October 05, 2004 06:00 AM

• “It was an easy role for me because, you know, she’s Brazilian. … And it wasn’t like I was doing Shakespeare, you know what I mean?”
– South American beauty Gisele Bunchen, on her debut movie role as a bank robber in Taxi

• “Don’t jerk me around, Gigli.”
Alec Baldwin, to Saturday Night Live host Ben Affleck, after accusing him of stealing his career

• “The bagels, just the bagels alone. You go to Toronto, they’re mushy.”
Mel Brooks, on why he chose to film his Broadway hit The Producers in New York instead of Canada

• “When I was growing up as a kid, I always heard, ‘When you’re 18 you get to vote. When you’re 21 you get to drink.’ I don’t think I started paying attention until I was 21.”
Cameron Diaz, to Oprah Winfrey, on the importance of voting

• “Since when has lip-synching been live? Anyone who lip-synchs in public onstage when you pay 75 pounds ($134) to see them should be shot. That’s me off her … Christmas card list.”
Elton John, at Britain’s Q Awards, accusing Madonna of lip-synching in concert. Her publicist has denied the claim

• “Elton John remains on her Christmas card list whether he is nice … or naughty.”
– Madonna spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg

• “There is nothing weirder than walking down Times Square with your mother and having her stare up at your underwear ad.”
Mark Wahlberg (I Heart Huckabees), on his days as a Calvin Klein model

• “Bush did not have a good night. He hasn’t choked this bad since the last time he had a pretzel.”
Jay Leno, on the first presidential debate

• “Each (presidential) candidate has agreed to 32 pages of rules. I’m telling you, it’s like being a J.Lo husband.”
David Letterman

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