“I mean, it's not like you go—really go out of the way to properly look for it. If it comes to you, it comes to you. And if something falls in your way and you meet someone, or whatever, that's fair enough…just kinda see what happens."
The former One Direction member was previously in a relationship with actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld.
Dozens of celebrities have supported Taylor Swift after she revealed that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta have banned her from performing her own music at the upcoming American Music Awards. The pair have also refused to let the Lover singer use her music in a Netflix documentary about her life.
Gigi Hadid, Halsey, Lily Allen and Hilary Duff have all voiced their support, as well as Taylor’s best friend, Selena Gomez.
The Lose You To Love Me singer penned an emotional open letter to Braun and Borchetta, begging them to have a change of heart.
She wrote, “My heart is so heavy right now. It makes me sick and extremely angry (I don’t mind if there may be retaliation) this is my opinion. It’s greed, manipulation and power. There is no heart or thought of anyone else’s. No respect for the words my friend has written since she was a 14 year old in her bedroom.
“You’ve robbed and crushed one of our best songwriters of our time and opportunity to celebrate all of her music with fans and the world.”
Selena opened up about the strong friendship she has with the Grammy award winner.
“She is the most dedicated, fearless, feisty, strongest woman I’ve ever known. People can say bitch but what I’m saying to you is that’s called a woman with true identity and strength who takes no shit.
“I listened to Fearless before it came out and I just remember us jumping on a bed and she was just sparkling- so proud of her diary being read by the whole world.”
Selena reflected on the days before Taylor released her album Fearless: “Nervous of people not liking it but that became one of the biggest records- an album that saved so many young women who felt alone. Have a broken heart. Who were healing. Those who felt invisible. Gave a voice to those who didn’t know that they had one all along. Believing in dreams again.
“I continued to see how she has constantly challenged herself to create a beautiful life that belong to just her. So I can tell you first hand the MOST important thing to Taylor is her family, love, her fans and her music,” she shared.
The Wolves singer urged Braun and Borchetta to change their minds, “I really hope there is a change of heart over this unfortunate situation.
“Seeing my best friend (or any of my friends) be constantly pulled down is the worst feeling. Taylor fights. She will never stop fighting. People grow from choices. Some will stay exactly the same. I just want a change of heart. I love you,” Selena concluded.
Selena Gomez has upped her style game lately and we’re just obsessed with every single look. The Lose You To Love Me singer attended Julia Michaels’ 90s prom themed birthday party last night and she looked like she stepped right out of Clueless.
The former Disney actress wore a black Kiki De Montparnasse dress with spaghetti straps for the special occasion.
She teamed the dress with a pair of chunky-heeled shoes and a choker.
She even rocked a 90s inspired updo, including the classic ‘90s side pieces.
We feel like we’d look like Miss Trunchbull if we even attempted this hairstyle.
The singer even wore braids in her hair as a nod to lead character Anna.
Speaking about their sister outing, Selena wrote, “Hope I’m officially the best big sissy ever now.. she was LIVING her best life!! Frozen 2 was amazing!!!”
Frozen 2 is set for release on November 22, 2019.
The second installment of the Disney movie takes us back to the time of Ana and Elsa’s past but all isn’t as magical as we hoped. We are transported to an enchanted forest, but something has gone wrong and now nobody can get in or out of it.
It is up to Elsa to save the Kingdom of Arendelle, but luckily she has her dear sister Ana by her side, as well as Olaf and Sven.
The cast of Frozen 2 is as stellar as it’s predecessor with top names including, Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Ana), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf) returning.
We may be a little bit too excited about Frozen 2.
Taking to Instagram, the Bad Liar songstress responded to reports that she was reconciling her relationship with the fashion executive.
Selena wrote, “I'm not dating anyone. I've been single for two years. I'm on God's timing not mine."
The rumours surfaced after Selena and a group of her friends, including Samuel, went out for dinner in New York.
The singer has been busy promoting her new music but spared some time to catch up with her nearest and dearest.
Selena has stressed that she is the happiest she has been in a long time. The past few years have been incredibly tough for the former Disney star. Selena has had to face health issues and heartbreak, including the breakdown of her relationship with Justin Bieber, but stresses that she is happy and smiling again.
Selena praised her best friend Taylor Swift for helping her through the past few years. She told Zane Lowe, "[Taylor] was frustrated when I was frustrated, she was sad when I was sad, but more than anything, my friends stood by my side. When I think they visibly saw me in so much pain, they didn't want it for me, but they never stopped loving me," The Wolves singer said.
Selena’s new song Lose You To Love Me was inspired by everything she has been through in the past few years, including the end of her and Justin’s relationship.
The songstress said that it is one of the most important songs she has ever written. The former Disney star worked with two of her dearest friends, Julia Michaels and Taylor Swift, on this song. The pop stars are credited as co-writers of the hit.
We are so ready for this empowering era for Selena!
Netflix has deleted the controversial suicide scene from season one of 13 Reasons Why, two years after the show originally aired.
In a statement released by the streaming site yesterday, Netflix said;
“We’ve heard from many young people that 13 Reasons Why encouraged them to start conversations about difficult issues like depression and suicide and get help—often for the first time.“
"As we prepare to launch season three later this summer, we’ve been mindful about the ongoing debate around the show," they added.
After consulting with psychologists and doctors, Netflix made the important decision;
"So on the advice of medical experts, including Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, we’ve decided with creator Brian Yorkey and the producers to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from season one.”
The scene instead now depicts actress Katherine Langford, who plays the show's protagonist Hannah, staring at her own reflection in the mirror before cutting to her parents' reaction in a later scene.
There is no longer any depiction of Hannah's suicide. The graphic and undeniably harrowing scene first aired during the season one finale, and showed Langford slicing her wrists with a razor blade before dying in a bathtub of blood.
The show faced immediate backlash regarding the depiction of suicide, with many activists and health professionals expressing concerns that the scene could contribute to copycat suicides among teenagers.
“It was our hope, in making 13 Reasons Why into a television show, to tell a story that would help young viewers feel seen and heard, and encourage empathy in all who viewed it, much as the bestselling book did before us,” showrunner Brian Yorkey wrote in a statement.
He added; “Our creative intent in portraying the ugly, painful reality of suicide in such graphic detail in season one was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it.
"But as we ready to launch season three, we have heard concerns about the scene from Dr. Christine Moutier at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, and have agreed with Netflix to re-edit it," Yorkey emphasised.
"No one scene is more important than the life of the show, and its message that we must take better care of each other. We believe this edit will help the show do the most good for the most people while mitigating any risk for especially vulnerable young viewers.”
A number of suicide-related organisations and industry professionals have showed their support for Netflix' move, including; the American Association of Suicidology, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, Stanford’s Dr. Helen Hsu, Mental Health America.
Cedars-Sinai’s Dr. Rebecca Hedrick and The Trevor Project have released a joint statement regarding the news;
“We support the decision to edit the scene in which Hannah takes her own life from 13 Reasons Why. There has been much debate about the series in the medical community."
They added; "But this positive change will ensure that the show continues to encourage open conversation about mental health and suicide prevention – while also mitigating the risk for the most vulnerable teenage viewers.”
The streaming service originally added a new advisory video in front of the second season episodes, with stars Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Justin Prentice and Alisha Boe explaining to viewers how they can get help if they are negatively affected by the show.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings later defended the show, saying, “It is controversial, but nobody has to watch it.”
The news of the show's choice to edit the suicide scene was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
It's official: Ariana Grande has overtaken Selena Gomez as the world's most followed woman on Instagram. The figures are SO tight though; Ari now has 146,337,497 and Selena is slightly behind with 146,289,115.
Unfortunately for Thank U Next fans, Cristiano Ronaldo is still the most followed person, with 155 million followers compared to the Sweetener singer's 146 million.
However, considering everything Ms Grande has achieved this year, we believe she can gain the nine million needed in no time.
Billboard are claiming that Ariana gained a huge 13 million followers on the social media site over the last four months, coinciding with the release of her record breaking albums Sweetener and Thank U, Next.
Weirdly, it also comes at the same time as her break-up from former fiancé Pete Davidson in October. The pair made the headlines after the split, coming only five months after their engagements and six months after they began dating.
It was never going to end well, was it? Ari also had a turbulent time with the overdose and subsequent death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller.
More recently, she won the Best Pop Album Grammy award, and became the first solo artist to hold the top three Billboard Hot 100 singles (7 Rings, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored and Thank U, Next), and hold the number one album spot at the same time.
Her online wars with the likes of Grammy producers who insulted her (how dare they??) and Piers Morgan has also drawn attention to her accounts.
Meanwhile, singer and actress Selena Gomez has lost followers after taking a four-month break from social media in September after entering a treatment facility for her mental health.
Instagram is currently investigating an issue that is causing some of the biggest accounts to lose millions of followers overnight, and took to Twitter to elaborate:
“We’re aware of an issue that is causing a change in account follower numbers for some people right now. We’re working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”
James Charles and Zach Clayton, some of the larger names on the site, both tweeted about the issue, with MUA Charles saying; "Why did I just lose over half a million followers, Instagram. What you doing, sis?”
why did I just lose over half a million followers @instagram wyd sis
An original suggestion from Fast Company claimed that Instagram was taking action "to remove millions of accounts the company believed to be inauthentic." Translation: BOTS.
A lot of companies undergo random sweeps of their user bases to get rid of inactive accounts or spam, with Insta announcing in November that it was hoping to remove more fake accounts on the platform/
“We will begin removing inauthentic likes, follows and comments from accounts that use third-party apps to boost their popularity. We’ve built machine learning tools to help identify accounts that use these services and remove the inauthentic activity.”
Update: we’re expecting to have this issue resolved by 9 a.m. PST tomorrow. We understand this is frustrating, and our team is hard at work to get things back to normal.
They later updated their status to say that the issue would be revolved by 9am today, Valentine's Day. The team "are hard at work to get things back to normal". Hmmm, suspish.
The site began removing locked accounts from Twitter since last July, so maybe they just cleared out the bots and the uproar over follower counts has them regretting it?
Kensington Palace lost a massive 150,000 followers overnight, but the page recovered them today. It could be beneficial for influencers to have an awareness of what their 'real' follower count is, rather than just fake bots.
So Instagram is currently having a glitch where people are being automatically unfollowed.
This is the perfect time to unfollow people you have always wanted to, and then blame it on Instagram. You’re welcome x
The newly engaged Chris Pratt spoke about his ‘spiritual side’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ironically the show that Ellen made her badass speech on, and she had some words to say about it.
The 39-year old Jurassic World actor is admittedly very religious and identifies as a non-denominational Christian, attending services at the Zoe Church and Hillsong, also attended by Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin.
Replying to Pratt's comments, Ellen wrote to Twitter; "Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti-LGBT+ so maybe address that too?"
Page has just celebrated her one-year-anniversary with her wife Emma Portner last month, and famously speaks out against homophobic attacks like the recent horrible incident involving Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
In 2015 Brian Houston, leader of Hillsong, has said that while gay people are welcome to worship there, and that he loves all people, Hillsong doesn’t ‘affirm’ the gay ‘lifestyle’. Whatever the heck that means.
"Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid."
"Can you take an active leadership role? No. ‘This won’t make everyone happy and to some, this stance may even be seen as hypocritical. We are a gay welcoming church but we are not a church that affirms a gay lifestyle." Alright then…
Famous pastor of Justin Bieber, Carl Lentz, said he admits he doesn’t know what Jesus would think about homosexuality, saying:
"Jesus was in the thick of an era where homosexuality, just like it is today, was widely prevalent. And I’m still waiting for someone to show me the quote where Jesus addressed it on the record in front of people. You won’t find it because he never did."
Pratt spoke on the show about how his church helps him to deal with fame, and has yet to respond to Ellen's tweet.
Apparently celibacy was the secret to Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber's love life.
The American couple have given their first interview together on their relationship to Vogue, opening up about how they each saved themselves during their 12-week-courtship until they tied the knot last year.
Bieber got candid about his "legitimate problem with sex", and how his religious and spiritual beliefs led him to abstain in order to dedicate himself to God.
“I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that," he said.
He elaborated on his feeling that God brought Hailey to him as a result of this dedication;
“I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behaviour.”
The couple met on the Today Show back in 2009 but only developed their friendship after meeting again at a Hillsong church service in Manhattan a few years later. Hillsong is a renowned church based in America which numerous celebrities follow.
Baldwin confessed that she had never been a “crazed” Belieber, but said:
“One day Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you got older.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend. I was running around with him as his homie, but we weren’t hanging out romantically.”
Baldwin said the pair went through a “very dramatic excommunication” after Bieber's personal life took a downward spiral, which led him to ignore her and shut Hailey out of his life.
The young model said church has always been “the common denominator” in their relationship, allowing them to "hug it out" a few months later;
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life,” he said. “I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.”
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