Lottery Winner Offers £60k-A-Year For Someone To Be Her Boyfriend For Valentine’s Day

Who can actually be arsed with dating at the moment? It can’t just be me feeling like this. But what about on the day of love itself? Maybe there are a few people out there who just want a bit of attention on Valentine’s Day, y’know the 24 hours when we’re conditioned to feel like we should…

One of those people is EuroMillions winner Jane Park who posted a lonely tweet questioning why more people hadn’t asked for her address to send cards. Presumably (and, hopefully) she was just joking.

This comes after the lotto winner from Edinburgh launched a website in a bid to find herself a man – and was offering a whopping £60,000 ($77,000) per year to the chosen bloke.

But the post worked in the 23-year-old’s favour because she ended up getting flooded with requests for her address from potential suitors.

One person responded to her tweet saying: “I’d ask for your address and send you valentines cards.”

Another added: “You can slide into my direct messages.”

And a third turned the tables, joking: “Well I take it you must know mine and your cards in the post to me.”

Who says romance is dead?

The whole thing is set to be the centre of an upcoming documentary (it figures) which is set to air at some point this year.

Speaking to The Mirror, a source revealed that Jane’s decision to arrange this rather unconventional set-up comes following a string of failed relationships.

Back in 2016, she split with X Factor finalist Sam Callahan following reports of him cheating. And her relationship with footballer Jordan Piggott ended in heartbreak too.

The source said: “Jane is amazing and has so much to give but she has found herself alone again as since she won, she’s had terrible luck.

“She’s never sure whether she is being loved for herself or for her bank balance. So she would rather have the arrangement out in the open.

“Jane has a tendency to be insecure sometimes and worries about people’s motives. She is willing to pay the right price for someone loyal.”

Well, the best way to find a loyal partner is surely to financially bribe them. You’re onto a winner there, Jane… and hinting for people to send you cards – another classic.

EUROMILLIONS winner Jane Park has been flooded with requests for her address from men wishing to send her a Valentine’s Day card.

The millionaire, 23, revealed she faces being alone on the most romantic day of the year – as she hinted for potential suitors to send her Valentine’s cards.

The post comes just months after the Edinburgh lass launched an online website in a bid to find herself a man – offering the successful candidate a £60,000-a-year allowance to fill the role.

The lotto winner was met with thousands of applications from would-be Casanovas from all over the world, including America, Germany and Egypt.

Jane told followers: “Don’t know why no ones asked for my address yet??? I’m expecting a few Valentine cards.”

The post was met with a flurry of responses from guys keen on sending Jane a love letter.

One user commented “You can slide into my direct messages.”

Another responded: “Send me your address then.”

While another said: “What’s your address hun?”

The tweet came amid a series of Valentine’s-themed posts from the Niddry lass on social media.

In one post on her Instagram story, she asked: “Who’s gonna be my Valentine Thursday en.”

Unlucky in love Jane recently told the James English podcast that she was a “psycho girlfriend” as her fortune made it hard to trust men.

It emerged last month that Jane was in talks with ITV2 bosses over a possible appearance on this year’s Love Island.

Lottery winner claims prize in Scream mask to hide identity

One man doesn’t want anyone to know he’s a new millionaire.

He won the Super Lotto in Jamaica and wore a mask, from the horror movie Scream to claim his $158.4 million check ($1.17 million US) prize.

The man, who simply identified himself as A. Campbell, waited 54 days to claim the ticket.

Lottery winners wearing masks to claim their prize has become a trend. Past Jamaican Super Lotto winners have worn emoji and animal masks.

Those who wear masks fear they will be recognized and harassed on the streets.

How to Win the Lottery, Really – A Winning Strategy to Come Out on Top

Believe it or not, to “win” the lottery, the best strategy really is to not play at all. But before you hit the back button, hear me out.

Winning the lottery, while a tempting dream of the get rich quick sect, is not a legitimate way to get rich. In fact, it’s really no different than gambling away your money in a casino, where the house almost always wins. With only a handful of winners versus millions and millions of losers, the lottery is a sucker’s game. If you want to be rich and have plenty of money in the bank in order to live the good life, don’t look to the lottery to make it happen!

Here’s more on why you shouldn’t play.

Playing and “Winning” the Lottery

How the Powerball Lottery Works

This article focuses on the Powerball lottery, the largest lottery in the United States. Available in 42 states, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Powerball always has a jackpot of at least $20 million and has drawings twice a week. It is made up of five sets of 59 numerical white balls and one set of 39 red “Powerballs,” which make up the winning number combinations for each drawing.

Players can either choose their own six numbers (five regular and one Powerball) or have the computer terminals randomly pick numbers for them. If every number on your ticket matches the winning numbers in the order they are drawn, you win the jackpot prize. There are also smaller prizes if you only have some of the correct numbers. Each ticket costs the player $1.

The Powerball lottery holds the record for the largest lottery jackpot ever; in 2006, $365 million was awarded to eight people sharing one ticket.

Odds of Winning

What are the odds of buying a jackpot-winning lottery ticket? Well, that’s where the math gets scary. The odds of someone choosing the winning combination of numbers are 1 in 195,249,054. Yes, you read that right – just 1 in almost 200 million. To put that in some numerical perspective, the United States currently has a population of 307 million people, so you’re theoretically competing against 2/3 of the entire U.S. population. Those are serious odds stacked against you every time you spend $1 for a lottery ticket!

The odds for winning a smaller amount of money, like $10,000, for only getting a portion of the numbers correct, are also unfavorable: 1 in 723,144.64. Ouch.

Buying lottery tickets is not an efficient way to increase your personal wealth. For those of you who still think you can beat the odds, there actually is a strategy. The single surefire way to win money from playing the Powerball lottery is to buy 39 tickets, each one hand-picked to contain one of the unique Powerball numbers between 1 and 39. You are then guaranteed to at least win the $3 prize. Sure, it may have cost you $39, but this is one way to “win” the lottery.

In 2008, there were 1.03 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the United States. Based on these odds, a lottery player living a single mile from a store selling lottery tickets is four times more likely to die in a car accident driving to the store than to win the Powerball jackpot. Winning doesn’t seem too likely now, does it? Keep those odds in mind the next time you drive to the store to buy lottery tickets!

The True Cost of Playing the Lottery

Learning more about the odds of winning a big jackpot may not be enough to discourage you from buying daily or weekly lottery tickets. Perhaps talking about the true financial cost of those tickets will help dissuade you from buying tickets. Most people do not like wasting money, but many will spend a small fortune on lottery tickets in their lifetimes, which is unlikely to ever pay off.

Lotteries have often been called a “tax on the poor,” and for good reason. The majority of lottery ticket buyers are in the lower income tax brackets. Often less educated about finances and less likely to save money for retirement, these lottery players don’t view the expense of a few lottery tickets as a major cash outlay. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In the long run, spending money on tickets that never win costs players more than just the face value of the tickets and prevents many people from ever getting out of debt.

To illustrate this point, let’s say an average lottery player spends $5 per week on Powerball tickets. That’s $20 each month or $240 spent on lottery tickets every year. This person buys lottery tickets every month of every year for 25 years, as my grandfather did throughout his adult life. The amount spent on lottery tickets over a lifetime is $6,000, which surely could have been put to better use. Instead, that $6,000 disappeared, and never won any jackpot big enough to cover the player’s expenses.

Now, what if that $20 had instead been socked away every month into an interest-bearing savings account, CD, or retirement investment, paying a conservative average of 5% per year? How much would that player have earned at the end of the 25-year period?

$12,027.23. That’s how much.

By depositing that $20 every month into an account earning just 5%, a lottery player could double his or her money in 25 years. Putting that money towards retirement, debt, or furthering your career with an education are all better ways to use your money, and with much better returns.

Winners Become Losers

With all this talk about the odds against winning and how much money is wasted on lottery tickets, one may forget that people do win the jackpot once in a great while. Every now and then, we read about someone who won a huge jackpot of a few hundred million dollars and how he or she is planning on retiring, buying a new car, or giving a percentage to a favorite charity.

But we rarely hear about what actually happens to these people. Do they live rich, successful lives? Remember, most lottery players have very little financial education or experience handling money. Here are a few examples of those who won major jackpots, only to lose it all:

  • Michael Carroll from the UK won a $15.4 million National Lottery jackpot in 2002, only to find himself unemployed and broke a few years later. He lost all the money on expensive gifts, drugs, prostitutes, and cars.
  • Evelyn Adams won the New Jersey lottery twice (1985 and 1986) for a total of $5.4 million, but lost every penny gambling it away in Atlantic City casinos. She currently lives in a trailer park.
  • Jay Sommers won one-fifth of a $28.9 million jackpot in Michigan and proceeded to spend the first annual check of $290,000 to buy five automobiles. After that, he hired a shady financial advisor (his friend), who swindled him out of the rest of his winnings. Sommers lost all of his winnings and resorted to delivering pizzas.

Final Word

Still not deterred from buying a few lottery tickets? You aren’t alone. Millions of people buy lottery tickets every week and don’t expect to win anything back; it’s just a game to them. Heck, I even buy a lottery ticket once in a while, just for kicks. But I never expect to actually win the jackpot, and I would never spend money I don’t have to try to beat such grand odds.

Buying lottery tickets for fun once in a while won’t break the bank. Playing with money you don’t have, or that you will need later on, however, is a recipe for disaster. For those who decide to play responsibly, the good news is that a portion of the money that goes towards state lotteries is used for education and children’s programs. The only responsible way to play the lottery is to do so occasionally for fun, without any expectation of winning. When it turns into something else, you know it’s time to stop.

Eating Dogs Could Be Made Illegal In The UK With New Brexit Bill

Eating dogs will be banned in the UK if 15 Conservative backbenchers are successful with proposed changes to the Brexit Agriculture Bill.
It is currently legal to ‘humanely kill and eat a dog you own’ in the UK. Who knew?

Proposals to change current laws come after the US Congress outlawed the eating of dog and cat meat in the US in 2018.

It’s also suggested the change in UK law would serve as an example to countries in the far east where consuming dog and cat meat is not only legal to do but also a popular activity.

In places like China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, it’s estimated 30 million dogs a year are killed for their meat.

The MP for Clacton, Giles Watling, told The Sun: “It is simply not right to eat companion animals.

“There are also some incredibly cruel practices related to the eating of dogs around the world, such as the belief that the animals taste better if they die when stressed.

“We want to lead by example alongside countries like the United States, Germany and Austria who have already implemented bans – not lag behind them, and I hope the Government will listen.”

The Tory MP is leading the bid along with backing from two former ministers, Sir Robert Syms and Tracey Crouch and the former London mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith.

Some opposition MPs, such as the Workington MP and Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman, have shown interest in the bill changes and Hayman even held meetings with some campaign groups recently.

Clacton’s proposed changes would ‘prohibit the human consumption, transport and possession of dog and cat meat’ and would make the act punishable with a sentence of up to six months in prison.

In August 2018, the World Dog Alliance launched a campaign to put a stop to the consumption of dog meat in the UK.

You Can Now Get Microwavable Slippers To Keep Your Feet Warm

Spring might be just around the corner, but for now it’s still bloody cold here in the UK, so why not treat yourself to microwavable slippers?

Yeah, admittedly it’s a weird concept, but you’ll be pushing those thoughts to one-side when your feet are snuggly and ensconced within these bad boys.

The cosy slippers are on sale for £19.99 and are lavender scented, for some reason.

They’ll make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift if you happen to have a partner who has perpetually cold feet and thinks it’s acceptable to try and warm them up on you. Save yourself the bedtime trauma and get a pair of these, eh?

The slippers are on sale on Prezzybox and have loads of glowing reviews, many from happy men who have bought a pair for their cold-footed partners.

One man wrote: “As the husband of a wife who is always cold, I’m pleased to say that, from the moment she put them on, she hasn’t once mentioned a chill or draught.

Spring might be just around the corner, but for now it’s still bloody cold here in the UK, so why not treat yourself to microwavable slippers?

Yeah, admittedly it’s a weird concept, but you’ll be pushing those thoughts to one-side when your feet are snuggly and ensconced within these bad boys.

The cosy slippers are on sale for £19.99 and are lavender scented, for some reason.

They’ll make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift if you happen to have a partner who has perpetually cold feet and thinks it’s acceptable to try and warm them up on you. Save yourself the bedtime trauma and get a pair of these, eh?

The slippers are on sale on Prezzybox and have loads of glowing reviews, many from happy men who have bought a pair for their cold-footed partners.

One man wrote: “As the husband of a wife who is always cold, I’m pleased to say that, from the moment she put them on, she hasn’t once mentioned a chill or draught.

“They make her happy. Thank you.”

Another posted: “Bought these for my wife – who always has cold feet! She loved them, and more importantly for me – no more cold feet!” Sounds good.

If dealing with cold feet is an ongoing battle for you or your other half, then you could always go for a two-pronged attack and pick up one of these special hot water bottle covers designed for your trotters.

On sale from Amazon you and your toes can be the proud owner of one of these for just £15.99 with free delivery.

According to the description: “The hot bottle is inserted into the attractive and practical foot pouch which is big enough to envelop both feet in gentle warmth and comfort. Heats in minutes. Stays warm for a couple of hours.”

And the reviews have all been largely positive, with one toasty customer writing: “I have struggled with bad circulation and icy feet for a long time. Thick socks and other things did not do the trick. This product solved my cold feet problem in a matter of minutes!”

While another said: “My husband was always complaining about his feet being cold of an evening, so thought I’d order this for him. Arrived promptly, looks good and is just the trick…no more cold feet!”

Outrage Over Picture Showing Young People Looking At Their Phones While Elderly Woman Stands

When an elderly person gets on a bus or a train, the general consensus is to offer up your seat. It’s just polite.

Well, a group of commuters on a train in Sydney have been shamed online after they appeared not to have got the memo. A photo has emerged online which showed them seemingly ignoring a fellow passenger, forcing her to stand.

The picture was shared on Facebook and has unsurprisingly received a lot of attention, with 1,400 comments and 25,000 shares, since it was posted last week.

The quartet of passengers have been slammed for failing to give up their seats.

One person wrote: “Shitty parenting results in shitty children. They probably don’t know any better thanks to their parents trying to be their best friends and not preparing them to be adults.”

Another added: “This photo shits me !!!! No respect what so ever gone are the days where the younger generation look after for their elders !!!! How other people haven’t ripped them from their seats and or made sure granny had a seat is beyond frustrating.”

A third said they definitely would have offered up their seat for the woman. They wrote: “Hey I’m not a young person but I would have stood up and given my seat up for the elderly lady and I’m dam sure my children would have done the same and they aren’t teenagers either…..dam rude, no dam respect,no empathy…too self absorbed.”

Not everyone was as quick to condemn the seated passengers however, with some claiming the picture might not tell the whole story.

One user wrote: “Not defending them but… someone may have offered, but the elderly said ‘No It’s ok I’m getting off soon or at next stop’.”

04 February 2019, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bielefeld: View of an open track bed with rails at a railway bridge under construction. Three railway bridges in Bielefeld have been renewed since mid-2018. To this end, tracks on the freight line have so far been closed. From mid-March, the line will be closed to passenger trains and the trains will be diverted via the freight line. This also has an impact on long-distance traffic in NRW. Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa

But rather than picking on anyone in the photograph, other people turned their aim at the person behind the camera, for trying to cause trouble.

“Typical person today. Take a photo and complain on Facebook but don’t have the balls to say something in real life,” wrote one person.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Sydney Trains said: “Sydney Trains encourages all of its passengers to observe appropriate transport etiquette including respecting elderly, disabled or pregnant customers by offering up their seats.”

Reasons to Respect Our Elders

China, Confucian law encourages an utmost respect for the family unit, and innate value for its older members. And although times are changing, so too do Japan and Korea celebrate the ages of the old. Latin cultures have a similar respect traditionally with their elders, as do many native tribes. Western culture however, contemporary as it prides itself to be, holds a far more youth-centric outlook. This is a concern, as statistics are showing levels of depression and anxiety have skyrocketed due to a decrease in value once we reach a certain age.

They see the world in a different way
Through the experiences of their own lives and through the time they have spent on this earth, they will see the world from their own perspective. They might assign themselves differently to the way they walk and talk and dress. Take note. It might just broaden your horizons.

They have walked a mile in your shoes
The advantage anybody older than yourself has, is that they have lived at the age that you have before. Although every situation is different, they do know what it is like to be where you are, or at least, at the age you are at. Unfortunately you cannot say the same about them, so have respect and listen to what they have to say.

They are more travel weary
Who knows what countries they have trailed though, what mountains they have climbed to get where they are! They might be tired – offer them a seat!

They have experience we can only dream of
The world is a different place now. The world they lived in will also never exist again as it once did. We will never know what it was like then, before things changed and became now. We can only dream of what it was like to dance in the disco era, or experience war. They lived it. Show respect for the history they have survived.

They will have stories that can benefit us
Everybody has a story to tell. Everyone. These are the stories of our lives, the tales of us. Don’t just roll your eyes when your grandma or grandpa tells you ‘again’ about the good old days … relish in a story that might influence your own.

They are still learning from us too
As we are alive, we are all still learning. They might be older, but they are learning too. Have patience.

They are our family
Your grandparents choices in life resulted in YOU! Be grateful. Look after each other. Love is the answer.

The ignored elderly: We’ve become invisible to society say half of over 65s

Age International’s impressive collection of essays invests significant effort in challenging this analysis and the myths behind it. The numbers are telling. Though we are all well aware of the youth bulge, the old bulge is not yet part of the development lexicon. But by 2050, the number of people in the world aged 60 or older will be more than twice what it is now (pdf), growing from 868 million to 2.02 billion, according to the UN.

The year 2047 will be remembered, according to UN predictions, as the first year when older people (60+) will outnumber children (under 16) (pdf). Crucially, 80% of these old people will, by that time, live in what we call developing countries.

The case is fairly clear and is made in essay after essay. The failure of the international community to recognise this major demographic shift, a consequence of increased life expectancy – itself one of the finest symbols of the progress of humankind in the past century – is distorting the development narrative and the policies that accompany it.

Far more than just making the moral case for investing in older people, the authors argue that older people are hard workers and relatively productive (even if their contributions to economic development are often informal), and that they are crucial to social cohesion and child-rearing. Investing in their health and wellbeing is not only a duty, therefore, but sound economic and social policy.

Two thoughts. First, should those focused on children’s welfare view this as a rearguard action from the grey lobby, as competition for limited budgets and political energies? A facetious question to which, obviously, the answer is no. The most important policies required to help old people to thrive and contribute are likely, mostly, to be very similar to those that young people need, eg better basic services (free at the point of use) and better infrastructure. A deeper focus on older people would not be to the exclusion of others, but would ensure that their needs are contemplated as better systems are rolled out in fast-changing developing countries, for the good of old people and the rest of society too.

Second, this issue further undermines the post-colonial us-and-them, we-help-you mentality. In one of my first blogs for the Guardian how I tried to provoke British readers by suggesting that visitors from Africa might be horrified by the way we treat our old people. You may or may not agree, but, apart from social policies in the global north being, naturally, far better funded, there is no sense in my mind that northern countries are nearer to solving the problem of how to respond to ageing societies than any other part of the world.

This is an area where all countries have much to learn, and much to offer. The issue of old people is then, perhaps ironically, a thoroughly modern one in the spectrum of global development problems.

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England World Cup Winner Gordon Banks Has Died

Former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at the age of 81, it has been announced.

The footballing legend famously played every game of the 1966 World Cup which saw England lift the Jules Rimet trophy at Wembley, after beating Germany 4-2 in extra time.

In a career of incredible highs, one of his most iconic moments was his acrobatic save from a Pele header at the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico, which has gone down in history as one of the greatest moments in football.

File photo dated 05-05-1965 of Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in the match with Hungary at Wembley.

Banks, who famously only had one eye, played most of his career for Leicester City and Stoke City, as well as spells with Cleveland Stokers, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and St Patrick’s Athletic.

During his international career, he won 73 caps and played in two World Cups, and between 1966 and 1971 he was named Fifa’s Goalkeeper Of The Year for six consecutive years.

The news of his death was announced in a statement from his family on Twitter.

They said: “It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight. We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.”

Since the tragic news was announced, tributes have been flooding in from the sporting world.

A spokesperson for Chesterfield FC, where Banks began his career in the 1950s, said: “The sad news reaches us that legendary former Spireite Gordon Banks has passed away.

“Gordon, who started his career at Chesterfield, was of course part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team. Our thoughts are with Gordon’s family and friends.”

Former England and Leicester striker, Gary Lineker wrote on social media: “Oh no. Gordon Banks, an absolute hero of mine, and countless others, has died. @England’s World Cup winner was one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and such a lovely, lovely man. #RIPGordon.”

Manchester City and England midfielder, Raheem Sterling said: “Of course there was THAT save, but its so much more we are mourning today. RIP Gordon Banks. @England legend, your legacy will live on. All my thoughts with the family.”

A spokesperson for Leicester City, for whom Banks played 293 times during his eight-year spell with the club, wrote: “Leicester City Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former goalkeeper Gordon Banks OBE, who has passed away at the age of 81.”

England’s official Twitter account wrote: “We’re deeply saddened to hear that Gordon Banks, our #WorldCup-winning goalkeeper, has passed away. Our thoughts are with Gordon’s friends, family and supporters at this difficult time.”

Rami Malek Wins Best Actor BAFTA Award For Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek has scooped yet another award for his incredible performance as Freddie Mercury in Queen flick Bohemian Rhapsody, having won the Leading Actor gong at tonight’s BAFTA awards.

The film was also honoured earlier on this evening, when it won a BAFTA for Best Sound, and had also been shortlisted in the Outstanding British Film, Costume Design, Make-Up & Hair, Cinematography and Editing categories.

Malek beat fellow nominees Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born), Christian Bale (Vice), Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) this evening – and he’s also not doing badly for himself outside of the world of BAFTAs.

Not only has Malek been nominated for the highly coveted Best Leading Actor Oscar this year (alongside Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe and Viggo Mortenson), he also scooped the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, while the film itself took the prize for Best Motion Picture – Drama.

“I am beyond moved,” Malek said when he accepted the award.
He also thanked Freddie Mercury, adding: “This is for and because of you, gorgeous.”

Queen guitarist, Brian May, has given his blessing to the film – and has said Malek deserved to be nominated for an Oscar for his ‘remarkable’ performance.

Speaking to the Press Association, he said: “He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable.

“He’s incredible… without doubt he’ll be on the nominations list for an Oscar – and well deserved as well.

“We’ve lived with this project for nine years and it’s incredible to see it doing so well. It came out to shitty reviews, as some of our work has before, but the public has embraced it magnificently.

“Everybody gave 200 percent, from the actors and technicians to the production team and hair and make-up, everyone. You don’t get any lukewarm responses. The guy who plays me should be getting awards all over.”

May’s not the only one who thinks Malek should get the Academy Award, either.

Following the news of his BAFTA success this evening, one person tweeted: “Yesss baby!! Rami on his way to snatch that Oscar!!!”

Another added: “NOW ONTO THAT OSCAR.”

Reckon Malek can make it a hat trick? Only time will tell…

Lady Gaga Delivers Inspiring Message About Mental Health After Winning A Grammy For ‘Shallow’

The smash hit ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born has not only been killing it on the charts but it’s scooped up some of the biggest awards in the industry.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper can can add a Grammy to the ever-increasing trophy cabinet after the pair won the award for Best Pop Duo/Group

When Gaga accepted the award, barely able to fight back tears, she used the moment to deliver an important message about mental health.

She told the crowd: “I’m so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important.

“And a lot of artists deal with that. And we gotta take care of each other.
“So if you see somebody that’s hurting, don’t look away.

“And if you’re hurting, even though it might be hard, try to find that bravery within yourself to dive deep and go tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.”

It’s an inspiring message that was at the heart of the movie, with Bradley Cooper’s character killing himself near the end.

Lady Gaga accept the award for best pop duo or group performance for “Shallow” at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

The film shows Jackson’s mind slipping further into depression and self-loathing as well as the impact suicide can have on friends and family. No doubt Gaga’s message will ring true to many people around the world.

Gaga has had quite the night after not only winning a Grammy for ‘Shallow’ but also one for her album Joanne for Best Solo Pop Performance.

She wrote on Twitter: “I’m not gonna be able to wear any makeup tonight. We just won our first of Grammy nominations for the night.

“I’m in tears with honor and gratitude. Thank you @RecordingAcad #Grammys #Grammy and my co-writers and Bradley I love you so much thank you.”\

She won the Grammy for Best Pop Solo PerformanceThe singer won high praise for her track, “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?” The fact that is feels like that song and album came out 7 years ago doesn’t matter because it’s what Gaga deserves after that impromptu Las Vegas duet with Cooper. It’s what she deserves. On Twitter, she cried again, writing, “Thank you so much for this gift I am completely shocked. 2nd Grammy win of the night I am so overwhelmed by this kindness.”

And if that wasn’t good enough, A Star Is Born won the BAFTA for Best Original Music.
The accolade was specifically awarded to Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Lukas Nelson, who beat BlacKkKlansman‘s Terence Blanchard, If Beale Street Could Talk‘s Nicholas Britell, Isle of Dogs‘ Alexandre Desplat and Mary Poppin’s Returns‘ Marc Shaiman.

‘Shallow’ was nominated for four Grammys including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media.

It’s also won at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Movie Awards and Satellite Awards. All eyes will be on the Academy Awards to see if she can scoop up any other big awards.
We can imagine the party will be going wild in Camp Gaga tonight. Well done.
She owned Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

Not to be dramatic, but Seacrest should be embarrassed for his red carpet behavior. Props to Gaga for calling out the red carpet host for thrusting his hot mic in her face just expecting her to speak into you. “You didn’t ask me a question,” she said, as she dodged the mic.
She took this perfect picture with Jennifer Lopez.

She opened up the show with Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lopez, and Michelle Obama.

The five queens opened with emotional and inspiring monologues. Gaga talked about how early on in her career she was deemed “weird” and told that she wouldn’t even make. And look at her now! Everyone wants to take another look.

She won AGAIN for “Shallow.”

Gaga started out her speech by saying she was missing her other half, Jackson — I mean, Bradley. “I wish Bradley was here!” she said, before she went on to the more emotional part of her speech. “If I don’t get another chance to say this I just want to say I am so proud to be a part of a movie that addresses mental health issues. They’re so important. A lot of artists deal with that and we got to take care of each other. If you see someone that is hurting, don’t look away. And if you are hurting, dive deep and tell somebody and take them up in your head with you.”

Gaga is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Song (her and Cooper are slated to perform on February 24), and she’s pretty much a shoo-in to win, but it was sweet hearing a more sentimental speech from her that isn’t about 99 people being in a room.

She admitted she was having, like Baby in Dirty Dancing, the time of her life.

She performed “Shallow” as Lady Gaga performing as Ally performing as Lady Gaga.

The meta JUMPED out. It takes a mastermind to create the turducken of songs. As Ally as Lady Gaga, the singer stomped her feet, and thrashed her head, and looked angrily into the camera with a stare so deep I felt it in my soul. And I liked it? Okay no, I loved it. Still, it was weird. But weird is good — just think about “Hair Body Face.” That was weird! But also great. Touché Ally. I mean Gaga.

Cardi B Becomes First Solo Woman to Win Best Rap Album at Grammys

Cardi B accepts the award for Best Rap Album with ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.

The five LPs up for best rap album at the 2019 Grammys constituted a stacked category: Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, Mac Miller’s Swimming, Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, Pusha T’s Daytona and Travis Scott’s Astroworld. But Cardi B managed to nab the honor in the highly competitive category with her smash debut.

When the award was announced, Cardi freaked and hugged Offset, grabbing him by the hand and guiding him up to the stage with her.

“Babe I can’t breathe,” she said after taking the stage. “The nerves are so bad — maybe i need to start smoking weed.”

In addition to industry folks, Cardi thanked her child with husband Offset. “I want to thank my daughter. I’m not just saying thank because she’s my daughter. When I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete. I had three songs I was for sure having. And you know how I was. We had to have this album done so I could shoot these videos but I’m still not showing. It was very long nights.”

Though Lauryn Hill nabbed the best rap album award in 1997 as part of the Fugees for The Score, Cardi B is the first solo female to win best rap album at the 2019 Grammys.

Twitter Is Legit TRASHING Offset Right Now and He May Never Recover

So, last night Offset showed up with Cardi B at the Grammys. And they touched tongues on the red carpet, which was a lot! But, there was so much more to come—none of which impressed fans. Not only did Offset make this face during Cardi’s performance as the camera kept cutting to him, ugh:

He debuted footage of his wife giving birth during a promo for his album:

And he inexplicably showed up on stage with Cardi when she won:

AND he kept wandering into her photos:

Like…DUDE CALM DOWN. Naturally, all of this extremely thirsty behavior borders on spotlight-stealing, and Twitter was deeply unimpressed. Get ready:

There’s Now A Pillow That Makes Spooning Really Comfortable

Love cuddling in bed, but can’t find a comfortable position to do so? This is your time to rejoice; your prayers have been answered. No longer will dead arms be a worry when you’re snuggling up with your special someone.

You know what I’m talking about here – that dreaded dulling numbness that eventually sets in during a spooning session, almost inevitably as soon as the spoonee has blissfully drifted off to sleep. Pain in the arse, isn’t it? Well, the arm.

US-based company Coodle has now solved the problem with a special pillow that makes spooning a much more comfy activity for affectionate couples.

The Coodle pillow is a memory foam pillow styled into an arch shape, with plastic ribs inside to help it keep its shape.

Basically, it takes the weight of the spoonee’s head off the spooner’s arm, allowing it to fit snuggly through the arch.

Although $65 (£49) might feel a little pricey, it’s a specialist pillow – just think how fancy you’ll feel when you tell your mates you’ve got one of those – meaning you can spend more time locked in a sweet embrace with your other half.

The pillow was invented by real-life couple Bob and Shirley, who love cuddling up to watch TV, according to the product website.

Having come up with the idea for a solution to the age-old problem, Bob cut foam and bent plastic in his oven to create a tunnel-shaped pillow, and eventually named it the ‘Coodle’before securing a utility patent from the United States Patent Office.

“A concept, a dream, an invention can spark a person’s spirit so that it bypasses doubt and fear. Making the leap, big or small, is something we all do in our lives. We won’t know success if we let that opportunity pass or fade away,” the website states.

Of course, you don’t only have to use the Coodle pillow for spooning – it’s ideal for lone soldiers too.

The website recommends you use it to prop yourself up when doing things like watching TV, or even just so you’re not lying completely flat in bed.

However, unfortunately for Brits, the pillow is currently only available for our friends across the pond in the US – but we can live in hope that one day it’ll be our turn too.

Next they just need to solve the problem of the spoonee’s hair getting in the mouth of the spooner, and then we’ve got this tricky art all sorted.

Here are seven easy steps from The Sleep Council to help improve your sleep this National Bed Month.

  1. Your Bedroom
    A clean, peaceful and welcoming bedroom will aid a better night’s sleep. Make sure your room it completely dark and invest in a blackout blind or curtains, or an eye mask might be a cheaper alternative. Your bedroom should not be too hot or too cold, around 16-18° C (60-65° F) is recommended. Scents such as lavender and germanium are naturally calming, so invest in some essential oils to help you drift off. Remember, these should not be used in pregnancy or children’s rooms.
  2. Your Bed
    Do you ever wake up with neck or back ache? When lying in bed, do you feel springs or ridges beneath the surface? Avoid the ‘Seven Year Hitch’ – the point at which existing beds may still look good but are beginning to offer less support than a new one*. What better time than National Bed Month to invest in a better night’s sleep if your bed is seven years old or more?
  3. Your Lifestyle
    The 21st century lifestyle is typically fast paced, chaotic and jam-packed with technology. From the moment we wake up, we’re continuously being fed content from smart phones, TV, radio and social media feeds. All this non-stop stimulation causes havoc when we’re trying to fall asleep. Switch off your tech a couple of hours before bedtime – that includes your phone! Also try reducing the intensity of artificial light in your home by using dimmer switches or low wattage bulbs.
  4. Stress and Worry
    Scientists have found a direct correlation between anxiety and rhythm of sleep. When a person is anxious their heart rate increases, which causes the brain to ‘race’, too. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help ‘unlearn’ negative thought processes through psychological treatment. Deep breathing and meditation before bed can help slow down your busy brain activity. Also, give yourself a positive affirmation before going to sleep. Instead of thinking ‘the mortgage is due and I don’t have the money to pay it’, say aloud ‘we will find a way to pay the mortgage this month.’
  5. Your Diet
    They say you are what you eat, and when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep, the food and drink you consume has a drastic effect. The best foods for sleep include milk, cherries, chicken and rice, while fatty meat, curry and alcohol are some of the worst. Some people choose not to eat after 6pm, as late meals can make it difficult to sleep. However, if you are tempted to have something before bed, reach for a milky drink or a soothing herbal tea.
  6. Exercise
    Sports and exercise can help you to enjoy a better quality of sleep. Working out effectively can tire your body out gently, promoting a better night’s sleep. But don’t over-do it right before bedtime – wearing yourself out physically is not likely to induce sleepiness. In fact, it can often be counter-productive, leading to additional alertness when trying to sleep.
  7. Relaxation and other therapies
    Demanding jobs, long hours and active families all contribute to a hectic lifestyle, and that’s not helped by the intense media that surrounds us. These elements make it very difficult to wind down, so try to relax and insist on some ‘me time’ before going to bed. Have a warm bath, listen to some quiet music or do some yoga – these all help to relax both the mind and body.