Halsey Drops 'SUGA's Interlude' and BTS Fans Can't Get Enough of the Stunning Lyrics

When Halsey revealed she was collaborating with BTS’s Suga — real name Min Yoongi — on a new song called “SUGA’s Interlude,” ARMY went into a frenzy. But little did we know, that excitement would amplify 100-fold upon the midnight release. Halsey unveiled the collab alongside “Finally // beautiful stranger” for her Maniac album. And although many listeners applauded Halsey for both tracks, BTS fans connected with the lyrics for “SUGA’s Interlude” in ways only ARMY can understand.

Halsey released ‘SUGA’s Interlude’ on Dec. 6

Midnight on Friday, Dec. 6, Halsey dropped “SUGA’s Interlude” and BTS fans rushed to every streaming service to give the tune a listen. According to Spotify, “SUGA’s Interlude” both Halsey and Suga wrote the song, alongside Peder Losnegard. Suga also produced the song with Lido and Pdogg.

The 139-second track opens to honest lyrics reflecting on achieving your dreams — and the struggles that come with it. Halsey kicks off the chorus — sung in English. Meanwhile, Suga raps his verses fully in Korean. Here are the English translations, according to a fan on Twitter.

Halsey’s chorus:

I’ve been trying all my life / To separate the time / In between the having it all / And giving it up, yeah / I wonder what’s in store / If I don’t love it anymore / Step between the having it all / And giving it up, yeah

Suga’s first verse:

These wanderings within my head that are only full of blue / The self-loathing and pride that live in my heart / I, full of dreams, grew to achieve all my dreams / I live out my days with the parallel belief that dreams are better / When just kept as dreams / That my leap would not be my fall / I trust that your convictions, efforts, faith, and greed are not filthy things / Though the dawn before sunrise is darkest, don’t forget the stars you longed for only rise in the darkness

Suga’s second verse:

I sometimes wonder whether I’m walking the right path / Whether there’s something else to reach for if I run unceasingly towards the end of the tunnel / Whether it’s even like the future I had hoped for / Or its honestly something different / It doesn’t matter anymore; it’s now simply a matter of survival / However it’s ended up, it doesn’t matter / It may be different from the things you hoped for / It may change / The way you live out your days, the things you love / That’s true, that’s true, that’s true / Yeah so are you gonna move / We’re too young and childish as of yet to drag our feet / Let’s try crashing into it

BTS fans react to Halsey and Suga’s collaboration on social media

Following the release of Halsey and Suga’s collaboration, BTS fans expressed their thoughts on the song throughout social media, trending #SUGAsInterlude and #HalseyxSUGA worldwide on Twitter. And for the most part, it seems most members of ARMY were touched by the meaning behind the lyrics.

“I can’t get over how brutally and nakedly honest Yoongi’s lyrics are,” a fan wrote on Twitter. “He isn’t afraid to show his weaknesses, his vulnerabilities, his darkest and deepest thoughts. It’s like he’s sharing with us a page of his diary, a glimpse into his mind. How very, very brave.”

Meanwhile, other fans fell in love with the magic happening between Halsey’s singing and Suga’s rap.

“MIN PD!!!!!!! Halsey singing in English paired with Yoongi rapping in Korean sounds so beautiful together I’m ugly sobbing,” a fan wrote on Reddit. “This is what heaven sounds like. Yoongi’s productions are always A+++++++++++++++ so clean and smooth and so Yoongi.”

And it seems many BTS fans thought “SUGA’s Interlude” was reminiscent of Suga’s old songs, especially since the rapper used a line from “Tomorrow” in “SUGA’s Interlude.”

A fan on Twitter wrote: “i don’t know if it’s just me but after reading the translated lyrics for #SUGAsInterlude, it reads almost like a continuation or a companion piece to other songs yoongi’s produced/wrote like tomorrow, so far away, and even first love.”

Halsey on collaborating with the BTS member for ‘SUGA’s Interlude’

On Dec. 3, Halsey went on Instagram Live to discuss her new album, Maniac. And during her chat, the “Without Me” singer opened up about all the upcoming collaborations, including “SUGA’s Interlude.”

“One of them is with Suga from BTS, and he really fit the sentiment and the vibe of the album and what it’s about,” Halsey said. “So I felt like I really wanted to include him.”

She then delved deeper into why she wanted Suga to be featured on her album. “Yoongi is really introspective and really intelligent perspective on where we are and what we’re doing in our unique lifestyles.”

With the release of the “SUGA’s Interlude” collaboration, it’s clear Halsey truly understands — and embraces — Suga’s artistry. And as a result, BTS fans are responding to the new song in kind. Now, ARMY patiently waits for the two singer-songwriters to reunite at the Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on the evening of Dec. 6. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see the two perform the collab live, hours after the track’s release.

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The Top 20 Destinations to Visit in 2020, According to Airbnb

The Top 20 Destinations to Visit in 2020, According to Airbnb

There’s no better time to start planning your 2020 travels than right now. Lucky for us, Airbnb released their list of the top destinations to hit in 2020 based on their year-over-year popularity growth with bookings. Some cities saw massive amounts of growth, like a whopping 729 percent for Milwaukee, WI. And while there’s a place for every type of explorer on this list (you’ll also find bustling cities like Tokyo, Japan, and chill beach towns like Malindi, Kenya), one common thread throughout is they all have an eco-conscious mindset. Keep reading to see them all now, and get ready to pack your bags.

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25 Glorious Secrets About Dumb and Dumber

It’s been 25 years since the Farrelly brothers foisted Harry and Lloyd’s dumbness upon us.

And for that, the people—if not people who are also film critics—owe them a debt of gratitude.

Dumb and Dumber was hardly the first ribald comedy to be a huge hit, and it wasn’t the first full-length feature film to traffic entirely in nonsense, start to finish. It wasn’t even the first Jim Carrey comedy to do that.

But whatever it was, be it the time—toward the end of the exciting movie year that was 1994—or perhaps the commitment that Carrey and Jeff Daniels brought to their roles and the surfeit of quotable lines, this ridiculous and completely hilarious movie remains a gem of the unapologetically un-PC, gross-out comedy genre.

“All this stuff we do that’s so dumb, you can’t believe we’re so dumb,” Daniels, theretofore known for more dramatic fare, said at the time while sharing how much fun he was having throwing intelligence to the wind. “We’re a threat to national security, these two guys. We’re trouble. As Jim says so often, we’re out of control, and we don’t even know it!”

Lest we forget, 1994—in addition to being the year of Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and The Shawkshank Redemption—was the year of the Jim Carrey movie trifecta that vaulted Fire Marshall Bill from In Living Color to super-star status, starting with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in February, segueing to The Mask in July and concluding with Dumb and Dumber in December.

Though there could’ve been Carrey fatigue by then, moviegoers couldn’t get enough, and Dumb and Dumber ended up making $127 million to end up the sixth-highest-grossing release of the year.

“Just two dumb guys driving cross country with a loose plot and a lot of gags, big-time laughs,” director Peter Farrelly summed up the premise from the set.

So without further adieu, here are 25 things to know about what it took to bring all that lowbrow humor to the masses—and why the masses couldn’t stop laughing:

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1. Dumb and Dumber was Peter and Bobby Farrelly‘s first movie—and it was a true labor of love. Years beforehand they had written a screenplay about two not-very-bright funeral home employees that was eventually bought by Eddie Murphy‘s production company. There it languished. Back at the drawing board, Peter and Bobby wrote another story about dim-witted buddies Harry and Lloyd, who set off for Aspen to return a lost briefcase to its wealthy owner. They called it Go West, then A Power Tool Is Not a Toy. “We changed the titles because we couldn’t get agents to deliver a script called Dumb and Dumber to their clients, Peter Farrelly told an audience at Loyola Marymount’s School of Film and Television in 2014.

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2. New Line Cinema, which felt it was already taking a chance by letting first-timers the Farrellys direct their own script, didn’t want Jeff Daniels to play Harry.

“Jeff Daniels was not the obvious choice because he hadn’t done any, you know, out and out comedies before that,” Bobby Farrelly recalled in 2014. “He was always comedic in his roles. But we were huge fans of his,” and Peter especially liked him in the 1986 comedy Something Wild.

But the Farrellys and, once they’d read together, Jim Carrey fought to get Daniels hired. “Jeff gets up there and he does not know what he’s going to do until he sees what you’re doing and then he plays off that,” Bobby said. “He’s a genius at doing that. And Jim understood. He was elevating him so he fought for him.”

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3. One of their auditions included the hot tub scene, and “Jim just, before we’d even said a word, he just went into Lloyd,” Daniels recalled on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014. “He just did that thing”—”I motor-boated him,” Carrey announced proudly.

“And then I just kinda sloshed my brain around, and then I was there,” Daniels said, putting on Harry’s perpetual look of incredulity. 

“You won’t see that on Newsroom!” Carrey barked.

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4. Daniels, meanwhile, “really wanted to work with Jim,” he explained in a 1994 interview shared by New Line.

He wanted the part so much, in fact, he agreed to be paid $50,000 to do the film. No one thought Daniels would accept the studio’s purposely low-ball offer (they were really skeptical), but he did—while Carrey was paid $7 million. His price tag would have only been about $350,000 if the deal had been made earlier, the Farrellys later revealed, but negotiations were ongoing when Ace Ventura came out and was a huge hit, sending Carrey’s stock soaring. 

“It’s pretty crazy,” Carrey acknowledged to the New York Times. “It is ridiculous. I’m trying to take it day by day.”

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5. In 1990, Carrey wrote himself a check for $10 million, “for acting services rendered by Thanksgiving 1995,” and flashed it to multiple reporters in 1994 after news of his $7 million payday was out there.

“When I wrote that check, it wasn’t about the money,” he told the Baltimore Sun. “It was a message to myself that if I was making that kind of money, I knew I had to be one of the top guys. The only worry I have now, with everybody talking about my salary all the time, is that people will start thinking of me as a check and not as a character. I don’t want people to be unable to lose themselves in my movies because all they’re thinking about is the money I’m being paid.

“I don’t want to get to the point where audiences are evaluating whether that last joke was worth what I’m making.”

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6. Well, this would have had a different vibe! According to Vulture, Nicolas Cage and Gary Oldman were the Farrellys’ original choices for Harry and Lloyd.

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7. Both Martin Short and Steve Martin turned down the role of Lloyd, while Chris Elliott and Rob Lowe were considered for Harry.

So the Farrellys didn’t have a type as far as Harry was concerned…

Elliott’s the only one of the bunch to later work with the brothers, in 1997’s There’s Something About Mary.

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8. Jeff Daniels’ agents didn’t want him to do Dumb and Dumber any more than the studio did.

“‘We’re begging you, not to do this,'” he recalled them saying during a Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter actors roundtable in 2018. “There were three agents on the phone the night before I was to fly the next morning to do wardrobe for Dumb and Dumber. Three agents, one in New York, two in L.A. The two in L.A. were going, ‘We’re gonna stop you. You’re not going to do this. You’re a serious, important actor, we’re trying to get you to the Oscars, you keep defeating us, so stop doing that—and this will be the end of your career. Frankly, Jim Carrey is a comedic genius. With all due respect, he’s going to wipe you off the screen. Say no, and we’ll take care of it.'”

But Daniels told them, “if this is a mistake, it’s mine,” and off he went to do wardrobe.

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9. And what a wardrobe it was. Harry and Lloyd’s blue and orange tuxedos have remained instantly recognizable Halloween costumes all these years.

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10. Carrey already had Lloyd’s spot-on chipped front tooth from an old school-days injury. “The night before [they started filming], Jim took a beer bottle…hooked the cap over the cap on his tooth, and pulled the cap off of his tooth,” J.B. Rogers, first assistant director on the film, told The Ringer this summer. “Because he thought his character should have the split tooth. He didn’t think of it until that night. He’s like, ‘Shit, I gotta get this thing off.'”

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11. As for that bowl cut, “I was trying to figure out what would make me look dumbest, and the short bangs seem to do it nicely,” Carrey said in 1994.

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12. Picket Fences star Lauren Holly turned down the role that went to Courteney Cox in Ace Ventura, but she said yes to playing Mary Swanson, whose husband has been kidnapped and whose ransom handover is ruined by a smitten Lloyd, who thinks she left her briefcase full of cash behind by accident and sets off with Harry to deliver it to her in Aspen, “where the beer flows like wine.”

“I think fun is kind of an understatement on this movie,” Holly said on the set. “It’s a lot of laughs and I’m having too much fun, maybe… I think my hardest job is just to keep a straight face and not ruin any of the takes—believe me, that’s tough.” She had loved the script and “the minute I heard it was Jim and Jeff, I definitely wanted to be a part of it.”

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13. Fun was an understatement. She and Carrey fell in love—though that was not the plan. Determined to not be a cliché and hook up with her still married (but separated) co-star, Holly stayed in a different hotel when they were shooting in Salt Lake City. But when the production got to Estes Park, Colo., one morning, Daniels told Rolling Stone in 1995, “I was up at 7 a.m., packed and ready, and Lauren was in the suite next to me—I could see her door. And it opens, and Jim comes out. That’s when I first realized that perhaps they were together.”

“Lauren Holly is absolutely the most beautiful woman on the face of the earth to me right now,” Carrey told RS, “and she is brilliant, talented, selfless, caring, loving, the best combination of everything you could ever think of.”

He and Holly got married in September 1996, but divorced the following July.

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14. The infamous scene in which Harry uses the broken toilet in Mary’s bathroom and frantically tries to get rid of what was the result of a jealous Lloyd dosing him with Turbo Lax was originally going to be even more gross. “We did trim it a little,” Bobby acknowledged at Loyola Marymount. But not because the studio made them.

“That was our decision, yeah,” Peter concurred. “But yeah, we were pushing it, but they didn’t get it and I remember at the premiere, Bob Shay, who was the head of the studio, gave a toast or a speech up front and he said, ‘By the way, this isn’t why I got into the movie business.'”

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15. Harry’s overzealous snowball fight with Mary didn’t really register when they were shooting, because obviously Daniels wasn’t really beaning Holly in the face with snow and she was just putting snow on her own face and looking stunned. Later, it was the dramatic splat sound that sold it.

“You think you know what you’re doing, but it’s not funny as you’re doing it,” Bobby explained in 2014. “And it wasn’t until we put the sound effect in for that movie and we tried many sound effects for the snowball and they weren’t getting laughs and then we found one that killed people. Just a specific sound effect.”

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16. The ending of the film, with Lloyd and Harry strolling down the road together after idiotically passing on an opportunity to be oil boys for the Swedish Bikini Team, wasn’t the first ending they shot. First the Farrellys had Harry and Lloyd turn down a sweet gig at a fancy hotel, telling the concierge who had offered them free lodging in exchange for a few hours of work a week that they’d “try [their] luck down the road.” But they simply didn’t think that was good enough, and they came up with the bikini team twist.

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17. The studio naturally wanted Harry and Lloyd to get on the Swedish Bikini Team’s bus to give the movie a Hollywood ending, but the Farrellys didn’t think that would be authentic to the story either. It was suggested that they shoot both so they could see which worked best, but Carrey—being on the Farrellys’ wave length—refused to step foot on the bus.

“So we never did shoot it, the other one,” Peter said in 2014. “We went back and told the studio we ran out of daylight and we couldn’t do it.” Bobby added, laughing, “Oh, I think we said Jim wouldn’t do it.”

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18. Brady Bluhm was a veteran child actor by the time he landed the role of Billy in 4C, the blind kid who unwittingly buys Harry’s dead bird, Petey, from Lloyd. (Petey was made of wire and feathers.)

“They only brought back me and one other kid for the callback,” Bluhm, who was brought back for the sequel, told Flickering Myth in 2014. “I remember walking into the room with the Farrelly brothers and the producers and sitting down in the chair with eyes on me. As soon as I got into character and started saying the lines ‘Pretty bird, pretty bird,’ everyone in the room began cracking up laughing. If I remember right, they had me say the lines three times through and each time was the same hilarious reaction. I was just a kid, so I didn’t really get why it was so funny, but I knew it was a good sign.” 

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19. You hear horror stories about working with insanely talented people, but it sounds like everyone had a blast on this one. 

“I think this is the best experience I’ve ever had on a film set. It’s so much fun,” Karen “Duff” Duffy, who played henchwoman J.P. Shay, said in 1994. “The vibe is really easy going and… I feel that Peter as a director is really setting a tone for the whole movie… Peter will give the time of day to anyone and that’s beautiful, how that carries on to everybody in the movie…

“I think that a good way to describe it is,” she joked, “what the cast and crew lack for in intelligence, we’ve been making up for with stupidity.”

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20. The Farrellys screen their films three or four times for test audiences, a process they describe as “painful,” but “it’s worth it because you’ll know that’s funny or not funny,” Peter said. And if it’s not funny, you can try to recut it to make it funny or you can just give up on it after awhile.”

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21. An alternate ending included in the bonus materials on the 2006 DVD release of an unrated version of the film shows Harry and Lloyd pondering their future job prospects.

“We have no talents and we don’t really fit into society,” Harry says, to which Lloyd replies, “Maybe we’ll be film critics.”

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22. Dumb and Dumber cost $17 million to make, custom shaggin’ wagon included, and made $247 million worldwide.

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23. Jim Carrey’s boffo box office in 1994 propelled him to the top tier of the Hollywood food chain in rapid fashion. When Dumb and Dumber premiered he was already signed up to play The Riddler in Batman Forever and of course they were doing an Ace Ventura sequel. Then he scored that much talked-about $20 million paycheck (plus 15 percent gross participation) for The Cable Guy—which, memorably, flopped financially and confused more than amused at the time. But the Ben Stiller-directed satire remains a favorite among the comedy cognoscenti and in recent years has been viewed in a more appreciative light.

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24. Dumb and Dumber didn’t not set Daniels’ dramatic career back a few years, though.

“I think easily for 10 years—and because of the success of Dumb and Dumber—I was no longer taken seriously,” he told Reuters in 2014. “As soon as you do comedy, then you’re not serious anymore, which has always bothered me because the last time you looked, the Greeks are holding up two masks—and to be able to do both seems to be the point of being an actor.”

He zoomed back into the highbrow-acting conversation in 2005 with his Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Squid and the Whale, but it was once he starred as the gravitas-radiating, common sense-spouting cable news anchor Will McEvoy on Aaron Sorkin‘s  The Newsroom (and won an Emmy) that he became the go-to guy when you need The Guy, and by 2014 his decision to do Dumb and Dumber To was met with great excitement. 

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25. Jeff Daniels won his Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series on a Sunday night in September 2013 and was off the next morning to the Dumb and Dumber To set.

“Fresh from Newsroom, just won the Emmy, and we went ‘More butt crack, Jeff! We need to see the butt crack!'” Carrey teased on The Tonight Show.

“The thing that I like about it so much,” Jeff Daniels said about the original film in 1994, “these are the jokes that everyone laughs at, but half the country refuses to admit that they do.”

Harry and Lloyd, bringing people together from opposite sides of the joke divide for 25 years.

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Mother accidentally overdosed on anti-anxiety pills after HRT fears

Mother-of-two NHS manager, 46, accidentally overdosed on anti-anxiety pills after expressing fears about going on HRT to cope with her menopause symptoms, inquest hears

  • Philippa Hulme, 46, expressed fears over being put on HRT for her menopause 
  • Ms Hulme was worried over public reports of HRT heightening the risk of cancer  
  • The NHS manager from Preston took a fatal overdose of anti-anxiety medication
  • A coroner said Ms Hulme’s overdose of prescribed beta blockers was accidental 
  • The business graduate was already taking time off work due to severe anxiety 
  • The mother-of-two was taken to hospital but sadly died less than two hours later  

Philippa Hulme, 46, raised concerns over being placed on HRT during her menopause

An NHS manager took a fatal overdose of anti-anxiety medication after she expressed fears about being put on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to cope with her menopause, which ‘may have contributed to her symptoms’, an inquest heard.

Philippa Hulme, 46, was already off work due to severe anxiety but she became worried about taking oestrogen and progesterone tablets amid public concerns they may heighten the risk of cancer.

Last July 17 just two weeks after starting a trial of HRT on the recommendation of her GP and a just day after she cancelled a catch-up meeting with her boss, Ms Hulme took an accidental overdose of prescription beta blockers before she went to bed and woke up at 5am the following morning suffering from a severe seizure.

She was taken to hospital but died less than two hours later with tests showing toxic levels of the anti-anxiety drug propranolol in her system.

This week a coroner said the overdose was accidental, adding the mother-of-two known as Pippa may have inadvertently taken too many tablets in the hope of alleviating her anxiety.

University business graduate Ms Hulme, from Wesham, near Blackpool, Lancashire, had worked for the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group and was responsible for the management and performance of £60 million worth contracts within the health sector.

But in the months before her death she had been signed off work due to anxiety, had been seeing a counsellor and was prescribed propranolol and the anti-depressant drug fluoxetine or prozac. To help her cope she had started a ‘worry diary’ detailing potentially stressful events including her plans to move house with her husband Philip and their children.

Entries included: ‘What if I lose my job?’ and ‘selling the house,’ and also ‘moving day’ when the couple sold their home and moved in temporarily with her father ahead of moving into a new house.

Mr Hulme told the Blackpool hearing: ‘Pippa didn’t hide the anxiety from me – we discussed it regularly and she was getting frustrated how long it had been going on. She had it not long after the children were born and seemed to resolved it back then. But later she had it for 12 months and was getting frustrated as it didn’t seem to be improving.

‘There were times at night when she’d be beside herself and you couldn’t argue with her. She was really, really stressed almost inconsolable. She was worried about everything and it would take her a while to come down.

‘At work it was a stressful environment where she really struggled and was signed off for quite some time. She had been back in at the start of the year and had changed roles but I got a call to pick her up and then she was signed off from that point onward. She’d been off work for a good three months maybe longer.’

He added: ‘She was very open about her chats and talking about a worry diary. It is not as though she was keeping it to herself – she was open and frank with me about how she was feeling and how frustrated she was. She said she needed to get thoughts down on paper so that she could give herself some clarity.

‘She was trying lots of things she had books on positive thinning. She was trying everything she could to battle anxiety. She was brilliant quite an organised lady and she seemed to just do it as and when.

‘There were highs and lows and positive and negative days but there were no thoughts of self harm. She had written a few things in which she was thinking about going back to work. She did show me them from time to time. She wasn’t anxious constantly – she had good days and bad days – they weren’t all bad days.’

The hearing was told Ms Hulme last saw her doctor on June 27, who advised her to start a trial of HRT saying as the GP said it ‘seemed possible menopause might be contributing to her symptoms.’ She was due to go back for a review at the end of July.

Mr Hulme said: ‘She only started it two weeks before her death. She was really scared about taking it and she was worried about the side effects. It took her quite a long time to start it and she was concerned about it although we had not noticed any side effects.

‘The timing of her starting HRT might have effected something in that way. It just still seems so coincidental around the same time she started HRT something like this should happen. She was worried about taking it.’

Recalling the days before her death Mr Hulme said: ‘That evening after dinner she said she was tired and went to bed. She seemed low but quite bright and certainly able to hold a conversation with everybody. The day she passed she was saving properties to our Right Move account and we were going to view houses on a shortlist. She was a planning a holiday for the end of August and she was thinking of the future.’

A statement from Mrs Hulme’s GP surgery said: ‘Pippa had a history anxiety and depression and was well known to the practice. In July 2018 she was prescribed anxiety medication – propranolol and was given 60 tablets to take – one a day a maximum of two in 24 hours.

‘In January 2019, she reported feeling much better but sadly she relapsed around May after reducing her antidepressant dose of fluoxetine. Her dose was increased in June 3, didn’t seem to have improved her symptoms.

‘She was last seen on June 27, and at that time started to take a trial of HRT as it seemed possible menopause might be contributing to her symptoms. She was due to come back for a review at the end of July. News of her death came as a shock as did the cause.’

Recording a conclusion of misadventure coroner Clare Doherty said: ‘Pippa suffered from anxiety and had suffered for some time. She was a professional lady and it’s clear she was intelligent and well organised, a typical mother.’

She added: ‘It is difficult to understand how Pippa has come to take excess of propranolol. She was scrupulous about her medication and she was reluctant to take HRT as she was aware of side effects attached to it. She had many protective factors in her life least of all a loving family. The most likely explanation is Pippa was experiencing an exacerbation of anxiety.

‘Sometimes when feeling like that, she might have considered it would be beneficial if she took more tablets to help her with the anxiety. I do not consider that she knew how toxic propranolol can be.’

HRT provides the oestrogen the body stops producing during the menopause and is taken by around one million women in the UK in the form of gels, patches or pills. It relieves symptoms including night sweats, depression and hot flushes.

 

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When is the last date for Royal Mail Santa letters? Here’s the address to send it to and what to write

WRITING a letter to Santa is more magical than a Christmas tradition – but you need to send it TODAY (December 6).

Royal Mail is continuing the decades long tradition of helping Santa reply to children's letters – but hurry and get those letters in the post today.

When's the last posting date for Royal Mail Santa letters?

The last date letters can be posted to Santa is Friday, December 6, 2019.

It's best to act now to ensure he has time to respond.

This time of year is a busy one for Royal Mail, so a 70p first class stamp may be best if you've waited until deadline day to send your letter.

You could also opt for a 61p second class stamp instead.

Make sure you include your child's full name and address with the letter – otherwise Santa will not know who to reply to.

If you're after a speedy reply include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

You can even buy Christmas 2019 stamps in a series entitled Follow the journey to Bethlehem.

It was 1963 when Royal Mail first started helping Santa add some extra magic to children's Christmas.

And this year they will be working hard again to help bring added festive magic.

Where should I send my Royal Mail Santa letter to?

The full address to send letters to, is:

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa's Grotto,
Reindeerland,
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What should you write in your Santa letter?

Address your letter to Santa, with Dear Santa or something similar and don't forget to include your name and address.

Ask how Santa is – you know it's a stressful time of year for him – then tell him about yourself.

Let him know that you've been nice – not naughty – this year.

You can always add a few presents that you would like to receive on Christmas Day.

Keep your letter short as Santa has a lot to read at this time of year.

Finish off by thanking him – that way you will show him how nice you are!

 

So send your letter sharpish, and make your Christmas even more magical!

And don't forget to put a stamp on it!

We've got plenty more money saving tips for parents in our Christmas page. 

And here's the last posting dates for Christmas 2019.

 

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Mulan trailer: Where is Mushu? Is Eddie Murphy character in live action remake?

Mulan is the latest in a long line of live-action remakes from Disney, following Aladdin and The Jungle Book. The story follows a young Chinese girl who, when told someone from every family must fight in the army, volunteers herself, masquerading as a man. In the cartoon she is aided by her friend, a tiny, wisecracking dragon, Mushu – but is Mushu in the live-action remake?

A new trailer for the upcoming live-action version of Mulan has been released.

The video shows Mulan clearly uncomfortable as her family try to make her who they want – a young, beautiful woman who will make her family proud by being a dutiful wife to a young man in their village.

She is covered in make-up, a pin is put in her hair and she is dressed in clothes in which she can barely move, as she is told she must bring her family honour.

Her father says to her: “Do you know why the phoenix sits on the right hand of the emperor?

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“She is his guardian, his protector. She is both beautiful and strong.

“Your job is to bring honour to the family, do you think you can do that?”

Soon, however, the village is turned upside down when northern invaders begin to plague the area around them, and every family must give up one person to fight.

With only a daughter and no sons following in his footsteps, Mulan’s father steps forward.

He offers himself to fight, but then collapses on the floor as his old injuries continue to cause him trouble.

He starts to practise with his sword, before Mulan tells her family: “This time he will not return.”

Realising her father will perish if he goes out to join the Imperial Army, Mulan takes her father’s sword and begins to teach herself how to use it.

She says, reading the markings on the sword: “Loyal, brave and true. It is my duty to protect my family.”

When her family realise she has gone, her father prays to their ancestors to protect her, before she arrives at a strict army-training camp, where the leader says: “We’re going to make men out of every single one of you.”

The fight continues with the leader of the invaders and his accompanying witch, while Mulan is told her spirit is strong but she is being “held back,” likely by the lie she is living in the army.

At one moment in the film, a red phoenix-like dragon moves above them, which suddenly makes it seem as though Mushu, the dragon, has returned.

It is clear that, when her father prayed, the phoenix spirit rose up, meaning her ancestors are protecting her through this image.

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However, given the clearly more serious tone of this film, the addition of a giggly, joke-making dragon may cut through the importance of the story.

Some, however, believe songs and the dragon would have brought a lightness and added joy to the film, meaning this decision has clearly divided critics before the film has even come out.

The movie is keeping some of its fairytale elements, however, with the inclusion of a shape-shifting witch who is fighting with the invaders.

But clearly this remake is going for a far more earnest story, with the seriousness of Mulan’s sacrifice given the time and credence it deserves.

Whether this will pay off is yet to be seen, and at present, no one from the cast and crew or Eddie Murphy have spoken out on this decision.

Fans will just have to wait until the movie gets its release to find out why.

One thing is for certain – this movie is set to be an interesting one as more information about the movie comes out.

Mulan is out in cinemas on March 27, 2020

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Natalie Nunn supported Jacqueline over ‘womaniser’ Dan Osborne before sex claims

Dan Osborne's reported fling Natalie Nunn blasted her Celebrity Big Brother 2018 co-host last year as a "womaniser", stating she was team Jacqueline Jossa.

It comes amid claims from their former housemate Chloe Ayling , who is alleging the trio had a "threesome" and that she watched Dan and Natalie have "full sex" in front of her after a night out.

Dan has hit out at the comments, strongly denying anything happened as he continues to support wife Jacqueline on I'm A Celebrity.

The rumoured fling will no doubt spark confusion among fans of the final series of CBB, who might remember Natalie and Dan clashed in the house.

On leaving the show, Natalie blasted the male celebrities , including Dan, as "womanisers", before planning to meet Jacqueline to offer her support.


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Natalie also claimed Gabby Allen and Dan were appearing "too close" in the house, with the US star wanting to "expose" him to viewers and wife Jacqueline.

Dan had been pictured at a bootcamp with fellow CBB co-star Gabby Allen months before they entered the house together, with claims of a fling emerging.

Both Dan and Gabby have always fiercely denied the claims, with them also referencing the apparently false reports while in the house.


After being evicted from the show last year, amid claims from Chloe they engaged in "sex acts" after a boozy night out, Natalie told The Sun : "I am going out with all the wives for dinner.

"I have been in touch with Jermaine's wife Alice, Ben's ex Stephanie and Ben's girlfriend, and Jacqueline. Those men are womanisers. They deserve to know."

She added of Dan and Gabby: "Dan wants Gabby. And Gabby wants Dan. They're not showing that relationship. They play spin the bottle every night. And they play truth or dare every single night.

"They asked Dan, 'if the world would end tomorrow and you had to have sex with someone in the house, who would it be?' He of course said Gabby. We dared Gabby to kiss Dan on his inner thigh."

Jacqueline is currently in the jungle, and was seen breaking down over a letter from her husband and their two daughters, Mia and Ella, in the latest episode.

Dan, also in Australia, says that absolutely nothing happened between him, Chloe and Natalie.

A representative for Dan told Mirror Online: "This story is not true and Dan will be seeking legal advice."

Natalie's representatives declined to comment on the story when we contacted them.

I'm A Celebrity airs all week at 9pm on ITV.

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Jacqueline Jossa’s mum urges fans to support her amid Dan O cheating claims

Selina Jossa has urged fans to show her daughter Jacqueline Jossa support after her Dan Osborne has been accused of cheating on her again.

Yesterday evening, model Chloe Ayling claimed she had a wild threesome with Dan and US reality star Natalie Nunn .

Chloe claims they romped in a hotel room behind Jacqueline's back, but Dan has denied the reports.

He says whilst they did go out partying together absolutely nothing happened between them and a spokeperson said he would be 'seeking legal advice.'

After the allegations came to light, Selina broke her silence on Instagram by encouraging fans to rally round her daughter, who is unawares of the ongoing drama.


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Selina shared multiple screenshots showing how to keep Jacqueline in the jungle.

The mum then posted a video of her and partner John leaving the studio after Jacq survived another vote off, though Dan was nowhere to be seen.

Jacqueline's parents seemed in good spirits despite the latest claims to rock their family.


"Just coming home from the jungle," said Selina, as she shared footage of the Aussie countryside.

"Thank you everyone for supporting our girl," she added, before showing her partner John waving at the camera.

Dan was nowhere to be seen in the clip and sources say he 'fled to his hotel room' after Myles Stephenson was evicted from camp.

There had been concern Jaqueline's parents and Dan were avoiding each other as they wait at the Palazzo Versace together.

After four days without being seen each others company, Selina shared a video of them enjoying a day at the pool with Dan and his daughters Ella and Mia – which Dan also shared to his social media.

Last night Dan avoided an awkward run-in with the recently evicted by Myles by deliberately snubbing his return.


The former Towie star was missing from the hotel lobby hotel early on Friday morning as Myles was welcomed by fellow contestants, friends and family members.

Dan's wife Jacqueline, who married him in 2017, has removed her wedding ring and threatened to quit I’m A Celebrity in the first week of the show after her co-star Myles claimed her husband had bedded former Love Island star Gabby Allen .

Dan denies the claims and clearly did not want to be amongst those hugging Myles on camera.

Each contestant is filmed returning to the hotel after their eviction and friends and family of all contestants are encouraged to be there as footage is used by ITV2.

Dan was the only person missing from the line up when Myles walked in, having fled to his hotel room when he returned from a screening of the latest episode of I'm A Celebrity.

A source said: “It was very obvious Dan was missing because he was the only one not there.

“He seemed keen to keep a low profile.”

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Golden Globe Nomination Predictions: 'The Irishman,' 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' … And What Else?

With voters split between dark movies like “Joker” and crowd-pleasing ones like “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the Globes nominations are harder to predict than ever

Ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations next week, TheWrap has made some predictions as to which shows and actors are most likely to be nominated in the television categories. From HBO’s “Succession” to Amazon’s “Fleabag” to Netflix’s “When They See Us,” here are our picks for what deserves to be recognized as the best-of-the-best across a very crowded television landscape.

Amazon, HBO, Netflix, Amazon

  • Best Television Series — Drama (“The Americans” won last year)

    “Succession,” HBO (Pictured), “The Crown,” Netflix, “Game of Thrones,” HBO, “The Morning Show,” Apple TV+, “Pose,” FX

    HBO

  • Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series — Drama (Richard Madden won last year for “Bodyguard”)

    Brian Cox, “Succession” (Pictured), Billy Porter, “Pose,” Tobias Menzies, “The Crown,” Jeremy Strong, “Succession,” Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”

    HBO

  • Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television   (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won last year)

    “When They See Us,” Netflix (Pictured), “Chernobyl,” HBO, “Fosse/Verdon,” FX, “Unbelievable,” Netflix, “El Camino,” Netflix

    Netflix

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television   (Darren Criss won last year for “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

    Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” (Pictured, left), Jared Harris, “Chernobyl,” Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon,” Aaron Paul, “El Camino,” Russell Crowe, “The Loudest Voice”

    Netflix

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
    (Rachel Borsnahan won last year for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Pictured), Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Kirsten Dunst, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

    Amazon

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy     (Michael Douglas won last year for “The Kominsky Method”)

    Bill Hader, “Barry” (Pictured), Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method,” Ted Danson, “The Good Place,” Ben Platt, “The Politician,” Paul Rudd, “Living With Yourself”

    HBO

  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama   (Sandra Oh won last year for “Killing Eve”)

    Olivia Colman, “The Crown” (Pictured), Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve,” Zendaya, “Euphoria,”Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show,” Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

    Netflix

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television    (Patricia Clarkson won last year for “Sharp Objects”)

    Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” (Pictured), Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown,” 
    Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies,”
    Patricia Arquette, “The Act,”
    Olivia Colman, “Fleabag”

    HBO

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television    (Patricia Arquette won last year for “Escape at Dannemora”)

    Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon” (Pictured, left), Helen Mirren, “Catherine the Great,” Merritt Wever, “Unbelievable,” Joey King, “The Act,” Niecy Nash, “When They See Us”

    FX

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television    (Ben Whishaw won last year for “A Very English Scandal”)
    Andrew Scott, “Fleabag” (Pictured), Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Kieran Culkin, “Succession,”
    Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” 
    Stellen Skarsgard, “Chernobyl”

    Amazon

  • Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy   (“The Kominsky Method” won last year)

    “Fleabag,” Amazon Prime Video (Pictured), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Prime Video, “Barry,” HBO, “Schitt’s Creek,” Pop TV, “Russian Doll,” Netflix

    Amazon

  • From “Succession” to “Fleabag,” here’s who we’re betting on

    Ahead of the 2020 Golden Globes nominations next week, TheWrap has made some predictions as to which shows and actors are most likely to be nominated in the television categories. From HBO’s “Succession” to Amazon’s “Fleabag” to Netflix’s “When They See Us,” here are our picks for what deserves to be recognized as the best-of-the-best across a very crowded television landscape.

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    Watch Courtney Barnett's 'Unplugged' Performance From New Live Album

    Courtney Barnett has unveiled her MTV Australia Unplugged Live in Melbourne album via stream. The physical album will be released on February 21st and is available for pre-order. The performance, which was filmed in October at Howler in her hometown of Melbourne, spans covers and songs from her catalog as well as her original new song, “Untitled (Play it on Repeat).”

    Backed by bandmates Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, her intimate, stripped-down performance also features cellist Lucy Waldron. Guest collaborators include Paul Kelly, Marlon Williams and Evelyn Ida Morris.

    For her new song, Barnett appears solo on acoustic guitar. Over a melancholic melody, she emotively sings the vulnerable lyrics. “Every day I wake/Hope it’s a mistake/Wish I could go back to dreaming/Everything I make/trying not to break/Going round and round in circles,” she wistfully sings. “Tell me, would you even know?/Would you even care if you never see me again?”

    “I love playing to Melbourne crowds… I wanted to have a mixture of old songs, new songs and covers, and tracks that we don’t perform all the time — it’s been interesting to see the songs through a different filter,” Barnett said in a statement. “And it brings out this other emotional side to the music and the lyrics.”

    MTV Australia Unplugged Live in Melbourne Track List
    1. “Depreston”
    2. “Sunday Roast”
    3. “Charcoal Lane” featuring Paul Kelly — written by Archie Roach
    4. “Avant Gardener”
    5. “Nameless, Faceless” featuring Evelyn Ida Morris
    6. “Untitled (Play it on Repeat)”
    7. “Not Only I” featuring Marlon Williams — written by Seeker Lover Keeper
    8. “So Long, Marianne” — written by Leonard Cohen

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