The Report: Yes, I Did Say That!
A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.
At least I remember I thought I was doing something good for somebody. … Oh well. Live and learn. F--k it. Let it be.”
— David Faustino
On being asked to sing the Beatles’ song for “charity” on the red carpet and unknowingly participating in the now-viral Norwegian video.
“I knew I would have rather died onstage with art talk than with the predictable questions that
had been chosen for me.”
— Steve Martin
On New York’s 92nd Street Y interrupting his onstage interview to allow audience members to ask personal questions after they complained about his art focus.
“Kids are the best part of my day. I don’t wake up to make movies. I wake up to hang out with my family.”
— Reese Witherspoon
On wanting to have more children.
“It’s been 10 years since Jackass first launched on MTV, and there is still more poo, stunts and hilarity to go around on every screen imaginable.”
— Van Toffler
The president of MTVN Music/Logo/Films Group, on releasing Jackass 3.5 as online video clips.
“It’s a cruel business. But we love it anyway … don’t cry for me. I’ll be fine.”
— Dave Price
On being fired as the weatherman on CBS’ The Early Show in a mass housecleaning.
“I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history: ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ and ‘We Are the World.’ Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter and it will be playing. Every f---ing Christmas.”
— Bob Geldof
On hating the holiday perennial he wrote to benefit famine relief and the USA for Africa song it inspired.
“Simply put, she is the best interviewer ever. No one comes close — not even me. And those of you [who] know me know how painful it was for me to say that.”
— Barbara Walters
On Oprah at the Kennedy Center Honors presentation.
“A measly little offer … not attractive, not incremental.”
— Jeff Bewkes
The Time Warner chairman and CEO on a recent report citing Netflix’s offer to pay $70,000-$100,000 per TV episode for in-season streaming rights.
“ ‘Tarantino’ is an old Italian word; it means plagiarism.”
— Jeffrey Ross
The Friars Club Roast host and comedian, joking about Quentin Tarantino’s habit of borrowing from other films.
“This guy was a deranged person who just made that up. … I still think this was most likely a case of road rage.”
— Ronni Chasen’s brother, Larry Cohen
On deceased “suspect” Harold Smith; ballistics later showed no match in Smith’s weapon and the one used in the murder.
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