Evan Rachel Wood on Dating Older Guys … and Gay Guys | Mishaps: Kris Forgets the Words, Matt Forgets His Fly and Michael Flies to Serious Injury | Rosanne Cash to Revive Her Father’s Work | Pop Tarts Seen & Herd
When it comes to romantic relationships, Evan Rachel Wood seems to opt for older guys - Marilyn Manson, Mickey Rourke and now she’s moved on to actor Shane West. So what is it about her elders that this 21-year-old finds so appealing?
"That's just what works for me. I usually just have more in common with them for some reason," Wood recently told Tarts. "I guess because I've just always been around older people …"
But age aside, if he was straight and she was single Miss Wood admitted she would totally go for "Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert.
"I probably couldn’t help myself, that guyliner is so amazing," she gushed. "But he’s got an incredible voice, talent is very sexy. I love that he’s so androgynous, he just doesn’t care, has fun and wears whatever he wants."
However Wood too doesn’t seem to stress over the conceptions people have of her and she made a conscious career decision not to become another Hollywood stereotype.
"I wasn't too rebellious; I was a pretty good kid. My parents were very strict so it wasn't until I turned 18 that I went crazy," she explained. "I tried so hard to fit a certain mold that certain people in my life wanted me to be. I thought that making other people happy was enough to make me happy, but I just wasn't comfortable so now I follow my instinct. You only live once."
Wood stars in Woody Allen’s new dark comedy "Whatever Works" and funnily enough, playing stupid was quite the challenge for the North Carolina native.
"I hate to say it but it was very hard to play dumb, but it was fun," she added. "Playing such an over the top, kind of kooky, naive, ditsy southern girl was kind of the complete opposite of me so it was difficult."
The Class of 2009 "American Idol" Top 10 tour is earning rave reviews as it travels across the country, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come without its fair share of bust-ups …
"I actually messed up some words and I felt so bad because the band played along," winner Kris Allen told Tarts prior to their Los Angeles show last week. "So I’m admitting that, I’m sorry."
While Allen twisted his tongue on one occasion, Matt Giraud suffered a wardrobe malfunction.
"My fly was down in front of 10,000 people. I found out on Twitter which was the worst," Giraud said. "I did a real smooth turn to fix it … Then one night I went out and my microphone wasn’t there, so I was just singing to the crowd with no mic."
But offstage, Michael Sarver was the one who had to be wheeled away. The 28-year-old Texan was walking down the steps at the very end of a show when a fan screamed his name, but as he excitedly turned to respond he missed two steps and cracked his heel bone on landing.
"I’m in a lot of pain all the time and I’m supposed to be wearing a boot right now but its driving me nuts so I didn’t put it on today," Sarver said. "If the doctor hears this, they’re going to scream at me."
Oh, and curious minds couldn’t help but ask who is the most annoying music mastermind on the bus …
"Scott (McIntyre) does vocal warm-ups all day long. All day long. We all tease him for it but we love him," Giraud added.
For all those Johnny Cash fans out there, here’s something to make you smile. For the first time ever, his daughter Rosanne Cash (who is primarily known for her song writing) is releasing a cover album entitled "The List" featuring twelve country classics that her famous father insisted she listen to when she was just eighteen after he became alarmed over her lack of deep musical understanding.
Sienna Miller playing guest DJ at Sydney nightclub Ruby Rabbit on Friday after a late-night dinner at Big Rig Diner.
DWTS Gilles Marini helping Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Brooklyn Decker style the swimsuit models for a segment on Friday afternoon at Miami's Raleigh Hotel in the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
"Miami Social's" (Bravo) Ariel Stein randomly and unexpectedly laying a huge wet kiss (with tongue) on "Brooke Knows Best" (VH1) star Glenn Douglas Packard while Glenn’s boyfriend Daniel looked on after the Ariel Raphael 2010 Beachwear and Wearable Towel fashion show at the Gansevoort South Hotel in Miami on Friday.
"The Mentalist" Simon Baker teaching paralyzed youth, including Miss Wheelchair California, Alyson Roth, how to surf at "The Will Surf Again" event at Zuma Beach, Malibu on Saturday.
Annalynne McCord celebrating her 22nd birthday at ASICS Beach House in Malibu on Saturday while sister Angel celebrated her engagement to DJ Robert Rogoff and other sis Rachel celebrated her new TV show.
John Mayer enjoying dinner with three male pals at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago inside The Forum Shops at Caesars, Las Vegas on Saturday evening where he ate a Black Truffle Tart Flambé especially created for him by the Executive Chef.
Christy Turlington and Ed Burns dining at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton with a group of eight on Saturday night. Burns dropped his wife at the door then had to park down the road because of the filled parking lot and finally joined his party 15 minutes after hoofing it.
Surf legends Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama welcoming guests to the 2nd Annual PacSun Pipeline to a Cure event benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Huntington Beach on Saturday night.
Hugh Hefner and his three leading ladies watching Holly Madison dance topless in Vegas's "Peep Show" where the magazine mogul was even brought to the stage for a portion of the show. Afterwards Hef and the girls went back stage for a tour where Holly got Hef to paint a sheep on her dressing room wall (Holly’s "Bo Peep" tradition is for everyone visiting to paint a sheep) while he – of course – smoked a pipe.
Maria Schriver taking a phone call on a junky old Motorola cell while brunching with pals at Fred's inside Barney's in NYC on Sunday.
Alessandra Ambrosio picking up a Tria Laser Hair Removal System (the world's first FDA approved at-home machine!) at the Pirate Booty house presented by Silver Spoon on Sunday in Malibu.
"Gossip Girls" star Jessica Szohr excitedly running into rocker Sting at SHRINE at MGM Grand at Foxwoods before he took the stage for a performance in the MGM Grand Theater on Sunday.
A super smiley Ryan Seacrest making a rare evening appearance at the Hollywood premiere of "Funny People" on Monday night.
"True Jackson" starlet Keke Palmer donning a Tt Collections Audrey dress while hurrying out of the CW11 building in NYC on Monday evening.
Paul McCartney and girlfriend Nancy Shevell quietly sharing a bottle of red wine with their vegetarian pastas in the back dining room of Nick & Toni's in East Hampton Monday night.
Hollie McKay has been a FoxNews.com staff reporter since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East on the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. Follow her on twitter at @holliesmckay