Selena Gomez Talks About Her Struggles With Depression and Anxiety

Since the start of her career acting in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has experienced the blessings and curses that come with growing up in the public eye. She recently explained to Harper's Bazaar how she has come to terms with the obstacles in her life, as well as the aspects of her life that empower her.

The 25-year-old actress and pop star was pretty forthcoming when she spoke about the issues that have plagued her this past year. Gomez believes that 2018 is going to be a better year because she is going to focus on her own “health and well-being.” The young actress has gone through some emotionally exhausting times as of late, with her public battle with Lupus and the tabloids obsession with her love life, but she's being honest about things.

“I’ve had a lot of issues with depression and anxiety, and I’ve been very vocal about it, but it’s not something I feel I’ll ever overcome,” she explained. “I think it’s a battle I’m gonna have to face for the rest of my life, and I’m okay with that because I know that I’m choosing myself over anything else.” Gomez is convinced that by making sure her physical and mental health are her main priorities, “everything else will fall into place.”

Throughout the interview Gomez also spoke candidly about some of her female role models—which included Amal Clooney, Grace VanderWaal, and Meryl Streep— and realizes that she too is an important role model for girls who come from similar backgrounds to her own. She recalled an experience she had when she was still a teenager working on Wizards of Waverly Place, and explained that she now understands the significance of being able to represent a minority group in the entertainment industry. “And now more than ever, I’m proud of it,” Gomez said.

Head over to Harper's Bazaar to read the full article. 

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Whose Fault Is Sneaker Violence?

The sneaker scene has exploded to the point that people are risking their own safety to get a pair of shoes. That's nothing new, but the other weekend proved to be a turning point in the madness around limited-edition footwear releases, with a fight breaking out at Concepts in New York City over Pharrell's Adidas collection and Nike having to cancel its online release of the Off-White collection due to too high of a demand. So who's to blame for this mess, the brands, retailers, or resellers consumers?

The answer is tricky. Of course the people buying the shoes are committing the actual insanity and fuck shit, but it's caused by limited quanties and drummed up by brands, retailers, and even media sources such as ourselves. On the latest episode of Sole Collector's Full Size Run, the guys, myself included, broke down the topic of who's to put the blame on.

And the result is muddy.

Yes, the brands are the ones who place way too much energy into small-time releases to compete with each other, playing games with sneakers that supposed “exclusives” that will only see wider releases. But retailer aren't handling these sneaker drops properly, either. You also can't discount the shear display of humanity that goes on with the actual folks buying the shoes.

Watch the video above to check out the discussion.

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After three years apart, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez may be dating again.

People Are Signing a Petition for Quavo to Be Featured on the National Anthem

“The Star-Spangled Banner,” for whatever reason, is the national anthem of the Divided States of America. No offense to anyone into American flag t-shirts and Toby Keith and whatnot, but the song is seriously one of the most boring compositions in music history. In fact, I like to sneak in a quick mini-nap whenever someone insists upon covering it in public.

At least one bold individual, a Kentucky man by the name of Sean Gray, has decided to lead the fight for an improved national anthem by starting a completely reasonable petition. “It's the current year, 2017, and I think the nation should get with the times and feature Quavo on the National Anthem,” Gray writes on his Change.org petition. “He's a feature on everything else, so why not?”

Signees have provided a multitude of reasons for supporting the petition, ranging from “nut” to “Alex told me to” to “Fuck Donald Trump.” Valid causes, all. At the time of this writing, the petition was less than 500 signatures away from its goal of 1,500 supporters after gaining traction with features in a variety of publications, including HotNewHipHop.

In a perfect world, which is quite clearly not the world we're living in now, this petition would immediately be sent to a Trumpless White House and/or whoever's in charge of updating the nation's anthem. After no debate whatsoever, a new national anthem would be commissioned featuring Quavo, Travis Scott, Selena Gomez, and SZA over a track of John Mayer doing some of his finest John Mayering with Travis Barker on drums. Production, ideally, would be handled by Metro Boomin and Mike Will Made-It.

Make it happen, America.

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Rick Ross Reveals Plans for Movie Collaboration With Gucci Mane

The 2016 video for Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz’s “Buy Back the Block” may have contained a big clue about Ross’ next move in the entertainment industry. That nearly eight-minute-long clip found Ross and Gucci Mane at odds with a property owner leasing them land for a car wash startup, before the duo eventually sets their sights on an entire block of real estate.

“I am getting ready to shoot a film,” Ross recently told Tashara Jones of PageSix.com. “I got two different flicks that I am ready to make a move on. Me and Gucci Mane got a flick that we wrote together… All I can say is at the beginning of the film, I am at the car wash and it will go from there.”

As Ross pointed out, the “Buy Back the Block” video opened with he and Gucci at an independent car wash. It would seem their project borrows from that storyline in some form.

Two sites that advertise local talent casting posted casting call announcements in the Miami area for a Rick Ross project with the working title Mortgage. Both ClaimFame.com and Backstage.com announced casting calls for African-American men with large builds for paid, speaking lead roles. While filming for Mortgage was reportedly from July 8-10, it is unknown if the project was one of the two upcoming films Ross was referring to.

As for Gucci Mane, 2017 saw him release the independent short film The Spot. Prior to The Spot, Gucci appeared in Harmony Korine’s 2012 film Spring Breakers, which also starred Selena Gomez, James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens. Gucci Mane was credited as the character Archie.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Makes an Unholy Amount of Money Per Sponsored Instagram Post

According to current estimates, I bank approximately $0.00 for each of my Instagram posts, regardless of content. This makes my life very difficult. Portugal national team and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, though, does not make $0.00 on Instagram.

 

Recover stronger with a combination of carbs and protein to aid in muscle repair. #TrueToYourStory #sponsored

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:09am PDT

Ronaldo allegedly averages nearly $400,000 for each sponsored Instagram post, according to the biblical bros over at Bro Bible.

The report, citing stats from (of all fucking places) the Mirror, also claims that Ronaldo's per-post haul places him square in the middle of the highest earning Instagram personalities. Selena Gomez tops the list, with Kim Kardashian in second. Kylie and Kendall Jenner round out the top five.

So what does one of these Instagram posts in the $300,000 to $400,000 ballpark look like? Presumably, like this:

 

Gaming experience of nubia Z17 is amazing.

A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) on Jun 26, 2017 at 4:42am PDT

Forbes reported last month that Ronaldo, the highest paid athlete on the planet, had been accused of tax evasion. Ronaldo allegedly failed to pay $16.5 million in taxes by funneling image rights income through offshore companies. Ronaldo's management later issued a statement saying that no income had been hidden.

“In the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, no income was hidden at all, since the taxpayer settled and paid taxes at the time he collected the income (within the period legally established and previous to any tax inspection),” Gestifute said.

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Meek Mill Reveals He Listens to Drake’s “Back to Back” for ‘Motivation’

 

#PressPlay: #MeekMill feeling #BackToBack a lot more now that he's single 👀

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A diss track that found Meek Mill as the subject of dozens of internet memes during a 20-week stint on the Billboard Hot 100 chart has re-emerged almost two years after its initial release. Meek Mill posted a video of himself listening to Drake’s 2015 single “Back to Back” on his Instagram Stories feed. 

“Back to Back” initially punctuated a feud between former collaborators Drake and Meek, after the latter leveled ghostwriting claims against Drake. In Meek’s IG post, he appeared to be using the song for completely different reasons.

“I play this for motivation,” Meek’s on-screen quote read. “Back to back Aventadors.” 

His appreciation for the six-figure Lamborghini notwithstanding, this isn’t the first time Meek has been spotted singing along to a Drake song after their feud

And since there are some of the opinion that Drake may never stop targeting Meek, referencing a diss track on Instagram—a platform that lends itself to endless memes—was an interesting choice on Meek’s part to say the least. 

In August of 2015, Billboard reported “Back to Back” sold 122,000 digital units while also enjoying 4.5 million weekly digital streams. It would appear Meek is responsible for at least one more of those streams or downloads.

Maybe Meek will shed some light on exactly what his “motivation” is in a forthcoming post. It wouldn’t be the first time Meek Mill’s IG behavior left fans confused, given that Meek completely deleted his Instagram profile in January. 

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This Guy Figured Out a Way to Use His Drone to Pick Up KFC and Deliver It to Himself

 

A true innovator in New Zealand had a dilemma recently. He wanted to eat KFC, but he wasn't at a KFC. So how would you, the reader, solve this age-old riddle? Use a car You'd probably just have to go hungry or convince somebody to go and pick something up for you.

However, not everybody has to starve, as our guy here proved. His name is Ollie Mason-Clarke, and he runs the website King of Cheat Meals (which kind of explains the KFC). In order to score a bag full of food for him and his friend, he made arrangements with a local KFC branch and then flew his drone across town to pay for a meal and pick it up in the drive-through lane. Unfortunately, the drone wasn't able to carry an entire bucket of chicken back. But he did end up with enough food for him and his friend, and he didn't even have to leave his table in the park to get it.

Now, for those of you out there who may be skeptical by all of the viral marketing stunts that companies have pulled off in the past, Mason-Clarke insists that wasn't the case here. His intention wasn't to score KFC free publicity by using his drone. Rather, this idea was just a “fun project” he thought up, and for his A-plus effort, we got a dope video that you can check out above.

Drones. What in the world are people going to think to do with them next?!

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Your EDM Month In Music – February 2017

And we’re back with the month’s latest recap of the biggest releases in the dance music world. In this iteration of our Month In Music recap, we saw huge releases from the likes of Calvin Harris, Flume, Kygo and The Chainsmokers.

The final (full) week of the month saw a flurry of hits from the dance/pop superstars. Calvin Harris released “Slide,” a hot crossover collaboration with the current music industry’s A-list talent featuring the likes of Migos and Frank Ocean on vocals for a soothing ride-along track. Eternal hitmakers Coldplay teamed up with arguably the biggest name in dance music at the moment The Chainsmokers for “Something Just Like This” receiving immediate praise from a plethora of fans and ‘this sounds like Roses 2.o’ comments from the tracks detractors. Kygo teamed up with Selena Gomez for “It Ain’t Me” a song you would hear everywhere in the US if it weren’t for the cold weather the vast majority of the country is victim to right now.

Australian super-talent, Flume released his second companion EP to his sophomore album Skin with 4 unique singles including “Depth Charge” which made the cut. Cashmere Cat also dropped another single “Love Incredible” with Camila Cabello off of his upcoming album Wild Love.

Some of the months standout singles this February came from the likes of Tchami, Malaa, REZZ & K?d, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, WRLD & SMLE, Loud Luxury, and Arty.

French future house master Tchami rang in the new year with his first single of 2017 “Adieu” a soothing deep house track with tropical inspired vibes. Malaa, alongside the support of names like Tchami & DJ Snake, rang in the new year with his first track of 2017, “Bylina” in his typical fashion showing off his signature G house sound.

Our ears were graced with one of the most hyped tracks during the beginning of the year coming from meteoric riser K?d and mau5trap queen REZZ for the eerie hard-hitting single “Fourth Impact.”

We saw the release of Axwell^Ingrosso’s next single with rapper Kid Ink “I Love You” making you think back to the good old nostalgia inducing days whenever you see those two names on a track.

In conjunction with their new Stranded Tour WRLD & SMLE just released “Stranded” a playful ethereal tune with chiptune and crunchy electro vibes accompanied by catchy vocals.

Canadian powerhouse Loud Luxury released “Something To Say” a deep house club banger with Ryan Shepherd first premiered on Tiësto’s AFTR:HRS debut compilation album.

Near the end of the month we also saw Arty release “Falling Down” with pop vocalist Maty Noyes who has done work with The Weeknd & Kygo.


This month’s standout remixes came from the likes of: Major Lazer, Grey, Kill The and Noise.

Major Lazer remixed Ed Sheeran’s number one single “Shape Of You” with vocalists: N’yla & Kranium for added dancehall vibes.

Zedd’s protege Grey gave their go at Mike Posner’s “In the Arms Of A Stranger” giving it their usual poppy LFO-heavy flair.

Kill The Noise remixed Zomboy’s “Like A Bitch” actually adding in the word “bitch” during the song and giving probaly the most played out dubstep tune of 2016 a new vibe.


There’s a whole lot more to digest, so be sure to find yourself some free time (one hour and forty-five minutes to be precise), kick back, and relax to our brand new Month In Music playlist!

Stream the Your EDM – Month In Music playlist for the month of February below.

 

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