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Cate Blanchett the Perfect Complement to Russell Crowe’s Fatness

“[Firing Sienna Miller from Robin Hood and replacing her with Cate Blanchett] wasn’t my call, actually, it’s more that I’m too old and fat! But Cate brings something else. The way we changed the character, we needed somebody who was going to be resilient. And Cate is superb in this film. She was excellent to work with and a great partner in crime.” —Russell Crowe [Showbiz Spy]

“Will is thinking about going into politics. He once said he could imagine becoming a US president. He wasn’t joking, he was quite serious about it.” —Jada Pinkett Smith on husband Will Smith [Hollyscoop]

“What I find so alluring and attractive about vampires is how worldly and educated they can be. If you look at Twilight or the Salvatore brothers in Vampire Diaries and how they’ve grown, there’s something sort of old-world about them, and I would totally use that to my advantage. I would just be the most studied person on the planet.” —Sara Canning, Vampire Diaries actress [Parade]

“We messed their show up pretty bad last year. They might be a little mad at me.” —Rihanna on why she’s not performing at the Grammys (both she and Chris Brown canceled their performances at the last minute in 2009) [Carson Daly via Neon Limelight]

“[Susan Boyle is] a virus, really, that spread across the world in a nanosecond. … I don’t particularly feel any pride for her. … She is a girl with no experience of anything to do with theatrics, the music business, or art in any way.” —Singer Elaine Paige, Susan Boyle’s “lifelong idol” [Us]

“I’m not diversifying in terms of selling anything. I’m not selling ‘John Mayer: the cologne’. If I did it would just smell like sausage and sleep. I don’t look at my fans and think, ‘Wow, they really like what I do musically. Imagine if I could get 60 more dollars out of them!’ Who out there really goes, ‘You know what, I just fucking love perfumes. I always have since I was a kid. If I weren’t a pop singer, I’d be a perfumier … ? At some point I may turn into an asshole, but right now I just peddle a CD for 15 dollars every two years.” —John Mayer [Wonderwall/MSN]

Cate Blanchett the Perfect Complement to Russell Crowe’s Fatness