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Taylor Swift And Her Mom Cried When They Heard Selena’s New Music Because Of The “Abuse” And “Emotional Chaos” She Experienced

It was definitely an emotional return to music for Selena Gomez. With all the rumors surrounding her hit comeback single ‘Lose You to Love Me,’ the alleged beef with Hailey Bieber and a controversial performance at the AMA’s Sel has definitely had a rough time. In a recent interview, she said that Taylor Swift and her mom cried when they heard her new music because of how proud they were of how she pulled through all “the abuse” that she experienced. 

Taylor Swift And Her Mom Cried When They Heard Selena’s New Music Because Of The “Abuse” She’s Experienced.

In a recent interview, Selena said: “They were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life and it not involving the horrible things — the abuse, the emotional chaos.”

Selena returned to the music scene just a few months ago. 

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Although Selena Gomez has remained a steady presence in pop music throughout the 2010s, this year marked four years since her last proper full-length, 2015’s Revival. This October, Gomez returned with a new song, “Lose You to Love Me,” on a Wednesday (Oct. 23) —and after giving listeners 24 hours to digest the gently sweeping ballad, she surprised us with another new track, the more uptempo “Look at Me Now,” on Thursday.

It’s been an emotional return to music for her. 

Gomez has said that these two singles are some of her most personal songs to date after taking time away from the spotlight.

The personal ballad has been rumored to be about ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.

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‘Lose You To Love Me’ ended up hitting the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, becoming her first song to do so. “The song is about letting go of things that hold you back in order to find your self-worth —that inner love for yourself— again,” explained Julia Michaels, who co-wrote both “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now.” 

The following day, Selena switched things up and released an empowering single.

The up-tempo song called “Look at Her Now“, was released the next day, and again, was thought to be about Justin.  “One is talking about needing to let go of something in order to find power, and the next one is owning that power. I think that’s the main reason why they work so well together,” Michaels told Billboard. 

When Selena performed the two songs at the AMAs her BFF was there to support.

In November, when she performed both songs for the first time at the American Music Awards, her best friend Taylor Swift was in the audience supporting her every step of the way.

Taylor’s been Selena’s rock behind the scenes, too. 

In fact, Selena said that when she played the new music for Taylor and her mom before its release, they all cried because of the journey she’d been on to get to that place.

“It’s gonna make me cry thinking about it.”

“I’ll never forget when I did play the video for ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look At Her Now’ at [Taylor’s] house with her parents,” Selena told Kiss FM UK. “Her and her mom just started crying.” “It wasn’t just about how great the song was —which is a lot coming from her—“ she continued, “it was just that they had been on that journey with me intimately.”

Taylor and her mom know the “emotional chaos” that she’s been through.

Selena went as far as to say that Taylor and her mom cried when they heard the new music because they knew of the “abuse” and “emotional chaos” she’d experienced in the past.

Selena hasn’t explained what she means by “abuse and emotional chaos.” 

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“They were crying because of how proud they were for me stepping into a whole new era of my life and it not involving the horrible things — the abuse, the emotional chaos,” Selena said. And even though she didn’t expand on what she meant by “abuse and emotional chaos”, she did give a little more detail about why Taylor and her mom got emotional in a previous interview.

They were simply happy that she’s overcome her disease and mental health problems.

“It wasn’t because the song was emotional,” Selena told Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe. “It was just because the first thing they said to me was, ‘We’re so happy that you’re here. After seeing all of that, this is such a cool moment.’ And that’s a huge thing for me.”

Selena has never mentioned Justin Bieber.

Although Selena has been careful to avoid saying names, Justin Bieber has also spoken about how he “abused” a relationship he was in at 19 years old. In a post on social media earlier this year, Justin said: “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships. I became resentful, disrespectful to women, and angry. I became distant to everyone who loved me, and I was hiding behind a shell of a person that I had become.”

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Will Smith And Aunt Viv Finally Confronted Their Decades-Long ‘Fresh Prince’ Rift —”It’s hard enough being a dark-skinned black woman”

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Will Smith And Aunt Viv Finally Confronted Their Decades-Long ‘Fresh Prince’ Rift —”It’s hard enough being a dark-skinned black woman”

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The Tale of Aunt Viv was probably every millennial’s first-ever encounter with a celebrity feud played out on screen. Vivian Banks was the beloved maternal aunt of Will Smith’s “Fresh Prince” and captivated the hearts of young viewers for her no-nonsense and nurturing character. She was astute, career-driven, and had some incredible vocal chops. Or at least, that’s how she was when actress Janet Hubert portrayed her during the first two seasons. Then actress Daphne Maxwell Reid took on the role. Suddenly Aunt Viv became quite a bit less fiery and more likely to support her children’s strange decisions. Still lovable, not totally recognizable.

Of course, it didn’t take long for rumors about a set dispute between Hubert and Smith to reveal that the original Aunt Viv had been forced out of the role. The rumors became one of the biggest bits of celebrity chisme in homes and got more attention as the characters made jokes about Hubert. You may remember Will occasionally referring to Hubertin family photos as looking “mannish.”

Fortunately, it looks like Will Smith and his former co-star Janet Hubert are finally having a heart-to-heart about their old brawl.

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In an emotional episode of The Red Table Talk, Will Smith sat down with Janet Hubert ahead of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast reunion to lay it all out there. Jumping into Jada-mode, Smith sat down with Hubert at the Red Table to discuss why campaigned against Aunt Viv almost thirty years ago.

You might remember Smith claimed in a radio interview soon after Hubert was pushed out from the show that he could “say straight up that Janet Hubert wanted the show to be The Aunt Viv of Bel-Air show, because I know she is going to dog me in the press… She has basically gone from a quarter of a million dollars a year to nothing. She’s mad now, but she’s been mad all along. She said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years, and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ No matter what, to her, I’m just the Anti-Christ.”

In response, Hubert hit back saying “He probably is responsible for my firing… He has a lot of clout. It’s too bad that it’s a Black-on-Black attack. I have tried not to name names. I have more class than that. I wish Will would tell the truth. If you’re going to talk, tell the truth. He has gotten me fired from the show, and now he’s trying to get my career snatched away from me.”

Of course, neither of their interviews told the whole story. During the reunion special, Hubert revealed that she found herself stuck in an abusive relationship during the third season and pregnant. “I was no longer laughing, smiling, joking because there were things that were going on that nobody knew about. The cast had no idea what was going on.”

Hubert revealed that during the third season of the show she was edged out with a deal she could not accept. “They said you’ve got two months and two weeks of work, and you cannot work anywhere else,” she revealed. “That meant my salary was cut. I had a new baby and a husband who was out of work. So I said no. I did not accept their offer. I was never fired. So the misconception was always put out there. I was trapped. What could I do? So they said, ‘Okay, we’re going to recast your role.’ And I said, what could I say? I was hurt deeply.”

In a separate interview, Smith admitted he “wasn’t sensitive, I wasn’t perceptive… Now that I’ve had three kids, I’ve learned some things I did not know at the time and I would do things very differently. I can see where I made the set very difficult for Janet.”

Speaking on the Red Table Talk, Hubert told Smith how her life fell apart after show.

“When I left the show, I had this new baby and no one—family disowned me, Hollywood disowned me. My family said you’ve ruined our name,” she explained. “And I wasn’t unprofessional on the set. I just stopped talking to everybody because I didn’t know who to trust because I had been banished. And they said it was you who banished me. Because you were Will. You were a kid. It was hard.”

“I was 21 years old. Everything was a threat to me,” Smith explained. “I was so driven by fear and jokes and comedy, and all of that.”

In a separate interview for the Red Table Talk, Smith spoke with YouTube’s Dr. Ramani Durvasula to go over clips of his sit-down with Hubert to dive into his behavior and mindset as a rising sitcom star.

Smith explained that the childhood abuse he experienced at the hands of his father caused him to feel a deep sense of insecurity. “On my ‘little boy in me’ level, I needed Mommy to think I was great,” he explained, referring to his desire to have Hubert’s approval. “And then once I realized that she didn’t, my dragon woke up.”

This behavior, Hubert says, destroyed her career. “Words can kill,” Hubert told Smith. “I lost everything. Reputation, everything. Everything. I understand, you were able to move forward but you know those words, calling a black woman difficult in Hollywood is the kiss of death. It’s hard enough being a dark-skinned black woman in this business but I felt it was necessary for us to finally move forward. And I’m sorry that I have blasted you to pieces.”

In the end Smith and Hubert seemed to find strength and love for each other in their reunion. “I am so thankful for all the love being shown and the understanding,” Hubert tweeted Thursday. “Will and team let me participate in whatever I wanted and felt comfortable doing. After 27 years of disconnect, we are all different people. It was great seeing everyone, life is too short!”

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Claudia Conway’s ‘American Idol Audition’ May Be A Harbinger Of The Trump World’s Post-White House Reality TV Push

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Claudia Conway’s ‘American Idol Audition’ May Be A Harbinger Of The Trump World’s Post-White House Reality TV Push

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The Trump World’s old days of reality television domination might be back to haunt us.

With their leader ousted as president, or having booted them out of their world long ago, plenty of figures in Trump’s inner circle have tried their hand at taking their positions of power and running with them… right onto the reality television screen. You might remember that it didn’t take long for Trump’s political mouthpiece Sean Spicer to take a turn around the Dancing With The Star stage soon after he departed from the White House. Even U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s scorned wife, Louise Linton, recently nailed distribution for her horror film, Me You Madness. Perhaps, it might not be long before we see the likes of Ivanka and Jared taking on their own version of “The Newly Weds” or doing interviews on “The Real Housewives” franchise.

The first to take the plunge post-2020 election?

TikTok hero Claudia Conway. Of course, her reality show push we don’t mind.

Claudia, the teenage daughter of top Trump’s propagandist Kellyanne, is trying out for “American Idol.”

Over the weekend, the teenager with a substantial TikTok following, thanks largely to her efforts to speak out against Trump and in support of Black Lives Matter, revealed that she tried out for “American Idol.”

“Hey guys, I’m here at American Idol confessional, Conway revealed to her followers on TikTok. “I met Ryan Seacrest today and I have my audition soon…. I’m very, very nervous, but very excited.”

The fourth season of Idol on ABC is set to return on Feb. 14. According to Billboard, “Conway seems like a slam dunk, as she’s shown off her impressive vocals on her TikTok account, which has nearly 1.5 million followers; a source close to Idol confirmed that Conway is auditioning for the show.”

It didn’t take long for Conway fans to support her audition efforts.

“Claudia Conway going on American Idol is somehow one of the more shocking parts of this year,” one user commented.

Another Twitter user commented “omg claudia conway auditioned for american idol knowing well she has a platform and could just find connections but decided to prove herself in a competition……….. she’s kinda of an icon tbh”

Of course, there are skeptics. “Why the f*** is Claudia Conway going on American Idol???” One user questioned. “Tf is she supposed to say? Yes, I am currently being emotionally abused by my mother, and most of Tiktok hates me, and yes, my mother is Kellyanne Conway? Can she even say those things considering she lives with Kellyanne??”

If 2020 has proven anything, next year will be quite a year for reality television

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