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Did They Really Just Say That?

Helen Mirren’s surprising confession, George Clooney’s most embarrassing role and more of the week’s strangest statements


“On floor of house waitin on “Kommandant-In-Chef”… the Socialistic dictator who’s been feeding US a line or is it “A-Lying?””

— GOP congressman Randy Weber straight-up calling the President a socialist dictator in a pre-sponse tweet to Obama’s SOTU address.


Move Over, Miley

“Oh, God, this is very difficult. I’ve tried [twerking] in my bedroom in private, in front of the mirror, very unsuccessfully—so absolutely humiliating to have to do it in public in front of a whole load of people.”

Dame Helen Mirren demonstrating the “twerk”—not for the first time—during a game of charades at Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Ceremony.


A (Cold) Dark Knight

“I wasn’t thrilled with the nipples on the batsuit. You know that’s not something you really think about when you’re putting it on. You figure all batsuits have nipples and then you realize yours was really the first. Batman was just constantly cold I guess.”

— George Clooney revealing in his Reddit AMA exactly why his turn as Batman wasn’t his most favorite role.


Tough Subject

“Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f—–g balcony. You’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”

 Congressman Michael Grimm aggressively threatening a NY1 reporter for asking off-topic questions during an interview about SOTU at Washington D.C.’s Capitol Building.


Plight of the Plunging Neckline

“Katy Perry finger-banged my cleavage. It was a weird night. I was kind of asking for it. If nobody had done it I would’ve been a little sad. She’s aggressive. I like it.”

Anna Kendrick catching up Conan O’Brien on her run-in with Katy Perry during the Grammys.