With filming complete for their upcoming movie, “Don’t Worry Darling,” lovebirds Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are reportedly planning to jet off to England together in the near future. According to the Daily Mail, Olivia will reunite with her kids, Otis, 6, and Daisy, 4, on the trip to Harry’s native home. Otis and Daisy have reportedly been staying with their dad, Olivia’s ex, Jason Sudeikis, who’s been shooting the second season of “Ted Lasso” in London. (It’s unclear if the two will also carve out family time with Harry’s relatives, but he grew up in Redditch, just a few hours north west of London.) Olivia, 36, and Harry, 26, began dating after the singer/actor joined the cast of Olivia’s second directorial project, replacing Shia LaBeouf. “Little known fact: most male actors don’t want to play supporting roles in female-led films,” the director and actress shared on Instagram after the film wrapped this week. “The industry has raised them to believe it lessens their power (i.e financial value) to accept these roles, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get financing for movies focusing on female stories,” she continued. She went on to gush about Harry, praising him for “[jumping] on board with humility and grace, and blew us away every day with his talent, warmth, and ability to drive backwards.”
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Demi Lovato reveals she had a heart attack, three strokes during 2018 overdose
During the overdose that nearly killed her in 2018, Demi Lovato survived three strokes and a heart attack and was only expected to live another “five to 10 minutes,” she shares in the new, official trailer for “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.” The four-part documentary isn’t due out until March 23, but YouTube Originals released the trailer this week during the virtual TCA press tour. “I had crossed a line that I had never crossed before … I snapped,” she recalls in the clip. The docu-series covers the last three years of the singer’s life, including her recovery and sobriety, her engagement and split from Max Ehrich and her music comeback, according to ET. Speaking to reporters during the press event, Demi opened up about why she’s “grateful for” reminders about how bad her substance abuse got, including the physical ones. “I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,” she revealed. “For a long time, [I] had a really hard time reading. Reading was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was two months later because my vision was so blurry. I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I think they are kind of still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again.” Musicians including Elton John and Christina Aguilera, along with Demi’s family members also share commentary about Demi in the forthcoming documentary.
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FKA twigs elaborates on Shia LaBeouf abuse allegations: ‘It’s a miracle I came out alive’
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to force people around the world into lockdown situations — which can be deadly for anyone with an abusive intimate partner — FKA twigs is continuing to speak out about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her ex, Shia LaBeouf. “The biggest misconception is, ‘Well, you’re smart. If it was that bad, why didn’t you leave?'” she explains in Elle’s March 2021 edition. “It can happen to anyone,” she explains, adding that the pandemic ultimately, “made me realize I need to come forward and talk about my experience.” Twigs goes on to break down her experience with Shia, revealing some new details about his behavior and revisiting some of what she’s described in the civil lawsuit she filed against the actor in December and in a subsequent New York Times interview. “What I went through with my abuser is, hands down, the worst thing [I’ve experienced] in the whole of my life. Recovering has been the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to do,” says twigs, 33. She also says she’s frustrated to look back now and realize if she’d known more about the tactics abusers employ she might have realized where the relationship was going sooner. “He would send me between 10 and 20 bunches of flowers a day for 10 days, she recalls. “Every time I would sit down to work or watch something, the doorbell would ring, and it would be another three bunches of flowers. On the tag, each time, it would say, ‘More love,’ ‘More love,’ ‘More love.’ It was a bit too much. It felt uncomfortable. I look back now, and it feels like really aggressive love.” The singer and dancer also says “the abuse really escalated” after she moved in with Shia in 2018. He’d manipulate her, she says, with rules abouthow often she had to kiss or touch him. He’d isolate her, deprive her of sleep, compare his exes to her, accuse her of planning to leave him, force her to sleep without clothes on and make her watch movies before bed about women being savagely attacked and murdered, she says. “I was very intimidated living with him. He had a gun by the side of the bed and was erratic. [I never knew what would] make him angry with me],” twigs adds. The singer also says people who worked with Shia knew of the abuse she was enduring and did nothing, starting with “Honey Boy,” which they both appeared in. (She says Shia told her she only got the role because she’s Black.) “At what point does Hollywood stop looking at money and start looking at people’s safety?” she asks. Shia, 34, has denied the allegations of abuse, though he was admitted to an inpatient treatment center earlier in the year and has reportedly agreed to end his business relationship with his agent so he can work on himself. Twigs, meanwhile, is feeling more empowered simply by having gotten away from a man she says tried to strangle her repeatedly and worse. “I have my life back. I can work as late as I want. I can see my friends,” she says. “It’s a miracle I came out alive.”
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Rihanna sparks cultural appropriation backlash
Social media users slammed Rihanna this week after the singer and Savage x Fenty creator shared a photo of herself wearing boxer shorts, no top and a necklace that features what looks like the Hindu god Ganesha on Instagram on Tuesday, Feb. 16. She tagged her lingerie brand in the caption. “Rihanna’s appropriation of the Hindu God Ganesha is something I never thought I’d see… ” one Twitter user complained (via USA Today), adding, “My religion IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC.” Wrote another: “It’s appalling to see how @Rihanna shamefully mocks our beloved Hindu God #Ganesha. This exposes how #Rihanna has no idea or respect for Indian culture, tradition and our issues here.” The backlash comes just months after Rihanna apologized for offending the Muslim community by including a song in her lingerie fashion show that featured a sacred Islamic verse. At the time, she called it a “huge oversight.” As of Wednesday, the post was still up.
Drew Barrymore reveals why she’s never had work done on her face and probably never will
Unlike so many of her Hollywood peers, Drew Barrymore is determined to avoid plastic surgery, Botox and fillers. “I’ve never done anything to my face and I would like to try not to … Never say never,” Drew, 45, said on “The Drew Barrymore Show” this week. ” I know myself. I’m a highly addictive person. I do one injection, I’m going to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein by Friday,” she added, referencing a socialite known for having undergone dozens of plastic surgeries. Her disinterest in tweaking her looks is about more than caution, though. “I think because I’m so rebellious that I saw all of that pressure and I saw all of those women torturing themselves to look a certain way and I thought, ‘You miserable people.’ I just never wanted to be afraid of what life would do to me. I probably went to too many opposite extremes. Now I’m boring and safe and healthy,” she explained. “We’re going to age, things are going to go south, and it’s OK, it’s a part of life,” Drew told viewers. “I feel more human and more vulnerable every year of my life but I also know how to appreciate every year more and more too.”
Decision on Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan’s royal roles expected soon
A decision about the future of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s royal roles is expected to be made sooner than planned, People reports. The expectant couple currently reside with their son, Archie, in Southern California, while working on their charitable foundation, Archewell, and various projects with Netflix and Spotify, after stepping back from their royal duties last year. At the time, Queen Elizabeth gave them a one-year probation period during which the family planned to work out details or kinks with regard to the unprecedented exit arrangement. That probation ends March 31, but sources tell People the decision will be handed down sooner. As of Wednesday, Feb. 17, Harry and Meghan are expected to lose their patronages, but keep their Duke and Duchess titles. Harry is likely to lose his honorary military appointments, which will mean he can no longer wear military uniforms at public events. The former Army chief is expected to be able to continue his work with the Invictus Games Foundation, though, as well as his HIV/AIDS charity Sentebale, which fights the disease in southern Africa. He’ll also be able to continue his work with WellChild, which supports critically ill kids and their families, while Meghan will maintain her relationship with the animal rescue group, Mayhew, according to the outlet. The queen has reportedly been concerned with how Harry and Meghan’s new, financially independent situation, “affects the wider institution,” People’s insider says, and still sees no “hybrid” option moving forward. The couple announced in February that they’re expecting a sibling for Archie.
Marilyn Manson reportedly hires 24-hour security amid abuse allegations
Marilyn Manson is reportedly “worried about his safety and not taking any risks” after multiple women accused him of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, a source tells The Sun. That apparently includes leaving his house. The singer, who has not been seen in public in weeks and recently refused to open his door for police during a welfare check, according to Page Six, has now employed round-the-clock security for his home. “He’s paranoid at the best of times, but the allegations have really rocked him and he was adamant he needed protection,” the insider says. The allegations began with the singer’s former fiancee, Evan Rachel Wood, who claimed on social media that she was “horrifically abused” by her ex. More exes followed suit with similar allegations, all of which Manson denied in a social media statement that claimed, “My intimate relationships have always been consensual with like-minded partners. Regardless of how — and why — others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”
Paris Hilton celebrates her 40th after getting engaged to Carter Reum
Paris Hilton just joined her friend, Kim Kardashian West, in the 40-something club. The heiress celebrated her big 4-0 on Wednesday, Feb. 17, shortly after getting engaged to beau, Carter Reum, on an island. “When you find your soulmate, you don’t just know it. You feel it,” she shared on Instagram Wednesday. “My love & I have been together since our first date, and for my birthday, he arranged a special trip to tropical paradise. 🏝️ As we walked to dinner along the beach, Carter led us to a cabana adorned with flowers and dropped to one knee. 💍 I said yes, yes to forever ❤️ There’s no one I’d rather spend forever with.” Also 40, the venture capital entrepreneur is a longtime friend of the Hiltons who Paris knew for many years before they began dating in 2019, according to People.
Rush Limbaugh dies at his home in Florida
Conservative talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh has died at 70 after battling lung cancer. His wife, Kathryn announced his death on Wednesday, Feb. 17, after going on the air on his three decades-old radio show, according to the New York Times, which credited Rush with transforming “the once-sleepy sphere of talk radio into a relentless attack machine.” Former Vice President Mike Pence was among the first to share his thoughts about Rush on social media. He described the late, controversial star as an “inspiration,” “the gold standard of the airwaves” and “the anchor of Conservatism.”
Taylor Momsen credits music with pulling her out of depression, substance abuse
Taylor Momsen believes music saved her from a dangerous low point in her life — and she hopes her new Pretty Reckless album, “Death By Rock and Roll,” can save someone else, too. In the new issue of People, the former “Gossip Girl” star opens up about the devastation she felt after Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and her producer and good friend, Kato Khandwala, died in the space of one year, and how music helped her deal with the grief. When Chris died in Detroit in 2017, Taylor’s band was the opening act on their tour. “Opening for Soundgarden was the highest of highs for me,” she tells People. “So to have it end so tragically was crushing. We were there that night in Detroit [when Chris died] and spoke that evening. To wake up to the news that he had passed was such a shock. I was not equipped to handle that.” Kato died just 11 months later. “I went into this hole of just utter depression and substance abuse. I was in a very unhealthy space,” she recalls. “I’d given up on life, but then I turned to music,” she says. “It saved me. I am very lucky that I had my best friends by my side, pushing me in the new direction. Music has always been the constant.” Taylor, 27, adds that the band’s new album “feels like a rebirth” after she and her bandmates started to heal from grief and depression: “I want people to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and there is a reason to keep moving forward.”
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