Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway: Top 10 Celebrity Quotes of the Week (PHOTOS)

“Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid.”

Which Tinseltown actress was recently heard name-calling her craft?

Was it Scarlett Johannson, Jennifer Lawrence or Anne Hathaway?

Find out in Celebuzz’s top quotes of the week.

Who was the big screen beauty that spoke ill of acting?

It was Jennifer Lawrence!

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the Hollywood newcomer remained modest about her impact as a top actress, explaining that she is no hero, and that acting doesn’t make her one.

“Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?,’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life.’” she continued. “There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.’”

But some might disagree with Lawrence’s summation that her acting career is “stupid”.

Though she had already achieved Academy Award nominee status for her role in indie film Winter’s Bone back in 2010, the 22-year-old actress only rose to superstardom very recently. As leading lady Katniss Everdeen in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of the novel, The Hunger Games, she obtained international praise and overnight recognition.

Now, she is among the most buzzed about for this year’s Oscars for her role opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.

All things considered, the young star still isn’t crazy about all the fame.

“I call my mom sobbing all the time … dealing with the repercussions of having no more anonymity. You lose privacy,” she also told the magazine. “As much as this is a curse, as stupid as it sounds, to make as much money as I am by doing something that I love, it’s hard not to regret it when you’re being chased by 15 strangers.”

Stupid or not, we here at Celebuzz hope she doesn’t quit her day job.

Do you think Lawrence’s Silver Linings performance was Oscar-worthy? Sound off in the comments below.

Find out what else your favorite celebs had to say this week in Celebuzz’s Top 10 Quotes of the Week.

Psy Not Interested in High Profile Collabo, Wants to Prove He’s Not a One Trick Pony

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Fans who loved Psy‘s live collabo with M.C. Hammer shouldn’t expect the duo to go any further for his new song. In fact, don’t expect the K-Pop star to collaborate with anyone on his next track.

He is putting his mega smash ‘Gangnam Style’ to bed, retiring it since it got “too big,” but wants to prove that he can replicate his previous success without relying on someone else’s name or skill.

“I don’t think I’ll be doing any collaborations until my new track is done, and it’s not done yet, but I’m thinking of doing it by myself, so I can prove I can do it one more time,” Psy told MTV News. “And I’m working hard on it, because I’ve got to be good with the track and the video, and I’ve got to be able to perform it on the stage.”

There is a rumored collabo with Diplo and 2 Chainz but that won’t be Psy’s next U.S. single and the ‘Gangnam’ follow up.

Psy knows that all eyes and ears will be on his new single, since ‘Gangnam Style’ took on a life of its own, and was one of those songs that comes along just once a year, grabbing a billion views on YouTube.

Still, Psy remains undaunted and undeterred. He plans to be the poster boy for K-Pop, even though he doesn’t fit the typical archetype, saying, “If you look at K-Pop, it’s kind of popular around the world, but its known for some skinny boys and pretty girls. So I’m proud to be here without that skinny body! If I can do it, anybody can!”

Go Psy!

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Psy Retires ‘Gangnam Style’ With M.C. Hammer on ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’

Just in case you were sick of the inescapable Psy hit ‘Gangnam Style,’ don’t worry — he is, too. As a matter of fact, the South Korean sensation closed the book on the ‘Gangnam’ phenomenon for 2013 at last night’s ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ performance!

Psy performed the massive hit with M.C. Hammer for Ryan Seacrest and the Times Square crowd, rocking a white suit and fur coat with matching cat eye glasses. Not only was Psy celebrating the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, but he was also rocking out for his 35th birthday (Dec. 31), with the audience wishing him a good one at the end of his energetic show.

“Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,’” Psy revealed to MTV News. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”

Why doesn’t he want to perform the massive hit anymore? Because he doesn’t want to be identified by one song, however huge it may be. Pretty savvy move, right?

“The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” he explained. “I’m really working hard on a new single right now, and I’m not saying [‘Gangnam’] is ending on ‘Dick Clark’ — I still have a lot of invitations to perform it … I’ll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I’ve still got to do promo. So let me say that in America I need a new single because ‘Gangnam Style’ got too popular, so I’ve got to write a new single.”

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Happy Birthday, Psy! Look Back at Stars Who’ve Gone Gangnam Style

Put on your “Gangnam Style” dancing shoes — Psy is turning 34!

Just days before blowing out the candles on New Years Eve, the South Korean pop sensation scored an early birthday present with his now-iconic hit song.

After already achieving worldwide fame, the viral video became the first to hit a billion views on YouTube on Dec. 21, marking a fresh milestone in the international craze spawned by Psy’s side-stepping horse dance.

As “Gangnam Style” had fans across the globe to cutting a rug, much of Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon of pop culture’s latest phenomenon. Britney Spears did it with Ellen DeGeneres. Carrie Underwood did it on the CMA Award stage. And Hugh Jackman even did it wearing Wolverine claws.

And Psy — whose real name is Jae-Sang Park — has even schooled stars in his self-described “dress classy, dance cheesy” moves. In November, the suited-up South Korean rapper led Madonna and her bevy of backup dancers in his so-called invisible horse dance during the Queen of Pop’s MDNA tour concert in New York City.

Then Heidi Klum teamed up with Psy — matching in his signature powder-blue piped tuxedo jacket — for a choreographed dance duet during the MTV EMAs, which the supermodel hosted in Frankfurt, Germany.

So as Psy celebrates his 34th birthday, look back at all the celebrities who have copied his smooth moves. Then weigh in: Which other star would you like to see go “Gangnam Style”? Tell us why in the comments below.

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Top 5 WTF/LOL/OMG Moments of 2012 (VIDEO)

What a year it’s been.

Like every year, 2012 was filled with its fair share of highs and lows.

Who could forget, for example, when the USA women’s gymnastics team flipped, landed and contorted their bodies on their quest to win Gold at the Olympic Games in London? Or what about that time former Republican candidate Mitt Romney threatened Big Bird’s job during one of the Presidential debates?

Or even that time when Prince Harry was photographed partying naked inside a hotel suite in Las Vegas?

Crazy, right?

Well, if you can believe it, those weren’t even the biggest pop culture moments of the year.

Nope, that title belongs to a very special singer who captivated every club and radio station around the world with his hit single and subsequent music video.

Find out who won the honor in the video, above.

What was your favorite WTH/LOL/OMG (say that five time’s fast) moment of 2012? Share it now in the comments, below.

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‘Gangnam Style’ May Be Added to U.K. Dictionary

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The popularity of Psy‘s viral hit ‘Gangnam Style’ is being taken to an entirely huge level! Not only has it earned the star millions since it hit the web, but over in the United Kingdom, they’re about to honor him in a different way.

Collins Dictionary has named ‘Gangnam Style’ as one of its 12 words of the year, and apparently, it has a pretty awesome chance of getting added to the dictionary for its next edition! In the United States, we got the word “.gif” – a moving picture that has taken over Tumblrs everywhere, but in the U.K., they’re apparently more fond of a song title.

“It’s obviously a craze, so there’s the possibility it will go away,” said Ian Brookes, a consultant for Collins Dictionary. “But it’s been heard by so many people that I think it’s probably earned the right to go into the dictionary.”

Wondering how on earth they come to the conclusion as to which words make the the finals? Popularity, of course!

Words are chosen each year based on how often they’re used (most likely referencing social media and news), how long they stay in the “public awareness” and how many places the word appeared.

If those are the requirements, it looks like ‘Gangnam Style’ became a shoe in for Collins Dictionary … for now.

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President Obama Watches Psy’s ‘Christmas’ Performance Despite Political Controversy

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President Obama watched Psy perform at the ‘Christmas in Washington’ charity concert on Sunday night and shook hands with the South Korean pop star, despite the controversy surrounding his 2004 performance of a song that called for killing “Yankees” in Iraq.

Eight years ago, Psy, born Park Jae-sang, participated in a concert where he sang a song called ‘Dear American,’ penned by the South Korean rock band N.E.X.T. The antiwar tune calls for the death of “Yankees” that were involved in torture. The lyrics state: “Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers, kill them all slowly and painfully.”

In a statement on Friday, the artist apologized for his “inflammatory and inappropriate language.” “I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words,” he wrote. “While I’m grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, I’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I’m deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted.”

According to the L.A. Times, Psy has since performed in front of U.S. service members, praising them for their work and sacrifice. He added in the statement, “In my music, I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that through music, our universal language, we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”

Although Obama made a speech at the ‘Christmas in Washington’ event, he did not mention Psy. The concert, which raises money for the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, will be broadcast on Friday, Dec. 21 on TNT.

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Psy Once Rapped About ‘Killing Those F—ing Yankees’ at Anti-American Concert

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This could be trouble. Just one day before he’s scheduled to perform ‘Gangnam Style’ for President Obama at the Christmas in Washington DC 2012 concert, Korean rapper Psy is in hot water after an unconfirmed report surfaced suggesting that in 2004 he performed at an anti-American concert in Seoul, South Korea and rapped lyrics about “killing those f—ing Yankees.”

Busanhaps.com revealed the news, which was first reported in a CNN iReport in October but was never picked up by the media. According to the unsubstantiated report, Psy took part in a group performance of the song ‘Dear American’ by rock group N.EX.T., which included lyrics that translate as, “Kill those f—ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those f—ing Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully.

Before the public immediately launches a Dixie Chicks-style boycott against Psy, the Busanhaps article attempts to put Psy’s words in context. First, he wasn’t performing his own song. Second, anti-American sentiment in Korea at the time was very high after the U.S. military invaded Iraq and a Korean missionary was murdered by Iraqi militants. Then there’s the matter of the source of the news. CNN iReports are citizen-submitted blog posts that are not fact-checked.

Will any of those caveats matter? Not to some outraged Americans and defenders of the military, who have already started a petition calling on the president to refuse to allow Psy to perform at the DC concert because of the inflammatory language he may once have used.

We’re eager to hear from Psy on this matter, but so far he hasn’t commented. The White House has only 24 hours to decide whether to rescind Psy’s invitation, since the Christmas in Washington concert is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, though it won’t air until Dec. 21 on TNT.

UPDATE: Psy released an apology, which you can read in its entirety here. Here’s a clip: ”While it’s important we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that though music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”

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Psy Will Earn $7.9 Million This Year Alone Because of ‘Gangnam Style’

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Whether you love it or hate it, Psy is cashing in on his hit single ‘Gangnam Style.’ The undeniably catchy pop tune has helped the Korean star earn $7.9 million in 2012 alone.

According to the Associated Press, a majority of the $7.9 million in earnings comes from commercial endorsements for Samsung and LG Uplus, which will generate $4.6 million for the 34-year-old star.

Although his YouTube video is fast approaching 1 billion views, the South Korean rapper, born Park Jae-sang, will make less than $1 million from the clip. It is estimated that Psy will make $870,000 from ads shown during the video, after Google takes its 50 percent cut of ad revenue.

Fans around the world have helped Psy make even more money off the song. He’s earned $50,000 in CD sales, and ‘Gangnam Style’ has been downloaded 2.7 million times so far on iTunes. After Apple takes its 30 percent cut, Psy is left with a cool $2.4 million. Fans who stream the song are also putting money in the artist’s pocket, as Psy also makes about 2 cents every time the single is played through South Korea streaming service, putting about $61,000 in Psy’s bank account.

In just four months, ‘Gangnam Style’ broke the record for the most watched video in YouTube history. Although he did not receive a 2013 Grammy nomination, Psy has earned plenty of accolades and cash in this year, which is a testament to his song.

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Psy to Work With Diplo + 2 Chainz

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The laws of pop physics state that what goes up must come down — which means that Psy can expect one heck of a comedown after the massive success of the worldwide novelty hit ‘Gangnam Style.’ But that doesn’t mean he’s just sitting around waiting for everyone to get sick of his song.

Actually, he’s apparently been hard at work in the studio as one-third of one of the most irresistibly bizarre trios in recent memory: Psy, Philly-bred rapper/producer/DJ Diplo, and ‘No Lie’ rapper 2 Chainz. Diplo broke the news via Twitter (via Pitchfork), telling followers, “no lie i just finished something with @psy_oppa and @2chainz the mayan calendar predicted this.”

No other details have surfaced in Diplo’s Twitter feed, which seems to be mostly crowded with pictures of female followers doing handstands with their rear ends to the camera, but you can safely color us intrigued by this news. Will their combined might produce the greatest novelty song of all time? Did the Mayans actually predict this? Will this be the song that obliterates the entire concept of parody and forces ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic to finally retire? We can’t wait to find out.

In the meantime, it sounds like Psy can’t embrace his post-’Gangnam’ future fast enough, as he quipped during a recent press conference that “There’s a lot of requests for me to dance the horse dance, so I’m honestly getting tired of it. To be honest, I’m getting a bit fed up when I’m asked to teach people the ‘horse dance’. But I’m going to continue with my job.” He later took pains to make it clear he was joking, but we think there might have been a little truth in there — and we know how he feels.

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Epic Mash Up: More Than 50 of 2012′s Best Songs!

We don’t know about you guys, but we’re putting this video on repeat! For the last few years, a big trend for DJs has been to make a mash up of various hit songs throughout the year, and we’re getting a glimpse at the first of many to come. This one, made by Pop Danthology features over 50 (!) of the greatest songs of 2012 including Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend,” One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and many, many more. Listen to it for yourself above!

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