Sam Smith Doesn’t Mind The Word ‘Faggot’ But Hates The Word ‘Fat’

Sam Smith just laid down the law for his haters.

The singer opened up about his dramatic weight loss on Australian TV show "A Current Affair," and discussed how he has used food as a coping mechanism. Smith, who has lost 42 pounds since January, admitted to having felt "controlled" by food from a young age.

''When I was at school and wasn't having a great time or when music wasn't going very well, I would eat... eating would make me feel better, when I felt lonely I would eat. If someone calls me a 'faggot' it's like, 'I am gay and I'm proud to be gay', so there's no issues. But if someone calls you fat, that's something I want to change. That's something I can change so that affects me more," he said.

Smith shed the pounds in the weeks after being lampooned by Howard Stern for his weight. The move also came shortly after the star split with boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel, whom he dated briefly in the beginning of the year.

In March, the "Stay With Me" singer took to Instagram to share that he had lost 14 pounds in 14 days. He credited nutritional therapist Amelia Freer for the transformation, saying, "Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food."

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Zooey Deschanel Says That Whole ‘Adorkable’ Thing Was Just A Marketing Scheme

Word to the wise: Stop referring to Zooey Deschanel as "adorkable."

The term has been used to describe the "New Girl" star ever since the show premiered in 2011, but Deschanel is over the expression. In an interview with The Huffington Post, the 35-year-old actress admits she's sometimes misinterpreted by the public.

"I don’t always identify, perhaps, with the way that I’m portrayed in certain public contexts. I try to stay away from that sort of thing," she explained, adding that the word "adorkable" was a successful "New Girl" marketing campaign. "That was something that was calculated, you know what I mean? That was our marketing department at Fox and they did a really good job with our first season, but that's a word that describes the character that I play, not me. I don’t personally have identification with that word myself."



"In addition, I don’t really care what people think of me," she continued. "I know that sounds crazy because you’re supposed to care about what people think of you, I guess, as an actor, but I really don’t. Obviously I'm grateful for all of the opportunities that I’ve had thus far, including 'New Girl,' but I don’t think I've ever met a person who knows me use that word to describe me, so it’s not of any consequence to me."

Deschanel tries to focus on what really matters in her career -- nabbing roles she's passionate about and interested in -- rather than the characteristics she seemingly presents. "It’s dangerous to start worrying or pandering too much in either direction," she said of identifying with a certain persona. "Some people get so caught up in one version of themselves and then, that blatant rejection of what people think of them -- like the band who doesn’t want to play their No. 1 hit or something -- isn’t healthy. It’s also not healthy to over-identify with it either," Deschanel added. "I’m just kind of neutral -- I’m an entertainer, and I do different types of things to entertain people, but ultimately when I make a choice, I’m making that choice to challenge myself and do something that seems like it would be interesting. That’s my philosophy."

She's currently entertaining herself and her fans by getting back to her indie roots. Deschanel stars as Stella in "The Driftless Area," the film adaptation of Tom Drury's novel by the same name, which premiered Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Although she wasn't at the screening (Deschanel is a little busy considering she's expecting her first child with fiance Jacob Pechenik), the actress had nothing but kind things to say about the experience of working with first-time director Zachary Sluser and the cast, which consists of Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella and Ciaran Hinds. "As they built the cast up, it just kept getting better and better and more and more interesting," Deschanel told HuffPost, admitting that it was a treat to let go of her "New Girl" character Jess Day for a few weeks while on the set of what she deemed a "prairie noir." "It's nice to be able to do something different from what I’ve been doing for the last five years on TV. It used to be that I’d play a lot of different characters, so it’s nice to get the opportunity to do something really different too, because of how much playing one character -– as fun as it is -– is kind of the same thing every day. It’s nice to get to stretch."

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Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel in "The Driftless Area."

"The Driftless Area" is currently playing at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Addresses That Jaqen H’ghar Fan Theory

Some new faces (literally) appeared on "Game of Thrones" Sunday night, followed by a familiar one.

(Spoiler alert for Season 5, Episode 2 "The House of Black and White.")

"GoT" finally caught us up with Arya as she arrived at the House of Black and White in Braavos. When she knocked on the doors of the house, an elderly black man appeared and turned her, and her Braavosi coin, down. After strolling the streets and slicing off a pigeon's head like a pro, the elderly man appeared again, but this time he removed his face to reveal his true identity: Jaqen H'ghar!



Remember Jaqen from Seasons 1 and 2? He was played by Tom Wlaschiha and was Arya's very first introduction to the Faceless Men. Wlaschiha returned again in Sunday night's episode as Jaqen, who, according to the actor, is really just "no one." In an interview with Vulture, Wlaschiha addressed a major fan theory about his character.

According to the Syrio-Jaqen theory (spoiler alert), fans believe Jaqen and Arya's sword-fighting teacher, Syrio Forel, are the same person. So are they?

"I have no idea! I don't think so," Wlaschiha said, "But I couldn't give you any good reasons why not." So, maybe? Wlaschiha went on to say that while he thinks it would be too easy of a reveal, it could still be a possibility. "Syrio's face could be underneath Jaqen's face. We don't know. Jaqen is no one." Of course, playing "no one" is the easiest way to dodge answering such questions.

For the full interview, head to Vulture.

"Game of Thrones" airs on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.

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‘Waltons’ Actress Mary McDonough Shares The Tough Lesson She Learned From A Bad Boob Job (VIDEO)

Growing up on a television show can be a difficult process for a young star. For more than a decade, Mary McDonough played middle daughter Erin on "The Waltons," and says she struggled with her body image as she matured. When the show ended in 1981, the pressure to look perfect didn't dissipate -- McDonough says she kept losing roles to women with bigger hair and bigger breasts. So, the actress decided to get breast implants.

After that, in 1995, McDonough was diagnosed with Lupus, which she believes was a result of her breast implants. She says she never intended to be "a poster girl for bad boob jobs," but has been compelled to become an activist for women's health issues. An important part of McDonough's message is the psychological aspect of breast augmentation, which she openly shares in the above video from "Oprah: Where Are They Now -- Extra."

"If I had to give advice to anyone who is considering plastic surgery or changing themselves externally somehow, I would say a couple of things," McDonough says. "One... Go inside, be quiet and sit, and really ask yourself, 'Am I doing this for me?'"

It's a question McDonough wishes she had reflected upon more herself so many years ago. "A lot of times, what happens is we change something about ourselves thinking it's going to give us self-esteem, but guess what? You're still there with you," she says.

Her next bit of advice is about women educating and empowering themselves before making any medical decision.

"Do your own research. Take your health by the hands, and just hold it tight," she says. "Only you can help yourself -- with your doctors, with doing research. Find out what the negative implications can be."

Though she is an outspoken activist and lobbyist for informing women of the risk of implants, McDonough insists that she's not against breast augmentation.

"A lot of people think I'm anti-implant," she says. "I'm not. What I lobbied for was a safe implant, so that people who want to make that choice -- or who have had breast cancer and want to make that choice -- have something safe. So, I'm not the crazy person everybody thinks."

On the contrary, McDonough points out she's in a position to give honest advice to anyone considering plastic surgery.

"Of all people, I understand why somebody would want to change. I wanted to change me," she says. "The myth was, if I could attain this unrealistic body image, that somehow I would be happy. It's just not true. Because no matter where you go, there you are."

Related: Mary McDonough recalls the advice from costar John Ritter that helped her stop starving herself before a bathing suit scene.

"Oprah: Where Are They Now -- Extra" is a web-based spinoff of the OWN show "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", which returns with new episodes on Saturday, April 25, at 9 p.m. ET.

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Scott Disick’s View On Pubic Hair Is Totally Offensive

Sunday's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" got dark. Scott Disick, Lord of Calabasas, is also apparently the lord of Kourtney Kardashian's pubic hair. One of the B-plots throughout the episode was Kourtney's nude pregnancy photo shoot with Brian Bowen Smith and Scott's desire for Kourtney to trim her pubic hair for the photos. "It's a little offensive," he told her when she confronted him about his request. Nah, Scott. You're a little offensive.

Sure, everyone has preferences, but Scott's disgust with Kourtney's "unkept lawn" makes it seem like it's inappropriate or unruly for a woman -- let alone a pregnant woman -- to have ungroomed pubic hair. (It's not, by the way.) On a call with Smith, Scott joked that he'll need a weed-whacker to cut through her pubic hair. "When her stomach is hanging over things, I don't think she gets how unkept her lawn can get," he said later in a confessional. "I think she forgets hair still grows downstairs."

As the episode continued, Kourtney told Scott she'd be open to shaving her pubic hair but needed his help. "It's lucky enough that I can shave my legs," she said. "There's a huge stomach here in the way so you're asking a lot to shave down there. I'm down. I just need some assistance."

His response: "Her bush is hanging out like it's the '80s and I'm not going to stand for that. If I have to get my hands dirty I will."

Last year, the Guardian declared 2014 "the year of the bush," but the reemergence of female pubic hair in pop culture has been undeniable for years now. Even the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast spent a good portion of last week's reunion talking about Lisa Rinna and Lisa Vanderpump's pubic hair. "I've got it down to my knees, for God's sake," Vanderpump had said earlier in the season.

So, shut it down, Scott. A woman's pubic hair is her own.

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This Is The ‘Daily Show’ Interview Jon Stewart Regrets Most

Jon Stewart spent 16 years behind the desk of "The Daily Show," but there's only one interview he really regrets.

In a discussion with The Guardian, the host said he wishes he questioned former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld harder about his role in the Bush administration's post-9/11 conflicts. Rumsfeld visited "The Daily Show" in 2011 to discuss his memoir Known and Unknown.

"I should have pushed, but he’s very adept at deflecting," Stewart told The Guardian. “That interview with Rumsfeld went shitty, but it’s still just an interview. He’s the one who has to live with the repercussions of what he really did, so there’s nothing that could happen on my show that carries that same level of regret.”

The host went on to say the reason behind his choice to leave "The Daily Show," noting that it had nothing to do with the show not working any longer. "It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.'"

"Daily Show" correspondent Trevor Noah will take over hosting the show later this year when Stewart steps down. Back in March, Stewart joked that he was so thrilled for Noah that he might even consider returning as a correspondent.

For the full interview, head over to The Guardian.

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Roseanne Blasts America’s ‘Bullsh*t War’ On Abortion

Roseanne Barr's new documentary "Roseanne For President!" documents her 2012 run for the Oval Office, and even though she wasn't successful, the comedian is still committed to ending the "bullshit war" on abortion and the way Americans discuss a woman's right to choose.

"It pisses me off when they say pro-choice and they only mean abortion," Roseanne told HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps on Friday. "That pisses me off because you got a lot more choices than whether you're going to have an abortion or not. But I do think that's between a woman and her doctor, and it's nobody's goddamn business."

Roseanne added that late-term abortions do "bother" her, but she blames the bureaucracy associated with abortion for sometimes delaying the procedure.

"You have to go through so much red tape to get an abortion, when you decide you want one before 12 weeks," she said. "You've got to go through so much red tape, and it's all bullshit, so it's like they force you to have [a late-term abortion] because they're getting paid the whole goddamn time."

She also takes issue with the unnecessary complexity of abortion-related legislation, which she said is impossible to understand for many of the women whom it impacts most.

"Here's the real trick of it: People should know what they're voting for, and a lot of times they don't because a lot of people don't understand how a bill ... is worded because it's all bullshit that lawyers wrote anyway," Roseanne said.

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Roseanne Barr and "Roseanne For President!" director Eric Weinrib here.

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Blake Lively Matches ‘Age Of Adaline’ Premiere Red Carpet, Looks Amazing

Blake Lively's style is timeless, just like the character she portrays in the upcoming movie "The Age of Adaline."

The actress and new mother attended the flick's New York premiere Sunday night, stunning on the red carpet in a Monique Lhuillier lace, leather and feathers red bodice gown.

In "Adaline," Lively plays a woman who does not age past 29 years, following a freak accident. This, despite living for over 100 years. The actress, who covers Allure's May issue, discussed fleeting appearances with the magazine.

"People are obsessed with beauty and youth and with looking and feeling young forever," Lively told Allure. "But look at a woman who is granted that: She's trapped, because it's tragic to be young forever."

See Lively's gorgeous red carpet look below:

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A Ton Of Characters Finally Reunited On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Over the past four seasons of "Game of Thrones," a majority of the characters hardly, if ever, crossed paths, but Season 5 is already shaking that up.

We know Tyrion is on his way to meet Daenerys, but Sunday night's episode, "The House of Black and White," featured three major reunions between eight characters across the Seven Kingdoms. The episode also took us to Braavos and Dorne, introducing us to a few new faces.

Spoiler alert for Season 5, Episode 2, "The House of Black and White"

Brienne and Sansa reunite
Who knew that out of all of the pubs in Westeros, Brienne would be sitting in the same one as Sansa and Littlefinger. The two haven't been in the same place since Joffrey's wedding and it's clear Sansa has grown up a lot since.

Brienne continues to kick major ass
Gwendoline Christie said it herself: Brienne is a total badass. This episode proved it further when she took on the Vale guards single-handedly.

Welcome to Dorne!
Finally, the beautiful, sunbaked kingdom is revealed! "GoT" took us south to Dorne on Sunday, introducing us to Oberyn's brother, Doran Martell. Ellaria Sand is back (with a shorter haircut) and upset with Doran for not seeking vengeance for Oberyn's death. We also briefly caught up with Myrcella Baratheon (who was recast) as she strolled the gardens with Doran's son Trystane, whom she's expected to marry. But will it happen? Jaime is on his way to Dorne with Bronn to get his niece daughter back.

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Arya and Jaqen reunite
All men must die, or all men must learn how to slice off a pigeon's head in a flash? Both, if you're Arya Stark. After wandering the streets of Braavos, the mysterious older black man from the House of Black and White re-emerges to reveal himself as Jaqen H'ghar. And now her training begins!



Jon Snow becomes Lord Commander
Ladies and gentleman of the realm, meet the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Jon Snow turned down Stannis' offer to become a legitimate Stark because he's a man of his word -- but really he just knows nothing. Sam then nominated Jon for Lord Commander and he won by one vote.

Dany seriously pisses off Meereen
It's hard to blame Dany -- she tries her best to carry out justice, but she forgets she's living in an unjust world that thrives on bloodshed. Mossador, whom we met last week, stood up for his queen by killing one of the rebel Harpies when she instead wanted to give him a fair trial. She responded by having Mossador killed in front of all of Meereen, which was clearly a very bad call.

Dany and Drogon reunite
But Dany was quickly cheered up when one of her babies dropped in for a quick hello. Drogon is practically just a big, cuddly cat that happens to breathe fire.



Cersei takes charge
Cersei likes abusing power as much as Tyrion likes wine, and she certainly takes full advantage of Tommen's naïveté this episode when she begins ordering around the small council. But can that last long?

"Game of Thrones" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara’s Friendship Rules ACM Awards Red Carpet

As far as photogenic friendships go, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are certainly vying for the No. 1 spot in Hollywood.

The two actresses attended the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Arlington, Texas, Sunday night. The talented ladies looked like two (gorgeous) peas in a pod in matching black and metallic shifts.

Though neither is nominated for an award, both took the stage to bestow Miranda Lambert with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

Both Witherspoon and Vergara star in the upcoming highly anticipated comedy "Hot Pursuit," set for wide release in May.

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