Thursday, January 31, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg Quotes

1. Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.

2. I don't have pet peeves; I have whole kennels of irritation.

3. It bums me out tremendously what the church has become, and if it's got me bummed, imagine what Jesus Christ must be feeling.

4. I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.

5. You've got to vote for someone. It's a shame, but it's got to be done.

6. I don't really view communism as a bad thing.

7. For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.

8. Things happen to you out of luck, and if you get to stick around it's because you're talented.

9. And I don't believe that I have to stay on one side of the fence or the other. I don't believe that there is any good career move or bad career move. I believe there are only the things that make me happy.

10. An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything.

11. It's being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power - if you're willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.

12. Actors have no color. That's the art form.

13. I am an artist, art has no color and no sex.

14. Born ham, that's basically me.

15. I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That's exactly what I've done.

16. I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn't do.

17. I don't look like Halle Berry. But chances are she's going to end up looking like me.

18. I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.

19. I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.

20. I'm a big old egotistical baby and that's okay. I can accept it.

21. I'm as American as Chevrolet.

22. I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, know. What's good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that's the first ingredient for success. Because if you're a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.

23. I'm fighting the label of "Black" actress simply because it's very limiting in people's eyes, especially people who are making movies.

24. If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.

25. Just call me black, if you want to call me anything.

26. Most of all, I dislike this idea nowadays that if you're a black person in America, then you must be called African-American. Listen, I've visited Africa, and I've got news for everyone: I'm not an African.

27. My family is Jewish, Buddhist, Baptist and Catholic. I don't believe in man-made religions.

28. Normal is in the eye of the beholder.

29. That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.

30. Sitting at the table during Color Purple and looking up and suddenly realizing I was acting in front of Steven Spielberg, was pretty cool. It was pretty good.

31. The art of acting is to be other than what you are.

32. The Africans know I'm not an African. I'm an American.

33. We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure.

34. When I listen to these women, it makes what I thought were my hard knocks feel like little nudges.

35. When I started, I knew I didn't fit any visual that anyone was going to lie down and take their clothes off about. Work doesn't come to me; I go out and look for it.

36. When I was doing ensemble theater and comedy work, I felt I had some talents. But when I started doing my shows in Berkeley and found that I could be funny on my own, I was shocked.

37. You know, be an actor because you love to act. Don't be an actor because you think you're going to get famous, because that's luck.

38. When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.

39. It feels like politics today is not about what's best for the people. Politics today seems to be about my side shoulda won - and we're going to do everything we can to make you look bad. And wow, do they ever.

40. Women all understand that if you disagree with someone it doesn't have anything to do with them personally. It's their idea that you're disagreeing with. So you can actually still remain friends with people you don't ideologically see eye to eye with and I find it shocking that people think this is such a surprise. Do they think women are so dumb that they don't know how to be friends cause they disagree? Only guys can't be friends when they disagree.

41. Acting is my life's blood. I'd be in an institution if I weren't in the arts.

42. I think people are looking for something different than what we've had. Even people who were staunch supporters of President Bush they don't even mention his name anymore. You know people are mad at you when they don't even mention your name.

43. Once, when you heard a politician say it was time to roll up our sleeves, it meant to get down to business. Now it's for the fight. What the hell is going on? Senators flipping people off. Congressmen heckling the President, shouting that he lies. Political negativity has become toxic.

44. You don't mind getting mugged in a bad neighborhood, all they get is your wallet; but don't go anywhere near Wall Street - they rob you of your life-savings and your future.

45. We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

46. What I am is a humanist before anything - before I'm a Jew, before I'm black, before I'm a woman. And my beliefs are for the human race - they don't exclude anyone.

47. I told her I would play a Venetian blind, dirt on the floor, anything.

48. I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.

49. (Walker) told black women that they don't have to be less than they are capable of being. I try to uphold that standard.

50. You look at the "Wizard of Oz" and you see things flying up in the air…this is where everything goes that didn't land.

51. Good evening, loyal subjects. I am the African queen. Some of you may know me as the virgin queen, but I can't imagine who.

52. There's no better place in the world for meat, conversation and good old-fashioned friendship.

53. But (I) knew really from the first minute I met (Bloomberg) that I was going to try to make sure he stayed mayor.

54. I haven't done it for awhile but I love it. It is, after all, the Oscars of kids' programming.

55. Most people still have this idea that if you're doing what is considered a sport you don't get to be a girl. You get to be a tomboy, which is one of those words that I actually hate.

56. Sometimes I wish that I could run as fast as they do and do just 90 percent of the things I see those folks doing. I would have loved to have learned how to be a really good soccer player because I really like soccer.

57. We had some cute stuff to say, but you all don't care about that.

58. Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell.

59. I would love to teach every kid to say "f..." Hang on, now, hang on, listen to why. The reason is because to me, that is a word that doesn't have any effect. But "stupid" and "dummy"? You can say it to someone who is six and you can say it to someone who is a hundred and six and they will hunch their shoulders and it will be like somebody kicked them in the stomach because they are harsh, ugly words.

60. Remember what the fashion big mouths were saying about Jessica Simpson? Looking at her magazine pictures, sucking their teeth, going: "Oh, look at her in her "mom jeans."" Know what? That is an unnecessarily cheap shot at her and kinda lousy to moms at the same time. Who the hell are they to say that? What gratification does it give them to be mean at someone's expense? People made nasty comments like that about President Obama. They made an issue of his jeans when he threw out the first ball at the All-Star game in St. Louis. Why? Who was he bothering? Come on. The tabloids, celebrity mags, and TV entertainment shows do fashion critiques all the time. But it's not about fashion, it's about trashin'. Their specialty is "Celebrity Cellulite!" - running unflattering pictures of stars at the beach and saying who should give up the bikini and go for the one-piece. And this is acceptable? This is a mark of journalism in a civil society, to take ambush pictures of people at the beach? And if the camera was turned around and pointed the other way, what would that look like?

61. I don't want anyone killing me with their car. Is that too much to ask? No, it's not. Then why are so many people trying to send me to my early reward with their vehicles? Truly. I can't believe some of the stunts I see pulled out there on the road. I have to say the worst behavior you see from people is when they get a steering wheel in their hands. To the point that I believe that your car is like a brain scan of your personality. If you are a polite person or just a normal, considerate, going-along-and-along-in-life person, that's pretty evident. You get a smile and a nod from me at the next stoplight. If you are easily distracted, clumsy, or kind of off in the ozone, we're going to see that too. Please try to keep it off the sidewalk. And if you are a jackass? Well, trust me, we know. We all know. And the way you carry on, we get plenty of opportunities to comfirm that. Do you think that when you get inside your car and close the door you become magically invisible? You do not. Not even with those tinted windows you think look so cool. We can see you. And it ain't pretty.

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Lara Flynn Boyle Shockingly Skinny And Puffy

Lara Flynn Boyle, 42, has undoubtedly been one of the most stunning television stars of the 1990s, but now she is barely recognizable.

"The Twin Peaks" star, who has kept a relatively low profile in recent years, emerged at a Los Angeles park on Wednesday afternoon, looking shockingly skinny and scary different!

Wearing baggy tan pants that drew attention to her stick thin legs with a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and blue sweatshirt, Boyle seemed painfully anorexic even though a slight tummy bulge hung over her tightly belted waist.

It has to be noted that Lara Flynn Boyle attempted to hide her face with a baseball cap and sunglasses, but she couldn't conceal her puffy cheeks and injected trout pout.

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Ashton Kutcher Split Steve Jobs "Self-Portrait"

Ashton Kutcher's transformation into Steve Jobs for the upcoming movie "JOBS" was often hard but visually the results are undeniably impressive.

Kutcher recently tweeted a portrait of a face that's split between the image of the real Jobs and one of Kutcher's portrayal.

While the first preview clip that's been released for the film shows Kutcher as Jobs in the late Apple founder's younger days, the "split" photo features Ashton mimicking Jobs' more recent look with wire-rim glasses and a graying beard.

It's a striking resemblance, isn't it?

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David Beckham On Paris Saint-Germain: His Salary To Charity

David Beckham joined Paris Saint-Germain soccer team!

In detail, Beckham the L.A. Galaxy last month and signed a five-month deal with France's Paris Saint-Germain team.

Beckham made a public announcement on Thursday, claiming  he will donate his entire salary to charity.

Beckham stated in a press conference in Paris: "I'm excited, it's something we've been working on and talking about for quite a while."

Beckham was quoted as saying: "I won't receive any salary. My salary will go to a local children's charity. That's one of the things we are excited and proud to do. It's something exciting and I'm not sure it's been done before."

It has to be noted that Beckham recently returned with his family to London after he ended his five-and-a-half year stint with the L.A. Galaxy.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprio Quotes

1. I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.

2. I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.

3. I'm not the kind of person who tries to be cool or trendy, I'm definitely an individual.

4. To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy.

5. Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called "acting".

6. Brothers don't necessarily have to say anything to each other - they can sit in a room and be together and just be completely comfortable with each other.

7. Drugs? Every one has a choice and I choose not to do drugs.

8. The first kiss I had was the most disgusting thing in my life. The girl injected about a pound of saliva into my mouth, and when I walked away I had to spit it all out.

9. Everywhere I go, somebody is staring at me, I don't know if people are staring because they recognize me or because they think I'm a weirdo.

10. I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It's crazy.

11. I've never been Romeo who meets a girl and falls for her immediately. It's been a much slower process for me each time I've gone into a relationship.

12. I was always the kid in school who tried to get attention, not necessarily the class clown, but I'd do little unexpected performances.

13. I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.

14. With Romeo and Juliet, you're talking about two people who meet one night, and get married the same night. I believe in love at first sight-but it hasn't happened to me yet.

15. The best thing about acting is that I get to lose myself in another character and actually get paid for it...It's a great outlet. I'm not really sure who I am - it seems I change every day.

16. I don't think I ever expected anything like an Oscar ever, to tell you the truth. That is not my motivation when I do these roles. I really am motivated by being able to work with great people and create a body of work that I can look back and be proud of.

17. I really don't know what I'm doing...I don't. It's terrible. I go in there and I learn how to be like the character and do the best I can, and that's all I really do.

18. I get a friend to travel with me...I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone.

19. I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now.

20. I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.

21. My dad's probably one of the kindest people in the world. When I was younger that's not how I was - I was a little spoiled brat.

22. When a role for a young guy is being offered to me, I think of River Phoenix. It feels like a loss.

23. Being dubbed as a hunk sort of annoys me. It gives me a yucky feeling.

24. Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother's expectations of him.

25. I am friends with Demi. Don't believe anything you read.

26. I couldn't deal with playing a character who rides motorcycles and has a leather jacket and is a tough kid, y'know?

27. I didn't know what types of movies I wanted to do. I want to do things that are different. I want to take my time with each role.

28. I grew up when I was 15 when I had my first opportunity in movies. I watched every great movie for a year and a half, and since then I've asked myself how I can emulate such artistry. That's really my motivation. I want to do something as good as my heroes have done.

29. I just really love doing what I do. I know every career is fleeting and there will be time periods when I don't get the opportunities that I'm getting right now, so I am taking advantage of them.

30. I just want to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully people will watch my movies.

31. I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people's opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.

32. I like to be able to play a character and act out a lot of things which I can't or don't do in my normal everyday life.

33. I'm probably not going to get married unless I live with somebody for 10 or 20 years. But these people (Romeo and Juliet) took a chance and they did it. We don't have the balls that Romeo did.

34. I realize that I do not change the course of history. I am an actor, I do a movie, that's the end of it. You have to realize we are just clowns for hire. After I had success it was great, at first, not to worry about money. It was on my mind when I was growing up.

35. I've been planted here to be a vessel for actin... That's why I'm really taking any part, regardless of how complicated it's going to be.

36. I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.

37. If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay.

38. If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.

39. It's easy to fall into the trap of believing all the hype that's written about you... Who knows? In a couple of years, you might find me in the loony bin!

40. My career should adapt to me. Fame is like a VIP pass wherever you want to go.

41. Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.

42. My mother is a walking miracle. 

43. My mom, Irmelin, taught me the value of life. Her own life was saved by my grandmother during World War II.

44. Portraying emotionally ill characters gives me the chance to really act.

45. My father, George, has also affected the choices in my life regarding films. I like films that take chances or say something different or experiment. Growing up with him, I was surrounded by different artists - not just actors or film-makers but cartoonists, poets, writers.

46. Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.

47. School, I never truly got the knack of. I could never focus on things I didn't want to learn.

48. The good thing about acting is that it always keeps you on your toes... It's not like any other job where you can go in and do the same thing as yesterday.

49. The role of Rimbaud is one of the most important roles to play for a young actor.

50. You do need parental guidance and I was in a great position with both my mum and dad. They split when I was a baby but even though I stayed with my mom they were both very much involved in my upbringing.

51. (On working with Martin Scorsese in Gangs of New York 2002) He's a perfectionist, obsessed with detail. That's why he went over budget and over schedule.

52. The great thing about turning 30 in this business is that you get to perpetuate being young or old as long as we want.

53. You can either be a vain movie star, or you can try to shed some light on different aspects of the human condition.

54. As a little kid growing up in Hollywood, I was called "a little crazy". And now I guess I'm still that way.

55. I like to help the whales, the otters, and the dolphins. When I'm acting and I take a break, the first thing on my list is spending time by the sea.

56. People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.

57. It's a really obvious thing to say, but the more people know too much about who you really are, and it's a fundamental thing, the more the mystery is taken away from the artist, and the harder it is for people to believe that person in a particular role.

58. I don't really have many extravagances. I don't fly private jets and I don't have bodyguards and I don't buy crazy things. I have a couple of houses here and there. I bought a very expensive watch, and I am going to buy a really expensive movie poster, the original for The Thief of Bagdad (1940). I love movie posters.

59. (On fame) As soon as enough people give you enough compliments and you're wielding more power than you've ever had in your life, it's not that you become an arrogant little prick, or become rude to people…but you get a false sense of your own importance and what you've accomplished. You actually think you've altered the course of history.

60. Martin has brought so much to the art form of film, and he is not the type of person who would be upset by not receiving an Oscar, although it is a practical joke that he has not won an Academy Award after all these years. Whatever opinions critics will have of The Aviator (2004), I really think that this is a great piece of art: once again, he has made a great classic film.

61. I kind of feel like the same person except more time has gone by. I hate to say that I feel like an adult now. I have to admit I wish I was still 18. After all, even through the time while I was representing that wild kid, I really wasn't. I was just living my life. I was just not making movies at the time.

62. (On whether there are any aspects of fame he dislikes) You kidding? I feel very fortunate. A lot of people would love to be in my position. There are so many people out there who are suffering trillions of times more than I could ever suffer, and would love to be me. I am a lucky little bastard.

63. Yes, I can play younger than my age. But I can play characters older than I am, too. I'm not an actor who can just play the kid.

64. You learn after you've been in the business for a while that it's not getting your face recognized that's the payoff. It's having your film remembered.

65. I lived in Hollywood and, ironically, I didn't know you could just go out and get an agent and go on auditions and try and become an actor, I thought it was like a Masonic thing, like a blood line you had to belong to - until I was 13. Then I realized what you had to do. It is the one thing I know I want to do for the rest of my life.

66. (on losing out on the Oscar to Jamie Foxx during the 2005 Academy Awards) I wasn't surprised that Jamie got the award. But I knew that cameras would be stuffed up my face so I had my response ready. Anyone who says they don't practice is a liar. 

67. I was behind a woman at the checkout counter who was looking at the magazines. She turned to me and goes: "There he is again, that Leonardo DiCaprio. Don't you wish he'd just disappear?" I said (to myself), this is the moment where I either go: "Do you know who I am?" or put my hat further down, pay for my corn-nuts and get out of there…I choose to avoid that.

68. My first date was with a girl named Cessi. We'd had a beautiful relationship over the phone all summer long. Then she came home and we met to go out for the first time to the movies. When I saw her I was petrified. I couldn't even look her in the eye to talk to her.

69. I like girls who are intelligent, somewhat funny, and pretty with a nice personality.

70. It's a weird adjustment living alone, because you don't realize how much you really miss Mumsie until she's not there.

71. Dark green is my favorite color. It's the color of nature and the color of money and the color of moss!

72. I'm absolutely clean. I've never tried anything. That's not a lie!

73. I don't have emotions about a lot of things. I rarely get angry, I rarely cry. I guess I do get excited a lot, but I don't get sad and enormously happy. I think a lot of people who talk about all that crap are lying. Right now I'm just trying to maintain happiness - that's all I really care about. Anyway, when you're my age and your hormones are kicking in, there's not much besides sex that's on your mind.

74. I insist on keeping a level head. I've maintained the same exact home life that I've had for 20 years. All I see is more people looking at me than before. But, you know, who cares? You just can't obsess yourself with this fame stuff. 

75. One of my passions is to meet people and then imitate them. I love doing that.

76. I hate speaking in front of a large audience. I don't know where it came from…but its just this gut-wrenching fear of slipping up and doing something horrible.

77. People always like to make up stories. I am not planning on getting married. Then again, I might wake up tomorrow and decide to get married!

78. (On success) I've just been jolting along from one film to another…Now, it's sort of a shock to realize what I've achieved.

79. Fame is not the worst thing. I went to dinner the other night, and the girls in the restaurant ignored me. It was so annoying.

80. Bridget Hall and I hung out for a week. 

81. I have the same problem as Edward Furlong.

82. I'm so thin!

83. It's tricky stuff. If you're not perfect in every film, then people say: "see, he was just lucky in one role".

84. (On his career) I admit I've done a few lousy roles in the beginning of my career, like my role in Critters 3 (1991). But at that age, you'll do anything for attention!

85. (Told to thousands at the New Jersey concert for Live Earth) A consensus has emerged in our scientific community that global warming is no longer merely a theory but a reality, a crisis with truly global implications for planet Earth and all of us who share it.

86. (On Titanic 1997) It was pretty disheartening to be objectified like that. I wanted to stop acting for a little bit. But it changed my life in a lot of ways, but at the same time, I can't say that it didn't give me opportunities. It made me, for the first time, in control of my career.

87. My mom and I lived at Hollywood and Western, a drug-dealer and prostitute corner. It was pretty terrifying. I got beat up a lot. I saw people have sex in the alleys. I remember I was 5 years old, and this guy with a trench coat, needles and crack cornered me. Early on, seeing the devastation on my block, seeing heroin addicts, made me think twice about ever getting involved in drugs. It's evil. Once you take that step and experiment, drugs can take over your life. You are not yourself anymore. That's something I never wanted. I didn't have a lot of friends growing up. It was kind of just me and my parents. But because of them, the neighborhood did not have a bad effect on me. My dad introduced me to artists, and every few months we'd go to some hippie doo-dah parade as Mudmen in our underwear, carrying sticks and covered in mud. My mother did everything to get me into the best schools she could find.

88. If you hear of any incident about me - a fight, a change of clothes, a little extra gel in the hair, don't believe it till you talk to me.

89. I think people read the tabloids because they want to see you eating a burger, or out of your makeup or doing something stupid because they just want to see that you're like everyone else. And that's OK. I don't want to catch myself anymore saying that my life is hard, because the good far outweighs the bad in my life. And it's easier to focus on those things, on the things that are important.

90. I hate being selected as "Babe of the Month" and being called "hunk".

91. The last thing I want to turn into is a fat Hollywood jerk. I was brought up without much money and I was happy. I don't think that I will strive for money or success and end up greedy or big-headed. That only leads to unhappiness. I can still be down-to-earth and do this job as long as I enjoy it.

92. My God, no! I hate this whole hunk thing! I feel when I see myself in that, and these other cute faces, that I'm just part of this meat factory, like: "Wow! Here's the hunk of the month! This month we're shoving Leonardo DiCaprio down your throat! Isn't he cute. Let's put him on the cover and we'll sell so many more magazines…" That's definitely not what I want to be, and I've tried real hard to get away from that whole situation.

93. I cheated a lot, because I just couldn't sit and do homework. I usually sat next to someone extremely smart.

94. When I was young, I used to have this thing where I wanted to see everything. I used to think: "How can I die without seeing every inch of this world?"

95. What I definitely feel a need for is to make my life about more than just my career.

96. Just last night I was thinking to myself how little of my life has been lived normally and not spent on some far-off movie location. I want to get married and have children. In saying that, I realize I am contradicting everything I've said before. I absolutely believe in marriage.

97. I feel like a whole era in my life is over. My grandma died last week. I have no more grandparents. I feel that coming ahead in my life is more stripping away, for sure. I feel very sad that Oma is gone.

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