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Viral TikTok star Nathan Evans’ cover of ‘Wellerman’ has led to the sea shanty being streamed over 7,000 per cent more on Spotify. On December 23, the video of the 26-year-old Scottish postman-and-singer’s cover of The Longest Johns shanty went viral and saw #ShantyTok trending worldwide. And between then and January 13, 2021, streams of shanties have rocketed on the streaming platform. Over 12,000 new user-generated playlists have been added that include “sea shanty” or “sea shanties” in the title. While searches for “Sea shanty” jumped by 630% this week. What’s more, ‘Wellerman’ has been the top-added global track to “sea shanty” playlists. Other shanties to see a surge in streams include, ‘Leave her Johnny’ by Michiel Schrey, Nils Brown, Sean Dagher, which is up more than 225 per cent. While ‘The Scotsman’ by Hair of the Dog has seen more than a 140% increase in streams and ‘Drunken Sailor’…

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Venus Williams loves full-body peels. The 40-year-old tennis ace is obsessed with the popular beauty treatment that has left her skin feeling smooth and glowing after three days. Speaking to NewBeauty’s Winter 2021 issue, she revealed: “Last year I did a wonderful whole-body peel. When I was done, my skin looked unreal. It took about three days for everything to just peel off. My dermatologist in New York has incredible peels for the face and body, and the hands and feet peel so beautifully. And honestly, the butt peels so nicely, too. I love a good treatment.” Venus likes to experiment with her beauty routine but refuses to try anything “too crazy” as she aims for “prevention” in her skincare. She added: “I’m all about prevention. I love Laser Genesis or anything that’s going to help build collagen. I honestly like to keep it simpler and do something like a…

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LIL’ KIM has revealed her iconic 1999 MTV VMAs outfit was inspired by Missy Elliott. The 46-year-old rapper put on an eye-popping display in a bold lavender jumpsuit that was cut off below her breast on one side with a sequinned seashell nipple cover keeping her modesty intact. And now, Kim has shared how the ensemble was inspired by a joke the ‘Work It’ hitmaker, 49, made about her always revealing her nipples in public. She told People: “My nipples used to pop out so much on their own. They said something in a movie and made it look like it was planned — it was never planned. The girls used to laugh at me and Missy said, ‘Girl, your nipples pop out so much. One day, you need to just come outside with one nipple out. “We were laughing, but Misa’s [Hylton] lightbulb went off and she just went…

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Carey Mulligan enjoyed performing violent scenes in ‘Promising Young Woman’. The 35-year-old actress stars as Cassie Thomas in Emerald Fennell’s black comedy and revealed that she relished the experience of being violent on the big screen which has been a rarity in her career. Carey said: “It was quite fun. It’s funny, I said to someone the other day – when we were shooting ‘Drive’, I always wanted to get out of the elevator and be in a scene. “And I think there was a scene originally at some point in ‘Drive’ where there was a shootout – I think in the basement – and I was there. And then it got cut, and we didn’t shoot it. So yeah, it was nice to get to – well, it’s always fun to smash up a car with a tire iron if there’s no consequences.” Carey admitted that she was disappointed…

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D12‘s Bizarre has suffered a mini stroke. The 44-year-old rapper – who is best known for his work in Eminem‘s Detroit hip-hop group – was hospitalised after he had a transient ischemic attack, his manager revealed. Alongside a picture of Bizarre – whose real name is Rufus Arthur Johnson – in hospital on his Instagram page, they wrote on his behalf: “Morning.. this bizarre manager just giving u guys a update.. bizarre doing much better he had TIA.. just want to let all fans and family to know he live y’all and he’ll be back soon dumpster juice 2021.. (sic)” Just four days ago, Bizarre was in the studio working on music. The ‘Purple Pills’ star tweeted: “In the studio doing features … email me at [email protected]“ Bizarre has had really bad asthma since he was a child and had piled on the pounds due to being on steroids to…

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Jessica Alba‘s husband, Cash Warren, has helped her overcome feeling like an impostor. The 39-year-old actress-and-businesswoman – who co-founded the consumer goods brand, The Honest Company, back in 2011 – has admitted there’s been days when she hasn’t felt like she deserves the success she’s had, but Cash reminded her that it’s her hard work and determination that has got her where she is, and she’s realising that now. She said: “I’ve always had this imposter syndrome thing – and I always felt like I didn’t deserve to be here. “I always felt like it was God, and luck and magic that had got me here. But I think being with my husband [producer Cash Warren] over these years, he let me know, ‘Hey, it’s all the hard work you’ve always put in. You deserve to be here as much as anyone else.’ And over time I guess I’ve sort…

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Sam Smith is already working on their fourth studio album. The ‘Promises’ hitmaker only released their latest record, ‘Love Goes’, in October, but Sam is already hard at work on the follow-up. His longtime songwriting partner, Jimmy Napes, told the ‘Straight Up’ podcast: “We wrote a song just the other day and it’s one of my favourite things we’ve ever done. Continuing to just do this and it still feels like the first time, essentially, that’s a really special partnership.” Gushing over the ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ singer’s breathtaking vocals, the record producer continued: “Sam’s voice is obviously one of the greatest voices I’ve ever heard. “To be able to have that voice expressing the music that you’re writing together, it’s like a joke. “It can be a little bit of a trick because Sam could sing the phone book and it would sound amazing.” Jimmy also admitted that the…

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Doug Liman has “more confidence” about making a movie in space since shooting ‘Locked Down’ in deserted London. The 55-year-old filmmaker is pleased that PH van Sandwijk’s idea for a low-budget, hastily-assembled pandemic heist thriller paid off and he’s now got more faith that the producer’s other “crazy” idea – which also involves Tom Cruise, Elon Musks SpaceX and NASA – will work out too. He said: “It connects to ‘Locked Down’ because the same producer who a year ago came to me and said how would you like to try to shoot a movie in outer space? That’s PJ van Sandwijk, and he’s the same person who said to Steve Knight and myself on July 1, what about you guys writing a movie for us to shoot in September? “Same guy, and when, a year ago, he proposed something insane like the space movie, I initially humoured PJ. “I…

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Wendi McLendon-Covey has insisted a ‘Bridesmaids’ sequel will never happen. The 51-year-old comedian played the role of Rita in Paul Feig’s 2011 rom-com alongside the likes of Kristen Wiig (Annie Walker), Maya Rudolph (Lillian) and Melissa McCarthy (Megan), but she’s admitted it’s highly unlikely a follow-up will be made because lead star Kristen is against the idea. Wendi said: “You know, for 10 years we’ve been saying that there will be no sequel. And that’s coming from Kristen [Wiig’s] mouth. So, yeah, there is no sequel.” Despite dashing hopes of a second movie, the ‘Blended’ star revealed where she sees Rita now and how she based her alter ego on the women on the reality show ‘Real Housewives’. She added to Us Weekly: “I think maybe one of Rita’s kids knocked up a teacher. And I think she’s divorced and seeing that, you know, ‘Oh, I had it so much…

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Gigi Hadid has revealed she is obsessed with gloves this season. The 25-year-old model shared some catwalk shots from Prada’s runway at the virtual Milan Fashion Week, where designer’s Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ autumn/winter 20201 Menswear collection, which includes gloves and other cosy pieces, was unveiled. Gigi wrote on her Instagram Story: “Gloves are really my weakness this season.” Meanwhile, the mother-of-one recently paid a touching tribute to her make-up artist, Erin Parsons, who has taught her everything she knows. The blonde beauty wished her “partner in make-up” – who she worked with on developing her Maybelline collection – a happy birthday and hailed her as both a “make-up genius” and a “great friend”. She wrote alongside a snap of Erin doing her glam in 2015 at Anna Sui: “Happy Birthday to my partner in makeup (she helped so much in the development of GIGI x MAYBELLINE collection) and…

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