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George Lucas Tells Critics Where to Stick It

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“They don’t have any power, they don’t make any difference in terms of making a film successful. All it does is hurt filmmakers’ feelings.” George Lucas on film critics [Fox News]

“I think it’s amazing how he manages to still be kind of sexy. That’s a movie-star quality, when someone playing an overweight person in galoshes whose only relationship is with a sex doll still manages to have complete sex appeal.” Emily Mortimer on Lars and the Real Girl co-star Ryan Gosling [NYP]

“I also remember one day we came out of the hotel and there were these kids who wanted an autograph and [Kurt] Cobain didn’t want to do it — you know, ‘You don’t need my autograph, that’s not what the art is about’ — and they poo-pooed him. So he spit on ‘em.” Cris Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, who performed with Nirvana [A.V. Club]

“I understand there’s a desire to reach the 18-to-24 male demographic, but here’s the problem: I don’t chase 18- to 24-year-old men in my personal life, so I’m not gonna do it on television.” Craig Ferguson, who refuses to dye his gray hair to appeal to a younger TV demographic [EW]

“I don’t know how much I’m allowed to say about it, but I can say that … Jim kills Pam, which I thought was weird.” Joss Whedon discusses the next episode of The Office he will direct [TV Guide]
—Elizabeth Black

George Lucas Tells Critics Where to Stick It