DC Teases Aquaman 2 for a Shazam April Fools Joke

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DC found a smash hit with Aquaman and is looking at another with Shazam. Given the comedic nature of the latter, and the fact it comes out this Friday, it makes sense that if DC did an April Fools’ Day joke, it would center on their latest and most humorous film. So, we get a joke Aquaman 2 announcement, as well as a teaser hyping up how the critics are reacting to Shazam.

The trailer opens with fanfare and the Aquaman logo, teasing that the King will reign … only for Eminem’s “My Name Is” to kick in as “king” gets replaced with “kid,” Shazam appears, and we get a gentle reminder that the film opens on Thursday before it goes into a short teaser for the film, hailing it as “the most fun you’ll have in theaters all year.”

All in all, it’s a solid April Fools joke. Aquaman has already had a sequel greenlit, but they haven’t started filming yet; there’s no surprise or worry over whether this does or doesn’t mean the film will get a sequel. Instead, it’s just a harmless joke that fits in with Shazam‘s general willingness to laugh at the world of DC and itself.

After all, a film that features a scene of the hero throwing a giant Batman doll at the villain screaming, “Get him, Batman!” would gently mock the rest of the Justice League as well, including DC’s new flagship franchise.

I’ve got to say, this also makes me want an Arthur cameo in a later Shazam movie, or for Shazam to join the Justice League. Billy’s enthusiasm and excitement would be a welcome addition to a very grumpy team of superheroes, and I would love to see him and Arthur share supervillain fighting techniques or for Billy to totally fanboy over meeting the Aquaman himself.

If the film does as well as it should at the box office, Billy will definitely make the team the next time they all save the world.

Critics are loving Shazam, more so than probably was expected. Currently sitting at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, it holds the same score as Wonder Woman, making it tied for the highest-rated film in the DCEU. With nothing really in the way to bar it from reaching number 1 at the box office—due to Dumbo‘s under-performance and the only real competition being Pet Sematary—it looks like DC should have another massive hit on their hands.

Are you excited to see Shazam, or do you wish we had actually been given a real Aquaman 2 tease?

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SXSW Movie Review: Jezebel’s True Story Does Sex Work Justice

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Jezebel is a sparkling debut for director/screenwriter Numa Perrier, which its SXSW premiere crowd acknowledged enthusiastically. The film deals with themes many will find unsettling. That’s unfortunate, because there’s no reason to be uncomfortable with sex work.

As America enters an era where online sex work has become increasingly unsafe, movies like this are refreshing. It’s not just the topic of sex work that makes it so unique, but that it’s a semi-autobiographical look into Perrier’s life as a sex worker, told from the Black fem perspective—and the level of normalcy with which the profession is documented—that makes this movie so special.

It’s not an educational piece or here to teach anyone about anything. It’s a look into the experience of a young woman who is discovering her sexuality and the impact of female empowerment.

Tiffany (Tiffany Tenelle) lives in a cramped one-bedroom apartment with her older sister Sabrina (Numa Perrier), her boyfriend David (Bobby Field), brother Dominic (Stephen Barrington), and younger sister Juju (Rockwelle Dortch). Sabrina is the only one with a job and supports the family as a phone sex operator. Tiffany spends much of her time caring for her terminally ill mother, and when her mother dies, that leaves her without direction.

Exhausted by the strain of being the only one working, Sabrina presents her sister with a job opportunity: a small startup is looking for internet cam girls paying 15$ an hour. Tiffany doesn’t scoff at the idea of cam work, eager about the opportunity instead. She shows up to a hole-in-the-wall office run by a skeezy character named Chuck (Dennis Jaffee), who does all the hiring. Her interview consists of stripping naked (which she does, but reluctantly). She’s told to shave, is quickly hired, and assumes the online identity of Jezebel.

She sees success quickly enough that she’s able to move out on her own, but that success doesn’t come without pitfalls. Tiffany is the only Black woman at the cam company, and other cam girls become jealous as she gains more money and repeat clientele.

Their apathy is on display when Tiffany is called a racial slur during one of the chatroom sessions. Her colleagues tell her to “get a thicker skin” because the customer is always right—but Tiffany is no pushover. She’s a sweet young lady but isn’t afraid to advocate for herself against her boss, and anyone else who tries to convince her she should take mistreatment to keep her job.

There are so many elements to celebrate in Jezebel: the sincere and unapologetic performance by newcomer Tiffany Tenille, who nails the demure portrayal of a woman on a path to self-discovery, her nonchalant attitude and acceptance of sex work is a form of normalization, because it’s honest work.

Entering this career field is even more advantageous when you have a strong support system. Sabrina is encouraging and compassionate, because she understands that the type of work doesn’t define who you are as a person and consistently reminds Tiffany of this.

The men in the family don’t like the jobs Tiffany and Sabrina do, but they also don’t discourage them either. While that isn’t a huge leap forward, it’s still fresh to see men having little to no involvement in how these women choose to stay employed or what they do with their bodies.

Numa Perrier took a lot of risk with Jezebel. There are no cheap movie tricks or special effects, just impressive cinematography and lighting to evoke sexual tension, and a solid story to carry the film from one plot beat to the next. For a first-time director, there is great confidence in her presentation, and it shows. However, can you blame her? She has lived a life unique only to her and should be the only one to tell her story, and it’s hard to think of anyone who could have done this justice.

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Valerie Complex is a military veteran, turned freelance writer and movie nerd. As a lover of Japanese animation, comics, and all things film, she is passionate about inclusion across all entertainment mediums.

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Naturally Men Took Tinder’s “Height Verification” April Fools Joke Too Seriously

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Happy April Fools’ Day! Already, companies that are trying to do joke products are being met with sincere reactions. While this is not my favorite holiday, after 25 years of it, I’m used to checking the date on articles before I believe them (the whole internet could stand to give a closer look before commenting, tbh), and I had hoped the rest of the world would have caught on, too.

However, when Tinder jokes, the men who use it do not laugh and are too upset to actually realize that they’re being gently mocked. The popular dating app made a joke about a height verification for men who lie about their heights, and immediately, everyone took it seriously, despite it being an obvious joke.

Seriously, the video seems to think there’s only 10 inches in a foot, and yet, here we are, writing about how men can’t take a joke.

Tinder CMO Jenny Campbell told The Daily Dot, “To celebrate April Fool’s Day, we wanted to raise awareness that really only 14.5% of the U.S. male population is over 6′ despite the many Tinder bios claiming otherwise. This caused quite a stir among our users, and while we aren’t really verifying height, we do encourage people to stand proudly in their truth when filling out their bios. And conversely, we encourage all Tinder users to keep an open mind while swiping. Sometimes your most unexpected match can lead to amazing things.”

Men lashed out against the app following the joke, immediately tweeting that this was body shaming while in the same breath (or tweet) demanding that there be a weight verification for women, as that’s supposedly a sign of “self care” more so than height. The immediate fat shaming and misogynistic responses show that maybe height isn’t the reason that these men weren’t getting dates in the first place. Maybe it’s the way they treat women that is causing potential matches to swipe left.

I will note that not all of the responses were angry or gross. Some men tweeted out memes and jokes and seemed to get that it was all a prank to begin with. Still, the majority of the responses seem to be angry, which speaks to a problem. Men apparently are reacting to a joke with rage and a desire to embarrass women or punish them by shaming them for their size, acting as if body shaming is acceptable when it’s men shaming women, but not the other way around.

We joke that people from marginalized communities are too sensitive, but it appears that men can be the most sensitive of all. If a height requirement is met with an immediate cry of “but then women should need to verify weight” comments, that’s a sign of (a) body shaming and fat shaming, and (b) an inability to take a joke. Yes, the tweet was posted the Friday before April Fools’ Day, but it should have been an easy spot-the-prank post.

Instead, men took it upon themselves to be gross towards women and scream about how they’re being oppressed because of their height. Seriously, men, lighten up and take a joke. You’d be much prettier if you smiled more.

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SNL Sketch Mocks the College Admissions Scandal, but We’re Still Trapped in It

In a sketch cut for time, the recent Sandra Oh-hosted Saturday Night Live made fun of the college admissions scandal that rocked America. It also highlights how the privileged’s enhanced access to college is unlikely to change anytime soon.

The sketch shows a college admissions team, cautioned to be careful in the wake of the scandal, doing no such thing. They skip over a high-achieving student who would be the first in her family to go to college—“It’s not a race,” snarks Kenan Thompson, as to why they don’t need to admit her. Instead, the team is delighted to admit such academic luminaries as the grandson of Lou Ferrigno, heirs to vast Big Name wealth, and, in a nod to the scandal, some crew players who clearly don’t play the sport.

The sad thing here is that while this is all played for laughs and comedically exaggerated, the real results of college admissions are not far off. As a nation we’ve long seemed to accept that children from Named Families will attend top schools, often with the considerable assistance of their parents or grandparents having paid for a building. Much of the sarcastic reaction on social media after the scandal involved people chastising those involved for not going about this the “traditional” American way, which is pouring money into the institutions through other channels.

When the admissions scandal broke, I was surprised not by the illegal shenanigans but that merely being the child of William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, say, wouldn’t have been enough to greenlight their admission. Perhaps at the school of their choice it was not, but I guarantee you that for a great many universities, that would have been the rubber stamp of approval, all considerations of the student inconsequential.

While admissions committees are likely acting with more awareness since the scandal, their practices are unlikely to change. After all, the kids in the scandal were admitted because of fraudulent practices—faked sports team participation, having someone else take the SATs, having their test scores corrected.

But what goes on unaffected and unexamined will be the waves of rich kids who are still admitted because of their name, their “legacy,” a history considered that is not their own. This is to say nothing of the other ways privilege works to give some people a leg up: children awash in tutors, test prep, professional admissions advisors, and coming from high schools with their own Big Names have an advantage nearly impossible for a student of similar grades and scores to surmount in consideration for the same slot.

I don’t expect any of this to change, but I found the conversation that broke out after the scandal fascinating: many people seemed genuinely shocked to discover quite how much America is not a meritocracy. This is a conversation we should continue to have, since there is no escaping the real scandal of how much money buys access in a country grappling with the worst income inequality seen since the years that preceded the Great Depression.

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It’s Past Time to Acknowledge the Way Joe Biden Acts Towards Women

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Late last week, a former Nevada assemblywoman named Lucy Flores published an essay in The Cut detailing what she describes as an “awkward” encounter with then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2014.

Flores, then 35, was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada, where Biden had come to give the party a boost in their statewide elections. Flores says she was backstage at a rally, waiting to go on to speak to voters, when she “felt two hands on [her] shoulders.”  She says she “froze,” thinking to herself “’Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?’”

“I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair,” she continues. “I was mortified. I thought to myself, ‘I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?’ He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, ‘tragame tierra,’ it means, ‘earth, swallow me whole.’ I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.”

She goes on to describe how being a young Latina in politics had made her “used to feeling like an outsider in rooms dominated by white men,” though she says she’d never experienced anything like that Biden moment. Biden, on the other hand, appears to have had lots of similar moments. As Flores notes, over the years, there have been lots of pictures and videos appearing to show Biden nuzzling women and girls’ necks, whispering in their ears, or touching them in other apparently intimate ways.

Not all of those moments were necessarily uncomfortable for the individual woman involved. One of these “creepy” photos that went viral shows Biden whispering in the ear of Stephanie Carter during her husband’s swearing-in as defense secretary. After Flores’ article came out, that picture once again started making the rounds, prompting Carter to write an essay titled “The #MeToo Story That Wasn’t Me,” saying that the picture was “misleadingly extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends.”

It’s definitely not cool to project an experience with sexual misconduct onto someone else, and we can’t presume to tell other people’s stories for them. But we also have to note that the way Biden touched his “close friend” Carter is the same way he touches women and even young girls whom he does not know at all.

The body language is often the same: Biden, standing behind a woman or girl, with his hands on their shoulders (or sometimes grabbing their arms, torso, or even their face) and his face nuzzled into their hair. At best, it is an overly familiar and infantilizing paternal way of treating women and girls. Even if there is no sexual motivation, it’s completely inappropriate. Flores writes of her experience, “Is it enough of a transgression if a man touches and kisses you without consent, but doesn’t rise to the level of what most people consider sexual assault? I did what most women do, and moved on with my life and my work.”

For Flores, seeing pictures of Biden stirred up anger and resentment, knowing that she couldn’t say anything, not just because Biden was a powerful man—but because he fit an archetype that we’ve accepted as a society: the “uncle.” She writes,

Had I never seen those pictures, I may have been able to give Biden the benefit of the doubt. Had there not been multiple articles written over the years about the exact same thing — calling his creepy behavior an “open secret” — perhaps it would feel less offensive. And yet despite the steady stream of pictures and the occasional article, Biden retained his title of America’s Favorite Uncle. On occasion that title was downgraded to America’s Creepy Uncle but that in and of itself implied a certain level of acceptance. After all, how many families just tolerate or keep their young children away from the creepy uncle without ever acknowledging that there should be zero tolerance for a man who persistently invades others’ personal space and makes people feel uneasy and gross? In this case, it shows a lack of empathy for the women and young girls whose space he is invading, and ignores the power imbalance that exists between Biden and the women he chooses to get cozy with.

As an American Uncle, Biden is lovable and seen as harmless. He gets to have any questionable behavior dismissed as obliviously quirky, yet he’s still viewed as a capable enough authority figure to be a 2020 presidential frontrunner, despite not even having announced an official candidacy. It is a role that is afforded only to older white men, for whom there is no apparent end to the benefit of our doubts.

In Biden’s response to Flores’ essay, he says that never in his long career in politics, “did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so,” he says, “I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.”

“I may not recall these moments the same way,” he continued in his statement,” and I may be surprised at what I hear. But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will.” He goes on to say he will “remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women.”

It’s not surprising that Biden doesn’t believe he ever acted inappropriately. Flores guessed as much in her article, writing that looking at pictures of him and so many other women, “I saw obvious discomfort in the women’s faces, and Biden, I’m sure, never thought twice about how it made them feel.”

Has Biden ever reflected on the fact that he interacts with women incredibly differently from how he interacts with men? Even if his manner of touching is nonsexual, it’s still inappropriately paternal and that, in itself, is necessary of reflection and correction.

To now say that he is listening, without any indication that he’s willing to actually reflect on what he hears is a blatantly transparent non-apology. (If you think that’s just nitpicking semantics, I think you’re underestimating how hard a team has to work to craft the perfect semantics for this kind of statement from someone like Joe Biden.) Appearing on CNN, Flores said of Biden’s statement that he appears to have a “disconnect” if he doesn’t think his behavior was ever inappropriate.

“Frankly, my point was never about his intentions, and it shouldn’t be about his intentions. It should be about the women on the receiving end of that behavior, and … it wasn’t the only incident where he was acting inappropriately with women,” she said.

There has been an ugly backlash to Flores’ articles. A lot of people have been sharing pictures of her with other politicians or analyzing her body language in the picture with Biden, to construct an argument as to why she shouldn’t be allowed to complain about her interaction with Biden. This is a gross attempt to dehumanize her, to say that she’s not allowed to feel differently about different types of touching with different people. It’s the sort of argument too often used against women speaking out about their experiences with sexual misconduct or otherwise uncomfortable situations involving powerful men.

Others are arguing, as they did around Al Franken, that liberals can and even should ignore behavior like Biden’s because Donald Trump is in the White House. This, too, dehumanizes the very real women involved, counting them as props in men’s political stories. We don’t have to wait for Republicans to oust their sexual predators before we decide it’s worth looking at the inappropriate behavior happening on our side of the aisle.

This is a complicated issue and people are going to see all different shades of gray in it. But at its core, can we at least acknowledge that if the role of “America’s Uncle” were really so harmless, we wouldn’t have to tear a woman down for expressing discomfort with it? We wouldn’t have to work that hard to protect the archetype.

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We’re OK With Exactly One April Fools Joke

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April Fools’ Day is here, which means that every gullible human is running for the hills. It’s a day of dodging jokes and not trusting your family or friends. My advice is to just look at the people around you, take everything they say with a grain of salt, and willingly go through the day feeling like you’re being lied to.

Basically, today sucks—especially on the internet. If you willingly trust people, maybe just run away from life today, but you won’t be alone. Most on Twitter are not here for the nonsense that is April Fools’ Day, although some have found more acceptable outlets for the associated tomfoolery.

I will say there is one April Fools’ joke that I did like. It comes from Theatermania, and the fact that everyone just accepted it willingly is probably my favorite part. (The whole Mary Sue staff was suddenly very excited and then very disappointed.)

This isn’t just Chris Evans in any musical role. No, Theatermania has him joining Waitress the Musical as Jenna, the pregnant waitress  known for her wonderful pies, who falls in love with her OBGYN. Now, I’m the kind of person who believes that Chris Evans can tackle any role we give him, but this one may be out of his range.

Be careful out there today; trust no one. Especially anyone on Twitter.

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The Mary Sue Book Club: April Brings Lovers & A Little Bit of Magic

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April might be national poetry month, but a little prose is still a good balance for the literary soul. I was feeling very romantic this April, my birthday month, and so I’ve picked a couple of romantic related works, with a touch of contemporary YA and fantastical magic.

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A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

“The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…

Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC, but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.

For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him.

Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after.”

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The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

“Not to be missed by fans of Nina LaCour and Becky Albertalli, this powerful novel—from the acclaimed author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit—paints a poignant portrait of love in the past, grief in the now, and the healing power of art.

Before: Jess has always struggled with the fire inside her. But when she meets Vivi, everything changes. As they fall for each other, Vivi helps Jess deal with her anger and pain and encourages her to embrace her artistic talent. And suddenly Jess’s future is a blank canvas, filled with possibilities.

After: When Vivi unexpectedly dies, Jess’s perfect world is erased. As she spirals out of control, Jess pushes away everyone around her and throws out her plans for art school. Because art is Vivi and Vivi is gone forever. Right when Jess feels at her lowest, she makes a surprising friend who just might be able to show her a new way to channel her rage, passion, and creativity. But will Jess ever be able to forge a new path for herself without Vivi?

A beautiful exploration of first love and first loss, this novel effortlessly weaves together past and present to tell a profound story about how you can become whole again when it seems like you’ve lost the most important part of yourself.”

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Fumbled (Playbook, The) by Alexa Martin

“Single-mother Poppy Patterson moved across the country when she was sixteen and pregnant to find a new normal. After years of hard work, she’s built a life she loves. It may include a job at a nightclub, weekend soccer games, and more stretch marks than she anticipated, but it’s all hers, and nobody can take that away. Well, except for one person.

T.K. Moore, the starting wide receiver for the Denver Mustangs, dreamt his entire life about being in the NFL. His world is football, parties, and women. Maybe at one point he thought his future would play out with his high school sweetheart by his side, but Poppy is long gone and he’s moved on.

When Poppy and TK cross paths in the most unlikely of places, emotions they’ve suppressed for years come rushing back. But with all the secrets they never told each other lying between them, they’ll need more than a dating playbook to help them navigate their relationship.”

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Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

“Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by death… because in Yan, magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information illicitly provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust even her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of her kingdom at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?

In this shimmering Chinese-inspired fantasy, debut author Joan He introduces a determined and vulnerable young heroine struggling to do right in a world brimming “with deception.

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Belly Up by Eva Darrows 

“There’s a first time for everything.

First time playing quarters.

First time spinning the bottle.

First totally hot consensual truck hookup with a superhot boy whose digits I forgot to get.

First time getting pregnant.

Surprised you with that one, didn’t I?

Surprised me, too. I’d planned to spend senior year with my bestie-slash-wifey, Devi Abrams, graduating at the top of my class and getting into an Ivy League college. Instead, Mom and I are moving in with my battle-ax of a grandmother and I’m about to start a new school and a whole new life.

Know what’s more fun than being the new girl for your senior year? Being the pregnant new girl. It isn’t awesome. There is one upside, though—a boy named Leaf Leon. He’s cute, an amazing cook and he’s flirting me up, hard-core. Too bad I’m knocked up with a stranger’s baby. I should probably mention that to him at some point.

But how?

It seems I’ve got a lot more firsts to go.”

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Geordie Shore’s Chloe Ferry stuns fans as she flaunts curves in teeny-tiny thong bikini: ‘Body goals’

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‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ press day, London, UK – 03 Apr 2018
Ahead of the global premiere of Jersey Shore Family Vacation, the cast of the show have been invited to London by MTV UK’s very own Geordie’s to celebrate!

Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs globally on MTV this week with the UK premiere set for Monday April 9 at 9pm.

She’s no stranger to flashing the flesh and yesterday was no different for Chloe Ferry as she took to Instagram to share another racy pic.

The Geordie Shore star delighted fans as she stripped down to a sparkly pink bikini, which left very little to the imagination.

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Chloe, 23, ensured fans saw her body from all angles in the racy clip which was posted on her Instagram story.

The feisty Newcastle native shared an equally cheeky video to her profile, sporting the same sexy swimwear and moving the camera around her bod.

Chloe certainly isn’t shy when it comes to baring all on the ‘gram, and her fans are always happy to pay her a compliment or two.

One follower wrote: ‘Body is honestly insane,’ while one more added: ‘Body goals Chloe.’

A third supporter said: ‘OMG love love love this bikini.’

Despite the complimentary comments, some followers weren’t so keen on Chloe’s body-baring ensemble, suggesting that there was something not quite right about it.

One comment read: ‘Beautiful bikini!! But what is it now days that young girls have to wear bikini tops that don’t fit? Really doesn’t look classy.’

Another follower agreed, writing: ‘What is it with people thinking under boob looks good?! Just looks like your top doesn’t fit!’

Ferry’s fans were quick to come to her defence, though, with one writing: ‘If the person likes it I don’t see nothing wrong with it.’

With another piping up to educate any unknowing followers on the art of the underboob: ‘The top is meant to be like that it’s called underboob.’

Chloe also took to social media yesterday to reveal some exciting news, confirming that she is opening her own beauty salon called CM House Of Aesthetics.

Posting a snap of the empty shop building to her Instagram story, she wrote alongside it: ‘Can’t wait for you to be ready.’

Chloe teased some sneak peaks of the inside of the salon, showing off the renovation work.

Words by Caitlin Elliott.

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Kate Wright pays tribute to Rio Ferdinand’s late wife Rebecca in touching Mother’s Day post

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Kate Wright paid tribute to Rio Ferdinand’s late wife Rebecca Ellison with a sweet Mother’s Day card yesterday.

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Rio’s fiancé Kate, 27, who is soon to be stepmother to Rio’s three children Lorenz, 12, Tate, 10, and Tia, 8, shared an image of a card, with an image of Rebecca on the front.

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Rio, 40, lost his wife Rebecca to breast cancer aged just 34, in May 2015.

The touching tribute also featured pictures of Kate as well as the children’s grandmothers, alongside the words: ‘Here’s to the Mums, The Stepmums, The Not Mums Yet & The Mums who can’t be with us that we will never forget.’

The former TOWIE star captioned the snap of the card: ‘Lovely Mother’s Day dinner with family, we celebrated all 6 of us today.

‘How lucky we all are to have hearts that can love after so much pain. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.’

Understandably, Kate’s fans rushed to comment on the sweet picture.

One wrote: ‘Look how she upholds the memory of Rio’s children’s mother,’ while another added: ‘She melts my heart the children so lucky.’

Rio also took to social media to share a heart-warming nod to Rebecca as well as his fiancée.

The picture shows Lorenz and Tate walking along a wooden jetty in the sunshine, while Kate walks behind, holding hands with his youngest daughter, Tia.

Alongside the picturesque post, the footballer added: ‘Thank you for all you do for the little munchkins. From keeping their mums memory alive, to constantly putting smiles on their faces. Love u.’

Rio’s followers flooded the post with comments of support.

‘To be a good Mum is one thing, but to be a good Step parent is really really incredible & not an easy role. The children are very lucky,’ one wrote.

Another fan added: ‘Such a special step mum’. While a third continued: ‘Kate you’re a lovely young women…a lot to take on…but you’ve done it well. Be proud.’

Words By Caitlin Elliott.

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Holly Willoughby left in tears as This Morning makeover goes horribly wrong: ‘That’s so awful’

This is hilarious!

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Holly Willoughby found herself at the centre of a shock April Fools joke today on This Morning.

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The telly presenter is usually calm and collected during the live telly show, but she became uncharacteristically flustered when things took a turn for the worse during the hilarious skit.

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It all started when Phillip Schofield announced a woman named Carol would be treated to a makeover in aid of her high school reunion organised by husband Pete.

But as she stepped out, Carol wasn’t exactly impressed with her *interesting* new look which featured a velvet pink dress, cowboy boots and a big blonde blow dry.

Bursting into tears, the guest asked Holly and Phil: ‘Can we stop filming? It’s not just what I was expecting. Sorry.’

Lisa Snowdon – who assisted with the transformation – looked offended as 38-year-old Holly tried to reassure her that they could fix it.

‘Please don’t worry,’ she said. ‘What we’ll do is, we’ll take you downstairs and you can be in charge and you can go through the rails and you can have a look and find something that you like. And if it’s the make-up, the hair, or anything, we can change it.

‘Do you know what, sometimes it just works out like that.’

But hurrying the segment along, 57-year-old Phil then added: ‘We’ve got flowers and a plush day out in London. We’ve booked a table at The Ivy and drinks on the London Eye.

‘If you go downstairs you can get into a car we’ve got you.’

Unfortunately, things went from bad to worse when Pete and Carol were shown being driven away in a car before suddenly crashing into the building.

As the producers urged the telly presenters to carry on with the show, Phil turned to a tearful Holly and asked: ‘Can we just pause for a second?’ before shouting, ‘April Fool.’

While the whole studio fell into a fit of giggles, the shocked mum-of-three said: ‘Are you joking? Oh my god, that’s so awful!”

Wiping away tears of laughter, the star added: ‘I am so glad it wasn’t real.’

It looks like Holly wasn’t the only one fooled by the prank, as one viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘This was sooooo cringeworthy!!!! I believed until the car smashed. I thought Lisa had lost the plot – very good though!’

‘Oh absolutely fantastic I was really taken in and really feeling sorry for that poor woman in that awful dress really good April fools,’ said another.

While a third added: ‘Amazing!! Poor @hollywills….you meanies!.’

Now, excuse us while we go and watch this clip five times over.

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