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SINCE YOU ASKED [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)]

October 12, 2013


"She's tall and I'm smaller, so it was kind of unfair. I would have to grow my nails so I could scratch her."

"New Girl" star ZOOEY DESCHANEL tells Marie Claire magazine that she sometimes would fight dirty with older sister, "Bones" star Emily,Miley admits she's single,Miley Cyrus is enjoying the single life.

The 20-year-old star has finally opened up about her split from fiance Liam Hemsworth during an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," that aired Oct. 11.

Miley has dodged dishing details on breaking off her engagement with the handsome "Hunger Games" star for weeks while on a press tour for her latest album "Bangerz" -- until now.

"So, the last time you were here, I threw you an engagement party," the daytime host said to Miley as she showed a clip of her last appearance in November 2012 with strippers dancing for her.

"Do you want your money back?" Miley joked.

"I want my money back. I sent like, you know, (strippers) ... you enjoyed it," Ellen said.

"I should of kept one of those dudes' numbers," Miley quipped.

Ellen then asked the pop star if its been uncomfortable getting all the media attention surrounding the breakup. "It's not really as awkward, because I'm living it," she continued.

"So, I think people spend more time actually thinking about it than I really do. I just believe when a chapter is done, you have to close it and start that new one. That's kind of where I am right now. I felt like I have so much to be thankful for at this time that my energy hasn't really been focused on that."

The "We Can't Stop" singer goes on to say she doesn't want her personal life to overshadow her music, but admits her new record has a lot to do with her relationship with Liam. "The whole album is a story of that," she said.

As for whether the two, who dated for four years, still communicate, Miley said, "You know, for me, I really haven't gotten to see anyone right now. 'Cause I've been so crazy busy.

"I keep saying I'm the happiest I've ever been, and that's not even a dig. That's just me, because I really am genuinely happy finally with myself, which I think sometimes it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are. I've never been able to just be alone, and I'm obsessed with being alone and like hearing my thoughts."

The couple announced they were officially over in mid-September.

-- New York Daily News,Suzanne: I have sex twice a day!,What is Shia LaBeouf doing? I think he's really talented. -- S.W.

He co-stars with Evan Rachel Wood in the upcoming romantic comedy "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," with Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe in the upcoming drama "Nymphomaniac" and is shooting the World World II drama "Fury," with Brad Pitt.

I think actress Rosie Perez is so adorable. Is she doing anything new? -- P.D.

She co-stars with Sharon Stone and Christopher Walken in the upcoming comedy-drama "Gods Behaving Badly"; with Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz in the crime drama "The Counselor," due out later this month; with Terrence Howard in the upcoming mystery "The Being Experience"; and with Christina Ricci and Craig Ferguson, voicing roles in the upcoming animated film "The Hero of Color City."

Actor Gerard Butler is so handsome. Does he have anything new coming out? -- K.V.

He voices a role, alongside Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig, in the animated sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2," due out in June, and is set to shoot the adventure-fantasy "Gods of Egypt" if negotiations work out.

-- Robin Adams Sloan, King Features Syndicate,He put a ring on it!

"Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere is confirming her engagement to Olympic boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Appearing Oct. 9 on "Live With Kelly and Michael," the 24-year- old actress was flashing a large diamond ring that prompted host Kelly Ripa to inquire what it might signify.

Hayden confirmed she's engaged as the studio audience cheered. She added that she and longtime boyfriend Wladimir haven't set a wedding date.

Hayden made her entrance on the show wearing a huge, live boa constrictor meant to startle host Michael Strahan, who is not a snake fancier.

Clearly Hayden's ring and big news, upstaged even her pet reptile.

On ABC's "Nashville," Hayden plays scheming up-and-coming country music star Juliette Barnes.

-- Associated Press,Not so fast, Miley Cyrus. Suzanne Somers is 66 years old and claims to have a rambunctious sex life.

The actress, who's well-known for her role as Chrissy Snow in the 1980s sitcom "Three's Company," revealed this week on "The Talk" that she has intercourse with her husband of 36 years, Alan Hamel, "a couple of times a day."

Suzanne's big reveal contradicts Miley's comments on the Oct. 7 "Today" show.

"I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual," the 20-year-old pop star told Matt Lauer. "I heard that's when people don't have sex anymore."

After the morning talk-show host revealed he was 55, Miley added, "Oh well, then you're really definitely not sexual."

Suzanne is well past 40, and even 55, but still said she has plenty going on in the sack -- with a little help from her 77-year- old husband, Alan Hamel. "He's on hormones, and I'm on hormones," she said.

Although her new book, "I'm Too Young for This," details natural hormone use, Suzanne was still bashful after her revelation on the talk show.

"I'm going to be so sorry I said that," she added, before detailing her and her husband's most sexually active time of the day. "What is it about men at 4 in the morning? And then I'm really awake around 8 or so. We have busy mornings."

Suzanne told "Access Hollywood Live" that she and Alan do it twice a day, three times a day on weekends.

"That would be a Saturday or a Sunday when we're just hanging around," Suzanne said. "I swear to God!

"A healthy person is a sexual person. I mean, think about it -- if you're sick and don't feel well, you're not in the mood for sex."

Suzanne thinks Miley's view of things will change in time.

"She's just young. She doesn't get it. I remember when I thought 40 (was) so old you don't do anything anymore," she said. "(Miley's) having fun. I'm actually admiring what she's doing. I think it's brilliant marketing."

-- New York Daily News and wire reports

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