Monday, September 30, 2013

Weird Al Yankovic Drops New Album

According to reports, Weird Al Yankovic is working on brand new album!


The master of parody was in NYC this weekend and revealed to celebrity website TMZ: "I'm working on the new album right now."


Yankovic, 53, doesn't say a word about when he plans to release it or what songs he will parody.







It has to be noted that Weird Al has recorded more than 150 parody songs since 1983, won three Grammys, performed more than 1,000 live shows and sold more than 12 million albums.

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Katy Perry New Song "Walking On Air" (LISTEN)

Katy Perry released her latest track "Walking on Air" on Monday.


Perry, 28, tweeted: "WAKE UP EAST COAST! Got the Monday blues? Let me help you dance them off with a NEW song, WALKING ON AIR."

The single is the third off of Perry's new album "Prism", which will be released on October 22.

Check out Katy Perry's song below… 





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Christina Hendricks Plastic Surgery

American actress Christina Hendricks, best known for her role as Joan Harris on the AMC television series "Mad Men" and as Saffron on the FOX series "Firefly", is rumored to have undergone multiple plastic surgeries to improve her image.  

Hendricks, 38, is estimated to have gotten breast implants and a nose job.



Judging by the before and after pictures, Hendricks had small breasts while now there is a significant change in her breast shape and size. Her breasts are undeniably bigger, larger and rounder than before.



In 2011, Playboy magazine released some images of Christina when she was a 24 year old model, dressed in a bikini, showing noticeably smaller breasts. We should take into account though that bras play a significant role to a woman's breast size.


According to reports, Christina underwent a boob job in 2009 going from an A-cup to a 36D.

Hendricks is amazed by how much people are interested in her breasts. She told Daily Mail: "It's so bizarre that people are constantly asking if my breasts are real or fake…They're so obviously real that anyone who's ever seen or touched a breast would know."


Christina doesn't to encourage women to go under plastic surgeon's the knife. She revealed to Daily Mail: "I hope I'm not encouraging that. If there's anything to be learned from me, it's that I'm learning to celebrate what I was born with, even though it's sometimes been inconvenient. Having larger breasts has made it harder for me to shop throughout the years, but I've learnt to love it."


"It's my body. I didn't pay for it to happen. I didn't get a boob job. It's who I am. And I'm lucky to be on a show that celebrates it," she noted in 2008.


Plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden claimed: "Christina Hendricks is no doubt an attractive, voluptuous woman with naturally large breasts. But, upon review of the photos, I believe she may have enhanced her breasts given that she has a few characteristics of someone with implants - for example, when she wears a dress with a push-up bra or bustier in it, there is a distinct border between the breast and the chest wall - that delineation, or "shelf" - like appearance generally occurs in women with implants that are being displaced upwards against gravity. The prosthetic makes this border sharper in women who have undergone breast augmentation."

Also, the lack of space between her breasts is another sign of Hendricks having undergone a breast enlargement. Dr. Walden explained: "Secondly, the space between the breasts is so minimal to nonexistent that her cleavage looks reminiscent of a woman who has undergone the procedure. In any case she has a curvy figure that I am quite sure is the subject of many men's thoughts!"

Seattle based plastic surgeon Dr. Phil Haeck explained the reason Hendricks had so large breasts all of sudden! "This phenomenon can be explained by the recent trend of women to go two cup size larger than a decade ago when they only insisted on a single cup augmentation," Dr. Haeck was quoted as saying.

On the other hand, Hendricks believes that the change on her breasts is attributed to weight gain, claiming she put on weight going from size 4 to size 14.


Hendricks explained to Health in July 2010: "Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be like: "Oh, I look like a woman". And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, 'cause I loved it."


"My mother never said to lose weight. Diets were never a big deal. My mom was always beautiful and voluptuous and curvy, and I always thought she was gorgeous," Hendricks added.


Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer of Miami revealed to MakeMeHeal.com: "It would be unlikely to have gone from an "A" cup to over a "DD" cup just from gaining a few pounds."


It seems that Hendricks also got a nose job before rising to stardom. Her nose appears much narrower, more pinched and thinner than in the past, with a more defined and straight tip and a less invasive bridge. The results are very well done and natural looking.


Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer claimed: "It does appear that Christina Hendricks did have a nose job. The tip of her nose is more defined and the width of her nostrils seems narrower. She also has a much softer curve (angle) to the bridge of her nose. It looks very natural and fits her face well."


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Nina Simone Lawsuit

No doubt Nina Simone's 1965 hit "Sinnerman" is an R&B classic.  


According to celebrity website TMZ, Simone's heirs filed a lawsuit against phone company HTC for $1 million at least for ripping off the big hit.

The lawsuit - filed by Simone's estate - blasts the smartphone company of using her song in its TV ad without obtaining the rights.


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Ewan McGregor Dating

Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama "Trainspotting", Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, poet Christian in the musical film "Moulin Rouge" and storyteller Edward Bloom in Tim Burton's "Big Fish". Wanna know who dated Ewan? Let us examine Ewan McGregor's dating history below...


1994 - Present
Ewan McGregor is dating French production designer Eve Mavrakis. The two met while filming a guest appearance on the British television series "Kavanagh QC" in 1994. They got married on 22 July 1995 in a village in France. They have four daughters: Clara Mathilde McGregor (born February 1996), Esther Rose McGregor (born November 2001), Jamyan McGregor (born June 2001 in Mongolia; adopted April 2006) and Annouk McGregor (born January 2011; adopted)


January 2010
Ewan McGregor was rumored to be dating Mélanie Laurent.








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Aaron Paul Dating

Aaron Paul is an American actor, best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the hit AMC series "Breaking Bad". Wanna know who dated Aaron? Let us examine Aaron Paul's dating history below...  


2001
Aaron Paul dated Samaire Armstrong.


2003 - 2008
Aaron Paul dated Tamara Feldman.












March 2009 - 2010
Aaron Paul dated Jessica Lowndes. The two began dating in the spring of 2009, when Paul gushed about how much he loved romancing his girlfriend. A year later they went their separate ways.






2010 - Present
Aaron Paul is dating Lauren Parsekian. The two met at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California and started dating a year later at the same festival. They got engaged with Parsekian while vacationing in Paris over the New Year's holiday. On January 9, Lauren Parsekian posted an image of the pair flaunting her flashy engagement ring with a "Bride & Groom" sign. They were tied the knot on May 26, 2013.


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Ian Somerhalder Dating

Ian Somerhalder is an American actor and model, best known for portraying Boone Carlyle in the TV drama "Lost" and Damon Salvatore in the TV drama "The Vampire Diaries". Wanna know who dated Ian? Let us examine Ian Somerhalder's dating history below...  



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Ian Somerhalder dated Ashley Greene. The two had a fling in April 2009.  Ashley reportedly took the "Lost" actor to a concert in Vancouver, and sources claimed they "kissed the whole time."


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Ian Somerhalder dated Alena Gerber.


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Ian Somerhalder dated Alexis Knapp.










August 2002
Ian Somerhalder dated Kate Bosworth. The two met on the set of "Young Americans" in Spring 2000 then they worked together on the flick "Rules of Attraction" in 2001. They only began dating in late summer 2002, though their affair reportedly only lasted a few months. 




January 2004
Ian Somerhalder dated Nicky Hilton








April 2006 - 2007
Ian Somerhalder dated "Lost" co-star Maggie Grace. They reportedly dated after getting killed off the hit show in 2006. They never officially confirmed their relationship, though Maggie stated in August 2006: "Ian's great, I adore him, although I'm only 22 - far too young to even think about having a serious relationship."



2007 - June 2010
Ian Somerhalder dated NYU alum Meghan Auld. The two were spotted holding hands in New York in February 2010, then that was about the last we heard of their affair.







February 2010 - 2013
Ian Somerhalder dated "Vampire Diaries" co-star Nina Dobrev. In September 2011, Somerhalder confirmed that he Nina Dobrev were "in a relationship". In May 2013, it was reported that the affair had ended. This was later confirmed by "Teen Wolf" actor and close pal Colton Haynes.


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Ian Somerhalder Height

Just in case you are curious about Ian Somerhalder's height, Somerhalder is 5 ft ¼ (or 176 cm). As for his weight, Ian Somerhalder is considered to weigh about 71 Kg (or 156.5 pounds). Ian Somerhalder's measurements are: 38 (Chest), 30 (Waist), 16 (Biceps/Arms).  


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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Paul Wesley Height

Just in case you are curious about Paul Wesley's height, Wesley is 180 cm (or 5'11''). As for his weight, Paul Wesley is considered to weigh about 73 Kg (or 160 lbs).



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Aaron Paul Height

Just in case you are curious about Aaron Paul's height, Paul is 173 cm (or 5'8''). As for his weight, Aaron Paul is considered to weigh about 79 Kg (or 175 lbs).  



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Demi Lovato Announces "The Neon Lights Tour" (SEE Dates)

Demi Lovato is going on tour.

Lovato, 21, announced "The Neon Lights Tour" on Sunday, revealing more than two dozen shows slated for across the country and Canada through February and March.

Tickets go on sale October 5.

The tour will follow Lovato's really busy fall, which has her dividing time between "The X Factor" and "Glee."

Check out the full tour schedule below…


February 9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
February 11 San Jose, CA SAP Center
February 13 Anaheim, CA Honda Center (On sale October 12)
February 15 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
February 17 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie
February 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
February 21 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
February 23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena


February 25 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
February 26 Tampa, FL Time Union Center
March 1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
March 2 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
March 5 Worcester, MA DCU Center
March 7 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
March 8 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre


March 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 13 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace At Auburn Hills
March 14 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
March 16 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
March 20 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena


March 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
March 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
March 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
March 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
March 30 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse


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Pierce Brosnan Quotes

1. People should be allowed to marry and gay marriage should be out there. If a man or a woman has a good partner and they love each other with their heart and soul, let them marry. I am very much for gay marriage. I think the rest is censorship and conflict and really no one else's business.


2. (on why, after the 1987 demise of "Remington Steele", he appeared in a series of movies that were box-office flops) I had to make a living. I had the mortgage to pay, I had the school fees to pay. I had bread and butter to put on the table. You know your worth as an actor, but you have to get a job.


3. I think Daniel (Daniel Craig) is a very fine actor. These are rocky waters, but I think he will have the last laugh. You get twisted some way or another if you throw yourself into it. There's going to be mishaps.

4. This man called President Bush has a lot to answer for. I don't know if this man is really taking care of America. This government has been shameful.


5. I was young, frivolous, and full of abandon - a hippie with long hair down to my shoulders and a little goatee beard. Why? Because I thought I was gay. But no, I'm not gay.







6. I think that all the films I've ever made are personal, even James Bond, because it's so much of myself, so much of who I am as a man and as an actor. You have to invest yourself in every character that you portray.


7. (on "Casino Royale") I'm looking forward to it like we're all looking forward to it. Daniel Craig is a great actor and he's going to do a fantastic job.





8. The kill ratio in movies is overwhelming and I never really took the violence in the Bond movies too seriously, the plot was not so real.

9. When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.


10. (on "Casino Royale") I always wanted to go back, because it's the blueprint of Bond's character. It's the one where Fleming (Ian Fleming) really painted in the details of what Bond was about, so I was disappointed that it didn't happen, but you can't go around with that in your heart. It's all such a game really, and you win some, you lose some, you're there, you're not there. Getting the part of Bond and playing the part of Bond was a blessing and a curse, which I think (Sean Conner) has spoken about, and I'm sure Daniel (Daniel Craig) is just getting the full taste of right now. So, you know, one can really only look at the blessings in life.

11. And certainly in those dark days, in the '50s in Ireland, if you were a single parent living in that society, you were somewhat shamed and stigmatized. I can certainly relate it to my parents, especially my mother. The old man took to the hills and my mother never saw him again, and suddenly you are spoken about in the Sunday service in church, never directly but they would bring up the issue of being a single parent and of marriage falling apart.

12. (on "Seraphim Falls") I've always wanted to do a western, growing up as a boy in Ireland watching cowboys and Indians. When I left and went to London, Clint Eastwood came into my life with all of the great films that he made, and then of course I got my education in cinema and John Ford. The Irish are very much steeped in the cowboy genre, and historically of course we have the great rift of the civil war. Shooting the film entirely on location in Santa Fe enhanced my performance, because it's just you and the landscape. This is a story of two very hollow men, men who have lost everything in life due to war. There's nowhere to hide in a story like this and nowhere to hide as an actor. So you just hope you've done your homework well and that you've understood the story correctly and leave the rest to chance. It was a physically tough shoot in the sense that you are down in Santa Fe, it's got an elevation and my character is being pursued throughout the film, so I was constantly running, just being pursued on foot or by horseback. And the condition was very cold or extremely hot.

13. We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? - a world without whales. It's too terrible to imagine.


14. There's nothing like going off and doing a film in Nigeria, Papua New Guinea or Santa Fe, it's the best and most exhilarating. I mean it sorts the men from the boys, really, where you have to figure out who really wants to do it and who's good at their job. When you go off to distant locations, especially if they're tough, it weeds those people out, but hopefully you don't have to weed anybody out, because you've got everybody on board who really wants to go out and work hard - fourteen-, sixteen-, eighteen-hour days in the wilderness, in a great city or some backwater, but those are the best.

15. There's that lovely line from that wonderful epic picture that I made called "Grey Owl" where they say to Archie Belaney, "A man becomes what he dreams. You have dreamed well." Part of the dreams go back to my childhood and when I left Ireland in 1964, I discovered the cinema. One of the first films I saw was "Goldfinger" - I didn't want to be James Bond but the seed of cinema and pictures was sown there in Putney High Street. And then I discovered Clint Eastwood and Steve McQueen and the movies.

16. (on success) I've worked for it, and I wanted it. I had good luck and a bit of talent somewhere in the back pocket that I could kind of polish and nurture, but I dreamt and wished for all of this, then you get all of that and you've just got to show up and work. Hopefully you can stay at the table.

17. Some people have a tendency to get knocked down in this business and sulk and whine, and they just create a rod for their back, really. You have to have broad shoulders and get through it.


18. It's related to acting really. I wish I had his career. I remember being in "Remington Steele" and seeing Bruce Willis go out there and just do it. I thought, "He's making movies and I'm still here". I just remember that. I remember, ironically, in 1986, I remember going into the old La Scala in Malibu. Bruce was there with Demi (Demi Moore), I had just been offered the Bond in '86 and he said to me: "Well done, man, you got out, way to go." I said: "Thanks, Bruce". Of course, two months later I was high and dry without any Bond in my life or even "Remington Steele". The next thing I see him and he's off doing his feature films. I always wanted to do movies. I've stopped trying to pick myself. Hopefully, you reach a point in life where you leave yourself alone and make peace with your shortcomings, whatever they may be. Education is something for me. I left school at fifteen, sixteen, so I'm always feeling like I got to catch up, got to catch up, got to catch up. That's something that, you know, you find yourself in a meeting and you're like, oh boy, we're going into deep waters. I haven't read that piece of literature, that's a piece of information I should have known.

19. There was only one Bond for me, and it was Sean Connery. That made the role daunting.


20. It would have been great to light up and smoke cigarettes, for instance. It would have been great to have the killing a little bit more real and not wussed down. It's all rather bland. I remember doing a sex scene with Halle (Halle Berry) - I mean frolicking in the bed - and there was director Lee Tamahori right under the sheets with us. But the way we ended up doing it was almost like the old days in Hollywood - kissing the girl but still having your feet on the floor.

21. It never felt real to me. I never felt I had complete ownership over Bond. Because you'd have these stupid one-liners - which I loathed - and I always felt phony doing them.



22. A few years ago I would have said I could imagine playing James Bond in a more ferocious way. Like a sort of Quentin Tarantino character - but now, at 52, I am definitely too old.


23. I know most actors say otherwise, but I like sex scenes. Bond was supposed to be this great lover, but I always found the love scenes in those movies a little dull. It's lovely to work out the fantasy of it all in celluloid and then go home to my wife.

24. I've been identified with James Bond or Thomas Crown for so long - suave, elegant, sophisticated men in suits. It's like you've been giving the same performance for 20 years.



25. Acting allows me to explore new worlds, to discover characters by delving into their lives, and ultimately to become someone else entirely.


26. I've been very lucky in my life. Very lucky. I have been able to go through quite a few lives and still retain a certain identity and love of life. I have a new life, a new woman, a new baby. I also have a new realization, as a man and as an actor: This is where you belong. It's a great feeling, knowing you don't have to prove yourself or step on tippy toes to be seen or be heard. Just to be comfortable in who you are.

27. To my eye, women get sexier around 35. They know a thing or two, and knowledge is always alluring.

28. For me, acting is doing.


29. "Mrs. Doubtfire" was a wonderful, beautiful ray of sunshine in my career. For the first time, I was in a studio picture and I was working with wonderful actors who were all working at the top of their game. It allowed me to do comedy and play a character who was viewed as a jerk.

30. Bond is an enigma. He's smooth and bigger than life, but he's vague as a personality. It's a little like doing a period piece. Look, I'm thankful, the role made me an international star. I've been in the backwaters of Papua New Guinea and heard: "Hey, Bond." 



31. (on his first trip to America and landing "Remington Steele") The trip to America, it was such a great joy to go there with Cassie, to take that leap of faith and go to the New World - all that nonsense you read about in books. But, again, it was a liberation. In Los Angeles, I rented a car from Rent-A-Wreck, a lime green Pacer, with a cushion, because the springs were coming through, and I got a map and went on my first interview in Hollywood. Somehow, I found my way out to Laurel Canyon. I got up to the top of Mulholland Drive and the car broke down, blew up. I did eventually get to the interview and saw a casting director from Mary Tyler Moore Productions. Boom! They were looking for "Remington Steele". The last thing I was looking for was a TV series. I went to America thinking I was going to work with Martin Scorsese. "Taxi Driver", I'd seen about 10 times and "Mean Streets"; that's where my brain was at. I was going to do movies. But I needed work. I went through several more interviews and then Cassie and I came home to Wimbledon. Then, the call came: would I return for a screen test? And it was: "My God, what have we done? What have we done? What are we going to do?" Panic, panic, panic. Don't panic! We'll go to America. We'll take the kids to America. So Cass, the two kids and I hopped on a plane and went to America.

32. There's too many people in seats of power who just haven't got a clue what they're doing. They're bean counters, and it just pisses me off because consequently our kids go to see crap movies.



33. When I found acting, or when acting found me, it was a liberation. It was a stepping stone into another life, away from a life that I had, and acting was something I was good at, something which was appreciated. That was a great satisfaction in my life.


34. Being an actor in Hollywood involves lots of things beyond acting. Charm really helps. And it's a good idea to incorporate a little Bond into all your dealings.








35. I've always been a bit of a loner. I've always felt like an outsider, and because I didn't have a mother or father figure, I brought myself up. I made my own rules, and from the pain of not having a mother there came the great strength of being able to deal with things on a one-to-one basis throughout my life.

36. I don't see myself as the Hunk of the Month.


37. Cassie, I think, took it harder than I did. Because you want for your partner in life, you want the best for your partner. It just didn't happen. Timothy Dalton was signed the next day. And I became the guy who coulda been, shoulda been, might have been Bond. 


38. They're too scared. They feel they have to top themselves in a genre which is just spectacle and a huge bang for your buck. But I think you can have your cake and eat it. You can have real character work, a character storyline and a thriller aspect and all kinds of quips, asides, the explosions and the women. We're just saturated with too many overblown action films with no plot. That's ludicrous. It's so damn crazy! That's absolutely sheer lunacy because "Casino Royale" is the blueprint of the Bond character. You find out more about James Bond in that book than in any of the other books. I would love to do a fifth Bond and then bow out, but if this last one is to be my last, then so be it. My contract is up. They can do it or not.

39. (on his marriage to Cassandra Harris) Our marriage gives me a stability that makes me feel that I can tackle the world.


40. (on "Tomorrow Never Dies") I remember starting the first day on that film in an aircraft, flying a jet and it was 102 degrees, and I'm wearing a helmet and sweater, and then I'm being strangled over and over again, and I thought: "Oh my God, this bloody character is going to kill me." The press tour for that film was 22 countries. When I did it I knew the movie wasn't up to speed; it wasn't as good as "GoldenEye" and you have to bang the drum loudly to get the attention.

41. (on former James Bond George Lazenby) George is just an angry, old, pissed-off guy. He was never an actor, but some pissed-off Aussie who doesn't know how to show his feminine side. I met him, and he's got that kind of brittle edge to him.

42. (on his portrayal of the character of James Bond) I never felt that I really nailed it.

43. Dark comedy is very difficult. You have to bring the audience in and push them away at the same time.


44. I remember being very much a loner. Very solitary childhood. I didn't have the guidance of a mother and father. I remember missing my mother. I used to think she was in the Congo working in this war zone. In reality she was a nurse in London, but I lived in my imagination.

45. When you look at Ian Fleming's work, it's there on the page. The martinis, the drugs, the cigarettes, the casino, the blood on the hands. But they never went there. Hopefully, they will go there with Daniel (Daniel Craig). They have the product, they have the man, and I'm sure they will.

46. (on getting "Bell's palsy" in 1984 directly before going on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson") I thought I was having a stroke. I remember being in the fucking dressing room beforehand doing my tie up. Suddenly, my face was half-numb and I couldn't close one eye. Then I felt my arm going numb. Oh jeez, I thought, I'm having a stroke, and just then came: "knock, knock…ready for you now, Mr. Brosnan". It was not a good evening.

47. (about his deceased wife, Cassandra Harris) Cassie has made me the man I am, the actor I am, the father I am. She's forever embedded in every fiber of my being.


48. (1995, on losing his wife Cassie) I just feel very alive. In losing her, watching a life dwindle down, you could taste life, you could really sense it. Because everything slows down, everything revolved around the house and small accomplishments. And then with her passing and as the pain gets lesser, you realize what you've come through, that you're still breathing, feeling, thinking, making decisions. It's quite euphoric, the feeling. It gives you a great strength.

49. I have nothing against Republicans, but this government has made decisions which we are to suffer the consequences of for a long, long time. You want to have faith in your leaders but it's very hard to have faith in President George W. Bush. Look at what he's done to the environment and this savage war that has started. You speak up as an actor and people will shoot you down hard and fast. But you don't speak as an actor. You speak as a man, a working actor with a family.

50. (on the actors he most admires) There's Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Spencer Tracy - and Cary Grant.






51. I had to have some balls to be Irish Catholic in South London. Most of that time I spent fighting.

52. "The Fourth Protocol" and "Mister Johnson" weren't box-office hits, but they were successes for me. "Mister Johnson" is very close to my heart. Bruce Beresford gave me confidence and direction. "Nomads" didn't do anything for me. but it did for John McTiernan. Why didn't it work for me? My beard. I should have gone for a sleeker, more cosmetic image.

53. That's it. I've said all I've got to say on the world of James Bond.


54. (on meeting his father for the first time) I was in Ireland doing one of the last episodes of "Remington Steele" in '86. He came to the hotel on a Sunday afternoon. I had tea and biscuits ready and, when I opened the door, there he was. Tom. He was a stranger. I expected him to be this very tall man. He was very lively, a wiry bantam cock of a man with great energy. We talked, had a couple of pints of Guinness, he took some photographs, and then he drove off. It was our only contact. The ultimate question was: "Why did you abandon me?" - but I never asked.

55. It never made it in to the papers, but I've had my face sliced open by a stuntman and a knee injury. But it's all part and parcel of being Bond.


56. For me, the Bond that I played was caught in a time warp between what had gone before and what Daniel Craig does now. I always felt the restraints of the storytelling and it just didn't have enough bite to it. It was in the writing. The ghosts of Sean Connery and Roger Moore were there for me. It was hard to pull away from that because they were written in such a vernacular of what had gone on prior.
 

57. (on why he thinks he would have regretted winning the James Bond role in 1986) It's a role better suited to someone who is in his 40s, old enough to have the confidence and the sophistication and strength to be able to stand there and just let the moment sit. Bond is a man with the greatest of confidence. And playing that takes practice. In 1986 I think I was 33 or something like that, and I still looked like a baby. Finally, I'm growing into this face of mine. That takes time.

58. (on "The Thomas Crown Affair") It was trying to enter into the world of Steve McQueen. How do you act The King of Cool? I was so damn nervous before that movie came out in New York. I remember having panic attacks in taxis and thinking: "Jesus Christ, what have we done?" I came out in hives or something. I couldn't breathe. It was terrifying.


59. I was trained as an actor and I was led to believe that I had a number of performances in me. The fact that I've just given the same performance, well, maybe…If I can get away with it, why not? But I've reached a point now where I'd better start trying to find some performances and challenge myself.


60. (on working with Jack Nicholson on "Mars Attacks!") I was speechless that morning, working with him. I was having a cup of coffee by the bagels, desperately trying to remember my damn lines. Suddenly I look up and it's Jack. "Hey Pierce," he says. I keep stirring my coffee. Jack Nicholson is talking to me and I'm dumbstruck. Inside my head, I'm yelling at myself: "Jesus, just shake the man's hand." I couldn't move. I was immobilized by the Jack-ness of it all.

61. My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split.

62. (on "Tomorrow Never Dies") I still don't know what the movie's about. I honestly couldn't tell you.


63. You're not even allowed to show a bloody nipple. It's pathetic. What Bond needs is a good, palpable killing sequence and a good sex scene - and it doesn't have to be graphic, you can use your imagination. We had a good one in "The Thomas Crown Affair" - a really classy, sexy scene.

64. Assault weapons should be banned without question and guns should be monitored. The gun law in America is absolutely crazy and out of control.


65. (on the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013) I have deep feelings on the issue. I am so connected to Boston being an Irishman, and now being an American citizen. It has a numbing effect on one's senses and creates deep fear in our hearts and deep sorrow. We are somewhat powerless to do anything, but to extend our sympathy to the victims of such a tragedy and hope that mankind will come to its senses and stop killing each other.


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