She won't talk about breast-feeding but will discuss Scientology
Jennifer Lopez gave a very candid and thorough interview with the just launched new website The Daily Beast wherein she talks about topics ranging from her new experiences with motherhood, to the possibility of sending her twin children to a Scientology-based school, to what she plans to do with the money she made by selling the first photos of her kids. This new interview took place about 4 months after she gave birth to her twins and was conducted at her home. Here are pics of J. Lo at ELLE Magazine’s 15th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute event which took place at The Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, CA last night … and portions of her new interview:
After refusing to have a nanny for the first four months of her children’s lives, she has reluctantly ceded that she may need one. “I’m trying out my first one today,” she whispers. “But I still can’t stand the sound of my babies crying without tending to them myself.” Lopez, wearing an orange Scoop T-shirt dress, looks as gratefully exhausted as any new mother. I ask her if she needs some privacy so she can nurse the twins who are beginning to squirm. “Is that something you’ve chosen to do? To breast-feed?” “No,” she says as I ask if the La Leche League has come after her for such a decision. She laughs and readjusts the twins in her arms. “No. No. Some people are radical about it. But to each his own.” “If you had had only one child would you have chosen to breast-feed?” “No … I … ah …. it’s not that … I’d rather not discuss it. It’s a whole other thing. If you want to go off-the-record I’ll tell you.” We decide to stay on-the-record … Any sort of depression is hard to imagine from a woman who seems to barrel through any sort of emotional problem. “I don’t get nervous. I don’t get depressed. Blah blah blah,” she says, but pauses to reconsider. Still staring into her daughter’s eyes, she reaches an instant, instinctual decision. She will start now, in this moment, not-lying in her daughter’s presence. “There was a time when I was very overworked and I was doing music and movies and so many things. I was suffering from a lack of sleep. And I did have a kind of nervous breakdown. I froze up on a set. Well, not on a set, but in my trailer. I was like – I don’t want to move. I don’t want to talk. I don’t want to do anything. It was on that movie Enough,” she says, referring to the film in which she played a battered wife who finally fights back. “Yeah. I did. I had a nervous breakdown” … The conversation turns to Scientology. “I know a lot of your friends are Scientologists,” I say. “Your father has been a Scientologist for about 20 years …” “More than that now,” she says. “Scientologists don’t believe in shrinks. Would you ever call on Scientology if you were having those problems again?” I ask. “I do know a lot about Scientology. And I know about the practices. I know all about what the technology is and all that kind of stuff. It’s very helpful. So in a sense, yeah, you do call on it.” “Do you consider yourself a Scientologist?” “No.” “If you were, would you be open about it?” “Yeah. I wouldn’t have a problem saying it because I know what it is. I have no problems with it and it really actually bothers me that people have such a negative feeling towards it.” “That it is too exotic? Too cultish?” “Just negative feelings.” “Would you consider schooling Emme and Max in a Scientology school?” I ask. “Yeah. I wouldn’t mind. Not at all. Because I know that the technologies that they have are very helpful… It’s all about communication. That’s the thing I really don’t like about talking about this. I do know so many great people who do do it, who choose it as a lifestyle and really follow it and it is their religion…I just wish that people wouldn’t judge it without knowing what it is.”
Interesting … she seems very open about discussing Scientology and would even consider sending her kids to a Scientology school but she does not consider herself a Scientologist. If she really is trying to combat the “negative feelings” that surround the religion, why not just come out and embrace it publicly? I suspect her career restraints are keeping her from going down that path … a path that she would happily send her kids. It’s not necessarily a bad thing (I believe everyone has a right to follow whatever religion they choose) but it is an interesting revelation. The interview goes on to discuss the huge sum of money that J. Lo was paid for the publication of the first photos of her children. She reveals that she donated a portion of the money to charity and put the rest away expressly for her children’s future. She also confesses that the whole “diva thing” is a misrepresentation of who she really is and believes that she is only a target for such classification because her success has made her “a favorite to pick on”. You can read the interview in its entirety HERE. Personally, I think it is the most candid interview I think I’ve ever read from her. She really opened up about some things in an honest and real way. What do y’all think … is this the Jennifer Lopez you thought you knew?
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I'm talking to you, Boy Scouts of America
Sex and the City star Kristin Davis was approached by a entrepreneurial member of the Boy Scouts of America, who was trying to sell her some popcorn to help him raise money for his organization, as she left a grocery store in Brentwood, CA. Despite the lad’s rosy cheeked disposition and polite sales pitch, Kristin decided to take a pass and the young scout was left brutally rebuffed:
It would be terribly unfair (altho, really kinda funny) to imply that Kirstin Davis is a heartless, cold-hearted ice queen for denying this innocent young boy so let’s just assume that she either A.) is not a popcorn fan, B.) was in a hurry and couldn’t tarry or C.) has a strict policy against funding the Boy Scouts when all of her extra money goes to the Girl Scouts and their delicious cookies. Let this be a lesson to folks lookin’ to raise funds for non-profit organizations … cookies equal $$$, popcorn equals :(
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Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was given the Honorary Patronage award from the Trinity College Philosophical Society during a special ceremony in Dublin, Ireland yesterday afternoon. While I’m not entirely clear on what qualified JRM for this honor, you can tell by the look on his face that he was thrilled to be honored so by this award:
Speaking on behalf of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, president Barry Devlin was quoted as saying, “We look for people who we feel represent the spirit and values embodied by former pioneering Irish people like Oscar Wilde. We are delighted to present this award to such a list of diverse and talented individuals such as Jonathan Rhys Myers.” At least JRM was able to control his ecstatic glee long enough to pose for these photos. Er, yes, I guess congrats are in order as well.
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Let the sunshine
Orlando Bloom was snapped enjoying a lovely stroll in Hollywood over the weekend and he decided to give us a brief glimpse of his sunny tattoo … check it out:
Now, this isn’t the first time that we’ve gotten to see Orlando‘s tattoo but, just in case, I think he wanted to make sure that we got to see it again. Isn’t he just a swell guy for doing so? The design itself isn’t that impressive but he gets double points for placement. Do we like?
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Posted under: Orlando Bloom
Daddy Braddy heads off to New Orleans, LA
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt walked the red carpet at the New York Film Festival premiere of her new movie Changeling on Sunday night and it turns out that Ange used the occasion to show off her two newest tattoos. Angelina already has the longitude and latitude coordinates of the birthplaces of her other children and added new coordinates for the birthplace of her twin babies Vivienne Marcheline & Knox Léon who were born in Nice, France on July 12:
Not only did Angelina Jolie debut her post-twins baby bod this weekend in NYC, she also showed off some new ink. The actress has added two tattoos on her left arm to show the longitudinal and latitudinal location of Nice, France, where Knox and Vivienne were born in July. They are located directly below four similar lines of coordinates that represent the birth places of daughter Shiloh, who was born in Namibia; Pax, who was adopted from Vietnam; Maddox, who is from Cambodia, and daughter Zahara, who is Ethiopian. “Everybody’s great,” Jolie told reporters at Saturday’s NYC Changeling premiere. “The babies are good, getting big and healthy and developing their personalities.” Is she getting much sleep these days? “We are a little bit,” she said. “We have a few nights where we get some help, so on those nights we catch up on our sleep.” Her tip for looking so sexy weeks after giving birth? “A good dress,” the Versace-clad actress told Usmagazine.com
Hee hee, at the rate that Brangelina are raking in the kids, she’s gonna have a full arm-sleeve of tattoos in no time. Brad didn’t stay in NYC for long, he has already made his way down South to New Orleans, LA where he was spotted riding a bike to a business meeting yesterday afternoon:
I believe that Angelina and the kids are still in NYC. It’s clear that Brad has a deep love for New Orleans, which is obvious from how much time he spends there. It remains to be seen whether the Brangelina brood will join him in New Orleans or if Brad with rejoin them in NYC. One thing’s for sure, tho, this family doesn’t stay stationary for long. I’m sure they’ll be popping up someplace new very soon.
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Posted under: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
Well, well now
It looks like Kylie Minogue has finally moved on from her break-up with actor Olivier Martinez and has found a handsome new gent to keep her warm and cozy. Here are a couple pics of Kylie lookin’ all coupley with Spanish model Andres Velencoso at the Fendi ‘O’ Party which took place at Le Milliardaire Club in Paris, France Saturday night (the event was a birthday celebration for Dita von Teese). If you ask me, they look very much together in these pics:
SHE still walks her ex-boyfriend’s pooch but it looks like Kylie Minogue has found herself a new lap dog in her love life – and he’s a sexy Spanish supermodel to boot. The pop princess has been single since splitting with French actor Olivier Martinez last year. But she has found a cosy place to party in Martinez’s home town of Paris, right in the arms of an attentive younger man, Andres Velencoso. The 30-year-old from Barcelona, who has lucrative contracts with Chanel, Lacoste and Emporio Armani, was introduced to Minogue, 40, at a Fendi party thrown for the birthday of burlesque artist Dita Von Teese. The chemistry between Minogue and her Spanish friend as they cuddled on a couch over drinks reportedly had Paris Fashion Week crowds captivated. A visibly giggly Minogue agreed to pose for photos with the Martinez lookalike. “It was Dita’s party but Kylie was definitely the star of the show,” one onlooker said. “She was turning heads and people were asking about the guy she was sitting with. They certainly made a stunning-looking pair.” But whether love is written in their stars is debatable. Velencoso recently told OK! magazine he found it difficult to date given the international demands of his job.
HMMM … this Andres fellow does look an awful lot like Olivier Martinez, so mebbe Kylie hasn’t totally gotten over him just yet. In any event, it’s great to see Kylie lookin’ this happy nuzzled up to a new man. She’s been single for far too long, she really deserves to find happiness with someone … and if this sexy Spaniard is that special someone, then I wholly approve. As I mentioned, Velencoso is a model and you can see some of his work HERE (psst! he’s in his undies so you may want to take a look). They make a really cute couple … I guess we’ll know soon enough if any sort of relationship will actually spring from any of this.
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The apple doesn't fall far from the tree
Here are a couple of ADORABLE pics of Jessica Alba taking her baby daughter Honor Marie on a little shopping excursion to Maxfield over the weekend. As you can tell, it appears that Honor doesn’t like being photographed and she stuck out her tongue in protest:
Oh yeah, she is deffo her mother’s daughter. My guess is that Honor will inherit her mother’s distaste for paparazzi attention … she’s got the tongue sticking out already down pat. Irregardless of whether or not the little darling grows up with Jessica‘s crabby disposition, you just know that she is going to be the cutest little girl ever. Look at those cheeks!! Soooo cute ;)
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7 weeks early
Miley Cyrus celebrated her sweet 16 birthday at Disneyland last night by hosting a party at the park for friends, family and members of the public who wanted to shell out $250 for the privilege (a portion of the cost is being donated to Miley‘s favorite charity). After participating in a parade around the park, Miley took to the stage to perform for the crowd in celebration of turning the big 1-6 … which doesn’t actually happen until November 23 (but who’s counting?). Here are a few pics from Miley‘s early birthday celebration at Disneyland last night:
Sweet sixteen? Not just yet … But Miley Cyrus – who turns 16 on Nov. 23 – got an early jump on her birthday celebration Sunday night with a special bash at Disneyland. “They say it’s the happiest place on Earth,” she said of the themepark, which was shut down exclusively for her. The evening started with Cyrus and pals like Tyra Banks, David Archuleta and Demi Lovato strolling down a large purple carpet. Cyrus’s new beau, Justin Gaston, avoided the carpet crush – but he emerged onstage to help open up for the Hannah Montana star. The guitar playing Gaston joined Cyrus’s dad, Billy Ray, and older sis Brandi to sing “Achy Breaky Heart.” “This is the most amazing sweet 16 that a girl could have!” Cyrus boasted as she stepped on stage to perform. According to Disney, the teen sensation also received a surprise birthday gift from her parents: A new dog! The Maltipoo –] a cross between a Maltese and a poodle – is named Sophie, said the rep, after a dog owned by her late grandfather. Later, Gaston looked on adoringly while the large crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Cyrus. The Disney star – who calls the budding relationship “great” – then pulled him in close while they watched the fireworks finale. With the stroke of midnight looming, the pop singer was still raring to go. “Its been a long night,” she said, “but I’m still ready to party and ride some rides!”
I mean, how else would Disney‘s
cash cow golden child celebrate her 16th birthday if not at Disneyland? My friends and I spent our weekend at Disneyland and were inundated with all the signs and decorations going up for her party. Needless to say, we did not shell out the big bucks to party with Miley last night … instead, we went over to California Adventure and rode the rides there. I think it’s plainly obvious that Miley is quickly outgrowing her Disneyness so it would make sense that the company is trying to capitalize on her while they still can. I’m sure there won’t be many Disneyland birthdays in her future from here on out … so I hope she made it a good one.
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After returning home from her quick trip to NYC last week, Britney Spears made a beeline straight for her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James as quickly as she could. Britney, with her father Jamie Spears in tow, took her sons for a nice family dinner together at The Mondrian in Hollywood, CA last night:
But before Britney‘s dinner with the men in her life last night, she took some time for a little fun of her very own. Britters made the trek down to Anaheim, CA yesterday afternoon to do a little bit of go-karting at the Dromo One Go-Kart track … you know, just because:
I understand that a camera crew was with her at the go-kart track so we may see video of Britney‘s fun either online at BritneySpears.com or on the bonus DVD that will come packaged with her new album Circus, due for release on December 2. Yeah, this is the good-matured, clean fun that I love to see Britney partake of. While this sort of activity is meant to help clean up her image with the public, you know she is having a blast nonetheless. Britney is a big fan of go-kart racing (we’ve seen her engage in the fun activity many times before) and it just reminds us that she is still a young person yearning for fun. Good, clean fun. Love it.
Don’t forget, Britney‘s new music video for Womanizer will debut on ABC‘s 20/20 later on this week, make sure you don’t miss it!!
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The re-Emancipation of Mimi
Mariah Carey was spotted enjoying a night on the town in Las Vegas, NV last night without new hubby Nick Cannon. Scandal!! I think that this is the first waking moment that Mimi ventured out in public without her young husband clutching to the hem of garment, following behind since the couple were wed back in May. Here are a couple pics of Mimi‘s red carpet arrival at The Bank nightclub (the site of Mario Lopez‘s pre-birthday party the night before) inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino last night:
You know, I think it’s nice that Mariah and Nick have finally gotten out of the honeymoon phase and are starting to do things separately. I understand that Mimi is in Vegas this weekend to shoot her new music video which will be filmed at The Bank sometime today. No word on what Nick is doing but I can imagine it involves some sort of pining away on a tear-soaked pillow for his absent wife.
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