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Scarlett Johansson Says She Has ‘an OK Body, I Guess’

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US actress Scarlett Johansson gestures as she arrives for a press conference of the film Captain America AFP—AFP/Getty Images

"I'm not going to complain. I've got thighs and a midsection, so I'm happy"

Barbara Walters opened an age-old trap for actress Scarlett Johansson, during an interview for her annual special on the “Most Fascinating People of 2014.”

“Do you like your body?” Walters asked in the segment, which aired Sunday night.

“It’s an ok body, I guess,” Johansson said, attempting to answer a question with basically no right answer. “I mean, I wouldn’t say it’s particularly remarkable, though.”

Continuing to pan for gold, Walters continued: “Any parts you don’t like?”

Johansson, who was named Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alivetwice, responded, “I don’t like, you know, my thighs, my midsection…”

Stars: they’re emo teens just like us.

Jessica Alba is “not as excited about” her legs. Victoria Beckham thinks her feet are “the most disgusting thing” about her. Regina George’s pores are huge! (But at least their nail beds don’t suck.)

“But,” Johansson continued, literally throwing her hands in the air, “Eh, well, who can complain? I’m not going to complain. I’ve got thighs and a midsection, so I’m happy.”

Now, who wants to go grab some fries?

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Bill Cosby’s Youngest Daughter Defends Him Against Sex Assault Allegations

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Evin Cosby and her parents Camille Cosby and Bill Cosby attend the launch of her store pb&Caviar on August 7, 2008 in New York City. Bryan Bedder—Getty Images

Evin Cosby says her dad "is the FATHER you thought you knew"

(NEW YORK) — A day after Camille Cosby released a statement in defense of her embattled husband, one of the comedian’s four daughters is defending her father.

Evin Cosby, 38, says Bill Cosby “is the FATHER you thought you knew” in a statement, obtained Tuesday by “Access Hollywood.” She also defended her father on Facebook where she wrote “Men and Women need to stand up and say something. There are plenty of them that have experienced being accused of a major crime that they NEVER committed.”

In recent weeks, a different picture of Cosby has emerged as at least 15 women accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting them. He has never been charged in connection with the accusations. His lawyers have denied many of the allegations.

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Brad Pitt Leads Hollywood Criticism of Media After Sony Email Leak

"We shouldn't be participating and these sites that are disseminating them should stop."

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Hollywood stars are pushing back against the highly-publicized leaking of hacked Sony emails, with Brad Pitt, Seth Rogen and writer Aaron Sorkin blasting the media for reporting sensitive information stolen from the Hollywood studio.

“I was just saying that I don’t see a difference in News Corp hacking phone calls and hacking e-mails. I don’t think we should be able to participate,” Pitt said on Monday, Yahoo reports.

Pitt, who was speaking at the premiere of his wife Angelina Jolie’s new film Unbroken, continued: “I think someone’s conversation, whether in e-mail or in person, should be private. We shouldn’t be participating and these sites that are disseminating them should stop. They won’t. And we should stop reading them. We won’t. It’s more of an indictment on us, I think.”

Jolie was the subject of a particularly scathing email released in the hack, in which producer Scott Rudin called the actress a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”

Pitt’s sentiments echo those of writer Aaron Sorkin, who penned a harsh op-ed in the New York Times against the hackers. On Tuesday, he said the leak was worse than a recent iCloud hack that had led to the leaking of several celebrities’ naked images.

“There are certainly times when the press should, has an obligation to publish things that are stolen,” Sorkin said on the TODAY show. “Is there anything in these emails at all that’s in the public interest? There isn’t, there’s just gossip there.”

A chorus of Hollywood stars have blasted the email leak, including Seth Rogen, whose upcoming movie The Interview, is largely believed to be the reason for the hacking of Sony Pictures’ networks. The film centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Rogen said the media had no right to report on “stolen information” during a recent appearance on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show. “I think it’s f–ked up that anyone is talking about it,” he said. Stern added that if North Korea is behind the leak it’s “no different than a 9/11-type attack.”

“I can’t believe people are just so happy be like, ‘Look at this stolen information,” Rogen went on to say. “[The email authors] are not doing anything illegal. They’re not trying to fool you as the consumer. They’re having private correspondence with one another.”

Correction: This post originally misattributed a quote comparing the Sony Pictures leak to 9/11. Howard Stern made that remark.

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Camille Cosby Forcefully Defends Her Husband

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Camille Cosby attends the Apollo Theater 75th Anniversary Gala at The Apollo Theater on June 8, 2009 in New York City. Bryan Bedder—Getty Images

Wife of Bill Cosby addresses sexual assault allegations against him

The wife of Bill Cosby fiercely defended her husband in a statement Monday as outrage continues to mount over accusations that he drugged and raped multiple women throughout his career.

Camille Cosby, who has largely remained silent on the allegations, released a letter that compared the accusations against the actor and comedian to Rolling Stone‘s explosive story of an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. Discrepancies that emerged after publication of that story cast doubt on the accuracy of the piece.

“The story was devastating, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue,” she writes in the comparison. “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim,” she adds. “But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”

The entertainer has faced accusations of sexual assault from more than a dozen women and has largely declined to address the claims. In a recent interview with the New York Post, he praised his wife and admitted that his public relations representatives “don’t want me talking to the media.”

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Eddie Redmayne Marries Hannah Bagshawe

Actor Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe at the UK Premiere of "The Theory Of Everything" on Dec. 9, 2014.
Actor Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe at the UK Premiere of "The Theory Of Everything" on Dec. 9, 2014. Mike Marsland—2014 Mike Marsland

A small wedding took place in England

Eddie Redmayne is a married man.

The Theory of Everything star, 32, tied the knot with fiancée Hannah Bagshawe on Monday at Babington House in Somerset, England, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“I am happy to confirm that Hannah and Eddie married today,” the rep says in a statement. “They celebrated with a small number of close family and friends.”

Redmayne and Bagshawe were engaged over Memorial Day weekend.

This article was originally published on People.com

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Spelman College in Atlanta Suspends its Cosby Professorship

(ATLANTA) — An Atlanta college is suspending its endowed professorship with Bill Cosby amid allegations by more than two dozen women that the comedian and actor sexually assaulted them.

Spelman College is the latest school to disassociate itself from Cosby.

Spelman says in a statement that the program was established in the name of Cosby and his wife, Camille, to bring positive attention and scholars to the campus.

In the statement, the college says the current situation “prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully” and the program will be suspended until the goals can again be met.

Cosby has denied the allegations, but he has been mostly silent about the accusations.

Meanwhile, another Cosby performance was canceled, this time in Houston. Organizers say there is intent to reschedule, though no new date has been announced.

TIME feminism

Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams Isn’t Buying Emma Watson’s ‘First-World Feminism’

"There are bigger things going on in other countries"

Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is taking Emma Watson’s feminist proclamations with a grain of salt.

Responding to Emma Watson’s now-famous He for She speech at the UN in September, Maisie Williams told The Guardian she thought the speech was an example of “first world feminism,” explaining that “there are bigger things going on in other countries.”

“A lot of what Emma Watson spoke about, I just think, ‘that doesn’t bother me,'” Williams said. “I know things aren’t perfect for women in the UK and in America, but there are women in the rest of the world who have it far worse.”

MORE: Watch Emma Watson Explain Why She’s a Feminist

Williams also discussed cyber-bullying in the Guardian profile, admitting she’d been taunted online after she first got cast. “People just get kicks out of making other people sad,” she says, “No one ever said anything to my face, ever. It was awful.” She’s starring in a British TV drama called Cyber Bully, in part because of her own experiences with online harassment.

[The Guardian]

 

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Barbara Walters Picks Amal Clooney as ‘Most Fascinating Person of the Year’

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Amal Alamuddin Clooney attends a press conference at the Acropolis Museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Milos Bicanski—Getty Images

Tying down George Clooney "was really one of the greatest achievements in human history," Walters said

Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who married George Clooney earlier this year, was tapped as Barbara Walter’s most fascinating person of the year.

Although the former Ms Alamuddin’s career successes are bountiful—clients have included Julian Assange and Kofi Annan, and she has worked extensively on human rights in the Middle East—Walters said it was her wedding that could be considered her crowning achievement.

“You could say hers was the wedding of the year, but let’s put it into perspective,” Walters said. Getting Clooney to the altar “was really one of the greatest achievements in human history.”

After all, in 1995 the actor did tell Walters that he would never get married again.

With the marriage, Walters ranked the new Mrs. Clooney among Jackie Onassis and Princess Di. When it come Clooney’s fellow “most fascinating” people, she joins the likes of Mother Teresa and J.K. Rowling.

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TIME Television

Ashon Kutcher Hints Charlie Sheen Will Return for Two and a Half Men Finale

He said nothing to Ellen Degeneres—but his horrible poker face suggested yes

The CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men won’t end until February of next year, but star Ashton Kutcher may have already given away some of the series finale’s plot.

During an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Kutcher revealed that while the show hasn’t filmed its final episode, he has been pitched the plot and is “a little terrified.”

The actor squirmed and was left speechless when Degeneres asked whether the finale would involve the return of former star Charlie Sheen, whose character was killed off in the beginning of season nine after Sheen was fired from the show. When Degeneres concluded from his reaction that his return was in fact in the works, Kutcher didn’t exactly deny it.

“Here’s the thing,” Kutcher said, “if you’re working on the Warner Bros. lot, if there are sirens, come save me.”

Watch the exchange, above, and watch the full clip here.

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Watch Samuel L. Jackson Urge Celebrities to Join in Protesting ‘Racist Police’

"We ain't gonna stop, till people are free."

As thousands of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C., and New York this past weekend to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, Samuel L. Jackson posted a video to his public Facebook page of him singing a song that expresses solidarity with the protesters and encourages his fellow celebrities to join.

“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, I challenge you to do something else,” Jackson said in his message, referencing the ice bucket challenge trend that swept the Internet earlier this year.

The lyrics to Jackson’s song reference Garner’s last words after being placed in a chokehold by police. “I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’ / now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave. Callin’ out the violence of the racist police. We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.”

“Come on,” Jackson urges at the video’s conclusion. “Sing it out.” As of Monday morning, the post had been shared more than 50,000 times.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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