DEMI LOVATO POSTS HEARTFELT NOTE AFTER REPORTED OVERDOSE – (08/06/2018)
Demi Lovato is speaking out for the first time since being hospitalized after a reported overdose in late July. The 25-year-old penned a note posted to her social media on Sunday.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet,” Demi wrote.
“I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.”
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting,” she wrote.
The singer goes on to thank her family, her team and the hospital staff, adding, “Without them, I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.”
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she concludes. “The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”
At the end of June, Demi revealed that she’d fallen off the wagon after six years by releasing the song “Sober.” Following her overdose, it re-entered the charts.
PINK HITS BACK AT CRITICISM THAT SHE HIT THE BEACH INSTEAD OF THE STAGE – (08/06/2018)
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Pink is hitting back at critics after she was spotted on the beach following the cancellation of her Sydney concert
The singer announced Thursday that she’d postponed Friday’s show due to an upper respiratory infection, but some outlets posted photos of the singer on the beach in Byron Bay, Australia, with her kids, which some took to mean that she wasn’t as sick as she’d claimed.
Pink took to Instagram to clear up any misconceptions, saying, “This break in Byron has been scheduled since 2017, as a way to get outside the hotel and the winter and have some time with my children.”
She continued, “[What] these parasite paparazzi don’t show you, is two doctor visits in Byron on two consecutive days, antibiotics, steroids, Vick’s, nose spray, throat spray, more steroids, NyQuil, a screaming baby in the middle of the night, every night, while mama gives him warm baths and tells her daughter everything is fine.”
Pink added that she has “never f****d off while disrespecting hard working people who spend money to come see me play.”
She notes, “I have never phoned in a single tour, I have an impeccable record for not cancelling. I mother with everything I have whilst handling all the rest.”
Pink also explained that the picture doesn’t show that she’s drinking water and lying down resting while her friends entertain the kids.
Pink’s pal Justin Timberlake came to her defense in an Instagram comment on the post. Justin, who’s toured with her twice, wrote in part, “I’m here to tell you that you won’t find a harder working, more authentically talented, and more thankful for her place on that stage and her fans than this woman.”
The 37-year-old went on to say he related to what Pink was going through – as he struggles with his own health.
“And NOW… as a parent on tour as well, and an artist who LOVES their fans just as much and wants to give them an unprecedented experience… AND is currently battling an injury, a sinus infection, and trying to be the DAD I want to be too?? I say HATS OFF to you, my friend. I don’t know how Moms/Artists like you exist.”
He also criticized the paparazzi photographers who took the beach pictures and wished Pink a speedy recovery.
“Go make up some fodder about somebody who’s half-assin’ it. NOT a real one. “Wishing you full health and speedy recovery, Pink! Shine on, sis!!!!! – JT,” he ended.
CHARLOTTE RAE DIES AT 92 – (08/06/2018)
Charlotte Rae – the lovable Mrs. Garrett from iconic sitcoms The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes – has passed away at 92-years-old. She died on Sunday after being diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017, her reps said.
Rae is best known for her role as housekeeper Edna Garrett, first on the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and then the spinoff The Facts of Life, with both shows launching in the 1970s and running several years into the ’80s.
She also starred in the TV comedy Car 54, Where Are You? in the early ‘60s. Rae won an Emmy nomination for her performance in the 1975 TV drama Queen of the Stardust Ballroom. She played the mother of Woody Allen’s character in the movie Bananas. She appeared in The Vagina Monologues in New York and was the voice of a character in Tom and Jerry: The Movie in 1992. Several of her co-stars and fans mourned her loss on Twitter.
ARIANA GRANDE SAYS ‘SWEETENER’ SONGS ‘SOUND LIKE MY DNA’ – (08/06/2018)
With only two weeks to go until Ariana Grande’s album Sweetener is released, the singer has shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album.
In the clip posted to Twitter, Ariana is heard talking to her collaborator Pharrell Williams from inside the recording booth, describing how connected she feels to what she just recorded.
“These two I feel like sound like my DNA,” she’s heard saying. “Does that make sense? Or how I wish I felt. Not how I feel, but how I’m striving to feel.”
Pharrell tells her, “Listen, when you sing these songs on stage, okay, you will tell people the story of how you felt when we were doing this song. That is what’s so amazing. You will have this to look back on.”
“It’s an escape,” Ariana says.
Sweetener comes out August 17th.