April 26, 2005 06:00 AM

• “I like being nude, so for me it wasn’t incredibly tough.”
A Lot Like Love‘s Ashton Kutcher, on his big-screen nude scene with costar Amanda Peet

• “Nicole knows what she did, and that’s all I’m ever going to say about it.”
Paris Hilton speaking out for the first time about the rift between her and her former best friend, Simple Life costar Nicole Richie

• “One of these days I’m going to respond to it in iambic pentameter: ‘Answereth that, my lord. My lord, it is for you….'”
Denzel Washington, on cell phone interruptions during performances of his Broadway version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

• “The news can use a lot of things, but I don’t think I’m one of them.”
Daily Show host Jon Stewart, shooting down talk that he might replace former CBS anchorman Dan Rather

• “There will be no honeymoon. I’m on tour.”
Elton John, on his plans to marry his longtime partner David Furnish when gay marriage becomes legal in England in December

• “People have been waiting and have been wanting us to fight from the beginning.”
Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, denying rumors of infighting on the set of the hit show

[IMAGE “1” “right” “std” ]• “If I’m bored with the person I’m working with, that will probably come across. I need to be fascinated.”
Nicole Kidman on the secret to her onscreen chemistry with Sean Penn in their No. 1 movie, The Interpreter

• “It was easy. I had $8 billion to spend.”
Palindromes actress Ellen Barkin, who is married to billionaire Ron Perelman, on redecorating her New York townhouse

• “I don’t know what they’re eating, but it sure looks like craft services.”
Survivor winner Ethan Zohn comparing the hardships on the CBS reality show to the scenes on ABC’s hit castaway drama Lost

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