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Julia Roberts reflects on fame: I was a ‘selfish little brat’

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Julia Roberts is well-aware of her reputation as being less-than-sweet during her peak as America’s sweetheart.

“I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films,” Roberts, 49, told Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Roberts was previously rumored to be so difficult to work with that she earned the nickname “Tinkerhell” due to her behavior on the set of 1991’s “Hook,” in which Premiere magazine described her demeanor as “sometimes somber, sometimes at the near edge of hysteria.”

She admitted that it wasn’t until she met husband Danny Moder — after a string of failed romances including a broken engagement to Kiefer Sutherland, a painful split from longtime boyfriend Benjamin Bratt in 2001 and a divorce from Lyle Lovett — that she calmed down and grew up.

“It was meeting Danny … finding my person,” she said. “When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him. Everything has come from that for me.”

Roberts confessed that she still gets nervous collaborating wtih Moder, a cameraman who worked on several of her projects, including “The Mexican,” “Mona Lisa Smile” and “The Normal Heart,” but that his presence inspires her to do her absolute best work in front of the lens.

“There’s comfort there, but also terror, which is a good combination,” she said. “Terror because the person I want to impress most is looking right at me.”

In terms of work, Roberts, who’s mom to 12-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel and 10-year-old son Henry, admitted that the wage gap isn’t something she gets worked up about, in part because parenting keeps her calm.

“I put down my stone in a path that will keep going, and I’m proud of that, but I don’t feel it’s my place to bang the drum at this time,” she told the magazine of the pay disparity between genders, a cause about which fellow Oscar winners Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone have been particularly vocal.

“I just don’t get all crazy over things,” Roberts added. “I have a maternal approach: ‘OK, everybody settle down, we’ll figure this out.’”

The actress, who’s been quite selective about her projects in the last few years, noted that her time away from the spotlight has been voluntary — and that the massive successes she’s had already may color her view of the typical Hollywood struggle and make her more willing to pass the torch to the next America’s sweetheart.

“Deep down, we all know you can’t stand on the top point of a pinnacle on your tiptoes, and not at some point lose your balance, or get tired, or say, ‘OK somebody else take over, I have to go to the bathroom,’” she said. “There are great things I’ve accomplished and I’d be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband. But you know what? I’ve been spoiled already.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/04/julia-roberts-reflects-on-fame-was-selfish-little-brat.html

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Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ video is a perfect parody of all your favorite teen movies

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Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” already cemented itself as a 2018 banger, and the official video is a party of its own. Full of classic teen movie tropes and references to Mean Girls, Bring It On, Legally Blonde, and more.

The movie references are fun on their own, all teased by Grande on social media leading up to the video’s release, but the cameos make “thank u, next.”

From Mean Girls‘ original Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) to Kris Jenner as a cool mom, everyone in the video is having a blast – perhaps none more so than Jennifer Coolidge recreating an entire scene of Legally Blonde with Grande as Elle Woods.

The song talks about Grande’s exes, but the second part is all about self-discovery (“But this one gon’ last / ‘Cause her name is Ari). The movie references are strategic – though they all contain central love stories, they remain iconic because they are stories of female empowerment and a protagonist finding her voice amid all the noise.

And that shit’s amazing.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/ariana-grande-thank-u-next/

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Michael B. Jordan demonstrates just how fast his hands are

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“Having starred in two Creed movies and probably endured some pretty rigorous physical training, Michael B. Jordan is pretty quick on his feet — and fast with his hands.

On The Late Late Show, Jordan demonstrated to host James Corden just how quick he can actually move them.

In a game of good old try-to-slap-my-hand-before-I-move-it-away, Jordan beat a shrieking James Corden pretty convincingly.

Oh, Michael. Your hands are faster than the speed of our love for you.”

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/michael-b-jordan-james-corden-fast-hands/

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Idris Elba is People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2018

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(CNN)He’s still not James Bond, but for now this honor will do.

He is the 33rd man to hold the title and appears this week on the magazine’s cover.
Elba told the publication, “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’ ” when he first learned he had been selected.
“Looked in the mirror, I checked myself out. I was like, ‘Yeah, you are kind of sexy today,’ ” the “Thor” star joked. “But to be honest, it was just a nice feeling. It was a nice surprise — an ego boost for sure.”
“Elba first became famous in the States for his portrayal of drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series “The Wire” (HBO is owned by CNN’s parent company) and since then has branched out to the big screen.
His early days were far from sexy, Elba said, growing up “tall and skinny” at an all-boys school in London, where he played football, basketball, cricket, hockey and rugby.
Now considered one of Hollywood’s sex symbols, Elba said he definitely had an awkward stage as a youth.
“And my name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, OK?,” he said. “I got picked on a little bit. But as soon as I could grow a mustache, I was the coolest kid on the block. Grew a mustache, had some muscles, bonkers.”
Bonkers indeed.”

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/06/entertainment/idris-elba-sexiest-man-alive/index.html

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