Jennifer Lawrence whips out her ‘nitro’: ‘Cool Ranch Doritos are my girl’

Jennifer Lawrence’s cover interview for the November issue of Vanity Fair has given me whiplash. That’s the nature of this particular beast. Part of the discussion included JLaw’s reaction to her stolen photos. She nailed it with her furious yet measured message to the hackers and people who looked at her photos.

Then Vanity Fair started to release quotes from the main interview. JLaw dove into dangerous territory by claiming to “worship” Woody Allen. She bashed gluten-free diets. Some people saw this as Goop shade. Is JLaw really that calculating? I don’t think she thinks that far ahead when speaking. Words simply spill out of her mouth. She’s always been obsessed with junk food and carbs. But maybe JLaw unconsciously dropped some shade on the woman who is still married to her boyfriend. Hollywood Life says Goop thinks JLaw’s comments are “ignorant,” for what it’s worth.

Anyway. Vanity Fair has released a behind-the-scenes video of JLaw’s interview. They’re parceling this stuff out, as they should. JLaw is big business for mags. This video is interesting because Jennifer has gone fully “nitro.” I sense that she’s nervous about jumping into a grueling new press circuit. She’s very aware of the ongoing backlash that follows her. Most of the time, JLaw disappears in between tours. This time, we’re fresh off the Martin Lawrence gossip. She’s worried, and it shows in the video. Jennifer answers a series of questions, and she’s pretty spazzy. Yes, “pointless gossip” and junk food comes up:

What scares her? “Spiders. I’m very afraid of spiders. And ghosts. I wouldn’t say I’m as afraid of ghosts as I am paranoid of ghosts.”

Her junk food weakness: “Well, Cool Ranch Doritos are my girl. I’ve been trying to wean myself off of Cool Ranch Doritos and move onto Pirate’s Booty. It’s just not doing the trick … Cheez-Its.”

Is she tempted to use social media? “Nooo. Tempted? I have 112 unread emails right now. You know, I’m so not tempted to become more accessible. I don’t want anyone to talk to me, ever.”

Does she want to direct? “I’ve always wanted to produce because I remember reading these incredible scripts that would never see the light of day. Then I’d drive through Westwood and see some of the crap that was coming out, and I was like ‘What is going on with the world?’ So I’ve always wanted to produce, and Glass Castle being my first project was so perfect because I was so moved by that book.”

Who did she admire as a kid? “Destiny’s Child was my first CD. Uh, TLC. I met Jay Z and I was so embarrassed because you could see my knees bouncing up and down. He was like, ‘Are you okay?’ I was like, “Yeaahh. Huh huh. Bye. Aaaahah.’ They’re king and queen of America! Or of music. And then Brad and Angelina are the king and queen of movies. At least I think”

The last show she binge-watched: “Well, the Kardashians were just in Thailand so that was a pretty big deal. I’m catching up on all the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … I’m trying to stay up to speed on all the pointless gossip that goes on in Hollywood. [Laughs.] I haven’t watched the news.”

[From Vanity Fair]

Jennifer seems a little vapid here, but you know I’d still eat pizza with her. She gets a lot of criticism for constantly talking about bodily functions and dreaming about cake, but I still like her. What I don’t get is the obsession with Cool Ranch. When I visualized the Doritos dust that ruined the American Hustle costumes, I was thinking of the Jacked Spice Street Taco flavor. Not something bland like Cool Ranch.

FYI: Nick Hoult spoke out about the stolen pics. He said, “It’s shocking that things like that happen in the world. It’s a shame.” Oh, and apparently JLaw & Nick will film a sex scene for X-Men: Apocalpse. That should be interesting if he’s really dating Kristen Stewart. JLaw, of course, is still with the king of elevator music.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Dennis Rader, BTK Serial Killer, Writing Book to "Pay My Debt" to Victims’ Families

Dennis Rader, a serial killer responsible for 10 grisly murders over three decades, is putting together a book about his crimes … to pay his debt to the families.

The Wichita, Kansas, product says he’s cooperating with an author to recount his story in an effort to make things right. Or at least come as close as he can.

Dennis Rader Mug Shot

Rader, nicknamed BTK (“bind, torture, kill”) recently sent a four-page, handwritten letter to the Wichita Eagle, “From the Desk of Dennis L. Rader.”

“I can never replace their love ones, my deeds too ‘dark’ to understand; the book or movies etc. is the only way to help them,” the 69-year-old writes.

Rader, who’s currently serving 10 life sentences, is working with Katherine Ramsland, a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.

She insists it won’t sensationalize Rader’s horrific crimes but is “a serious effort that will have some benefit for people who study this kind of crime.”

Ramsland was picked, in fact, by a group of Rader’s victims’ families, who won his media rights in 2005 in a bid to prevent him from profiting from his crimes.

O.J. Simpson, famously, attempted to do just that and lost a judgment that ultimately granted Ronald Goldman’s family the rights to his book If I Did It.

“Their position is that they want [the book] to be done and over with, so they can put the matter behind them,” the group’s attorney, James Thompson, says.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman, leading to the trial of the century in 1994-95.

Rader says the book will offer insight into the workings of serial killers’ brains.

“People like me need to be understood, so the criminal professional field can better understand the criminal mind. That would be my way of helping debt to society.”

Rader’s daughter Kerri made headlines last week for criticizing Stephen King, whose latest movie, The Good Marriage, is loosely based on the BTK case.

It’s King, not Rader, who is “exploiting my father’s 10 victims and their families,” she said of the work, in which a wife has no idea her husband is a serial killer.

Rader, who claims to be a fan of King’s books, insists his wife and family had no idea about his secret life as a murderer until the day he was exposed.

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Michael Keaton: Playing Batman ‘was hard then; it ain’t that hard now’


Michael Keaton covers this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly to promote Birdman. The movie has received an insane amount of awards buzz already. It’s a backstage satire about a character with a similar career trajectory as Keaton. He plays Riggan Thompson, a veteran actor who once played a superhero and then stepped away from it all. In the movie, Riggan attempts a comeback by directing a play based upon a Raymond Carver novel.

Keaton, of course, enjoyed massive success in the 1980s (with movies like Beetlejuice) and worked steadily throughout the 1990s. Keaton also played Batman twice and hung up the costume when “he no longer felt creatively fulfilled.” He moved to Montana and enjoyed a low-key life, mostly paying the bills with voice work. Keaton’s done a few minor roles in recent years, but Birdman is his first real comeback role. In new interviews with EW and the New York Times, Keaton says this is the hardest role he’s ever played. Definitely harder than playing Batman:

Does Birdman draw on Keaton’s experiences? “The truth is that I was playing a person, just a person. And I was both as connected to Riggan and as disconnected from him as you can possibly be. And I have to tell the truth about that.”

The stressful shoot included 10-min, unbroken shots: “You’d go home, and have dinner, and then you’d start to think about the next day’s work. And that’s when the panic would set in. These were all really good, accomplished actors. And everybody showed up every morning frightened. The crew too. I think we were all thinking, I don’t want to be the guy who lets everybody down. Just on a practical level, I had to stay locked in. It was extremely demanding, the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Will Ben Affleck be a good Batman? “Chris Nolan is great, but I’ve never seen any of the Batman movies all the way through. I know they’re good. I just have zero interest in those kinds of movies. I mean, people are asking me, ‘Is Ben Affleck going to be any good?’ And my attitude is, First of all, why would you ask me? Second, he’s probably going to be very good, and third, frankly, it’s all set up now so that you’re weirdly kind of safe. Once you get in those suits, they really know what to do with you. It was hard then; it ain’t that hard now.”

On the Oscar talk: “What do I think about it? I think there’s chickens, and there’s hatched chickens.” No matter the part, he added, reaching for a sports metaphor to describe his career, “I play it like I’m losing.”

[From & NYT]

Keaton’s comments about how it’s easier to play Batman these days are … dangerous in a soundbyte world. Heck, I’m guilty of using that quote for a headline. Is he throwing shade at Ben Affleck? Nope. He is not. I think Keaton is alluding to how these newer superhero films work. Both DC and Marvel package their leading actors and keep them under a tight leash. These studios are so good at marketing that an actor’s performance doesn’t matter that much anymore. Marvel is probably more guilty of this than DC, but Keaton’s point stands. By the time an actor scores a superhero role nowadays, the studio is convinced that they’ve hired the right person. The actor still has to do the work, but the marketing outweighs all.

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Jessica Chastain: Stop giving Meryl Streep all of the ‘older woman’ parts

JC Glamour

Jessica Chastain got the cover of SO MANY magazines this fall. She covers the new issues of Interview Mag and Glamour, which I’m including in this post. I hate the Glamour cover, but the rest of the Glamour shot is actually really nice. The Interview editorial is all black & white and heavy on the lingerie. Here are some highlights from JC’s Glamour interview:

On becoming famous in her 30s vs. at age 19: “I would have been a disaster. If I was 19 and I had the attention that I’m getting now, I would have just said stupid things. I would have partied more. All these expensive dinners and people giving me champagne? All these stupid things that we criticize 19-year-olds for doing when they’re famous, I would have done.”

On body-shaming & social media: “Oh God, it’s the worst. Enough with the body shaming! What is going on in this world? I remember being eight years old. I was a late bloomer. I had very, very short red hair. Very freckly. And thank God there wasn’t the Internet, because I was told every day at school that I was ugly. And that no one wanted to be my friend. The most cruel things. And now these girls or boys are having to deal with that in their school and on a world platform. If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that.”

On parts for women: “I love Meryl Streep. She’s such an incredible actress. But I feel like she’s the only one in her age group who gets those parts. I’d like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon. Why isn’t Viola Davis a lead in a film? She’s one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I’m not saying, ‘We don’t want movies about men,’” she said. “I’m just saying, ‘Come on, all the men I know love women. So let’s also have some stories about these women. Let’s write something for them, guys—and let’s make room for women writers too.’”

Playing flawed, strong women: “There are a very limited number of parts. And there are some women that I’ve played and I didn’t give them too many flaws. Tree of Life. I loved that woman. Or The Help: Loved her, loved her, loved her, for all her openheartedness and compassion. But when I play a female lead, like the role in Zero Dark Thirty, even if she’s strong, I try to give her as many flaws as I can. I think to play a female hero without faults is actually doing a disservice to women. I think it’s more interesting to see women on-screen with flaws. Then it’s not this unreasonable expectation that society then would put on you: “Well, a strong woman can’t be like this….”

Having it all: “I don’t think it’s possible for anyone, male or female, to have it all. I’m just gonna say it: We can have as much as we’re capable of doing, but no one is capable of doing everything. Like, I hope someday to have a family and a career. But I have to also be kind to myself.

[From Glamour]

Jessica has been on a tear recently about feminism, gender equality and how women and their stories are undervalued. I kind of think that if someone else was saying it – like Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson or Kristen Stewart – these statements would be major gossip news. It’s a good news/bad news situation for Chastain then. Good news: people are listening to what she says and not trying to make her statements super-controversial. Bad news: most people are not paying attention to her.

As for Jessica’s Interview Magazine piece, you can read it here. Mindy Kaling did the interview! It’s a good read (they’re very girly and sweet to each other) but there’s no big quote from the piece.

JC Interview

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James Spader mourns the legacy of film: ‘The era of classic films has ended’

James Spader

James Spader did an interview with the Guardian to promote the second season of The Blacklist. I’ve caught a few episodes, but the show hasn’t grabbed me. Spader plays Red, an ex-government agent who turns into one of the FBI’s Most Wanted. He cuts a deal to help the agency catch really bad guys. The show is immensely popular and a solid hit for NBC. What’s even better is that the audience skews young, which is unexpected. Spader has always appealed to children of the 1980s, who loved watching him play the bad boy Pretty in Pink. Now he appeals to a new generation, who will also flock to see him as the biggest baddie in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

I once fell in adoration with Spader after watching him as a yuppie douchebag, a dirtbag lawyer, and a guy who loves to spank women. Somwhere along the line, he lost his luster for me. Maybe it’s the newfound fedora and scarf fixation? Not sure. He still has some interesting things to say in this interview:

On the death of cinema: “There is no legacy in film any more. I am not so sure that even classic films really live on now — and that means ultimately that maybe film is really an entertainment, or a provocation, just for a specific time. People don’t have access to classic films, but it is worse than that. A few channels on television still play classic films, but with the closure of revival picture houses and the closure of video stores with classic film sections, there is no film heritage. The era of classic films has ended.”

His film education: “I grew up on a boarding school campus and there was a guy there who ran a film club that was available to students on campus and to faculty children of a certain age. Every other week he would rent a print of a film and screen it. So I was able to watch a broad spectrum of films from different eras, from an English film like Hobson’s Choice to a western like Hud. It was fantastic and completely informed my film-watching experience.”

His villainous typecasting: “When I was first finding my way there was a spate of coming-of-age films, but I had already come of age. I didn’t find a place in them, except to play the antagonist or the one character in the film who felt like he wasn’t an innocent.”

Red of The Blacklist: “He is either a good guy who is capable of very bad things or a bad guy who is capable of good things, and that depends on the day.”

Violence in The Blacklist: “There are times that I have suggested a level of ruthlessness, or a certain form of decisive action that might be jarring, because I feel that is the world in which this show exists, but there are times when we change something because we feel it is gratuitous. We are very aware that it is extreme at times but, in for a penny … That is the show. That is the world we are depicting. That is this guy.”

[From The Guardian]

Is Spader telling the internet to get off his lawn with his talk of classic movies? He laments the loss of video rental stores and revival theaters. I understand missing the revival theater experience, but AMC theaters often schedule matinee screenings of classics. The internet certainly hasn’t killed classic cinema either. Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming services have helped many people watch classics they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access. Even without a subscription streaming service, the Turner Classic Movies website recycles plenty of classics for free. If anything, the internet has helped extend “the era of classic films.” Now if we could only get Michael Bay to stop polluting our multiplexes, cinema could be grand again. Maybe.

Here’s Spader on the set of The Blacklist yesterday.

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Lizzy Caplan: ‘I don’t want to sacrifice my own goals to be a mother’


I fell for Lizzy Caplan during Season 1 of Masters of Sex. She managed to seem authentic for that 1950s period, yet she maintained a vibe of “she was way ahead of her time.” Plus, Caplan’s acting that first season was splendid. The second season? Caplan’s acting was fine – if anything, they gave her more to do in the second season. But I’m still trying to figure out how I feel about the second season in general, because I think the writers really messed up. Anyway, my girlfriend covers the new issue of Elle Canada – you can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Being an Emmy-nominated actress now: “It’s just so far outside of the realm of what I thought possible for me. I thought that I’d be a journeywoman actress, and I was pretty content with that. I was making a decent living as an actress, and that felt like enough to me. But, looking back, I was playing kind of the same type of girl over and over again. Of course, when I first started, I had much bigger goals. But after doing it for 15 years, I felt the industry was telling me to stick to a certain thing. Only now do I realize that it would not have been a very fulfilling life.”

Identifying with Virginia Johnson: “I move through the world differently from a lot of my friends. I identified with how Virginia could separate sex from love—that was something that made her an odd duck. It’s a lot less harsh these days, but that’s still something that exists…. We have such a long way to go before you don’t see a ‘promiscuous’ girl. I mean, people don’t even use the word promiscuous when describing men, ever. I don’t think it’s my personal crusade to be this proud promiscuous person, but it’s a conversation that I’ve gotten into quite often since I started the show, and I find it fascinating.”

We haven’t moved passed gender stigmas: “It’s a really conscious choice to be, say, the woman who goes out and works while the husband stays at home. It’s 2014, and if your husband makes less money than you, people ask you if that’s ‘weird’ for you. It’s pretty mind-blowing.”

Love life: She was in a relationship with Matthew Perry for several years and admits it can be “sh–ty dating actors.” But she has been thinking about exes now that she sees billboards of herself, reclined in bed, dotted around L.A. “I had this moment of ‘Wow, it must really suck for exes to see that.’ But what can you do? Don’t date an actress if you don’t want to see her in bed on a billboard.”

Marriage & kids: “I don’t want it to be an assumption that I will be the one to stay home and raise the kids. Now, I could have kids and want to do that, I have no idea—but from where I sit now, that does not sound all that appealing to me. I really want kids, and I want to be fully involved in their lives, but I don’t want to sacrifice my own goals to be a mother. I actually romanticize the idea of a stay-at-home dad. Partly because I think that’s a very sexy thing, but also because if there are two working actors and both of them get a job and they have a baby, the woman is going to stay with the baby. I see it all the time. It just seems very unfair.”

Being friends with Seth Rogen: “We’re the same age, which is strange because he’s doing so much more cool sh-t. I hate that we’re 32 and he’s directing massive movies.”

[From Elle Canada]

I’m with her on the whole “I don’t want to sacrifice my own goals to be a mother” thing, but then again, I’m not a mother and I’ve never really had that urge. My own goals involve “not being a mother,” so that dovetails nicely, right? Anyway, it’s refreshing to hear a young actress talk about her mixed feelings regarding motherhood. I think more women (certainly more celebrity women) feel this way, but are forced by society to pay lip-service to this idea that every woman wants motherhood and that every woman will end up subverting their career/life goals for motherhood and marriage.


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Nicholas Sparks accused of racism, anti-Semitism & homophobia in lawsuit

Nicholas Sparks

When I first spotted this story on TMZ, it seemed too “out there” to be true. The given details were outlandish and lacked context. The tale was so sensationalized that I almost decided not to cover it. The Guardian filled in many blanks, and here we are.

In 2008, author Nicholas Sparks (author of many weepy novel-turned-movies such as The Notebook, Nights of Rodanthe, and Safe Haven) founded a Christian academy called the Epiphany School. The school is supposedly non-denominational, depending on the source. The former headmaster, Saul Benjamin, has filed a lawsuit for unlawful termination. The suit alleges that Sparks is a racist, anti-Semitic homophobe. Saul, who is of Jewish descent and Quaker faith, says he was degraded and made to defend his Jewish heritage in front of a roomful of directors. Saul had wanted to make the school more diverse. He says Sparks didn’t handle the request well, and things were never the same. Whoa:

The former headmaster of a school founded and funded by Nicholas Sparks is suing for discrimination, alleging the bestselling author’s “despicable and outrageous views” led him on a campaign to “humiliate, degrade and defame” the teacher.

The 47-page complaint is filled with a range of accusations against Sparks, including that he endorsed a group of students who attempted to enact a “homo-caust” against a group of gay students and that he told people the plaintiff, Saul Benjamin, had Alzheimer’s.

Benjamin, the former head of Sparks’ Epiphany School of Global Studies in North Carolina, said in the complaint that the “greatest fiction” Sparks created was that he is a proponent of diversity and inclusiveness.

“In reality, the non-fiction version of Defendant Sparks feels free, away from public view, to profess and endorse vulgar and discriminatory views about African-Americans, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals, and individuals of non-Christian faiths,” says the complaint, filed on Thursday in the US district court for the eastern district of North Carolina.

He also complained that Sparks “diagnosed” him with Alzheimer’s disease, harming his reputation in the community of New Bern, North Carolina, where the school is located.

Benjamin accused Sparks of trapping him in a room for hours without access to a bathroom during a meeting which Benjamin said had been orchestrated to “unlawfully remove” him from his role at the school and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.

Benjamin, who is of Jewish heritage and Quaker faith, believes that his efforts to make the school more diverse “enraged” Sparks and members of the school’s board of trustees.

He also claims that Sparks repeatedly expressed “disdain” for African Americans and endorsed a group of students who “sought to enact a ‘homo-caust’ against a group of gay students.”

The complaint, which begins with three lines from Sparks’s 2000 novel The Rescue, asks for an award of monetary damage for things including the “mental anguish and emotional distress” Benjamin claims he suffered at Sparks’s hand.

[From The Guardian]

Saul’s suit also joins the Epiphany school, its board of trustees, and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation, as defendants. This story is so bizarre and highly detailed that it could be true.

Over the years, Sparks has dropped enough hints in interviews that it’s easy to believe he’s a righteous douche. He grew indignant with USA Today and argued that “I don’t write romance novels. Love stories — it’s a very different genre.” Ha. Just because Sparks doesn’t write books with Fabio on the cover doesn’t meant that they’re any less pr0ny. His books specialize in a manipulative type of emotional pr0n. I read A Walk to Remember after losing a bet, and I’ll never pick up another one of Sparks’ books. Yeah, he’s a douche, but is he a racist and homophobe too? If this story is true, then yes.

TMZ does have a tiny follow-up so far. Sparks’ lawyer says that he is gay and Jewish, so Sparks can’t possibly be homophobic or anti-Semitic. Nice. Anyway, Sparks’ lawyer denied that anything in this lawsuit is real. We’ll see.

Nicholas Sparks

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Farrah Abraham Films Christian Horror Movie, Tweets #Actor Selfie on Set

Continuing to broaden her career horizons to a surprising and always entertaining degree, Farrah Abraham has been cast in Axeman 2: Overkill.

The ’80s-style horror film has already started filming, as the Teen Mom star informed us from the set of the sure to be epic motion picture event:

Farrah Abraham #Acting

Farrah Abraham, clearly excited, Tweeted, “Wow first movie #OnTheSet #Memory2Remember LOVE THIS! #California what?! Lines Lines Lines #Actor”

It’s unclear how Farrah’s managed to take time off from her stripping gig in Austin and singing “Blowin'” live (you gotta hear that), but here she is.

If the backdoor beauty has proven anything though, it’s that she can juggle jobs like James Deen juggles her … yeah, you get the idea. Multitasker.

In Axeman 2, she plays the role of Fannie Rae Baker.

She calls this girl a “conservative evangelical do-gooder hiking through a place called Cutler’s Creek for a couple’s Christian camp where the film takes place.”

Hey, Farrah has said one of her goals is to be a Christian movie actress, so this is the next best thing. Though it may not end well for her character.

According to the film’s press release, Farrah/Fannie and her fellow Bible-thumpers look be doomed in the end, “when The Axeman shows up.”

His goal? “To separate them … and dismember them.”

Then again, you just never know. Sounds like the kind of gripping plot you’ll bend over backwards to see play out when it hits theaters nationwide.

We kid. You’ll only be able to see this if you watch movies online or On Demand, because we’d be surprised if it even got a theatrical release.

Farrah Abraham

Oooooh, lord. Teen Mom star Farrah Abaham wanted to be a singer, and released some absolutely horrible songs to no avail (but great amusement). She’s also a terrible actress, as evidenced by her attempts to convince us her sex tape was released by mistake. Screaming is a different story, as she proved with James Deen …

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Felicity Huffman on her 17 year marriage to William H Macy: ‘I just adore him’

For all the flashy weddings and conspicuous oversharing in Hollywood, there are some couples who have quietly stayed together for years. Felicity Huffman, 51, and William H Macy, 64, have been married since 1997 and have two children together, daughters Sophia Grace, 14, and Georgia Grace, 12. (That’s cute that they gave both their daughters the middle name Grace.) In a new interview with HuffPost Live, a fan asked Huffman about the secret to her successful marriage. She joked that her advice was to “marry William H Macy.” That’s sweet! Then she got serious and explained that they value communication in their relationship. She didn’t just come out with platitudes, she explained a practical, simple thing that she and Bill do every week to make sure that they understand each other. She also gushed about him and you could see how happy she was to talk about her husband. You can see the video on Huffington Post and here’s a partial transcript:

On how grateful she is for Bill
I’m not kidding when I say marrying Bill Macy was the smartest move I ever made. I just adore him. He walks in the room and I go ‘it’s Bill!’

On if she has rules for a successful marriage
We used to have those rules and then we had two children and it’s gone out the window. I’m loathe to talk about this [and] give advice because I happened to luck out in marriage… but once a week we do sit down and make sure we take half an hour, each person gets 15 minutes, just to talk with no crosstalk. I talk, then you talk.

On how it works to just listen
You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. When you have 15 minutes to talk which is endless, by the way, and if you want to sit there in silence you can but when you have 15 minutes to talk, you kind of actually see what’s going on with the other person without any talk-back.

On if they enjoying working together
I love it. We started off working together… so our work relationship is actually great… also I admire him so much so it’s kind of like when you play tennis with someone who’s better than you, the level of your game raises.

An old rule they gave up
We couldn’t talk about acting in bed… A lot times you’d go “oh I have an idea for that,” we’d get out of bed and talk about it. Now we’re too old to get out of bed. We talk about acting and storytelling and movies and theater all the time.

[From Huffington Post]

I think I officially have a new favorite Hollywood couple. I’ve always loved William H Macy, he’s an excellent actor, and it’s so nice to hear that he’s a great husband too. I’m sure that goes both ways. Look at how cute these two are together! All of these photos are from the past few months, and they’re hanging all over each other.

I looked for interviews of William H Macy talking about Felicity and I found this gem from 2011 when he said that he had no idea why she likes him. “I don’t understand it completely, but she adores me. She thinks I’m funny.” He added that “She’s my best friend; she’s hysterically funny. I adore talking to her; she’s a great confidante. She’s really good at sorting things out. She’s invaluable that way, when I don’t know what to do.”

It’s rare to hear a couple married this long speak so adoringly about each other. Macy also told The Guardian that he was married before “to someone who didn’t want what’s best for me, as a matter of fact, she hated my guts.” Macy’s first wife isn’t listed in his wiki or imdb biographies, and maybe that’s for the best.





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Celeb Blind Item Everyone’s Trying To Kill This Story

Blind-Folded-Man17This reminds me of the saying: “A secret between three people is only a secret if two of them are dead.” Get the deets after the break.

Never have so many people been working so hard to get the story of this cheating quashed. The problem is what everyone is willing to trade. It has so many moving parts and everyone needs to contribute or it will get out. At first glance, it does not seem like that big of a deal. A married A- list mostly movie actor who has been around for what seems forever despite his relatively young age. Television and now movies, this is his time. He has an interest in keeping it quiet from his wife. His lover is not married, and she is a B list mostly television actress from a middling network show that is due to go to syndication. The producers of the show and the studio that produce it want no bad news to shake the money that syndication will bring. You might stay to yourself that people will probably still watch it. True. There is one little tiny problem though and that is our actress has also slept with someone else and if that is discovered then production would come to a screeching halt. If the first story is released then a certain someone on the show is going to start putting together some puzzle pieces. It could get really nasty really quick. The problem is there is nothing really to trade that the tabloid wants except for money. They would like a piece of some movies from our A lister and a tiny slice of that syndication pie. Their bottom line has been struggling and they see this as a new cash opportunity for them. They will still dig the dirt, but instead of printing it, they will sell the rights to the story. If some other tabloid stumbles on the story, they won’t care because they still get paid. They will look kind of strange because they will be forced to ignore the story and not write about it, but the cash outweighs all of that.

There’s no reveal for this one (yet). Any guesses?

– Item from Crazy Days and Nights

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Celeb Blind Item Everyone’s Trying To Kill This Story