King of Nerds No Fan of Comic-Con

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“I went when I was a student at CalArts. I’ll never forget this, and it’s probably why I haven’t been back since — because it was so terrifying. They had a slideshow for the original Superman, and in the middle of it, some fan gets up and just very angrily goes, ‘Superman would not change into his costume on the ledge of a building! You are destroying the mythology of Superman!’ And then he got up and walked out, followed by other people. That scared the shit out of me. So I haven’t been back since then.”—Tim Burton on Comic-Con [MTV]

“I have a real thing for Mexican directors."—Emma Watson has a real thing for Mexican directors [Interview]

“Now I don’t cringe when people tell me they used to laugh at 3rd Rock.”—Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no longer ashamed of his past [LAT]

“I grew up around gay people my entire life, basically. That’s possibly why I’m quite camp, and some people think I’m gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome. It’s always good to keep them guessing. I don’t go on any blogs or chats or anything, but my friends are demons for them, and apparently someone said ‘Daniel Radcliffe is gay. He’s got a gay face!’ I really don’t know what a gay face is. But I think it’s wonderful that Dumbledore was outed as gay. Half of me thinks Jo Rowling just did that to see if she could piss off the right wing, but I’m not sure how true that is. I think she had it planned, I think she always knew he was gay.”—Daniel Radcliffe [MovieFone]

“This year will be a controversy-free festival of love and discreet orgasms.”—Russell Brand on this years MTV Video Awards [Contact Music]