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Lizzo denied posting "thirst traps" on Instagram for 'likes' and follows. "They're not thirst traps," she said when BACKGRID caught up with her.

The "Good As Hell" singer was insulted when the photog asked if anyone was sliding into her DMs (direct messages) on Instagram.

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"My DMs are full," she insisted. "They're very occupied. But they're not thirst traps. I just look good!"

"If you see me in these streets... I'm just trying to stunt on these ho*s," she laughed.

Lizzo was spotted after dining at Crossroads Kitchen restaurant in Los Angeles, on Monday night.

She wore an oversized pink and white striped dress that accentuated her curves. And, yes, she looked good! She's definitely losing weight.

Keep doing what you're doing, Lizzo!

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Lizzo responded to the public backlash after she shared her juice detox cleansing "diet" with her social media followers.

The 32-year-old pop star, who was slammed by fat feminists as "fatphobic", insists her detox cleansing diet isn't "for a dramatic weight loss".

Addressing her fans, Lizzo said:

"Your body is perfectly yours, even if it ain't perfect to anybody else. If you only knew the complexities your body possesses you would be so proud of it.

"I'm so proud of you. For making it this far in a society that gives us a head start into self-loathing, that hands us a dysmorphic mirror and leaves us desperate to catch up with who we think we should be."

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In one Instagram post, she shared a photo of herself, nearly naked, standing on a balcony.

Lizzo, who was previously happy with her morbid obesity, said:

"I've spent so much time in this body and I am no different than you — still struggling to find balance, still trying to mend my relationship with food, my anxiety, my back fat. It gets easier. I've spent my hardest days trying to love me."

In another post, the "Truth Hurts" hitmaker wrote: "I detoxed my body and I'm still fat. I love my body and I'm still fat. I'm beautiful and I'm still fat. These things are not mutually exclusive."

Lizzo addressed the criticism over her detox diet:

"To the people who look to me, please do not starve yourselves. I did not starve myself. I fed myself greens and water and fruit and protein and sunlight. You don't have to do that to be beautiful or healthy. That was my way. You can do life your way. Remember, despite anything anyone says or does DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH YOUR BODY."

 

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You can't please everyone. So-called "fat feminists" are furious with singer Lizzo after she embarked on her weight loss journey without seeking their permission.

Full-figured women who are happy in their bodies took to social media to rebuke the 32-year-old pop star after she confessed to hating her body and despising how she looked in a mirror.

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In a TikTok video Lizzo said, "I came home, and I took my clothes off to take a shower, and I just started having all of these really negative thoughts about myself. Like, you know, 'What's wrong with me?'... 'Why am I so disgusting?' and hating my body."

Fat feminists on Twitter called Lizzo out and accused her of being "fatphobic."

One Twitter user wrote:

"The problem here now, is that fatphobics and horrible people will now use Lizzo's weight loss as a tool to further shame and abuse fat women who are happy in their bodies."

In a now-deleted tweet, user Leah wrote:

"my heart hurts with all my fat peers today. even though she won't say it and will probably try to excuse it, I'm sorry that @lizzo did that to us. we are worthy and what she posted was so f***ed. if you are triggered and upset by it I and right there with you."

Leah, who is Caucasian, apologized after Black Twitter descended on her timeline and attacked her -- as if morbid obesity is a Black thing.

One Black Twitter user wrote: "stay out of black folks business."

Another user wrote: "girl remove that blm photo from ur header and while ur at it stay [out] of blk folk business. foreva!!"

A third user tweeted:

"STAY OUT OF BLACK FOLKS BUSINESS IN GENERAL. Youre not an ally, youre a undercover enemy. Selfish, controlling, only care about BW when they're fat or fir your agenda I guess. Youre just like these Republican WM and its people just like you that gives libs a bad rep."

Leah responded to the criticism:

"The biggest thing is that I am genuinely sorry, and I had no idea just how much I was feeding into the racism of Black women being so highly scrutinized and held to such high standards. I should’ve, I can, and I will do better."

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"The results are in!" said Gayle King who celebrated losing 7 pounds on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections.

King told her Instagram followers she was worried about her quarantine weight gain. The 65-year-old "CBS This Morning" host shared a photo that showed her tipping the bathroom scale at 172 lbs.

"Ideal weight [doctor] says is 163... not happening anytime soon. Blaming corona quarantine and Halloween candy corns I just bought! Make it stop!"

A week and a half later, King showed her weight was down to 165 lbs. "Update! Just completed 5-day soup fast and the results are in!" she wrote on Instagram Tuesday.

"Trying to get into mustard yellow dress for Elex night coverage TONITE... praying to sweet black baby Jesus it now fits, that you VOTE and that there is PEACE."

King's fans encouraged her on her weight loss journey. But King had a message for trolls who had something to say about her feet:

"ps plz withhold all negative comments about my jacked up feet I'm well aware they are a hot mess but not yet comfortable in a covid environment going to nail salon... bigger issues to worry about."

 

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Ciara is still struggling to lose the last 48 pounds she gained prior to delivering her third child.

The 34-year-old singer gave birth to son Win Wilson - her second child with husband Russell Wilson - on July, 23, but she is having a hard time losing the baby weight. And now she's getting help from diet experts.

The semi-retired singer joined stars like Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Simpson as a celebrity Weight Watchers ambassador.

Ciara's busy schedule and her three adorable children leave her with little time for exercising and achieving her weight goals.

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The talented photographer snapped this photo of her brood - infant son Win, son Future Zahir, and daughter Sierra.

"Life couldn't be any more hectic than it's ever been," she tells People magazine. "My son (Future Zahir) is in Zoom classes, and we're creating an easy plan for my daughter (Sienna) as well with her education."

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Ciara admits she's up for the challenge of shedding those extra pounds with Weight Watchers: "It gives me something to look forward to and makes it fun," she explains. "I tried all kinds of things, sun up to sun down, and yes some of those things have worked, but they haven't been realistic for the long term at all."

She continued: "What I really love about this is I'm having fun while also learning how to develop really good eating habits. One of the ultimate goals is to have a good wellness lifestyle that's going to carry me through life."

The "Goodies" hitmaker says her ideal goal is to slip into a size 1 gown once again.

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Tia Mowry-Hardrict dropped nearly 70 pounds since giving birth to her second child. The 42-year-old actress revealed she's lost the last of her baby weight since delivering daughter Cairo Hardrict in May 2018.

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"I've lost to date 68 pounds since giving birth to my daughter. I'm very proud that I did it my way and in my time. I didn't feel rushed to snap back," Mowry explained in a post on Instagram. "I enjoyed breast feeding and spending quality time with #cairo and my son #cree."

The former 'Sister, Sister' actress posted a mirror selfie that showed off her toned legs in denim short shorts. In the caption, she gave fellow moms some good advice, telling them to avoid the snap back trap.

"To all the women who are feeling pressured after birth. Do YOU! Do what makes YOU proud and do it in YOUR time. Not anyone else's," she wrote.

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Mowry and husband Cory Hardrict also share son Cree.
 

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Lizzo shared a sun splashed Instagram Selfie that shows the singer posing at a pool party surrounded by her girlfriends.

She explained why no one wore a face mask, and she urged her followers to get tested for Covid-19.

"Just a group of melanated girls soaking up the sun. No rhyme or reason. (We all took the responsibility to get covid tests and luckily we're all negative. Please be safe and wear your masks. Go to https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html to find covid tests near you)."

The 32-year-old "Truth Hurts" singer showed off her recent weight loss in a video of her twerking skills in the pool. The video won't be linked here because Sandrarose.com is a family-friendly blog.
 


 

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Actor Chadwick Boseman was rushed to a local hospital in Santa Monica on Friday.

In paparazzi photos obtained by BACKGRID.com, the Black Panther star was dropped off at the emergency room by his fiancée, Taylor Simone at Santa Monica Medical Center.

The 42-year-old actor appeared frail and weak -- to weak to walk into the ER under his own power

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Boseman, 43, was hospitalized weeks after fans expressed concern over his skeletal appearance. His drastic weight loss was explained away as weight loss for a movie role.

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The news comes 2 days after comedian DL Hughley collapsed onstage during a comedy routine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Hughley, 57, took to social media to explain he was diagnosed with COVID-19 but he was asymptomatic. Hughley postponed his tour to quarantine at his home for 14 days.

California is experiencing an all-time high in coronavirus cases following much-publicized public gatherings and protests in that state.

On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom reported a spike of 4,515 new cases -- a record for most new cases of coronavirus in a single day.

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Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha Curry trended on Twitter.com over the weekend when she unveiled her newly reconstructed face and body in pictures on Instagram.com.

The mother-of-3 was heavily criticized for posing in a bikini in photos taken by her NBA superstar husband.

Sporting News took issue with Ayesha's sudden change in attitude.

Followers called her a hypocrite for "slut-shaming" women who wear skimpy clothes for the 'Gram.

"Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like keep the good stuff covered up for the one who matters."

Fans accused Ayesha, 31, of trying to achieve the surgically altered Kardashian look.

After the backlash to her bikini photos, Ayesha took to Instagram to defend her new look in a video.

She told her followers she's "down 35 pounds" and "very happy to be me."

She added:

"I spent my entire 20s having babies, nursing Babies. Now it's my turn to nurse myself. I'm Jamaican, I'm strong, I'm fast and I'm resilient... Negativity only makes a mom go harder. Word to the wise."

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Unrecognizable pop singer Adele thanked essential healthcare workers while celebrating her 32nd birthday with a new photo on Instagram.com.

In her first Instagram post since she lost 100 pounds last year, the Grammy-winning star shared a photo of her new look while thanking front line workers and healthcare personnel for their dedication to others during the much-politicized pandemic.

"Thank you for the birthday love. I hope you're all staying safe and sane during this crazy time. I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels...
2020 okay bye thanks x."

The singer transformed herself while taking a hiatus from recording. Adele was said to be depressed following her failed marriage to ex-husband Simon Konecki.

Adele and Konecki share custody of 7-year-old son Angelo.

A source told PEOPLE Adele followed a strict diet and workout routine that included cross-training and full-body Pilates.

"She got to the point where she didn't feel great," said the source. "She knew she had to change something because she wants to be the healthiest mom possible."
 


 

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