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Jerry Weintraub Proclaims Frank Sinatra a Fun Drunk

Jerry Weintraub’s wearing those sunglasses for a reason.Photo: Getty Images

“A lot of fun, as long as you drank, which I did and do.” —Ocean’s Thirteen producer Jerry Weintraub on whether he had fun hanging out with Ol’ Blue Eyes [PopMatters]

“The show has always been about a search for Earth, and I think to end the series without getting to Earth, or a version of Earth or something we call Earth, or having at least somebody say ‘Earth,’ it would be unsatisfying.”—Battlestar Galactica executive producer David Eick on plans for the show’s fourth and final season [The Morning Call]

“I was led to believe this was a private individual that wanted to remain anonymous who just wanted to help me. What kind of moron turns down a free 12 grand?” —Jim Kenefick, Michael Moore nemesis and founder of Moorewatch.com, who recently learned the Sicko filmmaker paid Kenefick’s wife’s medical bills [Guardian Unlimited]

“Ten years ago, no high school could have done Rent, and now they will. I would like to hope we’re living in a culture that can continue to progress in such a way that such things as acknowledging the fact that children masturbate can be done in a high school. I mean, I don’t know … It would require a cultural shift.” —Spring Awakening writer and lyricist Steven Sater on whether he thinks the play could be performed in American high schools [Nerve ]

“I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mom and look after my family. I love what I do, but it’s not where it begins and ends.”—Newlywed British singer Amy Winehouse [Rolling Stone]
—Hannah Tucker

Jerry Weintraub Proclaims Frank Sinatra a Fun Drunk