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Hollywood Life: Jewel on dealing with sexual harassment

Life hasn't always been easy for Jewel. The singer, whose album "Picking Up the Pieces" dropped Friday, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about hardships in her life from dealing with sexual harassment as early as age 8 to living out of her car as a teen.

"I've had men hitting on me, sadly, since I was really young. At 8 . . . just horrible stuff," the singer said.

Later in life, while homeless in San Diego, the Alaska-raised Jewel sang in bars and coffee shops, and was often approached by men.

"It was almost like they were sharks that could smell blood, like of vulnerability. I'd go back to my car, writing songs, and men would literally come up and proposition me. . . . I never took anybody up on it, but it was interesting to see this side of men that basically would prey on somebody vulnerable."

Jewel, 41, said those experiences helped her to become stronger. "I learned to keep my energy to myself, where there's nothing about me that seemed approachable," she said. "And as men did approach me, I got very good at handling men in a way that sort of didn't anger them. . . . And at the same time using wit and humor to defuse the situation and to inform them, 'P.S. Not available that way.' "

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Ryan Murphy, creator of Fox's "Scream Queens," announced Friday that Patrick Schwarzenegger has been added to the cast of the Fox series, which bows Sept. 22.

Schwarzenegger, 21, will play Thad Radwell, the younger brother of frat boy Chad Radwell (Glen Powell).

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