Freeze frame: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lawrence 

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett believes she was pushed into acting because she wanted to travel the world. She told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “I thought maybe I’d move into the visual arts, but from a curatorial perspective, or architecture, even though my maths was absolutely woeful.” After her sister saw a performance, Blanchett ditched her economics and fine-arts degree and applied to study drama in Sydney. She has since gone on to superstardom with two Oscars to her name — she won the Best Supporting Actress award for The Aviator, and got a Best Actress nod for Blue Jasmine.

  • Published 4.09.18
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Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett believes she was pushed into acting because she wanted to travel the world. She told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: “I thought maybe I’d move into the visual arts, but from a curatorial perspective, or architecture, even though my maths was absolutely woeful.” After her sister saw a performance, Blanchett ditched her economics and fine-arts degree and applied to study drama in Sydney. She has since gone on to superstardom with two Oscars to her name — she won the Best Supporting Actress award for The Aviator, and got a Best Actress nod for Blue Jasmine.

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey says he does not believe he has “made it” in Hollywood.  The star, 48, who has hits such as Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar and The Wolf of Wall Street, to his credit, said he does not take his successes and failures seriously. “I don’t believe that, ‘Ah, I’m Matthew McConaughey. I’m 48, I’ve got a family, I’ve got a wife, I’ve got three kids, everyone’s healthy right now, I’ve got a career, I’ve won an Oscar’. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I did it’,” McConaughey told BW magazine. “There’s chapters of success and failures but there’s not a spot where you get to take a deep breath and go — ‘I’ve finally made it’. Then you become stagnant. That’s not as fun,” he added.

Actor Charlie Sheen has spoken about his rumoured television comeback on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The former Two and a Half Men star told paparazzi, in a video obtained by The Blast, that given his one-time marriage to new cast member Denise Richards, he could make a cameo, reported Fox News. “It’s not been confirmed,” Sheen said, before saying: “If they’re rolling and I pull up to drop off one of the girls, then I’ll be on it.” A source told Page Six nothing had been decided, despite Sheen’s comments.

Singer Alice Cooper has said his Hollywood Vampire bandmate Johnny Depp was the “happiest and healthiest” he’s ever seen him. The actor recently sparked health concerns when he was seen looking frail while posing with fans. However, Cooper told metro.co.uk: “I hear that Johnny Depp weighs 112 pounds, and he’s liver is failing, and he’s depressed. ‘And I’m on the road with him and I’ve never seen him healthier, I’ve never seen him happier — he’s the happiest guy I know — he’s playing better than I’ve ever heard him play guitar, and he’s almost always laughing.”

A hacker who exposed intimate photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities was sentenced to eight months in prison. George Garofano, 26, was accused of illegally hacking the private Apple iCloud accounts of 240 people, including Hollywood stars and average Internet users, allowing their nude photos and private information to be spread around the world wide web. He was one of four people charged in the 2014 scandal, in which private photos of Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst and others were published online. Garofano had pleaded guilty in April, admitting that he sent emails to the victims while posing as a member of Apple’s online security personnel in order to obtain their usernames and passwords. The three other hackers have already been sentenced, to terms between nine months and 18 months in prison. Lawrence said at the time the invasion was equivalent to a sex crime, and called for tougher laws to deal with such problems in the future.

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