Olivia explained, “I believe it was [Zach] Galifianakis who was saying something like, “People who are attractive can’t be funny, because funny comes from pain.” And it’s interesting, because in my life, I moved around a lot, and I had a really abusive stepfather. I have a great stepfather now, but my first stepfather was, for fourteen years, really horrible.”
“And you move around a lot and you’re constantly the new kid, because you’re a military family. Oklahoma, Utah, Japan, different parts of Japan — and humor and being self-deprecating and sarcastic was the thing that could break ice in every situation. And so it’s a very antiquated idea to think that you can’t be pretty and smart and funny.”As for the balance between sex symbol and bona fide thespian, Munn noted, “It’s interesting, because different people will tell me, ‘Well, you’re not, you shouldn’t, you don’t have to do this anymore.’ But I don’t think that there is anything wrong with it, and it actually bothers me, like when I was on ‘The Daily Show’ and there was this website that wanted to criticize me, saying, ‘How could she be on the cover of Maxim and be on this smart show?’ So I did the cover of Maxim again. Because, you know what? Don’t you want for your own daughters to grow up and be smart and funny and beautiful and embrace their sexuality?”
Gossip David reports: With Memorial Day just hours away, it’s the perfect time to see what you should like at the beach. This week’s Us Weekly cover is dedicated to the likes of Zac Efron‘s abs and Jessica Alba‘s bikini bod.
In Touch reports: As late-night revelers opened the door to Amanda Bynes’ large but sparsely furnished NYC apartment for an impromptu party, they were shocked by what they discovered inside.
Exclusive photos obtained by In Touch appear in this week’s issue, exposing the troubled star’s partying life….
Gossip David reports: According to the new issue of Life & Style, Kanye West isn’t too pleased with Kim Kardashian‘s alleged money-making strategies.
The magazine claims that Kanye has caught Kim trying to make money off their baby, and he hasn’t been filled on the plan.
Gossip David reports:
The focus of this week’s cover is how Brad Pitt stood by Angelina. “Brad did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Angie,” a family insider tells the magazine.
Adds Jeremy Kleiner, a longtime exec at Pitt’s Plan B production company and producer on his upcoming movie World War Z, “They are very loving and inspiring to each other, exchanging ideas,”
On-set, “He would light up when his family showed up. It’s just a very cool thing to see.”
On how she sticks to healthy foods:
“It’s so nerdy, but I pack my own lunches of grilled salmon and brown rice, because it helps me stay on track. Craft services [on-set catering] is hell. It’s basically sugar and salt. Sometimes when I work long hours I have trouble with sugar; they’ll keep passing me Tootsie Rolls.”
On her mother’s fame:
“My family is really active. My mom was in Sports Illustrated, and she was always going to the gym, which made me want to go. As a teenager, I used to sneak in with her and go to step class. I loved, loved, loved step, especially that move, the grapevine.”
On finding ways to clear her mind through meditation:
“I started about three years ago because I was feeling stressed, but now it’s more of a spiritual practice. I do Vedic for 20 minutes twice a day. You learn a mantra that is specific to you. People think you have to have nothing going on in your mind, but it’s OK to have thoughts come up; they are being released, so you don’t have to deal with them anymore. When I’m shooting, I’ll go on a different set and just sit. Sometimes it’s embarrassing because they’ll call me in and I’ll be a little dreamy.”
On saying goodbye to her smoking habit:
“I smoked for just a couple of years, and that was dumb. I quit in college, years and years ago. I think when you’re younger you think you’re invincible.”