Yes, I Did Say That!
Five years from now I will be … very, very fat.' I figured if I'm not, then it's like, 'You're not!' And if I am, I'm like, 'I know -- I called it!' "
-- Tina Fey. The 30 Rock star, sharing the quote she used in her high school yearbook and the reasoning behind it.
"The Empire State Building was built in 13 months, and we can't get a TV show on the air in that time? … I guess they didn't have to deal with as many agents."
-- Joel Stillerman. The AMC senior vp original programming, on his frustration with the TV development process after the network failed to greenlight any scripted show for two years.
"Just because I spend a second looking for the right word, I'm ditzy? I don't have to pretend like I'm smart -- I'm smart."
-- Greta Gerwig. The star of Woody Allen's To Rome With Love and the upcoming Lola Versus, on how people perceive her as ditzy because of her slow speaking style.
"At the end of the day, I just know I'll probably have the worst spoiled little kid ever."
-- Jay-Z. The hip-hop mogul, confessing in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he probably will be an indulgent dad to daughter Blue Ivy, born Jan. 7.
"I'm in the Avatar business. Period."
-- James Cameron. The director, on disbanding his production company's development arm to focus on making multiple sequels of the record-breaking movie.
"I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far."
-- Joe Biden. The U.S. vice president, theorizing why public support for gay marriage is growing. He announced on NBC's Meet the Press that he is "absolutely comfortable" with the idea.
"Seems impossible to have civilised debate on twitter. Ignorant, vicious abuse lowers whole society, maybe shows real social decay."
-- Rupert Murdoch. The News Corp. chairman and CEO, tweeting about the social media site.
"Wait, are you seriously comparing Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, with UTA?"
-- John Mirisch. The Beverly Hills vice mayor, on a proposal to rename a part of a street for the talent agency UTA, to go along with the city's other such ceremonial namings, such as the street for Herzl, whose ideas led to the creation of Israel.