Yes, I Did Say That!

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When I went to do drama, they said I didn’t have the right look. Then I auditioned for Jodie Foster’s comedy [The Beaver], and she said I was too dark. So I flew to New York to tell her jokes.”
— Jennifer Lawrence
On having trouble breaking into the business

“The PILE-ON by the critics was ridiculous and uncalled for. Their actions are unprecedented and UNCOOL!”
— Rick Miramontez
The publicist for Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, e-mailing his thoughts about the release of negative reviews for the Broadway musical before its opening.

“I’m so used to losing that it feels slightly strange to win. It feels very nice actually — but children, if you’re listening, it’s not about the winning.”
— Helena Bonham Carter
On winning a best supporting actress BAFTA for her performance in The King’s Speech.

“The reality is Iran has deprived me of thinking and writing for 20 years, but they cannot keep me from dreaming that in 20 years inquisition and intimidation will be replaced by freedom and free thinking.”
— Jafar Panahi
The jailed Iranian director, sentenced to 20 years for making a film without official government sanction, in a letter to the Berlin International Film Festival.

“I would sooner stab … knives into my own eyes than see her on this network.”
— Andy Cohen
The Bravo exec, responding to Heidi Montag’s tweet that she’d like to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He later apologized.

“The Grammys … feel like an inside job. I’ve won a couple Grammys for absurd things: best metal performance in a what? You know, who the hell voted that?”
—  Trent Reznor
On his Oscar nomination meaning more than other awards.

“I still smoke a lot of pot when I write music. So I’m not gonna, like,
sugarcoat it for 60 Minutes that I’m some, like, sober human being ’cause I’m not.”
— Lady Gaga
The singer, admitting in an interview that she gets high. She added later that she doesn’t encourage kids to do drugs. 

“I will always be Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, and I have been dismissed and erased by the New York Times film critics, who should know better.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
On the newspaper not mentioning her Oscar win for 1990’s Ghost in a recent article about the lack of racial diversity among this year’s nominees.

“I pray Egypt maintains its treaty with Israel and sets the trend for its neighbors to create peace with Israel and the entire region.”
— Lindsay Lohan
The actress, on the state of the Middle East.

“Just fly me over. But case in point, I might not be allowed to fly on the plane sometimes, so you might have to boat me over.”
— Kevin Smith
peaking to international buyers about promoting his films, and referring to his removal from a Southwest Airlines flight in 2010 because of his weight.