"This is possibly the most shameful situation I've ever gotten myself in in my life, and I've done some pretty dumb things in my life. So to actually make a new No. 1 is spectacularly stupid. I'm extremely sorry for this whole incident and I regret everything that took place." -- Russell Crowe to David Letterman in June 2005, just days after he was arrested for winging a phone at the head of a New York hotel concierge when he was unable to get a call through to his wife in Australia. The ornery Oscar winner avoided jail by pleading guilty to third-degree assault and admitting his telecommunication tantrum. He reportedly paid the concierge a six-figure settlement.