"She has brought a new vitality to this show and the ratings prove it."
- Barbara Walters, on Rosie O'Donnell, her new co-host on "The View."
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"I felt very remorseful for having thrown the phone at someone that didn't deserve it. I have a deep sense of shame for the things I've done."
- Naomi Campbell, convicted of phone tossing.
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"With the support of my family and friends, I have begun counseling. I regard this as a necessary step toward understanding why I did what I did and making sure it never happens again."
- Isaiah Washington, on his use of an anti-gay slur about a "Grey's Anatomy" castmate.
"Could you double check the envelope?"
- Martin Scorsese, winner of the best director Oscar for "The Departed."
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"I've been chased and hounded for 10 months and told I'm a publicity-seeker, yet I've never gone out and done anything."
- Heather Mills, on her high-profile divorce from Paul McCartney.
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"I'm a good person, but I said a bad thing. But these young women deserve to know it was not said with malice."
- Don Imus, on his racial slur against the Rutgers women's basketball team.
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"I'm sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child."
- Alec Baldwin, caught yelling at his daughter on a leaked voicemail message.
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"Recently, I was sent to a very humbling place called rehab. I truly hit rock bottom. Till this day I don't think that it was alcohol or depression. I was like a bad kid running around with ADD."
- Britney Spears.
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"I think it's a great ending. It's a good way to go out."
- Michael Imperioli, on the love-it-or-hate-it finale of "The Sopranos."
"I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute."
- Paris Hilton.
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"Finishing it was very, very emotional. It was a combination of relief and sadness really."
- J.K. Rowling, on completing the final volume of her "Harry Potter" fantasy series.
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"My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. ... We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day."
- Kanye West.
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"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."
- Owen Wilson, after his alleged suicide attempt.
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"We're not done. They say, 'Any plans for a fifth?' And I say, 'And a sixth, and a seventh, and an eighth, and a ninth.' That's my answer."
- Brad Pitt, on his growing family with Angelina Jolie.
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"After nearly 15 minutes of soul-searching, I have heard the call."
- Stephen Colbert, announcing his candidacy for president.
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"When I first heard about it I spent about a half-hour going around my house crying."
- Oprah Winfrey, on learning of allegations that a dorm matron at her South African academy for disadvantaged girls had abused students.
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"I thought that I was cool enough in the black world to be able to use that word as a brother to a brother. I'm not."
- Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," apologizing for using the N-word conversationally.
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"My wife has been in California for about three weeks. ... Holy smokes. Wow, you just knocked the bottom out of me."
- Hulk Hogan, after learning that his wife had filed for divorce.
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"The biggest phenomenon in all this is that the kid's been able to keep her head on her shoulders. She hasn't flipped out. I'm going to knock on wood."
- Billy Ray Cyrus, on his 15-year-old daughter, Miley, star of the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana."
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"I'm ready to make nice!"
- Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, accepting the Grammy for album of the year for "Taking the Long Way."
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