– Jake Gyllenhaal, on his love of '70s disaster flicks
"I have been labeled like I'm this angry girl ... I'm actually really shy."
– Singer Avril Lavigne
"We have fun every day. It's the best job I've ever had."
– Ellen DeGeneres, upon winning a Daytime Emmy for best talk show
"It's so silly, because only in America can you be famous for just being famous."
– Nicole Richie, whose show The Simple Life 2 premieres June 16 on FOX, to Oprah Winfrey
"There's the laughter and the kisses and the moments you never forget. Then there's the laundry and the shopping and the puke on the floor and the diapers. I love movies. They're expensive and they're a privilege to be a part of. But there's a lot of collateral work to them."
– Uma Thurman, on how making films is like raising a child
"I'm probably going to collaborate with the swimming pool this summer."
– Singer Michelle Branch, on her summer plans
"You won't have trouble surpassing my generation. If you end up getting your picture taken next to a naked pile of enemy prisoners and don't give the 'thumbs up', you outdid us."
– Jon Stewart, in a commencement speech for graduates of the College of William and Mary
"The Contender is not about boxing. It's about people who box – and that's a big difference."
– Sylvester Stallone, describing NBC's new pugilist reality show, in which 16 contenders will compete for a million-dollar prize
"I was the straight man, and (President) Bush wrote the funniest lines."
– Michael Moore at Cannes, where his new documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, won the film festival's top prize, the Palm d'Or