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Matthew Weiner’s Inspiration for Mad Men’s Glenn: Matthew Weiner

“That really happened in Baltimore when I was 7 or 8 years old. I had a crush on my babysitter and wanted to see her naked.” —Matthew Weiner reveals the origins of the creepy scene in Mad Men when Glenn asks Betty for a lock of her hair [Wesleyan Alumni magazine]

“He made fun of me because when I was in college, there would be keg parties or whatever, and he was like, ‘I can’t believe you were drinking,’ and I would say, ‘It’s college, that’s what you do in college, you drink, you get sick, and you don’t want to drink anymore, that’s the way it happens,’ and he swore off all alcohol and he swore off everything, and he was so clean. He would make fun of me because I wasn’t as healthy.” —Brooke Shields remembers Michael Jackson [Rolling Stone]

“I’ll trade my mother for a third Emmy!” —Kathy Griffin [Envelope/LAT]

“I’d never want to be Gene Simmons, an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work. In my paranoia, I fear that if I don’t stop this, it could become that.” —Trent Reznor has to stop touring or he’ll become the front man of Kiss [Rock & Roll Daily/Rolling Stone]

“I felt very masochistic at that time because doing painful stuff was exciting and I loved it. And all the suffering, the crying, the screaming was exhilarating.” —Charlotte Gainsbourg on filming Antichrist [Female First]

“There was no pleasure in doing this film. I made myself write 10 pages of script every day. The only way to get out of bed was to make this decision and stick to it. When it came to filming, I was not mentally capable to hold the camera and shoot. I was helpless like an old man in a wheelchair. It was a humiliating way to work.” —Lars von Trier on directing Antichrist [Guardian UK]

Matthew Weiner’s Inspiration for Mad Men’s Glenn: Matthew Weiner