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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

How Sandra Bullock Chooses Her Movie Roles

"I don't do anything anymore that feels safe. If it doesn't scare the crap out of you, then you're not doing the right thing." -- Sandra Bullock, now starring in 'Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous,' on choosing her movie roles.

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An 'Unsafe' Work Environment

"It was a health issue. If I had to see the name Star Jones or Star Jones Reynolds one more time, it was going to kill me. I thought, 'Why do I know the name of Paris Hilton's dog?'" -- Joyce Wadler telling the New York Daily News how she feels about giving up writing a celebrity news column for The New York Times.

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The Ozzman Moveth?

"Everybody keeps telling me that. Maybe Sharon is but I don't know f--- all about it." -- Ozzy Osbourne, asked by the New York Post about reports that he and wife Sharon are selling their Beverly Hills home.

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Friday, March 18, 2005

Star Wars Chick Flick

"It's a tear jerker. So far the women in the audiences have consistently cried through the second works as an emotional tragedy." -- George Lucas, Star Wars creator, about Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

via NewsRadio 700WLW: SITHIES

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Rosie O'Donnell and Her Son

"My son said, 'It's so embarrassing having you talk all the time on TV about being gay and you picking me up at school in painter's pants.' I told him, 'Yeah, yeah, keep it for your book." -- Rosie O'Donnell, quoted in the New York Daily News.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Bruce Willis on the unlikey Moonlighting reunion

"Here is the order it would go in before I would get to the 'Moonlighting' reunion show. I would become a judge on 'American Idol.' I would be the center square on 'Hollywood Squares' where it would be, 'I'll take Bruce Willis to block please." -- Bruce Willis on the unlikely possibility of a reunion show with Cybill Shepherd, quoted in the New York Daily News.

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Martha Stewart and Her Anklet Monitor

"The rigid rubber and wire band is approximately 1 inch wide. The transmitter is approximately 4 inches by 3 inches and is somewhat uncomfortable and irritating. It also makes exercise difficult. I wish it were removable but it is not. I am not allowed to take it off at any time and I am not allowed, while in my home, to have any padding under the strap." -- Martha Stewart in an online chat with fans, describing the anklet monitor she must wear while under house arrest, according to the New York Daily News.

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Monday, March 14, 2005

Michael Mann on Farrell and Foxx

"I need a budget item for a bail bondsman -- for both of them." -- Michael Mann, director, commenting on the hell-raising reputations of Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, who will star in his movie version of "Miami Vice," quoted in the New York Daily News.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Dan Rather on 'Ratherism'

"People have approached me about putting them in a book and offered more money than it's worth. I grew up around people who talked that way, and I try to use colorful language. Some of them I make up and some I've heard before." -- Dan Rather, outgoing CBS anchorman, on his folksy 'Ratherism,' quoted in the Austin American-Statesman

via Reuters Notable Quotes

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Mike Tyson's Biggest Weakness

"Maybe there are different ways I would define myself. But I can tell you that my biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person." -- Mike Tyson, former boxing star, found in Reuters Notable Quotes

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

MLK on Priorities

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spotted at the library