GEORGE CLOONEY
Throwing Shade All Around Hollywood

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Whoa. It looks like George Clooney really has no – ahem – to give because his is throwing shade all over the place in his latest interview with Esquire Magazine. The Hollywood star opens up to the magazine and gives his two cents about Leonardo di Caprio, Russell Crowe, and more. Check out the highlights below:

George’s Leo DiCaprio story: Clooney suggested they might play [basketball] someday. DiCaprio said sure, but felt compelled to add, “You know, we’re pretty serious.” They played at a neighborhood court. “You know, I can play,” Clooney says in his living room. “I’m not great, by any means, but I played high school basketball, and I know I can play. I also know that you don’t talk sh-t unless you can play. And the thing about playing Leo is you have all these guys talking sh-t. We get there, and there’s this guy, Danny A I think his name is. Danny A is this club kid from New York. And he comes up to me and says, ‘We played once at Chelsea Piers. I kicked your ass.’ I said, ‘I’ve only played at Chelsea Piers once in my life and ran the table. So if we played, you didn’t kick anybody’s ass.’ And so then we’re watching them warm up, and they’re doing this weave around the court, and one of the guys I play with says, ‘You know we’re going to kill these guys, right?’ Because they can’t play at all. We’re all like fifty years old, and we beat them three straight: 11–0, 11–0, 11–0. And the discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what. I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”

The Russell Crowe story: “The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the shit out of me, which he did. He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.’ And that’s when he really went off on me. ‘Who the f–k does this guy think he is? He’s a Frank Sinatra wannabe.’ He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f–k is wrong with you?’ But then I had a year. Then I had Syriana and Good Night, and Good Luck, and he was gonna see me at the Golden Globes ’cause he was nominated for Cinderella Man. So he sends me a disc of his music and a thing of his poetry. I think he said, ‘I was all misquoted,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever.’”

On Twitter: “If you’re famous, I don’t—for the life of me—I don’t understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you’re going to be available to everybody. But also Twitter. So one drunken night, you come home and you’ve had two too many drinks and you’re watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go ‘Ehhhhh’ and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over. Or you’re an a–hole. Or all the things you might think in the quiet of your drunken evening are suddenly blasted around the entire world before you wake up. I mean, when you see, like, Ashton Kutcher coming out going, you know, ‘Everybody leave Joe Paterno alone,’ or whatever he said, you just go, ‘Fifteen minutes longer and a thought process and probably you wouldn’t have done that.’ ”

He loves Brad Pitt: “For a long time now, Brad has been the biggest movie star in the world,” he says. “He’s bigger than me, bigger than DiCaprio. And I really admire how he deals with that. It’s not easy for him. But he tries to be the most honest version of Brad Pitt that he can be. And he also remains unavailable. He’s still a giant movie star because you can’t get to him. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think of him as incredibly talented and smart and all those things. But you also can’t get to him.”

Photos via Esquire

SHIRLEY MANSON
On Style with AnOther Mag

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Garbage’s Shirley Manson is back on the scene and advising on style this month exclusively with AnOther Magazine. The starlet gives fun and inspirational tips we could all live by. Check out some of our favorites below:

On Being a Source of Style Advice: “It’s funny that I should be talking about style when I hardly think of myself as a stylish person. I admire people who are really put together, but standing next to them, I feel very shambolic.”

On Makeup: “Makeup is a bit like magic: it can completely change the way you look and the way you feel, and I find the process of putting it on very relaxing, almost like meditating. I particularly love lipstick (MAC’s Lady Danger is my all-time favorite), which in the 90s became my style signature.”

Read the whole feature here!

TOM CULLEN
Leaving BBC Studios After an Interview

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Downton Abbey star Tom Cullen is every bit the expert on period drama, thanks in large part to his role on the hit series. This morning the actor was seen leaving BBC Studios in London after an interview about the show itself.

Tom kept it cool in a dark-on-dark ensemble perfect for this time of year. The star donned RayBan sungless, a nubby gray wool jacket and vest, a gray tee and dark wash jeans. He was showing off some seriously sexy scruff, too. Keep it up, Tom!

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KRISTEN BELL
Looking Cute For Flare Magazine

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Kristen Bell is a celebrity that I simply can’t help but adore these days! The Hollywood actress is looking cute as a button on the cover of Flare Magazine this month where inside she talks about her career and some of the fears she had with motherhood while she was still pregnant. Here are some highlights from her interview:

She was worried she wouldn’t love her baby as much as her dogs
“I kept saying to Dax in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs. I was being serious. Because I f*king love my dogs; they are my children. I love people the more i know them, and I didn’t know her. It could’ve been a water bottle in my belly, that’s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. But within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed my feelings about her.”

Her birth plan
“I found it very important when making my birth plan to research both sides of the argument. I tend to lean toward a more crunchy-granola, organic-type lifestyle, so I thought, I’ll bring the yoga ball, I’ll have a playlist. And we got there, and none of it applied.”

On protecting her daughter from the paparazzi
“Dax and I realize it might make someone smile when we have sassy Twitter fights, or when I tweet something that he says to me. I’m fully aware that it’s a tiny taste of our relationship. But the real day-to-day, we are extremely territorial of. I would really not like to see the aftermath of the first person who tries to take a picture of Lincoln. There are going to be a lot of stitches.”

Why people love Veronica Mars
“Veronica says the things you want to say in tough moments and kind of grabs her balls a lot, which is very appealing.”

She and Dax are from different sides of the track in Detroit
“Dax and I would not have been friends in high school. He was a drug addict and he was wild, and i was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school. He is also five years older than I am, and he lived in Milford, which is a bit more drive-your-tractor-to-the-7-eleven-type Michigan, and I was closer to downtown Detroit.”

Photos via Flare Magazine

COURTNEY LOVE
Talks Style In Fashion Magazine

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Say what you want about her, but Courtney Love is by far one of my favorite celebrities. She’s raw, unfiltered and completely genuine. And yes, I think she’s one of those accidental geniuses too, but that’s just my opinion. The rocker opens up to Fashion Magazine this month, where inside she talks about her style, her music and the most interesting advice she’s ever received. Check out some snippets below:

Sex advice from Karl Lagerfeld? “In 2010, I was in the lobby of the Mercer and Karl said ‘What are you doing in a tutu?’ and I said ‘I have a new record out, this is my Gaga look–this is my meat dress’ and he goes ‘You’re never getting laid in a tutu.’ That was when I stopped wearing my kooky clothes.”

Her style is so authentic: “When I was younger and full of p-ss and vinegar and starting my band, I just wore what I wore. There was no contrivance … it was what I found and was my look. It was utilitarian, I could pack fast, and I was extremely, extremely picky about the dresses and shoes and little plastic tiaras and barrettes I wore.”

On her early grunge look: “I was on the prowl constantly for collar-cuff dresses … or, as the goths now like to call it, ‘the Wednesday Addams dress.’ I didn’t have time to use a primer on my skin, so my makeup ran. I could not afford a beauty parlor, so my hair was constantly candyfloss platinum with a brown streak. They were velvet generally, but sometimes they were WWII rayon and looked as though Carole Lombard might have worn it.”

More on Miley and Katy: “Mostly everything is contrived now. Miley Cyrus is not setting any trends – if you can’t start a trend, you’re screwed’ ‘I wonder who decided to put her in white mesh and a pair of pasties and a faux fur? It was dumb and trashy-looking. ‘Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry … It’s artless pop at the end of the day, and, yeah, I have listened to ‘Roar’ and ‘We Can’t Stop’ and I love ‘Wrecking Ball’ for a guilty pleasure, but these are songs written by men mostly for pop tarts.”

She’ll be in two films soon: “These are penance parts, they’re good films and good roles, but they are also to show the community that I show up and don’t take drugs.”

Photos via FameFlynet

RUSSELL BRAND
Controversial Interview for Huffington Post

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Actor/comedian Russell Brand has been making waves recently, and this time it has nothing to do with his love life. Katy Perry‘s ex has been put in the spotlight for supposedly making Marxist statements that some felt meant he was in favor of genocide.

To the contrary, Russell told the Huffington Post:

“Definitely no killing. I’m against that; I’m a vegetarian, I think we’re all equal. I’m not saying smash people’s stuff up, and definitely no killing.”

The actor, who supports revolutionary tactics to achieve change, is definitely an interesting character. We’re wondering if this guy should just return to comedy!

Photos by FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES

MELISSA JOAN HART
Makes a GMA Appearance

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains it All star Melissa Joan Hart stopped by ABC studios in New York City this morning for an appearance on Good Morning America.

Melissa has put out a memoir about how she built her acting career, entitled Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life. So, why the book now? Melissa recently told Entertainment Weekly:

“I had the time to do it, and suddenly I felt like, “You know what? I have a lot of stories I’ve told over the years to my friends that I’d really like to tell to the public.” People have had a certain perception of me, and I always get the question, “How did you end up so normal?” I felt like this was the long-form answer of that question and a chance to tell my own story. That’s what I feel like I’ve done here.”

Will you be picking up a copy of the memoir?

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