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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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91.

love-truth-freedom    

That was a really low, crap joke. How rude.

143 days ago
92.

crissyred    

i agree with Liza, how about some respect for her elders, especially an Oscar winner herself. NO woman wants to be referred to as a drag queen, even jokingly. BAd Ellen!

143 days ago
93.

zookeeperanderson    

Oh my God! It was hilarious Liza get over it or is this the only way to get publicity these day. And my friend who dresses as Liza in drag looks better!

143 days ago
94.

Linda    

First, she did not seem that upset. Second, it was merely a joke because she has been portrayed by many a man in drag. She is a Goddess to the Gay/Transsexual etc...The headline made it seem way worse than it was...as usual

143 days ago
95.

jacksonorleans    

So she gets her name in the papers this week..she should be thanking ellen...I thought it was funny..she's just reacting for the publicity..and that's so boring!

143 days ago
96.

Jorge    

It was taken the wrong way. What I think Ellen meant was that Liza is most likey the most impersonated celebrity by the drag queens. She was insinuating that it wasn't really Liza sitting in the audience. Liza took it the wrong way like Ellen was saying she looked like a man. In fact, the dragqueens as Liza usually look more beautiful than the real Liza.

143 days ago
97.

Larryjo31    

Who was the guy escorting her in the video interview? He looks familiar.

143 days ago
98.

Sarahlou7    

It was kinda funny! :-P

143 days ago
99.

Larryjo31    

Who is the guy with her in the viedeo?

143 days ago
100.

Larryjo31    

Who is the guy escorting her?

143 days ago
101.

cantu    

For me that was fuuunnnyyyy, and it looks like Ellen was doubting about saying it, she had a nervouse voice. But well not everyone is open to be part of a joke...

143 days ago
102.

Garry    

Be glad your not "Old-an Gone" errr,..... Goldie Hawn!

143 days ago
103.

billybulldog    

Ellen was way out of line treating a legend like that.Liza Minnelli deserves the respect of her ...peers.Liza in her prime was more beautiful,more talented ,more unbelievable and amazing than anyone in that whole bunch Sunday night.Ellen was wrong and its shameful. She needs to apologize to Liza.

143 days ago
104.

Harold    

Ellen should come up from between her wife's legs and get some air.... her real personality is showing.... loser that she is.

143 days ago
105.

knows talent    

umm TMZ is so fake watch the vise Liza never was that upset about the joke the, only joke here is TMZ.

143 days ago
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