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Selena Gomez Reveals Her Diagnosis

The performer says she recently visited a mental-health hospital

(Newser) - Selena Gomez, afraid to discuss her mental-health issues ? It sure doesn't sound that way. The 27-year-old went public Friday about her recent visit to an esteemed hospital in Massachusetts, People reports. "Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America, McLean Hospital, and I... More »

Well, a Celeb Pulled an April Fools' Coronavirus Prank

K-pop star Jaejoong ended up taking the post down

(Newser) - A K-pop star apparently didn't get the April 1 memo. As governments across the globe went so far as to issue warnings against pulling coronavirus-related April Fools' Day jokes, the singer Jaejoong from the K-pop group JYJ told his 1.9 million fans on Instagram he'd been diagnosed... More »

Royals' Instagram Account Has Its Last Post

Couple can no longer use 'royal'

(Newser) - It's not often that Instagram accounts with 11 million followers are unplugged, but it happened Monday. Harry and Meghan signed off their Sussexroyal account, USA Today reports. Since they relinquished their roles as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan are no longer allowed to use the... More »

Gal Gadot Tried to Cheer Us Up About Virus. It Flopped

Most online commenters didn't seem to care for her celebrity-studded cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'

(Newser) - Gal Gadot obviously meant well—but her attempt to instill some hope amid the coronavirus outbreak isn't going over quite as planned. The Telegraph notes that the Wonder Woman star gathered a bunch of celebrities together to make a cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" to "lift... More »

The 'Most Famous Dog' in America Is Dead at 18

Marnie was beloved for her curious look and lolling tongue

(Newser) - You know Marnie, the lovable Shih Tzu on Instagram with a curious face and wagging tongue? Well she died this week at 18, and TMZ reports that her LA owner has posted a touching message online. "It is with much grief I share the news that Marnie passed away... More »

Cooling Off Pool With Dry Ice Results in 3 Deaths at Party

Husband of Russian Instagram influencer is among the victims

(Newser) - Guests at a birthday party Friday for an Instagram influencer said the sauna was too hot and wanted to jump into the swimming pool to cool off. So dry ice was dumped into the Moscow pool to make the water colder. Immediately after jumping in, the people in the water... More »

Love Island Host's Unpublished Instagram Post Made Public

Family of late Caroline Flack releases her last words after reality-TV host's apparent suicide

(Newser) - It was the social media message that was never supposed to see the light of day. Now, the family of late Love Island host Caroline Flack, found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide, has revealed an unpublished Instagram post by the 40-year-old. The release of her words came just before... More »

Vanessa Bryant Says She 'Can't Process' Her Loss

Post describes struggle of dealing with the deaths of Kobe and Gianna at the same time

(Newser) - After being "reluctant to put my feelings into words" since the deaths of her husband and 13-year-old daughter, Vanessa Bryant shared some of her pain and grieving process Monday. "My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone," she posted on Instagram . "I... More »

On Greta Thunberg, Mnuchin's Wife Goes Rogue

'I stand with Greta on this issue'

(Newser) - Looks like another senior White House adviser's marriage stands divided : The latest public break comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called out 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg , telling her to go and "(study) economics in college." The Hill reports that Mnuchin's wife, Scottish actress and occasional... More »

Supergirl Star Reveals Horrific Relationship

Melissa Benoist talks about her experience with domestic violence

(Newser) - The star of Supergirl posted a video Wednesday about her experiences with domestic violence—and it's not easy to watch. "I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV, intimate partner violence, which is something I never in my life expected I would say let alone be broadcasting... More »

Instagram to Start Hiding 'Likes' Counter

Change has been tested in other countries for months

(Newser) - Instagram plans to test a change that could take remove some of the pressure in social media. Starting next week, the "likes" counter will be visible only to the user. Followers won't be able to see it, Variety reports, and it won't be in public feeds. The... More »

Kevin Hart Explains How Crash Changed His World

Comedian talks to fans in new video

(Newser) - Kevin Hart "see[s] things differently" after his devastating car crash, he says in a new video posted to Instagram . "I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof." The actor and comedian is shown in the hospital, going through rehabilitation,... More »

Miley Cyrus' Comments on Homosexuality Don't Go Over Well

She tells women they 'don't have to be gay' because 'there are good men out there'

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus has a new boyfriend , and while doing a livestream with him on her Instagram feed Sunday, she had this to say to her female fans, per E! : "Guys, I was being a little too, like ... hardcore feminist vibes and, just like, I don't know, not allowing... More »

Jennifer Aniston's Instagram Debut Set a New Record

Her profile was so popular it crashed the app

(Newser) - Jennifer Aniston joined Instagram on Tuesday—and her debut will be hard to top. So many people viewed her newly created profile that it caused the app to crash, CNN reports. The Guinness Book of World Records says she set a new record by getting 1 million followers in just... More »

Company Shames Applicant for Swimsuit Pic, Gets Massive Backlash

Well, that didn't go the way company apparently thought it would

(Newser) - After Emily Clow applied for a marketing position at an Austin-based business, the company asked for additional application materials. But rather than getting hired, the 24-year-old ended up getting shamed. Clow had shared her social media accounts with Kickass Masterminds, a firm that promises to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses,... More »

Why the Internet Is Obsessed With Her

Instagram influencer Caroline Calloway is a hot topic these days

(Newser) - Maybe you've heard, but Twitter is abuzz over Caroline Calloway. The Instagram influencer received a ton of attention this week when her former co-writer wrote an article about their working relationship, artnet reports. In the Cut , Natalie Beach describes the 27-year-old as a beguiling storyteller who could burst into... More »

Eilish Freaks Over Shirtless Cover Image

The singer slams 'Nylon Germany' on Instagram

(Newser) - Billie Eilish ripped Nylon Germany a new one this week over the magazine's digitized cover image of her, People reports. Posted on (and deleted from) the publication's Instagram account, the image portrays Eilish as a bald, metallic, shirtless, sci-fi babe who's giving readers the dead eye. After... More »

DiCaprio's Gal Opens Up to Online Haters

Camila Morrone takes issue with comments on Instagram

(Newser) - Maybe it was the comparison? Camila Morrone—known to many as Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend—got a faceful of negativity for posting an Instagram photo comparing their romance to that of two Hollywood icons, E! Online reports. "A love like this," wrote 22-year-old Morrone with a photo of... More »

Even the Pros Worry About Tom Brady's Cliff Jump With Kid

Some pretty big names are among the commenters chiding NFL quarterback

(Newser) - Tom Brady is facing the wrath, or at least the side-eye, of the internet after posting an Instagram video of himself and his 6-year-old daughter cliff jumping in Costa Rica. "If Vivi is going to be an Olympic champion one day, it probably won’t be in synchronized diving.... More »

Man Kills Instagram Teen, Shares Gruesome Photos

He took selfies after stabbing himself

(Newser) - Social media stories don't get much more disturbing than this: Police say a 17-year-old Instagram personality in upstate New York was murdered by a man she met through the service, who then shared grisly photos of her body online. Police say they were trying to track down 21-year-old Brandon... More »

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