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Lady Gaga Opened Up About Past Suicidal Thoughts in an Emotional, Candid Interview

Lady Gaga has always been upfront about the fact that celebrity life can be taxing on one’s mental health—she titled one of her albums The Fame Monster, after all. Even so, the artist just got more candid than ever about the day-to-day reality of being a superstar, and how the spotlight almost destroyed her in the past two years. 

Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, opened up in a new CBS Sunday Morning interview that aired on September 20. “I totally gave up on myself. I hated being famous, I hated being a star,” she said of a recent rough period. “I felt exhausted and used up.” 

The constant attention and lack of privacy being unable to do things like go to the grocery or have a regular dinner out with her family, she says, threw her into a crisis. “My biggest enemy is Lady Gaga! My biggest enemy is her,” Gaga felt at the time. And while music could be therapeutic, it couldn’t do everything. 

“It’s not always easy if you have mental issues to let other people see. I used to show, I used to self-harm,” she explained. “I used to say, look, I cut myself, see I’m hurting. Because I didn’t think anyone could see, because mental health, it’s invisible,” The artist added that she got to a point where “I didn’t really understand why I should live, other than to be there for my family.” She had thoughts of suicide “every day,” but survived thanks to people around her lifting her up, and quite literally watching her in her home to make sure she was safe.

While success in music comes with its share of baggage, Gaga said her new album Chromatica allowed her to express some of her pain artistically. “There’s not one song on [Chromatica] that’s not true,” said Gaga. Songs like “Rain On Me” and “911” are about substance use, while others deal with the ongoing trauma following a sexual assault when she was nineteen. She said she used to think of her piano as the thing that “ruined her life,” but now she loves and is grateful for the instrument she uses to create. “I don’t hate Lady Gaga anymore. I found a way to love myself again. Even when I thought that was never gonna happen,” she said.

An added perk of the Chromatica era? Collaborating with pop star Ariana Grande. “I like that girl,” Gaga said. “You know how hard it is to make a female friend in this business?”

Watch the entire interview, below.

If you are struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Tenet Box Office: Christopher Nolan’s New Film Still Hitting Big Overseas, But U.S. Struggles Continue

For those curious about the math breakdown but don’t want to do the calculations personally, that means that North American ticket sales only amount to 14 percent of internationally grosses, and that’s surely not something that Warner Bros. is overly excited about. There is a possibility that we could see at least a minor shift start to happen in the coming weeks, however.

Halle Berry Explains Knowing Something ‘Didn’t Feel Quite Right’ While Filming Catwoman

On paper, Catwoman seemed like it could have been a big success. Not only was it one of Halle Berry’s first post-Oscar gigs, but she already had a proven track record of mastering the art of the comic book movie, thanks to the success of the X-Men franchise. But when it hit theaters in 2004, the response was anything but positive, as its Rotten Tomatoes score can attest. Despite a big budget, it failed to make much of an impression at the box office, too, pulling in less than $100 million worldwide.

Star Wars Star Alden Ehrenreich Pushes Back Against Narrative Surrounding Solo

It’s definitely true that the media tends to polarize not only the good and the bad but also everything in between. When it comes to Solo, there’s a lot to look at; so, let’s separate the conversation into box office and general perception. The first is box office. Was the media unfair to Solo by calling it a box office failure? Well, it’s certainly fair to call it a disappointment. The film was reportedly made for $300M according to Deadline. The film grossed a total of $392M and change worldwide. When you factor in marketing costs and percentage theaters keep, especially overseas, there’s no way the film made its money back theatrically (if the budget numbers are accurate). That being said, when you throw in home entertainment and life it’s getting out of streaming services and merchandise and what not, Solo was definitely not a disaster. It wasn’t what I’m sure Disney hoped, but sometimes that happens.

We Finally Know Why Elf 2 Didn’t Happen Thanks To James Caan

There have been times over the years in which Jon Favreau has expressed a willingness to come back for Elf 2. Will Ferrell has always been very direct about his unwillingness to return. I’m fine with never getting a sequel, but I do think it’s important to point out that the film, apart from just being awesome, is incredibly important to both of their careers. The comedy both cemented Will Ferrell as a leading man, as he was often a supporting player prior, and it showed studios Jon Favreau’s potential as a director. So, even if the experience apparently wasn’t the best at the time, I’d like to hope all involved think it was all worth it.

Cardi B Made an Adorable Instagram Account for Her Daughter Kulture

Are you interested in adding a little cuteness to your Instagram feed? You’re in luck because Cardi B’s daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus is officially on the app. Well, Cardi made her an account…what with Kulture being two years old and all, it’ll probably be a while before she starts posting stuff on her own.

Cardi posted about it on her own ‘gram on Saturday night, writing, “Follow @Kulturekiari new IG…soo much cool bute baby stuff coming up 🎀🌸.” (Peep the Louis Vuitton backpack!)

Cardi is clearly having fun posting about her daughter. Since September 19, the account already has nine posts, all pictures and videos of Kulture playing and posing and generally doing what toddlers do when they’re vaguely aware they’re being recorded.

In one video, Kulture and a friend play in the pool. In another, she and some other kids seem to be taking apart a flower arrangement, or maybe making potpourri? In the most recent video, Cardi films Kulture watching herself play in the pool; the child even manages to “like” her own post, proving that social media stars are born, not made.

 Hey, you’re never too young to learn how to get clout, right? Surely a FabFitFun sponsorship is already in the making. Kidding! Sort of!

Cardi is clearly having fun with the whole thing, writing in the caption of a mommy-daughter video, “Mommy was annoying me but it’s ok cause I look cute.”

The page was verified by Instagram on Sunday morning and has already racked up over half a million followers (the account only follows two others: Cardi and Kulture’s dad, Offset).

Cardi B is hardly unique for wanting a page for all things Kulture—I have more than a few non-celebrity friends who can’t stop posting pictures of their cute kids—but the timing does feel intentional. Less than a week ago, news broke that Cardi and her husband, Migos rapper Offset, are getting a divorce. She clarified that the divorce isn’t because of infidelity and that she’s “not down” and “not devastated,” but still, it has to be hard. Perhaps the new account is a fun distraction for Cardi, or the start of a new project. 

Or maybe she’s just a really proud mom!

Brad Pitt’s New Girlfriend Seemingly Responds To The Rumors She’s Hating On Angelina Jolie

While she doesn’t actually call out the Jolie rumors in that part of the post, someone also commented, “If so, then why you and Brad hate Angelina? Practice what you preach, girl.” After that Nicole Poturalski responded that she’s ‘not hating anyone,” noting elsewhere that “haters are never happy.” Some of her Instagram fans defended her on the post, noting Brad Pitt’s divorce from Angelina Jolie really has nothing to do with her or her newfound relationship.

Justice League’s Ray Fisher Claims DC Boss Has Issues With Joss Whedon As Well

If you aren’t up on how the film came together, Joss Whedon stepped in to complete Justice League in time for its theatrical release, after Zack Snyder departed the project following a family tragedy. Extensive reshoots resulted in a vastly different movie, and Ray Fisher is now alleging abusive behavior also went unchecked throughout the process of completing the film. He recently took to social media again, this time claiming that DC boss Walter Hamada acknowledged poor behavior happening at the time.

Console Wars: 6 Quick Things To Know About The Nintendo And Sega Feud Before The CBS All Access Documentary

Nintendo, on the other hand, released is Nintendo 64 console between 1996 (Japan) and 1997 (North America), which would later outsell the Saturn 33 million to 9 million by the end of each console’s life. Sega followed up the Saturn with a last-ditch effort, the Dreamcast in 1998, but by that point, the damage was done and the console failed to sell as well as its competitors and got out of the console business in 2002. Nintendo would go on to release the GameCube in 2001, the Wii in 2006, WiiU in 2012, and the Switch in 2017.

This is all just a small portion of what you can expect to see when Console Wars premieres September 23 on CBS All Access.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Actress Felicity Jones Pays Tribute To Late Justice With Sweet Message

After Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, September 18, tributes to her life and her impact poured in from around the globe. While many celebrities and public figures sent their condolences in the wake of the news, one with an especially personal connection to the Supreme Court Justice also weighed in. Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic, offered her unique insights into her legacy.