Helen Holmes

Helen Holmes

Taylor Swift Not Pleased With Jo Koy’s NFL Joke at Golden Globes

CBS/screengrabComedian Jo Koy, who started off his hosting gig at the Golden Globes on the wrong foot with a monologue that fell very flat, continued his not-so-hot streak minutes later by lobbing a lame NFL joke at ceremony attendee Taylor Swift. Swift, of course, is very famously dating Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and her presence at his games has been highly publicized. “Welcome back, and as you know, we came on after a football doubleheader,” Koy began. “The big difference between the Golden Globes and the NFL—on the Golden Globes, we have fewer camera shots of Taylor Swift.” Koy, looking out at the audience, started laughing ruefully as he delivered the line, as though he already regretted saying it. Read more at The Daily Beast.

How Katt Williams Became the King of the Comedy Feud

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/GettyStandup comedian Katt Williams has never been one to pull punches, and on Wednesday’s episode of Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay, which already has upwards of 14 million views, the king of underground comedy spent two hours taking shots at many of the most prominent working comedians and actors in Hollywood, several of whom have already issued public responses to his relentless zingers. Periodically sipping from a tumbler of brown liquor, Williams accused Cedric the Entertainer of stealing one of his set-closing jokes, claimed “real African” Michael Blackson was using “a fake African accent” and alleged that Steve Harvey had stolen the premise for his eponymous WB sitcom from Mark Curry, another comedian; and that was just the tip of the iceberg. Williams roasted Harvey’s acting skills. “You couldn’t be a movie star,” the Emmy Award-winner said. “There are 30,000 new scripts in Hollywood every year. Not one of them asked for a country bumpkin Black dude that can’t talk good… and look like Mr. Potato Head. There ain’t none. You have to have range.”Read more at The Daily Beast.

Kelly Clarkson Alleges Ex Said She’s Not ‘Sexy’ Like Rihanna

GettyNew details are coming out surrounding pop star and talk show host Kelly Clarkson’s divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, who for years also acted as her manager. According to Page Six, while they were married, Blackstock told Clarkson that getting her a gig on The Voice would be a tough sell because NBC execs were “looking for a more sex symbol type” and wanted “someone sexy” like Rihanna. The outlet also reports that, in court, Clarkson told her lawyer that “a wife doesn’t forget a time she gets told she’s not a sex symbol.”In court documents filed in December that were obtained by The Daily Beast, Clarkson alleged that Blackstock, who is not a licensed talent agent, unlawfully negotiated the main terms of her contract to become a coach on the NBC singing competition The Voice without Creative Artists Agency, Clarkson’s talent agency at the time. Read more at The Daily Beast.

Amy Robach Reveals She Lost More Than Her Reputation After ‘GMA’ Affair

SJZOusted former Good Morning America co-hosts Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes, who were dismissed from the network last year after photographic evidence of their extramarital affair hit the tabloids, reflected on the lessons they learned in their tumultuous 2023 on the latest episode of their new podcast. For Holmes and Robach, who each were married to others when the affair leaked but since divorced their exes, the lessons were numerous: Robach listed around 30, while Holmes came up with just under 40. First on Robach’s lessons list? “Choosing love is always worth it.” First on Holmes’? “There are friendships I lost in 2023 that will never come back.” Read more at The Daily Beast.

Jemima Kirke, ‘Girls’ Icon, Is Still Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty; Photo by Helen Holmes/The Daily BeastIt’s 10 p.m. on a Sunday evening in December, and Jemima Kirke has just managed to get her 13-year-old daughter, Rafaella, to go to sleep. If the actress, writer, and painter—best known for playing the hipster vagabond Jessa on Girls—is exhausted, she doesn’t show it, instead enthusiastically ushering me into her cozy home in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We exchange hushed hellos, not wanting to disturb her kids—Kirke’s son, 11-year-old Memphis, is sleeping upstairs too. (Her ex-husband, Michael Mosberg, lives elsewhere.)She points out the explosive pink color of the flowers in the classic melodrama that’s playing on the TV above her fireplace. Kirke is obsessed with confections; girly things. A vintage dollhouse has pride of place in her furnished basement studio, and an enormous bow-shaped headboard leans against the wall of her vestibule. She told me she hasn’t figured out how she’s going to use it yet.Our interview was three weeks in the making, with Kirke postponing several times before texting to confirm the late-night hang: “Drink coffee or something. Or bring cocaine. See you then!”Read more at The Daily Beast.