Blake Lively Explains Why Recessions Don't Exist on Gossip Girl

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"We live in an alternate universe on the show; it's a heightened reality, so I don't think the writers would work that in." Blake Lively explains why Gossip Girl won't be affected by the recession [Vogue via USAT]

"Fantastic. These ears are perfect. Barack all the way." Will Smith believes he has the ears to play Barack Obama [Daily Express UK]

"Every once in a while, we'd be doing a scene, and I'd say, 'Boy, I'm glad I'm not a Cylon, I don't have to play that.'"—Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan on life before he found out he was a Cylon [A.V. Club]

"People didn't really love the film. But I think that people were expecting something different than what it was. People see The Dark Knight and see Iron Man, which are awesome films, but then they think all comic book movies are going to be like that. And this is more like a comic strip movie." Jamie King explains why The Spirit was not so awesome [Moviehole]

"This is not a Lil Kim movie. This is a Christopher Wallace movie. It has nothing to do with Lil Kim. If she's disappointed and upset, that is her problem." —Biggie's mother Voletta Wallace responds to Lil' Kim's criticisms of Notorious [AP via Yahoo]

"Ultimately, our large robots have nothing to do with the Transformers robots. I say with respect, giant robots have been the theme of film for a real long time." McG responds to Michael Bay's allegations that Terminator: Salvation is ripping off Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen [Comcast]

"It's hard not to want to become Ken Burns, at times. I'm interested in being a Ken Burns who reaches that 17 year old who goes to the multiplex just to see a good story well-told. And if there's history in it, all the better." —Director Edward Zwick explains why teens won't be flocking to see Defiance [Orlando Sentinel via PopMatters]