Yes, I Did Say That!

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A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.

I hope what Charlie Sheen did wouldn’t be consistent with the values of this network. That’s probably an unrealistic response, but that’s my initial gut reaction. Luckily, that’s not my job.”
— Katie Couric
The CBS anchor on the actor’s recent antics.

“This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want.”
—James Franco
The actor, explaining that he will keep his Twitter account active but make it private from now on.

“Hopefully, doing something like Transformers is about to show myself in an action situation where I’m not Mr. Weepy Doctor Guy — you know, not McDreamy. You have to change that in people’s view. I’m still hungry for other things.”
— Patrick Dempsey
The actor on lobbying Marvel for his role as comic book character Doctor Strange.

“I sort of made a conscious effort all my career to not end up in a bathing suit in a movie, and here I was in this movie wearing a leotard the majority of it. It was horrifying.”
— Reese Witherspoon
The actress on her costume for her circus-performer character in Water for Elephants.

“I’ve had movies that nobody saw. I supposed it could be a TV show that ended up in a dusty vault somewhere. I really didn’t know what to expect.”
— Greg Kinnear
The actor on his ReelzChannel miniseries The Kennedys initially being dropped by the History channel.

“You can have political commentators, sports commentators, but with medicine, people go, ‘You can’t do that.’ I don’t want to hurt anybody but to offer words that might be helpful in understanding what these conditions are.”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky
The TV host and expert, defending his work.

“I guess it had that cable edge that the networks can’t do because they have to be slaves to a certain demographic and audience. They are paid by the Tide commercial or the Coca-Cola commercial. The episodes, to be harsh, are the fluff in between.”
— Joseph Fiennes
The Camelot actor on the show being aired on premium cable network Starz. 

“Who am I to say, ‘F--- you’? That’s not what I meant. I completely understand when artists don’t want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it.”
— Ryan Murphy
The Glee creator, attempting to back off his feud with Kings of Leon.

“If I wanted to make movies for television, I would have been a TV director.”
— Todd Phillips
The Hangover Part II director, on his opposition to premium VOD that shrinks the theatrical window for some movies to two months.

“It’s not the end of the world.”
— Jim Gianopulos
The Fox Film co-chairman, arguing that VOD will be an experiment.

 

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