Christian Bale says he owes his career to Leonardo DiCaprio passing on roles
Christian Bale's pretty sure he owes his success as an actor to Leonardo DiCaprio. In fact, he thinks most male Hollywood stars in their late 40s do. In a new interview with GQ, Christian, 47, was discussing the super-low paycheck he took home for "American Psycho," when the interviewer noted Leo was cast in the role first. Asked about reports Christian "lost at least five roles" to Leo in the '90s, Christian replied, "It's not just me. Look, to this day, any role that anybody gets, it's only because he's passed on it beforehand. It doesn't matter what anyone tells you. It doesn't matter how friendly you are with the directors. All those people that I've worked with multiple times, they all offered every one of those roles to him first. I had one of those people actually tell me that," he revealed. "So, thank you, Leo, because literally, he gets to choose everything he does. And good for him, he's phenomenal." Although Christian and Leo, both 47, have one Oscar-win each under their belts, Christian insisted Leo's acting skills extend beyond his own. So does Christian ever take it "personally" when he gets a role Leo passed on? "No," he said. "Do you know how grateful I am to get any d*** thing? I mean, I can't do what he does. I wouldn't want the exposure that he has either. And he does it magnificently. But I would suspect that almost everybody of similar age to him in Hollywood owes their careers to him passing on whatever project it is." Christian's new David O. Russell dramedy "Amsterdam" opens Friday (Oct. 7).
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Jada Pinkett Smith to publish 'no holds barred' memoir
Jada Pinkett Smith is set to release a new, "no holds barred" memoir detailing her "unconventional upbringing in Baltimore" as the child of two addicts, her "rise to stardom," her "complicated marriage to Will Smith," and more, People reported on Thursday (Oct. 6). Jada's book deal with Dey Street Books comes as the "Red Table Talk" host and actress, 51, continues to navigate what she's described as a time of "healing" with her family in the wake of Will's infamous Oscars slap incident back in March. In her memoir, the star "chronicles lessons learned in the course of a difficult but riveting journey" from deep depression "to the heights of personal rediscovery and the celebration of authentic feminine power," according to a press release. The book will also delve into the "crisis" Jada endured at age 40 and the "excruciating choices she was forced to make to redefine her life in every way," the release continued, adding that at its core, the book details "two unexpected love stories, one being Jada's complicated marriage to Will Smith, the other being the one with herself." As Will confirmed to GQ in 2021 while promoting his own memoir, he and Jada have a non-monogamous marriage and have both had sexual relationships with others since they tied the knot in 1997. Jada's as-yet-untitled memoir is due out in the fall of 2023.
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Justin Bieber postpones the rest of his Justice World Tour dates through 2023
Justin Bieber has postponed the remaining dates on his Justice World Tour through 2023, and his fans are not too happy with the news. The announcement appeared on the tour's Instagram page on Thursday (Oct. 6) and made no reference to Justin's health, which he cited last month when he said he was taking a break from touring to prioritize his health after struggling with facial paralysis due to Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome. At the time, sources told TMZ the star's mental health state was also a factor. "Justin Bieber announces the Justice World Tour ended with Rock in Rio," Thursday's announcement read. "All remaining dates of his world tour postponed to next year … ticketholders will be informed on next steps as updates occur." The tour was previously scheduled to continue through March 2023, with a break around the holidays. After multiple postponements and show cancelations, however, fans are growing frustrated, as they made clear in comments on Thursday's post. "Just cancel the rest of the tour at this point and give everyone a refund I can't even remember how long ago I bought tickets it's been that LONG!" one user griped. "The way you handled the situation was unprofessional from the beginning, start caring about us please," wrote another. Dozens of others urged Justin to cancel the whole tour and issue refunds immediately. Some positive responses appeared in the comments, too, with one person writing, "Hope that Justin gets all the time in the world to rest before going back on tour." Those sentiments were largely outnumbered by refund demands and complaints, though.
Sharon Osbourne shares an update on Ozzy's Osbourne's Parkinson's battle
Sharon Osbourne is opening up about Ozzy Osbourne's battle with Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous system disorder that can cause tremors, muscle control problems, speech issues and more. "Suddenly, your life just stops, life as you knew it," Sharon says in a ITV's "Paxman: Putting Up with Parkinson's" (via People). Ozzy, 73, was diagnosed with the disease in 2003 but didn't go public with it until 2020. "When I look at my husband, my heart breaks for him," Sharon admits. "I'm sad for myself to see him that way, but what he goes through is worse. And sometimes when I look at him and he doesn't know I'm looking at him, I'm like crying." Sharon, 69, recalls how Ozzy was always "very energetic" and "loved to go out for walks" before he was diagnosed with the disorder, which is now causing him sleep problems, as well. "The positive thing is with the family we spend so much more time together and I just love my husband more than I did three years ago," she added. In addition to Parkinson's, Ozzy's also been in and out of hospitals in recent years for a variety of reasons. In June, Sharon said on "The Talk" that her longtime partner was having surgery that would "determine the rest of his life." She didn't elaborate, but the Black Sabbath frontman later assured fans on Twitter that he was doing well and recovering at home.
Kourtney Kardashian says she loves 'being curvier' after gaining weight from IVF
After months of IVF, Kourtney Kardashian has some new curves — and she's learning to embrace them. "So obviously my body's changed. But it was all of the hormones that the doctors put me on," Kourtney, 43, said on "The Kardashians" on Thursday (Oct. 5), according to Entertainment Tonight. "Eight months of IVF treatment has definitely taken a toll on my body mentally and physically. I think it's taken me a lot to get me to the place of feeling really comfortable and happy with the changes." The mother of three admitted she sometimes struggles to avoid internalizing negative comments about her weight on social media, but said her husband, Travis Barker, has been so supportive through it all that she's now "into" her new figure. "Every day, Travis is like, 'You're perfect.' If I make one complaint, he's like, You're perfect. You're so fine …,'" she explained. "Having a partner who is so supportive of me and always complimenting me, no matter what, it's just helped me to really embrace the changes and actually to the point where I love the changes now." It hasn't hurt that she associates times in her life when she weighed significantly less with being "anxious" and stuck "in toxic relationships." She was focused on her weight, rather than celebrating her curves at the time. "I used to be, like, 95 lbs.," she recalled. "And then 105 became my new normal weight. I'm 115. I used to be stuck on the number. I also love being curvier. It's just channeling that queen energy and embracing the woman that I am."
Elton John, more stars accuse Associated Newspapers of tapping their phones in new lawsuit
Elton John, Prince Harry and Elizabeth Hurley have filed suit against Associated Newspapers on grounds the publisher tapped their phones, homes and cars and paid off police officers to obtain personal information, TMZ reported this week. The stars are part of large group of plaintiffs involved in the lawsuit, which also alleges the publisher has used "illicit means" such as "impersonating hospital staff to access medical" information and other private details about their lives, including their bank accounts. A rep for the company, which publishes The Daily Mail and other news sites, denies the allegations. "We utterly and unambiguously refute these preposterous smears which appear to be nothing more than a pre-planned and orchestrated attempt to drag the Mail titles into the phone hacking scandal concerning articles up to 30 years old," the spokesperson told TMZ. "These unsubstantiated and highly defamatory claims, based on no credible evidence, appear to be simply a fishing expedition by claimants and their lawyers, some of whom have already pursued cases elsewhere," they added.
Britney Spears responds to her mom's public apology
Britney Spears has no interest in accepting her mother's recent public apology. After Lynne Spears begged for her daughter's forgiveness and asked the singer to "unblock" her on social media so they could talk, Britney, 40, responded with a since-deleted Instagram post in which she told Lynne, "take your apology and go f*** yourself." Britney's post rehashed more of the alleged abuse she suffered during her 13-year long conservatorship, recalling her fear of being sent to another psychiatric ward by her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, if she broke any of his elaborate rules for her life. "For 13 years, I had to meet doctors weekly to bring up my past which made it worse !!!" she wrote in part, according to Billboard. Accusing her "whole family" of being "drunk or stoned" like most of her audiences, Britney she was the "saint who was scared to move or I knew my dad would put me somewhere if I didn't cooperate," at the time, when her earnings were reportedly supporting her family. "Not one m************ person stood up for me !!!" she continued. "Mom take your apology and go f*** yourself !!! And to all the doctors for f****** with my mind … I pray you all burn in h*** !!!" Britney's conservatorship was terminated in November 2021, but she's still battling her father in court over his alleged mishandling of her estate.