Sexiest Men Alive Do Battle

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"George Clooney rang me at two in the morning. I was half asleep and I said to him, 'Ah, George sweetie, good to hear from you.' He goes, "Shut up, Jackman! I know what you did! You started this big campaign that's been going on and [you] took the title away from me.'" —Hugh Jackman on being hazed by former Sexiest Man Alive George Clooney [People]

"There's a whole secret society. We drink the blood of TV executives' children." Shawn Ryan on the community of showrunners in Hollywood [A.V. Club]

"She was literally the most fabulous woman that I've ever worked with." Alec Baldwin on Salma Hayek [People]

"This kid is going to be interesting. I think it's going to rebel against me and end up being an accountant." M.I.A. [Pop & Hiss/LAT]

"We tried again and the first writer came in with a song called 'T-Shirt.' I said, 'What is that?' She said, 'You look good in a T-shirt, I can't wait for you to take it off.'" Tom Jones on his new album [LAT]

"I remember going to the MTV Video Music Awards with Anthony Michael Hall and David Lee Roth, driving down Fifth Avenue in a convertible Studebaker. David was wearing white gloves and tails. I was like, 'Dude, is it ever going to get more modern than this?'" Robert Downey Jr. [MTV]