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Chelsea Manning Talks Being Called a Hero & Living Up to Expectations

Chelsea Manning Talks Being Called a Hero & Living Up to Expectations

Chelsea Manning rocks a bold red look on the cover of Dazed‘s spring 2019 issue, titled “Infinite Identities,” which takes a stand for the global creativity of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

Here’s what the 31-year-old former U.S. solider, military whistleblower, and trans woman had to share with the mag:

On the importance of not spending too much time on social media: “It creates these discrete stories which we’re bombarded with constantly. Everything feels like it’s chaos, and it’s designed to be this way… That’s one reason why I’ve taken a step back from social media, because it really engages with this, and it’s a continuum. It’s bombarding our senses with this [idea] that we are alone and overwhelmed. It feels like your world is ending. If we just take a step away from our screens and realize we have communities, then we might be able to build up, and fight back.”

On being called a hero: “You know, there are some people who call me a hero. They say the leaks changed this, and they accomplished these things. But things are worse now. Even worse than they were in 2010.”

On living up to expectations: “I’m never gonna live up to everybody’s expectations in this regard. It’s exhausting. I f–k up; I mess up a lot in my life in general, and that’s just like basic stuff. Basic life things I’ve had to learn. I never had my own place. In the last year I’ve lived on my own for the first time, learning how to build credit, how to have an apartment, how to pay rent on time, how to consistently clean.”

For more from Chelsea, visit DazedDigital.com.

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John Legend Says Chrissy Teigen Doesn't Warn Him About Her Tweets!

John Legend Says Chrissy Teigen Doesn't Warn Him About Her Tweets!

John Legend is gushing about his hilarious wife Chrissy Teigen.

The 40-year-old musician revealed that Chrissy sometimes tells him about her ideas for tweets but not when it has to do with him!

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“She runs some tweets by me but she never runs the ones when she’s talking about me, by me,” John explained.

He added, “We’re next to each other on the couch and she has this devilish look on her face, like she’s conniving some kind of devious plan and the tweet will go out and I’ll just look at her like, ‘Ha ha yeah that’s funny…’ She’s funny!”

Check out all that John had to say below…

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Cardi B Speaks Out About Jussie Smollett: 'I'm Really Disappointed In Him'

Cardi B Speaks Out About Jussie Smollett: 'I'm Really Disappointed In Him'

Cardi B is speaking out about the alleged hate crime attack against Jussie Smollett.

The 26-year-old rapper explained that she was disappointed in Jussie if the allegations that he orchestrated the attack prove to be true, but she’s giving him the benefit of the doubt for now.

“So, I’m really disappointed in Jussie Smollett, whatever the f**k his name is. I’m really disappointed in him. I feel like he f**ked up Black History Month, bro,” Cardi said during a live stream.

She added, “I’m not gonna say…yet, until he said out his mouth that it was fake and this s**t was staged. I don’t wanna completely blame him, because, you know, like, somebody that I was talking to, they said, like, you know, ‘Police in Chicago are racist.’ So they might probably tryna frame him and make him look like he’s a liar.”

Cardi also shared a personal anecdote where the police lied about how they treated her while breaking up a fight.

Check out Cardi‘s entire live stream below…

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Castle Rock's Bill Skarsgard Catches a Flight Out of LAX

Castle Rock's Bill Skarsgard Catches a Flight Out of LAX

Bill Skarsgard wheels his carry-on suitcase through the airport while heading to the security checkpoint at LAX on Monday (February 18) in Los Angeles.

The 28-year-old actor, who stars on the Hulu series Castle Rock and as Pennywise in the It remake, caught a flight out of town that afternoon.

It was announced last month that Bill will be part of the all-star cast for Netflix’s movie The Devil All the Time. Also starring in the film are Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Mia Wasikowska, and Tom Holland.

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Mandy Moore Opens Up About 'Unhealthy' Marriage to Ryan Adams: 'I Was So Lonely'

Mandy Moore Opens Up About 'Unhealthy' Marriage to Ryan Adams: 'I Was So Lonely'

Mandy Moore is sharing more about her marriage to ex-husband Ryan Adams amid allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

The 34-year-old This Is Us actress spoke out about their relationship just days before an explosive New York Times report made the accusations against Ryan.

“I was living my life for him. It [was] an entirely unhealthy dynamic. I had no sense of self…I felt like I was drowning. It was so untenable and unsustainable and it was so lonely. I was so sad. I was lonely with him,” Mandy said on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.

Mandy added that she didn’t work full time because she knew the marriage couldn’t “sustain itself” if she did.

“I would do little jobs — it’s not like I completely stopped working. But it would become abundantly clear while I was working, things would completely fall apart at home. I couldn’t do my job because there was a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and wouldn’t let me do anything else,” she explained.

In the podcast, Mandy added that she plans to release music with new husband Taylor Goldsmith, which Ryan had previously discouraged her from doing.

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Charo's Husband Kjell Rasten Dead at 79 in Apparent Suicide

Charo's Husband Kjell Rasten Dead at 79 in Apparent Suicide

Kjell Rasten, Charo‘s husband of more than 40 years, has died in an apparent suicide.

The 79-year-old died on Monday afternoon (February 18) from what has been reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the family home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Charo was home at the time and someone in the house called 911, according to TMZ. Rasten was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Kjell and Charo, famous for her role on Love Boat and for being a 70s icon, got married in 1978 and they shared one son, Shel Rasten. You can see recent photos of them together in the gallery.

We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Charo and her loved ones during this difficult time.

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