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In a revealing interview in February’s Harper’s Bazaar (which took place two weeks after her split from Ashton Kutcher), the 49-year-old actress addresses body image, abandonment, her greatest insecurities and her favorite guilty pleasure.
ON BEING TOO THIN: “I’ve had a love hate relationship with my body…[I’m] now experiencing my body as extremely thin…I never imagined someone would be saying to me ‘You’re too thin and you don’t look good.’ I find peace when I don’t see my body as the enemy…You can’t look at yourself in the mirror and tear your body apart. You have to look at it and go, ‘Thank you. Thank you for standing by me, for being there no matter what I have put you through.'”
ON REJECTION: “I used to think that what scared me was the idea of being abandoned until someone said to me, ‘Only children can be abandoned. Adults can’t be abandoned because we have a choice.'”
HER GREATEST FEARS: “What scares me is that I’m going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I’m not really loveable, that I’m not worthy of being loved. That there’s something fundamentally wrong with me… The fight against gravity for me is to find that love for myself that gives me the courage to reach my fullest potential.”
ON BEING AN ALPHA GIRL: “I guess on one hand, but on the other I’m so not. It’s more that I have very strong warrior energy. Yeah, I’m a warrior.”
HER IDEA OF FREEDOM: “Not reflecting on the past. Not projecting into the future. Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom.”
GUILTY PLEASURE: “Watching Jersey Shore, because it’s such a train wreck. You just can’t look away!”
ON HEALING: “Somebody wrote something to me that said, ‘Don’t let your wounds make you become someone you’re not.’ That’s really powerful.”
Year of the Baby?
BABY BUZZ BUILDS AS KATE TURNS 30
With the Duchess of Cambridge celebrating her 30th birthday Jan. 9, Britons are abuzz with speculation that 2012 will hold another milestone: motherhood.
Already, oddsmaker Ladbrokes reports record-breaking betting on the arrival of an heir (or heiress, now that Britain is amending its constitution). “The likelihood of a royal baby is very high,” a Ladbrokes spokesman says.
Still, some close to William and Kate say, as with marriage, they’re not going to rush. For one thing, Kate-who has already carried out some 34 royal engagements-will have her hands full with newly chosen charities, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London’s Summer Olympics. Not in question: Kate’s desire for children. Says royal wedding guest Martin Fidler: “Catherine will make a wonderful mother.”
Taking the pulse of celebrity love lives
Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis
First they were spotted together Dec. 10 getting cozy at a Saturday Night Live afterparty, and by Dec. 29 it was home for the holidays! Sudeikis, 36, brought his new lady love, Wilde, 27, home to Kansas, where they were all smiles cheering on his beloved Jayhawks (inset). Three days later the couple were back in New York City and out hand in hand for a New Year’s Day stroll.
Erin Brady & Steven Tyler
The American Idol judge, 63, proposed to his longtime girlfriend, accountant Erin Brady, 40, on a Christmas trip to Hawaii. The rocker surprised her with a custom ring with a total of more than six carats by pal Loree Rodkin. “I picked stones and built settings and sent him pictures on his phone,” says the jeweler. “He asked for guidance, but the choice was his.”
DATE NO. 2!
Kirsten Dunst & Garrett Hedlund
In October Dunst, 29, and the Tron: Legacy star, 27, hit Maroon 5’s Halloween bash, and on Dec. 29 they met for lunch at trendy Venice, Calif., eatery Gjelina. “They were laughing,” says an onlooker.
Will Kopelman & Drew Barrymore
Dating nearly a year, Barrymore, 36, and her art-consultant boyfriend, 34, are “super happy together,” a source says of the pair, who spent the holidays with his family in Sun Valley, Idaho.
MORE THAN COSTARS?
Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana
Saldana, 33, recently split from fiance Keith Britton after 11 years together but has reportedly moved on with Cooper, 36, her costar in the upcoming thriller The Words. Reps had no comment.
TOM & GISELE’S
HUGE BRENTWOOD ESTATE
She’s a supermodel; he’s a Super Bowl MVP. It makes sense that Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady‘s new home would be, well, super-sized. The nearly finished mega-manse, whose neighbors include Heidi Klum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, will feature such eco-friendly amenities as solar panels, rainwater recovery, and set-ups for waste reduction and recycling.
By the Numbers
22,000 estimated sq.-ft. of house
18 months it took to build
8 reported number of bedrooms
2 number of wings connected by a covered bridge
$20,000,000 reported cost
JOHNNY’S GIRL LILY-ROSE IN L.A.!
Off from school for the holidays, an all-grown-up-looking Lily-Rose Depp did what lots of 12-year-old girls like to do in their spare time: shop! The oldest child of Johnny Depp, 48, and singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, 39, who splits her time between family homes in L.A. and the south of France, is also a huge Justin Bieber fan. The tween and her friend picked up cosmetics at M.A.C before heading to Abercrombie & Fitch and the Apple store.
WHO’S DUE REVIEW!
Simpson, 31, is craving cantaloupe-with salt! Her baby with fiance Eric Johnson is due in spring.
Duff, 24, and her hockey player husband, Mike Comrie, are having a boy, set to arrive in mid-March.
The supermodel, 30, and Jamie Mazur expect their second baby this spring.
Dad-to-be Ben Affleck is “doting” on Garner, 39, as they await baby No. 3, due in early spring.
The model, 26, and her hubby of eight months, Caleb Followill, 30, will welcome their first this year.
Baby No. 2 will join Kourtney, 32, Scott Disick, 28, and big brother Mason, 2, in June.
Amid rumors she gave birth over the holidays, a still-pregnant Beyonce, 30, celebrated New Year’s Eve with fried chicken and dad-to-be Jay-Z, 42, in Brooklyn. “She looked amazing,” said an eyewitness. “In sky-high heels!”