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Demi Lovato Thought She Was Going To Die Young

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Man, sometimes what Demi Lovato says is on point (and sometimes not. But this is gold):

Demi has been super outspoken in her past struggles with addiction, bipolar disorder, and an eating disorder. In a new interview, however, the 23-year-old gets pretty graphic, and very real.

The actress/musician spoke to American Way, and talked about how she could trace her body image struggles back to age 3. She watched both her mother and her grandmother suffer from bulimia, and she followed suit (so sad) as a pageant girl. While shooting the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock at age 15, she was scared of being the next Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who were having public breakdowns at the time:

“Making Camp Rock, I was definitely like, ‘Oh crap. In three years, that’s going to be me,’” she said.

As her acting career took off and her star power grew, she started cutting herself, drinking heavily, and self-medicating with cocaine and OxyContin.

“I lived fast and I was going to die young,” she said. “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.”

Lovato is happier and healthier now — she celebrated her fourth year of sobriety this past March, and she credits her dedicated fans for keeping her accountable.

“When I have meet-and-greets, I can’t tell you the amount of times that girls will show me their arms covered in scars or cuts,” she said. “They’ll tell me, ’You helped me get through this. Because of you, I stopped self-harming,’ or ’I got sober.’ Hearing those things gave my life new meaning.”

(Via Amerian Way)

Sounds rough but know what? It’s a different time than it was four years ago, in my opinion. I feel like we’re much more sensitive to these issues and much more willing to give and receive support. It’s a good time to live, right, Demi?

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Posted Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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SHOCKER: Chris Brown Is Getting Sued For Violent Behavior

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Surprise surprise, Chris Brown‘s being a Dbag, AGAIN.

The controversial singer has more legal woes/violence allegations, and ironically enough, it’s with the dude that he hired to rehabilitate his image after the Rihanna beating.

Mike G claims he was hired in 2012 not only to change Brown’s image, but to get him out of debt and off drugs, and that it worked because Chris had  a resurgence in popularity (ugh). THEN, cut to last month: Mike G claims without provocation, Brown took him in a room, brutally attacked him with repeated punches to the face and neck, which landed him in the ER. TMZ reports:

The lawsuit claims Brown, rather than being remorseful, began mocking Mike G on social media and bragging to friends about the beating. Mike G says Brown had the audacity to tell people working on his tour, if they got out of line he’d beat them just like he beat Mike G.

Mike G says Brown’s rage was drug-fueled and the suit mention concern for retaliation from Brown’s “gang member friends.”

Mike G’s attorney, Patty Glaser, tells TMZ, “We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown. Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy.”

To add a little less class to the whole situation (if that’s possible), Chris just responded to the lawsuit in an Instagram video, claiming he fired Mike G for stealing money from him. Mike G’s lawyer shot back saying that they will be adding a defamation claim to the lawsuit. DANG.

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Posted Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 9:09am
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Selena Gomez Has…Leukemia?

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Just when you thought you forgot Selena Gomez was in rehab…new info surfaces. Or maybe it’s just a Freudian slip?

Selly covered GQ‘s May issue, and in her interview she explains why she chose to abruptly enter rehab back in 2014. It’s no secret that she’s been battling the auto-immune disease lupus, but her odd slip of the tongue makes it seem like she has something…a little more serious than that.

When asked about her diagnosis, the 23-year-old said:

“First off, this is something that everyone always wants to fixate on. I got diagnosed with lupus. My mom had a very public miscarriage. So I had to cancel my tour. I needed time to just be okay. And I was going through leukemia and I went to two different locations for those treatments. It’s really frustrating, because I am 100 percent allowed to have that, but I think people just want to have some sort of—”

The writer of the GQ piece, Zach Baron, did note that Selena probably meant chemotherapy instead of leukemia. Weird slip, though- especially because she was very specifically treated with chemotherapy during her two-week stay in rehab, for LUPUS. She continued:

“I understand what you’re asking, but I’m just saying, I don’t think it really matters. My past seems to be way more fascinating for people than my future, which bums me out.”

Gomez furthered her point, by sharing a story of when she first shared her diagnosis with a patient at a children’s hospital:

“And there was this kid that wouldn’t look me in the eye at all… I wanted to get his attention, even though maybe it was too much. So I just said, ‘Ask me anything you want.’ And he was the first person that I told, besides my best friend and family, because he asked me, ‘Have you ever dealt with anything like this?’ And I said, ‘I have lupus. I was in the ICU for two and a half weeks. I was in this exact same room.’ And it was the first time that he looked at me… I don’t ever really like to sit and dwell on what that experience was. Was it fun? No. Is it fun to have it? No.”

(Via GQ)

Does anyone else find her weird slip of the tongue interesting? Or do you just think she’s confused? WEIGH IN BELOW!

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Posted Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Snooki’s Kids Are The Only Reason She’s Not In Rehab

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Oh, Snooki, how I love you so.

I used to be HUGE into the Jersey Shore, I’ll admit it. And since then, the ladies of the Jersey Shore have held a particularly tender place in my heart. In my opinion, JWoww, Samantha, Angelina and Snooki had it rougher than the other castmates (literally. Remember when Snooki got punched in the face in season 1?) Anyhow, Snooki’s candor was always amazing to watch, and I’m glad she hasn’t changed in that way in the last seven years.

Even now, she’s being really upfront about how motherhood is freaking SCARY- something nobody really talks about. In a candid interview with SiriusXM podcast Wake Up! With Taylor, Snooks revealed her apprehension of motherhood when she first found out she was pregnant at 24:

“I always wanted to have kids but I wanted to wait till like, I don’t know, 27. But I got pregnant at 24 — so I was like: ‘S—, I’m not ready, what am I going to do? I don’t even know how to hold a baby. I hate kids!’ I wasn’t ready to make that transition. People were like: ‘Do you want to hold my baby?’ I was like: ‘No, I’m drinking a beer, go away'”.

Lucky for her, she stepped up to the plate.

“We have this switch that goes off. But it’s before the baby popped out — it was right when I got pregnant.”

Snooki also admitted that she’d “be in rehab” today if things have turned out differently. Well, glad you have your two kids, aren’t ya?

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Posted Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 11:11am
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