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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Master of 'The Shove'

Actress talks about her life, her career, and her bout with cancer in the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Seinfeld fans know it well: "the shove," as practiced by Elaine, when she puts both hands on the chest of a man and yells something like "Shut up!" as she shoves him backward. In a profile of Julius Louis-Dreyfus, the New Yorker notes that Louis-Dreyfus brought... More »

Jennifer Aniston: My Marriages Were 'Very Successful'

She's not looking for a 'storybook' ending, either, she tells 'Elle'

(Newser) - Justin Theroux has talked publicly about his split with Jennifer Aniston—and now Aniston is returning the favor, adding her take on her marriage to Brad Pitt as a bonus. Elle reports that Aniston "doesn't need a happy ending," and its interview with her reveals that's... More »

What's It Like When a Celeb Bares All? This

Lena Dunham gets intimate with Allison P. Davis for 'New York Magazine'

(Newser) - As far as celebrity profiles go, Allison P. Davis' lengthy piece on Lena Dunham for New York Magazine is noteworthy, both in terms of how well-written it is and just how far Dunham flings the door open. To wit, the piece begins with Davis recounting how shortly after she first... More »

Nicole Kidman Recalls a Benefit of Marriage to Tom Cruise

It offered her 'protection' from sexual harassment

(Newser) - Since their split in 2001, Nicole Kidman has remained relatively mum about what happened to break up her marriage to Tom Cruise. Now, the Washington Post notes, she's spilling on at least "one aspect of their relationship that she hasn't discussed before." That revelation comes via... More »

'Surreal' Drew Barrymore Article Catches Internet's Eye

Journalist spotted bizarre, typo-ridden 'interview' on the actress in an EgyptAir in-flight magazine

(Newser) - Journalist Adam Baron was on an EgyptAir flight earlier this week when his reading material caught his eye—and raised his eyebrows. "This interview with Drew Barrymore in the Egypt Air in flight magazine is, umm, surreal," he tweeted . That supposed Horus interview, which Baron posted photos of... More »

After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn Speaks

Woody Allen's wife blasts Mia Farrow in controversial 'New York' interview

(Newser) - One person we haven't heard from in decades "as controversies tumbled around her": Soon-Yi Previn, wife of Woody Allen and adopted daughter of Mia Farrow. "No more," writes Daphne Merkin in a piece in New York that's attracting plenty of attention—and backlash. Previn details... More »

Jennifer Aniston: 'Maybe My Purpose Isn't to Procreate'

Actress opens up in interview with her friend Molly McNearney

(Newser) - Molly McNearney isn't just the latest person to interview Jennifer Aniston—she's actually friends with the actress, having met her when McNearney and her husband, Jimmy Kimmel , invited over a friend (Justin Theroux) and his new girlfriend (Aniston). Six years later, Theroux and Aniston are no longer a... More »

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA

Eric Church: Nevada massacre 'wrecked' him, NRA lobbying ensures continued gun violence

(Newser) - For Eric Church, the year he left his 30s was rough. "Forty sucked," he said of his birthday last spring, which was followed by a life-threatening blood clot in his chest, emergency surgery to get rid of it, and then, a few months later, the massacre in Las... More »

Johnny Depp and His Squandered $650M Fortune

'Rolling Stone' dives into Depp's downward spiral after his divorce, lawsuits, excessive spending

(Newser) - Johnny Depp hasn't been doing well. That may be an understatement after reading Stephen Rodrick's profile in Rolling Stone , based on a bizarre series of all-night, sometimes offensive interviews in which Depp reveals how he spiraled into extreme depression after his marriage to Amber Heard ended , he sued... More »

After Defense of Harassment, Jason Bateman Apologizes

He'd defended Jeffrey Tambor's attack on Jessica Walter

(Newser) - Jason Bateman is apologizing a day after an emotional interview with the cast of Arrested Development was published by the New York Times ahead of the show's fifth season. It touched upon allegations of sexual misconduct against star Jeffrey Tambor, as well as his admission earlier this month, via... More »

Warhol Created a Mag to Get Press Passes. Now It's Folding

Andy Warhol's 'Interview' files for Chapter 7 after nearly 50 years on newsstands

(Newser) - For nearly half a century, a publication started by Andy Warhol has been publishing Q&As with such celebrities as John Lennon , Leonardo DiCaprio , and even Warhol himself. Now, in what CNNMoney calls a "painfully familiar" story for those in media, staffers at Interview have taken to Twitter to... More »

Weinstein's Wife Speaks: I'm Not a Victim

Georgina Chapman gets personal with 'Vogue' about life after scandal on her husband broke

(Newser) - One woman in the Harvey Weinstein orbit we hadn't heard from yet is finally opening up. Wife Georgina Chapman, who has hunkered down in private since revelations about her husband's sexual misconduct came to light, speaks to Jonathan Van Meter for Vogue . He writes that the night before... More »

Mariah Carey Reveals 'Isolating' Experience With Mental Illness

Star tells 'People' she has bipolar disorder

(Newser) - Mariah Carey has recently endured the "hardest couple of years I've been through," and it spurred her to seek treatment for an "incredibly isolating" issue she'd long known about but refused to completely accept. In an exclusive interview with People , the 48-year-old singer reveals she... More »

Panel Thinks OJ's Friend 'Charlie' Isn't Real

In hypothetical description of killings, Simpson says a friend handed him the knife

(Newser) - Fox aired its controversial OJ Simpson: The Lost Confession special Sunday night, featuring clips from an interview he gave back in 2006 to Judith Regan about how the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman might have happened. The interview never aired back then, in part because of public... More »

Tom Brady Ends Interview Over Comment About His 5-Year-Old

A WEEI host had called Vivian a 'pissant' on Thursday

(Newser) - Calling a 5-year-old a "pissant" is poor form in general, but all the more so when it's done on the radio, and in reference to Tom Brady's little girl. NESN reports on the "uncomfortable start" to the New England Patriots quarterback's weeklong countdown to the... More »

Wolff's Take on 'Anomalous' Trump: 'Is Something Wrong?'

'Fire and Fury' author has more to say on president in new 'Guardian' interview

(Newser) - Michael Wolff continues to make the media rounds to chat about his White House exposé Fire and Fury , and his latest sit-down was with the Guardian , which he hosted at his NYC apartment. Wolff (a co-founder of Newser) says the revelations in his book are "all explosive," and... More »

Bono Says He Almost Died While Making U2 Album

He's also disappointed in the state of today's 'girly' rock 'n' roll music

(Newser) - What you may know: U2's new album, Songs of Experience, came out in early December. What you may not know: Bono apparently almost died while making it. That's per a new interview with Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner in which the U2 frontman doesn't reveal exactly what... More »

Jay-Z on Dealing With Infidelity: Get to the 'Middle of the Pain'

'NYT' interview dives into his relationship with Kanye, how he and Beyonce dealt with discord

(Newser) - Whispers have long abounded about what exactly went on in Jay-Z and Beyonce's marriage to spur some of the lyrics in the former's 4:44 album, and his in-depth interview with Dean Baquet for T Magazine finally offers some confirmation. After the New York Times executive editor tells... More »

Daniel Day-Lewis Isn't Regretting His Decision to Quit Acting

Even if he hasn't quite figured it yet

(Newser) - Daniel Day-Lewis surprised the film industry and his legions of fans with the announcement earlier this year that he was done with acting. The 60-year-old didn't explain why, and in an interview with W , he sheds little new light on the decision—because he says he doesn't quite... More »

Bryan Cranston Has Surprising Message for Anti-Trumpers

It's OK to not like him, but if you're rooting for him to fail: 'F--- you'

(Newser) - Bryan Cranston is no fan of President Trump , but he has a message for those rooting for the POTUS to fail: "To that person I would say, f--- you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?" Cranston, while discussing his role as a former Marine in... More »

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