March 14, 2006

Sophia Bush on Love & Marriage

“It devastates me now that I have been reduced to a Hollywood statistic—another joke marriage. I never expected to be married more than once... But I still believe in love. I want to get married again and have kids and even adopt.”

-Actress Sophia Bush from TV’s One Tree Hill talking about the breakup of her five-month marriage with her One Tree Hill co-star, Chad Michael Murray. (CosmoGirl, Feb. 2006)

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Good Charlotte's Joel Madden on Being Faithful

“I think it’s because I came from a broken home, but my whole life, all I wanted was some stability. For the first time in my life someone has given that to me, and that is priceless. So I don’t even think about not being faithful. To me, cheating is lame. And I think flirting is cheating’s ugly cousin.”

-Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden talking about why he avoids groupies thanks to his relationship with actress/singer Hilary Duff. (Teen People, Feb. 2006)

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July 27, 2005

Alexis Bledel on Love

"Love is not the way it is in the movies, and it's not some idealistic, huge, fantastic thing. It's very real and personal and not what we're taught in society at all."

-Actress Alexis Bledel, who stars in TV's Gilmore Girls and had a role in this summer's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. (Seventeen, July 2005)

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July 9, 2005

Johnny Depp on Marriage

"Marriage can be whatever you define it as. For example, I don't feel like I need a piece of paper that says I own her and she owns me. I think signing a piece of paper doesn't mean anything in the eyes of God or in the eyes of people. The thing is, if you are together and you love each other and are good to each other, make babies and all that, for all intents and purposes you are married."

-Johnny Depp, who has two children with singer/actress Vanessa Paradis, though the two aren't married. (USA Today, July 7, 2005)

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April 11, 2005

Sandra Bullock on Cheerleading

"The day that I got chosen for the squad, I came to school and the gates of heaven opened. Everyone's opinion of me changed overnight. And it's sad. I started conforming and got really preppy."

-Actress Sandra Bullock talking about the changes to her social standing when she became a cheerleader in high school (Teen People, April 2005)

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February 12, 2005

Halle Berry on Love

The times may have changed, but people are the same. Were still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.

-Actress Halle Berry, who won an Oscar for her role in Monster's Ball. She wasn't so lucky for her role in Catwoman. (Source: Entertainment Weekly, January 21, 2005)

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October 14, 2004

John Corbett on Kissing

"I wont do a nude scene. I dont even like to do kissing scenes, believe it or not. You know, Ive got a girlfriend and its not okay for her to kiss somebody else. Its really creepy to go see one of your movies and be sitting next to your girlfriend while youre making out with somebody else. Its a weird, weird thing to do. And if I ever did get married, then I would never do a movie where Id kiss somebody else ever. It blows me away that married people kiss other married people in movies. When I get married, man, the lips only touch the wife. So, Ill work even less."

-John Corbett, famous for his good guy roles as Chris in TV's Northern Exposure, Nia Vardalos' love interest in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Kate Hudson's pastor/boyfriend in Raising Helen, and the new Hilary Duff flick Raise Your Voice.(Source: Crosswalk.com, October 2004)

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October 7, 2004

Bono on the Grand Madness (2)

"I don't think being married to someone is so easy, really. But I'm interested in the idea of marriage. I think it's madness but it's a grand madness. If people think it's normal, they're out of their minds. I think that's why a lot of people fall apart, because they're not prepared for what it is. Once they've made that commitment, they think that's the end of it, now they can rest easy."

-Bono, lead singer for U2, who release their latest album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, on November 23, 2004, talking about the song "All I Want is You." (Source: U2: Into the Heart - The Stories Behind Every Song - review)

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October 6, 2004

Bono on the Grand Madness (1)

"I just think people loving each other is a kind of miracle. And I think it's against all odds and I think everything in the world conspires against that, from just the humdrum of paying the bills to desire 'cuz sex has been elevated to the ultimate commodity, the one that you can't live without and I'm just amazed when I meet people like that. And this doesn't come from any disappointment myself, I just think it's a remarkable thing to see, and I don't think we should accept it as normal. It's like when you see people getting married because it's that time and you just kind of think, 'Oh no!' Marriage is this grand madness, and I think if people knew that, they would perhaps take it more seriously. The reason why there's operas and novels and pop tunes written about love is because it's such an extraordinary thing, not because it's commonplace, and yet that's what you're told, you grow up with this idea that it's the norm."

-Bono, lead singer for U2, who release their latest album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, on November 23, 2004. (Source: Hot Press, December 3, 2000, via Macphisto.net)

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September 21, 2004

Will Smith on Friends

"The best thing that anybody ever said to me is that youre only as good as the people you associate with. Look at the five friends that you spend the most time withthats who you are."

-Rapper/actor Will Smith (Source: Teen People, August 2004)

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June 3, 2004

Halle Berry on Men

"I'm OK all by myself. A man does not complete me."

-Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry, who starred in X2 and Monster's Ball. (Source: USA Today, May 26, 2004)

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March 24, 2004

Avril Lavigne on Guys

"Some guys kind of pretend they're nice and sweet, just to get a piece, or whatever. I think it's a good song because it tells girls not to throw themselves at guys. It has a good message."

-Avril Lavigne, talking about "Don't Tell Me," the first single from her upcoming sophomore album. (Source: MTV.com, March 22, 2004)

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October 30, 2003

P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval on Marcos Curiel

"I love the guy. He just needs to grow up. [Wuv, Traa and I] have always been the three men in the group. Marcos has always been the little boy that we try to take care of."

-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer of P.O.D., talking about Marcos Curiel and his headline-grabbing departure from the band. Recent P.O.D. albums include Payable on Death, Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Relevant, November/December 2003)

Other P.O.D. Quotables:
Sonny Sandoval on Rock Bottom
Wuv on Positive Music
Sonny Sandoval on Success
Sonny Sandoval on Sharing Faith
Jason Truby on Shaping Lives
Traa Daniels on Being Inspiring

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September 22, 2003

Bonnie McKee on Marital Infidelity

"Cheating is bad. That's a big mistake I've made, and I've really hurt people. I've never lied about it, though. I've always been honest."

-18-year-old Bonnie McKee, self-proclaimed sex-pot and pop-star-to-be, about cheating on her husband. (Source: Blender, October 2003)

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September 8, 2003

John Mayer on Being a Rock Star

"I don't want the person that I meet someday to buy into that. I don't want the love of my life to grill me for the first three weeks that I'm with her, saying, 'You do this to all the girls.' There's nothing worse than that. Thanks Kid Rock. Thank you very much. Because now every girl I want to meet sees the rock star as the guy guzzling the beer with a bunch of hats. And I don't wear hats and I don't guzzle beer. I get on the bus. I check e-mail, put on some dry undies and watch Old School again."

-John Mayer, whose new album Heavier Things comes out tomorrow, lamenting about how the on-the-road, rock star life makes having a relationship difficult. (Source: MTV.com, September 5, 2003)

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September 5, 2003

Billy Bob Thorton's Action-Packed Breakup

"I don't think either one of us knows why we split up. It was like, say you're going to a nightclub one night with your friends and you're in line and the next thing you know there are guys with helicopters and there's machine-gun fire and you don't know what happened. And that's kind of like what our breakup was like."

-Billy Bob Thorton, who starred in Monster's Ball and Bandits (as well as a little known 1991 flick, Choppper Chicks in Zombietown), describing his divorce with Angelina Jolie, of Tomb Raider fame. It was Thorton's fifth marriage and Jolie's second. (Source: Salon.com, September 4, 2003)

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September 4, 2003

Avril Lavigne on Guys in Her Bedroom

"I wasn't allowed to have a guy in my room. Especially not with the door shut. And she wouldn't let me call guys. They had to call me."

-Avril Lavigne speaking about the rules her Christian mother enforced while growing up. (Rolling Stone, March 20, 2003)

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September 3, 2003

MxPx's Mike Herrera on Being Alone

"Everybody's crazy in some way and everybody's weird, and that kind of makes us all the same in a lot of ways. We're not alone, we just think we are."

-Mike Herrera, bassist and vocalist for MxPx, describing "Well Adjusted," a song from their new album, Before Everything and After. The song has been featured in a Diet Pepsi Super Bowl ad and will be featured in a government anti-drug spot. (Source: MTV.com, August 7, 2003)

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