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ANNE HATHAWAY SAYS FAME 'F***ED HER UP'
Anne Hathway admits that it took her a while to come to terms with the whole fame thing. She appears in the October issue of Elle UK where she reveals how she finally moved past her insecurities and adjusted to life in the spotlight.
Anne explains, "This fame thing? F***ed me up for a really long time. I didn't know how to do it; I didn't know how to engage with it; it stressed me out. And people would say, 'You just have to be yourself,' and I was like, 'But I don't know who that is yet!' I've realized that I don't need validation from anybody. At all. I'm not sitting here now worrying, 'What do you think of me?' With all due respect, you seem like a lovely lady, but I don't need you, or anyone else, to like me. And that's so liberating. It's a big reveal, man."
- The Oscar-winner took a break from Hollywood for a bit following the 2013 awards season. She explained to Huffington Post back in January, "My impression is that people needed a break from me."
SOPHIA BUSH FIGHTS BACK AGAINST ONLINE STALKER
Sophia Bush took to her social media accounts on Monday night (September 29th) to call out her alleged online stalker who has apparently been trolling her comment sections for a while.
The former One Tree Hill star wrote on Instagram, "For the past few months I have been harassed to the point of sheer horror by an online stalker. This person has taken to harassing and bullying many of my followers as well. And tonight I finally said f**k this s**t. This is what I posted to twitter. The photograph is a tiny sampling of over 500 screenshots I've taken in the last three months. And I'm sharing it here to make something very clear. This kind of behavior does. Not. Fly. You do not have permission to hide. Not anymore: This has gotten beyond out of hand. Obsessive. Violent. And legally punishable." Sophia wrote on Twitter, "To any of you who've been targeted by @SophhiaBush, I'm so sorry. I'm sure he/she will be blocked again soon, only to create another account. We're close to 20 now. And law enforcement says "we're on it," and "don't acknowledge this person," but when this person, this vitriolic perverse monster is targeting all of you? Threatening rape, gang rape, & throat slitting to name a few? Impersonating me and breaking some of your hearts? Telling people they should kill themselves, and illustrating how? Nope. No silence. As the evidence of staking and harassment mounts, so does my anger. Because this is grotesque. And on the other side, my sadness mounts as well. What happened to you, you poor lost soul, that this is how you find pleasure? That you need to attempt to destroy little bits of other people to build yourself up, bit by bit? Who in your life hurt you? Who made you need to act out like this? Because my god I feel so sorry for you. But my sorrow in the face of your pain is no match for my anger at the pain you are causing others. You do not have the right to spread poison because you have felt poisoned. It's a small minded and ugly path to take. Choosing to inflict pain doesn't make you strong or powerful. It only proves your weakness and self-loathing. All the time you're taking to verbally harass us, threaten physical assault, and terrorize strangers? Please start spending it in therapy and learn to love yourself. You deserve it. And because none of us deserve one more moment of your bullying bullshit. #gethelp #bullyingisugly #violenceisntfunny #thereisabetterway"
REPORT: AMANDA BYNES IS M.I.A.
Amanda Bynes' location is reportedly unknown since her release from police custody on Sunday (September 28th.) TMZ caught up with her parents, Rick and Lynn, who claimed to not know of their daughter's whereabouts since they were not the ones who bailed her out.
Rick suggested that she went back to New York but sources tell the website that she remains in the Hollywood area. They have supposedly had very little contact with Amanda since their conservatorship ended back in June and she supposedly moved into an apartment in Orange County. Rick also told X17, "She's 28, she does what she wants. We don't know a thing."
- Some witnesses have come forward saying they saw her behaving erratically at a gym in Thousand Oaks over the summer and more recently at JFK airport in New York trying to get back to L.A.
- Radar Online also cites a source who claims, "Amanda just stopped going to classes. Everything had been going very well for her up until the conservatorship ended. Her instructors tried to reach out to Amanda, given her history of very public breakdowns, but got no response. As a result, Amanda flunked out. It's really sad, because Amanda had been doing so well." The insider added, "Amanda is smoking pot again, and drinking. She stopped taking her psychiatric medications also. She is absolutely out of control, and having the conservatorship end is probably the worst thing in the world for her."
TRACY MORGAN 'CAN'T BELIEVE' WALMART IS BLAMING HIM FOR CAR ACCIDENT
Tracy Morgan has released a statement on Walmart's response to his lawsuit over the car accident between his tour bus and one of their truck drivers back in June. As previously reported, the company argued that if Tracy was wearing his seat belt, he would not have sustained his injuries.
- Tracy said in a statement, "After I heard what Walmart said in court, I felt I had to speak out. I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused. My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back."
GEORGE CLOONEY WEDDING PHOTOS SOLD FOR CHARITY
George Clooney used his wedding as an opportunity to do a little good in the world. According to TMZ, the actor put photos from the event up for auction with the intention of having the highest bids getting paid out as charitable donations.
People magazine won the bidding war for the publishing rights in the United States while British tabloid, Hello!, will be publishing the pictures in Europe. It is unclear how much the publications paid for their prize but most of the money reportedly went to the Satellite Sentinel Project -- a charity that monitors the Sudan for war crimes.
- George is a co-founder of the project which launched in 2010.
- People's Clooney Wedding Album issue hit newsstands today.
LIAM HEMSWORTH ADDRESS MILEY BREAKUP: Liam Hemsworth appears on the cover of the November issue of NYLON Guys magazine where he briefly addresses his breakup with Miley Cyrus in 2013. He reveals, "There's not much to say; there's no bad blood there." Liam also discusses the media attention he received after the split saying, "You never get used to it because you get followed and you get chased and it's never a fun experience. I think when people see photos of you out and about in your personal life, they assume that you've asked for it or that you want that attention, but I don't think anyone in their right mind asks for that kind of thing."
MICHAEL PHELPS GETS SECOND DUI: Michael Phelps was arrested in Baltimore on Tuesday morning (September 30th) and charged with a DUI after being pulled over for speeding. He was reportedly going 84 MPH in a 45 MPH zone before failing a series of sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was allegedly nearly twice the legal limit. Michael apologized for his behavior on Twitter by writing, "Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines. I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down." He got another DUI back 2004 which resulted in fines and 18 months of probation.
SHAY MITCHELL IS SINGLE AGAIN: Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell is on the market once again. Source tell Us Weekly that the 27-year-old has ended her relationship with Ryan Silverstein after about a year of dating. The insiders also revealed that Shay is apparently happily single and was seen flirting with model Gui Fedrizzi during a recent photo shoot in Malibu.
JADEN SMITH RELEASES NEW SONG: Jaden Smith released a new song on his sister's Soundcloud page on Monday night (September 29th) called "Blue Ocean." The seven-minute track sample Justin Timberlake's "Blue Ocean Floor" and features the 16-year-old talking about meeting a girl and her "blow dealer" at Coachella. Jaden tweeted before the release, "I Think Im Gunna Drop Blue Ocean Tonight Since It Can't Go On The Album Anyway."
ASHLEY HEBERT AND J.P. ROSENBAUM WELCOME SON: Former Bachelorette Ashley Hebert gave birth to her first child with husband J.P. Rosenbaum on Tuesday (September 30th.) Their son, Fordham Rhys Rosenbaum, weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz and 18.5 inches tall. J.P. told Us Weekly, "Both mom and baby are doing great and we are so so happy to welcome little Fordy to the world!!! Cutest little baby on the planet!" Ashley and J.P. met during the seventh season of The Bachelorette and got married on December 1st, 2012.
'HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER' BREAKS DVR RECORDS: Shonda Rhimes' new ABC drama, How To Get Away With Murder, broke DVR records by adding an additional 6 million viewers who watched the pilot episode. The show edged out NBC's The Blacklist which scored an additional 5.6 million during for an episode which aired back in January. The Viola Davis series is currently the season's top rated new show in the 18-49 demographic.
SERIES BASED ON 'BIG' IN THE WORKS: Fox is developing a half-hour sitcom remake of the 1988 Tom Hanks film, Big. The project will be loosely based on the movie by exploring the themes of what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid. There are currently projects in development for remakes of other 80s and 90s including Real Genius and Problem Child as well as a remake of the TV series Greatest American Hero.
FX RENEWS 'MARRIED' AND 'YOU'RE THE WORST': FX has announced plans for new seasons of both of their freshman comedies, Married and You're The Worst. The second season of Married will air on FX but You're The Worst will be moved to sister network, FXX. Both shows will also return with 13 episodes rather than the 10 that were created for their initial run. The network said in a statement, "We love these shows and the creative visions of Andrew Gurland of Married and Stephen Falk of You're the Worst. Both series have terrific ensemble casts and outstanding lead performances -- Nat Faxon and Judy Greer in Married, and Chris Geere and Aya Cash in You're the Worst. These shows are honest, 360-degree looks at relationships and we're excited to see how they evolve."
'TETRIS' BEING DEVELOPED FOR THE BIG SCREEN: Threshold Entertainment is developing a live-action movie based on the video game Tetris. The company's CEO told the Wall Street Journal, "It's a very big, epic sci-fi movie. This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes. Brands are the new stars of Hollywood. We have a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing." The company previously adapted the game Mortal Kombat into a movie which grossed $70 million and a sequel which brought in $35 million.
'HOUSE OF LIES' ADDS DEMETRI MARTIN: Comedian Demetri Martin will be joining the upcoming season of Showtime's House of Lies. He will have a recurring guest role as a CEO and inventor named Ellis Hightower. The new season will debut in early 2015.
JAMES MARSDEN IS LOOKING FOR HIS JUICY ROLE
James Marsden has had roles in a lot of successful films but he continues to search for that one juicy part. The 41-year-old appears in the new issue of Los Angeles Confidential magazine where reveals his career challenges and being more than his pretty boy image.
James says, "When I was younger, I was always going to be cast as the preppy, good-looking guy at school. It was a good thing when I was 19. That helped me get work. Now that I'm 40...I can't get by on my 19-year-old good looks." He continues, "It's been great to be the guy who is viewed as multipurpose, but the only thing that's absent is that defining role. And that's maybe something I'd want to zero in on. My main struggle was I never thought of myself as the cool guy because I wasn't that guy in high school. I see myself more as James Bond's goofy younger brother, as opposed to James Bond. I need to find my Dude!"