Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt don't want their children to be actors.
The couple raise six kids together - Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and twins Vivienne and Knox, five - and despite letting Vivienne have a cameo in her new film Maleficent, Angelina is not encouraging them to become screen stars.
"We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not the goal for Brad and me at all. I think we would both prefer that they didn't become actors. But she was four at the time and other three and four year old [actors] really wouldn't come near me. Big kids thought I was cool - but little kids didn't really like me. So, in order to have a child that wants to play with [Maleficent]... it had to be a child that really liked me and wasn't afraid of my horns and my eyes and claws, so it had to be Viv," she said.
Jared Leto wonders if Jennifer Lawrence's haphazard ways are a "bit of an act."
The American Hustle actress tripped up over her dress as she went to accept the Oscar for Best Actress at last year's Academy Awards, and then slipped again on the red carpet at this year's show, and Jared is getting suspicious.
"You know, I'm starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act," he told Access Hollywood.
Jared - who was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club on Sunday - also explained how a moment when Jennifer, 23, went off script as she came onto the stage was because she saw him and his family laughing. "She said, 'What are you laughing at?' But what she didn't know was that Ellen was on the side... making, pantomiming [motions like], 'Don't fall, don't fall,' and my mom and my brother are all cracking up. I guess we don't have any manners. You can take them out of Louisiana but you can't take Louisiana out of them, right?" Jared, 42, added.
Keira Knightley and Salma Hayek are campaigning for women's rights in Afghanistan.
The actresses are among a number of celebrities who have put their name to a letter which has been sent to UK Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, asking him to assure help in the country.
Afghanistan has a fragile political infrastructure, and while its people are embracing great change in 2014 - with elections and the withdrawal of international troops - many are concerned about how women, whose rights have increased a great deal in the last decade, will be treated in future.
Ellen DeGeneres has been branded a "transphobic" after she made a joke at the Oscar Awards on Sunday.
The talk show host - who is openly gay - has been criticized by fans after she joked that Liza Minnelli looked like a drag queen at the glamorous event, held in Los Angeles, at the weekend. "Hello to the best Liza Minnelli impersonator I've ever seen," Ellen, who was hosting the awards, said to Liza at the ceremony before adding, "Good job, sir."
Viewers took to Twitter afterwards to hit out at Ellen for her remark. "I did not appreciate Ellen's mean joke about Liza. I found it transphobic and disrespectful [sic]," Bruce LaBruce wrote. While Greastzok tweeted, "Are we going to address the fact that ellen blatantly called liza minelli a man you'd think she would know better im extremely disappointed. i literally just sat there in disbelief when she said that i was like did she actually just say that [sic]."
However, Liza, 67, didn't appear to take offence from the joke and claims the 56-year-old comedian didn't mean "any harm" by it. "I think she thought it would be funny, but she never stopped after she said it and said 'my friend Liza Minnelli.' So I think it went a little stray on her. I don't think she meant any harm at all, and she's a wonderful lady," she told TMZ.
Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are reportedly dating.
The Shame star is said to have been romancing his 12 Years A Slave co-star on and off in recent months but he is now keen to show her he's "serious" about their relationship.
"They have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming 12 Years A Slave and then promoting it together. In September during the Toronto Film Festival they had a brief romance. Now Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of bringing his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date. Lupita's the most in-demand woman in the world at the moment so it will be hard to make it work but their chemistry is undeniable," a source said.
Lupita, 31, grew close to 36-year-old Michael - who was previously in a relationship with Gerard Butler's ex-girlfriend Madalina Ghenea - when they filmed the Oscar-winning biopic and she admitted they shared a "ritual" where they'd "look into each other's eyes" and an "embrace" to help them cope with the intensity of the scenes they were working on.
Thandie Newton has given birth to a baby boy.
The 41-year-old actress and husband Ol Parker welcomed little Booker Jombe - a sibling for their daughters Ripley, 13, and Nico, nine - into the world on Monday, she has announced on Twitter. "Our baby boy is finally here! Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday," she wrote yesterday.
The Crash actress announced her pregnancy in September and later admitted she was finding it tough working on action-packed police drama Rogue, in which she plays undercover cop Grace Travis. "Basically, I had two options; to withdraw from the show which would have meant the show collapsing, or to commit regardless. I'd seem actresses takes on meaty un-pregnant roles while carrying babies - Jodie Foster in Panic Room. My agent also reassured me that both Claire Danes and Anna Paquin worked well into their first pregnancies. So - it was all going to work out just fine wasn't it? We're on episode nine, and are near enough to finishing for me to be able to chuckle at my naivety in thinking this was going to be anything other than mayhem, with a waddling lead actress at the center," she said.
Matthew McConaughey puts his success down to his wife and children.
The Academy-Award winning actor describes his home life as "enriching" and claims the achievements in his career wouldn't have been possible without the support of his spouse Camila Alves and their children, Levi, five, Vida, four, and 15-month-old Livingston, following his win as Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday.
"I try to give a lot to my life and the people in it, and I know they sure give back. I have a lot to be thankful for. My life outside my career is extremely enriching. So I am letting that feed my work, and letting my work feed my life," Matthew told People.
Richard Linklater - who gave Matthew his breakout role in 1993 film Dazed and Confused - agrees that Camila's support has been a big factor in her husbands transitioning career in recent years: "[In Hollywood] You'll have people around you who want other things [for you], but she will approach it as, 'What does Matthew want?' That's the direction she pushes him."
Amanda Bynes has returned to Twitter.
The Easy A actress, who completed three months of psychiatric treatment for both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in December, posted her first message on the social networking site in months on Friday to tell her fans that she loves them.
Clearly eager to start afresh after enrolling in the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California, the 27-year-old actress deleted all her old tweets and wrote, "Hi everyone! I'm busy studying at @FIDM but I want to say I love you to my fans! Xoxo Amanda."
The What I Like About You star was said to be "horrified" by crude comments she made about Drake on Twitter last year when she said she wanted the rapper to "murder my vagina," and posted dozens of positive and negative messages about him on an almost daily basis.
Drake has parted ways with his his PR team.
The "Hold On, We're Going Home" hitmaker was allegedly dropped by his representatives at ID-PR, shortly after complaining about being ditched from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in favor of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
A source told Billboard.com that the firm, which handled publicity for his third album Nothing Was The Same, as well as his current Would You Like A Tour?, which wraps in London on March 26, initiated the split after the 27-year-old star posted a series of furious tweets, which have since been deleted, about the magazine's decision not to feature him on the cover after the Capote star's tragic death from an apparent heroin overdose last month.
Another source told the New York Post's Page Six that the rapper's comments were "the last straw," as he previously had a lot of drama behind-the-scenes with ID-PR and allegedly hadn't shown up for several other magazine shoots and TV appearances the firm had arranged. "It's a shame that someone with so much talent is surrounded by kids who are burning bridges left and right," the source said.
Brooke Mueller has moved back into the house Charlie Sheen bought her.
The former actress is back living in the exclusive gated community and taking care of her twin boys with Charlie, Bob and Max, four, rather than her brother, Scott, who was appointed their guardian before Christmas.
"Brooke has been living at the mansion in Mulholland Estates since before Christmas. The boys had been living at the house with their temporary guardian, Scott Mueller, but he hasn't been spotted at the house lately. He's been back at his house in Orange County [California] to be with his family. Brooke does have a nanny and a sober living companion also with her in the house. There just wasn't enough room at the condominium she had been living at for her staff," a source said.
Brooke, 36, originally lost custody of the twins when she was placed on involuntary psychiatric hold at the UCLA Medical Center last year. She has since sought treatment for her drug dependency and is said to be on the road to recovery.
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