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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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31.

cgmpowers    

It is funny and Ellen isn't the first celebrity to make this joke either. Its as common of a joke/urban legend as Richard Grier and the gerbil, and Jamie Lee Curtis was born as a boy.

182 days ago
32.

baybek8s    

I'm sure nobody recognized Liza, except the people she came to the Oscars with, and that was only because they were actually with her as she was getting dressed. People are really doing too much with plastic surgery. Then they want to get mad when people comment on their appearance.

182 days ago
33.

Glenda     

Get over yourself Liza it was funny, guess you don't have a sense of humor unless or drunk or high on pills.

182 days ago
34.

MrsBettyBowers    

The Liza way she was trying to pass that gay guy off as her boyfriend, and, with even more difficulty, trying to negotiate a curb on enough Xanax to flatten a horse, she has more to deal with than a silly joke . . .

182 days ago
35.

Chris    

All the drag queens who impersonate Cher are quite jealous right now.

182 days ago
36.

Elle    

I think if anything Ellen was honoring Liza by saying how many people emulated her in the drag world. Why is that bad? Relax, Liza. You're lucky you're still relevant for whatever reason.

182 days ago
37.

jenlolo    

Why is she offended when she is looking hideous on a red carpet with a wig on a satin outfit and black sneakers :) damn drags queens have better taste

182 days ago
38.

TheTruthIs    

Liza was gracious and looked very good in this video, IMHO.

182 days ago
39.

Lala    

Isn't ELLENS "tagline" at the end of her show every day... BE KIND TO EACH OTHER???

When I FIRST heard the joke... I thought "well... Liza DOES KINDA SORTA look like a MAN"... but the more I thought about it... the less funny it seemed...

A little "advice" for ELLEN... PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH

182 days ago
40.

alex    

That joke was the least of her problems. A bra and some decent shoes might have gotten her into the A list photo.

182 days ago
41.

Livvie     

She does look like a drag quuen. She also looked like she was three sheets to the wind.

182 days ago
42.

Jill    

Yeah it was funny. Liza need to stop taking her self so serious and that blue strip in her hair was very tragic. She should fire who ever told her to do that. She should stop with the plastic surgeries already. She is beginning to look very odd and unfortunate. The doctors are taking advantage of her.

182 days ago
43.

Calibabe    

you want to be mad Liza, be mad at the fact that whoever dressed you thought that your clothing looked better with you NOT WEARING A BRA as opposed to WEARING A BRA. Honey, you aren't 18 anymore in case you haven't noticed. Droopy, saggy, low hanging fruit isn't attractive at your age. Besides, everyone in the universe knew instantly that it was cold outside just by looking at your top.

That's right, stay classy....hmm....

182 days ago
44.

drdementia    

Lighten up Liza, we still love you.

182 days ago
45.

LACY    

Get over yourself Liza! You should just be happy that anyone mentioned you.

182 days ago
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