"I'm living the dream. My readers, advertisers and suppliers are my friends and supporters. I've even been made a Ludwig drum endorsee for getting the kit out again to do charity gigs. And after all, it's only rock 'n' roll." - Richard Desmond is feeling relaxed in the week he pays himself £46.2 million
"I remember giving Tim Gardam grief about Big Brother. I said 'Tim, why are we going on with Big Brother? I know it's very successful but it is crap.' Tim said: 'Ah, yes, but what you have to understand is it is very high-quality crap.'" - Vanni Treves Channel 4's former chairman reveals his Big Brother doubts.