Yes, I Did Say That!
First, I want to acknowledge that this week we finally vanquished one of the world's great villains. And I, for one, am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric."
-- Tina Fey
The comedian, in character as Sarah Palin in a Saturday Night Live skit, on Couric's decision to leave CBS Evening News.
"I'm not gonna say much because I think you know how I feel. … I'll send you an elaborate letter on Gmail. … You're gonna fly your freak flags forever. I love you badly, and you know where I live."
-- Judy McGrath
The former MTV Networks chief, who wore a laminate reading "Backstage for Life," to colleagues and friends including U2 at an impromptu party following her resignation.
"The real key to turning around NBC is not necessarily increasing the investment. The real key is making better shows."
-- Steve Burke
NBCUniversal's chief executive, during a discussion about first-quarter earnings. He also said the company's movie arm Universal needs to make better films.
"It's a great thing when talent can be simple, honest and revered, as opposed to spinning around with gimmicky chairs. Maybe Simon Cowell should have people opening doors. Like: 'Knock, knock. Who's singing? I can't see you!' "
-- Randy Jackson
The American Idol judge, on the formats of fellow singing shows The Voice and Cowell's upcoming The X Factor.
"What if you made $90 million and your banks wouldn't let you keep it? Basically, that's what happened to us."
-- Mark Gill
Chairman and CEO of the Film Department, which is shutting down May 27 after having to pay lenders for loans taken out.
"I called him my sugar daddy. People always ask if I kept the clothes. You know what it's like? It's like maternity clothes. Once you have that baby, you don't ever want to see those clothes again."
-- Eva Marie Saint
On Alfred Hitchcock taking her shopping at Bergdorf Goodman for her North by Northwest costumes.
"I wouldn't be surprised if there is some Oscar talk around this. I don't know; maybe I'm just biting off what some guy from Channel 7 thought. But sooner or later, people are gonna say, 'Wait a minute, just because they are for the working class doesn't mean they're not great.' "
-- Vin Diesel
The actor, taking exception to the idea that his Fast Five is only a popcorn movie.
"He was kind of a brat. I only had one small scene with him. … He was very nice to me, but he locked one of the producers in a closet. Yes, and he put his fist through a cake that was on the craft service table."
-- Marg Helgenberger
The CSI actress, on the show's recent guest star Justin Bieber. He responded with a tweet, calling her "kinda lame."
"Can't act like she gives a crap where in the world Matt Lauer is."
-- David Letterman
Part of a Late Show Top Ten List of reasons Meredith Vieira is leaving NBC's Today.