Selena Gomez Slays the AMA Stage

Its no secret that some of our most beloved celebrities have cracked under the pressure of fame. And who can blame them? Relationships, addictions, mental and physical health: they’re all hard enough without a constant spotlight. Sometimes the consequences of fame become to hard to bear, even for the strongest of our favorites stars. Other times, that pressure will break their outer shell  and give birth to a stronger, wiser human being. In essence, all the bad is turned into something good- something powerful and resilient. Selena Gomez became the embodiment of this epic transformation at the recent 2016 American Music Awards.

“And I had to stop, because I had everything, and I was absolutely broken,” she said. “I kept it all together enough so I would never let you down, but I kept it too much together to where I let myself down.”

Most people assume they know what Selena is referring to. It would be hard not to. For months, Selena’s off and on relationship with Justin Bieber was everywhere. Literally. Every website, every magazine…everyone had something to say about the romantic struggle between the two. Like any long, serious relationship, it was a long and hard road to moving on. But, that was only one of the overwhelming obstacles Selena faced in the last couple of years.

Amidst all of the media-frenzy over her love life, in 2015, Selena confirmed that she had been diagnosed with Lupus. Being diagnosed with a potentially life0threatening disease did nothing to calm the constant media hysteria around her. People questioned the authenticity of her claims. Some even suggested it was a plight to gain attention and sympathy. As it would turn out, that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Though, the genuineness of her claims did little in shielding her from the negativity.

It was during all the chaos surrounding Selena’s life that  the negativity, the doubts and the insecurities managed to slip through the cracks of her well-built armor. Then came the anxiety and depression that would force her to take actions.

The attention her relationship invited didn’t help her condition at all. Even with the amazing support of deathly loyal fans and equally-loyal friends and family, the odds weighed against Selena.The relationship drama was more than enough to overcome for any sane person. The Lupus was debilitating. Throwing in anxiety and depression to the mix? It was a recipe for failure. But Selena refused to go down without a fight.The months of physical and emotional pain were enough to render her helpless to cruelty of the media and judgement of the world,  but still she was able to see her next necessary move. Rehab.

After canceling 34 shows left in her tour in August, Selena reportedly checked into a rehab in Tennessee. Selena went dark over social media and began to focus on her mental health. After years of a selfless battle fought for the benefit of her friends, family and fans, she made choices that would benefit her own happiness. The result are nothing short of mind-blowing.

On the night of the American Music Awards, Selena came back into the spotlight with a fire that had nothing to do with her eye-catching red dress. The confidence oozed from her: it was reflected in her presence, her attitude and, most definitely, in her speech.

Selena may not have performed this year, but she still stole the show and slayed the stage like no other. She is the same Selena that fans have all come to love and look up to, but shes stronger now. Shes filled the the gaps in her armor. It won her the respect and admiration of many. Though, Selena doesn’t need it.  Not anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week’s Hottest Celebrity Instagram Posts

For most of us, Instagram is a way for us to share an artsy picture or a selfie from our latest adventure to a different city. However, for celebrities, it’s a way to share pictures that the rest of the world will stare at and envy. Celebrities have it made when it comes to Instagram. They have professional photographers, the best make up and clothes, and they automatically get more likes than we could ever imagine. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest Instagram pictures from celebrities in the past week.

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In this picture, Lucky Smith looks dapper as hell. His blue eyes and blonde hair stuns as his lips and cheek bones take over the picture. The model has 2.1million followers and is growing. If you didn’t know, Lucky is working with Isenberg for a new campaign. If the new line is going to make us look like that, sign us up!

♡ 🎬 dangerous woman visual 1 on Vevo

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Ariana Grande posted this picture to promote her newest music video to her single “Dangerous Woman.” Ariana released “Dangerous Woman” as one of the singles from her upcoming album that comes out on May 20th. With Ariana looking so hot in this picture, we all have to find the music video online and watch it immediately. The “Love Me Harder” singer has 66.8million followers and is one of the most followed people in the world. That’s not a surprise when she posts pictures like this!

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Of course Justin Bieber makes the list. I couldn’t decide on just one picture! Going to his Instagram feed means you’re about to be over whelmed by many pictures of Justin Bieber and his perfect hair and body…but that’s not a complaint. Justin is currently on his Purpose World Tour. You can follow his many adventures around the world by adding to his 64.2million followers.

When we're like…we both have nothing to wear LOL @emrata

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One of the queens of Instagram has to make the list. Kim Kardashian-West is constantly posting controversial pictures. Each time she breaks the internet with the post because the public erupts in argument over the picture’s “appropriateness.” The latest one is a picture with model, Emily Ratajkowski. The picture is obviously kind of edy…however, you can’t argue with the fact that the two women look HOT. Kim has 66.2million followers and that number is constantly growing.

Done today💪🏽✌️✌✌✌✌✌

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Cristiano Ronaldo posts a picture of him working out upside down and it almost gives me enough motivation to go workout! The Madrid soccer player has 53.8million followers and is known for not only his great soccer skills, but also his great looks. The soccer player and model is always posting pictures of himself working out or playing soccer.

❤️ @voguemagazine by @mariotestino on stands in May!! xx

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Gigi Hadid shows off her fantastic body, her cute relationship, and her balancing skills all in one picture. The model posted this picture with her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, to promote the May issue of Vogue that she is featured in. Pictures like this make all of us insanely jealous of her life. Does she know she’s doing that to her 15.7million followers?

 

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Sunday Paper: December 27, 2015

2015 is almost over so we’re taking you through 10 of 2015’s top trending moments.

10. Shia LaBefou ‘Just Do It’ 🙇🏻
Full equipped with his rat tail, LaBefou has had a rather interesting year. From being arrested and live tweeting his own reactions to his starring roles to making inspirational videos, we were all motivated to ‘just do it’.

9. Baby Yeezus👨🏾👩🏻👧🏽👶🏽
After the announcement of Kimye expecting their second child and revealing it would be a boy, the world could not wait to meet baby Yeezus. Kim Kardashian gave birth to Saint West on Dec. 5th after posting an Instagram photo just hours before her delivery captioning it, ‘Ready whenever you are lol.’ Saint joins North as another addition to the Kardashian-West clan.

Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram

8. Kanye President 2020 👨🏾🇺🇸 🗽
Yeezus for President! At least that’s what the 38-year-old rapper proclaimed at this year’s MTV VMAs. After giving a speech that seemed to do nothing but drag on after receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Kanye announced his run for the White House in 2020. We aren’t entirely sure if he was serious because he was under the influence and drinking something brown, but we can only cross our fingers he wasn’t serious…

7. Drake Diss 👦🏽👊🏾🔥👨🏾
R.I.P. Meek Mills. Just when you thought the Internet killed Meek Mills, Drake went ahead to bury him. After Meek claimed that Drake doesn’t write his own raps he tried to make a diss track about Drake in which Drake fired back with three diss tracks that had the Internet blowing up. Do you need some ointment for that burn, Meek?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=51enQQAgdTE

6. Justin Bieber Album📀🙏🏼
What do you mean you didn’t get J-Bieb’s ‘Purpose’ album? The ‘Where Are Ü Now’ singer returned to music this year with heavy celebrity promotion and memes for his new album ‘Purpose’. The Biebs also performed at the MTV VMAs for the first time in five years and broke down on stage. After cleaning up his bad boy image, Justin appears to have a new found faith, respect for his fans, and purpose for his music.

5. White/Gold vs. Blue/Black Dress
I mean, should we really speak about it? You know, the dress that started wars, broke families and friendships, and reeked havoc on every soul it encountered? Okay maybe that’s a little dramatic, but that damn dress fooled us all. Earlier this year a photo surfaced of a dress that appeared to be white/gold while others saw it as blue/black. The internet went crazy asking for answers as to how two people looking at the same dress could be seeing different colors. The answer? The lighting in which the dress basically plays a trick on our retina and how we perceive color.

4. Miley, What’s Good? MTV VMAs 👸🏾🚫👧🏼
Talk about an ‘oh sh*t’ moment! At this year’s VMAs after the ever graceful Nicki Minaj took to the stage to accept her award for Best Hip Hop Video. After eloquently thanking her pastor, Minaj turned to host Miley Cyrus and called her out for talking badly about Minaj in a previous interview. ‘And now… Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press the other day. Miley, what’s good?’ Meme history.

3.Steve Harvey Miss Universe 👨🏾🙇🏾👸🏽🚫👩🏻👸🏻                                       At last week’s Miss Universe pageant, Family Feud host Steve Harvey made the most epic mistake on television. After announcing Miss Columbia as the new 2015 Miss Universe, he later back tracked and said she was the runner up. The real Miss Universe 2015 title would go to Miss Philippine. The Internet exploded with memes of Harvey’s cringe worthy mistake. Harvey apologized profusely for his mistake and even poked fun at himself while posting a Christmas photo with the caption ‘Merry Easter y’all’.

Photo By: Steve Harvey Instagram
Photo By: Steve Harvey Instagram

2. Adele Album 🙋🏼.                                                                                    We’re just going to throw out a random number and see if you can find any significance in it. 3.38 million… Any ideas where we got this number? Oh, that’s just the album sales for one week of Adele’s new album ‘25’. The ‘Hello‘ announced her new album earlier this year and blessed us with her new single ‘Hello’ (which is still no. 1 on the charts). From her NBC Live In New York special and announcement of her North American and European tour to her SNL performance, self impersonation skit, and chart shattering album, Adele has owned 2015.


1. DJ Khaled Keys To Success 🔑🙌🏾
DJ Khaled showed us his SnapChat is the key to our success. Take these into your 2016.

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Sunday Paper: December 20, 2015

Christmas is less than a week away so here are our picks for the top 10 Christmas albums in your Sunday Paper!
12. Josh Groban –Noël (2009)

11. Matthew Morrison –A Classic Christmas – EP (2013)

10. She & Him –A Very She & Him Christmas (2011)

9. Destiny’s Child -8 Days Of Christmas (2001)

8. Michael Bublé –Christmas (2011)

7. Lady Antebellum –On This Winter’s Night (2012)

6. Ariana Grande –Christmas Kisses (2013)

Missed Miley’s Very Murray Christmas Performance? Check it out here!

5. Pentatonix –PTXmas (2012)

4. *NYSYNC –Home For Christmas (1998)

3. Kelly Clarkson –Wrapped In Red (2013)

2. Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe (2011)

1. Mariah Carey –Merry Christmas (1994)

Check out Fifth Harmony’s rendition of ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ here:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Glamorous Paper!

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Sunday Paper: November 1, 2015 (Halloween Edition)

From all of us at Glamorous Paper we hope that you all had a fun and safe Halloween! Check out who these celebrities got dressed as in your Sunday Paper!

Neil Patrick and his family are known to get really into their costumes and this year they did not disappoint dressing up as the cast of “Star Wars”.

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Check out their Halloween costumes from the previous years!

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Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked very Suessical in their matching Cat In The Hat costumes.

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Heidi Klum went all out with her costume dressed as Jessica Rabbit fully equipped with the fake butt and breast.

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Taylor Swift got in on the Halloween festivities while on her 89’ tour dressed as Olaf from Disney’s animated film “Frozen.” She even had Indina Menzel show up to sing “Let It Go” dressed as Elsa.

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Don’t worry they changed!

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Kim Kardashian went as none other than… Kim Kardashian in the floral print dress she wore to the 2013 Met Gala.

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Yep, just as we remembered it.

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Nicki Minaj was dressed as a “Fairy Fkng Princess.”

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Gigi Hadid went as the very sexy Sandy from Grease.

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Ellen DeGeneres introduced us all to the missing Kardashian, Karla Kardashian.

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Beyoncé slayed as X-Men’s super-heroin, Storm, for Ciara’s super hero themed 30th birthday party.

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Ciara of course stunned dressed as Cat Woman alongside her beau Russell Wilson dressed as Batman.

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Justin Bieber gave us a little extra leg in his Jackie Moon costume from the movie “Semi-Pro”.

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Colton Haynes nailed his Ursula the Sea Witch costume from Disney’s “Little Mermaid” movie.

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Keke Palmer showed up and showed out as the Princess of R&B, Aaliyah, even posting videos of choreography from Aaliyah’s song “Try Again”.

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Check out the choreography on her Instagram!

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