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My exit from Twitter was quite simple and, c’mon, let’s face it, pretty f–ing obvious — I’m a guy desperately in need of buffers.”
— Kurt Sutter
The Sons of Anarchy showrunner, on quitting Twitter after a month of Emmy rants and criticism of AMC and Mad Men.
“I hope the job won’t be open in the near future!”
— Rupert Murdoch
Defending his leadership of News Corp. as he announced a 22 percent drop in net income for the fourth quarter.
“We worked with real military people, you know — people in the Navy, people who have fought in Iraq before. … This one man, Donald, he pretty much drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me. ‘Ow!’ Made me do pushups.”
On preparing for her role in next summer’s Battleship.
“It was a movie I did with Sally Field, and it was a scene to get drunk. So I made myself screwdrivers early in the morning. … I danced my ass off. … But then there was the next scene and the next scene and the morning after.”
— Jeff Bridges
On mistaking being drunk for acting drunk early in his career.
“I came out last year as a surprise … and, um, I got a little itchy. So we’ll see what happens.”
— Billy Crystal
On whether he would ever return as Oscar host.
“What’s always pissed me off about Idol is … you can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. … The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”
— Adam Levine
The Voice coach and Maroon 5 frontman, comparing his show to American Idol in an interview that also touched on how his family accepted his gay brother.
“I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character. Anything less would have been an insult!”
— Charlie Sheen
Reacting to news that his Two and a Half Men character dies in a gruesome Paris subway accident in the season premiere.
“He would be OK watching me wrestle and grapple, but he might start to freak out if I got punched in the head.”
— Amanda Lucas
Daughter of Star Wars creator George and a professional cage fighter, on how he’d react to watching one of her fights.
“Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery. Compensation is.”
— Jessica Bendinger
The screenwriter, on a WGA legal claim that a musical version of her 2000 film Bring It On violated her rights.
My goddesses are a wreck.”
— George Lopez
On the cancellation of his TBS talk show Lopez Tonight.
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