“I knew I would be a happier person … I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in every aspect of my life. Just an ease and a comfort. And it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift. It was pretty much overnight, too,” Ellen Page said about coming out in February.
In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that’s set to air on her show later this month, Page said, “It’s so nice to have people come up to me and tell me their story or, you know, say, ‘Hey, I’m closeted. Can you give me advice?’ Those are really beautiful moments to get to share with people.”
It wasn’t until after her announcement that Page realized just how much tension and exhaustion she’d been feeling while keeping her sexuality a secret. Even DeGeneres tells her how much more relaxed she seems. Watching the two Ellens talk about their shared experience of coming out in the midst of a high-profile career is about as warm and fuzzy as it gets. Excuse me while I tear up at my desk! [People]
Lupita Nyong’o is on today’s episode of “Ellen,” and in this already released clip, the “12 Years a Slave” actress addresses rumors that she’s dating fellow Oscar nominee Jared Leto. “You’re actually in tabloids which means you’ve really made it,” says Ellen. “Because there’s rumors that you and Jared Leto are together.”
“Ah, but I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up. That was the last thing I heard,” Lupita joked, referencing another recent rumor that Leto was actually hooking up with Miley Cyrus. Keep reading »
“I love her so much it kills me. The truth is, and this is corny, I fall more in love with Portia all the time. I really do. She surprises me all the time. It’s what anyone experiences when you find that person that gets you, wants to take care of you, wants the best for you. We’re really lucky because we know how rare it is.”
–Ellen Degeneres tells People magazine that despite some recent tabloid headlines, behind the scenes, she and Portia de Rossi’s seemingly perfect relationship is, well, pretty perfect. Ugh, I love these two so much. Glad that at least one of my celeb relationship role model couples are still together and going strong! [People]
Actor life is rough, especially when you’re suddenly expected to gain 15 pounds for a starring movie role around the same time you’ll be meeting the president. You know, typical stuff. Watch Bradley Cooper tell Ellen the story of his awkward encounter at the White House sans underoos. Also, please note that when referring to the tuxedo he wore to the Golden Globes, he says he just “threw it in the bag.” Is that a dude thing? Is it just a charming, low-key actor thing? Like, when was the last time you haphazardly tossed expensive formal wear into a duffel or something? Either way, he’s almost too charismatic to stare at directly — might blind us all. [ABC News]
Guys, we spoke too soon. I really don’t think Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have broken up. For starters, he was finally spotted for the first time in months and where was he? Driving Eva’s car. And then yesterday, Eva appeared on “Ellen” and debunked those rumors that she’s pregnant. But she also made a joke about spending Valentine’s Day crying and watching “The Notebook,” which just seems like a really obvious way of reminding us that she’s actually going to spend V-Day with the real Ryan, in the flesh, probably reenacting that bathtub scene, HUMBLEBRAG HUMBLEBRAG. Whatever. I’m going to a cat’s birthday party on Valentine’s Day, how do you like them apples? [Buzzfeed]
When Vanessa Hudgens made an appearance on “Ellen,” she ran into Meryl Streep backstage. From the sounds of it, she reacted exactly like I would have — by squealing and crying and shaking! By the time Vanessa made it in front of the camera, she was still reeling and couldn’t stop gushing about it. Apparently, celebs are still fans just like us! [Huffington Post]
Meryl Streep is probably the greatest actress we’ve ever known. She can play any character thrown at her. Hell, just listening to her speak could make even the most mundane subject matter more interesting. While on “Ellen” this week, Meryl’s talent was put to the test, as she was instructed to read from index cards in different voices or as different characters. A traffic report really is more exciting when Meryl reads it like a woman who’s about to give birth! I have a piece of Ikea furniture to put together. Sure would love for Meryl to come over and read the instructions aloud.
“That was something that my mom would always point out to my brother and me, that our culture does often portray women especially… like objects. For example, we would always watch Lakers games as a family, but my mom would always point out every time the cheerleaders come on, ‘Okay, so look, here’s the story that gets told: The men get to be the heroic skilled athletes and the women just get to be pretty.’ She didn’t mean any offense to any individual woman who was working as a cheerleader, but she wanted me and my brother to be aware of it because we see these images on TV, in the movies, and on magazines all the time. And if you don’t stop and think about it, it just sort of seeps into your brain and that becomes the way you perceive reality. … I do call myself a feminist. Absolutely! It’s worth paying attention to the roles that are sort of dictated to us and that we don’t have to fit into those roles. We can be anybody we wanna be.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has long been high up on our list of Dream Celebrity Boyfriends, thanks to his intelligence, talent, and good looks. But what really makes him one of our favorite men in Hollywood is his obvious respect for women. Keep reading »