Friday, October 31, 2014

Donna Summer Quotes

1. And no, having the hits is just more work.


2. (about her suicide attempt) It sorta snuck up on me, and I think it because I had my daughter, and during that period my marriage broke up, and I was alone, and I was staying up at night, and I would go out and work and then I would be getting 2 to 3 hours a sleep a day. It was scary, and so I couldn't deal (with) another minute of it, and I was on my way out the window, I was sticking my foot out, I was shifting my weight, and I got caught in a curtain and the maid opened the door, exactly that time. I was literally shifting my weight, and I was looking at my curtain, the chain rattled on the door and I looked after I saw the maid looking at me, and I thought: "Oh, my God!", It really kind of shook me, it woke me up and I'll let you in, and then I let her in, and I got on the phone, and I think I called somebody and said: "I need help", and thank God that lady came, because I'd be gone today.

3. I am sensual and very physical. I'm very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of fantasy level.

4. (on making a comeback upon recording a new album at almost 60 years of age) I was sitting at home, watching TV, eating potato chips, fast becoming a "Desperate Housewife", as I sing onstage, which is my onstage light, and I thought: "Is this going to be the rest of my life? Is this all there is?" I mean, I can't do this forever, I'll be this big and that wide, and I've got to find a day job. And so, at first, I thought I would go to designing school and study architecture or something, and then, all of a sudden, my light bulb went off on my head one day, and said: "You probably should go start recording again", and it happened to me in the beginning of my career, it was sexified, and it was difficult because I was fighting, not being that way, because it was not that accepted back then, and they were pushing me to be that way, and I kept going: "Why can't I just be who I am?" when it was a big struggle, and they kept pushing me more towards that, and I kept emptying my weight back, this way, and I think eventually, over the course of two or three years, I kind of put my foot down and said: "That's it, I'm not doing that anymore!". It's really hard being a diva these days, and that they have to learn to let me grow older and let me grow gracefully, because I don't plan on having 900 facelifts to please them.

5. Because I'm just an ordinary person that did some extraordinary things.

6. I don't care if I'm beautiful; I don't care what I am on the outside. It isn't about the outside.

7. I'm ready to work and if it happens, it happens. If it doesn't, it's fine.

8. It would be nice if you have a hit. But I don't think it's necessary to continue with my career at this point.

9. The minute that I got off the plane from Germany, with Susan Mineo, and we got in a limo. George (Giorgio Moroder) was getting the bags and got back, we sat in a limo and the doors closed. Susan Mineo and I - who at the time, was with my record company - looked at each other, and all of a sudden the driver reached over and turned on (what they thought was) an eight-track CD or whatever, only it was the radio. The radio was playing exactly that minute. All of a sudden, we heard the baseline, and we started screaming out loud, and from that moment on my life was just gone - it was no more. The old me was departed and the new me was on the rise.

10. When I'm not working I try to stay out of the public eye as much as possible.

11. I don't keep a press agent because I think people need to have a break from you.

12. I want a private life, I truly do. I'm not just pretending to want one like lots of celebrities. 

13. God had to create disco music so I could be born and be successful.

14. If you've never been to one of my concerts. I want you to know that it is OK to scream and yell.

15. (on her popularity as a disco singer) I think, no question, when you're a singer and you're looking to become so successful, it's the moments of success, singing the Oscar-winning song and having that moment, winning Grammies and all that, but after you get those things, you're sorta sitting there in the room and you're thinking: "OK, what next?". When actors say they got the Oscar and then they didn't get (a) job for five years…it feels like internally, and it's like: "Oh, OK, is that all there is?" and so I think you just have to keep setting new goals for yourself. For me, after I had success on that level, my next goals were personal, they were my family, go on it's time now: "You've done this, you've proven this, let's get on with your real-life".

16. Let's say that, in reality, I'm basically very shy when it comes to men.

17. My life was changed in one breath from God.

18. I don't really try to predict what can and will happen with things. Sometimes you think something's gonna be a huge success, and it isn't. And sometimes you pay no attention to something whatsoever, and God just makes it into everything.

19. Whenever success comes it is a stranger. When it knocks, it is something you hope for, but the form it takes on when it comes, and sometimes the moment it comes in, is so odd and so obscure.

20. When you see these people that are in the public eye all the time, it must get tiring.

21. Well, I'll say I have an incredible ability to fantasize - I really do. I don't have to have things tangible to be able to see them, and therefore I enjoy so many things, because they're in my mind.

22. A friend of mine called and said they're interested in having you do a song for the new Pokemon. All my kids are grown up, so I'd heard of it, but I didn't really know what it was. 

23. But I like to know that someone is stronger than I am. I want to be able to know that if I get tired, someone is there to hold up the fort. I like knowing that I can't pick a refrigerator alone. God did not make me strong enough to do that. 

24. And I mean, I'm established. So I'm not worried about having a hit at this point in my career.

25. But I think that I'm just a normal girl, you know.

26. I haven't really been recording in the last several years. I haven't wanted to. And even though I had to deal with Sony and now I'm on Universal again, I will probably put out a new record soon.

27. Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that.

28. Most people don't get called a queen. I appreciate the reference and that I've gotten to be part of people's lives. But now I have to make a new title for myself. That diva thing is getting a little used.

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Taylor Swift's "1989" To Sell 1.2 Million Copies This Week

Taylor Swift is now celebrating her new album "1989", which is expected to sell 1.2 million copies in its first week, becoming the first platinum album released this year.


"Fans really feel they have a connection with Swift, and want to have the full experience, so to speak, by buying the 1989 album," Keith Caulfield, an associate director of charts at Billboard, revealed to the New York Times, adding: "Fans feel like Swift is their BFF."

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Katy Perry's Flamin' Hot Cheeto Halloween Costume (PHOTOS)

Katy Perry turned orange from head to toe while dressing up as a Flaming Hot Cheeto to attend Kate Hudson's Annual Halloween Party on Thursday evening in Pacific Palisades, California.

Perry, 30, not only wore a huge Cheeto suit, she also held a purse that looked like a big bag of the cheesy snack.

Needless to say, Perry turned heads at Kate Hudson's bash.

The pop star is no stranger to Halloween outfits…

What do you think of Katy Perry's food-themed Halloween outfit?

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Amanda Bynes Released From Psychiatric Facility

Amanda Bynes has been released from the psychiatric facility early, just days after doctors granted a 30-day hold on the former "Nickelodeon" star.  

According to celebrity website TMZ, Bynes, 28, has been held on an involuntary psychiatric hold for almost three weeks and she went before a hearing officer at the treatment center on Thursday to ask she be released.

While doctors insist she is severely mentally ill, the hearing officer estimated Amanda was able to think clearly enough that she couldn't be held involuntarily, so he ended the 30-day hold.

Do you think Amanda Bynes should be released?

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Kristin Chenoweth Gets Into Holiday Spirit For "Live Happy" (PHOTO)

Kristin Chenoweth is gracing the cover of Live Happy's latest issue and we have to admit she looks absolutely gorgeous!  

Chenoweth, 46, shared the cover on her twitter account, writing: "Everyone has their own happiness journey, and I shared mine with @LiveHappyMag - on stands November 4th!!"

Check out the photo below...

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum Stunned By Miles Teller's Performance In "Whiplash"

Jenna Dewan-Tatum is the latest celebrity to gush about Miles Teller's performance in "Whiplash".  

"WHIPLASH. everyone see this movie. So amazing!" Dewan-Tatum, 33, recently tweeted, adding: "You are so crazy talented @Miles_Teller ! Whiplash. People goooooooo and see."

Have you watched the film yet?

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Joshua Jackson: "I Wanted To Quit Acting After Dawson's Creek"

Joshua Jackson made the shocking revelation that he wanted to quit acting after "Dawson's Creek" ended in 2003 because the show was such a "grind."  

In a new interview with Elle, Jackson, 36, explained that there is "so much less to do" on his Showtime series "The Affair," which is only 10 episodes long, compared to the hours he spent shooting a full season of "Dawson's Creek" for network TV. "At that time in my life what I wanted to do was not be an actor," the star recalled, noting: "I was quite burnt out. It's a lot of work. And on that show we were doing 22 episodes a year."

Jackson went on: "It's a grind. Truthfully, the process of making 22 episode of television a year is not very pleasant. I just wanted to stop. It wasn't until the following year when I went and did a play in London that I actually enjoyed being an actor again." When asked if TV would be different without him if he had quit, the actor jokingly responded: "I think pop culture would have survived without me."

Jackson, who has been in a relationship with Diane Kruger for eight years, also discussed how he is a feminist who believes in chivalry. "I mean, it's not the patronizing, patriarchal version (of chivalry) where women aren't competent and capable," he was quoted as saying, noting: "Maybe I just inherited my mother's version of feminism. But to me you can be simultaneously kind and chivalrous without being patronizing." Joshua claimed: "I feel like there's a degree of grace with which you can live your life when it comes to the opposite sex and you should. It comes easy. It's actually a net benefit to your life, right? When you behave well towards somebody regardless of what you're receiving, you feel better about yourself. So be decent to people."

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