British actor Rupert Everett has defended his candid recollections of superstars including Madonna, Sharon Stone and Julia Roberts in his autobiography, insisting the stories are meant to be "affectionate". RED CARPETS AND OTHER BANANA SKINS details Everett's impressions of the actresses, but his often brutal descriptions - including branding Stone "unhinged" - have shocked many readers. However, the actor insists he never intended his yarns to be malicious. He says, "I don't say very nasty things. "At the end of the day it comes from the centre, something affectionate."