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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 »

Daniel Craig Really Not Into 007 Anymore

Gives some interesting interview responses while promoting 'Spectre'

(Newser) - Daniel Craig has already made it clear that he'd rather slit his wrists than play James Bond again , and his lack of enthusiasm for his role as 007 continues to shine through as he makes the interview rounds for the latest flick, Spectre. Consider these lines from an interview... More »

Taylor Swift Reveals the Word She Hates Most

Don't call her 'calculating'

(Newser) - During an extensive cover interview with Chuck Klosterman for GQ , the only time Taylor Swift "appears remotely flustered," Klosterman writes, is when he relays a story to her about meeting a former acquaintance of Swift's a few years back who called her "calculating." Swift "... More »

Rick Moranis: Here's Why I'm Skipping Ghostbusters Reboot

He's one of the only former cast members not appearing

(Newser) - Rick Moranis has given a rare interview to the Hollywood Reporter , in which he explains he's not actually retired and that he is interested in getting back in front of a camera—just not for the female-centric Ghostbusters reboot . "I wish them well," says Moranis, who agreed... More »

Rihanna: Rachel Dolezal Is 'a Bit of a Hero'

And more from her 'Vanity Fair' cover story

(Newser) - What does Rihanna think about Rachel Dolezal, the white NAACP exec who portrayed herself as black? You may be surprised: "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to... More »

Caitlyn Jenner on Crash: I Don't Want to Go to Men's Jail

She talks about accident publicly for first time

(Newser) - Matt Lauer interviews Caitlyn Jenner in a Today segment airing today and tomorrow, and the Olympic champ and Kardashian stepparent talks—among other things—about the fatal car accident she was involved in earlier this year. "I remember it happening. That's about it," she says. "A... More »

Keith Richards Slams Pretty Much Everyone

'Rolling Stones' guitarist has words for rock and roll, metal, rap...

(Newser) - Keith Richards, tell us what you really think. The Rolling Stones guitarist didn't hold back during a recent interview with the New York Daily News :
  • On rock and roll (presumably, rock and roll not played by the Rolling Stones): "It sounds like a dull thud to me. For
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Woody: I Thought Soon-Yi Would Just Be a Fling

Usually reticent director dishes on wife, insecurities, 'sensible' life in NPR interview

(Newser) - It's weird to be fascinated listening to someone describe a totally boring life. But when that someone is the reclusive Woody Allen, it's easy to get sucked in by details that are usually hard to come by. In an interview with NPR , the 79-year-old director elaborates on his... More »

Garfunkel Has Some (Weird) Stuff to Say About Simon

Seems like he has some complicated feelings for his old partner

(Newser) - It seems the one word that might best sum up the relationship between Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon is "complicated." In a new interview with the Telegraph , Garfunkel (who is set to tour the UK in September) vacillates between bitterness and apparent affection for his old singing partner:... More »

Charlize Theron Gushes About 'Love of My Life'

But working with Sean Penn was apparently a little rough

(Newser) - Charlize Theron is once again speaking out about how very, very much she loves Sean Penn. "He’s my partner, he’s the love of my life," is one of the lines from her new interview with Elle UK , but she goes on to explain some trouble that... More »

Tori Amos: Why Straight Men Can't Handle My Shows

They're 'tortured,' she tells the Guardian

(Newser) - Tori Amos has a lot of female fans and a lot of gay male fans, but as for the straight males ... not so much. "For straight men, I’m too raw, the emotional thing, the things you don’t want to talk about—that’s what goes on at... More »

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