February 20, 2006 06:00 AM

• “I will not make Catwoman II.
– The promise Halle Berry was required to write four times on a blackboard before receiving Harvard’s Hasty Pudding woman of the year award

• “She would be like a stranger to me now.”
American Idol judge Simon Cowell, on how often he keeps in touch with former Idol champ Kelly Clarkson

• “It was bit like being in a dog show … You kind of get trotted out sort of like Britain’s prized poodle, I suppose, wearing a dress and they give you marks out of 10 for what you’re wearing and what your jewels are like.”
– Oscar-nominee Keira Knightley, to Ellen DeGeneres on walking the red carpet

• “We call him the second sexiest man in America.”
Grey’s Anatomy costar Kate Walsh, on Patrick Dempsey (The No. 1 sexiest man? PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive, Matthew McConaughey)

• “Good news, ladies and gentlemen, we have finally located weapons of mass destruction: It’s Dick Cheney.”
David Letterman, on the vice president shooting hunting partner Harry Whittington

• “That’s, like, a false gauge of how great your movie is, because everybody got in free and they’re happy to be there, and they, they love it.”
Freedomland star Samuel L. Jackson, on why he enjoys film premieres, on Good Morning America

Chris Martin

• “People are fed up with us, and so are we.”
– Coldplay frontman Chris Martin at the Brit Awards, sparking rumors that his band may be splitting up

• “I walk into a room and all I see are butts.”
Pink Panther star Kristin Chenoweth, who is under 5-feet tall, to Esquire

• “People initially think I’m a snob, because I’m intensely private.”
Evangeline Lilly, who has been having a low-key romance with Lost costar Dominic Monaghan, to Esquire

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