Saturday, February 6, 2016

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Get a Job Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller Movie HD

Maggie Grace Is Back on the Market

Us Weekly reports that actress Maggie Grace, 32, has broken off her engagement to director Matthew Cooke. Grace can next be seen in The Choice; she recently attended the premiere sans engagement ring (and fiancé). Grace's exes include one half of the World's Most Romantic Couple, Ian Somerhalder.

The Latest in Madonna and Guy Ritchie's Custody Battle

The custody hearing that was supposed to have happened in New York City concerning their son Rocco on Wednesday has been pushed back to March 2nd. Madonna recently paid Rocco a visit in London; here's how it went, according to People

"She was hoping to persuade Rocco to come back to New York . . . but Rocco reiterated his determination to stay in London. It was a series of short, difficult conversations between Madonna and Rocco...He should have been home already. Madonna is a devoted mother, and a big priority is her children's education....She is not happy. She is an excellent mother, and people can say whatever they want – but her children mean the world to her. She is going to fight, fight, fight, and she is going to fight to the end." 

Rose McGowan Getting Divorced

Rose McGowan, 42, has filed for divorce from husband of two years Davey Detail, 39. People reports that the couple have been separated since May. McGowan is asking the court to deny spousal support. This was McGowan's first marriage; she was previously engaged to Marilyn Manson and Robert Rodriguez.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Free Skate 2/5/16

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George Clooney on Proposing to Amal

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Sherpa

This superstar is a true triple threat: singing, dancing, acting. Some people refer to the man by her side as her boyfriend. He isn’t.

Sure he’s always there, escorting her to events, and cozying up with her for photos. But his job goes beyond that. He is actually her assistant. Her first assistant handles her phone, her emails, her schedule, and travel logistics. He is her second assistant. Our superstar pays him a salary.

He is her second assistant but we call him The Sherpa because his main job it to be her companion and her bag man (like for a President). He makes sure that she has everything she needs all the time.

He is her escort to all these events because he looks good and he does what he’s told. He’s protective of her and the kids and she likes that. They are actually good friends (well, as much as you can be with your employer). I’ve never seen them do anything more than give each other a quick peck on the lips though.

She likes him because he never says No to her. If she says, “Play with the kids,” he does it. If she says, “Carry my shopping bags,” he does it. The only thing he won’t do is carry her purse. He will carry her cell phone and her lipstick, though.

Triple Threat:

The Sherpa:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 2/5/16

What color makes you the happiest?

Demolition Official Trailer #2 (2015) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts Movie HD

Popbitch Blind Item - Suing For Attention

Buoyed by a recent win in the courts, which downmarket celeb hanger-on is trying his luck with a series of lawsuits, attempting to sue anyone who has run a story about him in the last three years?

Source: Popbitch

Drew Barrymore Not Feeling The Heat

Drew Barrymore recently sat down for an interview with Harper's Bazaar, where she talked about not feeling so hot at the moment. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"I don't think I'm hot right now necessarily, because I have all my irons in a bunch of different fires. I'm writing. I'm doing makeup. I'm doing design. I'm expanding Flower into different categories. I think it's a huge mistake to think you have to burn bright for your whole life. You cannot sustain it. It's exhausting, and it's not very realistic...Hot is a state of mind. It's an energy. You're hot when you're motivated. It means you want it and you're going after it. Hot isn't about being on the A-list or having a hot body. It's literally people who are on fire. Like Lena Dunham is on fire. Amy Schumer. Louis C.K. I think their brands of comedy and observational life stuff are some of the coolest I've seen in so many years."

On a typical day:
"Well, I have one of two days. One is really with my kids. Wake up, breakfast, activities, naps, activities, bath, and bed. Same as every parent—trying to make life fun for them, exhaust them, love them, feed them, be affectionate, be silly, and just be present. And drink a lot of caffeine. Another day could be in a lab or on a plane for a two-day jaunt on a business trip. My days are rarely mixed together. I probably subconsciously do that so I can maximize my time with my kids."

Reminiscing about her "Firestarter Face":
"I always said, 'Back off. Back off. Just back off, and don't make me angry.' Then I would clench my fists and scrunch my face a little bit and breathe rapidly, focus my eyes on something, and then blow it up. And although I'm such a peacekeeping hippie, I wish I had that power every once in a while. I totally wish I could blow some stuff up with my eyes."

On the picture of Barrymore lighting Steven King's cigarette at the Firestarter premiere:
"People were like, 'Oh, that would be funny.' I don't even know if he was a smoker or not. Somehow when you have a young girl, things are sort of excused. … But I think it's even cooler now. It's such an awesome picture...Stephen would come around. And I got to be in his office, that famous attic he writes in that's on the cover of his book On Writing. It was just a very cool time, and not in Hollywood."

Chris Rock Talks Diversity

Chris Rock recently sat down for an interview with Essence Magazine ahead of his hosting gig at this year's Academy Awards. The magazine quotes him as follows:

"I've never done a movie, any movie, the silliest movie, where someone, some studio person hasn't gone, 'Does the girl have to be Black?' It happens every time. Black women get paid less than everybody in Hollywood. Everybody's talking about Jennifer Lawrence. Talk to Gabrielle Union. If you want to hear stories, talk to Nia Long. Talk to Kerry Washington. They would love to get to Jennifer Lawrence's place, or just be treated with the same amount of respect. Black women are the least represented on-screen. They just are. You can go see a lot of movies and there's not one black woman in there with, like, a real part. It's a real, real, real problem."

On what Rock has done to try to address that problem:
"I think everything I’ve ever done has had a significant role for a Black or brown woman. I refuse not to. I’ve never gone into battle without a Black woman, you know, a movie battle. With Tichina Arnold in Everybody Hates Chris, I had to fight for Tichina. I’m not even going to tell you who the network wanted. She’s literally as good as Tina Fey or Julia Louis-Dreyfus or any of these chicks. They’re like, ‘Tichina who’?’”

On hosting the Oscars:
"I'm going to do my best. It could go horribly wrong. Don't ever think that it can't. That's when it goes wrong—when you don't think there's any chance of it going wrong. If you know it won't, it probably won't."

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Just Another Piece

Studio marketing teams cognizant of this A-list actor’s box office status are no longer advertising their projects showcasing the actor. Despite his salary, star quality and fame, he’ll be treated like just another piece in the ensemble.

Who is he?

Jessica Alba Feels Like A Man, Baby!

Jessica Alba recently sat down for an interview with Cosmopolitan, where she talked about her masculine side. The magazine quotes her as follows:

On her first career: 
"I always wanted to be a big action star, to be as relevant as men. I was very aggressive with the vision and manifesting it."

On owning your femininity: 
"Most of my life, I identified more with my masculine side. I was kind of aggressive and super masculine in my early 20s — even into my mid- 20s. I got boobs when I was young …  and I was like, What do I do? … I was never the girl who they marketed. I was always feeling angry, like an imposter. I learned how to be cool with the feminine later in life."

On never doubting your own expertise: 
"I'm in a man's world in business. But I know what women want — [men] don't … Whenever [male colleagues] question me in meetings, I'm like, 'Go home and ask your wife. This is a pointless conversation. Go home and talk to her.' When we were talking about package designs, I was like, 'Are you really giving me notes on packaging for feminine care? I literally can't with you.'"

On equal pay: 
"There are not as many women in government titles, business titles. It's just not equal. And until there is equality, you're going to feel that no matter what industry you're in. But from day one, I was like, girls should have an equal seat at the table. Take Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, she's opening movies — she's the box office draw as much as any guy in the movie, if not more. She should be compensated for that."

Celebrity Real Estate - Miley Cyrus Malibu Edition

Miley Cyrus is on the move again! She recently picked up a Malibu pad for $2.525 million. The 1,384 square foot home features four bedrooms, three full bathrooms plus one additional shitter, and sits on just over two acres of land. See pictures of the property at Curbed.

Lainey Gossip Blind Item - Reese Witherspoon's Blind Riddle

Yes, this is somewhat of a retread of yesterday's Entertainment Weekly blind item. But here's Lainey's take on it...

As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood:

“About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. And I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No, I’m not interested.” They said, “Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.” And I thought, “Oh, that’s where we’re at? You’re fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?” And by the way, two Oscar winners did it.”

Which is partly why she started producing. Anyway, the internet seems to think it’s either A Million Ways To Die In The West or The Dilemma or No Strings Attached – all movies with maybe one Oscar winner but definitely not two. And let me tell you something about celebrities: they ALL know who’s won an Oscar and who hasn’t. They know it well. They have that sh-t memorised. Especially Reese Witherspoon. She’d never make that mistake of thinking someone’s won an Oscar when they haven’t. I think she’s talking about those Garry Marshall movies like New Year’s Eve (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert DeNiro) and Valentine’s Day (Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Shirley MacLaine). And she’s right. They were terrible.

Let’s not pretend, though, that Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon have the same opportunities. Halle’s going to take that movie because that might be her only option for a year. You know what else is weird to me? Reese Witherspoon is managed by Rick Yorn. Very, very powerful. Her agent is Bryan Lourd …who is the CO-CHAIRMAN of CAA. She’s married to Jim Toth, one of the top agents at CAA. He reps Robert Downey Jr, just to give an idea of his influence. And even her people are sending her bullsh-t scripts?"

Source: Lainey Gossip

TV Show Roundup 2/5/16

Casting News:
Alicia Witt is joining the cast of AMC's The Walking Dead, reports E! News.

The Hollywood Reporter announces that Jason Patric will star in Season 2 of Fox's Wayward Pines.

Matt LeBlanc is the new co-host of BBC's Top Gear, along with Chris Evans, announces The Hollywood Reporter.

New Show:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Tony Shalhoub is making his return to TV on CBS' new show BrainDead, from the creators of Good Wife.

Programming Note:
E! News reports that Johnny Depp's supergroup The  Hollywood Vampires will be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, airing on CBS on February 15th.

USA has renewed Colony for a second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

BMX, X Games and MTV Star Dave Mirra Has Died

Pro BMX biker Dave Mirra has passed away at the age of 41 from an apparent suicide; he was found on Thursday in a parked truck in North Carolina with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mirra held the X Games record for most medals in history until 2013; he had 24 medals total, 14 of which were gold. Mirra also appeared on MTV as the host of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge for a few seasons. Mirra is survived by wife Lauren and their two daughters Madison, 9, and Mackenzie, 8. Read his full obituary at the Los Angeles Times.

Sofia Vergara Bleeds For Fashion

Sofia Vergara recently sat down for an interview with Net-A-Porter

“People will often say that I wear the same thing on the red carpet, but I know my body: it’s very voluptuous and I’ve got the boobs of a stripper. They’re a 32DDD and because they’re real, they’re everywhere, so I need my dresses to have structure — and under armor. There is so much going on under my dresses that I bleed at the end of award ceremonies. In 10 years I think it would be good to have a reduction. I don’t think it’s even going to be an option not to [have surgery], because I’m going to start having back pains. I wouldn’t make them too small — just enough that I don’t end up looking like an old stripper.”

On starting a family with husband Joe Manganiello:
“I wouldn’t mind another child: my husband is younger than me and he wants kids so we’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do. The idea of doing it all again doesn’t scare me but, hey, it’s not like it’s going to happen naturally, is it?”

On aging:
“Watching myself age on screen is awful! There is nothing more disturbing than watching an episode of ‘Modern Family’ from the first season, then one from seven years later, but what can I do? I’ll be sad when the wolf whistles stop. I’m already sad that men have started calling me ‘Señora.’ I get really pissed off: ‘What? It’s Señorita!’”

Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Has Died

Maurice White, founder of the group Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed away at the age of 74. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and Maurice was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. Maurice is survived by brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire members Verdine White and Fred White. Read his full obituary at the New York Times.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Free Skate 2/4/16

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Chris Martin Carpool Karaoke

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - No Oscar Guarantee

When an actor wins an Oscar, you would think that it would practically guarantee him a lifetime of good roles in good films. Not necessarily.

This actor is best known for his role in a classic sports-related film. He won an Academy Award over ten years ago. He thought he was set for life. Well, he does work regularly, but he has chosen films and roles that have resulted in more Razzie nominations than Oscar nominations.

He thinks that his latest TV project is going to be the one to put him back on top.  One director has his doubts:

Yeah, I saw it. It’s not a great performance. He overplayed it. He’s trying too hard. It’s distracting.  Once you don’t believe he is the character, you can’t get that back. It’s too bad, because this really could have been the one [project] to propel him back into the spotlight.

If he’s looking for the spotlight, perhaps he can hit the campaign trail with that Presidential Candidate with whom he has a close connection?


TV Project:

Presidential Candidate:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 2/4/16

What's your favorite thing to find in your mailbox?

Me Before You Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin Movie HD

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Hemorrhaging Money

This A-list film studio is hemorrhaging money, according to my source, and there’s even corybantic speculation on the starry streets that it may go under. My source claims it’s due to underwhelming box office performances and bad investments, but thinks the studio is more likely to go through a structural overhaul than a bankruptcy filing, which will be sure to ruin the rapturous spirit of the studio’s many foes.

What is the studio?

Hollywood Reporter Interview With George Miller

The Hollywood Reporter recently sat George Miller down for an interview as part of its The Hollywood Masters series. The whole thing is worth a read; here are some of the highlights:

On A Clockwork Orange:
"It was one of those movies that, once having seen it, for me, I can always remember almost every part of the movie, cut for cut. Particularly the first half, which I thought was so vivid. And that was the great thing about Stanley Kubrick. Somehow he was able to create images which, once seen, are never forgotten. They somehow sear themselves into the brain. And they're just uniquely his vision. And so whenever I watch something like Clockwork Orange, it's almost as though I don't need to watch it over and over, because I know every shot, every gesture, every bit of the music and so on. But the filmmakers that influence you, when I really became interested in cinema, it started with the silent filmmakers. I remember I first saw Buster Keaton, and I thought, “Wow, this guy really, really knows the potential of classic montage filmmaking.” You’ve got composition, how one shot flows to the next, and understanding in those chase films and those action movies he made, understanding that it can only exist in cinema. It could never exist in theater or anywhere else. So they were the people who defined it. And then for me, you know, the greatest pioneer — not only because of the films he made, but because of the way he was able to articulate his process so succinctly — was Hitchcock. But there's so many of them."

On quitting Witches of Eastwick, twice:
"It was a chaotic production. I'm not even sure what happened. I’d had a really fantastic experience working on the Twilight Zone movie with Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall and Kathy Kennedy and a whole crew that had come off E.T.  And it felt like very much at home. I thought, “Oh, this is Hollywood.” You know, all these stories about Hollywood being chaotic [weren’t true].  And I didn't pay enough attention — when I read this wonderful screenplay Witches of Eastwick — to the crew and how the film was to be made. I thought, “Oh, it's just going to be like working with Amblin and that whole cohort.” And it wasn't. I didn't cast enough of the crew properly. There was some of the producers were very chaotic in their thinking. And, if it wasn't for Jack Nicholson — it kind of got crazy. There was no purpose to [things]. The first mistake I made was, I sat down at a production meeting and they said, like we always do in these production meetings, “OK, where can we cut the budget?” And I said, “Oh, I don't need a trailer,” because I'm never in the trailer. I'm either with the actors or I'm on the set.  Back in Australia, we'd done the Mad Max movies. I never had a trailer, because we're out there, just into something. Now that would make sense. I had always been one of the producers on the film. But that was code to them that, “Oh, this guy's negotiable on everything.”

That was really interesting. And I was always seen as being very polite. And they mistake politeness for weakness. That's what Jack told me. He said, “Be careful. They mistake your politeness for weakness.” And he said, “You've got to make them think you're a little bit crazy.” [LAUGHTER] Seriously. It was really interesting. When I asked for 150 extras, I was really careful about having to fill a hall. But 75 turned up. And I said, “Well, I can't shoot.” So if I needed 150 extras, I'd ask for 300. And 300 would have to be let go because they'd say to me, “Why did you ask for 300?” I said, “Because last time you gave me 75.” So the game started playing. Same with camera crews. I always ordered an extra camera crew, but wouldn't use them because I was very one-shot-camera — you know, one camera shooting — at that time. And it went on and on and on. And then there was one of the producers who threw a tantrum on the set for a reason I still don't know. And I just didn't turn up to the set the next day. And the moment that happened, suddenly I had everyone from the studio [saying], “What's wrong? What's wrong? Oh, we'll solve the problem.” I said, “Well if he's on the set, I just can't be on the set.” So suddenly I was unwittingly being conditioned to bad behavior. I was rewarded for bad behavior. And basically punished for good behavior.

And suddenly I saw how the pathology happened. And it was Jack Nicholson who negotiated me through that, and I'm eternally grateful. But more than the process of that, just to see his process: that thing we talked about, the paradox between rigor and abandon, and the creative courage of that. Seeing his skill was a great privilege on that film."

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

“E.R.” Cast Reunion with George Clooney and Jimmy Kimmel

Entertainment Weekly Blind Item - Chasing The Bad Part

Reese Witherspoon on when she decided acting wasn’t enough:

“About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. And I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No, I’m not interested.” They said, “Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.” And I thought, “Oh, that’s where we’re at? You’re fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?” And by the way, two Oscar winners did it.”


Oscar Winners:

Ariana Grande Wants to Dress You

The Hollywood Reporter announces that donut-licker Ariana Grande is designing her first collection for British retailer Lipsy London. The collection will be released on March 2nd, and prices start at $47. You can expect partywear, "Retro Riviera" daywear, and a prom line. 

Celebrity Real Estate - Sara Gilbert Edition

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry recently picked up a new Los Angeles home for $6.85 million. The 6,127 square foot home features six bedrooms, six full bathrooms plus one additional shitter, and golf course views. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Chris Pine Talks Strong Women

Chris Pine is appearing in the new Wonder Woman movie, due out next summer. The actor sat down for an interview with DuJour Magazine, where he talked about strong women. The magazine quotes him as follows:

"Action is so synonymous with violence and revenge and eye-for-an-eye; the masculine footprint in the world is so violent and obviously it hasn’t really gotten us anywhere. A woman at the forefront naturally leads with this compassion, and [is about] giving life instead of taking it. To have a strong woman who represents those qualities, I think we can start injecting this world with a little bit more of the ideology of compassion, love and positive moral strength rather than something destructive.

When I was a younger actor, I meditated and marinated over the effect on the long-term and the short-term, the this and the that. I thought myself out of so many things I could have done. Now, if a couple of things pop to me, if my internal speedometer is going in that direction, then I say, ‘Yeah. Let’s rock ‘n’ roll.'”

TV Show Roundup 2/4/16

WGN America has cancelled Manhattan after two season, reports TV Line.

Casting News:
Carlos Ponce has joined the cast of Lifetime's Devious Maids for its fourth season, reports TV Line.

TV Line announces that Revenge's Barry Sloane will star in The History Channel's new series SIX, about Navy SEAL Team Six.

New Show:
SyFy has given a 13-episode order to the Matt Damon and Ben Affleck-produced Incorporated, starring Reign actor Sean Teale, reports TV Line.


Programming Note:
TV Line announces that The Big Bang Theory's 200th episode will air on CBS February 25th, and will feature appearance from TV's Batman Adam West, Christine Baranski, John Ross Bowie, Wil Wheaton, and Sara Gilbert.

Bob Elliott Has Died

Bob Elliott, half of the comedy team Bob and Ray, and father to actor Chris Elliott, has passed away at the age of 92 after a battle with throat cancer. Bob is survived by sons Chris and Robert Jr, daughters Colony Elliott Santangelo, Amy Elliott Andersen, and Shannon Elliott, eleven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Read his full obituary at the New York Times.

Nick Jonas Grows Some New Facial Hair

People reports that Nick Jonas, 23, and Lily Collins, 26, are dating. A sources states, "It's new. They just started to hang out. It's casual, but they like each other." Lily is the daughter of Phil Collins, and previously "dated" Zac Efron, so I'm sure she's used to this arrangement.

Bill Cosby Assault Case Going Full Steam Ahead

Bill Cosby spent the earlier part of this week trying to get his sexual assault case thrown out in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where he is finally facing charges for the 2004 sexual assault of a former Temple University employee. TMZ reports that Cosby's efforts were unsuccessful, and the judge has rejected Cosby's request for a dismissal. A preliminary hearing will begin in about a month. Cosby's attorney's of course say that the decision by the court was wrong, and that they will appeal the decision. Fitting that Cosby would go with attorneys that don't know the meaning of the word "no."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Free Skate 2/3/16

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Kate Winslet Felt Susan Sarandon's Boobs - And Talks Titanic

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Get Away From Me

One attendee at The SAG Awards had an interesting report about a certain celebrity couple.

We were all in an area where there were no cameras, and it was clear that they were having some kind of problem. She was really annoyed and wouldn’t even look at him. At one point, he said something (I don’t know what) and grabbed her arm to try to get her attention, but she wasn’t having any of that. She yanked her arm away and said “Get away from me!” Not loud, but loud enough for several people to hear. Then she rolled her eyes and walked away. It was shocking. Five minutes later I saw them sitting a couple of tables away from me. The camera was on them, and they were all over each other, kissing and smiling. It was shocking. I had no idea that both of them were such good actors!

The couple was at the SAG Awards because one of them had been nominated for an award. We do not know what their argument was about.


Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 2/3/16

If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?

Green Room Official Red Band Trailer #1 (2016) - Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots Horror HD

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Fairly Famous Husband

The fairly famous husband of this A-list actress cannot get a movie made for the life of him. No one wants to bankroll him, even though his wife has offered to appear for a low fee. It’s causing problems between him and his wife, and my source claims they wouldn’t be surprised if they split.

Who is he?

Who is she?

Goop Speaks

Gwyneth Paltrow recently sat down for an interview with Glamour Magazine. Here's what she had to say:

On Friendships:
"If you were to ask me what my biggest success is, it's that. I've been able to maintain and nourish my relationships. As you get older, you choose friends based on not only what feels resonant and warm but if they're bringing something to your life. My women friends are incredibly intelligent. There's no posturing, no competition. Especially in Los Angeles, I see pockets of friends who are very competitive, and I think, What is the point? I would rather be alone in bed with a book than have a girlfriend who is like that."

On her new skincare line with Juice Beauty:
"With the skin care line, I'm a little bit nuts. There's no point in making something unless it's better than anything you've ever found. So I gave everyone [at Juice] a run for their money. My head of beauty started calling me the Princess and the Pea; one time we agreed on a sample, and I said, 'Perfect.' Then another sample of it came, and I was like, 'They changed it.' Some preservative changed, I could tell, and they were like, “Shit.” [Laughs.] But in the end, I'm proud of what we were able to do. This is effective, luxurious, and completely organic…. You could eat it."

On negative energy:
"Sometimes I'll get annoyed if someone's like, 'Goop is so expensive.' I'm like, 'Have you looked at the website? Have you seen the range of price points? 'Cause we sell things that are $8.' I'm like, 'If you want to fuck with me, bring your A-game. At least have all your information.' Once in a while, if I'm exhausted and overwhelmed, I'll be like, 'Ugh, that bugs me,' or, 'That hurt my feelings.' But very rarely. I don't lose sleep over it. It's my business to live my life and learn my lessons. I don't care what anybody else thinks. really, truly. Maybe when I was 25 that would have been different. But I'm 43 years old, and I know who I am, and I own my mistakes. They're my business. And when somebody who doesn't know me has an opinion, it's none of my business."

On being "broke":
"People think, 'She's just a rich kid.' Until I was 18, I was. Then I was broke. I've never taken a dime off my parents. I'm completely self-made...I went to UC Santa Barbara, and when I quit to try to be an actress, my dad was like, 'That's great, but I'm not gonna help you.' I was like, 'Yeah, right.' And he was like, 'No, I'm not.' So I got an apartment with a roommate; I worked as a hostess at a restaurant; I would scrounge quarters to buy Starbucks—and walk there to save gas. I remember once asking my dad for money, like, 'Please, I'm really stuck. Can you help?' And he said, 'You're more than welcome to come over for dinner.' That was it."

On conscious uncoupling:
"Right. And isn't that the ideal? Well, the ideal is to stay married. But if you can't stay married, wouldn't the ideal be that you could still be a family and you could put aside your own stuff long enough to explore—what is this new family and who am I in it? And Chris is a great ex-husband 'cause he's a very, very willing partner in how to do that. We're constantly putting aside our own stuff and trying to reimagine something that we don't personally have an example for...We spend a lot of time together. He's been away for two weeks [promoting his album]. Last night he got in at midnight and slept here so he could surprise the kids in the morning, we could all have breakfast, and he could take them to school. So…we're not living together, but he's more than welcome to be with us whenever he wants. And vice versa: I sleep in his house in Malibu a lot with the kids. We'll have a weekend all together; holidays, we're together. We're still very much a family, even though we don't have a romantic relationship. He's like my brother."

Read the full interview at Glamour.

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Amber Valletta Prefers Female Photographers

Model and actress Amber Valletta recently sat down for an interview with Porter, where she talked about working with female photographers. The magazine quotes her as follows, as reprinted by People:

“I always feel safe with a woman photographer. I feel that no matter how they interpret something, they understand all sides of it. Because they are women, and women are complex creatures. Men can appreciate it, but women get it. We internalize everything. Women are really coming into their own. When we look back on this time, we are going to see a real shift… in equality, in pay structure, in running companies, in coding. Maybe even in the presidency. Hopefully.”

On leaving home at 15 to model:
“I think she was really naïve. We were naïve, both of us. We were all naïve. Everybody’s constantly growing. It’s just whether or not you’re observing it or not, you know? In your 20s you can learn a lot and you can be very smart and clever and savvy. Especially these kids today. They seem like they have it all together. But let’s talk to them again when they’re 40 years old and see really who they are. Is it who they thought they were at 25?”

On turning 40:
“I feel so much more aware of who I am today as a woman since I turned 40. I don’t know, it’s kind of like the light bulb clicks on and you’re like, ‘Okay, who I used to be is sort of behind me. Who do I want to be and how do I want to live for the next 20 good years?'”

Billy Masters Blind Item - Inching Out of the Closet

Could it be that a certain sizable son is inching out of that closet? How he found a closet big enough to fit into is beside the point. While he's been the messy one of the clan (and that's saying something), he's getting some help from an unlikely source. Seeing what someone close to him is doing has given this guy the impetus to be who he is. Sure, it's baby steps—being seen in public in his current physical state is a big enough deal. But making out with another guy is HUGE—and we don't mean huge like his self-proclaimed need for Magnums!

Source: Billy Masters

Christina Aguilera Talks Motherhood

Christina Aguilera recently sat down for an interview with Women's Health Magazine, where she talked about motherhood. The magazine quotes her as follows:

"Mothers are constantly expected to be the nurturers, the givers, the providers of a comfortable home. We're expected to be pregnant, have the kids, breastfeed once we have the babies. And we're expected to look amazing after baby, right? Keep our husbands and boyfriends interested—because we're supposed to get back to sexy and keep things exciting in the bedroom. There's such a long list."

On how she deals:
"Having children is the ultimate joy, and I love my kids, but women have to find time to nurture themselves. If someone has a baby, the first thing I'm like is, 'OK, are you taking care of you?'...On my days off, if I can plan some quality spa time, that is like my heaven. A spa vacation that literally is not just a spa day, with a massage and maybe a bath, but a spa 'experience' is the ultimate. It's everything."

On advice to new mothers:
"I would say to any woman: 'Don't be too hard on yourself!' If you're not feeling confident on a certain day, you have to let that go, and own, 'Yeah, I'm not feeling confident today,' and you move on and try to enjoy the best you can."

On body confidence after baby:
"I'm not into deprivation; I'm not into suffering into getting a great body or the body that you want. I'm into enjoying life, being conscious and aware, but also breathing into yourself and owning what you got...It takes time, I think, to build confidence and to grow into feeling comfortable in your own skin. It is what you feel inside and how you can exude it and how you own it, sometimes in front of a camera. It's difficult on days when you don't feel it, but it is things like yoga that has helped me to know how to center myself and how to bring myself into that place of awareness and just being able to breathe into my own body. My whole life, I feel like I've lived many years growing up in this business, from 7-years-old on, and very much a fight-or-flight mode and its things like yoga that brings you outside of that chaotic moment and then draws you inside to connect with what really is meaningful to you and sort of your inner light which then connects with your confidence."

On daughter Summer:
"I swear if I hadn't called her Summer I would've called her Joy because she just lights up a room and she illuminates brightness and happiness."

Celebrity Real Estate - Jerry Weintraub Edition

The former Beverly Hills home of Jerry Weintraub has hit the market for $25 million. The 7,300 square foot home features five bedrooms, eight full bathrooms plus two additional shitters, plus a guest house. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Kate Hudson Promotes Book

Kate Hudson is making the rounds to promote her new lifestyle book Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. This month, she sat down for an interview with Self Magazine. Here's what she had to say:

On change:

“I change my routine. I change my look. I change my mind. I really switch it up. I’ll do Tracy Anderson, I’ll do Body by Simone, I do everything. Nothing, literally nothing, makes me feel like I’m back to my body more than pilates. I’ll travel, and I’ll go for a run or I’ll Spin. But when I go home and get on the reformer or the Cadillac, my body immediately goes back. I can see an instant shift. [On location], that’s when it gets really hard. I’m one of those people who, it’ll be early in the morning and I’ll be in a robe getting my hair done, and I’ll use my Hot5 app—and do push-ups for five minutes!”

On Dieting:
“I’ve pretty much cut meat out. I don’t remember the last time I ate a steak. The hardest thing for me is eating right when I get up, because I don’t like to. I’m not one of those people who wakes up hungry. I wake up and I want coffee and even a green juice, but everybody says you’ve got to eat something, even if it’s little. So that’s sort of the hardest, but I realize that when I do, I eat less during the day or late at night.” 

On her fitness philosophy:
“If I want to go out and eat at a restaurant with amazing food, I’ll do that, like, once a week where I’m not thinking about it. I want to indulge! I want to do things that are not necessarily healthy sometimes. One day her thinking shifted. And she said, ‘You know what? I’m going to stop worrying about this stuff and just put one foot in front of the other.’ And the weight started coming off. I really do believe it starts in your head."

Read the full interview at Self.

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TV Show Roundup 2/3

Casting News:
TV Line reports that Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore are joining Showtime's Twin Peaks revival.

The Killing's Joel Kinnaman will appear on season four of Netflix's House of Cards, reports TV Line.

Tanaya Beatty is joining the cast of NBC's Night Shift, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Discovery's true-crime series Killing Fields has been renewed for a minimum of six more episodes, announces The Hollywood Reporter.

George Clooney Talks Old Hollywood

People recently caught up with George Clooney at the premiere of his new movie Hail, Caesar!, where Clooney reminisced about old Hollywood. The magazine quotes him as follows:

"Gregory Peck used to have these great parties at his house, with Jack Lemmon playing the piano. Gregory and his wife would throw these insanely fun parties with really interesting heads of state and actors. [Gregory Peck's house] was the house from Shampoo, actually. So that's one of those times where you're going to that party and to that house, it's something I'll always remember. That was really fun." 

On chauffeuring aunt Rosemary Clooney:
"I was a kid on the road with my aunt when she was singing and I was driving her. So I got to drive all these [old-time stars], like Helen O'Connell, and Margaret Whiting, Kaye Ballard, and Kay Starr and all these singers. They're these sweet, wonderful, talented ladies who can be really tough and really fun along the way."