Jennifer Lawrence‘s candid interviews have earned her more than a few fans, famous and not, who say her unfiltered sense of humor and laid-back personality are a refreshing change from the Hollywood norm. But the actress insists that her seemingly carefree demeanor is actually the opposite, and that she’s a ball of nerves whenever she’s the center of attention at an awards ceremony or movie premiere. The only place she feels she’s really herself, she says, is when she’s playing someone else.
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“I’m afraid I’m going to go my whole life being scared like a chihuahua,” she admits in the new issue of the U.K.’sFabulous magazine. “It’s not my comfort zone. Making movies is where I belong. I shouldn’t be heard just talking. So, when I’m doing movies, I’m really happy. That’s where I’m comfortable, that’s my home. When you put me on a red carpet or on a stage, I turn into chihuahua Jennifer.”
“Chihuahua Jennifer” is apparently a talker. “I have no control over what comes out of my mouth,” the Silver Linings Playbook star says of the candor everyone loves so much. “I would probably turn into a mute if I read what I said.”
VIDEO: Watch Jennifer trip at the Oscars
That delicate balance of unguardedness and self-awareness is part of what keeps the 22-year-old Oscar winner — who split from British actor Nicholas Hoult in January — grounded. The other part is her family and non-famous friends. “Definitely my family is not the kind of family that would ever let me turn into an a–hole or anything like that, so I am fortunate to have them,” she tells Fabulous.
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“I don’t ever walk around feeling famous, I walk around feeling the exact same way I have walked around my entire life, but it’s not until I talk to somebody and see in their eyes that I’m different. It makes me feel weird,” she says. “A lot of things that I didn’t even think could ever be possible for me have happened, all in a year. It’s been overwhelming, but in a wonderful way.”
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jennifer Lawrence: I’m “Like a Chihuahua” on the Red Carpet
Shia LaBeouf Quits Broadway Show After Disagreement With Alec Baldwin, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Moving In Together: Top 5 Stories of the Day
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway showOrphans after a “disagreeable situation” with Alec Baldwin, Mila Kunis andAshton Kutcher are moving in together, and Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split after eight years of marriage: See Us Weekly‘s top 5 stories from Thursday, Feb. 21 in the roundup!
1.Exclusive: Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Moving In Together!
Home is where the heart is — and forMila Kunis, that means home is where boyfriend Ashton Kutcher is. Namely, at his 9,000-square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills. As the Feb. 25 issue of Us Weekly revealed, Kunis, 29, and Kutcher, 35, are taking their relationship to the next level: cohabitation
2.Shia LaBeouf Quits Broadway Show After “Disagreeable Situation” With Alec Baldwin
Shia LaBeouf‘s exit from Broadway’s Orphans sounds even more dramatic than the play itself! After producers announced Wednesday, Feb. 20 that LaBeouf would be leaving the show “due to creative differences,” the actor is shedding new light on exactly what those differences were — and who they were with. Shortly after his departure was made official, LaBeouf, 26, posted a video of his audition for Orphans as well as screen shot images of alleged email exchanges with director Daniel Sullivan, playwright Lyle Kessler and costars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge.
3. Exclusive: Josh Brolin, Diane Lane Divorcing After Eight Years
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are going their separate ways. A little more than eight years after they tied the knot, the Cinema Verite actress, 48, and her Gangster Squad actor husband, 45, have split, reps for the couple tell Us Weekly exclusively. “Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage,” the reps tell Us. Adds an insider: “It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It’s not ugly, it’s just over.”
4.Kim Zolciak Rocks Skimpy Swimsuit Six Months After Giving Birth to Son Kash Kade
Kim Zolciak is clearly proud of her post-baby body! Six months after welcoming her fourth child, son Kash Kade, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star shared a sexy picture of herself via Instagram on Wednesday, Feb. 20. “I’m obsessed with Have Faith swimsuits,” 34-year-old Zolciak wrote in the caption. In the image, the “Tardy for the Party” singer models the label’s $169 halter-style one-piece, which features a deep V-plunge and open back.
5.Kim Kardashian Not Quitting Keeping Up With Kardashians Yet, Shares “Baby Hairs” Picture
And Kim Kardashian is telling you: She’s not going! Although she’s preparing for a major life transition — motherhood — the pregnant reality star has clarified recent comments to DuJourmagazine that suggested she’s leaving the Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the reality show that made her a superstar, after season nine.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Shia LaBeouf Quits Broadway Show After Disagreement With Alec Baldwin, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Moving In Together: Top 5 Stories of the Day
Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet looked fit and happy as she briefly discussed her recent triumph over thyroid cancer. Chris Harrison of “The Bachelor” fame joined her, bringing a dose of his sardonic hosting humor.
Miss Iowa’s interview oopsieThe pressure of answering a broad, topical question in only 20 seconds often leads contestants to deliver awkwardly entertaining sound bites, but Miss Iowa made a painful flub. While trying to support the use of medical marijuana, she made a jumbled statement about “recreational use in health care.”
Yikes! Miss Iowa, who happens to be named Mariah Cary, finished as the fourth runner-up.
ABC’s America’s Choice
This year’s competition included an online component, and voters chose Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, as their favorite Miss America contestant. She is the first woman with autism to compete in the Miss America pageant. #MissMontana took Twitter by storm and rallied supporters.
Honey Boo Boo conquers Miss America
Little Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson steps into the spotlight yet again! Miss Georgia mentioned the pageant diva during her introduction, saying, “From the state that celebrates diversity — from Scarlett O’Hara to Honey Boo Boo — I’m Leighton Jordan, Miss Georgia.”
Judge Cheryl Burke later posed an interview question about the way reality TV shows such as “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “Toddlers in Tiaras” portray the pageant world. Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton, suggested viewers take Honey Boo Boo with a grain of salt.
Viva tap dancing!
Although a giant piano hogged the stage, three of the 10 remaining contestants tap danced during the talent portion. When viewed on TV, the fancy footwork can look more like a round of Wii Fit than artistry. But Miss Oklahoma worked it and won a $2,000 Amway scholarship.
The pageant moved along at a brisk pace, but it came with a harsh vibe, as the co-hosts repeatedly rushed the contestants to change for the next segment. (Mentioning the Amway changing tent didn’t help, either.) After being herded around, the eliminated contestants sat on stage and watched the remaining Miss America hopefuls perform.
Somehow, there was plenty of time to give a demo of Brooke’s new workout DVD. She led the eliminated contestants through a series of moves not suited for their formal attire or crowded stage.
Later, the co-hosts jokingly bantered about the contestants being deprived of carbs, and Chris sent a round of doughnuts to the eliminated contestants sitting on the stage. The tacky gag prompted Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron, to tweet, “Yes, please keep feeding into the stereotype that we don’t eat.”
The wife of a Chicago lottery winner who was poisoned with cyanide said Tuesday she was devastated by his death and cannot believe her husband could have had enemies.
Shabana Ansari spoke to The Associated Press a day after news emerged that 46-year-old Urooj Khan’s death in July was the result of cyanide poisoning and not natural causes, as authorities initially concluded. Prosecutors, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating Khan’s death as a homicide, but they have not given any details, announced any suspects or said whether they believed the lottery win could have presented a motive.
Ansari would not talk about the circumstances of her husband’s death, saying it was too painful to recall. She said only that he fell ill shortly after they had dinner together.
She described Khan as a hard-working and generous man who would send money to orphanages in their native India.
“I was shattered. I can’t believe he’s no longer with me,” the short, soft-spoken Ansari said tearfully, standing in one of three dry-cleaning businesses her husband started after immigrating to the U.S. from India in 1989.
Khan’s death on July 20 was initially ruled a result of natural causes. But a relative’s request for a deeper look resulted in the startling conclusion months later that Kahn was killed with the poison as he was about to collect $425,000 in winnings. Authorities won’t identify the relative. Ansari, who said she has spoken with police detectives about the case, said she was not the one who asked for a deeper investigation and that she doesn’t know who it was.
“I don’t think anyone would have a bad eye for him or that he had any enemy,” said Ansari, adding that she continues to work at the dry cleaner out of a desire to honor her husband and protect the businesses he built.
Khan planned to use the lottery winnings to pay off mortgages, expand his business and give a donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ansari said her husband did not have a will and the money is now tied up in probate.
She said she hopes the truth of what happened to her husband will come out. She said she could not recall anyone unusual or suspicious coming into their lives after the lottery win became public.
Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that he had never seen anything like Khan’s case in his 32 years of policing in New York, New Jersey and now Chicago.
“So, I’m not going to say that I’ve seen everything,” McCarthy said.
Authorities plan to exhume Khan’s body in the next few weeks in hopes they might be able to test additional tissue samples and bolster evidence if the case goes to trial.
“It’s always good if and when the case goes to trial to have as much data as possible,” said Cook County Medical Examiner Stephen Cina. He added that he did not believe additional testing would change the conclusion that Khan was a homicide victim, saying those comprehensive toxicology results were validated in the lab.
“Based on the investigative information we have now and the (toxicology results), we’re comfortable where we are right now,” he said.
Ansari, 32, moved to the U.S. from India after marrying Khan 12 years ago.
Khan and his wife were born in Hyderabad, a city in southern India, and their story is a typical immigrant’s tale of settling in a new land with big dreams and starting a business. Their daughter, Jasmeen, now 17, is a student here.
“Work was his passion,” Ansari said of her husband, adding that she plans to stay in the U.S. and keep his businesses running.
“I’m just taking care of his hard work,” she said.
She recalled going on the hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, with her husband in 2010, an awe-inspiring trip that was a first for both of them. One of Islam’s pillars requires every able-bodied Muslim to make the journey at least once in their lifetime.
She said her husband returned even more set on living a good life and stopped buying the occasional lottery ticket.
Nonetheless, he couldn’t resist buying one for an instant lottery game in June while at a 7-Eleven near his home in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the city’s north side. It was a $1 million winner.
Khan opted for a lump sum of slightly more than $600,000. After taxes, the winnings amounted to about $425,000, said lottery spokesman Mike Lang. The check was issued on July 19, the day before Khan died.
Some other states allow winners to remain anonymous, but Illinois requires most winning ticket holders to appear for a news conference and related promotions, partly to prove that the state pays out prizes. Khan’s win didn’t draw much media attention, and Lang noted that press events for $1 million winners are fairly typical.
“We do several news conferences a month for various amounts,” he said.
Actor Patrick Dempsey said it appears his bid to buy a small coffee chain has prevailed in a bankruptcy auction that included Starbucks Corp.
Late Thursday night, Dempsey announced that his company, Global Baristas LLC, made the winning bid for Tully’s Coffee. He noted in a KOMO-TV interview that a bankruptcy judge will have the final say on Jan. 11. Still, Dempsey tweeted “We got it! Thank you Seattle!”
Dempsey’s company will pay $9,150,000 for Tully’s and complete the purchase later this month after the court hearing, he said in a statement.
“I’m thrilled that we won and I’m even more excited about saving Tully’s Coffee and its hundreds of jobs,” he said. “Tully’s is a great company with committed employees, and with its base in Seattle, one of the world’s greatest cities, I’m confident we will be able to successfully build the brand and help grow the economy. ”
Tully’s Coffee has 47 company-owned locations in Washington and California. The company, with more than 500 employees, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October.
Dempsey, who gained the nickname “McDreamy” on the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy” set in a fictional Seattle hospital, has said he wants to rescue the chain.
“Seattle has been very good to me over my career, and I am honored to have the privilege to own Tully’s and work closely with the company’s employees,” he said in his statement.
After Thursday’s auction, Starbucks spokesman Zack Hutson confirmed his company participated and “is currently in a back-up position” for some of Tully’s assets. The final certification of the winning bid won’t occur until the Jan. 11 bankruptcy court hearing, Hutson said.
“We have to wait until next week to make sure everything — I believe the 11th — to make sure it’s all finalized,” Dempsey told KOMO-TV.
The Starbucks spokesman said his company made an offer for 13 of Tully’s company-owned stores in the Puget Sound region plus 12 outlets at Boeing Co. sites. Hutson said another bidder made an offer for all other assets — and is in a back-up position for those.
Also in the running was Baristas Coffee, which operates a chain of drive-thru espresso stands featuring female employees in skimpy outfits.
Both Starbucks and Tully’s are based in Seattle.
The auction process was not public.
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