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Taylor Swift’s Personal Life a Roller-Coaster Ride of Names, Dates, Times

“For some reason, I’m really comfortable talking about my personal life in songs. There, I don’t hold back: names, dates, times, expressions on people’s faces, exactly where we were and how it felt, what I wish I would have said to them in the moment. —Taylor Swift [MTV News]

“My 13-year-old has read the first two books. We stopped it there; it got a little too risque. But she’s more embarrassed by it, actually. She’s like, ‘Let’s not talk anything Twilight. Don’t mention it. Wear a hat to my school.’” —Jennie Garth, married to Twilight’s Peter Facinelli [Parade]

“It’s not quite as Freudian as it sounds. It’s really about sort of average, lower-middle class, hard-working people. But they’re not quite white trash. They’re maybe beige trash.” —Martha Plimpton on her new television show, Raising Hope [AV Club]

“Tupac introduced me to Machiavelli … If people read, they would love that man. That man is a mind-game genius. I read the Machiavelli war-tactic books, his biography, everything. That man is just like sticks and stones, bad. You see Waka Flocka, what do you think? Negativity. You read Machiavelli? Negativity. My brain, I’m so sharp, I can play stupid on the camera and they think I’m dumb. So really. You just playing yourself. I’m so ahead of y’all.” —Waka Flocka Flame on his new album Flockaveli [MTV]

“The stuff I was writing at 22 was embarrassing. It was all theory about the world and how to live in it and almost no practical experience. I really needed to work and fall in love and work some more and fall in love again before I began to get a sense of what I call emotional physics — which are often counterintuitive. People don’t necessarily act the way you think they ought to act. We are not logical organisms.” —Michael Cunningham [Speakeasy/WSJ]

“We should have a PBR tour of the movie, but that might send a mixed message, considering the tone of the film. But I did specifically ask for PBR. Just an old, classic, working-class beer.” —Will Ferrell on drinking PBR for his latest film, Everything Must Go [MTV]

“I hope GQ as a magazine fails. I hope that all of these people who make a living by looking pretty are eventually made destitute or forced to do something of substance. At least pornography has a function.” —Rock super-producer Steve Albini during a Q&A with GQ [GQ]

Taylor Swift’s Personal Life a Roller-Coaster Ride of Names, Dates, Times