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á Jen­nifer Aniston says she spoke out against tabloid cul­ture be­cause she “has worked too hard in this life and this ca­reer to be whit­tled down to a sad, child­less hu­man.” The 47year-old ac­tress ex­plained in an in­ter­view with Marie Claire her rea­sons for writ­ing an op-ed in July, say­ing her mar­i­tal sta­tus, di­vorce sta­tus and lack of a mate have all been “shamed.”

Aniston, who is now mar­ried to ac­tor Justin Th­er­oux, be­came the topic of In­ter­net memes in Septem­ber fol­low­ing news of ex-hus­band Brad Pitt’s pend­ing di­vorce from An­gelina Jolie.

á For­mer One Direc­tioner Niall Ho­ran will make a guest ap­pear­ance at the iHeartRa­dio Canada Jin­gle Ball on Nov. 25 at the Air Canada Cen­tre. It will mark Ho­ran’s first con­cert per­for­mance as a solo artist, Bell Me­dia says. Ho­ran joins a bill that in­cludes The Weeknd, the Chainsmok­ers, Alessia Cara, Ser­ena Ry­der, Belly, Kent Jones and Hed­ley.

á Jean-Jac­ques Per­rey, the French com­poser and pi­o­neer of elec­tronic pop mu­sic who was best known for co-writ­ing “Baroque Hoe­down,” used as the mu­sic for the Main Street Elec­tri­cal Pa­rade at Dis­ney theme parks, has died at age 87.

Per­rey died in Lau­sanne, Switzer­land, on Fri­day “from a very quick and vi­o­lent lung cancer,” his daugh­ter said. “His crazy, happy mu­sic has been heard ev­ery­where, from com­mer­cials to Se­same Street,” fel­low elec­tronic mu­sic com­poser Dana Coun­try­man said in a trib­ute.

á Won­der Woman Gal Gadot is to be­come a mom again. The 31-yearold ac­tress an­nounced her preg­nancy on In­sta­gram. Gadot and hus­band Yaron Ver­sano also have a daugh­ter, Alma, born in 2011.

á Re­al­ity star Au­d­rina Pa­tridge has tied the knot in Hawaii with her long­time boyfriend, BMX rider Corey Bo­han. The 31-year-old Pa­tridge ap­peared on MTV’s The Hills for six sea­sons. Star staff, wire ser­vices

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