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Ben Stiller’s Shot at an Ambassadorship Ruined by Ricky Gervais

“I went with Ricky Gervais because he’s in the movie. They told us to dress business. I wore a suit and tie. And Ricky Gervais, British Ricky Gervais, shows up in a black t-shirt and draw string yoga pants. It’s very beyond casual — like ready to meditate or something. And then he’s running around like, ‘Oh, this is where our American president lives! Where’s the dog?’” —Ben Stiller on his and Ricky Gervais’s disastrous visit to the White House [Contact Music]

“I didn’t think I needed to be naked. I fought with the director about it, and now I am bitter. I knew it was going to be on the Internet: ‘Mary-Louise shows off her big nipples.’ I wish I hadn’t done that. I was goaded into it. I like it the more extreme it is. But I don’t like it when it’s crass and crude for humor’s sake, and I don’t like when it’s sentimental, when she’s a sweet mother. To me, she’s not that.” —Mary Louise Parker is not happy about many things on the last season of Weeds [More magazine via PopWatch/EW]

“There’s something behind her eyes creeping out. That’s the center of the show — can you really erase someone’s identity? The answer seems to be no.” —Eliza Dushku on the irrepressible substance of Echo [TV Guide]

“It’s funny to sing them now. Because he’s in the audience, so when I sing ‘He’s a tool,’ now that’s my favorite line. I’m like, ‘Hi honey, that’s you!’” —Pink on the mean lyrics in “Funhouse” about her now husband, Carey Hart [Female First]

“I was like Bugs Bunny in rehab, Bugs Bunny walking in the room. The second you walk in the room. There were some people who were as supportive as they could be, some people that were like ‘I don’t look at you as Eminem, I’m seeing you as Marshall’.” —Eminem on thinking he’s as famous as Bugs Bunny [Radio 1 via Contact Music]

“Oh I can still impress my family, yeah. In fact I always text my family when I meet someone famous. I ran into Anna Faris yesterday and I texted my niece, and I said ‘Just hugged it out with Anna Faris,’ and she was like, ‘Oh my god! OMG! OMG!’ She got a big kick out of it.” —Jane Lynch [AV Club]

Ben Stiller’s Shot at an Ambassadorship Ruined by Ricky Gervais