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Jean-Claude Van Damme: Business in Front, Party in the Back

Alex Melamid's 50 Cent (2005)

"Showing myself nude from the behind has never been a problem for me — but from the front, that's another story. I don't want to lose all my fans." Jean-Claude Van Damme [WENN via Starpulse]

"Slightly insecure and needy pop star seeks nice guy …. Good sense of humor. Not a fucking retard. Rich." —We're pretty sure we've already seen Lily Allen's personal ad on Craigslist [Spin via ContactMusic]

"You can make a film that reflects on the real world without losing the great sense of fun and the velocity of action in a classic summer popcorn film …. Fox hired me to make it as emotional, real and accessible as possible without cheesing it up." —Director Joe Carnahan describes the depth and complexity he will bring to the upcoming A-Team movie [MTV Movies Blog]

"TV has never been better. Someday, we're gonna look back on this period as this golden age of experimentation, where the networks started dying, and the cable channels started proliferating, and there are so many channels that to get our attention, programmers had to try everything, including quality." Ira Glass on why the death of network television is awesome [A.V. Club]

"They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the Bourne films. Because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive." Matt Damon will apparently never be 007 [US Magazine]

"Contract negotiation …. It's like life. Nick Fury's negotiating." —Don't count Samuel L. Jackson out of the Iron Man sequel just yet [SciFiWire]

"For a lot of straight guys — and I know I'm guilty of it sometimes — when you know a gay guy has a crush on you, it is the most flattering thing." Daniel Radcliffe just made Harry Potter slash fiction fans very happy [Sun UK]

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