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Demi Lovato Shows Off New Tattoo After Becoming a "New Person With a New Life." Fresh ink for a fresh start. Demi Lovato took to Instagram Stories on Monday to share her new tattoo, which says "free" in cursive writing on her pinky finger. This is far from the first tattoo for Lovato, who already has more than 20. The time stamp of the photo reveals that she actually got the tat last Friday on June 22. In another photo posted to her story, she revealed that her whole team got inked together, showcasing multiple other identical tattoos. "The team that tats together stays together," she captioned the shot while on tour with her band. Her new ink comes just days after she revealed that she broke her six-year long sobriety in her new song "Sober," which was released last Thursday alongside a lyric video. In the song, she sings, "Mama, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / To the ones who never left me / We've been down this road before I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore." The tattoo is perhaps part of her "new life" after revealing her truth to her fans. In her first tweet after announcing her relapse, Demi shared an emotional performance of "Sober." In the video, she sings to a crowd in Lisbon, Portugal while the arena is lit up by fans' cell phones. "Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. It will never be forgotten," the 25-year-old shared on Twitter. The singer, who has openly shared her battles with addiction and mental illness, seems to be back on track to a sober life with fan and family support. (Eonline)
'RHONJ' star Melissa Gorga cuts $200K from price of Jersey mansion. "Real Housewife of New Jersey" Melissa Gorga and her husband, Joe, have knocked $200K off the price of their "dream home" after it sat on the market for months. They recently relisted the property for $3.3 million. The home, which the couple built in 2009, has every over-the-top feature any respectable New Jersey housewife would ever require, plus a little extra. The home is located in the affluent Pond section of Montville, N.J., and has six bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and nearly 10,000 square feet of living space. As soon as you enter, there's the double bridal staircase, which was inspired by the movie "Scarface." There's also a billiard room, library, two-story great room with Juliet balcony, gym, home theater and glass wine cellar. Of course, there's also the recording studio the couple built to launch Melissa's singing career, where she recorded the song "On Display." "I completely designed everything that's inside," Gorga said last October, when the property was initially listed. The outside of the home has plenty to offer too. The more than two acres of manicured landscaping include a pool and a roomy spot for entertaining with its own bar and outdoor kitchen. Joe and Melissa are still living in the home with their three kids, Antonia, Gino and Joey, according to NorthJersey.com. There's no telling where the family will move after the home is sold. Earlier this year, the family shuttered the restaurant they were running with Joe's sister and fellow "Housewife" Teresa Giudice, Gorga's Homemade Pasta and Pizza in East Hanover, NJ. "They are a great couple, and I can see why they are successful," the estate's new listing agent, Michele Kolsky-Assatly told NorthJersey.com. "Lovely parents. They were interesting and fun, extremely charming. This house fits right in with the high-end listings in Bergen County." Let's hope the new price is enough to attract a new family to the huge home with an aesthetic that Gorga says is best summed up by "Hollywood Hills glam meets East Coast style." Reality-TV camera crew and endless drama not included. (PageSix)
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye's old Bel-Air pad -- the one they transformed and sold for nearly $18 mil -- is back on the market ... and we've obtained never-before-seen pics in and around the palace. TMZ broke the story, Kimye sold the 10,000 square foot home for $17.8 million back in November. It was scooped up by Ukranian billionaire Marina Acton, who also struck a friendship with Kim in the process. The crib's full of marble floors, gold fixtures and a complete chef's kitchen. Doesn't look like Marina did much with the walls Kim and Kanye left her ... just a lot of white. Acton tells us she's still in love with the home, but is expecting a baby in a few months, so she needs more space ... 10,000 sq. feet more! Marina -- who says she's having a girl -- tells us her parents plan to join her when she moves, and a new place in Miami or West Palm Beach with a guest house would be ideal. As for her new budget? Acton said what you'd expect from someone flipping 8-figure mansions ... "The sky is the limit." (TMZ)
Ice Cube says Michael Rapaport deserves a trip to the White House for his heroics on a flight after a BIG3 game over the weekend ... and he's sending a message directly to Donald Trump. As we previously reported, Rapaport (the BIG3 sideline reporter) saw a man trying to open the emergency exit door Saturday -- IN-FLIGHT -- and sprung into action to make sure the door stayed shut! Rapaport credited BIG3 players Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Baron Davis with the assist. So, when we saw BIG3 honcho Ice Cube at LAX (on his way to Friday's game in Chicago), we asked if he considered Rap to be a hero ... and wondered how he should be rewarded. "Trump ... invite him to the White House," Cube said ... "Stop bullsh*tting! As for the passenger -- airline officials tell us the guy was not a terrorist or anything, he was just very confused and made a mistake. (TMZ)
Luann de Lesseps rode in San Francisco's Pride Parade on Sunday with a group that was voted "most outrageous" -- but we hear "the Countess" could've also won "biggest diva." De Lesseps, who was in town to perform her cabaret show, rode with "Emperor" Leandro Gonzales and drag queen "Empress" Pollo Del Mar for LGBTQ nonprofit the Imperial Council. But a spy said the "Real Housewives" star was "barking orders the entire parade .?.?. She was yelling at [an associate] who was then yelling at volunteers -- three of whom were deaf." The source added: "She was very concerned with people recognizing her. She completely stressed volunteers out by micromanaging .?.?. [about] a banner announcing her presence." De Lesseps went to rehab after a disorderly intoxication arrest in December. But a SF spy said, "By the time the parade started she was pretty tipsy and then had a paper cup of booze stashed in the side of the car." Reps for de Lesseps told us: "She was not tipsy during Pride because she does not drink alcohol. She was sipping sparkling water in a cup in the car." Either way, we hear that along the parade route, de Lesseps kept distracting a "wheel monitor," a mandated person in charge of making sure no one gets run over. "She kept calling people [over to her vehicle], which you can't do," a spy said. "[Her] contingent was yelled at numerous times by security because .?.?. they kept pulling people in from the audience." That also meant her ride went too slow. The insider added: "It was frustrating. It was not fun, which it should have been. It was very stressful." De Lesseps' reps concede, "It is conceivable that it was perceived that she was micromanaging and concerned about banner placement, but she's a perfectionist and a professional, which is why her cabaret show is so good and selling out." Reps for the Imperial Council told us, "We would never jeopardize our favorable and outstanding relationship with SF Pride by knowingly allowing its stated rules of conduct to be broken. It is exclusively our intent to provide a safe, enjoyable environment for our volunteers." (Page Six)