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Penelope Cruz Talks Breastfeeding with ALLURE

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Penelope Cruz gets up-close and personal with ALLURE.

In this issue, the actress speaks on her addiction to breastfeeding and her loving friendship with fellow actress, Salma Hayek.

On Salma Hayek:
“She’s one of my best friends. We call each other heuvos [eggs]. It was because when were working together, we didn’t have children yet, so we used to sleep much more than now. So it was a way to call each other lazy. We slept in the same bed so many times and it was like she was always trying to wake me up and call me huevos.”

On her breast-feeding plan:
“I’m supposed to get extra calories because breast-feeding you burn, like, an extra 500 a day. I was breast-feeding my son 13 months, and I plan to do the same with my daughter. [Nursing] is addictive. It’s hard when the day comes when you have to stop.”

On her childhood:
“I always knew I wanted a family because of the way I grew up. Family has always been the most important thing. In my house every Sunday, everyone was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everyone was dancing, sometimes naked, around the house. Not hippie, but very free.”

On her lingerie line:
“I did the whole [model] casting myself. Some of the girls are 20. Some of the girls are 50. I made sure that we had a couple of plus-size models. It’s like celebration of all types of beauty.”

 

 

 

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Cate Blanchett Covers ELLE Canada [Jan. ’14]

 

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Cate Blanchett is front and center on the cover of ELLE Canada.

In this January issue, the actress shares how she juggles motherhood and her career.

On her established career:
“I’ve been very lucky to play iconic roles like Blanche DuBois, Lotte Kotte and Hedda Gabler onstage, but cinema is a different beast. You are not always able to influence the final results in the same way as you can in the theatre. So I’m not always interested in large roles onscreen. I’m more interested in making the space to keep experimenting as an actor. What’s important when you’re working on a film is that you want to work with a director who is going to collaborate with you or who is interested in what you can offer.”

On her love for theatre:
“In theatre, you are directly engaged with your audience. You know whether a performance has connected with them or not, as you can feel their concentration ebbing and flowing, and that immediately influences the performances. In cinema, the only reference you have is the numbers. Success at the box office can be misleading, artistically speaking. Just because people show up, initially, doesn’t mean they necessarily leave the cinema having been thrilled by what they’ve experienced. You just don’t know how it’s played.”

On her sons:
“Their gender is one thing, but their personalities are another thing entirely. I try to engage with who they are first and foremost, but, generally, we hope to raise them with a sense of humanity, compassion and giving back. It’s a very introspective, self-involved world in which we all live.”

On her everyday schedule:
“My daily life is a movable feast. But, generally speaking, I find retreating into domestic life incredibly calming. I like the simplicity of what some people might find mundane: school lunches, cooking, walking the dog. I have ceased running the Sydney Theatre Company [her husband, Andrew Upton, is now the sole artistic director], so it’s wonderful to do just one thing at a time.

Source- ELLE Canada!

‘Up Late with Alec Baldwin’ Is No More

 

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Alec Baldwin‘s MSNBC show has been axed.

The actor’s show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, was pulled from the line-up indefinitely, after allegations surfaced of Baldwin calling a paparazzo a “c**ksucking f*g.”  The show was suspended on Nov. 15, but now it seems as though the show is not coming back at all.

The New York Post is reporting that Baldwin a spokesperson for the actor explained, “The show is not coming back. He had questions on whether he wanted to continue.”

MSNBC insists that  it was a mutual decision.

“This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best,” MSNBC said in a statement.

Michael Douglas Named ‘Diva of the Year’ by GQ

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Michael Douglas has been named ‘Diva of the Year’ by GQ magazine. The actor is one of the few men featured in the magazine’s Men of the Year issue.

GQ magazine sat down with the actor to discuss his marriage,playing Liberace, his son’s imprisonment and much more.

Check out some of his GQ interview highlights below.

On playing Liberace in Behind the Candelabra:
“I’m actually taking sort of joy, a revengeful joy, in the fact that all the studios turned [the film] down. To me it was just a reflection of how constipated and conservative the studios have become.”

On his critic’s reaction to his performance:
“Well, I’ve always felt a little underestimated, personally. I’ve got a pretty good batting average over forty years.Sometimes maybe it looked easy.”

On his separation from Catherine Zeta-Jones:
“I hope to resolve my marriage in a positive fashion.”

On his son Cameron being in prison:
“I’m really turning my anger on the system, because I’m realizing just how unfair it is for so many nonviolent drug-involved criminals. While in jail, my son, initially sentenced to five years, was caught with drugs. They gave him an additional four and a half year to his sentence and put him in solitary for eleven months, and no family visits for two years. [His extra sentence for such a ‘slip’ is] the longest by far in the history of the United States penal system.”

Naomie Harris & Marion Cotillard Cover ELLE Magazine’s Women in Hollywood Issue

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Marion Cotillard and Naomie Harris cover separate editions of ELLE magazine’s ‘Beauties in Hollywood’ issue.

This issue is dedicated to the women of Hollywood who are making strides on and off the big screen.

For more with Cotillard and Harris, pick up the new issue of ELLE!

Marion Cotillard-
On being an actress:
“When I was a kid, I started to have a lot of questions about human beings, and I was a troubled child because of all of these questions. I guess that’s why I became an actress. Not only because my parents were actors and, yeah, it’s a beautiful thing to tell stories, but I think I became an actress because I wanted to explore this- to explore what a human being is.”

Naomi Harris –
On standing up for herself:
“On my first film, I played a stowaway on a ship heading to Germany, and the director told me I was going to be thrown into the sea. But he didn’t have any stunt coordinators! I told him I would agree to be pushed over the side, but only if I could watch him getting pushed over first. Both of us stayed dry.”

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Covers OUT Magazine

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come a long way from his days on 3rd Rock from the Sun!

The actor covers the new issue of OUT magazine.

Gordon-Levitt, who makes his directorial debut with the movie Don Juan, opens up about the career struggles he experienced after his show wrapped in 2001.

 

On his vision for the movie Don Jon:
“I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve been fascinated, and a little horrified, by the way people relate to images they see on screen. Sometimes I feel I am seen as a thing more than a person, and I don’t think that’s unique to actors. I think everyone is subject to that kind of pigeonholing.”

On his career after 3rd Rock from the Sun:
“I auditioned for lots of little movies and no one wanted to put me in their creatively challenging roles because they didn’t think I could do it. And I don’t blame them. I was known for being on a farcical television show.”

On being honest:
“I almost never lie anymore. I’ve learned that it’s not useful at all, and it actually just exacerbates the situation.”

 

 

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