Entertainment

That's what they said | 2011, the year in quotes

From Charlie Sheen to Whoopi Goldberg to Kim Kardashian to Betty White: That’s what they said in 2011.

“Tonight I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside of me.” — How Beyonce, hand on her belly, introduced her pregnancy at the MTV VMA awards in August.

“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” — Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ last words on Oct. 5, according to his sister Mona Simpson.

“I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen. What I really want to know is: How did that thing have legs?” — Jennifer Aniston giving her honest opinion to Allure magazine about her famous “Rachel” haircut.

“Oh my gosh! (He’s) one of my best friends. it was just pancakes!” — Selena Gomez protesting way too strongly to UsMagazine.com in January about her relationship with Justin Bieber. We all know the truth now, don’t we?

“That’s the biggest pile of dog mess I have heard in ages.” — Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View,” after Donald Trump questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States and demanded he show his birth certificate.

“This entire awards process to some degree is about pimping yourself out.” — Oscar nominee, and eventual winner, Melissa Leo, in February explaining the ads she took out for herself in trade publications as she campaigned for best supporting actress.

“When I was a kid I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with. All I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know (my breasts) would come in handy someday.” — Katy Perry in the March issue of Elle.

“That ... show destroyed my family.” — Billy Ray Cyrus in February to GQ magazine about “Hannah Montana,” the show that made daughter Miley famous.

“I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen.” — Just one of many, many, many memorable quotes from the embattled former star of “Two and a Half Men.” This one came during a February interview with ABC News.

“First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show.” — Kim Kardashian in November, responding on her website to the negative backlash that she was divorcing new hubby Kris Humphries after just 72 days and an over-the-top reality TV show wedding.

“In a relationship.” — Barbie’s status on Facebook on Valentine’s Day. She and Ken infamously broke up in 2004.

“It was easier for me to remember a case by the content of the case, not the name.” — HLN host Nancy Grace, explaining to Bill O’Reilly why she took to calling Casey Anthony “Tot Mom.” Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.

“I am so sad, we all loved him so much, I wish we could tell him.” — A post on the Fox 4 morning show’s Facebook page following the November suicide of meteorologist Don Harman.

“I think if anyone tells you the odds are slim, just keep walking. Just do whatever the (heck) you want to do, because they don’t know what they’re talking about.” — Melissa McCarthy, offering advice to any “aspiring actresses in Plainfield, Ill.,” after winning a best-actress Emmy for “Mike & Molly.”

“Needless to say, we didn’t have Facebook when I was growing up. We had phone book, but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon on it.” — Betty White, 88, in her “SNL” monologue in May. She got the hosting gig after a Facebook campaign.

“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt.” — A tweet by “30 Rock” actor Alec Baldwin, who was booted off a flight after refusing to turn off his cellphone.

“How about the last five minutes of someone’s show? I want to be Andy Rooney. I want to be Andy Rooney!” — Regis Philbin, 80, on “The View,” discussing career possibilities post-“Live With Regis and Kelly.” Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator, died Nov. 4 at 92.

“I definitely think about a million people when I am getting dressed in the morning. That’s just part of my life now.” — Pop star Taylor Swift, discussing her responsibilities as a role model, on “60 Minutes”

“I have a feeling my career has just peaked.” — Colin Firth, after receiving the best actor Oscar in February for his performance in “The King’s Speech.”

“She even wanted to be late for her own funeral.” — Sally Morrison, Elizabeth Taylor’s publicist, announcing the star’s funeral in March began 15 minutes late according to her final wishes.

“You and this show have been the great love of my life. This last show is really about me saying thank you it is my love letter to you.” — Oprah Winfrey in May during her three-day series finale.

“The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart.” — Hugh Hefner in July announcing that fiancee Crystal Harris had called off the wedding, even as she appeared on the cover of Playboy with the headline, “America’s Sweetheart Mrs. Crystal Hefner.”

“Runaway Bride.” — The sticker that Playboy added to the July cover over the body of cover girl Crystal Harris, who ran out on Hugh Hefner.

“We have decided to call it a day as a band.” — R.E.M. calls it quits in September after 31 years.

“The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” — President Barack Obama on the death of Steve Jobs in October.

“We took pills and woke up the next day. It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up.” — Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff, telling “60 Minutes” about the couple’s suicide attempt.

“I’m fat. All the clothes in my closet belong to another chick. They have to make a new alphabet for my bra size.” — Carrie Fisher in January explaining to People magazine why she was the new spokeswoman for Jenny Craig.

“When asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30% of women said, ‘Yes,’ while the other 70% replied, ‘What, again?’ ” — Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in April shrugging off sex allegations against him.

“When they ask me, ‘Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?’ I’m going to say, ‘You know, I don’t know. Do you know?’ ” — Then-presidential candidate Herman Cain in October in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network.

  Comments