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Pink Says She Will ‘Not Be Bullied’ Over Weight

P!nk attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 12, 2015.
JB Lacroix—WireImage/Getty Images P!nk attends the 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 12, 2015.

The singer-songwriter holds her ground strong

Last month, Pink schooled body-shamers on Twitter for making negative remarks about her weight in regards to a red-carpet photo of her at an event. Now, the star is explaining why promoting an anti-bullying message in today’s society is a cause close to her heart.

“I don’t take well to bullying,” she told Entertainment Tonight on the carpet at Tuesday’s BMI Pop Awards, with husband Carey Hart standing at her side. “I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied.”

The 35-year-old singer, who famously stripped down for PEOPLE’s 2014 Most Beautiful issue, also explained that while she puts on a strong front and still feels great in her own skin, it’s not easy for her to take the harsh comments.

“I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no s— and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being,” she said.

But she wanted to remind her haters that she still doesn’t take their rude remarks too seriously. “I don’t care. My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that, and were doing all right in the Hart household.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Bill Clinton Would Move Back Into the White House Under These 3 Conditions

He's hopeful

Bill Clinton joked about his future living arrangements on Tuesday night’s Late Show With David Letterman.The former president said he would move back into the White House on three conditions: The first, his wife, Hillary Clinton, is nominated for president; the second, Hillary wins the election in 2016; the third, he gets asked.

But beyond the stipulations for moving, Clinton was very supportive of his wife. “It would be a good thing for America if she wins,” Clinton said. “I hope she does.”

Late Show With David Letterman airs at 11.35 p.m. ET/10:35 CT on CBS.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers Scored on Celebrity Jeopardy!

The quarterback won $50,000 for his selected charity

An astronaut, an entrepreneur-TV personality and a football player walking into a room sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it happened on Tuesday’s Celebrity Jeopardy!—and the athlete came out on top.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers bested Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank and Mark Kelly on the trivia game show with a final score of $8,399, which means $50,000 will go to the charity of his choice, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Yahoo Sports reports. (Kelly and O’Leary won $10,000 for their causes.)

Rodgers’ victory wasn’t without a few missteps: he missed questions involving his college (the University of California, Berkeley) and Harley-Davidson (one of the most well-known companies in the state he now plays for). But without his participation, we wouldn’t have this Vine of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek doing his finest Rodgers imitation.

[Yahoo Sports]

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Watch Anna Kendrick and Jimmy Fallon Play ‘Egg Russian Roulette’

“The first to smash two raw eggs on their head is the loser”

Pitch Perfect 2 is a movie that takes a relatively low-stakes situation — collegiate a capella — and makes it feel like the most urgent matter in the world. “I find that really charming!” Anna Kendrick told TIME recently. “It doesn’t have to be like, the city’s going to blow up if we don’t defuse the bomb.” So when the actress stopped by Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to promote the sequel, in theaters Friday, it was only right that she made a silly, pointless game feel as tense as a riff-off.

Read next: Anna Kendrick on Making Pitch Perfect 3: ‘I’m Not One to Count My Chickens’

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Stephen Hawking to David Beckham: ‘I’m Always Being Compared to You’

(SUN NEWSPAPER OUT. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE J. HOGAN GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED)  attends "Interstellar Live" at Royal Albert Hall on March 30, 2015 in London, England.
Dave J Hogan—Getty Images Stephen Hawking attends Interstellar Live at Royal Albert Hall in London on March 30, 2015

What do David Beckham and Stephen Hawking have in common?

When the legendary physicist, 73, met the soccer (and underwear) icon, 40, at an event hosted by Google on Monday, he used the opportunity to shed some light on their common ground.

Hawking’s message to Becks was nothing short of brilliant. “I’m always being compared to you as a British icon and sometimes you rate higher and sometimes I do,” he wrote.

Beckham was so thrilled with the encounter he posted about it on Facebook, captioning the photo, “It was an absolute honour to meet Professor Hawking. What he said to me was truly amazing.”

The fashionable father of four wasn’t the only Beckham who was starstruck. Wife Victoria Beckham also posted a photo including the caption, “was an honour to meet Stephen Hawking.”

Thank you @Google for an inspiring evening, was an honour to meet Stephen Hawking x vb

A photo posted by Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) on

Last month, Hawking lit up the hearts of teenage girls everywhere by perfectly explaining the cosmological effect of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction. Here’s hoping for more sparkling bits of pop culture wisdom to come from science’s greatest mind.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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6 Things We Learned From Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Reddit AMA

Bill Nye attends The 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City.
D Dipasupil—Getty Images for The Shortly Awards Bill Nye attends The 7th Annual Shorty Awards on April 20, 2015 in New York City.

Find out what he thinks about space exploration, Chipotle and life

TV personality Bill Nye the Science Guy hosted a Q&A on Tuesday, answering questions about his latest endeavor and science in general.

Nye, who’s the CEO of the engineering non-profit The Planetary Society, first tackled questions relating to LightSail, the organization’s crowd-funded project to develop a tiny spacecraft that’ll use solar power to sail inexpensively and indefinitely. Of course, the Redditors were all wondering: Why? Here’s how the Science Guy explained it:

LightSail™ will demonstrate that we can greatly reduce the cost of missons to other worlds in our Solar System, e.g. the Moon and Mars. It will be another step in democratizing space. It will enable more of us to learn more about what’s up up there.

So it wasn’t a surprise that when asked about Google’s driverless cars—which the tech giant acknowledged on Tuesday aren’t perfect—the Science Guy had only good things to say:

I can imagine a future with cities having nothing but electric driverless cars. You’d call for an automated taxi from your wrist-held device. There would very few car wrecks, and cities would be quieter and cleaner. Those of us, who really want to drive, can party on out there on the open roads. Driverlessness will be more common than airplane autopilots.

Nye also praised Tesla’s Powerwall, a home solar panel-powered battery that’s been labeled by some as “another toy for rich green people”:

It’s a good idea. Energy storage is the key to humankind’s future. Tesla has repurposed their car batteries for home energy storage. I have 4 kilowatts of solar panels. With these batteries, I could keep my food cold for a few days off the grid. It’s a good start on a world changing idea.

For those who wanted to talk about something more relatable, Nye also had a few things to say about Chipotle’s decision to eliminate all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) from its ingredients. The burrito chain’s campaign has elicited pushback from scientists who argue that GMOs should not be linked to health or environmental damages:

Removing GMOs seems like a marketing idea. Let’s see if it works. If they can provide the quality that customers want at the price customers want, well, that’s the free market at work. Consumers may find that they prefer vegetables that have more flavor and more nutritional value from modified crops, in which case Chipotle may have to change back or get outcompeted. Also, if other companies are able to raise more food on less land, they may do an end-run around Chipotle’s marketing by showing that their crops actually have a lower environmental impact. Let’s all stay tuned.

And, of course, there was an attire-related question. One commenter asked, “How possible would it be to solar power a bow tie?” The answer is pretty great:

Yes, I do it all the time. We don’t see things; we see light bouncing off of things. So whenever a bowtie is out in sunlight, its image is powered by the Sun. If you want to put small solar panels on a bowtie and spin a propellor on your head, well, knock yourself out.

Last, Nye had a simple science tip for a Redditor wondering about his controversial view that racial differences aren’t rooted in science, but rather “tribalism”:

O wouldn’t it be great, if everyone on Earth understood that we are, in fact, all one species. It feels like that would be a great step toward all of us getting along with each other. We are one species. It’s provable. It’s science.

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Glee Co-Creator Says He Thinks About Cory Monteith ‘Every Day’

Monteith died after mixing heroin and alcohol in July 2013

Ryan Murphy spoke eloquently about Cory Monteith on what would have been his 33rd birthday on Monday – and says time has not healed the deep wound left by his death.

“It’s always hard when I speak about Cory because I miss Cory,” the Glee co-creator, 49, told PEOPLE at the EW/PEOPLE Upfronts party in New York City. “It’s a very sort of sad feeling when I think about him. I miss him. I loved him. I think about him every day.”

Monteith passed away in July 2013 in a hotel room in Vancouver, in his native Canada. An autopsy later revealed he died of a mix of heroin and alcohol.

Murphy, who is currently working on American Horror Story: Hotel and Scream Queens, also said Monteith’s death has had a deep and lasting impact on the man who cast the young actor for the groundbreaking Fox show.

“I think that he was taken too soon, [that’s] one of the great tragedies to me,” said the showrunner, who spoke out the same day Monteith’s former girlfriend Lea Michele posted a poignant memorial message and photo on Twitter.

However, Murphy does see one silver lining to Monteith’s shocking death, which occurred after a stint in rehab and long-term struggles with addiction.

“I do think that he influenced and helped so many people, and I have to hold on to that,” he said. “It’s too overwhelmingly sad.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Melissa Rivers Talks Lawsuit Over Joan Rivers’ Death: ‘I Need Answers. I’m Angry’

Television personality Melissa Rivers speaks at a book signing for her new book "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation" at Book Revue on May 11, 2015, in Huntington, N.Y.
Scott Roth—Invision/AP Television personality Melissa Rivers speaks at a book signing for her new book "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation" at Book Revue on May 11, 2015, in Huntington, N.Y.

The famed comedian died a week after a routine procedure last October

Melissa Rivers needs answers. That is what she said on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday when she discussed the lawsuit she filed in January against the New York City clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, lost the ability to breathe during a routine throat procedure last October. The famous comedian died only a week later at the age of 81.

“I want to find out what happened,” she said. “I need to know, I need answers. I’m angry.”

Rivers also addressed the struggles Fashion Police, which she executive produces, is facing since her mother’s death. Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne both quit after a controversial comment was made by fellow co-host Giuliana Rancic regarding singer Zendaya’s dreadocked hair at the 2015 Oscars.

Rancic recently said she will be returning to the program and Rivers confirmed that’s the plan “as of right now.” Although she added that she “also thought we wouldn’t be having to recast the show… twice now in less than a year. So I don’t count on anything anymore.”

In an interview Rivers did with NBC’s New York Live, Rivers delved deeper into what she thought went wrong.

“It’s just sitting down and saying ‘Okay, we went back too fast.’ We didn’t realize how much everybody was mourning,” she said, referencing the loss of her mother, who also hosted Fashion Police. “It really was a family and the sisters started to have a fight, and all these things kind of happened. We lost our matriarch, and now we’re figuring it out again.”

The show is currently on hiatus until September.

Melissa’s memoir, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, was released on May 5.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Here’s What Kanye West Thinks About George W. Bush’s Self-Portraits

Kanye West receives an honorary doctorate at School Of Art Institute Of Chicago in Chicago on May 11, 2015.
Daniel Boczarski—Getty Images Kanye West receives an honorary doctorate at School Of Art Institute Of Chicago in Chicago on May 11, 2015.

He made the comment during his acceptance of an honorary degree

Kanye West went from “College Dropout” to Ph.D in a matter of moments when he accepted an honorary degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on Monday.

But the most surprising thing about Yeezy’s graduation day was his seemingly arbitrary shout-out to former President George W. Bush.

The Yeezus singer infamously declared that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” during a live Hurricane Katrina relief telethon in 2005, but now, 10 years later, it seems West has finally forgiven the former president.

In his speech at the Art Institute of Chicago’s commencement ceremony, West (or Dr. West now) said, “George Bush has some very cool self-portraits. I didn’t know he was an artist.”

West, 37, didn’t mention Bush, 68, again, but according to the Washington Post, the comment came after he said, ” ‘I’m sorry’ is something that you can use a lot. It gives you opportunity to give your opinion, apologize for it, and give your opinion again. People say you should not be sorry for your opinions.”

Perhaps this is West’s way of apologizing to Bush. Perhaps he just enjoys a good self-portrait of a former U.S. president taking a shower.

A spokesperson for Bush said he had no comment.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Justin Bieber Admits He Was ‘Disappointed’ in Himself

Justin Bieber arrives at Wango Tango 2015 in Carson, Calif. on May 9, 2015.
Richard Shotwell—Invision/AP Justin Bieber arrives at Wango Tango 2015 in Carson, Calif. on May 9, 2015.

"I was getting cockier and cockier"

Justin Bieber spent a tough few years in the spotlight and admits even he wasn’t happy with himself during that time.

“I was rebelling a little bit. I was getting cockier and cockier. I didn’t have people to check me,” Bieber tells Seventeen of his past mistakes in the magazine’s June/July issue. “I looked back and I was disappointed in myself.”

The singer – who has been apologizing over the past few months for his bad decisions – admits, “You have to own up to the mistakes.”

“You have to say, ‘I’m sorry if I’ve let you down,’ ” Bieber, 21, explains. “I always want to be honest and let people know that those mistakes aren’t who I am. Who I am is someone who really cares about people.”

And the star – who has been a global phenom ever since he shot to fame at 13 – says he was consumed with approval from social media for a bit.

“For a while, I was busy looking at my Instagram likes, and if a post didn’t get a certain amount, I was like, ‘Aw, they didn’t like the photo,’ ” Bieber, who has 27 million Instagram followers, admitted.

He adds: “But there’s always a choice: You can let Instagram or stuff on the Internet affect your day, or you can choose to not be bothered by it.”

Now, Bieber is focusing on surrounding himself with people who won’t pass judgment on him.

“I need healthy relationships with people I can feel safe with,” he shares. “People I can say whatever to, and I’m not going to be judged.”

As far as a girlfriend, Bieber – who was in an on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez – seems to know exactly what he’s looking for.

“In a girl, I want someone who’s confident in herself and honest,” he says. “I have to find her very attractive and as someone I can see myself with for the rest of my life.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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