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Salma Hayek's Rack Destroys America's Concentration

Courtesy of ABC

"I was staring at her boobs the whole time." — America Ferrera, on why she couldn’t turn down the lead role offered by Ugly Betty executive producer Salma Hayek [E!]

"How they screw with you is that you’ll put down [in your rider] ‘homemade chicken noodle soup.’ I go to a show, and I go to my chicken noodle soup, and they’ve given me Progresso. I go to the production manager and say, ‘[This is] Progresso soup.’ He goes, ‘How do you know?’ I go, ‘Joe, I eat chicken noodle soup! I know chicken noodle soup!’” —Meat Loaf, who won't settle for minestrone, either [VH1's Tour Survival Guide]

“Until he finished the paper to my satisfaction, there was to be no television, no going to play basketball, no friends over.” —Kanye West's mom, Donda, on the consequences of teenage Kanye bringing porn into the house. His punishment was writing a research paper titled “The Impact of Watching X-rated Movies on a Teen-age Boy.” [NYP]

“Britain has the fattest teenagers in Europe … Doctors warn that if we don’t tackle this problem, generations of kids face a drastic reduction in the quality and longevity of their lives.” —TV Producer Bridget Sneyd, whose new BBC3 reality series Fat Kids Can’t Hunt sends ten teenagers to the Australian outback to learn about aboriginal hunting and gathering [MSNBC]

"It looked like she lip-synched her way through the whole thing.” —Britney Spears fan Morgan Segall, on the singer’s secret comeback show, which some audience members paid $125 to see [Yahoo]
Lindsey Thomas