Yes, I Did Say That!
Adele is bigger than me, how come nobody says anything about it? Her confidence is something I have to match."
-- Lady Gaga: The singer, commenting on the continuing media interest about her 30-pound weight gain in September. She since has posted pictures of herself in yellow lingerie on her website to encourage women to embrace their bodies.
"Like we were all having one big sleep over, but not so much fun."
-- Louis C.K.: The comedian, describing walking in New York City's post-Sandy-darkened streets in an e-mail to fans before hosting Saturday Night Live on Nov. 3.
"Someone has been freebasing crushed up copies of Dharma & Greg DVDs."
-- Ela Gale: A Bachelor producer, tweeting after Chuck Lorre criticized the show in a rant against the GOP on a vanity card: "What does it say about us when we think the institution of marriage is threatened by gay people who love each other, but not by idiotic game shows like The Bachelor?"
"That's my retirement fund."
-- George Lucas: The producer-auteur on why he sold his company Lucasfilm to Disney for $4 billion.
"I'm not married, so I can sleep with whomever I want. That's why I became a talk show host, so I would meet a different person every day."
-- Chelsea Handler: The E! host, joking with Conan O'Brien about the benefits of having your own talk show.
"I think I can do that move. But I'm not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out. Maybe [I'll] do it privately for Michelle."
-- Barack Obama: The President, on seeing Psy's "Gangnam Style," a YouTube sensation at nearly 800 million views, for the first time.
"I'm really tired of making these huge, over $100 million movies where they literally mean life and death for a studio. Everyone is hysterical."
-- Robert Zemeckis: The Flight director, on why he chose to make the $30 million Denzel Washington film about a flawed airline pilot.
"I was sure nothing would happen. Now I hate the f--ing show. I've never seen it. I'm going to attach myself to 14 pilots this year."
-- Ben Affleck: The Argo director, on passing on directing the pilot for Showtime's hit series Homeland.