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Did They Really Just Say That?

Katy Perry confesses a strange habit, Prince Charles’ impressive dance moves, and more mind-boggling statements from the week

After this week, there are certain things we wish we didn’t know. But alas, the people featured below can’t take back the things they said, no matter how hard they might try. Read on for the most revealing quotes from the week of October 25.

The Seductive Prince Charles

“Dancing with Charles, an old friend, is ‘better than sex. Thomson adds, ‘There’s a long history of relationships between Princes of Wales and actors—not just actresses, not just the rude relationships as [Charles] would say, though god knows I’ve tried. He wasn’t having any of it.’ “
Actress Emma Thompson, opening up about her relationship with Prince Charles in TIME‘s cover story

The Part of You That Katy Perry Will Take Away From You

“One of the first times I went to the Grammys, I got to share a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift… And I asked for a lock of their hair from each one of them, which is totally creepy, but awesome…. I put little bows on them individually and put them in my purse. That was my little secret and I’m a freak!”
Katy Perry, in response to a fan asking what was in her purse

Meanwhile at Art School…

“The key thing about performance art is that it should only be performed once, and this is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime performance… I’ve held on to my virginity for 19 years, and I’m not throwing it away lightly. Basically it’s like I am losing the stigma around virginity.”
London-based art student Clayton Pettet, who plans to have sex for the first time as a “performance art project

Russell Brand Loves Beards

“So, how come I feel so cross with you? It can’t just be because of that beard. It’s gorgeous. If the Daily Mail don’t want it, I do. I’m against them, grow it longer, tangle it into your armpit hair.”
Russell Brand, during an impassioned conversation with British journalist and Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman (the rest of the compelling included Brand ranting against voting)

Cranky French Director Doesn’t Help Perception of Frenchmen as Cranky

“I was confronted with a series of articles in Le Monde that made a number of slanderous allegations. All of them took me as a target at the worst possible moment for me and my film. It was an incomprehensible situation, a veritable press campaign against me, and one so violent that I can today say with certainty, and film professionals know I am right, that if my film had not been rewarded at Cannes, I would today be a destroyed director—as they say, a dead man.”
French director Abdellatif Kechiche, in a 5,000-word rant about the reception of his film Blue Is the Warmest Color…which won the top prize at Cannes