Robert Smith Unable to Think of Mean Things to Say About Ashlee Simpson

Robert Smith bites his tongue.Photo: Getty Images

"I definitely only have good things to say about Ash — I think the collaboration could be great." —The Cure's Robert Smith, on his upcoming collaboration with Ashlee Simpson [NME]

"For me, herring is like spinach for Popeye." —Jonathan Ames, who faces off against fellow author Craig Davidson tonight in an amateur boxing match in Dumbo [NYP]

"You're a cheerful fellow, aren't you? Considering how close I am, don't you think that's a bit much?" —Lauren Bacall, 82, to a German journalist who asked her if she thought about death [Times Online]

"I don't know what's going to happen when men start throwing their underwear at me." —Michael Bublé, on why he was hesitant to cover the sexy Leonard Cohen song "I'm Your Man" [PopMatters]

"A combination of my own mother's hairstyle in the 1960s and, of course, The Bride of Frankenstein." —Matt Groening, on the inspiration for Marge Simpson's hairdo [NYT]
—Hannah Tucker