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Sharon Osbourne reveals mental health struggles on 'The Talk'
On Monday's season premiere of "The Talk," co-host Sharon Osbourne opened up about her leave of absence from the show and her mental "breakdown."

"I had a complete and utter breakdown," Osbourne said on the Season 7 premiere.

Osbourne explained how she woke up in the hospital in a catatonic state earlier this year.

"I couldn't think, I couldn't talk," she said. "I could do nothing. My brain just shut down on me."

Osbourne took an emergency leave from the daytime show in May and completed in-patient therapy which she says helped her get back on track.

"I found, for me, group therapy was the best thing that I could do," Obsourne said, "because there were several people suffering with what I was suffering."

She said she chose to open up about her issue because it might help someone else.

"If I could help somebody else along the way I would feel great," she said, adding she didn't want anyone to feel ashamed of their struggle.


Ashley Graham: My confidence 'didn't happen overnight'
Ashley Graham says it took years to build up her self-confidence.

The 28-year-old model and body-positive activist admitted in the October issue of Self magazine that she used to be "so insecure" as a teen and during her early career.

"I always felt second best. I was never the prettiest, never the skinniest, never the fastest in my sports. Never the smartest, because I have dyslexia. Then, all of a sudden, people were like, 'You're gorgeous.' And I was like, 'What?'" Graham recalled.

"It was a dark place [early on]," she confessed. "I [would look] at myself in the mirror and say, 'I hate you. You're so gross.' I'm looking at my cellulite and my back fat and thinking, 'I have to go shoot lingerie tomorrow and smile, and I am heinous.'"

Graham initially signed with Wilhelmina Models in 2001 before joining Ford Models in 2003. Her poor self-esteem permeated all aspects of her life, including relationships with "all the wrong men," before she was able to turn her thought process around.

"I was looking in the mirror, crying, and I just started saying 'I love you,'" the model said. "We've been taught to say negative things to ourselves -- to pinch our fat and be like, 'One day it'll leave.' To say 'Sorry' when someone bumps into us. So I decided to break that cycle.'"

"It didn't happen overnight," she admitted. "I had to realize that if I didn't really love who I was and if I couldn't appreciate this -- my body -- as my moneymaker, then I wasn't going to make any money."

Graham today is known for her modeling work with Sports Illustrated, Lane Bryant and swimsuitsforall. She recently sat front row at Christian Siriano's New York Fashion Week show, which featured five plus-size models.

"I think everything in his collection is absolutely fabulous, but the number one reason that I love him is he's incorporating size diversity," the model told The Hollywood Reporter prior to the event.

"I feel that he's doing it effortlessly and also consciously, because this is the future of fashion. There's no one standard of beauty anymore. So bravo," she lauded.


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"The question I ask myself each time I read the mean comments is if this is how you talk to a stranger online, I can only imagine how cruelly you speak to yourself."
--Ariel Winter, addressing body shaming comments directed at her, on Instagram


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Which music mega-star is reportedly in talks to headline 2017 Super Bowl halftime show?



Pregnant Olivia Wilde slams subway riders for not offering seat
Expectant mom Olivia Wilde called out subway riders Wednesday for not offering her a place to sit.

The 32-year-old actress, who is pregnant and expecting her second child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis, shamed her fellow New York City passengers on Twitter after no one gave her their seat.

"NBD, able-bodied [subway] riders who won't give your seat to GIANT preggo. I'll just stand riiiiight next to your head and pray I go into labor," she wrote.

Wilde and Sudeikis are already parents to 2-year-old son Otis and announced they are expecting again in April. The couple had been vocal about wanting more kids in separate interviews the same month.

"I'm desperate for more [kids]!" Wilde told People magazine. "I love my siblings so much and Jason has incredible siblings, too. The more the merrier. [Otis] loves little babies."

"Not everything [makes me want more kids]. My own kid does, because I made it with Olivia and that seems like a good cocktail," Sudeikis explained. "I'm all for it, but not everything, no."

Wilde had previously told The Daily Show that motherhood is "amazing" and "so much fun." The actress most recently played Devon Finestra on the HBO series Vinyl, while Sudeikis will next star in Colossal with Anne Hathaway.


Rose McGowan sends message of solidarity to Shannen Doherty amid cancer battle
In a heartfelt message posted to Instagram on Wednesday, Rose McGowan talked about the feud between her and Shannen Doherty and her desire to move past it amid Doherty's battle with breast cancer.

McGowan said the two stars were "pitted against each other" when McGowan took over for Doherty on the show Charmed in the early 2000s.

Doherty was killed off the show after she was deemed too difficult to work with.

"The men & brainwashed women in our business made it so we couldn't be friends, I regret that," McGowan said alongside a cartoon rendering of the two women -- Doherty in a head wrap and McGowan also sporting a shaved head which she recently did for "liberation."

"We were cast in this weird fake reality show where we were supposed to be enemies. I resented it greatly. I regret not being awake enough to articulate this to you at the time," McGowan said. "Fear was drilled into me from day one in this town & you were the barometer by which my behavior was judged. I was under a microscope, one false move and I'd be branded 'difficult' just like you. I think we all know what happens when girls here get out of line."

Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and has been vocal about her battle.


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Which music mega-star is reportedly in talks to headline 2017 Super Bowl halftime show?

Thanks to her rendition of the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl, NFL execs are reportedly vying for Lady Gaga to take over the halftime show in 2017.

According to Billboard, Gaga's patriotic performance earlier this year sent her to the top of the pack of possible acts for Super Bowl 51, which will take place in Houston on Feb. 5.

Neither the League nor Gaga have made the news official.

"We have had conversations with several fantastic artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, at this point we do not have a final decision," an NFL rep told Billboard. "We're happy there is so much excitement about the show."

At her Aug. 13 concert in L.A., Adele told the crowd that she was approached for the gig but that she turned it down.

"First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," Adele said at the show. "I mean, come on! That show is not about music. And I don't really...I can't dance or anything like that. They were very kind. They did ask me, but I did say no."

Gaga is hard at work on her next album which, the singer said, should be out "really soon." The first single from that upcoming album, "Perfect Illusion," was released on Sept. 9.

She is also starring in Season 6 of American Horror Story which premiered on FX Sept. 14. Gaga won a Golden Globe for her previous work on American Horror Story: Hotel.

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