John Cusack: Hollywood’s a whorehouse

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Tell us how you really feel, John Cusack.

The reclusive actor who melted hearts hoisting a boombox over his head in ’80s romantic comedy Say Anything is lashing out at the mouth that has fed him for so many years: Hollywood.

The 48-year-old Illinois native opened up to The Guardian in a recent interview, talking candidly about the film industry (a “whorehouse”) and its age-ism.

“I got another 15, 20 years before they say I'm old,” the Chevrolet voiceover star told the newspaper. “For women it's brutal. I have actress friends who are being put out to pasture at 29. They just want to open up another can of hot 22. It's becoming almost like kiddie porn.”

Ironically, Cusack is costarring in the upcoming movie, Maps to the Stars, about the nation’s obsession with celebrity.


To all the men she’s loved before: Mary Louise Parker, the award-winning star of Weeds, is writing a book about past lovers.

The book is called Dear Mr. You and Scribner announced Monday that it’s scheduled for next fall. The 50-year-old will tell her story through a series of letters. Her boyfriends have included actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Billy Crudup and singer Charlie Mars.

And Nathan Lane’s first book is no shaggy dog story. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced that the Broadway actor known for his starring role in The Producers has a deal for a picture book, Naughty Mabel. Scheduled for next fall, the book was co-written by Lane and his partner, Devlin Elliott. In a statement issued through his publisher, Lane said he and Elliott were inspired by their overindulged, well-groomed French bulldog, known to her owners as “the queen of the Hamptons.” The book is the first of a planned series about Mabel’s misadventures.


Careful what you retweet. That’s the lesson Donald Trump learned the hard way. The business mogul said he might sue after comedian Philip Bradbury asked Trump to retweet a photo of a couple that supposedly held special meaning to him: “My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?” So Trump did. Imagine his surprise after learning the pic was of 1970s serial killers Fred and Rosemary West, who were convicted of torture, assault, and murder in England. Fred hung himself in jail; Rose is serving out her life sentence.


It’s tough being Robert Pattinson’s new girlfriend. Singer Tahliah Debrett Barnett, who goes by the stage name FKA Twigs, is speaking about being bullied by racial epithets online. “I am genuinely shocked and disgusted at the amount of racism that has been infecting my account the past week,” tweeted Barnett, who is half Spanish, half Jamaican. She and Pattinson were pictured recently taking their relationship public. Shortly after a cozy picture surfaced, the hate filled messages began.


Expect to see a lot less of Michael Strahan. The Live! cohost is going to be in the Magic Mike sequel. “I'm getting ready to do something that's making me nervous,” he said on Live! With Kelly & Michael Monday. The 42-year-old recounted that Channing Tatum helped him get a part in Magic Mike XXL after Strahan did an impressive strip tease on the show.