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Jared Leto Speaks About Heath Ledger's Joker: He Gave a 'Perfect Performance'

Jared Leto Speaks About Heath Ledger's Joker: He Gave a 'Perfect Performance'

Jared Leto is speaking out about taking on the role of The Joker after the late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his performance in the role years earlier.

“Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker. It’s one of the best performances ever in cinema. I had met Heath before. I didn’t know him well, but he was a beautiful person,” the 44-year-old actor told Rolling Stone of the late actor’s role in The Dark Knight. Heath passed away in 2008, just a few months before the film was released. The next year, he won an Oscar for his work in the film.

Jared also spoke about the decision to take on the role, and said he felt it was okay because others had previously played The Joker.

“I think had it only been portrayed by Heath and it was never a comic book, maybe I would have felt that would be inappropriate,” Jared said. “But I thought that given the history, it was OK. The good thing about other people having done this is that you know what direction not to head in.”

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 6, 2016.

Lorde's Uber Driver Didn't Seem Too Impressed By Her - Read the Tweets

Lorde's Uber Driver Didn't Seem Too Impressed By Her - Read the Tweets

Lorde had an interesting experience in her Uber ride – her driver was impressed by a previous celebrity passenger, but not by her presence in the slightest!

“uber driver currently busting a nut about the fact that there was a ‘celebrity passenger’ just before me,” the 19-year-old entertainer wrote on her Twitter account. “i can tell our ride, by comparison, sparkles significantly less for him.”

Lorde doesn’t disclose who the previous celebrity passenger was, but she did tweet once more about her presence in the car.

Click inside to read the rest of Lorde’s tweets… More Here! »

Jared Leto Shows Off His Shirtless Body for 'Rolling Stone'

Jared Leto Shows Off His Shirtless Body for 'Rolling Stone'


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shows off his ripped shirtless body on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Here’s what the 44-year-old Suicide Squad star had to share with the mag:

On pursuing music as an actor: “There were so many people that didn’t understand. There were people in this town who thought it was insane. There were films that I decided not to do because I had tiny little tours, and people would just lose their minds. And some of them turned into the biggest movies ever made.”

On playing The Joker: “The Joker is incredibly comfortable with acts of violence. I was watching real violence, consuming that. There’s a lot you can learn from seeing it. Not every act of violence is committed with frenzy, either. I remember learning that. People can be calm. They’ve made their choice and go and do something, and it’s not in a frenzy. It’s methodical and sometimes even hypnotic and deliberate.”

For more from Jared, visit RollingStone.com.

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Jared Padalecki is opening up a bit about the upcoming Gilmore Girls reboot - specifically, Rory's love life in the new series! "There will always be some fans who are unhappy, but I think they'll be pleased with it," Jared said. Here's what else he had to share...

Kim Kardashian Cradles Blac Chyna's Baby Bump During Night Out - Watch Now!

Kim Kardashian Cradles Blac Chyna's Baby Bump During Night Out - Watch Now!

Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian leave La Valencia Hotel after celebrating their grandmother MJ‘s 82nd birthday on Tuesday (July 26) in La Jolla, Calif.

They were joined by mom Kris Jenner with beau Corey Gamble.

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At the party, Kim was posting lots of Snapchat videos, including one with Rob‘s fiancee Blac Chyna!

In the video, both Chyna and Kim cradle her baby bump. Rob was not seen at the event.

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Tom Hiddleston Wins 'Rear of the Year' Title for Steamy 'Night Manager' Scene!

Tom Hiddleston Wins 'Rear of the Year' Title for Steamy 'Night Manager' Scene!

Tom Hiddleston smiles on his way to catch a flight out of JFK Airport on Tuesday (July 26) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Thor actor was in San Diego over the weekend to promote his upcoming film Kong: Skull Island at 2016 Comic-Con.

Tom was recently dubbed the 2016 winner of the fan-chosen “Rear of the Year” title – a lighthearted online contest that pays tribute to the best British bums – following a racy scene in the BBC drama The Night Manager.

Runner-ups for the title included Idris Elba, Andy Murray and Jamie Dornan. Jennifer Metcalfe was named the female winner.

20+ pictures inside of Tom Hiddleston at the airport… More Here! »

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Pippa Middleton Shows Off Her Engagement Ring While Bike Riding Through London

Pippa Middleton Shows Off Her Engagement Ring While Bike Riding Through London

Pippa Middleton wears a grey top and looks as stunning as her engagement ring as she goes on a late afternoon bike ride near her home on Tuesday (July 26) in London, England.

The 32-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge also went bike riding the day before, wearing an orange top and taking advantage of the sunny day.

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Pippa and her family have all been celebrating her recent engagement to financier James Matthews.

The two will reportedly wed next year.

25+ pictures inside of Pippa Middleton riding her bike in London… More Here! »

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Khloe Kardashian 'Hated Every Minute' of Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Khloe Kardashian 'Hated Every Minute' of Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Khloe Kardashian, along with Clay Aiken, Lisa Lampanelli and Nene Leakes, went on Chelsea Handler‘s talk show to discuss how much she hated being on Donald Trump‘s Celebrity Apprentice.

“It is something I would never do,” the 32-year-old reality star said, adding she “hated every minute.”

“I was put in situations I would never be in in real life. I went to home school. I don’t know how to do a f–king PowerPoint and this and that. I don’t care. But what is that going to prove in my life? Stressing myself out, and then dealing with him and about to be fired, I’m like, ‘F–k you, I don’t want to do this,’” Khloe added.

“I don’t think he would make a good president,” Khloe said. So why did Khloe go on the show in the first place? “My mom made me do it!”

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