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Oscar-winner Jared Leto tells Ellen DeGeneres he has not seen ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

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Jared Leto has not seen Dallas Buyers Club, the film for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar on 2 March, it has emerged.

Speaking on host Ellen DeGeneres’s US talk show, Leto said he felt the need for space after portraying HIV-positive transgender drug addict Rayon in Jean-Marc Vallée’s film. “I have not seen the film yet. I think one day I will watch it, because, you know, I’ll be curious at some point,” he said. “But it was such an intense role. It’s better for me to just leave it alone right now.”

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Leto, whose previous film was the 2009 science-fiction drama Mr Nobody, revealed separately that he has no films lined up and was happy to continue an intermittent relationship with cinema. “Perspective and gratitude have a lot to do with it: I don’t make that many films. I don’t know when I’ll next make a film or when I’ll next be a part of this process,” he told LA Confidential magazine, in comments first picked up by Yahoo Film. “I’ve never been in a hurry. I’ve always wanted to make the most interesting and challenging work and to be proud of it and to contribute to something special and meaningful,” he added. “I’ve seen the world many times over. You live a life. But it’s a long race, so you learn to maybe run smarter.”

Leto’s next big project will be a series of shows with his band. 30 Seconds to Mars will join Linkin Park and AFI on the Carnivores tour, which is due to kick off on 8 August in West Palm Beach, Florida.

• Leto: ‘I road-tested my character’• Russian Oscars broadcast stopped after Jared Leto mentions Ukraine

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REVEALED: Speaker Pelosi says she had to stop White House meeting because Trump was too ‘shaken’ by GOP criticism

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According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump was "shaken up" by the realization that Republicans are criticizing him over his huge mistake in Syria.

"It comes at a very difficult time for him," said Pelosi outside the White House meeting. "Earlier today the House of Representatives voted what, 354-60 in opposition to the actions that he has taken in Syria. It calls upon the president to urgently use exercise with restraint and for us to have a humanitarian assistant to some of the Kurdish children being killed there, and reaching support."

Most importantly, however, the bill mandated a clear plan from the president on how to handle ISIS. Just last week, Trump made a unilateral decision to betray the Kurdish people and allow Turkey to bomb them. According to reports, the decision stemmed from Trump's desire to get off the phone.

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National Enquirer tried to protect Trump from allegation of forcibly raping 13-year-old girl: report

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Two of the scandals swirling around President Donald appear to have collided in a blockbuster new book by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.

Trump's relationship with American Media Incorporated (AMI), which owned the National Enquirer supermarket tabloid, has been under focus for a $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Trump has also faced ongoing scrutiny for his longtime friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

The relationship between the two scandals was examined in the new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators.

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Republican stumbles as he tries to defend Trump’s claim that Iran can be trusted to fight ISIS

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During an appearance on Fox News this Wednesday, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) hit a snag while trying to justify President Trump's earlier contention that Russia and Iran would step in to fill the void left by the US after its withdrawal from northeast Syria, saying that "Russia, Iran, Syria and to maybe slightly lesser extent Turkey, they all hate ISIS as much as we do," during a Wednesday press conference alongside Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Speaking to Biggs, Fox News host Harris Faulkner pointed out that Trump's willingness to partly cede Syria's future to Iran contradicts his and other conservatives' rhetoric towards the Islamic Republic.

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