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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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121.

B. Pearson    

Come on Liza, everyone else laughed. Also, Liza you
must admit we out in TV-Land couldn't recognize you
with too many face lifts. Sorry, Bab!

234 days ago
122.

Andrea    

Get over it already, will you? It was just a joke. Just be glad that she is keeping you in the limelight. Be proud that there are so many drag queens that enjoy impersonating you. She didn't mean anything personal. Ellen wasn't being mean to you.

234 days ago
123.

Tony    

Liza.....no doubt in my mind you do look like a drag queen and it is time to stop ruining your face. I think Judy, your mama, would not approve of all the plastic &^%$ you had done. Ellen did not mean that as a RUDE comment she is best when she just says what comes out of her mouth and it is not scripted.......sorry you took offense

234 days ago
124.

Rusty356    

Guess I missed the joke. I thought Ellen was referring to the fact that, most of the time, when there is a Liza Minnelli sighting, it's usually just a drag queen ... but this time ... it WASN'T a drag queen.

234 days ago
125.

TomB    

Omigod! Liza Minnelli is alive! Who knew?

234 days ago
126.

Lisa Green    

i'm surprised Ellen knew who the heck you were-cause I sure didn't-i wondered why you were not there-since they did a special about your mom & the Wizard of Oz, thought you died....wow-what the heck did you do to your face-you are unrecognizabl-Ellen said that because lots of drag queens choose to immitate Liza-nothing against Liza....

234 days ago
127.

Leon    

Ellen you should not throw stones if you live in a glass house!!

234 days ago
128.

Don    

TMZ....you are a bunch of trouble makers, in comedy form. Liza, honey, you're a mess.

234 days ago
129.

ron bobel    

if there is a drag queen it is ellen degenerate. looks and acts like a man and wears mens clothes. sure she wishes she was a man. tired of her nasty little comments.

234 days ago
130.

RONNIE    

I watch the show,I seen when Ellen approached Liza and made that comment. I felt for Liza,she was taken aback by it. Definately wasn't the ime or the place for her poor attempt @ humor.

234 days ago
131.

Ralphellison187    

I have seen many drag shows in Atl. They are entertaining and some of the people very good at the impersonation. I have never seen Ellen mean spirited.

234 days ago
132.

Mary     

ELLEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH. I LOVE LIZA.

234 days ago
133.

Mary    

Has Lisa looked in a mirror? She's had so much surgery that's she's not even recognizable any more. Drag Qreens look better then her now. Take it as a compliment Lisa and move on!

234 days ago
134.

Jack Hill    

Totally clueless! She did NOT call you a drag queen, Liza -- it was a jokey reference to gays' fondness for her and her late mother, Judy Garland, OK?

234 days ago
135.

Yayabeanes    

So a lesbian cant tell a drag queen joke?

234 days ago
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