Matthew Weiner Has You Pretty Much Figured Out

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"I'm maybe more forgiving than the audience is, because they love the feeling of saying sometimes, 'Oh, this is so disgusting, so disgusting. [But if] he'd knock my door right now I'd fuck him for an hour.'" —Matthew Weiner on viewers' love-hate relationship with Don Draper [Pop Candy/USAT]

"Louis C.K. does the best stand-up in America. I discovered him on YouTube and immediately cast him in The Invention of Lying. He’s honest and brave, he’s audacious, but he’s fucking bald, so I win. I’ve got hair." Ricky Gervais [NYM]

"I'm very aware of the ways things go. It would have been nice to have a steady career and go up and up. And if you look at it that way, yeah I am just going to keep on going down and that's kind of sad but the truth is it is fine; I have been very successful. I know I will never reach that kind of craziness again, thank God." —Norah Jones [Female First]

"If guys don’t want me to write songs about them, they shouldn’t do bad things! And if they’re afraid, going into the relationship, that they’re going to end up having a bad song written about them … Well, then they don’t have the best of intentions, do they? It’s a nice weeding-out process.” —Taylor Swift [Showbiz Spy]

"The internet is disastrous if you're a writer. When you're trying to write, absolutely anything is more interesting than writing. I have to lock myself in an Airstream trailer with no internet access to get anything done, otherwise I end up obsessively reserving vacations which I am never going to go on, ordering Hello Kitty backpacks, or Googling myself, getting paranoid and having to eat a giant lump of cheese or start putting make-up on. I do, though, have the habit of writing my thoughts down at the end of whatever I'm working on, which is not a good idea. I once accidentally included them in a letter to my accountant." —Helen Fielding [LemonDrop]