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Liza Minnelli

Ellen Called Me a Drag Queen ...

And it Wasn't Funny

3/4/2014 6:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Liza Minnelli didn't like the joke Ellen DeGeneres cracked about her at the Oscars ... suggesting she was actually a drag queen.

Liza and a male companion hit up Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood Monday night ... and Liza made it clear -- Ellen's joke backfired big time. 

Liza's note to Ellen:  She should have stopped and acknowledged they were friends, but instead Ellen blew through to the next joke, so it sounded mean.

But Liza says she's sure Ellen was filled with the best of intentions.
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kitty    

Ellen, was not making fun of Liza or her looks. The joke was the fact that she is one of the top celebrities covered by drag queens. Yes there was a slight dig at liza to make it, but wasnt driven by liza.
Therefore, no feelings were hurt, as well, liza was defending ellen, not complaining about her - she was explaining to you guys, why the comment came off as an insult, but infact wasnt, and that she(liza) understood it , but the rest of you did not.

177 days ago
392.

August    

How many handfuls of Vicodin & shots of bourbon did Lisa have in the back seat of her limo?

177 days ago
393.

jaymetal    

She didn't look to torn up over it. Where is the drama? Geez..

176 days ago
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PressHollywood    

I am sure Ellen "leather Face & Homely" DeGeneres would have gotten mad if she was called a woman.

176 days ago
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T-Roy    

Sorry Liza. It is a statistical fact that you are the number one transexual character to dress as. Not gay, but transexual.

176 days ago
396.

iaminnocent    

Everyone knows Liza has issues so making fun of her was cruel. I was surprised at Ellen.

176 days ago
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KDL    

I watched a do***entary on her mother awhile back. There's a long history of gay men in the family, Liza should be VERY comfortable gay humor. Her father was at least bisexual and both Judy and Liza both married gay men. She's has to know drag queens "do" both she and her mother on a regular bases.

176 days ago
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Bubbaboy14    

Ellen sometimes gets way to full of herself... and she can be a bit to much! That was hurtful...If you put the shoe on the other foot I'm sure that Ellen would fell the sting! Respect all your elders... like you respect you Mom ellen!

176 days ago
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franklyspeaking    

He's gorgeous.

176 days ago
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rayy    

Funny, I was thinking when I heard it that they must be friends--I don't think Ellen would have said it otherwise.

175 days ago
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Glenda    

Ellen will do and say anything for attention. She really worked at being the Top Dog at the Academy..never mind the Real Stars.. It was all about Ellen. anything for attention.

174 days ago
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jude    

Helen was out order and to call liza a tranny is not what the ocars is aboat I was not amused

173 days ago
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LuckyLucy2    

I didn't find it humorous at all!

169 days ago
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geraldr5    

Love Ellen; Love Liza, I didn't laugh at the joke for one second. I thought it was in terrible taste. On the other hand, I'm sure Ellen didn't mean to hurt or be malicious.

160 days ago
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