Judi Dench Practically a Regular Person, Claims Kevin Spacey

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"One just has to remove the 'Dame' from Judi's name, and you'll realize that she's hilarious and nothing close to the characters she plays. In fact, she's bored shitless with that stuff and prefers to just be Judi." —Kevin Spacey on Judi Dench [Contact Music]

“Who said that musicians have to be millionaires? Who made this a rule? We don’t need that much money. We just don’t. We only need enough to make music and to eat and to go on tour.” —Joss Stone on Lily Allen's campaign against file-sharing [Showbiz Spy]

"I've experienced racism in Hollywood but not as conflict or in a threatening way, just the ignorance of people. There was one time I went for a meeting for this big movie and I was up for a character who wasn't written as black. The character was a college graduate and the studio head, a woman, said, 'How can we make this role more black if we are going to have you in the film?' And I said, 'Well, I think as it's written it's fine...' And she said, 'Yeah, I know, but she is a graduate, she has been to university.' So I said, 'I've been to university.' And then it was, 'Yeah, but you're different.' I wasn't offended. It's just nonsense. But no, I didn't do the film." —Thandie Newton [Contact Music]

''We've done a lot of shows and a few albums without Dirty. He was a wild and crazy dude. He had a lot of issues and he performed with us for the first part but in the last few years, Dirt was really around the clan. He was locked up, he was in a mental institution, started taking medication, he was in jail, on the run—he had a lot of shit going on. It was a disappointment not to have him on stage. His energy and aura are huge, people just knew he was going to do or say something crazy on stage. We definitely miss him.'' —GZA [Age]

"It doesn't seem polite to try to be in the limelight more. I don't even know if I was invited in to begin with. I'm well aware that I might have worn out my welcome already." —John Cusack [Guardian UK]

"There are some people out there who think that I'm repulsive, that I'm not even human. This guy said, if he had a choice between having sex with me and cutting his dick off, then he'd cut his own dick off. And I was like, first of all I think you're lying. But second, if he is telling the truth, then that says something pretty profound … about him. I think he was exaggerating, but it's so odd you'd ever feel the need to write such a thing in a public forum. And if he were to meet me, even for a few moments, perhaps he could be persuaded not to lop off his Johnson." —Diablo Cody [Guardian UK]