Britney Spears Opens Up About How Motherhood Has Helped Her Crippling Anxiety

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 1:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff


Britney Spears has had her fair share of problems since stepping into the limelight in the late '90s -- and now the pop star is openly talking about her battle with crippling anxiety and now she finally overcame it.

The 34-year-old sat down with Marie Claire UK for the mag's October 2016 cover story. The pop princess spoke openly about how she used to live in a constant state of unease.

Spears told the magazine, "I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was so under scrutiny ...If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things."

The mom also spoke about being a mom, explaining, "Becoming a mother and being with my boys has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever ... That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years."

Spears went on to say that she's becoming more confident with age and that she believes that spending time with her sons Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, is what has helped calm her nerves.

Spears lost primary custody of her sons back in 2007, but regained visitation rights in 2008. The pop princess now splits 50/50 custody with ex husband, Kevin Federline.

In addition to calming her down, Spears says that her sons help with her music, specifically her oldest son, Sean Preston who gave a lot of feedback on her latest studio album Glory.

The "Stronger" singer gushed about her son, explaining, "He was in the process of me recording. Anything I'd bring home, he'd be like, 'Oh, Mom, that's cool.' [Or] 'No, Mom, that's really bad. I don't like that. I don't like that at all,'" The proud mama went on, "He actually didn't like 'Make Me…' in the beginning."

The singer went on to say: "He's the one who named my album. He was like, 'Mom, I think you should call your album Glory.' It's cool though because he's young and he knows. As I teach them, they teach me as well." Aww so sweet!

Looks like BritBrit's stronger than yesterday, now it's nothing but her way, 'cause her loneliness ain't killing her no more ...

 

JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Speaks Out For The First Time Since Sister's Death

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 12:36pm PDT       By X17 Staff


JonBenét Ramsey’s brother Burke is speaking out for the first time since his sister’s shocking murder 20 years ago -- and we are definitely listening to what he has to say ...

The 29-year-old has decided to go public about what happened that night and the country’s fixation with his family on the Dr. Phil show.

Burke admitted, "I know people think I did it; that my parents did it."

Burke’s younger sister was found dead in his family's home in Boulder, Colorado home on Dec. 26, 1996. The child pageant queen was strangled with a cord.

Burke, who was 9 years old at the time of his sister’s death, added, ”I know that we were suspects.”

Burke was eventually cleared by the police (and so were his parents) but has kept silent about what went on. He is now sitting down with Dr. Phil in an exclusive three-part interview, the first part of which airs Sept. 12.

 

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Prince's Ex Says Singer Had A "Cocaine Diet"

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 12:05pm PDT       By X17 Staff


It's so tasteless when people talk about someone not still with us.

Prince's ex-girlfriend Charlene Friend is speaking out about her knowledge of the singer's drug abuse, and she claims he was a heavy cocaine user. Friend claims she never witnessed him do drugs and was baffled as to where he got his endless supply of energy, until his half-brother Duane Nelson let her in on the dirty little secret.

"He would sometimes stay up for five days at a time without sleep, food or even water, going nonstop back and forth to the studio. I had to sneak in catnaps to keep from passing out from exhaustion. The first time that happened, I asked him, 'How do you do this?'" she recalled. "Angel food. Food of the spirit, not of the flesh," she says the Purple One responded.

When he finally needed to rest, the music legend would cover the windows with tin foil and crank the heat. "He would be shaking all through the night. The first time that happened, I asked him if he was having a nightmare and he said, 'No. I was dreaming music,' Even in his sleep, the music just poured out of him," she recounted.

Years after their breakup, Friend spoke with Nelson and he revealed his brother's troubling behavior. "We call it the cocaine diet. It was shocking to me to hear that. He hid it so carefully. I never saw him take even an aspirin. He seemed so health-conscious, always taking vitamins like echinacea and goldenseal," she explained.

"Nothing could match the highs he got from his shows. Coming down afterwards made him feel empty. Perhaps drugs filled that void. There were no gray areas. One day he would be in a good mood, and the next day he would be in this very deep, dark mood. Part of that was just his personality, but I now realize that the drugs enhanced that," she lamented.

Let the man rest in peace, geez!

 

Conor McGregor Isn't Afraid To Look Like A Dork On A Segway In Venice Beach

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 11:45am PDT       By X17 Staff


He's one of the toughest guys on Earth, but that doesn't mean he can't have a little fun!

UFC fighter Conor McGregor ripped off his shirt and hopped on a Segway in Venice Beach yesterday, and he's a lot hotter than those mall cops who usually ride them!

Life is good for the featherweight champ since beating tough competitor Nate Diaz in the ring. We wonder if he headed to muscle beach to do some impromptu training during his beach day?

 

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Halle Berry Looks Better In A Bikini At 50 Than We'll Ever Look At Any Age

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 11:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

BTS on my last shoot of the summer.👙🌊💪🏽

A photo posted by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on


Damn, Halle looks good!

Halle Berry proved that 50 may just be the new 30 when you have genes like hers ... The actress showed off her fine form by posting a sexy bikini snap on her Instagram.

In the sizzling snap, the 50-year-old actress highlighted her taut tum and her lean legs. The mother of two captioned the photo, “BTS on my last shoot of the summer. 👙🌊💪🏽."

On July 4, the mom of two shared a similarly saucy image on her Instagram -- and we can't blame her for wanting to get the message out that her body's still banging now that she's a single lady. Halle is currently estranged from husband Olivier Martinez, whom she has 2-year-old son Maceo with. Previously she was involved with model Gabriel Aubry. The two dueling exes have Nahla, 8, together.

We'd love to see Halle with a good guy!

 

Report: Selena Gomez's Time Off For "Depression" Is Actually Due To Her Partying

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 10:40am PDT       By X17 Staff


What's the real story here?!

Selena Gomez announced yesterday that she'd be taking some time off to deal with the depression, anxiety, and panic attacks that stem from her lupus diagnosis, but In Touch claims those are convenient excuses to cover up her excessive partying and exhaustion.

Apparently, the singer has been partying so much that close pals fear she might need another stint in rehab. "She’s been showing a lot of signs that worry her friends who’ve seen this behavior before. First she gets depressed, then has massive anxiety, then starts drinking and partying way too hard, then goes into denial and finally has a breakdown," a pal dished to the mag.

"Selena’s major source of unhappiness right now is twofold. She’s realizing that the career she so desperately wanted as a child doesn’t fulfill her anymore. And then there’s her inability to date a nice, normal guy," the source added.

We don't think it's a coincidence this is all happening while Justin Bieber's new romance with Sofia Richie heats up!

"This is the worst we’ve ever seen her and she seems to get worse every week. If she does end up back in rehab, we just hope she remains there for at least a month rather than just a few days so that she truly gets the help she needs," the insider noted.

We hope she gets the help she needs, whatever that may be!

 

Kristen Stewart Pretends She's A Badass With Cara Delevigne's Girlfriend, St. Vincent

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 10:00am PDT       By X17 Staff


Kristen Stewart was in fine form when she flicked off photogs on Tuesday afternoon.

The always surly star was dining with Cara Delevingne's girlfriend, singer St. Vincent, whose real name is Annie Clark, and pals at Gracias Madre in Los Angeles.

For the outing, Kristen wore a scowl and brought her usual bad attitude -- but she as opted for a white tee, blue skinny jeans and white velcro tennis shoes. St. Vincent opted for a blue, green and black print minidress, baseball cap and boots.

We know that Kristen thinks she's a punk rocker -- but really she's just a rich actress and the whole vulgar, bad attitude is getting a little old.

 

Rob Kardashian Gives Rare Interview: "Blac Chyna Got Me Through My Darkest Times"

Posted on Wed Aug 31st, 2016 9:30am PDT       By X17 Staff


It makes us uncomfortable to admit they're actually growing on us!

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna cover the latest issue of People, and the couple gave an accompanying interview in which they actually seem head over heels in love.

The reclusive K brother credits his pregnant fiancee with pulling him out of his depression, among other things. "She got me through my darkest times. I wasn't happy in my own skin. I missed out on so many things," he explained.

So how did the pair even meet, given that the sock designer barely left sister Khloe's Calabasas home for more than a year?

"I've been friends with Chyna for a long time. She was someone I reached out to for advice. She would cook for me and we'd just talk. She's surrounded me with a lot of positivity. From the moment we met, I knew I wanted to be more than friends," he revealed.

The former stripper went into their relationship accepting her baby daddy just the way he is. "I saw Rob was willing to better himself. I had never wanted to be tough. I never wanted to change him," she noted.

The lovebirds are looking forward to welcoming their first child in the fall, and for Kimmy K's little bro, life has never been sweeter. "We just want to live our lives the way we want to. There were definitely dark days for me, and I'm still not fully happy looking at myself in the mirror. But I'm working towards that. And I'm happy," he confessed.

Because they're promoting their new show Rob & Chyna, they're all over the place these days! The makeup mogul poses in nothing but lingerie for the new Elle, and couldn't resist taking a swipe at ex Tyga during the sit-down. She discussed how she met the "Rack City" rapper after he paid her a measly $2500 to dance in his music video, and in the process threw in a catty reference to his financial troubles."I should’ve gotten more. He’s kinda cheap," she quipped.

Will you be tuning into to ChyRo's show? We know we will!

 

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