The latest celebrity gossip from the Press Association’s showbiz reporters
MILEY CYRUS has opened up about her tough life as a pop star, admitting she has “issues”.
The We Can’t Stop singer and former Disney star’s dance routine caused controversy at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, which involved her twerking at ROBIN THICKE while wearing a skimpy nude latex bikini and touching herself with a giant foam finger.
The 20-year-old told the Sunday People: “I have so many f***ing issues. I am so f***ed up - everyone does dumb stuff when they are messed up. I don’t have a normal life. I take a hiatus every now and again but I’m not good at that.”
Of her gruelling schedule, she said: “All I do is work, so I eat to live and to keep going. People are impressed with me because I can sleep for just 45 minutes - I’m used to it.
“I suppose I am a workhorse. I love being in the studio and when I take vacation I get so bored. I think of work as something I have to do. I’ve made a record so I have to promote it, so I have to work to get it done - and then pass out.”
SIR BRUCE FORSYTH has blamed a poor calibre of celebrity contestants for previous low ratings for Strictly Come Dancing.
The 85-year-old entertainer has been hosting the BBC dance contest since it began 11 years ago, and told the Metro newspaper the show relies on having big star names.
Bruce said: “If you haven’t got good celebrities as we did have for a couple of years... we did go down and it showed.
“The last couple of years that has been revived and we do get interesting people and in the last [series] we got six couples that were worthy of winning.”
He added: “I think last year was the biggest year we had. It will always rely on the celebrities.”
MICHELLE DOCKERY has said she loves playing a mean girl in Downton Abbey because it’s so different to how she is in real life.
The star of the hit ITV period drama, who plays Lady Mary Crawley, said she is shy and nice really, but finds it liberating to play someone the opposite of herself.
The actress, 31, told The Sun: “Mary is a very different character to who I am and she can be incredibly mean - and I really love playing those moments when she is. Yeah, it’s awful but I love being a b***h!
“I can be very shy but when I act I’m a complete extrovert and there is a kind of buzz about that and about losing control.
“That crazy, liberating thing of playing something that’s nothing like yourself - it’s what I love about it. I’m not really a b***h, I’m very nice! But it’s those parts of ourselves that we’re afraid of that we don’t tap into as much and that’s what’s so enjoyable about being an actor.”
FEARNE COTTON has insisted her partying days are over because she’s much happier staying at home being a mum.
The Radio 1 DJ, who gave birth to first child Rex six months ago, told The Sun she’d had a lifestyle overhaul since he arrived.
The 31-year-old said: “HOLLY WILLOUGHBY wanted me to go out on the town with her the other night because she didn’t have This Morning the next day. But I had to say no because I don’t think I could be a mum with a hangover. I never thought I’d say waking up at half six is a lie-in.
“But I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. I had so much fun when I was younger that I don’t need to do crazy stuff now. My party days have ended and I’ve started to get really chilled.
“A nice dinner with a bottle of wine is a lot more up my street these days.”
LADY GAGA was a real pro as she filmed the Sin City sequel, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT has revealed.
Joseph, who will take the lead role of gambler Johnny, admitted he was really impressed by the Applause singer, who makes a cameo in ROBERT RODRIGUEZ and FRANK MILLER’s new film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
He told US radio show Jam’n 94.5: “Lady Gaga is in a scene and I gotta say, she did a really good job. She’s a great actress and I didn’t know that.
“I was like, ‘OK, sure, they’re having a huge pop star do a scene in the movie, I understand.’ But then she came in and, like, nailed it. She had her character down, and she was a total pro, and did a great job, I was really impressed.”
JESSE EISENBERG has revealed how he shunned his showbiz lifestyle to prepare for his role in environmental drama Night Moves.
The How You See Me actor gave up his daily comforts as he worked for several months on an organic farm, lived in a yurt and worked in cabbage fields - an experience that helped him connect with his character’s motives.
“It just gives you a different sense of living. When you are planting the food that you eat, you feel a direct sense with interacting with the world for practical reasons, and alternatively you are feeling disgusted by a lot of modernity just by being separate from it. That is what my character believes in,” he said at the Venice Film Festival.
Jesse, DAKOTA FANNING and PETER SARSGAARD star in Kelly Reichardt’s film as environmentalists who plot to blow up an Oregon dam to protest against environmental degradation.