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‘South Park’ Co-Creator Trey Parker and Family Get Super Closer Moose Encounter

Trey Parker knows this much about moose … they’re curious creatures and his family’s close encounter is all the proof he needed.  The “South Park” co-creator and his family were in their Steamboat Springs, CO home hanging in the pool…

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Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: Still Together, Closer than Ever!

Fans of this unlikely couple had been so worried since stories emerged of a possible breakup.

But it looks like any issues have been resolved and that Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are back on track.

In fact, based on Blake’s new statements, it sounds like they’re closer than ever!

These two might both be in the music business, but they come from completely different worlds.

Gwen Stefani is a pop icon with numerous hits

She’s very well-known in popular culture.

Blake Shelton is a musical titan … in the context of country music.

Country music has a huge fanbase, sure, and some of Blake Shelton’s name-recognition even spills over into popular culture.

Before these two were judges on the same show and became an item, your average person could probably only tell you much about one or the other, but not both.

But, despite effectively being from different planets, they met on The Voice and, in 2015, freshly broken up with their spouses, they began dating.

It turns out that they might not be as much of a case of “opposites attract” as people might think, though.

We have to keep in mind that Gwen Stefani only had, what, one real boyfriend before she dated and then married Gavin Rossdale?

She came from a fairly conservative background, which was probably part of why she took Gavin’s reported cheating so personally.

Plus, even with the most serious relationships, you don’t always need to be romancing a cultural clone of yourself.

Sometimes all that you need is chemistry.

Regardless, the Gwen and Blake have meshed together well, comforting each other after their respective breakups.

And then some.

Still, many had worried that the star-crossed romance had finally come to an end.

Well, Blake’s interview with Hoda Kotb assures the world that he and Gwen are rock solid.

“We’re just content and happy, and it’s just an incredible feeling,” he says.

“She’s my best friend.”

Yeah, it sounds like these two are still head-over-heels.

And this is coming up on a two-year relationship. That’s a long-ass honeymoon phase.

You know, a lot of people who get married or are considering marriage refer to “marrying their best friend.”

We don’t think that Blake’s necessarily dropping hints, but … maybe he’s subconsciously choosing words that betray his intentions.

It’s an exciting time for fans of these two songbird lovebirds.

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Ariana Grande and Mac Miller: Closer Than Ever Since Manchester Tragedy

The Manchester bombing was a despicable act that targeted the most innocent in our society.

It’s one of those attacks that sort of changes things and makes you wonder when the next concert will be hit. It’s also a tragedy that’s likely to be linked to Ariana Grande’s name for a long time.

And Ariana, personally, was devastated.

Fortunately, we know that she’s hanging in there. We even know how — through the support and presence of boyfriend Mac Miller.

According to an insider, Ariana has been having nightmares — a pretty standard PTSD symptom — but Mac has been there for her every step of the way.

“Mac has not left her side, holding her at night, helping her fight back the tears.  While the bombing has been terrible in every way, it has brought Ariana and Mac closer together than ever as a couple,” the insider says.

“She doesn’t know how she would be getting through this ordeal without her loving boyfriend.”

That’s not surprising. Holding her at night is pretty par for the course as her boyfriend. But he’s also canceled some of his own gigs — remember, he has a music career, too, and they collaborated a couple of years ago — to stay by her side. That sounds like exactly what she needs, and he sounds like a very devoted boyfriend.

We could be cynical and say that this is the advantage of dating a guy when you’re totally out of his league, but let’s not. This is just a super loving relationship.

Unfortunately, political opportunists have given Ariana more need for emotional support than just the horrific attack.

Her critics have stated that her sexy persona made her a “perfect target,” effectively blaming her — one of the victims — for what happened.

Conservative commentators have lamented that she hasn’t made xenophobic or Islamophobic statements about “border security” or other usual racist euphemisms.

In their minds, not agreeing with their politics means that she doesn’t care. It’s kind of the literal opposite.

Let’s remember that Ariana is a victim in this, too.

We don’t mean that her brand is a victim, or that lost revenue makes her a victim.

She was there when the bomb went off, just like everyone else. You don’t have to be hit by the blast to come away shaken.

Trauma is a very real thing and it’s very likely that she’s feeling a misplaced sense of guilt. It was her concert, after all.

Obviously, acts of terror are the fault of the perpetrators, not of the victims. And she’s going above and beyond for the victims.

That’s why it’s so good that she has support mechanisms. Not just Mac Miller, of course.

Just look at her incredible mother, Joan Grande. This is a strong, wonderful woman — you just have to follow her on Twitter to know that.

This is also the same woman who reportedly ushered a group of nearby audience members backstage when the blast hit. She’s the sort of person who’s always going to help as many people as she can.

And let’s not forget Ariana’s fans. Sometimes referred to as Arianators, because why not, they’re a passionate collective covering a pretty large age range.

They love Ariana and they know that it was fellow fans who were the direct victims of the Manchester attack. Her fans are supporting her online, and they probably always will.

It sounds cheesy, but it’s kind of beautiful to see love and hope in the face of adversity, you know?

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