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Unlike Jean-Claude Van Damme, William H. Macy Has Nothing to Hide

"You wear what's called a 'sock.' Just use your imagination." William H. Macy on going full-frontal in The Deal [BlackBook]

''I've never been to Kidron. We're not picking on it." Brannon Braga on picking a small Ohio city as the next target on 24 [Akron Beacon Journal]

"That blew my mind when I saw him doing that. I buy my butter in the local market, from the local farmers that come into town. I don't know what kind of fucking butter he's selling. I don't buy that shit." Pete Shelley on Johnny Rotten shilling butter on TV [Pitchfork]

"It appealed to the 16-year-old in me, and it also appealed to the father in me." Liam Neeson on Taken [LAT]

"I didn't know it was a real thing. And then we got on it. And truthfully, like the only time I've ever even seen one is either in a James Bond film or Spider-Man, where naturally a terrorist shoots out the wire and everybody goes plummeting to earth. I didn't realize there was a commuter use for that technology that didn't involve rescue squads." Ira Glass on the Roosevelt Island Tram [A.V. Club]

"When I started auditioning for Beaches, I knew it was a Bette Midler film, and my parents had always said I looked like Bette Midler, so it seemed like it would be a good match." Mayim Bialik on parental encouragement [A.V. Club]

"He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative or positive reactions." —Joaquin Phoenix representative Susan Patricola claims that there is no way to stop his burgeoning rap career [MTV]

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