a lot in a weird way. It's sleep where I
wake up and go, 'Oh God,
the sun's going to come up soon and that
means I get to have a cup
of coffee and then read the paper,
that'll be fun.'
way I and my family have been treated is
an absolute disgrace. At the end of the
day, I'm a nice person and loving husband
and father. I've been called a bad father,
I've been called a bad husband and my wife
has been called a bad mother. Things always
hurt that are said about my family, and
for people to call my wife a bad mother
is unbelievable. I'm a strong person, I'm
a strong family man, I'm a strong husband
and a strong father.
can say what they like. But me and Victoria
will always stay together as husband and
think more than anything the things that
were being said in the papers and a lot
of people coming out and saying things that
hurt me because it was upsetting a lot of
the people in my family and a lot of my
the past few months, I have become accustomed
to reading more and more ludicrous stories
about my private life. The simple truth
is that I am very happily married, have
a wonderful wife and two very special kids.
There is nothing that any third party can
do to change these facts.
there any privacy for me ? In my own home
when the curtains are closed but apart from
that that's it.
wanted to be an editor or a journalist,
I wasn't really interested
in being an entrepreneur,
but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur
in order to keep my magazine
I got from my aunt,
the great singer Rosemary Clooney, and from
who was a game
show host and news
anchor, was: don't wake up at seventy years
old sighing over what you should have tried.
Just do it, be willing to fail,
and at least you gave it a shot. That's
echoed for me all through the last few years.
We get these things every few days where
is saying we're breaking up and the other
magazine is saying that we're moving in
together. The another magazine says we're
next weekend. But we know what the truth
is. It doesn't hurt us.
would like to believe
that I would be pretty much the same kind
of person as I am now. I've tried not to
have the kind of life
where I'm only going to parties
or living a very opulent lifestyle. People
won't believe me, but I live very simply,
I wear very casual clothes, and if you wouldn't
see my picture in magazines
or in films,
I would just be another California
girl sitting at a café or walking
along the beach.
where my face was put on every magazine
cover around the world
and the movie
was such a phenomenon, I really had no control
over that. So for the last couple of years,
media-wise I've been trying to regain some
in what people
say about me.
don't read all magazines; I just get them
to look at my outfits. I want to see if
I looked cute or not.
do not have to be located in the center.
It is nevertheless fantastic,
if chess comes, found by it into the media.
don't read any magazines
or newspapers any more, because I find it
really scary and I get really scared when
I'm followed by photographers.
I have, on many occasions, broken down in
tears because I find it terrifying.
I was on the road with John Edwards and
John Kerry, I realized that I got it easy.
get hammered! And it's interesting
because they're the ones who are really
in a public-service position, but [the
are public service now. So that's a bit
of a pain in the ass, and it took a little
bit of getting used to that. But now that
I'm used to it, I just stay home.
I don't watch the TV
shows that are about that. I don't read
that make things up about people.
I know what the truth
is. I don't sort of indulge in my own fodder.
don't really care what they write
I see myself
on a lot of magazine
covers now, in one way I'm very proud and
flattered, and in another sense I'm laughing
back at all those people who were mean to
me when I was getting teased as a weird-looking
It's a nice form of poetic justice.
with the written
word. Then we get to TV,
originally with the idea
that it will protect the advertising
base and it then progresses
into a medium
of its own with news, programmes and ideas.
You then look at TV and you say: 'Look,
we don't want to just buy programmes from
studio, we'd better have one.'
think that there is so much media
now with the Internet
and so easy and so cheap to start
a newspaper or start a magazine, theres
just millions of voices, and people want
to be heard. And we dont really have
the old ideas
of it being too concentrated
thats fading away.
last year. That was mad.
That was quite overwhelming. Myself and
David Goyer did a press
and like, 6,000 people at the conference.
It was f***ing crazy.
is the market
share of advertising
has followed.. albeit with a lag.
just have to go at 100 miles an hour in
all our businesses,
be they television
broadcasting, be they magazine
publishing, be they subscription television,
be they online,
be they gaming.
We just have to go at one hundred miles
say I'm a coal miner. Now, that's a tough
you go into the mines, you don't get that
all day long, and after 20 years you catch
black lung disease. If I were a coal miner
and if I didn't like it, I'd pick up a newspaper
and say, 'What area of the country is doing
Is it Seattle? Is it New
York City?' I'd get my ass moving to
that area and I'd get a job that I like
just like a Coca Cola bottle - when you
it, you always think
that it's yours and you can do whatever
you like with it. Now it's sort of different
because you pay a deposit on the bottle.
We're having the same problem
now with the John Wayne pictures. I don't
want to get involved, it's too much trouble.
I think that you buy a magazine,
you pay for it, it's yours. I don't get
mad when people take my things.
just show pictures
Thats not all there is. I saw people
to survive and making it. I saw families
holding together. I saw kindness and beauty,
not just bombing and death.
I heard beautiful stories, but thats
not what the media
shows us. I want to go back live
there again some day. Its a beautiful
country and it has an amazing culture
If you are going to tell a story, tell the