Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Naya Rivera Has Some Pretty Traumatic Secrets To Share

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Naya Rivera is not my favorite, but I do think she’s sharing an important message (and uh, making some money off of it, too).

Naya’s promoting her upcoming memoir Sorry Not Sorry (arguably the dumbest, most basic title of a book I’ve ever heard) fairly hard, as the book goes on sale Sept. 13. But she’s using a lot of dirt to get book sales off the ground, including talking about her “maturity,” anorexia and yes…an abortion she had while on the show. Heavy. Hear are some excerpts:

“By the time I was a sophomore, I started feeling that what had begun as a game had maybe gone too far. I just avoided food at all costs,” she writes in Sorry Not Sorry of coping with her parents splitting and reuniting at the same time her acting career was stalling. “If my mom had packed a lunch for me, I’d either trash it or find some excuse to give it away.”

Rivera says she didn’t really realize how serious her eating disorder was until she decided to write about it in her memoir.

“I was so young and it just seemed to be the norm. Everyone was going through similar stuff,” she tells PEOPLE. “I had no way of knowing if I was going through it worse. I was juggling my feelings and it makes me sad that there are girls still going through that 15 years after I went through it.”

And then, her abortion after she got pregnant with actor Ryan Dorsey‘s child in late 2010, which happened just weeks after breaking up with him to focus on her career:

Rivera says she did not reveal the pregnancy to Dorsey, whom she wed in 2014 and is now the father of her 11-month-old son. Instead, she made the call to put her career first and terminated the pregnancy during her one day off from filming an episode of Glee.

“It was very scary to open up about everything,” says Rivera. “It’s not something a lot of people talk about, but I think they should. I know some people might read it and say, ‘What the Hell?’ But I hope someone out there gets something out of it.”

One person she hopes gets something out of her memoir is her son, Josey.

“I hope Josey will read it one day,” she says of the book. “I hope it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face.”

(Via People)

 

What do you think of her experience. And, would you read the book? WEIGH IN BELOW!

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Posted Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at 12:12pm
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Natalie Portman Doesn’t Like French People

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Elle n’aime pas LE FRENCH!

Natalie Portman has been stepping up the promos on her feature-length directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness, doing a full promotional tour in New York and giving interviews to anyone who wants to speak to her. The film is pretty small and the reviews are okay/mediocre but whatev, not a total loss because Portman chatted with the Guardian last week about how she’s moved back to America after living in Paris, how she’s still a vegan and she hates French people. LOVE IT.

Moving back to LA after living in Paris: “People in LA are just wild. French people are very judgmental, or in Paris at least, about how you are and how you look. You would never wear workout clothes on the street or sandals or shorts or wild colours. It was fun to get back to where everyone’s just being free.”

Vegan food in Paris: “Actually, Paris has improved a lot for vegans in the past few years. It was a lucky moment to be there as a vegan.”

Whether she reads the reviews: “No. I avoid it. It’s inhibiting to hear bad things about yourself. It makes you afraid, and you can’t be afraid when you work.

Watching herself onscreen: “I usually see a movie once when it comes out at the premiere and then never see it again. Usually I cringe through the premiere and hate everything I do. The less I’m in a movie, the more I like it.”

She enjoyed her sober Oscar campaign for ‘Black Swan’: “Being sober the whole time is a trip! I’ll tell you that. I felt unusual being that way relative to the room.”

(Via The Guardian)

No yoga pants? Ugh, I hate Paris.

 

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Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 at 8:08am
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Eddie Murphy Says No To Drugs (Especially With Robin Williams And John Belushi)

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Eddie Murphy might not do a ton of interviews, but when he does, they get REAL.

While promoting his upcoming indie drama Mr. Church, the 55-year-old made his first-ever podcast appearance for The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter,” and he opened up about a lot of stuff: from refusing drugs from Robin Williams and John Belushi, to not owning a computer! AMAZING.

Reflecting upon his interactions with Robin and John, the Beverly Hills Cop star remembered:

“[John] Belushi and Robin Williams offered me some blow and I didn’t take it, and Belushi called me a ‘tightass.’ Then, years later, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s a trip.’ I don’t drink. I don’t have like this moral thing about it, I just don’t do it — and I didn’t get high.”

And then, there’s Murphy’s odd relationship with technology, and his Oscar ambitions:

On not owning a computer: “I used to be the hippest of them all. I used to know everything about everything. I used to read about everything that was going on and I knew everybody’s name and anybody in pop culture. Anything that was written about me I would read. And for the last maybe 20 years—I haven’t read a newspaper in 20 years, or read a corporate magazine. If there’s an article about me, someone has to read through it before they even give it to me. I don’t want to see anything that has anything negative. I don’t want to read any of that sh*t. So, I don’t know what y’all think. I don’t have a computer, I don’t have email—I don’t have any of that sh*t.”

On winning an Oscar: “Eventually they’re gonna have to give me that sh*t. I already did 35 years in movies. Eventually y’all gonna have to give me something. And if y’all wait ’til I’m 85, 90, I’m gonna come out a 90-year-old dude, in a sky-blue tuxedo—there’s a reason why it’s sky blue—and I’m gonna walk out and when they give me the award and they hand it to me, I’m just gonna stand there and urinate on myself in front of the world—the whole world—and just stand there. And then they’re gonna have to play that music and then they’ll have to usher me off. That’s gonna be my moment. Don’t make me wait!”

On doing stand up again: “I stopped doing stand-up because it stopped being fun. And the reason it stopped being fun was it was harder to write…new stuff. It had gotten so crazy. ‘Maybe I’ll take a little break from standup.’ And then the break just got longer. The whole comedy scene just turned into this big other thing. For years I’ve been procrastinating about it, going, ‘I’ll do stand-up again,'” he says. “And all of a sudden I’m this far away from it.”

(Via THR)

Love these interview questions and remarks, but also- man, it all feels so DATED.  Also, Murphy must have a REALLY odd outlook on current events, LOL. READ A NEWSPAPER, DUDE!

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Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 10:10am
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Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill Moved In Together

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Broken up? More like co-habitating!

Last week reports were circulating that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill were done, but looks like the two are quite the opposite, after they moved into a posh Beverly Hills mansion together!

TMZ reports the 33-year-old and her dude just snagged a 11,500 square foot house with 9-bedrooms, 8-bathrooms, a five car garage, a view of the valley and a huge driveway for a COOOL  $30,000 a month. It’s listed in Nicki Minaj’s name (shocker), but I’m sure it will be enjoyed by all.

At this point, these two have been together for a minute. Do you think that a proposal will be happening soon? WEIGH IN BELOW!

 

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Posted Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 10:10am
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