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Bret Easton Ellis: I was invited to one of Bryan Singer's parties

Bryan Singer, director of the X-Men franchise, was recently accused of sexual abuse. American Psycho writer Bret Easton Ellis has something to say about the claims — and he’s not quite making a case for Singer’s innocence.

In a podcast with Alan Ball, Ellis brought up the allegations against Singer, saying that it’s common to find underage boys at Hollywood parties. “There is the notion that Hollywood, by its very nature, kind of encourages this behavior in a way,” Ellis says, before recalling a time he was invited to what he calls one of Singer’s “underage parties.”

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson weighs in on Alec Baldwin controversy

You may recall that Modern Family‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson professed his crush on 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin in a 2010 video championing the legalization of gay marriage in New York, and Baldwin responded with a video, also for FightBackPac.com, showing his support (“Because no one tells a New Yorker that they can’t marry Jesse Tyler Ferguson”). So how does Ferguson feel about Baldwin’s recent headline-grabbing outburst in which he allegedly called a photographer a “c–ksucking f-g” (or a “c–ksucking fathead,” as Baldwin later claimed)?

“Whether or not he said it or not, it [has] brought to attention that that’s not to be said. [C--ksucker is] not a good word. That’s a no-no word,” Ferguson tells Entertainment Weekly editor Jess Cagle in an interview that will air Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. ET during The Editor’s Hour on EW Radio (SiriusXM 105). “I have met him several times, and he’s completely lovely, and certainly I know he’s a supporter of marriage equality, so I was kind of confused by it all,” Ferguson says. “But I think he’s a very talented actor, and I feel for him going though something that seems a little rough right now.” Listen to the clip below.

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Sorry, 'New York Post' -- we're more disappointed in you than Anthony Weiner

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Postie. Postie. (Can I call you Postie?)

What happened, dude?

When Anthony Weiner’s first cybersex scandal broke two years ago, your professional punsters went into overdrive. Your June 2, 2011, cover offered a delightful double-header: “Battle of the bulge: Weiner Exposed.” Five days later, you went with something a little classier: “Naked Truth,” superimposed on that now-famous image of Weiner’s bare torso. On June 8, you urged Weiner to “Fall on [His] Sword”; on June 10, you noted that Weiner planned to “stick out” his congressional term. (The cover story’s first line: “He’s taking a hard line.”)

On it went, for what seemed like weeks: “Obama Beats Weiner.” “Weiner’s Rise and Fall.” “Weiner’s Second Coming.” Even after he resigned from Congress and retreated from the spotlight, you couldn’t resist the opportunity to poke fun at Weiner: “A little Weiner,” you crowed when his son Jordan was born. “Weiner shows off his little one,” you blared when he posed with the kid last summer. (Points off for redundancy, but we admire the effort.)

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Lip-sync-gate continues: Inaugural official says Beyonce didn't sing anthem live

Well, that settles it (maybe, possibly, probably not): According to CNN, an unnamed inaugural official has confirmed that Beyoncé lip-synched while performing the “Star-Spangled Banner” on Monday.

“Because she didn’t have time to rehearse with the Marine Band, she decided to use her recording with the Marine Band,” the official said, noting that the singer didn’t arrive in Washington D.C. until late Sunday night. The official doesn’t know why Beyoncé elected not to sing live — by all accounts, “she was spot on” in her pre-recording session, and “she’s actually a very good live singer.” There’s apparently no word on why Bey ripped out her earpiece mid-song, either.

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Jon Stewart on Petraeus scandal: 'I am the worst journalist in the world' -- VIDEO

Who could have seen General David Petraeus’s fall from grace coming? Well, anyone who watched Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell on The Daily Show last winter may have had an inkling that something fishy was going on — Broadwell spent seven minutes lavishing praise on her subject, hinting strongly that she and the director of the CIA were unusually close.

Of course, hindsight is 20/20. While interviewing Broadwell, Jon Stewart had no idea that the author was actually discussing her relationship with her adulterous lover on national TV: “The whole time, I was just staring at how defined her arms were and trying to think of another version of my classic ‘I’m an asthmatic old Jew’ jokes!” he exclaimed on The Daily Show last night. Clearly, says Stewart, he’s “the worst journalist in the world.” Good thing he’s got that whole “comedy” thing to fall back on.

Check out Stewart’s charmingly self-deprecating reaction to the scandal here:

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Donald Trump weighs in on RPattz and KStew: 'She cheated on him like a dog ... He can do much better'

Donald Trump thinks Robert Pattinson should fire Kristen Stewart. Again.

The news that Edward and Bella — sorry, Pattinson and Stewart — had apparently gotten back together brought with it a wave of mixed emotions. On one hand, they’re obviously scowly soulmates. On the other, she cheated with somebody who isn’t even very famous.

But a certain mogul known for always speaking his mind — no matter what insanity lurks within it — has come forward with the definitive opinion on RPattz and KStew’s latest drama. “Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart,” he tweeted Wednesday. “She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again — just watch. He can do much better!”

He followed that with a tweet about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama getting into a fist fight.

Quick, someone tell Robert Pattinson! We all know he’s been dying for romantic advice from someone who’s been married three times.

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Jon Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Couldn't you just go to the future, then come back and kill that Arnold?' -- EXTENDED VIDEO

Who could have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daily Show interview would focus much more on his politics — and much less on his personal life — than his recent 60 Minutes interview?

Sure, Jon Stewart didn’t entirely ignore Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal. After joking that he and the Governator would have to address the elephant in the room — 1996’s “dreadful” Jingle All the Way, naturally — the Daily Show host asked Arnold to explain why he decided to release the scandal-soaked memoir Total Recall now, rather than waiting until his family’s wounds weren’t quite so raw. Stewart also evoked one of the action hero’s most iconic characters, asking his guest if he could “go to the future and then come back and kill that Arnold” — the one who fathered a child out of wedlock.

After that, though, Schwarzenegger and Stewart’s conversation moved away from the scandal. In the portion of the interview that actually aired on The Daily Show, the two discussed Schwarzenegger’s new state and global policy institute at USC and his bipartisan initiatives as governor. And things only got more interesting — provided you’re into politics — in the extended interview posted online. Here’s the interview’s televised first part:

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on '60 Minutes': Several affairs to remember -- VIDEO

Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t dodge tough questions during his big 60 Minutes interview last night — not even when Lesley Stahl asked him about his father’s stint as a Nazi stormtrooper. (The Governator said that growing up, talk of World War II was basically verboten — he didn’t learn about his father’s past until “much later.”)

After showing the newswoman around his childhood home in Austria, chatting briefly about using steroids during his bodybuilding days, and claiming that movie studios originally thought he couldn’t be a sex symbol like, say, that hottie Woody Allen (wait, whaa?) Arnold finally got to the topic most people are most curious about — his relationship with Maria Shriver.

After eight years with Shriver, Schwarzenegger strayed from his longtime girlfriend by having an affair with co-star Brigitte Nielsen while filming Red Sonja in the mid-’80s. (Younger folks will know Nielsen as the one who showmanced her “Foofy” Flavor Flav.) Schwarzenegger was fairly unapologetic while discussing the affair, both on 60 Minutes and, apparently, in his new memoir Total Recall. “You cheated on Maria,” Stahl pointed out, “and you don’t even write that you felt bad about it. You just write it.”

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Kristen Stewart talks Robert Pattinson: 'We're totally fine'

Don’t get too excited, Robsten devotees — Kristen Stewart hasn’t confessed that she and  Robert Pattinson are getting back together.

She did, however, tell the AP at the Toronto Film Festival that she and her co-star/ex-boyfriend are going to get through their Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 press tour without tears or hysterics: “We’re going to be fine,” the On the Road star said. “We’re totally fine.” READ FULL STORY

Jodie Foster defends Kristen Stewart, blasts the public for 'destroying childhoods'

Things we learned from this new essay by Jodie Foster:

1. An 11-year-old Kristen Stewart once “begrudgingly danced around a sombrero” with Foster. Repeat: Kristen Stewart once danced around a sombrero with the star of Silence of the Lambs.

2. When Foster tells strangers that she’s managed to stay so well-adjusted because she’s “just boring, I guess,” she’s lying.

3. If the Academy Award winner were a young actor today, she “would quit before [she] started.”

Stewart’s Panic Room costar took to The Daily Beast this morning to defend her young pal, who’s been ripped to shreds by the press ever since her cheating scandal broke. Foster’s essay focuses on the difficulties facing celebrities in an age of constant surveillance and criticism. “In my era, through discipline and force of will, you could still manage to reach for a star-powered career and have the authenticity of a private life,” Foster writes.

Today, things have changed: “If I were a young actor or actress starting my career today in the new era of social media and its sanctioned hunting season, would I survive? Would I drown myself in drugs, sex, and parties? Would I be lost?”

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