D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” available now (2 UPDATES)

April 7, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K.’s new song “Loosen The Noose” will be released tomorrow April 8th.
It’s still April 7th right now for half of the world but if you live in a country where April 8th is already there like Russia, Japan, Australia and else the YouTube video link below is already working.
If not midnight for you there’s nothing we can do 🙁  just be patient or try to change your computer clock (not working for everyone!)

Like on “Curvy” Dolores and Olé are both singing on this one.
A cool nice song with very sweet Dolores vocals.


UPDATE 8:25 PM (UTC)

Cranberries World team’s attempt at writing the lyrics can be found on the “Loosen The Noose” page.
If you think there is a mistake please let us know.
You can find more lyrics in the Song List A-Z section.


UPDATE 10:01 PM (UTC)

It’s now midnight all over Europe (except Portugal, UK and Ireland) and the song is also available on Spotify:

New D.A.R.K. pictures (UPDATED)

April 3, 2016  |  Comments Off on New D.A.R.K. pictures (UPDATED)  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K.

Since the launch of D.A.R.K. official website and the announcement of their European 7 dates tour, numerous media – such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME… etc – have shown interest in this new collaboration between The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke, The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, and NYC based DJ, songwriter and producer Olé Koretsky.

Browsing online articles enable fans to find out new pictures of the band such as this one, found by Cranberries Mexico in Mexican “Indie Rocks!”.

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Recently, the band’s publicist in the US, reybee, shared the 2 below pictures of three of them interviewing each other for The Talkhouse in New Jersey, about their new album and how their pasts intersected from being The Smiths and The Cranberries. Podcast should be published online early May

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UPDATE APR. 05

4 New pictures of D.A.R.K. published today on social networks:

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“Anatomy of a photoshoot”
Taken by Rey Roldan capturing the work of the photographer Jen Maler (back) when shooting D.A.R.K.
Source: reybee’s Instagram

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D.A.R.K. with Jen Maler (Photographer based in NYC)
Source: jenmaler’s Instagram

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D.A.R.K. minus Olé Koretsky with the podcast producer and engineer at The Talkhouse
Source: eliaeinhorn’s Twitter

2016.04.02 talkhouse 4

D.A.R.K. with Rey Roldan
Source: Rey Ronald’s Facebook

Two new dates added to the D.A.R.K. tour

March 29, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

D.A.R.K. official website was updated this morning with two new dates in Spain & Germany.
The band will now stop at Lido, Berlin on May 24th and Caracol, Madrid on May 26th.

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Let’s note tickets for Berlin are on sale already, whereas Madrid concert is to go on sale on April 1st.
Many thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for noticing!

D.A.R.K. first ever performances with Dolores announced!

March 23, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A fan who lives in Dublin found out this morning on Ticketmaster.ie – an official ticket sales company – that D.A.R.K. will be performing on Monday May 16, 2016 at Whelan’s in Dublin!

DARK


UPDATE AT 11:30 AM (CET)
Second date added in Paris at Divan du Monde on Friday May 20th as per French promoter website

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UPDATE AT 1:00 PM (CET)
Two other dates have just been added on Ticketmaster.co.uk
Bush Hall, London – Wednesday May 18th
Dolans Warehouse, Limerick – Friday May 13th


UPDATE AT 1:10 PM (CET)
Italy added!!!
Tunnel Club, Milano – Monday May 23rd

Dublin tickets to go on sale tomorrow morning on March 24th at 9:00 AM (GMT).
As far as Paris tickets are concerned, pre-sale tomorrow at 9:00 AM (GMT), general on sale should take place later.

These performances are the first ever concerts of D.A.R.K. announced since Dolores O’Riordan has joined the band. All these venues’ capacity is less than 500 people, which sounds quite exciting.

We believe some more shows should be announced in Europe around these ones today or during the week.

Many thanks to Johann Rosales who first shared the info for Dublin show.

More on D.A.R.K. new album!!! (2 UPDATES)

March 13, 2016  |  26 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A huge thanks to Cranberries Mexico and Andrea Nannelli (Cranberries Italia) who found out first details on D.A.R.K. debut album today.

As published yesterday, “Science Agrees” is to be released by Cooking Vinyl on May 27th (in Europe for sure, probably June 3rd in the US, we’ll get more details soon as far as other territories are concerned).
Science Agrees

Tracklist can already be found on Amazon:

1. Curvy (05:28)

2. Chynamite (03:38)

3. Gunfight (03:17)

4. Steal You Away (04:39)

5. High Fashion (04:06)

6. Watch Out (04:33)

7. Miles Away (04:09)

8. The Moon (04:36)

9. Underwater (04:16)

10. Loosen The Noose (04:25)

 

Total length: 00:43:07

And best surprise of the day comes again from Cranberries Mexico as the single, Curvy, is already available on Spotify Mexico and has since been uploaded on YouTube for those who can’t access the link:

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First thing fans will notice is that both Olé Koretsky and Dolores seem to be singing on the track. We don’t know yet if that’s the case on all tracks of the album.

So… what do you guys think about it 🙂 ? Good one, yeah?


UPDATE 3:30 PM (UTC)

“Curvy” lyrics can be found on the Song List-A-Z section.
Please let us know if you think we got some words wrong.


UPDATE 3:40 PM (UTC)

Fourth song of the album Steal You Away was performed live before in 2012, before Dolores got to join the band. You can watch the performance below:

DARK debut album coming May 27th on Cooking Vinyl

March 12, 2016  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

According to Billboard the debut album from alternative rock act D.A.R.K., featuring The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, former Smiths bassist Andy Rouke and Olé Koretsky is announced for May 27th on Cooking Vinyl in the USA. The London-based label is expanding its US operations with the opening of a full service label division.

On the other hand Rey Roldan, a music publicist based in New Jersey posted on Facebook last March 7th the following message:

And… we welcome DARK featuring DJ/Producer/Musician Olé Koretsky, Dolores O’Riordan (of The Cranberries) and Andy Rourke (of The Smiths) to the Reybee stable

2016.03.07 Rey Roldan

Well, it seems things are moving on the DARK side… but what about The Cranberries?
The DARK debut album is supposed to be released when The Cranberries will be about to tour in Europe.
Will Dolores be able to do both projects… probably YES!

Thanks to Sara who we are happy to welcome in our team!

Sources: Billboard, Rey Roldan, Reybee Inc.

BREAKING: A couple of albums coming out!!! (2 UPDATES)

February 24, 2016  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

An online article of the Independent.ie reports a few words Dolores said outside court after the sentencing:

 I don’t really have much to say. I’m glad it’s over and I want to thank the doctors who helped me to get back my health mentally.

 

I’m feeling very good today, very positive about this upcoming year. I have a couple of albums coming out and I’m going to go back to work.

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Is Dolores talking about The Cranberries + JetlagNYC + the hypothetical collaboration with Eric Alexandrakis? Time will tell but 2016 will be great for sure.

Source: Independent.ie


UPDATE 4:50 PM (GMT)

Sara from CranberriesItalia (yes still her, you should work for CW Sara!) is watching the Irish TV RTE1 and reports the following: “They’re after talking about it on rte1. She briefly spoke to the reporter and said she’s about to release 2 records, one with the Chamber Orchestra and another with a project called Dark.”
QUITE UNEXPECTED !!

Rectification: Sara heard it on RTE1 Radio, not TV.

Source: RTE1 Radio


UPDATE 5:10 PM (GMT)

JetlagNYC becomes DARK
The Facebook page of JetlagNYC just changed its name into DARK.
This explains the comment of Sara and it’s now obvious that the 1st of the 2 records Dolores is talking about will be the one with JetlagNYC… I mean DARK. The second will be something unexpected with the Chamber Orchestra. She already played with them on the New Year’s Eve concert in Limerick (2013).
So what about The Cranberries album? Mystery…

Source: DARK Facebook

Noel Hogan will share some Cranberries news soon (2 UPDATES)

December 30, 2015  |  11 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., The Cranberries

Noel Hogan:

To all asking….
Very soon I will have Cranberries news.
Happy New Year.

Breaking news tonight posted by Noel himself on his twitter account and except a few fans who will always say I knew it, I felt it, I saw it in my crystal ball etc… his words were totally unexpected for most people.

His short message spread the internet like rarely before and every fans started to imagine what the surprise could be. Naturally the first idea concerns a band reunion to make a new album and/or a new tour.
The word reunion has no really sense as the Crans never officially nor unofficially split. Anyways!!
This “reunion” is probably the most expected thing by the fans and is also one of the hardest to believe (for now) regarding the past months/years:
After the end of the Roses Tour 3 years ago in December 2012 a lot of things happened, band members returned to their families and side projects naturally appeared. To name a few: The Pigtown Fling and other Limerick City of Culture projects for Noel and JetLagNYC, Like A Puppet Show and a possible 3rd solo album for Dolores.
Not to mention major upheavals and revelations concerning her private life: divorce from husband, air rage incident, sexually abused when she was a child, trial, new lover…

All these things don’t argue for a reunion soon as many things are still on the process and we have to remember words recently said by Noel: “The Cranberries is such a big thing, we have to lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time to make everyone happy”.

Well, who knows, life is full of surprises sometimes and The Cranberries reunion could still happen tomorrow… but what could it be if not a reunion?

Some say it could simply concern a new release. Like Beneath The Skin on Bluray HD or more LP’s reissues or it could be a new record made of old stuffs like B-sides, rare studio or live tracks, or even another greatest hits…
Some more people say it might concern a collaboration / soundtrack / film project.
But it might be something completely fresh and new as well.
Do you have any idea? Please tell us.

For now no one really knows.
The surprise is total.

2016 might be great.

Happy New Year !

Sources: Noel HoganCranberries.com


UPDATE JANUARY 03

The official website was updated today with this new visual

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UPDATE FEBRUARY 04

Noel Hogan said on twitter today ““Cranberries news coming next Monday.”

Source: Noel Hogan Twitter

Dolores O’ Riordan “certainly in love with Olé”

May 27, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

According to the article entitled “Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan bounces back from marriage split with hot young musician” published by the Irish Mirror, “Dolores is certainly very happy and in love with Olé Koretsky“. These words are said by Philip Tobin who recently met Dolores and Olé at “Kites”, a Chinese restaurant in Dublin, Ireland.


Kites Chinese restaurant

Sure this is NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT but if you followed the news about Dolores these past months it is reasonable to say it’s probably true. For sure, it will not sound very surprising to die-hard fans. Many of you already mentioned this possibility in many comments here on CW and as you know Olé Koretsky is currently working with Dolores (as well as Andy Rourke) in a new musical project called JetlagNYC. He also was spotted with her in different locations such as New York City, Los Angeles, Limerick and others… and some location can be considered very private.

Anyway this news must be taken very carefully, for example “They were singing some of their new stuff in the restaurant – it sounds amazing”. Even if possible it’s quite surprising… or Philip Tobin possibly did not recognize some old or cover songs but if he is right what a night and what a lucky man he is!

Olé, Philip Tobin and Dolores near “Kites”

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Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!

May 21, 2015  |  Comments Off on Dolores spotted by fans on social networks. Recap!  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Here is a little recap of the photos/selfies with Dolores made by fans in the past months. Those pics are usually reTweeted/reFacebooked on CW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and do not appear all the time on the website here at the very minute. This post is to repair the fault as some of you don’t use social networks while others may simply have missed a photo.

As you probably all know, news about Dolores (and The Cranberries) have always been quite rare so thanks to those bloody socials, now fans have a better idea about the recent locations and activities of their favorite stars more easily than in the past.

And a big thank you to all the people/fans who shared their precious moments to the world.


10 Oct. 2014 – Dolores and Andy with a restaurant employee – “Cork ‘n Fork”, NYC
Credit: Justin – Instagram (@itshowtimee)



15 Oct. 2014 – Dolores, Andy and musician BOSCO – “The Fourth”, NYC
Credit: BOSCO – Twitter (@helloBOSCO)



17 Oct. 2014 – Dolores possibly partying for Halloween (in advance!) – Chambers Street, NYC
Credit: Instagram (@huydtruong)



27 Oct. 2014 – New York City
Credit: Dmitry Kuprin – Instagram (@dolphin1414)



21 Nov. 2014 – Dolores and Olé – Medieval Banquet, Bunratty Castle Co. Clare, Ireland
Credit: James Lee Swenson – Twitter (@1ufdaKind)





15 Dec. 2014 – Dolores and Andy – The International Bar, Dublin
Credit: Phil McAndrew – Twitter (@Phil_McAndrew)



24?/25? Dec. 2014 – Dolores – New York City
Credit: Instagram (@thevixes) + Instagram (@flexinsession)



28 Dec. 2014 – Dolores – “MSC Customs” bike store, NYC
Credit: MSC Customs – Instagram (@msccustoms_nyc)



7 Jan. 2015 – Dolores and Andy – NYC
Credit: Jetlag NYC – Twitter (@JetlagNYC)



14 Jan. 2015 – Dolores – “Elevate Restaurant & Lounge”, Wyndham Garden Chinatown, NYC
Credit: Elevate Restaurant & Lounge – Instagram (@elevate_restaurant) + Facebook (@elevate93)



23 Jan. 2015 – Dolores and Andy – Eastroom, Chicago
Credit: unknown (let us know if you know!)



4 Feb. 2015 – Dolores – Venice Beach, Los Angeles
Credit: Instagram (@slammingdabs)



3 Apr. 2015 – Dolores – Trader Vic’s, London
Credit: Simone Ottantatre – Facebook



7 May 2015 – Dolores – Treyvaud’s, Killarney, Ireland
Credit: Treyvaud’s – Facebook (@TreyvaudsRestaurant)



14 May 2015 – Dolores – Limerick, Ireland
Credit: Instagram (@fragaleviviana)

Jetlag (NYC) planning to go on the road in the summer

January 30, 2015  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Before his DJ set in Mexico City, Andy Rourke gave an interview to Raúl Arce for WARP. Of course the interview is published in Spanish, anyway Google Translation works pretty well. And there’s one thing to note: his musical project with Dolores and Olé (Jetlag) is going well and the band is planning on going on tour this summer.

Al momento estoy trabajando con Dolores de The Cranberries, la conocí hace más de un año con otro proyecto que tengo llamado Jetlag y ya estaba muy segura de que quería involucrarse en una nueva banda, una nueva aventura, así que le mandé algunas de las canciones y le encantaron, las ha estado cantando todas, y estamos planeando salir al camino probablemente este verano.

For those who do not speak Spanish, here is a translation found on DO’RSpain Facebook, thanks to them:

“I’m working with Dolores at the moment in a project called Jetlag. She was very sure that she wanted to be in a new band, a new adventure. So I sent her some songs and she loved them. She’s been singing them all. We’re planning to go on the road in the summer”

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Today January 30th, the former bass player of The Smiths just ended his “DJ Tour”. He was touring North America all January and Mexico City was the last show as you can see on the ad below:

Andy Rourke’s DJ Tour

Dolores O’ Riordan and Olé Koretsky apparently travelled with him to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Below a photo with Dolores in Chicago at The Eastroom posted by one of their friends on Facebook.


Dolores, Andy and friends – Chicago, Eastroom, Jan.23

Sweet picture from NYC

January 7, 2015  |  Comments Off on Sweet picture from NYC  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

A sweet picture of Andy and Dolores was posted a few minutes ago on JetlagNYC’s Twitter without any comments. It was taken in NYC, possibly today, this evening and it’s warming hearts up.

Andy and Dolores in New York City tonight

Dolores O’ Riordan spending Christmas in NYC

December 29, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Social medias reveal one more time that Dolores O’ Riordan is back in NYC for Christmas where she probably flew with her band co-members Andy Rourke & Olé Koretsky (JetlagNYC).

On Dec 26th, a fan posted a photo with her on Instagram which you can see below.
(direct Instagram link no longer available)

Dolores and a fan – Xmas day

And yesterday, another new photo of Dolores was posted (still on Instagram) by user msccustoms_nyc.
“MSC Customs” is a bike store located in Little Italy, NYC and their photo shows the singer in front of the store with her latest “MSC” acquisition.

msccustoms_nyc:
Dolores O’Riordan from @thecranberries instantly fell in love with our store and this teal bike!
#msccustoms
#mottstreetcycles
#cycleclub
#happyholiday

New Barry Egan article: Dolores banishing the darkness

December 21, 2014  |  5 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Barely a month after Barry Egan last article “Our Lady of Sorrows”, we’re waking up this morning with a fresh new article entitled “Dolores banishes the darkness and returns to the light” published online and in print in the newspaper “Sunday Independent”.

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Barry Egan appears to be relieved to see his long-time friend Dolores O’ Riordan finally taking the road to recovery. Indeed, after admitting that he thought “Dolores wouldn’t make it out of the darkness she seemed so engulfed in last November when she was arrested on an Aer Lingus plane” especially as she had told him she was “not going to live that long. I’m 43. If I see 50, I’ll be happy. I mean that. People look at you and see a product. They don’t see a soul, but an empty hole” Barry Egan seems to be much more relaxed after meeting the singer last Tuesday.

From what he relates, Dolores seems to have taken comfort from her family and her new friends, co-band members Ole Koretsky & Andy Rourke (JetlagNYC) who have travelled from NYC to Dublin to spend the week with her.
She tells Barry:

I am just really grateful for the support I have received from my friends, […] I am well again now. I have had great help and support from people who love me. My mom has been great. My brother PJ – he’s my little angel. I had a lot of help from people. I don’t think I ever felt so cared for before. I always felt like this meal ticket.

“[…]no matter what happens I’ve got great friends who love me for me, not the fame bullshit. You really see who gives a shit. It’s cool but I’m still a bit crazy . ..good crazy though!

She admits nonetheless that she is not “100% better” than what she was following the Aer Lingus incident, but affirms she’s working on it, making huge efforts to heal herself, taking meds and trying to be “somewhat normal in a mad world“.

Spending Christmas far from her children who she “[misses] more than words can say right now” should be the next challenge for her.

Again, we can only hope that Dolores will find the love she needs and will manage to step forward on the road of recovery.

Dolores with her new bandmates, DJ Olé (left) and Andy Rourke (right) – Photo: David Conachy

Dolores O’ Riordan & Marco Mendoza in studio (2 UPDATES)

November 8, 2014  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Andy Rourke may not play bass on Dolores’ upcoming album as Marco Mendoza seems to be back in the game. You might remember that he had started working with Dolores back in October 2013 on new tracks, which he said would not necessarily end up on a third solo album.

This time we trust this project is beginning to materialize as Dolores has been working in NYC for more than a month now. Mendoza mentioned on Facebook on Nov.4 that he was flying back from Miami (where his band The Dead Daisies was opening for KISS ) to NYC so as to join Dolores in studio.

KISS CRUISE !!! what a great time ………… Just got back to MIAMI > on my way to N Y city to work with DOLORES O”RIORDAN ………… stay in touch and updated at : marcomendoza.com and thedeaddaisies.com …. Australia !! see ya soon.

and confirmed the information the day after, still on Facebook, even adding the name of the studio: “Electric Lady”

In THE Studio with DOLORES O”RIORDAN in N Y at ”ELECTRIC LADY”
Great Music !!!!! marcomendoza.com and thedeaddaisies for up dates and
more info ……….. see ya out there soon !!!

And today Katarina Benzova, who’s none other than Guns N’ Roses photographer as reported last week, posted on Tumblr a great new photo of the guys at Electric Lady Studios.
This is all getting quite exciting, isn’t it?

Ole Koretsky from Jetlag, Dolores O’ Riordan, Marco Mendoza


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 9

One more photo added today still on Katarina Benzova’s Tumblr:


UPDATE – NOVEMBER 10

3 more photos by Katarina Benzova published on social medias:

Dolores O’ Riordan emerges from shadow in NYC

October 17, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’ Riordan emerges from shadow in NYC  |  by Camille  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

As you may have noticed these last days, Dolores O’ Riordan seems to be living quite an active life in New York City where she’s currently working with Andy Rourke from The Smiths.
The singer was spotted a couple of times partying in some bars and, thanks to social medias, photos capturing these moments ended up on the Internet, enabling us to get some news of our idol.

Today, news are no longer coming from ordinary people anymore but from Dolores herself!
Although she’s not too much into anything Internet-related, she made an exception and posted on Facebook the following message which also includes a great new photo:

http://jetlagnyc.blogspot.ca/?m=1

Click on the photo if me and u will see me again…I’m HERE…I’M REALLY HERE!!!
I love you all Soooo much and cannot wait to feel your lovin’ vibrations and your sweet salvations….
This is the most Supergroup I’ve ever met living people in peace and harmony…love us in dis place…
Erase human disgrace…hostility is bad and Human greed is sad…
People must accept each other for what we are…no changin’ no rearrangin’,no pushing no shovin,just sweet harmonies…
Beautiful people everywhere !!!!
Enjoy your life…lighten up….always laugh sometimes cry ….
Love DoloresO Riordan…October 2014…..

This heartwarming message comes as confirmation that Dolores seems to have met, with Rourke, a bunch of people who makes her feel particularly alive and at peace.
The Supergroup Dolores mentions (Jetlag) is that of Andy Rourke and Olé Koretsky, a record producer who has turned into a DJ on a radio called East Village Radio.
The duo claims their music is disco, post punk and adult contemporary. You can give it a try by visiting JetlagNYC’s Soundcloud.

The duo has officially added Dolores to their line-up by mentioning her as a band member on Twitter, saying Jetlag (@JetlagNYC) sounds like @AndyRourke64 + @doubleOle + @DolORiordan

Also to note, the photo posted yesterday (Oct.16) by JetlagNYC on their Facebook tends to show that they are in perfect harmony with Dolores and vice versa.

Olé, Andy, Dolores – Photo: JetlagNYC’s Facebook (Oct.16, 2014)

We can only be pleased to see that Dolores is feeling at ease with their way of life, as if she had found herself again which, once more, makes us believe that the upcoming album should be very interesting, possibly darker than “No Baggage” and as alternative and deep as “Are You Listening?”

With all our love to the beautiful person she is, hoping that she follows her own advices (“enjoy your life… lighten up”).

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