Yes, I Did Say That!

 

Oh, I can't believe I said 'shit' on TV. I never do anything like that!"
— Meryl Streep
The actress, on accidentally swearing during her acceptance speech at the Golden Globes because she forgot her glasses.

"I believe in redemption."
— John Landgraf
The FX president, on why he took a chance by buying Charlie Sheen's upcoming comedy Anger Management.

"Nothing beats British television drama for servicing the instincts of cultural necrophilia."
— Simon Schama
The PBS host and historian, criticizing the popularity of Downton Abbey, the PBS show about a 1920s British country estate and its servants.

"I think everybody on Friends owes me at least 10 percent."
— Larry Hagman
The Dallas actor, on how his tough contract negotiations paved the way for later TV stars.

"I spent a lot of the evening making goo-goo eyes at Brad. …Then I met Angelina and had to break up with him."
— Octavia Spencer
The Help actress, on her behavior at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

"I hope he speaks to me. He's known to get mad at me, [but] he'll win another award. I don't feel bad."
— Madonna
The singer, responding to Elton John's anger at losing the Golden Globe for best original song. Later John's husband, David Furnish, posted on Facebook, "Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" and described her speech as "narcissistic."

"I'm not from here. It's like the perspective of an alien trying to understand this peculiar time and country. … It's a bit like Mork & Mindy."
— Russell Brand
The British comedian, on living in America.

"Lana Del Rey had one of the worst outings in SNL history."
— Brian Williams
The NBC anchor, criticizing the singer's Jan. 14 SNL appearance in a private e-mail sent to Gawker.com's owner and then posted. An NBC publicist later asked for the e-mail to be removed.

"The mere possibility that I might run for president blew Jon Huntsman all the way back to the Lands' End catalog he came from!"
— Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report host, claiming his potential White House bid caused the Republican candidate to drop out of the race.

"This is f—ing Bridesmaids! Ask us better, funnier questions."
— Judd Apatow
The producer, teasing the press after his film won best comedy at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

"I'm so focused on your future. The degradation has passed."
— Jay-Z

The rapper, using a poem to promise to his newborn daughter, Blue Ivy, that he will refrain from using the word "bitch" and debasing women in his lyrics.

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