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Last week the story was about Christina Aguilera discussing her role on The Voice, but this week we’ll change things up and discuss the latest Oprah interview with Paris Jackson.
Three years ago with the passing of her father Michael Jackson, who can ever forget a tearful Paris only 11-years-old at the time, breaking down in tears at her father’s memorial service.
Paris cried, “Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say I love him so much.” The world watched the young girl in heartbreak as she leaned on her aunts and uncles.
Now 14-years-old, Paris has grown up to be a remarkable young teenager. Her stunning blue eyes and gorgeous face has just made her one of People Magazine’s most beautiful people.
Paris recently signed on to act in her first movie role, following in Michael’s footsteps as a performer.
The young teen lives with her grandmother Catherine Jackson. The family moved out of Havenhurst to settle in a sunny mansion in the hills of California.
Oprah asked Paris, “Do you like it better than Havenhurst?”
“No,” said Paris. “Havenhurst is more at home.” The same home incidentally that Michael Jackson grew up in as a child. Ultimately his children went to stay there after their father’s untimely death.
Paris appeared to be a very typical 14-year-old. Still seemingly a tad shy and possibly a bit unsure of herself as everyone is at that age, the very sweet Paris talked of bullying at her school.
Enrolled in private school Paris said, “It’s more normal. It’s more fun. I mean the social life has gotten better.” She added, “There’s drama but I try to stay away from that.”
According to Paris the drama that she encounters in eighth grade is the other young girls.
“Have people tried to bully you? said Oprah.
“People have tried but it doesn’t always work,” said Paris. “At school and some people try to cyber-bully me.”
“They try to get to me with words but that doesn’t really work,” said Paris with a sly and confident smile on her face.
Oprah was very surprised and said, “I would think everybody wanted to be your friend.”
“A lot of people don’t like me,” said Paris. “Do you think they’re jealous?” asked Oprah. “Maybe, I don’t know,” said the blue-eyed beauty. Having found her new-found fame as well as a promising movie career it may be safe to say that jealousy comes with the territory.
Grandma Catherine was a bit worried about what Michael would think or want for her granddaughter when Paris asked if she could go the showbiz route. According to Catherine, “She kept begging and she kept saying please grandma so this is what she’s going to do.”
Even at a young age, an old family video of Paris from 2002 showed her telling her dad Michael she wanted to do what he did.
Paris also said she’s dreamed of acting sense she was a little girl. Her dreams are coming true. This year she landed the staring role in “Lundon’s Bridge” which is based on a young adult fantasy novel.
“I think it’s always been my passion and I just love it,” beamed Paris. “You can be like a totally different person. You can take on another character I think that’s so awesome.”
“Do you still have to have security every where you go?” asked Oprah. “Unfortunately yes,” said Paris.
Michael Jackson tried to shield the children’s identity from the paparazzi while he was alive. When they were young he would cover their faces with masks and scarves. Paris shed light on this for the first time.
“Do you remember when you were little and your face would be covered?” asked Oprah.
“I understand it now,” said Paris. “When we would go out without him we wouldn’t be recognized.” In other words, the children could go anywhere without their father and no one was aware that they were his children. This made it easier for them to have a normal childhood and be involved in activities without being hassled.
“He told us when he was younger that he didn’t really have a childhood,” said Paris. He wanted that for his children.
“Are you able to listen to his music?” said Oprah. Paris said that she dances when she hears his music. She shy’s away from sad songs of Michael’s at times. The song “You are Not Alone” is hard for her to listen to. “It makes me cry,” said Paris.
The very beautiful and loving young girl, Paris Jackson, seems to be following in her father’s footsteps. Her future looks bright as she continues to carry on Michael’s legacy.
Access Hollywood Live reporter Kristin Moran sat down for an exclusive interview with Kevin Costner to discuss long-time friend Whitney Houston and the direction daughter Bobbi Kristina is now heading with her new reality television show.
“He opened up about his bodyguard co-star and friend Whitney Houston and his unforgettable eulogy,” said Access Hollywood reporter Billy Bush.
“Whitney was way too special to go so soon,” said Moran. “What do you think the take-away message is that we can give our daughters, young girls, give young people from that loss?” asked Moran.
“We all have a chance to look back on our lives,” said Costner. “When somebody goes too quick they don’t have that chance. But we have an opportunity at that moment to say what can we take from this.”
Speaking of the beautiful eulogy Costner gave at Houston’s funeral Moran said, “You also spoke to Bobbi Kristina and you directed some of your remarks to her.” “She’s chosen now to do a reality show. Do you think that’s a good idea?”
Surprisingly Costner said, “You know there’s no rules for how you’re gonna make it emotionally, and professionally, economically.” “She has people around her that adore her and protect her and they’ve obviously thought it through.”
As for himself Costner stated, “You know I don’t want to open my life up like that.” “But there might be something there for her. So that’s all you can hope is that this is a good decision. Once that decision’s made you hold your breath and you want it to be a good decision.”
J-Lo and Cameron Diaz sat down with “Ellen” yesterday to discuss their new movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
“Did you know each other before?” said Ellen.
“We’ve met many times but we didn’t work together on this movie,” said Lopez. “Everybody had their own specific stories.”
“Both of you I know get along,” said Ellen. “Someone told me this morning that there’s all these rumors that you didn’t get along.”
Diaz said that she doesn’t read or look at the print media. “I try not to actually,” said Diaz. “Knowing it’s complete lies that they made up on this movie that we wouldn’t talk to each other and there was all of these cat fights.”
“It’s always like that though, they always want women to be cat fighting,” said Diaz. “We live in such a misogynistic world. Especially the media always pinning women against one another.”
“Yeah because they don’t say that about men,” said Ellen.
Ellen brought up the question all “American Idol” fans are anticipating.
You were great on “Idol” the other night the performance was amazing, said Ellen. “Are you going to go back next year?” asked Ellen.
“I don’t know,” said Lopez.
“I hope you do because I think you say exactly the right things,” said Ellen.
“I enjoy it. Now this is my second year. I don’t know if I can go for a third year,” said Lopez. “I miss doing other things. It really does lock you down, which was nice the first year with the babies now their getting older and about to go to school, I just don’t know.”
In the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” Lopez plays the role of a women who is ready to adopt a baby, and her husband’s not quite ready. “So that’s kind of the obstacle,” said Lopez.
“I really never thought about adoption before this movie,” said Lopez. “But after doing this role you can really see how people do it. Because before I just never really thought about it.”
Cameron does a lot of technical dancing in the movie with another man who is a professional dancer.
“So you could do Dancing with The Stars now?” said Ellen.
“Well, I already won a dance contest so I feel I don’t need to,” laughed Diaz.
Leaving a teaser for the movie at the end there, I’m assuming that’s a part of the movie.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” opens this Friday.
The beautiful long-haired brunette Kate Beckinsale appeared on “Ellen” today showing her humorous side. She wasn’t allowed to dance on “Ellen” today.
When she came out onto the stage Ellen asked Beckinsale why she didn’t dance or move quicker.
Beckinsale’s daughter won’t allow her to dance said the bright-eyed beauty. Lily, her daughter, just had her 13th birthday party and her mom (Beckinsale) was grinding and dancing with one of her own friends.
“You were grinding at your daughter’s birthday party?” laughed Ellen.
“That’s just what happens. When I feel it. I feel it,” smiled Beckinsale.
Her daughter Lilly has been in the U.S. for nine years however she
still has Beckinsale’s accent. “So I must talk a lot,” laughed Beckinsale.
“It’s a beautiful accent but it’s interesting that she hasn’t lost it yet,” said Ellen.
Beckinsale plays pranks on her husband director Len Wiseman. It seems like her husband is an extremely good sport.
“He must be a deep sleeper tell people what you do to him,” said Ellen.
Beckinsale loves to play pranks at night on her husband Len. “I find myself sitting in bed reading a book and he was passed out,” said Beckinsale. “I started out tame with just finger nail polish. Than I sort of progressed to full makeup and women’s underwear.” The audience laughed hysterically.
“Once I found out I could do the makeup then it got really crazy,” smiled Beckinsale. She’s even gone as far as to glue a beard to his face in his sleep once she found out she could put makeup on him.
“So he wakes up and he’s got a beard glued to him?” said Ellen.
“How does he get you back?” said Ellen.
“He’s not allowed to get me back,” said Beckinsale.
Suddenly one of Ellen’s employees came out while they were talking with a “This One’s for you Len” tee on. Beckinsale jumped out of her seat, stating she knew that was going to happen.
The new movie she’s in “Total Recall” is directed by Beckinsale’s husband Wiseman.
“There’s a sex scene with Colin Farrell,” said Ellen.
“It’s more of a sort of kissing in the bed,” said Beckinsale.
“Still with your husband directing and watching that must be very uncomfortable for your husband and for Colin,” stated Ellen.
“It’s definitely the third party coming in that’s more uncomfortable,” said Beckinsale. In this case that would be poor Colin Farrell.
“Total Recall” is coming out on August 3rd, 2012.
The gorgeous and extremely talented Carrie Underwood stopped by Ellen yesterday to talk about her marriage with Mike Fisher pro-hockey star.
“We’re doing well,” said Underwood regarding her marriage.
“And you’re cooking for him?” asked Ellen.
“I mean I definitely try,” said Underwood. ” I wanna be that mom someday that’s like oh my mom makes the best fill in the blank.” “So I would love to be that so I’m working on it,” said Underwood.
Suddenly the two women heard what sounded like a fire alarm. Ellen joked with Underwood, “See when you cook you have to get used to that sound.” Ellen and Underwood laughed hysterically.
“I was actually happy to hear that you are vegan and I’m vegan,” said Ellen.
“How is he taking that?”
“Obviously it’s one more, let’s make my life more complicated,” stated Underwood. “But he’s alright you know and he’s actually getting better. I’ll offer him something I’m making myself and he’ll say oh sure.”
“So now you have to really be a good cook,” joked Ellen.
As Underwood’s husband pro-hockey player Fisher is away a lot Ellen gave her a jersey with her husband’s name on it to sleep with.
“I saw you on Idol last week and you were fantastic,” said Ellen. “As you always are.”
Ellen asked Underwood, “Are you watching the show this season?”
“I do, I’m a fan before and now,” said Underwood.
Ellen asked Underwood how she felt about the incredible talent this season. “I mean I think this is the best year,” said Underwood.
“Who do you think will win?” inquired Ellen.
“They all occupy their own space their own genre of singing,” said Underwood.
Ellen complimented Underwood on how she’s blossomed every year.
“More beautiful, you sound beautiful and I just watch you get better and better,” said Ellen.
“It’s all about being beautiful on the inside and out,” said Underwood. “If everybody goes to the Olay facebook page basically declare your mom amazing. They will donate beauty products for women that are cancer patients,”said Underwood. “Which would be a hard time for any woman to feel beautiful,” she said. “That’s so important for you to love yourself so everybody wins.”
The ever famous and clever Johnny Depp appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show today for the first time. Depp had the crowd roaring, with a standing ovation.
Speaking of the boisterous crowd, Ellen joked “We took into account that there’s gonna be a lot so we accounted for the time.”
“I know you’re a pretty private guy. Pretty quite guy” said Ellen to Depp.
“Its always a little strange when you end up there out there in the world,” said Depp. “So I stay home a lot.”
“It’s a very different thing when you’re playing a character,” he said. “As a character you can do virtually anything but as yourself, you know.”
“You played some very iconic characters, and they’re always fantastical characters,” said Ellen. “Generally in the first ten pages of the script something hits something clicks and there’s something that you feel like you can that might not have been done before,” replied Depp.
Depp came up with a character for Willy Wonka. Former President George Bush was his inspiration for this character. Depp said,“The idea behind Willy Wonka, I image what George Bush would be like, said Depp. “Incredibly stoned.” The crowd roared with laughter as did Ellen.
“Captain Jack Sparrow lets talk about that,” said Ellen. “I love the humor that you add.”
“I’m a real sucker for anywhere where you can find irreverence or absurdity. I’ll stick it right in there,” said Depp with an enormous smile on his face.
“I know that you’re first love is music, said Ellen. Depp announced he’s played with famous stars like Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson.
His new movie “Dark Shadows” stars Michelle Pfeiffer , who joined Depp on the show as well looking stunning as always.
“Johnny was on your bucket list to work with,” said Ellen.
Ellen asked Pfeiffer if working with Depp lived up to her expectations. “He put everyone at ease right away,” said Pfeiffer.
“Dark Shadows” comes out in theaters Friday. Incidentally this will be the eighth movie that him and Tim Burton have collaborated on together.
Former President Bill Clinton made an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show yesterday discussing Bin Laden and driving. Two very different subjects, however Ellen approached Bin Laden professionally of course. She did start out the interview on a lighter note discussing Clinton’s inability to drive.
“What’s the one thing everyday that you wish you could do but you can’t because of who you are?” asked Ellen. “Drive,” said Clinton.
“Really you’re not allowed to drive?” asked Ellen.
“I mean if I wanna give up Secret Service protection for life I could do it,” said Clinton.
Ellen joked, “Can you drive in circles on your lawn?”
Clinton remarked, “That’s why whenever I’m on the golf course I always make em’ let me drive the golf cart.” The audience roared with laughter.
On a much more serious note, Ellen was curious to know how the former President found out about Bin Laden and how he reacted.
“When they got Bin Laden and their was a photograph that was released, how much time goes by before you found out that they got Bin Laden,” said Ellen. “Did you find out pretty quickly right away?”
“Yeah I’m trying to remember exactly when I was notified. But I’m pretty sure that I was notified by the White House not the State Department which is exactly the right thing.”
Hilary Clinton was not the one to tell him because he stated, “When Hilary became Secretary of State I said I don’t want any more briefings unless the National Security or the White House people want me to have it because I never want to inadvertently say something that complicates their job.” “She never said a word,” he said.
“What was your reaction when you heard it?” asked Ellen.
“It was a long saga for me deeply, personally, and emotional,” said Clinton. “And because I’m a New Yorker I knew people who died on 9/11.”
As usual, Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to stirring up trouble. On the “Today” show last week she met with Matt Lauer and Ann Currie to discuss Lindsay Lohan again.
It’s created a fire storm online, said Ann Currie. “Are you surprised by the reaction?”
“I was actually. I didn’t think anything of it.” “ I went out to lunch and then I came home.” O’Donnell was actually surprised that perhaps Lindsay Lohan and her family would be upset by her comments?
“I did meet her when she was young and on my show,” said O’Donnell. “And then we’ve all seen what’s happened in the last decade and it’s tragic.”
“I don’t want to make it sound like everything you said about her is harsh,” said Lauer. In your blog yesterday you said, “Lindsay Lohan is worth saving. She’s the only one who can do it before it’s too late. I hope she finds her value off camera and then when she returns on camera, she’ll wow us all once more at peace.”
Then O’Donnell had to ruin her kind words by comparing Lindsay Lohan to Whitney Houston. Slamming both stars, she claimed that Houston was irresponsible and caught up in a world of addiction. “Watching Whitney Houston’s funeral thinking why wouldn’t people say what they knew,” said O’Donnell. “We all knew when she would not show up to do this show, not to do my show.”
Immediately she compared Houston to Lohan. “To look at Lindsay Lohan you can’t help but feel for her.”
Matt Lauer wondered what this knew unapologetic Rosie O’Donnell interview would stir up. Rosie was right about one thing, “There’s gonna be a whole nother controversy.”
The always handsome and humble Adam Levine sat down with “Ellen” yesterday. Levine is a three time Grammy Award Winner, lead singer of Maroon 5, and a popular coach on the hit show “The Voice.”
Not only is Levine gorgeous but he’s single ladies. “You look very handsome as always,” smiled Ellen.
“Let’s talk about how many women love you,” said Ellen. “There are a lot of women who love you.”
“Including Jennifer Love Hewitt,” said Ellen. Hewitt was on the show recently and told the world she’s very interested Levine. “She was actually on the show soliciting you,” said Ellen. “She was saying that you were her choice.”
” I feel so dirty when you say soliciting,” Levine replied. “I heard about that. That was really aggressive,” he laughed.
“I heard she was really sweet and flattering,” said Levine. “God beautiful life, beautiful woman says nice things about you.” What he didn’t say is that she was his first choice. Apparently he didn’t seem to feel the same way about her at all. That’s hardly embarrassing on national television for Hewitt.
“Do you want me to set you up?” said Ellen. Levine put his head down on his hand clearly disinterested in being “set up.”
Poor Tony, DJ at the “Ellen” show, and friends of Levine was “set up” by Ellen. In a hilarious skit he sang Levine’s popular song “Moves Like Jagger” and knew none of the words. “I know the beat. I don’t know lyrics but I love that song,” said Tony. “I’m having to re-evaluate our friendship,” joked Levine.
“The Voice continues to do very, very well doesn’t it,” said Ellen.
Levine relied “It’s overwhelming that the show did so well. I don’t think that we expected it to do so well. But now that it did, we’re just ecstatic beyond belief.”
Ellen asked Levine who he thinks will win “The Voice” this season.
“I really think that there are a lot of people that should win,” said Levine. “I think last year it was pretty clear that Javier Colon was gonna win.”
“That doesn’t really exist this year,” said Levine. “I think that anybody given the right moment at the right time can win it.”
Maroon 5′s new CD hits stores June 26.
“The Voice” airs Monday and Tuesday nights on NBC.
Access Hollywood Live hosts Kit Hoover and Billy Bush spoke about the feud that Rosie O’Donnell erupted over Lindsay Lohan on the “Today” show Tuesday.
Hoover described Rosie’s remarks yesterday on Access Hollywood as a “war of words on Lindsay Lohan.”
Lohan has been cast as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s new movie Liz & Dick. “Is it a good idea to cast her in this movie?” asked Matt Lauer on the “Today” show, with good old Rosie poking her nose where it simply didn’t belong once again.
“No,” said Rosie. Rosie jumped on Lohan stating, “I feel very sorry for her. I think she needs a lot of help she needs a lot of time away.”
She doesn‘t believe Lohan should be given any second chances. Of all people, Rosie O‘Donnell needs to take a good look in the mirror.
According to Rosie, Lohan doesn’t deserve the role, “Because she’s had a lot of trouble doing every single movie including SNL.”
“She was out and not at rehearsal and I think she’s not in a place to work,” barked O’Donnell. “I don’t think she’s right for the role and I don’t think she’s capable at this point.”
“I think Rosie’s coming from a good place,” said Kit Hoover. “But the way she’s saying it looks like she’s dissing Lindsay and I don’t think that’s what she’s trying to do.”
While it sure didn’t look like she was complimenting the young woman. Billy Bush thought that the “Today” show made a wise choice to have Rosie on because it made for good television. Bush said, “They brought Rosie in for a good reason on the “Today” show. Professionals say it can be called the lightening rod segment, the fire-starter segment.”
Afterwards, Billy Bush claimed LL’s dad Michael fired back at Rosie with these words for her on twitter. “Of ALL people, I can’t believe YOU would judge my daughter or her ability. Second chances aren’t up to you, they’re up to God.”
Lindsay Lohan herself was too kind when asked how she felt about the nasty comments. “It’s funny that someone that you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing,” said Lohan.
Kit Hoover closed the segment praising Lohan, “I think she’s going to be great in this movie.”