Mariah Carey has revealed that she has bipolar II disorder and is finally getting treatment after years of denial. The 48-year-old singer-songwriter—whose erratic behavior has created speculation throughout her career—told People she was first diagnosed after being hospitalized for an emotional and physical breakdown in 2001. “I didn’t want to believe it,” Carey said. “I didn’t want to carry around the stigma of a lifetime disease that would define me and potentially end my career.” Carey has a less acute form of the disorder, but it has caused periods of depression that alternated with periods of irritability, sleeplessness, and hyperactivity. She’s now managing her condition through therapy and medication. “I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone,” Carey said. “It can be incredibly isolating.”
Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee is suing a former business manager for fraud and elder abuse, including a scheme to sell vials of the 95-year-old’s blood to collectors. The lawsuit alleges that Jerardo Olivarez took advantage of Lee’s grief over his wife’s death in 2017 to dupe him into firing his longtime banker and signing over power of attorney to Olivarez’s lawyer. Altogether, Lee says, $4.6 million was transferred out of his bank account without his authorization, including $300,000 to a fake charity that Olivarez said was actually for a nonprofit merchandising company. Family friend Keya Morgan told Deadline.com that Olivarez also allegedly told a nurse to extract blood to sell to Marvel collectors. “There are shops in Las Vegas selling Stan Lee’s blood,” Morgan said.
Khloé Kardashian gave birth to a daughter just days after the father, Cleveland Cavaliers star Tristan Thompson, was apparently caught cheating on her with multiple women. Thompson was recently photographed leaving a New York City hotel with Instagram model Lani Blair. Video also emerged of Thompson kissing a woman in a Washington, D.C., nightclub last October, when Kardashian would have been three months pregnant. Nevertheless, Thompson was still present for the birth of his daughter in Cleveland, where Cavaliers fans booed him during the last regular season game and held up signs saying, “We love Khloé.”