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Terrence Howard Is a Total Weirdo and Not in the Good Way

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Terrence Howard. Actor, woman beater, baby wipe aficionado. And complete fucking nut case, as his new interview with Rolling Stone proves.

Terrence has proven that his track record as a stand-up guy is pretty murky, although it tends to get swept under the rug a lot (I've always wondered why he gets a pass and people like Chris Brown don't, but that's a story for a different day) and he's given many WTF-worthy interviews in the past. My favorite Terrence quote: “I like women who look like me. Generally, you're attracted to women who look like you, because the most beautiful thing in nature is your own reflection.”

Proving that he's still as weird as ever, Terrence had a few things to say to Rolling Stone. Here are some of the highlights (he's a wordy fucker.):

“Today, for me, has been about searching out who I am. We've got all these different faces that want to come out — there's at least four just in this moment, with a possible expansion to 432 — but which one do you let out? Is it the person who's cool that you've mastered? Is it the excited little boy?” (Um, what?)

He also told the magazine he's created his own “number theory” called Terryology in which he spends up to 17 hours a day cutting plastic into different shapes and making symbols out of them.

“I was always wondering, you know, why does a bubble take the shape of a ball? Why not a triangle or a square? I figured it out. If Pythagoras was here to see it, he would lose his mind. Einstein, too! Tesla!”

Terrence won't say more, because he's hoping to patent his theories and ideas. Good luck with that, champ. Also weird is that he talks about his wife and TO his wife in the interview, but they're actually already divorced and haven't lived together in a year. What a freaking surprise!

He also discusses his lengthy history of abuse and violence, and has excuses for each known instance. (“She was trying to Mace me and you can't see anything so all you can do is try to bat somebody away, and I think that something caught her. But I wasn't trying to hit her.” Ooookay.) But don't worry, he's an equal opportunity abuser — he's been arrested for assaulting a man too.

Terrence's ex(?) wife was also interviewed, and she had some things to say about him:

“I mean, he's not perfect. Doesn't do the dishes. Doesn't cook. Doesn't lift a finger. I probably leave him 30 times a month.” She laughs and goes on, “He's so selfish. But, you know, he didn't have much of a childhood. It was difficult for him being picked on and bullied all the time. We don't have a normal life. In our two years together, I've only gone to restaurants with him two or three times. We've never been to the supermarket together. We've never been to the movies. I've never gotten a gift from him. Never, never.

“I've developed a slight form of agoraphobia lately. I never go out. I have no friends here. I feel like Rapunzel, you know, stuck in a penthouse with my baby.”

For the record, Terrence also thinks women who don't use baby wipes are “unclean” and won't sleep with them. Hey boo, I speak on behalf of all women, baby wipe users or not, when we say we'd rather pass on you, too.

His final musings are:

“I spent all my time as a kid trying to fit in. My uncle said to me, ‘Why are you so busy trying to fit in when you were born to stand out?' I was 14. He said, ‘You're a young prince, and someday ye shall grow up to be a king.' Many years ago, Oprah said to me, ‘Your crown is waiting right there. Pick it up and put it on.' I remember being in the womb, found comfort there, and have been aware since that moment. As a result of the travesties I've gone through, I have become awakened. I mean, after spending time with me, you can see a good part of my nature. I'm on my own path, and I like the pebbles of my cobblestones.”

What.. on.. Earth..

(Photo: D Dupasupil/Film Magic)

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