The Report: Yes, I Did Say That!

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A look at who’s saying what in entertainment.

I like to ask people if they would rather have a great love that lasts a lifetime or an amazing career where you go down in history. Some people do answer that they want an extraordinary career.”
— Nicole Kidman
On love and family being more important to her than her career.

“Some Stan Lee Day — the schools are still opened, they are delivering mail.”
— Stan Lee
The Marvel mogul, joking about receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“I think maybe it was because [Natalie Portman’s] scene was more about a fantasy and mine was more about reality. … Maybe it all comes down to my character finding the pleasure in it. Who knows.”
— Michelle Williams
On why Blue Valentine initially received an NC-17 rating for its sex scene and Black Swan didn’t.

“We build these artists and celebrate them, then at the first sign of weakness, we rally around their downfall. Then we want to build them back up for a comeback. How difficult to live life like that in public.”
— Shana Feste
The Country Strong writer-director, on basing the main character, Kelly Canter, on Britney Spears’ and Michael Jackson’s careers.

“Maybe if the sweatpants are black and I pair them with a black
pajama top, everyone will pretend I look decent. Cuz 3 shows and a pilot ...”
— Shonda Rhimes
Tweeting about what she would wear to her Television Critics Association panel.

“But the main insight is the birds and what they mean in our lives. Even though I might be out there fighting and getting locked up, this is what we do. This is no hobby.”
— Mike Tyson
On his new Animal Planet series Taking on Tyson, which will focus on the boxer’s entry into the world of competitive pigeon racing.

“Reality is great, but I really didn’t set out to be a reality star. So now it’s time to spread my wings and show that I’m a little different than Kate Gosselin.”
— Kathy Griffin
On ending her Bravo show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, after six seasons.

“She helped make it what it was — and I wouldn’t be where I am without her.”
— Diane Warren
The songwriter, paying tribute to friend Ronni Chasen, who was killed in November, during her Frederick Lowe Music Award acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

“I’ll never be called a N----r *or* a Slave. So I should have shut the **** up.”
— Roger Ebert
The film critic on tweeting the N-word in reference to a new edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn being censored.

“If there’s no hope for talent, then we’re f---ed.”
— Julia Roberts
On what it means for the industry if Javier Bardem doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for his performance in Biutiful.


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