KRISTEN STEWART IS READY FOR A BREAK: Kristen Stewart is ready to take a break from acting to pursue her other artistic interests. While promoting her new film Camp X-Ray, she discussed her futures plans with USA Today saying, "I'm taking some time off because I've been working for two years. I'm an actor and that's my art form, and because I started that so young, I've always felt intimidated and insufficient when I think about other forms of art I want to create. I'm going to take so much time off. I'm going to buy a live-work space in downtown LA and I'm going to make some stuff with my hands. Literally, I made that decision a few weeks ago. I'm making a short film. I'm making a bunch of stuff. I don't know how I'll put it out. But I'm not going to hold it so preciously close to me. I write all the time." According to IMDB, Kristen currently has six other films in various stages of production in addition to Camp X-Ray.
JAMES FRANCO ACCUSED OF TACKLING PHOTOGRAPHER: A photographer filled out a police report over the weekend claiming that he injured his back and damaged his camera as a result of being tackled by James Franco. The incident occurred at a Lana Del Rey concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Friday (October 17th) where witnesses say James was allegedly laughing as ran head first into the paparazzo. James has not addressed the incident. He attended the show with Pretty Little Liars actor Keegan Allen.
REPORT: KIM KARDASHIAN HAS DIVA DEMANDS TO PROMOTE A PRODUCT: A company looking to hire Kim Kardashian to promote their product has leaked an email of the reality star's alleged demands in order to make an endorsement deal. According to Radar Online, Kim charges $750,000 to $1 million as just a flat fee. The email from her rep also states that she requires, "5 first class tickets, plus 1 coach, first class hotel accommodations -- 1 suite for talent and standard rooms for others in party, portal to portal first class exclusive ground transportation, airport greeter service, security, glam fee --day rate for her hair and makeup squad, and a per diem. We would need approval over photographer, all photos used in print materials, glam squad -- hair, makeup, stylist, manicurist, hotel/airline/car service and PR usage. We would need to review and approve the media plan with her PR team." The email also reportedly explains that Kendall Jenner is also available for similar price but less of the added demands.
SHIA LABEOUF OPENS UP ABOUT RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER: Shia LaBeouf appears in the new issue of Interview where opens up about his difficult relationship with his dad. He tells the magazine, "The only thing my father gave me that was of any value to me is pain. The only time my dad will ever talk to me is when I need him at work. He knows to pick up the Skype phone call, and he knows what I'm looking for. It's not to say 'Hey, Dad.' We manipulate each other. We service each other. I use him when I go to work. It's not a real conversation; it's just an excuse to rev up. He's the marionette puppeteer. My dad is the key to most of my base emotions. My greatest and my worst memories are with my father, all my major trauma and major celebration came from him. It's a negative gift. And I'm not ready to let go of it, because anger has a lot of power."
NICHOLAS BRENDON ADDRESSES WEEKEND ARREST: Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actor Nicholas Brendon has issued a statement apologizing for the behavior that led to his arrest in a hotel in Idaho on Friday night (October 17th.) The statement reads, "I apologize. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior." Nicholas adds, "For the past 5 days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable. I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons. Again: I apologize. Those two small words don't begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation -- and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans." Nicholas recently married his girlfriend, Moonda Tee, in Las Vegas -- one week after getting engaged.