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Exclusive: Blink-182 rocker Mark Hoppus reveals he contemplated taking his life amid cancer battle last year: 'It was pretty dark' –



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Rocker Mark Hoppus has revealed he wanted to end his life last year amid his gruelling cancer battle.

The Blink-182 bassist and co-lead vocalist was diagnosed with lymphoma in April 2021 and says he plunged into a deep depression after his first chemotherapy treatment.

“I was in our living room crying and telling my wife, ‘I don’t know if I can do this,’” the 50-year-old recalled to People magazine of his conversation with his wife of 22 years, Skye.

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Mark Hoppus rose to fame with the band Blink-182. (WireImage)

“She was like, ‘Well, what are you going to do, kill yourself?’ And that’s exactly what I was thinking. It was pretty dark.”

As supportive as Skye was during his cancer battle, he says she exercised a little tough love and ordered the musician to “snap out” of it.

“I was like, ‘What a s—-y thing to say.’ But also, what a kind thing to say, like, ‘Snap out of it, you f—ing baby,” he reflected. “You have a beatable form of cancer. It’s going to suck to get there, but get there.’ I had to do the work.”

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Mark Hoppus’ wife Skye told him to ‘snap out’ of it when he contemplated suicide. (Instagram)

Hoppus also recounted the moment he felt a “weird lump” on his shoulder that was so alarming, he texted his doctor straight away. Tests later found tumours in his shoulder, stomach, neck and abdomen.

“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this,” he wrote on social media at the time.

“I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”

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Doctors diagnosed Hoppus with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, but assured the musician it is generally curable if caught early. And they were right. By September 2021, he was cancer-free.

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” he announced on Instagram. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love. Still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed.”

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From left to right: Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of Blink 182 attend a iHeartRadio event in 2020. (Getty)

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Exclusive: Here Are All The Easter Eggs And Complex Theories Taylor Swift Has Sparked Thanks To A Series Of Hidden Details In Her New Album Announcement –




Here Are All The Easter Eggs And Complex Theories Taylor Swift Has Sparked Thanks To A Series Of Hidden Details In Her New Album Announcement

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On Sunday, Taylor Swift caused a bit of a frenzy when she announced that her 10th studio album, Midnights, will be released on Oct. 21.

The singer dropped the bombshell during her “Video of the Year” acceptance speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards after she won the accolade for “All Too Well: The Short Film.”

“I had sort of made up my mind that if you were going to be this generous and give us this, I thought it might be a fun moment to tell you that my brand-new album comes out Oct. 21,” she told the excited crowd at the time.

More information about the upcoming record came via social media, with Taylor sharing the album artwork alongside a written statement about what fans should expect.

“We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t — right this minute — about to make some fateful life-altering mistake,” she wrote.

“This is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face,” Taylor went on. “For all of us who have tossed and turned and decided to keep the lanterns lit and go searching — hoping that just maybe, when the clock strikes twelve … we’ll meet ourselves.”

“The stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life,” she added in the post’s caption.

Now, if there is one thing that Taylor is known for outside of her singing, it’s her dedication to leaving hidden clues and Easter eggs about her upcoming projects for her fans to discover.

Hardcore Swifties often curate incredibly plausible theories from the secret hints that Taylor has buried in her social media activity and various interviews, with many eventually proving to be true.


Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last year, Taylor said of her love of Easter eggs: “It’s sort of a tradition that we started a very long time ago. I think the first time that I started dropping sort of cryptic clues in my music was when I was 14 or 15, putting together my first album.”

She admitted that she sometimes plans her clues up to three years in advance, and told Entertainment Weekly that she always gets excited by her fans’ theories. She explained: “I’ve trained them to be that way. I love that they like the cryptic hint-dropping. Because as long as they like it, I’ll keep doing it. It’s fun. It feels mischievous and playful.”

So needless to say, as soon as Swifties had finished screaming, crying, and throwing up over the Midnights announcement, they got to work — and here we have laid out some of the most compelling theories and interesting observations that they have curated around the upcoming album.

First things first, it wasn’t lost on many people that Taylor made her big announcement at the VMAs, where Kanye West famously crashed the stage and interrupted her acceptance speech for the Best Female Video Award in 2009.

Taylor was just 19 years old at the time, and later admitted to feeling humiliated as Kanye shouted that Beyoncé was more deserving of the win. The moment ended up triggering a long-running and messy feud between Taylor and the rapper.

As a result, many have claimed that her decision to reveal Midnights to the world on the VMAs stage was a conscious one on Taylor’s end, especially as 13 is her lucky number, which is exactly how many years have passed since the ’09 incident.

“Fully believe that nothing this woman does is an accident,” one person wrote on a Reddit forum on Monday. “In 2009, the show was stolen from her, last night she stole the show back.”

Adding fuel to the theory, others noted that Taylor’s VMAs dress was eerily reminiscent of an outfit she wore in her 2017 “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, which was already a homage to her 2009 VMAs gown.

In case you’re new here, “Look What You Made Me Do” was a direct response to the 2016 beef between Taylor and Kanye, after Kanye and his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, leaked a phone conversation with Taylor amid the fallout of his controversial song “Famous” and its accompanying music video.

“THE MOST OBVIOUS EASTER EGG EVER,” one fan tweeted alongside a screenshot of Taylor wearing the dress in her music video and a photo of the singer on the red carpet on Sunday night. Another person compared a photo of Taylor accepting her VMA in 2009 to her 2022 win and wrote: “13 years later… This is Taylor Swift’s revenge dress.”

Twitter: @ThrowbackTaylor


Rounding up the Kimye drama, it was also noted that Midnights will be released on Kim’s 42nd birthday, and while it’s not known if this is intentional, fans are still living for the drama.

“The fact that Taylor Swift is releasing Midnights on Kim Kardashian’s birthday..can I be this dramatic,” one person wrote. Someone else tweeted: “Taylor wearing a similar dress to the vmas like she did 2009 and announcing a new album coming out on Kim’s birthday will forever be hilarious to me.”

The fact that Taylor Swift is releasing Midnights on Kim Kardashians birthday..can I be this dramatic

Twitter: @annawebbyy

After they’d fully analyzed Taylor’s activity that night, fans started to look retrospectively to see if there were any hints that Midnights was coming that they had missed.

And, with Taylor being Taylor, of course there were — including a direct reference to her upcoming album’s title back in May.

If you didn’t know, Taylor is currently in the process of rerecording her first six albums so that she can own all of her music. The move came after her old label, Big Machine Records, sold the masters of her original recordings to her nemesis, Scooter Braun.

Taylor vowed to rerecord all of the songs that she released with them to devalue the originals and prevent Scooter from profiting, and also so that she can legally own them.

Sharing a snippet of her rerecorded version of “This Love,” Taylor wrote on social media on May 5: “Thank you @jennyhan for debuting my version of This Love in the trailer for @thesummeriturnedpretty!! I’ve always been so proud of this song and I’m very 🥺🥺🥺 about this turn of events – This Love (Taylor’s Version) comes out tonight at m i d n i g h t!”


At the time, many thought that this was a sign that she was going to release her new version of her 2014 album, 1989. In addition to this being the record that “This Love” originally appeared on, the spaces between the letters in “midnight” made some think of her 1989 single “Blank Space.”

“She literally teased the album and we were looking at the blank spaces,” one fan tweeted. Another wrote: “M i d n i g h t … we had it in front of us since May 5th.”

She literally teased the album and we were looking at the blank spaces 😭

m i d n i g h t

Twitter: @AjayySwiftie13

And true to Taylor’s revelation that she plans some Easter eggs years in advance, other eagle-eyed Swifties noted that in 2020 she created a Spotify playlist for her album Folklore that was called “The sleepless nights chapter,” a direct reference to the theme of her upcoming album.

Twitter: @TheSwiftSociety

As for what listeners can expect from Midnights, there is growing speculation that this is actually the sister album of Lover, which was released in 2019.

During an interview with Ryan Seacrest after the album was released, Taylor revealed that she very nearly called Lover “Daylight,” which is the name of the final song on the album.


Explaining why she ended up changing her mind, Taylor said: “I felt like that was a little too on the nose because Reputation was such a dark, like evening-nighttime-city album, and I thought that calling the next album Daylight would be too obvious and it’s such a love album.”

Even more tellingly, “Daylight” — and thus the album — ends with a voice recording of Taylor saying: “I wanna be defined by the things that I love. Not the things I hate. Not the things that I’m afraid of, I’m afraid of. Not the things that haunt me in the middle of the night. I just think that you are what you love.”

Drawing attention to both facts in a TikTok video, one fan theorized: “Thinking about how Swifties totally forgot about that random theory that Lover had a Side B, which was going to be ‘blue,’ and how Taylor said she plans things three years in advance sometimes, and how she ends ‘Daylight’ with ‘the things that haunt me in the middle of the night’ and now we get Midnights, which is literally an album about the things that haunt her in the middle of the night, three years after Lover (which was originally going to be named Daylight) came out.”

The theory gained even more traction in the video’s comments, with one fan pointing out that Midnights’ artwork looks much more like the back of a traditional album, as it includes the tracklist.

Another person referenced the two albums she released between Lover and Midnights, which she wrote during the COVID-19 pandemic. They said: “We really forget folklore and evermore weren’t planned but just a product of the pandemic,, midnights may have been planned for ages.”

One fan even shared their hope that Midnights will begin where “Daylight” left off in Taylor’s voice recording, commenting: “‘Daylight’ ends with the voicemail type outro imagine if track 1 picks up where it left off omg.”

Someone else echoed: “Watch the first track be part two of ‘daylight,’” to which the original poster replied: “I gotta listen to ‘daylight’ and then the first track of Midnights when it comes out fr.. i rlly feel like the audio clip is a [segue].”

And even though the titles of Midnights’ songs have yet to be revealed, simply listed on the album artwork as tracks 1-13 across sides A and B, the fans still have some theories about them.

One claimed that the written statement Taylor shared alongside her album artwork on social media was key, with the statement divided into two distinct paragraphs. In a TikTok video, the fan claimed that each paragraph represented each side of the album, and the song titles were hidden within them.

“For example, they could be ‘We Lie Awake,’ ‘In Love’ … so on and so forth,” they said. “I don’t think she just wrote this to announce it.”

And the theory was incredibly well-received, with one viewer pointing out: “If you look at the way the phrases are broken up, there’s 13 of them.”


Someone else wrote: “I’m so glad I’m not the only one who read that and was like these words are way too specific to not mean something😹”

Others picked up on the fact that Taylor’s artwork on Spotify had been replaced with an animation of a ticking clock after Midnights was announced — with the clock’s numbers a variety of different colors.

omg!!!! check your spotify swiftie sisters!!!! the midnight clock is there!!!! taylor swift your mind!!!!

Twitter: @carelesslane

One social media user pointed out that the colors had to mean something, theorizing that each one correlated to the period in time that its corresponding track was about — especially as the colors match some of the themes seen in Taylor’s past album artwork.

“She said that the songs were written at different times in her life,” the Swiftie tweeted. “Each color represents an era. green for debut, blue for 1989, red for red, yellow for fearless. Corresponding numbers are songs written from specific era, track 1 & 2 from 1989 era.”

my dumb theory:

she said that the songs were written at different times in her life

each color represents an era. green for debut, blue for 1989, red for red, yellow for fearless.


corresponding numbers are songs written from specific era, track 1 & 2 from 1989 era

Twitter: @lawsofnatchure

Finally, a fan pieced together all of the above information and unlocked a fear that there is enough evidence to suggest that Midnights will be Taylor’s final album — at least for a while — as they admitted that they were “absolutely petrified” in a TikTok.

In the video, they wrote: “Midnight is like the ending of a day. It was 13 tracks about nights ‘scattered throughout my life,’ she announces it at the vmas, 13 YEARS after the 2009 VMAs incident wearing a dress reminiscent of the LWYMMD video but appearing in public with confidence and joy and pride.”

“It just feels like she’s cleanly wrapping everything up,” they went on. “Like a closing ceremony of all the ups and downs of her career. I cannot mentally cope with the concept of Taylor Swift not having an active career.”

While the video has racked up over 90,000 likes, many shut down the theory in the comment section. One referenced Taylor’s lucky number as they wrote: “There’s absolutely no way we aren’t getting at least 13 albums.”

Someone else said: “She released 2 albums in quarantine b/c she was bored, releasing TS10 while doing the rerecords just for the hell of it. She ain’t goin anywhere.”

Someone else referenced Taylor’s Netflix documentary as they claimed: “In Miss Americana there was a whole rant about how women in music are abandoned past 30. She’s gonna cling on til 109 out of spite 💀”

And I think I speak for all of us when I say that this is one theory that we definitely hope to be true.


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Exclusive: William Zabka’s Wife Stacie: Meet The ‘Cobrai Kai’ Star’s Spouse Of 14 Years –




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William Zabka has been a beloved 80s icon since his debut film role as Johnny Lawrence in the popular film The Karate Kid in 1984. Since his breakout as the rival in the cult classic movie, he’s reprised the role both in the sequel and the Cobra Kai TV series. Not only that, he’s also gone on to star in a wide variety of popular shows and movies, as well as dabbling in the director’s chair himself.

Despite being a popular actor, William, 56, has mostly kept his personal life private. Even though he often doesn’t divulge many details, he has been married to his wife Stacie for over a decade, and the pair seem to have a happy family. Find out more about William and Stacie’s relationship here!

William and Stacie hit the beach together. (APEX / MEGA)

William and Stacie got married in 2008

While it’s unclear when William and Stacie first got together, their wedding was held in 2008, nearly 25 years after the first Karate Kid movie hit theaters! Given how private the couple keep their relationship, it’s no surprise that they had an intimate ceremony and didn’t release many details about where or when exactly it was held, according to Fansided

They have two kids

Even though William and Stacie keep their personal life and professional lives separate, the Cobra Kai star has opened up about parenting his two sons. William described himself as a “camp counselor-type guy” in a January 2021 interview with People. “One thing I’ve learned about having the responsibility of being a father is that you think it’s going to take your time, but it feeds you,” he said.

While they keep their two kids private, William has occasionally posted about bonding with his kids on social media, like when he posted an adorable photo of him holding his sons for Father’s Day in 2015. He shared some shots of him and one of his boys surfing together on Instagram back in August 2018.

Stacie has accompanied William to a number of events

Even though they mostly keep their work and life separated, it’s clear that Stacie is super supportive of her husband! She’s been seen as his date at a bunch of red carpet events over the years, posing for photos with him at events such as the Tribeca Film Fest and the 2010 premiere of the Karate Kid reboot, per Legit

William has been a star since making his debut in ‘The Karate Kid.’ (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

Who else has William dated?

As William has kept his personal life out of the spotlight, it should come as no surprise that he’s been pretty quiet on past relationships also, but there have been rumors that he was linked to his Karate Kid co-star Elisabeth Shue, likely due to their onscreen chemistry. Despite the rumors, the pair have never confirmed if they were ever romantically involved, per HeavyWhile nothing on the dating front, William has said that the two have kept in touch a bit, and he revealed that when she did return to the series in Cobra Kai, he said that they got along great in a January 2021 USA Today interview. “In between doing these scenes we’re talking about our real lives and our real kids,” he said.

Even though they haven’t spoken about whether or not they ever dated, William and Elisabeth have weighed in on the connection between Johnny and Ali Mills, after her appearance in Season 3. “They were great friends, and that’ll be there forever,” he told USA Today. Similarly, Elisabeth revealed that it was nice to get to act alongside her former co-star. “In [Cobra Kai], we talked and communicated and acted together, and I loved that. So that was really surprising and wonderful to almost start a new relationship really,” she told Entertainment Weekly.

While William reflected on how their relationship has changed, Elisabeth revealed she would’ve liked to see their characters get more romantic, although she’s glad Johnny stayed true to Carmen. “I would have been up for a kiss. Are you kidding me? I’m bummed!” she quipped to EW. “I think it was in deference to wanting Johnny to feel that he could go back to his relationship [with Carmen], which meant so much to him, without feeling that he had anything to feel conflicted about. I’m sure that was the reason”

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Exclusive: Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone split after 4 years together –




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After more than four years together, Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone have split.

Multiple entertainment sources confirmed that the 47-year-old Oscar winner and the 25-year-old model have called it quits.

ET Canada has reached out to DiCaprio’s rep for further information, but have not yet received a response.


Leonardo DiCaprio & girlfriend Camila Morrone get romantic during tropical vacation

The couple fiercely guarded their privacy after first being seen together in public back in January 2018 in Aspen, Colo. They made their public debut at the 2020 Oscars, where they sat together in the front row.

Back in July 2019, a source told People that the two seemed “pretty serious,” adding, “It’s definitely not a casual relationship. Camila spends a lot of time at his house. Camila is long known as Leo’s girlfriend. And Leo introduced her to both of his parents long ago.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio makes first public appearance with girlfriend Camila Morrone at the Oscars

In December 2019, the Never Goin’ Back actor and model spoke to the Los Angles Times about the over two decade age-gap between she and DiCaprio.

“There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps,” Morrone said. “I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.”

She also told the outlet that it was “frustrating” to be known only as DiCaprio’s girlfriend while working on her own acting career. “I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you’re dating,” she said. “I understand the association, but I’m confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation.”

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Morrone is slated to star in the series adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 bestselling novel, Daisy Jones & The Six on Prime Video.


DiCaprio is expected to star in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon, which will be released next year.

— With files from Global News’ Sarah Do Couto

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