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Rob Lowe & Ryan Murphy Applaud Jodie Foster For Online Essay


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Actress Jodie Foster has been applauded by her Hollywood peers Rob Lowe and Ryan Murphy for speaking out against the modern culture of celebrity and defending her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart.

Foster aired her thoughts on the cheating scandal surrounding the Twilight star in a lengthy commentary for news website TheDailyBeast.com on Wednesday (15Aug12), blasting the media for constantly hounding Stewart as she tries to deal with the public fall-out from her "indiscretion" with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

The Oscar winner, a former child star herself, sympathised with Stewart's personal troubles, writing, "There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they’re just like us. But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process."

Foster also urged Stewart to stay strong, ignore the media storm and battle through her problems to rebuild her career - and the 49 year old's words of advice have won the movie veteran praise from the likes of Lowe and Glee creator Murphy.

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Jodie Foster Defends Kristen Stewart In Open Letter


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Jodie Foster has come to the defence of her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart and blasted the media for constantly hounding the young actress as she tries to cope with the public fall-out following her cheating confession.

The Twilight star stunned Hollywood last month (Jul12) after admitting to an "indiscretion" with married director Rupert Sanders.

The revelation has turned her into a target for bitter fans and members of the press alike, who have dubbed her a "trampire" for betraying her boyfriend Robert Pattinson.

Foster, a former child star herself, sympathises with Stewart, who played her daughter in Panic Room, and insists she should not have to deal with the intrusive media.

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Foster: 'I Didn't Think Stewart Would Act'


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Jodie Foster is shocked her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart is still in the movie industry - because she believed the star didn't have the "stereotypical personality" of an actress.

The Twilight superstar played Foster's daughter in the 2002 thriller, but the Oscar winner admits she was convinced the shy actress wasn't cut out for a long career in film.

Foster says, "She's a great person, and I'm not surprised she's gone on to do great things. But I am surprised she is an actress. I didn't think that's where she was headed. And even though her mom said, 'No, she really really wants to be an actress,' I felt like, nah, she won't because she really doesn't have the stereotypical personality."

Leto Slates The Killers


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Hollywood hunk-turned-rocker Jared Leto has slated pop rivals The Killers - insisting they are just a pale copy of Depeche Mode.
The Panic Room actor is having the time of his life with his band 30 SECONDS TO MARS, but he's already making enemies after admitting he's not keen on the Las Vegas synth rockers' frontman Brandon Flowers.
He says, "They copy Depeche Mode, even up to what they wear. But Brandon Flowers doesn't come close to Dave Gahan."

Leto Worried Doctors With Sudden Weight Gain


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Actor Jared Leto piled on so much weight to play John Lennon's killer Mark David Chapman in a new film doctors were seriously worried about his cholesterol.
The Panic Room star guzzled two pints of microwaved Häagen-Dazs ice-cream daily to play the chubby assassin in CHAPTER 27, and gained a speedy 65 pounds (29.5 kilograms) in the process.
As a result, Leto suffered from gout and his cholesterol levels shot up.
He says, "My cholesterol was so high they (doctors) wanted to put me on Lipitor (prescription cholesterol medication).
"I took a wheelchair to set every morning because I couldn't walk more than a few feet without excruciating pain."

Leto Turned Down Eastwood To Tour With The Used


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Actor-turned-rocker Jared Leto turned down the opportunity to star in Clint Eastwood's upcoming war movie FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS to play support US band The Used on tour.
Leto, who has starred in Requiem for a Dream and Panic Room, has no regrets turning down the legendary film-maker, because he had already committed to promoting his band 30 SECONDS TO MARS' second album A BEAUTIFUL LIE.
He says, "I look back at the things I had to say no to, and no one in their right mind...
"Clint Eastwood wanted me for Flags Of Our Fathers last year (05). And I had to say no, because we were booked to open for The Used. It wasn't even the main support slot, but the third band on the bill.
"People did not understand how I could say no to Clint. But the record was coming out and I was committed."

Kidman Slams Reports Knee Injury Threatened Her Career


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Nicole Kidman has furiously slammed reports a knee injury sustained in 2000 almost ended her movie career, because it made her insurance too high for film bosses to cover.

The Hollywood beauty damaged her right knee while filming movie musical Moulin Rouge! and was forced to delay the film while she recovered, causing two claims for the postponements and a staggering $3 million (GBP1.65 million) insurance loss, according to movie industry guru EDWARD J EPSTEIN.

Epstein also alleges on website SLATE.COM that the Australian actress cost insurers an additional $7 million (GBP3.7 million) the following year (01) when her recurring injury forced her to quit thriller Panic Room, after three weeks of shooting.

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Foster Teams Up With Washington


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OSCAR-winning actress Jodie Foster is set to make a rare appearance on the big screen, after signing up to star alongside Denzel Washington and Clive Owen in INSIDE MAN.

The movie, which will be directed by Spike Lee, follows a lawman and his attempts to outsmart a clever bank robber.

The criminal is trying to pull off the perfect heist and finds himself in the middle of a hostage situation.

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Britney: Reports Of Leto Revenge Dating Are Crazy


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Britney Spears has laughed off reports she is pursuing a relationship with Cameron Diaz's ex-Jared Leto in a bid to get revenge on her former lover JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE.

The ME AGAINST THE MUSIC beauty, 22, was snapped on a night out with hunky Leto, 31, just after her CRY ME A RIVER ex was spotted kissing his new girlfriend Diaz in public last August (03) - but Britney is horrified people think she and the Panic Room actor had ulterior motives.

She says, "The Jared Leto thing. I'm not trying to date him. I'd never do that - I don't even think that way.

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Britney Downplays Leto Love Affair


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LATEST: Pop princess Britney Spears has dismissed reports she is enjoying a romance with actor JARED LETO - insisting he's just a friend of a friend.

The BOYS chanteuse set Tinseltown tongues wagging after she was spotted enjoying the Panic Room hunk's company at Ashton Kutcher's Los Angeles restaurant DOLCE on Saturday night (16AUG03).

Britney's spokesperson says, "She was out for a girls' night out, and one of the friends knew Jared, who was there with friends, and both groups got together and had a good time."

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