You might think the only thing patriotic about Snooki is that her skin tone is the exact shade of orange that represents a high level threat to national security, but you’d be mistaken. Snooki was on hand at the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute To The Troops to honor our servicemen and women, and during our interview with her backstage, this self-proclaimed diva proved to be just as entertaining as some of the real Divas who performed.
Snooki, wearing official military attire in the form a Marines Corps hat adorned with a pink bow, talked about the national obsession with Jersey Shore, the third season of which begins January 6, and shared some dirt on Angelina Pivarnick and The Situation. She also divulged which VH1 Diva she loves the most, but you’ll have to watch the full interview to see who she picked.
For more photos of Snooki at the show, check out our gallery below.
You may have noticed that Kirsten Dunst has kept a low profile for the past couple years, but she hasn’t tried to keep it a secret that she was in rehab. What we didn’t know about her rehab till now is that she was being treated for depression, not drug or alcohol addiction. Dunst spoke to New York Magazine and said that she burned out on Hollywood and needed a break – not surprising since she’s been working as an actress for over twenty years.
Dunst explained her retreat from the spotlight, saying “I think most people in their twenties go through some sort of depression,” and said that it was poor reviews of Marie Antoinette combined with too much solitude that made her snap. “I loved doing it, but it came with weird, hurtful criticism as well, and I took it to heart. Now I think I should have had a roommate. To be all the way alone, up there, in that house. But then I learned to be alone when I was very young.”
The actress is back on track these days with a new movie, All Good Things, co-starring Ryan Gosling, coming out this week and a new boyfriend, Rilo Kiley drummer Jason Boesel. As for feeling isolated, she’s given up her huge house and moved back in with her mother for now. Of course that doesn’t mean she’s reverting back to her childhood. Her “only” ambitions from now on are to have kids and become a director. Sounds like a plan.
Sandra Bullock made a rare post-divorce appearance on The Today Show this morning, but she wasn’t talking about Jesse James. She was discussing the other man in her life, baby Louis, who she calls her “crown prince” and her “Cajun cookie.” Bullock discussed her adoption procedure and, when asked how she kept it a secret for so long, attributed it to having amazing friends.
“It takes good people with integrity…human beings exist that have integrity, that know how to keep their mouth shut, that know the bigger picture, that don’t sell out their friends,” Bullock told Matt Lauer. “Those people are all over the place, but we don’t like to talk about it because it doesn’t sell a magazine.”
When asked what she’d do if her friends did pipe up about her intimate details, she joked “I will cut them.” We could not love this woman any more. You can watch the full interview with Bullock at MSNBC.com.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Lohan interview without some family finger-pointing though. Despite the fact that Lindsay admits “I was irresponsible. And I’m not making excuses,” she does say that some of the blame lies with her father, Michael. She says “I think if anyone should be looked at medically it’s him. He has such a big chemical imbalance at this point because of all the things he’s done to himself. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ The worst part of it is you turn around and you see your dad crying and normally you’d be, like, happy that your father’s there. But then he has to go and do an interview right after.”
Lindsay claims that during her irresponsible days, she was just doing what any college-aged kid would do. Any millionaire college kid, that is. “I was experimenting. I was doing certain things that people do 10 times more of when they’re in college…I didn’t have any structure. In the beginning, I had structure, and then I lost all the structure in my life. I think a lot of it was because when I was doing my first slew of movies, it was very go-go, and I had a lot of responsibility, and I think just the second I didn’t have [structure] anymore Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I was 18, 19 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with a ton of money.”
Valid points, all of them. We’d certainly be going the escapist route if Michael Lohan was our dad. She finally admits that her career, as much of a joke as it’s been lately, is the most important thing to her. She explains “I want the respect I had when I was doing great movies. And if that takes not going out to a club at night, then so be it. It’s not fun anyway.”
It’s not fun, that’s why you do it every night! And as for a respectable career, your plastic lips to the party-gods’ ears, Linds.
Elin Nordegren has had a rough year but remained silent throughout her entire complicated separation from Tiger Woods. Now that their divorce is final, though, she has granted People Magazine an exclusive interview which she says will be her first and only public discussion of her personal life.
Nordegren tells People “I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children.” But what about the details we’ve been dying to know about? How was she so obvlivious to all of Tiger’s cheating? What about the Thanksgiving car accident? Details, girlfriend! Well, she delivers, albeit very diplomatically.
Of the cheating, she explains “I’m so embarrassed that I never suspected – not a one. For the past 3 1/2 years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.” (Nordegren has been in college working toward a degree in physchology.) And hitting Tiger’s car with a golf club? “There was never any violence inside or outside our home,” she says. “The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous.” The magazine and full interview come out on Friday.
And while she doesn’t get into specifics, Nordegren just has this to say about her settlement “Money can’t buy happiness or put my family back together.” But it can get you the hell out of Orlando, girl. Take that money and run.
Why didn’t anyone tell us that the way to make a living in 2010 is to just behave poorly and then accept money to talk about it? That’s how Lindsay Lohan is going to earn her paychecks this year. Lohan is reportedly going to make $1 million to give an exclusive post-jail interview to OK! Magazine to discuss all the murderers she’s befriended in the clink, one assumes.
Since Lindsay is expected to leave rehab early (possibly even this week, some sources say), we might be hearing all the nasty details of Lindsay’s thug life sooner than first thought. Even more depressing to consider is the fact that now that she’s an ex-con, Lindsay’s personal appearance fees have gone up and The Hollywood Reporter says that she can expect to earn up to $1 million just to show up at parties in New York, L.A. and Las Vegas. Is this just a vicious cycle though? Making money to party, while partying itself is the reason you got thrown in jail? Maybe that’s something Lindsay will clear up in her interview, after she loans us a hundred bucks.
In an interview with Parade Magazine, Jon Hamm claims he’s the complete opposite of his Mad Men character Don Draper, yet we still find him to be the most dapper star on television. We can understand though, if he wants to distance himself from his aloof, sometimes deceptive, often unfaithful character who likes the drinks, the smokes and the womens. Hamm dismisses all the talk of his being a sex symbol by saying, “That kind of stuff is only present if you give it attention. If it’s not reflected back, it goes away. It’s not like I’m Justin Bieber or anything.”
First of all, his character basically nails everything in sight, so it’s kind of an easy leap for the viewing public to just want to view him in a pervy, inappropriate light. (Sorry! Such is the power of Brylcreemed hair and Scotch neat. Swoon.) But also, we love that of all the other “sexy” people in the world, Hamm chose to compare himself to Justin Bieber. Biebs, who had trouble maneuvering a Segway, Biebs, who runs into glass doors, Biebs whose angelic voice still hasn’t changed and is decidedly unsexy. But our biggest issue with this statement is that hearing the man who plays Don Draper mention Justin Bieber is akin to John McCain referencing Snooki. It’s just not natural, you know?
We hopped on the phone this week with Twilight Saga star Kiowa Gordon, who is best known for playing Jacob Black’s werewolf BFF Embry in everyone’s favorite uber-franchise. Did you know Kiowa scored the role (out of thousands) at an open audition, after Stephenie Meyer - his friend from church – encouraged him to give it a go? That should tell you how much talent this kid’s got tucked away in his back pocket.
Kiowa – who will be at Comic-Con this weekend! – was gracious enough to gab with us for a while about shooting those barefoot werewolf scenes (they have special foot padding!), his musical aspirations with his band Touche and his favorite lady character in the Twilight Saga. Hint: he likes his real-life girlfriend best.
Entertainment Weekly just posted a teaser to an interview with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart and from the looks of it, it’s going to be pretty awesome (despite his taking a dig at our profession). The full interview will be in next week’s issue of the magazine, but the online excerpt gives us a taste of how RPattz really feels about bloggers and how unfairly he thinks the media treats the Twilight cast.
Pattinson defends Stewart, whose rape comments were a subject of gossip last week and says “That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy. . .there are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs.”
Little…blogs? Nerds…behind…computers? Rob, how could you?
And ironically enough, Stewart calls him out on his being able to get away with murder, explaining “You can say so much more than me. It’s insane. . .You could say, ‘I just took a sh*t on the Queen’s face,’ and people would be like, ‘Oh, I love him! I love him!’” It’s true. He could crap on anyone and we wouldn’t think any less of him.
Look, this Twilight thing isn’t going to last forever, but it sounds like no one is wishing for it to end more thanRobert Pattinson. In an interview with the New York Times this weekend, our favorite sensitive vampire copped to being a little tired of the saga that’s turned him into a teen heartthrob and turned his relationship status into the topic of serious debate.
Pattinson said of his role as Edward, and the unending fascination we all have with the franchise, “It can get a little boring. The good news is that the whole thing is done in seven months.” Sure, he means the shooting schedule will wrap in seven months, but RPattz and Co. will still have to endure shrieking fans until at least 2012, when the final installment of Breaking Dawn is expected to release. But don’t get him wrong, he’s not putting down the films or his fans, just the monster that the media has created. He explains “The more you are exposed, the more people irrationally hate you, I think we reached a point, a peak, with New Moon where the stories became so saturated into the culture that it started to feel normal. It’s like the tabloids don’t know what to write anymore because they’ve used up all their scandals.” True, Pattinson and co-star/possible girlfriend Kristen Stewart have been fake engaged, fake pregnant, and fake broken up already, so we can see his point. Pattinson has been shooting the upcoming Water For Elephants as a vacation from vamping, but he can’t distance himself for long – production on Breaking Dawn begins in October.