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Oscars 2015: Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers

Brian Bowen Smith/E!(LOS ANGELES) — Melissa Rivers made sure to pay tribute to her mother Joan right as E! began it’s red carpet coverage of the Oscars on Sunday night.

The network started off with Rivers’ Fashion Police co-star Giuliana Rancic saying a few words about her mentor and “dear friend” — then throwing it to Melissa so she could share some precious memories of her late mother.

A montage of Joan Rivers’ hilarious quips at past red carpets played before Melissa said, “It’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago that my mother and I stood on this very red carpet for the first time. We didn’t know that walking into a building [the red carpet] was turning into an event.”

The Fashion Police producer said her mother, who died this past September at the age of 81, asked the “personal” questions that no one else would at the time.

Melissa shared how tough and cramped it was for Joan to make the red carpet as iconic as it became.

“I think the reason everybody loved talking to my mother, was just like the people who sit in these bleachers, because she was a true fan,” she said. “So here I am 20 years later, one last Oscar, one last red carpet, and one last time to say, ‘Back to you mom.'”

The segment closed with Joan saying, “Goodbye, my friends” and blowing a kiss.

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“The Voice” Returns Monday for Season Eight

Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — It seems like season seven just ended, but NBC’s The Voice is back for its eighth season starting Monday night.

This season sees the return of original coach Christina Aguilera, who sat out seasons six and seven for maternity leave. She says being in the big red chair is like “coming back home,” while her fellow coach Adam Levine says he’s glad to have three quarters of the original panel together again.

“It’s nice having Christina back because for a while, you know, there was new people and we had to kind of adapt to their energy,” Levine says of himself and Blake Shelton, who’ve been present for every season. “But with Christina, it’s almost kind of, like, you just harken back to that first time, and there’s nothing like the first time this show…started to succeed. That can’t be replicated, you know, by anybody other than the people who were originally on it.”

“Coming back to The Voice by now is almost like coming back home. It’s a comfortable place,” explains Aguilera. “I love being able to take my breaks, live life, be a mom, record new music, and then come back refreshed and sort of ready to take on the whole experience again.”

Aguilera gave birth to her second child, daughter Summer Rain, last year, and she’s convinced that motherhood helps her be a better coach to her team.

“I definitely know how to be nurturing to a team, how to be their support system, how to be in their corner, their cheerleader and, you know, do what it takes to let them shine,” she explains.

The singer, who also sat out season four, is also convinced that taking time off from The Voice is good for the show.

“I never want anything in that chair to become stagnant…y’know, it needs to move, it needs to shift, it needs to change, I think, with coaches here and there,” she explains.

Levine thinks the revolving panel of coaches on The Voice sends a message that the show is legit, even if it has so far failed to produce a Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood-sized star.

“I mean look, the fact that over an eight-season period, we’ve managed to have Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani, Usher and Shakira also join the group of coaches, I don’t think it really gets more monstrous than that as far as talent is concerned,” he argues. “I mean, these guys are like international mega-giants like ten times over…so that says a lot.”

But Levine and Shelton continue to be the two holdouts: the coaches who have never taken any time off. Levine says the reason why is simple: the satisfaction he gets from guiding others through the ins and outs of the music business.

“One of the reasons why I still do it is because I got to figure out how to help people with things that I had learned along the way,” he explains. “And I don’t think that people really ever stop to pause and say, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I know all these things I can help with.’ And sometimes certain weird things, like this show, will awaken that in you.”

Still, Levine admits that his tenure on the show may not give him an advantage.

“I think that for the first time in my life I realize that on the show, the eight seasons I have under my belt — and I’m sure Blake feels this way too — doesn’t necessarily make it easier,” he says. “In fact, in some ways it makes it harder, ‘cause we’ve just been doing it for a while, so people are very used to us, you know.”

While Levine and Aguilera may make different choices when it comes to staying put or taking breaks from The Voice, the one thing they do agree on is who they’d each personally choose to be their coach if they were contestants: the new guy.

“If I was auditioning for this show I’d probably pick Pharrell as my coach, to be honest,” says Aguilera. “Just because he really steps in and wants to be innovative.”

Levine seconds that thought.

“He’s such an amazing talent and he’s also one of the first guys — the first guy — on the show who’s known as someone that exists beyond singing. Singing and producing and writing. And so I think that’s a very enticing thing,” he says of the “Happy” singer, who’s starting his second season on the show. “You know, I would joke around. I’m like, ‘I would pick Pharrell.’ And that’s true, I probably would.”

This year’s guest mentors will reportedly include Meghan Trainor for Shelton’s team, Nick Jonas for Aguilera’s contestants, Ellie Goulding for Levine’s crew and Lionel Richie for Pharrell Williams’ artists.

The Voice season eight premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

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“Birdman” Is the Big Winner at the 87th Academy Awards

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Going into Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the race for Best Picture seemed to come down to the two “B” – Birdman vs. Boyhood. And in the end, it was Birdman — starring Michael Keaton as a washed up actor who tries to relaunch his career on the New York stage — which triumphed. The movie took home four awards in total, including Best Cinematography, and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Alejandro G. Iñárritu. “This has been a tremendous experience. This guy is as bold as bold can be,” Keaton said of Iñárritu.

The big award was announced by Sean Penn, who previously worked on the 2003 movie 21 Grams with Iñárritu, which we assume he figured would excuse his comment before he announced that Birdman was the winner. Penn said of the Mexican director, “Who gave this son of a b**h his green card?”, causing some outrage on Twitter and accusations of racism. Backstage, Inarritu told reporters he thought the line was “hilarious.” He said, “Sean and I have that kind of brutal [relationship] where only true friendship can survive.”

[SEE THE WINNERS IN THE KEY CATEGORIES OF THE 87TH ACADEMY AWARDS]

While Keaton’s performance in Birdman was widely praised, he failed to win Best Actor, losing to Eddie Redmayne, who played physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. An extremely excited Redmayne said he knew onstage that he is a “lucky, lucky man,” and dedicated the award to “all those people around the world battling ALS” — the disease Hawking suffers from — as well as Hawking’s family. He said of the Oscar statuette, “I will be its custodian and I will polish him and wait on him hand and foot and I promise I will look after him.”

Julianne Moore, considered the frontrunner for her role as a professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice, took home the Best Actress trophy after five nominations. “I read an article that said winning an Oscar could lead to living five years longer,” she said. “If that’s true, I’d really like to thank the Academy because my husband is younger than me.” She also said she was glad to shine a light on those suffering from Alzheimer’s. “So many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalized…and people with Alzheimer’s deserve to be seen so we can find a cure,” she added.

J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette were named Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, and both gave memorable speeches, though very different in tone. After paying tribute to his wife and kids, Simmons, who won for his role as a sadistic music teacher in Whiplash, told the audience, “Call your mom, call your dad, if you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them. Don’t text, don’t email, call them on the phone. Tell them you love them, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. “

As for Arquette, who won for Boyhood, she turned her speech into a call to action. “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she said. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Many in the audience leaped to their feet, including Meryl Streep, who pointed at Arquette in solidarity.

In fact, the winners’ speeches — and not host Neil Patrick Harris — were the most entertaining and thought-provoking part of the entire Oscar ceremony.

Graham Moore, who won Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game, revealed onstage that he tried to kill himself as a teenager because he “felt weird, and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong. And now I’m standing here.” He then said he wanted to dedicate his award to “that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different.” He added, “Stay weird, stay different, and then when it’s your turn and you are standing on the stage, please pass the same message to the next person that comes along.” His comments drew huge applause.

When John Legend and rapper Common won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Glory,” from the movie Selma, they got a standing ovation and brought some to tears with their powerful speeches. Noting that he and Legend had recently performed on the same bridge in Selma that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had staged his famous march on, Common said, “This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol for change…this bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion and elevated by love for all human beings.”

Legend added, “Selma is now because the struggle for justice is right now…the struggle for freedom…is real…when people are marching with our song, we wanna tell you that we are with you, we see you, we love you, and march on.”

On the lighter side, when Iñárritu accepted the award for Best Director, he claimed that under his tux, as a good luck charm, he was wearing the smelly tightey-whiteys that Michael Keaton donned in Birdman for a scene when he ran through Times Square half-naked.

After last year’s “Adele Dazeem” moment, when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name, the two reunited onstage as Menzel introduced him as “Glom Gazingo,” a dig Travolta said he deserved. He also wouldn’t stop touching Menzel’s face, which was just weird.

Other highlights of the show included Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music, during which she flawlessly belted out a medley of the movie’s best-known tunes — from the title track and “Climb Every Mountain” to “Edelweiss” and “My Favorite Things” — and absolutely brought the house down. The movie’s star, Julie Andrews, emerged to embrace Gaga and tell her that her performance “warmed my heart.”

Other musical performers included Maroon 5, Jennifer Hudson and Tim McGraw; a production number for the nominated song “Everything Is Awesome,” from The Lego Movie, was a technicolor explosion of craziness that featured Tegan & Sara, The Lonely Island, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, The Roots’ Questlove, multiple dancers, Batman, streamers, break dancing construction workers and Oscar statuettes made of Lego.

While host Neil Patrick Harris’ opening number, “Moving Pictures” — featuring Anna Kendrick and Jack Black — was charming, funny and enjoyable, things quickly went downhill from there.

According to Twitter, the most tweeted-about moments in the show, as measured in Tweets per minute were:

  1. Lady Gaga performs, is joined by Julie Andrews
  2. Alejandro Iñárritu wins Best Picture for Birdman
  3. Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech for winning Best Supporting Actress

The most Tweeted-about nominees and performers were Lady Gaga, Patricia Arquette and John Legend. Birdman was the film that got the most mentions on Twitter. It was followed by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Boyhood.

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Lady Gaga Brings Down the House with “Sound of Music” Tribute at the Academy Awards

A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Michael Yada(LOS ANGELES) — If recording a Grammy-winning album of jazz duets with the legendary Tony Bennett didn’t convince the world that Lady Gaga can really sing, her show-stopping performance at the Academy Awards on Sunday night certainly did.

Going into the ABC telecast, fans knew that Gaga would perform a tribute of some kind, but nobody knew the details. Turns out it was a salute to the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and featured the star, wearing a frothy white sleeveless gown, minimal makeup and long flowing blonde hair, belting out a medley of songs from the beloved musical. Kicking things off with the movie’s title theme, Gaga opened her mouth and shocked everyone by singing the song flawlessly, sounding every inch like a Broadway star, with a hint of a British accent.

She then moved on to “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Every Mountain,” hitting every note perfectly, as Twitter exploded with compliments. As one Twitter user put it, “OMG so, am I the only one who didn’t know @ladygaga could FRIKKIN sing like that?!?!”

After receiving a standing ovation for her performance, Sound of Music star Julie Andrews walked onstage and embraced Gaga, saying that her performance had “warmed my heart.”

According to Twitter, the most tweeted-about moment in the show, as measured in Tweets per minute was Lady Gaga’s performance.

There were plenty of other musical performances during the lengthy telecast as well:

  • Maroon 5 performed an extremely low-key rendition of the nominated song “Lost Stars,” which Adam Levine sang in the movie Begin Again.
  • John Legend and Common received a standing ovation and moved some audience members to tears with their performance of “Glory,” from the movie Selma. The two performed a song in front of a recreation of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led his famous march. It went on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song, making Common the third rapper ever to win in that category, following Eminem and Three Six Mafia.
  • Jennifer Hudson sang “I Can’t Let Go” after the “In Memoriam” segment paying tribute to those we lost in the past year.
  • Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island — including a rapping Andy Samberg — teamed up with The Roots’ drummer Questlove and Mark Mothersbaugh of ’80s new wave icons Devo for an insane performance of the nominated song “Everything Is Awesome,” from The Lego Movie. The frenetic, technicolor performance included break dancing construction workers, Batman, Oscar statuettes made of Legos, streamers and more.
  • Country superstar Tim McGraw sang the nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” written by country legend Glen Campbell, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and was unable to perform.
  • Rita Ora sang “Grateful,” the Diane Warren-penned Oscar nominated song from the movie Beyond the Lights.

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Stars Talk the Need for Diversity in Hollywood on Oscars Red Carpet

Ava DuVernay is pictured at the 87th Academy Awards. Credit: ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — The lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees was a hot topic this award season, and several stars addressed the controversy while walking the red carpet Sunday at the Academy Awards.

One film at the center of the issue is Selma, which was excluded from the best actor and best director race despite the acclaimed work of David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay, respectively.

DuVernay took an optimistic tone on the red carpet, telling ABC News Radio, “I think any conversation about diversity and inclusion and representation is a positive thing.”

John Ridley, who won a screenplay Oscar last year for 12 Years a Slave, said that while progress is being made in Hollywood, those in show business “have to make sure we’re moving in a progressive direction.”

Presenter Kevin Hart added, “There can never be too much diversity. It’s a goal that people should work towards and that we should all want.”

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Billy Bob Thornton Married Longtime Partner…Last October

Chris Large/FX (LOS ANGELES) — A belated congratulations are in order for Billy Bob Thornton.

The 59-year-old Fargo star married his longtime partner, Connie Angland, after 12 years together, his rep tells People magazine.

It turns out they exchanged vows last October, during a private ceremony in their Los Angeles home.

This is Thornton’s sixth marriage. His relationship with Angland began not long after he divorced Angelina Jolie in 2003. Jolie, of course, is now married to Brad Pitt.

Thornton and Angland have a 10-year-old daughter, Bella.

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Oscars 2015: Red Carpet Fashion Report

ABCRain came down in Los Angeles Sunday, but the show still went on — the red carpet show at the Oscars, that is. Actors and actresses were unfazed by the wet stuff, and showcased their finest for the millions watching the 87th Annual Academy Awards on ABC.

Host Neil Patrick Harris, for his first look of the evening, bucked tradition and chose a grey Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo for the red carpet.

The leading ladies on this year’s Oscars red carpet shone in whites this year, with Felicity Jones, Lupita N’Yongo, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and Marion Cotillard all opting for that color…or absence thereof. While Jones opted for an Alexander McQueen dress, N’Yongo wore a custom Calvin Klein collection dress that reportedly featured over 6,000 pearls. Moore donned a custom Chanel dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld, Washington wore Miu Miu, and Cottillard’s Dior couture gown featured a long bustle.

And the award for the biggest “What is she wearing?” moment undoubtedly went to presenter Jennifer Lopez, who stunned in a flesh-toned, cleavage-baring Elie Saab ball gown. It looked very similar to a bubblegum pink sparkling ball gown worn by Robert Duvall’s wife, Luciana Pedraza.

As for the hairdos, Faith Hill and Scarlett Johansson both made statements on the red carpet with short pixie cuts. Selma director Ava Duvernay swept her dreadlocks into an ornate updo for the formal occasion. J-Lo didn’t want to take away from her gown and opted for a simple pony tail, as did Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson.

Here’s a breakdown of what all the stars wore:

Lady Gaga followed the white trend, wearing a custom Azzedine Alaïa gown with red-winged elbow-length gloves and red detailing in her hair. It was a fashion “wow” moment as no one has ever worn an Azzedine Alaïa gown on an Oscars red carpet. The gown took two months to create.

Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, a nominee this year for Wild, wore a black and white off-the-shoulder Tom Ford dress. She completed her look with simple chic hair, a diamond bracelet and diamond drop earrings.

Oscar nominee Patricia Arquette chose a black and white one-shoulder gown with a sweeping neckline. It was designed by her childhood best friend, Rosetta Getty.

Gone Girl star and nominee Rosamund Pike perfectly matched the red carpet in a red Givenchy Haute Couture sculpted gown. She paired the strapless number with ruby heels and simple stud earrings.

Newcomer Gina Rodriguez disappointed in a teal, flowy Suzy Amis Cameron gown. It was definitely a downgrade from her black strapless dress at the Golden Globe Awards, where she won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Jane the Virgin. Still, the dress had an interesting story: it was eco-friendly, made of 100 percent certified organic silk.

America Ferrera looked stunning in a teal Jenny Packham gown, paired perfectly with an infinity-shaped belt, and complete with matching teal drop earrings.

Into the Woods star Anna Kendrick, who performed during Neil Patrick Harris’ opening number, stunned in a custom peach Thakoon floor-length gown. The dress didn’t need much accessorizing, since it came with its own diamond choker.

New mother of twins Zoe Saldana went a bit more romantic with a blush Atelier Versace gown. Unlike many stars who try to get their baby weight off, Saldana chose the perfect dress to compliment her changing figure.

Cate Blanchett looked classic in a black John Galliano for Maison Margiela gown, but it was her turquoise and diamond Tiffany necklace that really completed her look.

Dakota Johnson looked red hot in a red one-shoulder Yves Saint Laurent gown with diamond details. She completed her look by wearing over two million dollars’ worth of Forevermark diamonds. And no, she wasn’t wearing handcuffs.

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts wore a wine-colored cap-sleeved gown, with Jimmy Choo pumps, jewelry by David Yurman and Hueb, and a clutch by Judith Leiber.

As for the men:

Oscar winner J. K. Simmons pulled a Pharrell Williams and wore a hat on the red carpet. His black top hat made a statement, but probably will land the Whiplash actor on the Worst Dressed List.

Oscar nominee Common paired his classic navy blue Prada tuxedo with a white Prada bow tie. Following the navy color trend, Eddie Redmayne and Ansel Elgort matched, as they both wore navy and black blazers with matching black bow ties.

David Oyewelo got mixed reviews in his wine-colored Dolce and Gabbana tuxedo with matching bow tie, complete with a matching red vest. He was definitely the most daring man on the red carpet.

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“Fifty Shades” In Control of Box Office Once Again

“Fifty Shades of Grey” – Focus Features(NEW YORK) — Fifty Shades of Grey controlled the box office again this weekend, bringing in more money than any other film for the second week in a row.

The movie, based on the best-selling erotic novel by E.L. James, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. It brought in over $23 million this weekend, bringing its total gross through two weeks to $130,148,000.

The top three films at the box office remained the same as last weekend, with McFarland, USA; The DUFF; and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 breaking in at fourth, fifth and seventh respectively.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Fifty Shades of Grey: $23.246 million
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service: $17.525 million
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: $15.5 million
4. McFarland, USA: $11.315 million
5. The DUFF: $11.025 million
6. American Sniper: $9.65 million
7. Hot Tub Time Machine 2: $5.8 million
8. Jupiter Ascending: $3.66 million
9. The Imitation Game: $2.565 million
10. Paddington: $2.289 million

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“Fifty Shades” In Control of Box Office Once Again

“Fifty Shades of Grey” – Focus Features(NEW YORK) — Fifty Shades of Grey controlled the box office again this weekend, bringing in more money than any other film for the second week in a row.

The movie, based on the best-selling erotic novel by E.L. James, stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. It brought in over $23 million this weekend, bringing its total gross through two weeks to $130,148,000.

The top three films at the box office remained the same as last weekend, with McFarland, USA; The DUFF; and Hot Tub Time Machine 2 breaking in at fourth, fifth and seventh respectively.

Here are the top ten films of the weekend according to boxofficemojo.com:

1. Fifty Shades of Grey: $23.246 million
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service: $17.525 million
3. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: $15.5 million
4. McFarland, USA: $11.315 million
5. The DUFF: $11.025 million
6. American Sniper: $9.65 million
7. Hot Tub Time Machine 2: $5.8 million
8. Jupiter Ascending: $3.66 million
9. The Imitation Game: $2.565 million
10. Paddington: $2.289 million

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Bobby Brown Responds to Reports Nick Gordon Not Allowed to See Bobbi Kristina

Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage(ATLANTA) — Bobby Brown’s lawyer says that his daughter’s partner, Nick Gordon, was offered a chance to see her as she is being treated at a hospital in Georgia, despite Gordon’s reported complaints about being kept away.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of pop icons Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, has been at the hospital surrounded by family members ever since Gordon and a friend found her unresponsive at her Roswell, Georgia, home.

“To address the continued and never ending media requests for comment about Mr. Gordon’s requests to visit Bobbi Kristina, let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit,” said Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, legal counsel for Bobby Brown.

The statement did not elaborate on what those visitation terms were, but added, “We are only concerned with individuals that can help Bobbi Kristina and bring resolution to this investigation. Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”

The statement Saturday night from Brown’s lawyer followed tweets from an unverified Twitter account with more than 30,000 followers claiming to be Gordon’s. The tweets purported to be Gordon begging to see his partner.

Gordon’s lawyer, Randall Kessler told ABC News last week, “Nick has been trying privately to do everything he can to see Bobbi Kristina cooperatively. He has respected the family’s wishes and for that reason alone has not returned to the hospital and risked a public confrontation. But he desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted.”

Shortly after Brown, 21, was found face down in her tub, her father’s lawyer stated that she and Gordon were not married despite the couple announcing a marriage on social media and to reporters last year.

Gordon and Brown got together romantically shortly after the death of Brown’s mother, Whitney Houston, in 2012. Before that time, Gordon lived with Houston and her family for almost a decade.

After Brown was discovered by Gordon in her home on Jan. 31, she was taken to North Fulton Hospital, but then moved to Emory University Hospital days later.

“We continue to request privacy in this matter,” Brown’s statement added. “We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers.”

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