Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Rae Dawn Chong Apologizes to Oprah

Plus, quotes from Jay-Z and Spike Lee.

Rae Dawn Chong apologizing for calling Oprah Winfrey the N-word: - "It's a most unfortunate choice of words and I regret it. Do I take back everything I said? No."  (Photos from left: Evan Agostini/Getty Images, Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

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Rae Dawn Chong apologizing for calling Oprah Winfrey the N-word: - "It's a most unfortunate choice of words and I regret it. Do I take back everything I said? No." (Photos from left: Evan Agostini/Getty Images, Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

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Hustler of the Year: Jay Z - After 50 million albums sold worldwide, a chain of 40/40 Clubs, plus lucrative endorsements with Budweiser and Sumsung you'd think Jay had enough. Nope. He's now a certified sports agent running the startup Roc Nation.   (Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images)

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Jay-Z on the impact daughter Blue Ivy has had on him:  - “The birth of my child gave me this new energy and focus… to remind you exactly who I am.”(Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images)

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Conrad Murray warning against him being forced to testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial: - "Please stop. If you don’t, let this serve as my final warning to both sides. Don’t incite me to testify. Consider this as an imminent nuclear warning. Enough is enough."(Photo: AP Photo/Irfan Khan, File)

Tavis Smiley on President Obama’s televised reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict:  - “I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up. But … he did not walk to the podium… he was pushed to that podium.”  (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Tavis Smiley on President Obama’s televised reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict:  - “I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up. But … he did not walk to the podium… he was pushed to that podium.” (Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross on her family getting a reality show:  - “I think one of the things about reality TV is it’s almost like therapy because you really have to go through the issues and find a solution. For me, I think it really helped us to have the show. I think we all grew closer together.” (Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for WE TV)

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Spike Lee @SpikeLee - Tweet: ?We Happy In Da Orange And Blues. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF...http://instagram.com/p/lsZDx5yqim/ "(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)

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Spike Lee on raising money for his next film through Kickstarter:  - "That's why I felt it was important to include my body of work [on Kickstarter], because m*****f****** be forgetting… and I don't mind reminding them.”(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)

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Columbus Short on the George Zimmerman verdict:  - “As I have sat and listened to debate after debate, in depth analysis and tempered opinions on 'The Verdict' I couldn't help but feel helpless, frustrated, hurt and yes, angry.” (Photo: WENN)

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Andrew Garfield on making the Spider-Man character Black in the future:  - "Spider-Man will protect whoever needs protecting: gay, straight, Black, lesbian, bisexual, transgender. He's not gonna go help the middle-class white dude before he helps the homosexual Black dude!" (Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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Shamicka Lawrence on saving ex-husband Martin Lawrence from the pressures of show business:  - “I just protected my family, and I think I was a good foundation for him.”(Photo: Burt Harris/PI /Landov)

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Jalen Rose on Lupe Fiasco:  - "(Lupe) and I are a lot alike in that sometimes we say what everybody else is thinking, but sometimes we say it in the wrong place on the wrong day.”(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Eve on touring to promote her latest project Lip Lock: -  “I’ve definitely evolved musically. Like, my ear is different ... But as far as me lyrically, I think people can definitely recognize me…” (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

Who Know? Rookie of the Year: Earl Sweatshirt - The Odd Future young gun has emerged from parental exile in Samoa to release his new LP Doris and garner a nomination and tons of respect for his exceptional talent.  (Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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Earl Sweatshirt on Jay-Z’s new LP Magna Carta Holy Grail:  - "I love Jay-Z, that's why I didn't like his album so much. I listened to the s*** and then I listened to something else and I was like 'I don't like this.'"(Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

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