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June 25, 2004

"72 & Sunny is more or less like it's a good day, but it's not a great day. When somebody asks somebody how they are doing and they say, `hunky-dory,' you don't know how to really explain hunky-dory and I guess I don't know really how to explain 72 & Sunny. But for some reason it always stays 72 (degrees) and sunny – like no one day is greater than the next."

— Singer-songwriter Uncle Kracker, when asked to explain the meaning of the title of his new album.

"I'm trying to keep this show ghetto, and there's a way for it to be both ghetto and intelligent, but it's not going that way."

Method Man, on his new Fox television comedy series, Method & Red. In the show, Method Man and fellow rapper Redman play two hip-hop stars who move into an affluent, predominantly white gated community.

"Someone asked me, `Do you think you'll just be around for this, you win the `Idol' and you do a CD and you're gone?' I said, `Nope, they're not gonna forget me. I'm not gonna let 'em. I'm gonna get on a cereal box if I have to, with Cap'n Crunch, whatever I have to do."'

Fantasia, the latest "American Idol" winner.

Photo - AFP
"I'm a little bit irritated that people think that it's like some celebrity bandwagon that I've jumped on, or that, say somebody like Demi (Moore) has jumped on. We don't take it lightly."

— Pop star Madonna, who has chosen the Hebrew name Esther as a follower of cabala.

Graham Norton and partner Carl - photo AFP
"We're still feeling the ripple of the nipple. ... In the end we're going to make our show and they'll beep it and blur it and you still get the joke. But for some weird reason, you just can't be seeing it."

Graham Norton, on the effect of the FCC's crusade for media decency on his new Comedy Central show, The Graham Norton Effect.

Quentin Tarantino - Photo AFP
"You better believe it. I mean that's one of the reasons why it's so cinematic. It can be very enthralling. I've always said Thomas Edison invented the movie camera to show people killing and kissing."

Kill Bill director Quentin Tarantino, when asked whether violence seduces movie audiences.

Sam Raimi photo - AFP
"As long as I'm interested in the character and have a real curiosity toward what happens to him, I know it's the right picture. And the moment I don't feel that, when I'm less interested in him, I don't want to touch it with a 10-foot flagpole, because I'd be the wrong guy. It would be a terrible failure."

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi.

"His courage and humility shine through. He's Will Rogers and Mark Twain rolled into one."

— Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein, describing filmmaker Michael Moore. Miramax is marketing and distributing Moore's documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, through a partnership with Lions Gate and IFC Films.

2001 photo - AFP
"What we aim to do with this tour is hit the ball out of the park, touch all the bases and get home safely."

Bob Dylan, whose summer concert tour will take him to minor-league ballparks across the country.

"It's an op-ed piece. It's my opinion about the last four years of the Bush administration. I'm not trying to pretend that this is some sort of, you know, fair and balanced work of journalism."

— Filmmaker Michael Moore on his new documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.

"The first thing they did when they got me out there was stick me in a cage. I found the whole thing deeply ironic."

Guy Pearce, star of the movie Two Brothers, about two tiger siblings.

"Tigers are very much like when you shoot something with children. You have to let them reinvent the scene by themselves by organizing the set, the props, even the light. You have to let the camera run."

Jean-Jacques Annaud, director of the film Two Brothers, about two tiger cubs. Source : Sapa-AP

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