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Jared Leto found hometown 'oppressive'

Jared Leto found hometown 'oppressive'

Apr 12 2014, 11:26am CDT | by

Jared Leto doesn't feel connected to where he grew up. The Oscar-winning actor admits he is glad he "escaped" from his hometown Bossier City, Louisiana at an early age because "it's very oppressive...

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Jared Leto found hometown 'oppressive'

Apr 12 2014, 11:26am CDT | by

Jared Leto doesn't feel connected to where he grew up.

The Oscar-winning actor admits he is glad he "escaped" from his hometown Bossier City, Louisiana at an early age because "it's very oppressive."

In a joint interview with his older brother Shannon Leto, the 'Dallas Buyers Club' star told the new issue of FourTwoNine magazine: "We escaped early on. It's very oppressive. We would go back for the summers and stay with our grandmother, though. So the culture was always there that we returned to.

"We moved around every couple of years growing up. Way up to north Massachusetts. Everywhere. But no matter where we were it was a very creative environment around artists. That is obviously an important reason that Shannon and I are pursuing the path that we are now."

The 30 Seconds to Mars rockers also insist they aren't "adverse" to defining themselves as "queer" without it being a sexual term but a cultural one.

Shannon said: "I wouldn't care."

And Jared added: "I don't think we'd care at all. We certainly identify with people who are different."

He is also happy that his band has a large LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) fan base.

He said: "I got a note from a kid yesterday. We were signing a thousand CDs after a show. If you looked at him, he looked like any young kid maybe in twelfth grade or eleventh grade who'd be on the baseball team or something. A nice looking kid. He handed me a note and it said, 'I just want to say thanks so much for the music. It's helped me in many ways-especially with coming out this year to my family.'"

 
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Rewind: A Look Back At 2013’s ‘Hollywood Film Awards’ Honorees

Oct 30 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: CBS San Francisco

While ever honor and award is important in an awards show, some just hold a little more heft. For the first time ever the “Hollywood Film Awards” will be broadcast live on television, and the only way to see them is on CBS, Nov. 14 at 8:00PM ET/delayed PT. This year “Hollywood Film Awards” plan to have quite a few entertainers and celebrities in attendance, including: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Shailene Woodley among ...
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Celebrity Picture Post

Oct 29 2014 11:20am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Demi Lovato in NYCJuno Temple in NYCJared Leto in NYCNicole Kidman Heads to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'Heidi Klum in West HollywoodJennifer Lopez films American Idol auditionsNicky Hilton in NYCMelissa McCarthy Heads to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Emily Blunt and John Krasinski at LAXReese Witherspoon in LAZendaya on GMACarrie Underwood on The ViewMatt Damon and Billy Bob Thornton at LAXZoe Saldana in LAGemma Arterton in LAAlessandra Ambrosio and Jar ...
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3 weeks ago

Benedict Cumberbatch Lands Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' Title Role!

Oct 27 2014 1:39pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Benedict Cumberbatch is reportedly in final negotiations to play the title role in Marvel’s upcoming superhero movie Doctor Strange, according to Deadline. There have many actors associated with this project so far, including Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, and several others. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Benedict Cumberbatch Here is the synopsis: After his career is destroyed, a brilliant ...
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5 weeks ago

“Jessica Alba & every other celebrity made a trip to the Pumpkin Patch” links

Oct 13 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

It’s that time of year again: celebrities taking their kids to the Pumpkin Patch. Here’s Jessica Alba with her girls. [Celebrity Baby Scoop] Hilary Swank has been everywhere in the past week. [Go Fug Yourself] Little boy brings some Vogue Realness to the situation. [Dlisted] Ed Sheeran used to be homeless. [Buzzfeed] Bill Hader brought Stefon back to SNL. [Pajiba] If Jesus had an Instagram, it would loo ...
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7 weeks ago

Snoop Dogg Becomes Part Owner Of Reddit Website

Oct 2 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: All HipHop

(AllHipHop News) Rap icon Snoop Dogg is now an investor in the website Reddit. The company raised $50 million in outside funding, and Uncle Snoop was one of the contributors along with actor Jared Leto and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. [ALSO READ: Snoop Dogg, Common, Jay Electronica, Bobby Shmurda & More To Perform At BET Hip Hop Awards] Reddit explained how the new capital will be used in a blog post: We’re planning to use th ...
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