Yes, I Did Say That!
I cry at my kids; I cry with my family. I don't really cry outside of that."
-- Nicole Kidman
The actress, on her restrained reaction to the standing ovation her newest film, The Paperboy, received at Cannes. Director Lee Daniels was crying next to her.
"It's like … when women talk to others about giving birth, and they say it's going to hurt. There's only so much you can say to someone who has never gone through it."
-- Jeff Daniels
The actor, on adjusting to the long hours making television after a career in film. He stars in the HBO drama series The Newsroom, which debuts June 24.
"Innovate, don't litigate."
-- Richard Greenfield
The entertainment industry financial analyst, chastising Fox, NBC and CBS for suing Dish Network on May 24 to stop AutoHop, its new commercial-skipping technology.
"On eBay? You ungrateful bastard."
-- Warren Littlefield
The former NBC Entertainment president, responding on-air to Howard Stern after the radio host said he might sell the cast-signed script to Seinfeld episode "The Contest" that Littlefield had just given him as a present.
"I thought L.A. was more about … red carpets and glossy big lips and big tits."
-- Noomi Rapace
The Prometheus star, on her reluctance to move to Hollywood from Sweden after becoming famous in the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.
"What I came up with for her was Babs of Newtonia, and she said: 'That won't work. It'll sound like I'm supporting Newt Gingrich.' So we had to take the word 'Newt' out."
-- Barry Sonnenfeld
The MiB3 director, on the delicate art of creating an alien name for Barbra Streisand, who is jokingly outed as a disguised alien in the movie.
"You were dealing with very powerful people who had a big impact on the political system. If they were against you, they were absolutely all-out against you."
-- Tony Blair
The former U.K. prime minister, on his attitude toward media companies like News Corp. during testimony for the Leveson Inquiry's investigation of the phone-hacking scandal.
" 'No one's going to offer you that part.' "
-- Robert Pattinson
The actor, on what his agent said when Pattinson called him about a rumor that he was going to be cast as Finnick Odair in the second Hunger Games movie.