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Danielle Staub’s Breakdown: Former Reality Star Quits Stripping, Seeks Mental Help

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Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Danielle Staub has taken a much needed step back from her desperately flamboyant life and sought psychiatric help.

The celebreality star, at 48, had been ousted from the Housewives series (because apparently they love the drama and chaos, but even they have a limit!) and subsequently started a ‘singing’ career and announced she was a lesbian (which many thought may have been a questionable publicity stunt).  

But the final straw in her desperate 15 minutes of fame came last week when it was reported that she had taken a gig as a stripper for famed strip club Scores. Staub signed a contract to make live appearances, as well as show up on ScoresLive.com.

Then, nude photos of her showed up all over the internet, and she panicked. Access Hollywood is reporting that she is now seeking treatment for psychological problems rooted in childhood sexual abuse.

Apparently the mental she is getting is from celebrity shrink Dr. Drew Pinsky.

Staub told People: 

“I have addictions with love and low self-esteem, and I need help! My low self-esteem derived from childhood sexual abuse has messed with my mind and self-worth… For years I have had the suicide hotline on my cell phone and would like nothing more than to free myself from this constant pressure. Seeing how I have hurt myself and my family this time. I can no longer push it behind me.”

You can’t help but take a step back at the reality TV phenomenon and consider that shows often seek out ‘big’ personalities, which often come in the form of slightly damaged people – to make ‘good television.’ But getting caught up in the twisted world that is entertainment, it truly does start to mess with your mind. The fickleness, the ‘one minute you’re hot, next you’re not’ mentality, and the sad truth that your personality is ultimately a product that can be bought and sold, and eventurally returned.

Sometimes you have to wonder which came first, the breakdown or the notoriety. In this case, it seems Staub acknowledges that her issues began years ago. Whether an addiction to the attention that comes with tv exposure (and the sense of loss that comes with losing popularity) in any way fueled the personal insecurities can’t be proven, but seems almost inevitable.

It’s easy for many to laugh off the dramas of reality tv train wrecks, but ultimately, she’s a human being whose got things to work out. I wish her the best.

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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