Kamis, 22 Juli 2010

Kathy Griffin to Hasselbeck: Lighten Up or...Suck It!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Kathy Griffin James Devaney/Wireimage; Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Can't we all just get along?

Apparently not if you happen to be Kathy Griffin or Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

A verbal smackdown between the two is getting ugly. The View cohost called the funny lady "scum" during yesterday's episode of the daytime talk show…

Hasselbeck went after Griffin because she joked on her Bravo reality show, My Life on the D-List, that Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown's two daughters are prostitutes.

"Now I have to send Elisabeth Hasselbeck two muffin baskets because she confronted me when I was a guest on the show two weeks ago and then this morning she called me 'scum,'" Griffin told us last night at the VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood. "I have to send two baskets because as a comedian, I'm loving it."

Griffin made the crack about the politico's offspring while filming a D-List segment in Washington, DC with CNN reporters John King and Dana Bash.

"You have to remember that the genesis of that whole joke about Scott Brown was that when he won the election he famously said, 'My two daughters are available,'" Griffin explained. "Then he was called a 'pimp' in the Washington press…The bottom line is, lighten up!"

If not, she said, "Suck it! As the great Bette Midler said, 'F--k 'em if they can't take a joke.'"

Or, as Joy Behar said to Hasselbeck, "I know my daughter's not a prostitute, so it'd be funny. It's just a joke, Elisabeth."

—Reporting by Brett Malec