Go ahead quote me

Josh Groban.
Josh Groban.
Brett Ratner.
Brett Ratner.
Britney Spears.
Britney Spears.

"I'm probably indirectly to blame for Il Divo. It was a perfect storm: I had a huge record, boybands were still a thing, and Simon Cowell just, I don't know, got drunk one night and decided to put Il Divo together."

SINGER JOSH GROBAN on the launch of popera boyband Il Divo


"We share a birthday one day apart. I consider her a sister - so tabloids, back off. It's not true."

FILM-MAKER BRETT RATNER fending off rumours about him dating singer Mariah Carey


"Proper pop was much better when people mimed. As a producer, you spend weeks and weeks trying to make this thing sound absolutely perfect for people to listen to and love and then the poor artist goes on TV and is meant to sing it live in one take at nine in the morning. It's nonsense."

CHRIS BRAIDE, singer Britney Spears' producer

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2015, with the headline 'GoAheadQuoteMe'. Print Edition | Subscribe