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Did They Really Just Say That?

From Patti LaBelle’s blast at modern-day divas to a breaking news interruption for Justin Bieber’s bond hearing, here are five of the week’s strangest statements


Define “Diva”

“I always considered myself a woman who sings her heart out and who gives 120 percent. ‘Diva’ is a word that I wouldn’t wanna call myself because it’s so loosely used. […] All these little heifers who can’t sing are called divas!”
Grammy Hall of Famer Patti LaBelle revealing why she’s no longer a “diva” with a finger pointed towards a newer generation of singers.


The New Reign

“Since the Victorians, the royals have had a glamorous and imperial air and I don’t think that will exist when William gets to the throne, while Catherine will be not quite mumsy, but dull. I think the gloss is wearing off her now.”
— Historian Christopher Lee dismissing Wills and Kate for being “dull” and “inoffensive” celebs.


Breaking Bieber

“Congresswoman Harman, let me interrupt you for just a moment. We’ve got some breaking news out of Miami—stand by if you will. Right now in Miami, Justin Bieber has been arrested on a number of charges including resisting arrest and driving under the influence. He’s appearing now before the huge for his bond hearing, let’s watch.”
MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell abruptly interrupting California Congresswoman Jane Harman‘s discussion on NSA’s data collection practices with breaking Justin Bieber news.


Familiar Face?

“I’m on the porn diet. I am blessed to work out at a gym that has a lot of adult-entertainment actresses, a lot of porn gals. I’ll follow them to—like, the gyms have the juice bar—and I watch and see what they’re ordering.”
Gabrielle Union telling Conan O’Brien about her latest dietary regimen.



“Gmail was down 2:03pm-2:21pm Friday Jan. 24, 2014 Never Forget”
Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew), just getting in on the Twitter conversation re: today’s gmail outage. Another Buzzfeed insider reaction we loved: “the gmail free public beta is OVER” tweeted by editor John Herrman (@jwherrman).