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Ellen DeGeneres found One Directioner Niall Horan a ‘new’ GF

By Lindsay Davis

LONDON — Talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres has put her celebrity doppelgänger Niall Horan in a bit of a spot.

In an appearance on the American comedian’s television programme, the One Direction member was compelled to play a dating game of sorts in which he had to choose between two famous faces.

And through process of elimination, it would seem the Irish singer-songwriter fancies one Ellie Goulding:

Erm, Ellen…

Here’s the thing for those of you not up-to-speed on the celebrity dating scene: Goulding and Horan …

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Scientology is a ‘beautiful religion’ says famous Scientologist

By Gianluca Mezzofiore

In a rare public comment, Tom Cruise has called Scientology “a beautiful religion”.

The comment was made to ITV News at the London premiere of his new movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

“It’s something that has helped me incredibly in my life,” he said. “I’ve been a Scientologist for over 30 years. It’s something that is, you know … without it, I wouldn’t be where I am. So, it’s a beautiful religion. I’m incredibly proud.”

Cruise, 54, is arguably the most high-profile Scientologist who remains committed to its beliefs — despite the controversy surrounding the religion.

After the negative publicity over his famous 2005 …

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Apple’s Jonathan Ive is designing a Christmas tree this year

By Johnny Lieu

Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson have a special, albeit unexpected side project for the upcoming holiday season.

The duo is teaming up to design a Christmas tree, which will sit in the lobby of Claridge’s hotel in London. The tree will be revealed on Nov. 18, the hotel announced on its website.

Since 2009, Claridge’s each year has invited a range of designers to create a unique Christmas tree. In the past it has featured primarily those from the fashion world, including Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Dior’s John Galliano. …

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Remorseful celebrity Justin Timberlake has learned a lot about voting booth selfies

By Chloe Bryan

Justin Timberlake has learned his lesson about voting booth selfies.

The singer was in hot water this week for taking a picture of himself as he cast an early ballot in Tennessee — which is, many people learned this week, illegal in that state.

Luckily, the matter is not being investigated, but Timberlake still had a few words of wisdom for his fellow voters during his Wednesday Tonight Show appearance:

“Get out and vote, but don’t take a picture of yourself.”

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Rape survivor creates powerful photo series to break taboos

By Rachel Thompson

LONDON — A rape survivor has created a powerful photo series telling the story of the emotional aftermath of sexual assault.

Photographer Elisa Iannacone created The Spiral of Containment: Rape’s Aftermath in an effort to encourage people to talk openly about sexual violence and the psychological impact on survivors

Each image tells the unique story of the subject using visual props they’ve chosen to recreate the thoughts and feelings “left spiralling in the survivor’s mind after the assault”.

"In the original fairytale the princess is asleep and the prince rapes her. I felt like Sleeping Beauty and could have stayed in that tower forever."

“In the original fairytale the princess is asleep and the prince rapes her. I felt like Sleeping Beauty and could have stayed in that tower forever.”

Image: Elisa Iannacone …

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