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Singer Taylor Hanson and wife Natalie expecting seventh child: ‘The best kind of unexpected’

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Singer Taylor Hanson is expecting his seventh child with his wife of 18 years, Natalie. 

The 37-year-old singer — who rose to fame in the ’90s with his brothers in their boy band Hanson — shared the happy news to his thousands of followers on Instagram.

“The best kind of unexpected. Number seven coming this December,” he captioned a sweet snap of the pair.

Natalie also shared her excitement on her Instagram account.

“Biggest little surprise in a long time. Baby number seven coming this December,” she gushed. 

Taylor and his brothers Isaac Hanson, 39, and Zac Hanson, 34, come from a large family — they are the eldest of seven siblings.

It was Taylor who married first in their brood. He and Natalie tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Georgia back in 2002.

They have since welcomed six kids: Jordan, 17, Penelope, 15, River, 14, Viggo, 11, Wilhelmina seven, and Claude, 21 months.

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Taylor Hanson and his kids surround wife Natalie following the birth of their youngest child in 2018. (Instagram)

When the band toured Australia in March 2019, they discussed their large families — Isaac has three kids of his own (Nina, six, James, 12, and Clarke, 13), while Zac has four children (John, 12, Junia, nine, George, seven, and Mary, four).

“It takes a lot of work watching our wives raise our children,” Taylor joked on Today Extra. “We cannot take credit for the raising of those kids.”

During an appearance on UK program Lorraine last year, Zac also said they enjoyed watching all their kids grow up together.

“It’s a cool thing,” he said. “We spend a lot of time together touring, in the studio and around each other, so our kids know each other really, really well. They’re really, really close.”

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Here’s ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 4 Reveal Tracker You Never Wanted

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Remember that nightmare you had yesterday about how The Masked Singer was back for Season 4, only this time it was being lead by a demonic two-headed owl? Bad news! That’s our current reality!

Despite my nightly prayers, The Masked Singer is back for another season of absolute insanity, and the time has once again come to track which “celebrities” are trapped in which costumes, waiting to have their literal heads pulled off for the big reveal. Which, just…

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We’re tracking every celeb unmasking (shudder) below, but in the event that this is your first time watching The Masked Singer:

  1. Please save yourself.
  2. The show works like this: each week a group of celebs inhabit a fleet of deranged costumes, and then take the stage to sing. The show’s judges, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger, then try to guess who everyone is and they are literally never right. Like…truly, it’s unclear how they are still employed considering how bad they are at their one job.
    1. Anyway, here’s who was eliminated this week! 🙃

      Week One: The Dragon

      The Person Behind the Mask: Busta Rhymes

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      Wait, okay, did The Masked Singer actually come through with its promise to feature way bigger names this season? I’m both impressed and bummed to see Busta get unmasked so soon, but happy he’s no longer stuck inside a giant Dragon costume!

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      We’ll be updating this tracker weekly, so check back in if you dare!

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    ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius’ murder story laid bare in new film

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    Turning on “The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius,” you may expect an answer as to whether the South African track star meant to kill his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on that night in February 2013. But you won’t find a clear-cut conclusion.

    Even the documentary’s director is still torn.

    “It depends what mood I’m in when I wake up,” Daniel Gordon tells The Post about his own beliefs on Pistorius’ guilt. “It depends on what part of the film I watch. The truth is, we will never know. But we can have a hunch and come with a bias before we watch the film and things will be explained.”

    The riveting four-part “30 for 30” documentary, which premieres on ESPN+ Sunday, artfully paints a complex portrait of the boundary-breaking Olympic sprinter whose downfall was as great as his soaring accomplishments both on and off the track.

    Gordon, whose other “30 for 30” credits include “Hillsborough” and “George Best: All By Himself,” deconstructs and dissects the complicated and emotionally charged story and murder trial by delving into all sides of Pistorius.

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    Oscar PistoriusAFP/Getty Images

    The double-amputee, dubbed the Blade Runner because of his carbon-fiber prosthetic legs, rose to international prominence when he competed in the London Olympics in 2012. Six months later, Pistorius was only 26 when he shot and killed his girlfriend who was cowering in the bathroom in his Pretoria, South Africa, home. He claimed that he tragically mistook her for a burglar, while prosecutors argued that it was premeditated. After a sensational trial and numerous appeals, he was found guilty of murder and is currently serving a 15 year sentence in prison.

    “His life is incredible. Even if you stopped it at the 2012 Olympics, it’s still an incredible story,” said Gordon.

    Born with a congenital defect where he was missing the outside of both feet and fibulae, Pistorius’ parents consulted numerous doctors before deciding to have his legs amputated below the knees when he was only 11 months old. They instilled in him that he was not disabled, rather differently abled, and he was not treated any differently because of his physicality. But there was instability at home. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother passed away when Pistorius was only 15.

    Oscar Pistorius during the men's 400m heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
    Oscar Pistorius during the men’s 400m heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games.EPA

    At an all-boys school in Pretoria, Pistorius found his calling after injuring himself playing rugby. As part of his rehabilitation, he was prescribed track work and blew everyone away with his raw running talent, quickly rising to shake up the international Paralympic community. While still at the school, he won gold at the 2004 Athens Paralympics in the 200 meter.

    He was an inspiration off the track, too. He became a lifeline for Ebba Gudmundsdottir, whose son was born with same defect. They forged a warm relationship after the Icelandic family reached out to Pistorius to thank him for being an inspiration when the boy was about 7 months old. The athlete struck up a friendship with the family, visiting them and sharing his medical information and insight as the boy underwent the same amputation procedure.

    The documentary features tender footage of Pistorius with the youngster, to whom he even gifted one of his gold medals.

    Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius
    Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar PistoriusAFP/Getty Images

    In the film, Pistorius is the crusading Paralympian who fights the International Association of Athletics Federations to allow him to compete with able-bodied athletes. He was a national hero in the London Olympics and Paralympics, one who restored pride in a battered South Africa still dealing with the tainted legacy of apartheid.

    Conversely, he felt vulnerable because of his physical disability. He had a volatile temper and a relentless drive for greatness that sometimes boiled over into his personal life. In the wake of the shooting, he’s painted by tabloids as an abusive boyfriend and a steroid user. The drug use claims are dismantled in the film.

    Among the evidence of his demons are the charged WhatsApp text messages between Steenkamp and Pistorius, where the model wrote, “scared of you sometimes and how u snap at me and of how you will react to me.”

    Oscar Pistorius at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
    Oscar Pistorius at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.Getty Images

    “The people who are close to him recognize his faults and told it how it was,” said Gordon. “But one said, ‘Terrible temper, but that doesn’t make him a murderer.’ ”

    The film features interviews with two of Pistorius’ ex-girlfriends and close family members, including his brother and uncle, but not Pistorius himself.

    “Efforts were made, but I could never get to the bottom of it fully,” said Gordon of trying to get Pistorius on camera. “I think part of his parole is that he couldn’t officially talk to media while he was inside. I’m not sure the film would have been stronger with him in it.”

    The athlete’s spectacular rise and fall played out amid the unrest and violence that continues to plague South Africa, where home invasions are commonplace — and often brutal.

    Oscar Pistorius in court on June 13, 2016.
    Oscar Pistorius in court on June 13, 2016.AP

    For two summers, including in the lead-up to the London Olympics, Pistorius trained in a Gemona, Italy, where he was considered a native son. And like Iceland, it was also a safe haven, far away from the violence back home.

    “What was really extreme in the place of Italy: Everyone leaves their doors open. They would cycle to the track, leave their bikes around town,” explained Gordon. “And yet, he goes back to South Africa, [where] there are 20,000 homicides per year and everywhere you go there’s security up the eyeballs and electric fencing and barbed wire.”

    Pistorius’ history of paranoia, stemming from his country’s issues to his own mother’s fear of home invasions as a child, is explored. He was even startled by fireworks at London’s opening ceremonies, said Gordon.

    Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius
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    “There are plenty of stories of him being paranoid. They are backed up and reported on contemporaneously,” said Gordon. “He woke up in the middle of the night and thought there was burglar and he came down with a gun and it turned out to be the washing machine or a friend who was staying [with him].”

    Ultimately, it’s unclear if Pistorius, now 33, will be able to reinvent himself once again when he leaves prison. The earliest he is eligible for parole is 2023.

    At Pistorius’ request, his high school headmaster, Bill Schroder, visited him at the prison in Pretoria and relayed the only real update on the disgraced athlete. The once-elite sprinter smelled of cigarettes, had grown a beard and said he didn’t think he’d ever run again. And because there are no rehabilitative initiatives in South African prisons, “he isn’t allowed to study,” said Gordon. “He is only allowed 46 visits a year.”

    Said Schroder: “He kept saying to me, ‘I just wanted forgiveness.’ He is desperate to get this sort of feeling of forgiveness, and he’ll never get it, I don’t think. I said, ‘The only forgiveness you will ever get is to forgive yourself.’ ”

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    The Spiritual Meaning Of Libra Season 2020 Is About Being Resilient

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    Libra is the second air sign in the zodiac, and the front door to the second half of the zodiac wheel. It’s no wonder it kicks off during the autumnal equinox, as the spiritual meaning of Libra season 2020 has everything to do with being resilient. It’s Mother Nature’s season of the harvest, and this year’s fall equinox arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Although, before basking in the fruits of your labor — literally and metaphorically — let’s take a closer look at the current astrology, because it’ll definitely change the dynamic of things.

    Libra season is typically known for being enchantingly charming and picturesque, but things aren’t looking as bright this year. Just days after the sun enters Libra, Mercury — the planet of communication, thought process, and exchanges — will enter taboo-loving Scorpio, which automatically adds a layer of darkness to your immediate surroundings. Also, Saturn — Lord of Karma and the planet of boundaries, structures, and limits — will station direct, full speed ahead, after its four-month-long retrograde journey through Capricorn. If you think the sun in Libra squaring off with Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto is harsh, just wait until Mercury stations retrograde on Oct. 13.

    What’s even more ironic about this is, Pluto — Scorpio’s celestial ruler — stations direct in Capricorn on Oct. 4, which will intensify Mercury in Scorpio’s psychic depth and cosmic radar, so you can only imagine its potency while retrograde. The combination of Mercury retrograde in smoldering Scorpio, Mars retrograde in Aries, and Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn, will be one to remember. Add the sun in justice-seeking Libra to the mix, and what do you get? The truth shall set you free.

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    The Spiritual Meaning Of Libra Season 2020: Sept. 22 To Oct. 22

    It’s no secret that there’s a powerful shift afoot, so it’s best to be on the lookout during this time. While the meaning of balance is subjective, it’s something essential, especially if you’re looking for ways to experience the harmony you desire. Sitting directly opposite of Mars-ruled Aries in the zodiac wheel, Libra season inspires the collective to look outside of themselves, in order to experience spiritual fulfillment. Governed by charming Venus, Libra would much rather find common ground, as opposed to Aries, who can’t resist the temptation of a heated debate.

    With this in mind — not to mention this season’s full moon in Aries and Mars retrograde in the same sign — what do you have in common with the people around you? What does the value of compromise mean to you? Justice-seeking Libra reminds the whole world to keep an open mind, and more importantly, it teaches you how to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. The symbolism behind the equinox, and its equilibrium, comes to life during this season in more ways than one, because stepping outside of yourself and/or open your mind to a different POV is never easy.

    Haven’t you noticed how the second half of the year (AKA fall and winter) has a completely different vibration to it? It’s a time of maturity, which ultimately leads to death during the winter. The symbolism of death isn’t literally speaking, but instead a part of your spiritual evolution. As the trees wither away in the winter, you shed parts of you that no longer serve your highest truth. Sounds like an adventure — which is technically is when you consider your journey through the zodiac wheel — but it’s more challenging than it seems.

    Don’t add pressure to what is no longer working. If it’s not on solid ground, then it’s bound to fall down sooner or later. Mars will continue retrograding through its sign of rulership, Aries, so there could be a sense of pent up aggression, or rage. Take lots of deep breaths. It will be challenged by Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn this season — along with the sun in Libra — so unexplainable delays are inevitable. Stand firm in your truth, but don’t disregard what’s happening around you.

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