Saturday, December 3, 2016

Free Skate 12/3/16

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Jennifer Lawrence Nearly Killed Someone With A Sacred Rock - The Graham Norton Show

Shia LaBeouf Talks Married Life

E! News recently caught up with Shia LaBoeuf at the premiere for Man Down. Here's what he had to say about married life:

"It's better on the other side. I've been lied to my whole life. You always hear these people who are all cynical, like, 'Ah, man, once you get married everything changes. But for the better though!"

On holiday traditions:
"I'm about to create some new ones. My mom will be involved, her mom will be involved…I'll probably have to do Hanukkah and Christmas and Kwanza and the whole nine."

Chelsea Handler Talks Dating

Chelsea Handler, 41, recently sat down for an interview with People to talk about her love life. Here's what she had to say:

“I think my friends are getting to a point where they’re like, ‘We need to get you a boyfriend.’ I guess it’s time! L.A. is weird. Everyone is gay or married. I’ve got to wait for a bunch of people to get divorced I guess. I don’t get asked out. No one is knocking at my door. People try to set me up, but the guys that want to date me, I’m not that interested in. And guys I want to date, don’t seem that interested in me. Of course I want to be in love. I want a boyfriend. But so many of my dreams have come true [already]. So I’m cool with anything else this lifetime. Because I really hit the jackpot.”

On what she's looking for in a man:
“[He] will have to be confident and secure and put me in my place. But I don’t have any parameters about who I date. I’m open."

Katy Mixon is Pregnant

People reports that American Housewife star Katy Mixon, 35, and her fiancé Breaux Greer, 40, are expecting their first child together. The actress and the Olympic Javelin-thrower have been together for over four years.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Free Skate 12/2/16

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Ian Somerhalder Talks Social Responsibility and True Love

Ian Somerhalder, one half of The World's Most Romantic Couple, recently sat down for an interview with Angelino Magazine. Here's what he had to say:

On how his childhood formed his social conscience:
"I grew up pretty impoverished in the Southeast, in a very delicate ecosystem on a lake that borders New Orleans. There had to be balance between nature and human. My father always taught me to find that balance. You have to give back what you take."

On the Ian Somerhalder Foundation:
"The Ian Somerhalder Foundation ( was born out of the feeling of helplessness watching our government stand aside and let a company lie, cheat and steal from the people. I watched my backyard destroyed...You change the world through the education of its youth. The greatest, untapped natural resource in the world are kids. It's all about knowledge."

On wife Nikki Reed:
"The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew. Oh, I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife. Absolutely, definitely. I live with someone who strives to find happiness and peace in the smallest things - whether it's sitting for five minutes under a tree or getting out into the country and spending time on our horses or even just going for a walk around the lake or riding a boat. I am so blessed that I did, indeed, find this human being that can deal with me and is also the most caring, compassionate person I've ever known. That's why I wake up happy."

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - His Other Affair

This Academy Award-winning actor with the long film career was recently subjected to a little embarrassment. A former costar from a classic movie revealed that the two of them had a affair during filming. Yes, our actor was married at the time.

Well, if he wants to avoid being further embarrassed, our actor should hope that his other costars are better at keeping their mouths shut!

Why? Because although his infidelity cost him his first marriage, he didn’t seem to learn his lesson.

While married to his second wife, he had a very torrid affair with his female costar from a completely different famous film!


First Actress/Film:

Second Actress/Film:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 12/2/16

If you could talk with only one person for the rest of your life, who would it be and why?

Eloise Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Chace Crawford Movie

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Want for Wings

The talentless daughter of a famous person, like most of them, is trying her hand at modelling. She's taking it very seriously and her aim is to become a Victoria's Secret Angel at next year's show. 

'She's read all the coverage and watched all the shows,' whispers my source. 'She wants this badly. I wonder if Daddy and Mommy can buy it for her.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is she?

Source: The Gossip Life

The Hollywood Reporter's Actor Roundtable

The Hollywood Reporter recently gathered Jeff Bridges, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Andrew Garfield, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dev Patel for an actor roundtable interview. Here are some of the highlights:

What do you most like about acting and what do you like the least?
Andrew Garfield: "I just like knowing everything I can. I love the fact that I get to train for a year as a Jesuit priest and then train to be a cop and learn how to make a rocking chair. I want to know everything about everything, and that's not possible and it won't be possible. I'm not ever going to reach it. Neil Young has a recurring dream where he has the perfect melody — and he wakes up every time and can't remember it. And that's what it is for me. There's something to aspire to always, there's somewhere further to go. And the thing that I hate about acting is — well, everything I just said. (Laughter.) The longing is so f—ing painful sometimes."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "What I don't like is: I guess since the heyday of Hollywood, there has been a merging of actors and royalty and celebrity. It's tough to complain, because it's a really privileged life I get to lead, [but] the whole celebrity thing is unhealthy and I feel bad perpetuating it."

Jeff Bridges: "I was digging what you were saying, Andrew. It's very paradoxical, man. The very thing you love is the thing that you hate. The first word that came to mind — what do you love or hate, you know? — flop sweat, man. Just the fear, the anxiety. The greater the gift, the greater the fear of not being able to [deliver]. I'm a product of nepotism. My dad, Lloyd Bridges, he loved showbiz so much, he wanted all his kids to get into it. I said, "Oh, but Dad, I want to do music." He said, "Don't be ridiculous. Acting is great." And maybe about 10 or 12 movies in, I had just finished a movie — and usually after a movie I say, "I don't know if I ever want to do that again. My pretend muscle is just exhausted." (Laughter.) And I get a call from my agent, and he's all excited and says, "You've just been offered, by John Frankenheimer, to be in The Iceman Cometh with Fredric March, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan." And I said, "I'm bushed." And about five minutes later, [director] Lamont Johnson calls me up and he says, "You're bushed? You're an ass." And he hung up on me. So I said, "Well, I'm just going to throw myself into this and it'll probably be the final nail in the acting coffin." And it was eight weeks of rehearsal with Fredric March and Robert Ryan. And to see the anxiety that these guys had, and the fear of doing the thing justice, and then to see the joy that they had at the same time — I was caught up in that and realized that this fear and anxiety probably will never go away, and it's your buddy, how you play with it, how you dance with it."

Dev, what did you like and not like about Lion?
Dev Patel: "It sounds really cliched, but I don't get roles like that — ever. To be shot like that, to say such words of gravitas and not be pandering or playing a sort of tech geek, was a transformative journey. It was also something I could relate to: about someone who has suppressed his culture and a part of himself for a while to try and fit in, and then all of a sudden those memories come back. When I first went to India for Slumdog Millionaire [Patel is British of Indian descent], it was a lightbulb moment, you know? And all those cliches I had about the country and the people were dispersed straight away."

You stepped into a role Matt Damon was meant to play in Manchester by the Sea. Did you talk to him about it?
Casey Affleck: "Matt was going to direct that movie and then he decided not to. That happened long before we started the movie. And I can't really talk — I don't know how you guys feel, but talking to other people about a part is not helpful for me. It's such an internal and complicated and still mysterious process. It's almost all inside. And it was hard [emotionally]. Three times a week I'd show up and have to stand over someone who's your dead relative and try to be authentically in that place. It broke me into a place where it became much easier to do all of it."

Read the full interview at The Hollywood Reporter.

Jeff Franklin Buys Full House Home

Remember when the San Francisco home used as the exterior for Full House hit the market earlier this year? Full House creator Jeff Franklin saw an opportunity, and has snapped it up for $4.15 million. Here's what he had to say to The Hollywood Reporter about his acquisition:

"The house came on the market and really, I just thought, I have to buy this house. I'm so sentimental about the house. It's great to have the house in our Full House family and be able to preserve it for the fans. … Seriously, I love owning this house. There are probably 250 fans per day that show up and take a picture in front of it. It will be a lot more fun for the fans because now the house will look like the Tanners really live there. It's a gift to the fans, but it's also fun for me to own it."

On his plans for the 30th anniversary of Full House on September 22, 2017:
"That will be around the time that all of my construction will be done, so I hope to bring the cast up to the house and have a big slumber party here so people can drive by and actually see the Tanner family living there for one whole day. That would be pretty fun." 

Franklin is planning to redo the home's interiors to match the Full House interiors.

Felicity Jones Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes

Felicity Jones, who stars in the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One movie, recently sat down for an interview with Glamour Magazine. Here are some of the highlights:

GLAMOUR: In a Rogue One trailer, Jyn is described as reckless, aggressive, and undisciplined. Those are traits we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in male heroes, but they aren’t traits we usually get to see in our female heroes."

Felicity Jones: She’s a bit of a wounded animal when you meet her. There were moments when she’s been blown over, she’s scrambling to get up, and she falls. It’s important that she’s not perfect. [The director] Gareth [Edwards] and I, we want to see her being a human being.

GLAMOUR: You could describe Han Solo using those same words.

FJ: She’s obviously completely her own woman, but I felt like [she] was a rather beautiful blend of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo—and that came up in discussions around designing the costume.

GLAMOUR: She does have that Han Solo–esque belt! Gwendoline Christie, who played the first female Star Wars villain in The Force Awakens, said she loved how her character’s costume was sort of defeminized, utilitarian. Was yours always going to be the same way, or did you have to push back against attempts to sex it up?

FJ: Not for a second. Everyone wanted to create a character that was not in any way objectified. We didn’t want to sexualize Jyn.

GLAMOUR: So there’s no moment where Jyn is suddenly a prisoner in a gold bikini.

FJ: No way. [Laughs.] We don’t even see Jyn’s arms! That’s not her priority. She’s a survivor, and she has a mission to complete.

GLAMOUR: That’s a big deal to me, as somebody who grew up on the early films—that there’s not an eye candy moment for teenage boys to jerk off to.

FJ: Gareth said very early on, “I want guys to watch it and be like, ‘I want to be Jyn!’” A female friend of mine said, “I love that Jyn looks how we look, with trousers and a long-sleeved top.” We aren’t in hot pants. When do women walk around wearing hot pants?

GLAMOUR: Back to how you fight for yourself: Jennifer Lawrence and Patricia Arquette have advocated for equal pay. Do you feel comfortable talking about money? One report says you made twice as much as your male costars for Rogue One.

FJ: I want to be paid fairly for the work that I’m doing. That’s what every single woman around the world wants. We want to be paid on parity with a man in a similar position. And I think it’s important to talk about it.... It’s brave of those women to come forward and make a point about it. Now younger actresses will have a confidence in those discussions with their agents and be able to say, “Can we make sure that I’m being paid the right amount for the work that I’m doing?”

Read the full interview at Glamour.

Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams Interview Each Other

Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams recently sat down to have a conversation for Variety's Actors on Actors, which will premiere on PBS in January. Here are some of the highlights from their conversation:

Portman: You started really young also. How do you feel that changed the way you are now as an actor? When did you know that you wanted to really do this for your life?

Williams: How old were you when you started?

Portman: Eleven.

Williams: I was around the same age. It’s a funny thing, you know? It turned out all right. But it isn’t a life that I would want necessarily. It was really hard when I started out, and the bottom of absolutely every barrel. My first agent was a part-time undertaker.

Portman: No! That’s a really good pair of professions to match.

Williams: It worked out OK. It’s a really long way, and not necessarily a very nice one. It’s a hard childhood to have — or a lack of a childhood to have. I do love doing it, and I can’t really imagine doing anything else. I want to keep doing it. But when I see kids on the set, or when I work with kids in movies, I feel really torn about their role there.

Portman: Yes, and we end up doing that a lot, too — more than men — because so many female parts are moms. I feel like I always work with a kid.

Williams: I know. And I feel an extra protectiveness and also a desire to be like, “So, do you have any other interests?”

Portman: Someone was saying recently: Think about what you love when you’re 11. Adults who are feeling lost, try and regain that. And it’s funny that they pinpointed that age, because you say you started then. That’s when I started. I feel that there is something around that time where you do have an instinct about what you really love. I don’t know where it came from, because there’s no one in my family who was ever a performer. I came from such a serious, academic family, where the only thing that was acceptable was to be very literate and educated — you become a professor or a doctor or a lawyer. My dad pulled me aside when I was 25 and was like, “I think it’s time for you to go to law school or grad school.” Not that he was saying that acting was bad, but more that he was like, “I think you’ll be more fulfilled if you have something more — like a life of the mind.” So it took me a while, coming from that background, to be like, “This is what I want, and this is what I love. I enjoy this.”

Read the full interview at Variety.

Celebrity Real Estate - TV Producer Edition

Television Producer Greg Gugliotta, who currently produces The Fosters, has listed his Hollywood Hills home for sale for $1.3 million. The 900 square foot home features one bedroom, one bathrooms, views of Hollywood, and a fuckton of stairs. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Netflix - Now You Can Take It With You

Are you annoyed every time you want to stream Netflix when you're away from home, but don't have an Internet connection? Good news! E! News reports that iPhone, iPad, and I would assume any other device that has a Netflix app will not be able to download shows to watch whenever you want. Amazon Prime already has this feature (once you press play, you have 48 hours to watch). Not everything is available for immediate download quite yet; it will take a little while to migrate everything over. But naturally the streaming service is making its original content available first, so now you can spend your holiday flights catching up on Orange is the New Black.

TV Show Roundup 12/2/16

Casting News:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that Sam Worthington has joined the cast of Discovery's upcoming Unabomber series called Manifesto. Paul Bettany will portray the role of Ted Kaczynski.

New Shows:
Regina King will star in the upcoming Netflix racial crime drama Seven Seconds from The Killing creator Veena Sud, announces The Hollywood Reporter.

Andrew Sachs Has Passed Away

Andrew Sachs, best known for his role as Manuel on Fawlty Towers, has passed away at the age of 86 after a four-year battle with dementia. John Cleese tweeted his condolences: "Just heard about Andy Sachs. Very sad. I knew he was having problems with his memory as his wife Melody told me a couple of years ago and I hear very recently that he had been admitted to Denham Hall, but I had no idea that his life was in danger. A very sweet gentle and kind man and a truly great farceur. I first saw him in Habeas Corpus on stage in 1973. I could not have found a better Manuel. Inspired." Sachs is survived by his wife Melody Lang, and their children John, William, and Kate. Read his full obituary at the BBC.

Leah Remini Tells Scientology: Come At Me, Bro!

Leah Remini appeared on Dr. Oz, where she straight up started taunting Scientology. Here's what she had to say on wishing Scientology would sue her, as reprinted by Page Six:

“Why do I wish they would? Because they’d have to be deposed . . . I’d have to be deposed, and so we’d get some real information out. They won’t sue me . . . They know that these stories are true or they would’ve sued the crap out of every single one of us.” 

Mila and Ashton are Parents Again

E! News reports that Mila Kunis, 33, and husband Ashton Kutcher, 38, have welcomed their second child together. Their son was born on Wednesday. The couple have yet to release their son's name. The couple, married since 2015, are already parents to daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 2.

UPDATE: They have named their son Dimitri Portwood Kutcher

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Free Skate 12/1/16

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - Family In a Tizzy

One American actress is sending an entire foreign family into a tizzy!

This very famous and very rich foreign man is talking about proposing marriage to his girlfriend.

No, he has not purchased a ring yet. Right now he is just floating the idea to his family. The only problem? They are uniformly pushing back on his choice of a bride!

He fancies her quite a bit. Unfortunately, there is not a single member of the family who is encouraging the match!

His father is warning him that “a woman who is dramatic will be a problem.” [His brother] is telling him that he “is still young and has scads of time” to settle down.

Surprisingly, [his brother’s wife] has abstained from critiquing [the actress] directly. However, she has cautioned [her husband] that she thinks that [the actress] is “an opportunist” who “will do or say or be anything she has to” in order to make the marriage happen. She also thinks that he is “too smitten to be making good decisions right now.”

The biggest influence on everyone, though, will be [his grandmother]. She has seen how one bad apple can place the entire family and their legacy in turmoil. She is encouraging both [father] and [brother] to “discourage” his choice as “unsuitable.”

The relationship is not a long one, so it will be interesting to see if the man will give it some time before making such a life-altering (and history-altering?) decision.



Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 12/1/16

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Drunk History - Alexander Hamilton's Steamy Affair

The Gossip Life Blind Item - Drunk on Set

Paging Alcoholics Anonymous!

This A-list television star was removed from set due to his inebriation. He was taken to his trailer to 'cool down' and sleep it off. They managed to work around him for that one day, but he better shape up because he is the star of the show.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our unprofessional drunk?

Source: The Gossip Life

Adam Driver Talks Being Uncomfortable

Adam Driver recently sat down for an interview with Noah Baumbach for Interview Magazine. Here are some of the highlights:

BAUMBACH: I remember you came one day, when we were shooting you guys at breakfast, and you were feeling really bad because you felt like you had a bad rehearsal.

DRIVER: That was just a window into every day. [Baumbach laughs] I feel bad about it every day. But, yeah, I was tired.

BAUMBACH: I think that's true of you, that you invest yourself very emotionally. And I'm not talking about process or inhabiting the character or anything. I mean, just the work of it—acting and rehearsing or whatever. I feel like it stays with you after. If you don't feel good about something, you don't shake it off easily. Would you say that's true?

DRIVER: I definitely let it get to me if it doesn't go well. But what I like about your sets is that we get so many chances to do it again and again. I love the idea of doing a lot of takes because there's so many different ways that you can play scenes. And we have clear boundaries, where the script is the script, you know? Since I came from a theater background, that made so much sense to me; that you thought a lot about these words and they're very important. I mean, you don't say this, but these are the words. These are the boundaries that you can play in. And the meaning of them is infinite. So I feel less anxious I guess when I leave your sets. But oftentimes I leave a set and there are so many different ways to have played a scene that I think of later, when I'm more relaxed and not distracted. I go through a mourning period, like, "Oh, God, we'll never get to go back and do it again." 

BAUMBACH: I mean it as a compliment. I'm not saying you're a depressive. 

DRIVER: [laughs] Yeah, what the fuck?

BAUMBACH: Yes, you have those days that you don't get out of bed. Why don't you talk about that?

DRIVER: Yeah, I'm glad you've picked this time to ... [laughs] 

BAUMBACH: I waited until we're being recorded to talk about it ... But I know what you mean, and I think we've connected about the ways we like to work, that there's a kind of loose but focused way of going at it. If we do a bunch of takes and you don't want another one, I feel confident that I have it. [laughs] You don't generally like to leave an option unexplored. 

DRIVER: Right. I mean, maybe as I get older, I'm getting tired, or my anxiety and the kind of self-imposed torture in working on it is getting less and less. Do you normally associate torture with creating things? Or do you just treat it like, "I'm going to go punch in and do my job, and if I don't figure it out, there's always tomorrow"? Maybe torture is too strong a word. Is misery par for the course of creating something?

BAUMBACH: It's kind of a crazy art form, movies, in that you have to get it right the day you do it, generally. 

DRIVER: Which involves corralling a bunch of people at their most stressed. [laughs] I just worked on this set where the atmosphere was playful the entire time, and I'm not used to that—where you have to talk to the other actors in between takes or go hangout socially, which I thought would throw me off—but it turned out I liked that. So I don't really come in with a set way of working, I guess. I always feel out the vibe. Like, "I'm going to adapt to what this is." There's not, like, a mood that I prefer—other than people showing up and on time, probably. [both laugh]

BAUMBACH: But now that you've done this enough, are there things that you really do feel like you need? I don't necessarily mean, like, amenities brought to your trailer. I mean, like, needing this amount of sleep or this amount of exercise ...?

DRIVER: The only thing I know that makes me feel comfortable is to know as much as I can. Not like what the shots are going to be, but knowing enough about my character that I can forget those things. And more specifically, my lines. I have to know my lines. I have to know something really well, so I can forget it when we're doing it. And there is comfort in knowing, "Okay, there's not another stone that I could have overturned."

Read the full interview at Interview.

Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus and Pentatonix: "Jolene" - The Voice 2016

All About the Tea Blind Item - He's Cheating and This Reality Wife Has NO Clue!

*All About the Tea Exclusive*

This inquisitive reality TV wife believes that her marriage is solid, but she is actually losing the game of love.

Her husband is embroiled in a full blown affair, swinging between devoted family man, and shady adulterer. The wife is clueless to what’s going on, and chalks up her husband’s distance to a busy work schedule.

The husband’s mistress lives in a different city, allowing the cheater to slide by without being discovered. The side chick is besties with a former reality west coaster, who is keeping her secret safe.

The mistress hits the road with the husband’s crew, all directed to keep the year-long romance out of the nosy wife’s radar.

The husband is stretched in two directions, but manages to balance the relationships without getting caught. A recent shift at home might cramp his style, but this double-dealer has no intention of ending his fun.

Name the reality show and reality couple.

Reality Show:

Reality Couple:

Source: All About the Tea

Chris Pratt Talks Loss

Chris Pratt is on the cover of the January issue of British GQ. Here are some highlights from his accompanying interview:

Chris Pratt on how Guardians of the Galaxy 2 forcing him to deal with the loss of his father
"The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment... There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with... When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had."

Chris Pratt on his audition for Guardians of the Galaxy with director James Gunn
“Within a minute he knew it was me and I knew it was me. And then he just said, any questions? I was like, how much fucking time do you have? Like, yeah, tell me everything. Tell me the script scene by scene, starting now, to the end, because you fucking people won’t let me read it. So yeah, I have questions, I have nothing but fucking questions.”

Chris Pratt on working with Jennifer Lawrence, his co-star on Passengers
“She is truly one of the greatest actresses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. She acts like Adele sings. You just sit back and you think, damn, some people... She’s a terrible singer! But she’s a wonderful actress. She could just do it. She could just turn it on and it strikes emotion in you, like some people can just open their mouths and sing.” 

Chris Pratt on being a struggling actor
“Life was a series of choices based on the price backwards on the menu, when you didn’t look at, ooh, what do I want, you look at the lowest number, that’s what you’re going to get. The difference between a large soda and a small soda was the 49 cents, and you didn’t spend the 49 cents. I heard someone say to me if it’s a problem that can be solved by money, it’s not a real problem. And I thought what kind of fucking asshole would come up with that?”

Celebrity Real Estate - Ricky Martin Edition

Ricky Martin is moving to the West Coast, so he has listed his New York City condo for sale for $8.4 million. The 3,147 square condo features four bedrooms, four full bathrooms plus one additional shitter, and monthly HOA feels of $6,972 that get you a 24-hour doorman and concierge services, an on-site parking garage, a screening room, a billiards room, a library, a landscaped courtyard, and a fitness facility that includes Pilates and yoga studios, a squash court, and a golf simulator. See pictures of the property at Variety.

Helen Mirren Talks Marriage

Dame Helen Mirren is on the cover of this month's AARP Magazine; here's what she had to say:

On forgoing having children and delaying marriage:
"It's very hard to unpick your choices, and a lot of it was luck. But a lot of it was choice, absolutely. So yes, I did very consciously choose my work over my relationships right up to the time that I met Taylor. I was 38 when I met Taylor, pretty late in life. We got married in the end because we realized that we were going to be together forever. We got married, ultimately, for legal reasons more than anything else. Estate planning and other complicated things like that. And our families, we sensed, wanted us to be married. I always said I have nothing against marriage; it just wasn't to my taste, like turnips. It took me a very long time to come round to acquiring the taste. I just had to meet the right turnip."

On why she acts:
"That is a hard question for an artist to answer. All I can say is that I find the engagement in the imagination very appealing." 

Your family used to discuss this question at dinner: Is there a soul?
Mirren: "I'm not religious. So if I say yes, there is a soul, it's nothing to do with religion or God. But yes, I would say there is a spirituality in being a human being that is connected to the imagination in some way."

A palm reader told you at about age 23 that you would not be really successful until you were twice that age. Did he see the future?
Mirren: "He was right — that's all I know."

What do you think about being an actress in your 70s?
Mirren: "The best thing about being over 70 is being over 70. Certainly when I was 45, the idea of being 70 was like, "Arghhh!" But you only have two options in life: Die young or get old. There is nothing else. The idea of dying young when you're 25 is kind of cool — a bit romantic, like James Dean. But then you realize that life is too much fun to do that. It's fascinating and wonderful and emotional. So you just have to find a way of negotiating getting old psychologically and physically."

Me: And your health?
Mirren: "It seems to be fine. But bad health can hit you when you're 55, 45, 35. Bad health can hit you at any time in your life."

TV Show Roundup 12/1/16

Showtime has cancelled Masters of Sex after four seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Casting News:
Us Weekly reports that Matt Lauer has extended his Today Show contract through 2018, with a $20 million payday for each year.

Location Changes:
The Hollywood Reporter announces that HBO's Ballers is moving from Florida to California to film the show's upcoming third season.

Liam Payne Is Going to Be a Father

Page Six reports that former One Direction-er Liam Payne, 23, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Cheryl, 33. Thank goodness she only goes by one name now; she was born Tweed, then became Cole after her first marriage, and no one wanted to type out her second married name Fernandez-Versini. Liam and Cheryl got together at the beginning of 2016; her divorce from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini was finalized in October. This will be Cheryl's first child as well.

Scheana Shay Divorcing Non-Famous Husband

In news that you could see coming from a mile away, TMZ reports that Scheana Shay, 31, has filed for divorce from husband of two years Michael Shay. She released the following statement: "We might have failed at our marriage, but we are committed to succeeding as friends and will continue to support each other's personal happiness and professional success." Sure, he has some addiction issues, but we all know the real reason this marriage failed: fame heaux can't deal with being married to non-famous heaux. Think she'll look for a single famous dude, or just start with an already-married one again? Yeah, she was one of Eddie Cibrian's side chicks back in the day, and got hella pissed when he cheated on his old mistress Scheana (not to mention his wife Brandi Glanville), with his new mistress LeAnn Rimes. Ain't love grand!

Bradley Cooper Going to Be a Father

E! News reports that Irina Shayk, 30, is expecting her first child with Bradley Cooper, 41. The pair have been together since April 2015. Well, that's one way to quiet those bearding rumors! Shayk is said to be in her second trimester, which was apparent when she walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris last night. The fashion show will air on CBS on Monday night.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Canadian Police Find Ultimate Drunk Driving Deterrent

Canadian police in the town of Kensington in Prince Edward Island have come up with the ultimate drunk driving deterrent - Nickelback. Here's what they recently posted on their Facebook Page:

"So, the Holiday Season is upon us and that means more social events, staff parties and alcohol based libations. Now, Because of that fact, it logically means more people need to plan their nights driving duties. To save any problems at the end of the night, know ahead of time who is the Designated Driver. Write down the number to a cab company or plan to stay over at friends. Anything and everything you can do to eliminate the chances of drinking and driving.

Now, with that being said, know that the Kensington Police Service will be out for the remainder of year looking for those dumb enough to feel they can drink and drive. And when we catch you, and we will catch you, on top of a hefty fine, a criminal charge and a years driving suspension we will also provide you with a bonus gift of playing the offices copy of Nickelback in the cruiser on the way to jail.

Now, now, no need to thank us, we figure if you are foolish enough to get behind the wheel after drinking then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is the perfect gift for you.

So please, lets not ruin a perfectly good unopened copy of Nickelback. You don't drink and drive and we won't make you listen to it." 

If that doesn't prevent drunk driving, I don't know what will!

Reader's Choice 11/30/16

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Blind Gossip Blind Item - The Hero Narrative

Have you noticed that the stories about her husband… are really about her?

We told you long ago that this is standard operating procedure. And, yes, the narrative comes directly from her team.

She selects someone she knows has a significant problem. He is out of control. He loses it it in a way that could harm himself or others. She is the unwitting victim of his behavior. However, she is such a kind and devoted person that she stays by his side during the craziness. It is her strength that gets him through the darkness. She is the hero.

It would all be so admirable… if other family members hadn’t already used the exact same narrative!



Her Other Family Members:

Source: Blind Gossip

Deep Thoughts 11/30/16

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why?

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The Gossip Life Blind Item - Returning to Childhood

A friend and I were discussing celebrities and their religious beliefs a couple of years ago and he pointed out a curious trend, mentioning that most lose their faith and their religion when they're deep within the entertainment industry, but a remarkable amount return to religion in their later years, and the belief gives them a peace away from the industry.

This A-lister is our latest example. She left her childhood faith, but over the past 5 years she's gradually returned to the fold. It's one in a series of life-changing decisions over the last 10 years that she's made.

So, tell me, Gossipers:

Who is our returner?

Source: The Gossip Life

Michelle Williams Talks Being a Single Parent

Michelle Williams recently sat down for an interview with Porter Magazine, where she opened up about being a single parent. Here's what she had to say:

"Talk about a learning process. I think, God, what would I say about it? I feel really sensitive about it and certainly did not expect to still be dating at 36 with an 11-year-old. This is not what I imagined.

I'm like a cat, I'm a very domestic creature. I just want to stay home and take care of people. But I'm also happy with myself and just because I might have a desire to be with someone…that won't lead me to marry the wrong person.

My friend Busy [Phillips] and her husband Marc [Silverstein] said, ‘Michelle, you're in like a blackout zone, everybody is now partnered up and you have to wait for people to start getting divorced.' Oh my fucking God. Are you kidding me? I'm just sitting around and waiting for marriages to crumble? Oh wow! No!

In all honesty, for pretty much everything else, I feel like I'm a believer in not fighting circumstances, accepting where you are and where you've been. In pretty much all senses but one, I would be able to go totally down that line of thinking were it not for Matilda not having her dad. You know, that's just something that doesn't…I mean, it just won't ever be right."

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Bachelor In Paradise Couple Breaks Up

I know, you're all shocked by that headline. TMZ reports that Bachelor in Paradise 2 couple Lace Morris and Grant Kemp have called off their engagement. Lace has announced that she is keeping the ring, unless the producers call her and demand it back. Oh, and don't worry, they are both keeping their matching "Grace" tattoos (Grant + Lace = Grace).

Diet Like Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey recently sat down for an interview with E! News in preparation for the launch of her show Mariah's World, which premieres on the network on December 4th. Here's what she had to say:

"It's really hard. My diet, you would hate it. All you eat is Norwegian salmon and capers every day. That's it. I'm actually serious. I try to stick with the proteins. It's the worst."

Celebrity Real Estate - Cat Cora Edition

Celebrity Chef Cat Cora has listed her Santa Barbara home for $1.259 million. The 1,565 square foot home, built in 1958, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, professional-grade appliances in the kitchen, but the other rooms could use some TLC. See pictures of the property at Page Six.

Gerard Butler is Back on the Market

E! News reports that Gerard Butler, 47, has abandoned the pretense that he can stay in any sort of committed relationship. Butler and on-again, off-again girlfriend of almost two years Morgan Brown, 39, have decided to call it quits for good. Neither has publicly commented on the breakup.

TV Show Roundup 11/30/16

Casting News:
TV Line announces that Stephen Root is joining the cast of Amazon's Man in the High Castle in the titular role for Season 2.

Programming Notes:
HBO's Big Little Lies miniseries will premiere on Sunday, February 19th. TV Line reports that the network is marketing it as a comedy.

TV Line reports that Drew Barrymore's series Santa Clarita Diet will premiere on Netflix on Friday, February 3rd.


Benjamin McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Are Engaged

E! News reports that Gotham costars Benjamin McKenzie, 38, and Morena Baccarin, 37 (E! News has her at 27), are engaged. The pair got involved while Baccarin was still married to Austin Chick, and welcomed their daughter Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan in March. Baccarin also shares son Julius with ex Austin Chick.

Kate Major Going to Jail

Page Six reports that Kate Major, 33, ex-girlfriend of Jon Gosselin, 39, and estranged wife of Michael Lohan, 56, is headed to jail for six months. Major violated her probation last month when she assaulted an office (most likely triggered by the sight of Michael Lohan in a mesh t-shirt). Major asked the Judge to send her to rehab; no dice. When Major is released in May, she will have to face charges of disorderly intoxication, battery on a law enforcement officer, and the prospect of having to see Michael Lohan in a mesh t-shirt again.

Amanda Seyfried is Pregnant

Page Six reports that Amanda Seyfried, 30, is expecting her first child with fiancé Thomas Sadoski, 40. The couple got engaged in September after what they say was six months of dating which would place the start of their relationship in March 2016, but we all know it was the cause of Sadoski's divorce filing in October 2015. Hey, maybe he'll take marriage more seriously the second time around!