"The thing is that Depardieu has been a part of large film projects [in Russia] and has acted many parts, including the part of Rasputin," Putin said, before admitting that the film Rasputin, about the so-called mad monk, has never been shown in Russia.
The actor has yet to comment.
Julianne Hough: Abused as a child
Two-time Dancing With the Stars
champ and movie star Julianne Hough
says she was abused beginning at age 10, when she studied at the prestigious London dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
"While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," Hough, 24, tells Cosmopolitan's February issue.
Hough says she was taught to project a sexual image as a dancer. "But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love." Hough refuses to name names. "I'm a very forgiving person, and I don't want to hurt anybody," Hough says. "What's past is past."
Bradley Cooper quits Zoë Saldana?
Who in their right minds would do such a thing? Rydal hero Bradley Cooper
, 37, and his scintillating gf, Passaic native Zoë Yadira Saldaña Nazario
, 34, have called it quits after a year, says the New York Post. Zoë dumped bf of 11 years Keith Britton
shortly before taking up with B-Coop.
Kim 'n' Kanye's bairn: $300,000 Kim Kardashian
, who reportedly had an $18 million payday from her wedding to Kris Humphries
, stands to make a hefty profit when she puts her unborn baby to work. The New York Daily News says K's "momager," Kris Jenner
, is already auctioning off to the glossies the first shots of Kim's bare, rounded, months-pregnant baby bump-to-come. A Source tells the News they're likely to fetch north of $300,000. To be fair, Kim says she'll keep baby off the Kardashian Kabal
's reality show for the first few months of its life.
Kanye 'n' Kim: Priceless Kanye West
and his baby's mama, Kim Kardashian
, make the most amazing, wonderful and lovely couple and will be the world's best parents, her bff Jonathan Cheban
tells Hollyscoop: "I really love [Kanye]. . . . I actually can't imagine anybody else for her." Meanwhile, A Source
tells People that the couple, who rocked in 2013 in Sin City, are back in L.A., where they were spied going out on a date to see romantic comedy Django Unchained
! Isn't that special?
Restraining order for Palin stalker Dancing With the Stars
alum Bristol Palin
has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Texas resident named Michael Cummings
, 39, who allegedly showed up at Sarah Palin
's Alaska home last week as the family celebrated Bristol's son Tripp
's fourth b-day. Bristol, 22, says Cummings recently sent her a marriage proposal and a ring with a note saying, "I you."
J.Lo: I am J.Lo, hear me roar! Jennifer Lopez
knows who she is.
"I'm a singer. I'm a dancer. I'm a performer. I'm an actress," J.Lo, 43, tells Harper's Bazaar's February issue. J.Lo, whose twins Max and Emme turn 5 next month, admits she travels with a large entourage of hair and makeup artists, bodyguards, a trainer, tour manager, and, of course, her manager-pal, Benny Medina. "I like the whole idea of traveling, of looking good, and doing it well," she says. "I make it as simple and as beautiful as I can because my life is kind of big."
'Archer' creators to visit Philly
Creators and stars of FX's animated spy spoof series Archer
will face off with fans for a Q&A at Theatre of Living Arts on Jan. 11 at noon. On hand will be creator and voice actor Adam Reed
, exec producer Matt Thompson
, and half a dozen other cast members including H. Jon Benjamin
(Agent Sterling Archer), the stupendous Aisha Tyler
(Agent Lana Kane), Jessica Walter
(Sterling's mom Malory Archer), and Chris Parnell
(Cyril Figgis). For tix, visit www.ticketmaster.com
Taylor Swift's 'Red' dominates
Youngster Taylor Swift
's new LP, Red
, has spent a seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart, selling 225,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Les Misérables
film soundtrack is at No. 2 with 136,000, while One Direction
's Take Me Home
takes third place with 120,000.
Meanwhile, Adele's 21 has become America's best-selling album for two years in a row. In 2011, it sold 5.82 mil copies, and it sold 4.41 mil more last year.
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