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Which of These Two Men Is Uglier?

Divine, TravoltaPhotos: Corbis (Divine), Getty Images (Travolta)

“Glenn was ugly, but John is uglier! He looks terrible as a woman!” —Frances Milstead, mother of the late Glenn Milstead (a.k.a. Divine), on John Travolta playing her son’s role in the new remake of Hairspray [VV]

“These days, listening to music means hearing the gorgeous and inexhaustible power of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. If I want to hear the sound of guitar and drums, these days I simply play a show with my band.” —Interpol's Carlos D, who subsists solely on classical music and Interpol [The Guardian]

“Apatow kept saying, ‘Less semen. More emotion.’” —Knocked Up star Seth Rogen, on taking scriptwriting advice from director Judd Apatow [Time]

“Katee is using the name as a tribute to Katie, who has always portrayed an innocence in everything she's done, beginning with Dawson's Creek.” —Adult talent manager Shy Love, whose client, Katee Holmes, plans to lose her real-life virginity on film [NYP]

“I’m sure many of you knew subconsciously what I was doing. How could you look at this and not see it as a symbol for the self-referencing nature of progressive evolution?” —Sanjaya Malakar, who claims he's actually Bill Vendall, an art student who created his American Idol contestant personae as part of his thesis [TMZ]
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