No need to keep up with Kourtney Kardashian’s tweets on Thursday night!
Hours before the airing of the most recent episode of KUWTK, the reality star took to social media to reveal that she would NOT be live-tweeting the episode so she could instead spend time with her kids.
The dramatic statement comes a week after viewers saw Kourt literally come to blows with her sister Kim Kardashian West following months of rising tensions over the 40-year-old’s waning interest in filming every aspect of her personal life.
Clearly, the mother-of-three wants to put her family first — or maybe she just wants to make sure Mason Disick doesn’t start another Instagram account without her permission.
Either way, we support you, gurl!
Ch-ch-check out Kourt’s full statement (below) and share your thoughts on the recent KarJenner drama in the comments.
FORMER Arsenal star Jose Antonio Reyes was driving at 116mph when his "back-left tyre exploded" leading to his fatal car crash.
Reyes, 35, was killed on June 1 2019 while driving in his Mercedes S 550 with two cousins.
The accident not only claimed his life but also that of another passenger whilst leaving his other cousin covered in burns to 60 per cent of his body.
According to Spanish radio network 'Cadena SER' the "conclusion the Civil Guard who studied the accident have reached" is the former winger was driving at "at least at 187 kph (116 mph) when his back-left wheel of his Mercedes S 550 exploded."
The report goes on the mention the wheel that malfunctioned and led up to the accident was "repaired by his cousin a few days before at a garage in Merida" in southern Spain.
News of the accident shocked football fans, however, the exact circumstances leading up to it remained unclear.
COUSIN ALSO LOST LIFE
Initial reports by local media claimed the former winger was travelling at a speed of 147 mph.
Ensuing reports later claimed Reyes was not driving at such an excessive speed but the incident was caused by a problem with his back-left wheel.
Reyes and his cousin Jonathan Reyes, 23, were killed in the crash on the A-376 motorway near the town of Alcala de Guadaira in southern Spain.
His other cousin Juan Manuel Calderon suffered serious burns after trying to save the pair from the vehicle while it was ablaze.
Reyes was the first Spanish player to win the Premier League with Arsenal, where he was also immortalised as an 'Invincible' from their 2003-04 unbeaten season.
He was also a La Liga champion with Real Madrid and a three-time Europa League winner with Sevilla.
FANS of The Nest will have to hold onto their seats during next week's episode, after Dan found out that the surrogate carrying his child murdered a pregnant woman when she was 11 years old.
The latest BBC drama follows the journey of Dan (Martin Compston) and his wife Emily (Sophie Rundle), who are desperate to start a family after numerous miscarriages.
After meeting a troubled teen called Kaya (Mirren Mack), the couple question if they can trust her enough to carry their first child.
Despite having some doubts about the 18 year old, they go through with it and have their last embryo placed inside Kaya.
In last night's episode things took an unexpected turn when the self-made man was given a print out of an old news story.
As he absorbed the information on the sheet, Dan came to terms with the fact that the person carrying his own child had brutally killed a pregnant woman seven years ago.
With his, his wife's and his offspring's future in danger, Dan started to dig around for more information and came across an old interview with Kaya's mum.
During the chat, her mum stated that her daughter's real identity would be protected and that she would be given a new one so that nobody would be able to associate her with the disgusting crime once she had done her time in a secure children's home.
Meanwhile the 18 year old starts to panic that somebody she doesn't want to see will be able to find her even though she's been given a new identity.
The new thriller has a cast full of familiar faces from some of our favourite TV shows including Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders and Sex Education.
Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle teased what the series is about during an interview on whatsontv and said: "It's such a brilliant script… You've got three people who all need each other."
She added: "It asks what money can buy… and how easily you can exploit people when you want something so badly."
Catch the third episode of The Nest next Sunday (April 5) on BBC One at 9pm.
Reese Witherspoon understands what it’s like to be a working mom!
The actress, 44, shared a photo of herself on the phone making a shocked facial expression on Instagram on Wednesday — seemingly a shot in character as Elena Richardson from her new Hulu show Little Fires Everywhere.
“When you forget to mute yourself on the conference call and you realize that was YOUR kid screaming 😂,” Witherspoon captioned the photo.
Witherspoon’s work from home joke was a nod to the thousands of Americans who have been forced to work remotely and schools have closed amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The actress has been encouraging her followers to help curb the spread of the contagious respiratory virus by practicing social distancing, as she did with her Big Little Lies costar Laura Dern last week by taking a hike and remaining six feet apart.
It’s also not the first photo from the Little Fires Everywhere set that Witherspoon has shared with her fans — last week, the actress shared a photo of herself doing ’90s “research” by reading an old Seventeen magazine with herself on the cover, and one day before that celebrated the Hulu drama’s premiere with a snap of herself and costar Kerry Washington.
Witherspoon also celebrated her birthday this week with her entire family, including husband Jim Toth, daughter Ava, 20, and sons Deacon, 15, and Tennessee, 7.
“One of the best birthdays ever!🎈” Witherspoon wrote on Instagram on Sunday, sharing a family selfie from a nature walk.
“So many thoughtful, beautiful, heartfelt messages from so many of you!” she continued. “Some poems, a home cooked meal, a wonderful performance from my friend, a long nature walk with my family…all gifts from the heart. 🥰Thank you to all of you for making me feel so LOVED! I’m a very lucky lady. 💕💫🎂”
Ava also shared a birthday tribute to her mom, writing in an Instagram post, “happy birthday to this living legend! I love you beyond words, and I’m endlessly grateful to share life with you today and everyday ❤️✨.”
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The age-old beauty trend of aromatherapy can help improve and balance you both emotionally and physically – especially for those who live with anxiety. Here’s what you need to know.
The benefits of incorporating essential oils into your routine have long been praised – in fact, it’s a phenomenon that’s been around for millenia. But recently, it’s had something of a resurgence.
Set against a shift towards wellness combined with the nascent of green, clean beauty buys, pure aromatherapy is once again being embraced for its therapeutic benefits. With mood-boosting capabilities from energizing to sleep-inducing, aromatherapy is having a modern makeover.
Call it aromatherapy 2.0. As original trailblazers including Elemis and Tisserand refresh their line-ups, it’s no longer seen as pampering indulgence, but is instead being appreciated as fast-acting, effective self-care and – similarly to wellbeing – it isn’t just a trend but a movement.
In 2017, the global aromatherapy market generated $1.2 billion and in the US alone, sales have increased by 200% since 2012. Here in the UK, Space NK, a brand who have long championed pioneering brands including This Works and Aromatherapy Associates, saw triple digit growth of brands in the category last year, while online luxury beauty retailer Cult Beauty report a 240% rise in the number of searches for aromatherapy over the last 18 months.
“As the Western world wakes up to the balanced powers of ancient practices, the spotlight is starting to shine on the somewhat dusty practice of aromatherapy,” enthuses Cult Beauty founder, Alexia Inge.
“What is an incredibly potent and effective discipline had been allowed to fade into something one associates with second-rate spas and annoyingly weak massages. But as consumers hunt for ways of dealing with a high tide of stress through their lives, they’re searching for ways to bring self-help micro-moments into the day.”
Noella Gabriel, co-founder and President of Elemis, agrees. “Last year, the connection between our gut and brain was the hot topic amongst health and wellbeing experts,” she says. “Now there’s a renewed focus on the link between our sense of smell and the mind as there’s an actual neurological response going on.
The area of the brain which receives the olfactory message is the same area responsible for emotional response, hence the influence on our most inner sense of wellbeing. More stressed than ever, the demand for products that instantly address both physical and emotional needs is growing as consumers resonate with a better-balanced lifestyle being the new luxury.”
What makes it better this time around?
As the resurgence in aromatherapy appears to be following a curve parallel to our accelerated rate of living, indicators are that it will have a longevity it lacked last time around.
It now ticks both beauty and wellness boxes, while the consumer backlash brought on by products claiming aromatherapeutic properties while using minuscule amounts of essential oils has dissipated.
“When aromatherapy originally became popular in the mainstream in the 90’s, lots of people jumped on the bandwagon,” explains Michelle Roques O’Neil, fêted aromatherapist and creator of Therapie Roques O’Neil.
“Suddenly there were experts who had only done a weekend course plus diluted, lightweight, commercially-produced products that did aromatherapy a disservice. Combined with our sense of guilt about a ‘feel-good’ factor, it fell from favour.”
But renowned brands based on an aromatherapy heritage have been reworked and refreshed for a new consumer as focus falls on it again. Case in point: last year Elemis launched Life Elixirs, five capsule collections of modern, sophisticated oils for the bath and body plus perfume and candles.
“We’re bringing everything back to modern aromatics with Life Elixirs,” says Noella. “They are designed to tackle the stressors of today’s life, which has changed since aromatherapy was first explored and aspects like interrupted sleep because of blue light, stressful working days with long hours and commutes, and struggling with concentration because of fast-paced technology weren’t an issue.
These complex, delicate yet scientific blends will tune in to you to restore harmony and settle the mind, demonstrated the unique relationship between aroma, the olfactory system and the body’s wellbeing.”
Its grounding, centring ylang ylang, cedarwood and geranium Fortitude Bath and Shower Elixir, £35, is a bestseller.
The aromatherapy products to try
Tisserand Aromatherapy, who doubled their number of stockists and shelf space in Waitrose last year, have been tweaking products to keep them at the cutting edge of the industry and appeal to a younger, eco-aware shopper.
The Aromatherapy Mists, from £9.65, now come carton-free, Bath Oils, £8.95, have transitioned to recyclable plastic, and the new Lavender and Chamomile collection, including Massage & Body Oil, £11.30, has been blended with pollution-exposed, sensitive skin in mind.
Meanwhile Michelle’s eponymous brand, which launched in 2012 as an updated, refined version of her previous Pure Alchemy collection, represents, “A range that’s true to how I work on a mental, spiritual, emotional and physical level, helping the body to tune itself up,” she explains.
“I was giving treatments to so many people suffering from stress, fatigue, insomnia and depression that the time seemed right. Physical ailments are almost the last to manifest when there are underlying problems, whereas the spirit is the first to be effected. Aromatherapy works on all those levels so it’s particularly appealing to Millennial’s multi-faceted outlook too.”
One of her hero products, the anti-anxiety Inner Light Calm Balm, £48, is packed with uplifting and balancing essential oils including bergamot, sandalwood, frankincense and neroli, perfect for inhaling from pulse points.
The oils to help combat anxiety levels
But it’s not just essential oils tapping into the inner wellness zeitgeist. Casting the net wider, de-stressing scents are also set to see a comeback as fragrance companies refine past efforts at mood-enhancing perfumes, now backed by scientific studies, bringing together traditional and modern approaches.
Trends forecasting agency The Future Laboratory predicts these developments in neuroscience will allow fragrance companies to innovate scents that can be used daily to combat rising anxiety levels.
“In 2016 we saw the beauty industry break free from the confines of cosmetics and skincare to take its place in the modern wellness pantheon,” says Jessica Smith, Creative Researcher specialising in beauty and wellness at the company.
“Last year, the fragrance industry made the link between scent and neuroscience with brands such as Valeur Absolue and Romilly Wilde launching perfumes that incorporated aromachology, the study of how smell affects behaviour, to create a product that not only smells good but acts as a scientifically established mood-enhancer. It’s perfectly timed as consumers are increasingly investing in optimising personal experience and micro-regulating moods, coveting products or services that allow them to reach their full potential.”
Swiss fragrance manufacturer Givaudan has already developed the anti-anxiety scent component neurophroline, an extract of wild indigo that reduces stress levels by breaking down the hormone cortisol and stimulating the release of uplifting endorphins.
Ahead of the curve, too, is This Works. In May, the company conducted an independent study using MRI brains scans which revealed that their signature Deep Sleep blend of lavender, vetiver and chamomile has a proven positive effect on specific areas of the brain linked closely to pleasure and calmness. Find it in the award winning Pillow Spray, £19.50, amongst others.
“Smell is coming back as a primary sense,” explains Michelle. “For a long time we’ve been relying on what’s visual, but we’re beginning to use all five senses again. There’s a sea change in our personal frequency and by fine-tuning what we smell, it’s becoming more appealing. Teamed with a change in language, so ‘me time’ is about being pro-active with wellbeing and not about a spa treat, it’s not only become acceptable but almost expected. Aromatherapy plays a key role in that.”
Good news then for wellness-minded shoppers and aromatherapy blenders alike. “Considering the global essential oils market will surpass £10bn by 2024, aromatherapy is a goldmine for innovation,” adds Jessica. “Scent is the next frontier.”
The best essential oils
Best bergamot essential oil
Bergamot is most commonly used in aromatherapy for its cheering and uplifting qualities. Its zesty, citrus scent will add a hint of happiness to even the rainiest of days.
Tisserand Bergamot Organic Pure Essential Oil, £10.25
Best chamomile essential oil
Chamomile, known for its soothing and relaxing properties and mostly found in tea, also helps reduce anxiety and calm the nervous system.
NaturallyThinking Chamomile Essential Oil, £20
Best rose essential oil
Renowned for helping to balance hormones and soothe headaches, it can also strengthen the the heart during times of grief or high stress. Best applied directly onto pulse points or in a warm bath.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Rose Absolute, £22.50
Best clary sage essential oil
Clary sage has a calming, earthy smell. It’s known for its hormone balancing properties and can help reduce symptoms of PMS, too.
Disciple Clary Sage Essential Oil, £14
Best lavender essential oil
The most well known essential oil, it’s best used to aid relaxation and can help you unwind and de-stress, or a couple of drops before bed can help you drift off to sleep.
On the track to recovery. Chad Johnson and Annalise Mishler are working to get back to a good place, the pair told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, March 9.
“Annalise and I are currently not officially together but we are working on things,” the Bachelorette alum, 32, said. “She has given me a list of things to fix and change.”
The reality star was arrested on February 24 following a drunken incident with Mishler, 25, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Us at the time. He was taken into custody at 4:10 a.m. and booked for “robbery with a domestic violence enhancement,” an LAPD spokesperson said.
The night before, Mishler posted multiple Instagram Stories explaining what had happened, claiming he got drunk for the first time in 50 days and punched a hole in her wall. A source later told Us that he took her phone away and chucked it over a fence when she attempted to call 911
“I was completely out of character when I punched the wall, yelled and was aggressive. I was just spiraling from stress and having lost my relationship with Annalise that morning,” he shared with Us, admitting that he had relapsed. “I made a promise to myself and to Annalise to no longer drink.”
In his apology video, posted on February 26, Johnson denied “any domestic abuse of any kind,” claiming that he has “never laid hands on a woman” in his life.
“I was in the Marine core; I was taught core values. I have a sister. I am a very overprotective brother. If she ever felt in danger, I would want her to call,” the Famously Single star said in the video. “If any women out there ever feel like they are in any danger I urge you to call 911. I can totally understand why Annalise felt threatened whenever I took her phone, but I am 100 percent confident [that] any type of domestic abuse charges are going to be dropped because there was never any time of domestic abuse at all whatsoever. Never laid my hands on a woman.”
Mishler, through it all, has remained worried about Johnson, she told Us. Scroll through the gallery below for more from the pair.
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Ten months ago, Manchester United left Goodison Park embarrassed and humiliated after a 4-0 drubbing.
That defeat left Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men on the outside looking in at the Champions League places and with the Manchester United boss promising big changes.
Gary Neville blasted the performance as "rancid" and Solskjaer apologised to disgruntled travelling fans.
Fast forward almost a year and the Norwegian boss turned up with a point to prove.
He told Sky Sports before the game that last year's drubbing was "a big motivation" and added: "I want to see how far we've come, how far the players have come. There's not many of them but there's still a point to prove.”
Only six starters from that side lined up at Goodison Park today with Solskjaer slowly putting the pieces in place to turn Manchester United into contenders again.
The year has barely started and already Hollyoaks has been delivering in every department, and it appears as if the Channel 4 soap is going to continue to do so, as several highly-anticipated narratives are due to get underway in the coming weeks — something which is previewed in this brand new Leap Year trailer.
The beginning of the year brought with it many a treat for Hollyoaks fans, as Breda McQueen (Moya Brady) met a spectacular demise, while fan-favourite foe Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas) made a shocking return and re-connected with Sienna Blake (Anna Passey).
Official Hollyoaks Trailer: Leap Year 2020
HERE IT IS! The extra treat you’ve all been waiting for… The Hollyoaks Leap Year Trailer has arrived and there really is no other way to spend your extra day than to watch it… On repeat of course! ð
Geplaatst door Hollyoaks op Vrijdag 28 februari 2020
The county lines drug storyline got underway — something we know will continue throughout the year as previewed in the flash-forward episode at New Year’s — and Mitchell Deveraux (Imran Adams) bravely came out to granddad Walter (Trevor A Toussaint).
However, make no mistake, Hollyoaks is showing no sign of slowing down, as this brand-new trailer previewed what’s to come over the next couple of weeks.
Liam has become hellbent on revenge at all costs, and — as his feud with Warren reaches new heights — he spirals out of control, and seemingly kidnaps John Paul (James Sutton). Grace (Tamara Wall) grows concerned about her brother, but he seemingly makes her a target when he makes a shocking discovery.
Mercedes discovers who shot her
Mercedes (Jennifer Metcalfe) was left for dead several months back, and viewers soon discovered that James (Gregory Finnegan) and Grace (Tamara Wall) share the blame, but Liam also knows the truth as a result of his brief dalliance with James, and — as seen in the trailer — he wastes little time in revealing it to Mercedes. How will she react?
Brody (Adam Woodward) and Liberty (Jessamy Stoddart) have been growing closer and closer, but little do they know that Sienna knows full well of their dalliance, and as they seemingly commit to one another, the trailer reveals that Sienna arrives back and walks in on them doing so. With Sienna having a penchant for revenge, will she seek vengeance on her sister and her lover?
Juliet gets arrested for selling drugs
Drug dealer Jordan (Connor Calland) has been grooming Juliet (Niamh Blackshaw) in recent weeks, and the trailer reveals that the young woman seemingly gets arrested in upcoming scenes for selling drugs.
As a result, she attempts to back out of her arrangement with Jordan, who subsequently grows nasty and proceeds to claim that he now owns her.
Tony discovers Diane and Edward’s affair?
Tony (Nick Pickard) and Diane’s (Alex Fletcher) marriage has been on the rocks courtesy of Edward’s (Joe McGann) scheming, but it appears as if Tony is set to make a shock revelation, as he confronts his wife over the affair she’d had in his absence. The question remains: will he discover that his dad was Diane’s lover? One particular scene in the trailer would certainly seem to suggest so.
Darren (Ashley Taylor Dawson) has been struggling with his emotions over the last few months — something which causes Mandy (Sarah Jayne Dunn) and Nancy (Jessica Fox) to become concerned — ands Kyle (Adam Rickitt) reveals that he believes Darren to be depressed.
Felix Westwood’s arrival
Richard Blackwood is joining the cast of Hollyoaks as Mitchell’s — and Toby’s (Bobby Gordon) — dad, Felix, and we catch a glimpse of him in this trailer — but his altercation with Walter seemingly suggests there’s much more going on here than meets the eye.
Hollyoaks continues Friday 28 February at 7pm on E4.
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