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'I never asked out a Rose before Rita' - Dáithí Ó Sé reminisces about meeting his wife at the Rose of Tralee

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Dáithí Ó Sé said he has never been asked out by a Rose, and said he only ever had eyes for one contestant - his wife Rita Talty.

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'I'm not doing it for the papers or magazines' - Baz Ashmawy on upcoming wedding to partner Tanya

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Television presenter Baz Ashmawy said his wedding to his long-term partner Tanya Evans will be a family affair and will be kept out of the media spotlight.

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Lisa Cannon jets to the Maldives with husband Richard Keatley for second wedding anniversary

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Lisa Cannon and Richard Keatley are celebrating their second wedding anniversary in style.

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Taylor Swift goes blank on social media, sending fans into frenzy

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Taylor Swift, one of the most popular celebrities on social media, wiped all her accounts on Friday, sending fans into a frenzy over whether the pop singer had been hacked, was preparing to launch a new album, or was about to reinvent…

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American Made director says Tom Cruise is ‘ageing in reverse’

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Tom Cruise pushes himself so hard with his stunts because he “knows no boundaries”, the director of his latest film has said.

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Blurred Lines singer Robin Thicke, 40, having baby with 22-year-old girlfriend

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Singer Robin Thicke’s partner April Love Geary is pregnant with their first child together.

Seth Rogen shares Superbad trivia to mark film’s 10th anniversary

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Seth Rogen shared facts about comedy film Superbad on its 10th anniversary, including the real-life inspiration for one of the film’s most grotesque scenes.

Ask Brian: My boyfriend is going to propose - but I can't stop thinking about my friend with benefits

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Our no-nonsense agony uncle gets straight to the point of your most pressing issues.

Holly Carpenter: 'Those feminazis should give the Rose of Tralee girls a break'

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Earlier in the week, Daithi O Se introduced the 64 lovely ladies of the 2017 Rose of Tralee International Festival.

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Five things we learnt about Brigitte Macron's style from her French Elle interview

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Brigitte Macron is French Elle’s new cover star, appearing in jeans and one of her signature tailored power jackets.

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Ronan and Storm Keating mark two year wedding anniversary with gushing posts

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Ronan and Storm Keating didn't hold back in their gushing posts to each other to mark their two year wedding anniversary.

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Robin Thicke (40) and model girlfriend April Love Geary (22) announce pregnancy news

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US singer Robin Thicke (R) and his girlfriend April Love Geary (L) 3 US singer Robin Thicke (R) and his girlfriend April Love Geary (L) attend the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Reims on May 23, 2015 at the Parc des…

Obi-Wan Kenobi standalone movie could join Star Wars franchise

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Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi may be getting his own Star Wars movie directed by Billy Elliot film-maker Stephen Daldry.

Exclusive: Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin celebrates honeymoon with camping trip in Kerry

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Newlywed Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin marked her honeymoon on home soil.

Thursday, Aug 17

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There's a reason why Kate Middleton won't sign autographs

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Kate Middleton might be one of the most talked about women in the world - both in the media and casual conversation - but you'd be hard pressed to find her autograph anywhere.

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Model Winnie Harlow wins praise for posting underwear selfie

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Winnie Harlow said she "find my beauty in the opinions of others" in an inspiring post on Instagram.

Johnny Cash’s daughter hits out at man who wore fan t-shirt in Charlottesville

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The daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash has hit out at a “neo-Nazi” who wore a fan t-shirt at the white supremacist march in Charlottesville.

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Game of Thrones' Gilly takes the plunge in floral pantsuit at Detroit premiere

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There's something particularly mesmerising about seeing Game of Thrones characters in real life.

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Emma Stone tops list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses

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Oscar winner Emma Stone has toppled Jennifer Lawrence to be named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress.

Wednesday, Aug 16

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Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence thanks paparazzi for sharing unedited photos: 'I don't believe anyone needs retouching'

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Plus-size model Iskra Lawrence had the perfect response to body shamers who criticised unedited paparazzi photos of her.

Anna Faris opens up following split from Chris Pratt: 'Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn't fully right'

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Anna Faris offered relationship advice to a listener during the first podcast since her split from husband Chris Pratt on Tuesday .

Your new style crush Olivia Culpo has released her debut clothing range - and we're in love

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Prepare to fall in love with Olivia Culpo - and her debut clothing range.

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Elvis Presley to battle it out with Ed Sheeran for top chart spot

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Elvis Presley could be back at top of the UK album exactly 40 years since his death – but only if he manages to outsell Ed Sheeran.

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Game Of Thrones fans fear spoilers as another episode airs early in Spain

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Fans have reacted with a mixture of joy and displeasure at a Game Of Thrones episode accidentally airing in Spain days ahead of its scheduled broadcast.

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Jennifer Lawrence jokes about her films in ‘wine review or movie review’ game

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Jennifer Lawrence struggled to tell the difference between wine reviews and reviews of her films while taking part in a fun political video campaign.

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Is €1,400 enough to spend on engagement ring if you earn a six figure sum?

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Here's a question: Is €500 enough to spend on an engagement ring if you are earning a six figure sum?