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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 »

Ashley Judd: I Escaped Weinstein by Making 'Deal' With Him

Her condition to submitting to him: She needed a future Oscar win in one of his movies

(Newser) - Ashley Judd was one of the first high-profile actresses to speak up against Harvey Weinstein , and now she's speaking out for the first time publicly since her story was told in an explosive New York Times exposé, ABC News reports. In an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer on Good ... More »

Evening Standard Apologizes After Altering Solange's Hair in Photo

She gets an official apology after calling out magazine

(Newser) - Solange Knowles sat down with the Evening Standard for its ES magazine recently, but when the October issue came out, something was missing: her hair. Solange is featured on the cover, but the distinctive circular braid atop her head is not. Last week, she posted the original photo, braid intact,... More »

Harrison Ford Gives a Harrison Ford Answer on Fisher Affair

He finally addresses their alleged extramarital fling—kind of

(Newser) - Han was allegedly not so Solo while making Star Wars in the mid-'70s with Carrie Fisher: The late actress, who played Princess Leia, revealed in her 2016 memoir, The Princess Diarist, that she had a three-month affair with Harrison Ford, who played Solo, during the making of the movie.... More »

Jolie on Vanity Fair Coverage: 'I Am Upset'

Says story about casting children for her new film was misrepresented

(Newser) - A Vanity Fair interview with Angelina Jolie made headlines last week for a range of items, including the revelation she'd developed Bell's palsy last year. But one nugget in particular caught people's attention: how she allegedly cast kids for her new Netflix movie, First They Killed My ... More »

Cosby Breaks Silence as Trial Draws Near

Says he won't testify, suggests that racism may be at play

(Newser) - When Bill Cosby's rape trial gets underway in just under three weeks, don't expect to see the celeb himself on the stand. In a rare interview with Michael Smerconish of SiriusXM that aired Tuesday, Cosby says he doesn't expect to testify in his own defense, reports Deadline... More »

Brad Pitt Thought He'd Never Be in Another Scandal

Pitt talks divorce and more in extensive interview with 'GQ'

(Newser) - About a year and a half ago, as Brad Pitt learned of some "big scandal," he thought to himself how grateful he was that he'd never be a part of a Hollywood scandal again. "I live my life, I have my family, I do my thing,... More »

Miley Cyrus: I'll Never Walk Red Carpet Again

And she admits she doesn't know how to use Snapchat in 'Elle' interview

(Newser) - Miley Cyrus never wants to be accused of "doing it," by which she means not what you think, but rather being a suck-up or otherwise pretentious person, she tells Amanda FitzSimons during a two-day dish session for Elle magazine. The new judge for The Voice, which starts its... More »

Chloe Sevigny Tells Fantastic Story About Rats

They're why she left the East Village, she explains

(Newser) - Arguably the best part of an all-around pretty great interview Chloe Sevigny gave to the Guardian : the part in which she explains why she decamped from her old habitat, Manhattan's East Village, to Brooklyn. "I got out, in all honesty, because of rats. After Hurricane Sandy, my street... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Might Have the Best Tattoo Ever

'It's very practical'

(Newser) - Arguably the best part of Jennifer Lawrence's Vogue cover interview with Jonathan Van Meter comes when Van Meter notices the actress's tattoo on her hand: "It's just H2O, to remind me to drink more water," she explains. "I've never had a symbol or... More »

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