The intense public interest in the onscreen death of Kit Harington's Game of Thrones character Jon Snow sent the actor to therapy. Kit was thrust firmly into the spotlight in 2015, when Snow was brutally killed off in the season five finale of the hit fantasy drama, and although he was later brought back to life, having to deal with the heightened fan and media attention made him extremely uncomfortable. "My darkest period was when the show seemed to become so much about Jon, when he died and came back," he tells Variety. "I really didn't like the focus of the whole show coming onto Jon... "When you become the cliffhanger of a TV show, and a TV show probably at the height of its power, the focus on you is f**king terrifying." The public scrutiny drove Kit to seek out professional counseling as he struggled to deal with his new level of fame, which also made him question his acting abilities. "It wasn't a very good time in my life," he reflects. "I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. "I had a shaky time in my life around there - like I think a lot of people do in their 20s. That was a time when I started therapy, and started talking to people. I had felt very unsafe, and I wasn't talking to anyone. I had to feel very grateful for what I have, but I felt incredibly concerned about whether I could even f**king act." The therapy sessions helped Kit, now 32, come to terms with the impact the show was having on his personal life, and now, after filming his final scenes for the eighth and final season, he is relieved at being able to finally leave Snow behind. "I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away," he shares of bidding farewell to his beloved character. "I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something." Season eight premieres on 14 April (19).
Jennifer Lopez is set to wed for the fourth time after becoming engaged to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez. The retired baseball star reportedly popped the question during a vacation in the Bahamas, and he announced the big news via Instagram on Saturday (09Mar19) "She said yes," the 43 year old captioned a photo of Lopez, 49, showing off her new diamond engagement ring. J.Lo also shared the photo, while her longtime manager, Benny Medina, confirmed the news, and the sportsman's representative, Ron Berkowitz, told People, "They are on vacation and got engaged today." The couple has been dating for just over two years, and Lopez recently celebrated their anniversary by taking to social media and posting: "You make my world a more beautiful safe and stable place... in the midst of our ever-changing, ever moving life." Alex added: "We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words." Rodriguez invited J.Lo to dine with him after a chance lunch meeting at a restaurant in Beverly Hills in early 2017, and they reportedly had their first date at the Hotel Bel Air on 3 February. The former New York Yankees superstar and the singer/actress confirmed their romance in the spring of 2017 and they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Met Gala in New York weeks later, in May. This will be Jen's fourth marriage and fifth engagement - she was married to Ojani Noa, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony - the father of her twins Max and Emme, while Ben Affleck broke off his romance with her in early 2004, days before they were set to wed. She also had a high-profile relationship with Sean 'Diddy' Combs. Rodriguez was previously married to Cynthia Scurtis, the mother of his daughters Ella and Natasha, from 2002 to 2008. He also dated Madonna and Cameron Diaz.
Olivia Newton-John finds relief from the pain of stage 4 breast cancer with cannabis grown at home by her husband. The Physical singer was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, and beat it, but the cancer returned and metastasized to her lower back in 2017. Now Olivia, 70, is relying on husband John Easterling, a natural health practitioner, to help her overcome the illness again, with the Australian star taking advantage of marijuana's legalization in California to grow the herbal medicinal remedy on their ranch property outside Los Angeles. “I decided I would use everything I could to get stronger,” she tells People magazine. “My husband hands me all these herbs every morning and makes me a green algae drink. He grows the (marijuana) plants and makes them into liquid for me. I take drops maybe four to five times a day.” Olivia admits she was “a little nervous” to use the drug initially, but admits her pain decreased as she took it. “It has helped incredibly with pain maintenance and sleep," she shares. Olivia's daughter Chloe has also embraced cannabis culture and runs a weed farm in Oregon, a state where the herb is also legalized. “It’s an amazing plant, a maligned plant, but it’s helping so many people," the Grease star insists. In addition to curative natural treatments like cannabis, Olivia has received radiation care at her Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and she keeps up a positive mindset through daily meditation. “The first time I had breast cancer in 1992, I had a transcendental meditation teacher come and give me a mantra, and Deepak Chopra, who was a friend, gave me a mantra," she recalls. "I pray. I meditate. I manage to find stillness just being in nature or playing with my dog or going down and playing with my little mini horses or chickens. I love animals. I find calmness in that." Olivia opens up even further about her pathway to wellness in her new memoir, Don't Stop Believin', which will be released on 12 March (19).

Taylor Swift has reignited her feud with Kim Kardashian by hinting the reality TV star's past comments sent her spiraling to a new low. Kim stood up for her husband Kanye West when he insisted Swift had given him the OK to poke fun at her in the lyrics to his Famous track. When Taylor denied his claims back in 2016, Kardashian took to Twitter to note that it was "National Snake Day", before releasing footage which appeared to show Swift consenting to the song lyrics while on speaker phone with Kanye. The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker has never spoken about the drama, but in a new Elle magazine article she makes it clear that Kim cut her deeply with her social media remarks. "In my experience, I've come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously," the singer explains. "A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I've ever felt in my life." Taylor reveals she turned the negative into a positive by turning Kim's snake comment into a stage prop on her Reputation Tour. "I can't tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra, named Karyn, appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. "It's the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll's hateful Instagram comment with 'lol' (laugh out loud)." Taylor reveals she has never had an apology from Kim, adding, "It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I'll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it."

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