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Celebrities

Honoring The Dead: How Do You Show Love For Those Who’ve Passed?


Earlier this month, Paris Jackson (the 14-year-old daughter of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson) tweeted a picture of a shrine she created for her father (see right).

The collage seems to be directly above the teen's bed and according to the tweet took three hours to complete.

I missed the tweet, but according to Stop the Presses!, not every response was positive:

Apparently, some fans considered Paris's work to be a bit over-the-top,...
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Celebrities

Weekend Listening: Alanis Morissette On Fame Obsession, Commitment And Empathy


How many Alanis Morissette fans out there are ridiculously excited about the new album dropping next week?!

Havoc and Bright Lights, which hits shelves Tuesday, August 28, is Morissette's first album release in four years (the last was Flavors of Entanglement, before she had her son) and, according to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, will tackle the ever-popular idea (reality?) of celebrity obsession.

Morissette admits the song "Celebrity" is based on real people (and...
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Celebrities

Rihanna And Oprah Talk Fame, Family, And Chris Brown


Got OWN?

The Oprah Winfrey Network, that is.

If so, you might want to tune in to tonight's episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" for an intimate interview with Rihanna, during which the pop sensation talks about her music career, the price of fame, her family life, and of course, the devastating night in 2009 when her life with former boyfriend Chris Brown changed forever.

I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew switched, switched...
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Celebrities

Kennedy And Sexton Join DBSA Honorary Advisory Board


Close to the beginning of 2012, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) announced the members of its new honorary advisory board, a panel of well-known names who've dealt with depression, bipolar disorder, or some other type of mental health issue in their lives.

At the time, members included Patty Duke, Marya Hornbacher, Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, Andrew Solomon, Greg Montgomery, and Jessie Close.

Now, the DBSA has announced two new members!

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Celebrities

Jada Pinkett Smith On Guilty Pleasures, Eating For Pleasure


Hello, sexies!

During a recent interview with ESSENCE, actress Jada Pinkett Smith admitted that while she does have some guilty pleasures when it comes to food (namely, pizza and French fries), she mostly eats for nutrition and not for pleasure.

(Soon after, she tweeted a picture of her rockin' bikini-clad body, which leads us to believe she might be on to something.)

My real diet though, well, I don’t eat for pleasure. I probably...
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Musicians

Weekend Reading: Bruce Springsteen Battled Depression, Suicidal Thoughts


The New Yorker published a lengthy profile on blue collar rock legend Bruce Springsteen a couple of weeks ago, generating quite a bit of buzz about the singer's battles with depression and suicidal thoughts.

In addition to his own depression and suicidal thoughts, the piece touches on Springsteen's father's issues, such as depression and self-isolation, and how Springsteen dealt with that.

Whenever a celebrity comes out with personal information about his emotional and mental health (or...
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Athletes

National Football League Launches NFL Life Line


Given all the sports-related (and especially NFL-related) health issues in the news lately (Greg Montgomery, Junior Seau), I thought Celebrity Psychings readers would be interested to know that the National Football League has launched NFL Life Line.

NFL Life Line is a free and confidential support hotline for members of the NFL family, which includes current and former NFL players, coaches, staff (for the team and league), and their family members.

Organizations involved...
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