Lady Gaga Pens Open Letter About Her Struggle With PTSD

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 10:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

"Open letters" are the new closed letters!

Lady Gaga got in line with the open letter trend and penned a personal note to her fans about having PTSD and and how it affects her every day.

The 30-year-old posted the letter on her Born This Way Foundation website on Tuesday, and wrote about how she's "wrestled" with her diagnosis.

The Grammy winner wrote, "It is a daily effort for me, even during this album cycle, to regulate my nervous system so that I don’t panic over circumstances that to many would seem like normal life situations. Examples are leaving the house or being touched by strangers who simply want to share their enthusiasm for my music."

The blonde went on, "I also experience something called dissociation, which means that my mind doesn’t want to relive the pain, so I look off and I stare in a glazed-over state ... My body is in one place and my mind in another. It’s like the panic accelerator in my mind gets stuck, and I am paralyzed with fear."

Gaga says she deals with PTSD by going to psychotherapy and takes medication prescribed by a psychiatrist. The big-voiced singer also says that she hopes that by talking about her own struggles that it will help others.

Here's more of her emotional letter:
    "I am a strong and powerful woman who is aware of the love I have around me from my team, my family and friends, my doctors and from my incredible fans who I know will never give up on me. I will never give up on my dreams of art and music. I am continuing to learn how to transcend this because I know I can. If you relate to what I am sharing, please know that you can too. I believe that the most inexpensive and perhaps the best medicine in the world is words. Kind words … positive words … words that help people who feel ashamed of an invisible illness to overcome their shame and feel free."


EXCLUSIVE - Kanye Skips Town, Leaves Kim At Home Alone ... Is Rapper Going To Rehab?

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 9:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

Whoa -- sh*t just got real!

X17online can reveal exclusively that Kanye West left LA urgently in the middle of the night last night! Kanye skipped town, surrounded by security in an SUV, driving out of LA in the middle of the night, leaving wife Kim Kardashian at home with kids Saint and North. It looks like Kanye might be headed to a treatment facility, while Kim may be headed for a divorce lawyer!

A source tells us exclusively,
    "Kanye's got to fix himself. He went away to give Kim some space but he's hoping to save his marriage. At this point, Kim is tired of dealing with his issues and he doesn't want Kanye around the kids."

Meanwhile, Kim's at the couple's Bel Air mansion, prepping for Christmas with the kids and her family, but she'll be staying close to home and not venturing out, according to our source:

    "Kim still isn't ready to go out. At this point, her concern for Kanye has overtaken any stress she was suffering after the robbery. She doesn't want to have to answer questions about her husband and their marriage so she's going to stay hidden for a while. She has absolutely no plans to make any appearances or to even be seen in public at all in the near future."

Stay tuned for more info on Kanye's whereabouts ...


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Report: Kim Kardashian "Wants A Divorce" From Kanye West

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 8:55am PDT       By X17 Staff

She doesn't want to be Kimye anymore!

A new report claims Kim Kardashian "wants a divorce" from Kanye West and is secretly planning her next move to get out of the marriage. "It will take some time before she can do anything, but she doesn’t want to stay married," the source claims.

The mother-of-two is also plotting to get custody of the kids following the rapper's mental breakdown, but she's playing along by being a seemingly supportive wife in the meantime. Nevertheless, the brunette bombshell sounds like she has been looking for a way out for some time now.

"She cares about Kanye and feels relieved he’s getting the help he needs, but she’s felt trapped for a while," the source added.

The Louis Vuitton Don is not going to take this news very well!


Time Magazine Names Donald Trump "Person Of The Year"

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 8:45am PDT       By X17 Staff

President-elect Donald Trump is the person of the year, according to Time magazine. The well-respected publication named the controversial figure on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday morning.

Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs said said 2016 “may have been one of the more straightforward years” in terms of selecting a person of the year.

Gibbs went on to say, “When have we ever seen a single individual who has so defied expectations, broken the rules, violated norms, beaten not one but two political parties on the way to winning an election that he entered with 100-1 odds against him.”

The magazine went with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who won the country’s popular vote, as its runner-up person of the year. Hackers, as a group, came in third after cyberattacks affected the election.

Despite his dissing of Time in the past, Trump told NBC that winning the 2016 person of the year award was "a tremendous honor."

To those who are outraged by the choice, Gibbs reminded people that, “The person of the year, as we always remind people, is the person who has had the greatest influence on events, for better or for worse.”

The editor added, “The fascinating thing this year is, I’ve never seen so much agreement over who had the most influence or the most disagreement over whether it was for better or for worse.”


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Cameron Diaz Is Feeling A Bit Camera Shy On Her Coffee Run

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Cameron Diaz went shopping and grabbed coffee in West Hollywood on Tuesday, and while she looked absolutely adorable, the actress became a bit shy when she spotted photogs.

The 44-year-old star and husband Benji Madden are gearing up to celebrate their two-year wedding anniversary, and she recently chatted with Andy Cohen about their relationship. During a SiriusXM Town Hall she gushed that she thought he was "super hot" when they met.

"It was one of those things where everyone tells you, 'You just know when you know,'" she said of falling for him. "I was like, 'What does that mean? Oh, I get it. You just know when you know.' Like you're my husband. Nothing matters now that I have my husband. I don't even remember any of that. That's how I know he's my husband because no one compares." Take that, JT!


Hailee Steinfeld Peaces Out Of LAX After Her Bodyguard Shoves An Autograph Seeker

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

So much going on here!

On Tuesday Hailee Steinfeld was approached by an overzealous autograph seeker, and after he repeatedly got too close for comfort, her bodyguard gave the fan a bit of a shove -- and he ended up getting an ambulance ride out of LAX!

Hailee's muscle had to talk to cops, and the "fan" pretended like he was in excruciating pain, but from all the videos we've seen online, Hailee's bodyguard, who is almost the same height as the 19-year-old starlet, barely even pushed the guy. Looks like Haiz isn't the only actor 'round here!


Rob Kardashian Gushes About Baby Dream In Another Mushy Instagram Post

Posted on Wed Dec 7th, 2016 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Sleep baby,,,, best thing that has ever happened to me in my life

A photo posted by ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) on

Rob Kardashian just can't get enough of his 3-week-old daughter, Dream Renee.

"Sleep baby," the sock designer captioned the photo above on Instagram yesterday. "Best thing that has ever happened to me in my life." AWWW!

Rob and fiancee Blac Chyna welcomed their first daughter on November 10, and the day after she was born, Rob posted a shot of his late father, Robert Sr., and wrote, "She's an exact copy. Pops sent us an angel. It's truly a blessing. He's happier than anyone on this day." Dream has made a few more appearances on her parents' social media accounts since then, including a clip of her modeling Rob's Arthur George sock line. But of course...


Bella Hadid Shows Off Her Edgy Side And Nipple Piercings In New Paper Spread

Posted on Tue Dec 6th, 2016 2:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Whoa! Where did this bad girl come from?!

Bella Hadid stripped off her shirt and exposed her nipple piercings for the newest issue of Paper magazine, and clearly the supermodel has no problem changing up her image from time to time! "People say that I don't smile, or that I don't have a personality," she lamented during the interview, noting that she was excited for people to see another side of her. You can say that again!

As for landing a coveted spot in the Victoria's Secret fashion show this year?

"I was really surprised, but definitely excited. I tried last year [to be cast in] the show. I think everything happens for a reason," she admitted.

So where does the budding darling of the fashion world go from here? To the big screen, if she has her way!

"I think it would be really fun, because it's exciting to be in front of the camera on film instead of just pictures. I have so many goals. Most of the time I like to keep them to myself, because I'm really superstitious," she confessed.

The Weeknd was an idiot for letting her get away!


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