Emily Blunt is in a new vaguely robot-related (???) movie with Tom Cruise. One time like 10 years ago, she made a passing comment on not wanting to play "a spear-carrier in a Tom Cruise movie." Thus, a Telegraph reporter tried to TOTALLY CALL HER OUT ON IT. Blunt did not remember saying it.
The profile literally opens with this tidbit (bucking female-celebrity-profile-tradition, her lunch order isn't described in painstaking detail until the seventh paragraph):
A few years ago Emily Blunt said that she would rather do badly paid theatre for the rest of her life than ever accept a role "as a spear carrier in a Tom Cruise movie". On the eve of the opening of her new sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow with, er, Tom Cruise, I remind her of this statement. "I never said that! What an awful thing to say," she says, almost spluttering on her iced almond-milk single-shot cappuccino.
I pull out the newspaper clipping (an interview in The Telegraph in 2005) and she roars with laughter. "That is so funny. Well, at least I'm not a spear carrier."
"Oh, sorry, you don't remember saying that one thing that one time in 2005? Don't worry, I have the clip in my purse. Heh heh heh."
I cannot even imagine how haunted I would be if someone brought me clippings of things I had said in 2005 ("One looks extremely ponderous and cool by putting Postal Service lyrics as their AIM away message"; "This newsboy hat totally looks good on me"; etc). [Telegraph]
Amber Heard is on the cover of the new issue of W; in it, she discusses her frustrations with the limited roles offered to women; according to her, she's either cast as the object of male desire or a sexless sidekick to a man: "I usually have two options: Sex Object or the Best Friend Who Isn't Sexy." She adds, "It's not creatively fulfilling to just be sexy. I did nothing to look the way I look. The genetic cards that anyone is dealt are not in their control, so to take pride in my looks would be a mistake."
Ironically (or not), the cover lists her as a "Triple Threat: Actress, Model, and the Future Mrs. Depp." The article subhead reads, "An engagement ring from Johnny Depp is getting the model-actress all kinds of attention." So, yeah, definitely a good point about being reduced to your looks and your relationship to the men around you. [W]
Miranda Lambert gave Carrie Underwood a motorcycle, just 'cause. Underwood tweeted, "Well, it's not every day
@mirandalambert buys you a motorcycle! Next stop, motorcycle driving lessons!!!" so I guess she doesn't know how to drive it at all? Still, it's a v. generous gift, and she looks really cool on it, so A+ work everyone. [Us]
- Hayden Panettiere is expecting her first child with her fiance Wladimir Klitshcko, according to a source. Congratulations, if true!! [Us]
- Kendall Jenner, professional beautiful 18-year-old, just spent $1.4 million on her first apartment. [Bossip]
- Liam Hemsworth hurt his ankle on set shooting The Hunger Games. Pretending to be crushed by the wheels of industry in a dystopian future is dangerous work (according to rumors, he kicked a Styrofoam stone dummy), but he's recovering now. Don't worry. [E!]
- BREAKING: Pamela Anderson got hair extensions. Reconcile your worldview accordingly. [E!]
- "Vanessa Hudgens Is Wearing a Sack With Leg Holes," says this headline. It is not exaggerating. [E!]
- Seth MacFarlane called himself "the poor man's Paul Rudd," which, like, c'mon. If Seth MacFarlane is the poor man's version of any celebrity, it's the larcenous orangutan from Dunston Checks In. [E!]
- George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are NOT marrying at Downton Abbey; time to rip everything off your vision board and start over. [Gossip Cop]
- One time Channing Tatum and Shia LaBeouf tried to method-act like hoodlums and punched a lot of windows while running around New York City. Shia LaBeouf is still trying to get into that character, maybe. [NY Daily News]