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Selena Gomez has opened up about her daily therapy sessions in her first cover shoot for American Vogue.

The 24-year-old singer opened up about her treatment and her recent stay in a Tennessee rehabilitation facility after she announced she was taking an indefinite break from her world tour. The Come and Get It singer was diagnosed with lupus in 2014, and entered the facility in order to focus on getting well.

Since her re-emergence into the spotlight, she has appeared at the American Music Awards and debuted her budding romance with singer The Weeknd. And in the interview with US Vogue the singer spoke up about her love of therapy, and the pressure on girls these days to be “too resilient”.

“DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) has completely changed my life,” she gushed to the publication, revealing she sees her therapist five days a week. “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”

Selena admitted her stint in rehab came after she was struggling with loneliness, depression and anxiety while on tour, and felt as though she was letting her fans down.

“My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage,” she shared. “Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it – which, I think, was a complete distortion.”

Part of Selena’s journey to wellness included ditching her phone for the whole 90 day stay, before the singer flew to Tennessee and joined a small group of other young women in the program taking part in individual therapy sessions and group therapy, according to the publication.

“You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls, real people who couldn’t give two s**ts about who I was, who were fighting for their lives,” she smiled. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was the best thing I’ve done.”

Selena Gomez has opened up about her daily therapy sessions in her first cover shoot for American Vogue.

The 24-year-old singer opened up about her treatment and her recent stay in a Tennessee rehabilitation facility after she announced she was taking an indefinite break from her world tour. The Come and Get It singer was diagnosed with lupus in 2014, and entered the facility in order to focus on getting well.

Since her re-emergence into the spotlight, she has appeared at the American Music Awards and debuted her budding romance with singer The Weeknd. And in the interview with US Vogue the singer spoke up about her love of therapy, and the pressure on girls these days to be “too resilient”.

“DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) has completely changed my life,” she gushed to the publication, revealing she sees her therapist five days a week. “I wish more people would talk about therapy. We girls, we’re taught to be almost too resilient, to be strong and sexy and cool and laid-back, the girl who’s down. We also need to feel allowed to fall apart.”

Selena admitted her stint in rehab came after she was struggling with loneliness, depression and anxiety while on tour, and felt as though she was letting her fans down.

“My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting onstage, or right after leaving the stage,” she shared. “Basically I felt I wasn’t good enough, wasn’t capable. I felt I wasn’t giving my fans anything, and they could see it – which, I think, was a complete distortion.”

Part of Selena’s journey to wellness included ditching her phone for the whole 90 day stay, before the singer flew to Tennessee and joined a small group of other young women in the program taking part in individual therapy sessions and group therapy, according to the publication.

“You have no idea how incredible it felt to just be with six girls, real people who couldn’t give two s**ts about who I was, who were fighting for their lives,” she smiled. “It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but it was the best thing I’ve done.”

 

-Via Music-News

Photo Credit: InStyle UK

A man obsessed with Taylor Swift has been arrested for stalking after allegedly climbing on the roof of her New York penthouse.

Mohammed Jaffar, 29, first attempted to meet the Shake It Off singer last December (16), when he arrived at Swift’s apartment and requested a meeting with her, and was told to leave, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six.

But Jaffar was undeterred, and turned up at Swift’s flat a further four times over the next two months, and managed to enter the building on 6 February (17). CCTV footage allegedly caught him in the hallway directly outside Swift’s apartment door, and also on the roof of the building from 10am to 2pm that day. On another occasion, Jaffar rang Swift’s doorbell for an hour straight, before returning the next day and ringing it again for a further 45 minutes.

His most recent attempt to meet Swift at the apartment reportedly took place on 15 February (17).

Jaffar’s campaign to meet Swift allegedly extended to him calling the singer’s management company 59 times between 27 January and 16 February (17) demanding to be put in touch with her.

Jaffar was arrested on 6 March (17) on stalking and burglary charges and was held on a $20,000 (£16,000) bond. Judge David Frey signed off on an order of protection against Jaffar, which prevents him from making any contact with the singer.

Swift purchased her $20 million (£16 million) penthouse in 2014, and counts stars including Orlando Bloom and director Steven Soderbergh among her neighbours.

Jaffar is the latest person to be arrested for stalking Swift. In November (16), Frank Andrew Hoover, 39, reportedly attempted to corner the Blank Space star and get a photograph of her as she made her way to a private jet following a show in Austin, Texas, in October (16).

He was arrested for breaking the terms of a lifetime restraining order, which forbids him from coming within 500 feet (152 metres) of Swift.

A TV chat became awkward for Jennifer Lopez on Wednesday when she was asked if rapper Drake had proposed to her.

The Love Don’t Cost a Thing singer has been coy about the status of her relationship with the rapper after appearing alongside him in a very revealing social media snapshot amid reports the two stars were an item.

Drake, who also attended two of Lopez’s residency gigs in Las Vegas in early December (16) and hosted an intimate party she attended, reportedly surprised the 47-year-old with a $100,000 (£82,000) diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co., which Jennifer showed off in an Instagram photo from her New Year’s Eve (31Dec16) celebrations.

However, amid reports the pair had taken a step back from each other, Lopez appeared on U.S. late night show Watch What Happens Live! and was quizzed about her dating life.

After revealing she had received five marriage proposals in her life, host Andy Cohen asked her who she turned down. Before she could answer her Shades of Blue co-star Ray Liotta said, “Drake, right?'”

The red-faced singer and actress refused to answer the question, replying, “Oh my God,” while laughing and covering her face.

Jennifer has since reportedly moved on from her Drake romance with former baseball player Alex Rodriguez.

“They have been dating for a few weeks,” a source told People.com earlier this week (beg06Mar17). “Jennifer seems excited. He has been around her family and she really likes that he is a dad.”

The reported couple has yet to comment on the romance rumours, but Lopez was previously married to Ojani Noa, Chris Judd, and Marc Anthony, who she shares nine-year-old twins Max and Emme with. She was also engaged to actor Ben Affleck.

Beyonce, Madonna, and Coldplay are leading calls for gender equality by signing an open letter for the Global Citizen organisation on International Women’s Day.

Stars including Salma Hayek, John Legend, Julia Roberts, Jada Pinkett Smith, Freida Pinto, and Dakota Johnson have also added their signatures to the note, which aims to rally support for the cause.

The message, which also highlights Global Citizen’s partnership with Beyonce and Salma’s Chime for Change charity, underlines the “emergency” need for action, particularly in light of new U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial policies regarding immigration and women’s health and reproductive rights.

“We have reached a critical moment in history,” the letter begins. “Recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk…

“All over the world, women are on the frontlines fighting for our future. Yet millions of girls and women are still denied basic equal rights. And recent policies and appointments in the United States jeopardize its position as a global leader and positive role model on human rights.”

The note continues, “We stand together to say, in a voice louder than ever, that fighting for gender equality is the emergency and the opportunity of our time. With every generation, our story has spread wider, become more familiar. The voices telling it braver, more powerful. But our story is far from over.

“This is about hearing a call – to join us wherever you are. About raising an alarm – drawing attention where there is work to be done. And about celebrating – those who are already showing us, against impossible odds, what is possible.”

The stars go on to insist “every voice matters”, explaining, “Each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we come together.”

Concluding the letter, they declare: “We fight for education. For health. For justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. We fight for our future. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back.

“Join us, and take action for gender equality at globalcitizen.org/IWD2017”.

The rallying call was released on Wednesday (08Mar17), as people around the world staged demonstrations to champion women’s rights and others, including actress Jessica Chastain, took part in strikes in support of the A Day Without A Woman protest to mark International Women’s Day.

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