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Anna Paquin defends her decision to bare all

Oscar-winning child star turned “True Blood” vixen Anna Paquin has no regrets when it comes to baring all on the small screen. In fact, according to the 27-year-old, nude sex scenes are one way she brings a dose of reality to the vampire drama.

“I’m sorry, maybe there are women who keep their bras on while they have sex,” Paquin told Nylon magazine. “I don’t happen to be one of them.”

The Canadian-born, New Zealand-raised actress admitted she doesn’t understand why some find nudity a cause for concern.

“I don’t think a naked body is particularly shocking or interesting,” Paquin said. “It’s not the culture I was raised in. I was not brought up in the United States. I don’t share the (attitude) that you can have graphic violence, but God forbid you see someone’s nipples.”

Cibrian’s wife calls him a compulsive liar and a cheat Now that Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes have gone public with their not-so-secret affair, Cibrian’s estranged wife, Brandi Glanville, wants the world to know just what kind of man she married.

“Eddie is a compulsive liar, cheater and a home wrecker,” Glanville ranted to Us Weekly. “And he has been an absentee father.”

Cibrian, who recently blamed the “unfair fishbowl” of fame for magnifying his problems, assured Entertainment Tonight that he loved his family and that he’s “a great father.” It’s a claim Glanville denies.

“Eddie’s displays of poor taste have hurt our two children,” Glanville insisted. “Eddie may just end up drowning himself in that ‘unfair fishbowl.’”

Christian Bale’s transformation has Wahlberg worried He’s known for bulking up or wasting away as each role demands, but Christian Bale’s latest transformation for “The Fighter” has co-star Mark Wahlberg worried.

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    He earned raves for his work in "The Fighter," but acting is nothing new to Bale, who starred in "Empire of the Sun" when he was just 13.

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    Christian Bale returns as Bruce Wayne and Batman in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises," the final film in the "Dark Knight" trilogy.

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    Bale and director Christopher Nolan accept the award for most anticipated movie for "The Dark Knight Rises" during Spike TV's 6th Annual Guys Choice Awards on June 2, 2012 in Culver City, Calif.

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    Bale won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for "The Fighter" on Jan. 30, 2011. Bale thanked the man he played in the film, retired boxer Dicky Eklund, saying "thank you for living the life and thank you for letting me play you."

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    Bale, left, and wife Sibi Blazic arrive at the 2011 SAG Awards. She once worked as a personal assistant to actress Winona Ryder. The couple have a daughter, Emmeline, born in 2005.

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    Bale's character in "The Fighter" is the brother of a rising boxer played by Mark Wahlberg.

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    In 2009's "Public Enemies," Bale starred as federal agent Melvin Purvis, promoted by J. Edgar Hoover to pursue gangster John Dillinger. Johnny Depp played Dillinger.

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    Christian Bale arrives at the premiere of "Terminator Salvation" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif.

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    In "Terminator Salvation," Bale stars as John Connor, the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. The actor made headlines before the film's release when an audio recording caught him in a profanity-filled, on-set rant against the film's director of photography.

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    Bale accepts the award for favorite on screen match-up for "The Dark Knight" at the 35th annual People's Choice awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 7, 2009. The award was for his on-screen work with the late Heath Ledger, who played the Joker to Bale's Batman. "The Dark Knight" took home five People's Choice Awards, including favorite movie.

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    Bale took on the role of Batman for the second time in director Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight." Bale told MoviesOnline.com what appealed to him about the film. "This was no longer an action movie," he said. "This was no longer a superhero movie. This was a movie that can stand shoulder to shoulder with any genre of movie."

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    Bale and his daughter Emmeline and wife Sibi Blazic arrive at Narita International Airport for the promotion of "The Dark Knight" on July 26, 2009 in Narita, Japan.

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    Bale was one of six actors (which included his "Dark Knight" co-star, Heath Ledger) who portrayed versions of Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes' 2007 film, "I'm Not There."

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    Bale starred as a small-town rancher who must deliver an outlaw (played by Russell Crowe) to a train in 2007's "3:10 to Yuma." Bale told the Onion A.V. Club that "like in most Westerns, you have the very clear-cut bad-guy/good-guy, however, as the movie progresses, you kind of see that it's a very fine line that divides these two."

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    Bale signs autographs for his fans as he arrives for the German premiere of his film "Batman Begins" on June 15, 2005, in Berlin. The movie tells the story of how the leading character, Bruce Wayne, became what he was destined to be: Batman.

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    Katie Holmes, as Rachel Dawes, starred opposite Bale in "Batman Begins." She was replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal for "The Dark Knight."

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    Bale and wife Sibi Blazic promote "Batman Begins." Bale told About.com that he'd initially been skeptical about doing a comic book film, until he checked out the source material. "I read 'Batman Year One' and like the 'Dark Victory' and stuff, and I thought, 'This is good stuff. There's a really great character here. The way that they play it is fantastic. Why has there never been a movie done?'"

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    Bale lost 62 pounds (he was down to 120) to play the lead role in 2004's "The Machinist." The film tells the story of a man who suffers from both insomnia and paranoia, and slowly starts losing his grip on reality. Staying away from food during the shoot wasn't easy for Bale. He told Ain't It Cool News, "I chose not to go eat with anybody, because the second I saw or smelled that food, I was like a wolf. And, I had a couple of times when I did do that, and I ate five meals at one go, you know?"

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    Bale starred as serial killer, executive and Phil Collins fan Patrick Bateman in 2000's "American Psycho," opposite Chloe Sevigny. Bale told Reel.com that director Mary Harron described the character by saying he was "an alien who is trying to understand or fit into society. It was a great description, really, because he is so inhuman but is attempting to understand these things called humans."

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    In 2000's "Shaft" remake, Bale starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson as a murderer who leaves the country to escape prosecution. When he returns to the States, it's up to Shaft to make sure that Bale's character, Walter Wade, doesn't get to the key witness.

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    Bale took on the role of Jesus of Nazareth in the 1999 NBC movie "Mary, Mother of Jesus." According to IMDB.com, Madonna was originally supposed to take on the role of Mary, but dropped out just before filming began.

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    Though he'd had a few other small roles, Bale's big break came at age 13 when he was cast in the lead of Steven Spielberg's 1987 film, "Empire of the Sun." According to IMDB.com, Bale was chosen from 4,000 boys who auditioned for the role.

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    Bale made a name for himself in "Empire of the Sun." As a teen, he would go on to star in films such as "Swing Kids" and "Newsies."

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According to the National Enquirer, Wahlberg feels his friend has lost too much weight, even if Bale is staying in character for the part of a drug-addicted boxer. Wahlberg recently warned, “You’re messing with your health!”

It’s a warning one insider believes Bale should heed.

“Christian is a method actor,” the insider explained. “If a role calls for him to look like a drug dealer, or he has to play someone who hasn’t slept in a year, he’ll go without food to look the part. But the danger comes after he takes off all that weight, and then eats everything in sight to put it back on for the next role. That kind of yo-yo dieting can be deadly. Mark and Christian are friends… Mark feels Christian is taking the whole ‘in character’ thing too far.”

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    Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on the "Let's Be Cops," red carpet, Selena Gomez is immortalized in wax and more.

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    TV personality Nicole Murphy and singer Brandy Norwood attend The Pump Group VIP Cocktail Reception at W Hollywood on Aug. 7 in Hollywood.

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    Actress Tara Reid attends The Pump Group VIP Cocktail Reception at W Hollywood on Aug. 7 in Hollywood.

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    A boy gives the wax figure of Selena Gomez a kiss at the unveiling of the new new, never-before-seen Selena Gomez wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York on Aug. 7 in New York.

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    Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show at Z100 Studio on Aug. 7 in New York.

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    Actor Michael Fassbender attends "Meet the Actor" at Apple Store Soho on Aug. 7 in New York.

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    Actor Mickey Rourke is seen at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Aug. 7 in Los Angeles.

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    Singer Miley Cyrus performs in concert at Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 7 in Nashville.

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    Actress Melanie Griffith attends a press conference during the 67th Locarno Film Festival on Aug. 7 in Locarno, Switzerland.

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    Singer Lily Allen performs in concert at Bridgestone Arena on Aug. 7 in Nashville.

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    The stars of "Expendables 3," from left, Kellan Lutz, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Wesley Snipes attend "Expendables 3" at Cinema UGC Normandie on Aug. 7 in Paris.

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    Actor Robert Pattinson speaks during the Meet The Filmmakers event for "The Rover" at Apple Store, Regent Street on Aug. 7 in London.

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    Actors Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are spotted filming Bateman's "The Family Fang" in Westchester, New York, on Aug. 7.

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    Grammy-nominated artist Akon, who is the founder of Akon Lighting Africa Project, discusses at the US-Africa Leaders Summit "Africa: New Parnership Models for Growth" news conference, held in Washington, DC, on Aug. 7, the progress that African heads of state have made.

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In order to put fashion first, “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum refuses to wear maternity garb. “You just buy things in a size 10 (instead),” the expectant mom said in a quote posted to Showbiz Spy. “When you’re doing a show on fashion, you still have to bring it on.” … Former supermodel Cindy Crawford won’t let tabloids dictate what she wears to the beach. “I have cellulite,” Crawford confessed to Redbook magazine before adding, “I think I look good for my age. I am not 25; I am 43. That feels like a big pressure, especially when the National Enquirer is dying to get a picture. I am so aware that I don’t want to change the way I live because of that kind of attention. So you say, ‘Screw it. I am wearing this bikini, and I am not putting on a cover-up.’” … At 70 years old, actor George Hamilton believes he’s found the fountain of youth in the form of stem-cell injections. In an interview with the New York Daily News, the smooth-faced senior explained his never-ending source of stem cells. “You don’t have to get it from embryos,” Hamilton assured. “You can get it from your own fat.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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