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Ke$ha Heard Some People Thought Her SNL Performance Was ‘Great’

“If you don’t like dancing astronauts, laser beams that play music, me talking about aliens, glow-in the dark things, vocoders, and a hot chick, I don’t know what to tell you. My new theory is, I don’t really listen or look at anything. But I have heard through the grapevine that some people thought it sucked and some people thought it was great. Don’t care. I had a fun time. I played laser beams.” —Ke$ha, on her SNL appearance [MTV]

“I felt like I’d walked into an American teen movie. I picked up the red cups. I was like, ‘Wow, they really do drink from these.’” —Emma Watson on her first frat party at Brown [VF]

“To have something that is just mine, that has had its origin in me. But I’m not going to compare writing songs to making kids here, don’t worry. Any idiot can make kids.” —Jens Lekman [Pitchfork]

“A song can take you back, but nothing takes you back to the time and place like footage. Footage of us in the studio, just being able to see Eazy. Seeing him with Lil Eazy, carrying him around. The footage got sad at times, knowing that he’s not here to see any of this. We’re trying to put together an N.W.A movie, and he won’t be around to see that made. That’s what makes it a little sad, going back to the past.” —Ice Cube on the upcoming N.W.A. biopic and Eazy E, who died of AIDS in 1995 [Rap Radar]

“It’s a record about life. It focuses on all the negatives — and the positives — of life, but it’s not ‘Go to a club and dance.’ It’s not an escape record. It’s absolutely a record to confront your problems and get over them. … It’s death, love, rock and roll, sex, drugs and religion; it covers all bases of life. It’s not a concept record, unless you consider life a concept.” —Taylor Momsen on her band’s forthcoming record [MTV]

“Would I see a movie of Ben’s? Sure! Why not? I haven’t seen him or talked to him in a while — our lives went in two very different directions. But I always wish him the best and I always thought he was a great person.” —Jennifer Lopez on her ex Ben Affleck [Marie Claire UK via HuffPo]

“[W]hat the movie [Milk] triggered for me was all my early days in New York and the scene that I came up in — you know, with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. It was just so alive with art and politics and this wonderful spirit. So many of those people are dead now. I think that’s one of the reasons I cried. In fact, the character that Richard E. Grant plays in the film I directed, Filth and Wisdom [2008], is this blind professor who was based on my ballet teacher, Christopher Flynn. Growing up in Michigan, I didn’t really know what a gay man was. He was the first man — the first human being — who made me feel good about myself and special. … Otherwise, I don’t know if I would’ve gotten out of Michigan.” —Madonna to Gus Van Sant[Interview]

“[W]e are doing 3 days of pick ups … and to be honest — I’m excited about it. … if you guys want or feel inclined to put out any fire — I give you this comparison… Both Shaun [of the Dead] & Hot Fuzz had two and three days respectively of additional shooting. One of those bits was the granny being kicked in the face. I think we can all agree that was a good pickup.” —Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright on the merits of shooting extra footage [/Film]

“Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoo­lander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.” —Ben Stiller [RedHourBen/Twitter]

“I’ll never forget when Anna Wintour called me to play at this event, she called me and said, ‘I would like you to play at the Met gala, but I just want to make sure, because I’ve seen you perform before, that you won’t be swearing during the performance. So Anna, I will do my fucking best!” —Lady Gaga at the Met’s Costume Institute Gala [Page Six/NYP]

“Some have labeled me as a gay icon. Well no shit, Sherlock.” —Liza Minnelli [Page Six/NYP]

Ke$ha Heard Some People Thought Her SNL Performance Was ‘Great’