It’s time to play Quote of the Day. Which quote is most eyebrow-raising? The nominees are…
A. ”I wouldn’t mind doing fewer actors from NBC shows when they don’t have anything to say. But when they’re interesting and fun and engaged and passionate about their work, they can be terrific interviews, too. But when it’s ‘Why are we here? Why are we doing this?’ I think there are a lot better ways to use five minutes of national television time.” —Today anchor Katie Couric, speaking to TV Guide about the types of interviews she’d prefer to do less often
B. “If I don’t win Album of the Year, I’m gonna really have a problem with that. I can never talk myself out of [winning], you know why? Because I put in the work. I don’t care if I jumped up and down right now on the couch like Tom Cruise. I don’t care what I do, I don’t care how much I stunt — you can never take away from the amount of work I put into it. So I don’t wanna hear all of that politically correct stuff. You put the camera in front of me, I’m gonna tell you like this. I worked hard to get here. I put my love, I put my heart, I put my money [into Late Registration]. I’m $600,000 in the hole right now on that album and you tell me about being politically incorrect?” —Kanye West (above), discussing his Grammy-worthiness with MTV.com
C. “It will be serious with an extreme edge. I think they will do something adventurous — like having someone shovel elephant dung as a job.” –Dr. Phil spokesperson Chandler Hayes, on his client’s new CBS reality series, Moochers, in which he’ll pull deadbeat folks from their families’ couches and put ’em to work
(See Mike’s choice after the jump.)
So who gets my vote for most eyebrow-raising? Well, while Kanye’sbravado is a little bit kra-zee with a K, at least the guy’s not afraid to speakhis mind. And, as for Dr. Phil, poopis so five minutes ago. I’ll give the nod to Couric, who, in making agood point about morning news coverage in general, sounds like shemight really considering that CBS anchor chair after all.
How aboutyou, PopWatchers?
addCredit(“Kanye West: Sarah Friedman”)