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Maurice Sendak to Children, Parents: Pee Your Pants and Go to Hell

"I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate ... If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered." —Maurice Sendak on whether the Where the Wild Things Are movie is too scary for kids [Newsweek]

"The Bride will fight again! I gotta wait a couple years because I wanted 10 years to pass. There are two reasons why. One, I think Uma and I needed a 10-year break cause the first one was so hard. And second, I really love the character. I think she deserves a 10-year release of no fighting and being with her daughter Bebe, just of peace. I put her through a lot in those first two movies, I want her to have a nice, peaceful life for 10 years. I want her to set up her store, and have some peace. But after ten years we'll make her fight again." —Quentin Tarantino on a Kill Bill sequel [The Age]

"When The Office came out, if there was an article about office chairs there'd be a picture of David Brent. Once, right, on the front cover of the paper, there was a story about a boss who'd groped a woman and was guilty of misconduct, and because she had said, 'he was sliming up to me like David Brent', they had put a picture of me in there! Surely a picture of the bloke would have been better?" —Ricky Gervais on his curious ubiquity [Female First]

"This video game 'Wet' I just did, she's got a working-class Lara Croft thing going on, and she's pretty kick ass. She travels the globe, she's in Hong Kong and she's in the U.K., and she's a gun for hire, and she's got two samurai swords. She's pretty vicious. So that's been something that maybe could turn into a live-action Dushku vehicle." —Eliza Dushku is already busy lining up her post-Dollhouse gig [MTV]

"I am [studying for my pilot's license]. I don't sweat a lot, but when I fly, my whole back is drenched. The concentration, the focus. It is so wonderful. I just picked up my boyfriend in Las Vegas! He had a business meeting there, and I flew with my instructor and picked him up." —Hilary Swank on training to play Amelia Earhart [Female First]

“I was constantly singing. I would hear things on the radio and just be about to spit them out instantly, with perfect memorization and tone. My parents were like, ‘Shut up. Please stop singing. It’s annoying.’” —Zac Efron on his annoying childhood [Showbiz Spy]

"One day, I was in the car with my daughter and her little girlfriend, who happened to be white, and she was raving about her girlfriend's hair, and she used the words 'good hair' to describe it, and it kind of made me jump a little bit. I started thinking about my daughter, and I started thinking about the Bronner Bros. Hair Show ... and here we are with Good Hair." —Chris Rock on his inspiring daughter [MTV]

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