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George Clooney Looks Out for the Little Guy

George Clooney and Al PacinoPhoto: Getty Images

“He learned a lot from us. He was there to learn. I felt that sometimes you'd look at him and he'd just look up at you with puppy-dog eyes, like, ‘Thank you.’ Seriously.”—George Clooney, on giving Al Pacino a break by casting him in Ocean's Thirteen [EW]

“He said he could play the piano, but it was one classical piece over and over again. Listening to it was like waterboarding. His apartment was the Gitmo of our early comedy days.” —Richard Lewis, on hanging out in Larry David’s apartment as a young comedian [The Morning Call]

“I can just see two big mountains growing up out of my grave, and people going around on mule rides to look at them.”—Dolly Parton, on how she will likely be remembered [Yahoo]

“This chick says visualize positive things, and it will happen. If that's the secret to life, kill yourself. Tell those starving kids in Africa who haven't eaten for five days that what they need to do is visualize roast beef and mashed potatoes: ‘The problem is, kid, you have a bad attitude about starving to death.’”—Dave Chappelle, on The Secret [Page Six]

“We wrote a check, we took care of our footprint and raised awareness, blah blah blah, and I've bought a hybrid.” —Jon Bon Jovi, on being environmentally conscious [Guardian Unlimited]
—Lindsey Thomas