They Said What for October 3, 2006

10/03/2006 at 06:00 AM EDT

They Said What for October 3, 2006
Scarlett Johansson
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• "What about my brain? What about my heart? What about my kidneys and my gallbladder?"
Scarlett Johansson, voted Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, on her other attributes

• "My behavior was a reaction to the persistent attack from the paparazzi."
Avril Lavigne, issuing an apology for spitting at photographers while out celebrating her 22nd birthday in Hollywood, on her Web site

• "Where's Osama bin Laden?"
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, abruptly changing the subject after offering tea and a Twinkie to Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf

• "I would really love to have Eminem on the show. I don't think he knows that my demographic audience is so involved in Eminem music."
Martha Stewart, to the Associated Press

• "Don't worry, honey, you'll grow into your nose one day."
Sofia Coppola, recalling mentor Anjelica Huston's advice to her on having a strong profile, at Premiere magazine's Women in Hollywood Awards

• "Last year I covered dating territory from twenty-one to sixty-one."
Jack Nicholson, on his equal-opportunity approach to romance, to Rolling Stone

They Said What for October 3, 2006| Sean P. Diddy Combs


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• "I can't do a crunk record, and I'm not shooting anybody, so I can't do that kind of music. This is a vulnerable album, meant to make you feel good."
Diddy, on what to expect on his new album, Press Play, to Billboard

• "It is a kind of 'Boratistan'. It is a country of one. I mean people in their sane minds would probably know that any real country cannot be like what he describes in his show."
– Kazakh embassy spokesman Roman Vassilenko, explaining his country's ad campaign refuting Borat's (a.k.a. Sacha Baron Cohen) portrayal of the Central Asian nation

• "There is a man named Roman Vassilenko, who is claiming to be the press secretary of Kazakhstan. Please don't listen to him: He is a Uzbek impostor, and is currently being hunted by our agents."
Borat, in a press conference outside the Kazakh embassy

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