This is not OK.
With a lot of success comes a lot of pressure.
And after Macklemore had such an incredible year in 2014, he admitted he fell off the wagon a little bit. The recovering addict and his musical partner, Ryan Lewis, had won several awards and their songs were dominating the charts.
But, the 32-year-old explained that the attention and new, crazy lifestyle caused him to recently relapse and get back into drugs, specifically marijuana and pills:
"I held it together for a while. But, eventually, I stopped going to my 12-step meetings. I was burnt out. I was super-stressed. We weren't sleeping — doing a show every day, zigzagging all over the country. In terms of the media I was getting put into a box that I never saw for myself. The pressure and the fame — everything. All the clichés, man — like not being able to walk around, having no privacy, and from this TV appearance to this TV appearance, and the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings — all of that put into one pie was just…I just wanted to escape."
But one day, his fiancée, Tricia Davis, found some drugs he had been hiding, which forced him to press pause on his using habits, at least for a little while. But unfortunately, he explained, it didn't last very long:
"I sat in a car, a hot boxed car — I thought that was a good idea — and got high. And then the next day it was like, ‘What's up with the weed?' And once I'm there, it's over."
As much as he wanted to stop, the rapper revealed he just couldn't convince himself to quit:
"You know, like, Monday, I'ma stop…. OK. Tuesday, I'ma stop…. OK, f—k it, I might as well go on to the weekend. Sunday, I'm done. But after this bag of weed…"
It even began to invade his professional life:
Family time at the beach — what could be better???
Snooki and her two little "perfect nuggets" hit the beach on Monday to get in some bonding time and some vitamin D!
Of course we're sure they wore sunblock.
She posted the photos of her two kids, Lorenzo and Giovanna, and wrote:
"Family is everything. 💕 sharing my beautiful vacation with my fam with you…I couldn't be happier to be blessed with these perfect nuggets."
The 27-year-old herself looked like a total MILF in a cheetah-print high-waisted bikini.
But that's not all — she also made sure to let us know how much fun she was having with this photo:
We told you about the lost Seuss book, it's true.
Now there's no other book that's quite newer than new!
Alright, we're done with the rhyming, but we're not done celebrating the release of Dr. Seuss' long-lost children's book Which Pet Should I Get? on Tuesday!
Back in February, Random House announced that they had somehow found an unpublished manuscript complete with illustrations from around 1960, and that it would be available for purchase this Summer.
Well, today is finally the day, because Theodor Geisel's potentially final piece of literature is now out on shelves!
And the best part?
Everyone's freaking out over Connor Weil!
Snapped by celeb photog Ben Miller, he really delivers in the BTS pics — so much so that we can only imagine what the final spread looks like!
In one of the few sneak peeks we get, Connor looks ready for a fight in his fitted white life/after/denim tee!
Guess he's used to that on the hit show.
Ch-ch-check out more pics in the gallery (above) to tide you over until the release of the full photo shoot AND a BTS interview with the star! Trust us, it will be well worth any wait!
And be sure to tune in to Scream Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV!
[Image via Ben Miller.]
This is gonna be good!
Ramona Singer's new memoir — Life On The Ramona Coaster — is a great, insightful work into everything Real Housewives of New York City and absolutely everything Ramona!
The reality TV star chronicles her life from childhood all the way up to becoming a Bravo big wig, and we've got some excerpts!
Maybe the most glaring part of the memoir is that Ramona nearly didn't do the show in the first place!! Speaking about being cast for RHONY, Ramona wrote she nearly canceled on them at the last minute:
"After they send me the contract, I start having second thoughts; I don't really have time for this. I don't need to be famous. I'm already popular with my friends. I already have a successful business. I'm married. I have my daughter. I have a full life. I don't need this stress in my life. What do I need to take this on for? I contact Bravo and tell them I'm out."
Thankfully for all of us, Ramona chose to go on with the show!
As you might expect, the memoir also deals with Ramona's cheating ex-husband, Mario, and how his infidelity rocked her family:
Like jeans, they'll never go out of style. And as pretty as heels and sandals can be, sneakers can be just as cute IF you style them properly.
We love the way four of our faves have gone about adding sneakers to their street style outfits without sacrificing chicness.
Follow their lead for your own casual-cool look!
1. Jeans And Skinnies
Wearing sneakers with your favorite pair of pants is a no-brainer.