Emily Ratajkowski on Europe: ‘It’s such an insignificant part of the world now’

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I like Emily Ratajkowski, otherwise known as “The Woman with the perfect boobs in the ‘Blurred Lines’ video.” I think she’s pretty and sexy, and I think she was perfectly cast as “the mistress” in David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gone Girl. Big things are coming up for Emily, and she’s trying to successfully transition from model to actress. Thus, this GQ cover and a glowing write-up. In my experience, models are generally terrible interview subjects – I’m still shuddering over some Brooklyn Decker interviews from a few years ago. But I really, really enjoyed Emily’s GQ interview. She grew up by the beach in Calfornia, she’s a big reader, she loves movies and she’s not mind-numbingly awkward while trying to express her thoughts. Yes, we’re setting the bar pretty low, but still. She sounds like a cool woman. Some highlights:

She loved Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine: “Have you seen Blue Jasmine yet? Most people I know hated it, but I loved it. I feel like, in Cate, he finally found the right vessel for his neuroses.”

The decline of Europe: “I’ve spent so much time there, and I love it, but I feel like it’s such an insignificant part of the world now. The population’s decreasing; it’s doing the same thing it’s been doing for a long time. Economically, it’s f–ked.”

French men love her “I don’t know what it is, but French men love me. The crowds are terrifying. We went out one night a couple of months ago to Le Titty Twister, and there was a crowd situation.”

On the Blurred Lines video: “I didn’t want to do it at first, but I talked to the director and I understood what it was… I do like it. But if there’s one thing I’d request, it’s for people who see me out to not be, like, You’re the hottest bitch in this place. When it comes on in a bar, I run into the bathroom and hide.”

On dating: “Generally, I just think there is a real lacking in men knowing how to hit on women. I have this whole running joke with someone: What Would Denzel Do? Like, you don’t think about how many days you should wait to call the girl—you just do it when you want. F–kin’ Denzel. You do what you want, you know what you want.”

On bars: “Bars are bad. Generally, people don’t want to be embarrassing. But when there’s alcohol involved and group mentality, it can be a little weird. Guys will say, ‘You know who you look like…,’ and then word spreads. Or guys do this thing where they go, ‘I would love to take a picture of you for my friend.’ And then they get out their phone and their hand’s shaking, and I’m like, ‘You’re taking this for your friend? I thought you didn’t care.’ ”

[From GQ]

She also talks about being cast in the Entourage movie in what seems like a major part (although I guess she’s playing a version of herself). She scored the role after she filmed her part in Gone Girl. GQ had an absolutely fascinating part on just how Emily was cast in Gone Girl as well:

“I was talking with Ben [Affleck], and what I wanted for the Andie role was someone who could be incredibly divisive among men and women in the audience,” Fincher says. Andie is the writing student and mistress of Affleck’s character, Nick, who calls her “an alien f–k-doll of a girl…as different from my elegant, patrician wife as could be.”

Fincher continues, “We needed somebody where, at the moment she appears, the women are going, ‘That is unconscionable and despicable.’ And you also have the men going, ‘Yes, but…’ And so Ben said, ‘Yeah, like the girl in the “Blurred Lines” video.’ ” Let it be noted that Affleck handpicked the woman with whom he’d endure Fincher’s “several dozen takes” of make-out sessions. “She was just incredibly mature,” Fincher says. “She wasn’t smitten with being the girl of the moment. She’s no bulls–t. If somebody’s gonna ruin their life on a 21-year-old, they have to be special, and she was.”

[From GQ]

I am assuming that Gone Girl is probably going to end up rated R, for violence and general creepiness. But I’m also assuming that Ben Affleck and Emily had at least one torrid love scene. There were some flashbacks sex scenes in the book, and it might make sense for the film to have them too. So Ben got to choose who was cast in that role. Fascinating.

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Nicole Kidman in Giambattista Valli at the CMTs: cheap-looking or pretty?

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Nicole Kidman made an appearance at last night’s CMT Awards to support her husband, Keith Urban. This was her first red carpet since the utter disaster that went down at the Cannes Film Festival – Nicole’s Grace Kelly movie was universally slammed by critics, and Nicole’s appearance at Cannes was universally slammed by everyone because she looked like a Botox disaster. This CMT appearance was also the first joint appearance by Nicole and Keith in months – there were rumors flying around a month ago that their marriage is faltering, although Nicole has said in many interviews that her marriage is fine.

As for this CMT appearance…Nicole wore Giambattista Valli Couture. Er… this looks super-cheap and poorly designed. What in the world? Even though we can debate whether or not Nicole looks like she’s made of wax these days, I remember a time (not so long ago) when Nicole could always deliver great fashion p0rn. This dress is beneath her.

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A few more photos… Brooklyn Decker in a super-simple, casual Jilll Stuart sundress and Beth Behrs in Erin Fetherston, which looks way too conservative and mumsy on such a young woman.

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Chrissy Teigen: John Legend ‘propelled my career, I’m not delusional’

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Chrissy Teigen covers the June issue of Cosmo. She’s had a pretty sweet year. She married her long-term man, John Legend, in Italy and covered Martha Stewart’s weddings. She also showed off her booty on the SI: Swim cover. Chrissy is absolutely thrilled to gracing Cosmo and and Instagrammed her excitement: “I used to put myself on this cover in mall photo booths and now it’s real.” I like how she doesn’t even pretend to be unimpressed about scoring this cover. She’s excited and doesn’t mind geeking out in front of the world. That’s pretty much her entire attitude towards life.

Cosmo did three covers for this issue that all feature Chrissy. She talks a lot in the interview about John and how she “played it cool for a long time” to snag him. That sounds like a smart strategy because musicians must deal with plenty of overeager fans who don’t play it cool. Chrissy set herself apart from the crowd, and she and John are obviously happy together. Here are some excerpts:

On hooking up with John Legend on the set of his hit 2009 single “Stereo” & building their relationship: “I’m not going to lie. We hooked up. [When he went on tour] I left him be himself for a while. The worst thing you can do is try to lock someone like that down early on, then have them think, There’s so much more out there. I played it cool for a long time. Never once did I ask, ‘What are we?’ Marriage was never my goal, because I’ve never been very traditional. I was just happy to be with him.”

On their PDA style: “We’re by no means freaky-deaky, but let’s just say, we’re open to things. We’re very okay with PDA. When we go to a restaurant, he loves when I wear a dress, so he can do some upper-thigh rubbing.”

On the craziest place they’ve done it: “We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class. We were under a blanket. We weren’t even in one of those pod things. I feel like we should get a trophy for that.”

On making a name for herself: “I got so lucky that I met Brooklyn Decker and she [hooked me up with] Sports Illustrated. I got so lucky that I met John, who propelled my career. I’m not delusional: that definitely helped.”

[From Cosmo]

Dude, Chrissy and John totally joined the mile-high club in first class. They probably had more room to do it in first class than in those awful airplane bathrooms. If everyone else was asleep during an overseas flight, there’s no harm in getting busy together. It would be mortifying to be caught, but the threat of discovery must be part of the thrill.

Chrissy also does well by coming out and saying she knows John helped her career. She probably would have gotten the SI cover without him — SI adore her so much — but yeah, she’s had a boost otherwise. She’s fine with that, and so is John.

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Chris Martin has joined The Voice as a mentor. I can’t help but wonder what he thinks of wife Gwyneth Paltrow‘s voice [LaineyGossip]
Lena Dunham will judge Woody Allen‘s actions but not his work. [Dlisted]
Justified came back with a better episode last night. Whew. [Pajiba]
Lindsay Lohan‘s apartment is fugging gaudy of course. [Go Fug Yourself]
Will they ever find Malaysia Airlines flight MH370? [Buzzfeed]
Khloe Kardashian labels a talk show “f—ing desperate.[Reality Tea]
Josh Duhamel looks disturbingly hot on the Battle Creek set. [A Socialite Life]
Juan Pablo is a deadbeat dad. How surprising, right? [Bitten & Bound]
Miley Cyrus tried & failed to do “Baby Got Back” at karaoke. [The Blemish]
Kourtney Kardashian & the Kardashian Kids clothing line. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Emma Roberts sticks her tongues out at the paps. How mature. [Popoholic]
Justin Bieber is gunning for a plea deal for egggate. [Wonderwall]
Brooklyn Decker & Taylor Kitsch were at the airport together? [CDAN]
Brittany Murphy‘s last film gets a release date. [Starcasm]

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Kate Upton covers Vogue Brazil: total knockout or kind of cheap?

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Kate Upton covers the July issue of Vogue Brazil, and she looks marvelous if slightly uneventful. What do you think of the cover? Kate herself has tweeted that it was her “favorite job,” which I suppose means that this job was way better than her recent experience of frolicking topless on a horse while creepy perverts snuck iPhone footage.

As far as a cover goes, this one is rather restrained by Upton standards (the cleavage is obviously there, but the girls are not thrust out front and center), and Kate looks quite beautiful with slicked back hair and smokey eyes. She’s also working the hell out of that outfit. This only adds to her Vogue portfolio since she’s already conquered the Italian, United Kingdom, and stateside varieties of the magazine.

You may have also heard that Kate is also trying her hand at acting. Here she is on the set of The Other Woman with Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz. I love Kate, but I don’t expect her movie career to go any further than that of, say, Brooklyn Decker. Cameron is always so classy, ain’t she? Nice finger.

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Kate Upton: Hated on By Other Models?

She’s definitely the “It Girl” of modeling at the moment … but is Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton also America’s most hated model among fellow models?

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Upton, whose racy Antarctic photo shoot landed her the much-coveted cover of SI‘s swimsuit issue for the second year in a row, is finding fame a little … icy.

According to Us Weekly, the 20-year-old blonde bombshell’s fellow pinups are not the biggest fans of the mag’s Kate Upton photos – or the model herself.

“The SI models hate her,” an insider tells the celebrity news magazine of the voluptuous cover girl. “They are jealous, but Kate’s also been a bitch to them.”

In fact, relations are so chilly between Upton and the other models that they won’t socialize with one another even when they’re sitting just a few feet apart.

At a 1Oak party in Las Vegas on February 14, right after the cover’s release, Upton kept to herself as the rest of the ladies chatted among themselves.

“She didn’t interact with anyone,” an onlooker says. “She wasn’t friendly.”

Is this fact or gossip? It’s hard to say, but for what it’s worth, SI stunner (and former cover girl) Brooklyn Decker was very congratulatory toward Kate.

Haters will be haters, but she likely has more than a few fans as well – and we’re not talking purely about straight guys who drool over her pics.

Speaking of which, we’ve got a bunch, so browse away fellas.

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Brooklyn Decker Watches Andy Roddick At The US Open

She’s cheering on her man! “Battleshipactress and model Brooklyn Decker was spotted watching her tennis player husband Andy Roddick defeat Rhyne Williams at the US Open at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY on Tuesday afternoon.

Take a look at our photo gallery below and let us know your thoughts. Have you been watching any of the tennis in the past few days?

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Elizabeth Banks: “Men love a second income, they want their wives to work”

Judging solely by the cover image of the always-underrated and lovely Elizabeth Banks, I was prepared to love this cover shoot. Unfortunately, Allure used their prettiest photo of Banks for the June cover, and all of the other photos are awful. Like, she looks like a wax figure of a blow-up doll in the other shots. It’s not cute. Still, we love Elizabeth, don’t we? I’m not expecting many people to comment on her though. I’ve prepared myself for this to be one of the least commented-on posts of the day. You guys would rather rag on Kim Kardashian than show a cool lady like Elizabeth some love. Yes, that was a challenge. LOVE HER, damn it.

As far as Elizabeth’s cover interview… it’s a bit hit-or-miss. I really love some of the stuff she says, especially about earning more money than her husband. But I feel like the language and terminology she uses to describe becoming a mother through surrogacy… well, it could use some work. It pains me to admit that, because I loved the initial statement she made about surrogacy. Here are some excerpts:

Expecting a baby via surrogacy last year: “I had already mourned the loss of my fertility for myself, so I was past it. The only time it really affected me was when Alec Baldwin looked me straight in the eye and asked me, ‘Are you pregnant right now?’ Alec Baldwin asked me straight up. I had made a comment about wearing a fake belly, something innocuous, and he looked me straight in the eye and asked me, ‘Are you pregnant right now?’ And I blanched totally. Because of course, technically, no I wasn’t. But then, technically, yes, in a way I was! And it was very weird. I thought Alec was reading my mind or something. We weren’t telling anyone then, so I said ‘No.’ I thought, ‘Is that a lie?’ Because it wasn’t a lie, and yet it was a lie!”

On her son Felix: “It’s essentially a test tube baby — it’s just the test tube is another woman. That you can grow a baby outside of yourself! It’s amazing!”

On What To Expect When You’re Expecting: “I did [the movie] for my fellow females,” says Banks, who stars alongside Jennifer Lopez, 42, Cameron Diaz, 39, Anna Kendrick, 26, and Brooklyn Decker, 25. “I thought I was standing up for all the women who have crazy horrible pregnancies — you know, there’s all these things we’re not allowed to talk about in public.”

On her weight and body image: “It’s not good to put in a magazine what I weigh because it’s too little. People freak out when they hear what I weigh,” Banks says. “They think, ‘Oh, you’re too skinny.’ But I ate a cupcake last night — and I eat broccoli. I work out with a trainer; she kicks my ass.”

She didn’t like her figure growing up: “I thought I had chicken legs, and I thought, Oh, my boobies are too small,” she says. “It was the era of Cindy Crawford and The Body—and I didn’t have that.”

Earning more money than her husband: “Well, we’re the first generation to do it. And it’s very ingrained even in our DNA that men are hunter-gatherers who are meant to go off and provide. And that we are really meant to stay at home and have kids…. Let’s be honest. Men love a second income. It gets them their boat and their vacations. They want their wives to work.”

Sexism in Hollywood: “When you’re young in this business, you don’t realize it, but there are no superhero movies starring women! I was very idealistic. And so it was an adjustment knowing I was going into a movie and would be working just as hard as the male actors, and in some cases feeling I was more talented than they were—and knowing I was making a fraction of their salary. And knowing also that this is my reality going forward.”

[From Us Weekly, Allure]

See? I like the part about out-earning her husband and how she knew that she was more talented than most of the men who out-earn her. It’s interesting to think that right now, at the age of 38, Elizabeth has finally come into her own as an actress. Meaning that she toiled as a character actress and supporting player for more than a decade, and while she’s probably still considered a “character actress,” she’s getting so much more attention these days because of What To Expect, The Hunger Games and 30 Rock. Her IMDB is insane – she works SO MUCH. God, I love her.

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Brooklyn Decker Wants To Adopt A Special Needs Child

Big screen hottie Brooklyn Decker has one heart of gold. Andy Roddick’s wife says she wants to adopt a child with special needs in the future.

The 25-year-old model and actress tells Canadian magazine Flare:

“I want to adopt a child or a baby with an intellectual disability one day. I mean, that’s in the distant future, but that’s always been a goal of mine.” 

What do you think of her declaration and future motherhood plans?

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“Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI after she smashed into a cop car” links

Amanda Bynes (that girl who “quit” Hollywood for 2 seconds) got a DUI last night. Guess how she got caught? She tried to PASS a cop car and CLIPPED IT. [Celebuzz]
Reese Witherspoon‘s bump in a bathing suit. [Pop Sugar]
This week‘s Goop is all about motherhood. [LaineyGossip]
More photos from Pain & Gain. Is this set in the 1980s? [Dlisted]
Guess what? The Pope said something misogynistic. Shocking. [Jezebel]
LeAnn Rimes dropped $10,000 on a casual outfit. Of course. [Yeeeah]
I never cared about the backlash, I‘ve been watching The New Girl this whole time. It‘s one of the best-written comedies, yo. [Pajiba]
Joe Jonas is wearing pants in a shade of… coral? [The Blemish]
Ricky Martin is getting great reviews in Evita. [A Socialite Life]
Brooklyn Decker‘s Battleship promotional looks. [Go Fug Yourself]
Todd‘s take on the famewhore fairy tale. [IDLITW]
Sofia Vergara is adorable. [Seriously? OMG! WTF?]
Woe is Katy Perry. [I’m Not Obsessed]
Matt Lauer signed a HUGE contract with NBC. [CDAN]
Mariah Carey is worried dem babies might be sick like Nick. [Bossip]
Why is everyone talking about Maria Menounos lately? [Celebslam]
More photos of Casper Smart, J.Lo and her kids. [Amy Grindhouse]
This is actually really hardcore. [LimeLife]

***** Have a Good Friday and a Happy Easter, y’all. We’re taking the holiday weekend off, and we’ll be back on Monday. I’ll be tweeting some Hot Holiday Dong throughout the weekend if you want to follow me on Twitter.

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