"What can I say? Im Curious George . . ."
Judd Nelson, after I discovered that hed dumped out my purse while Id gone to retrieve fresh batteries and was examining the contents
"No, I havent read the article yet. But friends of mine have."
Julie Kavner, at the end of two screechy, expletive-laced telephone calls from her complaining about a flattering magazine profile Id written about her
An extended middle finger.
Shannen Doherty, informing me how she will signal to me that I can talk to her . . . after keeping me waiting two days for an interview on the set of Satans School for Girls in Montreal, Canada
"Ah nevah discuss such unpleasantness!"
a hissing Dixie Carter, when asked to elaborate on her repeated references to "the unpleasantness" surrounding her Designing Women co-star Delta Burke
"Ah ink Ort Uts and Anya On Orty Econ Eet ave e ar istic edibility."
Julianne Moore, answering a question while flossing her teeth
"It never OCCURRED TO ME FOR A SECOND. I mean, how TRIVIAL, how FACILE. That one is only for the most facile mind. What would a drag queen tell me about GARLAND? Hows that going to help me as an ACTRESS? No. No. The answer is NO."
an irritated Judy Davis, when asked if shed watched Garland -impersonators as part of her research for the TV movie Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
"I have to go now. I have a really bad case of the flu."
Scarlett Johanssen, after speaking to me for 15 minutes while inexplicably holding my hands in her hands
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"Thats a real smart-alecky magazine you work for . . . Thats a -stupid question."
Lyle Lovett, when he wasnt furiously scowling or not answering questions altogether
"Yes, that is a rifle."