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Inside RHOP Star Candiace Dillard’s Romantic, ‘Incredible’ D.C. Wedding: ‘It Was Like a Dream’

Candiace Dillard really didn’t want to cry. And then she saw Chris Bassett’s eyes across the room.

The Real Housewives of Potomac star was doing her best to control her emotions on Saturday as she prepared to wed Bassett in front of 260 friends and family at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. But as strong as she was, nothing prepared her for the moment she started walking down the aisle and locked eyes with her soon-to-be husband.

“When they opened the doors, I only saw him,” Dillard tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I was connected to Chris’ eyes. And he was crying, so I was weeping. There’s an ugly cry moment where I had to stop and scrunch up my face. To be walking towards the man who is going to be your husband? That was such a powerful and incredible feeling.”

“That is what I will always remember, looking in his eyes,” she continues. “It felt so comfortable and so right and so ‘This is where I’m supposed to be.’ And I was so overwhelmed by that feeling, and the look of the room, and seeing all the people around us. It was like a dream.”

Dillard and Bassett’s nuptials were a long time coming for the pair, who met while working at a restaurant together in D.C. and dated for nearly two years before he proposed in May 2017.

Their wedding planning was captured for the RHOP cameras, and while some of the tougher moments made for compelling TV, the final affair was smooth sailing.

“Everything was perfect — we were just blown away by it all,” Dillard says of the affair, which was designed by Strawberry Milk Events on her theme of “cosmopolitan sophistication with a touch of southern class.”

For the ceremony, the grand Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium was decked out with a mirrored walkway, boxes of white roses, floating chandeliers and a custom-made gold mirror arbor, flanked with cascading flowers by Edge Floral Event Design.

“They just showed out,” she says. “They got my vision perfectly. As far as the look and the aesthetic of the venue, I wouldn’t have done anything differently.”

Cocktail hour and a reception followed, with a feast of hors d’oeuvres and a seated dinner from Spilled Milk Catering that included lamb chops, a summer watermelon salad, short ribs and a sea bass with dill — an option that referenced their wedding hashtag.

As for the raspberry almond wedding cake? That was from ButterCream Bakeshop.

“The food was friggin’ amazing,” Dillard, a former Miss United States, recalls. “Delicious. The presentation was art deco, a little victorian — it matched all the themes I wanted in the wedding. And the cake was so, so good. We got nothing but great feedback from our guests on the food. So mission accomplished.”

Music from We the Fix and DJ Tryfe kept the guests moving. “We definitely danced the night away,” Dillard says. “I had a good sweat going on so I know I danced. My feet are still in shambles, so my body is telling me I had a good time.”

There were speeches throughout the night too, including ones from her dad and stepdad (who both walked her down the aisle) and one from Dillard’s mom. Bassett’s two best men, his brother his best friend, also gave speeches. “I wish we had maybe an extra hour at the reception, because all the speeches were amazing. I didn’t want them to stop,” Dillard says.

But of course, it was all about Dillard’s dress — or, in this case, dresses. Both were custom designed by New York designer Karen Sabag, who worked closely with Dillard over an eight-month period to craft the perfect look.

For the ceremony and reception, Dillard wore a flowing ballgown, its imprinted pearl cream silk organza draped over a fitted corset and continuing onto a skirt of 70 yards. Soft and dramatic at the same time, the gown was finished with two French bows on the shoulders, beaded (by hand) with 80 yards of Swarovski crystals. A clean, long cathedral vail — pinned into her soft curls — finished the look, with a blusher till the floor.

“That dress was everything I wanted it to be and then some,” Dillard says. “I knew I wanted a ballgown and I tried on several, but they just weren’t doing it. But Karen made it happen. It had the perfect drop-waist bodice, because when you’re a short girl wearing a ballgown, you have to be careful about it cutting you off on the wrong lines. And it was so light. It looked heavy, but I was really able to dance and jump around and move in it. I loved it.”  

A a second dress — a halter with cold shoulder sleeves and a mini poof skirt in a metallic flower sequence fabric — made its debut at the afterparty.

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Now that the wedding is behind them, Dillard and Bassett — a restaurateur and father of three — have a honeymoon to plan. They’ve got some time, the two not planning on heading out on the getaway until January, when they can get some good vacation time scheduled.

“We’re thinking either Greece or Dubai, though we’ve also gotten some good suggestions in the Amalfi coast and Thailand,” Dillard explains. “What’s important for us in a honeymoon destination is that we’re able to immerse ourselves in a culture. Not just the food and the libations, but also being around the people and watching how those countries live. So all those places check those boxes.”

And in the meantime, they’ll be reminiscing about their big day for years to come.

“It feels so crazy,” Dillard says. “As soon as Chris and I walked back down the aisle together, the first thing I said to him was, ‘Can we do it again?’ And that’s how I feel about it now. I’ll remember it forever.”

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‘It Feels Like A Bad Dream’: Las Vegas Concertgoer Recounts Escape From Concert Shooting

At first, Shaun Hoff dismissed the loud, successive pops he was hearing, thinking they were exploding fireworks. The Los Angeles casting director who escaped unscathed from the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas Sunday evening tells PEOPLE the blasts continued for more than 30 seconds before anyone realized their lives were on the line.

“My wife and I were right in front of the stage when someone started screaming, ‘Everybody down, get down,’ and we just hit the ground,” Hoff tells PEOPLE. “At that point, the music stopped and at the same time, the shooting stopped, but for about a minute. Then, it just kept going and going. The shooting lasted for 8 minutes, but it felt like it continued for 30 minutes.”

As he was realizing the gravity of the situation, Hoff says he watched a woman 10 feet away from him get shot and apparently die.

“It was insane,” Hoff recalls. “It’s unreal.”

At least 50 people have been killed and an estimated 406 were taken to area hospitals after a gunman opened fire on the country music festival Sunday night. The shooting surpasses the Pulse nightclub massacre of 2016 as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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The shooting started just as Jason Aldean began his set.

Police SWAT confronted the shooter — identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada — after finding him on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Casino, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Lombardo said Paddock likely died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hoff — who attends the three-day country music festival in Las Vegas every year — and his wife laid motionless on the ground for 3 minutes, as people continued falling all around them.

“We waiting until there was a pause in the gunfire, and we ran,” Hoff explains. “We were just sprinting and then, the shooting started up again, and we dipped into a Porta Potty and hid in there until the shooting stopped again.”

When it did, Hoff says he and his wife continued with their escape, ducking behind cars whenever the shooting resumed.

“There were bodies all over the place…we were just through all of these bodies,” Hoff says. “It was nuts. There were people bleeding all over the place and you could not stop to help anyone because the gun shots were still going. No one had any idea this guy was in the hotel, because it actually sounded like the shooting was getting closer and closer.”

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Hoff estimates he and his wife ran two miles before stopping in the parking lot at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. “We were there 10 minutes before someone started shouting that there was an active shooter at that hotel,” he says. “There was all kinds of miscommunication happening in those moments.”

The couple continued walking around Las Vegas in a daze before happening upon a parking garage. They met total strangers, and learned the strangers were about to leave town and head back to Ontario, California.

“So we hitchhiked with them, and once we got to Ontario, we Ubered it another hour to Los Angeles,” Hoff says. “We left everything behind in our room. We literally just left with the clothes on our backs.

Hoff says it wasn’t until he was halfway home that he realized he could have been killed.

“It feels like a bad dream,” he explains. “I am feeling incredibly lucky, especially after seeing all of the stuff that was around us. It’s something I’ll never be able to unsee.”


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Ellen Makes ’13 Reasons Why’ Star’s Dream Come True For 21st Birthday

Ellen DeGeneres is in the business of making dreams come true (she brought Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern together last week, C’MON), so we really shouldn’t be too surprised that she had her own “You get a car” moment with the stars of “13 Reasons Why.”

On Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette stopped by to talk about their new Netflix series, which has attracted a bit of controversy as of late, and somehow one of them ended up walking away with VIP tickets to a Lady Gaga concert. 

Let’s rewind here. Langford, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday, is a ride or die Gaga fan, and has even credited the pop star for inspiring her acting career. The actress explained that she knew the show was officially a hit when Gaga herself tweeted about her on social media.

“There was definitely a really big moment for me like a week ago,” Langford said. “I don’t have Twitter, but Lady Gaga tweeted at me, like reposted an interview where I was fangirling and wrote, ‘Katherine,’ with a love heart. And I kind of freaked out a little bit.”

That’s why DeGeneres decided to treat Langford to an upcoming Gaga concert, including a meet and greet with the singer. The “13 Reasons Why” star was immediately brought to tears, grabbing Minnette when DeGeneres broke the news. 

“Because you love Lady Gaga, I called her,” the host announced. “You’re going to go see her and go backstage and meet her.”

Sorry, Nicki Minaj. Ellen is still the “DeGeneres queen” after all. 

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These Super Bloom Engagement Pics Look Like Something Out Of A Dream

Love is in full bloom for Mary Costa and Mike Marsoupian.

On March 11, the Los Angeles couple headed to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore, California for an engagement photo shoot among the now-Insta famous “super bloom” ― an explosion of wildflowers thanks to an especially rainy winter in Southern California.

The fields of vibrant California poppies were the perfect springtime backdrop for the photo shoot, which was shot by photographer Alyssa Marie and first featured on Green Wedding Shoes

“The super bloom was truly magical,” Mary told HuffPost. “It looked like the Wizard of Oz, and we couldn’t get over the colors! It almost looked like a fake backdrop, it was so perfect.”

Mary and Mike had been dreaming of a wildflower location for their engagement photos, but couldn’t find anything that was in bloom for months. Then the couple’s florist Angelena Moio of Shindig Chic told them about the super bloom in Lake Elsinore.

“Mike and I loved the idea of being surrounded by the poppy ― the California state flower ― especially since he’s originally from Michigan and I’m from New Hampshire. It was perfectly symbolic of our home [together] here,” she said. 

The super bloom craze on social media brought many people to Lake Elsinore, making the location very crowded when the couple arrived for their shoot. 

“Thankfully our incredible photographer got to the location extra early and discovered that we could avoid everyone and still see gorgeous poppies if we hiked far into the trail ― so that’s what we did!” Mary said. 

The pair ― who are tying the knot on June 2 in Camarillo, California ― first met in April 2013 when mutual friends took Mary, who is also a professional photographer, to see Mike’s band perform in Silver Lake. A few months later, their paths crossed again at a friend’s birthday party where they really hit it off. 

“We went on our first date a few days later and have been inseparable ever since!” Mary told HuffPost. “Mike eventually admitted that he stalked my photo blog for over a year before that first meeting, which I found incredibly endearing.”

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Credits: Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography | Florals, paper flowers, and piñata: Shindig Chic | Bride: Mary Costa | Groom: Mike Marsoupian | Hair & Makeup Artist: Nicol Artistry | Bride’s engagement ring: Suzanne Kalan | Bride’s yellow skirt: Morning Lavender | Bride’s lace top: Pretty Little Thing | Bride’s flowy dress: Jenny Yoo | Groom’s blue jacket: Express

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Will Smith Fulfills 20-Year Dream Of Bungee Jumping At Victoria Falls

Will Smith lived out a long-held dream of bungee jumping at the Victoria Falls, and filmed his entire epic leap.

Video that TMZ posted online on Friday shows the 48-year-old Hollywood movie star falling from the bridge over the waterfall on the ZambiaZimbabwe border.

“Whoa,” the “Bad Boys” star shouted as he plummeted toward the Zambezi River below. “This is going to be a really cool shot. This is crazy!”

As he dangled mid-air on the bungee cord for several seconds, Smith revealed how he’d been wanting to bungee at the location for “like 20 years.”

“Oh, that was fantastic,” he added, once he was back on firm ground.

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Malia Obama Just Landed A Dream Post-Grad Hollywood Internship

Malia Obama has different dreams than her father. 

As her time in the White House comes to a close, the eldest daughter of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama has landed a highly sought-after post-high-school gig. She is reportedly set to intern for prolific film producer Harvey Weinstein beginning in February, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

Weinstein has long been a friend to the Obama administration, hosting star-studded fundraisers at his Westport, Connecticut, home and regularly donating to liberal causes including Obama’s campaign. 

“I think he’s got deep personal beliefs,” Weinstein told The Huffington Post in 2012. “I don’t have to agree with everything a candidate does to support him.”

The 18-year-old Malia, who is currently taking a gap year after graduating from high school in June, will work out of The Weinstein Company’s New York office for several months before matriculating at Harvard University in the fall. She is rumored to join either the company’s marketing or development department.

First, however, the Obama family will take a much-deserved vacation to Palm Springs.

Malia’s mother hinted at her daughter’s interest in a film career in a 2012 interview with People. She’s since demonstrated her passion for entertainment, having interned with Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” in 2015 and worked as a production assistant on the now defunct CBS sci-fi series “Extant,” starring Halle Berry, the year before. 

Her other work experiences reportedly include internships at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and at a fashion house. 

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Rob Kardashian Claims Blac Chyna Won’t Let Him See Baby Dream, Still Refers to Her as His ‘Woman’

Rob Kardashian has taken to Instagram to plead with Blac Chyna to let him see their newborn daughter Dream after she left their shared home.

After Kardashian, 29, shared footage of empty rooms in his home and claimed Chyna “took the baby, took the whole nursery we built” on Saturday, he began posting memes people had created of the couple’s apparent breakup.

“Bring Dream back to her Dad please,” Kardashian captioned one meme that depicts Chyna, 28, “stealing Christmas” dressed as the Grinch with their daughter Dream and Chyna’s 4-year-old son King (from her previous relationship with Tyga) in her bag. “She blocked me or else I would ask to see her and she has the guard gate not letting me in the gate either. I just miss baby Dream.” (In a since-deleted post, Chyna said Kardashian could come see Dream if he wanted to because he “knows where we are.”)

In another post that shows Kardashian standing alone in an empty house, he claims that although he’s sharing the comical memes, the situation is anything but humorous.

“This is all very real and serious to me and I’m trying to cheer myself up with these and they are making me laugh. So relax,” he wrote. “This wasn’t fake or some publicity stunt. Trust me. My one month old beautiful baby girl got taken from me along with my wife who left me. Been upset for days so relax. This is all very real in my life. I don’t play when it comes to my woman and my baby.”

Kardashian’s most recent post was a collage of photos of his daughter.

“Pretty Dream,” he captioned the photos. “Miss u pretty mama.”

Chyna also appeared to regain control of her Instagram account after it was hacked on Saturday, sharing a photo of her children to promote the special episode of Rob & Chyna featuring Dream’s birth.

The anonymous hacker claimed she had left Kardashian and they were going to “expose” the reality star and how she was using Kardashian while allegedly cheating on him with other men. The hacker then began to share private messages and text conversations allegedly between Chyna and her lawyer, Jaden Smith and rapper Young Thug — although they didn’t appear to show any signs of infidelity on Chyna’s part.

Chyna later confirmed that the conversations were true, and even implied that Kardashian was behind the hack in a since-deleted post.


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Not even a low-flying pants zipper could stop celebrity couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen from crushing TV hosts Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Handler at charades. Kind of.

The two teams’ members did their utmost best to correctly guess the titles of various songs and books that their partners were acting out during Friday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show.”

But it was the husband/wife team that (only slightly) emerged victorious, despite practically forfeiting one round after Teigen spotted that Legend’s zipper was undone.

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Plenty of professional sports stars have had to overcome adversity to achieve success, but few have had to struggle against the harrowing circumstances that met Kassim “the Dream” Ouma in his childhood. Born in Uganda in 1978, Ouma was one of 13 siblings; he was born into poverty and sent to a boarding school where, at the age of six, he was abducted along with most of his classmates by rebel soldiers under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni. The soldiers taught Ouma how to kill, maim and torture others, and he was forced to inflict punishment under the threat of death. Museveni became Uganda’s president in 1986 and Ouma was drafted into the military as soon as he came of age; while a soldier, he began taking boxing lessons. Ouma had a great natural talent as a fighter, and became a star on the army’s boxing team. But Ouma dreamed of a better life, and when Uganda’s national team traveled to compete in America, he defected, seeking asylum in the United States. Despite having no money and not speaking a word of English, 18-year-old Ouma was welcomed by Africans in the American boxing community, and manager Tom Moran took Ouma under his wing and into his home. Ouma went on to become Light Middleweight champion and a top middleweight contender in a professional career that saw him win 24 of his 29 fights. Filmmaker Kief Davidson tells Ouma’s remarkable true story in the documentary Kassim the Dream, in which Ouma talks about his ravaged childhood, coming to America, his return to Uganda, and how boxing became his therapy as he deals with the demons of his past. Kassim the Dream was an official selection at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival~Mark Deming

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Scott Disick Says Rob Kardashian Will Be an ”Unbelievable” Dad to Daughter Dream: ”He Has the Heart of a Parent”

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Kendall Jenner on Her New Niece Dream Kardashian: Rob Is So Happy, ‘I Could Literally Cry’

 

It’s safe to say Dream Kardashian is definitely daddy’s little girl.

During an appearance on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kendall Jenner took a moment to gush about her niece — and the special bond she shares with dad Rob Kardashian.

“She’s a dream — she’s so beautiful,” says Jenner, 21. “I went and met her the day .”

While Jenner says 6-day-old Dream looks just like Rob’s late father Robert Kardashian, host Ellen DeGeneres point out she also shares a striking similarity to Rob himself.

“Yeah! I mean, it’s crazy,” says Jenner. “He’s so happy and it makes me so happy I could literally cry. He’s like, the cutest. I love it.”

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Dream arrived via c-section at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Proud parents Rob and his fiancée Blac Chyna haven’t been shy about showing off their little girl, regularly snapping pictures and videos of her — and even signing her up from her very own Twitter and Instagram accounts.

And according to an insider, Rob can hardly contain his happiness.

“Rob was so emotional. He started crying when he saw his daughter,” a source told PEOPLE last week. “He’s been waiting for this moment for such a long time! She already has him wrapped around her finger.”

Jenner’s Ellen appearance airs Wednesday (check local listings), and Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!


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How Dream Kardashian Is Bringing Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Closer

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcomed their newborn daughter into the world on Nov. 10 — and the couple couldn’t be happier!

Early Thursday morning, Chyna, 28, arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a cesarean section. At 9:18 a.m., the expectant mother gave birth to Dream Renée Kardashian, who weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., according to E! News.

“Rob was so supportive of Chyna. He was encouraging her and being so sweet,” a source tells PEOPLE of the new father, who was in the delivery room at the time of his daughter’s birth alongside grandmothers Kris Jenner and Tokyo Toni. “Everyone was so touched by how emotional he got.”

Although the couple, who got engaged in April, have faced multiple rough patches throughout their almost yearlong relationship — including fights during filming of Rob & Chyna and Chyna kicking Kardashian out of their home — the new addition is bringing joy and happiness to their growing family.

“Rob and Chyna are so happy. They’re in a great place,” the source says, and adds, “The plan is for the baby to come back to Chyna’s — Rob will be there too. He is already in love with his daughter.”

After meeting the littlest addition to the Kardashian family, the new father shared his love for Dream and her mom in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“Today was amazing🙂 I am so lucky!! Thank you @blacchyna for having our baby and being so strong! I love you so much and can’t wait to see her get older day by day with you Chy!” he penned. “I love you and Dream so much and Appreciate both of you. I know everyone saying that’s my twin but that’s def your nose Chy lol.”

Though the first season of their show, which featured Rob taking a paternity test, had its finale on Oct. 16, the couple had the cameras rolling while they welcomed their daughter into the world, a source previously confirmed to PEOPLE. On Thursday, E! confirmed that an hourlong baby special will premiere Dec. 18.


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First published in 1897, The Year 3000 is the most daring and original work of fiction by the prominent Italian anthropologist Paolo Mantegazza. A futuristic utopian novel, the book follows two young lovers who, as they travel from Rome to the capital of the United Planetary States to celebrate their “mating union,” encounter the marvels of cultural and scientific advances along the way. Intriguing in itself, The Year 3000 is also remarkable for both its vision of the future (predicting an astonishing array of phenomena from airplanes, artificial intelligence, CAT scans, and credit cards to controversies surrounding divorce, abortion, and euthanasia) and the window it opens on fin de siècle Europe. Published here for the first time in English, this richly annotated edition features an invaluable introductory essay that interprets the intertextual and intercultural connections within and beyond Mantegazza’s work. For its critical contribution to early science fiction and for its insights into the hopes, fears, and clash of values in the Western world of both Mantegazza’s time and our own, this book belongs among the visionary giants of speculative literature.
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3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Are you doing work you love? If not, what’s stopping you? If you are like the majority of people, you are probably doing work that pays your bills but that you don’t have a passion for. Even if you are working in the field of your college major, you have likely changed and gained more life experiences, new interests, and are not the same person you were when you chose your career path. That’s okay and far more common than you may imagine. In fact, most people are unsatisfied with their jobs.

According to Gallup, there are twice as many people who dislike their jobs as there are people who love their jobs. As a matter of fact, only 13 percent of all the people studied are happy with their jobs; 63 percent are not engaged in their work and simply go through the motions day in day out. And there are 24 percent who actually hate their jobs. These studies are alarming, but true.

So, why are people resigned to stay unhappy in a job they hate instead of doing work that feeds them and that they are passionate about? It boils down to three main reasons.

1. Fear — that four-letter word that has so many people living a mediocre, passionless life. Fear can be all-encompassing, especially when it means change is involved. So, what are we afraid of?

Fear of failure. This is what I call the “what if” fear. What if I try and do something I am passionate about and fail — what will people think, and what will it say about me? What if I don’t make any money, go bankrupt, lose my house, and end up on the street? We are so afraid to step out because we are worried about failing. It’s been said that Edison failed 1,000 times before he succeeded in creating the lightbulb. Had he been afraid of failure, we may still be living in the dark. Success is never guaranteed, but failure is certain if you fail to try.

Fear of success. At first thought, this may seem illogical because isn’t success what we all want? The answer is no. Many people hold this deep seated fear. They fear that if they are successful, they can no longer be the same person they are today, and that they will have to change. Or, deep down they don’t feel worthy of success. Some feel that if they do achieve success, they may be unable to maintain it, so there is no use in trying. And, there are those who think being successful will take up too much time and energy. Here’s something to consider — isn’t doing work you don’t like already taking up massive amounts of your precious time and energy?

Fear of the unknown. That comfort zone of ours can be quite a motivator to stay where we are. But when we live in that space, we do not expand, grow, learn, or experience all that life has to offer. This is living a life of muted mediocrity, and who wants to live like that? When I worked as a hospice social worker, I had the privilege of being able to experience with people their final days and weeks. I found that one of the top regrets expressed by my dying patients was that they wished they had not been so afraid to take risks along the way, realizing that they could have lived fuller lives if they had not lived so cautiously and played it safe. Who wants to get to the end of their life with regrets of not having lived life to the fullest? Doing just one thing each day to move out of our comfort zone can expand that comfort zone dramatically and make the unknown less scary.

2. Lack of clarity. This can keep people stuck for years. If you are waiting to wake up one day knowing exactly what you want to be when you grow up, you could be waiting forever. Please do not wait for clarity to just show up. Clarity comes from within, and each of us is responsible for creating our own. There are many exercises and techniques that can help you in getting clearer, but you have to be engaged and do the work required to successfully achieve clarity. It may also take exploring different options to see what fits for you. You may even fail a few times, but it will bring you that much closer to figuring out what work you would love. In essence, clarity is truly an inside job.

3. Not knowing how to make it happen. Suppose you know what you would love to do but just can’t figure out how to make it happen. The first step is to set the intention that no matter what, you will make it happen. Once you do this, you have already done half of the work. Your unwavering decision to find a way will begin to overshadow any doubts you have. When you set the intention to do the work you love, the right people and circumstances just start to show up. When you make your mind up, you cannot help but to start attracting what you need to move forward. To keep the momentum, many people find it helpful to create a vision board of exactly what they want their dream job to look like and focus on the outcome daily, expecting results to happen. In the meanwhile, start taking action toward your dream. Take a small step each day. You will find that those small steps start to add up, and before you realize it, your goal of doing work you love is no longer a dream, but a blossoming reality.

What is keeping you from pursuing your dream? Is it fear, lack of clarity, or not knowing how to make it happen? What can you do to push past that barrier and create work that gives you a strong sense of purpose, passion, and fulfillment?

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The Dream Slayer

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Jill Cooper’s debut young adult paranormal novel offers a lot of *punch* Bam, kapow, hiyaaah! Witty dialogue, memorable characters, and hilarity in the face of certain doom all make for a stunning read.” – Emlyn Chand, author of the award-winning Farsighted series When your dreams come true, sometimes you get more than you bargained for. In the young adult teen series Dream Slayer, Natalie Johnson has always dreamed she’s someone else; calm, beautiful, in control. A chosen warrior with a maniacal arch nemesis and a dreamy boyfriend, the type that can make your knees melt and your heart quiver. Real life is much different. She’s tormented by a bully and endures the sharp tongue of her father, but finds solace in her dreams. When her bully ends up dead, de ja vu from a dream hits her hard as everything around her begins to fall apart. Whatever killed Sarah in her dreams is now in reality, hunting her from the shadows. And it wants her dead. Somehow as the lines between reality and nightmare blur, Natalie must discover hidden strength to pull her friends and family back from the brink of madness. In the tradition of young adult vampire fiction such as Twilight and Buffy the Vampire slayer, comes The Dream Slayer. A Young Adult paranormal series that features two worlds, and two girls with a shared destiny. Vampires, Demons, and monsters lurk in the shadows where a group of chosen kids must fight to protect their city all the while struggling with love and lost with a mild sense of humor. About the Author Jill Cooper is the author of the Young Adult Paranormal Vampire Series The Dream Slayer. The series is a total of seven books long, to be released a pace of about two a year. In her spare time she also writes Dystopian thrillers and has scheduled for release a new Young Adult Teen thriller featuring Time Travel. Jill lives in Massachusetts with her cute toddler, a husband, two cats, and a host of imaginary characters who keep her mind spinning at all hours o

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How One 14-Year-Old’s Dream To Help Underprivileged Girls Became A National Success

Most 14-year-olds are busy studying for biology tests, trying out for school sports teams and musical productions, and searching for spare time to sleep. Not Allyson Ahlstrom.

At age 14, she started a non-profit organization, and nearly six years later, Threads for Teens is a nationally-recognized organization doing incredible work. The organization’s mission statement explains that it aims to inspire confidence in young women by providing underprivileged teen girls with the opportunity to pick out a new outfit or two from the back of the company’s mobile boutique, which is run out of the back of a pink 18-wheeler.

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Threads for Teens is based out of Santa Rosa, California, where they have one stationary store. Their clothing racks, and those on the touring truck, are stocked with clothing and accessories which have been donated by a number of local stores as well as nationwide chains including Santa Rosa’s Punch Clothing, LF Stores, Claire’s, and their latest partner, Rue 21.

Ahlstrom has been recognized by dozens of local and national news stations, and featured on TV shows including the Queen Latifah Show and the TODAY show.

And it doesn’t look like Ahlstrom will be stopping anytime soon. This fall, Ahlstrom is taking her organization and its trusty mobile store on tour around the country to deliver clothing to young women all over the nation.

Ahlstrom told the Huffington Post that her initial inspiration for the organization came from reading a book about other young entrepreneurs called Generation Change.”The book was about different service projects teenagers across the country led, some even as young as 12! It was at that point that I decided to do something myself. I came up with the idea for a one-time clothing drive, that has since grown into a national non-profit organization.”

Asked about her mentality throughout the process, Ahlstrom said “I never thought about not being able to succeed, I mostly thought about how I could accomplish the clothing drive. When starting a project, I think it’s important to have big dreams, but to also be realistic about what will happen to begin with. For me, giving ten girls a new outfit was what I wanted to accomplish. I did not start out thinking about going on a national tour.”

As for her advice to young people who are interested in making a real difference in their communities, Ahlstrom says, “Absolutely do not doubt anything!” She says she was surprised by how eager people were to serve their community and pitch in. She also reminds us that no act is too small to count, saying “volunteering for an hour a week (4 hours a month), can have a profound impact on an organization. Making an impact does not have to be on a gigantic scale.”

Ahlstrom says she wants to “grow Threads for Teens into a global girl empowerment organization.” She says she hopes to “open boutiques in all fifty states and around the world,” and even “develop girl empowerment curriculum, build a scholarship endowment, and host a girls summit.”

Check out the Threads for Teens Facebook page and Twitter profile to stay up to date on Ahlstrom’s progress.

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This dashing ring bearer was a real hoot.

Groom Shaun Palmer surprised his bride Adele and all of their guests by having an owl named Bilbo carry the rings down the aisle at their July 2014 wedding in Roker, Sunderland, United Kingdom. But it wasn’t until the video was posted to YouTube on Friday that it began making the rounds online.

Internet folks have pointed out that this bird bears a striking resemblance to the late Hedwig of Harry Potter fame.

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Palmer told The Huffington Post that he first came up with the idea to have an owl ring bearer after seeing it advertised at a wedding show a couple years before their nuptials and thought it would be an awesome way to surprise his bride. He said, though, that his best man Chris — who was tasked with intercepting Bilbo at the altar — wasn’t totally on-board with the plan at first.

“I actually booked the owl before I’d even spoke to Chris, my best man,” he said. “When I did phone him, I said, ‘How do you feel about an owl landing on your arm to bring our wedding rings down the aisle?’ He said something along the lines of ‘no chance’ to which I replied, ‘Well, it’s a bit late now — I’ve booked it!'”

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The groom told HuffPost that the owl was both “brilliant” and “so well-behaved.”

After the ceremony, the handler stayed with Bilbo so the guests could meet him and take pictures.

“It gave a great bit of extra theater to the day,” Palmer said.

Watch the video above to see the bride’s sweet reaction.

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To watch an Apichatpong Werasethakul film is to be lulled into a dream state. His latest film, Cemetery of Splendour, which premiered at Cannes this week, immerses you in a surreal, and yet real, world on the line of wakefulness and sleep: literally a hospital (once a schoolhouse), in the Thai town of Khon Kaen, where 40 soldiers are interned for “sleeping sickness,” occasionally waking only to tumble into slumber, even mid-meal. Jenjira, a middle-aged woman with a damaged leg, takes care of one of these sleeping soldiers, a comatose man named Itt. For much of the film, she is patiently kneeling by Itt’s bedside, and caressing his hand.

The spectator drifts into a quiet state with the palm trees swaying in the windows, the cicadas chirping, the sounds of the fan. At one point, a woman comes to the hospital to teach mediation: “Feel the energy of the stars,” she says soothingly. “And bring that energy inside you.” As she spoke, I did the same in my chair.

The surreal aspect is upped step-by-step. A pretty young medium comes and communicates with the unconscious of the soldiers, confiding to Jen that the soldiers’ souls have been taken by a warrior emperor to fight his battles, one thousand years before. The hospital, she states, is built on the remains of a cemetery of kings. Later this winsome medium takes Jenjira through a forest, pointing to the leafy ground: The site, she says, of palace rooms, which the sleeping Itt seems to have mapped out with strange squares and circles in a notebook. In another scene, Jenjira travels to pray at a shrine, laying down figurines as offerings. Two young girls come to thank her for her offering; they are princesses of the shrine, they tell her. 1,000-year-old princesses. Indeed, they are dead. enjira lifts an eyebrow.

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At times, the film becomes a series of beautiful installation pieces, playing with color and light to enhance the limbo of dreaminess. My favorite sequence is that of a series of shots of the lit town at night: a neon light over a bus-stop, illuminating a poster of a wedding studio advertisement, and the night “therapy” lights on the sleeping soldiers (designed by the director), that look like long fluorescent loops and change from blue to green to red.

I also like the random images that don’t make sense. A machine in the lake that spits up brilliant drops of water. A giant amoeba floating in the sky. The men at the side of the lake who suddenly stand up and move in various formations. A movie theater where, at the conclusion of the film, the entire audience stands up, as if in military salute.

The director has noted that many of the images in the film are those of his own memories in this town: the local movie theater, the school classroom we see in ruins, the brightly lit night market where the medium and Jenjira chat and eat. A Cemetery of Splendour is a collage of his native Thailand, the layered memories of the past, both his own and that of the nation.

Still, there is something unsettling about this dream. Everyone seems to be waiting. But waiting for what? Something — beyond cemeteries — is buried under the surface. While the images are serene and whimsical, I intuited a disturbing subtext to this hynoptic world — especially since Apichatpong Werasethakul introduced the premiere, on stage, by speaking about how difficult it was in Thailand now, living under a dictatorship.

I met with the director to discuss.

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Could you please explain the contemporary context of Thailand, for a non-Thai audience?

Thailand has a lot of coup d’etats, repeatedly. Every time it happens a lot of people die; the last one was just last year, in May, when the military took over. Now, if you say something against the government, they will convoke you to “Attitude Adjustment”. You have to sign something that says you will not say anything again.

Why this emphasis on sleep and dreaming in your film?

I have been interested for the last five years in sleeping and dreaming. For me, the act of sleeping is an act of escape, and that is what is going on now in Thailand: One wants to escape from the country. Sometimes you feel very powerless, in that all you can do is go away. I work on many projects, art projects. Sometimes you cannot deal with reality, and you don’t know if it is a dream. Sometimes the situation in Thailand is so absurd and so violent that I feel threatened…

There are a lot of random elements in the film, that don’t entirely make sense. Could you please explain, for example, why everyone suddenly stands up to salute in the theater?

Because we are always standing up in Thailand! We have to stand up at eight in the morning for the National Anthem.

Why the palace in the forest? Why the cemetery under the hospital?

Thailand is a young country, with many layers of civilizations: the Kingdom of Laos, the Khmer of Cambodia. I want to present those layers of history. We don’t live in only one reality, but in different layers of memories. I want the film to reflect on and lament the ruins of past kingdoms. In Thailand, we do not know the roots of who we are. We have been taught propaganda history in school: “We are the best,” etc. Did you note that image in my film of the bas relief of soldiers? It was a wall created to commemorate a prime minister who died a long time ago, Sarit Thanarat. He was a total dictator. He embezzled a lot of money. Along the way, he killed people. The town is still celebrating him!

Your film, like your previous films, has ghosts and other supernatural elements…

In this region of Thailand, we are very superstitious. We are Hindu, Animistic. You believe in the invisible. People live in the fantastic. I will give you an example: A road once cracked in the village. It became a very strange shape. People put candles on the crack and started to pray. They believe in the spirit; they need to worship the invisible.

But do you believe in the other-worldly elements in your film: The ghost princesses who come to Jenjira, for example?

(AW laughs) Oh, I think it is all nonsense. For me, it is a joke. But the character is ready to believe they are phantoms. Many Thai people believe in phantoms — it is so funny how people are ready to believe in anything. But in my film, there is no judgement. As for me, I am interested in the different parallel universes, of time and space.

What is that machine spitting water bubbles in the lake, and why do you have such a lengthy close-up on it?

(AW laughs) Oh, that is a water propeller, a machine to keep oxygen in the water, for the equilibrium in the water, so it does not go bad. Why did I put it in? Oh, I grew up with it; it was always there in the water. And the soldiers are like the fish: They, too, need oxygen. Water is life, the cycle.

What is everyone waiting for in this film?

They are waiting to wake up.

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The musical theatre adaptation of Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated film, “The Bodyguard” will make its North American debut with its Fall 2016 national tour.

The award-winning musical, which premiered at London’s Adelphi Theatre in Dec. 2012, will star Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron (previously played by X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke) and directed by British theatre director Thea Sharrock.

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Hail to the tweets.

President Barack Obama kicked off his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday by reading his very own mean tweets.

Kimmel’s announcement this week that the president would be stopping by the show was obviously huge news for the late night host, but the commander-in-chief’s decision to participate in this popular sketch took things to a whole new level. During the segment, Obama was confronted with all kinds of crazy criticisms, and the stakes seemed even higher than the waistband on his jeans.

It’s fitting that Obama now joins Katy Perry as a “Mean Tweets” alum because this appearance was straight up fireworks.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Grover Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, had a few interesting picks when he was asked who would be in his ultimate “fantasy” political lineup at Burning Man, the week-long counterculture festival that the conservative advocate attended this year.

In an interview with Fusion’s Cleo Stiller to be aired Monday, Norquist said his dream team would consist of politicians who brought a mix bit of athletic, artistic and technical skills, including Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), because “he’s a surfer, he would be a natural in here.” He also would draft Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) because “he’s a high-tech guy.” The only non-Californian to make the cut was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). According to Norquist, Paul “would be perfect. I think if he came out here, he’d carry the art vote.”

Burning Man occurs annually the week before Labor Day and is a celebration of art and self-reliance. The environmentally-friendly atmosphere in the Nevada desert is absent of trash cans, and participants take their garbage with them when they leave. This year an estimated 66,000 people from around the world attended the festival, according to the Associated Press.

Watch Norquist’s interview with Fusion above.
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Jazz on a New Summer Night’s Dream

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Bandleader Pablo Batista in rehearsal for the premiere of The Journey (photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

The Kimmel Center’s Solstice in the City had a little something for everyone including rock concerts in Verizon Hall, an arcade in the plaza to carnival style and the requite a DJ booming out pop tunes to go with shabby Philly dancing (fortunately some salsa tunes drew a few couples who knew actual steps). On the lower level in the SEI Innovation Studio it proved to be a sublime jazz on a summer’s night dream.

Jay Wahl, artistic director of the studio’s programming has been piloting arts residencies programs and commissions bringing together a stellar line-up of Philly vanguard musicians, composers and allied artists. Workshop installments have been in development for a year and and the completed works were a centerpiece of the Solstice fete.

Local saxophone great Bobby Zankel assembled a raucous jazz-dance set collaborating with choreographer Raphael Xavier and his troupe of six dancers that interplayed from structured routines by the dancers and electrifying improvs with the musicians.

Compositions by Zankel and Cuban percussionist Francoise Zayas, with Xavier dancing and narrating with his troupe starting with a piece called ‘Still be Young’ explores themes of alienation of African American youth, with inspiring messages of community solidarity and expression, danced out in hypnotic hip-hop lexicon. Xavier’s dancers fuse many individual variations of hip-hop variants and explosive acrobatics.

Zankel and his tight group of six musicians moved within a trove of jazz genres, reflective to the dancers pick up the orchestral pulse, or solo lines of one of the musicians. All of the band members weighed had virtuosic passages, some to the jazz singer Venissa Santi’s floating lilting mezzo tones to sultry vocalese.

The second concert featured trumpeter Josh Lawrence’s 11-piece orchestra. Lawrence may have been the marquee draw, but he was very much just a member of the band on the sixty-five minute piece, four movement opus titled Life Mosaic: Birth, Adolescence, Maturity and Death composed by drummer Amwar Marshall (Born, Into What Village?), Bassist Jason Fraticelli (Adolescence (Waltz for the Universe’), trumpeter Josh Lawrence (Presence) and guitarist Tim Conley ( Impermanence: Death).

Marshall’s driving rhythms, (with Francois Zaya, who returned for this set, on bongos) is a galloping engine. Lawrence’s trumpet can shift from blue fire cool to blistering staccato in a second. Tim Conley on electric guitar is trance inducing and Fraticelli’s bassline never evaporates. In one section, pianist Brian Marsella played a mach — speed, era traveling piano riff that just blew the roof off. But truth be told, everyone distinguished themselves separately and together on the bandstand.

Philly’s big-bands are starting to be a healthy trend in jazz, not as a return to a bygone era, but what is possible to achieve with new generations of jazz artists skilled in many jazz forms and eras.

Full disclosure, I was completely listener spent after the first two concerts ( you can call me wimp) but judging from the development stage Pablo Batista & the Mambo Syndicate that I had attended in the spring, his work The Journey was the capper on a great evening of jazz. Batista led his 16 member big-band of Latin jazz fusion with side specialists Bata drummers on traditional instruments and a string quartet in the mix. It was not titled The Journey for nothing.
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