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I don’t have a disguise yet, hence I don’t leave my house much. … This is really depressing.”
— Jennifer Lawrence: The actress, on struggling to cope with the fame that has come from starring in the blockbuster hit The Hunger Games.
“I just told everyone to be twice as nice as they normally are.”
— Ben Affleck: The Argo director, on how he instructed his American actors to play Canadian characters.
“I’m a black gay woman. I think the only way to make the GOP hate me more is if I sent them a video of me rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.”
— Wanda Sykes: The comedienne, joking during her political comedy special on Logo, NewNowNext Vote.
“People made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was. He’s said stuff like that before just because he’s frustrated.”
— Ireland Baldwin: The aspiring actress, speaking for the first time about her father Alec’s voicemail, leaked in 2007, in which he called her “a rude, thoughtless little pig.”
“I don’t know what’s going on there.”
— Barack Obama: The president, on Nicki Minaj’s rap on the Lil Wayne song “Mercy,” which includes the lyrics, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy bitches is f–ing up the economy.” After Obama’s comment, Minaj tweeted that the words are just “creative humor & sarcasm.”
“It’s very strange, but I feel better having a gun. I don’t feel the house is completely safe if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.”
— Brad Pitt: The actor, admitting he keeps a firearm hidden in his house.
“I just want everyone & @TomCruise to know, that I have/had NO part in the VF story. Nor has anyone in my life, personal and work related.”
— Lindsay Lohan: The actress, denying in a tweet that she had anything to do with a controversial Vanity Fair story about Scientology recruiting girlfriends for Tom Cruise, despite the fact no one previously had linked her to the story.
“Tonight … not the cash cow it was in the Johnny Carson days.”
— Robert Greenblatt: The NBC Entertainment chief, justifying the decision to reduce The Tonight Show staff by 10 percent. Host Jay Leno accepted a 50 percent pay cut.
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