Gwen Stefani Wore a Stunning Wedding Dress to Marry Blake Shelton – First Photos Revealed!

Gwen Stefani tied the knot with longtime love Blake Shelton over the weekend and we have a first look at her wedding dress!

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The 51-year-old singer and Blake, 45, said “I Do” in the chapel on his Oklahoma ranch, TMZ reports.

In the first images of Gwen‘s dress, you can see the white gown is complete with a full tulle skirt and matching veil.

The image also shows Gwen in a very celebratory mood as Blake cuts off a piece of the wedding cake during the reception.

In another shot on TMZ’s site, you can see Blake and Gwen sharing their first dance as a married couple, which was illuminated with candles.

It was first reported that Blake and Gwen obtained their marriage license earlier last week as rumors swirled that they were getting married on the weekend – looks like those were true!

There was another rumor that the musical couple, who met while judges on The Voice, got married much earlier this year.

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Post-pandemic gas revival may threaten climate change targets

The pandemic recovery might not be all positive, at least not for the environment. Reutersreports that the International Energy Agency has warned that a post-pandemic resurgence in gas demand could threaten a goal of reaching net zero emissions worldwide by 2050. A projected 3.6 percent increase in gas use for 2021 could not only negate the 2020 decline but “even grow further,” according to the IEA.

Demand is expected to taper off to 1.7 percent between 2022 and 2024, but that would still be too steep to stay on track, the IEA said.

This doesn’t mean the Paris agreement and other goals are lost causes, however. The IEA believed that projects approved or underway before the pandemic could rein in those emissions. The agency also suggested that the gas industry could help by cutting down on methane leaks that contribute to climate change.

There are positive signs. Renewable energy is outpacing fossil fuels in some countries, and car manufacturers are increasingly committing to all-electric lineups in the next several years. Still, the IEA report lends a sense of urgency to those actions. Humanity might need to temper its eagerness to reestablish normalcy and refocus on green tech, at least if it wants to avoid replacing one global problem with another.

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ESPN’s Rachel Nichols Apologizes for the Controversial Comments She Made

Check out the controversial comments made by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and see her apology – TMZ
Netflix sadly canceled four shows in the same day – Just Jared Jr
This is definitely one of the weirdest stories we’ve read in a while – DListed
A famous actor has slammed the upcoming Black Widow movie – TooFab
See what Addison Rae wore to her Fourth of July party – Egotastic
This fan favorite couple just flaunted a lot of PDA in public – Just Jared Jr

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20+ Pawsitively Purrfect & Hissterical Cat Memes

If you’re feline pretty bored today, we’ve got some pretty a-mewsing content for all the cat-lovers out there. Viral templates come and go, but cats are archetypal meme superstars and they’re here to stay. Whether you’ve got a few fur-ball friends of your own or you prefer to admire them from afar, everyone loves a good cat meme. Press paws on your day for a moment to enjoy some classic memes.

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Push to Reform New York City Board of Elections Gains Steam Following Mayoral Vote Tally Gaffe

Several key New York State lawmakers told The Wall Street Journal that there are plans to hold hearings on the New York City Board of Elections (BOE) following last week’s mayoral primary vote miscount blunder, potentially pushing longstanding efforts to reform the administrative body across the finish line. Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the state Senate majority leader, told the outlet that the chamber would hold hearings and seek to pass reform legislation “at the earliest opportunity,” while assemblywoman Latrice Walker, a Democrat who chairs the Senate election committee, said the hearings would include a review of the structure of the BOE, which has long been a key concern. Last week, the BOE released tallies of of the first ever citywide primaries conducted with ranked-choice voting, before abruptly taking them down, citing a “discrepancy” in the numbers. The BOE later admitted that 135,000 test ballots had accidentally been included in the mayoral …

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Democratic Socialists of America Meet With Dictator Nicolás Maduro

Leaders of the largest socialist political organization in the United States, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), which has endorsed prominent U.S. House members, met with Venezuelan Dictator Nicolás Maduro on July 2. According to Telesur, the chairperson of the National Political Committee of the DSA, members of the International Committee, and the organization’s Political Formation, Foreign Policy, and Bilateral Relations committees, attended the meeting. The Virginia chapter of DSA confirmed the meeting with the dictator. “DSA members meeting directly with President Maduro. Big things are happening in our organization,” a social media post for Tidewater DSA said. The DSA has endorsed self-professed Democratic Socialists to the U.S. House of Reps., including Reps. Rashi­da Tlaib (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), and Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.). DSA said they had close to 10,000 people join their organization after Ocasio-Cortez was first elected in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez said in a March interview with …

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Halsey Jokes About The Size Of Their Baby Bump in New Pic

Halsey is showing off her baby bump and trying to beat the heat in brand new pic!

The 26-year-old expectant singer shared the pic over the holiday weekend with her fans on her Instagram Stories.

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Halsey snapped a pic from her day in the sun, laying one arm over her bump towards the camera.

“Too hot outside. Beeeeen ready,” they captioned, signifying that it might almost be time to meet her baby soon.

Halsey then joked, “(Yes it’s ONE baby lol).”

They kept the sun out of their eyes with a purple bucket hat while to beat some of the heat.

This isn’t the first time Halsey has shown off their baby bump and commented on the size.

Earlier in the year, they compared the bump to this.

Halsey and boyfriend Alev Aydin announced they were expecting a baby earlier this year. The duo were recently seen out together last month running some errands before baby gets here.

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Audacity sparks uproar over new data collection policy

Recent changes to the Audacity privacy policy have led to some users calling the audio-editing app spyware. The open-source software is now collecting user data for “app analytics” and “improving our app” as well as “for legal enforcement.”

The privacy policy was updated on July 2nd, following Muse Group’s acquisition of Audacity in April — Muse Group also owns Ultimate Guitar and notation app MuseScore. As reported by Foss Post, the policy notes Muse Group is collecting details about users’ operating system version, processor, country based on IP address, crash reports and non-fatal error codes and messages. According to the policy, processing that data is in the “legitimate interest” of the company “to offer and ensure the proper functioning of the app.”

The data it collects on law enforcement grounds is more vague. The policy says Muse Group will capture “data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any).” It may share personal data with “any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary.” Data may be shared with potential buyers too.

Users’ personal data is stored on servers in the European Economic Area (EEA). However, Muse Group is “occasionally required to share your personal data with our main office in Russia and our external counsel in the USA.” Muse Group noted that whenever personal data is “transferred outside the EEA to countries that are not deemed adequate by the European Commission, your Personal Data receives an adequate level of protection in accordance with [the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation].”

The policy states users’ IP addresses are “stored in an identifiable way” for a day before they’re hashed. That leaves users open to identification through law enforcement or government data requests.

Several other points in the privacy policy have raised some eyebrows, including a ban on under-13s using Audacity. That, as Foss Post notes, violates the license under which Audacity is distributed. The General Public License prohibits restrictions on software use. Engadget has contacted Muse Group for comment.

All is not lost for Audacity users who value their privacy and pre-teens who tinker with audio in the app. Some users have been calling for a fork of the software, a new version of the app based on the source code. It wouldn’t be surprising to see the community take Audacity in that direction.

Until that fork arrives, privacy-conscious users might want to find alternative software, or at least block Audacity from accessing the internet. After all, it’s a desktop app that doesn’t have any tangible online functions.

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The Original Cast of ‘Willy Wonka’ Share Their Thoughts on Upcoming Timothee Chalamet Prequel

It was announced in May that Timothee Chalamet would play a young Willy Wonka in a new prequel from Warner Bros. called Wonka and now the stars of the original film are sharing their thoughts!

In an interview with People ahead of the original movie’s 50th anniversary this week, Peter Ostrum (Charlie Bucket), Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt), Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) and Michael Bollner (Augustus Gloop) discussed how they felt about prequel.

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Peter Ostrum told the outlet that he appreciated the 2005 version of the film, which starred Johnny Depp, because it helped introduce the original movie to a new audience.

Johnny Depp‘s version actually kind of helped our film,” he explained. “Parents saw that film with their kids and their kids had never seen the original and the parents’ reaction was, ‘This was nice, but you need to see the original.’”

“It brought the original film back to the forefront again,” he added. “It introduced a whole new generation — a whole new audience to the original film.”

“As Julie likes to say, ‘There’s room for all of us. We can all play well together in the sandbox,’” he continued. “And the prequel will shed more light on early Wonka.”

The prequel is slated for a 2023 release and is being written by Simon Rich and directed by Paddington director Paul King.

“But again, there’s been so many different versions of Willy Wonka, be it on Broadway, opera, a pinball machine… you can’t kill the Willy Wonka story,” Peter said. “So all of it is good. It’s a great story. And people enjoy whatever different version they’re watching; it’s fun to watch. So I think we’re all looking forward to the prequel.”

Four other actors were actually considered for the role of Willy Wonka in the movie. Find out who!

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Gas Prices Likely to Stay Above $3.00 Until October: Analyst

Patrick de Hann, the Head of Petroleum Analysis for GasBuddy, told Fox News in a recent interview that he believes American drivers are unlikely to see relief from high gas prices anytime soon, predicting that the typical seasonal decline in prices won’t kick in until October, and when it does, it will be modest. “Traditionally we see gas prices start declining in mid-to-late August as we start to see things [going] back to normal, kids going back to school, vacations basically ending,” de Hann told Fox Business. “This year, though, I think the concern is that … the normal seasonal down-turning could be mitigated by the fact that offices are starting to see returns by fall and so commutes could start to increase,” he added. Due to the pandemic, tens of millions of Americans shifted to working from home, but with the outbreak increasingly showing signs of tailing off, companies …

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