Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson on surviving the trolls: ‘People were saying horrific things’

Eight years after she shot to fame on The X Factor, Nelson describes how she navigated the trauma of being relentlessly bullied on social media When Jesy Nelson was 19 and working behind the bar at a pub in Dagenham, Essex, she remembers watching Little Mix were crowned, the first Facebook message she saw was from a stranger. It read: You are the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life. You do not deserve to be in this girl band, you deserve to die. I should have been on cloud nine, she says. I had Leigh-Anne [Pinnock, also of Little Mix] in my room being like: This is the best! and I was like: No, this isnt. Little …

Kim Kardashian West is studying law: welcome to the new seriousness | Gaby Hinsliff

Vacuous celebrity could be on its way out its no longer enough to be famous for being famous, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff Kim Kardashian West is studying to be a lawyer. The reality TV star who once tried to break the internet with a photograph of her bottom defended OJ Simpson in one of the most racially charged trials in living memory. The prisoner in whose case she intervened, Van Jones, the prison reform campaigner who accompanied Kardashian West to the White House, also describes his new ally as the mother of three black kids. That has very specific resonances in a USA where black and mixed-race families (if not necessarily those with Kim and her husband Kanye Wests …