“There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me, it’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way … This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me.” James told PEOPLE
“As Elin pointed out to me, my real apology to her will not come in the form of words; it will come from my behavior over time, I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did is not acceptable, and I am the only person to blame … I stopped living by the core values that I was taught to believe in. I knew my actions were wrong, but I convinced myself that normal rules didn’t apply.”
“In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs … I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. … I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public.”
“I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us,” he said in statement the day the scandal broke. “I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused.”
“I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that was not appropriate, in fact, it was wrong. I misled people, including even my wife. I deeply regret that.”
by Interview Magazine
MARK JACOBS: Hi, Kellan? Where are you right now?
KELLAN LUTZ: I am in my backyard in L.A. hanging out with my two dogs.
JACOBS: Who are your dogs?
LUTZ: Kola is a shepherd-husky mix I adopted from the Compton animal shelter. Kevin is the newest, most adorable member of our family. He’s a Chihuahua. I found him on the street when I came back from one of my trips.
JACOBS: You spent time on a dairy farm in Iowa while you were growing up?
LUTZ: Iowa is where the big farm was, where my grandparents lived. After my parents divorced, we would visit them. My mom would send me out to the pigpen, where we had these huge, huge pigs. I would stand there for six hours holding a hose, watering pigs. They’d dive in the mud and shake it off, and I’d go home covered in it. I loved the whole thing of getting wet and dirty and then getting in a warm bath.
JACOBS: You also have experience spraying crops and building silos. Are you aware of how this story reads in New York and L.A.? Anything involving uncontrived hard labor is irresistible to the style industry.
LUTZ: I’d rather do manual labor than sit behind a desk. And as my grandparents got older, I’d fly out there and help out around the farm. We’d tear barns down; we’d build barns. I’d rather be outside rolling hay or driving the tractors.
JACOBS: Then how did you choose Hollywood?
LUTZ: I have a lot of older brothers who messed up in different ways in my mother’s eyes. So I learned from all of their mistakes. I can’t go into detail, but while I was growing up, I always tried to make it a goal to relieve some of the stress my mother went through. I applied myself to school very diligently. I wanted to go out of state so I wouldn’t have to depend on my mother. And L.A., where my father lived, seemed to call to me.
JACOBS: Why acting?
LUTZ: In L.A., I was meeting people who were all actors. My mind started to open up to what acting was. I didn’t realize that Brad Pitt was a real person. I didn’t think he was a robot or a machine, but I thought you were just born into acting—that it’s a family tree, kind of like NASCAR. No one can just say, “Hey, I’m going to be a
NASCAR driver.” They need to have some way in. Once I was in L.A., I realized anyone could do this. Why not give it a shot? I started going to a ton of acting classes, and I found I had a real passion for it, probably the biggest passion I’ve ever had in my whole life. So I decided to put school aside, put all my scholarships aside, put everything that I worked hard on for my mother and myself aside, and pursue this roller-coaster ride.
JACOBS: How old were you when you got the -Abercrombie & Fitch cover?
LUTZ: Eighteen. I was actually working in L.A. at an Abercrombie to make friends. I had no friends.
JACOBS: On the sales floor?
LUTZ: I was selling clothes. But I believe my personality helped, because I was the worst folder. I just couldn’t care to do it. I felt like I had ADD. I would just goof around and shoot rubber bands everywhere. Somehow the manager didn’t fire me, and I became a greeter, when you have to stand outside, you know, topless, and kind of finagle people into the store. Then Abercrombie had an audition, and my agency sent me out. I met Bruce Weber, and they chose me. I wasn’t the strongest, most fit, best-looking guy on that shoot, but somehow Bruce put me on the cover. I was just lying on the grass playing with this beetle, and they used that shot. I was still working at the store when the magazine came out two months later. I was just very lucky, and that opened up doors to acting.
JACOBS: Unlike some actors, you don’t seem to have a need to distance yourself from modeling.
LUTZ: It’s weird that the world sees modeling as a negative. It just blows my mind how many people think that because I was a model, I think I’m pretty and that I can use my looks to get ahead. I’m not pretty!
JACOBS: You really don’t think you’re pretty?
LUTZ: It’s funny when people say you have sex appeal or call you the next Brad Pitt. I just laugh. I’m not that. I don’t want to be that. “You’re a sex icon.” Why? Because I played a vampire in a movie? It’s all very unearned. If I had the best freaking abs in the world or if I looked like Brad Pitt does in Fight Club , then cool, but I’m not starving myself. I eat what I want, and I’m not a workout fiend. My genetics are good, but they aren’t crazy He-Man style. I don’t get it, but I appreciate it. [laughs]
JACOBS: And sometimes you just like to go on a shirtless run with your dog, and people need to deal with it.
LUTZ: I don’t see why it’s special. I know a lot of people who run shirtless because they don’t want their clothes to get sweaty. I’m just a normal person. And I have four paparazzi who sit outside my house all day.
JACOBS: Your humility is charming, but do you ever look at other guys going up for a role and think, “I can destroy you with my good looks”?
LUTZ: I love competition. I thrive on it. I love being able to win the room over before even walking through the door. When I was going out for Twilight, I was a big guy, especially after Generation Kill. I was close to 200 pounds and just all muscle. The character description was a big, bulky fighter, a wrestler, a bear of a guy with a smile. I walked in the waiting room and I noticed nine other actors, and half of them were trying to do push-ups, and half of them were trying to be all tough. I chuckled to myself. I’m very perceptive. I love seeing guys out of the corner of my eye be like, “Great.” Because they see a guy walking in who totally looks the role. It’s funny. I don’t try to be cocky, but I’m just very confident because I know I did all of my homework. I also really love, love, love doing character pieces. I love wearing wigs to auditions, even though sometimes they don’t work. I love trying to play the not-confident guy, the guy against my normal character, because that’s when real acting comes into play.
JACOBS: So you have four very different films coming up.
LUTZ: I’ve had a great run with great projects. Especially the new ones. I love this industry. It keeps you young; it really does.
JACOBS: You’re pretty young.
LUTZ: I’ll always see myself as young at heart. I mean, I’m 25, and some people see that as getting up there.
JACOBS: Who’s telling you you’re getting up there?
LUTZ: People are saying that you can’t play high school anymore and I’m like, “Thank god.” I want to be the Jason Bourne type. I don’t want to play high school.
JACOBS: You’re unapologetic about wanting to be an action star.
LUTZ: It’s all about goals. If you just take whatever comes to you, then you’re not going to get anywhere. The more you say it around town or in meetings, it starts happening. That’s what’s going on right now. People are seeing me as the guy who wants to get hurt, who wants to break a bone, get bruises. And that’s how it was growing up with six brothers. I got beat up, and I beat up people. I have no real tattoos. I wear my bruises and tons of scars as my -tattoos. And I’ve grown up loving action movies. I’d love to work with Sylvester Stallone, and I almost had the chance to in The Expendables [out August 2010], but that didn’t work out because of scheduling. I’d love to work with him and Mickey Rourke, Matt Damon, Daniel Craig, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme. . . . Bloodsport  was one of my favorite movies. I feel like there’s only so many roles out there and such a surplus of actors that if you don’t have a goal, you just get lost.
JACOBS: You’ve covered your bases. You even did a Hilary Duff video [“With Love”].
LUTZ: My agent and my girlfriend at the time both wanted me to go out for the audition. There’s a quote, I think it’s Wayne Gretzky, that says you miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. That’s so true. That’s why I love going out for any audition. I’m very professional, I study my stuff, I work on it, and even if I’m not right for the job, so what? I know I did my best.
JACOBS: You keep getting roles because you’re a talented actor and you’re dedicated to what you do.
LUTZ: I’ve got a lot to learn, and I’m very blessed to work with such talented actors. I’m nowhere near my goal. It’s all about applying yourself and taking time to work and train. I want to be doing this until the day I die. I want to be in movies and working with people who push me to be a better actor. That’s what I look forward to, and that’s what’s important to me. I just want to test out all that Kellan is and push him to the limits and create new Kellans.
By Mark Jacobs
Photography Mikael Jansson
The actress attended the L.A. premiere of Iron Man 2 in a sculptured Giorgio Armani Prive cocktail dress and Harry Winston earrings
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Scarlett Johansson accentuated her hourglass in a gorgeously ruffled minidress with a peplum skirt. Rock a top or dress in this ’40s-inspired silhouette to make your waist look ultra-narrow.
For a Shanghai gala, Berry went high-glam in a single-shoulder chiffon gown
For an L.A. launch party for MAC and alice + olivia’s latest makeup collaboration, the actress wore a dress from the brand along with Vero Cuoio boots and a Club Monaco clutch
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Malin Akerman gave her LBD a rocker spin with studded suede boots. This summer, hold onto your favorite fall knee-high or ankle booties and wear with sundresses and cutoffs alike.
True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard has some advice for dater’s everywhere, keep it plain and simple, focus on the girl and not the activity.
“I try not to plan it out, it has a tendency to get a little stiff and contrived if you work on it too hard. So, I try to be spontaneous.” Example? A girl will always appreciate going to an event like a Music Festival, and most every town has one.
“It’s not about what you do, but who you do it with – that’s most important, if you are with someone who is awesome and having a good time, you can sit at a bus station and still have fun.” Skarsgard says.
Iron Man 2 features an extremely passionate kiss between characters Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Drenching is playfulness and sarcasm Paltrow said It was great, because both my husband and his wife were right there on the set.”
Downey joked ”I couldn’t get her off me, it was embarrassing!” He claimed that Paltrow did not hold anything back when it came tho their make-out scene, even though both of their spouses were present on the set.
Paltrow was not please with Downey’s side of the scene “She said … I didn’t know what I was doing, like, ‘It didn’t feel good.’ And I said ‘You know what? First of all, we’re all friends, so what would be creepy is if I was coming off all sexy to you while we were shooting – which by the way, I’ve done that in movies and it creeps them out! So why would I creep you out?’ “
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Early Saturday morning in Ventura County, Calif., Heather Locklear was charged with allegedly hitting a no-parking sign near her gated community then left without notifying anyone, police say.
She was cited for misdemeanor hit-and-run when the police examined the scene and followed the evidence back to her BMW.
“While Locklear was technically arrested, she was not handcuffed or taken to a station because it was just a misdemeanor charge, she was cooperative, but I can’t give any information about any statements she made. She was cited and released. She signed a document stating she would make a court appearance.” Bonfiglio says.
“Ms. Locklear was cited with a misdemeanor traffic ticket as she is the registered owner of the vehicle. She was never taken into custody, the matter is still being looked into as it is not yet clear who was driving the vehicle.” stated by Berk.
Locklear’s attorney says that it is not clear if she was even behind the wheel at the time.
On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday night, Kate Gosselin was asked what her ex-husband Jon did for a living. The Reply? “I don’t know.” she said, so later in the show Leno asked again if he had a job, and she said, “Not that I’m aware of.”
Kate has been under fire from Jon lately for not spending enough time with her kids. Leno says that he “doesn’t quite get it, it seems to me most single moms work at least eight to 10 hours a day, which is what you’re doing.”
On the subject of facing the custody battle with Jon, Kate says, “I feel like I say this a lot, and for whatever reason I feel like I have to defend myself. But the truth is, moms work. Single moms work. I travel and work – that’s my job.”
For the Good Housekeeping Shine On: 125 Years of Women Making Their Mark Gala in N.Y.C., the star selected an embellished Vera Wang dress, accessorized with a Jimmy Choo clutch
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Hilary Duff rocked a chain-bedecked tulle dress that had the perfect balance of glamour and edge. Try pinning a layered necklace to the strap of a tank top for an ultracool (and easy!) take on the style.
Belle added Cartier gems to her tiered chiffon Yves Saint Laurent gown for the Metropolitan Opera Gala in N.Y.C.