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Taylor Momsen Is Not a Role Model

“To be honest, I don’t fucking care [about being a role model]. I didn’t get into this to be a role model. So I’m sorry if I’m influencing your kids in a way that you don’t like, but I can’t be responsible for their actions. I don’t care. … Honestly, if I’d have ended up as Hannah Montana, I don’t know if the show would have gone as well. I probably would have told them all to go fuck themselves by the time I hit 11. And I don’t know how that would have gone down. It’s great for Miley, but I really like where I am right now and I feel really fortunate to be able to really be myself.” —Taylor Momsen [Times UK]

“I am a protective dad, but I’ve never really been in situations where my children have been in some sort of danger. So I haven’t had to be a hero. I do remember once when I was at a pharmacy when they were just babies, I turned my head for a second and my youngest daughter went out the door and into the street. I ran after her throwing other customers out of the way and knocking down an old lady who, fortunately, survived with a broken leg. You’ll do anything to save your kids, even kill somebody.” —Mel Gibson [Parade]

“They did split for the day. But then they got back together two hours later. You never know with them.” —Snooki on Sammi and Ronnie [Us]

“I gave her an iPod to wear. Every time there was something I thought she shouldn’t watch, I pressed play.” —Ryan Gosling on watching Blue Valentine sex scenes with his mom [HR]

“[S]equels are very much about the villain. Because while [in the first film] the villain serves to bring the crew together, the second one I think has to be a true challenging of what that family is about. That is why Wrath of Khan was so amazing. Khan tested each one of them and ultimately asked for the [ultimate] sacrifice, and that is why that movie held up so well.” —Writer Alex Kurtzman on the plot of the next Star Trek movie [Coventry Telegraph via IO9]

“I’ve been [to Sundance] a few times. It’s [all about] snow and movies, and, weirdly, giveaway lounges, which somehow goes along with that. I’m sure it was Robert Redford [who came up with the idea], that makes sense. Redford was the first guy who was like, ‘I wonder if we can get Blackberry and Absolut to do a lounge and maybe play some techno.’ … This is stuff where I just go by and knock on the door and ask, ‘Are you giving any shit away? I’m just looking for some free shit. I knock on car doors, ‘Can you guys give me anything?’” —Ben Affleck [MTV]

Taylor Momsen Is Not a Role Model