Kelly Osbourne: Is she or isn’t she a racist?
The supposedly liberal British celebrity seems to be recovering from Tuesday’s fumble as a guest host on “The View” trying to call out Donald Trump for being racist.
On Wednesday, “View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné defended Osbourne’s comment: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
“The point she was actually trying to make was that Donald Trump’s stance on immigration will only end up hurting the people that Donald Trump is counting on,” Goldberg told People. “And one of the things that happens on live television is you try to get your point in and you try to hit it, and you sometimes stepped in dog doo. It does not make you a racist. … Sometimes your head works faster than your mouth, it happens.”
Osbourne quickly apologized for the remark online, but not before bloggers made the salient point that the privileged daughter of a rock star has more in common with mogul Trump than with the immigrants she was attempting to defend.
English filmmakers Mark Burton and Richard Starzak of Aardman Animations (the classy studio known for “Chicken Run” and Wallace and Gromit flicks) praised U.S. moviegoers on a visit this week to promote their newest adorable offering, “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” which opened Wednesday.
“We love watching it with American audiences because they’re so much more demonstrative. They’re kinda clapping and cheering,” Starzak told the S.F. Examiner.
A 6-inch clay-and-plastic sheep model, one of many used for the protagonist’s character, also appeared at the press event.
‘Million Dollar’ bash
San Francisco restaurant and hospitality entrepreneur Andrew Freeman hosted dozens of his well-heeled pals at a party at Bluestem Brasserie this week to celebrate his appearance Wednesday on the Bravo reality show “Million Dollar Listing San Francisco.” Among those in attendance were real estate pro Andrew Greenwell, who closed the deal, cleverly convincing Freeman to sell his Nopa condo on Broderick Street, as well as Freeman’s scene-stealing Yorkies, Daisy and Tulip, accompanied by their hot “dog nanny.”
Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose flamboyant creations adorned first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Laura Bush and stars from Elizabeth Taylor to Barbra Streisand died Tuesday at age 85. … Ben Affleck was spotted meeting up with his and Jennifer Garner’s former nanny Christine Ouzounian, just weeks after the couple announced plans to divorce.
Actor-director Peter Bonerz (“The Bob Newhart Show”) is 77. Actress Catherine Hicks (“Seventh Heaven”) is 64. Broadway actress Faith Prince is 58. Actress Michelle Yeoh (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) is 53. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) is 45. Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 43. Actress Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air”) is 42. Actress Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”) is 39. S.F. 49er Bruce Miller is 28.
_ Staff, wire report
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