Carrie Fisher may have played a fierce warrior as Princess Leia on-screen, but she was also battling for something incredibly important off-screen.
The actress—who passed away at age 60 on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack—left behind a legacy of fighting for mental health and raising awareness around it.
She infamously struggled with addiction in the 1970s and ’80s, admitting she used cocaine and LSD, but after getting sober and being diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive, she turned … read more
Since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September, Brad Pitt has been in the wind. We heard that he was basically hiding out in one of his LA homes, but no one really knows for sure. Some people even theorized that he shuffled off to rehab for a month or so. But Brad did make a semi-public appearance two nights ago, at a special screening for Moonlight. Brad produced Moonlight, and it’s a film that’s getting a lot of Oscar buzz. He wants to encourage it, and he wants to celebrate the film … read more
Jennifer Lawrence might have a new love interest in her life.
The 26-year-old actress has often joked that she’s forever single, but it looks like things might have taken a turn in the romance department. She’s been photographed spending time with esteemed director Darren Aronofsky, 47, after the two worked together on an untitled project over the summer. Reports have surfaced that Lawrence and the Black Swan director are romantically involved.
In fact, a source told the U.K.’s The Sun (via the DailyMail): … read more
An upcoming Clive Davis documentary will delve extensively into the music mogul’s relationship with the late Whitney Houston, and early footage screened by the Hollywood Reporter includes Davis reading a heartbreaking letter he wrote to Houston after her cadaverous appearance at a 2001 Michael Jackson anniversary concert. In the letter, he writes that he was joining with Houston’s mother Cissy in pleading for her to get help, “to face up to the truth now, right now, and there is no more time or postponement”: … read more
Kim Kardashian really has gone quiet following her assault and robbery in Paris one week ago. She flew to New York just hours after she was held at gunpoint, and then days later, she flew back home to LA without Kanye West (but with her children). Sources continue to insist that Kim is traumatized, that she’s blaming herself and that she’s never going to be the same after this. Kim and most of her family have cancelled their engagements and appearances in the wake of the robbery, and E! has … read more
Still got it bad for Brad! Britney Spears commented on her unremitting love for Brad Pitt during a recent segment on Australia’s Today Show — and she is totally aware that the Fight Club star, 52, is back on the market following his split from Angelina Jolie. The pop princess, 34, played a round of Question Roulette for the pretaped appearance. The first query thrown her way? “First celebrity crush?” “My first celebrity crush was Brad Pitt,” she said with a big smile. “He’s single … read more
I’ve been so tunnel-visioned with the Brangelina Split that I haven’t even considered what the media strategy will be long-term. There’s so much that still has to happen short-term: the DCFS investigation needs to be completed (which could take a while, we don’t know); Brad needs to counter-file divorce papers; and possibly Angelina and Brad, separately or together, might need to actually release a thorough statement or statements on what happened. That’s the short-term, more immediate … read more
Elizabeth Vargas was a respected TV reporter by day, and a desperate drunk by night. In her new book, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, the 54-year-old mother of two comes clean about the worst moments of her alcohol battle. The veteran Good Morning America journalist swears she drank moderately for most of her adult years — until she hit a dangerous downward spiral in 2009. One night, a nanny canceled the night before she was expected to start, setting a drunken Vargas off into … read more
Elizabeth Vargas is relieved after opening up about her battle with alcoholism and anxiety in a special edition of ABC News’ 20/20. “I’m incredibly overwhelmed and grateful for the reaction that we got,” Vargas, 54, said during an appearance on Monday’s Good Morning America. “I’m still getting it as I speak – it hasn’t stopped since Friday night – from people out there who are suffering from similar issues.” Vargas told Diane Sawyer of the crippling anxiety she experienced during her years as … read more
Elizabeth Vargas sat down with Diane Sawyer for a special edition of ABC News 20/20 to speak about her struggle with alcoholism and anxiety, including her recovery process. “There are days when you wake up and you feeling so horrible, that the only thing that will make you feel better is more alcohol. And that’s when you’re in the death spin. That’s when people die,” she said. Describing her years as an evening news anchor, Vargas told Sawyer about the crippling anxiety she experienced before the … read more
Hillary Clinton is “trying to hide dire medical secrets!” That’s the claim of lie-detection expert Michael Sylvestre, who has closely examined various interviews in which the 68-year-old candidate discusses her health. Sylvestre transferred recordings of Clinton’s voice into a DecepTech Voice Stress Analysis Machine, a tool sometimes used by U.S. law enforcement agencies to identify variations in a person’s stress level based on how he or she speaks. After reviewing his analyses, Sylvester’s verdict … read more
Linda Thompson detailed her personal history with Caitlyn Jenner in an interview on Nightline.
Thompson, who was married to Jenner from 1981 to 1986 when he publicly identified as Bruce, said that she was blindsided her husband revealed to her in private that he identified as a female. She described the moment when Jenner unveiled her identity as “earth-shattering” and “devastating,” claiming that she had no idea that the news was coming.
“I said, ‘Have you looked in the mirror? Because … read more
Memes are everywhere. They’ve taken over pop culture and began to find their way into almost every facet of our lives. From “Hey Girl” to “The Most Interesting Man” to “I Can Haz Cheezburger”—to invent a meme is to live on forever in infamy. But as these sayings and slogans start to take on a life of their own, the rest of the world typically forgets how they even started in the first place…or what they mean at all. That’s where E! News comes in.
Show me the receipts!
If you’re under the age … read more
Winona Ryder graces the cover of New York Magazine’s Aug. 8-21 issue, and if you didn’t know any better, you’d probably think her photo shoot was from 20 years ago. The Stranger Things actress looks as though she’s barely aged at all, rocking minimal makeup, a white t-shirt, and slicked-backed hair for the magazine. But while her fierce look is enough to make any ’90s kid happy, it’s her accompanying interview that proves how badass she still is. Winona opens up about everything from dealing with … read more
Winona Ryder is no longer trying to rewrite her story.
The Stranger Things actress recently sat down with New York Magazine to share how far she’s coming from the days when she first opened up about her anxiety and depression decades ago.
“I’m so sick of people shaming women for being sensitive or vulnerable. It’s so bizarre to me,” she explained.
“I wish I could unknow this, but there is a perception of me that I’m supersensitive and fragile. And I am supersensitive, and I don’t think that that’s … read more