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Demi Lovato Talks about Being “Sober in Moderation”

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Demi Lovato is a beautiful alien on the cover of Paper. In the interview, she talks about the ups and downs of the past year (“At one point I was engaged to a man, and now I’m very much not. And so I just wanted to allow myself the freedom to match my outside to what I feel like on the inside, and that’s what I’ve done”), dealing with negative press (“I think it was right after I got out of rehab in 2018. I saw an article somewhere that said I was morbidly obese, and that is the most triggering thing that you could possibly write about somebody with an eating disorder. That sucked, and I wanted to quit, I wanted to use, wanted to give up”), and says she is no longer wholly sober (“It’s just really important to note that just because I am trying this doesn’t mean it’s for everybody. Just like the dogmatic views of complete sobriety, that isn’t a one size fits all solution for everybody”).

-Reviews of the first two episodes of her docuseries (which dropped this week on Youtube, while the final two will debut in a couple of weeks) praise Lovato for her candor.

Noah Centineo took to social media to flaunt his muscle gains in preparation for his upcoming superhero role. This feels like… too much?

Chris Evans showed off his chest tattoos during interview and the internet went wild. Weirdly, this doesn’t feel like too much? I don’t make the rules, guys.

Meghan McCain continues to be the least self-aware person ever, saying on The View today: “We’ve only had one Asian American host co-host host this show. Does that mean one of us should be leaving because there’s not enough representation? We’re talking about — is identity politics more important than the qualifications for the job?” She knows the only reason she got that gig was because of who her father was, right? She has the opposite of imposter syndrome.

Prince Harry keeps getting new jobs. Today he was named one of 15 commissioners joining Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder team.

-Oh god. It turns out the Synder cut isn’t exactly the cut he wanted, because Zack Synder wanted the final scene of the four-hour comic to feature the Green Lantern John Stewart and not the Martian Manhunter, and that he filmed the new Green Lantern scene in his driveway last year during the pandemic with “an amazing actor” but the studio took it out. I’m so tired.

-Most of the Glee cast (minus Lea Michele) will come together for a tribute to the late Naya Rivera at the GLAAD Media Awards — with Demi Lovato set to introduce it.

Ryan Murphy cast his go-to Evan Peters in the lead role for his upcoming Netflix series about Jeffrey Dahmer.

Issa Rae just inked an eight-figure, five-year deal with WarnerMedia, keeping her in the HBO fam.

-People are really hating on Chrissy Teigen‘s new business venture.

David Duchovny is heading back to Showtime as a series lead, this time for an adaptation of his latest novel.

-Splash News and Picture Agency, one of Hollywood’s biggest paparazzi agencies is filing for bankruptcy. Despite some headlines, it’s not because Meghan Markle sued them for invading a ‘private family outing’ in Canada last year.

Dana Carvey‘s Biden impression is excellent.

Miley Cyrus penned a sweet letter to her Hannah Montana character in honour of the 15th anniversary of the show’s premiere.

Justin Bieber has returned from his tropical vacation — and one of his first stops was at a prison to spread the word of the bible.

-The Tina Turner documentary that airs this weekend on HBO considers her life and career well beyond her awful first marriage.

-Despite the TV production slowdown, there’s actually quite a few interesting-looking shows premiering in the next few weeks.

-Mary Goes Round, starring Aya Cash, is now streaming for free on CBC Gem. I really dug that movie.

-Speaking of Aya Cash, she and William Jackson Harper play a recently split couple who attend her sister’s wedding in the We Broke Up trailer.

Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim are on a mission to Mars in the trailer for Netflix’s Stowaway.

Armie Hammer Accused of Rape

-The media’s focus on Armie Hammer‘s alleged kinks and cannibalism comments have seemed to overshadow the more serious allegations about abuse and lack of consent. That might change now that the woman allegedly behind the House of Effie Instagram account, (which was the first to share anonymous allegations against the actor) officially accused him of rape and physical abuse during a 2017 encounter. In a press conference today alongside attorney Gloria Allred, she said “Armie Hammer violently raped me for over four hours in Los Angeles, during which he repeatedly slammed my head against a wall, bruising my face. He also committed other acts of violence against me to which I did not consent. For example, he beat my feet with a crop so they would hurt with every step I took for the next week. During those four hours, I tried to get away but he wouldn’t let me. I thought that he was going to kill me. He then left with no concern for my well-being.”

Hammer‘s lawyer denied the rape allegation and maintained that his relationship with the woman was “completely consensual, discussed and agreed upon in advance, and mutually participatory.” He also added, “It was never Mr. Hammer’s intention to embarrass or expose her fetishes or kinky sexual desires,” because why not add some shaming?

Hailey Bieber is on the April cover of Elle, and talks about wanting privacy when she first married Justin Bieber. “I just wanted to hide. I was like, ‘I don’t want people so in my business. I feel like everybody’s up my ass.’ I was like, ‘Can there be no anonymity? Can I have any of it back?'”

-Wait, so Billie Eilish has been wearing a wig? It must be a good one.

Ralph Fiennes came to J.K. Rowling’s defense, because I guess he doesn’t care about being liked or admired.

-Oof, this interview with writers on crime shows is a brutal read. “We had a quote wall in a writers’ meeting. Every writer would come along with ideas, someone always suggested a character get raped. I said, ‘The thing is, that character’s already been raped.’ There was this big silence, and my boss said, “When was she last raped?” Sexual violence, violence against women, was the go-to for creating any drama. And it went on the quote wall: ‘When was she last raped?'”

-Welp. Kanye West is reportedly worth $6.6 billion. I wonder if that will change the divorce settlement?

-She’s All That’s Rachael Leigh Cook and Vampire Diaries’ Daniel Gillies are officially divorced.

-Meanwhile, the gender-flipped reimagining of She’s All That is coming to Netflix.

-In THR’s new cover story, screenwriters, news anchors, celebrities and more reflect on a year since Hollywood entered lockdown.

-Because nothing is ever over in Hollywood, A Time to Kill sequel with Matthew McConaughey is in the works at HBO as a limited series.

-The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper and You’re The Worst Aya Cash‘s new rom-com We Broke Up will premiere in theaters and on demand next month.

Zack Synder‘s Justice League hits Crave in Canada today. It’s currently 77% fresh.

-HBO Max has ordered a documentary on late Clueless star Brittany Murphy.

Glenn Close and Mila Kunis tackle heroin addiction in the trailer for Four Good Days.

Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o Make the Internet’s Dream Come True

-It started as a tweet, turned into a meme, and now it’s actually happening: Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o will costar in a buddy movie directed by Ava DuVernay. The original tweeter better get a producer credit.

-This is tragic: Zack Synder has stepped away from the Justice League movie to due the recent suicide of his daughterJoss Whedon will reportedly step in to finish the film. (She passed away in March, proving Hollywood knows how to keep its ish under wraps when it wants to.)

-GQ interviewed a bunch of TV comedy showrunners, including Rachel Bloom, Pete Holmes, Rob Delaney, Issa Rae, Sharon Horgan and more.

-Last night’s Billboard Music Awards was ruled by the divas, from Cher’s performance of “If I Could Turn Back Time” (my fave part of that clip is Ansel Elgot‘s enthusiastic singalong) to Celine Dion‘s performance of “My Heart Will Go On.” Other cute moments include Celine leading the backstage press in a Cher singalong,  Drake telling Celine: “You’re very iconic. We love you,” and Vanessa Hudgens giving  us her best Celine.

Bobby Moynihan, Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata all announced that this weekend’s episode of SNL was their last.

-Speaking of the SNL finale, Katy Perry managed to alienate the black community and the LGBT community.

Billy Bush broke his silence on the Trump fiasco in a new cover story. Let’s all just pretend he didn’t, k?

Jessica Simpson was on Ellen and reminded us that she’s kinda kooky.

-I would really, really love to see Salma Hayek’s live-chat be flooded with questions about her shut down of Jessica Williams. Make it happen, interwebs!

-I don’t watch reality TV, but this Twitter headline got me clicking anyway: “The Bachelor(ette) has long been cruel to black women. It may now be our greatest hope”

-There’s going to be a monster movie-verse with Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Russell Crowe and Javier Bardem.

-Yet another streaming service has launched — and this one has Jared Leto as its “Chief Creative Officer.” Well then…

Nicki Minaj has been quietly sponsoring an Indian village for years because she’s kind of awesome.

-Critics are hating on the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but it’s still projected to make buckets of money.

Krystal tries to get to the bottom of things and Keira is kidnapped in the final Orphan Black trailer.

-The trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard didn’t really do it for me when I first saw it, but if this is the poster, I may have to rethink my stance.