Demi Lovato fired her sober coach before suspected overdose
Long before she was rushed to the hospital for treatment following a suspected drug overdose on Tuesday, July 24, Demi Lovato had fired her sober coach. That's according to Us Weekly, which cites multiple sources who confirmed the singer had axed her would-be guide for clean living after their relationship went south. According to one insider, "She would only maintain sobriety for a few days at a time before relapsing. She refused to go back to treatment." Us notes that Demi had referenced her former life coach, Mike Bayer, in a handful of resentful social media posts, throwing shade his way. As of earlier this month, they were "no longer in communication," according to Us. The latest reports indicate Demi is awake and with family, having been treated with Narcan to reverse the overdose. The singer has been open about her struggles with drugs and alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, self-harm and eating disorders in for years, urging an audience in New York City in March to seek help if they were struggling. She also stressed the importance of supporting an open and ongoing conversation about mental health. "The reason why I became so open about my story is because I know that there are people here tonight that need to ask for help and I want them to know that it's OK," she said at the time, which happened to be her sixth anniversary of sobriety. "Mental health is something that we all need to talk about and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let's raise the awareness. Let's let everybody know it's OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem. I'm bipolar, whatever. I take care of myself," she continued. "I can never say thank you enough to you guys for the support that you've given me over the years. And you've forgiven me for my mistakes. So thank you for being a part of saving my life. I love you guys." In June, after releasing her new single, "Sober," which was inspired by a recent relapse, Demi had reportedly recommitted to her sobriety.
Karlie Kloss shows off her massive engagement ring
The self-professed "happiest girl in the world," Karlie Kloss, is glowing even more, thanks to the massive engagement ring her boyfriend-turned-fiance Josh Kushner recently slipped on her finger. The model shared an Instagram Story (via People) from a photoshoot on Tuesday, July 25, that put the sparkler front and center. "My phone is blowing up with the sweetest messages from loved ones. This poor make up artist is gonna kill me," she captioned the clip. So far, everyone from Karlie's mom and grandmother to Serena Williams and Princess Beatrice have congratulated her on the big news. As for the ring, it's likely a "high-carat cushion cut diamond in a platinum solitaire setting with a diamond pavé band," according to People.
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Brad Pitt is sharing lots of 'laughter' at home with his kids
Between work and the kids, Brad Pitt is back to a full schedule this month. The actor and father of six is currently shooting Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" in Los Angeles. He popped up in a few LOL-worthy pics while filming a car scene with Leonardo DiCaprio this week. According to ET, that's not the only LOL-ing in Brad's life right now. Thanks to a new custody agreement with Angelina Jolie, Brad has their children from July 21 through July 29 at his home in the Los Feliz neighborhood. The crew of seven has been spending time together around the house, which one source says is full of "a lot of laughter and skating." During the kids' stay, Brad is responsible for handling the children's doctor and therapist appointments. Angelina, meanwhile, may only call the kids once a day. They're all set to go back to be with their mom in London after July 29.
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Andy Cohen fanboys all over Britney Spears' Radio City stage
It's Britney, b—c! And Andy Cohen couldn't be more excited. The "Watch What Happens Live" host proved he's Britney Spears Superfan No. 1 when he showed up onstage at Brit-Brit's concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Tuesday, July 24. A video clip from the performance, published by the New York Post, shows Andy bowing down effusively on both knees to the singer after she walked him around on a leash while singing "Freakshow." "I think you all know who this is … Give it up for him!" she said, almost laughing. He garbled what looked some some kind of adoring response as she autographed a T-shirt for him. Though we're guessing he went home feeling as blissed out as he appeared to be for those few minutes of the show, Brit was left with a slightly less pleasant reminder of their interaction. "Ow … ears … ," she told the audience once her guest headed back to watch the rest of the concert. "He's loud."
North West is only allowed to straighten her hair twice a year
Is Kim Kardashian West flirting with another cultural appropriation controversy? Some commenters on Kim's Instagram seem to be uncomfortable with the implications of new photos that show the reality star's daughter, North West, with straightened hair. The latest pic was a cute one of North and Kanye West Kim posted this week — captioned "I can still feel the love 💕" . Scrolling through the comments, it's clear some followers are concerned Kim's discouraging her biracial daughter from wearing her usually curly hair in a more natural style. Others pointed out that straightening can damage hair for good. Kim's response? "She is allowed twice a year, on her birthday and birthday party! This pic was taken back in June on her bday."
Nikki Bella plans to move out of John Cena's house: Report
Another day, another bit of drama for Nikki Bella and John Cena. TMZ reports Nikki is now house-hunting — solo — in the La Jolla section of San Diego. She's reportedly been living at John's house, which is in the same neighborhood, while her on-off flame travels in China. The two have struggled to reunite and make things work since Nikki called off their wedding in April. Insiders tell TMZ Nikki's main issue is a desire to regain her independence and "figure herself out." The "Total Bellas" season finale airs this weekend and is slated to feature Nikki's announcement she can't marry John.
Michelle Williams shares depression treatment update: 'I'm better'
Michelle Williams in an onward and upward state of mind after checking herself into a mental health facility to get treatment for depression. "Progress not perfection!" she tweeted last week. "I feel the [love]! I just wanted to let you guys know I'm better!" When she announced her plans to get help her earlier this summer, the destiny's Child alum said she'd be taking some time for herself, according to the New York Post. Since then, the 38-year-old's been doing her own thing in Los Angeles, where she celebrated her birthday with her fiance, Chad Johnson this week.
Gwyneth Paltrow on Most Hated title: 'More than Chris Brown?!'
When it comes to that Most Hated Celebrity title the ever-controversial Gwyneth Paltrow was saddled with back in 2013, she has one question: Really? Speaking to the New York Times magazine for its next cover story, Gwyneth opens up about what the dig felt like from her position. "I remember being like: Really? More than, like, Chris Brown? Me? Really? Wow," she recalls. "It was also the same week that I was People's Most Beautiful Woman. For a minute I was like: Wait, I don't understand. Am I hated to the bone or am I the world's most beautiful?" Fair enough.
Mark Wahlberg reveals '90s feud with Leonardo DiCaprio
Sometimes feuds can result in learning and growing. Speaking to high school and college students at the LEAP conference in Los Angeles this week, Mark Wahlberg revealed there was some major friction between him and his "Basketball Diaries" costar Leonardo DiCaprio. "He didn't want me for the part, and I didn't think he was right for the part," Mark said of the 1995 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We both had to really learn how to respect each other, and we earned it." The star also reflected on his success — and things in his life that could have derailed it, like being arrested for assault back when he was 16. "That was a wake-up call," he told the students. "I like my freedom."
Lisa Marie Presley's former manager says her debt is her fault
Lisa Marie Presley's former manager, Barry Siegel filed back at her lawsuit this week, telling the court that Lisa Marie's claim he's responsible her loss of $24.5 million is inaccurate, according to TMZ. In court documents, Barry says Lisa illustrated "excessive spending" habits when it came to the estate she inherited from her late father, Elvis Presley. He's suing her for $800,000 for work he says he did for her that allegedly went uncompensated. Lisa Marie initially sued him in February, citing his role in her investment in a company that failed in 2016.