People Struggle With Depression; It Doesn’t Matter How Famous They Are – an article by Z. Schonfeld

People Struggle With Depression; It Doesn’t Matter How Famous They Are – an article by Z. Schonfeld

After [singer] Chester Bennington’s Death, Suicide Experts Fear A Contagion Effect

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Depression can affect anybody.

That’s the lesson suicide prevention experts hope the public will grasp in the wake of two high-profile celebrity suicides: first Chris Cornell, and now Chester Bennington. “Your mental health is health,” says Jill Harkavy-Friedman, the vice-president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “If you have a nice car and a lot of money, that doesn’t protect you from mental health conditions.”

Bennington, the longtime frontman of nu-metal megaband Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles County. The death is reported to have been a suicide. The late singer’s bandmate, Mike Shinoda, confirmed the upsetting news on Twitter.

….The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.

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Usher, The Singer, Allegedly Paid Woman 1 Million For Giving Her Herpes

Usher, The Singer, Allegedly Paid Woman 1 Million For Giving Her Herpes

Usher Allegedly Paid a Woman $1.1 Million After Infecting Her with Herpes: Report

Usher hit with $20M lawsuit for allegedly infecting woman with herpes

Woman claims she contracted herpes from Usher, seeks $20M in lawsuit 

A woman who accused Usher of exposing her to herpes now confirms she contracted the STD.

The “U Got It Bad” singer, after a $1.1 million settlement with a woman who claimed he infected her with herpes, now faces a $20 million lawsuit from a second woman, who just days ago filed suit for $10 million and has now upped her demands after finding out she contracted the disease, TMZ reports.

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Singer Kid Rock to Run for U.S. Senate?

Singer Kid Rock to Run For U.S. Senate?

Kid Rock Teases 2018 Senate Run

Kid Rock tweets tease US Senate run in Michigan

Musician Kid Rock on Wednesday has become the latest “Rock” celebrity to express interest in jumping into politics.

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” he tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

In a follow-up tweet, the 46-year-old Michigan native added: “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”

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Inspirational: Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Wows America’s Got Talent Judges With Original Song

Inspirational: Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Wows America’s Got Talent Judges With Original Song

Mandy Harvey, Deaf Singer, Finds an Audience. And Leaves It Weeping.

America’s Got Talent’: Watch Deaf Contestant’s Stunning Performance

‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Wowed by Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey: Watch

Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Wows America’s Got Talent Judges With Original Song

America, remember this name: Mandy Harvey. The 29-year-old singer, who is deaf, took to the America’s Got Talent stage with an original song, “Try.” Harvey lost all of her hearing when she was 18 and was accompanied on America’s Got Talent with her interpreter, Sarah.

“I have a connective tissue disorder, so basically I got sick and my nerves deteriorated,” she explained to Simon Cowell.

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Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

It is sad and rather amazing to see how naive, in denial, or politically correct so many liberal celebrities are concerning Islamic terrorism.

This story comes just after the terror attack by Muslims of a pop concert by singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, Great Britain:

Former Navy SEAL tells Katy Perry to ‘go to hell’ over Manchester bombing comments

Katy Perry Can ‘Go To Hell,’ Says Ex-Navy SEAL From Greenwich

Navy Seal Who Told Katy Perry To ‘Go to Hell’ Doubles Down On Comments by Nick Givas

He [Higbie] is now playing defense, but stands by his comments.

Higbie told The Daily Caller News Foundation he didn’t go too far in the interview:

“No. I’m doubling down.”

“The problem is that Katy Perry lives in a bubble,” Higbie said.

“She influences millions of young children who believe everything that comes out of her mouth. It’s irresponsible of her to say something like this, when she has no understanding of the situation. Open borders would be a disaster.”

Higbie believes that a spell has been cast on the American public by the entertainment industry. He thinks this is driving people to Hollywood for answers instead of reporters or media personalities.

“People are captivated by pop culture,” Higbie said.

“It’s remarkable that people like Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian have multiple times the amount of followers as the Speaker of the House. Entertainers are not meant to inform. That isn’t their job.”

Ex-Navy SEAL Tells Katy Perry: ‘Hold One of Your Concerts in Syria and See How It Goes’

by Craig Bannister, May 25, 2017

Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie dared pop singer Katy Perry to hold a concert in Syria, if she believes Americans can just “hug it out” with Muslim terrorists.

Appearing on Fox News, Higbie responded to Perry’s public claim that “open borders” and “love” will protect Americans from terrorism. Celebrities who excuse terrorists intentionally misunderstand the situation he said:

“We don’t have people who respect the culture of the United States of America. You have people like Katy Perry, for instance. I mean, this woman has said ‘oh we need to give them hugs, hug it out. Go to hell Katy Perry.

“Hold one of your concerts in Syria and see how it goes.”

“These people fundamentally don’t understand what’s going on here.

“They don’t understand any of this – and they don’t want to understand, too. And that’s why I’m so strong against these celebrities who speak out, saying ‘Oh, we can fight this through love, it’s not really violent, they don’t really mean it.’”

Former Navy SEAL rips Katy Perry’s Manchester massacre comments: ‘Go to hell’ by Sarah Taylor

Former Navy SEAL Carl Higbie said Thursday that Katy Perry can to “go to hell” after comments she made about the Manchester bombing went viral.

….Higbie was on Fox News discussing the idea of requiring “culture” classes for immigrants to order to facilitate assimilation efforts. He told “America’s Newsroom” host Shannon Bream that many celebrities, who have been lifelong citizens of the U.S., including the likes of Perry, don’t respect the “culture of the United States of America.”

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Sad Truth of Pop Singer George Michael’s Lonely Last Years

Sad Truth of Pop Singer’s George Michael’s Lonely Last Years

If you are over the age of 35 or 40, you should already know who George Michael is. If not: he was a very famous pop star who had a string of pop hits in the 1980s, some under the name of the musical duo he was in, “Wham!”

More proof that achieving world wide fame and wealth is not a guarantee of being happy, at peace, or being fulfilled:

Sad Truth of George Michael’s Lonely Last Years by Sarah Rainey, May 2017

Sad truth of George’s lonely last years – by man who knew him best: Hours of daytime TV. Binges on ready meals and Coco Pops. Shuffling around in pyjamas. In a candid interview, the star’s ex-lover reveals the stark reality behind the gilded facade

Four months after singer George Michael was found dead in his bed, the shrine outside his North London home continues to grow.

Ribbons and balloons are strung in the trees in the park opposite the £8 million mansion in Highgate, which George, 53, shared with his hair stylist partner Fadi Fawaz, 43, before his sudden death from a heart condition on Christmas Day.

…But to those who knew him well, there is an uncomfortable contrast between the fans’ depiction of George’s starry existence — and the rather mundane life he was really leading in the years and months before his untimely death.

The truth is that the singer had long since left those days behind, and beneath the glamorous facade was a sad, lonely man who felt he had little left to live for.

Behind the tired-looking blinds on the windows of his red-brick home, George used to spend his days hiding from the world, sitting in flannel pyjamas as he binged on daytime television, takeaways and cheap ready meals.

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Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Celebrities Continue With Their Obnoxious Public Political Activism and Trump Derangement Syndrome: Spring 2017 Edition

Presenting a list of links from the March to May 2017 time frame of celebrities saying or doing politically obnoxious things, mostly about Trump, but also regarding other subjects. (Well at least links from April and May; I didn’t spot any news items from March in my collection of bookmarks.)

The month of May is not yet over. If any more liberal celebrities spout off with any more obnoxious comments, I will amend this post under the section of May to add the new links.

APRIL 2017 INSANITY

Liberal comedian Chelsea Handler sends Georgia voters to the polls on the wrong day – April 13, 2017

TBS Drama: Christians Are Child Molesters Who Believe in Fairy Tales and Preserving a Master Race – April 2017

Avengers Director Joss Whedon: Trump to Start Killing Gay People? – April 2017

The director of The Avengers is one of Hollywood’s most vocal critics of the Trump administration. He did all he could to stop the real estate mogul from becoming president.

He directed the infamous “Save the Day” voter PSAs from 2016. Whedon leaned on his celebrity rolodex to caution voters against Trump. The star-studded ad featured Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and other A-list actors.

It didn’t work, despite Whedon spending $1 million of his own cash to bankroll the videos.

Now, he uses Twitter to warn the masses about potential abuses of presidential power … and more. It hasn’t always gone smoothly.

A few weeks ago he admitted the fight against Team Trump had left him “broken.” Since then, he’s resumed his political messaging. Thursday’s Tweet, though, could be his most aggressive statement yet.

He linked to a story about gay people reportedly being killed simply for their sexual preference.

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