Rupert Everett Disses Michael Jackson, President Bush, Gwyneth Paltrow in New Interview
Rupert Everett at the Princess Anne Theatre where he will be hosting a preview screening and discussion for his upcoming documentary "The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron" (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Actor Rupert Everett, who famously starred with Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding, gave an interview to the UK's Mirror yesterday, presumably because he's appearing in a documentary about Lord Byron next week. However, Everett spent much less time talking about his new project than he did slamming some huge names in pop culture with particularly scathing remarks.
On Michael Jackson:
He was a freak. He looked like a character from Shrek. He was a black to white minstrel. He was crucified by that court case when he was accused of child molestation - that killed him.
I think it was fortuitous that he died.
Rupert doesn't stop there. On President Bush and 9/11:
I fell out of love with America after 9/11. Straight afterwards, this cruel and nasty city was hit with a sudden wave of compassion.
It felt like it was a new beginning but then the rain started and President Bush came in and began the war. The whole country just changed and became completely alien to me. We came to America as kids because England was stuffy and constipated. The US used to be a breath of fresh air but Bush changed all that.
And on Gwyneth Paltrow vs. Katie Price (aka Jordan):
If I had the choice of being on a desert island with Jordan or Gwyneth Paltrow, I would choose Jordan. With Jordan you get the truth. She's treated like a quasi-hooker, whereas Gwyneth is seen as the patron saint of good living. Which one has more integrity? I would much rather have Jordan any day. Yikes. Why doesn't this guy get more interviews?
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