Shawn Mendes Clears The Air

Jerry Springer ain’t retiring… Judge Judy tops Forbes… Cardi B is DONE flying private… Amanda Bynes is ready for her comeback… and Shawn Mendes clears the air in Rolling Stone

Jerry Springer ain’t retiring until Jerry Springer is ready to retire! After 27 years, his “Jerry Springer Show” wrapped up in June, but people still want more Jerry. So now he’s coming back with “Judge Jerry” — a syndicated court show that should be ready to go next fall. The hour-long show will have Jerry presiding over legal disputes. Yes, this has been done dozens of times before, but not with Jerry Springer. Jerry said, “For the first time in my life, I am going to be called honorable. My career is coming full circle and I finally get to put my law degree to use after all these years.”

Speaking of successful judges on TV, Judge Judy Sheindlin tops Forbes annual list of the World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts. They estimate she earned $147 million over the past 12 months. Only $47 million of that is her salary for hosting “Judge Judy” and producing “Hot Bench.” She made about $100 million selling the rights to the THOUSANDS of episodes of her show, which debuted on September 16, 1996. Coming in second is Ellen Degeneres with $87.5 million, followed by Dr. Phil with $77.5 million, Ryan Seacrest with $74 million, and Steve Harvey with $44 million.

Cardi B was trying to get home to her baby Sunday night but her private jet was forced to make an emergency landing in Chicago because of a bad snow storm. Cardi went on social media to say she was DONE flying private and would only travel Delta from now on. But after she couldn’t get a commercial flight, she ended up chartering a helicopter to get home.

Amanda Bynes is ready for her comeback. In an interview with Paper magazine, Amanda talks about her headline-making behavior from over a decade ago. She basically blames it all on depression and drugs. Amanda said she first became depressed after seeing herself dressed as a boy in her 2006 movie “She’s the Man.” She didn’t like seeing herself like that AT ALL. And she said she first started smoking pot at 16, but then that progressed to doing “molly and ecstasy.” Amanda said she tried cocaine three times but didn’t like it and never got high from it. But while she was filming the movie “Hall Pass,” Amanda said she read that Adderall helped you lose weight, so she faked ADD symptoms to get the pills. She said she would chew them to make herself higher, which affected the way she behaved on the set. But she says she was high on marijuana when she saw herself in the movie “Easy A” and she hated what she saw so much that she quit acting. After that, she just stayed high all day, every day, which is what led to her erratic behavior. Amanda says she does not suffer from mental illness. When she’s off drugs, she says she’s completely fine. And she’s been sober for four years now. After Amanda receives her associate of arts degree in merchandise product development this month, she wants to return to acting. Amanda said, “I have no fear of the future. I’ve been through the worst and came out the other end and survived it so I just feel like it’s only up from here.”

Once again, as he’s done for the past five years, Shawn Mendes is denying that he’s gay. He told Rolling Stone, “I’d like to say I don’t care about it, but that’s not true……In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone — like a girl — in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay. Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.” Shawn admits that he often analyzes his interviews and his voice and body language to see what vibe he’s giving off. He said growing up, he was braiding hair and painting nails with his 15 female cousins and that may have made him more feminine, but “that’s the way it is.” After the article hit yesterday, Shawn tweeted, “Of course I have my insecurities and struggles but that’s just one part of me. Sometimes the positive side of a story doesn’t always get fully told and I wish it had here. I love what I do and I love you guys so much.”


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