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Emily Mortimer to Steer Clear of Shite From Now On

“I’ve tried doing [movies] for the wrong reasons in the hope that it will get me on in my career, and it never fucking works. I’ve attempted to be cynical about the job in hopes that it would reap its reward and it never does. You do the one film that you think is terrible, but it’s a big studio film and you hope you’ll get another job because of it, because blah blah blah, whatever it is. You know that you hate it and you have nothing to offer, and you just couldn’t care less if it got made because it’s not something in a million years you’d go and see yourself. And it ends up being shite and you just knew it was shite to begin with, and it doesn’t do you any favors at all if someone thought you were in another shite film.” —Emily Mortimer [AV Club]

“All I’m saying is that you don’t play my shit. What number is [my song] at? It don’t matter. Why am I even doing this interview? I ain’t doing this shit.” —Chris Brown during a radio interview with D.J. Kash on WRVQ in Virginia [Centric TV]

“3-D is a waste of a perfectly good dimension. Hollywood’s current crazy stampede toward it is suicidal. It adds nothing essential to the moviegoing experience. For some, it is an annoying distraction. For others, it creates nausea and headaches. It is driven largely to sell expensive projection equipment and add a $5 to $7.50 surcharge on already expensive movie tickets. Its image is noticeably darker than standard 2-D. It is unsuitable for grown-up films of any seriousness. It limits the freedom of directors to make films as they choose. For moviegoers in the PG-13 and R ranges, it only rarely provides an experience worth paying a premium for.” —Roger Ebert [Newsweek]

“It is [an epic movie], but because Milius is a really terrific writer, it’s not your stereotypical blood and swords. It’s almost done on a — not quite a documentary historical background of the whole Mongol reign, but there’s a lot of humor in it that you wouldn’t expect. … I like the part where they use dogs in battle, these big dogs. And then, on one particular battle, [Khan] didn’t think they were going to be doing too good. So he said ‘Leave the dogs behind.’ I like that.” —Mickey Rourke on the upcoming Genghis Khan movie [MTV]

“It’s going to be all Pete, all Pete all the time.” —30 Rock’s Scott Adsit on what to expect from season five [Movieline]

“This is not the first bomb I’ve experienced.” —George Clooney on the WWII-era bombs found near his Italian villa [People]

“I don’t know why I am such a target, but I think there’s a big misconception of who I am as a person. … It’s a very build-you-up-to-take-you-down industry, and I am working hard. I am doing a clothing line, I am starting a movie soon, I’m producing some shows. I’ve just been working a lot, and it’s not a crime to go out and have fun with your friends … I do realize it’s silly of me to give people what they want — to see me out at night.” —Lindsay Lohan [L.A.’s 102.7 KIIS-FM via Us]

“I am tired of these fake Italian girls. I want a real guid-ette who can speak Italian, so we are prepared to take my search from Hollywood, Calif., to the streets of Howard Beach in Queens, N.Y.” —Snooki ex Emilio Masella on Fist Pumping for Love, his new reality show with Spencer Pratt [People]

Emily Mortimer to Steer Clear of Shite From Now On