President Obama Slightly More Influential Than President Palmer


"Barack really exceeds what David Palmer is, or was, on TV." Dennis Haysbert confirms that Barack Obama is greater than a fictional TV president [Boston Herald]

"Not doing it. Everybody and their mama is doing a documentary on Obama." Spike Lee wants no part of an Obama movie [MTV]

"Ten years ago when we did this show ABC did not know what they wanted to be. We were on Saturday at 10 and weekly had our ass handed to us by Chuck Norris. A show about being single and 30 on Saturday at 10? This is a better time for romantic comedy, a better time to be on ABC." Rob Thomas on remaking Cupid [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

"My first ever sex scene in a movie was in Superbad. Because I was 17, for legal reasons my mother had to be on the set. It was real awkward but it worked out OK because when I watched the movie with her the sex scene wasn't awkward because she'd been right there when it happened. Afterwards we didn't talk about it; we still don't speak about that moment. Now, I'm 19 so my mom doesn't have to be in the room when I have sex, thank God." Christopher Mintz-Plasse [Guardian]

"I'm up against George Carlin, so I think the most effective thing I did is to spread the rumor that I'm dead, too." Harry Shearer on being nominated for the Best Comedy Album Grammy [Pop & Hiss/LAT]

"White teen angst is the most documented thing in the world. You got Jimmy Dean and Marlon Brando, and everybody is riding around on motorcycles and all angry, but you know what? Black folks have that too. Ask around." Stew [NYT]

"I don't have anything against the lifestyle. But we as players were having a hard enough time dealing with and defending against the negative stigmas and stereotypes associated with the sport and playing attire before it was announced that we would be playing at a nudist resort." —quarterback Reby Sky fights for the legitimacy of the Lingerie Bowl [St. Petersburg Times]