Tim Burton Appeals to Jack Nicholson's Humility

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“To get him out of his trailer, we'd blare Hail to the Chief over the loudspeakers. Jack marched around and got so into it we'd have to play it again and he'd do a couple more laps around the set and then go for it.” —Tim Burton, on having Jack Nicholson play the president in Mars Attacks [The Guardian]

“The last chapter of my book, Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success, which came out today, which is Top 10 at Amazon.com, is about the inner voice,” —Russell Simmons, explaining his stance on free speech [EW] (Earlier: Russell Simmons Gives a Bleep About You)

“I'm not a big swearer or anything, but I still seem to say things that you can't say on basic cable, so … we're gonna have to have, like, a plan” — Sarah Silverman, on hosting the MTV Movie Awards live [Yahoo]

“We shouldn't be mad at Britney Spears because she didn't wear underwear. That's her choice. She wasn't hurting anybody … Maybe she wanted a little breeze.” —Joss Stone [CNN]

“He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country,” —Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews, on Snoop Dogg being denied entrance after failing Australia’s character test [Yahoo]
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