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John Travolta Finds Kindred Spirit in Herman Munster

John Travolta, looking defiantly ungothlike. Photo: Getty Images

“We’re like the Addams Family or the Munsters, living sort of an odd, nocturnal life.” —John Travolta, on happily married life with the kids [Yahoo]

“It recognizes a television program that in one sense is not a television program at all. It is a classroom in a Master’s degree program. I don’t know if Emmys have been given to schools or to classrooms in the past, but in this case I am inseparable from the school. I am the dean emeritus of the Actor’s Studio Drama School, was its dean for ten years, and therefore I am pleased that our school, of which I am the founding dean … would be acknowledged by the lifetime Emmy.” —Actor’s Studio host James Lipton forgets why sometimes a simple ‘Thank You’ is best. [L.A. Times]

“Looking at myself magnified on this huge screen was terrifying. It was terrible. All I could stare at was my teeth … In my whole life, never before had I noticed that one tooth was longer than the other.” —Evening star Mamie Gummer, on seeing herself on-screen for the first time [Cindy Adams]

“I often say after eight years in Washington, I longed for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.” —Law & Order regular and possible presidential contender Fred Thompson on The Tonight Show [Yahoo]

“I’ve sold more than 15 million records worldwide, and still nobody listens to what I have to say. Because I’m 25 and a woman. I am a good singer, so I can’t possibly be a good writer. Women can’t possibly be good at two things … If your thing is to bring me down, cool. I’ll just work harder.” —Pop star Kelly Clarkson fights the power. [CNN]
—Hannah Tucker

John Travolta Finds Kindred Spirit in Herman Munster