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Celebrities posting images which aren't airbrushed, photoshopped or edited in any way is a rarity, but one singer is now taking a stand against body-shaming once and for all. 

27-year-old singer and actress Demi Lovato has had her struggles when it comes to loving her body, but now she has conquered her 'biggest fear' by revealing an unedited bikini photo with cellulite included.

"I'm just literally soooo tired of being ashamed of my body, editing it (yes the other bikini pics were edited—and I hate that I did that but it's the truth) so that others think I'm THEIR idea of what beautiful is, but it's just not me," she wrote in a lengthy caption.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"This is what I got," she said of her motivations to share the photo. "I want this new chapter in my life to be about being authentic to who I am rather than trying to meet someone else's standards."

"Guess what, it’s CELLULITE!!! So here’s me, unashamed, unafraid and proud to own a body that has fought through so much and will continue to amaze me when I hopefully give birth one day," the star continued.

"It’s such a great feeling to be back in tv/film while not stressing myself with a strenuous workout schedule before 14 hour days, or depriving myself from a real birthday cake rather than opting for watermelon & whip cream with candles because I was terrified of REAL cake and was miserable on some crazy diet shit."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lovato is guest-starring in the final series of Will and Grace, which marks her long-awaited return to the screen after suffering from a drug overdose last year and almost losing her life.

The incident was heavily publicised and saw the singer take a break from social media while she attended a rehabilitation facility for addiction. The Confident singer concluded the post by teasing new music;

"Anyway, here’s me, RAW, REAL! And I love me. And you should love you too! Now back to the studio. I’m working on an anthem. Just so everyone’s clear.. I’m not stoked on my appearance BUT I am appreciative of it and sometimes that’s the best I can do. I hope to inspire someone to appreciate their body today too."

Feature image: Instagram/@ddlovato 

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A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the deadly drugs which led to the death of rapper Mac Miller.

The performer died at the age of 26 in his home last September, after ingesting counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl. 

Federal charges were made yesterday against Cameron James Pettit for supposedly supplying the Self Care singer the drugs.

NBC News obtained a 42-page criminal complaint, which says that Pettit was approached by Mac Miller in order to request 'percs' (slang term for oxycodone painkiller Percocet) and other drugs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He was given forgeries containing fentanyl, xanax and cocaine instead, which led to his death. His passing was considered as an accidental overdose, as he also had alcohol and cocaine in his system.

The document claims that Pettit, a sex worker and a madam directly connected to Pettit, delivered to the rapper twice in the days prior to his death

Daniel C. Comeaux, DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge told the website following the arrest:

"While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic, today’s arrest is another success for the DEA’s HIDTA Fusion Task Force."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Let our message be clear, if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system."

The rapper, born Malcolm James McCormack, has been honoured numerous times in the year since his death at events, vigils, and ceremonies.

Ariana Grande dated the rapper for two years, and led a Coachella tribute this year in hs name. His parents also attended the Grammy Awards in his honour.

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It's not news that Demi Lovato has had a ridiculously tough year, following her opioid overdose and subsequent trip to rehab in the past six months. 

After taking time away from the spotlight, the 26-year-old singer has finally returned to the 'gram for an important cause: to encourage her fans to vote in the US mid-term elections.

She posted this today from her polling place:

"I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard!"

Lovato isn't the only celebrity to display their political standpoints and show their stance, but Demi's is all the more valuable for the struggle she is currently enduring following 90 days of sobriety.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The former child star was admitted to a rehabilitation facility on July 24 after suffering an opioid overdose in her Hollywood Hills mansion, currently on sale for €8.995 million.

She stayed in Beverley Hills hospital for almost two weeks before seeking in-patient treatment for her addiction, which she has suffered with throughout her life, alongside mental illness and eating disorders.

The star entered a treatment facility in 2010 for bipolar disorder, self-harm, addiction and bulimia, but relapsed after leaving the centre. Following this, she entered a sober living facility for a year, and celebrated six years of sobriety in March.

Her July overdose shocked fans and the famous alike. It followed the release of her semi-autobiographical single, Sober in June.

Her previous Instagram post is a selfie from July 23, the day before entering rehab, without a caption. She appears to have been dispelling fan fears that her life had ended as a result of the overdose:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The singer thanked her friends and family for their support during her troubles, and has been silent ever since. Today, she has used her platform to encourage a higher voter turnout.

Her mother, Dianna De La Garza,  has recently spoken out about her daughter's advancement: “Yes, she has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work."

"She’s getting the help she needs. And that, in itself, encourages me about her future and about the future of our family.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 26-year-old singer was spotted by paparazzi out for the first time in Los Angeles last weekend, leading the public to believe that she has finished her stint at an addiction facility.

She went out to dinner with friend and designer Henry Levy, TMZ reported.

Her mother has been especially vocal about how grateful their family is that Demi is alive:

“I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day, when everybody found out what was happening,” she said.

“I don’t think she would be here if it hadn’t been for those prayers. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life.”

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It has been reported today that police have now closed the search for the drug dealer responsible for selling heroin to Peaches Geldof. 

The daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates was just 25 when she overdosed, using a fatal amount of the Class-A substance.

The TV presenter and journalist had been on a methadone programme for two years leading up to her death in an attempt to kick her addiction.  

She was found dead back in April of last year in her home in Kent, along with syringes and heroin.

The police launched a search for her dealer when they discovered that the drug was unusually potent (more than twice the usual strength of that found on the street). However, more than a year on, investigators have come to no conclusion and the relevant file has been closed.

Authorities working on the case will, however, reopen it again if any new information surfaces. 

Mail Online reported that police had reason to believe that a well-known Essex gang had supplied Peaches with the drug while she was in London. The gang is known to seek out celebrity customers via nightclubs frequented by wealthy A-listers.

Detective Superintendent Paul ­Fotheringham, who led the probe, said: "Our investigation has exhausted all lines of enquiry and has now concluded.

"If further ­information or witnesses come forward we will review the case. I would like to pay tribute to Peaches’ family who have supported our enquiries during a difficult time."

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Lamar Odom is said to be struggling hugely in the aftermath of his best friend Jamie Sangouthai's death.

The 37-year-old died two days ago, apparently from a heroin overdose. 

Also weighing heavily on Lamar's mind is a decision he made shortly before Jamie's death – namely that he cut him off following a falling out, seemingly over the latter's continued drug-use.

Understandably, the former basketball player now deeply regrets the animosity that existed between the pair.

“Lamar is beating himself up over Jamie’s death. They had a big falling out not too long ago and Lamar cut him off completely. 

"Lamar thought it was for the best, as Jamie was really struggling and looking for enablers. Now, Lamar doesn’t know if he made the right decision,” a source told HollywoodLife.com.

The estranged husband of Khloe Kardashian is trying to make amends by offering as much support as he can to Jamie’s family.

“He really loved Jamie and has reached out to his family to lend his support. Lamar is going to pay for everything — the funeral, any flights, and hotels that the family needs,” the same source added.

Jamie, who often appeared in the KUWTK spin-off show Khloe & Lamar, was rushed to hospital on June 14 and later died there of an apparent heroin overdose.

It has also been reported that the unexpected death has forced Ms Kardashian, 30, and Mr Odom to rethink their relationship and reevaluate the future. Although she was seen getting close to James Harden over the weekend, Khloe is said to be offering as much care and support as she can to her husband during this difficult time.

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Academy award-nominated actress Sharon Stone has been left devastated by the death of her twenty-two-year-old nephew, Colin, this month.

Colin, who reportedly died from a heroin overdose, was found in his apartment on November 10th. His apartment manager, who was carrying out a welfare check, raised the alarm after discovering the body.

Sharon is struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, with a source close to the family saying: “Sharon is devastated. Years ago, she helped Colin’s dad- her brother, Michael- get his life back on track after serving time for selling drugs. Michael was able to escape a life of drugs- unfortunately, his son was not.”

Speaking about the tragic passing on Wednesday, Colin’s family said: “Colin was a wonderful talented son. Unfortunately he had an addiction bigger than himself. He will be greatly missed.”

The grieving actress, who is currently in Paris, was filming Life on the Line with John Travolta when she was informed of her nephew’s untimely death.

Colin’s family, in their official statement, said : “Our prayers go out to all families coping with children facing addiction.”

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The inquest in to the death of Peaches Geldof took place today. Peaches tragically passed away at her home on the 7th of April this year, aged 25.

Emma Power reports. 

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Actress Jaime King shared a heartbreaking throwback photo of herself recently.

The image features the actress as a younger woman, about 16-years-old, when she was struggling with heroin and alcohol dependency.

Taken by her former boyfriend, who sadly passed away in 1997, Davide Sorrenti, Jaime remembers her past love: “Oh Davide, we got into so much trouble with this picture. At least we know the depth of what we were capturing #lostart #thislifeisprecious.”

Davide died of a kidney ailment thought to be caused by excessive use of heroin. He and Jaime were dating at the time of his death.

Following his death, the young Jaime received help for her addiction issues and went on to become a successful actress. She is now mum to one-year-old cutie, James. 

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