Megan McKenna hints new album could be about Mike Thalassitis split: ‘It’s very personal’

Megan’s opening up in new tracks

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‘Loose Women’ TV show, London, UK – 25 Jul 2018
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Having appeared on Ex On The Beach, TOWIE and Celebrity Big Brother, reality star Megan McKenna is joining us to talk about her new book ‘Mouthy’ which is out tomorrow. She’s not just a reality face though, as she’s launched a country music career and has recently stripped off with our Coleen for The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night. She will also be spilling the beans on her relationship with ‘Muggy Mike’ as well as sharing her experiences of being bullied and her health issues.

There’s no denying that since leaving TOWIE last year, Megan McKenna is one seriously busy lady.

She has starred in her own reality show, There’s Something About Megan, released new music and has even launched and designed her own clothing range called, Studio Mouthy – which has just released it’s first swimwear collection.

But, even with multiple business ventures on the go, it’s clear that music is a real passion for the former reality star, with Megan, 26, currently recording her first album.


READ: Katie Price’s mum urges Kris Boyson to MARRY her and save her from ‘self-destruct mode’

And, it looks like the record is going to come straight from the heart, as she admits to us at Now that it’s ‘relationship based’. And, considering her recent split from Love Island star ‘Muggy’ Mike Thalassitis, it seems as though he could be getting a shout out.

‘All of my music is personal to me. I write from the heart because country music is all real and gritty with no holding back. So my album and the tracks that I’ve been working on are definitely stages in my life and it is relationship based,’ Megan confessed.

Although no official date has been set for when we can expect to hear Megan’s new tracks, there’s no denying there’s a lot of excitement about what’s to come.

She admitted: ‘I am excited for people to listen to it and see through my life really. To learn how I’ve been feeling, and how I’ve dealt with things and what I’ve been going through. It’s very personal this album.’

Even with so much going on at the moment, Megan tells us that she would be open for a reality show all about her day-to-day life.

‘I would definitely be intrigued to see how people would feel watching me day-to-day and what I get up too,’ she confessed.

And, since she designed and created her new swimwear collection from scratch, it’s clear that Megan has put a lot of hard work into the line, which is something that she says was inspired by TV show Saved By The Bell’s Kelly Kapowski.

‘When it comes down to my swimwear, I do love to go back to that whole retro vibe and I based the look on Saved By the Bell’s, Kelly Kapowski,’ Megan admitted.

She continued: ‘With my collection I really wanted to make the bikinis and swimsuits stand out. It’s basically everything that I’ve ever wanted when it comes to swimwear.’

All  swimwear is available in sizes 6 to 14 and is available now through Megan’s own e-tail offering  The swimwear is priced at £18 – £35.00.

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Chloe Ferry sparks concern after suggesting Sam Gowland has left her following online breakdown

Chloe’s concerning admission follows yesterdays distressing breakdown.

Yesterday, a very distressed Chloe Ferry begged for the cruel jibes about her appearance to stop in a string of alarming videos.

Taking to her Instagram story, the 23-year-old Geordie babe pleaded for the nasty comments she continually receives to stop.

More: Chloe Ferry pleads with followers to stop ‘leaving awful comments’ in heartbreaking video


After explaining how painful the online targeting is, Chloe shared: ‘Please leave me alone cause if you knew how I actually felt and knew things about me you would be shocked!’

And today, Newcastle native Chloe sounded alarm bells again – suggesting her boyfriend, Sam Gowland, has broken up with her amid the emotional turmoil.

Taking to Twitter, Chloe shared a thread alluding to a ‘new start in life’.

‘When someone can leave you when your feeling so low about your self they are not worth it!

‘Sometimes in life you just need to take a step away and just think about your self,’ Chloe shared.

Tellingly, the reality TV star added: ‘Crazy how everything can be so perfect and the next it’s all gone so quickly time for new starts in life.

‘Don’t ever be second best be with someone who always puts you first and will do anything for you like you would do for them.’

Fans have been quick to reach out with supportive words for Chloe during her hour of need.

‘Unfortunately when we feel so low about ourselves is the time we realise who our love ones are. Forget the Negative and think of the positive, you are beautiful person,’ shared one user.

Another added: ‘Sending love to you Chloe hope you’re ok you’ll get through whatever it is you’re going through lovely.’

Sending our best to Chloe during this tricky time.

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Katie Price’s mum urges Kris Boyson to MARRY her and save her from ‘self-destruct mode’

Second time lucky?

Kris Boyson and Katie Price at ‘Loose Women’ TV show, London 20 July 2018

In a month of Pricey drama, marriage to former flame Kris Boyson could be back on the cards – as encouraged by Katie Price‘s mum Amy.

In fact, Amy believes that 30-year-old Kris tying the knot to 40-year-old Katie would be the key to ‘saving’ her from personal troubles.

More: Has Katie Price rekindled romance with her ‘rock’ Kris Boyson following ‘drink driving’ arrest?!


An insider close to the family claims Amy is pushing for the couple to reignite their romance – even after Katie moved on with 25-year-old boyfriend Alex Adderson.

The source shared with Closer: ‘Ever since Katie dumped Kris in September, Amy’s been working behind the scenes to get them back together.

‘She believes he’s the only one who can pull her out of self-destruct mode,’ the source said.

‘Amy trusts Kris, and believes he genuinely cares about Katie’s wellbeing,’

‘Amy has given her blessing [for Kris] to pop the question. She said that having another wedding to focus on, and the security of marriage would help Katie move on from all her wild behaviour,’ the source finally added.

Katie and Kris called time on their relationship in September, announcing the decision was due to wanting ‘different things’.

Taking to Instagram, the personal trainer shared: ‘This wasn’t an easy decision for me to make, however @officialkatieprice and I are no longer together!’

‘It’s just clear we want different things… who knows what the future will bring but I wish her all the best!’

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After parting ways, Katie began a relationship with Alex before heading into rehab following a bout of PTSD struggles.

However, a source recently claimed that Kris remained her ‘rock’ throughout it all the drama.

‘He’s been a real rock to her, even when she dumped him and started dating Alex,’ they told The Sun.

‘He’d jump at the chance to be back with her, even though his friends can’t abide her.’




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What a transformation! Love Island’s Nathan Massey drops a STONE after cruel trolls mocked him

The star is determined to get rid of his ‘dad bod’

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The winter months might be drawing in, but it looks like Love Island winner Nathan Massey is determined to get summer body ready.

In fact, the reality star is so dedicated to getting in shape that he’s actually lost a whopping stone in just a few weeks.


Revealing the impressive transformation on Instagram, the dad-of-one – who shares son Freddie with LI fiancee Cara de La Hoyde – confessed he was getting rid of his ‘dad bod’.

Sharing two photos next to each other, 26-year-old Nathan can be seen looking far more toned on the right hand side with even a hint of a six pack!

‘I’m not perfect but I’m getting there 💪🏻 operation-dadbod🚫,’ he wrote alongside the snaps.

And fans were quick to praise the reality star, as one commented: ‘Brooooo looking good !!!! 👌🏼.’ 

More: Love Island stars Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey admit ‘the spark is back’ thanks to their ‘great sex life’

‘Well done… looking great!!!!!! Handsome as ever xxx,’ said another, while a third added: ‘That’s a serious change 💪.’

Nathan recently admitted he gained weight following the birth of his ten-month-old son Freddie, but decided to hit the gym hard and change his diet in July after some cruel comments from fans.

A source told The Sun: ‘Nathan has had a hard time of it online with the trolling and felt like he needed to do something about it.

‘Usually he doesn’t let things get to him but he was feeling more and more self-conscious – so sprang into action.’

And it looks like he’s not the only one happy with his new bod, as the insider continued: ‘Cara thinks he looks amazing but thinks he looked great before too.

‘She’s so proud of what he’s achieved.

‘Being a fit and healthy dad is a priority to him moving forward, he wants to be in the best condition he can be in for Freddie – especially as soon as he’s on his feet and running around!’

Looking fab, Nathan!

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Danny Dyer and daughter Dani CONFIRM they’re doing a new show together – and fans go WILD

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the day…

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Yep – it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for! Dani Dyer stole our hearts with her cheeky Essex charm in the Love Island villa. And, ever since we discovered her dad was none other than cockney geezer Danny Dyer, we’ve been waiting for the moment we’d see the pair together on screen.

And now, it’s actually FINALLY happening!

Just last night, the 22-year-old reality star confirmed the news that she and her old man would be appearing on none other than Gogglebox – the charity celeb version, of course. And it’s all for a great cause, in support of Stand Up To Cancer.

On her Instagram, Dani wrote: ‘I absolutely love Gogglebox and couldn’t be more excited to be on it with my dad.

‘What an experience it was! Stand Up To Cancer is such an amazing cause and I’m proud to have been asked to be a part of it ♥ Airs this Friday!!. #SU2C @channel4 #fridaynight’.

Eastenders star Danny also shared the news with his fans in classic Danny fashion…

He wrote: ‘Me and my beautiful little soul mate @danidyerxx will be on goggle box this Friday night talking a bit of bollockyness in aid of stand up to cancer.

‘We all need to come together and raise some serious reddies to try and combat this nasty evil thing that takes far 2 many lives. #standup2cancer #fridaynight #gogglebox’. We couldn’t agree more, Danny…


Fans of the pair were understandably delighted by the epic news. One wrote on the announcement: ‘Can’t wait, what a laugh😁😁😁😁

While another agreed, saying: ‘will defo watch this!!!’, while a third commented: ‘This is gonna be the best 😂. A fourth fan also said: ‘I CANT WAIT!❤❤❤

In the photo of the announcement, fans also got a sneaky peek into the Dyer family home – complete with a lavish eight chair dining table and snazzy chandelier. Fancy!

And excitingly of course, this won’t be the only time we get an inside glance into the life of the Dyer’s. Dani recently confirmed that the family had starting filming a brand new TV series!

On Capital FM back in September, she said: ‘Yeah, we’ve just sort of started. It’s exciting.

‘It is hard work though, it’s sort of back to all that again ain’t it? I’m like ‘oh no Dan, here we go again’. It is weird. Me nan loves it though.’

We can’t WAIT to hear more hilarious zingers from the Dyer family on Friday night!

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Victoria Beckham ignores marriage rumours as she cuddles up to Harper for adorable ‘girls day out’

The star seems to have left David and the boys at home

David and Victoria Beckham might be battling speculation about their marriage, but they’re completely ignoring any rumours by sharing a load of sweet family pics on Instagram.

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The couple jetted off to Australia over the weekend with the whole Beckham brood in toe before they join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their royal tour.


And giving fans a glimpse inside their luxurious Aussie break, Victoria took to Instagram this morning with a sweet moment she shared with youngest daughter, Harper.

The snap sees the fashion designer sitting in an upmarket nail salon in Darlinghurst, Sydney while her seven-year-old perched on her lap.

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Clearly proud of her mum, little Harper can be seen with a huge smile on her face while reading the latest issue of Vogue Australia – which Vic just so happens to be on the front cover of.

More: David and Victoria Beckham put on a united front for family day out following ‘complicated marriage’ claims

‘Girls day out in Sydney! Kisses,’ the 44-year-old wrote to her 23 million followers.

And fans couldn’t wait to comment on the cute snap, with one replying: ‘Loving the mini poshbob on little Harper! Adorbs! 🤩♥.’

‘Just mom and daughter time simply the best xx,’ said another, while a third added: ‘She is gorgeous!’

Former Spice Girls star Vic – who also shares Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 16 and 13-year-old Cruz with David – also took to Instagram with a few more shots from their trip, revealing what her daughter was getting up to.

In a short clip, the youngest Beckham was jumping up and down with a skipping rope while wearing a sweet floral dress and sandals.

‘I mean… Harper is really going for it,’ Vic wrote alongside the video.

This comes after the star was reportedly left ‘in tears’ when football player David, 43, gave a very candid interview about their relationship last week.

Speaking to The Sunday Project in Australia, Becks revealed marriage could be ‘hard work’ and ‘complicated’, which according to The Sun, didn’t go down too well with Posh.

But putting on a united front with her hubby, Victoria also shared a photo of him with sons Romeo and Cruz at the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

‘Check out the boys in their boiler suits, kisses from us all!!,’ she captioned the shot.

Looks like the Beckhams are putting on a united front!

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Former Panthers Star Rae Carruth Earns Spot on Notorious NFL Ban List

After nearly 19 years, former Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick Rae Carruth stepped out of a North Carolina prison as a free man and right onto an NFL list that no one wants to be on.

On the same day that Carruth was officially released from prison, the NFL announced they are banning the sale of any jersey depicting the former wide receiver’s name and number.

The official ban puts him on the very short list that consists of two other players who have also been banned: O.J. Simpson and Aaron Hernandez. All three have all been associated with murders.

Carruth’s case dates back to 2001 when he was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder, using an instrument with intent to destroy an unborn child, and discharging a firearm into an occupied property that resulted in the death of Cherica Adams.

At the time, Adams was Carruth’s pregnant girlfriend. A man responsible for the actual shooting testified that Carruth wanted Adams dead so that he could avoid having to pay child support for the as yet unborn child.

Carruth orchestrated an attack on Adams by having her follow him home in separate cars before coming to a stop so she couldn’t drive anywhere. Then, three accomplices of Carruth’s pulled up and shot her four times through the driver’s side window.

Adams fought to stay alive from her injuries as an emergency c-section was administered to save the 8-month-old baby. They managed to save the child, Chancellor Lee Adams, but Cherica ultimately died from the injuries.

As for Chancellor, because he was deprived of oxygen, he suffered severe irreparable brain damage and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

While in jail, Carruth had originally said he wanted custody of his son after being released from prison, telling WBTV, “I let him down as he came into this world, and the only way that I can make that right, and the only way I can work out my relationship with my son is to be there for him.”

Since that interview back in February, Carruth has since walked that sentiment back, writing to The Charlotte Observer that he would, “no longer be pursuing a relationship with Chancellor,” continuing with, “I promise to leave them be, which I now see is in everyone’s best interest.”

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The Haunting of Hill House Is Rare in Horror for Its Excellent Lesbian Representation

The Haunting of Hill House stars Kate Siegel as Theodora Crain

**Spoilers abound for the entire season of The Haunting of Hill House.**

I did not expect anything close to decent LGBTQ+ representation when I started The Haunting of Hill House. I assumed we’d get scares aplenty and hopefully some emotional impact, but I didn’t expect anything on the representation front, as horror has never been the place where gay characters thrive.

I was surprised to see within the first episode that middle sister Theodora (Kate Siegel) romanced a woman at a club. The pair have sex, mostly offscreen, before Theodora makes an excuse to shoo her newfound paramour away. I expected that to be the end of that, but Trish (Levy Tran) makes an appearance in four of the show’s ten episodes, and the pair get a happy ending in the finale.

Color me shocked. I was not expecting to be writing about positive lesbian representation in this series, but I am glad that I can.

Note: If I am remembering correctly, Theo never openly talks about her sexuality or gives it a label. I am referring to her as a lesbian because I find it the best label for her, and will examine her brief tryst with a man in depth as part of her identity.

Theo became my favorite character about halfway through the third episode, which was centered on her. She’s a child psychiatrist with a psychic gift; if she touches someone, she can sense things about them. She wears gloves to avoid physical contact with others, something her mother taught her when her gift became overwhelming in the halls of Hill House. Outside of work, she builds walls to keep people out, drinking heavily and trying to cope with the feelings left behind by her mother’s death and father’s abandonment.

Her grief isn’t pretty. She’s angry and harsh, but at the same, time her job showcases a compassionate side that her family doesn’t get to see. There’s no doubt that Theo is a good person, but her trauma is closing her off. As she gives help, she refuses to accept it for herself. It’s real, and painful, and gives Theo depth. Theo’s grief and trauma are not centered around her sexuality, as most queer stories are, but rather around her family and her own experience outside of her dating life.

Theo does, at one point, try to kiss a man: Kevin (Anthony Ruivivar), her sister’s husband. However, it’s not out of any sexual or romantic desire, but rather her attempting to feel something after touching her sister Nell’s body and only feeling nothing. She lashes out in a fit of fear and apologizes for it, and is not shown actually being interested in Kevin in the slightest. Her reaction is driven by a physical need to feel something rather than any attraction.

Theo, as with all her siblings, is granted catharsis in the end, after the spirit of their sister speaks to all of them in the Red Room. We see Theo moving out of Shirley’s guest house with Trish and abandoning her gloves in the trash; two years later, we see her and Trish celebrating Luke’s two years of sobriety. That’s two years of Theo being granted a happy ending she richly deserved, of growing and healing and opening her heart.

We don’t know what happens to Theo after the credits roll, and life is full of tragedy, but she gets a happy ending onscreen and the chance to heal. That is what matters.

Horror is not a genre that speaks to many happy endings. I’ve written about the beauty in Hill House‘s story, but for me, Theo means more than that. Theo represents two very different things to me. One is that a queer woman such as myself can move on from trauma, and find healing. I related to both Theo and Nell in how they dealt with their pain, and to know that Theo got to heal and move on from what happened gave me a bit of hope amidst the ever-growing dusk of fall. Maybe I can remove my metaphorical gloves one day and be a little more open as well.

The second bit of hope is that these stories can become commonplace. There is barely any fuss made in the show about Theo’s sexuality; her entire arc is based on who she is, not who she shares her heart with. The show therefore makes a statement by not making a statement. Theo is not “the gay sibling” but rather “the sibling whose grief manifests like this.”

It’s a bold new way of storytelling. Plus, Flanagan and his cowriters manage to avoid any nasty tropes with Theo, including “burying the gays.” Theo exists as a fully-fleshed out character on her own, and it’s empowering.

Theo is now my favorite horror heroine. It gives me hope that we can see more representation across genres, and that more writers will have a sensitivity while writing about these characters. Thank you, Mike Flanagan, for giving us this character, who the community so richly deserves.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Suits Up in This Leaked Photo From the Avengers 4 Set

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While there’s been endless speculation over the plot points of Avengers 4, most of said speculation has centered on the Avengers themselves, and what will become of them. But a new leaked photo from the set gives us a glimpse at an unlikely hero joining the fray: Pepper Potts. The photo, which appeared on The Uncanny Comic Quest Podcast‘s Instagram feed, shows Gwyneth Paltrow suited up in an iron suit of her own, based off of her Rescue armor in the comics.


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Pepper donning the Rescue armor makes perfect sense, and it gives Gwyneth Paltrow something to do besides rolling her eyes at Tony Stark. Though she’s only in Infinity War for a few brief moments, giving Pepper a larger role in Avengers 4 is a satisfying conclusion for the MCU’s first main female character. And with Iron Man still grounded on Titan, Earth needs all the heroes it can get.

This isn’t the first time Paltrow will be getting her hero on. In Iron Man 3 she was injected with the experimental Extremis treatment designed by Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). Extremis helps Pepper survive a dangerous fall, and gives her the strength to kill Killian after Tony Stark is unable to.

Marvel CEO Kevin Feige discussed the evolution of Pepper, saying “We are bored by the damsel in distress … In the comic books she does get a taste for the suit and becomes her own hero named Rescue, who doesn’t necessarily battle other people, but is on missions to help people and to save people. Will we do that down the line with Gwyneth Paltrow? Who knows. But her being in the suit is something we have been playing with since Iron Man 2 …”

Seeing Paltrow in the suit is exciting, and her evolution from “concerned girlfriend/assistant” to Avenger herself is long overdue. Potts is one of the few women to make it out of Marvel’s Phase One, with Thor‘s Natalie Portman leaving Jane Foster behind and Peggy Carter passing away in Captain America: Civil War. And don’t forget Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross, who joined The Incredible Hulk‘s Ed Norton in a one-and-done MCU appearance.

What do you think of Pepper Potts/Rescue joining the fight against Thanos? Are you here for Gwyneth Paltrow: Action Hero?

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Let’s Look at Twilight’s Impact on Fandom, Ten Years Later

Of three things, I was absolutely certain: (1) Twilight was a deeply flawed, if fun, teenage romance that was neither the rebirth of romantic literature or the death of feminism that many claimed it to be. (2) It left an indelible mark on pop culture as both an actual piece of media and as a meme. (3) We will be writing hot takes about it until we all die and the universe collapses in its inevitable heat death.

The love story of Bella and Edward has been mystifying, enchanting, and enraging people around the globe since the original book’s first publication in 2005, but it really burst onto the pop culture stage ten years ago with the film adaptation by Catherine Hardwicke. Starring Kristin Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the film was the highest grossing live action film by a female director for nine years, until Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman took the crown.

It led to Twilight sweeping the pop culture stage, with Team Edward vs. Team Jacob being the source of a massive debate and more memes than you can possibly count.

It also, probably to author Stephenie Meyer’s chagrin, inspired a discussion about fanfiction and erotica when the Twilight-inspired fanfiction Fifty Shades of Grey was published and then turned into a movie. People eagerly discussed the pros and cons of fanfiction, and that—gasp! —women actually liked and read erotica. Not to publicly call out any fandoms, but anyone who’s taken a gander at LiveJournal and Archive of Our Own knows that fanfiction writers have been publishing far better erotica since the days of Kirk/Spock slash zines.

(Also, I’m pretty sure I read the original Fifty Shades back when it was a Twilight fic, and the erotica wasn’t even that good. Trek fandom does it better.)

Twilight‘s success as a franchise aimed at young women did do some good; it somewhat did away with the myth that stories about women couldn’t do well at the box office, though not enough that we’re not still fighting for equal representation onscreen. It should have also done away with the myth of the female filmmaker—as either somehow nonexistent or not able to produce blockbusters—but that didn’t work, either. The larger impact was that it somewhat normalized the idea of fandom existing in a public sphere before Marvel and the superhero film genre made being nerdy mainstream.

We still mock teenage girls for being excited about things, but when Twilight was queen, it dominated the pop culture discourse so much that even making fun of it still meant you were talking about it. Twilight fever swept the globe, turning each movie into an event. (The books had all been published by the time the first film was released.) More importantly, people are still talking about it. The Twilight anniversary panel at NYCC was packed, and Tumblr has started a Twilight renaissance that’s part shitpost, part legitimate.

There’s also the fact that critiquing Twilight from a feminist point of view was, for many, baby’s first feminist critique. I know it was my entry point into definitely taking a good, hard look at the media I loved and why it was problematic, albeit without the vocabulary I use nowadays. Recently, while texting with another friend, she spoke about how watching videos critiquing Twilight also shaped how she consumed media. There are probably more stories like ours out there of people who got their media criticism start by fighting with diehard fans.

People have long sought to mimic the Twilight craze, as well. Every single show or movie with a love triangle and a fandom inspires a wave of “Team X vs. Team Y” posts. And yet, we still mock teen girls for being invested in things. If Twilight has taught us anything, it’s that the passions of teen girls should be respected and treated as a viable market, not just mocked and ignored. Let teen girls live! And also give them better media that doesn’t have gross relationships in it.

Twilight has impacted modern fan culture in many ways, from showing it’s a hot commodity to shaping the way a generation of young women engaged with their texts. How did Twilight affect your youth? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook!

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