Hollywood Dirt – ‘Duck Dynasty’ Dad on “Indefinite Hiatus” Following Anti-Gay Remarks + More
‘DUCK DYNASTY’ DAD SUSPENDED OVER ANTI GAY REMARKS: “Duck Dynasty” will have to roll on without Phil Robertson. The founder of the Duck Commander Co. was suspended yesterday for anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview. In the discussion, which was released Wednesday, he likened homosexuality with bestiality as a form of deviant behavior.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” he explained when asked what exactly he considered sinful, “bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.” Robertson then went on to admit he finds the idea of homosexuality incomprehensible.
“It seems to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he explained. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking, ‘There’s more there! She’s got more to offer.’ I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
A&E DISTANCE ITSELF, GLAAD UPSET: A&E Networks, which runs the show, was quick to distance themselves from Phil’s comments. “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty,” says the network in a statement.
“His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
And GLAAD, of course, was up in arms. “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz. “Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”
PHIL ROBERTSON OFFERS NON APOLOGY: Phil hasn’t commented on his suspension, but he did offer up this non-apology: “My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I’d never treat anyone with disrespect just because they’re different from me. We’re all created by the Almighty, and like Him, I love all of humanity.”
WATCH – JENNIFER LAWRENCE TALKS BUTT PLUGS: JENNIFER LAWRENCE needs to do more talk shows. The girl has crazy stories. Like the one she told CONAN O’BRIEN last night about the time a hotel maid discovered her hidden collection of … wait for it … butt plugs! She told Conan she received them as a gag gift from a friend. She said she knew the maid was coming, so she hid them all under the bed, and when she returned to the room later, she was mortified to find them all neatly arranged next to her bed.
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PAUL WALKER DEATH PHOTOS FOR SALE: If there’s any truth to this then we may have found the Worst Person of the Week. Word is, someone is trying to make a fast buck off the death of PAUL WALKER by peddling photos of his charred body inside the wrecked car where he died. According to Globe magazine, the ghoulish cameraman arrived on the scene before firefighters could rope off the wreckage and began snapping shots.
A source tells the mag, “The image is truly horrifying. The picture… shows the bodies of the two victims and makes sure you can’t miss them by outlining the corpses in color. The bodies are severely burned and can be clearly seen lying inside the vehicle. Walker’s body is still fairly intact. He has fallen backwards and his arms are spread apart. He is completely burned. [There are] no more clothes on his body.” For the record, Globe did not run the photos in question.
KHLOE BREAKS SILENCE ON DIVORCE: KHLOE KARDASHIAN broke her silence yesterday regarding the end of her marriage to LAMAR ODOM. “This, in and of itself, is heart breaking and torture to my soul,” she tweeted. She then addressed the speculation about her love life, writing, “Please, I don’t need the extra rumors and BS right now.”
Internet reports have linked Khloe with Los Angeles Dodgers player Matt Kemp in recent weeks, although sources insist they are just friends. But Radaronline claims that Lamar believes Khloe and Kemp are dating and that it’s been going on for a while. “Khloe always told Lamar she was only friends with Matt,” claimed a source, “but friends have been telling him that she had been hooking up with Kemp for months.”
Meanwhile … another source tells the not-always-reliable gossip site that since his split from Khloe, Odom has been seeking comfort with his old girlfriend and baby mama Liza Morales. “Lamar has been talking to Liza in the last few weeks and she has been a tremendous source of strength for him,” says the insider. But Morales is denying the claims, calling the story ‘comedic’.
DEMI LOVATO DONE WITH X FACTOR: “X” no longer marks the spot for DEMI LOVATO. Word is she’s stepping down from her gig as a judge on X Factor. People magazine reports Demi is abandoning ship as the singing competition continues to plummet in the ratings, but a source close to her says that’s not the reason why. “She had a great run and a good time, but she plans to spend next year completely focused on her music.”
BRITNEY SPEARS SHOWS US HER PICS: A platinum blonde BRITNEY SPEARS shared an Instagram pic of herself lounging in bed writing. “Sometimes you just wanna go old school and WRITE instead of type:) Who else agrees?! #IAmBritneyJean #BehindTheScenes #ITypedThis,” she wrote in the caption.