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Joe Jackson Not Buying the Hype on Michael’s Cirque du Soleil Show

“That’s something else, isn’t it? I won’t see it.” —Joe Jackson, father of Michael, on the MJ-themed Cirque du Soleil show [Pop Eater]

“Well, how old is he? Like 85 now? Older people — this isn’t his kind of movie. I’m not expecting him to give this a four-star review, and that’s almost better that he give it a one-star review. He’s like, ‘It’s too violent. This girl — blah, blah, blah’ so then people are going to be like, ‘Oh, fuck yeah. I want to go see that now.’” —Christopher Mintz-Plasse on Roger Ebert’s negative Kick-Ass review [AV Club]

“I have all these songs about pretty and beautiful and Devil and God, and I’m a Buddhist. I think I’m totally good looking and hot and I’m not dysmorphic, or anorexic or neurotic in any way, shape or form. I’m not that looks-obsessed. I was for a while when I was an actress. But then I stopped. … That whole world makes women so neurotic and bipolar and crazy and cruel and vindictive and vituperative.” —Courtney Love [Spinner]

“There’s no competing with Lady Gaga. You don’t even try stepping [into] her lane. She’ll just fucking run you over. She eats, breathes and shits that stuff.” —Katy Perry [RS via Spinner]

“He has so much action, but he does really well at it. He’s a bit of an action figure himself, I think.” —Gemma Arterton on her Prince of Persia co-star Jake Gyllenhaal [People]

“If we had tried to treat her in a different way because she was the woman, she would have actually kicked our butts. She’s a really pretty lipstick-wearing version of us macho guys. She can hold her own. We bonded as a cast and this movie truly works because of the chemistry. We got that from fight training. We kind of fell in love while beating the crap out of each other, which is pretty cool. And Zoe did everything we did.” —Jeffrey Dean Morgan on Losers co-star Zoe Saldana [Parade]

“Steve Martin. I was so in love with him. I read that he loved this painter David Hockney, and so I sent away for a calendar of David Hockney paintings. I was this little girl in New Hampshire with these paintings of gay men in swimming pools all over because Steve Martin liked them.” —Sarah Silverman on which comedians most influenced her [Time]

“I don’t wanna be Courtney Love — I wanna be Kurt Cobain. He’s brilliant and his songs are genius. The Hole records are great. Everyone always compares me to Courtney Love because they think we like dress the same and we both have blond hair, wear lipstick and dresses. But I’m sorry, don’t a lot of girls dress like that? I look at Nirvana. I don’t look at Hole.” [Ever talk to Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester about her singing career?] “No. I’m not really close with my cast. We’re all cordial and nice to each other, but we’re not really friends outside of the set.” —Taylor Momsen [EW]

“He’s always so ahead of everybody. I’m not a technical innovator. I’m a follower. Everything that Cameron has done, I can do too … later. … When I was doing RoboCop, I studied Terminator very precisely.” —Paul Verhoeven on James Cameron [MTV]

Joe Jackson Not Buying the Hype on Michael’s Cirque du Soleil Show