Another week has gone by, which has given celebrities seven more days to work hard at their crafts, enjoy their lives of luxury, and/or say a bunch of weird stuff. This week, public figures gave insight into Hollywood aliens, pretended to change their names, and demonstrated by example what not to say about Jews. Here's a round-up of the most ridiculous quotes of the week.
1. Singer Nick Jonas:
This was probably eight years ago. I was in my backyard in L.A., and I looked up at the sky and [saw] three flying saucers. I looked at my friend and said, 'Are you seeing this or am I losing my mind?' He was seeing the same thing.
Apparently Nick Jonas, the Jonas brother who won, believes in aliens. And he's seen a bunch. And it was in LA so they were probably hot aliens.
2. Actual presidential candidate Donald Trump:
This is the only election in history where it's better off if you stabbed somebody.
Referring to competitor Ben Carson's disputed story about stabbing someone in his youth but then turning his whole life around, Trump made a shocking and not true statement. Can you believe that?
3. Actress Kate Winslet on recent discussions about a Hollywood wage gap:
I'm having such a problem with these conversations. I understand why they are coming up but maybe it's a British thing. I don't like talking about money; it's a bit vulgar isn't it? I don't think that's a very nice conversation to have publicly at all.
Jennifer Lawrence recently ignited a productive conversation about women in Hollywood earning less than male co-stars. But Winslet would rather we not talk about such garish topics like unfair wages, sexism, and equality. Those are peasant topics.
4. Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann:
The Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us to be faithful in the Kingdom and help bring in as many as we can. Even among the Jews. Because again, he’s coming soon.
While in Israel, Bachmann explained that Jews should convert to Christianity because Jesus is coming soon. A good rule of public speaking is that no matter the context, the phrase "even among the Jews" rarely goes over well. That didn't stop Bachmann, who also gave a few repeated friendly reminders that FYI, in case you forgot, the Holy Spirit will be arriving ASAP, so try to be ready on time for once in your life.
5. Actor David Hasselhoff:
I’ve been wanting to drop the Hassel from my life for years. Now I have made it official.
The former Baywatch star announced in a video that he was changing his name from David Hasselhoff to David Hoff. But, according to his rep, the video is part of an ad and he was "just having some fun." Presumably because his hobby is getting paid to encourage you to buy something.