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Suits Is Back With Its Brand New And Final Season

Suits, has now been renewed to its ninth season. The makers of Suits have also confirmed that this will be the final season. USA Network publicly announced past Wednesday, that the final 10-episode season production will begin later this year.

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Original Cast of Suits

Revamping the cast

Post the departure of original series stars, Meghan Markle and Patrick.J.Adams, the Suits cast went through a revamp. A USA Network representative had confirmed to TVLine that Season 8’s cast will feature, Katherine Heigl! The actress will play, Samantha Wheeler the new lawyer. Meanwhile, Amanda Schull; newly promoted senior partner in the series, has now been upgraded to a Suits regular.

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The show’s creator, Aaron Korsh had released a pulic statement on the ending of Suits. Aaron was seen feeling all shades of every emotion in the spectrum as he recounted the madly engaging journey that Suits was for him.

Though I know it isn’t true, it seems like only yesterday [that] USA Network took a chance on an non-established writer’s very first hour long script. These days that’s a common thing, but 47 years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and [Universal Cable Productions]. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made.

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He also continued to thank his family and everybody else who supported him in the journey. Last but not the least even Suits fans, without whom, he feels his writing would have remained likened to a stagnant pond rather than the drama-giant it is today.

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Coutesy: Getty Images / Aaron Korsh

I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew — thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing.

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Don’t get sad, Pearson is around the corner

If you feel sad Suits is coming to an end, do not fret! The spin-off series, Pearson appears to be all set for airing. Based on the life of former lawyer on Suits Jessica Pearson, the series promises a riveting tale as Jessica steps into the very dirty world of politics.

And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the Suits family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks — thank you for always speaking your mind. Without you, I might start to think I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully, sometimes delighting you with the final episodes. Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron

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Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson
Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson

At least, we get to see a continuation of some sort. Its not goodbye yet folks. Guess all we can do is enjoy the show till it lasts.

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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Have A Secret Wedding!

Yes, it’s true! Disney star and international pop icon, Miley Cyrus has married her long time boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth in a secret wedding.

Wedding bells are raining heavy this year. With famous peeps hitching up and tying the knot back to back, we’re kind of expecting more wedding news every other day. However, Miley decided to take it a bit further. It appears that she and Liam Hemsworth surprised the world by tying the knot under wraps

We can only imagine how disappointed the paparazzi would have been when they got a whiff of this!

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Undercover Wedding That Was

The couple have been together for quite a while now and were seen dropping subtle hints of their eventual marriage. No one really expected it to be right before Christmas this year though.

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The bones in the closet came tumbling down, when a friend of the couple posted pictures of a suggestive Mr. and Mrs. Balloons at Miley’s Tennessee estate.

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Courtesy : Instagram/Conrad Carr

The picture featured Liam, standing before the balloons, taking part in what seemed to be ‘shotski’. Following which a picture of the newlywed couple cutting a wedding cake, was shared!

Miley was dressed in a beautiful white gown while her beau Liam donned a smart tux.

It wasn’t a surety till now, as Miley had dropped a few hints of having multiple wedding ceremonies with Liam on the Ellen Show earlier. Most of the world probably thought of it as another creative display that Cyrus had tailored.

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The Climb

Miley Cyrus started her career by appearing on a sit-com. Immediately after that, she landed her big break with Hannah Montana. The Disney star then shot on to become one of the most widely loved pop icons. Her hit single, ‘Wrecking Ball’ from her album ‘Bangerz’ changed the way the world saw Miley Cyrus.

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Heartthrob Liam Hemsworth, and Miley met on the sets of the 2010 movie, ‘The Last Song’. This was the last time we saw Miley as Hannah Montanna on screen.

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My love ❤️

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The couple’s on-and-off love affair began while shooting for the film. They were engaged to be married in 2012, broke-up by 2013 and patched up by 2015

The Patch-up and Life afterward

Speaking of their break-up, Miley told ‘Elle’ in the year 2017 that they parted ways as they had grown apart.

I needed to change so much. And changing with someone else not changing like that is too hard. Suddenly you’re like, ‘I don’t recognize you anymore.’ We had to re-fall for each other.

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It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love. Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu. Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It’s going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn

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Fire And Flowers

Liam Hemsworth was sadly one of the many residents who lost their homes to the forest fires of Malibu. He even took to Instagram to share a picture of the morose sight. The pair have also reportedly donated a huge amount of money to the Malibu recovery effort, according to E News.

With the wedding now confirmed by Miley on her Instagram page, we’re glad to see a happy ending to the unfortunate proceedings of 2018.

Just like the Beatles say, ‘All you need is Love’.

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Rania Youssef Faces Backlash Over Her Black Dress Controversy

What a time to be alive!

Egyptian actress Rania Youssef was charged obscenity charges for her fashion choices on a red carpet event. The 45-year-old actress chose to wear a black dress to the International Cairo film festival and had to face a huge backlash for choosing the dress. She had to issue an apology for donning the sheer black dress that got her into trouble.

The furore

Three lawyers based in Egypt have sued her on the grounds of incitement to debauchery and public obscenity. One of the the lawyers stated that the dress did not meet societal values, traditions, and morals and therefore undermined the reputation of the festival. It also demeaned the reputation of Egyptian women in particular. Egypt’s actor’s guild stated that it will begin to strictly policy the attire of the actors and the actresses at the opening and closing of this grand ceremony. The ceremony usually lasts a week long. They issued a statement saying, “Although we absolutely believe in the personal freedom of artists, we appeal to everyone to shoulder their responsibilities toward the fans who appreciate their art and view them as role models. That should compel them to exercise a minimum level of commitment to society’s public values.”

Apology issued by Rania

Rania Youssef took to Facebook to apologize about her dress and how she misjudged the reactions. She also stated that she wants to repeat her commitment to the values and ethics that she has been raised by, in the Egyptian society. The pictures of the actress are going viral and many are criticizing her mercilessly, while some are livid about the whole thing. There have been heated discussions that something as silly as a women’s choice of clothing has become the topic of the nation. Rania Youssef also issued an apology to the Egyptian family and society for this incident stating that it was unintentional.

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Withdrawal of the law suit 

The three lawyers have now withdrawn their lawsuit against the actress. When questioned about it, they said that the legal action wasn’t for the purpose of personal gains or benefits, nor was it intended to deprive her as a person. It was only out of concern for public order and ethics, and sensing the danger facing the Egyptian society. As a result, the incident committed by a popular public figure with an audience that will try to imitate them, may spread chaos and violate of standards of values and ethics.

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They affirmed their full respect and appreciation for the art and the artists. They also assured that the legal procedures had been taken against a certain incident which according to them surpassed the limits of freedom and social custom and contradicted the provisions of the law. The law regulates the relationship of the individual towards the society and constitutes a crime punishable, if deliberately committed. The freedom of thought, creativity, opinion, expression and other freedoms  are compatible with the international conventions and conventions stipulated in the Egyptian Constitution though.

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Call for total responsibility

Finally, they called upon all public figures, artists as well as others to take into account their behaviour as role models and as the highest ideals for many young men and women in Egypt.

Well, let’s hope that they come together at large and address these issues along with the more serious issues like corruption, sexual harassment, poverty, and child abuse.

Let us know what you think about the incident in your comments.


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Google Now The Most Advocated Brand In India

YouGov India recently did a survey about who has the most brand advocacy in India and the results are out. Global search engine giant Google tops the list, for the second time in a row. WhatsApp bags the second spot while MakeMyTrip holds the third position. The others in the rankings were Airbnb, YouTube Swiggy, Metro, Amazon from positions fourth to eighth respectively while hospitality giants Marriott and Hyatt came ninth and tenth.

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What is YouGov

YouGov India is a subdivision of the internet-based market research consumer and data insights firm, that is headquartered in the UK. The firm did a survey asking the respondents about how likely they would recommend a particular brand to their friends or colleagues. They also asked what brands the respondents would ask their friends and colleagues to avoid. A report was made based on how the current and previous customers brand supporting.

The sectors that were taken in the survey were financial services, food delivery services, hotels and booking sites, internet and service providers. The leading brands of these five sectors were taken into account for the survey. YouTube, Metro rail and Marriott have dropped in the rankings compared to their positions last year. And Facebook lost its position from the top ten rankings.

In the case of financial services, banks are resonating well with their customers. Kotak Mahindra, Axis Bank, and Reliance life insurance have seen some significant improvement compared to last year. Birla Sun life insurance is now at its peak, going to a whopping 39 points from last year’s 26.

What rankings say

Deep Bhatia, General Manager of YouGov India has issued a statement that, “The rankings reveal brands that have made a significant impression on consumers, enough for them to endorse the brand to others. In the current digital world, it is no surprise that three out of the top five are technology brands. A recommendation from friend or family provides a very valuable testament for a brand. The top ten brands have managed to deliver positive experiences and have succeeded in building strong advocacy among their customers in India.”

On the global level, Netflix is reigning the ranks in eleven markets and Google is right behind, in ten. Netflix has grown tremendously popular ever since it started its own filming and bring famous shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Sons of Anarchy.

OK Google! Bad News

Google has also been in the news recently for the giving out information on girls’ hostels, schools, colleges and paying guest accommodations when searched for ‘Bitches near me’. People were mortified to learn about this and have sent feedback to Google. This, in turn, has raised arguments about the AI and how pop culture derogatory terms are being picked up by it. This is adding up to the whole controversy of a mass walkout from Google earlier this month. It was claimed that the company did a poor job handling sexual harassment at the workplace. There have been multiple discussions going on about how the toxic #dudebro culture is still very intact at Google.

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5 Mistakes You’re Making On Instagram That’s Making You Lose Followers

Instagram was once a place that was simply meant for sharing some random pictures of you with your followers. But it expanded to such heights that now there is a now a whole new career option out of it. Instagram blogging is the new coolest career around the corner that pays you well, maybe even better than a real day job.

Now, although the strategies of the app are pretty simple, there are some mistakes you could be making knowingly or unknowingly that is resulting in you losing followers.

 

1. You’re spamming

A constant online presence is nice. It keeps you from being forgotten, but if you’re spamming — not so much! Keep your posts limited to a single digit number for a week. The stories feature of Instagram is pretty cool, but if you misuse it by posting numerous everyday things, it can get very very boring. Moderation is the key here. Keep it interesting and limited.

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2. You’re using too many hashtags

So you know the holy grail that a hashtag is. And now you’re using them excessively to get more visibility. Sorry to burst your bubble, but too many hashtags will make Instagram mark you as spam. This could result in shadowban, which keeps you from getting any engagement from your followers at all. Moral of the story: keep ’em in control.

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3. You’re buying your followers

If you want your blog to grow and keep growing, organic is the only way to go. There is no shortcut to success. Therefore, don’t go around buying followers because they would be least interested in what your blog is. Instead, post quality content, follow the tips to be a successful Instagram influencer, and followers will be on their way. Additionally, use other social media to promote your content for better reach.

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4. You’re being lazy

You’re posting at off-peak times. You’re not using high-quality imagery.  You’re using sappy captions for your pictures and you’re not interacting with your followers. This will only have adverse effects on the growth of your blog. Be active, keep in touch with your followers. Plan some occasional giveaways. Don’t post things that are irrelevant or vague. Keep it to the point and avoid ambiguity. Be active within the blogging community and keep it going with shout-outs and mentions from other blogs. Look out for other influencers who can be a potential collaborators.

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5. You’re ignoring Instagram statistics

Instagram shows you the statistics of your page and how it is running. It gives you some incredibly insightful data so don’t ignore it or take it easy. Use the data to figure out how you can use the given data to improve the likes and the engagement to your page. If your account is on private (that’s another bummer that will cost you followers!), then switch to the business account, which is free on Instagram. You even have an option of promoting your page on the app, which means more followers, yay!

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Always be on your toes when it comes to social media – it changes with seasons and trends and so should you!

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Facebook’s News Feed Changes To Hurt Businesses. What Can They Do About It?

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Facebook’s  founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that there are going to be certain changes in the news feed algorithm, and that content from friends and family would be given priority over that from businesses, brands and other media.

While the change is a welcome step towards restoring the site’s primary objective of providing a platform for meaningful personal interactions, the change may not go well with business organizations whose sole purpose is to advertise and garner more business through the platform.

Facebook has decided to make such changes on the basis of a study which proved that social media could be good for users only if it aids quality social interactions with people they care about. The impact of changes in the news feed is not certain but the one thing that can be ascertained is that promotional content will be demoted. This may make advertising on Facebook  a bit difficult than earlier. This may also have a direct impact on the revenue of various publishers online.

Since Facebook has changed the game for marketing altogether, businesses can do different things to ensure that they continue to reap the benefits of reaching out to large audience of millions on Facebook.

Engage with customers

Advertising alone will not do much ,unless you associate with your customer, listen to their feedback and queries and reply in timely manner. It is only when you engage with them and be a part of their good experience, you can retain and increase your follower base.

 

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Sharing content of interest

Boring sales pitches will never make their way to the personalized newsfeed of a user. Therefore, businesses should make use of Facebook insights and see what is being shared and liked more. Marketing can be done by way of sharing meaningful videos which stand for themselves and are not merely for promotion .

Host Contests  and Events

Whenever a contest or an Event is shared, it is given due publicity on Facebook which can prove a great way of promotion and campaigning for a product or a service. If one of your followers shows interest in the event , it appears on his friends’ list wall and thus produces a ripple effect of promoting a business.

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Go Live!

Whenever you go Live, Facebook sends a notification to all your followers to watch the live video. Therefore, this can be a great way of advertising and connecting with people. You can make a live video of an event, or a sale at your store. This way many people will get to know about your Business without much effort.

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Join Marketing Groups

A lot of groups on Facebook have been created to bring buyers and sellers together and can prove to be a boon for small brands and businesses for promotion and generating revenue. Group posts are given preference in the Newsfeed and have a wider reach.

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Hopefully, Facebook will come with changes that benefit the common user with more personal interactions and reducing the menace of Fake news and bad press. At the same time we wish that small businesses continue to benefit from the marketing potential of Facebook.

 

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Instagram now supports GIFs in Stories

After months of rumors and limited rollouts, Instagram is officially adding GIF support to its Stories feature. Starting today, you can now plaster dancing cats and flying cheeseburgers over your photos and videos. The options are endless with hundreds of thousands of moving stickers to choose from thanks to GIPHY integration. Instagram is also announcing an upcoming feature that will let users upload photos and videos of any size to Stories, so you’ll no longer be forced to awkwardly crop them in that 9:16 (portrait) format.

To access the GIF stickers, tap the add sticker button at the top of Stories as usual. From there, select the new GIF option, and a library of GIFs will appear. Drag the one you want onto your photo or video. There are options to browse trending GIFs on GIPHY, or search its entire library.

Instagram is also adding support for photos and videos of any size ratio to be uploaded to Stories. Once enabled, you’ll be able to pinch the uploaded image or video to share it in its original ratio, so you don’t have to explain to your friends why they’ve been abruptly cropped from your story. Instagram says the extra room surrounding the image will be filled with a custom color gradient that matches it.

The GIF stickers are available from today on version 29 of the app on both iOS and Android. The Stories feature that allows you to resize images and videos will be rolling out in the “coming weeks,” Instagram says.

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