Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 10:59am PDT By X17 Staff
Demi Lovato has always been vocal about loving yourself no matter what your body type is, and on Thursday she chatted with Access Hollywood
and revealed that she looks up to bootilicious babes Beyonce and Kim Kardashian!
Demi was asked about the photo collage she recently posted of her dramatically different red carpet looks over the years, and she told the show:
"The very first time that I ever went to the VMAs, I just looked so bony and fragile and unhappy. Yes, I was at the VMAs, and I was 16 and I was having an incredible time, but at the same time I was miserable. I look back at that and I think, 'You know what? I may have been thinner, but I am so happy that I am healthy today and I have curves, which are a lot sexier than what I was aiming for.' I think curves are beautiful and I feel great."
"When I was growing up and when I was a pre-teen, the people that I had to look up to [for] body image [were] extremely underweight," she continued. "[They] were all very bony at that time and that was the in thing." So who are her role models these days?
"I really credit women like Beyonce and Kim Kardashian
," she said. "[They] completely revolutionized our generation's view...of what beautiful is. You can think whatever you want about the Kardashians, but they really did help tons of women feel comfortable in their own skin, and I like to carry that message on."
Hmm, we doubt Beyonce is happy to be compared to Kim, and while we do see Demi's point, is Kim really a good role model for body image when it appears as though she's had a handful of work done over the years? I mean, we're not the only ones who have noticed how much her face has changed since she shot her sex tape with Ray J back in the day...
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 10:30am PDT By X17 Staff
At least she's smiling through the heartache!
Britney Spears tweeted she was single yesterday after breaking up with boyfriend David Lucado, and the singer must have been looking to send another message by posting this Instagram, in which she confesses she wasn't feeling her best!
"If you ever have a really sh**ty day, find someone with shoes with hearts on them. Made my day," she says as she looks into the camera. The reason for her downtrodden mood? She allegedly split with her beau of eighteen months after reports surfaced that there was a video being shopped around of him cheating on her!
It's unlikely we will ever see the on-camera infidelity, though, because Brit Brit's father Jamie shelled out a "substantial" amount of money to purchase the rights to the video and prevent its release, TMZ reports.
Queen B will have suitors lined up in no time!
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 9:59am PDT By X17 Staff
We'd be smiling if we knew we could go from Los Angeles to San Diego without getting stuck in a bunch of nightmarish traffic -- no wonder Hilary Duff was in such a good mood when X17 photographers snapped her photo on Thursday!
The 26-year-old singer headed to San Diego's Energy 103.7FM radio show to chat with host Dorothy Tran, and while they talked about Duff's new single, "All About You," they also chatted about her upcoming series, Younger
, which is set to premiere on TV Land this January. After taking a 7-year break from the entertainment industry, Duff admitted that she was coming back guns blazing. "I've always been all or nothing," she said. "It's all right now!" She'll be shooting her new music video next week, and she will be going on tour next year too -- and let's not forget, she's got a 2-year-old soon to boot! We have no idea how she does it all -- and with this much energy!
Of course, the girls also gabbed about Duff's family life, food and yup -- her feud with Lindsay Lohan back in the day! "We didn't even really know each other," Duff admitted, adding that it was the first time she "ever dealt with anything super negative." So did they resolve their squabble over the fact that they both dated Aaron Carter? It certainly seems that way!
Duff said, "Finally we went up to each other, I think we were at a club or something -- we were both too young to be there -- and I was like 'Hey, should we talk,' and she's like 'Sure, yeah ... I'm sorry about all this stuff.' She was very cool after that, and before that we didn't even know each other..." Watch the rest of her chat below!
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 9:30am PDT By X17 Staff
Those are some lovely stems!
Gigi Hadid showed some serious leg in a white lace romper to attend pals Kendall and Kylie Jenner's Bruce Webber shoot event in N.Y.C. last night, and the budding model looked like the spitting image of mom Yolanda Foster! The 19-year-old moved to the Big Apple last year and set her sights on the fashion industry, and we have a feeling she's going to be taking campaigns away from Gisele Bundchen in just a few short years!
The blonde beauty was already named one of the top "rookies" by the Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit 2014 edition, and she's posed for high fashion publications like CR Fashion Book and brands like Guess.
We bet ex-boyfriend Cody Simpson took one look at these pictures and picked up the phone to try and win back his lady!
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 8:59am PDT By X17 Staff
Miley Cyrus may have thought she was raising awareness for homeless youth at the MTV Video Music Awards when she let her friend Jesse Helt take the stage after she won Video of the Year, but it seems like it had the opposite effect.
You see, Helt has had an outstanding arrest warrant since November 2011 for criminal trespass, and with his face all over the TV and web, he was forced head home (yes, he has one) and turn himself in to the police in Dallas, Oregon. Helt posted $2,500 bail, and according to Martin Silbernagel, director of Polk County Community Corrections, Helt is expected to appear before a judge in approximately two weeks.
Court records indicate that Helt previously plead guilty to charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and criminal trespass after he broke into a man's apartment. Apparently Helt thought the man was selling bad marijuana. No, we're not even kidding. Helt was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation, which he then violated, hence the arrest warrant.
Helt's mother Linda confirmed that Miley has offered to help pay for her son's legal fees, and Trevor Neilson, president of G2 Investment Group, who introduced Miley and Jesse via the homeless youth charity My Friend's Place, says the singer is still very much committed to the cause.
"Jesse Helt turned himself in tonight to Polk County authorities to address his outstanding legal issues," Neilson said in a statement to the AP
. "Cyrus will be assisting him with this process, and they both are committed to working to help the other 1.6 million youth who experience homelessness in America each year."
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 8:30am PDT By X17 Staff
We hope she pulls through!
Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital Thursday in N.Y.C. after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery at a nearby clinic, and although she isn't out of the woods yet, daughter Melissa has spoken out to give an update on the Fashion Police
host's current condition.
"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers,
" the statement read. The legendary comedienne is allegedly in a medically induced coma, Us Weekly
reports. It's still unclear when doctors will decide to bring her back into a conscious state.
We wish her a speedy recovery!
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 7:59am PDT By X17 Staff
After the news broke on Thursday that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married in France last weekend, the Oscar winner is using the spotlight to make a statement on a far more important topic -- the ongoing violence in the middle east, specifically Syria.
"Three million refugees is not just another statistic," Jolie said in a statement. "It is a searing indictment of our collective failure to end the war in Syria. International stability is steadily bleeding away in Syria. UN Security Council Resolutions are being ignored; war crimes are being committed on a daily basis; regional countries are staggering under the human burden; and Syrian refugees are dying in the Mediterranean sea, trying to reach Europe."
"We need to see a new attempt to resolve the conflict and greater efforts to support more than 13 million Syrians who are in desperate need," Jolie concluded. "The reputation and credibility of the international system is at stake with so many thousands of lives threatened in Syria."
Jolie has been an ambassador with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for 13 years, and she last visited with Syrian refugees in a Lebanese camp in February 2014. In June the 39-year-old actress co-chaired the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in June, and over the years she's met with Syrian refugees in Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon as part of her role as special envoy for the UNHCR.
Posted on Fri Aug 29th, 2014 7:30am PDT By X17 Staff
She's all business!
A pregnant Kourtney Kardashian didn't bother beautifying herself for work as she showed up super casual to handle some last minute duties at a recording studio in Los Angeles yesterday.
The 35-year-old reality star, who's soon to be a mother of three, was most likely taking care of her Keeping Up With The Kardashians
obligations during the day while the rest of her family went about their business.
There hasn't been any new developments with the drama between her and longtime boyfriend Scott Disick since she checked
into the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills over a week ago.
Their relationship has always had its ups and downs but with another bundle of joy on the way, we hope all is well within their household!