Famous August quotes

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A Yankee third baseman was booed pretty much everywhere, the Edward Snowden saga continued, and controversial voter ID laws popped up across the country. Keep reading to find out what people were talking about this month.

(From left) AOL CEO Tim Armstrong & Apple CEO Tim Cook (© Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images; JimWatson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Tim Armstrong/Apple CEO Tim Cook

Firing an employee during a companywide conference call:


"Abel, put that camera down, now. Abel, you're fired. Out."


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Did he offer an apology?

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(From left) Warren Buffett & Jeff Bezos (© Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images; Joe Klamar/AFP/GettyImages)
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Warren Buffett/Jeff Bezos

On buying The Washington Post:


"I would highlight two kinds of courage the Grahams have shown as owners that I hope to channel. The first is the courage to say wait, be sure, slow down, get another source. Real people and their reputations, livelihoods and families are at stake. The second is the courage to say follow the story, no matter the cost. While I hope no one ever threatens to put one of my body parts through a wringer, if they do, thanks to Mrs. Graham's example, I'll be ready."


Do you think Warren Buffett or Jeff Bezos said it?






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(From left) Michael Bloomberg & Ray Kelly (© Jemal Countess/Getty Images; Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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Michael Bloomberg/NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

On the city's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy:


"People also have a right to walk down the street without being killed or mugged. And for those rights to be protected, we have to give the members of our police department the tools they need to do their jobs without being micromanaged and second-guessed every day by a judge or a monitor."


Do you think New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly or Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it?






What is stop-and-frisk?

Latest news on court ruling

(From left) Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato (© Emmaniel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Miley Cyrus/Demi Lovato

On her party-girl image:


"People have this misconception of me that I'm just one of these kids on TV and that now I go off and party and I'm just this ratchet white girl, and I'm not."


Do you think Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato said it?






Miley's latest album title

Who got an unusual birthday gift?

Lovato's big TV news

(From left) Joe Girardi & Alex Rodriguez (© J. Meric/Getty Images; Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Joe Girardi/Alex Rodriguez

On Alex Rodriguez getting hit by Ryan Dempster's pitch:


"Everyone knows it's intentional, and I don't understand why he's left in the game. And then to give us a warning?"


Do you think Joe Girardi or Alex Rodriguez said it?






Dempster suspended?

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Rodriguez appeal updates

(From left) Glenn Greenwald & Laura Poitras (© Kin Cheung/AP; Jeff Vespa/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

On the detention of partner David Miranda at Heathrow Airport:


"To detain my partner for a full nine hours while denying him a lawyer, and then seize large amounts of his possessions, is clearly intended to send a message of intimidation to those of us who have been reporting on the NSA and GCHQ. The actions of the U.K. pose a serious threat to journalists everywhere. But the last thing it will do is intimidate or deter us in any way from doing our job as journalists. Quite the contrary: It will only embolden us more to continue to report aggressively."


Do you think Laura Poitras or Glenn Greenwald said it?






Latest news on the incident

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Another NSA scandal?

(From left) Michael Grunwald & Ann Coulter (© via michaelgrunwald.com; Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Time/Getty Images)
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Michael Grunwald/Ann Coulter

On the controversial WikiLeaks founder:


"I can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange."


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Later apologized

Who is Julian Assange?

What is WikiLeaks?

(From left) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel & Secretary of State John Kerry (© Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel/Sec. of State John Kerry

On the situation in Egypt:


"We are concerned about our people. Protection of Americans in Egypt, not just only our diplomats, but all Americans, is of the highest priority."


Do you think Secretary of State John Kerry or Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it?






Latest news on Egypt

Where is Hosni Mubarak?

(From left) Ashton Kutcher & Channing Tatum (© Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Ashton Kutcher/Channing Tatum

In his Teen Choice Awards speech:


"The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It's just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don't buy it. Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous."


Do you think Ashton Kutcher or Channing Tatum said it?






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Is Kutcher's divorce finalized?

(From left) Katy Perry & Lady Gaga (© Kevin Mazur/WireImage for MTV/Getty Images; Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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Lady Gaga/Katy Perry

Accusing former friend Perez Hilton of stalking her on Twitter:




Do you think Katy Perry or Lady Gaga said it?






Hilton's response

Gaga's new album

Is Perry still with John Mayer

(From left) Jennifer Lawrence & Kristen Stewart (© Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images; Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Jennifer Lawrence/Kristen Stewart

On her newfound fame:


"I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven't been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I'm not going to find peace with it."


Do you think Kristen Stewart or Jennifer Lawrence said it?






Is Lawrence back with her ex-boyfriend?

Is Stewart moving on?  

When does "Catching Fire" hit theaters?

(From left) Lindsay Lohan & Chris Brown (© Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images)
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Lindsay Lohan/Chris Brown

On getting into trouble:


"How come when Kanye acts like an idiot he gets a gold record, but when I act like an idiot, I get a police record?"


Do you think Lindsay Lohan or Chris Brown said it?






Watch Lohan talk to Oprah

Who drives a graffiti-covered Porsche?

Brown's latest sentence

(From left) Bradley Manning & Nidal Hasan (© Alex Wong/Getty Images; Bell County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)
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Pfc. Bradley Manning/ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan

During his court-martial trial:


"I'm sorry that my actions hurt people. I'm sorry that they hurt the United States. At the time of my decision, as you know, I was dealing with a lot of issues, issues that are ongoing and continue to affect me."


Do you think ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan or former Pfc. Bradley Manning said it?






Manning's big change

Latest news on the Hasan case

How many years is Manning's sentence?

(From left) Pat McCrory & Rick Perry (© Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images; Stewart F. House/Getty Images)
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Gov. Pat McCrory/Gov. Rick Perry

On his state's controversial new voter ID law:


"I am proud to sign this legislation into law. Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote."


Do you think North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory or Texas Gov. Rick Perry said it?






North Carolina's law

Federal lawsuit against Texas

(From left) Chloe Grace Moretz & Aaron Taylor-Johnson (© Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images; CarlCourt/AFP/GettyImages)
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Chloe Grace Moretz/Aaron Taylor-Johnson

On a fan's unusual request:


"No, I'm not gonna punch you in the face. But thank you for asking."


Do you think Chloe Grace Moretz or Aaron Taylor-Johnson said it?






Watch a "Kick-Ass 2" trailer

Watch Moretz show off her knife skills

Johnson's May-December relationship

(From left) Elon Musk & Richard Branson (© Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic/Getty Images; Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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Elon Musk/Richard Branson

On his proposed Hyperloop transportation system:


"It should just feel really super-smooth and quiet, and obviously there'd never be any turbulence or anything."


Do you think Richard Branson or Elon Musk said it?






Learn more about the Hyperloop

Musk's Tesla connection

Branson's island paradise

(From left) Keith Olbermann & Laura Ling (© Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Keith Olbermann/Laura Ling

On working for former Current TV boss Al Gore:


"When you're working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod, the scales fall from your eyes. Sorry. Al underdelivered. I mean that's just simply the case. I don't want to dwell on it, but it's true."


Do you think Keith Olbermann or Laura Ling said it?






Olbermann's latest gig

Current TV's new owners

What is Al Gore working on now?

(From left) Naya Rivera & Sofia Vergara (© Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage/Getty Images; Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds/Getty Images)
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Naya Rivera/Sofia Vergara

On her horrible prom date:


"He started talking about how skinny I was. All of his friends were like, 'You need a thick [big] girl.' He was grinding on every other girl at the dance while I sat alone at the table, looking like a senorita. I didn't even dance. It was horrible."


Do you think Naya Rivera or Sofia Vergara said it?






Latest "Glee" news

Who is Rivera dating?

Wedding bells for Vergara?

(From left) Blake Skjellerup & Johnny Weir (© blakeskjellerup via Facebook, http://aka.ms/blakeskjellerup; Antti Aimo-Koivisto/AFP/GettyImages)
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Johnny Weir/Blake Skjellerup

On being a gay athlete at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia:


"I'll take proper precautions, but at the same time, I won't stop being myself."


Do you think Blake Skjellerup or Johnny Weir said it?






Russia's controversial anti-gay law

See Weir's memorable skating costumes

Latest news on the Olympics controversy

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