Times Celebs Were Awkward Or Controversial This Week


If you’re like me, you consume a lot of celeb news that involves celebs being awkward, controversial, or both.

Well, welcome to a new BuzzFeed series, where I brief you on all the times celebs did just that each week. Let’s get into it:

1.

When shown a picture of Lizzo on Watch What Happens Live, Kathy Hilton identified her as “Precious”:


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Kathy faced backlash after she misidentified Lizzo as “Precious,” a fictional protagonist from the movie Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Full story here.

2.

Justin Sylvester pushed Jenna Bush Hager in a now-viral moment.


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After it lit off a debate about personal space and boundaries, Justin addressed the viral moment on Instagram. “A lot of people thought she was invading my space,” Justin said. “That’s actually not the truth. We were both flirting — well, I was flirting — with the chef because he was cute. I was pushing her out of the way so I could have a 1-on-1 moment with the chef. People took it the wrong way.” Full story here.

3.

In this podcast Pod Meets World, Will Friedle, who played Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World, called out the awkward kissing scenes they had to do for the show.

4.

Julia Fox wore one of her “riskiest looks yet” in LA this week:

5.

Mindy Kaling — who has kept the identity of her children’s father private — addressed the rumor that her The Office costar B.J. Novak is the father:

6.

Sofia Carson’s newest film Purple Hearts — which has been the No. 1 movie on Netflix this week — received heavy backlash online for being military propaganda and for being racist and anti-Arab.

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Purple Hearts tells the story of a diabetic woman who marries a Marine to get his health benefits. It’s also been called racist and anti-Arab. One person wrote, “Purple Hearts is US military propaganda that uses the invasion and deaths of 1.2 million Iraqis as a rom-com.” Full story here.

7.

Sofia then responded to the backlash in an interview with Variety.

8.

When asked, “But how do you feel about the diversity on Friends?” Lisa Kudrow controversially said that the writers of friends had “no business” writing about POC:

9.

The controversial trailer for House of Hammer dropped:

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The Discovery+ documentary House of Hammer will detail the allegations surrounding actor Armie Hammer and appear to feature Armie’s alleged voice recordings he sent various women. Full story here

10.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he wanted to be Megan Thee Stallion’s pet:

not Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson saying he’ll be Meg Thee Stallion dog when they asked him who celebrity dog he’ll be . LMFAOOOOO I FEEL YOU MY BOY .


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When promoting their upcoming film DC League of Super-Pets, Dwayne and Kevin were asked who they’d want to be a pet to. Dwayne said, “Megan Thee Stallion.” When pressed further, he said, “We don’t have to talk about that, OK?” AWKWARD, LOL.

11.

Jay Cutler responded to Kristin Cavallari calling their marriage “toxic” on Call Her Daddy recently.

12.

The Game dissed Eminem in a new track called “The Black Slim Shady”:

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In the song, The Game raps, “Twenty-three years, still ain’t penetratin’ the culture / You are not top five, in mine, B.I.G or ‘Pac eyes / No André, no Nas, stop tellin’ white lies.” Full story here.

13.

And lastly, Eminem’s daughter Hailie Jade defended him after The Game’s diss:

my dad is so legendary that people have to diss him in their songs just to attract audience because they know they would flunk without the attention.


Twitter: @haijade1

“My dad is so legendary that people have to diss him in their songs just to attract audience because they know they would flunk without the attention,” she said. Full story here.

Well, there you have it! Let me know allll your thoughts on these moments in the comments below!





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