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UPDATED 09/10/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/10/2007 at 01:00 AM EDT

"Everyone gathers around the TV for Jeopardy! No one is allowed to ask anything that isn't related to Jeopardy!, and whoever gets the answer has to yell it out as loud as they possibly can. If the phone rings or someone asks what's for dinner? Forget it! At 7:30 its Jeopardy! or die"
—ELIZABETH PERKINS, up for an Emmy for her role on Showtime's Weeds, on her family's TV-watching ritual

RYAN REYNOLDS, STARRING IN THE DRAMA THE NINES, DISHES ON ...

Why he's been rockin' a beard lately: It's my salute to lethargy. I have a couple months off and I'm enjoying it by not shaving.

His motorcycle: Yes, I'm one of those people rubbing up against your side-view mirror!

Bumming around Europe: I used to backpack when I was younger. I think I can actually say that I can't do the hostel thing anymore—I'm a little too spoiled.

European fans: I get noticed depending on where I am. I have no problem wandering all around Spain. But the Germans—ah, the Germans—they are like, "Oh! Van Wilder's a party animal!"

Troubled times for young Hollywood: It's not a place where you're rewarded for growing up. You're in fact rewarded for f—ing up.

The swag at industry events: I have very little patience with all that stuff. It's pretty crazy. It's like, "Why don't you go to the Prada tent or the Adidas tent?" And you're like, "Is this the free shoes for the rich program?" I don't understand. Why are all these people lining up? You made $20 million last year!

I spent the night in a holding cell in Australia. I was drunk, and the cops threw me in the cell to sleep it off. I passed out, woke up the next morning and was let out an hour later"
—DOMINIC PURCELL, whose drama Prison Break (season 2) is out on DVD Sept. 4, on the closest he's come to actually doing time

FREE ASSOCIATION with GEORGE LOPEZ, now starring in the comedy BALLS OF FURY

Wayne Newton to be a contestant on Dancing with the Stars: I hear that his hair is actually going to be his partner.

I predict in the future ... A woman will be President, we will save planet Earth from destroying itself, and Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the Academy Awards.

In 10 years I will be ... Retired and in Hawaii.

50 Cent vs. Kanye West: 50 Cent has been shot, like, 10 times. I take 50! I ain't going into battle with a guy named Kanye.

High School Musical 2: I liked our version called Grease better.

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