Friday, September 28, 2012

New 2013 Tour Dates Jumpstart Lady Gaga Ticket Orders on TicketNetwork.com

New 2013 Tour Dates Jumpstart Lady Gaga Ticket Orders on TicketNetwork.com

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2012) - After having relatively flat U.S. sales on TicketNetwork.com for the 2011 leg of her Monster Ball Tour, pop diva Lady Gaga is back in demand with her plans to return to the U.S. tour circuit in 2013.
The comparison evaluated orders on TicketNetwork.com during the first week of U.S. onsales forLady Gaga concert dates in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. While ticket orders during Gaga's 2010 onsales week rose almost 30% over that of her 2009 tour leg, first week sales for her 2011 tour leg dropped almost 92% from 2010.
But after taking 2012 to tour the rest of the world, the singer's announcement of new 2013 tour dates reignited the passion of her dedicated U.S. fanbase. The first week of sales on TicketNetwork.com for Gaga's upcoming Born This Way Ball tour increased 976% over 2011.
"By extending her Monster Ball Tour so long, Lady Gaga saturated her market," says Michael Merritt, concert specialist for TicketNetwork.com. "Now that she's been off the radar for a while, first week sales have returned to roughly the levels seen for the 2010 tour."
The U.S. leg of the Born This Way Ball tour begins on January 14, 2013, in Tacoma, WA, and ends on March 16 in Miami, FL. The average selling price on TicketNetwork.com is $300.
TicketNetwork.com sales data is as of 9/27/2012, 10:00 a.m. EDT. Percentages are based on total orders. Prices are not set by TicketNetwork.com and may fluctuate based on market demand.
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Since its launch in 2007, TicketNetwork.com has helped connect thousands of live entertainment fans to the vast network of independent sellers that list tickets on the TicketNetwork® Online Exchange. The site's straightforward design allows customers to easily find, compare, and buy the most sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. In addition to being PCI-compliant and EVSSL-certified, TicketNetwork.com offers customers a 125% money back guarantee on their purchases. TicketNetwork.com is the signature retail website of ticket software company TicketNetwork, Inc., and is headquartered in South Windsor, CT. To learn more, visit http://www.ticketnetwork.com..



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Lady GaGa Rejects Madonna's Tour Invite

Lady GaGa has reportedly snubbedMadonna's invite to go on tour with her as she is "too busy".
Despite the two performers clashing over the similarities between GaGa's Born This Way and Madonna's hit tune Express Yourself, the Queen of Pop allegedly offered an olive branch to Lady G by asking her to appear on her current MDNA world tour.

Madonna
However, The Mirror has reported that the Bad Romance star has been forced to turn down Madge's invite due to her hectic work schedule, quoting her manager Vincent Herbert as saying: "Madonna just called to ask GaGa to perform with her at Yankee Stadium.
"Her manager reached out to us and said Madonna would like GaGa to perform with her."
He added: "She really wished she could do it. She said 'if we do it, let's donate the money to charity'. But GaGa's committed to her own tour."



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Lady Gaga brings attention to YouTube poet

Lady Gaga Brings Attnetion To YouTube Poet
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Pop star Lady Gaga shared a New York poet's YouTube video on her Twitter feed, rocketing it from about 800 views to more than 20,000.

The "Poker Face" singer shared a YouTube video of poet Caroline Rothstein performing an eating disorder-themed piece titled "Fat" on her Twitter account, pulling the video from its months-long obscurity and bringing it to more than 20,000 views, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

"It's really quite amazing," said Rothstein, who said the poem was inspired by her own struggles with eating disorders.

"Welcome to the revolution," Lady Gaga tweeted in sharing the video.

Lady Gaga has recently been scrutinized by observers for her own weight gain and revealed this week she has struggled with eating disorders.



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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kirstie Alley - Lady Gaga defended by Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley - Lady Gaga defended by Kirstie Alley


Lady Gaga defended by Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley has defended Lady Gaga'sweight gain saying the singer looks better than ever since putting on 25lbs.
Kirstie Alley has defended Lady Gaga'sweight gain.
The 26-year-old pop star was slammed for recently putting on 25lbs but Kirstie - who has struggled with her own weight in the past - says the 'Toxic' hitmaker was so skinny that gaining a few curves can only be a good thing.
She told PEOPLE magazine: ''With [Lady Gaga], she gains [25] pounds and it becomes this huge thing.
''She was so freaking skinny that [25] pounds would make her a what, size two? There's an insanity here. I know it's a pressure on her. I know it is. It's really hard to play that game.''
Kirstie isn't the only one who thinks Gaga looks better since her weight gain, the 'Born This Way'singer recently said she's happier than ever with her body, especially because partner Taylor Kinneyis a huge fan of her new fuller figure.
Writing on her blog, she said: ''My boyfriend prefers me curvier.
''When I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks. I'm happy. Happier than I've ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size."


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Lady Gaga's butt inspired new Thierry Mugler handbag line

Lady Gaga's butt inspired new Thierry Mugler handbag line

Lady Gaga's body has made headlines recentlybecause of its slightly larger size (psh, girlfriend says she's gained 25 pounds but she looks amazing, so whatever), but now a specific body part is grabbing the spotlight: her butt. Apparently, the new handbag line from Thierry Mugler was inspired by the pop star's backside.

Creative director Nichola Formichetti tells Women's Wear Daily that his new line was inspired by Gaga's butt -- but she's not aware that her behind was the muse for the handbags, clutches and sportswear. 

"She doesn't know yet," he says. "It has a little bit of punk rock feeling but it's still quite chic." 

Formichetti and Gaga have worked together in the past -- he was her stylist (thank him for a lot of those crazy outfits), and she was one of his runway models for his first Mugler collection.

Gaga posted some head-turning photos of herself in lingerie on her website earlier this week, admitting that she's suffered from eating disorders since she was a teenager and struggles with her body image.

"My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy," she says of her supportive man Taylor Kinney. "Happier than I've ever been."



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Lady Gaga goes to bat for 'curvier' girls, says boyfriend digs the look

Who are you calling fat? Lady Gaga has hit out against recent criticism over her weight. Here, the pop star arrives at Macy’s Herald Square in New York on September 14, 2012 to launch her first fragrance, Lady Gaga Fame. (Timothy A. Clady/AFP/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga to world: Hey, did you just call me fat?
In a word, yes -- the pop star is under fire about her weight after a recent revealing (though aren't they all?) Amsterdam appearance. But she's not, ahem, taking this lightly. 
Quite the contrary. She's launched a veritable campaign over the last several days by protesting on Twitterissuing an official statement on her Website, going public on her boyfriend's "curvier" taste, disseminating nearly nude photos of herself to (presumably) dismiss any doubts over her curvier hotness, and, last but not least, invoking America's own Goddess of Curve -- Marilyn Monroe. 
In a message titled "Your Bravery," Lady Gaga thanked supportive fans and defended her size by saying "my boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks," according to this webshot of the statement from The Huffington Post
On Twitter, she nodded to a message from Monroe: “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”
But she's not just talking the talk -- she's walking a well-heeled walk with the Tuesday launch of a "Body Revolution 2013" on her LittleMonsters website.
"Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous," the 26-year-old wrote on the project's launch page, according to MTV
The initiative encourages participants to challenge societal standards of beauty by using social media. The singer explained that the idea came out of all the uproar over her weight gain, which she has blamed on -- Daddy. Yep. The Daily Mail has the scoop:  
"The Paparazzi hitmaker recently revealed the reason behind her weight increase was down to her father's restaurant in New York. She said: 'I love eating pasta and I'm a New York Italian girl. That's why I have been staying out of New York. 'My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing ... it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go there. 'So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I'm like, 'I've got to go where I can drink green juice.'"


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Gwen Stefani rocks cool optical illusion dress in London

Gwen Stefani rocks cool optical illusion dress in London
Gwen Stefani looked hot from any angle as she stepped out in a metallic optical illusion dress in London on Wednesday night. The No Doubt rocker, who turns 43 on October 1, paired her chic mini dress with footless tights, black heels, and a box clutch. The "I'm Just a Girl" singer and her bandmates are across the pond to promote their first album since 2001, Push and Shove, which was released this week.
A lot of things have changed in the last 11 years, and Stefani's personal life is no exception. She and Gavin Rossdale now have two sons, 6-year-old Kingston and 4-year-old Zuma, so recording new tunes meant that Stefani had to be creative with her schedule. "I would be up all night because my second baby [Zuma] didn't sleep, and he had a lot of ear infections," Stefani reveals in the latest issue of Marie Claire magazine
"Then I'd wake up in the morning and do my workout, which I always felt I had to do, and then meetings for my three clothing lines, and then hang out with my kids, take them to preschool, da-da-da. And then at 4 o'clock, I'd be like, 'All right, I'm out of here, I'm going to go to the studio' and try to write a record. Sit on the couch [with my bandmates] and be like, 'Let's do this now because I'm missing time with the kids; I could be having dinner with them and putting them to bed.' It was really hard."
Somehow, Stefani and the other members of No Doubt — who are all dads — made it work. They debuted a new song, "Easy," which Stefani considers her favorite from the album, as well as a video for the song "Push and Shove" this week. Check out the "Push and Shove" clip below:




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Lady Gaga Labelled A 'Slut' By US Politician For Smoking Marijuana Onstage

Lady Gaga Labelled A 'Slut' By US Politician For Smoking Marijuana Onstage 

Lady Gaga's recent antics of smoking marijuana onstage at a concert last week in Amsterdam have caused a US politician to label her as a slut'.
James Molinaro, Borough President of Staten Island in New York City, used the term when referring to Gaga in a recent interview and even added that the singer should be 'hit'.
According to Staten Island Advance - via Billboard, Molinaro said: ''There's Gaga. Here's this, this, I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children. My niece has two daughters, 12 and 14, they love this woman. Why? Why? So we have a job to do with these actresses, these actors, these ball players."
He continued: "They use drugs as if it's nothing. We shouldn't praise them. We shouldn't honour them. We should really hit them... To me, she's not an actress, she's a slut, in the pure word, in the pure meaning of the word."
After receiving criticism for his comments, Molinaro said: "A slut is someone that's immoral or uses improper conduct. That's the interpretation in the Random dictionary. So she's using improper conduct. So she's a slut. What's the big deal about it? Are you excited because she's female? There's males that are sluts too…"
Lady Gaga live on recent 'Born This Way' Ball Tour (Wenn)
The singer, who recently finished her UK dates of the tour, was performing in Amsterdam earlier this month, where smoking marijuana has effectively been decriminalised.
Not holding back, she told the audience she was in the “appropriate place” to discuss her passion for the drug.
She added: “I want you to know it has totally changed my life and I’ve really cut down on drinking. It has been a totally spiritual experience for me with my music.”
Throughout the show she joked she was going to talk to President Barack Obama in a bid to make marijuana legal worldwide.
Adding that the drug’s leaf symbol is the “new peace sign”. She added: “It’s like saying everybody needs to take a breath and it’s going to be OK.”
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Lady Gaga sends Paris new rap song

A model presents a creation by Mugler at the spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection

Lady Gaga sent a musical message to the Paris fashion crowd on Wednesday night, giving a preview of her first rap song at the Mugler show by Nicola Formichetti, who is also her personal stylist.
Entitled "Cake", the track -- on which the diva's voice is barely recognisable -- has been doing the rounds on the Internet for the past 10 days, but the star had yet to acknowledge it as her own.
The song's highly offensive lyrics led Slate.com to write last week that it hoped Gaga -- if confirmed as the author -- was acting tongue-in-cheek, in order "to highlight the awfulness of certain rap lyrics."
Gaga was in Paris last week for her first concert in the country but was not at the late-night Mugler show -- she was performing in Zurich at the time.
For his new spring-summer collection, Formichetti sent out "chic and fearless" women, their adventurer's wardrobe inspired by the humid rainforests of Asia or Latin America.
Ultra-short dresses, in ochre or burnt sienna, paired built-up shoulders with elaborate pleats on the skirt, taking turns with second skin black pants worn above towering reptile sandals.
A model presents a creation by Mugler at the spring/summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show at Paris Fashion Week. Lady Gaga sent a musical message to the Paris fashion crowd, giving a preview of her first rap song at the Mugler show by Nicola Formichetti, who is also her personal stylist.



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'I am proud at any size': Curvy Lady Gaga struts around in her favourite skimpy costumes as she defies critics after 25lbs weight gain

Lady Gaga's isn't letting criticism over her weight gain get her down. 

The defiant 26-year-old took to the stage in her usual array of skimpy outfits in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. 

The Born This Way singer, who has become an advocate for curvy girls after recently gaining 25lbs, confidently strutted around in her tour costumes, which includes a leather g-string and fishnet tights get-up.


Curvy and proud: Lady Gaga performs in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday
Curvy and proud: Lady Gaga performs in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday
Still flaunting her cheeky side: The star confidently strutted around in a g-string and fishnets
Critics be damned: The definat star isn't letting jibes about her weight get her down
It comes just says after the star, who has battled bulimia and anorexia, took to social media to launch a sub-section of her site, called Body Revolution.  

As well as the series of half-naked images, Ms Gaga wrote: 'Today I join the BODY REVOLUTION. To Inspire Bravery. And BREED some m$therf**king COMPASSION.'

The page continues: 'My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "to inspire bravery."


Straight shooter: Gaga wore a bra featuring guns
Straight shooter: Gaga wore a bra featuring guns 
'This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your "perceived flaws," as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous.'

Lady Gaga recently said she's happier than ever with her body, especially because partner Taylor Kinney is a huge fan of her new fuller figure. 

Writing on her blog, she said: 'My boyfriend prefers me curvier.

Kicking up her heels: Lady Gaga rolled in on a rather dramatic motorbike
Weighty issue: The star recently gained 25lb
Weighty issue: The star recently gained 25lb
 'When I eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks. I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. I am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size.'

Gaga also thanked her fans for supporting her during her struggles and giving her the self-confidence she has always needed.

She wrote: 'My weight/loss/gain since I was a child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But you have.'
Born This Way: The singer says her boyfriend Taylor Kinney prefers her to be curvier
Daddy's girl: The star says she's been enjoying the cooking at her father¿s restaurant in New York
The Paparazzi hitmaker recently revealed the reason behind her weight increase was down to her father's restaurant in New York. 

She said: 'I love eating pasta and I'm a New York Italian girl. That's why I have been staying out of New York.

'My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing ...  it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go there.

'So my dad wants me to eat at the restaurant, and I'm like, 'I've got to go where I can drink green juice.' '
New campaign: The blonde took to social media this week to launch a sub-section of her site, called Body Revolution
New campaign: The blonde took to social media this week to launch a sub-section of her site, called Body Revolution


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Britney Spears Gets Rainbow Hair Extensions: Love It or Hate It?

Britney Spears and Ryan Seacrest backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
 Things are looking bright for X Factor judge Britney Spears -- literally!

The "Oops!...I Did It Again" pop star, 30, rocked pink and blue hair extensions when she joined Ryan Seacrest, 37, on stage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas September 21. Spears showed off her trim figure in a black mini-dress by David Lerner and glitter platform heels by Charlotte Olympia.


"Hello, Las Vegas!" a beaming Spears said on stage. "You know why I love this festival. It's packed with every kind of music fan." (Performers included Jason AldeanRihanna and Bon Jovi, among others.)


Spears added, "This is Vegas, baby, so we've got the world's most insane deejays here to keep the party going all night long."
Singer Britney Spears and host Ryan Seacrest speak onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel
Though Spears only recently decided to experiment with a more colorful 'do, fellow X Factor judge Demi Lovato, 20, rocked rainbow hairstyles throughout the show's nationwide talent auditions this summer. The two musicians joined veteran judges Simon Cowell, 52, and L.A. Reid, 56, on the FOX hit, which airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.

Tell Us: Do you like Britney Spears' rainbow hair extensions?

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After Mother Monster uploads pics of herself in yellow bra and underwear, fans flood singer's site with photos and testimonials.

Photo : Lady Gaga launches Body Revolution 2013 (Photo: LittleMonsters.com)
Lady Gaga has been getting a lot of attention recently, and it's not for her music or over-the-top fashion, but for her apparent weight gain. Leave it to Gaga, though, to turn a negative into a positive. On Tuesday (September 25), she launched a page titled A Body Revolution 2013 on her Little Monsters site, encouraging fans to embrace and share their flaws. 

"My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: "to inspire bravery," Gaga said on the site. "This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous." In another post, the singer wrote, "Now that the body revolution has begun, be brave and post a photo of you that celebrates your triumph over insecurities." 

Mother Monster was the first to upload photos. In the first of four pictures, she stands in just a yellow bra and underwear with a revealing caption: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15." 

In the next one, Gaga has her arms outstretched showing off her figure, and this caption is written underneath: "But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION." 

In the third photo, Gaga is in a similar position but with arms over her head. The description reads "to inspire bravery." She poses in a thong with her backside to the camera in the final pic, adding the message, "and BREED some M$therf*cking COMPASSION." 

Fans have already flooded the site with personal photos, which Gaga herself has been captioning. In one, a fan is looking at herself in the mirror with her stomach exposed. "Emily Rose recovering from anorexia. We support your bravery and have compassion for your pain," Gaga wrote encouragingly. "(and huh gUUrl, you don't need to diet ur FINE AS HELL.)" 

But fans aren't only posting photos — thousands have already commented on the website, thanking Gaga for sharing her struggles and giving them an outlet to share their own insecurities. "You give us the strength to take the parts we are supposed to be ashamed of and make them into our pride," Vernoika commented. "Thank you so much for always believing in us and trusting us enough to let us in on your personal life and struggles." 

Not long before launching the initiative, Gaga reached out to her fans in a separate post, explaining that they were the sole inspiration behind A Body Revolution 2013. She also addressed her constant battle with her weight and revealed she's happier than ever with her body. "I have been startled and overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame," Gaga wrote. 

"My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have," she continued. "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well."



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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lady Gaga Forced To Order New Stage Costumes Due To Dramatic Weight Gain?

Lady Gaga Forced To Order New Stage Costumes Due To Dramatic Weight Gain?
She's reportedly gained a staggering 30lbs and has been cowering behind an array of large garments to swamp her ever growing frame, and now it has emerged that Lady Gaga's team have ordered new tour costumes for her fuller figure.
The eccentric singer is said to be unhappy with her current tour pieces that do not look 'flattering' on her new shape as she faced critcism for flashing her flesh in a range of revealing outfits including suspenders, corsets and leotards.
So now Gaga's stage wardrobe will be undergoing scrutiny and repair due to her recent weight gain, so we don't think we'll be seeing much more of the Pokerface hitmaker's provocative outfits anymore since her body confidence has plummeted.
A source explained Gaga's recent dislike to her former beloved revealing outfits, telling RadarOnline: "The tight, skimpy outfits weren't doing anything for Gaga's new fuller figure, so Universal ordered more flattering and better fitting costumes for the rest of the tour.''
Gaga hides her figure in a big white fur coat and oversized Chanel tote - Splash
"No one likes to criticise someone who has put on weight, but she has been showing some serious muffin top, especially when wearing tight suspenders. It just wasn't a good look and was getting unnecessary criticism, so they moved fast to nip it in the bud,'' they added. Ouch!
Since she's part Italian, Gaga has been allegedly struggling to fight her love of carb-packed foods such as pasta and potatoes, and the 26-year-old songstress is being advised not to cave in to her diet cravings.
The source continued: "Gaga has an incredible appetite for Italian food, which stems largely from her roots. It's very easy on tour to get hooked on a diet of pizza and pasta because they are comfort foods - and when you are away from home you always long for something that reminds you of where you came from.'
"She loves to eat, but because of her tiny frame it shows if she doesn't work out as much as normal. Executives told her to quit gorging on her favourite foods."
Don't listen to them, Gaga. Eat what you want!





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Monday, September 24, 2012

Lady GaGa naked on the toilet...Yes, really

Lady Gaga Naked

As if Lady Gaga hasn't shocked us enough recently.
But now GaGa's posted a picture of her to her Little Monsters website, which shows her sat on the toilet. Butt naked.
Yep. You read that right...
The Edge Of Glory star can be seen sitting crossed-legged while smoking a cigarette in the black-and-white photo, which was taken by GaGa's good pal, fashion photographer Terry Richardson.
"Lady Gaga Unretouched #2."
The 27-year-old clearly isn't bothered by recent reports that say she's put on weight.
She wrote on her website: "To all the girls that think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one. It's society who's ugly.
"Thank[s] to my fans who love me no matter what, and know the meaning of real beauty&compassion. I really love you."
That's nice.




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