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Reese Witherspoon was 'really hurt'

Reese Witherspoon's brain was like "scrambled eggs" after her divorce from Ryan Phillippe.

The 'Wild' star, who split from the actor in 2007 after eight years of marriage, admits her career also fell apart shortly afterwards and she was "really hurt" when she was included on a list of "washed-up" actresses.

The 38-year-old Oscar winner told an upcoming episode of CBS' '60 Minutes': "I spent a few years just trying to feel better ... you can't really be creative when you feel like your brain is scrambled eggs.

"I was just kind of floundering career-wise ... I wasn't making things I was passionate about. And it was really clear that audiences weren't responding to anything I was putting out there."

The blonde beauty, who has daughter Ava, 15, and son Deacon, 11, with Ryan, was devastated when she read a critical article about herself in The New Yorker in 2012.

She said: "I thought I was reading, like, a profile on another actor. Then somewhere down at the end it said ... 'the people who are washed-up' - I mean, it really hurt my feelings."

Reese, who married Hollywood agent Jim Toth in 2011, with whom she has son Tennessee, two, previously admitted she spent a lot of time crying on the floor after her split from Ryan.

She said: I lay on my kitchen floor and cried a lot and I think at a certain point you just wake up and you're like 'OK, I don't want to feel like this anymore.' And you figure your own s**t out. But no one's going to figure it out for you.

"You can't apologize for being a human being. We all feel weak sometimes, sad and distraught, lost."





George Clooney slams lack of support for Sony

George Clooney failed in a bid to unite Hollywood against the Sony hackers.

The 'Monuments Men' star and his agent Bryan Lourd drafted a petition to film industry executives and business people urging them to support the studio in the face of a cyber attack but no one would sign the document.

George said: ''All that it is basically saying is, we're not going to give in to a ransom. As we watched one group be completely vilified, nobody stood up. Nobody took that stand...

''It was a fairly large number [who refused to sign]. Having put together telethons where you have to get all the networks on board to do the telethon at the same time, the truth is once you get one or two, then everybody gets on board. It is a natural progression. So here, you get the first couple of people to sign it and ... well, nobody wanted to be the first to sign on. Now, this isn't finger-pointing on that.

''This is just where we are right now, how scared this industry has been made. Quite honestly, this would happen in any industry.''

Following a number of terror threats, Sony have withdrawn controversial comedy 'The Interview' - which is about an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - from release and George is concerned about the repercussions globally, not just in the movie industry.

In an interview with Deadline, he added: ''Here, we're talking about an actual country deciding what content we're going to have. This affects not just movies, this affects every part of business that we have.

''That's the truth. What happens if a newsroom decides to go with a story, and a country or an individual or corporation decides they don't like it. Forget the hacking part of it.

''You have someone threaten to blow up buildings and all of a sudden, everybody has to bow down.''



Emma Watson named top feminist

Emma Watson has been voted the top feminist of 2014.

The 24-year-old actress, who was praised after giving a powerful speech at the United Nations (UN) headquarters when she helped launch the HeForShe gender equality campaign in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in New York City in September, beat off stiff competition from a string of stars, including 'Orange Is the New Black' star Laverne Cox and Beyoncé Knowles, to win the title in a Ms. Foundation for Women online poll, conducted in partnership with Comopolitan.com.

Political journalist Rachel Maddow, Cher, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Meryl Streep, Mindy Kaling and NBC News reporter Ann Curry were also named among the top 10 feminists of the year.

In a statement, Ms. Foundation President and CEO Teresa Younger said: "We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we're giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women's equality...Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term 'feminist,' spoken out for women's equal rights, or battled against sexist oppression."

Former 'Harry Potter' star Emma previously admitted she was very "nervous" about revealing she is a feminist, but won rave reviews for her UN speech, in which she said: "For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes."

Top 10 Feminists of 2014

1. Emma Watson
2. Laverne Cox
3. Rachel Maddow
4. Beyoncé
5. Cher
6. Amy Poehler
7. Tina Fey
8. Meryl Streep
9. Mindy Kaling
10. Ann Curry



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Maggie Gyllenhaal had bad experiences

Maggie Gyllenhaal hasn't always had "good experiences" at work.

The 'Honorable Woman' actress has learned from every project she has been a part of, even those deemed to be "massive failures".

She said: "Absolutely every single thing I've worked on -- some of them massive failures in all sorts of ways: financially, artistically -- every single one of them I've learned something.

"But that doesn't necessarily mean that's it's going to be good or that I'm going to be pleased or that it's going to be a good experience."

The 37-year-old actress - who has daughters Ramona, eight, and Gloria, two, with husband Peter Sarsgaard - believes she is "braver" in her work than her life because she is only pretending to do the things she does on screen.

She added: "I do think that I'm braver in my work than in my life. But the stakes are different. You're trying to get to a place where you feel like the stakes are high for the character you're playing, but the truth is it's pretend.

"You can say things or explore things and work with a different set of stakes than in life. I think I'm just looking for that opportunity."

Despite always appearing composed in public, Maggie insists that isn't always the case as she thinks showing emotion is vital to staying sane, but she knows when it is right to keep her feelings hidden.

She told Vulture: "I can be very mercurial, I can get very mad, and I can get very emotional. If I don't do that then I get panicked. The way to stay sane is to have feelings. I definitely believe in that. I also believe that an interview is not the place to lay out your most vulnerable heart, but my work is, for sure."
 



Miracle on 97th Street

Do you remember the epic movie "Miracle On 34th Street"?

Did you feel some joy & LOVE it? Of course you did!

Some local bands are now going to help make just one of the stresses of our communities families whose child is ill, a little brighter at Christmas time!! There's no way we can really understand the worry of having your child very ill, but we can imagine the sadness it may feel like a little, and never mind the extra worry about the financial burden that comes along with dealing with someone needing treatment,which we can times by 10 at Christmas time!

As much as we would like to cure all children, we can't ourselves. We will have to leave that to the professionals; however, we can help and do "something"  and the next highest stress issue when dealing with illness and that is financial.

This will be one way we can help one family in our community a "little" brighter at a time where children and families are suppose to feel nothing but happiness and joy! Let's shine a little light at Christmas!

Recipient

Taylor Woehrle

Taylor lost her father at four years old and on September 10, 2014 she was diagnosed with cancer. She now has to make a three hour trip every Monday to receive chemotherapy at Calgary Children’s Hospital. She has a long bumpy road ahead of her, hopefully to a full recovery.

CDs are on sale now at Fleetwood Public House and West Coast Authentic for $10. 100% of the proceeds will go to Taylor Woehrle.

Shows will be happening at the Fleetwood Public House Friday December 19 and Saturday December 20 from 9pm to close and with special guest Darby Mills performing Saturday night. Entry by donation and CDs will also be available at the door so don't miss this great night of live entertainment for a good cause.



Cameron Diaz engaged?

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are reportedly engaged.

The 'Bad Teacher' actress - who previously dated stars including Justin Timberlake and Alex Rodriguez - and the 35-year-old rocker are said to be planning to marry after just seven months of dating, multiple sources told Us Weekly magazine.

One source said: "Everyone thinks it's wild but are so happy for them. Benji always tends to fall in love easily, but this time it's for real and he landed a great girl. They obviously both make each other incredibly happy and there's nothing better than that."

It was previously claimed that "traditional" Benji was keen to tie the knot with Cameron, 42, but she wasn't as bothered about marriage.

A source said: "He is more traditional then her. She really doesn't care about getting married but wants babies. He wants to get engaged and married first."

The 'Sex Tape' actress' mother Billie is likely to be thrilled by the news as she is said to be a big fan of the Good Charlotte singer.

A source said previously: "Billie has been gushing about Cameron's new relationship. She absolutely loves Benji and she hopes this is the man her daughter will finally settle down with."



Chris Rock is scared of being hacked

Chris Rock says everyone in Hollywood is scared that their private emails might be leaked.

The 'Top Five' actor claims "nobody knows what to do" after controversial email exchanges between Sony executives and stars, including Angelina Jolie, were made public by hackers in North Korea and admits he often says "inappropriate things."

The 49-year-old comedian said: "Read my emails. I say offensive things for a living."

He also revealed several of his famous peers have expressed concern about the emails, some of which were racist and sexist.

He told the New York Times: "This whole thing is just scary, man. It's emails, it's your private stuff, and the whole town is scared. Everybody's got to be scared... nobody knows what to do."

Sony Pictures Entertainment recent announced that it was canceling the scheduled release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie, 'The Interview,' which is about an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after terror attack threats were made by the same group responsible for the Sony hacks.

But many celebrities, including Ben Stiller, Rob Lowe, Jimmy Kimmell and Judd Apatow, blasted the decision.

'Night At The Museum' star Ben wrote on Twitter: "Really hard to believe this is the response to a threat to freedom of expression here in America. #TheInterview"



Johnny Depp to marry on NYE?

Johnny Depp has invited a host of his famous friends to spend New Year's Eve (12.31.14) with him in the Bahamas.

The 51-year-old actor has sent out invitations to many of his closest pals, including Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson and Helena Bonham Carter and her partner Tim Burton, to ring in 2015 with him and his fiancée Amber Heard on his private island in the Caribbean.

The usually low-key star's bash - held at Amber Beach, which he named after his partner - has sparked speculation among his guests that the party may in fact turn into a surprise wedding between Johnny and Amber, 28.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Johnny is normally very low key, so the big New Year party came as a surprise. He's invited most of his closest friends and their families to join him on his island. The highlight will be a big party.

"It could be a straightforward bash but friends have wondered if it could be a ruse to have a wedding without a big fuss."

The couple always intended to tie the knot at Amber Beach, but no definite date has ever been set.

Johnny and Amber confirmed their engagement in January after less than two years of dating and threw a party to celebrate their betrothal in March.



Mariah Carey sued by ex-employee

Mariah Carey is being sued by a former staff member for unpaid overtime.

Ex-employee Ylser Oliver, 49, has issued a lawsuit against the singer claiming she was forced to work up to 16-hours-a-day, seven days a week without proper meal breaks or any extra money in her pay packet as compensation for her extra hours.

According to legal papers filed at Manhattan federal court, Ylser claims she began working as an assistant for Mariah in March 2007 and her duties included tidying up her Tribeca home in New York and organizing repairs to the property, packing her luggage for trips, tending to her "personal needs," travelling with the R&B star on her business trips, taking her calls, carrying out shopping tasks for her and "caring" for Mariah's friends and family.

Ylser quit in June 2014 after becoming disgruntled with the working hours and lack of overtime.

Matthew Blit - Ylser's employment lawyer - told the New York Post newspaper: "My client put her family's life on hold while tending to Mariah Carey's family and Mariah repaid her by underpaying her.

"My client is a very hard-working woman who treated Mariah and her family like her own, working all hours of the day and night. Even celebrities are required to abide by the law."

Ylser is suing Mariah - who split from her husband of six years, Nick Cannon, earlier this year - for significant amount of money", but the actual fee is undisclosed.

However, the suit claims she was entitled to at least time-and-a-half pay when working more than 40 hours a week.

When asked about the lawsuit, Mariah's spokesperson Cindi Berger said: "I can't comment on anything that I'm not aware of and we haven't heard anything about this lawsuit."
 



Jenner's divorce finalized

Kris Jenner and Bruce Jenner's divorce has been finalized.

A Los Angeles County judge formally signed off on the former couple's split today (12.18.14) following their separation last year after 23 years of marriage, but they won't be officially divorced until March 23, 2015, due to the six-month legal requirement.

The duo, who have daughters Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17, together, reached an amicable financial settlement four months ago, and divided up their $60 million fortune equally.

An insider said their split was as clean as possible despite the fact they didn't sign a prenuptial agreement.

Neither of the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' stars will receive spousal support and the judge decided not to create a custody agreement for Kylie since she will turn 18 next August, but each parent will cover her costs while she's with them, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

Another source previously revealed their negotiations were "easy and amicable" and Kris got to keep their Hidden Hills estate and her 20.5 carat diamond engagement ring, while Bruce, 64, who lives in his own bachelor pad in Malibu, got to hold on to his exclusive Sherwood Country Club membership.

The pair announced their split in October 2013 but Kris, 59, only filed for divorce last September, citing irreconcilable differences, and she listed the date of their separation as June 1, 2013.

The Kardashian family matriarch recently started dating Justin Bieber's road manager Corey Gamble, while Olympic gold medallist Bruce has been linked to Kris' former personal assistant Ronda Kamihira.



Chloe Grace Moretz stunt injury

Chloe Grace Moretz has sprained her knee.

The 17-year-old actress, who is rumored to be dating Brooklyn Beckham, is currently sporting a big black brace on her right leg after injuring herself while performing a stunt on the set of her upcoming movie, 'The Fifth Wave,' in Atlanta.

A spokesperson for the blonde beauty, who was photographed using crutches as she made her way through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday (12.17.14), told E! News it is only a "slight sprain," adding: "She does all of her own stunts."

Chloe also assured her fans on Twitter that she is doing well after they expressed concern about her injury.

After one fan tweeted: "@ChloeGMoretz getwellsoon chloe, i hope you feeling better now," she responded: "thank you so much it's just a light sprain and I'm being extra careful."

Despite striving to do most of her own stunts, Chloe recently insisted she is "a bit of a geek in real life" and doesn't take risks.

She said: "I'm a bit of a geek in real life, but I'm very driven when it comes to my work.

"I'm not the kind of person who's going to do anything crazy and my mom makes sure I stay grounded."



Ashlee Simpson is pregnant

Ashlee Simpson is reportedly expecting her first child with Evan Ross.

The couple, who got married in August, are set to welcome a baby into the world next year, according to E! News.

The 30-year-old singer already has six-year-old son Bronx with ex-husband Pete Wentz.

The 'Hunger Games' star Evan, 26, recently admitted he wants to have as many children as possible with the blonde beauty.

Speaking last month, he said: "I would love to [have kids]. As many as possible."

Asked about married life, he added: "It's the best thing ever.

"I've been with her now for a while so it just feels right. I'm happy to say she's my wife."

Ashlee was said to be equally keen to give a sibling to Bronx, and sources close to the couple - who married in a romantic ceremony held at Evan's mother Diana Ross' lavish home in Greenwich, Connecticut - previously said they "can't wait" to see their families grow.

The insider said: "They can't wait [to have a child together]."

Bronx already has some experience of being a big brother, as Pete also has three-month-old son, Saint Lazslo Wentz, with girlfriend Meagan Camper.

The Fall Out Boy rocker split from Ashlee in 2011 after three years of marriage.



Jennifer Lawrence is single

Jennifer Lawrence is still single.

The 'Hunger Games' actress, who previously romanced Chris Martin and Nicholas Hoult, recently sparked rumors she was dating Gabe Polsky after she spent five hours at the 'Red Army' director and producer's home in Los Angeles last Friday (12.12.14).

But a source told E! News that Gabe, 35, is actually dating the Oscar winner's best friend.

An insider previously told the New York Daily News that the actress and Gabe ordered pizzas twice during their time together, saying: "They ordered a couple of pizzas and about 30 minutes later another delivery man came with more pizza.

"They definitely weren't in there reading scripts. They were having a good time."

Gabe also recused Jennifer's dog when it ran out onto the street outside his house.

The 24-year-old star, who split from Coldplay frontman Chris, 37, in late October after almost five months of dating, departed the property later that night.

Another insider previously claimed Jennifer has been growing close to her ex-boyfriend Nicholas again over the past few weeks.

The source said: "Their relationship is getting closer and his family would love for them to get back together.

"He still adores Jennifer and so do his family.

"He's been calling her and they've been speaking regularly on Skype."



Amanda Bynes wants to enroll in USC

Amanda Bynes wants to attend the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.

The 'Easy A' star, who is trying to get her life back on track after being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital for the second time in October, took a tour of the campus because she wants to transfer there from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in San Diego, California.

The 27-year-old troubled starlet wrote on Twitter: "I took a USC campus tour yesterday it was sick! I plan on transferring from FIDM. The campus is sick!"

An eyewitness said the actress kept a low-profile and was dressed "super casually" during her visit to the university on Tuesday (12.16.14).

The insider told E! News: "She was on a tour, came in and she was just looking around the cafeteria. She was on a cart tour. She was dressed super casually, but she had her big sunglasses on. She was with just a tour guide and an assistant-type of person. I could tell she was really low key about it all.

"It was hard to tell if she was happy/excited to be there because of the sunglasses, she was covering the side of her face at a point but nothing too dramatic."

Amanda was rumored to have dropped out of FIDM earlier this year and sources previously claimed she wanted to transfer to an educational facility in New York City.





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