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Vampire Weekend Guy Dreams a Dream

"To even throw your name among the Susan Boyles of the world is an honor and a privilege." —Vampire Weekend front man Ezra Koenig [BBC via Pitchfork]

"There I was in my pink tutu and size 14 ballet slippers. It wasn't so bad until I realized that I was doing my first scene with my co-star Julie Andrews, who I was meeting for the first time. But, she was very gracious. I think she may even have complimented me on how well my tutu fit. My philosophy is, it's always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don't mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But, I'd like you to laugh with me occasionally, too." Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson on shooting The Tooth Fairy [Parade]

"It’s a male nightmare is what it is. You put a kid in the candy store and you say to the kid, eat as much candy as you want. Go on, eat as much candy as you want. And then you ask the kid the next day, 'Hey you want some candy?' And the kid’s going to look at you like he never wants to see another piece of candy in his life." —Big Love's Bill Paxton on having multiple wives [LAT]

"I really couldn’t explain it. We had never met before the show. Then we went to the gun range for weapons training, and we just clicked. You have one guy, Chris, who’s from the Midwest and this other guy, me, who’s from the inner city of New York. But we share a common sensibility. I think that me plus him equals a little more than two, you know?” —LL Cool J on his friendship with NCIS: Los Angeles co-star Chris O’Donnell [Parade]

“I’ve never looked at myself in the mirror and thought 'hey.' I think it was Stanislavski who said, 'beware of the actor who looks in the mirror all the time.’ He was right. ... You see these actresses who have had Botox or something else done, and it takes you out of the film. It’s a constant reminder that they’re actors. And there is just this one face — isn’t that odd?” —Clive Owen [Telegraph UK]

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