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Country music singer Mickey Guyton made long overdue history at the ACM Awards on Wednesday night, as the first Black woman to ever perform at the show. Singing live from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Guyton gave a beautiful performance of her song, “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” in a stunning off-the-shoulder dress. As host and country star Keith Urban played the piano, Mickey’s inspirational rendition and powerful vocals wowed listeners. The singer, who is pregnant with her first child, was previously nominated for New Female Vocalist at the ACM Awards back in 2016, and most recently released her album, Bridges on Sept. 11. Ahead, check out Guyton’s emotional performance featuring Urban.


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This is the ‘perfect flirting face’ women use when chatting up men, according to researchers

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Eye contact, head slightly tilted, and a smile – yep, she’s flirting (Picture: Getty Images/Westend61)

It can be difficult to know whether someone likes you likes you, especially if you’re bad at picking up cues.

But luckily scientists have been trying to figure out human mating calls and they reckon they’ve cracked the look women give when flirting with men.

According to the University of Kansas, women are likely to use common facial cues to demonstrate a sexual interest in a way that can be seen and understood by men.

The flirting techniques include a head turned to one side and tilted down slightly, a slight smile, and eyes turned toward the implied target, the study found.

This kind of identifiable facial expression is most likely to activate associations with relationships and sex in the male brain.

Omri Gillath, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, said: ‘There are very few scientific articles out there that have systematically studied this well-known phenomenon.

‘None of these studies have identified the flirting facial expression and tested its effects.’

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She’s definitely into him (Picture: Getty Images/Westend61)

In some of the studies, professional actresses and volunteers were asked to pose a flirting expression or to follow instructions for what researchers define as flirting.

The team found some women were more effective than others in conveying flirting, while some men are better at recognising it.

But beyond some individual differences, a few expressions were identified by the men as flirting.

Published in the Journal of Sex Research, the researchers used the Facial Action Coding system to define the ‘perfect flirting face’ that would be recognised by men as showing attraction.

Dr. Gillath said: ‘Across our six studies, we found most men were able to recognise a certain female facial expression as representing flirting.

‘It has a unique morphology, and it’s different from expressions that have similar features — for example, smiling — but aren’t identified by men as flirting expression.

‘Our findings support the role of flirtatious expression in communication and mating initiation.

‘For the first time, not only were we able to isolate and identify the expressions that represent flirting, but we were also able to reveal their function – to activate associations related with relationships and sex.’

Of course, if you’re really unsure about whether someone is flirting or not, you could always ask them how they feel about you.

As unsexy as that might sound, it might save you some time and trouble.

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Bill Murray Responds to Doobie Brothers Complaint by Offering Up Some ‘Ugly Golf Shirts’

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Bill Murray and his legal team have countered The Doobie Brothers hilarious cease and desist with more humor. The classic rock band have asked Murray to stop using their music in his ugly golf shirt commercials after not seeking permission to do so. The band’s manager Peter T. Paterno decided not to threaten legal action and chose to go a humorous route instead, which seems to have entertained Murray and his reps. You can read a portion of the response letter below, which is filled with Doobie Brothers references.

“Dear Mr. Paterno, Our firm represents W.M. Golf, Inc., d/b/a ‘William Murray Golf.’ First, I would like to compliment you on finding levity in the law at a time when the world and this country certainly could use a laugh. Your client’s demand was able to cut through the noise of the news cycle and remind us how much we all miss live music these days. We would also like to confirm that both our firm, and the good folks at William Murray Golf, are indeed fans of the Doobie Brothers’ music, which is why we appreciate your firm’s choice of ‘Takin’ It to the Streets,’ rather than to the courts, which are already overburdened ‘Minute by Minute’ with real problems.”

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In their cease and desist letter, The Doobie Brothers and Peter T. Paterno called out Bill Murray’s Zero Hucks Given golf shirts as “ugly,” which the Caddyshack actor’s reps addressed. “All that to say, your negative comments about their fashionableness are especially disconcerting to all of us-especially considering 75% of my wardrobe consists of William Murray polos, shorts and pants.” Instead of offering to stop using the music or pay the band, Murray’s reps offered up free clothes.

“Please provide us with the shirt size for yourself, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald, and John McFee, along with which of our client’s shirts you find the least offensive, and we will happily upgrade your wardrobes and hopefully win each of you over as new fans of the brand. At least that’s ‘what this fool believes.'”

The Doobie Brothers have yet to respond back, but one can imagine that they’re getting a good laugh out of this right now. Not only that, they’re getting some free publicity, along with Bill Murray and his golf shirts. In the next part of the letter from Murray’s reps, they even bring up the band’s latest box set. The response letter goes on to state that both teams should meet up in the future. The firm representing Murray had this to say.

“In the immortal words of Mr. Murray-the more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything… so let’s pour one up and unwind with a listen of the recently-released Quadio box set and plan to cross paths at a Doobie Brothers’ 50th anniversary show in 2021 when some level of normalcy resumes. As your client so aptly stated in this classic song in question, ‘What the people need is a way to make them smile’- which both Bill and the Doobies have been doing for decades, as world-class entertainers.”

The Doobie Brothers song “Listen to the Music” has been used in Bill Murray’s Zero Hucks Given shirt commercials. The company was started by Murray and his brothers, who have also been using other classic rock songs in their commercials without permission. In Peter T. Paterno’s original letter, he joked that the brothers should start calling the company, “Zero Bucks Given.”

For now, it looks like both camps will benefit from this public ordeal, though it remains unclear if The Doobie Brothers and Peter T. Paterno will be able to find some golf apparel that they deem reasonable. If they do, they’ll have quite a different look on stage in time for their 50th anniversary tour next year. Let’s hope that the band and Bill Murray end up meeting up after some kind of normalcy comes back into the picture. MSN was one of the first outlets to report on Bill Murray’s response to The Doobie Brothers. You can read the original Doobie Brothers cease and desist below.

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Adele Wishes Nicole Richie A Happy Belated Birthday With Hilarious Video

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Adele is sharing some belated birthday wishes for Nicole Richie.

The “Rolling In The Deep” singer shared a collection of photos and video including a snap of the two of them being photobombed by a giraffe and another of Richie behind a window, presumably a socially distant visit.

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In the video, Richie crouched down in the kitchen to scare Adele as she walked around the corner.

“Happy belated birthday to my daily dose of grace @nicolerichie I admire you and love you so much. You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back,” she captioned the Instagram post.

 

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Richie turned 39 on Sept. 21.



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