David Bowie: Forever A Legend

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Today would have been the late singer’s 73rd birthday.

73 years ago, a baby boy was born by the name of David Robert Jones. Little did the world know then that a showman, a legend, an icon was born.

David Bowie is easily one of the most influential artists not just in the 20th century…but ever. He was someone who was so effortlessly themself and never let anyone tell them otherwise.

In both music and movies, Bowie showed a creative force that no one could ever close to replicating. With his own unique style, which often was androgynous, Bowie opened doors for others who were far from normal, in the best way.

Bowie was such a performer in his time, bringing costume and theatrics to the stage, which wasn’t very common then. His videos often included him in make-up which, while many were put off by it, helped shape the music, film and fashion we know today.

The Showman

From his first album, Hunky Dory, to his last, Blackstar, Bowie has tons of hits under his belt. With him constantly reinventing his stage personas, fans were always eager to see who and what David would do next. Here are some of his personas.

David Bowie: Though this is his regualr standard self, he did give himself a new last name. From Jones to Bowie. He named himself after American pioneer and creator of the Bowie knife, James Bowie.

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Ziggy Stardust: A bisexual demigod in red boots. This was character that gave Bowie the breakthrough he needed. The album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  is now considered one of the greatest albums of all time and his songs provide a critical note on matters like politics, drugs and sexual orientation.

Aladdin Sane: “A lad insane” is said to be Bowie’s “half brother Terry who has schizophrenia.” Aladdin came to light when Bowie killed off Ziggy Stardust onstage at a London gig, introducing his new era. The Aladdin Sane album which features the self titled track and the hit “The Jean Genie.”

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The Thin White Duke: This persona happened during David Bowie’s “dark years.” He was struggling with a heavy hard drug addiction and stress. From here came the album, Station to Station. This alter ego is a troubled man, who sings of romance but is completely numb to feelings. The Duke had platinum blond hair and was usually dressed in a white shirt, black trousers and a waistcoat. It is his most controversial persona and the Thin White Duke has been called a psychopathic aristocrat and an immortal zombie.

The Blind Prophet: His last and most heartbreaking character. The Blind Prophet came from the Blackstar album. In the video Lazarus, he is a blind prophet telling himself of his own death. This whole album is a goodbye message to his adoring fans. Knowing he was dying and wouldn’t be around much longer, he wanted to give one last gift. It even features the lyrics “look up here, I’m in heaven,” hoping to give fans a slight ease.

The Actor

Bowie’s film and television career are almost if not equally as impressive and inspiring as his music career. He held leading roles in several feature films, including The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a GigoloMerry Christmas, Mr. LawrenceThe HungerThe Linguini Incident, and arguably his biggest film Labyrinth.

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You can’t forget the endless amounts of documentaries made!

The Influencer

David Bowie has influenced some of the greatest artists of today. Most notably, Harry Styles as of recent. Harry Styles, we can wholeheartedly say, is the David Bowie of the recent generation. Pushing gender boundaries and being openly fluid. Bowie influences can be heard in Harry’s self-titled album and his recent album, Fine Line. Let’s not forget the fashion!

Another popular artist that takes direct influence from David is Lady Gaga. From Gaga’s first big hit, “Just Dance,” which featured her rocking a lightning bolt over her eye. Gaga has always expressed her love and admiration for the late singer. She even sports a portrait tattoo on her ribs of him.

Splash News

When Bowie passed, at the Grammy Awards that year, Lady Gaga honored him by performing a stunning performance of a Bowie medley. Starting with “Space Oddity” she performed variations of his biggest hits like “Changes,” “Suffragette City,” “Fashion,” “Let’s Dance,” and “Heroes.” While, of course, she nailed the vocals, she even dedicated her look that night to him, complete with the campy outfits, orange hair, and dramatic outfit changes. You can watch the full performance here.

A Legend Forever

Though he is now gone, David Bowie lives on forever through his movies, music, and family. A biopic movie is said to be in the works, however, it is also said that David’s family refuses to hand over the rights to his music.

David was a legend in music and film for his unique style and creativity, but he was so much more than that. He was unapologetically himself which was so rare for him on time. Wearing makeup, dresses and being openly bisexual were things that he did way before they were deemed “okay.” He has opened the door for not only musicians but people who just want to be themselves.

Bowie will forever be one of the greatest icons to ever grace the world.

Forever a legend.

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2020 Golden Globes Winners Recap

Last night the 2020 Golden Globes took place! And of course, we’re here to give you a recap of all the winners throughout the star-studded night!

Best Television Series – Drama

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Succession (WINNER)
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show


Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Fleabag (WINNER)
Barry
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Chernobyl (WINNER)
Catch-22
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (WINNER)
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical

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Ramy Youssef, Ramy (WINNER)
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

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Olivia Colman, The Crown (WINNER)
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

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Brian Cox, Succession (WINNER)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Stellan SkarsgårdChernobyl (WINNER)
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Henry Winkler, Barry


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Patricia Arquette, The Act (WINNER)
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice (WINNER)
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (WINNER)
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey KingThe Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

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“I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (Rocketman) — Elton John & Bernie Taupin (WINNER)
“Beautiful Ghosts” (Cats) — Taylor Swift & Andrew Lloyd Webber
“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Spirit” (The Lion King) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Timothy McKenzie & Ilya Salmanzadeh
“Stand Up” (Harriet) — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

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Hildur Gudnadóttir, Joker (WINNER)
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn

Best Foreign-Language Film

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Parasite (WINNER)
The Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire


Best Animated Feature Film

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Missing Link (WINNER)
Frozen 2
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
Toy Story 4


Best Motion Picture – Drama

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1917 (WINNER)
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Rocketman


Best Director – Motion Picture

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Sam Mendes, 1917 (WINNER)
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (WINNER)
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Renée Zellweger, Judy (WINNER)
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Taron Egerton, Rocketman (WINNER)
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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Awkwafina, The Farewell (WINNER)
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

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Laura Dern, Marriage Story (WINNER)
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

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Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

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Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (WINNER)
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han, Parasite
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman


What are your thoughts on the 2020 Golden Globes? Any snubs? We definitely think that there should have been some female representation in the “Best Director” category. Hollywood Foreign Press, we’re looking at you.

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“You” Has Given Us Some Of The Best Memes

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YOU has proved to be one of the greatest shows Netflix has produced… Kinda. YOU started off as a Lifetime series but was quickly canceled, Netflix then swooped in and saved the day.

Doubting how season 2 could be any better than 1, Netflix proved us all wrong and really stepped up the game. Now we all eagerly await season 3.

On top of being a great show… It created even better memes.

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And the MDRN Mag personal fav that had us dying:

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Donnie Wahlberg Tips IHOP Server $2,020 On New Years

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On January 1st, 2020 actor / musician, Donnie Wahlberg dined with his wife, actress Jenny McCarthy, at an IHOP in St. Charles, Illinois.

Sure, serving two of the biggest stars in Hollywood would come as a surprise, but an even bigger surprise is the tip that Donnie left.

He also wrote “Happy New Year” and “2020 tip challenge” on the receipt. The tweet has been flooded with replies of people condoning his generosity!

We love seeing people do good! Pay it forward and Treat People With Kindness!

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Disney+ Just Released Their 2020 LineUp

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Disney+ came out guns blazing last year (still weird to say). They broke records with their debut and they’ve not even 2 months yet!

Disney really set the bar high with their Star Wars original series, The Mandalorian, which had audiences hooked… And started the Baby Yoda craze.

Now that The Mandalorian season 1 is over, what can we expect now? Well, Disney answered that question with their “What’s Coming to Disney+ In 2020″ trailer below!

In case you missed some or just want to skip the trailer, here are all things coming to Disney+ in 2020!

Blockbuster Movies

The Lion King

Toy Story 4

Aladdin

Docu-Series

Penguins

Dolphin Reef

Elephant

Rogue Trip

Becoming

Original Disney+ Movies

Short Circuit: Experimental Films

Lamp Life (Toy Story short)

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stargirl

Secret Society of Second Born Royals

Phineas & Ferb Movie: Candice Against the Universe

Original Disney+ Series

Diary Of A Future President

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Disney+ will produce new seasons)

Muppets Now

Lizzie McGuire

High School Musical: The Series: Season 2

The Mandalorian: Season 2

Marvel Studios: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Marvel Studios: WandaVision

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WandaVision Just Got Bumped To A 2020 Release

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MARVEL STANS ASSEMBLE!

We already knew that Disney+ was going to really bring it in 2020, but we didn’t realize how hard they were going to go.

Something that fans really anticipate from Disney+ is all of the Marvel shows that we’re going to be getting. Originally in 2020, Disney was just going to release The Falcon & The Winter Soldier. (Which you don’t understand how excited we are for.) And more shows would follow in the next few years. But Disney gave us quite the gift.

In the “What’s Coming to Disney+ in 2020″ trailer below, they announce that WandaVision is now slated for a 2020 release! The show was originally due to come out spring of 2021.

Not much is known about the WandaVision tv show because you know how Marvel is with their secrets. We just want to know what to expect cause… Well… Vision is dead. F*ck you, Thanos.

All we can 100% confirm is that Paul Bettney and Elizabeth Olsen will both be reprising their roles as Vision and Wanda. Other reprisals include Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis (Thor) and Randall Park back as Jimmy Woo (Ant-Man and the Wasp).

So basically, get ready. If you’re Marvel Stans like we are, you are going to be treated real good for the next few years. We’re still due for the Loki Series, What If, and Hawkeye.

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A Quiet Place 2 Trailer Has Dropped

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Finally the sequel we have all been waiting for is almost here! A Quiet Place was a huge box office success in 2018. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel.

Details about the second movie have been kept quiet until this very moment.

From the trailer above, we can tell that it will serve as not only a sequel, but a prequel as well. We’ll see the start of the apocalypse as well as the aftermath of the death of Lee (John Krasinski) and the birth of the new baby.

We see that we’re also being introduced to new civilization and characters portrayed by Djimon Hounsou, Cillian Murphy, and many more!

Catch A Quiet Place 2 playing in a theater near you starting March 20th!

Check out other exciting movies coming to theaters this year!

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Movies To Look Forward To In 2020

2020 is going to be a huge year for the entertainment industry! Music, fashion, TV, and of course, movies! The new year hasn’t even really started yet and we’ve already got an all-star line up of movies that are going to make the next year so memorable!

The Year Of Bad-Ass Women

They said: “Superhero movies but make it bad-ass women.”

Next year it seems we’re getting the dose of Femme Fatal that we crave because our favorite women are back and ready to kick some ass. The first movie to come out of this gorgeous tri-Fecta is Birds Of Prey on February 7th.

Birds Of Prey: And The Fabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn is set to follow Harley Quinn after her break-up with the Joker, which is where the subtitle comes from. This movie has been getting mixed reviews due to the Harley Quinn studded trailers but either way… We’ll be there for the first screening.

March 27th we get one of the most anticipated Disney live action movies, Mulan. Sure there’s no musical number, Shang, or Mushu. But we get to see a kick-ass woman bring honor to her family. We have high hopes.

Black Widow is next to come out on May 1st, and I think it’s safe to say that this is the movie we’ve been waiting for almost 10 years now. If anyone deserves their own stand alone-movie, it’s Natasha Romanoff. Marvel just wanted to twist the knife one more time. Oh and David Harbour is in it.

Wonder Woman 1984 comes out June 9th and we’re ready to see Gal Gadot in her element. She plays Diana with such elegant, poise, and edge, we cannot wait to see what else she brings. And her together with Chris Pine… *Chef’s Kiss*

Horror

Next year we’re getting our spooks in because we’re getting movie after movie. Starting January 3rd with The Grudge.

The Grudge that is set to release is a reboot of the original movies. It stars Harold and Kumar‘s, John Cho. However, this movie will be far from funny. As we can see from the trailer and poster it will feature the iconic shower scene… Which is unsettling enough.

Next, we have The Turning, which comes out January 24th. This movie is a modern take on the book and movie The Turning of The Screw. It stars our generations‘ price of darkness, Finn Wolfhard, along with Mackenzie Davis.

A Quiet Place 2 comes out March 20th, and we’re already holding in our screams. The first movie was a surprise box office smash, so naturally a second one had to be made.

Alas, Halloween Kills is set to release this year. It serves as a direct sequel to the 2018 Halloween movie. Of course, starring queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie as she yet again, battles Michael. This time around she gives no fear and is ready to protect her family at all costs. We stan.

Family

There are so many family flicks coming to the big screen next year so get the kiddo’s ready!

RDJ is back in theaters January 17th but this time as Dr. Dolittle. Dolittle takes place in 19th-century England (so he has an accent), having Dolittle and his creature friends on a mission to get a cure for a sickness that the Queen has.

Sonic The Hedgehog is a movie that’s centered around quite the controversy. After being pushed back due to fan backlash to the original design, it’s back and ready for release on Valentines day. Though the new design is 1000% better, people are still hesitant. If you need a reason to go see it, here’s one: Jim Carrey.

Next for release is SCOOB!, which seems to be a quite animation of how Shaggy and Scooby became best friends to them being abducted by aliens. This looks like the cute family film it’s meant to be. We just have one small complaint, and that’s Matthew Lillard isn’t the voice of Shaggy… But we’ll still be there!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the next installment in the OG Ghostbusters saga. Featuring (no surprise here) Finn Wolfhard, the amazing Paul Rudd, and up-and-coming star McKenna Grace. July 11th we’ll see Finn and McKenna vs Ghosts. Sign us up!

Action / Adventure

2020 is going to be action packed!

To start the year off right, we get a ‘sequel’ we’ve been waiting for, Bad Boys For Life. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have the ultimate comedic duo chemistry, which is why the first two films did so well. We’re ready for them to come back better and funnier than ever.

The Gentleman which comes out the 24th of January, features a star-studded cast. Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Jackman, Collin Ferrel, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, and Charlie Hunnam. It’s the British vs Oklahoma of all places.

No Time To Die is the end of a brilliant saga. This is Daniel Craig‘s last go as 007 himself, James Bond. After 15 years, this James Bond story will be over. There’s already talks about the next 007, but let’s get through this hard break up in April first.

Godzilla VS Kong, another fun action-packed battle between 2 giant-sized monsters! Starring Millie Bobby Brown and Alexander Skarsgård, this film will crush it.

Super

As you can tell from the beginning, this is another year for comics!

Morbius is personally one of our highest anticipated films. Jared Leto as a vampire… Yes, please. July 31st cannot come fast enough. All we can think is what if we get both Toms and Jared in one movie together… Wow… Magic.

Even though there are no details yet, according to IMDB the sequel to Venom is set to come out October 2nd! No plot or casting is confirmed yet, but we’re ready and waiting!

The Eternals. When Disney announced this during D23, it’s safe to say that the internet went crazy. With an all-star cast and highly anticipated characters coming to life… November 6th cannot come fast enough.

Comedy

What’s a year without laughter! There’s some new movies coming our way and sequels to legendary movies that we’re not ready for.

April 24th Bad Trip hits theaters! This is basically Eric Andre‘s take on the Jackass movies… But not as intense… Unsuspecting public + pranks + hidden cameras can never go wrong.

Free Guy comes out July 3rd and honestly, just by the trailer we can tell we’ll see this movie like 3 times. This movie looks like a live-action GTA game mixed with Tron and Deadpool. That sounds pretty amazing ngl.

Coming to America, Eddie Murphy is back and we’re living. After his hosting gig at SNL and seeing Dolemite Is My Name, we are more than ready for this comeback August 7th!

On August 21st they’re back and more excellent than ever! Bill & Ted Face The Music is the movie we’ve been waiting 29 years for! The last Bill & Ted movie came out in 1991… So it’s safe to say we’re due for some more Keanu.


Which movies are you most excited for in 2020!? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter!

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