Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Keke Palmer Checks Wendy Williams on Her Purple Couch

Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Keke Palmer Checks Wendy Williams on Her Purple Couch

Plus, words from Mahershala Ali, Taraji P. Henson and more.

Published February 3, 2017

  1. Keke Palmer confronts Wendy Williams over Trey Songz comments

    “Cause the gag is, you wasn’t there!”

  2. Lady Gaga promises career-spanning Super Bowl halftime performance

    “We were [rehearsing] in the tent for about a week and a half, then we had to move to bigger studios in Hollywood where we are working on the rest of the show. And then we will send that equipment to Houston where we will finish rehearsals. Fans can expect a performance that spans my career so far.”

  3. Danielle Brooks speaks on the new season of 'Orange Is the New Black'

    “It will be very detailed, very intense, and you better get ready.”

  4. Mahershala Ali weighs in on Trump’s Muslim ban in SAG awards speech

    “My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn't do backflips when I called her and told her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now, we put things to the side, and I was able to see her. She is able to see me. We love each other.”

  5. Taraji P. Henson speaks on unity in SAG awards acceptance speech

    “This film is about unity. The shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars. These women did not complain about the problems, the circumstances, the issues. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside, and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time ... They are hidden figures no more!”

  6. Bruno Mars loves Black culture a lot

    “Black people created it all… So, in my world, Black music means everything. It’s what gives America its swag.”

  7. Viola Davis speaks on the beauty of diversity in television

    "I think that every nominee — from Naomie Harris to Octavia Spencer to Hidden Figures to Fences to Moonlight to Mahershala Ali — [is] there because they deserve to be there. They're not there because of the color of their skin. They've put in the work… We're not The Brady Bunch anymore. We're Black-ish, we're Fresh Off the Boat. You know, we're Jane the Virgin. You know, we're Stranger Things. We're a hodgepodge of culture and races and sexes and sexualities."

  8. Kelly Rowland talks about partnering with Burlington for heart disease awareness and losing her mother

    “Immediately when they talked about raising awareness to other women, I was like, ‘I’m in.’ Because it was such a tough loss for me and because it was so sudden, I felt the need to talk to other women about it. I feel like when you understand what’s going on with your body — or if you don’t know — this is an opportunity to spread awareness about it so that you will know.”

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31:  Kelly Rowland, Grammy award-winning recording artist and heart health advocate, teams up with Burlington Stores and WomenHeart to educate women about the importance of their heart health, as heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, at Burlington Stores in Union Square on January 31, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Burlington)
    (Photo: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Burlington)
  9. Here’s what Alicia Keys would tell her younger self

    “There is this fallacy about how women are catty, that we’re all in competition with each other. I’d say: As opposed to getting swept up in jealousy, use that pang to give you an indication of what you are looking for. Actually, there is this awesome performer Lilly Singh [IISuperwomanII on YouTube], who always does this thing: 'Shout out another girl and tell her what you love about her.' Even doing that is such a good practice. I don’t know if we tell women great news about themselves enough. You’d be surprised how often a young woman doesn’t hear positive things about herself—not in her home, not at school. It’s hard to create a beautiful image for yourself when you’ve never seen it or heard it.”

    (Photo: Glamour, February 2017)
  10. LeBron James went off about needing more teammates

    "We need a f*****g playmaker. I'm not saying you can just go find one, like you can go outside and see trees. I didn't say that. I'm not singling out anybody. I'm not. Yeah, we won [the championship], but f*ck, you know what, let's see if we can do something."

    NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 23:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a call during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The New Orleans Pelicans won the game 124 - 122. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
  11. Derek Fisher doesn’t care what Matt Barnes has to say about his relationship with Gloria Govan

    "If the worst thing someone has to say about me. Is that I'm now going out with a woman who used to be married to this guy I worked with for a year six years ago… Cool.”

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05:  Television personality Gloria Govan (L) and former NBA player Derek Fisher arrive at the premiere of Open Road Films' "Sleepless" at the Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on January 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
    (Photo: Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Written by John Justice

(Photo from top: Wendy Williams, My 9)

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