"Gregory kept trying to get straight. He was in a band where the other members were abusing drugs. He wasn't strong enough to deal with that band. It seemed to me they all hated him. They were so jealous of him. He was a much nicer person than they were. I was in his corner. I couldn't help him with those guys, but I pointed out to him, 'You can't see it, you're too close. They call you bro, but when you go on that stage, people only look at you. When they tell you your singing is s--- or when they tell you you can't play, that you're not a real musician, you tell them to go up on stage without you!' I loved him. I just thought Gregory was never going to be straight."On her many lovers: "I loved all of those guys. I had the best time. I'm not man crazy, but I loved being with them. I wouldn't give up having them in my life, ever. I found so many wonderful things about all of them. None of them are the same. Unique. It takes a very strange man to be the right man for me, there's no mathematical equation. I've remained friends with the guys that I've been with. I stay in touch with all of them. I never had any kind of acrimonious relationship with any of the men I've been with. Our relationships might not have ended calmly but we cooled down, and we're still friends."
On her new movie, 'Burlesque': "I knew acting was never going to be my career. I was never going to make many movies. Once in a while I would get a movie, like 'Burlesque,' and I'd think 'Oh, I can do a good job on this,' and I would do it. I liked the idea of 'Burlesque.' Anybody can get me to do anything if they present it as fun. I never want to think of work as work, I always want to think of it as fun. It's not the money. Some movies that I made, I got nothing. 'Tea with Mussolini' didn't pay anything. My first movies didn't pay anything, but they were movies I wanted to do. I'm proud of my work, for sure. I feel really good about 'Burlesque.' Stanley Tucci is a genius, and Christina [Aguilera] was great, and Peter Gallagher, too, and the girls were all great to work with."