Check out this week's funniest, craziest and buzziest quotes from around the world.
|'And Mr. Saverin spits in their eye, he spits in the eye of the American people.'|
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey delivered a scathing status update this week for "eye-spitting" Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never step foot in the country again.
"This guy just thinks he can rip us off by engaging in this scheme," Casey, D-Pa., said at a Capitol Hill news conference. "We've got troops overseas that are sacrificing on our behalf every day, all the values that we hold dear. And Mr. Saverin spits in their eye, he spits in the eye of the American people. It's an insult. He should be held accountable."
Saverin, 30, relinquished his U.S. citizenship in September 2011 before the company announced its planned initial public offering of stock, which will debut this week. The move was likely a financial one because he owns an estimated 4 percent of Facebook and stood to make $4 billion when the company went public.
|'We've all been put on this Earth to help each other through.'|
A Kentucky businessman showed a heart of gold by buying the entire inventory of a closing K-Mart and donating it to charity. Rankin Paynter, the owner of a Winchester firm that buys up surplus goods, decided to donate the merchandise to a local charity.
"It makes me feel good [to give to charity]," Paynter said. "I come from real poor background. I'm talking really poor. I was able to pull myself out and make a lot of money."
Thanks to Paynter's donation, the Clark County Community Services, which also works with God's Pantry to feed the needy, may be able to clothe every in-need family in Winchester and Clark County.
Paynter, who gave the organization $1,000 for movers and also footed two months of rent to store the inventory for the non-profit, says he was told by the organization, "there's going to be enough money for everything. We may have enough money for two to three years."
The feeling of helping cannot be described but he says it's a good feeling.
"We've all been put on this earth to help each other through. If I can help people through, I'm happy," he said.
|'[The] stated reason for [her] termination was that she said 'bye bye' instead of 'goodbye'.'|
Melodee Megia, a former employee at The Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas who was fired when she was eight-months pregnant, says she was told the reason was that she said "bye bye" on the telephone instead of "goodbye".
Megia, 37, has filed a lawsuit against the hotel for pregnancy discrimination and a class-action suit for workers' wages, saying employees were not paid for the time they had to wait for and change into their uniforms on a daily basis.
Megia worked at the hotel from November 2010 until August 2011, when she said she was fired "based on her pregnancy," according to court papers filed with the Clark County District Court in Nevada last week.
|'Everyone and their child was interested in the IPO.'|
The Facebook IPO generated intense attention from the media and investors on its opening day Friday, but it failed to generate much of a profit.
Still, at $38, Facebook is priced more than 100 times its profit -- a steep premium compared with Google, at 18 times earnings and Apple at 13 times.
Jim Krapfel, IPO analyst with investment firm Morningstar, said he was surprised to see Facebook stay flat, given the pent-up retail demand for its shares.
"Clearly concerns regarding the company's valuation, increased insider selling, and GM news are weighing on the stock. Weakness in the stock market over the last several days is also likely playing a significant role," he said.
Morningstar has valued the company at $32 a share but Krapfel had expected the stock to trade into $50 and above.
He said that Facebook's IPO was "overhyped."
"Everyone and their child was interested in the IPO," Krapfel said. Click here to read the full story
|'We have got riled up a couple times.'|
It's impossible to fumble the call on one heated race in Texas: Roy Brooks will be elected commissioner of Tarrant County's Precinct 1.
But which Roy Brooks remains the question.
Will it be Roy Charles Brooks, the incumbent with 20 years experience working in county government? Or will it be Roy LaVerne Brooks, a grandmother and longtime community activist?
Both Roys have known each each other "for a long time" through their community work.
"I remember when he had a ponytail!" Roy LaVerne Brooks said of her opponent, who firmly denied he ever sported one.
They said they always had a hunch they'd go head-to-head one day.
"He possibly felt within his spirit it would come to this and now it has," Roy Laverne Brooks said. Her opponent agreed.
Both candidates, who have participated in several debates, said the mood was cordial; however Roy LaVerne Brooks admitted she wasn't afraid to call her opponent out on issues that mattered to the community, which she said is 60 percent female and has seen education budgets slashed.
"We have got riled up a couple times," Brooks said. "He's not a dreamer. He's not a thinker. In the 21st century, you have to be a dreamer, a thinker, creative. You have to be able to get dirty down here with the people you are going to serve."
|'I blew it because I didn't think I was good enough for her.'|
Billy Bob Thornton has played an outlaw, Davy Crockett, and even the president of the United States in film, but in reality, this stone-faced actor says he suffers from deep insecurities, which he says cost him his marriage to Angelina Jolie.
"I blew it because I didn't think I was good enough for her," he told "Nightline." "She has one way she wanted to live her life and I had another way to live mine and I was just too insecure.
"I did feel like the Phantom of the Opera hiding in the catacombs," he added. "People have actually said that I didn't deserve to be with her."
|'They do not have to cheat to win. You don't have to do this kind of junk to win.'|
Large numbers of the famed Tennessee Walking Horses have been tortured and beaten in order to make them produce the high-stepping gait that wins championships, an ABC News investigation has found.
In the most recent example, an undercover video made by an investigator for the Humane Society documents the cruelty of one of the sport's leading trainers, Jackie McConnell of Collierville, Tennessee.
The tape shows McConnell and his stable hands beating horses with wooden sticks and using electric cattle prods on them as part of a training protocol to make them lift their feet in the pronounced gait judges like to see.
In another scene, McConnell oversees his hands as they apply caustic chemicals to the ankles of the horses and them wrap them with plastic wrap so the chemicals eat into the skin.
Leaders of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry maintain that such brutality is rare and that trainers do not have to cheat to win championships, which can add millions of dollars to the value of horses.
"They do not have to cheat to win," said Dr. Steve Mullins of the group called SHOW, which oversees inspections of horses before major events. "You don't have to do this kind of junk to win. ... And we are terribly against this stuff."