Camila Cabello on Being in Love With Shawn Mendes: ‘It’s Not Just Happy Blissful Moments’

Camila Cabello got candid about her relationship with Shawn Mendes in a note shared with her fans Saturday night (Nov. 28).

“I’ve learned a lot about love with this guy,” Cabello wrote about her boyfriend on Instagram. “It’s not just the happy blissful moments you see in pictures and videos- When you’re in a relationship with someone, it feels like they are this mirror reflecting yourself back to you- I constantly have to confront my fears, my anxieties, my insecurities, my patterns of thinking, my beliefs about life and about myself.”

She continued: “It’s not as simple as it looks in pictures sometimes. sometimes, it’s messy and uncomfortable and ugly lol. But there’s nothing like the pull, the FORCE that is love, to be the light in the darkness- to be the gravitational pull that gives you the relentless strength to be braver,wiser, and better than you were yesterday.”

“It’s so instinctive for us to love,” wrote Cabello, “even if our minds try to protect us from it sometimes, but our nature as humans is to love. And to be in love means to choose that person over and over again, to go through the messy stuff with. And that’s way more beautiful and raw and real than perfection.”

The singer went on to explain why she’s willing to speak so openly to her fans.

“I’m all for being vulnerable on social media because I think only the neatness and perfection of life is shown on here; and that can make us all feel extra lonely and weird! So raise your glass to the messiness and weirdness of being human and the miracle. And the easiness. And the instinct. And the relentless force that is love.”

Mendes recently spoke of Cabello being a calming presence in his life.

“For seven years, I was on such a speedy path down one way with blinders on, and I wasn’t keeping in touch with my family and friends,” he said. “But when I landed with Camila, immediately she had her family around more. [She’s] all about the family and friends, and it really made me like, ‘Oh, I should call my mom’ … I felt a little bit alone out there and she changed that for me.”

See Cabello’s latest post, featuring a beautiful photo of the couple, on Instagram.

Lil Wayne Cancels Performance at Tyson vs. Jones Fight Due to ‘Unforeseeable Circumstances’

Lil Wayne will no longer be appearing at the highly anticipated Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight. The rapper called off his scheduled performance just hours ahead of the event Saturday night (Nov. 28).

“Due to unforeseeable circumstances I won’t be performing tonight at the Tyson/Jones fight,” Lil Wayne wrote on Twitter. “Hope the event is still a success and much love to Triller.”

Lil Wayne. who just dropped his No Ceilings 3 mixtape, had previously hyped up the night when his appearance was announced earlier this month. In a statement at the time, he’d said: “This event is going to go down in history, no doubt. I’m grateful to be a part of it and share the arena with two living legends. I’m stoked to perform and give the fans something they can rock to.”

The eight-round exhibition fight between Tyson and Jones will be part of Saturday night’s four-hour live event. French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and YG are among the artists listed on the musical lineup. On Saturday night, Snoop Dogg tweeted that he’d joined the bill.

Viewing options for the fight at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, which starts at 9 p.m. ET, can be found at TysonOnTriller.com.

Peacock Apologizes for ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot Joke About Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant

Peacock has apologized for a Saved by the Bell episode that referenced Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant in a brief scene as well as donated to the singer’s lupus charity following social media criticism over the episode.

“We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC,” Peacock, NBC Universal and the show’s executive producers said in statement given to The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday (Nov. 28).

Fans criticized the show on social media throughout Saturday, causing “Respect Selena Gomez” to trend on Twitter.

In the sixth episode of the reboot, which premiered earlier this week, the students of Bayside High have their phones taken away and don’t know what to do without having access to the internet. In one scene, two students argue over who donated a kidney to the singer in 2017 after she had been diagnosed with lupus years earlier, as they do not have immediate access to web resources to confirm their questions.

In 2017, Gomez shared she had a kidney transplant over the summer due to her battle with lupus, an autoimmune disease that she was diagnosed with five years prior. The singer shared photos of her donor, close friend Francia Raisa, on social media and opened up about the secret surgery in an exclusive interview on Today.

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Selena Gomez’s rep for comment.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.

Drake Shares Sweet New Father-Son Photo

Drake and his son Adonis were snuggled up together in a new picture posted on social media Friday night (Nov. 27).

The rapper appeared to be taking a nap while the three-year-old, who looked like he was having a snack, rested his head on his dad.

Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and DJ Khaled were among those leaving comments on the Instagram snapshot, which had more than four million likes as of Sunday afternoon.

Now this is beautiful,” Bieber wrote about the father-son moment.

Drake shared the first public pictures of Adonis in March and has been posting occasional photos of him since then. In September, Drake showed off his son’s first day of school. In October, he let Instagram in on the celebration of Adonis’ third birthday, giving a glimpse at the pair enjoying the little guy’s special day.

See Drake’s latest photo with Adonis on Instagram.

Selena Gomez Fans Slam ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot for Joking About Singer’s Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez fans are defending the singer after her health was mocked during an episode of Peacock’s reboot of Saved by the Bell.

During a scene in the new series, which premiered Nov. 25 on the NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, two high school students are seen arguing about who the donor was for Gomez’s kidney transplant in 2017.

The 28-year-old singer has lived with Lupus for many years and underwent a kidney transplant about three years ago. She later revealed that the donor was her best friend Francia Raisa.

“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one character says. The other student replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato’s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”

In a later scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” are written near some lockers on the walls of the high school.

Selenators definitely didn’t find the scenes funny. Many took to social media to call for the removal of Saved by the Bell from Peacock, and started the trend “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” on Twitter.

“using what selena gomez went through for entertainment is blatantly insensitive and wrong,” one fan tweeted. “what she went through was real and it wasn’t easy. it’s so incredibly disgusting seeing it be used as a joke for entertainment. RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ.”

Another wrote, “.@peacockTV we demand an apology to @selenagomez for making fun of Selena’s health issues. 5M – 10M people die from kidney diseases every year. Serious health issues should never be a joke. Stop using Selena’s struggles for profit for your flop show.”

In September 2017, Gomez revealed she had undergone a kidney transplant to combat her lupus, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that sometimes causes kidney failure, when she posted an Instagram picture of herself holding hands with grown-ish star and kidney donor Raisa in their adjacent hospital beds.

Below, see more social media reactions to Gomez’s health issues being joked about on the new Save by the Bell.

Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Tease New Anti-Lockdown Song ‘Stand and Deliver’

Legendary musicians Van Morrison and Eric Clapton have teamed up for the new anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver.”

Written by Morrison and performed by Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” will be available for download and streaming on Dec. 4. The track will support Morrison’s ongoing Save Live Music campaign.

In recent months, Morrison has released three songs protesting the U.K. government’s lockdown as a result of COVID-19. “Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown” dropped separately between September and October.

“I’m not telling people what to do or think, the government is doing a great job of that already,” the 75-year-old singer said in a statement announcing the protest anthems. “It’s about freedom of choice, I believe people should have the right to think for themselves.”

Morrison has been campaigning for a re-opening of performance venues at full capacity, with the statement noting that he “feels strongly” that the ongoing lockdown presents an existential threat to the future of live music venues. The U.K. has allowed some socially distanced gigs since Aug. 1, but, as in the U.S., there have been few other shows since the pandemic caused a worldwide lockdown in March.

Proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will benefit Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which aims to assist musicians who are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, Variety reports.

“There are many of us who support Van and his endeavors to save live music; he is an inspiration,” Clapton said in a statement to Variety. “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.”

Hear a snippet of Morrison and Clapton’s “Stand and Deliver” below.