Tyra exits a top model, plus more from Jessica Simpson, Luke Wilson and others

By People Staff
December 06, 2005 06:00 AM
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• “I decided I’d leave on top. I want to be like the athletes who seem stuck in time. When you see them at 50, you say they probably can still run like a champ.”
Tyra Banks, on retiring from modeling after participating in her last runway show for Victoria’s Secret, to CNN

• “Is it kind of weird that I’m getting a little emotionable?”
Jessica Simpson, while accepting her “Big Stylin'” award at the VH1 Big in ’05 awards, before she corrected her grammar

• “We’ve been trying to drum into his head that, basically, if you’re a good little boy, Santy will bring you presents. We don’t want him expecting too much, but it’s hard not to indulge a 3-year-old.”
Sarah Jessica Parker, on son James Wilkie (with husband Matthew Broderick)

• “Good news: It’s been reported that Mary-Kate Olsen has gained 20 lbs. The bad news: Ashley Olsen is missing.”
Conan O’Brien

•”You have Santa in a Speedo.”
– Aussie actor Anthony LaPaglia, telling Ellen DeGeneres what Christmas is like in sunny Down Under

• “Security will come around sometimes, but then I’ll flash them the pearly yellows and go, I’m J.B. I’m famous, so let me run around. I’m practicing for Kong!
Jack Black, on pretending to be chased by monsters on UCLA’s campus in preparation for his role in King Kong

• “Isn’t it good to know that sometimes it’s true that good guys finish first?”
Renee Zellweger, paying tribute to her Cinderella Man director, Ron Howard

• “I just kind of let myself go.”
Luke Wilson, joking to David Letterman about putting on 18 lbs. for his new movie, The Family Stone

• “There is only peace and love.”
Oprah Winfrey, to David Letterman during her first appearance on his talk show in 16 years

• “With a dozen roses and a dance belt.”
Paul Rudd, when asked by Time how he’ll welcome Julia Roberts when she makes her Broadway debut opposite him this spring in the drama Three Days of Rain