Did They Really Just Say That?

by Natasha Wolff | March 14, 2014 4:20 pm

They Call Me the Boss

“I used to be called bossy. Now I’m badass.”
– Katie Couric, lending her voice[1] to Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” campaign, which encourages assertive little girls to shirk disparaging undertones often associated with words like “bossy.”


Foul Play

“Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”
– Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo, provoking accusations of racism[2] and great displeasure from basketball fans everywhere in a tweet.


Bedlam in Bieberville

“In my opinion, Justin Bieber is a piece of sh*t. He’s obnoxious, he’s ungrateful, he’s insincere. He puts people’s lives in danger.”
– Seth Rogan, telling the world how he really feels[3] about the young pop star during his guest appearance on Watch What Happens Live.


John on Juan

“Thinking about Juan Pablo led me back to this book on my shelf called Unmasking The Face. (I like super dense esoterical). The book refers to itself as a ‘guide to recognizing emotions and facial expressions.’ Turns out Juan Pablo was showing figure 28, contempt with some disgust, with a sadness brow featured in figure 60 (not pictured.)”
– John Mayer, a professed Bachelor fan, reflecting[4] on the reality show’s dramatic—for once—final episode.


Take Your Burrito and Shove It

“F**K OFF.”
– Frank Ocean’s words, written on the memo line of a check[5] he wrote to Chipotle. The rap artist was sued by the chain for backing out of a commercial he was already paid for. Apparently, he felt there was only one appropriate response to that.



A Regular Grown-Up Joe Jonas?[6]
DuJour Editors Weigh In on Current Events[7]
The Death of the Professional Gossip[8]

  1. lending her voice: http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/169407/10_inspiring_celebrity_quotes_on
  2. provoking accusations of racism: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/26112786-419/minnesota-rep-pat-garofalo-apologizes-for-offensive-nba-tweet.html
  3. telling the world how he really feels: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20796438,00.html
  4. reflecting: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/john-mayer-identifies-bachelor-juan-pablos-emotions-as-contempt-with-some-disgust-2014133#ixzz2vxt57uTP
  5. written on the memo line of a check: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/frank-ocean-writes-check-chipotle-f-k-article-1.1718125
  6. A Regular Grown-Up Joe Jonas?: http://dujour.com/article/joe-jonas-quotes-nymag-story
  7. DuJour Editors Weigh In on Current Events: http://dujour.com/article/dujour-5x5-jimmy-fallon-shia-labeouf-sochi
  8. The Death of the Professional Gossip: http://dujour.com/article/rush-and-molloy-scandal-book-gossip-columnist-advice

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