The singer has been pretty open about her struggles in the “male-dominated business” of music, but she keeps the grotesque, disappointing stories a-COMING. Girl told The Hollywood Reporter the harassment started at a very young age and was very gross for a very long time. Sorry, Jewel. At least you’re rich and successful now?
“I’ve had men hitting on me, sadly, since I was really young,” she said. “At 8, I had men putting dimes in my hands saying, ‘Call me. It’d be so great to f— when you’re older.’ And just horrible stuff.”
When she ws just starting out signing in bars and coffee shops in San Diego she said her boss at the time fired her for refusing to have sex with him, leaving her homeless.
“I’ve never been more propositioned by businessmen in my life,” she said of this difficult chapter of her life. “It was almost like they were sharks that could smell blood, like of vulnerability.”
Jewel said men would offer her rent money when she would be sitting in her car, writing songs.
“It was pretty wild. I never took anybody up on it, but it was interesting to see this side of men that basically would prey on somebody vulnerable,” she added.
Jewel’s big break came at the tender age of 18, when she signed with Atlantic Records, and she thinks her traumatic experiences helped her.
“As men did approach me, I got very good at handling men in a way that sort of didn’t anger them,” she said, adding, “And at the same time using wit and usually humor to defuse the situation and to inform them, ‘P.S. Not available in that way.’ “
Ugh, so sorry, Jewel. Men are disgusting. And at least you can kinda show those gross assholes what’s what now that you came out on top, no? Still, this seems to be one part of the industry that desperately needs to be reformed.
Pampers and beloved singer, songwriter, children’s book author and new mom, Jewel, unites to pay homage to the “Millions of Beautiful Morning Moments” shared between parents and their babies. Whether it’s shown by a morning “giggle fest,” baby’s silly bed head, a giant snuggle hug, or a whimsical song, Pampers recognizes that all of these moments are expressions of sheer joy that parents feel in the morning with their baby. The “Millions of Beautiful Morning Moments” campaign pays tribute to the love that parents feel when reunited in the waking hours of the day with their little ones.
In a new exclusive music video, Jewel and Pampers pay homage to the beautiful morning moments shared between parents and their babies. From storytime and sing-alongs to feeding horses and spending time with daddy, the video captures Jewel’s favorite beautiful morning moments with her son, Kase. With background music from Jewel’s most recent children’s album, “The Merry Goes ‘Round”, this performance of the popular children’s song “The Green Grass Grows All Around” is sure to enhance beautiful mornings with baby all the time!
ON MORNINGS: “I’m excited to partner with Pampers to celebrate beautiful mornings. The morning is my favorite time with my baby. I thought it was just me and Kase. I just thought, ‘Wow, Kase is always in a great mood in the morning.’ Then I talked to other moms and realized its every moms favorite time with their baby. It’s something kind of magical – they are just in a good mood, they got a great nights sleep and its just fun to hang out with them. One of my favorite morning moments with Kase is getting to read with him. Its amazing to me how one day to the next he’ll learning something new.”
ON PARENTING: “My best advice for parents trying to balance life and busy schedules is to try and cut yourselves some slack. As parents we hold ourselves to high standards and I think we’re always worried and we feel guilty like we’re not doing enough. All you can do is the best you can. As long as you love your kids and give them that stability, then they’re pretty accommodating.”
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There’s nothing “almost” about this picture. Jewel IS unrecognizable! Here the singer is in-character on the set of her new movie, in which she plays June Carter. She is in costume to play Carter in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, The June Carter Cash Story, which is her first major movie role.
Singer Jewel has always said she would never fix her famously snaggled smile.
But yesterday she tweeted a picture of herself with a gleaming white, straight teeth and long brown hair.
‘Here I am as June in my trailer with her blue eyes and perfect teeth,’ wrote the 38-year-old Who Will Save Your Soul singer.
The super white gnashers appear to be prosthetics.
Jewel herself has acknowledged to fans that slight imperfections can add character. ‘Stop looking at my teeth and look at my breasts!’ she told a fan in 2004.
It was on the first day of her job as the co-host of Bravo’s upcoming new reality show Going Platinum that Jewelreceived the happy news, according to PEOPLE.
“I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!” the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE. “It was so hard to keep it a secret. I was worried I’d start throwing up on set and everyone would be like, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant.’ ”
Now in her second trimester, Jewel and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, are finally ready to share their happy news.