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Angelina Jolie to give up acting

Angelina Jolie would "absolutely" give up acting.

The award-winning actress - who recently directed World War Two film, 'Unbroken' - has admitted that she has always felt "uncomfortable" in front of the camera.

When asked if she'd ever give up acting, she said: "Absolutely."

She added to Du Jour magazine: "I've never been comfortable as an actor; I've never loved being in front of the camera.

"I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier."

Meanwhile, the 38-year-old actress and director recently admitted that "it's not easy" directing herself and husband, Brad Pitt, in 'By the Sea'.

She previously said: "The tricky thing is directing myself and directing Brad. It's hard, dramatic material, and we're balancing.

"It's a heavy film, and it's not easy for us. But even as you struggle through it, you're in the trenches together and you don't expect it to be easy. We're challenging each other and that's a really good thing."

Despite wanting to focus on directing, Angelina revealed that she plans to star in "a few more" movies before switching to directing full time.

Discussing her future as an actress, she said: "I'll do a few more."



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AC/DC won't fire Phil Rudd

Rocker Angus Young says Phil Rudd won't be fired from AC/DC.

The 59-year-old guitarist has suggested that Phil - who was arrested last month - would still be a part of the hard rock band, although he wouldn't take part in their upcoming tour to promote the group's new album 'Rock or Bust'.

Rudd, 60, was originally charged with attempting to procure a murder, making threats to kill and possession of illegal substances on November 6.

The charge of attempted murder was eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence, although the drummer still faces the remainder of the charges and remains on bail until November 27.

Speaking to US radio host Howard Stern, Angus said: ''I don't think we need to do any firing. The situation will take care of itself. He has gotten himself into a pickle. There is nothing we can do about it.''

Insisting the band will tour with a replacement sticksman, he added: ''We are talking about criminal charges here. We are talking about judges, we are talking about juries. We are going to go on tour. Nothing is going to stop us. In the past we have had good drummers who have worked with us.''

Recalling the moment he saw his bandmate being led away by the police, AC/DC's singer Brian Johnson added: ''My wife woke me up and said, 'Phil's been up to no good.' Someone said, 'Who was he trying to hit?' It was his drug dealer.

''There was this guy getting led out of a car with no shoes on looking like he was f***ing drugged and his head was on backwards.''

AC/DC were further shaken this year when rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young - Angus' older brother - had to be admitted to a care home after developing dementia.
 



'Heartbroken' Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift will be "heartbroken" if Harry Styles just wants to be friends.

The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker and the 20-year-old One Direction star - who split in 2013 after a brief romance - have reportedly become friends again, with insiders revealing that Taylor wants more.

A source said: "If Harry is just trying to be friends and he has no plan to actually date her again, this is going to be hard for her.

"She's going to get her heart broken all over again. She's just so sensitive and she does still like him a lot."

However, Taylor may be disappointed as another insider has explained that Harry just wants to keep his relationship with the 24-year-old singer platonic.

They told HollywoodLife.com: "There's not a chance in hell that Harry will date Taylor again. He's a nice guy and wants to be friendly.

"He holds no grudges, but he doesn't want to be in a relationship with Taylor again.

"It didn't work out and wouldn't work out if they tried it again. He knows that it would be a disaster."

Rumours that the pair are reuniting started when reports surfaced that the 'Steal My Girl' hitmaker sent his ex 1,989 red roses to congratulate her on the success of her new album.

Sources also confirmed that the pair "have become pals" again and Taylor was even believed to have bragged "to her trainer and celeb friends that she and Harry are talking again".



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Courtney Love and Dave Grohl ended feud over breasts

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl buried the hatchet after bonding over ''an actress' boobs''.

The Hole frontwoman had been embroiled in a feud with her late husband Kurt Cobain's former Nirvana bandmate since the rocker's death in 1994 and though they appeared on good terms when the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, Courtney admits it took a recent conversation to really become friends again.

She explained: ''A lot of people saw the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where we hugged it out and it was all good, but the other night we - we used to really like each other and then there was 20 years when we sued each other and then we stopped - and then the other night we just started talking about this one actress' boobs.

''We'd both seen them - at one point, when she was 20 they were the sexiest boobs in Hollywood - he'd seen them, I'd seen them, and we just picked up where we left off after 20 years of suing each other.

''Me and Grohl, we're totally tight!''

And the 'Malibu' singer went on to claim her repaired friendship with the Foo Fighters star is proof anyone can resolve their differences.

Speaking on US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, she said: ''We're totally tight. If you can give up a grudge like that -- because there was a lot of c**p that went on -- I think anyone can do it.''

However, Courtney insisted being friends with the 'Walk' star doesn't mean she will make music with him.

She said: ''I think we have a bit of a different demographic.''



Kourtney Kardashian expecting Christmas baby

Kourtney Kardashian has hinted that her baby is due around Christmas time.

The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star - who already has two children, Mason, 4, and Penelope, 2, with partner Scott Disick - is planning to keep her obstetrician and gynecologist close by.

She joked: "I'm going to keep him handcuffed to me!

"With Mason, I was due on December 24 and my mom said, 'No, not on the night of my Christmas Eve party! But he was born 10 days early, so we'll see what happens this time."

The 35-year-old television personality also revealed that she loves being pregnant but admitted that this one is the hardest out of the three so far.

She said: "I love being pregnant in general. This time I'm more tired than I was the other times. I think it's because I'm always running around and working on different things.

"But I feel comfortable with how I look and feel. I find a pregnant body to be beautiful and an incredible reminder of what a woman's body is made to do."

Meanwhile, Kourtney has admitted that Christmas in her house has become a much more exciting time since she had her children.

She told Fit Pregnancy magazine: "I didn't always [decorate]. Now that I have children, I love to decorate to create the same magical experiences my mom created for my siblings and me when we were younger.

"I think we had four trees last year! I take the kids to pick out a little one and we decorate it together. Also, before Christmas, I host a party for our kids and all their friends. We love to make a mess while decorating gingerbread houses."



Ryan Gosling declined Sexiest Man Alive award?

Ryan Gosling reportedly turned down the 'Sexiest Man Alive' award.

The annual honour, given by PEOPLE magazine was won this year by 'Thor' star, Chris Hemsworth.

The winner is required to do a cover shoot but Ryan and his management is believed to have refused it multiple times.

An insider revealed: "[The magazine] tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011.

"The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy."

However, PEOPLE strongly deny that they had ever chosen the 34-year-old actor for the award this year.

The magazine's editorial director told TheWrap.com: "While I look forward to the day when Ryan Gosling is named Sexiest Man Alive, this was not his year.

"Our 2014 honoree Chris Hemsworth was our first and only choice. If you want to know why, just look at him. I mean, seriously."

Meanwhile, another source recently claimed that Chris was not the magazine's first choice for the award.

A source said: ""PEOPLE asked Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal to be the pick and they all declined.

"A couple other people were offered it as well, but they settled with Chris because he's hot, but he also said yes after so many nos."



Miley Cyrus throwing $6k Christmas party for homeless

Miley Cyrus is throwing a $6,000 Christmas party for homeless people.

The 21-year-old star - who is known for her controversial on-stage antics, including scantily-clad twerking - is determined to show her "caring and sensitive" side by employing a chef to cook a three-course dinner for her guests and enlisting waiters and waitresses to wine and dine them.

A source said: "Most people only see the Miley who puts on a show. But she's really caring and sensitive and wants to make a difference to the lives of homeless people.

"She's putting a lot of effort into this party, there'll be waitresses to serve them.

"The whole thing will cost her around $6,000 but she feels that it's the least she can do."

The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker - who is dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, 21 - is also set to put on some entertaining games for her guests and she is said to be planning to perform at the festive bash.

A source added to the Daily Star newspaper: "There will be fun and games after the food too, and Miley is bound to put on a little show for them to get the party started."

The singer is no stranger to helping out the homeless as in August she invited her pal Jesse Helt, who she became friends with after meeting at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, to the MTV Video Music Awards in California and he even allowed him to accept her Video of the Year award on stage.

However, shortly afterwards it emerged there was an outstanding warrant for the 22-year-old aspiring model's arrest dating back to November 2011 and he turned himself over to police following the star-studded ceremony.

Jesse was jailed for six months in October for violating the terms of his probation following a court hearing in Oregon.

Following his August arrest, Miley insisted she's standing by him.

She wrote on Twitter: "People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.

"I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it."



Keira Knightley's fan fear

Keira Knightley finds Benedict Cumberbatch's fans terrifying.

The 29-year-old actress insists her 'Imitation Game' co-star's devoted female followers - who are dubbed 'The Cumberbitches' - are "lovely" but she finds their level of obsession unnerving.

She said: "The Cumberbitches. It's terrifying.

"I mean, they're lovely. I feel terrified saying they're terrifying cause they might come after me. So... yes, it's amazing! They're very artistic! They paint pictures of him.

"You go to premieres and there's these amazing paintings of Ben looking Ben-like... [They're] a very hysterical, artistic type."

The 'Begin Again' actress - who first worked with the 38-year-old hunk on 'Atonement' in 2007 - was left red-faced when she was urged to sign autographs for Benedict's fans at the UK premiere of 'The Imitation Game'.

Speaking to 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers, she recalled: "I actually had a really embarrassing moment at the London premiere, because - they really do - they scream more than I've ever heard for anyone else, but I had a publicist with me and she went, 'You know, go sign some autographs.'

"I went over there and went, 'Oh yeah, of course, of course, no problem!' And they were like, 'Oh no, we don't want you. We're just here for Ben.' "



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Richard Gere set for expensive divorce

Richard Gere's ex-wife wants over $100 million in her divorce settlement.

The 65-year-old actor - who earned a reported $82 million in 2013 alone - split from Carey Lowell last year and she filed for divorce in June, and as negotiations in their separation go on, the 53-year-old former model is reportedly seeking a substantial portion of the 'Pretty Woman' star's $250 million fortune.

A source said: "They are not getting along and they are very far apart on how much money she will get in their divorce."

The insider claims Carey will argue she deserves the sum because she "gave up her career" to raise their son Homer, now 14.

The source added to the New York Post newspaper: "She can claim she gave up her career for him and for their son Homer, and that she deserves half of all his earnings since they got married in 2002."

Despite the claims, the 'Law & Order' actress' lawyer insists it is too early to discuss finances but admitted his client will be seeking her "fair share" from the 'American Gigolo' star.

The lawyer, Robert Cohen, said: "Nobody has asked for anything yet. But she certainly wants her fair share of the marital assets."

Richard is said to be unhappy that Carey - who has been married twice previously and has a 24-year-old daughter, Hannah, with her second husband Griffin Dunne - has a new man but has been trying to keep the relationship secret because her mystery guy is also currently going through a messy, expensive divorce.

Since the couple separated, the 'Time Out of Mind' star has dated celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi but they recently split because of their busy schedules



Michael Phelp's girlfriend was a boy

Michael Phelps' girlfriend has revealed she was born with male genitalia.

Taylor Lianne Chandler, who started dating the Olympic swimmer in August after they met through the dating app Tinder, announced on her Facebook page that she was an intersex baby and named David Roy Fitch by her parents.

She wrote: "I was born intersex and named David Roy Fitch at birth. By the time I could walk and talk I made it clear I was a girl and dressed as one. In my early teens I was medically diagnosed and went on testosterone blockers, at 15 estrogen enhancers. My birth certificate was modified along with my name while I was a teenager, prior to any corrective surgery."

But she added: "I was never a man, never lived as a man. No one can say they knew me as a man or produce a photo of me as a man.

"There are people that remember me as an androgynous child at times because of what was forced upon me."

The 41-year-old blonde beauty, who claims to have dated a number of other celebrities, eventually underwent corrective surgery to get rid of her male genitalia.

She also told gossip website RadarOnline.com: "I was born with male genitalia with no testicles, but I also have a uterus and no ovaries."

Taylor claims she fell in love with Michael, 29, who checked into rehab in September after being arrested for DUI [Driving Under the Influence], but only told him about her past recently and is now worried she will lose him.

She wrote: "I am probably going to lose him because he is a brand that his team wants to protect and things since he went to rehab came to my attention that didn't put him or our relationship in the best light. He is the first man I ever had intimacy with and felt comfortable and all woman."



Kylie Jenner banned from club?

Tyga reportedly skipped a nightclub appearance because Kylie Jenner wasn't allowed to attend.

The 25-year-old rapper - real name Michael Nguyen-Stevenson - is said to have "pulled a no-show" for a scheduled public appearance at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, as the club's promoters refused to let him bring the 17-year-old reality TV star along with him because she is four years underage.

A source said the 'Hookah' hitmaker begged and pleaded with the promoters to allow his rumored girlfriend to attend the event, and even called them personally several times to try to negotiate Kylie's entry.

But the insider told gossip website TMZ.com that the club wouldn't budge so, after initially delaying his appearance, Tyga pulled out of the event entirely, annoying the liquor sponsor.

The hotspot is currently trying to reschedule his appearance.

The pair, who have been spotted on numerous dinner dates together, first sparked speculation they were dating in September when they went to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights in California with a group of friends.

However, Tyga hit out at the rumors at the time, insisting they are "just friends".

He tweeted: "DONT BELIEVE THE RUMORS, BEEN FRIENDS WITH THE FAMILY FOREVER. WE'RE ALL JUST FRIENDS. (sic)"

Tyga has a two-year-old son, King Cairo, from his relationship with former fiancée Blac Chyna, who he split from in August after nearly three years of dating.



Taylor Swift mends friendship with Harry Styles

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are repairing their friendship.

The 'Blank Space' hitmaker and the One Direction heartthrob split in early 2013 after four months of dating, but are now back on friendly terms and in regular contact again.

A source said: "They have become pals."

Harry, 20, reportedly reached out to the 24-year-old beauty after hearing some of the songs she wrote about him, including 'Out of the Woods' and 'Style' for her latest album, '1989.'

The insider told Us Weekly magazine: "Taylor has been bragging to her trainer and celeb friends that she and Harry are talking again."

The British star recently admitted he wasn't upset that his ex-girlfriend had included tracks about him on her record.

He said: "We write from personal experience. I think everyone does. So it would be hypocritical of us to be like, 'Oh, you can't write about us.' "

The former couple broke up after getting into a nasty argument while on a New Year's holiday on Virgin Gorda, the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands, and Taylor immediately flew back to Nashville, Tennessee alone.

A source said at the time: "They had a fight. [Harry] said something he shouldn't have . . . This [breakup] is definitely going to be for good."



Reese Witherspoon defends Renee Zellweger

Reese Witherspoon has branded Renee Zellweger's critics "cruel and rude."

The 38-year-old actress - who has reportedly been offered $20 million to replace the 45-year-old actress in the next installment of 'Bridget Jones' Diary' - admits she was horrified by the reaction Renee received after she displayed an astonishingly different look at ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles last month, sparking rumors she underwent extensive cosmetic surgery.

Asked about the attention surrounding Renee's appearance, the 'Wild' star said: "It's horrible. It's cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely."

The blonde beauty also thinks actresses are put under too much pressure to look perfect all of the time.

She told The Hollywood Reporter during its annual actress roundtable: "I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why -- and it's particularly women -- why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? It drives me crazy. Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn't look good without her makeup, and it's all just a judgment and assault that I don't -- look, men are prey to it as well. I just don't think it's with the same sort of ferocity."

Meanwhile, Reese would love to play Beyoncé on the big screen and admits she has "f**ked up" a few auditions in the past.

Discussing her most embarrassing moments in Hollywood, she said: "Bad auditions, where you just totally f**ked it up. I did this audition for a director and I really wanted that part. I got to the end of it and I thought I nailed it, and he was like, 'Why are you playing it stoned?' "





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