Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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Byline: JEFF REECE

POP QUIZ

FIRST WOMEN OF ANIMATED VOICES

Susan Murphy is brought to life in the upcoming movie "Monsters vs. Aliens" by Reese Witherspoon, who voices the girl-turned-49-foot-tall-monster. Test your knowledge of other actresses who have lent their voices to animated films.

1. Julia Roberts voiced a character in the movie adaptation of what popular children's book?

A. "Stuart Little"

B. "Charlotte's Web"

C. "Babe"

D. "James and the Giant Peach"

2. In "Shrek," there is a scene where Princess Fiona burps, which was not originally included until which actress burped after drinking Coke during a recording session?

A. Julia Roberts

B. Cameron Diaz

C. Jennifer Aniston

D. Penelope Cruz

3. Which actress played the voice of Tigress in "Kung Fu Panda"?

A. Angelina Jolie

B. Scarlett Johansson

C. Sarah Jessica Parker

D. Jennifer Connolly

4. Which actress had never acted before, but director Brad Bird heard her on National Public Radio and thought she'd be perfect for Violet in "The Incredibles"?

A. Holly Hunter

B. Sarah Vowell

C. Jean Sincere

D. Kimberly Adair Clark

5. In "Monsters Inc.," the actress who provided the voiceovers for Boo was so young that she was followed around with a microphone and her lines were cut together from things she said - who was it?

A. Jennifer Tilly

B. Abigail Breslin

C. Dakota Fanning

D. Mary Gibbs

Answers: 1. B; 2. B; 3. A; 4. B; 5. D

POP QUOTE

"I don't follow trends. I'm just not into what everyone else is wearing. I have my own look, which I call 'Lolita Meets Old Hollywood Glam.' "

KATY PERRY, In a new interview with Women's Health

MEH

IN THE LEXICON

GETTING EXCITED ABOUT 'MEH'

"Meh" is by definition something you don't get hot about. Yet "The Daily Show" correspondent John Hodgman set off something of a "meh" firestorm by kvetching about the expression on Twitter recently.

"Did I ever tell you people how much I hate the word 'meh'?" he wrote. "Nothing announces 'I have missed the point' more than that word."

Over additional tweets he added: "It is the essence of blinkered Internet malcontentism. …

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