Ellen DeGeneres is known as America's sweetheart by pretty much everyone across the globe with access to a television. Well, except for Kathy Griffin, apparently!
In her new memoir, Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A–Z Index, the comedienne dishes dirt about all sorts of star-studded encounters.
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In fact, the 56-year-old detailed one particularly bad experience with an A-lister she wouldn't outright name, but it was clear she was TOTALLY describing the talk show host!
"I'm almost positive a certain beloved daytime talk show host once had me kicked out of a backstage dressing room at the Emmy Awards. I can't prove it, but this person, who has short blonde hair, has a mean streak that all of Hollywood knows about."
Woah! A mean streak?!
Well, Miz Griffin got real with Us Weekly and actually NAMED the funny lady while opening up about their longtime feud, describing an incident from a 2007 taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show:
"Ellen did a monologue about how mean I am. I was in the dressing room like, 'Sh*t! You're another woman comic, c'mon!'"
That same year, Ellen also called the fierce female "very mean" in an interview with W magazine, saying:
"I know she had a big thing about wanting to be on the show, and we didn't book her. She did a whole thing that I banned her from the show. I didn't ban her from the show, because first you have to be on the show to be banned."
Now, the Illinois native has told Us that she wished the Finding Dory star would have supported other women rather than bashing them, adding:
"I don't know if Ellen gets that when I talk about women, I'm joking. I just feel really strongly about women supporting each other, especially women over 50 and women in comedy, because the people who still make decisions are still middle-aged white guys. We have to be better at not turning on each other."
But despite the longtime beef, Kathy admitted she has "immense respect" for her fellow funny lady:
"How could I not? Go, girl!. I'm just saying that we would all be better served if we all just really be there for each other the way the dudes are. When you think about the guys who are in my age group, or even guys I started out with, like Kevin James and Ray Romano. They all help each other and hook each other up."
What do U make of all this, Perezcious readers?!
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