Amanda Seyfried says she showed way more skin than she was comfortable with at 19
Amanda Seyfried recently added her first Emmy nomination — for her turn as Elizabeth Holmes in "The Dropout" — to her growing list of accolades, which also includes an Oscar nod for her performance in 2021's "Mank." But when she looks back on her decades-spanning career, the 36-year-old star says the recognition from others hasn't added up to nearly as much as the way she now views herself. That's a big difference from how she felt on sets in her late teens, when she recalls feeling pressured to take off her clothes if she wanted to keep working. "There's a respect level that I have never felt so fully around me," the actress and mother of two tells Porter magazine. "It has nothing to do with any level of fame or recognition or critical acclaim. Whatever it is, it's not because of 'Mank,' it's not because of 'The Dropout,' it's not about having seen my movies. I'm respected because I'm 36 years old and I know who the f*** I am." Though she survived her early Hollywood career without too many scars, she sometimes looks back and can't believe what she accepted as OK. "Being 19, walking around without my underwear on – like, are you kidding me? How did I let that happen?" she says, adding in what Porter describes as a "mocking" tone: "Oh, I know why: I was 19 and I didn't want to upset anybody, and I wanted to keep my job. That's why." Today, Amanda says "nothing can crush me completely" when it comes to her acting. "It's finally coming to the point of, it's OK to be proud of your work," she says. "It's OK to be proud, it's OK to have confidence – it's actually really important."
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Steve Martin says he won't pursue acting after 'Only Murders in the Building'
Steve Martin is poised to hang up his acting hat after "Only Murders in the Building," his 17-time Emmy nominated comedy with Selena Gomez and Martin Short. "When this television show is done, I'm not going to seek others," Steve, 76, told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published this week. "I'm not going to seek other movies. I don't want to do cameos. This is, weirdly, it." The "Saturday Night Live" alum and longtime comedy writer famously starred in beloved films like "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Father of the Bride" and many others in addition to his long-running comedy career. He's also developed a wide following as a musician in the bluegrass world and is getting ready to publish his 12th book. He and Martin Short are also still touring their comedy show, "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today!" which Steve says could come to a "natural end" if "somebody gets sick" or "somebody just wears out." But he adds that he "wouldn't do it without Marty." Steve's also in the process of raising a 9-year-old daughter with his wife, Anne Stringfield. "I have a family life that's really fun. To film a movie now, to go someplace else to live, I'm not willing to do that anymore. I can't disappear for three months," he told THR. "My wife keeps saying, 'You always say you're going to retire and then you always come up with something,.' I'm really not interested in retiring. I'm not. But I would just work a little less. Maybe."
Armie Hammer's exes, aunt address abuse allegations in new trailer for 'House of Hammer'
A new trailer for the upcoming docuseries, "House of Hammer," features stunning abuse allegations from Armie Hammer's exes, who accuse the star of detailing his alleged cannibalism fantasies about them, as well as sexual assault, threats of violence and more. The clip opens with Armie's ex, Courtney Vucekovich, who inspired multiple other women to share their stories after she came forward with her claims about the actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm here to talk about what happened in my relationship with Armie Hammer," Courtney says. "In the beginning, I felt like this was all perfect. This was amazing." She goes on to describe how Armie's compliments soon turned to boundary crossing, which then allegedly became increasingly terrifying and dangerous. Another ex shares similar experiences, detailing control maneuvers she soon determined were not born out of safe, consensual bedroom fantasies. The teaser also includes voice memos and messages from Armie that seem to corroborate the claims being levied against him. Near the end of the teaser, Armie's aunt, Casey Hammer, alleges the Hammer family has a long, multi-generational history of abuse, violence and power issues, telling the camera Armie's alleged behavior has roots that run deep for the Hammers. "The accusations of rape and abuse brought against Armie Hammer in the last few years are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Hammer family," Discovery's Jason Sarlanis tells THR. He says the network hopes the "courage" of the women "who came forward to share their stories … inspires others to continue meaningful conversations around abuse in our society." Armie reportedly sought in-patient treatment for sex addiction and substance abuse issues in 2021 after the abuse allegations against him came to light. The three-part series "House of Hammer" airs on Discovery+ on Sept. 2.
Kylie Jenner rings in her 25th birthday with a low-key brunch and warm wishes from her family
"Its my birthdayyyyyy." That's how b-day girl Kylie Jenner captioned a TikTok peek at her low-key 25th birthday brunch on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The post featured snippets of Kylie's of a few of guests, including her sisters Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner, both clad in casual workout clothes, and Kylie and Travis Scott's daughter, Stormi Webster. Kylie also showed off the brunch table, which was set up with breakfast pastries, an array of fruits, plus hot teas and green juices. "Every year you amaze me at how wise, protective of your loved ones and just how generous your heart is," Kim gushed to Kylie on Instagram. "You are so special and one of one," she continued. "You have so much love and happiness in your love that I pray for this forever." Khloe Kardashian also shared a sweet birthday wish with her younger sister on Instagram. "Seeing your passion and fierce protection of your inner circle is inspiring and admirable," Khloe shared. "My wish for you is that you feel the way you make everyone else feel around you. Limitless!!" While Kendall Jenner posted a batch of cute of Kylie over the years, the birthday girl's mom, Kris Jenner, didn't hold back in her heartfelt message. "You are beyond a dream come true and are the most amazing daughter, mommy, sister, auntie, friend and so wise beyond your years!!" Kris wrote alongside photos of Kylie. "You are kind, generous beyond measure, smart, compassionate, giving, strong, creative, beautiful inside and out and a delicious force of nature!!!! I love watching you with your kids. You are the most amazing mommy and I am so proud of all of your accomplishments and your unbelievable drive always. You are and will always be my baby girl and I am beyond proud of you!" In addition to Stormi, 4, Kylie and Travis share a 6-month-old son, whose name they have yet to share publicly.
Kenan Thompson named 2022 Emmy Awards host ahead of Walk of Fame ceremony
It's already been a big week for "Saturday Night Live" veteran Kenan Thompson. On Tuesday, Aug. 9, NBC and the Television Academy announced the Emmy winner (and six-time nominee) will host the 2022 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles next month. Kenan, 44, is also slated to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. According to Variety, the producers of the Sept. 12 telecast took their time in finding this year's host, in the hopes of finding someone who "might shake things up." Now heading into his 20th season on "SNL," Kenan recently hosted both the 2021 People's Choice Awards and the same year's Kids Choice Awards. This year, "SNL" is up for best variety sketch series and outstanding writing for a variety series, in addiction to numerous acting and performance nominations.
Travis Barker defies doctor's orders, joins Machine Gun Kelly's tour with broken thumb after pancreatitis scare
For the second time this summer, Travis Barker is blowing off his doctor's advice to perform with Machine Gun Kelly for a few stops on the singer's "Mainstream Sellout Tour." MGK announced Travis' decision on his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, Aug. 10, though he took credit for talking the Blink-182 drummer into the potentially risky plan. "Against his doctor's orders AND with a broken thumb, I convinced @travisbarker to join us for the last couple days 🤘," MGK captioned a snap from a Facetime call with Travis. He also teased that Travis would be joining the band for the song "Love Race." The drummer was hospitalized with a reportedly "life-threatening" case of pancreatitis in late June. He returned to work last month for his first performance since the health scare, joining MGK at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, as his wife Kourtney Kardashian — along with MGK's fiancee Megan Fox — cheered him on, according to Page Six. Onstage in July, MGK admitted to the audience that Travis was "not supposed to be playing drums right now," before turning to the musician and asking him to join in for "one more song," despite their one song-only agreement. MGK's next show after his latest Travis add-on was slated for Wednesday in St. Louis, MO.
Anne Heche is still reportedly on a ventilator, in a coma following car crash
As of late in the day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, Anne Heche remained in a coma and was breathing with the help of a ventilator, following a car crash in Los Angeles, her rep told the Associated Press. "Shortly after the accident, Anne became unconscious, slipping into a coma and is in critical condition," the actor's rep said in an update. "She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention." CNN reports Anne, 53, remains under investigation for DUI and authorities obtained a warrant to test her blood after the high-speed crash on Friday, which destroyed a house. It reportedly took dozens of workers to remove the star from the car. As of late Tuesday, Anne's 20-year-old son Homer was "taking the lead" as his mother's health advocate, according to an Entertainment Tonight source.