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Mariah Carey shows ‘sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo’ from ‘Friends’

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Jennifer Aniston was a style inspiration for Mariah Carey.

The five-time Grammy award winner revealed Aniston’s famous haircut from “Friends” encouraged her to try the bouncy look for herself. 

In a Flashback Friday post she shared to Instagram, Carey wrote: “#FBF A sad attempt at the Rachel hairdo #friends.” 

However, Carey’s voluminous side-swept bang and high ponytail received a stamp of approval from Aniston on Saturday.

“LOVE IT,” Aniston commented under the image along with a fire emoji.

While the hairstyle Carey sported in her photo is not an exact haircut Aniston had when she played Rachel Green in the second season of “Friends,” it had visual similarities.

The second season was notably the peak of the series with 29.4 million viewers on average, according to archived Nielsen data.

Mariah Carey is seen during Nabco Benefit Party at City Center in New York City on June 2, 1998.
Mariah Carey is seen during Nabco Benefit Party at City Center in New York City on June 2, 1998.
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During this time, Aniston’s haircut became known as “The Rachel” and grew to become a popular hairstyle that celebrities and everyday women would request in the late 90s, Biography.com reports. 

Although Aniston, 52, complimented Carey, 51, on her Rachel-inspired hairstyle, the actress has gone on record saying she didn’t like the haircut on herself.

“I was not a fan of the ‘Rachel.’ That was kind of cringe-y for me,” Aniston told Glamour magazine in 2015. “Looking back—honestly, even during that time—I couldn’t do it on my own. I needed [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] attached to my hip. Left to my own devices, I am not skilled with a hairbrush and blow-dryer.”

In recent years, Aniston has mostly donned long and sleek hairstyles that have now become her new signature look.

Jennifer Aniston sports her famous haircut as Rachen Green in “Friends”.
Jennifer Aniston sports her famous haircut as Rachel Green in “Friends”.
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Aniston notably wore this style in the “Friends: The Reunion” special, which made its HBO Max debut on Thursday, May 27.

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‘Indiana Jones’ making life ‘a living hell’ for Londoners

Residents of Hackney, East London, are whipped-up in a frenzy over the filming of the fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” series, “Indiana Jones and the Empire of Evil.”

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Taylor Swift to release her ‘version’ of ‘Red’ album

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Taylor Swift to release her 'version' of 'Red' album

Jake Gyllenhaal might want to steer clear of social media today.

Two months after Taylor Swift’s rollout of her re-recording of “Fearless,” the singer, 31, announced a release date for another do-over.

Fans have speculated for months that she would surprise Swifties with a June 18 midnight drop of “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” However, she announced on Friday that 2012’s “Red” will be the next re-recorded album on her agenda.

But it’s not happening swiftly. Fans won’t be able to listen to the second iteration of the album until November 19.

“I’ve always said that the world is a different place for the heartbroken,” Swift wrote in the announcement. “It moves on a different axis, at a different speed. Time skips backwards and forwards fleetingly. The heartbroken might go through thousands of micro-emotions a day trying to figure out how to get through it without picking up the phone to hear that old familiar voice. In the land of heartbreak, moments of strength, independence, and devil-may-care rebellion are intricately woven together with grief, paralyzing vulnerability and hopelessness. Imagining your future might always take you on a detour back to the past. And this is all to say, that the next album I’ll be releasing is my version of ‘Red’.”

Swift goes on to explain the initial meaning behind the album, alluding to her past breakups.

“Musically and lyrically, ‘Red’ resembled a heartbroken person,” she wrote. “It was all over the place, a fractured mosaic of feelings that somehow all fit together in the end. Happy, free, confused, lonely, devastated, euphoric, wild, and tortured by memories past. Like trying on pieces of a new life, I went into the studio and experimented with different sounds and collaborators. And I’m not sure if it was pouring my thoughts into this album, hearing thousands of your voices sing the lyrics back to me in passionate solidarity, or if it was simply time, but something was healed along the way.”

She then concluded the announcement, stating there will be a total of 30 songs on the album, and the inclusion of fan-favorite “All Too Well,” but the extended and explicit version.

“Sometimes you need to talk it over (over and over and over) for it to ever really be… over. Like your friend who calls you in the middle of the night going on and on about their ex, I just couldn’t stop writing. This will be the first time you hear all 30 songs that were meant to go on ‘Red’. And hey, one of them is even 10 minutes long.”

Following the massive success of “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” fans began to theorize that she would announce — or hopefully release — “1989” based on the Easter eggs she kept teasing. Even with the Swifties’ sleuthing, Taylor was still able to throw her fans off enough to make her Friday announcement a genuine surprise.

Swift limited the comments on her Instagram post, but lovers of her music are still celebrating on other social media platforms. Jake Gyllenhaal has already started trending on Twitter in the wake of the collective excitement for the re-release of the extended and explicit version of “All Too Well,” which has been rumored to be about Gyllenhaal.

Fans were not only shading Gyllenhaal, but they began to call out Swift for the misleading clues.

One fan even connected that the day of her “Red (Taylor’s Version)” announcement also happens to be Scooter Braun’s birthday, which could be an intentional reference to the music mogul who drove Swift to re-record her first six albums.

“Red (Taylor’s Version)” will be out November 19.

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The final score: 9 syrup-drenched waffles, 15 hours — and one bona fide viral sensation with a bellyache.

“Full of waffles but devoid of life,” Lee Sanderlin, 25, lamented on Twitter Friday morning after spending his day scarfing down the signature dish at his local Waffle House.

Why? A 24-hour eating marathon was his official punishment for coming in dead last in his fantasy football league.

The reporter for the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi launched his temporary — albeit tummy-punishing — residency early Thursday evening, starting off with two tasty waffles. For each additional waffle eaten, an hour was shaved off his “24-hour sentence” inside the infamous Southern-Midwest restaurant chain.

In true modern journalistic fashion, Sanderlin live-tweeted his waffle eating journey — inspiring the social media masses to root for his eventual success, and accumulating hundreds of thousands of retweets, comments and “likes” in the process.

Despite puking his guts out and rallying halfway through the challenge, Sanderlin did, in fact, manage to down nine waffles to make his overall stay last only 15 hours instead of the intended 24.

“This was horrible and I recommend no one ever do this,” he admitted as he signed off Friday morning.

However, Sanderlin was not the first person to pull an all-nighter in the Southern staple. Another intrepid reporter in Arkansas participated in the same challenge as a losing punishment in his own fantasy football league just last year.

Meanwhile, after his daylong stay at the same Waffle House and the unimaginable amount of syrup vessels consumed, the latest participant in this challenge vows: “I’m never eating waffles again.”

After thanking the staff for “letting me hang out on a slow night,” Sanderlin stressed that “I tipped them well [so] don’t worry.”

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