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MGMT Bravely Promote Stupid New Album

“A lot of people are calling it stupid [laughs]. But ‘brave’ is cool with me.” —MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden on their sophomore album, Congratulations [Pitchfork]

“Yes, she did [ask me to collaborate with her], but I said no. I’d just prefer to work with someone who is more original and someone who is not copying me, actually. I’ve seen some things she’s worn that I’ve worn, and that does kind of piss me off.” —Grace Jones on Lady Gaga [Guardian UK]

“I’m outside of his house right now. I’ve just kind of been watching Crystal from afar, outside his property.” —Aziz Ansari on how he’s preparing to host the MTV Music Awards [AP]

“You’d have to be pretty stupid to imitate what happens in this movie. There aren’t going to be any 11-year-old girls going out and trying to murder people. I know that. Or maybe there will be.” —Christopher Mintz-Plasse on Kick-Ass [HuffPo]

“Well, it’s not really been delayed, because we’ve never announced the date. I mean, it’s sort of interesting because the studio [MGM] has never greenlit The Hobbit, so therefore The Hobbit has never been officially announced as a ‘go’ project, nor have we ever announced a date. … We haven’t signed any actors up yet, because we couldn’t do that until they greenlight the movie.” —LOTR director-writer-producer Peter Jackson [MTV]

“I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.” —Nicki Minaj on whether hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly [Details]

“Whenever people ask me how I manage to get through this whole crazy time of being incredibly famous and sort of an icon and supposedly a role model and all of this insanity, I always cite my family and then books. I don’t know what I would have done without books.” —Molly Ringwald [Mother Jones via Jezebel]

“The funniest thing that Jimmy [Marsden] did wasn’t so funny. He’s supposed to be naked on the rooftop and I open the window and go, ‘What are you doing, come back inside?’ He didn’t give me any warning that he had taken off his pants. So I just opened the window and saw a lot more of him than I was expecting, and I’m just trying not to look below his eyes. Afterwards, I yelled at him, ‘Warn me if you ever do that again or I’m going to punch you.’ And he’s like, ‘But you were such a lady. You never looked down.’” —Zoe Saldana on her Death at a Funeral co-star [Parade]

“You never know — something could come up. But I thought it would be interesting to find a way to bring him back all these years later. Probably ironic where he would wind up — as he did even in the first one — all these years later. It’s still possible.” —Robert De Niro on a Taxi Driver sequel [MTV]

MGMT Bravely Promote Stupid New Album