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New York makes it much harder to access anti-LGBT conversion therapy for minors
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people’s sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.

For several years, legislators in the state of New York have been trying to ban anti-LGBT conversion therapy for youth. Unfortunately, those bills keep stalling.

As a way to block access to conversion therapy in the meantime, Gov. Andrew Cuomo took executive action. Now, conversion therapy will no longer be covered by public or private health insurance, and New York mental health facilities will not be allowed to give the therapy to minors. 

“Conversion therapy is a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice” that punishes people “for simply being who they are,” Cuomo said in a statement.

It’s unclear how prevalent the practice is in New York. Cuomo’s office didn’t immediately respond to inquiries Saturday; nor did a handful of New York mental health organizations. A spokeswoman for the New York Health Plan Association, an insurers’ group, was unsure.

This is a good interim solution, but my fingers are still crossed for legislative action that protects LGBT youth from conversion therapy once and for all. 

Dakota Johnson lands in London! [HQ UNTAGGED PICS]

Dakota Johnson is in London! She has been spotted arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport on February 7th, 2016. In the upcoming days, there will be many events Dakota might attend in London, such as the London Premiere of How To Be Single, The Radio 1 Breakfast Show interview with co-star Rebel Wilson and the BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony.

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Daughter Apple Look Identical In Adorable Selfie

Proof that the Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

Gwyneth Paltrow took to her Instagram account to share this adorable selfie of herself alongside her eleven-year-old daughter, Apple.

The 43-year-old shocked fans with the pic of the near-identical mother and daughter, with Apple sporting the same big eyes and long blonde hair as her famous mum.

Apple is Gwyneth’s daughter with her ex-husband Chris Martin, who is gearing up to perform during the half-time show at the Super Bowl alongside Beyonce and Bruno Mars later today.

The former couple have been regularly praised for their incredibly amicable divorce, with both stars championing co-parenting and Gwyneth even going so far as to say that Chris is like her brother now.

Erm, a brother that she married that one time, of course…

Speaking in a recent interview, the actress shared: “We spend a lot of time together. He’s been away for two weeks and last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school.

"So we’re not living together, but he’s more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids.

"We’ll have a weekend all together; holidays, we’re together. We’re still very much a family, even though we don’t have a romantic relationship. He’s like my brother.”

And we have no doubt that Gwyneth and Apple, alongside nine-year-old Moses, will be cheering Chris on during today’s big performance.

Ryan Reynolds Wants To Play Deadpool For The Rest Of His Life

There’s not long to wait until the hugely anticipated ‘Deadpool’ hits cinemas, and its star Ryan Reynolds has been very forthcoming with his love for the character, saying he wants to play him forever.

Well, Ryan, forever is a long time. Just ask Chris Evans, aka Marvel’s Captain America, what he thinks about playing the same character for so long. (Hint: he doesn’t like it.)

While speaking recently to IGN, the charming actor has come out and said he never wants to play any other superhero character again apart from Deadpool.

“I never want to play another comic book character again; Deadpool, I would like to play for the rest of my life – that’d be fun,” he said.

Of course, his time spent on 2011′s ‘Green Lantern’ is perhaps one he’d prefer to forget, insisting taking up more than one hero role was, in likelihood, too much for one man.

“No, I’ve done a number of them, and I think it’s time for other people to do them now. You’ve got to share the wealth on that one.“

And not only did ‘Green Lantern’ fail at the box office and receive scathing reviews across the board, it was hugely detrimental to Reynolds’ career. 

Either side of that, he’d appeared in a number of not so successful movies, such as ‘R.I.P.D’, but is now rebuilding his acting portfolio, having starred in well made indies such as ‘Buried’ and ‘The Voices’. 

Thus far the critical reception leaking through for ‘Deadpool’ is positive, so perhaps Reynolds can continue to play the disfigured, foul-mouthed character for years to come and finally banish the memory of ‘Green Lantern’.

‘Deadpool’ is in UK cinemas from 10 February.

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Cindy Crawford Was Scared Of Looking 'Frumpy' In Front Of Prince William

You’d think that being a world-famous supermodel would be enough to alleviate any fears about how you look, but Cindy Crawford has admitted that she was terrified of looking “frumpy” in front of Prince William when Princess Diana invited her to Kensington Palace.

The 49-year-old visited the royal family when William was still a teenager, and she has reflected on the momentous moment in a new interview and recalled some startling revelations.

Explaining that she was desperate to project the appropriate image, Cindy explained: “I was like, ‘What do I wear?’ because Diana had a teenage son and I didn’t want to be too frumpy, but this was Kensington Palace and I wanted to be invited back.”

Prince William famously had a crush on the iconic supermodel and Cindy also revealed that she was stunned when Princess Diana called her assistant personally to invite her to visit when she was next in London.

Cindy added to Hello! magazine: “She was so lovely because she actually called my office herself. She said, 'Hi, it’s Princess Diana’ and my assistant was like, 'Yeah right’. But it actually was.

"I was going to London to do a thing for Pepsi, so I arranged to meet them at Kensington Palace. It was cool for me.”

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Diana, who was married to Prince Charles, tragically passed away in a car accident in August 1997.

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Celebrity Big Brother 2016: Audio Recording Of Jeremy McConnell Dumping Stephanie Davis Hours After The Final Leaked?

When Stephanie Davis walked out of the Celebrity Big Brother house in second place on Friday night, you’d think that she was in for a pretty good night.

We mean, she finally had her freedom, she was reunited with Jeremy McConnell and, well, she’d come second place in Celebrity Big Brother.

All in all, things were looking pretty good, right?

Wrong.

Y'see, a disgruntled individual who had the misfortune of staying in the same hotel as the CBB housemates on Friday night was left less than impressed when they were woken up by Stephanie and Jeremy having a blazing row in the early hours of the morning.

In audio-recorded footage obtained by The Mirror, Stephanie can be heard screaming at Jezza not to touch her as she admitted that she was planning on “making love” to him that night.

It is unclear what started the argument but Stephanie repeatedly shouts: “Are you actually leaving us? After everything I put on the line for you?

"Another guy treating me like sh*t. Get off me, I’m done with you now, don’t touch me.”

Separately she screams at the Irish star: “I can’t believe you’re leaving me. I thought we were making love tonight.”

The recording ends when fellow housemate Megan McKenna loudly knocks on their door saying: “It’s Megan - what’s wrong?”

Although Jeremy can’t be clearly heard in the footage, Steph makes reference to “another girl”, which comes after it was reported that Jezza had cheated on the former Hollyoaks actress with a teenage dancer.

Nineteen-year-old Caroline Pope shared a photo of herself getting cozy with Jeremy shortly after he was evicted, whilst Steph was still in the house.

A close friend of the teen had previously said: “Caroline confirmed to me they had slept together but didn’t give me any details about it.

"It was the first time they had met each other and you could tell he was giving her a bit of attention that night. I didn’t see them kiss or anything, but they were being flirty.”

A spokesperson for Jeremy denied the claims.