Jada Pinkett Reveals Her Rough Mornings While Battling Severe Depression

AceShowbizJada Pinkett Smith opens up further about her struggle with mental health issues. In an upcoming episode of “Red Table Talk“, the former “Hawthorne” star shared with her daughter, Willow Smith, and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, about how she felt every morning when she suffered from severe depression.

A sneak peek at the new episode of her Facebook Watch series has been released, and in it, the 47-year-old actress confessed, “Waking up in the morning was like the worst part of the day.” Still, her struggle didn’t end there. She recalled having to spend hours to get through her depression, and to restart it again each day.

In another shared clip, the wife of Will Smith explained in more details how it feels to have a depression. “It’s like when you don’t have control over emotions, your thoughts, you feel completely and utterly out of control,” she broke it down. “I don’t even think at that particular time I understood that it was what people would consider a nervous breakdown.”

This wasn’t the first time Jada got candid about her mental health problems. Back in June, the “Girls Trip” star admitted to be having suicidal thoughts when paying tributes to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade through an Instagram post.

“One thing I’ve learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise,” she wrote. “We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body. With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often.”

The mother of Jaden Smith continued on, “Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love.” She concluded her post with a positive attitude, “Many may not understand… but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through.”

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‘GUHHATL’ Preview: Bow Wow Cries Talking About He Wanted To Kill Himself At 15 — Watch

Bow Wow is facing his demons in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the Dec. 13 episode of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.’ He reveals he contemplated suicide when he was 15. Watch now.

Bow Wow is in therapy and talking about his past in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the all-new Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta. He looks back at his 15th birthday, a day he wanted to take his own life. He was in the closet with a knife. “I wanted to kill myself,” Bow Wow confesses.

Bow Wow’s therapist makes him dig deep and explore why he had suicidal thoughts. “I didn’t want to be here no more,” Bow Wow reveals. “A lot of the emptiness comes from I feel like I lived too fast. I’ve seen everything too fast, ’cause at 15 I’m rich, I’ve done traveled the world, I’m selling out arenas. I seen what happened to Tupac, Biggie. You somebody when you gone. That’s when they appreciate you. I wanted to experience that. I wanted people to really love me.”

The rapper has his eyes closed, and the therapist tells Bow Wow to imagine himself taking the gun from his 15-year-old self and telling him it’s going to be OK. “You can just begin to give yourself some credit fro what you just accomplished, and that’s address some things that are happening on the inside,” his therapist says.

Also on the Dec. 13 episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, Brat is blindsided when Bow puts her in the middle of his relationship. Kiyomi is shook by Teresa’s warning to stay away from Bow! Drama ignites at Deb’s BBQ! Lil Mama and Ms. Deb go head to head. Jhonni pops up and Masika is ready for a war! Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WE tv.

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Ariana Grande Shades Kanye West & Drake For Feuding Online: ‘Behave’ — You’re ‘Grown Men’

She’s throwing in her two cents! After Drake and Kanye West butted heads on social media, Ariana Grande asked them to ‘behave’ — but not for the reason you’d expect. See what she had to say!

Ariana Grande, 25, asked Kanye West, 41, and Drake, 32, to put an end to their feud — or at least take it elsewhere — with a pointed tweet to her fans. “Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but Miley [Cyrus] and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight,” she wrote on Dec. 13. “So if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u.” LOL! So not only did she diss the rappers for their public fight, but she promoted her and Miley’s releases at the same time.

Ariana dropped “Imagine,” while Miley came out with a Christmas cover of “War is Over.” That’s why she followed up Ari’s tweet with, “Didn’t they hear the news ?! War IS over ! Thank you , next.” But they weren’t the only ones to respond to the feud! Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian, 38, tweeted directly at Drake following his fight with her husband, writing, “Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake. My husband is the most brilliant person, the most genius person that I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world.”

So what were Drake and Kanye fighting over in the first place? It may be hard to track Kanye’s tweets, and Drake has only responded with laughing emojis on his Instagram Story, but here’s the skinny.

Kanye accused Drake of threatening him and his family, which is what Kim was referring to above. “So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect — So cut the tough talk,” he wrote.

This was followed up by a slew of tweets that claimed Drake “picks on people with mental health issues,” and that the two of them needed to chat so fans could see “people can talk without someone ending up dead or in jail.” In his rant, Kanye even said that the “In My Feelings” rapper had reached out to Kris Jenner, 63, instead of responding to him.

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Janet Jackson gives inspirational speech at Asian Music Awards

Janet Jackson — who was just named a 2019 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with Radiohead, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music and the Cure — was honored at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong on Friday.

She told the crowd while accepting the Worldwide Inspiration Award: “I dream of an immediate future where women will no longer be controlled, manipulated or abused. I dream of the end of bigotry and discrimination in any form. I dream of a world in which we join hands across all borders and unite as one.”

Korean pop band BTS introduced the icon. (In 2016, BTS broke a US chart record for a band with no songs in English.)

Jackson also gave a shoutout to her nearly 2-year-old son, saying: “Mama loves you, Eissa.”


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Kanye West ramps up Drake feud after bizarre tweetstorm

Hip hop star Kanye West went on a bizarre and long-winded tweetstorm Thursday night — which included nearly 100 tweets — as he blasted fellow rapper Drake and accused him of sending threats.

West started the tirade at about 9 p.m. New York time, writing “Trust God.” He then quickly followed up with several tweets criticizing Drake.

“Drake called trying to threatened me,” said West during his tweet-fest, which was still going on at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

He followed up after a number of other tweets: “There would never be a drake without a Kanye west so never come out your mouth with a threat.”

The two rappers were reportedly feuding after West demanded an apology from Drake for apparently referencing his wife, Kim Kardashian West, in the hit song “In My Feelings.” Drake raps about a woman named “KiKi” in the song.

During his Twitter rant, West also brought up an incident in which people stormed the stage at a Pusha T concert in Toronto last month. One person was stabbed and critically wounded during the melee.

Pusha T, who often collaborates with West, exposed Drake as the father of a previously unknown child in a diss track earlier this year.

“You get people hurt at concerts,” West tweeted, apparently at Drake. “The kid he had run on stage at Pushas concert is in critical condition.”

He later wrote: “So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect So cut the tough talk.”

Also part of the rant, he tweeted: “If I’m bipolar This kind of s–t can get me ramped.”

Drake has not posted any public statements responding as of early Friday, and a rep for him couldn’t be immediately reached.

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James Packer sets sail for luxury in new $200 million superyacht

When it comes to getting bang for your buck, billionaire James Packer's new $200 million superyacht certainly sounds impressive.

James Packer’s new $200 million weekend runabout is one of three identical “gigayachts” currently under construction in Italy.Credit:Giuliano Sargentini/Benetti

The first images of the new generation of vessels dubbed "gigayachts" have emerged. Packer's boat is one of three currently under construction in Italy and, as PS has previously predicted, the private cruise ship is set to rival anything already on the high seas when it comes to floating gin palaces.

This is no ordinary tinnie or weekend runabout.

After weathering plenty of emotional hurdles and checking himself into a Boston mental health facility in March, staying for six weeks, Packer has also been preoccupied with construction of the huge ship, which has been hidden inside a vast boat shed at an Italian shipyard in Livorno.

The bow of James Packer’s new superyacht, four years in the making.Credit: Giuliano Sargentini

Taking nearly four years to be completed, the ship has been a source of considerable heartache for Packer, though the 107-metre long ship will soon make her maiden voyage.

PS previously reported, Packer's ship is virtually identical to the top-secret project codenamed FB 277 by Italian ship builder Benetti, and will be among the largest private vessels of its type in the world.

Billed as a "gigayacht" by Benetti, Packer's boat is due to be afloat by June next year.

PS previously revealed that, when it does launch, the craft will be named IJE – the first initials of Packer's children: Indigo, Jackson and Emmanuelle.

With construction originally overseen by Packer's former right-hand man and long-time friend Matthew Csidei, the project has been plagued with delays and cost blowouts, which led to Packer's decision unceremoniously to part ways with Csidei last year.

And while Packer's new ship may never make it to Sydney, friends have suggested the vessel would become his home, a floating mansion in which he can traverse the globe, away from prying eyes.

Packer is planning to name the new ship after his three children: Indigo, Jacskon and Emmanuelle, with former wife Erica Packer.

Though with homes also in Los Angeles, Aspen, Argentina, Sydney and soon in Mexico, he has plenty of options if life on the high seas proves all too much.

The ship has a beam of 15.2 metres at its widest point, a draught of 4.5 metres (the distance between the waterline and bottom of the hull) and will sport a white finish when delivered next year.

James Packer’s private cruise ship is due to launch next June.Credit:Justin Radcliffe

Featuring a full displacement steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, the vessel will have a top speed of 18.5 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

Displacement at full load, with all of Packer's toys and accessories on board, will stand at 3300 tonnes.

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Khloe Kardashian Wants Tristan Thompson To Propose This Christmas, Per ‘HL’

Khloe Kardashian is allegedly going to be looking for an engagement ring under the tree this Christmas.

According to a Thursday, December 13 report by Hollywood Life, Khloe Kardashian believes that Tristan Thompson may get down on one knee and propose to her this holiday season.

“Khloe is excited and hoping for an engagement ring from Tristan for Christmas,” an insider told the outlet, revealing that “he has been dropping major hints.”

“She would be surprised if he did not get on his knee and ask for her hand in marriage on Christmas morning, or maybe even on New Year’s Eve,” the source added.

As many fans will remember, Tristan was busted cheating on Khloe back in April. The NBA star was caught on camera kissing another woman while Kardashian was nine months pregnant. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star gave birth to the couple’s daughter, True, just hours after the cheating scandal erupted online.

However, it’s been eight months since the scandal, and Khloe and Tristan have been busy working on their relationship. They’ve put in the work to repair some of their issues, and Kardashian is now allegedly ready to accept a proposal from her boyfriend, even though she’s reportedly still “apprehensive” about walking down the aisle.”

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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson may be walking down the aisle soon, but they could expand their family even sooner.

Insiders close to the reality star claim that Kardashian and Thompson have been talking about having another child, and are “actively trying” to get pregnant again. However, not everyone is happy about the news.

Khloe’s famous family, including her sisters, are said to be “completely against” her plans to have a second child with Tristan, especially after the way he betrayed her earlier this year.

However, sources tell Radar Online that Kardashian doesn’t seem to care about the fact that Thompson could cheat on her again, because all she cares about is having a least one more child with her boyfriend.

“At this point, everyone is just letting Khloe make her own mistakes and do whatever she wants to do. At the end of the day, there is no point in trying to talk any sense into her,” the insider added.

Fans can see more of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s relationship with Keeping Up With the Kardashians returns for a new season to the E! network next year.

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‘Teen Mom OG’: Amber Portwood Admits She Planned To Commit Suicide After Her BF & Son Fell Asleep

So sad. Amber Portwood’s postpartum depression has pushed her to the point of contemplating suicide, which she reveals in the Dec. 17 episode of ‘Teen Mom OG’ — here’s why.

After Amber Portwood, 28, welcomed her son James in May, her second postpartum period has given her personal demons she hasn’t battled before. In a sneak peek clip for the Dec. 17 episode of Teen Mom OG, Amber’s heartbreaking confession to cousin Krystal reveals how badly she wants to get past this rut. “I just can’t accept the fact that I have postpartum in anyway. I just didn’t know what it felt like because I have never experienced that before,” the MTV star told her relative. After the cousin asked if her boyfriend and baby daddy, Andrew Glennon, is aware, Amber admitted that their “relationship has definitely been different.”

“We’re not as lovey, we’re not as on each other as we used to be,” Amber continued, explaining that they’re “tired” since their son’s birth — but that’s not the sole reason. “We’re just stressed out because I’m always unhappy,” Amber said, and what she revealed next made her cousin cry: “There was a night that I was waiting for him and James to go to bed so I could kill myself. And for some odd reason he could feel it and he’s like, ‘I’m not going to bed.’” But aside from her current postpartum period, the MTV star still harbors guilt from her past mistakes while raising her first child, Leah.

“People saying to me like ‘Why couldn’t you do this for Leah,’ I was young and stupid,” Amber said of her 10-year-old daughter with ex-fiancé Gary Shirley. You can watch the video below to hear the rest of Amber’s confession. In the earlier years of Leah’s life, Amber was going through a rough time — she was charged with domestic violence against her ex, Gary, in Nov. 2010, and then arrested again for drug possession in Dec. 2011. She served 17 months in federal prison for the drug charges from March 2012 to Nov. 2013.

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George Clooney Mingles With Casamigos Staff on Las Vegas Christmas Trip

AceShowbizGeorge Clooney and business partner Rande Gerber have treated their entire staff at Casamigos Tequila to a Las Vegas Christmas trip.

The Casamigos founders flew their global team to Sin City on Tuesday, December 11 for a four-day annual work retreat, according to Entertainment Tonight, and joined them for the party.

The generous bosses have covered an all-expenses trip to the Palms Casino Resort.

British royal Princess Eugenie’s new husband, Jack Brooksbank, is reportedly enjoying the party as he oversees Casamigos’ European team.

Clooney and Gerber sold Casamigos Tequila to the bosses of beverage company Diageo over the summer, picking up a cool billion dollars, according to reports, but they are still very much involved in the firm they founded.

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St. Louis Blues Puppy Practices With Team, Most Adorable Skate Ever!!!

What’s cuter than a puppy playing hockey with the St. Louis Blues??

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING … ’cause this is the most freakin’ adorable thing you’ll ever see!!!

The Blues adopted a Labrador Retriever just a few weeks ago … and they finally let him hit the ice with the squad Thursday — and the ensuing cuteness was uncontrollable.

The pup — named Barclay, or Barc for short — showed off his speed AND his stick-handling skills … all while his ears flopped in the chill and his big paws tore up the ice.

LOOK AT HIM!!!!!!!

The Blues have big plans for the pup — who was named after legendary Blues defenseman Barclay Plager — ’cause the squad says they’re going to train him to be a future assistance dog.

In the meantime … he’ll forever remain the cutest member of the Blues.

Eat your heart out, Alex Pietrangelo.



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