Demi Lovato will reportedly go to rehab after hospitalisation for drug overdose

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.”

media_cameraDemi Lovato was hospitalised in Los Angeles after a suspected heroin overdose. Picture: MEGA

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.

media_cameraLovato pictured with Joe Jonas at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year. Picture: MEGA

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.

media_cameraThe singer has admitted having more than one overdose scare in the past. Picture: AP

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.

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Meghan Markle cheers on Prince Harry at polo

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have returned to Windsor for the first time since their wedding as they attended a posh polo bash.

The Sun reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked relaxed and happy as they soaked up the sun at the charity event to raise money for children in Africa.

media_cameraThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. Picture: MEGA

Meghan, 36, wore a black dress by Carolina Herrera teamed with nude heels at today’s Sentebale Polo Club in Berkshire.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry, 33, adopted a relaxed look with jeans, a white shirt and light grey jacket.

media_cameraThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup. Picture: MEGA

The Duke was set to take the field to support his charity Sentebale, to raise money for children in Africa living with HIV and AIDS.

The Prince will play on the Sentebale St Regis team, captained by his friend Nacho Figueras, against the Royal Salute Team

media_cameraPolo player Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Figueras, captained Prince Harry’s side. Picture: Supplied

His Royal Highness set up the charity after a gap year trip to the nation of Lesotho with Prince Seeiso, the younger brother of King Letsie III.

The event is held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo club, where it has become an annual fixture.

media_cameraPrince Harry hugs ‘Mutso’ a young boy he made friends with on his first visit to Lesotho at the Official Opening of the new Mamohato Children’s Centre in Maseru, Lesotho. Picture: Getty

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan will have fond memories of the area, having headed to Windsor to tie the knot in May.

The newlyweds attracted a crowd of thousands to their big day — with Meghan happily stepping into her new role as a royal.

media_camera(L-R) Sentebale Ambassador Nacho Figuares, wife Delfina Figueras, Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive for the Sentebale Polo 2018. Picture: Getty

The former American actress has embraced life as the Duchess of Sussex, attending a number of events already by her husband’s side.

She has also stepped out on her own, heading to Cheshire with the Queen last month.

Meghan has previously said she wanted to “hit the ground running” in her role as a royal.

She recently joined her new husband in his work with the Royal Foundation.

It’s just another step to welcome the 36-year-old into the Royal Family, with Meghan and her new husband Prince Harry already announced to be heading to Australia this autumn.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission

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Beyonce shares second photo ever of Rumi and Sir

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.

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Donald Trump Jr arrives at New York City court for divorce hearing with estranged wife Vanessa Trump

DONALD Trump Jr and his estranged wife Vanessa have arrived at a courthouse in New York City for a hearing in their divorce case.

Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in March from the businessman, who is the president’s eldest son. She looked solemn as she walked a few feet behind her estranged husband as they approached the court.

media_cameraDonald Trump Jr and Vanessa Trump arrive for a divorce hearing. Picture: AP

After the hearing, they issued a joint statement saying they will “always have tremendous respect for each other.”

The 2007 birth of the couple’s first child made Donald Trump Sr a grandfather, a decade before he became the 45th President of the United States.

The Trumps were married in 2005 and have five children.

media_cameraThe Trumps were married in 2005 and have five children. Picture: AP

Mr Trump, 40, is now dating former Fox News Channel personality Kimberly Guilfoyle.

The television personality recently left the network and joined a pro-Trump political group amid the news that she’s dating the president’s son.

Guilfoyle and Mr Trump are now rumoured to be engaged after the former Fox News host shared a photo of the two of them on Instagram recently, with what appears to be a giant ring on her left hand.

Mr Trump’s divorce, initially listed as uncontested, is now contested, meaning the two parties cannot agree on the terms of the divorce.

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Steve Jacobs’ ex Rose talks about ‘years of turmoil’ before their split

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.

media_camera‘The shiny, public image was not true’ … Rose gets candid.

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.

media_cameraRose and Steve with their two young daughters before the move.
media_cameraThe idyllic paradise couldn’t help the couple’s problems.

“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.”

media_camera‘My focus now, it’s on my girls’ … Rose and one of her daughters on the island.
media_cameraBetter days … Steve and Rose pictured in 2016.

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.

media_camera‘He’s still my rock’ … Rose and Dylan enjoyed a four month romance.

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”.

media_cameraBeautiful chaos … Rose’s daughters run around their new home in Bronte.
media_cameraIsland life … Rose and Steve share the girls — one week on, one week off.

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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Harvey Weinstein: Inside their ‘abusive’ relationship

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.

media_cameraWeinstein and Paltrow at the Oscars in 1999. Picture: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

In a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, 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.

media_cameraPaltrow is just one of the actresses to accuse Weinstein. Picture: Getty Images

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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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Home Alone: Ryan Reynolds making Stoned Alone, inspired by Macaulay Culkin classic

HOME Alone is being remade … well, sort of.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is producing a Home Alon e-inspired movie, dubbed Stoned Alone.

The grown-up comedy is said to be “reminiscent of that hallowed comedy classic”, according to Deadline.

The movie will centre around a “twenty-something week growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip”, the site says.

But Stoned Alone will not be an official spin-off of Home Alone — one of Hollywood’s top-grossing comedies of all-time, which raked in nearly $477 million at the box office.

media_cameraHome Alone starred Macaulay Culkin and made serious cash at the box office.

No stars have yet to be attached to the project.

Deadline says Stoned Alone is being developed by movie studio Fox and will be directed by Augustine Frizzell (Never Goin’ Back).

The plot, Deadline reports, revolves around a “twenty-something weed growing loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip”.

“He makes the best of things by getting high. Paranoia sets in and he believes he hears someone break into his house.,” the site says.

“Turns out thieves have broken in. Fully stoned and fuelled by paranoia, he tries to thwart the thieves and defend his castle.”

Home Alone spawned a sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, also starring Culkin, and third and fourth instalments, Home Alone 3 and Home Alone 4, which did not feature the bankable child star.

media_cameraRyan Reynolds is producing Stoned Alone. Picture: AFP

Meantime, Reynolds, 41, recently revealed his battle with anxiety.

Speaking to the New York Times, the father of two said: “I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety”.

“Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

Reynolds, who is married to Blake Lively and was once engaged to Alanis Morissette, said he partied hard in the early stages of his career.

media_cameraBlake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Picture: Getty Images

“I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” Reynolds said.

He said he counters the anxiety he feels when promoting his movies by doing interviews in-character as his Deadpool character.

“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” Reynolds said.

“That’s that great self-defence mechanism,” Reynolds added. “I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”

No release date has yet been set for Stoned Alon e.

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Demi Lovato overdose: Singer is visited by ex Wilmer Valderrama in hospital

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.

media_cameraWilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato at an event in 2015. Picture: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Island Records)

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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.”

media_cameraLovato is currently recovering at Cedars Sinai hospital. Picture: APEX / MEGA

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.

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Former Home And Away star Chris Egan now unrecognisable: Photos

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.

media_cameraEgan and Seyfried at the premiere of their movie.

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.

media_cameraEgan (second from right) during his Home And Away days.

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Sarah Ferguson defends Princess Eugenie against ‘disgusting’ article

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”.

media_cameraSarah Ferguson has slammed the article about her daughter. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images

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.

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.

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