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More than just celebrity gossip

Olivia Wilde’s Best Friend ISN’T Her Man Jason Sudeikis

Olivia Wilde is featured in O, The Oprah Magazine’s My Best Life discussing her favorite obsession, hobby, fashion secret and more.

Check out the highlights below:

Best Obsession:
“Miniature objects, anything tiny: furniture, cameras, trees – all of which you’ll find scattered around my home. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is everything I could dream of in a film.”

Best Hobby:
“While shooting Cowboys & Aliens in New Mexico, Jon Favreau taught Daniel Craig and me how to paddleboard on a lake. Daniel sank because he was too muscly, but my girl parts helped me balance! Jon gave me a board as a parting gift, and it’s become a lovely pastime – like surfing with training wheels.”

Best Fashion Secret:
“If you were to peek inside my closet, you’d think I was a newscaster or a politician – I have dozens of blazers. I always buy them, thinking they’ll pull together an outfit, but then never wear them. My assortment rivals Rachel Maddow’s.”

Best Pick-Me-Up:
“A solo reggae dance party. I fell in love with the music as a kid and was the girl who had Bob Marley posters in her boarding school dorm room. Whenever it’s sadville outside, I’ll blast Toots & the Maytals to create my own tropical island paradise.”

Best Friend:
“Paco, my 11-year-old mutt. He has an awesome habit of leaving his toys in a perfectly organized pile. It looks like I’ve trained him into submission, but he’s naturally orderly and well behaved. I’m praying that my child takes after him!”

Best Collection:
“It’s actually my fiance’s [Jason Sudeikis]. He’s a sneakerhead with about 200 pairs of Air Jordans. They make up an extraordinarily colorful wall in our apartment. Guests always expect me to have too many shoes!”

Anna Kendrick Talks Family And Divorce And Sex Appeal

With a sharp sense of humor and serious smarts, Anna Kendrick has turned herself into the savviest social-media star of her generation and makes her ELLE cover debut for the magazine’s first-ever Social Issue. Now, with seven projects on the horizon (Happy Christmas is out this month), the acting, singing, joking sensation is about to go supernova. Kendrick garnered an Oscar nomination at 24 with Up in the Air. Her hit song “Cups,” recorded for the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, spent 44 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. Her Saturday Night Live debut this April—a barrage of musical skits—unleashed skill after seemingly limitless skill. But Kendrick also has found a way to meld the famous-person world with the one the rest of us live in, taking every opportunity to remind us—largely via social media—that she’s still an occasionally weird and sometimes flawed human, not just a body hosting an increasingly desirable brand. Tweet by tweet, joke by joke, Kendrick, now 28, has carved out a space in which to define herself. And the result is that despite living a life most of us can’t relate to, she herself seems entirely relatable.

“Anna is the total package—funny, beautiful, talented, sexy, smart, and has a great voice. She is genuine and relevant, a critical thinker in 140 characters. She has the power vibe of a ’40s femme fatale and is undeniably an It Girl for the social generation.” -ELLE editor-in-chief, Robbie Myers (@robbie_ELLE)

Whether Kendrick is talking about her childhood and teen years, or commenting on her so called ‘approachable hotness,’ she offers an interesting look at the woman who describes herself to her 2.5 million Twitter followers as “Pale, awkward and very, very small.” Check out the following excerpts for a sneak preview, and read the full interview exclusively in ELLE’s July issue, available digitally and at newsstands in select cities starting June 17th, and nationwide on June 24th.

On family and divorce:
Kendrick grew up in Portland, Maine, in a house sandwiched between the pond where she and her older brother, Michael, ice-skated in the winter and the baseball diamond where they watched Little League games in the summer. Their parents—Janice, an accountant, and William, a teacher—divorced when she was 15 but stayed on good terms. “I hate when people think you’re broken because your parents are divorced,” Kendrick says. “And I really reject the idea of staying together for the kids. If they’re growing up in a house that’s not healthy, it’s better to know that’s not the model of what marriage should be.” – Excerpted from ELLE, July 2014

On her sex appeal:
This lack of ego, coupled with the stealth hourglass shape, the porcelain skin, and the smart mouth, add up to a very specific kind of sex appeal. Kendrick, who hasn’t publicly dated since she and Edgar Wright broke up last year, says she hasn’t been hit on since Up in the Air, “honest to God.” For the 5 million-plus people who have YouTubed her Newcastle Brown Ale Super Bowl ad, this will be hard to buy. In it, the actress is simultaneously sexy and hilarious, twirling her movie-star hair and deadpanning that she’s “approachable hot, like the-hottest-girl-in-your-improv-class-hot.” [@RyBrockington: "Breaking News: I can indeed confirm that @AnnaKendrick47 was the hottest girl in my improv class."] “I’ve never felt like I’ve exactly traded on my looks,” the actress says matter-of-factly. “When I was a teenager, I was an ultralate bloomer, and my mom would say it was a blessing, because it means you never have to wonder if guys are only interested in you because you’ve got boobs. I would have been thrilled if guys were interested in me because of my boobs!” But maybe it’s for the best. “Similarly, I think I’m lucky that I’ve never had a crisis about whether the only reason I’m successful is because I’m crazy hot. It’s not something that crosses my mind.” – Excerpted from ELLE, July 2014

Via Elle

Chrissy Teigen Pregnant? Supermodel Talks Babies!

Via Extra TV:

“Extra” caught up with Chrissy Teigen at the Fifi Awards in New York. Chrissy gushing over the three legged French bulldog, Penny, she and hubby John Legend recently adopted. “My Penny, she’ so cute…She is so sweet, the problem is she loves to play super hard, her remaining front leg gets super tired, but it so adorable to see how loving and sweet…She could easily hate humans at this point in her life, with what happened when she was just a little tiny baby.”

When asked about having babies of her own Chrissy laughed, “Not now, not inside me currently…Maybe I don’t know actually, it could be a possibility.”

So she’s definitely not pregnant, but it could be soon!

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s Wedding Will Not Be As Lavish as Kimye’s: “We’re not getting married in Istanbul with eight million guests”

Via Extra TV

“Extra” caught up with Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg at the opening of the New York hotspot the Attic, where they dished on their wedding plans!

The couple making clear that their nuptials won’t be as lavish as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s.
Donnie saying, “We’re not getting married in Istanbul with eight million guests,” before Jenny jumped in to say, “I won’t have three dresses.”

Wahlberg added, “No seven dresses, not going to happen… that’s their thing, good for them.”
The couple may in fact have food from Applebee’s. A few weeks ago Jenny joked with the Boston Herald that Kimye’s wedding made her want to get married at the chain restaurant. Applebee’s responded with by tweeting Jenny an invitation to get married at one of their locations.

Jenny told us, “I thought it was very cute that Applebee’s tweeted us, so we went in on it, we actually said maybe we should have them do the appetizers.” Donnie added, “Or the wedding rehearsal dinner, it was really sweet of them.”

The couple admitted they haven’t actually begun planning, and are just enjoying the engagement.
Donnie knows this much… “We’ll have a small wedding in a really beautiful place and we both want do it right this time… we’ve both been married before and we want to make it special.” Jenny adding, “This is the last wedding so…”

I really hope that these two last.

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The Kimye Honeymoon Continues in Mexico

It seems that the recently wed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to spend their honeymoon in Mexico according to a source. Yes, this means the Kimye honeymoon continues. Actually, this latest has been dubbed the “official” one. The others were just bonus adventures that happened after their wedding- when normal people typically go on their honeymoon. Kimye is anything but normal.

As you know, the couple was married on May 24th in a posh wedding that took place in Florence, Italy from there the duo went on to Ireland and Prague for their honeymoon. Now they have moved on to vacation in Punta Mita. Because multi-continent honeymoons are all the rage. 

While on their honeymoon, the duo are also celebrating the 37th birthday of Kanye from their private residence.SO maybe they’re not living lavishly, maybe they’re just combo wedding-birthday celebrating around the world.

FYI: Earlier this week Kim posted on Instagram that she wanted to wish her new husband a “Happy Birthday”. She wrote “Happy Birthday to my husband and best friend in the entire world! You have changed my life in more ways than you know,” gushed the 33-year-old, “The way you look at life inspires me! I love you so much!!”

A source has also stated that the pair want to extend their family of three. An insider has stated, “I think Kim will definitely have another baby soon – she wants to.”

Not convinced? During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Kardashian said that she would like to have at least three children even though her first pregnancy was rough.

“I don’t think I can do more than three tops. That would be my absolute top top tops,” she told Seacrest in February. “I even contemplate, ‘Should North be an only child?’ But then I contemplate all the … fun experiences I had, so I might have to tough it out… I was talking to Mason (sister Kourtney’s son) about it the other day. He was like, ‘Can you make a boy? I need a friend to play with’ and I was like ‘Let me think about that!’”

She said “tops” 3x so I’m thinking it’s a sign. Also…. “can you make a boy?” …. hahahahaha.

Robin Thicke Names New Album After Estranged Wife Paula Patton

Robin Thicke refuses to quit in his mission to get  Paula Patton back! The singer, who split with the actress earlier this year, is going as far as to even name his new album after her!

His rep confirmed the news to Us Weekly, saying that Robin’s upcoming album, which will be released July 1, will be called Paula. It will include the single “Get Her Back,” which Robin first sang at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards in May. As he introduced the song, Robin said, “All right, y’all, help me get her back.”

High school sweethearts, the couple announced their decision to part ways back in February, after almost 9 years of marriage. Rumor has it that it was Paula’s choice, and that Robin is desperately trying to save the marriage. Since the announcement was made, Robin has made several attempts publicly to get his woman back! Just days after their split, he dedicated a song to Paula at a concert in Fairfax, Va., telling the crowd, “For y’all that don’t know, me and my wife separated but I’m trying to get my girl back.”

Paula herself recently told Vanity Fair that there was and would always be a “deep love” between her and Robin. “We’ve known each other since we were teenagers,” she said. “All I can tell you is there’s a deep love there — always was, and always will be. He wasn’t my first kiss, but he was my first lots of other things.”

Rumors are flying that his recent naughty behavior on stage and at parties turned Paula away, but no one knows for sure. However, I don’t think songs and an album title is enough to get her back. In any relationship, ACTION is key. Let her see that you have really changed, and maybe she’ll strongly consider giving you another chance!

Image via Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Meet Matthew Paetz: Lea Michele’s Boyfriend, Male Gigolo!


Since the death of her boyfriend Corey Monteith, Lea Michele has been keeping her relationship status pretty nil…until now. Apparently the Glee actress is comfortable enough to take care of her needs via a gigolo. TMZ reports that Michele

has been quietly dating Matthew Paetz for the last few months … she has very consciously kept the relationship on the down low.

Sources close to the couple tell us … Matthew has been a hired gun for Cowboys4Angels under the alias, Christian.

Cowboys4Angels — which offers male “companionship” to lonely women — is featured on Showtime’s, “Gigolos.”

According to the website … Matthew is a certified life coach, dating expert and massage therapist … charging $350 for one hour and up to $6,000 for a weekend. For $17,500 you can get a whole week.”

Well he certainly knows what to charge!



In case you have been trying to find Lea Michele’s new boyfriend on the site, you are wasting your time because his profile is now hidden (due to all of us trying to track him down).

TMZ is also saying that Lea and Matthew met on the set of her music video, “On My Way.”

The good news is that Matthew’s latest job was in April. Since then he has been devoting his time to Lea.

My hopes are that 1) she doesn’t have to pay for this guy’s company and 2) she is being “safe”, if you know what I mean.

I get it. Girl needs love too, but I’m not sure I would go this route especially being Lea Michele. She could honestly date anyone she wanted to!

We’ll see how long this lasts. I hope she is at least taking advantage of the massage therapist part of Matthew Paetz’s experience.

Pink Says She Is Not Sure If Daughter Willow Would Like To Have a Sibling, “I think she really enjoys being the center of attention”

Via Extra:

Only “Extra’s” Terri Seymour one-on-one with Pink as the pop icon received a visionary award for her work with Fertile Action. Pink opening up about her own family.

Pink who recently sparked pregnancy rumors with a cryptic tweet, “I love every time I find a box of girl scout cookie, I’m pregnant. Guilty. I’m having a thin mint.” telling Terri she isn’t sure if her daughter Willow would like to have a sibling, “I don’t know if she would, actually, I think she really enjoys being the center of attention…I see siblings that are kind of violent towards their younger ones and I feel like that might be the way she goes with it.”

Pink saying Willow who just turned three is taking after daddy Carey Hart, “She’s a maniac, she’s an absolute maniac which is all her dad’s fault.” Pink continued, “I am physical, but I’m cautiously physically, Carey is wreck less and Willow is taking after him…I’m like oh my god she feel she has a splinter and Carey’s like, it was only ten stairs…So that’s the difference between us.”

Pink also sharing life at home is pretty normal saying she is working on a garden, “I’m a home body, I’m learning how to make homemade popsicles at the moment.”

As for her work with Fertile Action, helping women touched by cancer preserve their fertility Pink said, “My family is my anchor, I think everybody should have that opportunity if they so choose.”

She also paid tribute to Dr. Maggie DiNome’s work with Fertile Action and said she credits her with saving her life two years ago, “No one could figure out what was wrong with me, and she figured it out in a day.”

It turns out the mysterious pain Pink was having was her gallbladder, which has since been removed.

Celebrity Bingo Cards

The game of bingo traces its origins to Italy almost 500 years ago when its precursor was known as ‘Lo Giuoco del Lotto D’Italia’. Throughout the years it has become more and more popular as it has spread through Europe and then to the North American continent. In recent times with the invention and proliferation of the internet, the game has increased its exposure as numerous online bingo sites have popped up in a more frequent fashion in the wake of the expansion of the online gaming industry boom fuelled by online poker, sports betting and casino sites.

With this new interest in the game of bingo a newer, younger and more eclectic type of player has been drawn to the game. This newer generation of players from a multitude of backgrounds and demographics has not only become interested in playing bingo, they have taken their youthful exuberance and creativity to turn the game into something more social away from its online and offline forms. The most famous of the children born of this new breed of bingo players is the offshoot of novelty bingo cards.

These novelty bingo cards have been used on many occasions over recent years for major events, with the BRIT Awards as well as sporting tournaments such as the NFL Superbowl and Majors in Golf allowing the owners of the cards to view the events as interactive games where the on screen action and commentary provides the viewer the chance to check off their bingo cards and win the agreed upon prizes amongst fellow viewers and friends.

Bingo cards, however, do not only need to be created and used for major, one off events as there are many different long term situations that a set of bingo cards could be created for gaming and as a payoff between friends. For this one of the better topics to use could be a celebrity or a celebrity couple as the rich and famous stars of TV, movies and music are so frequently in the newspapers and on the internet with the high points, low points and mundane areas of their lives highlighted in a regular fashion that words used for the creation of bingo cards can be found quickly and easily.

Take, for example, Ben Affleck who has had a low point of being barred from the Blackjack tables at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas followed shortly by newly released pictures from the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film. Entries in the vein of ‘Gambling’ ‘Film Promos’ and ‘Front Page Headlines’ could all be incorporated into a bingo card for the Good Will Hunting star.

Should you choose a celebrity couple Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who recently tied the knot in Florence in Italy, with their massive music and TV careers would offer a great set of keywords to include on a celebrity bingo card that would allow a varied and, at times, unpredictable game thanks to a fiery and passionate relationship. Recent years have seen allegations of cheating as well as their recent marriage and the birth of their daughter, so ‘Cheating’, ‘Divorce’ and ‘More Children’ all quickly spring to mind when thinking of the creation of a bingo card for these megastars.

Celebrities and the events that they attend, such as the Oscars, Grammys as well as any number of award ceremonies and film premieres are all primed and ready for the use of creating both longer and shorter term bingo card games. This will allow players to enjoy reading and hearing about their favourite celebrities while competing with friends in a competitive, yet enjoyable, style of gameplay.

James Franco’s Short Story About NOT Sleeping with Lilo is Ridiculous.

Just in case you missed it- James Franco has written a short story about how he did not sleep with Lindsay Lohan. This story was written for Vice magazine. Warning: once read, it cannot be unread.

The story, named “Bungalow 89” however, merges the actor’s reality with quite a few pop culture references. He also uses his imagination to tell a story of a “Hollywood guy” also named James that stars in a movie “Milk” and a “Hollywood girl” named Lindsay Lohan, coincidentally that sounds just like the real actress.

He wrote, “She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble”.

“She is damaged. For a while, after her high hellion days, she couldn’t get work because she couldn’t get insured… Her career suffered, and she started getting arrested (stealing, DUIs, car accidents, other things). But the arrests, even as they added up, were never going to be an emotional bottom for her, because she got just as much attention for them as she used to get for her film performances.”

He then went on in his short story to talk about how his character Lohan would “get money offers for her jailhouse memoirs,” among other things that have actually happened to Lohan.

“So how would she ever stop the craziness when the response to her work and the response to her life had converged into one? Two kinds of performance, in film and in life, had melted into one.”

During the story Lohan pays a visit to James’ hotel room where the two appreciate a J.D. Salinger bedtime story. The two also talk about her sexual conquests. But he decides out loud that he will not sleep with her.

Franco wrote, “Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to f—k her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her.”

What is even more impressive about the story that Franco has written is the amount of name dropping he does during the story. He uses several celebs in his story from Cher and Leonardo (DiCarprio) He even mentions director Gus Van Sant and photographer Terry Richardson.

Dear James Franco. STOP. JUST STOP.

Taye Diggs Opens Up About His Divorce to Idina Menzel


Taye Diggs digs deep on finding happiness after divorce and playing a grief-stricken cop on his gripping new TNT show, Murder in the First.

Check out the highlights via Redbook magazine:

On being surprised that so many people were heartbroken when the end of his 10-year marriage to Idina Menzel was announced:
“I’d be lying if I said there weren’t times when I thought, Oh, man, people are going to trip out [if we split]. Maybe they thought it was cute that we met in Rent. There weren’t a lot of couples like us in the theater community – and I know there aren’t a lot of performers as talented as she is…and then you have the whole mixed [race] thing. It was easy for people to root for us. Right now, we’re still trying to figure out a lot of stuff because we’re on different coasts and our son is getting older.”

He’s actually a big fan of reality TV:
“I watch some pretty awful reality shows… I cried over an episode of Vanderpump Rules.”

While he plays a cop on his new TNT show, Murder in the First, he actually tackled an intruder at his own home:
“He didn’t quite enter, but he was trying to. My little one [son Walker] was home, so my Papa Bear instinct took over and I gave chase. I was cool in the moment, but afterward I realized what could have happened – that’s when fear set in.”

Check Out the Full List of Winners from the 2014 Tony Awards!

Broadway’s top actors and actresses gathered last night for the 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. The night was definitely historic and eventful as Audra McDonald tied Julie Harris’ record for six Tonys in her career and Neil Patrick Harris performed in drag as Hedwig in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a role for which he was awarded his first Tony as Best Leading Actor in a Musical!

Check out the full list of winners below!

Best Musical

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Jessie Mueller, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

Best Leading Actress in a Play 

Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Best Featured Actor in a Play 

Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night”

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lena Hall, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Leading Actor in a Musical 

Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Play

“All the Way”

Best Revival of a Play

“A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Revival of a Musical

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, “The Glass Menagerie”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical 

Kevin Adams, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

Best Costume Design of a Play 

Jenny Tiramani, “Twelfth Night”

Best Costume Design of a Musical 

Linda Cho, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Best Featured Actress in a Play 

Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Choreography

Warren Carlyle, “After Midnight”

Best Featured Actor in a Musical 

James Monroe Iglehart, “Aladdin”

Best Score 

Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Director of a Play 

Kenny Leon, “A Raisin in the Sun”

Best Director of a Musical 

Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Best Book of a Musical 

Robert L. Freedman, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”

Best Orchestrations 

Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, “Act One”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical 

Christopher Barreca, “Rocky”

Best Sound Design of a Play 

Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Best Sound Design of a Musical 

Brian Ronan, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater 

Costume designer Jane Greenwood

Isabelle Stevenson Award 

Rosie O’Donnell


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Winos

Hollywood’s most famous celebrity couple took their zeal for winemaking to a new level with the release of their acclaimed Miraval rosé last year. Longtime wine lover Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie escape the hustle and bustle of Hollywood to pursue quiet time on the vineyard and explore new terroirs.

Check out the highlights from the interview Mr. Pitt did with Wine Spectator magazine below:

On the estate he and Angelina Jolie bought in 2012 for an estimated $60 million: “We became impassioned with this place, which could produce its own wine, its own food, and become a place where artists could congregate and share ideas.”

On being a farmer, and his love for the land: “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain? It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”

On his own compulsive nature: “For better or worse, given my compulsive nature, if we are going to be in the wine business, let’s make the best wine we can…I asked the question, ‘Why can’t we make world-class wine in Provence?’ Let’s approach it like a film, and let’s make something we can be proud of and people can enjoy.”

On partnering with wine superstar Marc Perrin: “I was looking for someone I could learn from and who would be interested in drawing on the strengths of Provence and the terroir of Miraval…When you look at the Rhône Valley and its great winemakers Château de Beaucastel and the Perrin family were not just at the top of our list, but make some of our favorite wines. Fortunately, [they] were interested in working with us as well.”

On what wines are coming next: “What really interests me now are the reds…We envision a superb Provence red. A super Provence. Give us seven years.”

On spending time out of the Hollywood spotlight: “It’s very peaceful and the antithesis of the drive, the want, the need to get ahead indicative of life in Hollywood. I’m instantly reminded what quiet sounds like.”

On his future goals: “There is a prevalent spirit of creativity here, and it is our goal to continue in that spirit. What comes out of it, I can’t say yet, but we want to be true to that spirit.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first wine from Château Miraval was made in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel fame. The rosé rated an outstanding 90 points on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale and ranked among the Top 100 of 2013.

Melissa McCarthy Embraces Her Big Woman-Hood

She’s sweetly silly but also a ballsy barrier-breaker. She looks more like your neighbor than your daughter’s Barbie. Instead of griping about Hollywood, she simply changed it. In short, Melissa McCarthy is the movie star we’ve all been waiting for.


Highlights via Redbook:

Melissa McCarthy on why she felt the need to start a line of plus-size clothing:
“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”

On how she was very gothic in college:
“I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious. [Laughs] I was in a little town and I just got a kick out of it. I was never sullen. I was a terrible punk—I was still so chatty.”

On her oldest daughter catching on to the more glamorous aspects of her occupation:
“She asked me, ‘Are you famous?’ And I said to her, ‘Famous doesn’t mean anything. Just because people know my face doesn’t mean they know us or that it makes us any more interesting or better.’”

How her marriage to Ben Falcone stays so solid:
“We have a great marriage, and outside forces can’t really change that. Success doesn’t define us, even though we love what we do. The important thing is our family and kids. I see teenagers or people who are 21 and think, I was an idiot at that age. I was running around New York like a crazy woman. Thank God I only had three and a half cents to my name. I was too immature to handle success then.”