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Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Late Mother Carrie Fisher on Sixth Anniversary of her Death

  Billie Lourd wrote a tribute post to her late mother Carrie Fisher six years after Carrie’s death. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the Ticket to Paradise star acknowledged the six-year anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s death. Captioning a photo of herself and her late mother together, Billie wrote, “It has been 6 years since my Momby died (feels like 2 but also like 705 at the same time?). And unlike most other years since she’s died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life.” Billie and her husband Austen Rydell welcomed their second child, Jackson, on 12 December. They also share two-year-old Kingston. “My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn’t here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest,” the actress shared in her post. “For anyone out there experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone.” She advised anyone experiencing both “magical” and

Little Mix Credit ‘Underdog Mentality’ For Their Success

Little Mix believe they've been successful for so long because they have an "underdog mentality" and constantly feel like they've got a point to prove.


Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and their former bandmate Jesy Nelson were put together on The X Factor U.K. in 2011 and went on to become the first group to win the competition, and to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band, the trio is releasing a greatest hits album later this month.


Reflecting on the band's longevity in an interview with The Telegraph's Stella magazine, Jade put their success down to a range of factors, including their need to prove themselves due to their reality show background.


"It’s a combination of fate, hard work, friendship, and lack of ego," she said. "We all very much had the same goal of being equal, and the constant acknowledgement of the bigger picture, rather than the smaller, petty things. We’ve really worked hard and always had this underdog mentality. As a girl band coming from a show like The X Factor, it always felt like there was this point to constantly prove."


When asked what they wished they'd known 10 years ago, Jade shared that she wished she knew how to read a contract, because they didn't understand what they were signing as teenagers.


"I remember our mams (looking at contracts) saying, 'Girls, we don’t even know what any of this means,' so it was quite intimidating," Perrie recalled. "We’d ask about 50 billion questions in one accounting meeting, and we’d write it all down, or record it. So we just basically learned along the way."


"And gradually we brought in people who we trusted to guide us in the right direction," Jade added. "Obviously the more successful you get, the more power you have, and the more say in how things are dictated."

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