The Report: Yes, I Did Say That!

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A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.

I remember them being like: ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that.”
Natalie Portman
on the filmmakers being concerned that people wouldn’t want to see Black Swan.

“I happened to be on the treadmill one night and passed one of [Bravo’s] Real Housewives shows — I don’t know which city — and literally my mouth was open ’cause I thought, ‘This is on
television?’ ”
Oprah Winfrey
On wanting her new network to have “mindful” programming.

“That Chris is not the first actor nor the second but rather the fourth
to be injured on Spider-Man is frustrating and maddening and, to some, infuriating.”
Nick Wyman
The Actors’ Equity president on Chris Tierney, the latest actor to be injured during previews of Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. 

“Having a brain, that’s a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain.”
Paula Abdul
On being smarter than her public persona suggests. 

“I love his films, but you never see a black person in his films, you know? But when I arrive in New York, all I see are Latins, Africans, Arabs — I mean, I love that about New York. My eyes immediately go to that.”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
The Biutiful director, on Woody Allen’s depictions of  New York City and his own film’s representation of Spain being more realistic.

“I think show business is ideally suited for heterosexuals; it’s a very heterosexual business, it’s run mostly by heterosexual men, and there’s a kind of pecking order.”
Rupert Everett
On not getting work after coming out as gay.

“Chris didn’t know the rules, and we didn’t catch it — it just went through the e-mail system.”
Mark Pogachefsky
Buried screenwriter Chris Sparling’s publicist, on his client’s letter to the Academy writers branch that violated AMPAS rules.

“JFK, why do you mock me so. … Still at airport. Got here at 9:30 a.m. and will now be leaving at 4:30 this afternoon. Snooooow!!!!”
Duncan Jones
The Moon director, tweeting about being stuck in New York because of the blizzard.

“Nobody needs to talk to me anymore anyway, as anyone who’s curious can always know what I’m thinking 24/7 right here.”
-— Kevin Smith
The director tweeting about not doing any press for his new film Red State.

“I’ve already gone for Sarah, Todd and Bristol, obviously. But I think it’s Willow’s year to go down.”
Kathy Griffin
On aiming to “offend a new Palin” in 2011.

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