Interviews

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Guys, Diane Kruger Almost Ran Over Sharon Stone On A Segway

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There are a lot of choice quotes from the interview with Diane Kruger in this month’s issue of Allure, but our favorite by far is the story about the time Kruger almost ran over Sharon Stone with a Segway. And we dug up the photos to prove it. Kruger explains that the incident occurred at a charity auction last year. She says:

“I was at this auction last year for amfAR — a foundation for AIDS research — and Sharon Stone was hosting. Josh [Jackson] and I were supposed to auction off a Segway. And for some reason I decided to get on it, wearing really high heels. I was totally off balance, and … I nearly killed Sharon Stone. I’m not kidding. I ran over the train of her dress, and she stumbled and almost fell off the stage. Josh had to pull me off. I could see the headlines: Diane Kruger kills Sharon Stone.”

The story is hilarious enough without the pictures, but seeing Kruger get pulled off an out of control Segway is priceless. Of course it wouldn’t have been funny if Stone was injured (or killed) but it would prove that she and her loved ones find original ways to injure themselves – remember when her ex-husband Phil Bronstein‘s foot was bitten by a Komodo dragon?

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[Photos: Getty Images]

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Kristen Stewart Praises Her Own Family, Slams LiLo’s

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Kristen Stewart has never cared what people think of her, or at least she doesn’t care to pander to the interview-and-PR-heavy life that A-list actresses have to lead. She says whatever she wants, and occasionally her comments are even misconstrued as insults toward her vampire love, Robert Pattinson, but we find her candor refreshing. We got yet another sound bite today from Stewart in the form of an interview with Elle UK and this time she takes aim at one of our favorite targets, Lindsay Lohan. Hope Lindsay wasn’t a big Twilight fan!

In  the interview, which is only partially excerpted online, Stewart praises her family for keeping her grounded, despite the fact that she made her first film at age 11. “My family are amazing,” she says. “I had like, the perfect upbringing. It sucks for people like Lindsay [Lohan], but it’s not her fault that she’s so off the rails.” Ouch, hear that, Dina and Michael? Bella Swan thinks you did a crap parenting job – but um, we totally agree with her, actually. Stewart also discusses fame and the intrusiveness of the paparazzi and how much she hates it.  ”What you don’t see are the cameras shoved in my face and the bizarre intrusive questions being asked, or the people falling over themselves, screaming and taunting to get a reaction. All you see is an actor or a celebrity lit up by a flash…A lot of the time I can’t handle it. It’s f***ed. I never expected that this would be my life,” she tells the magazine, explaining why she looks so sullen in photos. The complete interview is in the July issue of Elle UK.

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Megan Fox Is A Clean Freak

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The Megan Fox PR machine has been relatively quiet lately, but a new interview in Allure where Fox is once again her candid and quippy self is making up for her recent absence on the scene. Fox is famous for swearing, talking about her looks and insecurities and you know, coming off as a normal but super-hot 20-something, and she does all that and more in  this interview.

Fox admits to having OCD and a germ phobia, saying “I have an illness. Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.” We’ve heard that too, but we choose the “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” path and ignore it. But Fox plants another gross thought in our head when she says she hates eating out and using restaurant silverware. “Putting my mouth where a million other mouths have been, just knowing all the bacteria that you carry in your mouth? Ucch!” [Insert Rachel Uchitel joke here.] Interestingly enough, the girl who hates restaurant forks says she actually can’t cook for herself “I’ll starve to death before I’ll cook for myself. I think I could survive a week without eating,” she said, but that makes us wonder how she manages if she hates restaurants and cooking. Guess boyfriend Brian Austin Green is pulling his weight as her personal chef.

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Don’t Ask Russell Crowe About His Accent

Proving once again that he may have a hard candy shell but a very sensitive, mushy interior, Russell Crowe walked out of a radio program conducted by BBC interviewer Mark Lawson after Lawson made a comment about Crowe’s Robin Hood accent. When Lawson said he picked up hints of Irish in Crowe’s accent, Crowe responded “You’ve got dead ears, mate – seriously dead ears if you think there’s an Irish accent,” and later told the host sarcastically “I was going for an Italian … missed it? F*ck me.”

Crowe finally stormed out of the interview waving his cigarette in farewell, as Lawson put it, after Lawson dared ask a question about Gladiator. Check out an audio clip of the interview for yourself if you can stomach the diva-tude. We know that the wardrobe in this version of Robin Hood doesn’t involve tights, but who knew there would be so many panties in a bunch?

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Russell Brand Hired People To Get Him Girls When He Was A Sex Addict

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You’d think that Russell Brand wouldn’t have to have people helping bring in women for him to sleep with – he did land Katy Perry, after all (on his own, we assume). But in an interview with Playboy magazine, Brand reveals that before he met his bride-to-be, his sexual appetite was so big (ugh, ew) that he had a “team ” finding women for him. He said “When I was at my most promiscuous, I was like a charging locomotive. My selection process was outsourced. I had a team of experts who took care of finding women for me. They had very specific instructions. It was as if I was talking to a wine steward – ‘I’m looking for something French, a bit fruity, smells of oak.’” As for Perry, she’s crisp, lingers on the palate, and has a clean finish.

Brand did a stint in sex rehab though to reform his man-slutty ways and he has a new outlook. “I’ve reached a point in my life where I understand empirically that this is not the answer,” he told the magazine. “When you sleep with loads of women, it becomes a bit pointless and futile.” Glad he learned this before the wedding. Sounds like he could give Matt Lauer some advice on how to keep it in his pants, Lauer could use it.

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Emma Watson’s College Life Like “An American Teen Movie”

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Emma Watson will always be Hermione Granger to us, but in reality, the nineteen-year-old is not a magic-prone Muggle-born who’s hopelessly in love with Ron Weasley, she’s just a college student with a ginormous paycheck. The Brown University freshman explained to Vanity Fair what it was like attending her first frat party on campus and while the details are all too familiar to us, she was not impressed.

“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, Wow, they really do drink from these,” she said.  Oh right, because British teen movies never have parent-less house parties where kids drink pale yellow beer out of Solo Cups. Actually, we’ve never seen a British teen movie, do those exist? (And also, might we suggest a new slogan to the good people at Solo? “Official sponsor of American underaged drinking”!)

Watson had some initial reluctance about the college experience, saying  ”I was scared before I came to Brown—that I wasn’t going to be allowed to have both [a career and a normal life]. People would think that I didn’t deserve to have both. [I was afraid they'd think], You’re famous. You’re given free handbags. Why should you deserve to be normal?” but now feels right at home on campus. But you can bet that after reading this, all the girls on her hall are going to come in asking to borrow one of her free handbags. That’s what normal girls do. [Photo: Getty Images]

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Chely Wright: “I’m Gay!” Everyone Else: “Great! Also, Who Are You?”

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People magazine has been dangling a coming-out story in front of us for a while now, and this week’s issue reveals who the out-of-the-closet celebrity is. Drumroll….It’s Chely Wright! Congrats on finally opening up, Chely! Now remind us…who are you, exactly?

Wright is above all else, a musician and has written several Top 20 country songs and collaborated with Brad Paisley and Richard Marx as both a singer and songwriter. She also had a #1 hit in 1999 with the song “Single White Female.” Wright told the magazine that she kept her sexuality under wraps because she worried what the country music community would think. “There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality. I wasn’t going to be the first. . .I hid everything for my music.”

Despite our unfamiliarity with her, Chely actually isn’t a stranger to magazine profiles: she was named one of People‘s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2001 and one of FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women of 2002″ before this week’s feature. In hindsight, quotes like this one that Wright’s pal Keith Urban gave to People seem funnier and foretelling: “She can kick your ass whether it’s on the golf course or softball field. I wouldn’t get near her—unless she was on my team!” Her interview coincides with the release of a memoir entitled Like Me, which comes out (no pun intended) tomorrow. [Photos: Getty Images]

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Taylor Momsen Is Anti-Pants, Pro-Kurt Cobain

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It’s official: Kurt Cobain is still more beloved by the late-teen, tortured soul demographic than any other pop icon. Miley Cyrus called the Cobain her “dream boyfriend,” and in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor Momsen said “I wanna be Kurt Cobain,” despite the fact that she’s often compared to his widow, Courtney Love.

Momsen, who fronts the band Pretty Reckless, scoffs at being likened to Love, saying “Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we like dress the same and we both have blond hair, wear lipstick and dresses. But I’m sorry, don’t a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don’t look at Hole.” Fair enough, but not every girl is the lead singer in a rock band, wears ripped tights, and is more famous for their acting career and often crazy sound bites than for their music. Touché?

In the interview, Momsen also explains why her legs are always visible. “ I don’t really like pants, man. I like tights. I’m not really a pants person. I choose not to wear pants.” Well, at least that’s something we can’t argue with.

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Christina Hendricks Named Esquire‘s “Best-Looking Woman”

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Mad Men actress Christina Hendricks was named the “Best-Looking Woman in America” in an Esquire poll this month, which makes it all the more curious that in her cover shot for the magazine, she looks nothing like herself. From the neck down, sure, her Joan Holloway curvaceousness is intact, but there’s something about the face that reeks of Photoshop or too many hair extensions that just make her look different from what we’re used to. She still looks good (it’s not a nightmare the way some other airbrushed celebs end up),  just so unlike herself.

In the interview with Hendricks she explains what  turns her on and off, discusses her Facebook hate, and, in contrast to every other woman we know, claims to love the word panties. Of course, you’ll probably just want to check it out for the photo spread where she seductively eats a watermelon, because who needs an interview when you have fruit porn?

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Gwyneth Paltrow Has A Lot Of Hate In Her Skinny, Macrobiotic Heart

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What’s this? A story about Gwyneth Paltrow not involving her self-obsessed GOOP website? It’s true! Paltrow spoke to Vogue recently and admitted that she is not as pure of heart as she leads us all to believe – in reality she’s even a bit of a mean girl.

“Oh yes, I can be mean,” she tells the magazine. “I can cave in to gossip. I can ice people out and I can definitely harbour revenge. In fact, I’m having a situation right now with a friend where I’m feeling pretty angry. But revenge is corrosive and it doesn’t make me feel good. I’ll wake up in the morning and think, ‘Ugh, I feel terrible’, and suddenly realise, ‘Ah, that’s why. I’m holding on to so much hate.” First of all, you know she told them to keep the words “harbour” and “realise” all British with the “u” and “s” still in them, and second of all who is the iced-out friend?? We must know! The Telegraph speculates that it’s Madonna, but that seems too easy. This also isn’t the first time Gwyneth has spoken publicly about a feud, in her GOOP newsletter last year, she openly discussed a former “frenemy” that she had some major dramz with years ago. (People speculated that the frenemy was former pal and Affleck/Damon double-dater Winona Ryder.) Why must you be so cryptic, Gwynnie? Tell us your stories!

Dare we say though, that even though this story doesn’t paint Gwyneth in the most flattering light, at least it makes her seem half-human, with actual emotions and feelings? Here we thought she was just a leggings-clad robot with a bad case of Anglophilia and smugly annoying dietary restrictions.  [Photo: Getty Images]