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Did They Really Just Say That?

From Anthony Weiner’s self-loathing to Martha’s swipe at Gwyneth, the 5 most mind-boggling statements of the week

After certain conversations, celebrities might wish they could hit “undo.” Hold forth for the most brazen—and revealing—quotes from the week of October 18. Reading between the lines isn’t necessary.


Pillow Talk with Warren Buffett

“Creditworthiness is like virginity. It can be preserved but not restored very easily.” —Warren Buffett, waxing poetic on the debt ceiling dance to CNBC


A Compliment Is Best Served Ice-Cold

“I haven’t eaten at Gwyneth’s house. And I’ve never seen how she lives. But if she is authentic, all the better. I mean, and I certainly hope she is. She really wants to be part of the lifestyle business…Gwyneth for example, has a book on the best-seller list. She must be doing something right. She’s a charming, pretty person who has a feeling for lifestyle. She wants to be a lifestyle arbiter. Fine. Good. I think I started this whole category of lifestyle.”—Martha Stewart, making it Waterford crystal clear how she feels about Ms. Paltrow


Hi! I’m Rielle. Remember Me?

“I behaved badly. That may seem obvious to you but it’s taken me a long time to admit that, even to myself.” —Rielle Hunter, making the publicity rounds for her “new” book, In Hindsight, What Really Happened: The Revised Edition: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me, an annotated version of her first book


Cool Runnings Deceived the World

“It’s a feature Disney film, not much in it actually happened in real life, there were some things that were inspirational for the film. It is different than a documentary. It’s really served Jamaica bobsled very well.” —Dudley “Tal” Stokes, founding member of the Jamaican bobsled team portrayed in the 1993 Disney sham film Cool Runnings


At Least He’s Self-Aware?

“I duck it as best I can,” he added, “but her reputation has become the Woman Who Married an Idiot and Stuck with Him. More of it rolls off my back, because that’s the way I am constitutionally. She’s more sensitive. I’m just an empty, soulless vessel, so it doesn’t hurt me as much.” —Anthony Weiner, doing his best to keep wife Huma Abedin out of the spotlight by participating in a GQ profile