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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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3 days ago

Leonardo DiCaprio Tries to Keep Low Profile After Raising $25 Million

Jul 26 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Leonardo DiCaprio dons a newsboy cap while stepping off his fancy yacht on Friday (July 25) in Nice, France. The day before, the 39-year-old actor showed off his shirtless body while taking a dip in the blue ocean with his beautiful bikini-clad girlfriend Toni Garrn in Saint Tropez. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leonardo DiCaprio In case you didn’t know, Leo recently raised over $25 million at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala, which w ...
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4 days ago

Environmental bae raises funds for mother Gaia

Jul 24 2014 4:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Guests including Bono, Robin Thicke and Jared Leto hit a star-studded St-Tropez gala Wednesday to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation at the picturesque Domaine Bertaud Belieu winery.Spies said the night impressively raised more than $25 million to help environmental causes at the foundation’s first-ever gala.A Damien Hirst sculpture called “Golden Myth” sold to billionaire Len Blavatnik for over $6 mil ...
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1 week ago

Morrissey's New Album Is Full Of Stupid

Jul 22 2014 3:57am CDT | Source: Clash Music

He’s gone and lost it completely…At a time when social realism is being sprayed into music fans’ faces with the acidic verve of bands like Sleaford Mods, does room remain for an old hand to expel some old wisdom? Some reactions to Morrissey’s new album, ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’, suggest: yes. You can read our full album review here, Given a little time with the album, though, there’s the distinct impression th ...
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1 week ago

Meet the Newest It Girl: Mandy Jiroux

Jul 21 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: GossipGirls.com

Good afternoon, Upper East Siders! Last week, I let my minions have a day off so I could do my own work for a day. How did I spend my day, you ask? By talking with an up and coming It Girl, Mandy Jiroux. You may remember Mandy, formerly of The Miley & Mandy Show on Youtube (yes, that Miley) and the all girl group co-managed by Kris Jenner, BG5. Everyone has to come from humble beginnings, right? But, just like anyone who becomes a someone, Mandy is making a name for hers ...
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2 weeks ago

“Kate Hudson wore a sparkly jumpsuit for Armani Prive in Paris” links

Jul 9 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Kate Hudson worked a sparkly jumpsuit at Armani Prive in Paris. [Go Fug Yourself] Blake Lively‘s lifestyle-curation site has a launch date. [LaineyGossip] Stacey Dash responds to Kanye West‘s rape rant. [Dlisted] Gillian Flynn‘s Sharp Objects will be a tv series. [Pajiba] Vanessa Hudgens‘ legs went and got their hair done. [Moe Jackson] Working from home means dealing with rude remarks. [Buzzfeed] J ...
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2 weeks ago

Kim Kardashian Reunites With Kendall Jenner in Paris

Jul 9 2014 9:07am CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Kim Kardashian went from eating corn dogs and churros in New Jersey on Tuesday to shopping with her sister Kendall Jenner in Paris on Wednesday. The sisters wore sunglasses as they stepped out in the City of Light together, but only one of them is there to model in Paris Fashion Week. Kendall went punk with spiked hair for her Chanel Haute Couture debut on Tuesday, and then hung out with Jared Leto backstage after the show. Just last week, K ...
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5 weeks ago

Steve Martin Dismisses 'Father of the Bride 3' Rumors

Jun 17 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Steve Martin says a third Father of the Bride movie isn’t being planned- Huffington Post Ed Sheeran debuts a brand new song- Just Jared Jr Frozen has boosted Elsa as a baby name- Entertainment Weekly Jared Leto will replace Will Smith in a new movie- The Hollywood Reporter Find out which celebs are celebrating birthdays- DListed This might be Naya Rivera‘s sexiest shoot yet- Hollywood Tuna Just how dirty are public res ...
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7 weeks ago

Tom Hardy And Benedict Cumberbatch Reportedly On Marvel's Wish List For Doctor Strange

Jun 6 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

As things are looking a bit more hopeful for the director-less Ant-Man, Marvel Studios is still moving forward with its long-anticipated Doctor Strange big-screen adaptation. Just days after finding a director in Scott Derrikson, the Disney-owned company has began its search for Dr. Stephen Strange himself. Immediately after Derrikson's announcement July 3rd, there was an unconfirmed rumor that Academy Award-winn ...
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7 weeks ago

Chris Martin Gets Restraining Order Against Twitter Bully!

Jun 3 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Chris Martin carries some books while heading to his car after doing some shopping at Brentwood Country Mart on Monday (June 2) in Santa Monica, Calif. Over the weekend, the 37-year-old Coldplay front man was spotted attending Bruno Mars‘ Hollywood Bowl concert, along with a handful of celebs, such as Jared Leto, Matt Damon, and Ryan Phillippe. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Martin It was recently announced that Chris and TV personality Ra ...
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