"I was watching an HBO special the other night on real-life maximum-security-prison guys. I glanced up, and my poster was in quite a few cells. I was screaming 'Oh, no!'"
"I never had my own name on a bathing suit on "Baywatch" (1989). I was always given one that said Pamela or Yasmine. I earned my own suit, at the end of the season, which I now have framed."
"Is there a rehab center for Coke drinkers? I drink six to eight cans a day."
"She had on this white fur coat, her hair down, and her eyes pierced my heart from 20 feet away. The first thing I did was buy her 1,200 pairs of sunglasses to cover up those eyes. I couldn't risk anyone else having the same reaction." -- fiancé David M. Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) on when he first saw her.
"There's something about male strippers, it's a little corny for me. Most of my girlfriends would rather have a lapdance by a girl - I just think they're much sexier in that type of situation."
About Madonna: "'Truth or Dare' was so raw and honest. You could tell she was working really hard at dancing every number - and singing at the same time" (In Style, Sept/2006).
You know criticism when you get into this business. You accept the bad with the good, the tabloids and the positive side of it.
(On her engagement to rocker David M. Navarro): "We met on November 10th, so the 10th of every month we go out to dinner and we make a big event out of it. We have this digital camera that Miramax gave me during a movie. And we took pictures all over -- we travel everywhere together. Usually, I'm just the girl and I bring out the camera, 'Baby, come on, lets look'. And he's like (rolls eyes) 'Ok Babe' -- It's kinda boring to him. This night, he brought out the camera and we were looking at the pictures together. And he was down on one knee the whole time and I wasn't even aware of that, because he was on the edge of the bed. And the very last picture was him holding up the ring. And then he proposed to me. We cried -- I said 'Yes', and we spent five hours just staring into each others eyes. It was really sweet. He's a good guy. Well, maybe a little more than just staring..." -- Carmen on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1999).
(Being asked about a crazy fourth of July event): "We were in the Hamptons, and we stayed at some castle, and everyone was partying. They were playing music super loud nonstop. I didn't get any sleep all weekend - you couldn't sleep if you wanted to. So after all the other parties were over, everyone came back to the castle. I convinced everyone to take their clothes off and jump in the pool. Except me. I stood there with my clothes on."
Honestly, in the beginning, it was really tough. Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just a girl who had a dream, which was to go to Los Angeles, have a career and to be able to support my family. To have a dream like that and, you know, you're not ready.
I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious.
I love to go get fireworks, even though some of them are illegal.
I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You'd use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow, it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up.
I went to the Performing Arts School and studied classical ballet. That attitude is something that's put into your head. You are never thin enough.
I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.
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