"I would like to set the record straight about what I feel in my heart and end all of the misunderstandings. Yes, I misspoke. I could not be more regretful of that mistake. It was unintentional. I apologize. Those words were never meant to be hurtful to anyone. They were an accident of my distraction and a product of news sensationalism. I am deeply saddened by the pain that this whole situation has caused the victims of the devastating earthquake in China." -- Sharon Stone in June 2008, backpedaling in high gear after she suggested a natural disaster that killed tens of thousands was caused by "karma" over China's treatment of Tibet and her "good friend," the Dalai Lama.