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You’ll Have to Try Harder Than That to Secretly Record Jessica Szohr

“I was walking out of my trailer [on the set of Gossip Girl] and this girl gave me this little [Hello Kitty] keychain. And I’m like, ‘Oh, thank you so much.’ I kept walking with my security guard and he goes, ‘Gimme that.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ So he takes it and he’s squishing it and I’m like ‘Why are you hurting Hello Kitty?’ And he said, ‘I worked on Sex and the City way too long — people can get crazy.’ Then he looked at the seam and he’s like, ‘See, this isn’t right. The seam should be sewn differently.’ So he rips off the head and there was a microphone in it. I think that was during the second season, and that’s when I was like, ‘Wow, this is weird — that people will go that far to know things about me.” —Jessica Szohr [Parade]

“I read the entire script and I had my concerns — I was like, I’m not too sure if I really wanna be doing this. I wasn’t blown away. … [But] the negative criticism really drives me in a way. … So to come off Airbender and for the film to be critically smashed like it is now, is great.” —Dev Patel on The Last Airbender [Coventry Telegraph]

“Not to be cheesy, but that is the real power of music, movies, art, or anything—it’s the hope that people will connect to it. And that’s what’s great about your success. You’ve made work that connects to millions of people. You have the rare ability to take something and turn it and flip it and make it into something great. It’s because you have an inquisitive mind and you are endlessly looking for something new. When I watch your work, I feel like I’m getting a philosophical mix tape of all the things that you’re interested in.” —Jason Schwartzman to Michael Cera

“You just lost 80 percent of the people that were reading this article. They all just rolled their eyes and ripped up the page.” —Michael Cera to Jason Schwartzman [Interview]

“L.A. is crazy. The women all look the same now. That thing with the cheeks. Like Madonna. Who do they think they’re fooling? It doesn’t make them look young. You end up looking like a freak.” —Sofia Vergara [Esquire]

“You know, I’m friendly with Alan Ball, and he always says, ‘I’ve got to write something for you.’ … It would have to be the right thing. Certainly it could not be the sinister and manipulative leader of a mysterious — it can’t be the vampire Ben Linus.” —Michael Emerson on appearing on True Blood [PopCandy/USAT]

“Could it be that her use of coke is not so ‘occasional’? As a recovering addict who knows how dangerous ‘occasional’ use is, I can think of no reason for Gaga to reveal this to her young audience. … One has to wonder how much of a grip Gaga has on things.” —Boy George on Lady Gaga’s admission that she occasionally uses cocaine [Paper]

“I find it very difficult to judge how fascinating listening to my nasal, heavily-accented drone for two hours would be to somebody who wasn’t me.” —Alan Moore on his upcoming spoken-word boxed-set novel Unearthing [Spin]

“No, I was excited. I haven’t crowd surfed in a long time because no one lets me anymore.” —Lady Gaga on whether she was nervous to crowd-surf nearly naked [Ryan Seacrest]

“[Julia Roberts] said that she thought one of the reasons the book was so successful is it gave young women permission to eat. And that’s why I think the pasta-eating scene is one of the most controversial scenes ever caught on film. Even when I’m watching it, in our culture right now there’s so much guilt around food and appetite, so having a scene where a woman eats with unabashed joy is amazing and lovely.” —Director Ryan Murphy on Eat Pray Love [BuzzSugar]

“I get to play Joe Francis. Oh wait, for legal reasons I’m supposed to say, ‘I play someone loosely based on Joe Francis.’” —Jerry O’Connell on Piranha 3D [Page Six/NYP]

You’ll Have to Try Harder Than That to Secretly Record Jessica Szohr