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Ariana Grande has had a whirlwind few years, and is currently in the midst of her most successful career chapter to date following massive trauma in her personal life.

The 26-year-old has opened up to Vogue magazine about her five-month relationship with SNL comic Pete Davidson and how she dealt with the grief of losing ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.

The rapper died of an overdose in September 2018, and the Thank U, Next singer later began dating Davidson. Drama ensued after the couple got engaged after just one month of dating, and later broke up.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Grande described her romance with the comedian as “insane” and “highly unrealistic”, but praised him as “an amazing distraction” in the wake of her breakup with Miller.

“It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic,” she said, adding: “I loved him, and I didn’t know him. I’m like an infant when it comes to real life and this old soul, been-around-the-block-a-million-times artist. I still don’t trust myself with the life stuff.”

The young musician described the the loss of Miller as “pretty all-consuming”.

“By no means was what we had perfect,” she said of their two-year-long relationship, “but, like, f***. He was the best person ever, and he didn’t deserve the demons he had."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She added; "I was the glue for such a long time, and I found myself becoming… less and less sticky. The pieces just started to float away.”

Grande recently said her relationship with Miller was “toxic” after a fan harshly criticised her for “dumping him for another dude”.

“How absurd that you minimise female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them,” she replied on Twitter, claiming the song Cinderella on his last album was about her.

“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be,” Grande continued, emphasising that she had “tried to support his sobriety” for many years.

Grande told Vogue: “People don’t see any of the real stuff that happens, so they are loud about what they think happened. They didn’t see the years of work and fighting and trying, or the love and exhaustion.”

The singer said that her tweet “came from a place of complete defeat”; “You have no idea so you’re not allowed to pull that card, because you don’t f***ing know,” she continued. “That’s where that came from.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ariana also explained that she doesn't remember the months after Miller's death "because I was so drunk" and "sad", understandably.

"You have no idea how many times I warned him that that would happen and fought that fight, for how many years of our friendship, of our relationship."

For Ariana, Thank U, Next was also a time of "self-realisation" about being "boo'd up my entire adult life": "It was this scary moment of 'Wow, you have to face all this stuff now. No more distractions."

Feature image: Instagram/@arianagrande/@vogue

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Pete Davidson, comedian and former fiancé of Ariana Grande, has returned to the stand-up circuit and things haven't exactly gone as planned.

He has continued to make appearances on Saturday Night Live, and his shows have gone relatively well all things considered. However, he ran into trouble last night with an insensitive heckler.

During his set at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, the 25-year-old comedian was in the middle of a joke, and said, “My friend died in my apartment,” when a fan yelled out "Mac Miller"?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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recording obtained by TMZ hears Davidson immediately halting the show and asking, “Who’s that guy? We’re getting him out.” The room went silent as the SNL star urged the audience to point the heckler out.

He referred to the man who shouted the tasteless gag as a “f*ck-face," before threatening to leave the venue if the heckler wasn't kicked out.  “I will not continue until that kid is gone,” Davidson said in the clip. “Find him.”

His ex-fiancé Ariana Grande dated Mac Miller for years, before splitting with the rapper and he subsequently died of a drug overdose last September.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I'll leave," Davidson can be heard saying. "So if you want the show continue, call out the person who did it, get him the f*** out. I don't deal with that s**t. This show is just for fun, so I'm not going to have that s**t at my show."

His comments were met by applause after the heckler was kicked out of the venue. Davidson has performed a number of stand-up shows in New York since the start of the year, but clearly has zero time for bullsh*t about his personal life.

Grande split from the 25-year-old in October, and paid tribute to ex-boyfriend Miller on her new album thank u, next and also thanked Davidson for his patience as she dealt with the trauma from Miller's death.

Feature image: Instagram/@petedavidsons/@macmillerdivine

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A documentary focusing on sexual abuse allegations made by two men against the late King of Pop Michael Jackson will be aired this spring.

Leaving Neverland features stories told by two men who claim to have been abused by Jackson when they were kids.

Channel 4 commissioned the documentary and say it will be shown on TV in two-parts, to be premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in late January.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A portion of the Sundance website reads;

"At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later."

Michael Jackson's estate sent a statement to Variety saying;  “This is yet another lurid production in an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In 2005, the former child star was acquitted of child molestation charges. Close personal friend and actor Macaulay Culkin was among those who stood on the stand to defend him.

Amos Pictures are creating the film and Dan Reed is heading the production. Reed created the BAFTA award-winning documentary The Paedophile Hunter as well as From Russia with Cash.

The documentary will air on HBO in America in the same week that it airs on Channel 4 in the UK, but no date has been set as of yet.

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The co-founder and chief executive of the HQ Trivia app has been found dead in his lower Manhattan apartment yesterday morning, according to police.

Colin Kroll was found facedown on his bed after a woman rang 911 and asked for a police check-up in SoHo. Cocaine and heroin were discovered in his home.

Kroll also co-founded the formerly popular six-second video app Vine, which he sold to Twitter in 2012.

The app then closed down last year, and Kroll went on to work for Twitter before being fired for 'poor management' following allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour towards women.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When HQ Trivia debuted in August 2017, the app became a viral sensation after millions of people came together for a livestreaming-interactive game which inspired numerous imitations.

Anyone who participates has the hope of winning money from answering trivia questions on their phones.

Rus Yusupov founded HQ Trivia alongside Colin Kroll, and has yet to respond to his death.

The norm is that comedians host the game show on their phones, and the difficulty of the questions increases by the round.

The company raised $15 million in venture capital funding, but Mr Kroll's workplace history deterred many investors, yet Mr Kroll has always denied that he ever sexually harassed women at work.

In a statement to Axios, he said;

“It was a painful experience, but an eye-opening one that served as a catalyst for professional development and greater awareness in the office.”

He continued;

“I now realise that there are things I said and did that made some feel unappreciated or uncomfortable. I apologise to those people. Today, I’m committed to building HQ Trivia into a culture-defining product and supporting the dedicated team that makes it all possible.”

In an interview with The New York Times last year, the entrepreneur said the company preferred to be based in NYC instead of San Francisco.

The Detroit native said that;

"Our inspiration is more from media and TV than it is from technology.” Livestreaming gaming platforms such as Twitch inspired the creation of HQ Trivia.

Kroll had previously worked as an engineering manager for Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and then as chief technology officer at Jetsetter from 2009 to 2013, so had a wealth of technological and software engineering knowledge.

The cause of Colin Kroll's death has yet to be revealed.

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Demi Lovato just stepped back into the social media ring to clap-back a fan who accused her of unfairly firing her back-up dancer.

The fan took to Twitter yesterday to call out Lovato's team, claiming their behaviour is "rotten" regarding the handling of the singer's altercation with her backup dancer.

Lovato shut down the fan for claiming that 'Dani', who spoke out about the star's recent overdose, should not have been fired.

According to Revelist, Dani Vitales, a backup dancer at the time, went to the press following Demi's drug overdose and trip to an L.A rehabilitation centre.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Dani Vitales, who was Lovato's longtime friend, then decided to write a lengthy statement on social media about the controversy, denying rumours that she supplied the singer with drugs:

“I have NEVER touched nor even SEEN a drug in my entire life,” Vitale, also 28, wrote on Instagram.

“I DO NOT DO DRUGS, nor would I ever encourage, or supply them to anyone I love.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Speaking about the painful emotions which she endured following the accusations, Vitale said, 

“The circulation of an UNTRUE story on the internet yanked my life, my reputation, my name and everything I have worked so hard to stand for, out from underneath me. A damaging narrative that demonized me, placed blame on me, and has since cost me so many wonderful moments in life.”

"I care about Demi just like all of you do. I have not said anything about this situation until now because her recovery has been of the most importance" 

"I was not with Demi when the incident happened, but I am with her now, and will continue to be because she means the world to me just as she does to all of you."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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On Thursday, a fan then took to Twitter and Instagram to write:

“It was completely unfair to fire dani, she’s one of the few who really cares about demi’s health and has been helping her for 3 years, she’s surrounded by people who only care about her money and she does not see it.”

The fan accused Lovato’s “team” of being “rotten,” commenting: “She does not realise it, needs a total change.”

We suspect the fan never thought Ms Lovato would actuallly see the tweet, but Demi saw it alright, and didn't hold back in the comments section:

“You have no idea what you’re talking about, ” later writing, “True friends don’t do interviews about you after you OD.”

Most readers speculated that she was referring to back-up dancer Dani Vitale, the 28-year-old singer quickly responded: “I’m not talking about Dani Vitale.”

Lovato might be referring instead to Danielle Martin,  her former trainer, who spoke out last week about severing ties with the singer:

“I lost my job for speaking up for her, to be honest,” Martin told Radar Online.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Pretty sad. I did nothing but empower her. Nothing bad to say. The people around her I’m sure were happy to run to her. They told her I was taking the situation and making it all about me. I’d never do that. Not ever. I was standing up for her. That’s all.”

It's pretty clear that Demi's fans are NOT here for Danielle:

Demi is currently back in LA and spending time with her mother, Dianna De La Garzia, as well as attending a sober living facility.

We hope this drama doesn't hinder her recovery, we need Demi back. Not just for her legendary clap-backs too.

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Demi Lovato has been an absolute warrior during her recovery, and reports say that Demi is preparing to leave this week.

The singer was found unconscious in her home last week due to an overdose.

Demi has been struggling with addiction on and off again for many years, and she has always been open about her struggle. Just last year, she published a youtube documentary about her life, laying it all out for people to hear and learn from.

It is important to Demi that no matter what she is going through, she can use her experience to help others going through the same thing.

Many stars struggle with addiction, and it can be so difficult to break free from its clutches when under pressure from the limelight.

Demi has it even harder due to her diagnosed bipolar disorder. She is constantly on the road, performing for thousands of fans, and having every bit of her life all over social media.

The singer also struggled with an eating disorder, making dependency even more difficult to let go of in her life. 

It was suspected that Demi had relapsed after she surprised fans with her song “Sober” a few days before her overdose.

In the track, she apologies to her family and fans: “I’m not sober anymore. […] I wanna be a role model, but I'm only human.”

A source told TMZ that Demi nearly died but is stable and said to be released this week from the hospital.

Demi has continued to be transparent about her journey in life through her lyrics and in interviews as well.

Many of her fans love that the star is so real with them and were absolutely devastated when they heard the news of her hospitalisation.

The singer has not announced what her plans are after her release yet, but we can assume she will make a statement soon verifying her recovered health. 

We are glad to see that Demi has a supportive circle of loved ones around her, and we hope that she can continue to be strong and seek the help she needs.

If anyone is struggling with self-harm or suicidal thoughts call 1800 247 247. Pieta House is a free, 24 hour helpline. 

For questions about dealing with depression or bipolar disorder, 1 800 80 48 48. Aware is also a free support line.

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Lamar Odom has given his first interview since his near-fatal overdose last year.

On an upcoming special of US TV show The Doctors, the former basketball player speaks about his battle with drugs and what made him hit that "low-point."

In a clip for the episode, Lamar is asked what was his last memory before waking up in hospital, to which he replies, "Being in that damn brothel and thinking I was going to just rest a little bit.

"I wasn't in a good place mentally, especially mentally, before that incident happened."

Lamar then wells up with tears before saying, "Me and my wife at the time were going through some things. I was in a dark place."

In the short video, he also says that while he's still recovering from the overdose, he has to look at the positives from what occurred.

"So I guess they say everything happens for a reason so I guess I'm here so I can tell a story."

And it was Khloe who had to tell him everything when he woke up in hospital. "I didn't know until Khloe had told me that I was in a coma. I couldn't even speak at the time. I couldn't talk.

"Nothing would come out when I would open my mouth, so I was scared," he added.

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Khloe Kardashian has finally spoken out about the ugly side of her ex-husband, Lamar Odom's overdose.

The reality star was on The Howard Stern Show this morning, and was quite frankly grilled about Lamar's near-death experience.

"I’ve said, "You do whatever the f*** you want to do, but please promise me you’ll never go back to a disgusting brothel again.

"If you want to pay someone, you can pay someone in the privacy of your hotel. Like, what are you doing?" 

She added that, "He said he obviously wasn't thinking and he promised he wouldn't go back to a place like that." But unfortunately, he did.

Khloe did admit that she believes her and Lamar are soulmates, but she isn't in the right headspace to be with him again. 

"You know, things change and life gets in the way and that's OK," she admitted. She just wants him to get better now. 

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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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