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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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Sep 11 2014 7:43am CDT | Source: The Superficial

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Watch: Jared Leto Grabs An Impressive Amount Of Penis Bulge In This Live Performance Video

Sep 10 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

Jared Leto, Academy Award-winner and frontman of 30 Seconds to Mars, has a reputation for being … erm … well endowed. Stories about Jared‘s endowment have been widely circulated for years. During a live performance by 30StM last month (which is making the rounds today), Jared w ...
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Sep 10 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: The Superficial

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Vix (Victoria Perks), Former Fuzzbox Frontwoman, Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge + YouTube Roundup

Sep 8 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Are ‘Selfie Phones’ The New Trend?

Sep 5 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

BERLIN (AP) — Visit any tourist destination, and you’re bound to see individuals and groups taking photos of themselves for sharing on social media. It’s a declaration to the world that they were there. Pop stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber have helped popularize the trend, too, by posting stylized selfies to their leagues of followers. Even politicians are taking selfies with ordinary folks th ...
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The FBI Gets Involved in Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photo Leak

Sep 2 2014 9:53am CDT | Source: PopSugar

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2 weeks ago

Laverne Cox on Owning Your Body

Aug 27 2014 6:35pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

When she was growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Laverne Cox had no role models to speak of. “I remember seeing that episode of The Jeffersons where George’s old buddy came back and was a woman now,” Cox recalls. “ She was very pretty but she was really a joke, a punchline. From what I saw in the media, I didn’t equate trans people with being successful and accomplished.” Today, she’s possibly the most prominent trans person in pop culture, starring in Orange is the New Black as scisso ...
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3 weeks ago

Preparing for Emmy: Who’s In Line To Make History?

Aug 25 2014 2:21pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

The 66th Prime Time Emmys are kicking off tonight at 8pm EDT on NBC, and with plenty of long-running shows still in the mix to pick up awards, plenty of actors, actresses, comedies dramas and miniseries are ready to make Emmy history with their potential wins.In terms of ‘first timers’, Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards" could become the first online shows to pick up high end Emmy Awards. Meanwhile ...
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What You Missed On VH1: Bad Celebrity Bleach Jobs, Homeless Chris Pratt + More

Aug 24 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

Last week on VH1 was all about the unexpected. We covered male celebrities who look way better in make up than women, Chris Pratt when we was homeless in Hawaii, the return of the tacky celebrity cornrow trend and more. James Franco is one of the many male celebrities who went bleach blonde and really shouldn’t have. [VH1] Chris Pratt shared an adorable photo of his younger self posing in front of the Scooby ...
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3 weeks ago

Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!

Aug 22 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: PerezHilton

As they say, hindsight is 20/20! And we have a feeling that when Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto look back on their outfits from this week, they'd agree that they could've done a little better. But Kimmy and Jared shouldn't be TOO hard on themselves -- after all, they certainly weren't the only celebs who suffered a fashion miss recently! To see who else's style wasn't quite up to par... CLICK HERE to vie ...
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