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Sienna Miller is contrite, topless in 'Esquire UK'

Why did Sienna Miller fall off Hollywood’s radar shortly after the 2009 release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra? The answer’s simple, according to Miller herself: “I sabotaged things,” she says. “I burnt a lot of bridges.”

There’s more blunt honesty where that came from in Miller’s big Esquire UK interview, the magazine’s latest cover story. (And yes, the article also includes a very tasteful, black-and-white topless photoshoot.)

In between a fair amount of purple prose (“[we] talked to each other, and at each other, and occasionally over each other about feminism and social media and the press and public morality and twerking, obviously…Some of this into my voice recorder, some of it into the wind”), Miller gives a lot of insight into her rocky career, which started to slump when her private life became more interesting than her professional life — and Miller freely admits that she’s got nobody to blame for that but herself. (Although according to interviewer Alex Bilmes, Miller does concede “that she certainly wouldn’t have been treated in this way were she a man.” Maybe there’s a Katherine Heigl comparison to be made here?)

The trouble began when 2004’s Alfie remake was released — and 22-year-old Miller suddenly skyrocketed to fame, due to her roles as both the film’s costar and Jude Law’s girlfriend. “I was really naive,” she recalls to Bilmes. “Not green as grass — I was by no means an innocent — but I had faith in the goodness of everyone. I was very open. And that led me into all sorts of situations that backfired.”


9 ways of looking at Justin Bieber's smiley new mugshot

There are five people you meet in heaven, six types of chemical reactions, seven deadly sins… and eight different ways you may react after seeing Justin Bieber’s toothy mugshot for the very first time. What are they — and what type of person is having each one? Let’s start counting: READ FULL STORY

Reese Witherspoon on her arrest: 'I said all kinds of crazy things' -- VIDEO

Thus begins Reese Witherspoon’s Apology Tour ’13. Last week, the Oscar-winning actress canceled appearances on both Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Good Morning America in the wake of her arrest for disorderly conduct on April 19. But now that April’s given way to May, Witherspoon is apparently ready to talk about her brush with the Atlanta Department of Corrections — and perhaps also about Mud, the movie she was getting ready to promote before she got cuffed in the first place.

Talk of the film naturally took a back seat to talk of her arrest when Witherspoon stopped by Good Morning America earlier today. “We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine,” she explained, referring to herself and her husband, Jim Toth, whose own DUI arrest inspired the outburst that would get Witherspoon charged with disorderly conduct. “We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.”


Alec Baldwin and 'Orphans' cast talk Shia LaBeef and tweeted emails

In two weeks, Broadway’s Orphans will officially open — giving the theater community something to talk about besides the production’s tumultuous development. In the meantime, though, cast members Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge, and Ben Foster will just have to keep fielding questions about Shia LaBeouf, who was fired from the production after reportedly clashing with Baldwin in rehearsals.

Those questions form the core of an interview with the cast in the New York Times. And while the answers aren’t particularly juicy — there’s nothing as damning as Baldwin saying that theater’s just not Shia’s thing — they do provide a little more context about what, exactly, went wrong before LaBeouf got axed. Baldwin told writer Patrick Healy that he “didn’t look at it as my job” to make things work with LaBeouf, adding obliquely that he “didn’t really care about” his castmates’ “personal issues” at the beginning of rehearsals.


Over 470,000 sign petition urging Macy's to dump Donald Trump -- UPDATED

Bet this isn’t the kind of “revolution” Donald Trump envisioned on election night. Over 470,000 people have signed an online petition that urges Macy’s to sever ties with longtime spokesman Donald Trump — a figure who “engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior” that doesn’t “reflect the ‘magic of Macy’s.'” UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Macy’s has issued a statement in response to the petition; scroll down to read it.

According to the petition, Trump’s crimes against good taste are legion. Among other things, he has:

– Long engaged in sexist behavior. Trump has a long record of personally attacking women he disagrees [with] by calling them “unattractive,” ugly or fat. He once sent a target a personal note telling her that she has the “face of a dog.” READ FULL STORY

Poor Lady Edith: Outburst interrupts 'Downton' star's play

Lady Edith really can’t catch a break. First Mary ruins her engagement to Sir Anthony — and now this?

The BBC is reporting that British theater vet Sir Peter Hall — founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company — has apologized to Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael after disrupting the opening night of her new play, a production of Uncle Vanya in London’s West End.

Playgoers this weekend said that the 81-year-old Hall heckled the production’s actors, reportedly shouting, “Stop, stop, stop! It doesn’t work and you don’t work. It is not good enough. I could be at home watching television.” The disruption came as Carmichael was delivering her final lines as Sonya, a plain girl of marriageable age. (Sound familiar?)

Hall, to his credit, swiftly issued a long and sincere apology for his behavior:


Contrarian Corner: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are music's mean girls

Katy Perry’s 3-D extravaganza Part of Me hit theaters this week. Obvious self-reflective implications aside, it’s strange that Perry chose this title from her collection because it’s lyrically the least Katy Perry-ish song in her repertoire. “Part of Me” foregoes the whipped-cream-and-rainbows sensibility that so perplexes (and captivates) my colleague Annie Barrett. It speaks of overcoming adversity and seeks self-empowerment. It’s also a hit job.

I’m not here to sift through the dross surrounding Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand. And I can’t fault Perry for documenting the unraveling of the relationship in the documentary — not to do so would be as glossy and inauthentic as one of her lolliprops. Still, it seems this song speaks to a potential directional shift in girl pop that, frankly, is troubling. Perry and her fellow hit-churner Taylor Swift have taken the break-up song to a new level, crucifying their exes publicly — to massive success. It begs the question: When did a few cute girls’ personal burn books turn into the American songbook?  READ FULL STORY

Here we go again: Another Chevy Chase 'Community' rant leaks -- LISTEN

Despite the make-nice between Chevy Chase and Community creator Dan Harmon, who apologized for leaking an expletive-laden voicemail rant from Chase earlier this month, a new tape has surfaced to ripple the waters. In another slow-boiling message, obtained by Celebuzz, Chase expresses his frustration with Harmon’s editorial decisions on Community. “Obviously you don’t get my humor at all,” says Chase getting increasingly angry until he essentially threatens to quit, saying, “You’re missing the f—ing point. … It’s just a f—ing mediocre sitcom! I want people to laugh and this isn’t funny.” Listen below. READ FULL STORY

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