“Well, after Emma was killed, I noticed through my Twitter feed that there was a lot of outrage over the death of Madison. I was just thinking, Well keep watching because she’s dead but not gone. What Spalding puts her through in the next couple of episodes is quite remarkable. It’s the most shocking thing we’ve ever done on the show. I thought it was a real, bizarre Grand Guignol series of scenes but they’re just very sick and twisted and oddly funny. [And] Emma loves it! Emma just goes for it. I love her. I think Emma just has this really big ferocious talent and I think she likes being challenged by this material so there you go. She is on board for the rest of the season. Dead Madison is in many, many, many episodes.” – Ryan Murphy in an interview with InsideTV.
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“If we only allowed art from artists we agreed with, we’d have pretty terrible art. I’m not going to dismiss the Declaration of Independence because Thomas Jefferson had a slave.” – Ender’s Game producer Roberto Orci defending his movie (and rabid homophobe Orson Scott Card) in yesterday’s LA Times. And while it’s true that history is littered with examples of great artists with shitty views (Wagner’s anti-semitism, Norman Mailer and Picasso’s misogyny, Coco Chanel’s working with the Nazis, Woody Allen’s parenting style etc etc), the difference here is that Orson Scott Card didn’t just spout off his shitty homophobic views in some magazine somewhere, he worked very hard, donated a lot of money, and was absolutely instrumental in the passage of Prop 8. He was, in fact, on the board of directors of the National Organization for Marriage. THAT’S why we shouldn’t line his pockets with the money from book sales. Because he uses that money to do us harm. Now discuss among yourselves.
“There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s, like, the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her like everyday. And collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [Barack Obama] is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day.” – more delusional gobbleddegook from Kanye West about why Kim should be on the cover of Vogue. (via E!)
“This was a big week for the advancement of freedom in this country – are you listening Tea Party people? For the first time, a clear majority, 58% of Americans now want pot to be legal. Yes! Freedom keeps moving forward in America. Soon, a gay man will be able to legally share a joint with his husband – AND smoke pot too!” -Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher
“The cultural part of the city – the mind – has been usurped by the top one percent. Rather than serve as an incubator for musicians, writers, dancers, actors, filmmakers and artists, most of Manhattan and many parts of Brooklyn are virtual walled communities, pleasure domes for the rich (which, full disclosure, includes me), and aside from those of us who managed years ago to find our niche and some means of income, there is no room for fresh creative types. A culture of arrogance, hubris and winner-take-all was established.” – David Byrne, The Rich Are Destroying New York Culture, in Rolling Stone (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
“I am coming to the end of acting. I have a list: another stage production, maybe one or two more movies, one more season of American Horror Story. . . and then that is it for me. Because I think that’s enough. I want to go out with a bang. . . or should I say, a scare?” – Jessica Lange to Rolling Stone on leaving American Horror Story and the acting profession altogether next year. (GIFs from 1982′s Francis. And let’s all watch her sing ”The Name Game” from American Horror Story: Asylum while we contemplate a Hollywood without Jessica in it.)
“I didn’t start smoking weed until later in life … I mean, I’m not gonna lie — I’ve tried everything, just between you, me and the people who read this magazine. I’ve tried it all. I played one of the biggest drug dealers in the world on TV, so you think I’d know what I was talking about.” – Idris Elba to Playboy, admitting he partied HARD in his younger days. (via Vulture)
“Girls growing up in underprivileged areas, need to know their worth and their value. I was born in the Brewster housing project and meeting Maxine Powell showed me that there was the possibility of beauty, grace, integrity and meaning to my life. The wisdom she shared with me and all of the young artists at Motown will never be forgotten. She was the true example of a mentor and coach and just someone who cared about us.” – Diana Ross on the recent passing of the woman who taught grooming, poise, and social graces to her and so many other young Motown stars.