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    Amy Schumer took to Twitter Sunday morning to defend the way she treats race in her comedy.

    “I am a comic," Schumer wrote. “I will joke about things you like and I will joke about things you aren’t comfortable with."




    The post appears to be a response to a Guardian article published early Sunday morning that said Schumer has "a shockingly large blind spot around race" despite her large body of feminist work.

    From The Guardian:

    "Schumer’s stand-up repeatedly delves into racial territory tactlessly and with no apparent larger point. Her standup special features jokes like “Nothing works 100% of the time, except Mexicans” and much of her character’s dumb slut persona is predicated on the fact that the men she sleeps with are people of colour. "I used to date Latino guys,” she says in an older stand-up routine. “Now I prefer consensual.”


    Schumer's response didn't mention the Guardian article directly, but said: “You can call it a ‘blind spot for racism’ or ‘lazy’ but you are wrong.”

    The Guardian isn't the first to take issue with the way the comic approaches race. A Daily Dot article published last week made similar claims. Schumer also drew criticism for a joke she made about "Gone Girl" and Latinas while hosting the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in April.

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    Musician of the moment Ed Sheeran took the stage with The Rolling Stones on Saturday.

    The star surprised attendees of the Stones' Kansas City, Missouri, concert by joining the band in a rendition of their hit song "Beast of Burden."



    Um, can we say power crew?

    Sheeran took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the very cool experience:




    Both he and The Rolling Stones also shared some social media photo and video gems:




    Just sung a song on stage with these ladz

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    Learning how to be led astray

    A photo posted by @teddysphotos on




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    The world cannot get enough of Jessica Simpson's adorable children.

    The star took to Instagram to share the latest snaps of her son Ace cuddling with his dad -- Simpson's husband Eric Johnson -- like a pro:

    My Boys

    A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on




    Obsessed.

    A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on






    We get why she'd want to capture this v. v. cute moment.

    Earlier this month, Simpson shared an extremely precious photo of her daughter Maxwell and infant goddaughter Wilder Frances.

    Maxwell and Wilder - a dream come true for me and @caceecobb #DoubleBFF

    A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on





    Family photo albums on fleek.

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    Baby, now we got Mudblood.

    Muggle-born witch Hermione Granger, aka actress Emma Watson, and "Bad Blood" singer Taylor Swift met up for a photo Saturday at the singer's London show. The snap reportedly happened backstage and was shared by singer Lauren Aquilina, who also appeared in the photo along with Martha Hunt, Karlie Kloss and Echosmith singer Sydney Sierota:




    "Harry Potter" actor Tom Felton previously told The Huffington Post that Swift would probably be sorted in Gryffindor, which might explain how Watson and the singer became buds. (They obviously bonded while studying for exams in the common room.)

    But Swift also brought Hunt, Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Serena Williams on stage with her during the show, which is so magical that it can only mean one thing:

    Taylor Swift isn't building a "squad"; she's making Dumbledore's Army.

    Way to go, Taylor. Dumbledore will never be gone! Not as long as those who remain are loyal to him!


    Image: Giphy

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    We already enjoy how sexy he looks with his hair pushed back, but now this "Mean Girls" actor is making fans happy in another way by answering the one question we've all been wondering: Why has "fetch" never happened?

    "Fetch hasn't happened because people still try to make it happen. If people are still gonna try to make it happen, it’s not gonna happen. I think that’s a good PSA to do," said actor Jonathan Bennett. "Stop trying to make fetch happen! It hasn’t happened because you're trying to make it happen."

    Though you may know him best as Lindsay Lohan's "Mean Girls" crush Aaron Samuels, Bennett has actually been all over Hollywood lately. The actor is now hosting Food Network's new show "Cake Wars," which he promises has "ten thousand times" the suspense of "Cupcake Wars," and is also acting in a number of other shows, including the final season of MTV's "Awkward."

    Bennett recently opened up to The Huffington Post about his new hosting gig, his acting roles and even those reports that he was against a "Mean Girls" reunion:


    Image: Giphy

    You're hosting "Cake Wars" now, so we have to know: Is butter a carb?
    According to Regina George and the judges of "Cake Wars," we have concluded that butter is a carb. And it’s also delicious.

    Food competition shows always seem to come down to the last second, but what's it really like?
    I'm not gonna lie to you. When I started, I thought exactly what some people at home might think where they stage stuff and create the drama. I was totally blown away and totally wrong ... When you have a cake artist trying to create the stuff they're creating in only 4 hours, things are bound to go wrong. When I'm counting down from 10, I'm actually watching them put the finishing touches on the cake. And there are so many times that I hold my breath.

    If cakes were at war, which would win?
    German chocolate. I mean, according to history. I would have to say German chocolate.

    Do people always tell you when it's October 3rd?
    October 3rd is national "Mean Girls" day. My social media blows up!


    Image: Giphy

    What can fans look forward to on the final season of "Awkward"?
    They're gonna be able to look forward to seeing where Jenna (Ashley Rickards) ends up in her job and how that translates into her future. I play Jenna's new boss for her summer internship, and I put her through the wringer... he’s a really funny, quirky and out-of-this-world character. I'm so excited to be playing him.

    There were a bunch of reports that you're against a "Mean Girls" reunion. What's the deal there?
    To clear the record, it’s not that I don’t want to have a "Mean Girls" reunion. I'm just tired about everyone asking about it. Because if I knew, you would know. It’s not that I don’t want there to be a reunion. It’s just I don’t know when, so that’s what I always say. "Mean Girls" reunions are like "fetch." [laughs].

    There you go, "Mean Girls" fans. If you want it to happen, stop trying to make it happen.


    Image: Giphy

    "Cake Wars" premieres Monday, June 29th at 8:00 p.m. ET on Food Network.

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    Bill Hudson, the estranged father of actors Oliver and Kate Hudson, is firing back after his son's scathing Instagram post with a seething message of his own.

    "I had five birth children but I now consider myself a father of three. I no longer recognize Oliver and Kate as my own," Hudson said in an interview with The Daily Mail.

    "I would ask them to stop using the Hudson name," he continued. "They are no longer a part of my life. Oliver’s Instagram post was a malicious, vicious, premeditated attack. He is dead to me now. As is Kate. I am mourning their loss even though they are still walking this earth."

    The comments come in response to an Instagram post by Oliver Hudson that went viral. The photo, reportedly taken more than 30 years ago, featured the actor and his sister as kids with Bill, and was posted with the caption, "Happy abandonment day... @katehudson."


    Happy abandonment day... @katehudson

    A photo posted by Oliver Hudson (@theoliverhudson) on







    Hudson also slammed his ex-wife Goldie Hawn, who he says "poisoned" the kids against him, and expressed dismay at his daughter Kate's Father's Day post, which was a picture of her with Kurt Russell, Hawn's longtime partner. The caption on the post read, "Pa, just simply..... Thank you Happy Fathers Day I love you to the moon and back."

    "It was an intimate shot and, as her father, I found it inappropriate and unsettling," Hudson said. "I’ll leave it at that."

    The Huffington Post has reached out to representatives for Bill, Kate and Oliver Hudson and will update this post if and when a comment is received.


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    Caitlyn Jenner looked all sorts of gorgeous at New York City Pride on Sunday.

    Jenner attended a Pride party at the PH-D Lounge at the Dream Downtown Hotel and was met by a cheering crowd, according to E! News. The reality star, who donned a white top and skirt for the event hosted by Jared Needle and Voss Productions, took photos with attendees and danced from her spot in a VIP area.

    She was filming for her upcoming E! series, "I Am Cait," set to premiere on July 26.

    The most. @caitlynjenner for @jaredneedle #pride

    A photo posted by Mark Silver (@markmasonsilver) on




    Looking gorgeous at our pride finale! #CaitlynJenner #CandisCayne #VossEvents #LoveWins

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    Trans actress and performer Candis Cayne toasted Jenner and dedicated her performance of "I Am A Woman" to the 65-year-old, according to TMZ.

    "You could tell she was touched by the love and pride of the performance and attendees," Dane Steele Green, whose company, Steele Luxury Travel, collaborated on the event, told ETonline. "She showed grace and beauty and represented what this weekend is all about. Caitlyn was definitely feeling it -- yet kept to herself and just genuinely enjoyed the afternoon."




    CAITLYN JENNER & CANDIS CAYNE! #DreamHotels #NYCPRIDE #pridenyc #pride #gaypride #LoveWins #MotherJenner #candiscayne

    A photo posted by Mr . Louie G (@misterlouieg) on






    Jenner came out as transgender in an April special with Diane Sawyer for ABC's "20/20."

    "Honestly, since the Diane Sawyer piece, every day it’s like, it’s exciting to go to the mailbox ... Because I get letters every day from all of these people from all over the world," she told Vanity Fair. "I’ve gotten a lot from trans women, and telling their story and telling how excited they were to see the Diane piece. And so for non-trans people, just regular people who watched the games and now they see this, they’re just so proud of you."

    "But I so appreciate those things. I mean, I read every one of them, a lot of them I answer," she continued. "In fact, the other night I got a letter from a trans woman in New York and she had so many interesting things to say, but at the end she left her telephone number, so I called her."


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    Amber Rose and Blac Chyna escorted each other to the BET Awards on Sunday night.


    The buxom blonde besties made sure all eyes were on them as they walked the carpet in matching white suits and showed some PDA in support of Friday's marriage equality ruling. 


    "Chyna @blacchyna and I went to the BET awards as each other's Date to celebrate Marriage Equality #LoveWins," Rose wrote on Instagram along with a photo of the two on the red carpet. 



    Chyna @blacchyna and I went to the BET awards as each other's Date to celebrate Marriage Equality #LoveWins

    A photo posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on




    Rose was one of the many celebrities who spoke out in support of the Supreme Court's historic ruling: 


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    When Lorenzo Lamas-Craig married his fifth wife, Shawna Craig, in 2011, not everyone seemed supportive of the union. The couple's 30-year age difference, their whirlwind five-month romance and Lorenzo's romantic past led many to dismiss the marriage. Lorenzo recalls some naysayers even questioning Shawna's motives for marrying an older man. But the 57-year-old actor tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now -- Extra" that such suggestions couldn't be further from the truth.

    "When we first went public with our relationship, there were a lot of critics out there," the actor-turned-pilot says. "[They] thought she was in a relationship with me for her self-gain -- to gain career and money and all that."

    In actuality, Lorenzo says he and Shawna have been together during some of the lowest points in his life.

    "She ended up being with me after I lost everything, with six kids, living in a box in Beverly Hills so my kids could go to school here, with absolutely nothing," he points out. "So, to call her a 'gold digger,' it was absolutely the most asinine thing you could ever say."

    The two have been married for four years now and are just starting to feel like public opinion regarding their relationship has shifted. "I think over time, we've been able to erase a lot of that [negative] perception, just because we're still together and still making a life with each other," Lamas says.

    Shawna, who made headlines when she became pregnant with her step-daughter's child via surrogacy, says that it hasn't been easy to feel like she must frequently defend her love.

    "It's just hard for me," she says. "I always tell him, 'You know, I don't need stuff, I don't need money, I don't need any of that.' But if we just had more time together and if we were just comfortable, then... I just think of all the possibilities. So much more life that we could have together."

    With Lorenzo being 28 years older than her, Shawna says it makes her cry to think of the future.

    As Lorenzo comforts his wife, he explains why he fell for her in the first place. "There's no pretense about her," he says. "What you see is what you get. And what I saw is something that made me fall in love."

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    The U.S. Treasury Department recently announced that a woman will be featured on the new $10 bill in 2020. While everyone's excited to finally see a woman's face grace our currency, "The Daily Show's" Jessica Williams recently pointed out a few important problems.

    On the June 24 episode, Williams and Jon Stewart sat down to discuss if putting a woman on the $10 bill is really creating progress for gender equality. When Stewart referred to the step as a "giant leap for womankind," Williams responded accordingly: “If by giant leap, you mean awkward trip forward on a jagged side walk that you pretend you did on purpose."

    Williams proceeded to highlight a few issues that explain why putting a woman's face on a U.S. dollar bill is a bit underwhelming. First, she pointed out that every few years a bill is redesigned to make it harder to counterfeit -- and the $10 was just next in line.

    Furthermore, Mr. Hamilton will not actually be taken off the $10 bill and will still be in circulation. “We’ll put you on the 10 ladies, but Alexander go with them to make sure they don’t do any impulse buys!” Williams quipped.

    Williams also noted that paper money will most likely be obsolete by the time 2020 rolls around.

    Towards the end of the clip, Williams concluded her point perfectly: “If you want to make a real stab at progress, put women on pre-obsolete things. Make Harriet Tubman the face of PayPal or put Eleanor Roosevelt on the face of Apple Pay or oooh put Olivia Pope on Bitcoin!”

    Preach.

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    Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret.

    He has a 20-year background as a fitness trainer and used to be an actor -- but now when he gets a phone call and finds himself on an airplane two hours later heading to a movie set, he isn't going there to act.

    Instead, Crimi is a professional sober coach who works with some of Hollywood’s most elite and others struggling with substance use disorders. He has been sober himself for 15 years.

    “The best sober coaches are the ones who had a lot of experience struggling with sobriety," he told The Huffington Post in an interview in Los Angeles. "The further down the ladder you’ve gone and the more things you’ve been through, the more you can help people.”

    Crimi is 5 feet 11 inches tall, fit and has eyes so blue that you think he must be wearing colored lenses. He is not. Crimi stands up straight, is comfortable in his body and has that kind of a smile so deeply grounded that he radiates confidence without a shred of cockiness.

    But the very first thing you notice about him is that he has no eyebrows, eyelashes or hair, due to adult-onset alopecia. His Boston accent pokes out at times -- especially when he’s cracking a joke at his own expense -- which is a lot of the time. “I got kicked out of Catholic school. I had a learning disability, it was called ‘Fuck You,’” he joked, adding that he couldn't sit still in school and always felt uncomfortable.

    jpc kid
    Crimi during his childhood.


    “There is a big question mark about what causes drinking. Is it hereditary? Is it nature versus nurture? I think it’s both,” he said. “My joke is I’m Irish, Italian and Scottish. Which means I like to drink a lot, I don’t want to pay for it and then I want to start a fight. I’m also from Boston, and that kind of means the same thing.”

    Crimi grew up in a rough neighborhood. He was jumped regularly and, in one case, stabbed. Looking back now, he marvels at how casual he was about it. The stabbing was serious -- he got 41 stitches in his head and nearly died from blood loss. Crimi, then 19, was out at a party drinking the very next night with his head wrapped in a bandage.

    “Somebody said, ‘Didn’t you get stabbed last night?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah. But what’s going on with you?’”

    jpc friends

    Crimi with friends in his early 20s.


    He lost a lot of friends to drugs and alcohol while growing up. Six of them. “Overdoses, suicide, car crashes. It was really hard,” he said. The people around him didn’t talk about their feelings much. He had two DUIs before the age of 21. But his best friend had four. “We call it lower companions. We seek people around us who are worse off than we are. That way we don’t have to look at ourselves,” he said.

    Crimi says he didn’t know how to process everything that had happened to him. “I didn’t have any tools to deal with it. My only tool was to drink around it. If there was a bad feeling, I drank or used drugs,” he said.

    Before he was a sobriety coach -- before he was even sober -- Crimi moved to LA with big Hollywood dreams. He was accepted to a three-year Method acting program on a scholarship. But as he began to do the work, which can be deeply emotional and draining, the trauma from his youth began to come to out -- and so did his hair.

    “There was one scene where someone was stabbing me and I had to stop. Processing all that in an acting class was a terrible idea.”

    He began to notice bald patches all over his head, arms and legs and his doctor told him the hair loss was brought on by stress and trauma. He was put on high doses of steroids and was given excruciating shots in his eyebrows and head -- sometimes 75 or 100 at a time. He began to take Vicodin to help with the pain.

    “I was 23 years old and at the peak of my life. I was trying to be an actor and my looks were everything to me. That was all being stripped away,” he said.

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    Crimi's headshot as an actor.


    To make a living during acting school, Crimi trained clients and managed sales at Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach -- a famous destination for bodybuilders around the world. He was good at his job and started to snatch up some prestigious Hollywood clients. They helped him get more auditions.

    But the high doses of steroids made him gain weight and bloat. “I was this fat trainer, trying to be an actor, bald patches everywhere, penciling in my eyebrows and going to auditions. I was eating Vicodin all day and drinking all night.”

    His business was growing, but he was a mess.

    Crimi flirted with sobriety, but didn't commit. “I would go 20 days without using or drinking and I was so uncomfortable I felt like I was crawling out of my skin. It was painful,” he said of his life at 25.

    “Alcohol and drugs aren’t the problem. I’m the problem. The alcohol and drugs are my solution to the problem -- which is how I feel about myself when I don’t have anything in there. Until you fix that, you’re going to keep going back to it,” he said.

    He sought out a therapist for the first time and she suggested he go to a 12-step recovery program. Crimi scoffed at the idea and tried even harder to get sober on his own. After a few months, it all came crashing down.

    “Finally I bottomed out. I lost another really close friend and I went on this big bender, jumping the bridges of the Venice Canals drunk in my car. The next day, my stripper roommate told me to get help.”

    He listened. When he walked into his first 12-step meeting, he realized he had been wrong. He saw young, successful people around him, saying things that he had always felt in his heart but had never said out loud.

    “It rocked me to my core. I thought, ‘Wow. This is what’s wrong with me. I have alcoholism.’ It was a tough moment. But I also knew that I was in the right place for the first time in my life,” he said.

    Talking about this makes Crimi choke up, even 15 years later. His eyes moisten and the rims of his eyes without eyelashes get especially red. But he also exudes a deep sense of gratitude for where he is today.

    “If you’re willing to ask for help, then people will take care of you,” he said.

    He worked all the steps and found a strong community of people around him. Unwisely, he continued working while he detoxed. “That’s never a good idea” he said. “I head-butted a co-worker and they let me go. The guy was kind enough to let me stay and train my personal clients.”

    He built his business around his recovery. Sobriety became more important than clients and more important than making money. It’s the biggest mistake he sees people make today.

    “You get sober, you start working, you get a girlfriend and go, ‘Oh, I’m good now.’ They say anything you put in front of your recovery you will lose.”

    Sober coaches, who can also be called sober companions, started off in the rock and roll industry. The late Bob Timmins is thought of as the original sober companion and was described in his Los Angeles Times obituary as a “titan in the world of recovery,” particularly for rock musicians rising to fame in the 1990s.

    Crimi knew Timmins personally and attributes the birth of the industry to a combination of factors. “People wanted to have their careers and play their music, but being out on the road is the one hardest places for an alcoholic or addict.” Crimi said. “There's too much temptation and they needed someone with them for support.”

    The music industry is where Crimi started too. But after a couple of years of touring around the world, which Crimi says cured his rock star fantasy, he began to work with actors. It’s a business with a ticking clock: When he gets a phone call for a job, he is expected to pick up and go almost immediately.

    Many of his sober coaching jobs are 24/7. He lives with the client on set and they eat together, work out together and even sometimes sleep in the same room.

    But most of the time, no one else on location knows who Crimi is. “I’m the trainer, I’m the assistant, I’m the meditation teacher or I’m the bodyguard. I’ve been everything.”

    It gets more complicated when the client doesn’t want him there. Many times, he is hired as a contingency of a film's insurance policy. He has had people try to lose him through airport security, use in front of him, become verbally abusive and physically confrontational.

    He is the first to say that he cannot force clients to stop using. What he can do is help redirect their focus by getting them out of the room to go on a walk or take them to a meeting. He is there for support. He might help them through a meditation exercise or a gratitude list. His background in fitness helps, too. Exercise can be a big part of recovery.

    “You can interrupt the disease. Even if someone is using, you can help. Some say you have to let people bottom out," he said. "But I’ve seen people who don’t want to get sober eventually get sober because they had somebody there supporting them, in their ear talking to them.”

    Crimi’s mentor of 15 years, Irwin Feinberg, put it best. “Jon Paul has worked with a lot of guys who other people had given up on. He is the guy who got them into recovery,” he told HuffPost. “But it all began with him jumping into his own recovery with both feet.”

    Part of Crimi’s job is borne out of the limitations of rehabilitation facilities. “It’s a cushy bubble,” he said. “Then they go home and all of their triggers come up that made them want to drink or do drugs before. It’s about helping them in their environment but it’s also about helping them re-create their lives.”

    A good number of his clients have been drinking or using for most of their lives. They don’t know what to do sober. They don’t know how to handle Christmas or New Year’s sober. They don’t know how to handle a death in the family. Crimi helps them implement new habits.

    But the most powerful tool in his own recovery and what he stresses the most with clients is to focus on helping someone else. That’s why when he was first sober, he joined the Big Brother program and became a mentor.

    “I had really low self-esteem when I got sober. It was my first estimable act. It builds you up. When I am helping someone who is going through something, I cannot be in my problem. The faster you can do that, the better off you are,” he said.

    John Hanney has worked with Crimi for the last nine years and says that his life has been re-created as a result of their relationship. “I was quite possibly one of the worst cases that anybody had ever seen,” Hanney told HuffPost over the phone. He tried to get sober for 17 years.

    “Jon Paul has helped me recover from this disease one day at a time. I could trust him and could disclose my deepest, darkest secrets to him. It took time but he instilled confidence in me,” he said.

    Many sober coaches don’t have families. The unpredictable lifestyle and expectation that you can be gone for weeks or months at a time aren’t exactly conducive to building relationships at home.

    jpc daughter

    Crimi with his daughter, Mika.


    But Crimi is the exception. He has been married for six years and has a 2-year-old daughter. He is on the road less and less, and is building his company to train sober coaches to take the out-of-town work so that he can be home with his family. Being a father has presented a new list of challenges for him.

    “I worry about genetics. Am I going to pass this on to her? I see her doing things like spinning around and around in circles and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, she’s trying to get high!’”

    His wife, Nomi, tells him it’s just a toddler thing. “My wife is not an addict. She’s a totally normal person. She calms me down.”

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    Crimi and his wife, Nomi.


    Aside from being grounded by his family, Crimi's deepest source of strength ultimately comes from paying it forward. It's what connects him most fully to a sense of spirituality. “For the longest time my spirituality was simply helping other people. I don’t know anything more spiritual than helping someone and expecting nothing back,” he said. Being vulnerable and letting clients see who he really is can be just as powerful a tool.

    “That’s what puts people at ease with me. When you open your heart to someone, they see that. They connect to you,” he said. “That’s spirituality to me. That’s God. That’s love. And for an East Coast former tough guy to say something like that is a miraculous thing.”

    Jon Paul Crimi’s company also works with dual diagnosis clients, such as those with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and traumatic brain injuries. More information can be found on his website.

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    Summer is officially here, and Emily Ratajkowski knows there's no better way to embrace the season than to get a little Vitamin D courtesy of the sun's rays.

    The model, who hit it big after appearing in the "Blurred Lines" music video, took the time to share a couple of photos of herself relaxing in a tiny bikini this weekend with her 2.6 millions of followers.

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    Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.

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    What we wouldn't give just to get a peek at Taylor Swift's contact list, because it's official, she's friend with everyone.

    The singer played London's Hyde Park on Saturday, and in addition to bringing out a few super famous members of her squad to say "hi" to fans as she performed her hit "Style," a few more friends were waiting for her in the wings.

    We learned that Emma Watson was watching Swift kill it on stage, and it seems that Gwyneth Paltrow and her son Moses Martin were there, too.

    The pair posed together with the 25-year-old singer in an Instagram photo Paltrow shared on Monday. She captioned the snap, "#taylorswift thanks for giving me and my little man our best date night ever. #hydepark ❤️"

    #taylorswift thanks for giving me and my little man our best date night ever. #hydepark ❤️

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    Shawn Mendes has just released two music videos in three days and all we can say is: WOW.

    Following the release of a music video for his heartfelt (and heartbreaking!) single "Stitches" last week, Shawn dropped another music vid for his newest track, "Believe." The upbeat song is set to be part of the soundtrack for Disney's upcoming movie "Descendants".




    An added bonus: the video features none other than Disney's "Liv and Maddie" lead, Dove Cameron.

    Adorable!

    H/T: TeenVogue

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    In 1997, Chris Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33.

    His memory lives on through his work, and this summer that memory will be showcased in the new documentary, "I Am Chris Farley," as his friends and former co-workers look back on his legacy.

    The first trailer for the film, directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, first premiered on BuzzFeed on Monday, and promises an emotional look at the late comedian.

    According to Variety, the documentary features interviews with "Saturday Night Live" alumni including Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers and David Spade. It will premiere on Spike on Aug. 10, before its release on VOD and DVD on Aug. 11.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of EL James.


    The hashtag "AskELJames" trended nationwide as the "Fifty Shades of Grey" writer took questions, including some not-ready-for-prime-time doozies, but surely she's immune at this point to hurt feelings.


    Among the printable, cheeky queries:


    — "Is it true that you're actually just a burlap sack full of bad ideas and spiders?"


    — "When do you think your writer's block will kick in? Signed Ev R Hopeful"


    — "did you use a blow up doll as your characterization inspiration for Ana?"


    — "Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he's hot, or is it also ok because he's rich?"


    For those under rocks, James authored three books in an erotic trilogy involving BDSM sex between a handsome, emotionally damaged billionaire and a young woman whom he introduces to his rough-sex lifestyle. She recently put out a fourth book that tells the story of the first book all over again from Christian Grey's point of view rather than that of Anastasia Steele.


    Oh, and there was a movie. Oh, and at least two more movies are planned.


    James let loose among questions she did answer that she has written another book and is halfway through yet another, adding:


    "Both romances. Not sure when I will finish them. (smiley face)."

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    Avril Lavigne made an emotional appearance on "Good Morning America" on Monday, as she opened up about her battle with Lyme disease.

    The 30-year-old singer broke down in tears as she revealed she was bedridden by the disease last October and frustrated as she saw specialist after specialist, each unable to properly diagnose her Lyme disease.

    "They would pull up their computer and be like, 'Chronic fatigue syndrome.' Or, 'Why don't you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?' It's like, 'Are you depressed?'" she explained to "GMA" special contributor Jesse Palmer.

    The singer added, "This is what they do to a lot of people who have Lyme disease. They don't have an answer for them so they tell them, like, 'You're crazy.'"

    The "Complicated" singer told "GMA" she's now about halfway through her treatment and is doing "a lot better," and believes that she will make a full recovery.

    Lavigne first opened up about her battle with Lyme disease in April in a People magazine cover story.

    "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying," she told People. "There were definitely times I couldn't shower for a full week because I could barely stand. It felt like having all your life sucked out of you."

    Now, Lavigne says she's getting her life together again and the ordeal has given her new perspective on life.

    "I think, for me, it's a second shot at life," she told "GMA." "I want to go out there and truly do what I love, so I'm so excited for life after this."

    Next, the Canadian singer is expected to perform at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in LA on July 25.




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    Privacy not guaranteed.

    Chrissy Teigen went topless in W magazine's shoot with the 10 sexiest supermodels on social media titled "Privacy Settings," wearing just white Dolce & Gabbana underwear with thigh-high Altuzarra boots. The spread, published in the mag's August Pop issue, features the likes of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Emily Ratajkowski in various states of undress alongside their social stats.

    Teigen has made one or two headlines for her social media prowess. With 2.5 million Instagram followers and 805,000 Twitter followers, the 29-year-old doesn't mind sharing. (She posted the W photo Monday in spite of the platform's no-nipple policy.)

    "The most uncomfortable I’ve ever been on set was having to model coats," she told W. "I actually am better in less clothing.”

    NSFW PHOTOS BELOW.

    The sexiness of the spread was purposeful, both because of the subjects -- and how those subjects choose to let the rest of the world in on their lives.

    "With social media as their platform for expression, models captivate audiences in new ways, their power to seduce --fans and brands alike -- stronger than ever," W Fashion Director Edward Enninful said. "As we conceptualized this portfolio for our Pop issue, we wanted to explore this theme, commenting on the ideas of voyeurism, privacy, and censorship versus self-expression on social media."

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    When it comes to the big screen, celebrities typically have to master complicated scripts and take on entirely new personas.

    But when cast in a PSA about a grave issue, A-listers really just have to repeat somber terms and startling facts set to sad music to get their messages across, a spoof video has reminded us.

    Comedy site Clickhole recently spliced together segments from varying advocacy spots where very famous people loaned their faces and voices to inspire their fans to take action on hot-button issues.

    They included excerpts from a 2012 anti-gun campaign following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, where Beyonce, Amy Poehler and Chris Rock –- among other celebs all featured in grim black and white shots -- had just one word to say: Enough.

    In a subversive push to get people to vote in the 2008 presidential election, a number of stars (including Leonardo DiCaprio and Sarah Silverman) flat out told their viewers: Don’t vote.

    And some PSAs, celebs didn’t even have to open their mouths, they just stared sternly into the camera.

    But while the montage proves there’s a trusty old equation typically followed when producing a celebrity activism spot, there really doesn’t seem to be a compelling reason to switch things up considering how well the format works.

    For example, the original “5 Friends” PSA, which encouraged viewers to tell a handful of friend to register to vote, got more than 5 million views and that major voter-registration sites reported getting over 300,000 new voters due to the video alone, according to MTV.

    And … scene.

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    Give it up, haters. Zendaya doesn’t care about what you say.

    After the singer and actress sported a pixie-cut wig and a glittery shirt dress at the 2015 BET Awards on June 28, many Twitter users praised the "Shake It Up" star for her look.







    Others used the platform to offer unfriendly commentary on her hairstyle.




    In response, Zendaya shut down the haters with a flawless tweet.




    Zendaya is known to use social media to vocalize her views. Earlier this year, she posted a powerful note on Instagram after "Fashion Police" panelist Giuliana Rancic made racist comments about her dreadlocked hair at the Academy Awards. She also slammed a woman-shaming Twitter account earlier this month with a pitch perfect selfie.

    Her message of self-love and body acceptance frequently shines through on her social media accounts:




    Just real quick.... #behappy

    A video posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on





    Don't let the haters get you down. Zendaya definitely doesn't.

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