Demi Lovato is getting the help she needs
It has not been an easy couple of weeks for former child star Demi Lovato, who shocked us all with a drug overdose at the end of July. The good news is that the star and athletic-wear designer has now checked out of the hospital, and has reportedly gone straight into rehab to get some help following her relapse.
TMZ reports the 25-year-old took a private plane to a facility outside of California, one that is supposed to be one of the States’ best centres for addiction.
For those who need a reminder, Lovato’s assistant found her unconscious in her bed on July 24 from a supposed overdose; Lovato then spent more than a week in the hospital recovering from complications.
Ethan Hawke reveals past depression
It has to be hard for a celeb to have a romantic life when you’re constantly in the spotlight, but it has to be even harder when you’re going through a divorce. As it turns out, that was definitely the case for Ethan Hawke when he and former wife Uma Thurman went through a pretty public divorce back in 2005.
The Training Day star admitted that just as his professional life was taking off his personal one fell apart, and it left him with a whole lot of demons.
“In a lot of ways, [my Oscar nomination for Training Day] could have been the beginning of something. It was the best moment of my career,” he told GQ in its August issue. “But I got divorced and my personal life fell apart…I don’t know if you feel this way, but when you’re depressed, it’s really easy to see everything that is fake about other people and life, and I just started seeing that. How phony celebrity was, how phony everything is. You channel your inner Holden Caulfield, you know?”
Honest and real… no wonder this guys has been nominated for four freaking Oscars.
One Trump hater is facing hard jail time
You don’t have to agree with current U.S. politics, but apparently it’s a pretty big no-no to share those feelings with Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Austen Clay, the man who admitted to taking a pickaxe to the star two weeks ago and chipping it to smithereens, has been charged with felony vandalism and is now facing hard time—up to three years in county jail, to be exact.
Stay tuned for Clay’s verdict but in the meantime the star itself has already been fixed. Whether it actually remains there is a whole other question.
Postpartum emotions know no boundaries
Most moms understand the guilt and fear that comes with returning to work following a mat leave, but few understand the epic stress that comes with such a return when you’re also in the spotlight and under public scrutiny.
Serena Williams reminded us of such stresses when she suffered the worst loss of her pro career last week at the Silicon Valley Classic, and now we officially know why she was in such a state. The tennis pro admitted on Instagram over the weekend that she had been in a funk over postpartum emotions, and that feeling like a bad mom was a huge contributor to her loss against the 43rd ranked Johanna Konta.
Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom. I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be. However, that means although I have been with her every day of her life, I’m not around as much as I would like to be. Most of you moms deal with the same thing. Whether stay-at-home or working, finding that balance with kids is a true art. You are the true heroes. I’m here to say: if you are having a rough day or week–it’s ok–I am, too!!! There’s always tomm!
We feel you Serena, and we thank you for talking it through in hopes that others going through these feelings will too.