Ariana Grande Just Cancelled Her Next Show Due to a ‘Painful’ Illness

“Hi my loves so I’m still very sick. I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how it’s possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” Grande wrote. “I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”

Although cancelling her next concert was “the last thing” she wanted to do, Grande said she wanted to share this post as a “gentle heads up” in case she can’t “make the show happen.”

She continued, “I’m scared that I might have to cancel some things, so this is kind just a heads up of like I don’t know what’s happening with my body, and I’m really disappointed and freaked out of why I can’t get better because it’s been over three weeks at this point.”

“I’m on all the meds, getting IV drips, doing everything I possibly can to pull through,” Grande added. “Just a scary feeling.”

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A few hours later, she followed it up with a second update, writing, “still can’t swallow or lift my head. Love u.”

“Medicated af and hoping to wake up better. Seeing doc again in AM and will let you know about show. I’m so sorry again. It’s catching up to me I guess. Love u the most,” she added.

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Ariana Grande Just Canceled Her Next Show Due to a ‘Painful’ Illness

“Hi my loves so I’m still very sick. I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how it’s possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” Grande wrote. “I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”

Although canceling her next concert was “the last thing” she wanted to do, Grande said she wanted to share this post as a “gentle heads up” in case she can’t “make the show happen.”

She continued, “I’m scared that I might have to cancel some things, so this is kind just a heads up of like I don’t know what’s happening with my body, and I’m really disappointed and freaked out of why I can’t get better because it’s been over three weeks at this point.”

“I’m on all the meds, getting IV drips, doing everything I possibly can to pull through,” Grande added. “Just a scary feeling.”

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A few hours later she followed it up with a second update, writing, “Still can’t swallow or lift my head. Love u.”

“Medicated af and hoping to wake up better. Seeing doc again in AM and will let you know about show. I’m so sorry again. It’s catching up to me I guess. Love u the most,” she added.

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Kacey Musgraves Is Hosting A Christmas Special—And the Trailer is So Good

The competition for epically good holiday content is fierce (a Kate Middleton x Mary Berry holiday cooking show, anyone?), but the first official trailer for Kacey Musgraves upcoming Amazon special, The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, will have you feeling all kinds of festive.

The trailer is basically a preview for one of the most star-studded Christmas parties ever. The event, which is narrated by Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy, will feature celebrity guests including Camila Cabello, James Corden, Leon Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Lana Del Rey, Kendall Jenner, Fred Armisen, Troye Sivan, the Radio City Rockettes, and the biggest star on the entire show: “Kacey’s Actual Nana.”

“I had this idea about bringing this Christmas album to life in a TV special,” the country star says in the clip, referring to her 2016 album, A Very Kacey Christmas. “The idea behind this was to have people that I’m big fans of come and be special guests.”

In the trailer, fans are are given a sneak peek at performances like “Let It Snow” featuring Corden, “Present Without A Bow” featuring Bridges, as well as “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” with Cabello and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” with Del Rey.

Grab a cup of cocoa and check out the trailer for The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show and a few of the tracks you have to look forward to:

  1. “Let It Snow,” Featuring James Corden
  2. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
  3. “Present Without A Bow,” Featuring Leon Bridges
  4. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” Featuring Camila Cabello
  5. “(Not So) Silent Night,” Featuring Fred Armisen
  6. “Christmas Makes Me Cry”
  7. “Mele Kalikimaka,” Featuring Zooey Deschanel
  8. “Glittery,” Featuring Troye Sivan
  9. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” Featuring Lana Del Rey
  10. “Ribbons And Bows,” Featuring The Radio City Rockettes

The “Golden Hour” singer first announced her variety show-style Christmas special on November 4 via Instagram, sharing a video that teased appearance by “many of the incredible talents you know and love.”

The holiday show “invites fans in as Musgraves prepares for a most joyful Christmas gathering with a whimsical set and dazzling wardrobe influenced by the artist’s fresh aesthetic,” according to a press release. “Equal parts heart-warming and cleverly absurd, Musgraves pays tribute to holiday specials of the past whilst also reinventing just what a Christmas special can be, with a magically modern twist.”

The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show arrives November 29 on Amazon Prime Video. Make sure to stay on the Nice List until then.

What is a C-Section? Everything You Need to Know About the Procedure

In the United States, one-third of women give birth by Cesarean (a.k.a. C-section), a surgical procedure where your baby is delivered via an incision in your abdomen and uterus.

For being such a common (and medically necessary) procedure, people have a lot of feelings about it—you might have heard that it’s “worse,” a shameful alternative to delivering vaginally. There’s a lot of mommy shaming that occurs around C-sections but the truth is, C-sections can be a safer alternative for both mom and baby—it all depends on your pregnancy and your history.

Since knowledge is power, we asked doctors to help explain when C-sections are typically used, what happens during the procedure, what recovery after a C-section looks like and how they compare to vaginal births.

Reasons For a C-section

It’s true that you can schedule a C-section to avoid having to worry about going into labor. “Sometimes the hardest part of labor and vaginal delivery is the uncertainty,” says Ashely Brant, D.O. an ob-gyn at the Cleveland Clinic. “It’s important for all parties to be flexible and open to changing the plan as labor unfolds.”

That’s not “lazy.” There are a lot of medically valid reasons why your doctor might recommend going this route, says Costa Sousou, M.D., chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic Health System. Some of the reasons your doctor might suggest planning a C-section:

You have a condition called placenta previa.

Placenta previa is a condition that occurs when the placenta, an organ that develops during pregnancy to provide your baby with nutrients, covers the cervix (the tissue that connects your vagina to your uterus and opens during labor). That can lead to severe bleeding during pregnancy and delivery, says Dr. Sousou, meaning a C-section can be the safer alternative.

You’re pregnant with twins or triplets.

Depending on the babies’ positioning, a C-section may be the safer option.

You’ve had a C-section before.

If you had a C-section with a previous delivery, there can be a small increased risk of uterine rupture (if you have prior uterine scars), explains Tajh R. Ferguson, M.D., an ob-gyn at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston ].

Of course, just because you had a C-section once doesn’t mean it’s 100% certain you’ll need to have one again. “Deciding whether you want to schedule a repeat C-section or if you want to try vaginally calls for very individualized counseling with your physician—much of which is driven by patient preference if all is all else is healthy,” Dr. Ferguson says.

Your baby is breech.

If your baby is not head down (maybe he’s butt down, a.k.a. breech), vaginal delivery is dangerous if not impossible. Your doctor can try a procedure to turn baby head down, but if that doesn’t work, a C-section may be the only option.

You have a history of trauma.

“In rare cases, women may want to avoid vaginal delivery due to other circumstances, for example, a history of sexual assault that makes vaginal exams very difficult,” says Dr. Brant. “In cases like these, the patient should have a thorough discussion with her doctor about the risks and benefits of elective c-section.

Of course, there are plenty of scenarios where your doc might order an unexpected C-section, too. Some of those situations include:

  • Baby’s heartbeat dropping (which may indicate fetal distress).

  • You’re not progressing in labor (read: pushing for a long time without any progress).

  • Your doctor is worried about your health or your baby’s health. “Oftentimes, multiple factors contribute to the decision to have a c-section,” says Dr. Brant. “A doctor will recommend a C-section if the risks of vaginal delivery are thought to outweigh the risks of C-section.”

What to Expect During a C-Section Procedure

If you’re lined up for a C-section, first, a nurse will prep you for the operation in an operating room, putting an IV in your arm or hand so that you can get fluids and medications such as antibiotics during the surgery.

10 TV Shows, Movies, and Music Moments for the Week of November 17, 2019

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The arrival of Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney+, allows you to watch a huge chunk of the brand’s back catalog whenever you want. That will certainly help make your weeks go by faster—but for those of you looking to break up your Lizzie McGuire marathons, the below list should help. All of these movies and TV shows are guaranteed to give you a work week boost. Happy watching!

Sunday, November 17

Disney+: Disney’s new streaming platform, which gives you access to all your childhood favorite movies and TV shows. See above for purchase information.

“Freak Like Me”: The latest music video from singer-rapper Brooke Candy. “’Freak Like Me’ is a song that my 13-year-old-self wanted and needed to embrace every element of me that has been misunderstood,” Brooke says about the song. “I’ve always felt like an outcast for being myself, but I don’t know any other way to live. My hope is that this song uplifts those that are disenfranchised or ostracized for being themselves and inspires people to find their inner freak.” Her debut album, SEXORCISM, is out now.

The Crown: Season three of Netflix’s hit show about the royals sees Olivia Colman stepping into Queen Elizabeth II’s shoes, while Helena Bonham Carter is playing Princess Margaret. Find out more details here. Streaming on Netflix

Monday, November 18

Blind Date: A reboot of the popular 2000s dating game show, this series features singles going on—you guessed it—blind dates and attempting to bridge real connections. 11:30 P.M. ET on Bravo

Tuesday, November 19

Serena Williams Celebrates Two-Year Wedding Anniversary to Alexis Ohanian With Sweet Instagram Posts

It’s been two years since Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian tied the knot in a gorgeous New Orleans wedding attended by everyone from Kim Kardashian to Beyoncé. This week, they celebrated their anniversary with a bunch of super sweet, gushy Instagram posts that illustrated how tight-knit their bond is. But they also added one very unexpected and relatable twist to the festivities: They took a trip to Popeyes to try the highly-coveted new chicken sandwich, solidifying their place as one of our favorite couples ever.

Williams uploaded a cute, never-before-seen shot of the two of them on their wedding day, writing, “2 years and counting…. @alexisohanian is still putting putting up with me.” Later, she added a photo slideshow that chronicles their moments dating and becoming parents together, setting it to music and writing in the caption, “2 years and counting happy anniversary my love.”

But it was on her Instagram stories that Williams revealed their fast-food anniversary journey. “I did not want to try it,” she joked in one slide. “But it’s my anniversary … This is a no judgement me zone.” She then shared a video of Ohanian walking toward her car with a bag of Popeyes in his hand, explaining to her that the chain had the sandwich but they had run out of pickles. The next few clips features Williams saying, “Oh my God,” as she enjoyed the sandwich. Ohanian asks her how it is a few times before Williams finally cracks, “Have I known life before this day?” This is pretty much the wedding anniversary of our dreams.

Serena Williams uploads a video of Alexis Ohanian going to Popeyes.

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Ohanian also celebrated their big day on social media by sharing a photo of the couple posing near a decorated swing. “Celebrating 2 years with my ride or die @serenawilliams 🎉 always ready for the next black tie event … Or Netflix & Chill night in,” he captioned the image.

The Reddit co-founder previously wrote about the success of their marriage for Glamour, explaining that for him, the most important lesson is that “you have to show up” for the person that you love. Pretty sure it makes things even better when you show up—and bring a Popeyes sandwich with you.

Reese Witherspoon Admits She Was Too Scared to Reprise Her Role on Friends

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are currently starring on the The Morning Show together, but it’s not the first time they’ve shared the small screen. Years ago, Witherspoon made two cameos as the younger sister of Aniston’s character Rachel Green on Friends. But the actress recently revealed why she declined offers to return to the sitcom for more appearances.

Witherspoon talked about the experience during a joint interview with Aniston for the AP Entertainment this week. During the discussion, the interviewer asked Aniston what she had learned from acting in front of a live audience for so long, and Witherspoon excitedly chimed in to praise Aniston’s skills. “She’s so good in front of a live audience,” Witherspoon gushed. Aniston returned the compliment and said, “You are [good] too. You forget it because you blacked out of fear,” referencing the episodes in which Witherspoon played Jill Green in 2000. “She was so good,” Aniston told the interviewer and then said to Witherspoon, “You were flawless.”

Then, Witherspoon revealed that she actually had a chance to continue on the show, but she turned it down. “Did you know they asked me back and I said, ‘No, I can’t do it,’” she said. “I was too scared.”

“How dare! How doth you say this, Aniston joked. “You got scared… What a shame.”

Witherspoon went on to say she feels “panic” in those live situations (but she said she doesn’t mind giving speeches). And, she’s clearly put her fears aside enough to not just star in some of the biggest shows of the decade, but to produce them as well, so we’d say she’s doing okay.

There have been solid rumors of a Friends reunionrecently—maybe Witherspoon would be willing to make another little visit to Central Perk? We are here for the Green sisters.

Céline Dion Debates the Ending of Titanic on ‘The Tonight Show’

Céline Dion sang the most iconic song from Titanic and she’s been known to pay subtle odes to the film every once in a while— she even attended several haute couture shows in Paris wearing a a replica of the famous Heart of the Ocean necklace. So fittingly she has some thoughts on the iconic movie’s plot points.

On The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, the Canadian singer weighed in on one of the most divisive debates from the film: whether or not Rose should have moved over as the boat sank to make room for Jack on the floating door.

Fallon brought the question up, joking, “Céline, I always try to ask you a good Titanic question every time you’re here because I know you probably love those.” At first, she was reluctant to answer and cracked, “Don’t put me in trouble. What if they want to do a Titanic number two?” But eventually the singer offered a very funny and logical explanation that knocks some of the wind out of the debate. “First of all, if you look closely [at] the picture, Rose is maybe dead or totally frozen, and she’s not quite all there, okay?” she said. “Second of all, he doesn’t need an invitation. Come on, baby! Make himself comfortable. Jump in. You know?”

She also made a really smart point about Jack being physically unable to pull himself on to the door. “And then who did not think about this guy who is in the middle of the frozen ocean and that maybe all his body is so frozen that he didn’t have the strength to… ” she said, right before singing a line from the song, “Jump For My Love.”

Pretty much everyone, from Brad Pitt to Margot Robbie, has debated this question. The film’s star Kate Winslet even recreated the scene with Stephen Colbert to give Jack some space. But, of course, Céline just masterfully changed the entire door discourse, like the legend she is.

Meghan Markle’s Lawyers Correct Several Tabloid Rumors Via Court Documents

Meghan Markle has been the subject of tabloid rumors and abuse since she started dating Prince Harry in 2016; a few months into their relationship, he even issued a public statement asking for the press to “reflect” before publishing damaging false stories.

And in October of this year, after the royal couple spoke out about the toll the media scrutiny has taken on them, they resorted to legal action against multiple publications. This week, the independent outlet Byline Investigates obtained some of the first court documents from the lawsuit, which show that the royals’ lawyers are determined to correct multiple libelous reports.

The documents take issue with several stories that were written about Markle’s relationship to her father, who did not attend her wedding in 2017. A private letter she wrote to him was later published without authorization in the the Mail on Sunday; Markle’s lawyers point out that only sections were printed in turn mischaracterizing its intent. Additionally, the court documents explain that Markle did not “ignore” her father after the wedding.

“The true position is that the Claimant [Meghan] has a long history of looking after her father’s welfare and trying to find solutions to any health problems… she did provide extensive financial support for him, as well as act as primary caregiver for her grandmother… her father did not telephone her to explain that he was not coming to her wedding,” the documents read. “Her team in Los Angeles did provide him with continued support for which he had expressed gratitude… she had reached out to him prior to the wedding and sought to protect him, as well as to ensure that he would be able to come to the wedding… she did not ignore him afterwards.”

The documents also correct multiple details that have been reported about the duchess’s life, including that she had renovated Frogmore Cottage to include a yoga studio, orangery, guest wing, copper bath, and tennis court. (The documents say these things were written “to portray the Claimant in a damaging light by suggesting that she had indulged in this series of absurdly lavish renovations.”) They also explain that despite what had been reported, Markle’s mother Doria Ragland was, in fact, invited to her New York baby shower but couldn’t attend “due to work commitments.” The papers also countered figures which claimed the shower cost $300,000 by sharing, “[it] actually cost a tiny fraction of the $300k falsely stated in the article.”

The legal team also noted the blatantly wrong and also racial undertones of headlines like, “Harry’s girl is (almost) straight outta Compton: Gang-scarred home of her mother revealed—so will he be dropping by for tea?” The documents read, “The statement that the Claimant lived or grew up in Compton (or anywhere near to it) is false. The fact that the Defendant chose to stereotype this entire community as being ‘plagued by crime and riddled with street gang’ and thereby suggest (in the first few days of her relationship being revealed) that the Claimant came from a crime-ridden neighborhood is completely untrue as well as intended to be divisive. The Claimant will also refer to the fact that the article cites her aunt as living in ‘gang-afflicted Inglewood’ in order to bolster this negative and damaging impression of where this (black) side of her family is said to come from. In fact, Ava Burrow (said to be ‘the actress’’ aunt’) is not her Aunt or any blood relation at all, a fact which if correctly stated would have undermined the narrative which the Defendant was intended to convey.”

Kate Middleton and Mary Berry Are Joining Forces for a Holiday Cooking Show

Our two favorite British worlds are colliding soon!

In the purest news of the day, the Sun reports that Kate Middleton and Mary Berry will appear together on a holiday special. The Duchess of Cambridge and The Great British Bake Off’s beloved judge alumna will join forces for a BBC1 seasonal special, in which they’ll work together to make a Christmas feast for charity workers.

The program is reportedly being called “The Mary Berry Royal Christmas Show.” Middleton and Berry apparently have already bonded over their shared love of charity work, and the show will put their friendship on TV for an important meal. The Mirror suggests that the feast might be hosted at “royal venue,” and that Berry will be in charge of the food, while Middleton will help out. “They will bring seasonal goodwill to their guests and to the millions of viewers watching. Expect a properly uplifting Christmas treat,” the Mirror‘s source added. There’s no premiere date quite yet so fans will just have to keep an eye out.

Middleton seems to be more comfortable with TV and film projects these days; back in September, sources said she took a meeting with Love Actually director Richard Curtis to discuss a potential collaboration on something involving mental health. It’s still not totally clear what they’re cooking up, but it all seems to reinforce the idea that Middleton has been taking charge more, doing things she likes, and focusing on causes that are important to her. A People story pointed out that in addition to confidently steering work on parenthood and child development, she’s allegedly writing her own speeches and showing more of her personality while meeting with U.K. organizers. Even the Queen is said to be quite proud of her lately!

“She is now more open with what she wants to say, and funnily enough, she is more relaxed as well,” a family source told People. It looks like this TV moment with Mary Berry is going to offer another chance for Middleton to get personal—and a delightful opportunity for all of us to see this adorable friendship keep unfolding.