In a new interview in Marie Claire with Amber Heard (“Marie Claire? Amber Heard? You have my unwavering attention!” -you, probably), Heard talks about her marriage to Johnny Depp—Don’t believe the press! It’s great! Best marriage in the world!—and her relationship with her step kids. Which is also great! Damn, does she ever love those kids!
From Marie Claire:
On tabloid rumors about her relationship with husband Johnny Depp: “I try not to react to the horrible misrepresentation of our lives, but it is strange, and hard.”
Yeah, that would be hard!
On being a stepmother to two teens: ”[It’s] an honor and the greatest, most surprising gift I have ever received in my life ... I feel new flavors that I didn’t know existed. New colors that I didn’t know existed have been added to my life. I’m so happy.”
You know that moment in The Sound of Music when Liesl starts calling Maria “mother” and you’re like “Dang, that’s sweet, but also kind of weird because Maria is only 8 years older than her”? I kind of feel that way right now.
Clare Bowen—a.k.a Scarlett from Nashville—cut off her very long hair to show her support for a little girl with cancer.
In a detailed explanation on Facebook, Bowen wrote:
Wanna know why I cut it all off?
When I was four years old, I asked my mother; “Are there heaters in Heaven?”
I had just been diagnosed with end stage nephroblastoma, after several visits to a GP who denied anything was wrong and dubbed my parents “paranoid.” I’d overheard the doctors telling my family that the only hope of saving me, was an experimental treatment that might kill me anyway. But without it I had maybe two weeks left. The hospital was cold. I’d never felt air conditioning before.
Life in the White Palace (Granddad’s nickname for hospital) meant I got to grow up surrounded by children just like me. We were mostly bald, all tubed, taped, bandaged up and stitched back together. We were all missing parts, some obvious like eyes or legs, others more hidden, like lungs and kidneys. Those who still could, tip-toed around like little fairies because chemotherapy had destroyed the muscles in our legs and it hurt to put our heels on the floor. But we were all together, so no one’s appearance came into question. No one got laughed at or teased. We were all we knew.
And then I got really lucky. I survived, my hair grew back and I got strong again. I look relatively normal on the outside, but on the inside, I am still the same stitched back together little creature, in a world where people are judged so harshly for the way they look. It has always been completely incomprehensible to me. How can people think there’s time for that?
I was really inspired when I heard a story about a little girl who said she couldn’t be a princess because she didn’t have long hair, and I wanted her, and others like her to know that’s not what makes a princess, or a warrior, or a superhero. It’s not what makes you beautiful either. It’s your insides that count… even if you happen to be missing half of them.
Every scar tells a story, every baldhead, every dark circle, every prosthetic limb, and every reflection in a mirror that you might not recognize anymore. Look deeper than skin, hair, nails, and lips. You are who you are in your bones. That is where you have the potential to shine the brightest from. It is where your true beautiful self lives.
Thank you ABC network and particularly our creator, Callie Khouri for letting me change Scarlett’s hair, and my team, family and friends for helping me make the decision. If it makes even one person think twice about judging another, then in some small way, the world is better.
Self-esteem takes a lot longer to grow back than hair.
That is very kind!
Visiting the Today Show to promote her new memoir Dear Mr. You, Mary-Louise Parker spoke in slightly more detail about being single while pregnant after her then-partner Billy Crudup left her for Claire Danes, an experience she vaguely (but eloquently) details in the essay Dear Mr. Cabdriver.
Via US Weekly:
During her live sit-down with Savannah Guthrie, the Weeds actress discussed that tumultuous period of her life, all without even mentioning her ex-partner by name. “I think it’s less about whatever was going on in my life, which is private to me, and will always remain so,” Parker said on Thursday.
“This was a complete stranger that met me at a very low moment,” the West Wing alum continued. “And had I been in touch with a higher self and been forgiving of him, it would’ve been heroic. But I was so attached to my own unhappiness that I was unable to sort of rise above feeling persecuted, and it just created this dynamic with this perfect stranger . . . and he held up a mirror at my face, he sort of haunted me because I didn’t consider him or his life.”
She is so classy, but HOT DOG do I ever want the dirt on this.
- Here’s some good financial advice from Amber Rose. [Just Jared]
- Ryan Gosling feels the Bern. [Observer]
- Emma Watson thought her Hermione Granger hair was “bad,” but that’s, like, Hermione’s whole thing? [MTV]
- Don’t expect to see Adele endorsing any products anytime soon. [NYDN]
- Unless that product is tearful tunes! [Billboard]
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