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On Ari Gold’s Love-Hate Relationship With the Gays

Jeremy Piven is prepared to hug it out on a moment’s notice.Photo: Getty Images

“He will prove himself to be the biggest homophobe and the biggest friend to the gay man in the history of humanity.” —Entourage’s Jeremy Piven on what’s in store for Ari this season [TV Guide]

“I would do flipbooks of Barney giving it to Wilma and stuff. It kept me from getting beat up by the football players.” —Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi explains how he survived high school [A.V. Club]

“I’m astounded that people really care. I really am.” —former View co-host Lisa Ling’s response to the show’s massive public appeal [PopMatters]

“God, I like to think I have nothing much in common with the airhead daughter of a pedigreed Earl who left school, became a nanny, and married a prince with a tenacious mistress. I don’t see much of a resemblance, to be perfectly frank. Except for a haircut.” —Tina Brown on noted similarities between herself and Princess Di [Radar]

“When I go to parties back home, my friends say ‘Guess what, he’s in Harry Potter’ because it’s a good way of getting in with girls.” —Seventeen-year-old actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the hit film franchise [BBC Online]
—Hannah Tucker

On Ari Gold’s Love-Hate Relationship With the Gays