These are the 12 best entertainment quotes of the week
Why is Twitter calling to #FreeKesha?
It's about more than just the music industry. The conversation surrounding pop star Kesha and her battle to end her contract with "TiK ToK" producer Dr. Luke is a story about freedom from oppression, and the freedom to create — one that's also generating a great deal of discussion around how we talk about sexual assault. That's why it leads this week's round-up of culture quotes...
"I have nothing left to hide. I did this because the truth was eating away my soul and killing me from the inside. This is not just for me. This is for every woman, every human who has ever been abused. Sexually. Emotionally. Mentally. I had to tell the truth."
Kesha will not be freed from her contract with producer Dr. Luke, a court ruled Friday, leaving her with four more albums to record under Kemosabe Records, Dr. Luke's label. Kesha claims that the producer, a.k.a Lukasz Gottwald, drugged, raped and abused her. The day before the hearing, Kesha posted this message to Instagram.
"Really disappointing to hear about this Kesha case. No one should be denied freedom from their abuser, nor freedom of their creativity."
Brampton-raised pop star Alessia Cara was among the many musicians who responded to Kesha's story on Twitter, as #FreeKesha became a trending topic on Friday. According to CBC News, at least one artist is supporting her with more than words, as Taylor Swift donated $250,000 US to Kesha's legal battle.
"Art is a gift. You give it to the world. What someone does with your gift is their business not yours."
"I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. Someday when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you'll know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there."
Just a snippet from Taylor Swift's album of the year acceptance speech at the Grammys. Swift is the first woman to win album of the year twice.
"The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that's what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. Sh*t happens. Because of it though... I'm treating myself to an In N Out. So maybe it was worth it."
"How VIP do we gotta get?"
When Paul McCartney couldn't get into a Grammy after-party, he was caught on camera joking around with the rest of guys stuck on the wrong side of the velvet rope — namely Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
"A lot of black people think it's not black enough. A lot of non-black people think it's too black. Which means she's just right."
"I just wanted to suck the stories out of everything."
What was Giller Prize-winning author Lynn Coady like as a kid? She shared this answer with CBC Books.
"Saying yes to playing with my children likely saved my career."
"I know people will disagree with me, but it just seems like God made men and women, and that night guns made them equal. And I hate it that it's that way. I think the only way my mind has been changed is that maybe that until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them."
Eagles of Death Metal returned to Paris for the first time since November's terrorist attack at le Bataclan. The band's frontman, Jesse Hughes, shared his thoughts on gun control while discussing the tragedy.
"Alright, well that's settled, then. Now f*** off."
It's OK to say no. Even to the Foo Fighters. The band's Dave Grohl revealed how the late David Bowie shot down his pitch to collaborate on a song.
"Stanley Kubrick, Apostle Paul, Picasso... f****** Picasso and Escobar. By 50 per cent more influential than any other human being."
Kanye West apparently thinks he's better than everything by half. Leaked audio, recorded backstage at Saturday Night Live, caught the rapper mid-rant.