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WWE superstars including Paige, Matt Hardy, Charlotte Flair and Stephanie McMahon herself spoke to Fox News about everything from women’s futures in the ring, WrestleMania hype, Rob Gronkowski and Conor McGregor potentially joining the WWE and “Last Week Tonight” star John Oliver‘s claims about not insuring talent.

FOX NEWS: Are WWE superstars more cautious in the ring around WrestleMania season to avoid injury and missing out on the big show?
Alexa Bliss:
 I don’t know if we’re more cautious. But we’re making sure we’re taking extra steps to take care of ourselves. We’re not going to hold back in the ring or play it extra safe in the ring. Because we want to deliver every time we have a show and a match. But I know people are upping their cardio of their workouts doing more yoga and making sure that everything outside of the ring is in check as well as inside the ring.

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FOX NEWS: People know you best from “American Ninja Warrior.” Did you receive any advice before coming to the WWE?
Kacy Catanzaro: 
Honestly, I didn’t have a lot of support in that way, only because anybody that I knew wasn’t part of the WWE. So we knew that it would be a transition, but not really. I didn’t really have any idea what to expect. I came in with no wrestling experience. And some of the people that came in my class were Ricochet and Candice LeRae, and War Raiders who together have wrestled probably like 50 years, literally! It’s crazy, because I remember just feeling like I’m kind of out of place and maybe I don’t belong here, and I had to remind myself that I’m here for a reason and that reason is because I’m different and because I can show people things that they haven’t seen before.

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FOX NEWS: What is your response to criticism leveled against WWE by HBO’s John Oliver during his show, “Last Week Tonight?”
Matt Hardy:  
When I first started here [in 1997 and 1998] … the locker room and everything was like the wild wild west then. The change that has happened in those 20-plus years has been unreal. I mean, now the drug testing is very stringent … You have to be here, and you have to be good and you have to be on top of your game. You have to be a professional. The physicals they do as far as cardiovascular and just checking you over and over — [there have] been several guys they caught that have had serious [health] issues that could have been life threatening if they didn’t catch it here, and just the way they take care of you. Every surgery I ever had, WWE has paid for. They’re very faithful and very good about that. It’s just some of the stuff that the John talked about was kind of passé, kind of outdated because now they really do [take care of wrestlers’ health]. They take care of everything especially stuff that happens in house. As far as the whole health insurance thing, that’s kind of a different argument, because we do a different gig in many many ways. But WWE has never done anything but be great to me. They’ve taking care of me in every capacity, every front. And they’ve given me a great life. I mea,n one of the characters I play is Big Money Matt, who’s like this millionaire that’s been around for a long time, and you know there’s a lot of truth to it in some ways, and I wouldn’t have that persona and I wouldn’t have the great life that I have right now if it wasn’t for WWE.

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FOX NEWS: What are your thoughts on celebrities and star athletes joining the wrestling world?
Kacy Catanzaro: 
It’s cool to see how many different athletes from different worlds are coming to the WWE and I think that it’s exciting. The wrestling world is so sacred and protected, and I think that it’s cool that people are accepting of other people coming in from different backgrounds, and I think that as long as you love the business and you are respect it, and you’re here for the right reasons, that it’s cool to see that acceptance. I think that everybody wants to be part the WWE. There’s going to be some crazy names coming soon.

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Matt Hardy: As far as Connor McGregor being here, that wouldn’t surprise me at all. Not in the slightest. He has the personality that would fit right in here. When it’s all said and done, this gig is being a larger than life personality. Being able to evoke emotion from the people that are sitting out there watching, whether they’re cheering you or booing you —I don’t think that makes a huge difference nowadays, as long as they’re reacting to you. You have to make them emotionally care in some way shape or form. Him being here, he’s such a showman. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.

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Scott Dawson: All I got to say is, respect us and respect what we do. You may have a notion or some sort of connotation of what professional wrestling is, but you have no idea. Ronda Rousey — she has no idea. Rob Gronkowski, I don’t care how big of a friend he is of Mojo, he has no idea. But if you step into my world, it’s a lot more real than what you think. So right now formerly I’ll challenge Rob and Mojo any day of the week. Just step up, Jack, because I guarantee we won’t be putting on helmets and pads. We’ll be fighting it out.

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Dash Wilder: I have no qualms about guys coming in here, girls coming in here from other sports, but you better respect it or you better not come near us. If you’re going to come here and you’re going to do this and you’re going to try to do what we do, you damn sure you better bring your A-game. You better bring some respect with it.

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Charlotte Flair: I mean, we welcome them, but whether they last or don’t last — that’s up to them. It’s great that Ronda wanted to be a part of our division, but had she not caught on so quickly — which is a testament to her — there’s the door. It’s one thing to be famous, but it’s another thing to have a grueling schedule, what we do 300 days a year, and you might think wrestling is easier, however, it’s scripted. Now what we do is a craft, and it’s very special. Just because you have a name doesn’t mean you’re going to be fit for our industry.

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FOX NEWS: Will the momentum continue for women in the WWE following the first ever all-female wrestlemania main event?
Stephanie McMahon:
 I think the next step for the women’s revolution after headlining Wrestlemania is really parody. You know, I want to see an equal number of main events of men and women, regardless of what the event is, because that’s really the ultimate goal — equality. It’s really having the best stars, the best athletes, the best performers at the top, regardless of their gender.

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Kacy Catanzaro: I think the beauty of it is that there is just no limit. Anything is possible. The women have worked so hard to get here, they can do anything, and for me being in NXT — being able to watch that happen, it definitely just fuels my fire even more to know that the possibilities are endless for us.

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Seth Rollins: They earned it, you know? Not just these girls, but every girl that’s come before them and busted their butts to try to get in this position and never had the opportunity.

Naomi: Building more characters, building more women and continuing to get these opportunities in these moments. It took a lot for us to get here, but just for it to not be the conversation anymore, to be more of the norm for women to have these big angles or for women to main event.

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Matt Hardy: The women’s revolution is such an important key part of not only WWE, but I think society in general. We change where women have been elevated and equality is a big deal, not just between men and women, but all races. People are all human beings, especially here.

Paige: So much that we can so do — obviously another Evolution Pay-Per-View, another all-female Pay-Per-View. I want to keep headlining and I want to keep doing that. The girls are already dominating in all the shows, so what more can we do on that?

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Dana Warrior: The sky’s the limit. We’ve already broken the glass ceiling, so I feel like the best thing that we can do is look at it as though it’s just the norm. Sky’s the limit. I don’t ever see that stopping.

Charlotte Flair: It’s great that main eventing WrestleMania but it’s what’s next — how do you continue that momentum? I do think that say next year, [if] there isn’t as an intriguing story, no the women should not main event. The reason we are main eventing this year is because this story caught fire. People have been invested and they’ve stayed invested, but say that it wasn’t [the case]: It’s who has the best story it’s who the audience is connecting with. That’s what’s most important.

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KISS guitarist Paul Stanley explains how a childhood deformity led him to become a rock legend

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KISS guitarist Paul Stanley said a physical deformity is responsible for pushing him to become one of the most flamboyant and stylized rockers in history.

Stanley may be better known to fans for the “Starchild” persona that he’s used since he started with the iconic band in the late 1970s. Stanley would paint one black star over his right eye, which he recently revealed was part of the rock and roll glamor he turned to after being a social outcast in his youth.

Stanley sat down for an interview with Dan Rather on AXS TV where he got candid about living with a deformity called microtia and how it pushed him into the spotlight.

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“I pursued fame as a way to compensate for a lot of insecurities. I was born deaf on my right side and I had a birth defect. I had what’s called a microtia, which is basically not having an ear. Having a crumpled mass of cartilage,” he shared. “And, I wasn’t very socially adept and when you have something physical that sets you apart from people it makes you really a target of unrelenting scrutiny and sometimes ridicule. And, quite honestly, the idea of becoming famous was a way to push it in people’s faces and go, ‘you see, you should have been nicer to me.’”

While he’s grateful for the many years he spent with KISS and for the life it’s given him, he says that he learned quickly that fame wouldn’t solve his problems. However, he thanks the rocket-ride for teaching him that lesson early, when there was still time to do something about it.

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“I was fortunate enough to have success come to me and realize that didn’t change anything. So I was really blessed because, at that point in your life, it’s either a disappointment because it’s not a remedy and you either put a needle in your arm, a gun in your mouth or you live life as a victim, and I’m not cut out of that,” he said. “So I decided that I would spend my life and my time on self-exploration and trying to make myself a better person and seeing where that was going to take me.”

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Now, Stanley and the rest of the band are preparing to leave their makeup and armored outfits behind at the conclusion of their “KISS End of the Road World Tour,” which kicked off earlier this year.

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Pink says she’ll no longer share photos of her kids after people comment ‘just some of the nastiest things’

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Pink says she’ll no longer share photos of her children on social media after receiving a slew of negative comments about her parenting abilities.

The 39-year-old mother of two appeared on Monday’s episode on “The Ellen Show” where she spoke with host Ellen DeGeneres about the decision to cut back on posting about her kids. The final straw came when she shared an image of her and her children admiring a pelican that flew into their room and allegedly stayed with them for about two hours.

Pink caught backlash online for the fact that her 2-year-old son, Jameson, was bottomless with no diaper in the beach photo despite the fact she edited out his private parts.

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“We live on a farm. My kids are naked. It’s what happens. I’m naked sometimes,” Pink explained (via The Hollywood Reporter).

She continued: “People went as far as saying, ‘Someone should call Child Services,’ because he didn’t have a diaper on, and ‘How dare I?’ — just some of the nastiest things,” an emotional Pink said. “I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. … I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve ever done and I just won’t share them anymore. I won’t do it.”

The star acknowledged that she has a responsibility to her kids, Jameson and 7-year-old sister Willow, given that she’s in the public eye. However, she takes issue with the “anonymous” keyboard warriors’ approach.

“There’s a kind way to be online. I’m open to kindness online,” she said.

The image in question remains on Pink’s Instagram. However, she has since changed the caption to be a scathing lecture to the trolls that commented on her child’s bottomless appearance.

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“There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Going off about my baby’s penis? About circumcision??? Are you for real? As any normal mother at the beach, I didn’t even notice he took off his swim diaper,” she wrote. “I deleted it because you’re all f—ing disgusting. And now I’m turning off my comments and shaking my head at the state of social media and keyboard warriors.”

Pink concluded: “And the negativity that you bring to other people’s lives. There is something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Smfh. Here’s a picture of the pelican we obviously caught and abused for hours before dangling baby penis in its face.”

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In her interview with Degeneres, Pink noted that she’s happy to engage with her online haters if she has the time. She previously fired back at critics of her opinions on the Covington Catholic school students after they were criticized for their behavior at a march for Native American people.

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Prince Harry and Prince William were distant at royal Easter service amid feud rumors: reports

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Even Easter couldn’t warm up the cooling of Prince William and Prince Harry‘s once-close bond.

Sources say the feuding brothers were noticeably distant at royal church services on Sunday.

Witnesses told People that William, 36, and Harry, 34, didn’t speak to one another outside of St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, neither before nor after church.

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One spy, however, caught the brothers exchanging pleasantries briefly in a video posted to Instagram.

The princes’ cousin and her husband, Zara and Mike Tindall, reportedly sat between William and Harry at church. William’s wife Kate Middleton was also present.

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Heavily pregnant Meghan Markle is on maternity leave and wasn’t in attendance.

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A source told Entertainment Tonight that Harry and William are at “different stages in their life” and are “no longer the boys” the world knew when they were growing up. The insider also noted that the gentlemen sat apart from one another at the premiere of “Our Planet” earlier this month.

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The feud was reportedly sparked when Prince William expressed concerns over how fast Prince Harry and Meghan, now Duchess of Sussex, moved in their relationship.

The awkward Easter outing comes on the heels of reports that Harry and Meghan may work abroad in Africa at the behest of William, who allegedly wants to keep the spotlight on the Cambridges.

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Kensington Palace didn’t deny the rumors of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex potentially working overseas, but said in a statement, “Any future plans for the Duke and Duchess are speculative at this stage. No decisions have been taken about future roles. The Duke will continue to fulfill his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.”

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