“All that, I wouldn’t even speak on. It doesn’t even matter to me whatsoever, who would show up. Because the most important person to show up there, to me, was Kim. And that’s all that matters to me.”
Kanye West has a big, meaty profile in GQ and it’s filled with Kanye-isms about art, celebrity, happiness, Kim, North, and some weird tangent where he insists he is not a shark but a “blowfish.” But let’s get real — we wanted to hear Kanye clear up some of the rumors surrounding his wedding. No, he did not give a 45-minute toast to himself. No, there was no ”Gold Toilet Tower.” No, he did not saw up the entire bar apart in front of the Italian construction team who had just built it. But the rumor we really wanted addressed was why Jay and Bey completely bailed on the wedding. And Kanye’s response is pretty much: who cares? [GQ] [Image via GQ]
“You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She’s all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would’ve walked away after two sentences left my mouth. … I remember I was sitting at this table at this thing, and I was talking to this girl. I was like, ‘God, I am so boring right now.’ But she was like, ‘That’s so interesting!’ I was like, ‘You know what? Five years ago, this would not have been interesting.’ “
Michael Fassbender may be right that his increasing fame has made women more interested in what he has to say, but I think there’s one specific role that’s done the most for his mojo. I saw “Shame” three times, Michael, and that first scene is everything. I paused. I stared. (That link is NSFW, BTW.) And I’m sure every other red-blooded hetero lady did too. (P.S. Click through the gallery above for Michael’s GQ cover shoot. I’m SO SURE he had trouble with women before. Puhlease.) [GQ]
“I have these beautiful wax-museum pieces — handmade, from the 1800′s — from a museum of curiosities. They’re just these open mouths, with tongues, and in the throats are different stages, labeled, of syphilis and gonorrhea and whatever. Those definitely found a great place in my office in L.A….They weren’t going to be above the fireplace anytime soon…We inherited the chickens from the previous owners … They were like, ‘Of course we’ll get rid of the chickens,’ and we said, ‘Are you crazy? Don’t get rid of the chickens. That’s half the reason we wanted this place.’”
– Justin Theroux accidentally reveals the strange lifestyle he and Jennifer Aniston lead in GQ Magazine. It’s like a regular old “Addams Family” farm up in their $21 million dollar Bel Air mansion. Uncle Fester slaughters the chickens while Justin and Jen hang out in the parlor and braid Cousin Itt’s hair and admire the gonorrhea sculptures — at least until Jen banishes them to the office. Maybe this is their ploy to be weirder than Brad and Angelina. Either way, they win with their STD art and their chicken coop. [The Hollywood Gossip]
“What happened to Walt is something I related to … If I’m truly honest with myself. I’ve come to realize that I think everybody is capable of [transforming into a villain]. If you came into a condition where you were under tremendous stress. And if I knew what buttons to push that threatened you and yours…You could become an extremely dangerous person … I had one girlfriend I wanted to kill … I envisioned myself killing her … It was so clear. My apartment had a brick wall on one side, and I envisioned opening the door, grabbing her by the hair, dragging her inside, and shoving her head into that brick wall until brain matter was dripping down the sides of it. Then I shuddered and realized how clearly I saw that happening. And I called the police because I was so afraid. I was temporarily insane—capable of doing tremendous damage to her and to myself.”
– Bryan Cranston talks about channelling his dark side to play Walter White on “Breaking Bad” in the August issue of GQ. In the article, he mentions that this ex-girlfriend, whose head he thought about smashing into a brick wall, was a drug addict who stalked him and left messages threatening to kill him on his answering machine — not that that makes his murder fantasy admission any less disturbing. Keep reading »
Comedians Maya Rudolph and Danny McBride posed for a series of awkward family photos for GQ. The safari family and the goths are my two favorites, but as you can imagine, they’re all pretty ridiculous. The most awkward part of it all, according to McBride, was the casting announcement for their fake children.
“One of my friends sent me some [casting-call] link that said, ‘Looking for Maya Rudolph and Danny McBride look-alikes as children,’ and they were like, ‘What the fuck is this?’ It said something about fuzz on their faces being a plus.” [GQ]
Remember that Michael Douglas movie “The Game,” where Michael Douglas’s loser brother Sean Penn gets him a ticket to “The Game” for his birthday, only “The Game” is some horrible, weird live-action adventure thing where he’s constantly chased and threatened, and ends up in a shack in Mexico? Yeah. I made everyone promise to never “The Game” me after I saw that.
I guess a guy named Adam Thick also saw “The Game,” but it inspired him to start a Genius Biz.com Idea: Extreme Kidnapping. Keep reading »