Sam Smith Opens Up on Gender-Fluid Identity: ‘I Feel Just as Much a Woman as I Am a Man’

Sam Smith doesn’t need labels. In a candid interview with The Sunday Times, the English singer opened up his gender identity, saying he doesn’t consider himself a cisgender man. “I don’t know what the title would be, but I feel just as much woman as I am man,” he elaborated. Smith explained that he likes dressing in drag, revealing that he hits up the Australian drag shop House of Priscilla whenever he’s in Sydney, Australia. “Oh, my god, I just buy everything — heels, dresses,” he said. “We have a great time.” And this habit is nothing new. The 25-year-old crooner said he used to head to school in women’s… Read More

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Scared of spiders? It’s time to get over our fears and make peace with arachnids

I get hundreds of emails every week from PR specialists trying to get my attention. Many of them are helpful, providing me information about local events and projects, and suggestions for stories and columns. A few are misdirected, assuming that I write about things that I don’t. Then there are the ones that have completely misread the room; the ones that joyfully celebrate products intended to more easily kill living creatures. I got one the other day that not only was hawking poisons to get rid of everything from rats to spiders, but also was guilty of something that never fails to evoke a long rant from me — perpetuating… Read More

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WATCH: Joseph Duggar’s Wife Kendra Caldwell Takes Bridesmaids Photos on Her Wedding Day

Here comes the bride! In an exclusive clip from next week’s episode of TLC’s Counting On, Kendra Caldwell prepares to say “I do” to Joseph Duggar. After a small crisis gets averted — the wedding flowers hadn’t showed up yet, so a bouquet for Caldwell had to be improvised — the blushing bride emerges to take pictures with her bountiful bridesmaids. “When you hear Kendra, turn around,” the photographer tells them all, ensuring that Caldwell would be able to make a breath-taking entrance. Sure enough, upon seeing her, everybody commented on how beautiful the 19-year-old looked — in fact, they all agreed that Duggar“should cry’ when he saw her walking… Read More

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Inside the Witness Tour: See Katy Perry ‘Lay the Foundation’ for Massive Stage Show in Behind-the-Scenes Clip

From igniting the lights to coordinating the dancers to rehearsing the hours-long show over and over again, putting the pieces of WITNESS: The Tour together was anything but easy for Katy Perry and her production crew. In behind-the-scenes clips previewing exclusively on PEOPLE and EW, the “Swish Swish” singer and her choreographers Antony Ginandjar and Ashley Evans of The Squared Division take KatyCats inside the preparation for the massive world tour. Available now to Xfinity X1 customers, the cable provider’s new On-Demand Perry hub features even more content for Perry’s most ardent fans. “It’s been an absolutely wild ride. It has just been go, go, go since we said yes,”… Read More

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Caitlin McHugh: Engaged to John Stamos!!!!!!!!!!

In the video above, John Stamos helps a man propose to his girlfriend. It’s very funny and extremely romantic. The beloved former Full House star, however, needed no assistance from any other attractive actor in order to pop a very similar question himself. How do we know this? Because John Stamos is now engaged to Caitlin McHugh!!!!!! The 54-year old stud muffin confirmed this exciting piece of news on Sunday night in positively adorable fashion. Along with a beautiful illustration of a man in a suit and a woman in a dress, the actor wrote the following to his 2.2 million Instagram followers: “I asked…she said yes! …And we lived… Read More

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Farrah Abraham Topless Photo Commemorates Instagram Milestone, Cements Icon Status

Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham just reached a million followers on Instagram, and celebrated the only way she knows how: By posing topless in bed with a “come hither” gaze. On Sunday, October 22, the redhead took to Instagram to celebrate eclipsing the seven-figure mark on her Instagram fan total. For some reason Farrah wants more plastic surgery; Abraham’s insane boobs and facial transformation are rather evident here. She is wearing pasties – heart-shaped ones, totes adorbs – but very little else is left to the imagination in the hypnotic image. About the only thing missing here is Abraham’s surgically enhanced butt, which remains covered up. Maybe for her… Read More

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George Clooney Talks Twins at Suburbicon Premiere with Wife Amal

George Clooney is famous for his dastardly on-set pranks – and he’s already trying to pass them on to the next generation. George and wife Amal Clooney were all smiles as they posed together at the premiere of his new movie Suburbicon on Sunday in Westwood, California. The new parents to twins Alexander and Ella – born in June – were also joined by Amal’s mother, Baria Alamuddin, on the red carpet. “When you’re directing, you’re busy. When you’re acting, you’ve got a lot of time and you can do all kinds of horrible things,” Clooney told PEOPLE at the premiere of his lack of tomfoolery. “I’m already trying to… Read More

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Alameda’s Adoptable Pets: Cat adoption fees to be waived next week

Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) is at “cat-pacity!” We have more than 60 wonderful felines that need homes, about twice as many as usual. So on Nov. 1-5, FAAS will waive the adoption fee for any cat six months of age or older. We’re open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Many of our cats are into double digits but still going strong and have many more years of love to give. Tabitha, 15, is a friendly full-figured gal that would like to be the one to greet you at the door every evening. Bandit, 14, is a… Read More

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We Tried It: A Psychic Reading with Medium and Spiritual Counselor Anna Raimondi

What It Is: A reading with spiritual counselor Anna Raimondi, who wrote the new book Conversations with Mary: Messages of Love, Healing, Hope and Unity for Everyone. Who Tried It: Rennie Dyball, Senior News Editor Why We Tried It: I’m neither a full-on believer nor a complete skeptic. I’m psychic-curious. Level of Difficulty: Very little on my end! Maybe 2/10. The only difficulty came in not babbling too much. I wanted to give her as little information as possible to “test” her authenticity. Anna Raimondi holds many titles. She’s an author, for one (more on that later), she’s got a Bachelors in Clinical Psychology, and she’s a hypnotherapist, grief counselor… Read More

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John Green’s book tour coming to Pleasanton Fairgrounds

New York Times bestselling author John Green proves there’s upsweep in following turtles all the way down. The writer’s long-awaited seventh young adult novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” tells the story of Aza Homes (“Holmesy”), a particularly intense teenager afflicted with anxiety and caught in the downward mental gyre of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps because he in real life shares the condition and writes about OCD with accuracy, empathy and remarkable humor, Green’s new book is likely to follow the trajectory of its literary predecessor. “The Fault in Our Stars,” Green’s 2012 young adult novel about two teenagers with cancer, has sold more than 24 million copies and been adapted… Read More

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