Yes, I Did Say That!

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This entire awards process to some degree is about pimping yourself out. I’m confident my fans will understand the ads were about showing a different side of myself.”
— Melissa Leo
On the controversial glamour Oscar campaign ads she took out for herself

“I’m not exactly going into the rocking chair.”
— Barry Diller
The IAC chairman, on stepping down as CEO

“In a normal job, if you gain or lose a few pounds, it’s no big deal. But in my business, you have to tell someone, so that the next time you go to a fitting, the clothes are the right size. It’s really embarrassing to have to say to your manager, ‘I’m now a 6 pant instead of a 4.’ E-mails go out, and they cc the agents, ‘Jenna would like everyone to know that she’s now a 6 pant.’ ”
— Jenna Fischer
On weight pressure in the industry

“He did come up and introduce himself. He said he had my old tour bus. I said, ‘Hope you had it sanitized, son.’ ”
— Kid Rock
On meeting Justin Bieber

“Christopher Nolan, with films like Memento, is dazzling in the things he is willing to do. The Dark Knight is not one of them.”
— Francis Ford Coppola
On not being a fan of the Inception director’s superhero film

“There is no truth to this rumor. We have not asked him to come back. Nice try, Ricky.”
— Philip Berk
The HFPA president, on Ricky Gervais blogging about being asked to host the 2012 Golden Globes after his controversial turn this year

“I promise you I will wear the same color shoes.”
— Helena Bonham Carter
Warning that her Oscar outfit could “be a catastrophe.”

“I was in a cult for 34 years. Everyone else could see it. I don’t know why I couldn’t.”
— Paul Haggis
The writer-director, on his time as a practicing Scientologist

“You’re always going to have haters. And MTV is no stranger to that kind of reaction.”
— David Janollari
The MTV head of programming, on the controversy surrounding Skins

“Really? That wasn’t my experience.”
— Steve Case
The former AOL chief, who led the firm’s disastrous acquisition of Time Warner, on current AOL boss Tim Armstrong saying the Huffington Post pickup is a case of “one plus one equals 11.”

“My aunt just text me ‘There’s a fake story about you in my tabloid! You’ve made it, honey! You’ve made it!’ Oy …”
Chris Colfer, Tweeting

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