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Brían F. O'Byrne, Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande... it's our celeb winners and losers of the week

Some will win, some will lose.

DailyEdge praises those who rocked the week in celebland, while keeping a watchful eye on those who should just log off forever. 

Source: Ian West


Kim Kardashian

While it is almost blasphemy to call Kim Kardashian a loser, this week she earned it but doing some really crap #sponcon.  If you missed it, Kim put up an Instagram of her sponsoring ‘appetite suppressing’ lollipops and people were not happy about it. It’s since been removed.

It’s pretty irresponsible given how many young fans she has and the fact that women are constantly being told they should look a certain way and be a certain weight.

Not here for it Kim, soz.

Will Ferrell

It’s rare enough that we have anything bad to say about Will Ferrell but here we are. Will snubbed our lovely Ryan O’Shaughnessy at the Eurovision this week.

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Ryan was on the Ray D’arcy show and explained that he was trying to meet Will as the Irish contingent headed down the blue carpet but by the time Ryan reached him, he’d had enough.

By the time I arrived he was like ‘No, no, I’ve already seen the Irish, I don’t want any more of the Irish’. I didn’t even get to get a photo with him or get to meet him.

Ah Will. That’s not on now.


Brían F. O’Byrne and Irish lads in general.

Source: BAFTA

Not only did Brían win a BAFTA this week for his incredible performance in Little Boy Blue but he also gave an incredibly powerful speech where he thanked the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

Just at the end, as well, on a personal thing – I’d like to thank the staff at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital for looking after my fellow Irish citizens, who come there in distress, daily. Thank you Britain for looking after our women in their time of need.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

With just a week to go until the referendum, the amount of men coming out to support the yes side has been incredible. Special shout outs to Cian Healy, Rob Kearney, Chris O’Dowd and of course Christy Moore.

Ariana Grande

Ariana has bravely opened up about how she has dealt with life following the Manchester attacks in an interview with TIME.

There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever. I don’t want to give it that much power – something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity.

We have to keep reminding ourselves that Ariana is only 24, 23 when the attacks happened and how she has coped and carried herself over the past year is incredible.

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Speaking about how she dealt with it, she told TIME

When you’re handed a challenge, instead of sitting there and complaining about it, why not try to make something beautiful? I’m happy. I’m crying, but I’m happy.

What a woman. We wish her every single success.

Kristen Stewart

We love Kristen Stewart normally but she’s really outdone herself this week. First she took part in a gender equality protest at the Cannes film festival.

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Secondly, she’s protesting the rule that women must wear heels at Cannes. It’s called the ‘no flats’ rule and as someone who can’t wear heels, Kristen Stewart is my new hero.

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She pointedly took them off after a photocall and walked barefoot into one movie and then another night she wore loafers, giving the festival the two fingers.

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My broken feet applaud you K Stew.

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