Yes, I Did Say That!
A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.
Haven’t heard anything from #CharlieSheen lately. I hope he’s still not all right.”
— Norm Macdonald
The comedian tweeting about the Two and a Half Men star, who was fired by Warner Bros. Television on March 7.
“The public sees you in a certain light, and that’s the roles they give you because they’ve seen you like that already.”
— Malin Akerman
The HappyThankYouMorePlease actress on trying to play different types of roles so she’ll be offered more diverse parts.
“What I learned about bombing as a writer for SNL is that you can’t be too worried about your permanent record. Yes, you’re going to write some sketches that you love … your golden nuggets. But you’re also going to write some real shit nuggets.”
— Tina Fey
On complaints that the skits on Saturday Night Live are of inconsistent quality.
“It was outrageous. It was like we put a man on the moon. The floodgates were opening even then.”
— Lauren Zalaznick
The chairman of NBCUniversal entertainment, digital networks and integrated media on her decision to stream content online seven years ago.
“Everything about it in my gut said, ‘Do this.’ But my team said, ‘No, we should focus on bigger movies.’ … I didn’t listen to my very significant gut. That was a big, bloody mistake.”
— Harvey Weinstein
On deciding not to buy U.S. rights for the upcoming Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
“It is one of the easiest things in the world. You’re both open. You’re put in a situation where you have to make out with each other. It’s easy for things to get carried away.”
— Amanda Seyfried
The Red Riding Hood actress on falling in love on set.
“Charlie wasn’t in the best shape, a little woozy. But you have to remember what this business is like. I’ve been in a lot of meetings with loaded people.”
— Penelope Spheeris
The director on what it was like to work with Sheen on her 1985 film The Boys Next Door.
“She said: ‘Tell Jennifer [Lopez], the new girl, I like her. Give my love to Randy [Jackson].’ And — true story — ‘tell Paula [Abdul] she looks a bit tired.’ ”
— Simon Cowell
On his 86-year-old mother confusing new judge Steven Tyler with Abdul on American Idol.
“When I look back at it, [Transformers 2], that was crap.”
— Michael Bay
The director — whose third Transformers installment, Dark of the Moon, was shot in 3D — on the franchise’s second film.
“Let this be a lesson to you that anyone can rent Radio City Music Hall, even a fat kid from New Jersey.”
— Kevin Smith
The Red State director, on screening the film at the historic NYC theater.