This Week in Quotes: A Million Tony Bennetts

Courtesy of Ben Baker / Parade
Courtesy of Ben Baker / Parade

“He wants nothing from me but my talent and my friendship… I think we should all be each other’s Tony Bennetts.” – Lady Gaga, discussing the friendship with her recent collaborator. The duo will perform at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony tonight in New York City.

“I came out when I was like four years old. My mum said she knew when I was like three.” – Sam Smith, explaining that he never had to “properly come out” about his homosexuality. The singer recently decided to go public about being gay before his new album release, because he felt like doing it afterwards might seem like a publicity stunt.

“We ALL deserved better.” – Paul Stanley of KISS, who expressed via Twitter that the band was “screwed over & misled by the exec in charge of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” They have not yet explained why, but some have guessed that it may be related to some poorly-timed spotlighting and camerawork during their parade performance.

“All I’ll say is we are around the same age and he was a very nice guy.” Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle on a possible love interest she met during her U.S. tour. The Scottish singer revealed only that her mystery man is a doctor who was staying in the same hotel.

“We’re lucky he was wearing a helmet so he didn’t actually break Central Park.” – U2’s The Edge, talking about Bono’s horrific cycling accident. His bandmates told reporters that “he’s made of tough stuff, and he’s bouncing back.”

“A Victoria’s Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome.” – Ariana Grande, describing a run-in with a model during her performance at last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Many were amused by the look of pure horror on her face the moment she was hit.

“Kurt heard that and kissed me on the face.” – Dave Grohl, revealing that the late Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain had a very affectionate reaction when he first heard one of Foo Fighters’ demo tapes in 1992. Grohl added that he “was too afraid to be in the same room as he listened to it.”