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He’s been on the air a lot. I wish he would have worked this hard to promote himself for an Emmy.”
— Leslie Moonves
The CBS Corp. president and CEO on Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen’s
recent media tour.
“Huge, huge risk for him. His credibility could have gone completely down the toilet. And a lot of people expected that was going to happen — including his own band, to a certain extent.”
— Ken Warwick
The American Idol executive producer on Steven Tyler’s addition to the show’s judging panel.
“He speaks so quietly that I cannot hear him when I am standing next to him. And then you play the film back and it’s there; it’s there somehow. And somehow I’m yelling, and you still can’t hear me.”
— Tina Fey
On her 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin.
“There’s nothing you can do about it. That’s the way it is. It is weird being part of that, kind of representing something you don’t particularly like. … God, I just really head-butted it.”
— Robert Pattinson
The actor on his international fame because of the Twilight series.
“I have to say this was the worst Oscarcast I’ve seen, and I go back awhile. Some great winners, a nice distribution of awards, but the show? Dead. In. The. Water.”
— Roger Ebert
The movie critic reviewing the Feb. 27 Academy Awards telecast hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
“Melissa Leo dropped by after her big night. She remembered to mind her Ps and Qs. I was only worried about her Fs.”
— Ellen DeGeneres
Tweeting about the supporting actress Oscar winner, who said the F-word during her acceptance speech.
“They’re so ashamed, and they should be ashamed of themselves. They’re so afraid to congratulate us because John Lasseter of Pixar did not want us to make this movie.”
— Elton John
On not hearing from his Disney bosses after the big opening for Gnomeo and Juliet, which his Rocket Pictures produced.
“Producer Brian Oliver and his company made a really terrible deal to get this movie made. People said they would never make money on it, and now they are f—ing rich.”
— Darren Aronofsky
The Black Swan director on his indie’s commercial success.
“What used to be called ‘reruns’ on television is now called Netflix.”
— Brian Roberts
The Comcast chairman and CEO on Netflix’s streaming deal with NBCUniversal.
“I truly believe, as an institution, most major labels should just die.”
The musician has signed to Mute Records, on the management of the music industry.
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