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Jean-Claude Van Damme Is All About the Art, Man

“Stallone gave me a part in his next movie. But I ask him about the subject, about the story. He said, ‘You’re gonna make lots of money.’ I don’t want to hear that, I want to hear what was my character. He was unable to tell what it’s going to be. Stallone said: ‘You know, uh, well, the fighting will be good.’ [So I said:] ‘Sly, what is my character?’ So I didn’t do the movie.” Jean-Claude Van Damme explains that he turned down a role in Sylvester Stallone’s upcoming film The Expendables for artistic reasons [Total Film]

“Well, if there’s anything I can do to lower your expectations, that would probably be for the best.” Eric Stoltz on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica spinoff, Caprica [Watch With Kristin/E! Online]

“Obviously, we turned it into a joke, calling David ‘the sperm whale.” Graham Nash has clearly been holding onto this zinger about David Crosby’s sperm donation to Melissa Etheridge for YEARS [Spinner]

“He’s getting a lot of flak about it and it’s really unnecessary… Do I gotta go beat these guys up or what?” Mark Wahlberg wants you to stop talking smack about Jeremy Piven [WENN via Starpulse]

“People think dominatrix and they think freaks or everyone thinks it’s about whipping and lashing, but I’ve been doing a lot of research on YouTube, in New York actually, over the holidays about dominatrixes. I’ve learned something that I didn’t know.” —Eliza Dushku on the research necessary for Dollhouse [SuicideGirls]

“I didn’t get Kate Winslet as supporting actress at all. I thought the whole thing was rather odd really - it seemed to be incredibly unfair to the other actresses because (Winslet’s part) just wasn’t a supporting role.”Kristin Scott Thomas doesn’t mind being snubbed [WENN via Yahoo UK]

Jean-Claude Van Damme Is All About the Art, Man