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Britney Spears is continuing to indulge herself now that she's free of her 13-year conservatorship, and her most recent outing brought tears to her eyes.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Britney opened up about having a magical dining experience at a "very nice place in Los Angeles."

"I didn't have any expectations at all because I haven't been out in a while," she admitted, but she was blown away by the experience.  "It was absolutely beautiful," she declared.  "I looked up and it was a glass roof, I could see the stars."

The singer took a beat to rave about the "girly" and "beautiful" women's restrooms before going into detail about her fine dining experience.  Britney revealed that restaurant is where she was finally able to enjoy a glass of red wine, her first in 13 years, which was a profound moment for her.

"I felt more sexy in that restaurant than I ever have in my entire life ... Then I look up at the stars.  Wow, is this what I've been missing???," she wrote, adding that the second course -- which she described as a "crunchy sushi with a sweet sauce" -- brought her to tears.  "It made me want to cry, so I did !!! I cried over food in this beautiful restaurant ... I couldn't believe what I was experiencing."

"I will say it was one of the most magical experiences of my life and I will never forget it," Britney added, but declined to reveal the name of the institution.  However, she did provide fans a quick glimpse at the fancy place when sharing a video of her cracking open her dessert, a chocolate tower, with the side of her spoon.

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The Jonas Brothers are tapping into Las Vegas' red-hot restaurant scene.

In early 2022, the group, along with their parents and their brother, Frankie, will open Nellie's Southern Kitchen, a new eatery at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The restaurant is named after Nellie, Kevin, Nick and Joe's great-grandmother, who lived in Belmont, North Carolina until she passed away in 2011.

The restaurant is described as having "the comfort food, hospitality and Southern charm of the family’s 1760s roots in North Carolina," and will feature live entertainment as well.  This will be the second outpost of Nellie's Southern Kitchen; there's also one in Belmont.

In a statement, Kevin Jonas Sr., the brothers' dad, says in a statement, "To open a restaurant in the heart of the iconic Las Vegas Strip is thrilling, and I know my Grandma Nellie would be truly amazed seeing her name in lights." 

Their mom, Denise, added, "One of our greatest joys in life is sharing a meal with those we love. There is always room for guests in our home and around our table. Grandma Nellie was the perfect example of showing this kind of comfort to people!”

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The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie were spotted out having dinner together again over the weekend.

In photos obtained by British tabloid The Daily Mail, the two were seen Saturday at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California. They reportedly spent over two hours in a private section of the restaurant, before leaving together in the same vehicle.

It's not the first time the 31-year-old singer and the 46-year-old actress have enjoyed each other's company. They were previously seen grabbing dinner together at the same restaurant back in June, and attending the same concert in July.

Their outings have sparked questions about the nature of their relationship -- are they dating, just friends or working on a project together?

The Weeknd has been getting into more TV and film projects as of late, and sources speculate that he and Jolie could be meeting for business, not pleasure. But if you'll remember, The Weeknd also once referenced Angelina in his song "Party Monster," with the lyrics describing a beautiful woman as having "lips like Angelina."

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As previously reported, Taylor Swift thrilled the staff of a bar and a restaurant in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when she unexpectedly dropped in last week. But it turns out she also thrilled the musician who happened to be performing in the bar that night.

Twenty-two-year-old singer Tiernán Heffron, who performs every Friday night at The Tipsy Bird, a cocktail bar in Belfast, says he but couldn't believe it when Taylor walked in. 

"My heart was beating so fast. I just went for it and I had her up singing and dancing...she was having a blast," Heffron tells the BBC.

And that's not all: Heffron shares that Taylor "came up to me in the middle of it with a big smile and said, 'You're so good -- how can I follow you?'"  When Heffron explained that he works at a school for special needs but has been working on music on the side, she asked to take a selfie with him.

"She tipped me for playing, told me she enjoyed my music and said, 'You deserve this,'" Heffron gushed.  She also left him with some wise words.

"She said, 'Right now, you're putting in your 10,000 hours: This is not your first gig, you're confident and you're going to do great,'" Heffron revealed.

Of course, Heffron now has the best publicity of all: A photo of himself with Taylor, plus a personal recommendation from the superstar.

As previously reported, Taylor was in Belfast to support her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who's filming a new Hulu TV series there.

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Taylor Swift has been rumored to have been visiting Northern Ireland for quite some time now, because her boyfriend Joe Alwyn is filming a TV series there.  Well, now there's ironclad proof that she's been hanging around the Emerald Isle.

As People reports, last week, Taylor was seen at a restaurant called Shu in Belfast, where she posed for photographs with fans and workers.  The eatery shared the pics on its Instagram, and wrote, "Taylor was so lovely and really is a beautiful person inside and out and she kindly agreed to get photos with all our staff!"

The following night, Taylor was seen enjoying margaritas at a cocktail bar called The Tipsy Bird, and she also posed for pics with the staff.  They turned the visit into a full-on advertisement, posting the photos and writing, "The one and only @taylorswift graced us with her presence last Friday night...We can confirm she is just as lovely as you would expect and was kind enough to take a picture with our team."

They added, "Oh, and if anyone wants to join us for Margaritas that are good enough for T-Swizzle just click the link in our bio."

The bar also shared that Taylor was indeed in town to support Joe as he films a Hulu TV series based on the Sally Rooney novel Conversations with Friends, which is expected to debut next year.

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