Kerry Washington Learned Not to Tell You Riff-Raff Her Secrets

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GOD, Kerry Washington is such a magical ethereal empress of earth and space and delightfulness and Mensa. Obviously I don’t know her, but just her existence in the world is, like, life-affirming. Right? Why is she always saying such nice and smart stuff? Why does she look so perf in every outfit? Also, why is her skin all illuminated from within like an effing Glowworm!? Anyway, here’s her being super wise and shit (but nonjudgmental!) about keeping her counsel.

“I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life,” the actress, 36, tells Glamour in its October issue.

“I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it,” explains Washington, who appeared on the cover of InStyle Weddingsin 2005 while engaged to actor David Moscow. The couple split in 2007.

“But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff,’ ” she says. “So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’ ”

“I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you,” Washington tells the magazine, on newsstands Sept. 10. “But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.”

Not that she’s judging actors that do talk about their personal lives.

“I don’t want to sound smug about it … but the point is to do what’s best for me,” she explains.

Love feelings. All day all night. (BTW, those Glowworm dudes are high as fuck.)

Sigh. I like Lamar Odom. I hope that Lamar Odom is going to be okay. I like Khloe. I like Khloe and Lamar. I hope Lamar gets help and that Lamar and Khloe both figure out how to be okay. Individually, at least, if not together. I don’t know what else to say about this. Addiction is terrible. Anyway, if you are fascinated by various iterations of the phrase “drug user enjoys drugs,” here’s some drug dealer talking.

“He likes to party,” the self-confessed dealer-to-the-stars told Radar. “He’s a pretty nice guy to be honest with you, but he’s becoming … his problem seems to be becoming a bigger problem.
“In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.
…When asked how much money Odom has splashed on cocaine over the three years the dealer has known him, the dealer estimated: “Roughly, more than 50 grand… over the time I’ve known him.”
We asked the New York-based if the entire $50,000 he’s seen Lamar spent on cocaine was just in the Big Apple alone.
“Yeah, I guess you could say that,” the dealer responded. “I don’t know who else he deals with. I would imagine it could be more, but as far as I’m concerned, as far as me knowing and giving you my accurate truth.”

‘K. [Radar]

Today in 20-year-old casting news, Alicia Silverstone was apparently deemed “too pretty” for the role of Angela Chase on My So-Called Life, so they gave it to haggard witch Claire Danes instead.

Marshall Herskovitz, the show’s co-executive producer, said he was impressed with Silverstone’s acting chops but couldn’t get past the fact that she was “too pretty” to play the character.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Herskovitz argued that Claire Danes was the perfect fit to play Angela Chase for a laundry list of reasons.
“Alicia is so beautiful that that would have affected her experience of the world,” he told the mag. “People would have been telling her she was beautiful since she was six years old. You can’t put that face in what’s been written for this girl.”

After the series was canceled, Danes famously hopped in her mortar and pestle and flew back to her chicken-footed crone hut, screeching “Это был суровый путь, Тай.” [E!]

  • Kate Upton made this awkward face on the cover of Vanity Fair. [NBC]
  • Kim Kardashian went blonde. [E!]
  • Simon Cowell is having a boy maybe. I cannot think of a celebrity gossip story that I have ever cared about less than this one. [Extra]
  • Michael Douglas won an award for being “legendary.” [Express]
  • Victoria Beckham and Harry Styles wore the same shirt. Posh wore it better, OBVS. [Us]
  • You can live in Celine Dion‘s house if you want. [ContactMusic]
  • Outta here.

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