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Jason Bateman Beat Drugs, But What of His Ketchup Addiction?

“I was never at a place where rehab would have been appropriate … Booze was what would make me want to stay out all night and do some blow or smoke a joint or whatever, so shutting that off was key. It’s like ketchup and French fries — I don’t want one without the other. So that’s the moment: Do you want to continue being great at being in your 20s, or do you want to step up and graduate into adulthood?”—Jason Bateman on how he got back on top of his game [Details]

“That used to drive me mad. But I recently did a panel with some other lead actresses and January Jones was there and she told me she gets scripts the day before [as well], so that made me feel a lot better.”—Rose Byrne is only happy when her colleagues are unhappy [Age]

“I guess I’m guilty of that, although I didn’t try to fool anybody. I would have been happier if I’d been cast as a young lawyer or something; I definitely didn’t want to be in a teen comedy. It was the opportunity that presented itself. When I was 18, I didn’t look like a fully formed human being. I was so skinny and so baby-faced. I was kind of a late bloomer, and that’s how that happened.”—Alan Ruck didn’t really want to be in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at age 29 [LAT]

“I must admit, when Victoria and I met Tom, I remember turning around to Victoria and saying, ‘Cruise is a great name, but we could spell it different.’ And also, living in Spain, Cruz is spelled the way it is in Spanish. So that’s why we got it.”—David Beckham on naming his third son after the world’s most devout Scientologist [Contact Music]

“I’m an actor who sometimes writes. I’m currently on a show called 30 Rock and, until its untimely yanking, a different show called Moral Orel, which I also co-wrote, directed and produced. I also did some storyboarding on it. I liked it a lot. Some shut-ins might know me from the Tenacious D short about The Greatest Song in the World, while others will recognize me as a jubilant audience member at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.”—Scott Adsit explains exactly who he is [Daily Cross Hatch]

“If to get my record into 2 million people’s hands, it means putting it next to the dog food in Wal-Mart or next to the cash register, more importantly, that’s where I want it placed … That’s why bands who had their heyday in the 80s are still around. They’ve got more savvy. Only an idiot would say, ‘I don’t want to do that because it defeats my art.’ I’m afraid Bob Dylan would do it, too.” —Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on being fine with selling his soul to sell an album. [PopMatters]

Jason Bateman Beat Drugs, But What of His Ketchup Addiction?