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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Celebrity Gossip: Chloe Mortez and Blac Chyna

Chloe Mortez Calls The Mean Girls “Clique” Out

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Chloe Mortez, who is known for her roles in Kick-Ass and The 5th Wave and is in the upcoming movie Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, has certainty made her mark in Hollywood. However, after the recent release of Complex Magazine, she’s making headlines for something other than her great acting skills. During the interview, Chloe was asked if she had ever been invited to join the iconic girl gang lead by Taylor Swift. Chloe said that she would not be joining T-Swift’s squad and stated “They appropriate exclusivity! They’re cliques!” The If I Stay actress,who is friends with Selena Gomez, only had one thing to say when asked to make further comments on Taylor Swift and her posse, “She’s a very talented person.” It doesn’t sound like Chloe is a fan of the Wildest Dreams songstress. Is there already some bad blood between two of the biggest female faces in pop culture? It sounds like there might be…

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Are Still On the Up

One of the most surprising recent relationships in Hollywood is that of Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s. The couple has been together for a few months now and seems to be extremely happy while sharing cute pictures on their Instagrams! Their relationship hasn’t been all sunshine, however!

Remember Blac Chyna has a kid with Tyga who has been in a relationship with Rob’s youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, for over a year now! If that wasn’t causing enough tension, Blac Chyna is also best friends with Rob’s most famous sister, Kim Kardashian’s, husband, Kanye West’s, ex, Amber Rose! So many famous names all tangled up together there! It’s kind of like high school again! Amid all of the controversy, Rob and Blac are keeping it all smiles!

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Sunday Paper: October 11, 2015

Check out these top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday paper!

That’s So Raven just got so real this week when “The View” host Raven Symone said she wouldn’t hire someone with a “ghetto” name.

imageRaven has said some eyebrow raising comments as of late, but she might have taken it to far with this one. On Friday’s episode that aired Oct. 9 during a segment about the discrimination of certain names Raven added her commentary after watching a video of kids saying the 10 most “ghetto” names.

“I am very discriminatory against words like the ones that they were saying in those names. I’m not about to hire you if your name is ‘Watermelondrea.’ It’s just not gonna happen. I’m not gonna hire you,” she said.

Ouch! This isn’t the first time the former Disney star has said things that received backlash from viewers. Earlier this year she went against the grain when the host of the view were debating who should replace President Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill and she was against the popular vote for Rosa Parks.

The 29-year-old actress definitely knows how to stir the pot when it comes to controversy, but hopefully this one doesn’t blow up in her face.

Nick Jonas is channeling his inner Drake and we are totally here for it.

imageThe former Jo-Bro released a new video to his song “Area Code” that was released on his Soundcloud last month and it is emotionally intense. The “Levels” singer is shown in 50 shades of black and white and the translucent coloring effects adds to the overall moody theme of the r&b tune.

Coincidently one of the song lyrics is “You say I never been good for you/ You can’t deny I gave it good to you,”which some people are speculating is a reference to Selena Gomez’s song “Good For You.” There were rumors surrounding the former Disney stars earlier this year that there may have been a fling between the two, but neither was confirmed or denied. It must be sheer coincidence that he would release the video on the same day as Selena’s album “Revival” was released.

Check out the video and tell us if you can hear the Drake similarities!

Neil Patrick Harris has our vote for cutest kids award!

Earlier this week the Father-of-two posted the cutest video of his twinsimage
Gideon and Harper and it appears the are headed for the Broadway stage. The children each take turns singing to the camera as they are getting ready for school. Gideon starts out singing the “Star Wars” theme song until the camera cuts to Harper who starts to belt “Good Morning to You” then a song she made up about her “My Little Pony” toys.

Check it out below!

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Selena Gomez: REVIVAL

Are you ready for a revival? Selena Gomez sure is and we are anxiously awaiting her reveal. The “Good For You” singer has been posting photos to Instagram that have been giving us snippets of her new single and upcoming album.

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One photo she posted was her dressed in her birthday suit. As long as there’s no licking of hammers we guess it’s okay. Along with the ex-Disney star’s photos she posted a short video clip of her moving in black in white while she gives a heartfelt speech about being “born again.”


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The 23-year-old singer is going to be on   the Oct. issue of “Elle” magazine where she looks beautiful might we add and says it’s one of her “absolute favorite interviews.”

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The interview is all about the young star stripping away her old self and becoming anew. She talks about taking control, where she gets her support from, breaking boundaries, being vulnerable, and being open with past relationships. After all, the heart wants what it wants. The Oct. issue of “Elle” with the full interview hits newsstands Sept. 22.

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Check out Selena’s new music video for “Same Old Love” on her website and her teaser for the rest of the albums on the track. Tell us what you think using the hashtag #GlamorousPaper or the comments below!

 

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week

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Lana Del Rey is blessing us with two singles this week! On Monday she (finally) released her title track “Honeymoon” onto iTunes. She previously released this on YouTube in July. Now, after premiering “Music to Watch Boys to” on Apple Music, Lana is releasing it on iTunes on Friday the 11th. Getting antsy for the new album? Don’t worry, only one more week to go until Honeymoon is released.

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Bones is getting a very special guest star this season! After announcing a few weeks ago that Betty White would be appearing in season 11, star David Boreanaz posted a picture of him and Betty on set together. We are all very curious to find out who she is playing!

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Taylor Swift shared this photo on Twitter this week. A fan knitted this awesome sweater for her and gave it to Taylor at one of her concerts. Pretty cool, huh?

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Finally, Selena Gomez has a new album coming out very soon, and you can now pre-order it on iTunes! It’s called Revival, and it will be released on October 9th. In honor of that, she also released a new single today called “Same Old Love.” Order it today, we’re sure it’ll be a hit!

What did you think of Lana’s new singles? And how excited are you for new Selena? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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