One musician looked focused as he prepared to perform for the royal family on Sweden’s National Day 

The couple have three-year-old son Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland, and two-year-old Prince Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna together. 

But this year it didn’t seem as though the children were in attendance. 

And later, Prince Carl Phillip headed back inside the palace to attend a scholarship award for a drawing competition.

Prince Carl Phillip was seen applauding the winners of a scholarship award on Sweden’s National Day 

The handsome royal looked dashing as he beamed inside the palace during the prize-giving for a drawing competition 

He posed for photographs alongside the winners of the contest, based around the theme of ‘The Thinking Hand’.   

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl have been married for four years, after they tied the knot in 2015. 

Prior to marrying the Swedish royal Sofia boasted a successful career as a glamour model and reality television star, as she appeared on the Swedish version of Paradise Hotel.  

The Prince was seen posing alongside winners of the scholarship award inside the Royal Palace earlier today 

He congratulated the winners at the event, and was seen chatting to those who had taken part inside the palace 

 

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Cork vs Waterford is always a thriller, says Noel Connors

Déise hurler Noel Connors says that there is a huge tradition between Waterford and Cork, ahead of their meeting on Saturday night.

The Déise have lost three games from three, and are already eliminated from the championship. However, they’ll be eager to get one over on their Munster neighbours as Cork look to take a significant step towards qualification to the All-Ireland series.

“There’s been a tradition over many generations between Waterford and Cork, we’re hoping it’s going to be similar on Saturday,” explained Connors, speaking at the GAA Super Games Centre in partnership with Sky Sports.

“We know each other quite well, and being neighbours, it adds more value to the game as well.

“Every time you have a Waterford vs Cork game, it’s always a thriller and please God it will be similar on Saturday.

“The Munster Championship is the pinnacle of provincial hurling. Every time you go out to play, whether it’s Cork, Tipperary, Clare or Limerick, it’s always a fantastic occasion.

“Any time you put on the Waterford jersey and see the red of Cork, it’s always one to look forward to.”

John Meyler’s Cork side have been knocking on the door in recent years, as they look to end a 14-year wait for All-Ireland glory. Following the Rebels’ victory away to Limerick in round two, Connors is wary of the challenge posed:

“You can never play down how good and how well drilled Cork are. They’ve an incredible tradition over many, many years. Even the size and scale of what Cork have, and the new facilities over the last couple of years in particular, they’ve been very successful at colleges level. You even saw it at Harty Cup this year, with two Cork teams in the final.

“They’re doing a lot at underage and it’s certainly materialising into the senior set-up.”

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KFC starts selling chicken skin fries in one part of the world and fans are ‘overjoyed’

When it comes to fast food, countries around the world all have their own sort of menu.

For example, McDonald’s has added the “Taste of America” burgers to their UK range, which ironically is not available in America.

And now KFC has just announced a brand new addition to their menu, and it’s sent Twitter fans into a frenzy.

For those who think the chicken skin is the best part, it’s just got its own spot on the menu.

“Overjoyed”

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KFC Indonesia has launched the enticing chicken skin fries and they sound really tasty.

The branch revealed the news on its official Twitter feed, explaining the fries will be available at several locations.

Locations in Salemba, Cideng, Kemang, Kalimalang and Kelapa Gading will be flogging the side dish.

And a post on Instagram also listed KFC MT Haryono in Jakarta as another spot where you’ll find the item.

One order of the fries will set you back RP 13,636, which is the equivalent to 76p.

Writing on Twitter, many KFC fans couldn’t contain their excitement over the latest addition.

One user simply announced they were: “Overjoyed.”

While another admitted they “prefer to buy the chicken” and “eat the skin directly from there.”

Meanwhile, a third person urged KFC to roll out the product elsewhere in the world.

Daily Star Online has contacted KFC to ask whether this tasty addition will ever hit the UK.

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108-year-old pianist doesn't let age stop her playing

KRAKOW, POLAND (REUTERS) – “My name’s Wanda Zarzycka. I suppose I’m 108 years old. Only.”

As Zarzycka’s fingers move over the piano keys, the lines on her hands are the only thing betraying her age.

She’s one of Poland’s oldest and most talented residents, and fell in love with music as a young girl.

Zarzycka graduated from Lviv’s music conservatory in 1931, but when World War II broke out, she was forced to stop playing.

“There was rain falling on the piano because we didn’t have a place to hide it, so we kept it in a shed in the countryside. So after, I stopped playing for five years.”

The piano was brought to Krakow in 1944, five years after Zarzycka’s family fled there from Lviv, which was then a Polish city occupied by the Soviet army.

The piano is Zarzycka’s most valuable possession, passed down to her from her mother.

Despite breaking her hands when she was 80 and being told by doctors that she would never play the piano again, the energetic 108-year-old continues to play daily.

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LGBTQ leaders could hold key to solving transgender killings, police say

Dallas police are reaching out to leaders within the local LGBTQ community in an effort to solve a rash of recent murders involving young transgender women.

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The Dallas Police department currently has four active murder investigations involving black transgender victims, with the oldest unsolved case dating back to 2015.

The most recent recent victim, 26-year-old Chynal Lindsay, was found dead in a lake over the weekend, just week’s after another black transgender woman, 22-year-old Muhlaysia Booker, was found shot to death in the city.

Police did not reveal a suspected cause of death for Lindsay, but Dallas Police Chief Reneé Hall said her body had “obvious signs of homicidal violence.” The murders are being investigated as possible hate crimes.

Hall said the department has asked the FBI to assist in the investigation, but it’s also leaning on local LGBTQ leaders for help.

“We’re committed and we are actively engaging each and every member of our community,” Hall said during a press conference earlier this week. “We have done a call to action with our community leaders. We had a conference call with our pastors, community organizers and other leaders within the city because we need their help in assisting with this process.”

She said detectives have been working more closely with the department’s LGBTQ liaison to help bridge the gap between officers and the city’s transgender community.

LGBTQ advocates and activists around the state welcomed the move, saying it could help people feel more comfortable when it comes to offering tips or reporting suspicious behavior.

“This is a problem that exists all across the country,” Lou Weaver, the transgender programs coordinator for Equality Texas, told ABC News in an interview on Wednesday. “There is a disconnect between cops and community and we need to figure out ways to bridge that gap. I believe that’s what the Dallas Police Department is doing.”

He said the Dallas program is far from perfect, but it’s a good start.

“We still have a ways to go, but there’s hope. Maybe that’ll be the one good thing that comes out of a horrible situation. Hopefully we can learn to work closer with the police departments to get things like this solved so that it stops happening in our neighborhoods.”

LGBTQ researchers believe police bias, transphobia and misgendering have historically pushed transgender people away from reaching out to law enforcement when there’s an issue, potentially leaving critical information on the table when it comes to solving crimes. Hall said those are issues her team hopes to eradicate through frequent community outreach.

“We have a great working relationship with our transgender — our LGBTQ+ community — and we are working together to ensure that individuals feel safe and that they have someone that they can reach out to if they have some concerns,” Hall said. “That’s our goal, to provide for each and every member of the the community and [we understand] that there is recent violence in the transgender community.”

Dallas police created a LGBTQ+ liaison position in the early 1990s to foster positive relationships and address safety concerns within the community, but local transgender activists said the department ramped up its outreach in the wake of the increasing number if unsolved murders.

The Human Rights Campaign has tracked at least 136 deaths of transgender people since 2013 due to fatal violence, with most victims being black transgender women, but the organization said the violence is hard to track due to misgendering and transphobia. The actual number of killings could be much higher, the organization said.

“Dallas has become the gold-standard when it comes to interacting with the trans community and also communicating and keeping us apprised on what’s going on,” said Monica Roberts, a Houston-based transgender rights advocate who transitioned nearly 30 years ago.

Roberts, 57, said she’s been a part of the national LGBTQ activism scene for decades. When it comes to policing, she said the biggest problem stems from officers identifying transgender victims by their birth names, or “dead names.”

“In some cities, police have shown straight-up disdain or disrespect for transgender victims. Some police departments will keep ignoring us until they finally realize that they need help from the trans community in solving these cases,” Roberts told ABC News on Wednesday. “I’ve seen instances where police were dead-naming the victims or being silent about transgender deaths, until the body counts started climbing.”

Programs like Dallas’ could hold the key to solving the country’s dangerous and often deadly transphobia problem if it ends us inspiring other cities, according to Roberts. She said politicians, clergy members and minority-based activism organizations like the NAACP could stop the growing number of transphobic homicides if they took a cue from cities like Dallas and actively engaged the U.S. transgender population as opposed to ignoring them.

“We’ve got some internal issues, particularly within the black community, which has been far too silent about these deaths,” Roberts said. “Black pastors need to speak up, too. Some of them have been sucking up to these powerful evangelicals, who are pushing some anti-trans animus at the state and federal level.”

“The problem that we have now stems from rampant transphobia that has been stirred up by the Republican Party in the wake of their failed attempt to pass SB6,” she added, referring to Senate Bill 6 — a 2017 GOP-backed proposal that aimed to keep transgender Texans from using bathrooms that align with their gender identities.

Weaver, of Equality Texas, also expressed concerns about the state’s general attitude toward transgender rights. However, he said Dallas’ efforts to cultivate stronger relationships with the transgender community shows that it “wants to solve these crimes as quickly as possible.”

“If you know something, you need to feel comfortable enough to speak up, because we need to make sure that whoever is doing this, whether it’s one person or if it’s copycats, we need to make sure that it stops,” Weaver said. “LGBTQ folks, overall, have a history of being oppressed by police, but we are in a new time.”

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Is 'Orange Is the New Black' Cancelled or Renewed After Season 7?

When the next new episode of Orange is the New Black drops on July 26, it will be both a beginning and an end. It will be the beginning of the seventh season, which will also be the final season.

When the news was announced last fall,  series creator Jenji Kohan said: “After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black.”

We’ll take a look at the impact and history of the women in prison show, and we’ll cover what loose threads the series could (should?) tie up before lights out time.

‘Orange Is the New Black’ is inspired by real-life events

The real-life Piper Kerman became romantically involved with a heroin dealer working for a drug kingpin. She pled guilty to money laundering and drug trafficking charges. As a result, she served 13 months starting in 2004, mostly at a minimum security prison in Danbury, Connecticut. She wrote about her experiences in a memoir, which had the same name as the TV show. She lives in Ohio, teaching writing classes at area prisons.

Kohan, who also created Weeds, found the book and was fascinated. Kohan said: “I went after it and had to talk Piper into letting me do it. But, I screwed up the interview. She came in and I was supposed to sell myself on why I should do this. Instead, the entire time, I was like, ‘Well, what happened to this character? Do you still know her? What are the toilets like?’ Apparently, because I had all these questions and I was enthusiastic, that’s what made her say yes to me,” she said.

When the show came out in 2013, binge-watching was pretty much unheard of. Unlike most TV shows, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black had entire seasons available all at once, so now viewers didn’t have to wait a week to find out what happened next. Now the only waiting was the months between seasons. The series transformed Netflix, which used to be known for its little red envelopes with DVDs, into a TV powerhouse. It had 27 million subscribers in 2013. Now it has more than 130 million.

What ‘Orange Is the New Black’ needs to tie up

The Hollywood Reporter suggests the show needs to address as many as eight issues. The major plotline, of course, will be Piper’s release from prison, which happened at the end of season six. Getting released from prison can be as impactful an adjustment as entering prison, and the show naturally wants to explore that.

Executive producer Tara Herrmann said: “In my mind, it feels like our Piper has sort of been an Alice in Wonderland, and now she’s somersaulting out of that world. I do think it will take time for her to sort of get her bearings.”

Other inmates won’t have as easy a transition as Piper, assuming they have a transition at all. Taystee was ratted out by Cindy, who identified her as the one who shot and killed a corrections officer during the riot. Now Taystee has been sentenced to life in prison. Daya got addicted to heroin, and she too is facing life in prison, although we know that she is not guilty of the murder of which she was accused. But even her own mother has abandoned her.

Suzanne — also known as Crazy Eyes — may be the key to both Taystee and Daya’s fates. Aduba tells THR of Suzanne’s storyline: “Imprisoning people who are battling mental illness is like treating a foot when you broke your arm; you’re not treating the right thing … do (convicts) really stand a chance of rehabilitation if what they’re doing is paying for their crime?”

How does the cast of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ feel about the final season?

Whatever happens to the inmates, the cast and crew will be sad to see Orange is the New Black go.  Taylor Schilling told THR: “We’ve had a lucky run, but there’s always this part that’s sort of ready for the end. You go in and you begin it ready for the end. It’s a very bittersweet and also beautiful way to exist in the world.”

In its farewell video, the cast promises, “Season 7, you will not be disappointed. It is a season you will not forget. We’re going to give you everything and more that you could have ever wanted.”

So hopefully, Orange Is the New Black won’t be like that other big show that seemed to displease most people with its final season.

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