Check out this week's craziest and most buzzworthy quotes from ABCNews.com
|'Everybody Knows Better Than to Party Naked in a Room Full of Strangers'|
What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas for Prince Harry. Naked photos of the party prince that were taken at a Las Vegas hotel surfaced online this week. Buckingham Palace confirmed the pictures were real.
TMZ posted the photos of the prince playing pool in a hotel suite room fully naked. In one of the photos, reportedly taken last Friday, Harry is seen standing and covering his genitals with his hand. An unidentified woman, who also appears to be naked, is standing behind him. In another photo, the prince is bear-hugging a naked woman.
"Everybody knows better than to party naked in a room full of strangers without confiscating the cellphones. That's just Hollywood 101," said ABC News public relations consultant Howard Bragman, of Reputation.com. "There's always deniability, but once the photos are taken, you're caught."
|'It's Very Rare I Come to an Event Where I'm Like the Fifth or Sixth Most Interesting Person'|
President Obama addressed a group of 120 current and former NBA stars and other wealthy supporters attending the $20,000 per plate "Obama Classic" fundraiser in New York City. Spotted in the crowd were co-host Michael Jordan and his fiancee, Yvette Prieto, Bill Bradley, Patrick Ewing, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
"This is my dream team," Obama told the group at the top of his remarks.
"It's very rare I come to an event where I'm like the fifth or sixth most interesting person. Usually, people want to take a picture with me, sit next to me, talk to me. ... That has not been the case at this event," he joked.
|'Our Partnership With Lance Remains Unchanged'|
Lance Armstrong could lose millions in winnings and endorsements fees if he is stripped of his racing titles, but so far his major sponsors say they have no intention of dropping Armstrong, largely because of his work with the Livestrong Foundation.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency this week banned Armstrong from the sport for his alleged use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and said it expects cycling's governing body, the International Cycling Union, to strip Armstrong of his titles. USADA said it could require Armstrong to return millions of dollars in cash prizes he has won since 1998.
Forbes, however, estimates that Armstrong could lose at least $50 million in product endorsements over the next five years.
Armstrong's sponsors aren't backing out yet.
Paul Chibe, vice president of U.S. marketing for Anheuser-Busch, which is a named sponsor of Livestrong, said, "Our partnership with Lance remains unchanged."
|'Democrats Should Ask Claire to Step Down'|
After days of ignoring Republican pleas to abandon his Senate campaign in Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin received an even more damning message this week: A new Rasmussen poll shows that Akin, who held a tidy lead before making his controversial comments about rape and pregnancy, is now down 10 percentage points (48-38 percent) to incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Never fazed, the Akin campaign shot back with an unlikely proposal.
"The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48 percent after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is," Akin spokesman Perry Akin said in a statement. "If she can't break 50 percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down."
|'I Thought They Were Firecrackers at First.'|
A shooting Friday morning in front of the Empire State Building left two dead, including the gunman, and nine others injured.
Police fired at the gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, who moments earlier had pumped bullets into the body of a former co-worker. Johnson did not fire at the officers, police said.
Witness George King told ABC News he watched several people around him struck by bullets as police fired at the gunman.
"I heard multiple gunshots, I'd say about 12 of them," he said. "I thought they were firecrackers, at first. I didn't know what was going on. Everyone started running for cover along with me. The girl that was running next to me fell down to the pavement and, when I looked at her, I could see she had been hit in the leg. She was bleeding from the leg.
"I noticed about five people who had been struck on the sidewalk or the street," he said.
|'Part of the Outrageousness of Them Is That They Are Expensive'|
The highly anticipated LeBron X Nike Plus basketball sneaker, expected to be released this fall, was initially expected to be the most expensive yet.
It was first reported by the Wall Street Journal that it would retail for about $315 and have motion sensors that measure how high shoe-wearers jump. Later, Brian Strong, a spokesman for Nike said the suggested retail price of the LeBron X shoe is only $180.
Analysts say Nike is raising prices 5 percent to 10 percent because of rising labor, production and shipping costs, the Journal reported.
Paul Swinand, equity analyst with investment firm Morningstar, said he isn't surprised by the cost of the newest LeBron James shoe and overall price increases, especially if they can be re-sold for thousands of dollars at times.
"Part of the whole shtick of the marquee sneaker products is they create a scarcity, a buzz, or a hype. Part of the outrageousness of them is that they are expensive," he said. "If they were a great bargain at $59.99, they wouldn't be as rare."
|'If Someone Said Because You Were Jewish You'd Have to Pay More Money, What Would You Think About That?'|
One Monday last October, Derrick Hunter decided to go shooting at the Maryland Small Arms Range in Upper Marlboro, his local firing range. He paid the $15 entry fee, and went inside.
And that's when the metaphorical bullets started to fly.
According to Hunter, 34, a special police officer, two women walked in behind him. Since it was "Ladies' Day," a longtime staple at the club, a manager told them they didn't have to pay.
Hunter heard the exchange, and asked if he could use the range for free too. "He said, 'It's Ladies' Day and you don't meet that criteria,'" he told ABC News. He accuses the firing range of "reverse sexism."
Hunter complained to the Human Relations Commission of Prince George's County, which reviews cases of discrimination. In August, it concluded that the case had merit. Last week, Hunter filed a $200,000 lawsuit against the firing range.
"If someone said because you were Jewish you'd have to pay more money, what would you think about that?" said Hunter's attorney, Jimmy A. Bell. "People don't look at it like that. People think a man should have to take it. And that's now how the law works."