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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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16 hours 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 but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him ...
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2 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 look like Jared Leto’s. [A Socialite Life] This is one of ...
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3 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 this money to hire more staff for product development, exp ...
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5 weeks ago

The Originals Cast Before They Were Stars: Who Made the Biggest Splash?

Sep 22 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Klaus! Elijah! Rebekah! OH MY! The Originals Season 2 is coming! (Finally!!)  While we wait eagerly for the series to return, we thought we'd take a tour through IMDB to see what The Originals cast resumes looked like before they were stars on the CW's hit. The Originals Cast Before They Were Stars 1. The Originals Cast The Originals Season 2 returns to The CW on October 5! Take a look at our favorite Mikaelson siblings and their fellow castmates before t ...
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5 weeks ago

'Doctor Strange’ Coming Summer 2016, Joaquin Phoenix Close To Nabbing Lead Role Read

Sep 18 2014 8:41pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

With actor Joaquin Phoenix reportedly close to nabbing the lead role, Marvel has gone ahead and scheduled a release date for its Phase 3 film Doctor Strange. It will open July 8, 2016 in the United States with worldwide dates to follow.Doctor Strange follows a former neurosurgeon turned sorcerer charged with protecting Earth from magical and mystical threats. The property was created in the early 1960s by the legendary team of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.Most of the other Phase ...
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6 weeks ago

Good Morning, Natalie Burn, And Other News

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

- Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin are being spotted in public. This shit’s happening. [Lainey Gossip] - Since everyone enjoyed Jared Leto‘s dick so much, here’s Zac Efron‘s hairy nipples. [Dlisted] - Redheads Are Masters of The Seductive Arts [theCHIVE] - Melissa Rivers tells jokes, too. I had no idea. [Fishwrapper] - But will Leighton Meester make butt videos? That’s the real question. [The Frisky] - Kris Jenn ...
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6 weeks ago

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 was videoed grabbing a considerable portion of penis bulge [.. ...
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6 weeks ago

Good God, Raquel Rischard, And Other News

Sep 10 2014 9:34am CDT | Source: The Superficial

Posted By Photo Boy - Reese Witherspoon is a heroin-addict hiker in Wild. But what about the baby?! [Lainey Gossip] - Hey, remember Jared Leto‘s gladiator helmet dick? That was only the beginning. [Dlisted] - Cameras Are A Girl’s (Boobs’) Best Friend [theCHIVE] - Kris Jenner in a bikini, because Satan needs your eyes for some reason. [Fishwrapper] - Ranking Jax Teller’s Hair’s Fuckability [The Frisky] - Rick Santorum wants to ban secularism from schools now. [Death and Taxes] - Is Paris Ja ...
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7 weeks ago

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!

"My #icebucketchallenge with real ice - for Nordoff Robbins - thanks to Robin George for nominating me! I now nominate my band members; Emy Lou, Becky Adelaide Barker & Michelle Dawes! Oh and also Richard Heckel, Alison Finnie, Sam Finnie & Morgan Finnie too! The more the merrier!(I didn't want to waste water when so many others can only dream of access to clean fresh water, so we used a paddling pool that the kids could play in afterwards, then water the plants! #savewater ...
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7 weeks ago

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 t ...
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