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Perry Farrell Picks Off Hair-Metal Guys One by One

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“We didn’t associate with the hair-metal guys. We kind of laughed them off. We would drive down Sunset Boulevard at the time when Sunset Boulevard was chockfull of them, and we’d kind of heckle. They were not part of the underground. They were very much a part of that corporate rock that we were…we were like the Weathermen. We were trying to blow that shit up.” —Perry Farrell on rock life in Los Angeles in the eighties [AV Club]

“I don’t understand how this man can call me a whining bitch. I’ve never in my life been called a whining bitch and a loser.” —Paula Abdul whining about former publicist Howard Bragman [NYP]

“I’ve found that people in the business want to define you quickly. It’s all about pace now, about being fast. I’m not that. I’m a plodder.” —Kevin Costner [USA Today]

“I mean, it rhymes. Are you really going to take an e-mail that rhymes that seriously?”
Nicole Richie, responding to criticism about a rhyming party invite that included the line “No girls over 100 pounds allowed in” [People]

“It was like a domestic dispute, like relatives fighting. We came to their house and we were witnessing something a little embarrassing. It was really uncomfortable.” —Dancing With the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy on what it was like backstage following the O’Donnell versus Hasselbeck blowout on The View [People]
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Perry Farrell Picks Off Hair-Metal Guys One by One