R. Kelly: The Martin Luther King of R&B?

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“I'm the Ali of today. I'm the Marvin Gaye of today. I'm the Bob Marley of today. I'm the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now.” – R. Kelly [NYP]

“I said to her during the commercial, ‘Why don't you tell this on the air?’ And she says, ‘Aww, I'd lose my job.’ ARE YOU KIDDING ME? You can't lose your job. You have your job. It's called the KATIE COURIC JOB!" —Michael Moore, who says Couric attacked him during an interview, then was sympathetic off-camera [EW]

“I would be sitting in my living room in the Valley writing jokes as if I was a middle-aged, overweight housewife. I remember writing a whole bit about stretch marks and the only way to get rid of them was to put on an extra 10 pounds just to kind of bang them out.” – Knocked Up writer-director Judd Apatow, on writing jokes for Roseanne early in his career [LAT]

“Supposedly they have a huge draw, even bigger than mine.” –Matisyahu, on why he decided to take 311 up on their touring offer [Billboard]

“Anyone who is lazy or, I guess, has the lack of depth to expect [a video from me] to be shocking and then say it's not shocking, is essentially the same as saying your partner is bad in bed when you're a masturbator.” –Marilyn Manson, on his controversial new video for “Heart-Shaped Glasses” [MTV]
Lindsey Thomas