INSIDER: Today's celebrity gossip from around the world
SAMUEL L JACKSON has revealed how he lost his virginity when he was 11 years old.
The Django Unchained star admitted that he got close to a group of older girls as they went skinny dipping while he holidayed at a relative’s farm in Georgia.
He told Playboy: “There was a family of girls who lived through the woods from us, and we all used to meet at this creek and swim naked. I was about 10 or 11. I think two of the girls were about 14, 15, so that’s when it happened.”
The 64-year-old actor added: “Girls were interesting to me, period. They could be fat, skinny, tall, short, ugly, beautiful – as long as they were willing to do that thing.”
*NAOMI CAMPBELL has said that CARA DELEVINGNE is not the new KATE MOSS, because there is only one Kate Moss.
The supermodel was asked by the Mail about the recent comparisons between party-loving Cara and her pal Kate, but insisted they could not be compared.
Naomi said: “Cara is Cara Delevingne, Kate is Kate Moss. People are just saying that because she is the same height as Kate. But there is only going to be one Kate Moss. Kate is an icon.
“Cara may become an icon, who knows how long she wants to do it for? It has just begun for her and she is doing amazingly well... I was actually asked to speak to Cara, but I don’t know her very well.
“I’ve met her a few times and she’s been very pleasant. I haven’t spoken to her properly yet. For me, the timing has to be right.”
*CILLIAN MURPHY initially auditioned for the role of Batman in The Dark Knight films, it has been revealed.
The Irish actor has been seen trying out for the role of the superhero in Batman Begins with the famous black suit, after a photo was released from The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition, reported Batman-News.com.
The lead role went to CHRISTIAN BALE, with Cillian winning the part of villain, psychologist Doctor Jonathan Crane and The Scarecrow in CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’s film trilogy.
AMY ADAMS did a screen test opposite Christian.
Christopher said in the commentary: “The casting process was not about acting ability or chemistry or any of those things. It’s visual iconography. Christian figured this out before the screen test, that you could not give a normal performance, you could not give an ordinary performance.
“Christian’s voice was a big part of the impression he made on the test. He had decided that Batman needed to have a different voice to Bruce Wayne and that he needed to put on a voice that supported the visual appearance of the character.”
*KATY PERRY has revealed that she would like to collaborate with BRUNO MARS.
The Roar songstress said she is very impressed with the Treasure star’s versatility because he is “so wildly talented”.
She told E! News: “I’ve always said I’d wanna collaborate with RIHANNA, but I’d love to collaborate with Bruno Mars.
“I always say, ‘When I grow up, I wanna be the female version of Bruno Mars’, because he’s so wildly talented in showing everybody that he has so much diversity in him.”
* JEFF DANIELS has revealed that Dumb And Dumber To will make the previous films “pale in comparison”.
The 58-year-old actor, who won a Best Actor Emmy for his role in The Newsroom, said his celebrations would be brief as he collected his award because he has to start work on the eagerly anticipated sequel to Dumb And Dumber.
The actor teasingly told E! News: “There are some things that we’re going to do in Dumb And Dumber To that make the toilet scene >fr 1,8
Jeff, who stars alongside Jim Carrey in the films, added: “The best thing about it? I get to work with a comedic genius.”
*NICK CARTER has claimed that his family blamed him for the death if his younger sister Leslie.
Leslie died last year after taking an apparently accidental overdose of prescription drugs, and the Backstreet Boy opened up to US TV psychologist Dr Phil about her death, admitting he blamed himself.
Nick, 33, said: “There’s definitely a part of me that did blame myself... It was tough. You have to find a way to move on as well as take care of your family at the same time.”
The singer – who has just published his memoir Facing The Music And Living To Talk About It – battled drink and drugs, and as part of his rehabilitation had cut himself off from Leslie in the months leading up to her death. This led to his family blaming him, he claimed.
Nick fought back tears as he revealed: “I thought that was unfair. There comes a point where you have to ask yourself if you’re hurting them or helping them.”
Nick did not attend Leslie’s funeral. “The reason I did not go... I started to get blamed by the rest of the family for her death.
“It has been toxic. The communication is something I’m still trying to work on by going to therapy.”