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Russell Crowe to Kill Journalist Who Called Him Fat

“Get on your bike. Russell wants you to go riding with him. Are you ready to die?” —Russell Crowe’s spokesman to a journalist who mocked the actor’s fitness regimen [Contact Music]

“I enjoy doing an array of films. If I was to play Bond, that would quickly stop. How likely would I be accepted doing those roles after having played Bond? People outside of movies think it would be amazing to play 007, but as an actor you think, ‘Well I don’t know because from then on … ’ You do a lot of movies as Bond and you’d become even more synonymous with the role. I think Daniel Craig is a great Bond and good for him, but I would much rather create a role from nothing.” —Gerard Butler [Female First]

“In The Tudors I’ve only slept with like 22 people,” he said. “Which is not bad because if I go out in London on a Saturday night and I say to some handsome young dude or some handsome young girl that’s standing in the club: ‘How many people have you slept with this year’? ‘Er about 50′. So it’s not so much. Henry was much more prudish in history than we portray him in The Tudors. But sex happened and sex was very much a matter of state then.” —Jonathan Rhys Myers [Showbiz Spy]

“I’ve seen it printed that I’m a marijuana activist, and I understand that, but it’s really just something I enjoy. Folks may have a drink … People may want to pop a pill before going to a party — that’s not for me. Cocaine freaks me out. I like the mellow vibe of herb, its uninhibiting effect. For me, it’s a better drug than any of the others, and since we’re all drug addicts, I don’t think it’s a bad choice. Whether your drug is sugar, coffee, sex, exercise or religion — everybody has something. I was two years on (attention deficit disorder drug) Ritalin; my brother was eight years on it. If you didn’t have a drug addict before, you had one after. You have someone who’s forever chasing the dream. —Woody Harrelson [Playboy via Female First]

“But Michael [Jackson] wasn’t anti-Semitic. It’s funny. If you’ve seen Taxi Driver, Scorsese can play a character and say, ‘See that window up there? My wife’s up there. She’s with a nigger. You ever seen what a .44 can do to a pussy?’ He can say that, and be the character — and that’s my man, too — but nothing. And then Michael. That wasn’t his thing. Every song you sing has to be your own? You can’t let the character speak for you? “Psycho Killer,” David Byrne? Come on.” —Spike Lee on Michael Jackson as PC target [AV Club]

“It seems kind of dead now. It’s such a fantastic story and a dream role, but it doesn’t seem to be want to made, and you can’t force these things. I don’t think any of the work I did was lost. I enjoyed doing the research, so I don’t regret any of it.” —Zooey Deschanel on training to be Janis Joplin … for nothing [Contact Music]

Russell Crowe to Kill Journalist Who Called Him Fat