Monthly Archives: May 2017

Queen Elizabeth Warning Hertuginden at ‘opføre sig som en kongelig?’

Det ser ud til, at fejdet mellem Kate Middleton og Queen Elizabeth aldrig kommer til at ende – i det mindste ikke i tabloidmedierne.

Det ser ud til, at fejdet mellem Kate Middleton og Queen Elizabeth aldrig kommer til at ende – i det mindste ikke i tabloidmedierne. En ny rapport tyder på, at hertuginden er i modstrid med dronningen igen, efter at hun angiveligt har fortalt den unge moder-to-to til sidst at “opføre sig som en kongelig”.

Dramaet begyndte, da Kate tilsyneladende antydede, at hun frygter hendes kommende tur til Indien simpelthen fordi hun kommer til at gå glip af at være sammen med sine to børn, Prince George og Princess Charlotte. Dronning Elizabeth var ikke så glad for at høre om det, da hun mindede prins Williams kone om, at hun har sine pligter og forpligtelser, som hun skal opfylde.

En kongelig insider sagde: “Støtte til dronningen er en høj prioritet for [hertug og hertuginde af Cambridge], og de vil spille en stor rolle ved at blive medlem af [dronning Elizabeth] til større begivenheder.”

Kilden tilføjede: “Det er ikke sandsynligt, at hertuginden Kate vil vinde dette kamp. Prins William og Prinsesse Kate skal til Indien. Den fremtidige kong og dronning vil besøge Taj Mahal! Det kongelige par vil blive fotograferet og videobåndet uden for den ikoniske hyldest til Sand kærlighed. I dette nye århundrede med så mange måder at kommunikere på, hvorfor ville Kate Middleton blive forvirret over at forlade George og Charlotte? ”

Indtil videre har Buckingham Palace ikke fremsat bemærkninger til rapporten, men det bemærkes også, at Prince George ledsagede sine forældre på deres tur til Australien og New Zealand, før han var endda et år gammel.

When The Actress Said She Was Depressed; Gabourey Sidibe’s Mom Laughed

In her new memoir, the actress talks openly about her battles with depression and bulimia.

In her new memoir, actress Gabourey Sidibe isn’t holding back on the difficulties she’s faced in her rise to fame. Titled This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare, the Empire star writes in her book about her battles with depression and bulimia—and it’s often heartbreaking to hear what she’s experienced.

One main challenge Sidibe faced: getting her mom to recognize the severity of her depression. Sidibe writes when she tried to open up to her mom, her mom told her to “get a thicker skin,” reports People, who obtained an exclusive listen to the audiobook version of her memoir.
“When I first told her I was depressed, she laughed at me. Literally,” Sidibe writes. “Not because she’s a terrible person, but because she thought it was a joke. How could I not be able to feel better on my own, like her, like her friends, like normal people? So I just kept thinking my sad thoughts—thoughts about dying.”

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for friends and family to dismiss a person’s mental health concerns.

“Psychiatric symptoms aren’t always visible on the outside,” Evelyn Attia, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and the director of the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, tells SELF. “The person on the outside can’t see what [someone] is struggling with.” Because of this, it’s common for a friend or family member to often dismiss or ignore information from someone seeking help, Dr. Attia says. “And that can be very disheartening for the affected individual.”

Sidibe’s depression dangerously affected her eating habits, and she developed bulimia, too. “Often, when I was too sad to stop crying, I drank a glass of water and ate a slice of bread, and then I threw it up,” Sidibe writes. “After I did, I wasn’t as sad anymore; I finally relaxed. So I never ate anything, until I wanted to throw up—and only when I did could I distract myself from whatever thought was swirling around my head.”

Depression and bulimia co-occur in a significant number of people.

Dr. Attia, who did not work with Sidibe, says depression and bulimia are closely linked. “If we look at a sample for bulimia nervosa, we see depression in a significant percentage of individuals,” she says.

Dr. Attia adds that suicidal thoughts and suicide rates are also higher among individuals with a formally diagnosed eating disorder, even in the absence of depression. “If someone has bulimia nervosa it’s extremely important to evaluate mood,” she says. “A comprehensive evaluation could be useful in identifying the full range of symptoms someone is struggling with in order to assure effective treatment.”

Thankfully, Sidibe sought help from a professional, who helped her understand the scope of her mental illness.

“I found a doctor and told her everything that was wrong with me,” Sidibe writes. “I’d never run down the entire list before, but as I heard myself, I could sense that dealing with this on my own was definitely no longer an option.”

And the doctor helped Sidibie realize the danger of her suicidal thoughts: “The doctor asked me if I wanted to kill myself. I said, ‘Meh, not yet. But when I do, I know how I’ll do it.’ I wasn’t afraid to die, and if there was a button I could’ve pushed to erase my existence from Earth, I would have pushed it because it would have been easier and less messy than offing myself. According to the doctor, that was enough.”

Sidibe was prescribed antidepressants—which Dr. Attia says are effective at treating bulimia, too, as they may help to decrease the urge to binge and purge when combined with therapy—and the actress started seeing a therapist. Today, Sidibe still seeks help from a therapist when she needs it, and she works regularly with a nutritionist.

“When it’s too big for me to just turn around on my own, I see a therapist,” Sidibe told People. “I see a therapist anyway. We all should see a therapist. If only for the hour a week that you can talk about yourself and not worry about monopolizing the conversation? F—ing do it, it’s worth it!”

The moral of Sidibe’s story: If you’re struggling with a mental illness or an eating disorder, seek professional help. There are ways to get better. “Individuals with bulimia nervosa, individuals with depression, and individuals who’ve got both are highly responsive to treatment,” Dr. Attia says. “Medications and focused psychotherapies are tremendously helpful at achieving total remission of these symptoms.”

This Week In MMA Biz: Conor McGregor Vs GSP Plan

Once Georges St-Pierre was booked to face Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship, and the possibility of GSP cutting down to lightweight was brought up, it wasn’t too difficult to put two and two together.

With a new four-fight UFC contract in hand, St-Pierre wants to win three different belts and go down as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. In case you have any doubts, GSP himself said as much in a recent appearance on The MMA Hour.

But now, we’ve learned that the French-Canadian star’s master plan is about glory and money. In a Wednesday interview with Fight Hub TV, GSP’s boxing coach Freddie Roach, who helped broker the fighter’s four-fight deal, admitted that ending with a matchup with the UFC’s pay-per-view king is their best-case scenario.

“With the last fight, we’re hoping (for it) to be (Conor) McGregor,” Roach said. “Who wouldn’t want that fight? I mean, It’s a big fight. We’d have to maybe cut weight, meet in the middle somewhere. Something like that.”

If you’re St-Pierre, why not go for the best of both worlds?

While McGregor is busy setting up a boxing super-fight with Floyd Mayweather, GSP could feasibly win the 185-pound title (he’s a slight favorite over Bisping in the sportsbooks) and attempt to reclaim his welterweight strap. If successful on both fronts, St-Pierre could vacate his middleweight belt as McGregor did with his featherweight gold, and they could meet in a battle of the unofficial double-champs.

Even Bisping, St-Pierre’s opponent for either the summer or fall depending on who gets his way, has sniffed out GSP’s long game — and was happy to divulge it in greater detail than Roach.

“Here’s what I think GSP’s plan is,” Bisping said Thursday on The Countdown. “He comes back, he fights me, he beats me. In the time that takes, Demian Maia beats Jorge Masvidal, then he fights Tyron Woodley. (GSP) believes — because he said this — that Maia beats Woodley. Then, from him fighting me, he fights Maia, relinquishes the 185-pound belt, then he goes for the 170 belt. He fights Maia because stylistically it’s a good fight for him … Then he’s going to relinquish that and then fight Conor McGregor for the lightweight belt.”

I don’t agree with “The Count” all that often, but he’s right on the money here — though the timeline he’s laid out would make McGregor GSP’s third opponent, and not his fourth as Roach alluded to.

But let’s not get caught up with this minor detail. GSP could just as easily have to fight McGregor right after Bisping if the lightweight champ’s UFC return comes sooner than expected. The important takeaway here is that, for the first time, St-Pierre vs. McGregor is more than just hearsay.

Now, it’s on GSP to win his way to the biggest money fight in UFC history.