"Look, we saw some amazing people. Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I'm telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can't wait for her to take her clothes off ... I keep trying to explain this. Salander should be like E.T. If you put E.T. dolls out before anyone had seen the movie, they would say, ‘What is this little squishy thing?' Well, you know what? When he hides under the table and he grabs the Reese's Pieces, you love him! It has to be like that."
The profile of cover girl Rooney Mara goes on to discusses the "mentor-protégée crush" between Fincher and the actress, which Daniel Craig calls "fucking weird." This is illustrated by Fincher mumbling to Mara at a restaurant, "You can eat ... You can have lettuce and a grape. A raisin if you must." It seems this was just a joke, but thanks to Vogue's hawk-eyed reporting of every single thing female stars consume, we know that Mara ordered a piece of fish and barely touched it. [Vogue, N.Y. Mag]
- Emma Stone, Jason Segel, and Charlie Day will host upcoming episodes of SNL. Who wants to bet that Green Man will be making a cameo? [The Wrap]
- Gwyneth Paltrow took her kids to a public park and this is news. [The Superficial]
- Hey girl, Ryan Gosling was spotted kissing some chick who isn't you. [People]
- Christie's is auctioning a letter found at a liverpool yard sale in which Paul McCartney offers a drummer who isn't Pete Best or Ringo Star an audition. It's unclear why the drummer didn't get the spot, but we do know he spent the rest of his life weeping anytime "Octopus' Garden" came on the radio. [AP]
- Benji Madden has dubbed Bill Clinton, "the grunge president," whatever that means. [RS]