DEMI Lovato will reportedly head straight to rehab after she’s discharged from the hospital following a drug overdose, a new report claims.
“She slipped up and thought she could handle it. This is obviously a huge wake-up call,” a source told E! News, adding that her partying had been going on for a few weeks.
“Demi doesn’t want to die and she’s very grateful to be alive. She will be leaving the hospital and heading straight to rehab. Her family has been by her side supporting her and is getting her the help she needs.”
Lovato, 25, was hospitalised on Tuesday after suffering an overdose of undisclosed drugs at her Hollywood Hills home.
The Disney star has previously sought treatment for her addictions to alcohol, cocaine and OxyContin, most famously in 2010 after punching a backup dancer while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.
She has also admitted having more than one overdose scare in the past, even while promoting a sober lifestyle.
The singer remains hospitalised in Los Angeles, where her ex-boyfriend, actor Wilmer Valderrama visited her on Wednesday.
In a statement on Tuesday following her hospitalisation, the Lovato’s rep said: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was republished with permission.
Originally published as Demi Lovato to head to rehab
BEYONCE has finally given the world a rare glimpse of her family life with her children.
The pop diva, who’s currently on tour with husband Jay-Z, shared a photo of 13-month-old twins Sir and Rumi Carter.
The photo, which she posted on her website, is only the second time the famous mother has shared photos of her twins, the New York Post reports. It has since been widely shared by her fanbase, called the Beyhive, on social media.
In the photo, the Single Ladies singer, 36, is smiling and laughing as the pair sit on her lap.
Daughter Rumi is also smiling with joy, but Sir looks a little more serious.
The first photo the superstar released was back in the summer of 2017 when they were just one month old.
Other snaps in the album included snaps with eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, 6, enjoying family time aboard a yacht, and glam poses of the superstar in several designer ensembles.
The couple, who recently wrapped up their European leg of their joint On the Run II world tour, kicked off their North American dates in Cleveland this week.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was republished with permission.
Originally published as Beyonce shares rare photo of twins
WHEN affable TV weatherman Steve Jacobs emotionally farewelled the Today show after a decade to focus on his young family and sea change to Vanuatu, there was secret heartbreak happening behind the scenes.
“People didn’t realise we were already on the knife’s edge by the time we arrived,” Steve’s wife Rose Jacobs exclusively told news.com.au amid divorce proceedings, opening up for the first time about the complicated end of her seven year marriage to the loveable television personality.
The idyllic life many thought the couple were living was a myth. After one year in the South Pacific paradise, reports of AVO applications and altercations surfaced before it was announced the seemingly perfect marriage had ended.
This month, they both moved back to the city they escaped — but to separate lives.
“I’ve been through hell and back with this,” Rose said this week at a Clovelly coffee shop in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, around the corner from the Bronte apartment she recently purchased.
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“I now know that trying to pretend it’s been all happy days is not helping anyone. My focus now … it’s on my girls and moving forward. I don’t have a problem (admitting) that the shiny, public image was not true and there was a lot of heartbreak behind the scenes.”
The couple — who first met on the set of the Today show in 2007 and married in an intimate ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, three years later — had been suffering through “years of turmoil” that counselling couldn’t fix.
In his demanding on-air job, Steve worked 300 days out of the year on the road, putting in 14 hours a day. Their relationship broke down.
In a “last ditch attempt”, the decision was made: Steve would quit his high profile gig and the couple would relocate with their two young daughters — Isabella, 7, and Francesca, 5 — to their holiday home in Vanuatu.
It seemed like the perfect plan. Their problems would be solved.
In the media, they blamed the hustle and bustle of the city and explained they wanted to get away from the “toxic” Sydney lifestyle. But there was another reason. And darkness soon loomed over paradise.
“For me, it was worse,” Rose, 39, said of the relationship after the move. “It was worse because I was isolated without longstanding friends or family and without people who knew our history. So I had no one I could trust or talk to. And we were trying hard to make it work but in my heart I knew it wasn’t and it was like treading water.”
After 12 years of rarely seeing each other, they finally had time to spend together — a change Rose described as “confronting”.
The same problems that plagued their marriage in Sydney travelled with them to Vanuatu. Before they moved to the island, Rose once took steps to apply for an AVO (it’s on police record but she never finalised it, she said). And, after an incident in their picturesque villa, she did it again.
“The AVO was because I had been advised to record any incidents, and there was a serious incident that I recorded and I wish that it had never occurred but unfortunately it did and that made me make the final decision to seek the AVO,” the Sydney Weekender presenter said.
“I think anyone who enters into a face-to-face situation with their phone ready knowing that it’s likely to be volatile, by then it’s a no-brainer. You are in a situation where you need to get some support and legal interaction. It was a pattern that I knew was long term.
“No person ever intends on going and seeking an AVO. Until it’s necessary. And for me, I really found myself in a situation where all the advice I was receiving from counsellors and the police and friends and family was that it was necessary at that stage for myself and the girls.”
The AVO subsequently lapsed and no charges were ever laid against Steve Jacobs. By December, the couple had split.
“We had an argument that became volatile and I needed to leave with the kids,” Rose said. “And that was the moment when I knew.”
In the months that followed, reports surfaced about Rose’s new relationship with Canadian soldier Dylan Nash, who was also living on the island. She said they were introduced by friends after the split and they enjoyed a four-month relationship.
“I had no anticipation of meeting someone fantastic so quickly but Dylan swept me off my feet and really it was the first time I had smiled in so long,” she said, explaining Dylan’s now in the UK applying for residency — something he couldn’t do in Australia.
“There’s a lot of love and support there and it’s genuine and he’s still my rock and I am his, so if and when we meet again, that would be lovely. But right now I’m just going day by day.”
It was during this four month romance that reports surfaced of an “altercation” between Steve and Dylan at a Vanuatu gym.
“People assumed I had overnight left Steven for no reason and moved on super quick. But people didn’t realise because we didn’t land in Vanuatu and express to anyone that we’d been going through years of turmoil,” she said.
She said she was judged by the public — and other people on the island.
“Dropping the kids at school some of the dads, I would wave to say good morning. And one in particular, he would look at me and shake his head and walk away,” Rose said.
“I think a lot of women often look like the bad guy if they leave a marriage — even if they had an AVO, even if they spent years doing couples counselling.”
Two weeks after moving back to Sydney, Rose is relaxed. In the middle of winter, she shows off her tanned skin in a white singlet and has her hair tied back in a scarf. A few days earlier, she picked out furniture for her New York-style apartment — an experience that left her “feeling free”.
It’s Rose’s week with the girls. She shares custody with Steve — one week on, one week off. The kids have just gotten back from a week of skiing with their dad, and they’ve been getting familiar with mum’s new home. This included roller blading on the slick timber floors. “Nothing’s precious,” Rose laughed.
“He loves his kids more than anything. He’s an amazing dad,” she said of her former partner. Steve now lives in nearby Bondi, but the former couple keep their distance.
“We’ve kind of glimpsed each other in passing. He dropped the kids off the other day,” she said. “That was the first time we’ve been able to exchange the kids in a one-on-one scenario. But his car was leaving as I was coming down. We’re not face-to-face at this stage.”
The sea change wasn’t the solution they hoped for. Still, she doesn’t regret it.
“I think Steven’s an amazing father and I’m happy to give him any space he needs to find himself again and be happy in his own skin.”
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Originally published as Secret pain of Steve, Rose Jacobs
GWYNETH Paltrow has opened up about her shocking experience with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, describing their working relationship as “abusive”.
Following Weinstein’s spectacular fall from grace last year amid dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, it emerged that Paltrow — who worked with the producer on Emma in 1996 and 1998’s Shakespeare in Love — had allegedly been one of his victims.
In a new interview with The New York TimesMagazine, the actress gave more details on how he had made a pass at her.
“The one time that Harvey propositioned me was really almost the least of it in terms of how onerous that relationship was, and it was very quid pro quo and punitive,” she said.
“And I always felt like I was on thin ice, and he could be truly horrible and mean and then be incredibly generous. It was kind of like a classic abusive relationship.”
Paltrow, 45, first opened up about her troubling encounter with Weinstein in an interview with The New York Times last October.
According to the actress, she was summoned to his hotel room for a meeting after being hired to star in the adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. During the meeting, she claimed he suggested they head to the bedroom for a massage.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” Paltrow said, revealing that she’d told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about what happened, and that he’d warned Weinstein never to touch her again.
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The Times also revealed that Weinstein told women he’d slept with Paltrow in a bid to coerce them into having sex with him, citing multiple sources.
One woman, who accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in 2004, claimed that he kept a framed photo of Paltrow in his bedroom. Another who alleged that Weinstein sexually harassed her in 2000 said that Weinstein told her he’d been intimate with Paltrow and other stars.
“He’s not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone,” Paltrow said. “But he used the lie as an assault weapon.”
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Originally published as Paltrow spills on creepy Weinstein
WILMER Valderrama has visited ex girlfriend Demi Lovato in hospital as the singer continues to recover from a reported overdose.
Valderrama and Lovato dated on and off for six years before announcing their split in a joint statement in 2016.
The NCIS star stopped by Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles on Wednesday to visit Lovato, PEOPLE reports.
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A source told the publication Valderrama had been very “shocked” to hear of Lovato’s overdose on Tuesday.
Friends of Lovato also told The Sun she has been on a downward spiral since splitting from Valderrama two years ago.
“She seemed OK with the breakup at first, but she missed him terribly — far more than she thought she would and she has not found anything even close to what they had since then,” an insider revealed.
“For two years she has been single and lonely and she really went back to her old negative ways.”
According toTMZ, Lovato had been hosting a raucous all-night party at her home when she became unwell and was treated with Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of overdoses.
“She had two friends with her at her house that called 911. They were hysterical when paramedics arrived and Demi was unconscious,” a source told US Weekly. “But the friends acted very quickly and saved her life.”
Lovato has been open about her battles with substance abuse issues and eating disorders.
In March 2018, the star announced she was celebrating six years of sobriety. However, just four months later, Lovato revealed that she had relapsed in a song called Sober.
The troubled singer, 25, is now “awake and responsive” and is said to be in a stable condition, with her family pleading for privacy as she recovers.
Former Disney star Demi Lovato has suffered an apparent drug overdose.
Demi Lovato hospitalised after overdose
Originally published as Demi Lovato’s ex visits her in hospital
SOAP fans would struggle to recognise one-time Home And Away star and Summer Bay hottie Nick Smith from the latest photos he’s posted online.
Chris Egan, 32, who starred in the show from 2000 until 2003 before heading to Hollywood, recently shared a photo on Instagram, dressed down in character as an older man.
And, well … let’s just say it’s a far cry from his teen heart-throb days.
Egan’s new look featured a thick handlebar moustache, fake peeling skin, and thick glasses. While he didn’t specify what he was working on, another photo posted afterwards showed him in the same costume, posing with director Wei-Ling Chang, who held up a clapperboard listing the project as “Cult.”
Egan moved to Los Angeles in 2003, and appeared in action-fantasy film Eragon three years later. He had a small role in Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007 but the biggest movie of his career came in 2010 when he starred alongside Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal in blockbuster romantic comedy Letters to Juliet.
Since then, Egan has appeared in a number of TV movies, including The Prince, Alpha Male, Poe and Gothica.
Most recently, he starred in Syfy’s apocalyptic fantasy series Dominion.
Originally published as Aussie star looks totally unrecognisable
SARAH Ferguson has slammed a “disgusting” article that claimed her daughter Princess Eugenie was having a “preposterously lavish wedding”.
In an Instagram post, Fergie shared an open letter that hit back at a Daily Mail opinion piece written by columnist Jan Moir.
The letter described the article as “negative and tantamount to bullying”, with Moir showing “malicious contempt” for Eugenie.
In the article, Moir claimed Eugenie and fiance Jack Brooksbank were having an over the top wedding despite the princess having done “absolutely nothing to distinguish herself”.
Moir also drew an unfavourable comparison between Eugenie and her controversial mum, alleging the young royal’s wedding plans had revealed “a hunger for glitz and royal glamour that is every bit as monstrous as Mother Fergie’s”.
Moir’s savage comments about Eugenie didn’t go unnoticed on social media, with readers equally condemning and applauding the serious level of shade.
Wow, Jan Moir, did Eugenie steal your boyfriend or something? Why so much vitriol? How about this: If all those people you think don’t care actually show up for her wedding, maybe she wasn’t under-estimating the people’s interest after all? https://t.co/IsdsctbZVS via @MailOnline
— Laura Parew (@LauraParew) July 24, 2018
She’s born into privilege, she’s of equal footing as the other royals except Princes Charles, William & George, she has the same entitlement as Harry, why not having a wedding fit for a Princess?😊@KensingtonRoyal https://t.co/x6HmUKrZvJ
— Wittythinkertalks (@wittythinkerby) July 23, 2018
“Like a neatly groomed, determined seagull, Eugenie has spent nearly three decades drifting along in the richly foaming wake of the Queen, picking off what she can from the royal catch.” 🔥hottest take from my new favorite whatever the hell a Jan Moir is. https://t.co/pn07vzVszV
— Alex Begley (@AlexRBegley) July 24, 2018
Saw references to a rude Daily Mail article on Princess Eugenie so looked it up. Wow, it’s really awful. This is why I don’t believe in freedom of the press. Why are people so mean? I mean, OK, I say harsh things about anti-royalists, but they don’t count. Otherwise I’m nice.
— Theodore (@royalcello) July 25, 2018
“For her first 28 years on this planet, HRH Princess Eugenie of York has done almost nothing of note. Nothing to startle the horses, admittedly — but nothing to impress the horses either.”
This is the most British takedown of someone I have ever read.https://t.co/WqnAc3eHcK
— Amy Stanford (@_amyro) July 24, 2018
Last week, Eugenie and Jack announced the final plans for their wedding, with several striking similarities to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials.
A statement from Buckingham Palace said the pair are “delighted to announce an opportunity for 1200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day”.
Like Harry and Meghan, the couple will tie the knot in St George’s Chapel and go on a carriage ride through Windsor town afterwards.
Originally published as ‘Disgusting’ article about Eugenie slammed