June 16, 2005
"You go to South Africa and get off the plane, and you see blocks and blocks of shanty homes, miles and miles of houses made out of cardboard boxes. Then about another mile down, you see this pristine golf course with only two people on it. That kind of stuff makes you think, and it influences your writing."
March 23, 2005
"I have to tell the maid to buy diapers and get the pool boy to walk the dog? Can't I just make out with Kevin all the time? Being married sucks."
-Britney Spears, complaining in Allure magazine about the responsibilties of family and stepchildren. (Source: Time, March 28, 2005)
March 17, 2005
"I know you've read about me, and I ain't no saint. That's the title of your article, man. Print that, 'Wyclef: I ain't no saint.'"
February 12, 2005
“When you’re in the public eye, it’s wrong to cheat on someone, unless you’re very careful. If you’re normal and no one’s going to know, then do it.”
-Paris Hilton (Source: Rolling Stone, December 30, 2004 - January 13, 2005)
September 24, 2004
"We all have to make up for our fathers, you know. Believe me, our kids are really going to have a job making up for the sins that are going on right now. That's a classic theme, you know -- if one generation succumbs, it's up to the next generation to redeem that generation."
-Star Wars creator George Lucas talking about the sins of the fathers and the redemption of children, something illustrated in the Star Wars saga with Darth Vader. (Source: Entertainment Weekly, September 24, 2004)
July 13, 2004
"I was interested in the price of being a good person. It's a story of someone trying to live up to an ideal and finding it impossible. Peter's living a life out of balance. He thinks he's got to make this journey alone, but he doesn't realize that to love someone is not to shield them from the truth, but to share it with them."
July 12, 2004
"When I was watching the movie, I tried to think of it thematically. Not just what's going on at this moment, but what are the broad strokes they are painting with here? There were themes of hope and strife and struggle of a young man trying to become a grown man, and rebelling against what he knows he's supposed to be, and what he thinks he would like to be, and all of that. And that, if you remove the superpowers, is a fairly universal theme."
-Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional talking about "Vindicated," the song he penned for the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. Other Dashboard Confessional albums include A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, Swiss Army Romance and MTV Unplugged.(Source: MTV.com, July 8, 2004)
February 2, 2004
"I am sorry that anyone was offended by the wardrobe malfunction during the halftime performance of the Super Bowl. It was not intentional and is regrettable."
-Justin Timberlake in a statement apologizing for a incident during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show where he ripped off half of Janet Jackson's costume, baring her breast. (Source: SI.com Feb. 1, 2004)
January 6, 2004
"It's time to clean the slate, it's time to take responsibility. I'm 14 years late."
-Former baseball giant Pete Rose, who was ousted from baseball in 1989 for gambling. (ABC News, Jan. 6, 2003)
December 10, 2003
"When I reached than moment of being at rock bottom, I prayed to God. ... That was the point where I said to myself, 'Enough messing around, enough goofing off and getting into trouble. There's more to life than just little old me. I need to do something that means something and find something real.' "
-Sonny Sandoval, lead singer for P.O.D. 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. Payable On Death. (Source: MTV.com, November 24, 2003)
September 25, 2003
"The opportunity to influence anyone's life for the better is a great responsibility."
-P.O.D. guitarist Jason Truby, who will make his first appearance on P.O.D's next album, Payable On Death. Other P.O.D. albums include Satellite, The Fundamental Elements of Southtown, The Warriors EP, Brown and Snuff the Punk. The Still Payin' Dues DVD is also available. (Source: Teen People, October 2003)
September 22, 2003
"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)