In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts," he says. "You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?"
West also says his hit song "Gold Digger" was the best song last year and that it should have been nominated for the Grammy's best rap song category: "That's a gimme Grammy."
Abramoff at the Golden Globes
I saw George Clooney at the Golden Globes ceremony and heard his very stupid joke about Jack Abramoff. I guess he thought it was funny, mocking parents who would name a child "Jack ...OFF". Man, that was such a stretch that I was almost embarrassed for Clooney. It certainly wasn't funny.
It seems that Abramoff's father took exception to the slam and wrote a letter proclaiming outrage at Clooney's silly joke. Although, come on Mr. Elder Abramoff, Clooney's comments were stupid enough on their own. You should have left well enough alone. That bit about "innocent and decent people who love" your son was really overkill.
By Stephen M. Silverman
The father of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff did not find George Clooney very funny on Monday's Golden Globes show, when the Syriana supporting actor winner quipped during his acceptance speech: "Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of your last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up."
In an open letter to Clooney published Thursday in the Desert Sun newspaper out of Palm Springs, Calif., Frank Abramoff, 78, writes, in part: "Your glib and ridiculous attack on my son, Jack, coupled with your obscene query as to the choice his mother and I made in naming him, brought shame and dishonor on you and your profession."
The father goes on to ask Clooney: "What drove you to this lapse in lucidity, I can never know, but you need to know that your words were deeply hurtful to many innocent and decent people who love my son and who cherish our family."
Clooney's rep declined comment to the Desert Sun, saying he had yet to see the elder Abramoff's letter.
Blind Item Fun
From the NY Post Page 6
WHICH pop-singing sensation likes to troll the Internet for gay quickies? After one unsafe session, his homo hook-up contacted a tabloid to sell his sordid story and offered a DNA-encrusted washcloth as proof. If the truth comes out, the singing idol's fans, mostly middle-aged housewives, will be very upset . . .