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'Duck Dynasty' Fallout

How NOT To Handle It

12/23/2013 9:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's homophobic rant couldn't have been handled worse -- from A&E on down to the Cracker Barrel's brief boycott. We'll tell you what they SHOULD have done to get through it.

And, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton's epic feud continues in the wake of the fight Barron Hilton claims Lindsay orchestrated -- see both Hiltons go off on LiLo ... one way better than the other.

Plus, "Real Housewives" star Carlton Gebbia is a huge witch -- and we're talking about on the show -- she joins us to explain why her religion of choice is Wicca.

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(0:00) Everyone involved in the "Duck Dynasty" controversy handled it wrong ... we'll explain.
(10:00) Kim Kardashian gushes over Kanye West's brief cameo in "Anchorman 2" -- but the controversy ... why didn't Kanye acknowledge any of his fans leaving the theater?
(15:00) Dwyane Wade's giant ring for Gabrielle Union brings up a huge issue -- why do men need to buy expensive rings to prove their love?
(18:00) "Real Housewife" Carlton Gebbia is a practicing Wiccan -- she joins us to explain the mysterious and controversial religion.
(24:00) Paul Walker amid posthumous controversy -- we're joined by a man who started a petition to name the street after Paul ... which has taken on a lot of opposition.
(29:00) Chris Brown out and about while in rehab -- we'll tell you how he behaved.
(32:00) Barron Hilton rants about his involvement with Lindsay Lohan -- and his sister Paris reaffirms her feud with LiLo.
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Audrina Patridge vs Cheryl Burke -- who wins the bikini contest? The answer may surprise you.
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john flynn    

Tmz not one comment on how treats Black people funny you guys never seem to mention those comments he made.

200 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

I guess everyone's entitled to their opinion just as long as you don't speak it if it's not the popular one .

200 days ago
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Chucky Mapoo    

Renaming the street to Paul Walker St. would only make criminal douchebag street racers turn that street into their playground.

200 days ago
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John Smyth    

Phony scandal.

A&E knew all along what they had signed up for.

A&E thought they were "mainstream" in their reaction and found out the rest of the country isn't San Francisco.

200 days ago
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Chucky Mapoo    

Barbara Bush on Skype

200 days ago
6.

Mng0    

Harvey, u have very nice looking jeans on today! ;)

200 days ago
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demoncat    

Phil was just exercising his opinion nothing more for after all he has a right to free speech too. given how much that rock cost hope Dwayena and Gabbie have it in writting who keeps it in case of divorce. and if the people in that neighbor hood don't want the street changed its their say they live there. and looks like Dax is going for the unshaven look now. plus Merry xmas and happy Hanuakah to all

200 days ago
8.

Patrick    

Phil, a 67 year old man, with an undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech, which he attended on a full ride scholarship as the quarterback of the division one school.
He decided not to play in the NFL because it didn't pay that well then, so he let his back up play, his name was Terry Bradshaw. Phil didn't stop the fancy book learning there, he went on to get his Masters Degree in Education from Louisiana Tech. Don't let the beard fool you.

199 days ago
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Patrick    

Phil also has a black grandchild, surprise!
Maybe not so racist. How many 67 year old have a Masters Degree and a black grandchild?

199 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

If it has something to do with fudgëpackers...you can bet TMZ is ON IT!

199 days ago
11.

Lala    

RAQUEL and BARRON HILTON must have had the same 7th grade teacher... REALLY RAQUEL... REHABILLIATE... THAT is ALMOST as embarrassing as your NATE KING COLE line... which BTW was NOT an accident (the look on your face when you were "corrected" is classic)... way to "represent"...

199 days ago
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Who-Cares    

I really enjoy it when people publicly make a fool of themselves by statements they make and then stand behind those statements by quoting the Bible. Using that same analogy, 1 John 1:9 states "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." If Hitler had confessed his sins of the Holocaust, he would be forgiven!

198 days ago
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Sean Kelly    

Harvey... you are an attorney. I realize that you went to some third tier law school in CA but still, I assume that you took a course in constitutional law. You know full well that "freedom of speech" ONLY applies to speech involving the government. You could have educated your minions by pointing out that an EMPLOYER can do whatever they ****ing want when your speech cuts into their bottom line. There is no freedom of speech issue.

AND as for the ring issue... talk about a hypocrite. You drive a Porsche. I do not live in CA so I could have never observed you driving that Porsche. The ONLY way that I could know that you have a Porsche is by your telling me (directly of indirectly). You have bragged about your Porsche... you showed pictures of it after your accident. That was just you being a braggart.

198 days ago
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burning_plastic    

Harvey, I'm jealous of your Porsche, too.

198 days ago
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Double Bubble    

Like you guys at TMZ know what REALLY happened.. You heard 2 sides of the story, the publisist WAS there, the publicist WASNT there when the question was asked. You dont know exactly when the question was asked. YOU werent there, youre just stating your opinion,. As always, you're a bunch of idiots who roll with whatever YOU want people to believe.. The fact is YOU dont know and the only people who do are the ones who were there.. F*ck you tmz, you bunch of homos

198 days ago
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