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Kathy Griffin Explains Why She Left ‘Fashion Police’

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Kathy Griffin quit Fashion Police after only 7 episodes, and was kind of vague as to why and what happened. She posted a really long Tweet but wasn’t very specific, saying, “I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show.” But Howard Stern was able to get a little more out of her. She sat down with him and here’s what she had to say, via Us. I think she’s being pretty honest and truthful, saying,

I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig. Melissa [Rivers] is the one who called me and said, ‘You’re the only person that I feel my mom would truly have given her blessing to.’ So that was kind of the decider.

I don’t really feel it was my best work. I stand by my specials and my series. The lane that that show was in was so specific that they weren’t able to make the transition to the comedic lane that I work in. I just don’t think that it’s really what I do. I think Joan was the master of the one liners and the zingers.

And yup, she had something to say about the whole Kelly Osbourne/Zendaya fiasco:

I was, you know, a little surprised by [Kelly Osbourne quitting]. Because it was like an ‘up and I’m out of here’ and she is pals with Zendaya so she felt like, I think, she was like sticking up for her pal.

When Stern asked if Ms. Griffin thought Osbourne used the controversy as an excuse to leave, Griffin replied,

I do kind of get that feeling. I think that Kelly has said post [leaving] that she had four or five such great years with Joan. And, to me, that means, ‘You know it’s not the same as it was with Joan’ and I’ve got to be honest, I kind of feel the same way.

Okay, so who wants to place bets on how much longer this show is gonna last? It seems like at this point, it’s just limping along. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that E! is putting the show on an “extended hiatus.” Yeah, I don’t think anyone would be shocked if it never came back from said hiatus.

I mean, I don’t think anyone really watches it anymore, anyway. Are any of you guys Fashion Police fans?

Let’s say they decide to pick the show back up. Who do YOU think should replace Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne?

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The Affair’s Ruth Wilson on Sex Scenes and Orgasms

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Ruth Wilson just won a Golden Globe for her work on The Affair, a show in which she, well, frankly, shows a lot of boob. But she’s insisting it’s not just for the hell of it, while also making a good point about how we don’t see male nudity the same way we see female nudity. It’s kind of a “duh” point, but still, it made me think, so maybe it will give you something to process, too.

Anyway, here’s what the Brit (it blows my mind that she’s British), told Net-a-Porter’s magazine, via PEOPLE:

These [sex] scenes need to be real and they need to have a narrative as much as any other scene. They can’t be purely titillation. They need to move the story forward and the characters forward.

[...] It’s assumed that women will get their breasts out, and have to get their breasts out, and I balk at that. It’s unnecessary and it’s unfair.

Why have I always got to do the orgasm face? There should be a male orgasm face. Why is it always the woman who’s orgasming? Let’s analyze the male orgasm. Why aren’t we thinking about that a bit more?

Okay so I totally get her point here, and I think it’s unfair that we expect women to show their boobs onscreen, but we never see dong, or men orgasming, the way we see women orgasming, I guess. But then again, for real, part of me is like, if you hate this so much and disagree with it so much, stop doing it. You’re the one who signed on to a Showtime show in which you’re naked in like half the episode, every episode. You just won an award for it, and it’s paying your bills. So if you hate it so much, cut it out. You know? Is that petty of me?

Anyway, have you been watching The Affair? Frankly, I freakin love it. What did you guys think of the finale? SPOILERS — BEWARE — I thought it was excellent. That twist of seeing her and Noah together, with presumably a baby, was just kind of mind-blowing, and then he gets arrested? Rad. Where is this gonna go? I can’t wait!

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Saturday Night Live Held Auditions For Black Women Only

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Saturday Night Live has been criticized lately for not having any black female comedians on their show. They hired 6 new comedians for the new season, all white, most male. They really need as many white dudes as possible so they can continue to do stuff like this. No, but seriously, it’s pretty ridiculous that there hasn’t been a woman of color in the cast since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. And before her, there were only 3 black female cast members throughout the history of SNL: Yvonne Huson, Danitra Vance and Ellen Cleghorne. That’s pretty pitiful and ridiculous (yes, I’m using that word again, I can think of none better) for a show that’s been on since 1975.

So, producers/executives held “secret” auditions for black female comedians only, at the legendary Groundlings imrpov theater in Los Angeles. It would have been secret but some women (above) tweeted and Instagrammed about it. Yeah, and I’m sure the producers are reeeeeeal mad that this was leaked.

According to Entertainment Weekly, this whole thing was kind of haphazardly thrown together:

Actress Bresha Webb …: “The audition came about from an inside source from SNL. I don’t think any of us had a clue about the showcase until two days prior.”

It’s a little late to pat SNL on the back for this…or is it?

Let’s see if they actually hire anyone.

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Which Hit Sitcom Husband And Wife Secretly Hate Each Other?

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Crazy Days And Nights has a good blind item that should be fairly easy to figure out. Let’s take a look:

It is like Remington Steele or Moonlighting, but in a sitcom. These two stars of a hit network comedy can’t stand each other. They always are competing for more lines and the male half of the show is really upset at the special treatment his female co-star gets because of her burgeoning career. He would love to see the couple get divorced on the show so he could have it all to himself. He actually said he would love to see her character leave the show in other ways, but they are not very sitcom friendly so would settle for the divorce.

Hints:

– Hit network comedy.
– Female co-star has a “burgeoning career.”
– They play a married couple.

If we were still in the 1990′s this has Mad About You written all over it. Goddamn they were an annoying couple. Could it be Mike & Molly starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell? Her career has really exploded since Bridesmaids and she’s still rising. 2012 was a great year for her. That’s my best guess as of now. What you guys think?

Prince Michael Jackson Is ET’s Newest Reporter

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Prince Michael Jackson I AKA , Prince Michael, AKA Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., AKA Michael Jackson‘s oldest son, is working as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Is everyone else thinking, “Wait…what?” Jackson is 16. Meanwhile Lindsay Lohan still can’t get a job. His first interview for the show was with James Franco, Zach Braff, and Sam Raimi of Oz the Great and Powerful. Ewww, Zach Braff. Sorry, at this point, that’s just a reflex I picked up from the ’00s.

Jackson has great ambitions.

From ABC News:

I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.

Dude, I don’t even doubt him. I bet he can do it. In this video, an ET exclusive, Jackson is composed, smart, and sauve. Brooke Anderson, his mentor that’s interveiwing him, is the opposite of all of these. Anderson gushes and giggles,

You’re only sixteen but you seem so much wise and older than your years!

To which Jackson responds,

That’s all thanks to my dad.

And then Anderson lets out a hushed and awed, “Aaohhhhhhhhh” like Jackson just told her, “I am the reincarnation of an Egyptian Pharaoh which is why I’m so much older and wiser beyond my years, shamone.”

MONICA AND CHANDLER REUNITE!…Sort Of

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Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, AKA Monica + Chandler = 4eva, are going to be reunited on television. Ms. Cox is filming a role on Mr. Perry’s show Go On [And Cancel Us Already] at this very moment. Yay! Above is the photo she posted on her twitter account with, “My first box husband.” (I guess she means first television husband? What an…interesting way to say that. Or something? I don’t know, what’s going on?)

THEN, Perry posted a photo of his own, on his twitter account, tweeting “Yayyyyyyyy!”

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Yay indeed, everyone! Seeing this photo is making me feel old. Cox looks like my therapist now. And Perry looks adorable but may want to rethink that 12 year-old at the skater park hairdo. Or not, whatever. I’M BREEZY!

Helena Bohnam Carter To Play Liz Taylor; Suck It, Lohan

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Helena Bohnam Carter, despite looking nothing like Elizabeth Taylor (to quote Bohnam, “I look nothing like her”) but is totally stunning and beautiful in a different way, is going to play her in a film for the BBC. Suck it, Lohan! Titled Burton and Taylor, with Dominic West as Richard Burton, this television film will mainly focus on their relationship in the ’80s. In 1983 Burton and Taylor, 7 years divorced (for the second time), starred in the Broadway play Private LivesLiz & Dick focused more on their relationship in the ’60s and ’70s and spent about 2 minutes on his death, giving us the amazing scene of Lindsay in a full-on Liz Taylor-White-Diamonds-Commercial-look mourning Burton’s grave.

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(This is what I'm talking about. Is this not glorious?)

Look, as bad as that film was, it was also enjoyable. Grant Bowler did a good job of playing the dramatic and hammy Richard Burton, and Lindsay had one really great moment where she delivered a line really well while actually sounding and laughing like Elizabeth Taylor. The costumes were enchanting and Creed from The Office was in it. So the whole thing wasn’t a total waste.

I think we can all agree without question though that Ms. Helena Bee Cee will do a far better job, because of, you know, the ability to act. Perhaps the most shocking thing about this film is that Tim Burton isn’t working on it. The film will air sometime in the fall.