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These are the 12 best entertainment quotes of the week

Why is Twitter calling to #FreeKesha?

APTOPIX Kesha Producer Clash

Pop star Kesha leaves Supreme court in New York, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Kesha is fighting to wrest her career away from a hitmaker she says drugged, sexually abused and psychologically tormented her _ and still has exclusive rights to make records with her. Producer Dr. Luke says the singer is slinging falsehoods and ruining his reputation to try to weasel out of her recording contract and strike a new deal. (Mary Altaffer/The Associated Press)

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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...

Lukasz 'Dr. Luke' Gottwald and Kesha

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and singer Ke$ha pose onstage at the 28th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Kodak Ballroom on April 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"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.

Alessia Cara

Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, 19, hails from Brampton, Ont. Her song Here, released in April 2015, became a viral sensation that garnered her coverage from media outlets such as the New York Times and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Cara's debut album Know It All is set for release in fall 2015. (Universal Music Canada)

"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.

Yann Martel

Man Booker award winning author Yann Martel is in Ottawa with his new book The High Mountains of Portugal. (CBC)

"Art is a gift. You give it to the world. What someone does with your gift is their business not yours."

Yann Martel talks to CBC News: The National. Best known for his Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Life of Pi, the Saskatoon author's latest book is The High Mountains of Portugal.

Taylor Swift

Singer Taylor Swift accepts the award for the Album of the Year onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

"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.

Adele

Singer Adele performs onstage during the 58th Annual Grammy music Awards in Los Angeles February 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO/ ROBYN BECK / AFP / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

"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 Adele reacted (on Twitter) to her botched Grammy performance.

Paul McCartney

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Recording artist Sir Paul McCartney attends the Republic Records Grammy Celebration presented by Chromecast Audio at Hyde Sunset Kitchen & Cocktail on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Republic Records) (Getty Images)

"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.

Marlon James

Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James joins Shad for a wide-ranging conversation on art, identity and race. (Neil Hall/Reuters)

"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."

Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James shares his take on Beyonce's "Formation" with CBC Radio's q.

Lynn Coady

Author Lynn Coady appears in episode 6 of CBC TV's Exhibitionists. (CBC Arts)

"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.

Shonda Rimes

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"Saying yes to playing with my children likely saved my career."

Scandal and Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes spoke at the 2016 TED Conference in Vancouver last week. CBC News has more from her talk.

Eagles of Death Metal

Jesse Hughes (C), the singer of US rock group Eagles of Death Metal, holds a tee-shirt prior to the start of the concert at the Olympia concert hall in Paris, on February 16, 2016. Eagles of Death Metal, the Californian rock group who were playing at the Bataclan music hall in Paris when jihadist gunmen burst in and killed 90 people in November, returned to the French capital for a concert at the Olympia. AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET / AFP / JOEL SAGET (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

"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.

Dave Grohl

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"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.

Kanye West

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Vanguard Award winner Kanye West speaks onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

"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.

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