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Bradley Cooper is a “master manipulator”, apparently

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Bradley Cooper was married to Blue Bloods actress Jennifer Esposito for a single year – 2005 to 2006 – but apparently things didn’t end very well there. While she didn’t name names, she discussed her marriage with the man believed to be Cooper in her new book, Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease – What Doctors Don’t Tell You and How You Can Learn to Live Again (WHY IS THAT TITLE SO LONG?), calling it “an entire marching band of red flags”. Ouch.

“He was funny, smart, cocky, arrogant, and a master manipulator. I didn’t necessarily find him that attractive, but I figured that I could enjoy his sense of humor and nonsense for a while,” the actress writes of an ex in her new book. “We had fun, but he also had a mean, cold side. His personality could flip on a dime.”

Damn, that’s cold. However, Esposito doesn’t appreciate us jumping to conclusions and wants you to pay attention to the matter at hand: celiac disease, apparently. Here’s her statement:

“This book is about my journey with celiac disease and only that,” Esposito says in a statement. “To refer to anything other than the subject at hand or to make this book about anything else is an insult to me and this disease that plagues so many.”

I love that she wrote a whole book about going gluten-free. I mean, I know celiac disease can be really difficult until you get a diagnosis and all that, but really? Also, if your relationships weren’t pertinent to your gluten intolerance, why the hell did you write about them?

In any case, I don’t know much about Bradley Cooper, so maybe he is a total asshole. Who can say? Anyone heard any stories about him either way?

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Can You Recognize Bradley Cooper After His Weight Gain?

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Bradley Cooper gained weight and grew a beard for a film role (or so he says, mwuaha). But no, according to EntertainmentWise, it’s for Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper film.

Mr. Cooper now kind of resembles…I’m not sure. Will Ferrell? Billy Mays? Or maybe just a dad. I think that’s it. He looks like a dad now.

Do you think it’s a more drastic change than Jake Gyllenhaal‘s weight loss for his film role?

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Is Bradley Cooper our new Indiana Jones?

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It’s a sad state of affairs in Hollywood that the only movies seemingly being made lately are either book adaptations or remakes of classics that really should just be left alone.

The latest franchise apparently getting a reboot – or at the very least, another film – is Indiana Jones. While the producers would love to get Harrison Ford back one last time before he’s too damn old to take on the part, timing is a problem since they don’t yet have a story and Harrison is working on other films.

The answer is, apparently, to bring Bradley Cooper in to play a younger version of the character and breathe fresh life into the Indiana Jones storyline. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but what do you think? Could he pull it off? Is it even worth it or should they just leave it alone?

Disney owns the brand and Frank Darabont has apparently pitched a story, but who knows if this one will ever come to light.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week

Welcome back to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Time once again to take a gander at what celebs are wearing and dub someone BEST, WORST, and WTF. My picks are at the bottom. Let’s get right to it!

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The Oscar Nominations Are Here!

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.

Best Supporting Actor

Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Original Song

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela

Best Adapted Screenplay

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay

American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Dallas Buyers Club
Her
Nebraska

Best Animated Feature

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen
The Wind Rises

Best Documentary Feature

The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
Dirty Wars
The Square
20 Feet From Stardom

Best Foreign Language Film

The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Missing Picture
Omar

Best Director

David O. Russell – American Hustle
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Martin Scorsese – Wolf of Wall Street

Best  Actress

Amy Adams – American Hustle
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
Chitwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street

And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.

Bradley Cooper Admits Drugs Almost “Sabotaged” His Life

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Bradley Cooper wasn’t always the big name he is today. At one point, he played a dude in Sex and the City who taunted Carrie for looking crappy on a magazine cover. Remember that? Yeah, that was him. I still think it’s his best role to date.

So while he’s moved on to bigger things and wants to settle down and have kids, he had to overcome a major drug addiction. He was very frank with QG (although declined to say which drugs exactly he was doing, hmmm). From GQ (their questions are italicised):

In 2006, he got married—to the actress Jennifer Esposito—and then divorced, four months later. A year or two before that, he’d gotten sober after a bad run with alcohol and drugs, the varieties of which he declines to specify. He was 29, confronting the fact that “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.”

Did it ever have any effect on your work?

“I mean, it has to have. And to this day, of course, because it’s a life experience. And all I do is bring life experience. That’s all anybody really does. It’s inescapable.”

But it was never like, “Oh, I didn’t show up on set.”

“Oh no. No, no, no, no, no, no. No, never. No. You mean like, in a logistic point of view, like: ‘He’s late?’ No, no, no.”

So it was more of a personal thing—it wasn’t like work was getting f-cked up?

“No, I think work was getting f-cked up.”

This sheds some light on why he’s been living with his mom for over 2 years. Maybe she’s a really good anchor for him and keeps him healthy and sober. Whatever works, man.

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Step Right Up, Ladies: Bradley Cooper Wants Kids

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Bradley Cooper was apparently the fifth hottest actor of 2013, so he should have no problem fulfilling his desire to be a dad. His own father died two years ago, but he thinks having kids would make his dad proud of him and that he’d learn a lot from the experience.

From Look Magazine:

“I would love to be a father! And I know my own dad would have been very proud of me if I start a family.

“Raising me and my sister Holly was his greatest joy in life and I know that’s my next step.”

Well, good for him! Last I heard, he was perhaps maybe sorta dating Rachel McAdams but I think that ship has sailed since she’s obviously reuniting with Ryan Gosling so they can live their real life Notebook romance. I dunno, maybe Bradley can adopt with Gerard Butler? LOL.

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