Demi Lovato: “I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body”

Demi Lovato: “I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body”

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Demi Lovato recently opened up to Glamour Magazine about body image, the lack of normal bodies in Taylor Swift’s squad and feminism:

On the negative response to her “Body Say” images:

You don’t say anything, because you can never win. Whether they’re saying that you’re ugly, or that you’re a whore, or that you’re a bad role model, or something else, you’re never gonna win.

On exploring sexuality in her image and music:

We live in an imbalanced society when it comes to encouraging male sexuality and discouraging female sexuality. In 20 years I hope we’ll look back like, Wow, that’s how it used to be.

Question: You’ve said before, in regard to Taylor Swift, “Don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work.” How do you see yourself doing the work?

Just speaking out. I’m not afraid to talk about the fact that women get paid less than men in the United States and how unfair that is. Talking about it at all is doing the work. And I think every woman does her part in some way. But I think in certain situations, certain people could be doing more if they’re going to claim that as part of their brand. To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don’t see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It’s kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it’s not real.

Question: Well, there are many kinds of “normal” bodies. I think what you’re getting at is there’s just one type of body in that squad.

It’s not realistic. And I think that having a song and a video about tearing Katy Perry down, that’s not women’s empowerment. We all do things that aren’t, but I have to ask myself, Am I content with calling myself a feminist? Yes, because I speak out.

Question: Do things besides a busy schedule still trigger you?

Yeah, of course. Seeing cocaine in movies. I’ve never watched The Wolf of Wall Street. I can’t. I don’t like to go out to clubs, because I find myself seeing remnants of drugs in the bathroom. I did the Victoria’s Secret Swim Special, and being surrounded by supermodels’ bodies was triggering to me. I remember asking, “How do you maintain your figure?” Some said, “I really have to work at it.” Others said, “It’s genetics.” It was interesting to hear that it wasn’t through unhealthy [behaviors]. It was a great learning experience. I still felt sexy, having a different body than these women. I had Wilmer there, who loved my curves—that helped.

Taylor Swift’s squad that lacks normal bodies, according to Demi:

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Demi Lovato Quits Social Media, Tells Trolls to GTFO

Demi Lovato may be Cool for the Summer.

But she isn’t cool with a lot of the stuff being said about her and to her on social media.

Following a string of insults and negativity on various platforms, Lovato surprised Twitter followers on Monday afternoon when she announced her departure from nearly all of social media.

“Damn I gotta quit sayin s–t. Bye Twitter,” she wrote. “And Insta.”

It’s unclear what, exactly, prompted this decision on Demi’s behalf.

But she added that she will remain on Snapchat and made it clear that online haters have simply made Twitter and Instagram too unpleasant for her these days.

“I like Snapchat cause I don’t have to see what some of y’all say,” she Tweeted. ”

“Follow me if you want: theddlovato. But why do people actually give a f–k what I say?? Like if you don’t care the gtfo haha.”

Lovato, who recently split from Wimer Valderrama after six years of dating, is one of our favorite celebrity follows.

She keeps it real. She speaks her mind. She focuses on important issues.

Multiple times in the past, Lovato has spoken out about such personal topics as her former cocaine use, hoping to use her mistakes and life story in order to help others.

In early May, Lovato went on somewhat of a Twitter rant, even referencing her bipolar disorder during the diatribe.

It wasn’t clear at that time, either, exactly what prompted the rant.


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Before Demi signed off for good on Monday night, the artist dropped another Twitter message that have fans speculating wildly.

That one time I started my own charity providing mental health care for people who can’t afford it and this is what y’all talk about.

And people wonder what’s wrong with the world. Pay more attention to good than bad.

It’s not really too hard to figure out what happened here.

Lovato wants to assist those with mental illness. She wants to help people overcome their personal insecurities and substance abuse issues.

And idiotic trolls likely just want to make fun of her body.

That’s the Internet far too often for you, isn’t it?


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22 Celebrities Who Died from an Overdose

22 Celebrities Who Died from an Overdose

It's both tragic and true:

Far too many celebrities have lost their lives to a drug overdose.

We send our best wishes to the loved ones of these late stars and we hope they are resting in peace…

1. Prince

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About six weeks after he passed away at home in Minnesota, it was confirmed that Prince died of an opiate overdose. Sad stuff.

2. Whitney Houston

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Whitney Houston passed away from a cocaine overdose and drowning on February 11, 2012. The legendary singer was 49 years old.

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead by a friend on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014. The Oscar-winning star was 46 at the time and a medical examiner declared that Hoffman died from a mixture of heroin, cocaine and amphetamines.

4. Peaches Geldof

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Peaches Geldof, 25, died in April 7 at her home in Wrotham, England. A few months later, a British coroner officially ruled that Geldof had died of a heroin overdose.

5. Lisa Robin Kelly

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Lisa Robin Kelly died in her sleep from multiple drug intoxification on August 14, 2013. She was 43 years old at the time.

6. Cory Monteith

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Rest in peace, Cory Monteith. The Glee star died from a mixture of heroin and champagne on July 13, 2013. The incident followed a night out with friends in Vancouver. He was 31.

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Lamar Odom needs months of rehabilitation & Khloe will be there for all of it

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As we discussed yesterday, Lamar Odom is improving. Considering how bad everything looked for Lamar on Tuesday and Wednesday, his slowly unfolding recovery seems nothing short of miraculous. Sources told E!, TMZ and People over the weekend that Lamar is breathing on his own, he’s off the ventilator, and he’s responsive to questions, which seems to indicate that neurologically, he’s doing well. But Lamar is still experiencing renal failure and if he does recover to some degree, it will be a very long process. Here’s what People Mag is saying:

While Lamar Odom continues to recover from his medical crisis last week, estranged wife Khloé Kardashian “won’t leave his side,” a source tells PEOPLE.

“She wants to be there so that whenever he opens his eyes, he sees her,” the source says.

Kardashian, 31, “is happy he is off the ventilator and is breathing on his own, but she is still scared and still concerned,” a family source also tells PEOPLE. “He’s woken up and his heart is stronger, but there is still concern about his organs.”

Both sources confirm that Odom, 35, is no longer on a ventilator. “Things are looking brighter,” the family source says. But Odom has not been texting, the source says. He has been able to talk, though it’s unclear how much, the family source says: “I think it’s minimal.”

Odom awoke Friday from a four-day coma, after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Nevada brothel. Cocaine and opiates were found in his system and he had suffered multiple strokes, PEOPLE confirmed.

“His organs still aren’t that strong,” the family source says, adding that “they don’t know the damage. Lamar still has a way to go,” the source says. “It’s promising, but he is not home-free.”

[From People]

Sources are telling TMZ similar things, that his condition is promising but his recovery will take months. Sources say that the doctors believe “an undetermined amount of damage to his body will be permanent” and that Lamar will need months of physical and speech therapy. Sources also say that Khloe is determined to be with him the entire way, “say she has vowed to stay with him through the entire ordeal … and that includes all therapy.” TMZ also notes that since everything with Lamar has gone down, Khloe has not mentioned anything about her boyfriend James Harden. Which… I mean, is anyone judging her for that? Khloe and James have only been together a few months and it had “fun fling” written all over it. Of course she’s focused on Lamar right now.

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Khloe Kardashian making medical

Khloe Kardashian making medical

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There are 20 million new stories about Lamar Odom from the past 24 hours, and every single one of them is really depressing. I won’t be doing full, extensive coverage of every part of this tragedy, just so you know. I find some of it (much of it) to be morbid, victim-blamey and sordid. As of right now, Lamar’s medical condition is still dire and Khloe Kardashian is still by his side. Here are some pieces of information that I could stomach.

Khloe and Lamar are still legally married. I think we already knew this, but it’s interesting to get it confirmed. According to TMZ, Khloe and Lamar did eventually sign the divorce papers but the family court has such a backlog, the divorce hasn’t come through yet. So Khloe is still legally his wife. Now Khloe is making medical decisions on Lamar’s behalf, because he is in a coma. Sources tell TMZ that Khloe has already made several medical decisions for Lamar. Sources tell People that Lamar never made a living will or directed anyone to make medical decisions on his behalf, so everything is falling to Khloe.

The drugs. Initially, people were claiming that Lamar had only been taking “herbal Viagra,” but now multiple media outlets report that Lamar was under the influence of cocaine as well. And probably other drugs, with sources telling People that there were “opiates” in his system too. He likely had track marks on his arms too.

Lamar’s condition. It’s not good. Family sources say Lamar has had “a couple strokes” while in the hospital. A family source also tells People: “They’re pretty sure this is goodbye, but they’re praying for a miracle. They know that God has the power to heal him, but that’s really the last hope at this point. This is really bad.”

Lamar’s ex-wife & kids are at the hospital too. The Daily Mail has more here.

Initially, Khloe and Kris Jenner went to Lamar’s bedside first – Khloe was there within hours, and she apparently asked her mom to come with her for moral support. Kim Kardashian ended up canceling her baby shower so she could go to Vegas later on Wednesday to meet up with her sister and mom – go here to see the photos.

Update: There’s a lot of misinformation out there, but as of 11:15 am EST, Lamar is still alive, on life support, and sources say his condition is no better or worse than it was yesterday

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Did Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, have a secret Ashley Madison account?

Did Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, have a secret Ashley Madison account?
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Joe Biden’s younger son from his first marriage, Hunter Biden, has gotten caught up in the Ashley Madison Hack. Maybe. Breitbart.com broke the story and they have the screenshots to prove it – go here to see. While the email account is connected to someone going by Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter’s full name), the birthday is off by a decade. When Brietbart and other outlets asked Hunter for a comment, he said this was the first time he’s ever heard of it. He denied it, flat-out:

Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden says the profile that uses his email address on the hacked “cheating” website Ashley Madison does not belong to him.

“I am certain that the account in question is not mine,” Hunter Biden said in a statement provided to ABC News. “This account was clearly set up by someone else without my knowledge.”

Hunter Biden, 45, says he first learned about the account registered to his name “from the media” and that he no longer uses the email address that was linked to the profile after he became aware that the address may have been compromised.

“This is, unfortunately, not the first time that someone has used my name and identity to try to discredit me,” the married father of three said in the statement. “From my understanding through press accounts, it is very easy to set up an account without someone’s knowledge as there is no requirement that an email address be verified and I am certain that is what happened in this case,” the vice president’s son continued.

A screenshot of the account profile taken by Breitbart shows that whoever created the profile under Biden’s name got a key detail wrong: Biden’s birthday.

His birth date listed on the account is off by 10 years. The profile lists Biden’s birth date as Feb. 4, 1980, but his actual birth date is Feb. 4, 1970.