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The Weeknd Drops New, Sad Music: Is It About Selena Gomez?

28-year-old singer The Weeknd dropped dropped a sing-song EP titled My Dear Melancholy.

The Grammy winner's fans immediately dove in and gave the songs a listen.

Some of the lyrics, however, have caught people's attention.

The song "Call Out My Name" includes the lyrics: "We found each other/ I helped you out of a broken place/ You gave me comfort/ But falling for you was my mistake."

And in "Privilege," he sings: "Enjoy your privileged life/ 'Cause I'm not gonna hold you through the night/ We said our last goodbyes/ So let's just try to end it with a smile."

Fans can't help but wonder how much of this new EP is about Selena Gomez and their breakup. And, for that matter, how much of it is about Bella Hadid.

Take a look at the fan responses, because these are wild.

1. The Weeknd was pretty chill about when he’d release the EP

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EP, by the way, stands for “extended player,” meaning that it’s longer than a single but shorter than an album.

2. Here’s the album art

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My Dear Melancholy’s art is haunting, but so is the title.

3. The Weeknd even shared with fans that he was working on it

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The release date, however, was very last minute

4. Listeners immediately thought of Selena Gomez

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We should note that reports claimed that The Weeknd had seemingly lost interest in her towards the end of their relationship. Perhaps those reports were mistaken … or perhaps The Weeknd is feeling regrets.

5. Seriously, they’re happy with Selena

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They say that a lot of the best art comes from pain and suffering.

6. Fans could really feel The Weeknd’s pain

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By the way, his real name is Abel Tesfaye. His older fans knew him by that name, first.

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Selena Gomez: BLASTED By Father of Suicide Victim

From the time of its debut last year, the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has been the subject of constant controversy.

The show deals with the subject of teen suicide in a way that some critics feel might serve to glamorize the tragic act in the eyes of a very young and impressionable audience.

As 13 Reasons‘ most high-profile personnel, executive producer Selena Gomez has often found herself in the position of being forced to publicly defend the show’s subject matter.

And now, she’s receiving her harshest criticism yet from a man who knows all too well how dangerous the show’s message can be when it’s received by a vulnerable audience.

John Herndon of Livermore, California lost hs 15-year-old daughter, Bella, to suicide last year.

After her death Herndon and his wife learned that Bella had recently been watching 13 Reasons Why.

Herndon has spoken out against the series in the past, and this week, he was asked to comment on news that each episode of the  show’s second season will feature a public service announcement from the cast encouraging viewers to seek helo if they’re experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Not surprisingly, Herndon feels the precautions are insufficient to prevent further tragedies.

“It’s like putting a Band-Aid on a broken leg. It’s not going to help,” he told Radar Online.

“The whole point of them doing this was they wanted to raise awareness about teen suicide,” Herndon added.

“The way they chose to do that was to showcase a young teenage girl being raped, being denied access to any adult’s help, watching a girl be forced to watch her friends get raped, bullying at school, being constantly turned away by people she was close to – this is how they bring awareness to teen suicide?”

“Then they finish off by rewriting of the [book’s] end to show a very graphic portrayal of suicide,” Herndon continued.

“To market this show to teens is wrong.”

Herndon added that he doesn’t feel warnings about the show’s potentially tirggering content will  “make any difference whatsoever.”

Herndon concluded his message with a parting shot directed at Gomez:

“Selena, grow up,” he said, adding that he would like the singer to “stop acting irresponsible.”

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Justin Bieber: Baskin Champion Means Nothing to Me! I Just Want Selena Gomez!

With reports of a social outing followed by a “sleepover,” fans can’t help wondering if Justin Bieber is dating a model to make Selena Gomez jealous after their split.

It’s entirely possible that he’s hoping to make her jealous … but apparently he doesn’t consider what he’s doing to be “dating.”

Because he’s entirely and hopelessly hung up on Selena.

So, Selena and Justin have broken up, even if it’s said to be a temporary break rather than a more permanent split.

Apparently, the two of them had been having trouble getting along, and one big disagreement precipitated the two of them stepping back from the rekindled relationship.

That sounds healthy.

In the mean time, Justin has reportedly been spending time with a young model, Baskin Champion.

In fact, after an outing, she reportedly came over for a sleepover — albeit one that included other friends.

People reports that, even as cozy as these two have appeared to get, Bieber and Champion aren’t dating.

In fact, the Biebs apparently isn’t trying to explore any new relationships.

“He isn’t dating.”

He might be hooking up — though we should all remember that this was an alleged sleepover that included other friends. Even with Bieber’s reputation, we can’t pretend that we know what went on behind closed doors.

But, hookups or no hookups, there’s reportedly one thing that occupies his thoughts at all times.

“He thinks and talks about Selena all the time.”

Now, plenty of us think and talk about Selena Gomez all of the time — she’s one of the most talented singers on the planet.

In Bieber’s case, though, his reported preoccupation with the magical, lyrical, and beautiful songstress is much more personal.

And it sounds like he wants her back … because he doesn’t want to live without her.

“The chapter with her is definitely not finished,” the insider reports.

So it sounds like it’s safe to say that Bieber is still planning on reuniting with Selena … even if he has a few sleepovers while he waits for “destiny.”

That said, we should remember that the two spending some time apart is not an accident.

“They weren’t getting along and decided to take a break.”

Insiders close to the Biebs have sought to minimize the significance of this split, however.

““It doesn’t seem like a big deal and they will probably be fine again soon.”

Meanwhile, Selena Gomez has been getting away and enjoying bikini times with friends on a yacht in Australia.

“She’s just trying to enjoy herself and is spending quality time with her friends.”

It doesn’t sound like she feels driven to make the Biebs jealous or to leap into a new relationship out of revenge or whatever.

“She’s happy and healthy and isn’t focusing on the negativity.”

This could be a sign that she just doesn’t feel about Bieber the way that he does about her.

It could also just be a sign that Selena is much, much more mature than Justin is.

Neither of these explanations would be a surprise.

However, HollywoodLife reports that, per their source, Justin’s sleepover got to Selena.

“She is getting on a plane now, headed back stateside after working on herself in Australia for the week.”

We don’t know for sure when she had planned on departing, but this source believes that Justin’s dalliance played a role in her decision-making.

“Selena is hurt and disappointed after seeing Justin with another woman, and she felt the need to run home immediately.”

The source acknowledges that this isn’t necessarily Selena rushing back into Justin’s arms. 

“Things are definitely not done between Justin and Selena,” the source concludes. “She still has a lot of things to figure out and she is eager to come home to get clarity on everything.”

Honestly, most fans just want Selena to be happy and healthy, no matter what romantic decisions that does or does not entail. It sounds like that’s what Selena wants, too.

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Selena Gomez: Off the Wagon Following Justin Bieber Split?

When the world first learned that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez had gotten back together yet again, fans braced themselves for the fallout of another ugly breakup.

Sure enough, Selena and Justin split after just a few short weeks of peaceful reconciliation.

And just as fans feared, the Biebs is once again showing his petty side and displaying tremendous insensitivity toward Selena’s fragile emotional state.

Based on their recent interactions, it seems Bieber is dating Baskin Champion, a 22-year-old model who has been spotted with the singer several times in the past two weeks.

However, those who know Justin best say that he’s not actually serious about his relationship with Champion and is simply using her to make Selena jealous.

“Selena is telling her friends that she doesn’t give a f-ck what Justin is up to and the fact that he is seeing other women is the exact reason why she ended this last time,”

But those who know the singer best are buying into her feigned flippancy:

“Selena has been acting very distant from everyone and there’s been a lot of concern for her well-being because she’s been acting off.”

Selena checked into rehab twice in as many years, and while there’s been no indication that she’s fallen off the wagon as a result of her breakup, that possibility is the greatest fear of her loved ones these days.

Gomez received a kidney transplant last year, and the likelihood that a period of hard-partying could have catastrophic consequences is frighteningly high.

Even discounting her latest breakup, the past year has been an incredibly tumultuous one for Gomez.

Gomez has cut ties with her mother, Mandy Teefey, who was apparently hoping that their relationship would benefit from Selena parting ways with Bieber.

“Her mother Mandy was hoping that the breakup would bring Selena back into her life but that hasn’t happened,” says the source.

“Mandy has literally tried everything she can and Selena just does not seem interested in working things out at all.”

It’s yet another reason that Selena’s inner circle is said to be deeply concerned for the 25-year-old’s welfare.

“Selena’s friends think the only reason she got back with Justin in the first place was to break his heart for breaking her heart so many times.”

We guess that mission was less than successful.

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Justin Bieber: Dating Model Just to Make Selena Gomez Jealous?!

The whole world knew it was bound to happen, but we suppose that doesn’t make Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s latest breakup any less painful for the principles involved.

Which means we’re in for yet another round of competitive pettiness delivered by two wealthy and beautiful young people who could be putting all their time and money to more productive use by doing literally anything else.

And this time, there are innocent bystanders being dragged into the mix.

Baskin Champion may sound like a winner at this year’s Westminster Dog Show, she’s actually a 22-year-old model and the latest pawn in Justin and Selena’s game.

It seems the Biebs has been spotted out and about with Baskin several times in recent weeks, but he’s apparently less concerned with bedding the beauty (although we’re sure that happened, too) and more interested in making Selena jealous.

“He knows everything he’s doing is going to get out,” a source close to the situation assures E! News.

“[Gomez is] off having fun with her friends and so he’s showing that he can still go out and have fun too. And to be honest, I’m sure there’s a part of him that wants to make Selena a bit jealous!”

The insider says Justin has a long history of messing with Selena’s mind:

“This seems like right out of the old Justin’s textbook! He was very manipulative with her emotions the last time and did stuff like this a lot,” the source claims.

Yeesh. Sounds like the sort of douchey behavior with which Bieber’s name was once, sadly, synonymous.

Beginning to look like those who feared that Justin and Selena would revert back to their unhealthiest selves by giving their relationship another go were on to something.

As for Ms. Gomez, she’s said to be struggling in the wake of the split, but apparently, in some ways, she’s finding life easier post-Justin.

We already knew that Selena’s mom doesn’t like Bieber, and it seems many of her friends have similar feelings.

As a result, the singer is being widely praised for cutting ties with Justin yet again:

“They think he’s a bad influence on her and she becomes really dependent on him,” the source says.

“She’s so generous and loyal and puts 100 percent of herself into everything, including her relationships, which isn’t always the healthiest.”

The insider claims that Selena’s main strategy these days is simply to avoid news about Justin as much as possible:

“The thing with Justin and Selena is that when they’re together, they’re together, when they’re apart, they’re apart. As in, they’re no longer attached at the hip,” the tipster claims.

As for Justin’s apparent hookup with Ms. Champion, well, Selena may not have much to worry about on that score.

The source says that while Baskin may have left a concert hand-in-hand with Justin earlier this week, it was apparently all for show, as the relationship is based on “nothing more” than friendly flirting.

“Justin’s been friends with her for a while. They know each other through mutual friends,”

Sigh. Seems like a lot of work just to mess with your emotionally fragile ex.

Stars – they’re just as petty as the rest of us!

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Justin Bieber: I Can’t Live Without Selena Gomez!!

Jelena has broken up. Or at least they’re on a break.

We’ve heard that Justin Bieber feels devastated without Selena in his life. But this new report is very worrying.

And it sounds like Selena’s happy, smile-filled Australian vacation isn’t making things any better.

As we know from Selena Gomez’s bikini video, she’s off having a grand old time in Australia … very much without Justin Bieber.

HollywoodLife reports that Justin is miserable without Selena and having trouble coping with her absence.

Justin has Selena on the brain constantly.”

That happens to a lot of people, but it’s just because they’re fans who are listening to her excellent music.

For the Biebs … it’s much, much more personal. It sounds like he really misses her.

And her recent bikini video may be making him wonder if she feels the same.

The source goes on to explain how the Biebs is attempting to cope.

“He is trying to drown it out by hanging with friends and doing stuff on his own time but he keeps thinking about her.”

Honestly? We’re just glad to hear that he’s relying on the company of friends to drown his sorrows instead of, you know, abusing some sort of substance.

Recovering from an alleged substance abuse problem — one that his own manager worried might claim his life just a few short years ago — isn’t like getting over a cold. It could return at any moment, especially when the person is feeling low.

The source goes on to describe Justin’s state of mind, and it almost sounds like Justin is addicted to Selena … and perhaps can’t understand why she could look so happy on video while she’s away from him.

“He always wants to be around her, talk to her and be with her.”

Actually, the source is not even particularly subtle about the analogy.

“She is like a drug for him, he just needs more and more and more.”

Now, a lot of people feel that way about Selena Gomez’s music and have felt that way for the better part of a decade. It’s no surprise that she’s delightful company, too.

But … being so attached to someone that you can’t stand being without them even for a short break? Maybe that’s romantic … or maybe that’s a really unhealthy dependence problem.

The source says that the Biebs is all but counting down the days until he and Selena are reunited.

“He can’t wait until she is back because he wants to really wine and dine her upon her return and really kick start the relationship back up again.”

He may have to wait longer than Selena’s Australia trip lasts, however.

As we know, Justin and Selena broke up this time, even if it’s reportedly just a temporary break, because of little disagreements and one big spat.

It sounds like they needed time apart.

And we don’t know that Selena’s little break from their whirlwind renewed romance is going to convince her that she needs to go back to Bieber. Some believe that she’s just repeating past mistakes with him and would do better to move on.

It is worrisome to hear that Justin is clinging to the hope that he and Selena will get back together.

It sounds almost like an emotional dependency.

Whether they get back together or not, that doesn’t sound like a healthy degree of attachment for these two.

We’ve heard that Selena and Justin may feel that their reunion was divinely ordained … and it’s possible that some of the folks at their mutual megachurch are reinforcing that idea. But … relationships are a personal matter and they seldom last.

The worst case scenario would be for this to drive Justin into his old habits of bad, self-destructive behavior.

Let’s hope that, no matter what lies in store for Jelena, that it doesn’t come to that.

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