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Modern Family star Julie Bowen says she's on a hiatus from the dating world -- but there is one person for whom she'd make an exception.

Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Julie revealed that she fancies Harry Styles and would relish the opportunity to cozy up with him.

The 51-year-old actress remarked that she is "very single" but has taken a sabbatical from dating because she hasn't been impressed by the list of available bachelors.  "I did go on some dates and this guy was like 'You have to come to my house because I have a dog.' And I was like, 'I'm getting a dog, that's the trick.' Now it's on my terms," she laughed, adding that her new pooch is a "retirement gift."

When teased by guest host Adam Devine about her secret crush on the British pop star, Julie readily admitted she'd give up the single life for him in a heartbeat.  "You're asking me if I'd come out of [dating] retirement for Harry Styles?  Oh, hell yeah. Him? Look at him," she gushed, calling him "gorgeous and sexy."

Referring to the 27-year-old's summertime hit, Julie added, "He's just bringing the joy and the light and the "Watermelon Sugar". You just feel good about the whole experience."

Unfortunately, she will have to wait her turn because Harry is in a reported relationship with actress Olivia Wilde.

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In an interview on ABC's Good Morning America, Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn Spears insists that contrary to what Britney has implied, she did, in fact, support the superstar singer during her conservatorship, which Britney called "abusive."

"I've always been my sister's biggest supporter," Jamie Lynn told ABC News' Juju Chang in an interview to promote her memoir Things I Should Have Said. "So when she needed help, I set up ways to do so. Went out of my way to make sure that she had the contacts she needed to possibly go ahead and end this conservatorship and just end this all for our family. If it's going to cause this much discord, why continue it?"

"Everyone has a voice, and it should be heard," she continued, adding that she even spoke to her sister's previous legal team and it "did not end well" for her. Jamie Lynn said she took the steps to help, but it was up to Britney to "walk through the door."

In her book, out January 18, Jamie Lynn describes Britney's behavior before the conservatorship as "erratic," "paranoid" and "spiraling."  And now? Jamie Lynn says "can't really speak to anyone else's state of mind."

Britney's conservatorship was put in place in 2008 and ended this past November, which Jamie Lynn says she was "happy" about. However, she told Chang, "When it was put into place, I was 17 years old. I was about to have a baby, so I didn't understand what was happening. Nor was I focused on that. I was focused on the fact that I was a 17-year-old about to have a baby. I understand just as little about it then as I do now."

And while Britney currently seems to have issues with Jamie Lynn and the rest of her family, Jamie Lynn told Chang, "That love is still there. 100%. I love my sister."

She added, "I've only ever loved and supported her and done what's right by her, and she knows that, so I don't know why we're in this position right now."

Meanwhile, Britney is hinting she may write a memoir of her own. On Instagram, she posted a photo of an old-fashioned typewriter and captioned it, "Shall I start from THE BEGINNING???"

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When it comes to buying real estate in Los Angeles, Adele's got the "Eye of the Tiger":  She's reportedly shelled out $58 million for a mansion previously owned by Rocky star Sylvester Stallone.

According to TMZ, Stallone put the house on the market a year ago for $110 million, and reduced the price to $85 million in May and then down to $80 million in October.  The fact that Adele scooped up the eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom property for $58 million is considered "an outright steal," sources tell TMZ.

Architectural Digest reports that the property, in the exclusive gated Beverly Park community, sits on 3.5 acres and features a screening room, cigar room, gym, sauna, steam room, putting green, an infinity pool and a two-story guest house.

Architectural Digest further reports that if the deal, which is now in escrow, goes through, it'll be Adele's fourth property in the Beverly Hills area. Her most recent purchase was her pal Nicole Richie's former home, which she bought in June of 2021.  If Adele actually ends up living in the mansion, her new neighbors in Beverly Park will include Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington.

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Britney Spears is letting the world know how she really feels about that 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer

In a lengthy Instagram post, the 40-year-old pop star shared some harsh words for the journalist.

"Do we dare forget the Diane Sawyer interview in my apartment almost 20 years ago? What was with the 'You're in the wrong' approach?? Geeze...and making me cry???" she said, according to screenshots obtained by People.

"Seriously though...I lived in my apartment for a year and never spoke to anyone," Britney continued. "My manager put that woman in my home and made me talk to her on national television and she asked if I had a shopping problem!!! when did I have a shopping problem?"

The "Toxic" singer also referenced her split from Justin Timberlake, noting that the interview came just two days after their breakup. 

"Something I never shared when I had that break up years ago was that I couldn't talk afterward," she said. "I was in shock...pretty lame of my dad and three men to show up at my door when I could hardly speak...two days later they put Diane Sawyer in my living room...they forced me to talk!"

Britney added that unlike before when she was "a baby," she now knows how to speak up for herself. 

Referring to one of the questions Sawyer asked during the early aughts interview, Britney wrote, "She said 'a woman or a girl' ...I would like to say now, 'Ma'am I'm a catholic slut!!! She can kiss my white a**."

Reps for Sawyer did not immediately answer People's request for comment. 

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Selena Gomez wants to tear down the stigmas surrounding mental health, so she teamed with her mother, Mandy Teefy, and Newsette co-founder Daniella Pierson to launch WonderMind, a new platform to do just that.

Speaking to Entrepreneur, the trio said they were inspired to create WonderMind after discussing if more can be done to normalize conversations about mental health and sharing a mutual concern that the numerous wellness startups and apps were muddying the waters.

WonderMind launches in February 2022 and will offer podcasts, interviews, a daily newsletter, articles, resources and a variety of other content. The media company will also invite guests, such as therapists and celebrities, to share their stories and discuss mental health.  

Selena, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and speaks openly about her struggles with depression and anxiety, believes people need more online safe havens that combat the shame and stigma about mental health. 

"We wanted to create something outside the box that gets into the dirt of what could really help people," noted Mandy, who was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The trio says WonderMind will adopt a more approachable and comfortable tone, similar to that of entertainment and lifestyle content.  The plan is to eventually expand into other forms of media, such as books, TV shows and movies.

"Mental health is something that is very close to my heart, "Selena shared on Instagram when announcing her new venture. "It is so important to have places where people can come together and understand that they're not alone in their mental fitness journey." 

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While BTS' career has been going great over the past 20 months, they opened up in an exclusive interview with ABC News about the mental toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on them.

"I have been having a lot of negative thoughts and questioning my purpose in life," BTS' Jimin said. "I hope that COVID ends quickly and we can get back to doing the performances we love." 

Noting that he's struggling with a "sense of isolation and that everything has come to a halt," Suga says he'd like everyone to work together to stop the pandemic's progress, "so we can emerge from this isolation and depression a bit faster."

J-Hope said that he misses "the trivial daily part of life…When we travel or go on tour, people gather in groups and talk to us…I get an energy from those moments that I haven't been able to feel lately."

As for V, he misses the fans the most. "It's been almost a year and a half, two years since I've had real eye contact with ARMYs," he said. "Since I don't see [them] in person, I sometimes wonder if they really exist."

"Rather than photoshoots or TV shows, I could do concerts all day long. That's the biggest loss for me," said Jungkook.

J-Hope added that he hopes that "many people get vaccinated, and it becomes possible for us to safely have a concert."

"We sympathize with people who fear vaccines, because it's a change," noted Jin. "It's understandable to be wary of something that didn't exist before. But I believe that if we're afraid of the past, we won't be able to make progress. We need to be more positive about the vaccine in order to create a better future."

 

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"It's an epic fail of the legal system that this has gone on for so long," says one person in the newly released trailer for the upcoming Netflix documentary Britney vs Spears.

After Hulu/FX’s documentary The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears reignited the #FreeBritney movement back in February, Netflix's doc promises more of a deeper dive into the actual workings of her conservatorship, which has been in place for 13 years.  On Wednesday, her lawyer told a judge that he expects it to be terminated this fall -- something Britney has evidently wanted for years.

Netflix says Britney vs Spears features the results of "years-long investigative work," as well as "exclusive interviews and new documents," text messages and voicemail. It promises to tell the story of "Britney's behind-the-scenes fight for her own autonomy," and her "public and private search for freedom."

The documentary comes from director Erin Lee Carr, and features journalist Jenny Eliscu, who wrote a 2002 Rolling Stone cover story on Britney.  Unlike Framing Britney Spears, which focused on how the media was complicit in causing the crisis that led to her conservatorship, Britney vs. Spears insists it doesn't "utilize the traumatic images that have previously defined her."

Britney vs. Spears will start streaming on Netflix on September 28.

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Shawn Mendes wasn't able to lie his way out of uncomfortable questions during a new interview with Vanity Fair.  That's because he was attached to a polygraph -- a lie detector machine -- that called out every fib.

The 15-minute interview saw the "Summer of Love" singer sweat through a series of questions as a stoic polygraph examiner monitored his physical reactions. Questions ranged from discussing Sean's personal and romantic life, to asking his unfiltered thoughts about his circle of friends, including their significant others.

One awkward moment came when the reporter grilled Mendes on Taylor Swift's boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. When asked if he approved of Alwyn, the Grammy winner took a moment before responding, "I've never personally met Joe, but he looks like a sweet guy."

Unfortunately, the man monitoring the polygraph chimed in that Mendes was being "deceptive," which forced Mendes to redo his response. As it turns out, the "Stitches" singer thinks Alwyn's eyes are a little too blue.

"He's kind of got a little bit of a villain look about him. He looks like a nice guy but, like, he at any movement could turn into a villain, you know?" Shawn nervously chuckled. "He’s got really blue eyes and I struggle with eyes that blue...I find it easier to trust brown eyes."

Speaking of brown eyes, Mendes happily dished on his romance with singer Camila Cabello, saying truthfully that "everything's okay" between the two.  He also ratted out his girlfriend as the one who runs their dog Tarzan's ultra-successful Instagram account that boasts nearly a quarter-million followers.

As for Mendes himself, he was asked if he was nicer than Harry Styles, and responded, "It's hard to tell... I think I could be nicer than him."

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