Sharp clarity

“The grain structure of film allows a softness that HD video tends not to have, posing more challenges, especially when it comes to capturing female faces. We seem not to care about seeing men in a rougher, more edgier way, whereas females, were used to seeing them in a softer, more appealing way. So there’s a little more filtration needed, and you have to approach it from a different standpoint.” Stephen McNutt, director of photography for Battlestar Galactica


“Cleaning toilets does not disgust me. I find it a thing of beauty. I get right into that toilet with my little scrubber and I scrub it. I never wear gloves.” Moby


It wouldn’t be the first time

Hey maids. Newsflash: Naomi Campbell hits people.”

Iron Chef America

“Lee said that when the first American version of Iron Chef was being developed, producers spoke with him about being the Asian chef for the pilot episode. The idea excited Lee, who loves to compete. But they ended up casting Roy Yamaguchi, ‘because he had more restaurants.’” Columnist Simon Houpt, after interviewing Toronto chef Susur Lee

Susur Lee

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So many vibrant personalities

“Rewind the clock back to 1993. Wu-Tang had people going nuts. Never before had the hip-hop world seen so many vibrant personalities in one group. Now, be honest, did you ever think Ghostface would have emerged as the biggest star in the group? Meth, ODB, GZA, RZA, Raekwon, and, arguably, Inspectah Deck would all have been ranked ahead of Ghost. Ghost was really just ‘that dude who wore the mask so the cops didn’t nab him.’” Nordy

Leisure work

“I hear different cats complaining about that and I’m like, ‘Man, you could be somewhere lifting boxes right now.’ This ain’t work, this is leisure. You get to sit and talk about yourself for hours, all day long. What’s hard about that? You’ll never hear me complain, because I know what I could be doing.” R&B star Ne-Yo, on doing interviews

Wish fulfilment

“I personally think it’s important for superheroes to be glamorous. They are fantasies, after all, the fulfilment of wishes, and we want our fantasies to be sexy. Otherwise, why bother having them?” Comic book writer Warren Ellis

Mission impossible

“So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies.” South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, in a statement to the Daily Variety

Somebody else’s shoes

“One of the things I always took to be a self-evident truth was that you cannot copy somone else’s success. You figure out how to do it for yourself. And any attempt to walk in somebody else’s shoes, you’re going to end up with a less significant experience. So I have to figure out how to do it for myself.” Harrison Ford, on finding inspiration

The Only Voice I Hear

“I started breaking down in tears and screaming and I couldn’t even hear myself scream. I know God is working on me. I’m on a personal journey. I believe God wants to be the only voice I hear right now.” Hip-hop star Foxy Brown, on being diagnosed with severe sudden sensorineural hearing loss