"I saw Courtney walking past, and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it -- we're just family. We've had a rocky road. We've had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we're a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real hug."
Dave Grohl on that unlikely hug he shared with Courtney Love at Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. (The Hollywood Reporter)
"I think he needs to go to sleep and have a good rest, and think again."
Robert Plant patronizing the shit out of Jimmy Page, who wants to do a Led Zeppelin reunion. (Mawazine Festival Press Conference, Morocco)
"Someone who claims to know what happens after death is probably someone we should be suspicious of -- they might be a ghost."
Andrew W.K., in his 'Ask Andrew W.K.' column, in the process of trying to give a suicidal fan reasons to live. (Village Voice)
"Now that these mistakes from the past have become public, I need to apologize again to all those I have offended. As a young man, I didn't understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I... didn't realize at the time that it wasn't funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance."
Justin Bieber apologizes for a video showing 16-year-old-him telling a racist "joke" (The Hollywood Reporter)... A second unbelievably racist video has since emerged.
"TMZ has been sitting on this video for 3+ years, and have been using it as essentially ransom so that Bieber and his team would cooperate with them and give them scoops. It was very close to being released initially, but his team was able to convince them not to by giving them access and compliance."
An alleged ex-TMZ employee is claiming the first video was used to keep Bieber cooperative for years. (Gawker)
"I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry."
Pharrell wore a native American headdress on the cover of Elle UK -- then regretted it. (Buzzfeed)