Because of dicks, I bet. I BET IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU DICKS. I don't mean you, specifically, Jezebel readers. But can you imagine running for office? As a woman? Like, it's bad enough just being a lady-blogger or a cute hamster on YouTube or even some rando on Twitter. Politics is for people who are literally that one Transformer who turns into a tank. Anyway, Ashley Judd is like, "Helllllll nope" about the Senate.
"Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided," the 44-year-old actress tweeted. "After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family. Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months who expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader. While that won't be me at this time, I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people & their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!"
That's fine. Who knows if she would even have been good at politics? I don't. I don't know. But I still bet it was because of dicks. [JustJared]
Here's why Justin Bieber can't just get kicked out of his fancy gated community, even though he is a known menace and neighbor-puncher and fast-driving gadabout.
"The homeowner's association isn't going to get into someone's business regarding an alleged confrontation," says Marc Garbell, a real estate agent who both lives and sells homes in Bieber's community. "But what they will do is contact the sheriff. And then the sheriff's office will be in the neighborhood, operating more frequently in areas where there might be trouble, such as speeding, and they will pull you over and you'll get a ticket.
"I was just pulled over there the other day."
(For the record, Garbell adds that he's never seen Bieber driving recklessly, though, he says, neighbors have complained about loud parties coming from his direction.)
The homeowner's association does have some power over Bieber. If he ever stops taking care of his trees, for example, he'll get dinged.
"I have a client who's being fined every month, $1,500 a month, because they didn't get their landscaping approved by the homeowners, and the trees are in the wrong places. Another couple, they haven't put in landscaping at all, and they are being fined every month."
One time when I was in 10th grade, this 9th-grader was shaking and punching a newly planted young tree, and then this other kid who rode my bus was like, "Hey, boy-o, how'd you like it if I came over there and shake you?" ([Sic] throughout.) That kid from my bus was a mean jerk, like, all the time, but I guess he really really loved trees. Boy-o. [E!]
Channing Tatum (and his adorable freckled shoulder) says he would definitely have sex with George Clooney.
The Magic Mike actor was asked who he thought was the sexiest man in the world.
He replied: "Well I've spent time with George Clooney and he's the most interesting man on the planet.
"He can do it all. Yep, I guess what I'm saying is I'd have sex with him."
The actors holidayed together in Italy last summer after Clooney's girlfriend Stacy Keibler became pals with Channing's missus, actress Jenna Dewan.
Clooney hosted the star and his wife at his Lake Como villa last July.
I'm sorry. I have to go now. [TheSun]
Debra Messing insists that there's "no tension" on the set of Smash.
"Oh my gosh, I haven't heard any of those rumors!" she exclaimed when asked about the supposed drama on set amid rampant cancellation reports. "It is a glorious place to work and everyone really gets along fabulously, so you might have insiders giving you information that I'm not privy to."
..."You know there was no tension or anything," she says of the ratings drop. "Obviously we were saddened that it was being moved to Saturday, but understood why it was happening, and are just really excited about seeing the rest of the season air on Saturday at 9 p.m. Now waiting to see if we have a season three coming."
I don't watch Smash. Is Smash good? Doesn't matter. I will literally never get around to it. [E!]
- I just had 19 heart attacks because I thought this was a picture of Elle Macpherson with her boyfriend. But it's her son. Thank god. Anyway, she might be engaged. NOT TO HER SON. [News.au]
- Gucci Mane was denied bond (for bonking a dude over the head with a champagne bottle at an Atlanta club) and will remain in jail. [CNN]
- Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola teamed up for some uber-twee Prada ads. [E!]
- That girl from Buckwild is back in jail for drug stuff. [E!]
- Michael Patrick King reportedly reached out to Lindsay Lohan to do a guest starring role on Two Broke Girls. THEY'D HAVE TO CHANGE THE NAME TO THREE BROKE—oh, nevermind. [LizSmith]
- Do with this what you will: "Judge Judy's DA Son Denies Interfering in Child Rape Case Because of Personal Ties to Suspect." [E!]
- Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are very upset about the supposed "retirement" of Baby Goose. [E!]
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum says she wants to wear her maternity jeans "forever." [Us]