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Megan Fox Remarkably Insightful About True Nature of Compliments She Receives

Plus: Melissa Etheridge has an uncanny understanding of 'Glee.'

“Everyone blows sunshine up everyone else’s ass. I hate receiving compliments; I hate being told I’m talented or people think I’m going to be a movie star. I always feel that it’s forced and fake.” —Megan Fox [Allure via ONTD]

“For years, I played the romantic lead, and then I couldn’t play it any longer, because I got too old to play it, and it’s no fun just not playing the guy who gets the girl. So unless I can think of some way to do it, no. … You can imagine how frustrating it is when I do these movies with Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Watts, and the other guys get them. And I’m the director. I’m the, you know, that old guy over there … I don’t like that. I like being the one that sits across from them in the restaurant and looks in their eyes and lies to them.” —Woody Allen [HuffPo]

“I don’t think they’re gay enough.” —Melissa Etheridge on whether her songs would fit in on Glee [Pop Eater]

“Ashley [Greene] and Kellan [Lutz] have agents, managers, lawyers … you get all of these outside influences telling you [that] you should hold out for this much because you’re such an important part of the franchise … It could turn ugly. Do [these actors] deserve more money? Probably they do, on one level. But if everybody makes so much money, then … it’s complicated. What a mess!” —Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke on the Breaking Dawn salary negotiations [MTV]

“You don’t want to see me topless. You really don’t.” —Sarah Jessica Parker [E! Online]

“[T]he sex scene was so out there and so in comedy land that it wasn’t really awkward. It was uncomfortable only that it was really hot in the room, and he was dripping sweat all over me and I had to like wipe off with a towel, but other than that it was actually really funny.” —Kristen Wiig on her sex scene with Will Forte in MacGruber [AICN]

“There were a couple in there when I thought: God, Casey! He got a bit of power behind it. It was definitely real.” —Kate Hudson on being spanked by Casey Affleck in The Killer Inside Me [Telegraph UK]

“When you are there to be the vision in the tight catsuit, it’s sort of a boring thing to me. And I think that [director] Jon [Favreau] really made that very clear in the beginning. He felt that, as far as Black Widow was concerned, or that Natalie was concerned, she was mysterious and nuanced and something to kind of peel back the layers to. That there was something there.” —Scarlett Johansson [Digital Spy]

“I never broke the accent, even when I was on set, because I knew I’d get that cringe factor from the Brits — even though I know the British can be very polite — overly polite, in my opinion.” —Jake Gyllenhaal on his Prince of Persia accent [Times UK]

“Nashville is a really sad, sad story. But I also know that that city has so much soul that we will rebuild … and I’m helping to so do by throwing a huge benefit show on the 16th of June. One hundred percent of the proceeds are going to go to families and animals affected. I want to continue to do anything I can think of I can possibly can do. Anything anyone can tell me to do, tell me, ‘cause I want to help Nashville. It’s not just for bullshit PR. I actually love the city. I love the place. It’s home to me. I moved back, so I am 100 percent committed to helping it rebuild.” —Ke$ha on the Nashville flood [MTV]

“I think we’re all aware that we’re all reading the same things. She’s eons higher up than I am. She’s much higher. There’s a chain of people that get offers before you do, and she’s much higher in that chain. So I kind of think that if she rejects it, then I might get it. You never really know where you stand. Your agent doesn’t ring-a-ding and go, ‘Well, five people turned it down, so what do you think?’” —Carey Mulligan on competing with Keira Knightley for a My Fair Lady musical [AP]

Megan Fox Remarkably Insightful About True Nature of Compliments She Receives