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Jay-Z and Pete Wentz Are Mated for Life

“Pete Wentz, I see you. Ash, I see you. Hope I didn’t embarrass you.” —Avatar fan Jay-Z, calling out Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson from the stage at a concert on Friday [People]

“If Lady Gaga could sing, she’d have it all.” —Roger Ebert [EbertChicago/Twitter]

“It was really underrated, at a moment when they [the critics] just didn’t want to let me win.” —Demi Moore on G.I. Jane [C Magazine via Daily Express UK]

“I am so anti-drugs. Once somebody forced me to take some coke and it was just so horrible. I would never take drugs, I never believe in abusing myself like that, ever. … [I look like I haven’t aged] because I haven’t done all those things to it, like those ladies do.” —Joan Collins on drugs and plastic surgery [Daily Mail UK]

“When I started out I was an actor. And now when someone calls me a celebrity, I want to shoot them. I want to go, thank you for reducing me — I’ve worked for 35 years, I’ve killed myself to be established as someone who is responsible, reliable and accountable in my field of work, yet you’re calling me a name of someone who basically got famous for no reason. It’s like the worst name on the planet. I hate it. And people say it all the time: ‘You’re a celebrity.’ No, I’m an actor. I’m a producer. I’m a director. I’m a toad. I’m roadkill. I’m anything but a celebrity.” —Drew Barrymore [Guardian UK]

“I started [Buddhist] chanting when I was living on Hollywood Boulevard, working as a stripper. Within six months, I got my first million dollars and I didn’t have to strip for bucks any more. Then I met Kurt and we still chanted, but we did a lot of drugs together.” [Interviewer: I don’t mean to be rude, but chanting didn’t do Kurt much good, did it?] “It did. Sometimes his stomach problems would go away. He was really into it. But he also had his drug life. He was an oblivion seeker, a fucking lotus eater. I never wanted that. I was the kind of drug addict that just wanted to be comfortable in my skin. Escapism once in a blue moon, but it wasn’t for me. Kurt would just go on until he dropped. So he died. That wasn’t fun.” —Courtney Love [Guardian UK]

“I’m nothing like my character in the film, not at all, to be honest. He’s very persistent when Miley’s character gives him the brush off. If I was to get turned down by a girl, I’d just give up and say, ‘Oh well.’ I don’t have any of that kind of motivation to keep going. I would just be embarrassed and would try to never think about it again if I was to get turned down. I would find it humiliating.” —Liam Hemsworth of The Last Song and Miley Cyrus [Parade]

Jay-Z and Pete Wentz Are Mated for Life