Rupert Everett would rather be stranded with Jordan than Gwyneth Paltrow

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Tightly pulled actor Rupert Everett sat down for a long cozy interview with UK’s Daily Mirror for what seemed to be no other reason that talking some serious smack about bigger celebrities. He wasn’t really promoting anything – there was a relatively brief mention of his upcoming documentary, “The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron,” but that’s it. He was just there to share some nasty, catty thoughts, as per usual.

The main target of his tirade was Michael Jackson, who Everett once had a crush on, but clearly fell very much out of love with. But he also made sure to pick on Gwyneth Paltrow while praising Katie Price too.

It’s 7pm in a busy Italian restaurant just off New York’s Broadway and Rupert Everett is in full gossip mode. As the pre-theatre dining crowd crane to eavesdrop, he leans in and says in a slightly too-loud stage whisper: “I would have leapt at the chance of sleeping with Michael Jackson when I was 14.”

An elderly lady blushes beetroot red, and a waiter almost drops a plate of pasta. Everett takes a sip of his red wine, blissfully uns aware of the shock he has just caused… Not that Everett, whose own brief foray into the pop world included singing backing vocals on his mate Madonna’s version of American Pie, was any fan of Jackson’s.

“He was a freak,” says Everett, who at 50 is the same age Jacko was when he died. “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. He personified the pain and anxiety of a black man in a slave country. We all watched as he changed from black to white. He was living performance art. I think it was fortuitous that he died. He was supposed to be doing 50 concerts in London.

“It wouldn’t have mattered how good or bad he was. He wouldn’t have managed to do all of them and the press would have destroyed him.” Everett believes that Jacko’s death may even spell the end of modern-day celebrity itself. “You cannot divide the music from the person,” he says. “I think his life – and death – is a great lesson.

[From the Daily Mirror]

He later notes, “‘We have Michael Jackson, a black man who has gone white, and we have President Barack Obama, who is a half-white man gone black. It’s absolutely fascinating to watch.’” Rupert seems to lack the normal self-censoring gland most of us have. He seems to relish the shock factor more than anything. Everyone’s allowed their own opinion, and Michael Jackson certainly arouses a lot of them. But… damn. Those comments are best shared privately between close confidants, not tabloid journalists. Of course Everett knew saying stuff like that would get him a lot of attention, and that was probably the purpose. After all, he also took on Katie Price and Gwyneth Paltrow, saying he’d rather be stuck on a deserted island with Katie, because at least she’s real.

Ask him about other celebrities and he homes in on Katie a Price, the former glamour model Jordan whose marriage to Peter Andre crashed and burned on reality TV. “Jordan is one of those people who has integrity,” he says. “She is not dishonest about what she is doing. She should make hay while the sun shines.

“Her eldest son is severely disabled – she needs the money for the future. She is very beautiful and even the books that she may or may not have written have been a success. She has achieved more than a lot of other people.” And then, out of nowhere, he shows his manicured claws. “If I had the choice of being on a desert island with Jordan or Gwyneth Paltrow, I would choose Jordan,” he says.

“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.” Miaow. Saucer of milk to go with the plate of pasta for table two please.

He says he is still good pals with Gwyneth’s mate Madonna, although when asked if she has been to see him during his stint on Broadway he shakes his head.

[From the Daily Mirror]

Something tells me Madge won’t be attending any Rupert-related functions for quite a while. She and Gwyneth are super close, and I seriously doubt she’d put up with a more distant acquaintance talking smack about her joined-at-the-hip friend. In all fairness we’re not exactly big Gwyneth fans at Celebitchy, so I can’t really blame Rupert. But as far as I know Gwyneth and I don’t have any mutual social connections that I could be irreparably severing. I can kind of see his point about Katie Price if you wanted to look at her celebrity really superficially. If her sole motivation was making enough money to take care of her son Harvey, that would be fairly noble. It appears that fame and lots of drunken debauchery is also really important to her, so that sort of dims Rupert’s argument a bit. Nonetheless, if you made me choose between Gwyneth and Katie on a deserted island, I’d probably go with Katie. She could teach me how to apply false eyelashes and crush my boobs together. Gwyneth would just teach me how to make another vegan sandwich.

Thanks to Hollywood Rag for the lead.

Here’s Rupert Everett at the Princess Anne Theatre in London for the preview screening of his documentary for Channel 4, ‘The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron.’ Images thanks to .

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  1. Hieronymus Grex says:

    And Rupert, you look like someone shoved a lizard up your a$$ about 3 years ago.

  2. Cinderella says:

    I think Rupert dislikes Americans in general. Give it another year or so and he’ll be commenting on how Madonna ruined her face.

    He strikes me as a mean, bitter drunk.

  3. nelly says:

    Hahahaaha. He should look at his face first. What a idiot.

  4. yadira says:

    He kind of looks like Herman Munster in that top pic.

  5. Katharine Jaynes says:

    Has anyone else seen his recent plastic surgery? He looks TERRIBLE!

  6. lala says:

    i think i just fell in love with him. i love how honest he is. while most celebs r afraid to b honest because of the reaction he isnt. if i was a guy id pick katie or gwen anyday. ya get pissy at what i wrote. lol

  7. Bill Hicks is God says:

    Is he the “Before,” “During,” or “After” Immodium? I can’t tell.

  8. Tia C says:

    @ Cinderella – Sadly, he strikes me as a mean, bitter drunk too.

    But I have always liked his work, and I kinda like how outspoken he is. I enjoy stirring the pot myself, so I can relate to his lack of self-censoring a bit. And I’d rather be stuck on a desert island with Jordan, too – no doubt she’d be a helluva lot more fun than poopy Gwyneth!

  9. Sauronsarmy says:

    LOL at him making fun of Michael’s looks. People in glasses houses and all that junk.

  10. danielle says:

    Goopy is apparently very popular in hollywood and with her co-workers, which I’ve never really gotten. She seems like SUCH a stick in the mud. But maybe that’s just her public persona? Actually, Madonna seems like a stick in the mud now too. She used to hang out with Rupert and Rosie!

  11. Telly says:

    Rupert Everett looks like shit. That’s the first thing I thought when I clicked that link, and now I will go back and read the post.

  12. Ling says:

    Perhaps I’ll go watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream and cry about what once was.

    (By that I mean Rupert Everett’s beautiful, beautiful face.)

  13. Beth says:

    The sad thing about these pictures is he looks better than a couple of months ago. He was on a talkshow and he looked like a cross between Bruce Jenner and Mickey Rourke.

  14. Andy says:

    I read an interview he did recently. I think he is bitter about how being gay has ruined his career. He thinks no one will get beyond that. He looks angry. I don’t think he will live a long life like that.

  15. j. ferber says:

    Rupert has always had a sharp tongue and he’s not afraid to speak his mind. Kudos to him. Yes, he was a great beauty in his day, but beauty doesn’t last for anyone. He’s very intelligent, a good actor, an excellent writer (two novels and an autobiography) and a great gossip. Why doesn’t anyone else appreciate and adore him like I do? And why does this site always choose the most unflattering photos of Rupert? It’s like those political ads that always catch the opponent drooling and try to make it his definitive image. He’s still a very attractive man!

  16. Mim says:

    this guy just want to be a part of the conversation, and this is his way of getting around to doing that he’s a f-ing c@ck
    su(%&r so go ahead take it in real deep rupert.

  17. luckystar says:

    I love his honesty. It’s not tempered with anything. But is slamming Gwyneth really necessary? I think some of the hatred of this poor woman is from the media’s presentation of her. She has two beautiful, healthy children and is trying to nurture a career. From what I hear, Chris Martin is a hothead, so deal with that? Rupert is just drumming up attention, which all celebs do.

  18. Fiestarter says:

    Andy- I had read something to that effect to. I don’t think being gay has ruined his career, I think it has been his overall choice of poor movies to be in that has sunk his career.

    I do kind of agree with him about Paltrow though. Not a fan.

  19. hello! says:

    I loved his book! He blasts Madonna and Goopy. He says they dissed J-Lo at a party for Donatella Versace, pointing her out, laughing, and “snorting” at her. Basically, he thinks Madonna is a total narcissist who treats everyone as a sexual suitor b/c she’s SO a-mazingly attractive y’know–even to the point that she didn’t mind a dog humping her leg. As long as she had that dog’s attention, it was all good w/her. He’s hysterical.

  20. Sister Mary Francis says:

    @Mim-there is nothing wrong with a little cawk sucken!

    That being said I dont see anything wrong with speaking your mind in a creative way. Its not like the cancer comment from Peggy Leggy Mills!

  21. Mark says:

    Nasty, bitter has been/never was who is friends with Madonna. Who cares really?

  22. Giz says:

    For someone so “intelligent” you wouldn’t know it by his rants!

  23. Valensi says:

    @Ling – Mind if I join you? He was gorgeous!

  24. Jaxon says:

    Was he really surprised that being gay sunk his career? There is a reason that successful gay actors work so hard to stay in the closet. Being gay in public is the kiss of death in Hollywood and everyone knows it, except bitter ole Rupert apparently.

  25. sickofit says:

    he seems to be fun though.

  26. Ursula says:

    Douche is as douche does. He has the same bitter angry look in his eyes as Rosie O’Donell. Happens when people come out as gay and it ruins everything for them.

  27. trollydolly says:

    I’ve loved him ever since ‘Princess Daisy’. Very funny and talented guy.

  28. Fiestarter says:

    @Mark- Actually he was never friends with Madonna. If you get a chance, read his thoughts on her from his book he wrote not too long ago. He cannot stand Madonna.

  29. Jazz says:

    I’d be mad if I looked like that too!

  30. sarcra says:

    He sounds like a miserable person…

  31. Shyrell says: