He then explained that he'd injured one of his feet "from what I can only describe as kicky boxing ... Kickboxing sounds so aggressive. I've been doing, like, kickboxing. It's not like I kicked someone so hard, a bit of my foot fell off. It's that there was abrasiveness caused by the pad. It's essentially a rug burn. So I thought, ‘Don't wear shoes for a while.' I mean, shoes are in themselves an oddity and addition. Actually, the real question is why are you all wearing shoes."
> The star of Showtime's "Dexter" responding to the question: What would you do if you found out your sibling was, like Dexter Morgan, a serial killer?
"I would think it ironic, given my day job," said Michael C. Hall.
> Cookie propaganda. AMC Networks sent a bag full of cookies emblazoned with the titles of shows like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and the Sundance Channel's "Iconoclasts" to reporters' hotel rooms, tied up with a ribbon and with a card that read, "Want a dish for these cookies?"
Though I'm pretty sure I've seen these cookies before in a less-negative context, this packaging pointed out that Dish-satellite customers no longer have access to AMC's shows (thanks to a dispute too complicated to be printed on the side of a cookie), and that maybe a dish is only good for "passing around these delicious cookies."
I'm not taking sides in this one. No, not even if Dish retaliates with brownies.
> A cupcake ATM. Beverly Hills' already wildly popular Sprinkles cupcake shop is now ruining diets round the clock, thanks to a machine it added a few months ago that attracts a line that stretches along the sidewalk long after closing.
> Some of Jonny Lee Miller's tattoos, which will be even more in evidence in the first episode of CBS' new "Sherlock," in which the "Eli Stone" star plays an extremely contemporary Sherlock Holmes and won't, for once, need to hide evidence of his own colorful past.
"I don't really have many regrets in my life, but some of my choices in the '90s have made for ... some rather time-consuming makeup calls and been rather frustrating to other people that I work with. So, yeah, it's a huge relief for everyone" that Holmes, too, will be an illustrated man, Miller said.
> Matthew Perry, as amusingly tortured as ever.
The former "Friends" star has a new sitcom, "Go On," whose pilot NBC's planning to air as a preview on Aug. 8 during the Olympics. He was asked by a reporter about his last show, "Mr. Sunshine."
"This is the room where people liked ‘Mr. Sunshine'?" asked Perry, who was one of the show's creators as well as its star. "I wish I had just stayed in this room that whole year."
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