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Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she was propositioned for sex in return for a part when she started her acting career.
The Oscar-winning star was left stunned when an unnamed guy suggested they should conclude their meeting in “the bedroom”—an offer she refused.
“When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom, I left. I was pretty shocked. I could see how someone who didn’t know better might worry, ‘My career will be ruined if I don’t give this guy a b**w j*b!’”
Just as it is hard for actresses starting out in Hollywood, Gwyneth insists it is also tough for female stars approaching their 40s. The 38-year-old blonde is stunned by the lack of variety in the roles she is offered, and often feels “dejected.” Speaking in the annual Women in Hollywood issue of Elle magazine, Gwyneth said, “There are a lot of roles that are OK, but there’s little that’s really good, especially for someone my age. Sometimes you find out that something you really liked is going to someone 10 years younger. I find it heartening that Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been able to find and create amazing projects.”
Jared Leto insists that he isn’t a role model to his fans - and doesn’t want to be.
The musician-and-actor thinks it’s absurd that artists are automatically expected to set standards for their young followers and he insists he doesn’t feel any pressure to behave in a certain way. Instead, he thinks it should be enough for his fans to be inspired by the success he and his brother Shannon Leto have achieved with their band 30 Seconds to Mars, despite their poor upbringing.
“I can do whatever the f**k I want. I have no responsibility to uphold an image. I don’t subscribe to the notion the artist is a role model by default. Look to the idea that you could be a poor white-trash kid and along with your brother put one foot in front of the other and make your dream come true. That’s the lesson. It’s not if I failed here and there with my life, or made mistakes. To have to keep secrets would be pointless.”
Although he spends a lot of time with his brother on the road, he insists they have a fantastic relationship, unlike other music-making siblings. “It’s not an Oasis situation, it’s great! Me and my brother were just two poor, white-trash kids from Louisiana and clawed our way up the muddy banks of the Mississippi with food stamps in one hand and our instruments in the other,” Jared, 38, explained to Elle.
“He was sitting at the end of the bed, and he had no clothes on whatsoever…He was all tan. Has all those tattoos—which I love.…And I thought, ‘You done good, girl.’ I sure wasn’t thinking of his high-pitched voice.”
- Pop singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham on her soccer star husband David.
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In addition to the drugs and alcohol, Lindsay Lohan is being treated for an addiction to email.
The Machete actress - who voluntarily entered into a substance abuse program at the Betty Ford Clinic in Los Angeles late last month - has reportedly had her phone usage cut, with staff also urging her to reduce the amount of time she spends on social networking websites.
“Lindsay is only allowed to use her phone for two hours a day, and only to keep in touch with family and close friends. Before, she would repeatedly and compulsively email her friends if she was ever in a situation where she felt lonely, and she would vent on Twitter,” a source said.
The policy has been implemented so Lindsay can “concentrate on herself” during therapy. Lindsay is due in court on October 22 for a probation hearing, after she failed two drugs tests last month.
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Lady Gaga always requests an oxygen tank in her dressing room.
The “Bad Romance” singer demands the breathing aid in her concert rider and also insists it is vital her personal backstage area is stocked with honey, according to documents issued to venues hosting her concerts. According to gossip website HollywoodLife.com, the venue can also be in breach of contract if the star is not served dinner by 5pm and she has eats a different type of food every day of the week.
On Mondays, Gaga likes to have a barbecue night, while Tuesdays are set aside for Asian food and Mexican is the cuisine of choice on Wednesdays. Venues hosting the singer on Thursdays should serve her traditional American foods, while Friday is carving night. On Saturdays, she prefers a pasta bar and on Sundays she likes to sit down with a roast turkey dinner with all trimmings.
Oksana Grigorieva turned down a $15 million settlement offer from ex-lover Mel Gibson because he wanted shared custody of their daughter.
The Russian singer - who is currently involved in a bitter custody battle with Mel for their 11-month-old daughter Lucia - refused the huge financial offer because she didn’t want the “unstable” actor getting so much access to their child.
“The $15 million was a proposal that I walked away from because he wanted 50 per cent custody of an infant when he’s unstable.”
Oksana also claims Mel punched her in the head while she was holding Lucia, during an argument on January 6. “Mel ran in and started screaming all kinds of nasty words. Then he just hit me twice with his fist. Boom, boom, to my head and my mouth. I fell on top of the bed. I’m just covering the baby and not protecting myself. He proceeds to choke me with both his hands,” she said in an interview with People magazine.
The 40-year-old beauty alleges the 54-year-old actor used a mixture of threats and pleading to convince her not to leave him after the incident:
Michael Douglas has just one cancer treatment remaining.
The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star, who was diagnosed with a tumor in his throat in August, is currently undergoing eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, and will undergo his final session this week. His recovery is then expected to take a further six weeks, with the Oscar-winning actor then to be subjected to periodic check-ups.
“No further treatments are scheduled after this week. He’s really happy about it ending. He was determined not to have a feeding tube, and he didn’t have to have one,” his publicist, Allen Burry, said.
Although the 66-year-old actor is expected to make a full recovery from the illness, he may not make anymore films. Instead, Michael reportedly wants to spend as much time with his family, wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their two children, Dylan, 10, and Carys, seven, as he can.
“This is a man in the middle of a gigantic fight, and he wants to conserve his energy and resources. If he beats this, he intends to focus on spending time with his family. He looks like he has aged 10 years in weeks,” a friend explained.
Here’s a match made in a teenage girl’s Heaven.
Justin Bieber has a fail-proof plan for picking up chicks, and he’s even figured out how to get Twilight’s Robert Pattinson involved. Want to hear the “Baby” singer’s best line?
“I love talking to girls and going on dates,” he recently revealed. “My ideal wingman would be Robert Pattinson. We should go to a few showbiz parties and see what happens. He landed back in Los Angeles last week, so maybe we can go and work some of the magic.” In a related story, airline tickets to LA spiked to an all-time high ten minutes after these comments were made public.
But the Biebs didn’t stop there - he’s got everything figured out, down to the opening pick-up line.
“Robert says his hair is a great ice-breaker, so maybe we can go up to girls and be like, ‘Do you wanna touch our hair?’ How about that for an opening line?”
We think it would work like magic, Justin.
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I don’t think that James Franco was joking on Saturday Night Live when he claimed to pick his career moves based on randomly selected “idea slips.” As it were, he chose to cover Candy Magazine in drag.
Shot by fashion photographer Terry Richardson, Franco looks virtually unrecognizable in his painted lips and blue eyeshadow.
One has to wonder whether he’s truly that comfortable with his sexuality or if he’s revealing a little something about himself… (for the sake of women everywhere, I’m banking on the former).
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Christina Hendricks is often hit on by women and gay men.
The Mad Men actress - who is married to actor Geoffrey Arend - admitted she finds it flattering that so many different people have admitted being attracted to her.
“Women hit on me. My husband thinks it’s so odd that so many women hit on me.”
Regarding gay men, she added, “They say to me, ‘Well, I’m not straight, but if I was.’ I think it’s so flattering.”
The 35-year-old actress also said she was initially “surprised” by the attention her voluptuous figure received but she is how happy to be a role model for curvy women:
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