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Quotables: Emma Stone Talks Inner Beauty

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“Confidence is the only key. I know a lot of people who aren’t traditionally ‘beautiful’ — not symmetrical or perfect-bodied or perfect-skinned. But none of that matters because all that shines through is their confidence, humor and comfort with themselves. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.”

- Emma Stone giving me another reason to love her.

But really, how magical is this girl? I know I haven’t talked about her since July, and I feel just terrible about that, but trust me, she was always on my mind. I just think there’s something so beautiful and refreshing about her, and I’m so excited for her life. And this little quote just makes my heart swell!

Let the Emma Stone love commence!

Some Photos of a Bunch of Attractive People at The Help Premiere

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Is it me, or does this movie look insanely good? What? You’ve never even heard of it? Well it hits theaters today, so you better check out this trailer and GET SOME:

Seriously. Awesome. And could Emma Stone be any more lovable? And this movie. I saw the trailer the other day for the first time while I was sitting in a doctor’s office, waiting for my husband to get a colonoscopy. Good times, huh? So, I don’t know if it was the effect of all that anesthesia running through the air purification system or what, but this movie looks like it could end up being one shelved next to the others in my massive “favorite movie” collection.

You guys going to go see this business?

Let’s Take A Moment to Learn More About The Beautiful Emma Stone!

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Here’s how my day starts: I wake up, I snuggle with my boyfriend until I’m on the brink of peeing my pants, I go to the bathroom, I check on the dogs, I check my email, and then I check up on good ol’ Evil Beet. Today, I got through all those steps admirably, and then once I got to the last one, I noticed that, in the morning links, there was a link titled “10 things you may not know about Emma Stone.” Talk about starting a day off right.

Just in case you don’t check out the links as much as you should (and you really should), I’m going to be a doll and let you know those ten facts:

1. Emma dropped out of high school at 15 to pursue acting full-time. She eventually finished via home schooling.

2. Emma’s natural hair color is blonde. When she was a teenager she dyed it brown. But, it was Judd Apatow who was the first one to suggest to her to change her hair color to red for her role in Superbad.

3. Alongside Rumer Willis and Katharine McPhee, Emma covered “I Know What Boys Want” by The Waitresses for The House Bunny.

4. She learned to play bass for her role in The Rocker.

5. In 2008, Emma was romantically linked to her The Rocker co-star, Teddy Geiger.

6. Emma is really good friends with her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill. She’s also close friends with Taylor Swift.

7. She convinced her parents to let her move to Hollywood and pursue acting by making a PowerPoint presentation to Madonna’s song “Hollywood”.

8. Emma auditioned for the role of Claire Bennet on NBC’s ‘Heroes’. She told Vanity Fair in their August issue, “I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11… I went home and just had this meltdown”. The girl in the other room was Hayden Panettiere.

9. When she was younger, Emma was really into HTML and web design.

10. While growing up in Arizona, Emma acted in a local theatre production of The Wiz with future American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.

So there you have it.  Now we know that the glorious Emma Stone can play the bass, is BFFs with Taylor Swift, and makes really impressive PowerPoints. I think I’ll go ahead and start building her a shrine now.

The One Where Emma Stone Has An Embarrassing Mom, Featuring Brad and Angelina

I don’t need to reiterate my love for Emma Stone. However, I do need to report whenever the girl does something to earn a little more of it. And this is one of those times.

In this little video, you can see Emma be her charming, hilarious self in a number of ways, but my favorite is by telling a story of a time when her mother got wasted on champagne and had herself a good ol’ time by talking up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at an event. You know, the classic mom line: “they grow up so fast.” Love it.

Actually, I think Emma Stone could tell a story about anything – the Industrial Revolution, the Black Plague, the rise and fall of everyone’s favorite boy band, The Monkees – and it would be just delightful. Is that an accurate assessment?

SDCC 2011: Video: Andrew Garfield, the Man in the Spidey Mask

This video was taped at yesterday’s Amazing Spider-Man Comic-Con panel:

In the video, an excited fan rushes to the microphone, starts gushing about how he’s always wanted to “be at Comic-Con, in Hall H, as Spider-Man.” Then, as he thanks the encouraging crowd, he removes his cowl to reveal that he is none other than superhero Andrew Garfield. (The fanny pack added a lot to his Comic-Con disguise, I think.)

Andrew Garfield IN DISGUISE at Comic-Con (Getty)

Garfield is all nerves as he reads a prepared speech:

Stan Lee says that the reason why Spidey is so popular is because all of us can relate to him, and I agree. I needed Spidey in my life when I was a kid, and he gave me hope. In every comic I read, he was living out my and every skinny boy’s fantasy of being stronger, of being free of the body I was born into, and that swinging sensation of flight. And upon receiving his power, unlike most who have become corrupted, he used it for good. And I think that we all wish we had the courage to stick up for ourselves more, to stick up for a loved one more, or even a stranger you see being mistreated, and Peter Parker has inspired me to feel stronger. He made me, Andrew, braver.

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Emma Stone Astounds in The Advocate, Natch

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Oh, I’m sorry, you thought I was going to say a single negative word about the young adult ginger lady love of my life, Emma Stone? You thought you were going to be able to go a few more weeks without listening to me gush about how wonderful she is? Well, you thought wrong, you old crazies!

Here are some lovely highlights from her interview with The Advocate:

When did you become aware of your gay following?
When The House Bunny came out, and it was incredibly exciting. That support is profoundly important and moving to me, because you guys are the best. I grew up with a ton of gay friends and witnessed their struggles. One of the most wonderful things about doing Easy A was that we got to tackle issues that many gay teenagers face.

Did you anticipate the extent to which Easy A would resonate with the gay audience?
Our writer, Bert V. Royal, is gay, and these were issues that he had actually experienced growing up, so we knew that would resonate. But when the movie came out last summer, media coverage of gay teen suicides was everywhere. Because the movie came out right in the eye of that storm, the timing ended up being more relevant and poignant than we anticipated.

Who’s the most important gay person in your life?
I did a lot of theater growing up, and I was lucky to be raised in a family that was very accepting, so someone being gay was never odd or off-putting to me. I have a lot of wonderful gay friends, but one of the most formative men in my life is Max, who’s been my best friend since I was 11 years old. He’s the funniest human being on the planet, and he single-handedly taught me how to do improv. He also taught me what friendship is and what it is to truly know someone. Now we both live in New York, so we’ve been able to stay close for our whole lives.

In the Crazy, Stupid, Love. trailer, your character admires Ryan Gosling’s shirtless torso and says, “It’s like you’re photoshopped!” Since you got closer to all that than most of us ever will, what else can you share?
Well, I got to touch it too, so I can confirm that he isn’t photoshopped at all. He put in all the hard work, and it will not disappoint you.

Instead of boy-crazy girly girls, you often play these strong, independent women with an edgy tomboy quality, which has certainly endeared you to lesbian fans.
Really? Oh, I’m so flattered. The tomboy quality is probably coincidental just due to the fact that my voice hits male octaves most of the time. I don’t really think about it — I just respond to what I read — but I must be subconsciously drawn to women who, even if they don’t necessarily have their shit together, are secure within themselves and don’t need a man to fix them.

Are you a tomboy or a girly girl in real life?
It depends on the day. I’m a solid party mix of both.

A lesbian role seems like a logical next step for you.
Right? Send me over a good script. That sounds amazing.

Which gay star would you play in a biopic?
Can I play a man? Anthony Perkins would be interesting, because it was kind of a secret thing.

You also seem guarded when it comes to your personal life. But as you become more and more famous, people naturally want to know more about you and whom you’re dating. How do you navigate that?
I’ve tried to figure out how to be honest and totally myself while not giving away those things that are most sacred to me. I’m afraid that if I ever expose those parts of my life, it will just open up a floodgate of more speculation. So I don’t ever want to talk about relationships or family in interviews. That would be like meeting a stranger for the first time and telling them all that stuff.

When you guested on Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler asked if you had a girlfriend when you evaded her question about having a boyfriend. You responded sarcastically, but I got excited for a second.
No, I don’t have a girlfriend. But who knows? You love who you love.

Do you have a girl crush?

Christina Hendricks. It’s a no-brainer. Everything about her does it for me. That’s my kind of woman.

Between Emma’s precious heart and the images of her fondling my beloved Ryan Gosling and crushing on my girl, Christina Hendricks, and playing Anthony Perkins in a biopic, I’m pretty much spent for the day. See you guys back here in the AM, all right?

Emma Stone: Gorgeous and Hilarious for Vanity Fair

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Seriously, look at this girl.  I have been admiring and lusting after Emma Stone for a hot minute now, but damn.  Clearly, Emma just did Vanity Fair, and she did it hard.  She’s looking absolutely flawless on this cover, but to get the full effect, go ahead and check out her interview.  Here are some highlights:

On her habits and personality: “I micro-manage,” Emma Stone tells Vanity Fairwriter Alexandra Wolfe. “I think I’m a Type A personality who’s trying to convince herself she’s Type B,” the actress says, admitting that she still lays out her clothes and sets her coffee-maker for the morning the night before. Stone, who confesses she was nervous for her V.F. bikini cover shot, saying, “I usually wear a one-piece,” jokes that her only vices are sugar, wine, and black-tar heroin. “That’s pretty much it, the heroin, the sugar, and the wine—nothing too crazy.”

On paparazzi: “He stands up while I’m walking to my car and is like, ‘Hey, Emma! Listen, I’m going to delete these pics. Here’s my card,” Stone recalls of a recent encounter with a paparazzo. “‘If you ever go to the beach with your friends or walk out of your house in your pajamas, call me.’” Stone, confused, refused his card. “He’s like, ‘But I’m deleting these pictures, see?’ … These guys try to strike up a deal with you so you feel like they’re your friend. I didn’t even know that was a thing—that people would call them.”

On dieting: “That diet, have you seen it?” Stone asks of the popular trainer to the stars Tracy Anderson’s recommended diet. “It’s like: Eat this diet, which is a palm-size piece of chicken and some beans, and work out two hours a day for the rest of your life.” The actress, who rock-climbs at Chelsea Piers in New York City, even admits that weight training and Pilates with Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield “brings out anger in me.”

On dropping out of high school: “I did Superbad in what would’ve been my senior year,” she says. “I was playing a senior, and had I graduated I would’ve missed that opportunity, and had I missed that opportunity I wouldn’t be here right now.”

On auditioning for Heroes: “I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, ‘You are our pick … On a scale of 1 to 10 you’re an 11,’” Stone recalls, before Hayden Panettiere—who ended up with the role of Claire Bennet—walked out of the room. “I went home and just had this meltdown,” Stone says, calling the experience “rock bottom.”

I didn’t know that bit about how she dropped out of high school, that seems a little sad.  But honestly, if I were given the choice of a high school diploma and doing my dream job with Michael Cera, I couldn’t tell you which way I’d go.  But still, charming girl, right?  I hope there are bright things ahead for this girl, I really do.