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Anderson Cooper Pledges to Stay Snark-Free in 2009

Alan Reid, The Gesture That Broke the Band (2008).

“It seems like there’s an awful lot of yelling, and this year yelling’s been replaced by sarcasm and snarkiness.” Anderson Cooper on the current state of cable news shows [LAT]

“I would definitely be working at Denny’s or something.” Common on trying to live solely off royalties [A.V. Club]

“He’s divorced, doesn’t have a lot of friends, messed up career-wise a few times and very self-righteous. I immediately wanted to play around with this guy.” Tahmoh Penikett on his character in Dollhouse [LAT]

“Security stopped me at the door and I had to explain who I was. That was a bit embarrassing.” Chris Martin on getting into his own concert [NYP]

“The Eagles are still touring an album from 1976! In 25 years, we’ll be like the Eagles even if we don’t make another album.” Kintrell “Krispy Kream” Lindsey of hip-hop duo the Knux [LAT]

“I’m lucky to be able to fit into that young-woman category in his mind, so I hope he keeps writing for young women.” Scarlett Johansson hopes that Woody Allen hasn’t yet tired of casting her [LAT]

“If, say, we wrote some songs that sound like Rick Springfield, a week later they’ve all turned into Children of Bodom songs.” Mikey Way on My Chemical Romance’s creative process [MTV]

“I like to party, but I’m not a huge partier and sometimes it’s alienating for me being around people doing crack for the one night of the year, metaphorically speaking. I’m more of a guy who likes to go out of town and play banjos in the snow on New Year’s Eve.” —Akron/Family’s Miles Seaton [Gothamist]

Anderson Cooper Pledges to Stay Snark-Free in 2009