Catherine Zeta-Jones sought treatment again last month for her bipolar disorder, entering an unknown rehab facility in an effort to get it under control again. Luckily, she seems to be doing a lot better now and left rehab yesterday, according to her husband, Michael Douglas.
“She comes home tomorrow,” he told PEOPLE on Monday. “She’s doing a really good job of getting balanced. I’m proud of her.”
That sounds a little condescending, but I’m sure he didn’t mean it that way. As a couple, CZJ and Michael have been through quite a bit, what with his cancer and her mental health struggles. They seem to have a pretty solid relationship, which is always nice to see, especially in Hollywood.
Here’s hoping Catherine is back on her feet and feeling better. Bipolar II is no joke and can really knock you for a loop (yes, shout out to Demi Lovato on this one), so here’s to health for everyone.
May 22, 2013 at 7:33 am by Jennifer
Has anything ever made more sense in the world than Justin Bieber and Chris Brown hanging out together? I mean, really? Lest we forget, Chris is the one who coined Justin’s nickname (in my eyes), “Baby Elvis“. Justin posted the picture on his Instagram with the caption, “CB what up?” Well, I’ll tell you what’s up – my hackles, because I can’t stand either of you. Why won’t you go away?
Anyway, on a happier note, Justin Bieber’s poor abandoned monkey has become property of Germany since he failed to turn in the paperwork to get the animal back after illegally trying to smuggle a WILD ANIMAL NOT MEANT TO BE A PET into the country earlier this year. Luckily, little Mally will live to see another day, though we’re not yet sure where.
May 22, 2013 at 7:19 am by Jennifer
Jay-Z swears there ain’t no baby in Queen Beyoncé [Amy Grindhouse]
Has Justin Bieber been designing an engagement ring for Selena Gomez? [ICYDK]
Christina Aguilera is still skinny, so you can’t judge her now (or something) [The Superficial]
Jennifer Lopez is still with Casper Smart, though we’re not quite sure why [Lainey Gossip]
The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek dies at 74 [Starpulse]
Brad Pitt doesn’t really have any friends, but he’s totally stoked! [Celebitchy]
Blue Ivy Carter has her own personalised director’s chair and you’re jealous [Bohomoth]
Will Smith is cheesing a little too hard outside ‘The Late Show’ [Splash News Online]
Who’s cuter, Joana Krupa in a bikini or her tiny puppy? [G Celeb]
Zoe Felix (whoever that is) gets caught upskirt at Cannes [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
I’m not sure what’s happening with Bradley Cooper’s hair here… [I'm Not Obsessed]
Olivia Munn strips down (again) for a new ‘Esquire’ shoot [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Here’s how to dance to the new Daft Punk video? [theBERRY]
Someone tell Jennifer Morrison that we’re not trying to see that ass [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ is done for another season, but it’ll be back [Bitten and Bound]
Sad news about Paris Hilton’s boyfriend :( :( :( [Celebslam]
Amy Adams wears Spanx just like the rest of us [The Blemish]
Rosario Dawson is pretty close to a wardrobe malfunction, but not quite [MoeJackson]
Chris Brown is back to messing with his ex-girlfriend and it’s not Rihanna [Bossip]
May 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Demi Lovato is great and all, and I’m glad that she can be an inspiration to so many young girls who have suffered from (or are still suffering from) an eating disorder, bipolar disorder and/or self-harming. I gotta say, though – I wish she’d sorta change the record a bit. She’s “opened up” so many times about her struggles, her trip to rehab and subsequent recovery that I feel like I’ve been brainwashed like Zoolander was by Mugatu, except instead of killing the Prime Minister of Malaysia, I’m just… tired of hearing this f-cking story.
Struggling with depression, bipolar disorder and an eating disorder through her pre-teen and teenage years is something that Lovato has been outspoken about. At age 11, she said, she started cutting herself.
“I had been battling with depression for years, and an eating disorder for years, and I had been self-harming, and other things, self-medicating, and I just wasn’t happy anymore, and I needed to, I needed to change my life,” Lovato said. “There were times beforehand where I had had meltdowns, or things like that, and my mom begged me to go into treatment, but I told her I would get better.”
Finally, she realized she needed to get help.
“When I finally didn’t get better, I knew that I was in trouble, and I knew that I couldn’t do it on my own,” she said. “So, whether I liked it or not, if I wanted to continue to live, and have a long career, or just be happy, then I needed to listen to what my management team and my family was saying, and go into treatment.”
Lovato went through two stints in rehab, and while she said it helped, she still battles with her disorders every day. She recently became an honorary chairwoman for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Day, hosted by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to help raise awareness.
“I can’t sit here and say that I am Miss Recovery … that I’ll be that way for the rest of my life,” she said. “You don’t know, and that’s why you have to take it a day at a time.”
I don’t want to reduce the seriousness of what Demi went through (and is still going through – you’re not just miraculously better overnight from these issues) or the work she’s doing now to raise awareness for others, but I sort of feel bad that this is such a central focus of ANY press done about her these days. She’s got a new single out that’s doing fantastic, but I guarantee that any article about her or interview with her you see will talk about her mental health issues, etc.
May 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Mary J Blige was revealed to owe the state of New Jersey $900,000 in back taxes earlier this year, but turns out, the fun doesn’t end there. She’s now been hit with another massive tax bill, this one totaling a mindblowing $3.4 million. Uh oh.
The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the Grammy winner, claiming she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 ($574,907.30), 2010 ($2,203,743.53) and 2011 ($647,604.60).
Tax bill grand total: $3,426,255.43. Translation: A LOT OF FREAKING MONEY.
Of course, the IRS needs to get in line … the State of NJ says MJB still owes $901,769.65 in back taxes. Blige is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan and her charity is facing a lawsuit that claims it took out a $250k loan and never paid it back.
Blige’s rep tells us, “Mary has been and is continuing to work with her new team to resolve all these issues as quickly as possible.”
May 21, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
In between sexting with Ke$ha and singing some awful (but awfully catchy) songs for screaming throngs of pre-teens, there’s one thing Harry Styles likes to do, and it’s cleaning. He’s so into cleaning, in fact, that he’s starting to drive some of his One Direction bandmates a little insane.
From The Daily Star:
Hazza, 19, is so obsessed with keeping their 30-foot tour bus clean he makes his pals wear slippers so they don’t dirty the floor.
A crew member told us: “Harry loves everything to be neat and tidy. He’s fixated with keeping the tour bus clean.
“He watches to make sure no-one drops food anywhere and asked people to leave their shoes at the door and wear slippers.
“He went to a supermarket and bought a ton of cleaning products as he didn’t think the bus was clean enough.
“Everyone has their own quirky habits, but we all call him Mrs Mop.”
I don’t see how wanting to be clean is a “quirk”. I mean, I used to be messy as hell until I grew up and realised how disgusting and lazy it is not to clean up after yourself and keep your living space tidy. Now I live with a roommate who will cook three meals a day and pile the dishes up for at least two days before she thinks about washing them. NOT COOL, people. Not cool.
You go, Mrs Mop.