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Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate stand up for representation, Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato talk mental health, and 'The Dixie Chicks' change their name

Plus, David Beckham and Matthew Perry trade jokes about Beckham's selfie in a "Friends" T-shirt, all in your Pop Break on What's New
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Josh Gad, left, and Kristen Bell speak at the "Central Park" panel during the Apple+ TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

From talking about mental wellness to taking stands to promote racial equity and representation, celebrities are speaking their minds more than ever as Hollywood's reckoning continues.

Kelly Clarkson and Demi Lovato talked mental health this morning, on "The Kelly Clarkson Show."

Clarkson, who deals with depression, praised Lovato for speaking out, telling her:

"I love how open you are about mental health because I have similar issues, and I suffer from depression. I think a lot of people, especially in the creative world or just from childhood even, [are] kind of trained to just keep going and [act like] 'you can handle it,' especially as a woman."

Clarkson elaborated that she felt the message to females is typically, "Don't let them see you sweat."

Immediately after, Lovato turned that praise right back around to her host.

"You were, like, the first idol that I ever had, and I wouldn't be the artist or even the person that I am with being so outspoken, and vulnerable, and fearless if I hadn't had you to look up to," Lovato told Clarkson.

The notoriously fearless country trio "The Dixie Chicks" are no more... sort of. 

The ladies have changed their name to just "The Chicks," dropping the Civil War-era word "Dixie," in line with the recent trend to stop glorifying history with racist undertones.

The ladies said they wanted to take this opportunity to "meet the moment," which is what their new song, "March," is all about.

Taking their own stand, actors Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate just announced they won't be voicing bi-racial cartoon characters any more. 

Bell, who up to this point has voiced the character of "Molly" in "Central Park" on Apple TV+, and Slate, who played the part of "Missy" in "Big Mouth" on Netflix, both say the roles should go to black actors who can better portray the characters.

And David Beckham and Matthew Perry traded jokes on Instagram after Beckham posted a selfie in a "Friends" T-shirt from the iconic episode where "Joey" puts on everything "Chandler" owns after "Chandler" hides his underwear. 

Perry reposted the photo and wrote, "This guy has really good taste," adding sarcastically, "Whoever that is."

Beckham took it in stride, confirmed his 15-year-old so son Cruz got him the shirt, and joked back, writing, "Could I BE wearing anymore clothes?"

The quote, of course, is from the episode called "The One Where No One's Ready," which first aired in 1996.

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