Julia Roberts' Kids Adorably Try to Figure Out How Famous She Is, Plus More of the Best Celeb Quotes of the Week

“I don’t think they will ever have a true sense of [my fame] … [they ask,] ‘Are you more famous than Taylor Swift?’ “

— Julia Roberts, on her kids’ metric for gauging her level of fame, in an interview with Oprah for Harper’s Bazaar’s November cover story

“People who’ve never been overweight don’t understand what it all entails. They think you’re just sitting in the corner and all you do is eat. My thing is, let’s get to the real issues — because the food is the symptom; it’s not the issue. Everyone’s filling a void with something.”

— Chrissy Metz, on how there are more important things to discuss than her and her This Is Us character’s weight, to Glamour

“You won’t believe it. I’m saying this horse knew me. He actually remembered me from another Western we made a while back… When we worked together before I took special care of him. I fed him treats.”

— Liam Neeson, claiming a horse he worked with before recognized him on set of a new film, at the New York Film Festival 

“I gave him a … phone for senior citizens. It has huge buttons. It’s fantastic… [He gave me] two beautiful rings, one that said ‘Love.’ And I gave him a Jitterbug phone. I need to work on my romance skills.”

— Melissa McCarthy, on the gifts she and husband Ben Falcone exchanged for their 13th anniversary, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

“My least favorite was Calvin Harris because I felt that he was petty in the public and who needs to do that?”

— Lena Dunham, revealing her least favorite of pal Taylor Swift’s boyfriends, during Plead the Fifth on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

“I don’t want my relationship to define who I am, as a woman. And to take away all the hard work that I’ve ever done in my career. I think for a man, it’s different … I feel like sometimes there’s a double standard and I really have felt that. And it’s been really, really hard.”

— Nikki Bella, on wanting to be recognized for her talents rather than her public breakup with fellow pro-wrestler John Cena, to Cosmopolitan 

“I first tried to get sober over 5 years ago, when the weight of my obsession with booze and drugs became too heavy for me to handle. Turns out this s— is hard.”

— Jason Biggs, proudly revealing he’s officially one year sober, on Instagram

“This body-positivity movement we’re having right now is so amazing, and it’s helping me so much. I’m seeing all these people who I look up to, like Rihanna, open up about their weight fluctuations and loving themselves the way they are. That makes me love myself more too.”

— Camila Mendes, on why she uses her platform to talk about her struggles with bulimia and how she’s working toward body positivity, to SHAPE

“The only thing I’m pregnant with is a lot of really good ideas.”

— Dakota Johnson, setting the record straight after pregnancy rumors swirled earlier this week, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

“I think that if I wasn’t portraying these characters, I wonder how my own journey with my own sexual orientation, how I would embrace that, how I would walk the world if I wasn’t able to embrace the characters that I have been.”

— Samira Wiley, on how loving her Orange Is the New Black character Poussey helped her come to terms with her own sexuality, on WNYC Studios’ Nancy podcast


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