Stardom can be hard, especially if you’re Lady Gaga.
The singer revealed she is still taking medication after feeling “traumatized” by her career’s sudden takeoff, which makes sense. We saw Lady Gaga EVERYWHERE from like 2011 to 2014, and then she chilled out for a bit. And Gaga herself admitted she was suffering a period of depression that left her feeling “exhausted – like I was dying”. Now, she’s preparing to release her first pop album in three years. And as we reported, she just released her new single, Perfect Illusion, which is exciting. She talked to The Mirror about all of it, and I felt all the REALNESS.
On her sudden fame: “I needed a moment to stabilize. When my career took off, I don’t remember anything at all. It’s like I’m traumatised. I needed time to recalibrate my soul.”
On her mood: “I take medication. I’m not saying I feel good because of the medication – I wouldn’t encourage young people to take anti-depressants or mood stabilisers.
On depression: “I openly admit to having battled depression and anxiety and I think a lot of people do. I think it’s better when we all say: ‘Cheers!’ And ‘fess up to it.”
On being in her 30’s: “I find in my 30s, I haven’t actually calmed down. I calm down for periods of time and then I’m actually worse – I’m more wild for a short period of time. It’s a little bit of both. But 30 is fantastic because I feel like I have all the wisdom of my 20s.”
Obvi, a Vons rep caught wind of the thing and insisted that there’s merely a limit to how much can be charged on one’s credit card when buying gift cards, which is true. But you don’t have to be rude while doing it, do you? Vons later released an official statement about the incident:
“At Vons, we strive to treat each and every customer with the utmost respect. There is a policy that limits gift card purchases using a credit card. Zendaya was able to purchase gift cards up to our limit, and we apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding.”
“We respect Zendaya’s voice in the community and similarly are committed to diversity and inclusion. Moreover, we understand that race is a sensitive issue in America and view this experience as a reminder that every interaction is an opportunity to treat each customer as we ourselves would like to be treated.”
Okay, I get that there could have been a misunderstanding about what can be charged and like, gift card policies, but also, the clerk COULD have been rude and racist, and there’s no ownership of that being a possibility. Not very classy, Vons.
Natalie Portman just debuted her growing baby bump at the premiere of her film Planetarium at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, September 8, looking gorgeous in a white one-shouldered Dior dress. Pregnancy looks good on this one, doesn’t it?
An onlooker tells Us that the actress was rubbing her belly at the star-studded event, proud of her second little bundle of joy! And I would be, too. This is the second kid of Portman and her husband, Benjamin Millepied, 39. The two met on the set of 2010’s Black Swan and married in 2012. (Millepied was a choreographer on the drama) and little Aleph is almost 5.
In July, the No Strings Attached star explained how motherhood has changed the way she works. “I think being a mother made me realize how maternal the role of director is,” she said during an interview with The New York Times magazine T. “It made me much calmer under stress because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows and you can make everything OK again. And things get bad and stressful easily on films.”
Girl was trying to buy some gift cards at a store last night and the clerk was really rude to her. Like, “throw a wallet back at her” rude. I don’t know quite how to explain it except, racism:
Zendaya has alleged she was the victim of racism at a supermarket – with the clerk allegedly refusing to serve her and throwing her wallet back at her when she tried to buy $400 in gift cards.
“The lady that was helping us… I don’t think she was a huge fan of our skin tone,” the Spider-Man: Homecoming actress told fans on Snapchat Tuesday night. Zendaya alleged the clerk told her she couldn’t afford the gift cards before throwing her wallet, causing her cards to fall out.
“I can’t make this s— up!” she told the camera.
The 20-year-old star said, “This is what we deal with…” – before her male friend added, “Because we’re black.”
I mean, I guess some stores have weird rules about people paying cash for their gift cards? But I don’t know. It just kind of sounds like the clerk just didn’t believe that a young woman of color would have the $400 for the gift cards. Gross.