Eddie Redmayne claims he’s not a movie star: ‘I’m just trying to pay my mortgage’

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Eddie Redmayne isn’t my particular cup of tea, looks-wise. He’s too pretty and model-y for my taste, although I’ve seen many photos of him where all I can think is “wow, such a beautiful, interesting face.” So, is this the best photo of Eddie on the cover of Variety? Nope. I think they were aiming for sultry and it just became… weird. The Variety article is about Eddie’s career thus far, how he struggled to find work in the early days, and how he prepared for The Theory of Everything and playing Stephen Hawking. It’s a great read – go here to read the whole thing. Eddie comes across as a really nice dude with a big group of friends and colleagues who adore him. He even talks about Benedict Cumberbatch and the possibility that two posh Brits could be going head-to-head for the Best Actor Oscar. Some highlights:

Eddie on his friend Benedict Cumberbatch: “I totally see why people are (comparing us), because of the subject matter; we both play geniuses. But I won’t be engaged in that. I think he’s the most beautiful actor. I’ve long admired his work, and continue to do so. I hope there’s room for both our films.” Cumberbatch had played Hawking in a 2004 BBC TV movie, and the actor’s name even showed up on set one day, when “Theory of Everything” was filming at his old boarding school. “There was this hilarious moment when we were shooting a scene at Harrow School,” Redmayne says. “There was a wooden board with names engraved on it, and by my head was ‘B. Cumberbatch.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, you’re haunting me!’ I took a selfie of me dressed as Stephen and sent it to Ben.”

He’s not a movie star: “A movie star is someone who has to open a film to gazillions of dollars. I’m just trying to pay my mortgage.”

This is what Kristen Stewart says about him: “We had a great time together. This is not a word I use a lot, but it describes him perfectly. He is a f–king lovely man. And he’s astounding as an actor. He’s the type of actor, and guy, you want to go on an adventure with.”

His time in LA, struggling with Andrew Garfield, Tom Sturridge & Jamie Dornan: “You’d come over for a month. We used to go to the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood, and split a sandwich between us because that meant we could get cheaper parking. We’d swim and play table tennis for hours. We were staying on friend’s agents’ floors, and renting places together. I’d be driving the cheapest rental car. But then you’d get to turn up at the CAA party. All these huge limos would arrive. I’d be in this red blob.”

E.L. James dissed him when he said he would be open to playing Christian Grey: “She took to her Twitter feed to go, ‘Under no circumstances!’ I was like, all right, all right! Am I that bad? I can put a whip in my hand. I can get all kinky, can’t I? Apparently not.”

[From Variety]

He should take it as a badge of honor that E.L. James dissed him. That should get him MORE work. Anyway, most of the article is about the process Eddie went through to show Hawking’s physical deterioration and it’s pretty clear that Eddie put a ton of work and research into the role. Hawking even liked Eddie’s performance so much, he agreed to lend his computerized voice to the film to make Eddie’s performance more authentic. Eddie also says that Hawking totally flirted with Felicity Jones, the actress playing Hawking’s first wife. Here’s something else I didn’t know: at one point, early in the process of casting this film, producers wanted Michael Fassbender. That would have been a fascinating casting choice, but I’m glad it went to Eddie.

So, if it does come down between Benedict’s Alan Turing and Eddie’s Stephen Hawking, who has the upper hand with the Academy? The Academy loves posh British actors, so that’s kind of a wash. I feel like Benedict is more “familiar” to the average Oscar voter, but I think Eddie’s physical transformation will be a huge factor. Sigh… I just hope they BOTH get nominated. Seriously.

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Kristen Stewart Coffee & Cigarette Run

Exclusive... Kristen Stewart Stops For Coffee & CigarettesClearly Kristen Stewart is a devoted practitioner of the “starving actress” diet: coffee and cigarettes! The former ‘Twilight’ star was seen hanging out with a gal pal. The two picked up coffee and cigarettes while out and about. RELATED: Kristen Stewart is taking time off from movies to pursue other forms of art.

Kristen said she planned on taking some time off from movies to focus on other art forms. She planned to buy a place in downtown LA for this experimental period. I wonder if she’s already got her place? A loft sounds like the perfect setup for her.

Perhaps she’s fueling up for an artistic session of painting or pottery or something. Maybe she’ll let us see what she’s working on at a later date. It would make for some interesting interviews when she’s promoting her next movie, right? Kristen has plenty of films lined up in post-production, so we’ll be seeing more of her.

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Kristen Stewart Taking Time Off From Movies To Make Other Forms Of Art

Exclusive... Kristen Stewart Enjoys A Smoke Break‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart wants to practice some art that doesn’t require getting in front of a camera. She revealed her plans in an interview to try her hand at some other forms of art besides acting. RELATED: Kristen Stewart rocks leather overalls: love it or hate it?

Kristen explained to Us Weekly:

I’m taking some time off because I’ve been working for two years. I’m an actor and that’s my art form, and because I started that so young, I’ve always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create.
“I’m going to take so much time off. I’m going to buy a live-work space in downtown L.A. and I’m going to make some [stuff] with my hands. Literally, I made that decision a few weeks ago. I’m making a short film. I’m making a bunch of stuff. I don’t know how I’ll put it out. But I’m not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time.”

One thing Kristen won’t be doing, however, is just sitting around, doing nothing.

One thing that will stay with me forever is, I really love work. I love hard work. I’m somewhat OK with the isolation. At times I realize, that’s so not normal. It’s weird but it gives me the opportunity to do what I love.”

Well, how isolated can Kristen be in downtown LA? Besides, she has a movie listed in pre-production called ‘The Big Shoe’ and several movies in post-production, so it’s not like we won’t be seeing Kristen. That’s probably for the best for her, career-wise.

Hollywood is full of stories of A-listers who decided to take a few weeks off and that “break” lasted for years. Sandra Bullock, for example, was one of the top actresses in Hollywood in the 90s when she decided to take off a few months. That “break” lasted for about years until she had a career resurgence with ‘The Proposal’ and ‘The Blind Side.’ Not everyone gets as lucky as Sandra, though! It’ll be interesting to see what Kristen creates during her self-imposed hiatus.

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Robert Pattinson ‘looks like he’s really in love’ with girlfriend FKA Twigs

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Robert Pattinson has been dating FKA Twigs for something like two months. Because ROBSTEN IS BROKEN. Poor FKA Twigs (real name: Tahliah Barnett) has been the victim of online bullying and heavily racist attacks from Kristen Stewart fans/Twihards, but it still hasn’t scared her off. Sparkles and FKA are apparently getting so serious about each other that Rob is considering moving back to London so he can be closer to her. These are photos of Sparkles and FKA in Paris last night.

Apparently, Rob has been following her around while she performs some shows. She performed last night at La Maroquinerie and Rob was there, her new #1 groupie. That’s cute, isn’t it? They were also out and about in Paris earlier in the day – go here to see. It looks like Rob took her shopping in Paris, judging from the big bags they’re carrying. Maybe she took HIM shopping, because that boy barely has any stuff these days. He misplaced most of his wardrobe in LA. Oh, there’s video of their shopping excursion too! Look at the way Sparkles affectionately places his hand on her back. Look at the way he sticks by her when she’s trying on clothes. Aw. Rob seems like a good boyfriend. They are SO INTO EACH OTHER.

Oh, and People Magazine has an insidery story about how Rob and Twigs are loved up, for real. Sources say “they seem very comfortable with each other…They’re very cute together…He looks like he’s really in love, this is the most comfortable I’ve ever seen him…It’s like he is in a normal relationship, enjoying it. Honestly, it was miles and miles away from what it was like when he was with Kristen.”

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Daily Link Love With Rachel Zoe

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Here’s your daily dose of celebrity news and gossip, brought to you by Rachel Zoe!

  • Amal Clooney (nee Alamuddin) went back to work. (D Listed)
  • Alfonso Ribeiro addresses the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ controversy that he’s a trained dancer. (OK! Magazine)
  • Jessica Alba returns to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch for some more fun with her daughters. (Moe Jackson)
  • If you missed the fifth season premiere of ‘The Walking Dead,’ then here’s a recap! (Lainey Gossip)
  • Ready for the new Taylor Swift song that’s going to play in your head all day? (HuffPost Celebrity)
  • Demi Lovato is engaged, but it’s not like it sounds :). (PopSugar)
  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski tote around their Big Apple Baby. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)
  • Did Dr. Nancy Snyderman “dodge responsibility” in her response to violating her Ebola quarantine? (TMZ)
  • And here come the conspiracy theories: Chris Brown speculates that Ebola is a form of “population control.” (IDLYITW)
  • Robin Williams’s daughter, Zelda, speaks out to increase mental health awareness. (Evil Beet Gossip)
  • Did Robert Pattinson’s new girlfriend, FKA Twigs, diss Kristen Stewart? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Uh-oh: have topless pics of Beyonce been leaked online? (PopCrush)
  • The judge orders Teresa Giudice to keep her money separate from her husband’s, Joe. (Reality Tea)
  • Melissa Rycroft explains why two kids is an “emotionally hard” adjustment. (Celebrity Babies – People)
  • Natalie Portman and her family grab breakfast and books. (Babyrazzi)
  • Iggy Azalea slams Snoop Dogg after his “makeup free” pic of her. (Celebuzz)
  • Was Rihanna in a hurry when she got dressed this morning? (Celebslam)
  • How old was Brad Pitt when he got his grandfather’s shotgun? (Celebitchy)
  • North West and her cousins rock their shades while out with grandma Kris Jenner. (Bossip)

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Khloe Kardashian might be “popping pills” (antidepressants) following her French Montana split. I don’t get why that’s a bad thing? [Bitten & Bound]
Zac Efron’s new girlfriend seems slightly shady. [LaineyGossip]
Elisabetta Canalis stops by the Pumpkin Patch with her husband. [ICYDK]
Lisa Vanderpump is looking extra Botoxy. [Reality Tea]
Kristen Stewart loves her skinny jeans. [Popoholic]
Amanda Bynes almost got her 5150 hold reversed. [CDAN]
Zoe Saldana expecting twin boys? [I'm Not Obsessed]
Blake Lively loves the antebellum South. Ugh. [Evil Beet]
Zhang Ziyi in a beautiful Valentino. [RCFA]
How to exercise when you’ve hurt your foot/ankle. [The Frisky]
This Jeopardy contestant’s story was the worst!! [Gawker]
John Cryer brought Duckie back! [Seriously OMG WTF]

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Kristen Stewart: ‘It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist’

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Kristen Stewart got pap’d so much in NYC last week, I didn’t even get the chance to use all of the new photos of her. So here’s a hodge-podge of K-Stew pics from the last week. Enjoy! Kristen managed to avoid being pap’d with Nicholas Hoult, even though he came out to her NYFF premiere and after-party – they were reportedly pretty tight at the party, so take that however you want. Kristen also sat down with The Daily Beast for a lengthy interview about Camp X-Ray last week (it was published on Saturday). You can read the full piece here. Most of the conversation is about Gitmo and the politics of Gitmo and terrorism. Kristen also talks about the people who think she cannot act, plus her thoughts on feminism. Some highlights:

Taking two years off, then working with a first-time director on Camp X-Ray: “I’m never really that precious about choosing projects that don’t have every sure element that is a guaranteed good experience and/or success. There’s a lot of risk involved in this job, and it doesn’t bother me… I’ve had experiences that have made me go, ‘Ugh, I have to be careful and make sure that every part is sturdy and that I won’t be let down.’ If I was a director, I would be extremely conscious of my filmography. It says so much about the difference between putting your name on something and owning it instead of being one tiny part of it. Actors get to work all the time. If I make a bad movie every once in a while, I don’t care. I didn’t work after Snow White for about two years, but it’s because a lot of these projects didn’t come together. I’m decisive, but I’m definitely not a planner.”

The criticism that she can’t act: “Honestly, I don’t care. It’s fine. I’m really happy doing what I’m doing. I’m sure there are a ton of people out there who would hate my movies even if they saw all those, just as I’m sure there are people out there who are obsessed with Twilight and say, ‘I watched the series, and she completely let me down, and then I watched every one of her other movies, and I f–kin’ hate her!’ And that’s cool! Just don’t watch my movies.”

Whether she’s politically active: “I don’t want to talk about that s–t at all. Trust me, I’m only asking for it. When it comes time to stand up and affect change, I’m not the type of person to shout from the rooftops. Just because you’re an actor and in the public eye, people think that’s how you must be. But there are other ways to do that. That’s not me.

She’s confused why some young women don’t identify with feminism: “That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? Do you not believe in equality for men and women? I think it’s a response to overly-aggressive types. There are a lot of women who feel persecuted and go on about it, and I sometimes am like, ‘Honestly, just relax, because now you’re going in the other direction.’ Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to. By our nature alone, think about what you’re saying and say it—but don’t scream in people’s faces, because then you’re discrediting us. Relating it to my one little avenue, people say, “If you want to make it in the film industry as a woman, you have to be a bitch.” No, you are going to ruin any chance you have and give us a bad name. It’s the overcompensation to where our generation goes, “Relax,” because it’s been easier for us, and because we don’t have as much of the anger, so it’s like we can’t get behind it and it’s a bit embarrassing. But that being said, it’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.

[From The Daily Beast]

Kristen’s answer on the feminism question is classic Kristen – for most of the answer, I thought she was going off in one direction (the “women need to stop complaining about inequality” direction) and then she does an about-face at the very end with the “of course you should identify with feminism” direction. Can you talk sincerely about feminism if you had a high-profile affair with your married director? I’m honestly asking.

There’s also a somewhat interesting discussion about Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight movie, and how Hardwicke was basically chased out of Hollywood after the failure of Red Riding Hood. Kristen doesn’t defend her former director and champion specifically at all, but she does say that what happened to Hardwicke was “f—ked up” and that women need to “persevere” in the industry to make it.

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Will Smith Stars In ‘Focus’ (Hot New Trailer)

will smith in focusThe movie ‘Focus’ is finally about to make it’s way to the big screen! First Ben Affleck signed on to play the con man, then Kristen Stewart signed on to play his protege (while the ‘Twilight’ cheating drama was at its height). Then Ben dropped out of the film, and Will Smith was cast. Kristen then dropped out of the movie, reportedly because she was concerned about having a love interest in his forties (never mind that Ben is also in his forties). Will stayed with the project, however, and Margot Robbie was cast to play his protege. RELATED: Here’s Will Smith filming ‘Focus.’

Whew! Someone really wanted to get this movie made- LOL. The filmmakers persevered, however, and here’s our first look at Will and Margot in ‘Focus.’ This actually looks like it’ll be a fun movie: a type of caper movie. However, it looks like it takes a serious turn. Check out the trailer. Are you interested in seeing it?

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Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult partied in NYC, might be ‘secretly dating’

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Ever since Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult signed up for the film Equals, there were rumors about a possible love-match. Those rumors heated up with Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence split up on the eve of the Equals production. Hoult and K-Stew seemed friendly and sort of bro-y and they even did their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge together. Personally, I’ve been thinking this whole time that Kristen has a girlfriend and that Kristen and Hoult are just buds. But this Page Six item made me think again:

Are Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence’s ex Nicholas Hoult secretly dating?

The pair, co-stars in the upcoming “Equals,” were seen cozying up at a Cinema Society bash for Stewart’s new film “Clouds of Sils Maria” at Omar’s.

We’re told they “stuck together throughout the party,” which was also attended by Patti Smith, Juliette Binoche and Viggo Mortensen.

Stewart was overheard saying at the screening she liked the script because it makes “comments about how insane the media can be.”

[From Page Six]

Can they be bros and still hang out together at a party? Sure. Does anything sexy have to happen? Nope. But my radar is pinging, especially since Hoult doesn’t even have any connection to Clouds of Sils Maria at all. He literally just came out for Kristen. Does a guy do that just for a new female friend without any hope of hot armpit action?

Now…I’ll admit that I love Hoult and J-Law together – I always thought he grounded her and calmed her. But now that J-Law is with Chris Martin, Hoult might have fallen for She Who Lip-Bites. The crazy fans who feel like it’s a competition between J-Law and K-Stew are going to have a field day with this. Just know: Hoult is the new Sparkles!!! YAY.

Here are some pics of K-Stew out in NYC yesterday. What’s with that sad belly shirt?

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Kristen Stewart Rocking Leather Overalls: Love It Or Hate It?

'Camp X-Ray' Meet & Greet With Kristen StewartI’ve seen a lot of leather pieces over the last couple of years, but this has to take the cake. Leather overalls?! Kristen Stewart rocked a pair at this meet-and-greet to help promote her new movie, ‘Camp X-Ray.’ RELATED: Get Kristen Stewart’s look for the ‘Camp X-Ray’ premiere.

Kristen seems to favor the grunge look, but she has the long, lean body of a supermodel. It’s good to see when she decides to have fun with fashion. I’m not sure I’d wear it, but I think this is a cute outfit. I like the top, too. And look at some of the shots of Kristen chatting with the audience: I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look so animated. She seems to be in a good place these days, and she’s looking stylish, too.

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