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Did They Really Just Say That?

From Justin Bieber’s brothel rumors to Tom Cruise’s Scientology woes, the six most surprising statements of the week

It was a week of court cases, apologies, and kiss-and-tells from teen icons. Read on for for the most brazen—and revealing—quotes from the past week.


Bieber Does Baywatch

“Can’t believe or dwell on the bs. Just gotta know your truth. U can’t bring us down. And @DavidHasselhoff everyone loved BayWatch.”—Justin Bieberresponding (sort of) to the stories swirling around his stay in Brazil, including rumors that he visited a brothel, and tweeting his affection for another beleaguered celebrity


Lagerfeld’s Not a Dog Person

“You need a country house, and you need to walk them in the street. I cannot walk in the street anymore, I’m too easy to recognize. In the age of cellphones, it’s not a pleasant thing.”—Karl Lagerfeld, discussing why his fame limits him to owning a cat


Tom Cruise’s Family Matters

“Listen, I find that question offensive…I find it, those statements offensive. Like with any relationship, there are many different levels to it. You know, I, I find it very offensive. There is no need to protect my daughter from my religion.”—Tom Cruiseafter being asked if Scientology broke up his marriage in a recent deposition for a $50 million defamation suit filed against In Touch and Us Weekly, who claimed he abandoned his daughter

CBS Mea Culpa

“We take the vetting of sources and stories very seriously at 60 Minutes, and we took it seriously in this case. But we were misled and we were wrong, and that’s the important thing.”—Correspondent Lara Logan, offering up an apology for trusting a faulty source on intel regarding the Benghazi attack


An Ode to Ryan Reynolds’ Lips

“I remember that his lips were pretty wonderful, plus he had these big hands and shoulders that completely swallowed my petite frame. It was a terrific distraction from how strongly he smelled of hair product.”—Melissa Joan Hart, detailing her decades-old fling with Ryan Reynolds in her new memoir


In Case You Thought Your Job Was Hard…

“I made a mistake by publishing the column. I thought it would generate a healthy exchange of ideas on gun rights. I miscalculated, pure and simple. I was wrong, and I ask your forgiveness.”—Guns & Ammo editor Jim Bequette, apologizing for publishing a story backing mild gun restrictions, before he resigned from the publication