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Matthew McConaughey Tried To Defend The Redskins’ Racist Team Name To GQ

  • Matthew McConaughey weighed in on the campaign to change the name of the Redskins football team. The team’s name is a racial slur, but apparently McConaughey just doesn’t care. He told GQ: ”I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, ‘No, we really want the name.’ That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit…What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, ‘No, gotta change it’? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.” Ugh. [Gawker]
  • Rainn Wilson will produce a new comedy series called “Hollywood And Vine,” starring accused rapist Curtis Lepore. Lepore is a Vine superstar, and his ex Jessie Smiles accused him of raping her when she was unconscious. He pleaded no contest to the assault and proceeded to post smug jokes about it on Twitter. [Death and Taxes] Keep reading »

Matthew McConaughey Is Totally Gunning For A Second Oscar In Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”

Matthew McConaughey Is Totally Gunning For A Second Oscar In Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"
Alright, Alright, Alright, Let's Go To Space!

Matthew McConaughey sure is on a roll, isn’t he? The actor just won the Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club” and is practically guaranteed an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role on “True Detective,” not to mention blew critics away in ”Mud,” “Magic Mike,” and “Killer Joe” — so what’s next? Oh, just Christopher Nolan’s first post-Batman film, “Interstellar,” the trailer for which just dropped today. Dudes, I got chills. Astronaut Rust Cohle is going to save the Earth with science! [MTV]

Matthew McConaughey Was “High As A Kite” When He Came Up With His “Dazed And Confused” Catchphrase

Matthew McConaughey Explains How He Came Up With His "Dazed And Confused" Catchphrase
"Alright, Alright, Alright..."

The most memorable part of Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar acceptance speech, for me anyway, was when he confidently made the neither scientific nor factual statement, “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.” The second most memorable part of McConaughey’s speech was that he, for the millionth time this awards season, quoted his “Dazed and Confused” character’s famous line, “Alright, alright, alright.” But it turns out that Matthew actually came up with Wooderson’s catchphrase himself, explaining its origins on “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.” I know this is going to come as a shock, but it turns out he was … high. 

“I get in the car, I’m nervous, (it’s my) first scene on film. Right before we’re about to shoot, I’ve got friends in the car … and I’ve been listening to this live Doors album, and in between two of the songs, Morrison goes ‘alright, alright, alright, alright.’ So right before we’re about to go, I’m like, what is Wooderson about? He’s about four things: He’s about his car, he’s about getting high … he’s about rock and roll, and picking up chicks. And I go: I’m in my car, I’m high as a kite, I’m listening to rock and roll – action! — and there’s the chick.”

And the rest is history. I’m guessing that “It’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates” came about the same way. [National Post]

Supercut: Matthew McConaughey Sure Is A Bummer On “True Detective”

Supercut: Matthew McConaughey Sure Is A Bummer On "True Detective"
"Human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution."

Have you been watching the phenomenal HBO show “True Detective”? Um, you should be. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both just slay as two detectives searching for a serial hill in Louisiana, a hunt that spans nearly two decades. McConaughey is especially solid as Detective Rust Cohle, a character with a dark side that has some pretty bleak thoughts about the world and humanity. I mean, Rust Cohle is not the type to play the bongos naked, you know? Anyway, those geniuses at NYMag.com’s Vulture blog put together this supercut of some of Rust’s most nihilistic spewings. All strung together, they’re really somethin’. I need a drink. Someone pass me a Lone Star. [NYMag.com]

Matthew McConaughey Recounts The Trials And Tribulations Of Wearing A Stripper Thong

Matthew McConaughey Recounts The Trials And Tribulations Of Wearing A Stripper Thong

“You put one of those [thongs] on, and you find that your body gets kind of inverted. I had to loosen up, because this is a guy who really lives in this thing, and I had to get really loose and [down] with it. I remember going — and I wasn’t the only one who did this — I had to walk out amongst the crew and have small-time, normal conversations. ‘Hey, what’d you have for lunch? Did you see the game this weekend?’ Go out and try to have some small talk in this thong without flinching. It was hard. I wasn’t [hard], but it was.”

Matthew McConaughey shares about his thong-wearing experience on the set of “Magic Mike” as a guest on “The Graham Norton Show.” And now I’m wondering what he means by “inverted.”That word choice is conjuring all sorts of weird images. [People]

“Dallas Buyers Club” Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings

"Dallas Buyers Club" Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings
"Welcome to the Dallas Buyers Club"

The first trailer is out for the new film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The movie is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas man who was diagnosed with AIDS and given less than a month to live. Rather than accepting his death sentence, Woodroof went to extreme lengths to find and smuggle medication from Mexico. Eventually, Woodroof began selling those meds to other sufferers and created what became the Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McConaughey plays Woodruff, and underwent a startling transformation, dropping more than 5o pounds for the part. Our boyfriend Jared Leto plays Rayon, an HIV+ trans woman who goes into business with McConaughey.

Even watching the three minute trailer made me tear up, you guys. This movie is going to be so heartbreaking, but so necessary to see. It’s not often that we see HIV/AIDS being represented in major film and television shows, and it seems clear that McConaughey and Leto really committed to their roles. Tears! So many tears! [Celebuzz]

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