They Said What? for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007

John Mayer finally dishes about Jessica Simpson – in Japanese. Plus, more from Kylie Minogue, Scarlett Johansson and others

• “She’s a lovely woman and I’m glad to be with her.”
John Mayer, responding in Japanese about rumored girlfriend Jessica Simpson, to a befuddled Ryan Seacrest on the Grammys red carpet. (Mayer’s cryptic quote was later translated by E!)

• “We have a lot of friends in common, and Justin’s a sweetheart, and it’s always good to see him, but there’s a lot of speculation and I try not to read that stuff. I think when two people are single and are seen together, it’s immediately like a crazy feeding frenzy.”
Scarlett Johansson, also addressing rumors regarding the status of her relationship with Justin Timberlake, to E!’s Giuliana DePandi

• “I, for the first time in my life, am speechless.”
Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines, accepting the Grammy for song of the year for “Not Ready to Make Nice”

• “It’s a story for the books. It’s a story that will be written about and talked about. I imagine a major motion picture about it.”
Larry King, on the roller-coaster life and untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith

• “I wish that would happen again.”
– 17-year-old Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, on how a fan once surprised him at age 11 wearing only a towel, to The Observer

• “Thank you, dogs and bitches all!”
Helen Mirren, giving a shout-out to the real Queen Elizabeth’s favorite four-legged friends – her Corgis – upon accepting a BAFTA for her role in The Queen

  • “As for the treatment Olivier has received of late, I can only reiterate that he simply does not deserve the kind of harassment or vitriol to which he has been subjected.”

Kylie Minogue,defending ex-boyfriend Oliver Martinez amidst rumors of infidelity, on her Web site

• “I just want to come clean, I actually voted on myself.”
– Notorious sore loser Kanye West, confessing to rapper friend Common on the Grammys stage about how he voted for last year’s awards show

• “You know what? I was happy. I think everybody else was happy. We’re tired of you crying about not winning.”

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