Miley Cyrus opens up about getting sober after a slip
Miley Cyrus is back on the wagon— just in time for her 28th birthday. In an interview with Zane Lowe for the Monday, Nov. 23, edition of "New Music Daily" on Apple Music, the singer reveals she's sober again after a recent period of substance use. "Well, I, like a lot of people, being completely honest, during the pandemic fell off [the wagon] …," she told Zane, adding that she "would never" pretend otherwise. "… I fell off and I realized that I now am back on sobriety, two weeks sober, and I feel like I really accepted that time," Miley continued. She went on to say that when she's stumbled in her sobriety in the past, she takes a "Don't get furious, get curious" approach. "So don't be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, 'What happened?'" she explained. The newly minted 28-year-old revealed back in June that she was 6 months sober, telling Variety she wanted more clarity to "polish up my craft." Speaking to Zane, she said being 27 also factored into her decision to "protect" herself, given that so many other music stars have passed away at that age. She noted the specifics of what goes wrong for her when she indulges in substances. "I think everyone has to do what is best for them," Miley said. "I don't have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of … Even into, I've just been wanting to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time." She added that she finds it "pretty easy … to be sober or in and out of sobriety" because she's so disciplined. Miley's new album, "Plastic Hearts," is out Friday.
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Fans react to the less-than-romantic birthday poem Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian
Sunday, Nov. 22, marked the tenth anniversary of Kanye West's landmark album, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," a milestone his wife, Kim Kardashian West marked by sharing a photo of the handwritten poem that inspired one of the recording's most critically acclaimed songs. As fans pointed out in the comments, though the poem was … less than flattering. "Happy 10-year anniversary to Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album," Kim posted on Instagram. "For those [who] don't know the story behind 'Lost In The World,' Kanye couldn't come up with some of the lyrics but then realized he had them in a poem he had written me that was my birthday card he gave me for my 30th birthday. He took the poem he wrote me and made it the song. I keep everything!" Photos of the original card show Kanye had drawn stick figures he labeled "me and kimmy," with "kimmy" wearing Louboutins and carrying a "Berkin" bag alongside a drawing of a sailboat labeled "yaught." The other page featured the poem that became the song's lyrics. "You're my devil, you're my angel," it began. "You're my Heaven, you're my Hell/ You're my now, you're my forever," he raps. "You're my freedom, you're my jail/ You're my lies, you're my truth/ You're my war, you're my truce/ You're my questions, you're my proof." The final line reads, "you're my stress / you're my masseuse." Kanye would later tell MTV in a 2010 interview, "emotionally it just fit the crescendo of everything that I was saying and what I wanted to say to this girl." But Kim's followers weren't sure what to make of it. "I would be so p—– if I got this from a dude I was talking to. I'd throw it back in their face and walk away," wrote one confused fan (via ET). "Ummmm he called you his hell and his jail?" a second asked. Others called out the rapper for misspelling Birkin and yacht. Of course, Kim may have also had questions about being dubbed Kanye's "jail" and his "lies" in 2010 — because she didn't start dating him until 2012.
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Megan Fox reveals Machine Gun Kelly tattoo tribute as they make their red carpet debut as a couple
Lovebirds Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, where Taraji P. Henson hosted a mix of in-person performances and virtual speeches by artists including Taylor Swift, who picked up her third consecutive Artist of the Year award, along with Music Video of the Year ("Cardigan") and Favorite Female Pop Artist. While MGK's new album, "Tickets To My Downfall," didn't score a nomination, Megan made it clear she's his No. 1 fan, courtesy of a new tattoo on her collarbone that appears to be an homage to the rapper and singer. As the night got underway, Twitter fans began posting photos of Megan's new ink. "We finally have a close-up of Megan's tattoo," wrote one user, "… and it says 'el pistolero', which is Spanish for the shooter aka machine gun Kelly!" Others suggested the Spanish was a reference to Costa Rica, where the two met while filming "Midnight in the Switchgrass" earlier this year.
Jennifer Lopez sparks Beyonce copycat accusations at the American Music Awards
The Beyhive had a lot to say about Jennifer Lopez and Maluma's performance at the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22. As J.Lo belted out her new songs, "Pa'Ti" and "Lonely," alongside the Colombian singer-songwriter, critics popped up on social media to accuse her of taking more than just inspiration from Beyoncé's 2014 Grammy Awards performance of "Drunk In Love" with Jay-Z, from her sheer black bodysuit to her wet-look bob to the chair she used as a dance prop. "Nah, Jlo definitely copied the same everything from Beyoncé's Grammy performance….like girl… copied her whole flow," one Beyoncé fan griped on Twitter (via HollywoodLife). Another posted, "JLO NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!" before asserting that, "Her whole AMA's performed looked just like Beyoncé's Drunk in love performance." Wrote a third: "J.Lo pulling a drunk in love ..looks very Beyoncé to me ..Bob and all." As of Monday, J.Lo had not commented publicly on the backlash.
Al Roker returns to 'Today' after surgery for prostate cancer
He's back! On Monday, Nov. 23 — two weeks after undergoing a five-hour surgery following his prostate cancer diagnosis — Al Roker returned to the "Today" studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. "Great medical care and the love of friends and family — it goes a long way," Al said. When his costars agreed he looked great, he joked he was "hoping I looked a little better" than he did before the procedure. Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Carson Daly and Craig Melvin were just happy to have him back and feeling better, though, with Savannah expressing her thanks for having the whole "Today" crew "all together" again before the holidays. Al remained in good spirits throughout the show, admitting he's been "feeling good" since "that first week you can get that catheter out" and happily telling "all the ladies" about the Kegel exercises he's been doing as part of his recovery. ("Nobody wants to know about that!" Hoda assured her costar.) Al's surgery involved the successful removal of his prostate and multiple lymph-nodes, according to People. He last appeared on the show last Tuesday, where he told fans his recovery was going well.
Alison Brie would love a 'GLOW' movie to 'tie everything up'
Last month, Netflix announced "GLOW" would not be moving forward with its planned fourth and final season due to concerns about the safety of shooting a "physically intimate show" with a "large ensemble cast." So can fans expect a one-off movie finale to wrap things up? Maybe, according to Alison Brie, but probably not anytime soon. In an interview last week with The Playlist's podcast, the actress, who plays Ruth aka Zoya the Destroya on the '80s women's wrestling throwback explained her thinking on why she's not convinced a movie finale will be in the works in the near future. "I certainly think a ['GLOW'] movie could tie everything up," she said. "Our creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, are incredible writers. And they're so devoted to these characters that they created. I think a movie would be a great way to wrap it up." But, she said, great writers and interest from the cast isn't necessarily enough during the pandemic. "I'm a little pessimistic about it actually happening just in light of everything that's gone on this year and how difficult it is to get anything back into production with COVID," Alison explained. "And I'm also part of the 'Community' cast, who's been trying to get a movie going for six years, so what I'm saying is don't hold your breath because if it does happen, it might take a minute." In the meantime, Alison hates to see the show come to an end but takes heart in her pride in what she and her castmates were able to create. "It's definitely a bummer," she said. "I'm going to miss playing with those incredible women and Marc Maron and Chris Lowell. But you know, we're so lucky. We're lucky that we got to make three, to me, perfect seasons of a show. I love it so much and it will live on Netflix forever. So people can still check it out."
Will Smith's ex-wife returns to Jada Pinkett Smith's 'Red Table Talk'
For her Thanksgiving week edition of "Red Table Talk," Jada Pinkett Smith welcomed back the woman who served as the show's first guest in 2018 — Sheree Zampino, Will Smith's ex-wife. The first time Sheree joined Jada on her Facebook Watch series, the two spoke candidly about the evolution of their friendship and their blended family (Sheree shares a 28-year-old son, Trey Smith, with Will). This time, things were more relaxed, with Jada, her daughter, Willow Smith, and her mom, Adrienne Banfield Norris, praising Sheree's cooking skills. "We've invited our favorite cook in the family to share her secret holiday recipes," Jada said, introducing Sheree (via People). "I'm so excited!" Willow gushed. Later, Jada assured viewers, "Miss Ree here hooks us up" for the holidays as Willow and Adrienne agreed wholeheartedly. In addition to sharing recipe secrets, Sheree, Jada and her co-hosts offered other blended families tips on making the holidays work.
Harvey Weinstein is reportedly being monitored 24/7 via video in prison
As Harvey Weinstein continues to serve his 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault, the authorities at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York are monitoring him on video 24/7, according to a new report from TMZ. Citing law enforcement sources, the website reports the former producer is being watched via "regular surveillance cameras" and "eye-level cameras" on the guards who shadow him every day in the interest of avoiding a self-harm situation a la Jeffrey Epstein. The late financier and convicted sex offender was serving time for sex trafficking involving minors when he was found dead in his jail cell in August 2019. Last week, reps for Harvey confirmed Harvey, who contracted COVID-19 in March, was in poor health again, though he's tested negative for the coronavirus, according to Page Six.
Stephen Dorff hopes Johnny Depp, Amber Heard can find a way to heal after messy, public divorce
Johnny Depp's former co-star, Stephen Dorff, hopes both Johnny and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, get the space they need to heal after details about their stormy marriage were made public again over the summer. "He was a stand-up legend to me," Stephen tells Page Six of the actor, who faced off against his ex in court while accusing British tabloid The Sun of libel. "… He was somebody who was generous, was friendly and giving to me, at a time when I'd just lost my mom and I was probably in the most vulnerable state I'd ever been in my life … ," Stephen continued. "I got to act with one of my heroes as an actor and one of my heroes as a director [Michael Mann]." As for Johnny's unsuccessful case against The Sun — which he waged after being branded a "wife beater" by the tab — Stephen said he hates to see Johnny or Amber endure so much backlash over private events. "I just have to say it's a shame that publicly people's lives have to get thrown out there in the world and I would just hope there's some healing at some point for him and for her and for whatever because the truth is the guy is a great guy and was great to me," he said. "That's all I can really go on." Stephen's latest film, "Embattled," is in theaters and streaming on demand now.
Nicole Kidman on how Keith Urban 'saved' her from the world's 'epidemic of loneliness'
This year's coronavirus pandemic has created what Nicole Kidman describes in a new interview with Glamour UK as an "epidemic of loneliness." And she doesn't take for granted the fact that she and her husband, Keith Urban, fell in love — in fact, she believes he "saved" her in a way. "I have a very good relationship. It is a very soothing, comforting place for me to go, and he's a very strong, warm, kind man. I'm very fortunate to have that in my life, because it's a really strong place to be able to go and curl up," she tells the magazine when asked about her high-profile romance with the country star. "And, this is a lonely world, right?" she adds. "That's an extraordinary thing to have found, particularly later in my life. But it saved me, as well, which is a beautiful thing to have." Later in the interview, she recalls having struggled with loneliness herself, pointing out that some call it "the great killer" because of its detrimental effects on a person. "It causes so much pain and I've been lonely, and it is very, very, very hard," Nicole shares. "You see it in older people. You see it in young people. You see it now in this world. We can't even hug anymore," she said, referencing the safety rules around Loneliness is an epidemic. So, I am very fortunate to come home to him. My heart goes out to the people who don't have a person to go to now."