1 of 40
"You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one #DreamAct."
— Ellen DeGeneres, showing her support for DREAMers, on Instagram
2 of 40
"Somebody smart told me that every day should be national grateful day. Not just thanksgiving. I just want to say that I am grateful to have made it through this year. And the guy I married is 10 months sober today."
— Elle King, announcing ex-husband Andrew "Fergie" Ferguson is 10 months sober, on Instagram
3 of 40
"I'm vacuuming the floor and she walks past, and I was like, Tyler, just say it, just say it. 'Can I have your autograph, please?' She turns around and she puts an O on the page. It was a good moment."
—Tyler Perry, on the first time he met Oprah Winfrey while he worked at a hotel, on Sunday Today
4 of 40
"Today I give thanks to nurse Rosalie and doctor Taleb at the local hospital in Lachute, Quebec. Their swift and heroic action saved my life. #snitchesgetstitches"
— Alexander Skarsgard, thanking the hospital staff for aiding his injury, on Instagram
5 of 40
"Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet)."
— Uma Thurman, speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, on Instagram
6 of 40
"RUDE!!! Not pregnant just eating a s— ton of tufurkey."
— Miley Cyrus, shutting down pregnancy rumors, on Twitter
7 of 40
“I'm teaching my son it's his birthday every day ... When I say it’s his birthday every day, God gave us life, we’re breathing, we have a family – we have to celebrate that."
— DJ Khaled, on his key to fatherhood, to PEOPLE
8 of 40
"We all have a past and we all have the right to progress in life and to make mistakes."
— Luis Fonsi, on his past style sanfus, to People En Español
9 of 40
"I wake up every morning and I feel like a very lucky and blessed woman."
— Elizabeth Smart, opening up about her family, to PEOPLE
10 of 40
“I didn’t have the heart to tell her it wasn’t him, so for five minutes I just pretended like I was the coolest guy on earth, Ryan Reynolds."
— Justin Hartley, pretending to be Ryan Reynolds for an adoring fan, on The Tonight Show
11 of 40
— Chrissy Teigen, revealing she and husband John Legend are expecting their second child, on Instagram
12 of 40
"Focus on what you can control. Be a good person every day. Vote. Read. Treat one another kindly. Follow the law. Don't tweet nasty stuff."
— Michelle Obama, on how to live in the tumultuous Trump era, a speech in Hartford, Connecticut
13 of 40
"To my Czech mates who were arrested. Send me your details and proof that it was you, and I'll pay your fine."
— Sacha Baron Cohen, offering to pay fines of tourists for wearing mankinis like his Borat character, on Facebook
14 of 40
"It's an arm and a hand and a very weird angle. Then you're shaking, but you have to smile and look sexy. It takes a long time."
— Sofia Vergara, on how she nailed her nude Women's Health cover, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
15 of 40
"I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them."
— Gabby Douglas, alleging she was abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, on Instagram
16 of 40
"She's really taught me everything I know, frankly, and really exposed me to this world from a very early age. Why not stick with what works? I know she has no agenda."
— Camilla Belle, on how her mom influences her style, to InStyle
17 of 40
"Don't put no pressure on me now, don’t put no pressure on me! Go on, interview is over! Gotta go!"
— Denzel Washington, jokingly dismissing questions of how he and wife Pauletta will celebrate 35 years of marriage, to PEOPLE
18 of 40
"People will be like 'Oh, sweat is gross.' I actually love it. It makes you feel like you're working hard but also it’s getting rid of all that bad water."
— Derek Hough, admitting that he loves to sweat, to Men's Health
19 of 40
"Just because a woman does a sexy photoshoot or wears a sexy outfit does not give a man the right to shame her or not believe her when she comes forward about sexual abuse."
— Aly Raisman, standing up to victim shamers, on Instagram
20 of 40
"It's just sort of obvious. Emmy is in most of the scenes, she works harder than anybody else, she's a brilliant actress. She's the glue of the cast."
— William H. Macy, on supporting Shameless costar Emmy Rossum when she fought for equal pay, on PEOPLE Now
21 of 40
"I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids. I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It's something that we are working through."
— Jennifer Garner, on her split from ex Ben Affleck, to news.com.au
22 of 40
" … It actually got to a point where it was life-or-death. Thankfully, one of my best friends gave me her kidney and it was the ultimate gift of life. And I am doing quite well now."
— Selena Gomez, on undergoing a kidney transplant, at the Lupus Research Alliance Annual Gala
23 of 40
"I feel like I got gang-banged by the f—— planet — like, there's not one person in the world that is not capable of seeing these intimate photos of me."
— Jennifer Lawrence, on her nude photo hack, to The Hollywood Reporter
24 of 40
"There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce. People f— for pleasure — it's part of life."
— Emilia Clarke, defending the nudity in Game of Thrones, to Harper's Bazaar
25 of 40
"You all perpetuate keeping women apart [because] you're afraid of the power we have when we get together."
26 of 40
"We went on a trip to Hawaii which I kind of hoped would bring us back together, but he left the trip early. And when I came home, he said, 'We're done.' "
— Shannon Beador, recounting the painful moment she knew her and husband David's marriage was over, on the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion
27 of 40
"Oprah called me and said, 'Are you okay?' I am not okay. After reading that article in the Post, it was deeply disturbing, troubling and painful for me to read."
— Gayle King, on learning of the sexual assault allegations against her CBS This Morning cohost Charlie Rose, on the show
28 of 40
"I can't watch it once. I have to watch it five times, you know? The movie is over. It's on film, so it's permanent. But if I think about it more, it’s just an obsessive loop I keep playing in my mind that I can’t get caught up in because it's totally self-destructive and not helpful moving forward."
— Adam Driver, on not being able to watch his own movies, to Esquire
29 of 40
"God is truly amazing….Kenzo Kash Hart was born at 1:45am. He is Healthy & already smiling. Thank you all for your prayers!!!! We love & appreciate ya #Harts."
— Kevin Hart, announcing the birth of his and wife Eniko's son, on Twitter
30 of 40
"I am truly grateful for Tristan and all that he has brought into my life! He has been a huge positive influence on me and has given me a new level of happiness and love."
— Khloé Kardashian, on what she's thankful for this holiday season, on her website and app
31 of 40
"There's so much rejection in this world that I thought, 'Maybe it's not for me. …Maybe I should go back to law school instead of dragging my family with me.' "
— Gal Gadot, on almost quitting acting before landing Wonder Woman, to Sunday Today
32 of 40
"We switch kids all the time. Because if I'm talking to the 2½-year-old, and I'm done, I'll just be like, 'We've got to switch. I don't want to talk to this kid anymore.' "
— Kristen Bell, explaining "tag team" parenting with husband Dax Shepard, at the Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby event
33 of 40
"What's happening to Meek Mill is just one example of how our criminal justice system entraps and harasses hundreds of thousands of black people every day."
— JAY-Z, opening up about Meek Mill's incarceration, in an op-ed for the New York Times
34 of 40
"It was my purpose to write about and share my story. I met at least 50 to 100 people before each show on my tour and got to hear that my truth and my story translated, and I feel very lucky and honored knowing that."
— Gwen Stefani, on going through her split from Gavin Rossdale, to Marie Claire
35 of 40
"We got taken around our wedding via FaceTime."
— Justin Verlander, on almost missing his and Kate Upton's wedding after winning the World Series, on The Tonight Show
36 of 40
"Nothing justifies killing harmless animals to use its parts only as material goods, decoration or even worse as a trophy to satisfy someone's ego or pride. If we want a better future, we must take care of the wildlife. When you hurt one species you are hurting them all, including us humans. We are all connected."
— Gisele Bündchen, denouncing Donald Trump's decision to lift elephant poaching ban, on Instagram
37 of 40
"One of the things that I love about Linda is that she's with me in that sense. If I want to wear a gold leotard, I'll do it. We're not ones to have a basic white wedding."
— Drew Scott, on fiancée Linda Phan, to PEOPLE
38 of 40
"I remember going to the studio the first couple of times and sobbing in the car. It was the weirdest thing ever. That had never happened to me in my life. I'm going, 'What is this?' "
— Fergie, on feeling guilty while balancing parenthood and a career, on ITV's Lorraine
39 of 40
"This is my family and I'm sending love out there to each and everyone one of you—our global family. I'm so humbled."
— Diana Ross, accepting her lifetime achievement award, at the American Music Awards
40 of 40
"Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don't see how I can return to Transparent."
— Jeffrey Tambor, announcing he won't be returning to the critically acclaimed show amid sexual harassment allegations, to Deadline
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