The Report: Yes, I Did Say That!
A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.
I actually e-mailed Robert Downey Jr., who’s been sober for a long time. But I was like, ‘Explain to me addiction.’ He wrote me the most amazing e-mail, and it really helped me understand it.”
— Gwyneth Paltrow
On playing an alcohol- and drug-addicted singer in her new film Country Strong.
“Sirius XM is the last bastion of true free speech, because they have that commitment. They will not be touched by someone with a petition.”
— Dr. Laura Schlessinger
On her decision to join Siruis xm radio after being dismissed from Premiere Radio Networks for saying the ‘N’ word multiple times.
“Whoever said fame, money, success will destroy you was completely wrong. Bring it on! My life was boring before I went on TV.”
— Simon Cowell
On becoming an international star thanks to American Idol and The X Factor.
“Isn’t that the whole point? Aren’t we all striving to be overpaid?”
— Will Ferrell
On being happy to be named the most overpaid actor in Hollywood.
“It’s a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad deal. Well, let me amend that: It’s a GREAT deal if your script stinks and your movie shouldn’t get made.”
— Craig Mazin
The Hangover Part II co-screenwriter on Amazon Studios, a crowd-sourced production venture.
“I made you! Never forget it: I anointed you!”
— Larry King
Telling Joy Behar she got her own HLN show because he regularly booked her on his CNN show.
“If you’re calling characters ‘pinheads,’ what does that make you?”
— Al Jean
The Simpsons producer on Bill O’Reilly’s comment after the show mocked Fox News.
“[Writer] Jenna Bans came to me and said, ‘I want to do the show about doctors.’ I was like, ‘Please, no more doctors!’ But this one feels more like Indiana Jones with a scalpel.”
— Shonda Rhimes
The Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice creator, on her doctors-without-borders medical drama Off the Map, set to premiere Jan. 12 on ABC.
“The only ratings anyone cares about is sucks and great. They’re the same.”
— Jerry Seinfeld
On the words having the same connotation
“I just liked the color and thought it would look good on screen.”
— Joseph Kosinski
The Tron director on using a Coors Light beer can in his upcoming film without the brand’s permission.