By SHARON FINK, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published May 30, 2003
1. "You can think about Ruben being on a Justin Timberlake tour. You can't really think about that with Clay."
a) Justin Timberlake, asked which American Idol finalist he would tour with.
b) Randy Jackson, Idol judge, on which of the final two is easier to market.
c) Barry Manilow, reflecting on the similarities between Clay and himself.2. "He's probably just a shaft of light in a doorway or something like that. How's that for poetry?"
a) Keanu Reeves, grasping for a spiritual concept behind his mankind-saving Matrix character.
b) David Boreanaz, summing up his view of the force that drives all the other forces in his Angel TV series.
c) Jim Carrey, whose idea of God doesn't jibe with the one in his movie Bruce Almighty.3. "My life has been documented in gruesome detail, but it will sure make one killer photo album for my kids."
a) Sarah Michelle Gellar, on wrapping up seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
b) Jane Pauley, on leaving NBC after 27 years.
c) Anna Paquin, 20, Rogue in the X-Men movies and an Oscar-winner at 11 for The Piano.4. "People are not going to stop killing each other in disturbing and unique ways."
a) Anthony Zuiker, CSI creator, on why he will never run out of material for his shows.
b) Dick Wolf, Law & Order creator, on why he will never run out of material for his shows.
c) Steven Bochco, NYPD Blue creator, on why he isn't worried about duplicating plots in Law & Order and CSI.5. "Boys, girls, men, women, dogs, cats - they all want to have sex with Ricky."
a) Ricky Martin, doing whatever it takes to promote his new CD.
b) Rebecca de Alba, Mexican TV personality, on being Martin's on-again, off-again girlfriend.
c) Enrique Iglesias, on why Martin will always be more popular than he is.6. "Most of those films just require you look bad and shoot guns and beat people up. That can be fun, but it's hardly ever fulfilling."
a) Arnold Schwarzenegger, turning philosophical about his career now that he might run for governor of California.
b) Will Smith, trying to say that he isn't miffed that wife and Matrix co-star Jada Pinkett refused to get him a role in The Matrix sequels.
c) Laurence Fishburne, on some of his pre-Matrix action movies but not The Matrix.7. "It's hard to write a love song and not get all Celine Dion about it."
a) John Hiatt, writer of many quirky, funky, bluesy love songs, none of which Dion will ever do.
b) Rene Angelil, Dion's husband and manager, giving his view of her place in music history.
c) 50 Cent, on the advantages of not doing love songs.8. "They're saying even if I want to audition, I've got to lose a few pounds. So I said, "Bugger off, then.' "
a) Simon Cowell, Idol's self-appointed weight policeman, incensed that CBS thought he was too fat to be on-camera for his new CBS reality show.
b) Big-voiced teen Charlotte Church, on why she turned down a role in The Phantom of the Opera movie.
c) Jenna Morasca, Survivor: Amazon winner, flipping out because her post-show weight gain is killing her swimsuit modeling career.9. "A woman outside, today, complained that I don't take my shirt off in the new movie. I said, "Lady, I'll gladly take my shirt off here and now if you'll show me a ticket stub that you went to the movie.' Thankfully, she didn't have a ticket stub."
a) Hugh Jackman, the X-Men's Wolverine, who can get carried away during fan encounters.
b) Michael Douglas, who probably made the story up.
c) Christopher Guest, stunned that anyone besides his wife would want to see him with his shirt off.ANSWERS: 1,b; 2,c; 3,c; 4,b; 5,a; 6,c; 7,a; 8,b; 9,a.
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