Yes, I Did Say That!

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A look at who’s saying what in entertainment

I would love to; everyone just thinks I’m so mean. ... I’m having a rough time breaking in. ... People are afraid of me.”
— January Jones
On not being able to get guest-starring roles because of her Mad Men character Betty Draper.

“A tortured novelist who takes seven years to write a book gets cut a lot of slack. But if you are capable of producing a well-honed hour of filmed entertainment every eight days, how big a deal can it be to come up with a new idea?”
— Carlton Cuse
The former Lost showrunner, on his fears about not working again after the hit show ended.

“Never saw it coming. Drunk Punch episode of Jersey Shore revealed beyond doubt that Ronnie, in his pain and confusion, is everyman.”
— James L. Brooks
The writer-director, tweeting about the latest episode of the MTV reality show.

“I hear there’s so much snow on the ground in New York City that it looks like they’re filming ‘The Charlie Sheen Story.’ ”
— Joan Rivers
Tweeting about the Two and a Half Men star’s personal life.

“There were a couple of times when I thought: ‘I’m just gonna stop doing it. People are so mean to me.’ ”
— Gwyneth Paltrow
On critics of her lifestyle website

“Give me some time. I’ll be on the outside again real quick.”
— Darren Aronofsky
The Oscar-nominated director, on his recent success.

“There are moments when I don’t want them to think I’m the person to give them advice.”
— Julianna Margulies
The Good Wife actress, on women wanting to talk to her about their cheating husbands.

“Unfortunately, they also stuck this earwig in my ear to be prepared, so I got to hear your whole interview with Colin Firth. You’re polishing his statue, hey Meredith?”
— James Franco
On Today anchor Meredith Vieira rooting for an Oscar win for the King’s Speech star, just before interviewing the also-nominated 127 Hours actor.

“Ryan Seacrest told me I had to get on Twitter. So here I am. First tweet. I feel younger already.”
— James Cameron
The director, on joining the social networking site.

“Being owned by GE was like being a flea on an elephant’s ass.”
— Ron Meyer
The Universal Studios president and COO, on the Comcast-NBC Universal merger being a better situation for his company than the previous partnership.

“When we blaze trails, which is what Hulu is about, it takes time. That is not for the faint of heart, and we understand that.”
— Jason Kilar
The Hulu CEO explaining the company’s tenuous relationship with owners Disney, News Corp. and NBC Universal.