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At 6 years old … I named my Ken dolls ‘Mitt.’ … When I was old enough to hear what was coming out of his mouth, it was over.”
— Eliza Dushku
The actress, recalling her childhood crush on Mitt Romney, who served as a bishop in the Mormon temple she attended while growing up in Boston.
“My sister will not record with me. She’s her own woman.”
— Beyonce Knowles
The singer, on how her younger sister, Solange, is trying to establish a distinct identity as a singer and DJ.
“The vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra-dry, sounded pretty tuned, and the rock has no real sense. Like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box.”
The Australian musician, on Glee’s cover of his song “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which just hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
“I’d do it. … I’d hold up an iPad. “
— John Cusack
The actor, on the possibility of doing a sequel to 1989’s Say Anything and how the famous scene where his character woos a girl might change.
“A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter, and that’s what I did.”
— Nicki Minaj
The pop star, explaining why she quit Twitter, where she had 11 million followers.
“You have to get people off their couches and go spend 12 bucks. … With the Disney cable channel, it is easy to do — people just turn on their TVs.”
— Jerry Bruckheimer
The producer, on Walt Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross’ resignation under pressure, and how it’s harder heading a film studio than running a kids’ TV channel, Ross’ former job at Disney Channel.
“The Secret Service was partying with Ted Nugent, and he had bowling pins as targets. … He goes, ‘We’re going to pretend that’s Michael Moore, and I’m going to blow him up.’ “
— Michael Moore
The documentary filmmaker, relating an incident he’d been told about at the Tribeca Film Festival, on singer Ted Nugent joking about shooting him.
“Five years from now, brands like Chipotle will go directly to the talent.”
— Brett Ratner
The director, explaining that he can envision a day when brands finance films, bypassing the studios and going straight to the directors and producers.
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