Last night at the “presidential” debate, Joe Biden spoke about his son’s addiction issues, but there was no follow-up question. Millions of people in the world have an addict in their life and love them and yet it’s such a taboo, shameful thing to talk about (especially for parents). This brings me to Dax Shephard, who last week disclosed he relapsed recently and had been abusing painkillers. To publicly admit that had to be so difficult for him but I think he brings a lot of nuance to the sober conversation, which is often framed as total abstinence or a lack of willpower, a paradigm that sets a lot of people up for failure. Sober celebrities are held to an even higher standard because it’s tied into their public image; when they slip it’s treated as a betrayal of the fanbase and as fodder for faux-empathetic, click-baity articles.

 

Rebel Wilson has gone Insta-official with her boyfriend Jacob Busch and I’m just going to say it: he gives me Max vibes (as in Demi Lovato’s ex). 

I’ve mentioned the anonymous gossip account Deux Moi on here before (you can also read about it in Paper) and there’s been a persistent rumour floating around that Tracee Ellis Ross and Harry Styles dated (!!!!!). Now nothing on this site is verified so take it with a boulder of salt because this could just be some gossip wishing. But if it were true, OMG, please let there be photographic evidence. The clothes alone would kill us. 

 

Megan Fox is in Machine Gun Kelly’s new video which means matching tattoos are next. And we know what usually comes after matching tattoos. 

The Rock’s life is getting the Everybody Hates Chris treatment at NBC with the newly announced Young Rock. It is based on his formative years in three different eras (childhood, high school, and university football) when The Rock was just a pebble (ugh, sorry). Usually when they cast older actors to play teens it’s super noticeable but in this case it completely fits. Also, it’s refreshing to see a cast made up of people who represent real families in the real world and not an Aryan Nation rally.

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#YOUNGROCK This kid @adriangroulx is our anchor and my hero 👊🏾 He’s got the hardest job of ‘em of all playing “little Dewey” - yes, unfortunately that was the nickname my God parents gave me after the weather - as in dewdrops. Jesus. 🤦🏽‍♂️😂 At 10yrs old, I was rambunctious as all hell 😈, was already girl crazy 😜 and loved pro wrestling — especially the part when wrestlers would bleed 🩸🥴💀🤣 This kid, Adrian is my hero because I look back at this time in my life so fondly and how I viewed the world thru my 10yr old eyes. I was all these things but at the core I was a sweet little boy and a complicated little cub 🐻 who just needed guidance. Years later here we are and I did alright 🙏🏾👊🏾 This passion project is special and I’m boundless grateful to EVERYONE who is lending their talents, passion, love and mana to bring it to life. Can’t wait for you guys to watch this one! #ComplicatedCub #LittleDewey #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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#YOUNGROCK This role is a special one and HIGHLY entertaining. Playing my grandma, Lia Maivia will be the one of a kind, Ana Tuisila. Cool backstory: My grandmother, Lia Maivia was pro wrestling’s first women’s promoter. She HAD TO BE tough as nails in a male dominated, shark infested world of wrestling. She set the bar for tough business practices and also set the bar for how loving a sweet grandma could be to her only grandson - me ☺️ She was also charged by the feds for extortion, eventually deported, became homeless and lost everything in the early 90’s. Crazy life. I was blessed enough to help change that hard time scenario around and get her back on her feet. Her journey was unreal and can’t wait for you guys to watch! #StrongWomen #YOUNGROCK @sevenbucksprod @NBC

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