Lizzo: ‘I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia’

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia. The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media. However, she has now opened …

Lizzo has “come to terms” with her battle with body dysmorphia.

The Good as Hell star, a vocal advocate of body positivity, often flaunts her curves with confidence and has no qualms about getting naked on social media.

However, she has now opened up about battling low self-esteem in her late teens and early twenties, with her turning point coming when she wrote ballad My Skin in 2015.

“I wrote My Skin when I was 26, so at that point I had already gotten to a place where I’m confronting myself and I’m happy with it,” Lizzo explained to Rolling Stone magazine, adding that the song reflected the years of work she put in to unlearn the notion that she should dislike her figure.

“I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved,” she continued, referring to the mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. “The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

The 31-year-old has been helping change the conversation about plus-size women, but she still faces criticism. In December, she received backlash for twerking at a Los Angeles Lakers game in a dress which exposed her thong and bottom.

And while the Truth Hurts singer is happy to be part of the body positivity movement, she wants to be celebrated for her music too.

“I’m so much more than that. Because I actually present that, I have a whole career,” she stated. “It’s not a trend.”

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Adam Driver narrowly missed injuring Star Wars co-star Max von Sydow

Adam Driver feared he would be fired from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on day one after “swinging blind” in a fight scene with movie icon Max von Sydow.The Marriage Story actor made his debut as Kylo Ren in the 2015 movie, and his first job during film…

Adam Driver feared he would be fired from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on day one after “swinging blind” in a fight scene with movie icon Max von Sydow.

The Marriage Story actor made his debut as Kylo Ren in the 2015 movie, and his first job during filming at London’s Pinewood Studios was to attack von Sydow’s Lor San Tekka in one of the opening scenes of the movie.

However, the Girls star worried he would cause serious injury to the veteran, who was 85 at the time, because he could barely see out of his character’s iconic black and sliver mask.

“My first thing I had to do was kill Max von Sydow (onscreen),” he recalled to Rolling Stone magazine. “I have this long saber, and I can’t see where it’s going. So I didn’t want to, on my first day, just whack Max von Sydow. That would be the end of the movie, for me.”

Von Sydow survived unscathed, but Driver insisted his lightsaber skills had nothing to do with it: “I missed him – but it was total luck, because I was kind of swinging blind.”

Driver has since reprised his role for 2017’s The Last Jedi and the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, but despite continued fight training, he still doesn’t feel like he’s mastered the sword.

Speaking before recently celebrating his 36th birthday, he shared, “The great thing about acting is you never figure anything out… I’m 35, and I still don’t know anything about anything.”

Driver has had a stellar year, with other film credits including The Dead Don’t Die and The Report, and he admitted he’s waiting for the bubble to burst on his success.

“I often think that there’s someone hanging in the sidelines with, like, a big fly swatter,” he shared. “I’m waiting for reality to hit.”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits cinemas from 18 December.

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Dave Mustaine feeling great after cancer treatment

Megadeth star Dave Mustaine is winning his cancer battle after completing treatment and starting rehabilitation ahead of a European tour.The rocker revealed his diagnosis in May (19) and subsequently scrapped all Megadeth-related activity to focus on h…

Megadeth star Dave Mustaine is winning his cancer battle after completing treatment and starting rehabilitation ahead of a European tour.

The rocker revealed his diagnosis in May (19) and subsequently scrapped all Megadeth-related activity to focus on his health, but now he can’t wait to hit the road again, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone he admits he feels strong and healthy.

“I’m on the other side of the majority of the treatment, and I feel really strong,” he says. “After the radiation, the guy said all of my test results looked amazing… and then the oncologist said the same thing.”

Mustaine tells the magazine he didn’t appreciate the way he found out about his cancer, during a visit to an an oral surgeon for a dental fix.

“He was such a c**k,” Dave explains. “I was in the chair, and he looks at me and then he takes off. And I’m sitting there, and I’m waiting and waiting and waiting, and he comes back in and he goes, ‘It looks like the Big C. You need to go see an ear, nose, and throat doctor’.

“I was just stunned with his bedside manner; he was just such a d**k. So I went out into my car and I was obviously very upset.”

He then called a friend of a friend, who is “an ER guy”, and he assured the rocker nothing was wrong but he should get a proper check-up when he returned home from touring.

“We go see an ENT (ear, nose & throat specialist) and get checked out. Two weeks go by. I thought, ‘No news is good news, right?’ So I finally get him on the phone, and he goes, ‘Oh, yeah. You have cancer’.

“I went, ‘F**k!’ And I thought, ‘OK, Mustaine, you can do this’, and we commenced kicking this thing’s a**. I thought about every single trick that I had learned about healing my body and the things I’d learned from martial arts, and I did everything that the doctor said to a T, and hopefully this is the end of it and I never hear of it again. But I feel great.”

Mustaine hasn’t officially been told he’s in remission and his medics haven’t exactly given him permission to tour, but he adds, “They’re freaking out over how well I’ve healed. I’ve got people around the globe praying for me. I take good care of myself, and I don’t know how anybody can expect any other outcome than this, knowing me. I never settle for anything but complete success or, in this case, victory.”

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Paulina Porizkova remembers final moments with Ric Ocasek before his death

Paulina Porizkova has opened up her final moments with her estranged husband Ric Ocasek. The Czech-born model found the Cars rocker dead in the New York apartment they once shared last month, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, she revealed she…

Paulina Porizkova has opened up her final moments with her estranged husband Ric Ocasek.

The Czech-born model found the Cars rocker dead in the New York apartment they once shared last month, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, she revealed she made the discovery while checking in on him while he was recovering from a recent surgery, but initially thought he was asleep when she peeked into his room.

“I did some chores and then it was 11, and I thought, ‘This is weird, there’s something not right about this’. I poured the coffee and came upstairs to give it to him and he was in the exact same position; he hadn’t even moved a little bit,” she said. “And at that point, I knew, but I couldn’t believe it. I walked up to him and he still looked asleep. Except he was really, really still and his eyes were a little bit open. I thought he was waking up, actually… I touched his cheek and it was like touching marble. That was pretty f**king awful.”

The catwalk beauty, who married the rocker in 1989 and shares two sons with him, recalled that she had brought him cookies the night before and that was the last time they spoke. She also insisted his death was not related to the surgery and was “a f**king shock”.

She called Ric’s manager, who urged her to hold off calling for emergency services until the family had gathered to say goodbye: “I wanted Ric’s sons to get here so we could all say goodbye to him. So we waited, and we got to circle the bed and hold hands and really say goodbye. We were here with his shape for many hours after his death. It was kind of wonderful because we all understood he was gone. He definitely left us. But the minute I called 911, literally two minutes (later), there were paparazzi at our house. That’s just disgusting.”

Porizkova announced last year that they had separated in 2017.

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Harry Styles passes on role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Harry Styles has passed on the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid remake.In recent weeks, it was reported that the One Direction singer was in talks to play human prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey as mermaid Ariel in Rob Marshall’s upcoming li…

Harry Styles has passed on the role of Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid remake.

In recent weeks, it was reported that the One Direction singer was in talks to play human prince Eric opposite Halle Bailey as mermaid Ariel in Rob Marshall’s upcoming live-action reboot of the 1989 animated Disney classic.  

On Tuesday, the speculation stepped up a notch when employees at both AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas in the U.S. posted on Twitter that Harry had been cast as Eric, however, a representative for the star later confirmed that the messages were inaccurate and told Rolling Stone, “Although he is a fan of the project he has respectfully passed.” 

The incorrect posts have since been deleted from both cinema chains’ Twitter pages.  

According to editors at The Wrap, Marshall is set to announce further casting details in coming weeks, with production due to begin in early 2020. A potential release date has not been announced.  

So far, Melissa McCarthy has been linked to the role of the evil sea witch Ursula, while Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina and Room’s Jacob Tremblay are set to feature as seagull Scuttle and Ariel’s fish best friend Flounder, respectively. Javier Bardem is rumoured to be taking on the role of King Triton.   

Jane Goldman and David Magee are working on the script, while Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming up with original The Little Mermaid composer, Alan Menken, on the score. It is believed the film will contain updated versions of songs such as Part of Your World and Under the Sea.  

Since One Direction went on hiatus in 2016, Harry, 25, has pursued a career in Hollywood, having landed a major role in Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk in 2017.  

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Billie Eilish opens up about battle with body dysmorphia

Billie Eilish has revealed she suffers from body dysmorphia.The 17-year-old became pop music’s newest sensation following the release of chart-topping debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, earlier this year, and she is already making w…

Billie Eilish has revealed she suffers from body dysmorphia.

The 17-year-old became pop music’s newest sensation following the release of chart-topping debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, earlier this year, and she is already making waves in the fashion world, appearing in campaigns for Calvin Klein and leather goods brand MCM and collaborating with streetwear company Freak City.

The Bad Guy singer is known for wearing baggy, androgynous clothes, and she has now shared in a cover interview with Rolling Stone magazine that she battles body dysmorphia, a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance.

“At dance, you wear really tiny clothes… And I’ve never felt comfortable in really tiny clothes. I was always worried about my appearance. That was the peak of my body dysmorphia. I couldn’t look in the mirror at all,” she confessed, recalling her time at a competitive dance company.

The Bury a Friend hitmaker joined the company at the age of 12 and began to feel self-conscious about her body because she was surrounded by “really pretty girls”.

“That was probably when I was the most insecure,” the star explained. “I wasn’t as confident. I couldn’t speak and just be normal. When I think about it or see pictures of me then, I was so not OK with who I was.”

Eilish had to quit dancing after she suffered a hip injury when she was 13, so she decided to pursue music instead.

She previously opened up about her decision to wear loose clothing in a Calvin Klein advert, and stated: “That’s why I wear baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘She’s slim-thick,’ ‘She’s not slim-thick,’ ‘She’s got a flat a*s,’ ‘She’s got a fat a*s.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”

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Billy Joel now open to biopic

Billy Joel is open to becoming the subject of a biopic – as long as the actor playing him is good looking.The Piano Man hitmaker had previously insisted his life was too dull to be made into a movie, admitting he scrapped a planned memoir after being t…

Billy Joel is open to becoming the subject of a biopic – as long as the actor playing him is good looking.

The Piano Man hitmaker had previously insisted his life was too dull to be made into a movie, admitting he scrapped a planned memoir after being told by his publisher there wasn’t enough juicy material.

However, Joel has now admitted that parts of his life might be interesting enough to make a film like Elton John’s Rocketman or Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

“There are things in my life that could make a good movie,” the 70-year-old said in an interview with Billboard magazine. “He married this supermodel (his second wife, Christie Brinkley), then they had a kid, then they got divorced, then he crashed a car, then he went to rehab. That was like five minutes in my life. It wasn’t all sensational.”

Yet, the main aspect of a potential film that Joel is most concerned about is who will play him.

“I just hope they don’t get a short, fat, ugly guy to play me,” he added.

Revealing his decision to ditch plans to write an autobiography, Joel previously told Rolling Stone that he had returned his advance as he feared his life was too boring for people to want to read about or watch on film.

“There wasn’t enough sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in it for the publisher, so I gave the advance money back,” he explained. “I said, ‘F**k it, that’s me!’ I don’t know if I’m interesting enough to make a movie out of. I lived my life.”

Joel was previously married to Elizabeth Weber Small from 1973 to 1982, to Brinkley from 1985 until 1994, and to Katie Lee from 2004 to 2009. He has been wed to Alexis Roderick since 2015.

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Demi Lovato defends Halsey amid armpit hair storm

Demi Lovato has defended Halsey’s decision to show off underarm stubble in her Rolling Stone cover shot.The 24-year-old appears on the front of the magazine’s new annual Hot Issue with her arms stretched above her head showing a little armpit hair, sen…

Demi Lovato has defended Halsey’s decision to show off underarm stubble in her Rolling Stone cover shot.

The 24-year-old appears on the front of the magazine’s new annual Hot Issue with her arms stretched above her head showing a little armpit hair, sending some fans into a frenzy.

Many applauded the singer’s au naturel look, while one critic wrote: “Thought you were a millionaire just buy some wax.”

Now, Demi has stepped up to defend Halsey, writing: “There so much yes about this picture idk (I don’t know) where to start (sic).”

It’s not the first time the Skyscraper hitmaker has applauded her peers for tackling body issues – she praised Bebe Rexha for opening up about sizeism in January this year.

In an Instagram video, Bebe called out fashion designers who refused to collaborate with her on a dress for the Grammys because she is “too big” and voiced her frustrations at the process of finding garments for red carpet events.

Accordingly, Demi responded in the comments section, “F**king preach!!! Love this and you for speaking your mind and using your voice!!!”

In the past, the 26-year-old star has also been open about her own battles with body image and at one point sought help for eating disorder bulimia, among other health and addiction struggles.

Back in 2017, she tweeted, “I’m having bad body image issue days, I remind myself that I’d rather live in freedom from my eating disorder than worry about what people think about my body.”

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Model Denise Bidot opens up about self-love and feeling empowered

Denise Bidot has opened up about the importance of self-love and the major role that it plays in empowering women.The plus-size model made the remarks during a recent appearance at Rolling Stone’s Women Shaping the Future brunch, in honour of the magaz…

Denise Bidot has opened up about the importance of self-love and the major role that it plays in empowering women.

The plus-size model made the remarks during a recent appearance at Rolling Stone’s Women Shaping the Future brunch, in honour of the magazine’s March (19) issue – which celebrates women from a variety of backgrounds.

Bidot joined a number of key leaders from the worlds of fashion, media and politics for the event, which featured Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen, U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes and broadcast journalist Tamron Hall as speakers.

Speaking to Footwear News, the Curvy Girls star stressed the importance of taking time to put oneself first.

“There are so many layers to what makes you feel empowered,” she stated. “Obviously, self-love. If you can’t get into that, you can’t get into moving to care about others and changing the world.”

The 32-year-old, who has modelled for brands including Levi’s, Nordstrom and Old Navy, went on to discuss her personal style and emphasised that women shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with fashion.

“Honestly, it’s a trial and error scenario,” the Miami native confessed. “It’s a matter of the material, the quality… I just try on everything. I don’t get scared. I become fearless in every shopping scenario.”

The model also revealed her wardrobe staples and suggested that she favours pieces that are both stylish and practical.

“I love a good boot, I’m such a New York girl,” she laughed. “I can wear a boot all year round.

“Most of my shoes are booties!”

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Stevie Nicks has entire vault dedicated to shawl collection

Stevie Nicks keeps her extensive scarf and shawl collection in mint condition by keeping them in a temperature-controlled vault. The music icon stores the items, which have become a signature of her unique style, in a lock-up she has owned since 1975….

Stevie Nicks keeps her extensive scarf and shawl collection in mint condition by keeping them in a temperature-controlled vault.

The music icon stores the items, which have become a signature of her unique style, in a lock-up she has owned since 1975.

The Fleetwood Mac rocker tells Rolling Stone magazine she has thousands of scarves and shawls and one day hopes to give them to the women in her family.

“I have my shawl vault – they’re all in temperature-controlled storage,” she tells the publication. “I have these huge red cases Fleetwood Mac bought, all the way back in 1975 – my clothes are saved in these cases. All my vintage stuff is protected for all my little goddaughters and nieces.

“I’m trying to give my shawls away but there’s thousands of them. If I ever write my life story, maybe that should be the name of my book: There’s Enough Shawls to Go Around.”

At 70, Nicks is determined to maintain the eccentric style she is famous for and she still enjoys experimenting with over-the-top numbers.

“I could never go onstage in street clothes because it’s not who I am,” she tells the publication. “I could never go out there in a pair of jeans and a denim jacket. I mean, I don’t do casual very well. Even (in) my normal life, I’m in cashmere pants and a cashmere sweater and cashmere thoughts.”

The star finds certain items empowering, particularly the boots she slips into just before going on stage.

“I don’t put the boots on until right before I walk up to the stage,” she shares. “But when my little foot goes into that boot, it is like Cinderella. All of a sudden I become me. I become six inches taller. I walk like an African queen.

“Halloween is my favourite day, but I never have to wonder: ‘What am I gonna be for Halloween this year?’ A witch, of course. Wearing my Stevie Nicks clothes.”

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