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Aside from a scattering of high-profile women who deign to admit the reality of the post-pregnancy life, Hollywood would have you believe that A-list stars sail through pregnancy, labour and the months which follow experiencing little more than a subtle stretchmark and a mild case of indigestion.

With that in mind, it's refreshing to hear that one of the entertainment industry's biggest stars is keen to shed light on the various side effects experienced by women after becoming mothers.

Speaking candidly to Elle magazine, Glee star, Naya Rivera, admits that following the birth of her son, Josey, in 2015, she began losing her hair.

 

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"There's a real post-partum hair-thinning issue, and nobody talks about it because women are so embarrassed to admit they're losing their hair. But it's a real problem," the actress told the publication.

In an industry which prioritises appearance over much else, Naya was initially disappointed she didn't experience hair thickening during her pregnancy and then panicked by the sudden hair loss following her son's birth.

"I didn't get crazy thick amazing hair at any point during my pregnancy. I was expecting it, and waiting for it, and it never happened. I was like, "Where is my awesome part of the pregnancy bargain?" I didn't grow some amazing mane," she said.

"On top of that, with the dramatic drop in hormones that comes with breastfeeding, and then not breastfeeding, and the whole birth process, the parts around my scalp were thinning and breaking, and nothing seemed to repair them."

The star, who filed for divorce from Ryan Dorsey in November of last year, sought the help of the Glee crew, but admits there was little they could do for her.

"I would be working 16 hour days, which is normal for TV, and my hair would be in a tight ponytail that whole time. They kept spraying it with hairspray, and when I got home, it looked and felt like dried lasagna."

"Above my ears, it looked like it had been burned off with a hair iron or something. And my scalp was so dry from heat styling," she added.

Nowadays, Naya preempts any damage with a strict routine, saying: "I got to the point where, if I knew I was doing a ponytail day, I would basically coat my hair in coconut oil the night before. And to this day, I'll do that before a ponytail day. Seriously. It requires a lot of prep."

It's pretty refreshing to hear a celeb get real about these issues.

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The La La Land / Moonlight mix-up during the 89th Academy Awards will go down in Oscar history, not least because of Ryan Gosling's somewhat surprising reaction to learning he had not, in fact, bagged himself a little gold statue as audience members and viewers understood.

While many would have understood a disappointed or even frustrated response from La La Land's leading man, Ryan surprised fans by giggling into his sleeve after word landed that the musical had been awarded Best Picture in error.

Standing among stunned cast and crew on stage, Ryan attempted to hide a smirk behind his hand, but now, one month on, is at pains to explain his odd reaction.

"What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt," he said.

Speaking to People magazine, the 36-year-old insisted that his reaction was one of relief because the initial chaos led him to believe that someone had been taken ill.

"I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head," he said when reflecting on the confusion which played out in front of millions of viewers worldwide.

Recalling the moment it all became clear, he said: "And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”

And lest there be any confusion over his response to the loss, he added: "Truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won. I know the director. I’ve worked with them before. I’m so happy for them that they were being recognised."

So, now we know.

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When Adele sings, you stop and listen.

And when she lets rip at you, you definitely take heed… as one security guard at her recent Melbourne show learned.

In footage which is doing the rounds on Twitter today, the London-born singer interrupts her performance to tell a security guard to rein in the orders he was giving her audience.

"Excuse me sir,” she said. “I know you work here but can you please stop telling people to sit down?"

Reminding him that her fans were entitled to stand up and dance if they wanted, she added: "This is a music show, if people can’t see then they can stand up. And if you’re moaning about people dancing, then what the f*ck did you come to a show for?"

"If I see one more person being told to sit down, then I swear to God…” she added as the crowd cheered her on.

Unfortunately not everyone is with Adele on this one, with numerous Twitters users criticising the singer for unnecessarily embarrassing the guard.

"Great to see #Adele belittling and embarrassing a security guard for just doing his job," wrote one.

"B*llocks. If you want to dance go to a dance hall, not a concert. A seat is exactly what it says, a seat!" added another,

Hmmm…

 

When it comes to acceptance speeches, it doesn't get much more emotional than the Oscars.

Over the course of its 87-year run, the Academy Awards have played host to hundreds upon hundreds of A-list stars, and provided a platform for some of the most memorial speeches of all time.

From tearful tributes to family members (and God, natch) to heartfelt words of thanks, Hollywood's biggest and brightest really know how to hit us right in the feels.

And here are just six of the most emotional…

1. Heath Ledger's family accepting the award on the late actor's behalf.

2. Halle Berry making history as she was the only black woman to have won a Best Actress Academy Award.

3. Anna Paquin's dumbstruck reaction has got to be one of the most endearing in Academy history.

4. Cuba Gooding Jr literally jumping for joy after winning Best Supporting Actor back in 1997.

5. Russell Crowe's heartfelt tribute to the every man struck a chord back in 2001.

6. And then there was the moment Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY got his hands on that little gold man.

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While accepting the National Equality award at this year's Human Rights Campaign gala, Katy Perry revealed that a staunch anti-gay rhetoric had informed most of her childhood and adolescence.

Born into a conservative and religious family, Katy was taught from a young age that the LGBT community was something to fear.

"When I was growing up, homosexuality was synonymous with the word 'abomination' and 'hell'," she explained. "So most of my unconscious adolescence, I prayed the gay away at my Jesus camps."

During the impassioned speech supporting the gay community, the singer revealed that with the support of friends she began to understand her own sexuality, and ultimately realised her perception of the LGBT community had been utterly skewed.

"There is no other community that has done more to shape who I am today, and there is no other community that I believe in more than you," she said.

Delving further still, the 32-year-old singer explained that her own experiences contradicted the teachings of her church and family.

Referring to her debut single, I Kissed a Girl, Katy added: "Truth be told, I did more than that. But how I was I going to reconcile that with a gospel-singing girl raised in youth groups that were pro-conversion camps?"

Katy finished her well-received speech with a promise, saying: "I'll never cease to be a champion, an ally, a spotlight, and a loving voice for all LGBTQ-identifying people."

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No one said that this morning would be easy, but Lord we didn't think it would be THIS hard.

After three days of fun and frivolity, the good folk at SHEmazing! HQ are feeling a little ropey, and in an effort to soothe our exhausted (and hungover) heads we've watched footage of Emma Watson playing with kittens… over and over again.

And lads, it really works.

In addition to chatting about her role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast for BuzzFeed, Emma gushed over the kittens and gave everyone here a serious case of the feels.

Take a look at this…

 

In a recent televised interview, Lisa Kudrow revealed that she had been subjected to misogynistic remarks while filming hit sitcom Friends.

Recalling the event while appearing on Watch What Happens Next, Lisa, who played Phoebe Buffay for ten years, explained that a guest star had obviously taken exception to her decision not to wear make-up during the show's rehearsals.

Speaking to host Andy Cohen, 53-year-old Lisa said: "I rehearsed without make-up for most of the week. And then, on show night, I'm in hair and make-up and I was told, 'Oh wow, now you're – can I say it?'"

Breaking off to check with Andy whether she should reveal the true nature of the remark, Lisa continued: "'Now you're f**kable.'

While Lisa refused to reveal who was responsible for the reprehensible comment, the actress did admit that she confided in a co-star in the aftermath.

"I told Matt LeBlanc,' Lisa laughed. 'He's like a big brother.' 

And yes, we're all racking our brains as to who would have said it…

With Jimmy Kimmel heading up this year's Oscars, it's no real surprise that he decided to bring one of his most popular chat show segments along with him, right?

While Hollywood's biggest and brightest gushed over each other's achievements at the 89th Academy Awards last night, Jimmy Kimmel made it his business to bring the stars down a peg or two with the help of the ever-popular Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.

From Ryan Gosling to Samuel L Jackson, Hollywood's A-listers took on their trolls, and while it's definitely not the most vicious we've ever come across, some people really twist the knife.

(Eddie Redmayne, you have our deepest sympathies on this one.)

We'll let the people of the hour take it from here…

 

When model Kate Upton nabbed her first Sports Illustrated cover, the then 19-year-old found her success tainted by cruel discussion critiquing her weight.

Reflecting on this time in her life, Kate, now 24, admits that the criticism ultimately help build her confidence in an industry known for its body-shaming.

Speaking during a Facebook Live discussion, Kate admitted that the initial fall-out from her debut cover was far from easy.

“I got my first cover when I was 19 After my first cover, critics were discussing whether I was fat or not," she explains. "I had this huge moment in my career and they were tearing it apart."

"I have to thank the people who did that because it really made me sit back and find out who I was and what meant something to me, and how I thought about my body."

Kate admits the criticism forced her to address issues which she hadn't considered a priority before the debut cover back in 2012.

"At 19, I wasn’t thinking about that. I sat there answering all these questions I had about my body because I really didn’t know.”
 

Thankfully, Kate now realises that her criticism had little grounding in reality.

"They lashed out on me because they felt insecure about themselves. I realise that the confidence that I had in my body was actually meant to inspire women to love themselves for all their different flaws."

 

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And if that wasn't enough, the model uses her critics as a measure of her success laughing: “If you don’t have haters, then you’re probably not successful."

If we didn't already adore her…

Remember when Stranger Things won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last month?

And remember the faces Winona Ryder pulled while her co-star, David Harbour, delivered an impassioned speech celebrating the win?

Well, while the internet went to town on the footage and bandied around endless reasons for the actress's bizarre expressions, it turns out Winona's peculiar behaviour was down to little more than a small audio problem.

Speaking to PEOPLE at the Writer's Guild Awards in New York at the weekend, David insisted the only reason Winona looked so bizarre during the show's big moment was because she couldn't hear David's speech.

“She couldn’t hear me," he insisted. "Which I was confused by, because I was screaming! But apparently, she couldn’t hear me."

Insisting that Winona's reaction to his speech was pure…well… Winona, David said he was glad the moment played out as it did.

"She is just such a porous, expressive woman and actress — I think it just flowed through her like every experience — and I loved it."

He's not the only one.

 

Being invited on-stage by a musical icon would reduce most of us to an awkward mess. (We mean, remember when Prince had to kick Kim Kardashian off-stage for impersonating a statue?)

So, if you manage to find your way on stage, jam with your hero and actually impress the hell out of them, you may consider yourself one very lucky little blighter.

And in footage which is currently doing the rounds on social media, one Australian teen did just that.

After catching the attention of The Boss at a gig in Brisbane, a kid called Nathan was invited on-stage to play Growin Up with the man himself.

And ladies, he absolutely killed it.

Unlike the rest of us who would struggle to remember our own names in the same situation, Nathan grabbed a aguitar, shared a mike with Bruce and belted out the classic hit – much to the delight of the audience.

For the guts of six minutes, Nathan and Bruce slayed together, and we don't know about you, but we're pretty emotional right now.

Take a look at this…

 

The entertainment industry was left reeling last year when news broke that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were calling time on their two-year marriage.

The couple, who began dating in 2005 and share six children together, were at the centre of a media storm last September as the press and public clamoured for more details on the abrupt split.

And while Angelina maintained a dignified silence in the face of media intrusion, it seems the Oscar-winner has decided she is now comfortable to open up about her split from one of Hollywood's best-known stars.

Speaking to the BBC, the actress insisted that the decision was made to best suit the wellbeing of the entire family.

"It was a very difficult time and we’re a family. And we will always be a family. And we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it," she stressed.

"Many, many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family – we’ve all being through a difficult time."

41-year-old Angelina revealed that caring for her children helped her to navigate the aftermath of the very public divorce.

"My focus is my children, our children, and my focus is finding this way through and as I said we are and forever will be a family and so that is my, that is how I am coping."

“I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer," she added.

Angelina received sole custody of the couple's children at the end of last year.