Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Robin Williams suffered with dementia hallucinations before suicide

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More sad news coming out about Robin Williams and the days/hours leading up to his suicide this past August. It was revealed a while back that Robin was suffering from Parkinson’s disease and had recently been diagnosed, but now it seems as though that condition led him to also experience a horrible disease called Lewy Body Dimentia, which causes abnormal protein deposits in the brain that inhibit normal functioning.

From TMZ:

Lewy Body Dementia is a common condition associated with Parkinson’s … and people afflicted by both often get severe side effects from Parkinson’s meds. Hallucinations are common, where patients see phantom objects, people or animals. The patients often try to converse with the illusions.

Robin’s wife had told authorities shortly after his death he had been complaining about the meds and the way they made him feel.

Sources connected with the Williams family tell TMZ … Lewy Body Dementia was the “key factor” they believe drove him to kill himself. We’re told Robin’s doctors agree that the disease was the critical factor leading to his suicide.

Really, really sad. It’s crazy how the body can just turn on itself like that, isn’t it? However, I do hope that we can start letting Robin Williams rest in peace. I think we all know more than we need to as a society and we need to let his family grieve and find closure on their own without reporting on every new development. I understand it’s important to share these things to hopefully bring more awareness to these little-talked about conditions, but there has to be a line drawn, so I’m sorta torn on this.

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Anna Kendrick gives drunk interview to ‘Marie Claire’

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Anna Kendrick‘s great! She’s funny, she’s talented, she seems really down-to-earth… what’s not to like? Well, as she revealed in a new interview with Marie Claire (during which she was most likely drunk, as she admittedly had just come from a bartending class in Los Angeles), plenty of people think she’s not all that attractive. Which, in Hollywood, is a Big Thing (not that she’s bothered).

Here are some of her thoughts on this and other topics:

On the celebrity hacking scandal this fall: “I’m so infuriated on behalf of those girls. And bummed out that people feel like that’s something they can do.”

On having her looks scrutinized: “The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty?’ And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.’”

On ambition: “Mostly it’s the fear that the wolves are always at your heels and you’re going to be tossed out into the street. If you grow up middle class, you just always feel like you’ve got to be working, because otherwise you won’t be able to pay the rent.”

Yes, I’d be “bummed out” if… well, if my bum was out and shown to the world because someone hacked my pictures (sorry, I had to do it). Also, I do think Anna Kendrick is really pretty – NOT THAT IT MATTERS IN LIFE, PEOPLE – but I also wonder what in Photoshop hell happened to her cover:

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So unnecessary.

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Taylor Swift goes psycho in ‘Blank Space’ video

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Taylor Swift‘s 1989 is probably the best pop album of the year, maybe the past two years (at least). Seriously, it’s that good. I pretty much love every song on the album, save for Welcome to New York, but that’s just because I’ve lived there for 13 years and that doe-eyed naivité thing about it hasn’t been my bag for over a decade. But that’s neither here nor there! What’s important is that this album is FULL of hits, so she can ride on this one for a long while.

Her new single, ‘Blank Space’, is supposed to be an homage to the psycho alter-ego the press seems to report of her when she’s in a relationship/just ending a relationship. TayTay likes to have fun, so she played on that for the music video, which leaked a day early (oopsies!) and had been watched by a zillion people before anyone realised they weren’t supposed to have seen it yet. Ah, well.

I’m not a fan of music videos in general – I prefer to just listen to the damn song and I don’t need a visual to go along with it – but as these things go, this is a lot of fun and I ain’t mad at it, as they say. I mean, if brought us faces like these:

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That can’t be a bad thing. What do you think of ‘Blank Space’ and the video?

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Shailene Woodley has a new boyfriend

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Shailene Woodley seems to have a new boyfriend in the form of indie musician Nahko. Rumour on the streets is that they’ve actually been dating for a little while now but have kept things hush hush, which is Shailene’s way. The photo above was taken on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island at Waipio Valley in Hawaii on Wednesday, before Nahko heads off on his Australian tour.

Not much else is known about their romance (which is fine by me), but Shailene was talking about Nahko as early as 2013, when she said he had “dramatically changed [her] life” during a Divergent press conference. Huh. Happy trails, I suppose!

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One Direction perform an acoustic version ‘Steal My Girl’ for #1DFourHangout

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One Direction are about to release another album, and this one is supposed to mark a change for the band from kiddy nonsense to grown men serious music stuff. If the lead single, ‘Steal My Girl’, is anything to go by, they do actually have more of a mature sound this time around and… I think I’m actually becoming a fan.

Granted, this acoustic version of the song is a bit weak, but they are decent enough singers and they have grown in that area. I just like the song, okay? However, I am confused by a few things:

1. What’s going on with Zayn’s hair?

2. What’s going on with Harry’s hair?

3. Why hasn’t Niall’s hair changed?

I think that’s pretty much it. Enjoy the video and try NOT to sing along. I dare you!

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Rihanna could end up like John Lennon, says a judge

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Rihanna is living in New York now (WHY HAVEN’T I SEEN HER?!), but things aren’t all honky dory in the Big Apple, because she’s apparently got a crazy ass stalker who could kill her just like Mark David Chapman killed John Lennon if this situation keeps going.

From The Mirror:

New York City judge Orlando Marrazzo said: “He appears to be a ticking time bomb who is wholly fixated on [Rihanna], and poses a direct threat of serious physical harm or death to her and anyone around her.”

He also ruled that the alleged stalker was unfit to stand trial and he ordered that the accused should be committed to a psychiatric hospital in Staten Island, New York.

However, Mr McGlynn has filed a petition seeking release from the psychiatric institute.

The court ordered that the man must stay away from the ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker’s home in Manhattan and the police have been directed that they can arrest him if he is found near the singer’s property.

The accused – who was arrested in July this year on alleged stalking offences – has also been banned from contacting the 26-year-old singer by telephone, mail or computer.

The 54-year-old homeless man was arrested after reportedly writing a series of notes to the singer, which made references to murder and sexual assault.

Seriously, I don’t know if all the millions and millions of dollars and fancy lifestyle is worth this bullshit. Not like crazy people don’t target non-celebrities, as well, but it seems so much more common when you’re in the public eye. Hopefully they can put this guy away – though I’m sure there are plenty of other nutsos ready to stalk where he came from!

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The Daily Links

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Why aren’t we paying more attention to Jourdan Dunn? [Moe Jackson]

Adam Levine‘s Instagram is a thing of horrors [Socialite Life]

Good to see Jessica Alba still busts out the cleavage (so to speak) [Popoholic]

Alessandra Ambrosio is extremely photogenic (and topless) [Celebslam]

Claudia Romani showed her thong in public (again) [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Let’s appreciate Chris Pratt for a moment, shall we? [Lainey Gossip]

Christopher Nolan is kind of a dick – not that you’re surprised [The Blemish]

Hayden Panetteiere is doing the pregnant bikini thing [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

This is how Benedict Cumberbatch relieves stress [Celebitchy]

Here are your ‘Hunger Games‘ hotties in one handy gallery [theBERRY]

Good to see Snooki back to her partying ways in Miami [I'm Not Obsessed]

Here are some Disney characters dressed as pop stars [The Frisky]

Here’s your first look at the Simpsons/Futurama crossover! [PopBytes]

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs make an adorable couple [Celebuzz]

Nicole Kidman slipped a nip on the red carpet – oops! [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]

Alyssa Milano is trying to pull a Gisele Bundchen on us [Too Fab]

Can the Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger marriage last? [Romance Beat]

Emily Ratajkowski did a sexy new photo shoot [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen had a mini ‘Saved By the Bell’ reunion [Socialite Life]

Thanks for bringing your cleavage out to play, Selena Gomez [Popoholic]

Kate Beckinsale is extremely gorgeous, in case you forgot [Celebslam]

Jennifer Lawrence went to Germany in a very short skirt [Moe Jackson]

What kind of hotness is Charlie Hunnam bringing to the table? [Lainey Gossip]

Heidi Montag is ready to be Amanda Bynes‘ saviour [The Blemish]

Nicki Minaj has been using Nazi imagery in her ‘Only’ video [Celebitchy]

Sara Malakul is wearing lingerie and taking pictures [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]

Apparently the UK loves the Kardashian family [I'm Not Obsessed]

The trailer for the new season of ‘Girls’ is here [The Frisky]

Julianne Moore always looks so beautiful! [Celebuzz]