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Michael Moore Defends His Journalism. Sort Of.

Michael Moore at the Cannes premiere of Sicko.Photo: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images

“Are the editorial pages of the New York Times journalism? Yes. But they're opinion. They're opinion based on fact. In my case, it's going to take somebody 20 or 30 years to figure out what I came up with, because while it's journalism, it's also satire coupled with a large sprinkling of opinion to create a work of art.” —Michael Moore, on whether he considers himself a journalist [EW]

“Andy Serkis [Golem from Lord of the Rings] and I are pioneers [in CGI]. We have had many conversations about it. Of course I was fortunate. He had to wear the white Lycra suit. Lycra. For a man of my seniority, the secret nightmare is Lycra.” —Bill Nighy, on his playing the CGI character Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean [LAT]

“I consider myself fortunate to have been born a happy-go-lucky, card-carrying fag. If, for whatever reason, I were to have been denied this privilege, then I would have settled for being the next best thing: a fag hag.” —Barneys creative director Simon Doonan in the new book Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: True Tales of Love, Lust, and Friendship Between Straight Women and Gay Men [NYP]

“You all know that at 5:45 or at 6:00 you're going to be in the pub and there is a certain creativity that comes from that. It's definitely easier to remember people's names.” —Eric Bana on working on Hollywood blockbusters [Reuters]

“We're financially healthy. [Rumors to the contrary are] done out of jealousy. Execs and people I know who look cool and have a big office just say nasty shit. At the end of the day, no one made more money in the indie sector than Bob and I both personally and professionally.” —Harvey Weinstein, answering critics on whether the Weinstein Company is still financially viable [Variety]
Kyle Anderson