She’s committed and he is too — to hitting the gym.
While it is hard what to make of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s engagement at this point, the Hunger Games star is not letting relationship woes get in the way of him keeping in shape.
Liam was spotted leaving a gym in West Hollywood this past week and was sure to duck and hide from the paparazzi.
Meanwhile, Miley, who was sporting her engagement bling over the weekend during a shopping trip to Target, has opened up to Elle U.K. and revealed why she said ”yes” when the Aussie hunk popped the question.
“We have a house together and dogs. It just seems right to be wearing this ring and to be committed,” she explains in the June issue, out May 1. “But, we keep our relationship low-key and don’t talk about it anymore.”
She is seen as a major rising star in Hollywood, thanks to getting her career break in Ron Howard’s 2009 Academy Award-Nominated film Frost/Nixon, where she portrayed Nixon’s daughter Tricia.
And this year alone, Jenn Gotzon has a slew of films coming out.
It is a far cry from her early days when she was working for Google acclimatizing Nooglers (New Hires).
Here in this insightful, and often humorous interview, Jenn opens about looks, love and happiness.
CelebZter: How did you get into acting?
Jenn: My dream to play protagonist roles in movies that have the ability to inspire and impact audiences on-screen has been a part of my DNA since I was a fetus. After being rejected by my high school drama teacher for not being good enough, learning how to act was important to me, so I became an education junkie attended one year of college for theater (realizing theater isn’t my thing), transitioned to acting for film and television at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan for their summer program, followed by their two-year program (best ever), moved to Silicon Valley where I began booking lead roles in no-to-low budget films shot only on the weekends, then relocated to Los Angeles to build my career to where it is today.
CelebZter: Every actor and actress has a story about their beginnings from waiting tables and sleeping on couches until they got their first break, what is yours?
Jenn: Working for Google acclimatizing Nooglers (New Hires) as a human resources coordinator gaining the Google ten (pounds) with a bright red ball for my chair. Then when I took the plunge to Hollywood, I worked as an extra on major motion studio films for quite some time with my portable reclining fold up chair. This led to working as a stand-in for several Hallmark movies, which taught me how to hit marks and feel your key light… that groomed a unique skill set I use to this day.
CelebZter: And everyone encounters rejection at times, how did that make you feel and how did you keep your confidence in tact?
Jenn: Sometimes rejection can be protection, when one door closes another opens. My mom taught me to pray because God works all things together for good. Its hard staying grounded with this type of thinking, though when I do catch a glimpse there is a peace that surpasses understanding and that’s pretty cool.. Then my husband and I get frozen yogurt.
CelebZter: Can Hollywood be soul-destroying at times?
Jenn: Being self-serving a gazilion% of the time can be soul-destroying to anyone, anywhere, even in the middle of the forest. Loving people unconditionally can be soul-restoring.
CelebZter: Can you tell us how you got the role in Frost/Nixon?
Jenn: It’s easier to get hit in the head with a soccer ball in the middle of Times Square dodging traffic than how I got cast as the President’s daughter Tricia Nixon… casting found my photo and called me in. No manager or agent submitted me.
CelebZter: And you have a ton of movies coming out this year, can you tell us a little about them?
Jenn: I love them all and so excited because the storylines either inspire or impact, which is my passion as an actress.
Here are the movies coming to theaters and/or dvd this year, so humbled to work for these talented filmmakers: psychological mystery with romance Doonby directed by Peter Mackenzie, French and Indian War true-story Alone Yet Not Alone directed by Ray Bengston, entertaining family dramedy God’s Country directed by Chris Armstrong, suspense-thriller Untouched directed by Raphael Vieira, 1940’s Old Hollywood dramedy The Screenwriters directed by Peter Forbes, faith-based fantasy September Skies directed by Don Wahl, political docu-thriller Dragon Day directed by Jeffery Travis about China repossessing America because of our debt.
CelebZter: What has been your favorite role so far in your career?
Jenn: Besides the little lamb role in my grade school play spoken in sheep: “he’s baaaa’d”
… It would be a toss between the spoiled, party gal with a secret (she’s a raging alcoholic) Laura Reaper in Doonby, high-powered, Ferrari driving Megan Doherty in God’s Country who has a beautiful life changing experience, or soft-spoken, historically biographical Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixon – all these roles were ‘pinch-me’ dream come true.
CelebZter: And your favorite person to work with?
Jenn: My husband Chris Armstrong… he’s one of my favorite directors because his filmmaking is a mastermind collection of intellect meets creativity meets technology and dynamic performance.
CelebZter: Who do you look up to?
Jenn: Meryl Streep because her skill is a playground of artistic excellence… admire her character transformations, emotional depth and vocal accents.
CelebZter: What would be your dream role?
Jenn: An emotionally complex hero-type character who is charming and adventure-seeking finding herself on the heights of a mountain tops snow skiing to horseback riding off into the sunset and maybe throw in a game of softball. The theme of the movie would inspire people to take risks and live their dreams.
CelebZter: What are your five tips for other young actresses out there trying to make it?
Jen: My tips are…
Do you see acting as a career or hobby? If hobby, then don’t stress. If career, then buckle down it’s an exciting marathon filled with hilly roads leading through valleys of growth and peaks of celebration.
Study from as many teachers as possible: education is lining your actor toolbelt with pearls of artistic wisdom.
Say yes to the smallest of small roles without vanity, because every opportunity is an experience to learn.
Nurture relationships with a servant’s heart championing the vision of the filmmaker – be a teamplayer.
Think out-of-the box to showcase your talent because there is no rhyme or reason to ‘making it.’ — and mostly, find the joy in each moment of the journey.
CelebZter: What brings you happiness?
Jenn: Drinking caramel macchiatos, spending time in prayer, walks on the beach and being snuggled in my husband’s arms on the couch watching movies, sipping wine and enjoying unique blends of cheeses. Oh, and sand volleyball with our friends.
Happiness, for me, is when someone is encouraged to live his or her dreams.
CelebZter: Do you think there is enormous pressure in Hollywood on women and their looks? How do you cope with that?
Jenn: Yep… solution: a paper bag with cut out holes and a magic marker smiley face
CelebZter: And lastly, if you weren’t an actress, what would career would you pursue?
Jenn: Maybe a youth camp leader or a marine biologist researching communication patterns of dolphins… or maybe just enjoying life splashing in the dolphin tank at an exotic vacation destination drinking passion fruit mojitos. Honestly, it probably would be helping the youth.
Bruno Mars who? Meet his four sisters who are vying for their own moment to shine in the spotlight.
Presley, Tiara, Jaime, and Tahiti have formed a girl group called the The Lylas and are planning world domination.
They have already released their first single and video, “Come Back”, and plan to release their second single sometime this summer. They are also working on docu-series that follows the four sisters from Hawaii, which is set to air on WEtv this coming fall!
We caught up with the lovely ladies for a quick Q & A.
CelebZter: When did you girls decide you wanted to start a band?
The Lylas: It was about 2 years ago when we sang together for the first time, in a long time. We had so much fun and it just clicked that this is what we should be doing.
CelebZter: Can you describe your sound and who are you influences?
The Lylas: We can’t really say which genre box to stick us in.We would love to do it all ( reggae, r&b, pop, rock). Our influences are everyone from 1950′s to 2013.. Seriously
CelebZter: Is having a famous brother a hindrance or a help in the music business?
The Lylas: Famous or not famous, brothers are a hindrance aren’t they?! Just kidding. Love you Bruno and Eric!!
CelebZter: And what words of wisdom did he pass on in order to succeed in the music business?
The Lylas: Be yourself and use my lawyer :)
CelebZter: Who you think is the most inspirational woman in music for you?
The Lylas: There’s too many to list…P!NK, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Adele, Madonna, Alanis Morisette, Janis Joplin , Minnie Ripperton, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Jessie J, Amy Winehouse… Oh we did it.
CelebZter: How did the docu-series come about?
The Lylas: It was an idea from the fans. They started twitter, instagram and facebook accounts petitioning for a show. We thought what anyone would think “absolutely not”. After awhile of thinking about it went from absolutely not to “why not” Let’s do it!!!
CelebZter: Is it strange having cameras follow you all the time?
The Lylas: It was 100% strange and took some getting use to.
CelebZter:Is it difficult finding love as you carve out a name for yourself in music?
The Lylas: It’s hard to maintain a relationship while traveling back and forth from Hawaii to LA.
CelebZter: Where do you hope to be in a year‘s time?
The Lylas: On your radio!!! (wherever you are in the world)
Ray Ellingsen began his film career in 1987 as a writer and has since gone on to pursue numerous other aspects of filmmaking including directing and producing.
He recently took his zombie-inspired book “100 Days of Death” to the big screen — which was no easy feat.
In our Q & A with him, he dishes on zombies (naturally), countless rejection letters, and shares advice for those aspiring writers out there.
CelebZter: How did you get into writing?
Ray: My first writing job was an article for a self-defense publication. That led to me being a regular contributor for a while. One of the readers was a producer in Hollywood and he offered to let me write a screenplay. Since then, I’ve sold and produced several film scripts. 100 Days of Death is my first novel.
CelebZter: Was it difficult to get published? Did you encounter a lot of rejection letters?
Ray: I did receive a lot of rejection letters. In most cases, it was clear that the publisher hadn’t even looked at the work (one stated that they were “sorry, we are not in the market for ‘autobiographies’ at this time”). I replied back to them that the book is a fictional first person narrative, I have not actually survived a zombie apocalypse yet… I am still waiting for their response. I did finally get three offers to publish and decided to publish with Net Minds. So far, they have been great to work with.
CelebZter: Where did the idea for ”100 Days of Death” come from?
Ray: The idea for 100 Days of Death was inspired by the film “The Outlaw Josey Wales”. To me, that story is one of the greatest tales of one man’s journey of revenge and redemption ever told. And it’s set during a time when our nation was in terrible chaos (during the American Civil War). I wanted to create a modern-day version of that idea, and a zombie apocalypse felt like a good way to duplicate those horrible conditions.
CelebZter: There is a huge interest in all things zombie related at present… why do you think that is?
Ray: I don’t think that Zombies are necessarily a new trend, they’ve had a strong following ever since George Romero’s 1968 classic, “Night of the Living Dead”. But to be more succinct, I think it’s the overall morbid theme of complete anarchy and chaos that is so fascinating to people. That theme takes a slight turn every decade or so. In the 1950′s we were obsessed with alien invasions (“The Day the Earth stood Still”, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”), in the 1960′s it was the hippie anti-establishment movement, and crazed bikers prowling the roads, in the 1970′s our obsession turned to natural disasters (“Earthquake”, The Towering Inferno”), the 1980′s brought us every nuclear post apocalyptic scenario imaginable (including my favorite films, “Mad Max” and “The Road Warrior”), and now it’s everything Zombie. Don’t get me wrong, I love this trend, so much I even wrote a book about it.
CelebZter: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Ray: I think that most of my inspiration overall comes from music. From Robert Johnson’s wailing about the “Crossroad“, to Cat Stevens describing what it’s like to be “Miles from Nowhere“, the stories and emotions I hear in music have never failed to evoke powerful images in my mind.
CelebZter: How difficult was it to take the book to a film?
Ray:Well, you’d think that since I actually got my start as a screenwriter, it would have been a relatively simple process. It wasn’t. A screenplay has such a different pace and tone than a novel. In a book you can take your time and develop the story. In a film, you only have two hours to entertain an audience and tell your tale. The hardest part was removing non-essential subplots without sacrificing the heart of what 100 Days of Death is all about. I was very lucky to have a lot of really great people to collaborate with, and I think we did a great job with the end result.
CelebZter: What is next on your agenda?
Ray:I’ve actually got a pretty full plate right now. In addition to 100 Days of Death, my company is gearing up to shoot a comedy Mocumentary titled “Mad Mex” this year. I’m also trying to find time to sneak away to write book 2 in the 100 Days of Death trilogy.
CelebZter: Which novelist do you admire?
Ray: I don’t know that I can pick just one author. I’m an admirer of several novelists, most notably Edgar Rice Burroughs and Louis L’Amour. But if I had to choose one, I would say Louis L’Amour. He only wrote about places he actually traveled to, and he experienced as much as he could about the characters he wrote about. I respect that immensely.
CelebZter: Happiness for you is derived from?
Ray: Very simple things. One of the greatest feelings of accomplishment I get is, after weeks and sometimes months of work, writing the last words of a screenplay, followed by “fade to black”.
CelebZter: If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?
Ray:If I could travel through time and meet anyone it would be Theodore Roosevelt. He’s always been my hero. But if we’re talking reality, and meeting someone today, I’d love to get stuck in an elevator with renowned physicist, Michio Kaku. I’ve got about a zillion questions for him. And after he answered them he could explain to me how we could get out of the elevator by applying super string theory.
CelebZter: And advice for other aspiring writers?
Ray: As a general rule, I do my best not to solicit advice to anyone. However, as an author, I’ve learned that if I’m going to write something, I write it for myself. Yes, I am constantly aware that there needs to be story structure, character development, and all the other things necessary, and yes, I am aware that I need to relate to an audience. But at the end of the day I write for myself, that way if nothing ever comes of it I won’t be disappointed. Oh, yeah. And I never give up. I’m pig-headed like that.
She comes from arguably one of the most famous families in music in recent history, so it seems only natural that Tanay Jackson would forge her own musical path.
The only daughter of Tito Jackson and the niece of megastar Michael Jackson, Tanay launched her first single “Honey” in early 2012 to critical applause.
And the accompanying music video, which showcased her quick, powerful and energetic dance routines, drew inevitable comparisons to another famous member of her family — aunt Janet.
Reviewers gushed: “She looks incredible onstage…a great performer.”
And another wrote: “Tanay obviously takes after her Aunt Janet.”
Focusing on the pop music genre, the singer and songwriter is currently in New York recording her debut album, and here she opens up about uncle Michael, whether the Jackson name is more of a hindrance than a help, and the best advice that has been passed on to her as she navigates her way into the spotlight.
CelebZter: When did you develop a love for music?
Tanay: Since the age of 3 I always knew I loved music and when my music teacher recognized that I had a talent for it in the fourth grade is when I began to start actually performing.
CelebZter: Do you think your famous family was instrumental in this?
Tanay: I would like to think they weren’t, but I’m sure having known talents through out your lineage plays a big role in your appreciation of something.
CelebZter: Can you describe your sound to our readers?
Tanay: It’s pop music pure and simple that makes you want to dance and sing along. Over time I may experiment with another genre because I have been told I have a soulful voice by some producers and might be a great next step for me.
CelebZter:And what can we expect from your first album?
Tanay: Music with meaningful lyrics, contagious dance beats and fierce vocals. I want my debut album to really show the world what goes on in my heart and my mind.
CelebZter: Do you think it is harder or easier for you to break into the music business because of your family?
Tanay: It’s harder. People expect so much from me
CelebZter:And is there more pressure on you to be seen as an artist in your own right?
Tanay: No. It’s easy. what’s hard for the public to see me as an artist in my own right. They will, it will take some time though
CelebZter: You know your uncle Michael in a way we will never, how would you describe him?
Tanay: He was playful, loving, smart, extraordinarily talented and determined in everything he did.
CelebZter: How do you stay grounded given your familybackground?
Tanay: I have a different mind-set than some of the people on my dad’s side of the family.
CelebZter: Do you speak to Michael’s children often?
Tanay: They seem to be together, considering the tragedy. I haven’t really spoken with them in a while but I know they are doing well for themselves recently and have other family members to lean on assist them along their way.
CelebZter: Which musical star do you look up to?
Tanay: Prince! I think he is fabulous in everything he does.
CeleZbter: What inspires you?
Tanay: My environment sounds that I hear both recording and just in everyday life and the people around me. The people I let in my life are important because I believe in only surrounding yourself with positivity and those who believe in you.
CelebZter: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Tanay: Only you control your destiny, so don’t rely on an unknown entity, luck or hope to get you where you want to go. This advice continually reminds me that only I solely hold the responsibility of my future on my shoulders.
Unlike so many child stars who seem to lose their way in Hollywood, Valery Ortiz has managed to keep a level head and her career has continued to flourish.
After gaining initial success in the series “South of Nowhere”, Ortiz has dipped her toe in VJing, movies and will soon be seen on the small screen in the upcoming (May 2013) VH1 scripted series, “Hit The Floor.”
In a quick Q & A, this Puerto Rican beauty and former ballerina reveals what constitutes her perfect day and why playing a bad girl is more desirable than playing a good one.
And the 28-year-old explains why she feels so many young stars go off the rails.
CelebZter: How did you get your first big break?
Valery: I auditioned! I had just moved to LA months before and was filming Date Movie. I had my final audition for ‘South of Nowhere’ but because of filming, I was late to my Network test. I signed my contracts but missed my chance to actually go through with the test. But, long story short, I still got the part in my very first TV series. It all happened so fast. I had NO IDEA what was coming.
CelebZter: Do regret not becoming a ballerina?
Valery: Not at all! I love dance but some things just aren’t meant to be! I’ve been lucky to have been able to dance a little in some of my acting gigs!
CelebZter: Do you still dance in your downtime?
Valery: Not professionally but definitely for fun! There are a couple of dance influenced classes at my gym I take regularly.
CelebZter: What did you like about being a VJ?
Valery: I like that you can just be yourself. It’s hard to mess that up! Ha! Ha! But more than anything, I like engaging with the audience.
CelebZter: But, ultimately, was acting your true love?
Valery: Acting is my true love but hosting/VJing comes in at a very very close second! They are so different so it’s hard to compare the two! I love them both for different reasons!
CelebZter: How did you stay grounded when you were so young when you got in the business?
Valery: My family has everything to do with keeping me grounded. They always have and always will. My parents have sacrificed so much so my brother and I could chase our dreams. That is everything.
CelebZter: Why do you think so many child stars lose their way?
Valery: Honestly, I think it has to do with their home life. If there’s not that stability at home and those positive influences its easy to stray and succumb to all of the negative peer pressure. It’s so sad.
CelebZter: Can you tell us a little about your role in VH1′s new upcoming show, “Hit The Floor”?
Valery: I play Los Angeles Devils dancer, Raquel Saldana. I’m a single mom who thinks with her heart and does what she can to give her 4yr old son Miguel a happy life! Can’t say too much else but I really can’t wait until you see the show this May! It’s amazing.
CelebZter: Would you prefer to play a good girl or a bad girl?
Valery: I’d say playing the bad girl so I can say & do things I usually wouldn’t!
CelebZter: What other projects do you have in the pipeline?
Valery: Two films I’ve worked on, Dumbbells and 2 Dead 2 Kill, are in post production, as well as a Webseries I did called “Cowgirl Up- Season 2” on TelloFilms.com
CelebZter: I see you are married, but are kids on the agenda for you some day?
Valery: Some day but not any time soon!
CelebZter: Can you describe your perfect day?
Valery: A PERFECT day would be waking up in Bora Bora, having a big breakfast, meeting my family/friends for some outdoor activities, relaxing on the beach with a piña colada and then having a nice long family dinner. Then snuggling up with my husband and doggy Myli to watch the sunset with a glass of cold moscato. A girl can dream, right?!?
CelebZter: And if you could someone else for just one day, who would it be?
Valery: My family and friends already know, Jennifer Lopez, but whilst on tour! I’ve always wanted to feel what it’s like to sing and dance in front of so many people! If J-Lo didn’t have a tour then definitely Beyoncé!
Fashion designer Dalia MacPhee is a woman to be admired. Not only does she design clothing with the average woman in mind, she also is a fierce advocate of social issues and causes around the world.
The Vancouver native was immersed in the fashion industry from a young age. Described as Old Hollywood with a Modern twist, Dalia’s creations have been donned by several of Hollywood’s elite and can be found in stores worldwide.
“I believe beautiful clothing is to the body what poetry is to paper,” she says. “To me the most poetic article of clothing is the gown. There is something so very magical about it.”
Changing the world “One Gown at a Time”, Dalia is actively involved in causes across the globe and also started a tree planting campaign related to the sales of garments from her collection.
Her dream is to help facilitate change and awareness in the world while creating works of art that will be cherished for years to come.
Here is our interview with her….
Celebzter: How did you get into designing?
Dalia: I sort of fell in to it. Believe it or not, I was on the path to becoming a lawyer. I grew up in Canada and ranked as the top
public speaker and debater in the country. It seemed natural to pursue the legal field. Then when I realized I was too creative and free spirited for law, I started pursuing other avenues.
Fashion was always in my blood, and I had a particular affinity to dresses, so it seemed a natural course of action. I get to “Speak” to a lot of customers and “debate” with my suppliers so all was not lost in those prior talents.
Celebtzter: How did you get your first big break?
Dalia: I think Big, so I have to say, I’m still waiting for my Big Break!
I’ve had to work so hard for every inch in this industry, nothing really felt like a big break, but as far as a first break in to the business, I would consider it when I showed my collection at a major trade show . The reaction was so positive and we opened up several accounts. It gave me the confidence that I had something viable and sparked the momentum.
Celebzter: Do you think you design clothes for real women not just stick-thin models?
Dalia: I absolutely design for real women. That’s one of my main missions with the line and we are sized 0-20 in everything.
This is the test of any designer, to create clothing that works with the natural curves of a woman’s body.
Some of our celebrity fans include Serena Williams, Niecy Nash, Amber Riley and Plus Size Supermodel Emme .
I can’t tell you how many women this year sent us beautiful pictures in a DALIA MACPHEE Dress.
The majority of these women were over size 12.
Celebzter: What are the top trends for winter?
Dalia: Tuxedo Jackets, Cropped Pants, Bright Belts, Pencil Skirts, and DALIA MACPHEE Dresses!
Celebzter: What 5 words sum you up personally?
Dalia: Passionate, Brave, Tenacious, Comical, and Hungry. Very Hungry.
Celebzter: And what women inspire you?
Dalia: Women like my mom. My mom started and owned the Yofi chain of stores in Canada. She started it with nothing and built an empire.
She ran her company and her family and never sacrificed either. Whenever I consult with her on a business crisis, her first reaction is always, “This is fixable—let’s make some lemonade out of this!” That kind of strength, energy and confidence is inspiring and makes me want to grow as a business owner and as a woman.
Celebzter: Lastly, what advice would you give young designers?
Dalia: Well as you know, apparel is a tough industry and you need to be quite stoic and roll with the punches.
I studied Muay Thai ( Ancient Thai Kickboxing) under my friend and trainer legend Paulo Tocha.
One day while he was training me to fight he told me a story of the mango tree and the bamboo tree. The wind came to take both trees down. It blew its hardest. The mango tree stood fast. It would not yield. It knew it was strong and sturdy. It would not sway. It was too proud. It was too sure of itself. But finally its roots gave way, and it tumbled down. The bamboo tree was wiser. It knew it was not as robust as the mango tree. And so every time the wind blew, it bent its head gracefully. It made loud protests, but it let the winds have its way. When finally the wind got tired of blowing, the bamboo tree still stood in all its beauty and grace.
Be humble, be tough, and move like the bamboo tree.
Ever since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise on June 29, rumors have been flying left right and center.
It was a contract marriage that ran its course, was the general observation and lamenting among the social media. The other explanation? Those persistent rumors about Cruise’s sexuality.
Cruise has long, long been dogged by gossip that despite the macho image he portrays on the big screen, that secretly, he is hiding in the closet.
And his over-the-top PDA with Holmes ironically helped to fuel those rumors because the public in general, was never truly sold on them as a couple.
So what, amongst this wave of information about the couple’s split, is actually accurate?
Paul Barresi is a Hollywood PI assigned to look into Cruise years ago, being paid by his lawyer Burt Fields to, as he says to “put out fire for Cruise concerning accusers alleging he had sexual relations with the actor” after numerous so-called gay lovers came forward .
To this day, based on countless firsthand interviews and by gathering his own intelligence, Barresi insists Cruise, is in fact, straight.
When we asked Barresi about his findings, he said categorically, “Tom is not gay. In fact, I dispelled that rumor a while ago— reported exclusively in In Touch…And there has not been one gay accusation since.”
When asked how he knows this information to be correct, Barresi continued: “There have been several accusers who have alleged they had sexual relations with Cruise. I confronted each and every one of them and found them to be liars.” And those rumors about Cruise’s sexuality stem, he says from “vicious gay men and former Scientologists out to smear him.”
Barresi began working as a private investigator in 1993, when he was signed on by Anthony Pellicano on the 1993 Jordy Chandler vs Michael Jackson matter.
Throughout his career, he has been assigned to work on cases that pertain to dozens of A -list celebrities including Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Cruise, Eddie Murphy and Paris Hilton.
Cruise has long been a fasnication for the public, now more so in light of his divorce from Holmes.
When we asked Barresi why he thinks the marriage fell apart, he revealed, “I think Katie may have hoped to further her career and found that like Kelly Preston after marrying Travolta, she went nowhere.”
And what of those endless rumors about it being a contract marriage? Barresi insists that was not the case, but states the sole reasoning behind Cruise’s marrying her was his desire to have a baby of his own.
“Katie was young, ripe and fertile, ” he explains. She was a perfect candidate for procreation, leaving nothing to chance. Katie had her eye on becoming an A-list actress.
He continues: “She didn’t know what hit her. Her good judgement was blurred. She didn’t listen to her family. She walked away from her Catholic faith. But she got it all back and in the end, evidently, she had the last laugh.”
One thing that has always struck us is the fact that when Tom Cruise was with Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, there seemed to be some difficulty in the women conceiving, but after their respective marriages ended and they moved on, they both went on to have children of their own.
So, the obvious question is, is Suri some “miracle baby”? We posed this question to Barresi and his answer was rather surprising.
“Mimi Rogers married Tom Cruise, not to have kids, but to indoctrinate him into Scientology,” he explains. “She succeeded. Soon after Cruise married Kidman, she had a miscarriage. The trauma she suffered after losing the baby and immense pressure she and Cruise endured from adoring fans and especially from the Church of Scientology to start a family, made it even more difficult for Nicole to get pregnant.
He continues: “The filming of the movie Far and Away took a physical toll on Cruise and Nicole. Around the time of the movie’s release in 1992, fellow Scientologist and Tom’s best friend Kirstie Alley, at the behest of Scientology, encouraged Cruise to adopt. I’m not sure if this has ever been reported but it’s in my files and I have it from an impeccable source that Kirstie was instrumental in Cruise’s and Nicole’s decision to adopt.
Barresi goes on to reveal that Kidman, was in fact, the one that won Cruise’s heart.
“Nicole was his only true love and who he considered his true equal. he says.”What tore them apart was Scientology. In the end, he chose the cult over her.”
And what of a future Mrs. Cruise and the reports that he may this time seek someone within the Scientology ranks?
“Tom has a huge ego,” Barresi says. “The challenge for him to convert a devout Catholic (which he once was) into Scientology was a big rush– a motivating force for Cruise when he asked Nicole and Katie for his hand in marriage. But his former wives, each devout Catholic, would not relent. For Cruise to play it safe, for lack of a better term, as did Travolta, when he married cult member Kelly Preston, would not be characteristic of the Cruise’s style. T. C. thrives on the daring.
“He lives for the challenge. For him to marry a Scientologist would be like throwing in the towel. So I disagree with the consensus. His first wife Mimi was a Scientologist and the marriage lasted for a much lesser period of time than his marriage to the non Scientologists. Cruise will fair better marrying a non Scientologist who he can manipulate, mold and possibly convert rather than a devout Scientologist set in her ways.”
So what is behind Cruise’s ego? Is it his vast wealth and immense fame?
Not quite, says Barresi, who has another thought process on what is behind his desire to do everything over-the-top.
“Tom Cruise suffers from Napoleon complex,” he explains. “His whole adult life he’s struggled with being short, in the same way that a balding man struggles with losing his hair. Consequently, he has compensated for his shortcomings by having created a dare-devil image of himself. For example, he flys a plane. He rides a motorcycle and he does his own stunts. Before Mimi Rogers married Cruise, she was married to Jim Rogers, a man over 6′ 6″ tall. She went from the Jolly Green Giant to having Tom Thumb in bed.”
Here is a copy of a check Barresi received from Burt Fields, Tom Cruise’s lawyer to put out fire for Cruise concerning an accuser alleging he had sexual relations with Cruise.
Barresi is currently in a pilot being shot for reality TV titled HOLLYWOOD DICK. It is about his PI work in the underbelly of Hollywood.
Michael Silas is living every professional dancer’s dream: For three years now, he has been touring the globe with the biggest pop sensation in the world, Lady Gaga.
Prior to that, he also worked with Solange Knowles and Kelly Rowland.
Here, in this interview, he reveals his tips on how to succeed in the cut- throat world of dancing, and also shares his advice for those people, who at times, feel like they don’t belong.
Celebzter: How did you get involved in being a professional dancer?
Michael: I was always fascinated with dance and music, but after meeting Solange Knowles and getting a taste of almost touring with her I knew it was something I wanted to do. Shortly after that I booked a world tour with Kelly Rowland and before you know it I ended up getting an agent, and after tour moved to LA! now here I am.
Celebzter: Was it something you’ve always wanted to do?
Michael: To be honest I thought i was going to do something in Graphic designs when I was about 13, but dance never left me. So It was destiny, I guess.
Celebzter: You have been working with Lady Gaga for three years now, how would you describe that experience?
Michael: I can’t talk about that experience specific but working with Music Superstars that I have been blessed to work with is like living in a constant dream come true!
Celebzter: You’ve probably had a whole host of wonderful experiences, what are five top moments thus far?
Michael: Moving to America in 1994, Having my parents never turning their back on me when I was outed as a teenager, Touring the world for the first time with Kelly Rowland in 2002, Moving to LA, And seeing my dreams become reality…one more! My first arena performance with Gaga in my Hometown and having over 50 people there supporting me!
Celebzter: What professionally do you want to do next?
Michael: I want to share my life’s lessons and experiences by giving back to the next person that has dreams like me! Helping new Artist explore their artistry and become the superstars we all want to be! Having my own inspirational Reality Show/Dance Convention and My Dance apparel/merchandise line!
Celebzter: You’ve talked about your own struggles with coming out, can you tell us about this?
Michael: Well, I didn’t get to “come out” I was actually ‘outed’ by someone I considered an associate. It was a big relief but not the ideal way I would have wanted to do it! Needless to say, 13 years later my family and I are super close!
Celebzter: Can you tell us what it is like to have acceptance and a message you want to share with others struggling with such issues?
Michael: You know we all want the acceptance of our peers, parents our friends! But the truth of the matter the on acceptance you need is YOUR OWN! If I can help someone with any advice! Always know tomorrow is a new day! Pick your head up and never let anyone tell you who you are or what you can do!
Celebzter: What is your advice to people wanting to get into dance?
Michael: Always let your passion be the driving force! Never get discouraged by the No’s! Because when that YES! comes you will remember why!
Celebzter: Which one celeb would you like to meet or dance for?
Michael: I wish I could have met Michael Jackson! Would love to have a talk with him and see what kind of advice he could offer a man like me with a dreaming mind.