Every time someone has something mean to say about Rachael Ray, I am all ears. I can’t stand her “delish”s or “yum-o”s. The only time I made it through a whole episode of her cooking show, she made a hamburger salad followed by a pizza salad and I wanted to claw my child-of-a-chef eyes out in terror. So, when my hero, Martha Stewart, said that Rachael’s approach to cooking was “not good enough for me,” I immediately Twitter-agreed with her. Martha went on to say, “I mean, I really want to write a book that is unique and a lasting thing, something that will really fulfill a need in someone’s library. So, she’s different. She’s more of an entertainer, with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me.” [NY Daily News]
I agree, Martha. But it can sound a little like sour grapes when someone disses a younger rival. Here are some celebs who’ve critiqued their successors in not gentle ways.
- Last week, Wynonna Judd said that Taylor Swift‘s CMA Artist of the Year award was “too much, too soon … Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing soon . . . I want kids to earn it.” Well, yesterday she apologized, presumably realizing she came off as a grumpy has-been. “My intent was not to take anything away from her talent and contributions to the country music industry … all of which are truly unprecedented for an artist of ANY age. Taylor is a beautiful, hard working young woman that deserves the success she has had and I support her as an artist and as a woman in the business.” [Us Magazine] — That’s more like it! We womenfolk need to stand up for each other.
- Oooh burn! Christina Aguilera laid it on thick when the internets accused her of stealing Lady Gaga‘s steez. “You know, that’s funny that you mention that, this person [Lady Gaga] was just brought to my attention not too long ago. I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman. I just wasn’t sure. I really don’t spend any time on the Internet, so I guess I live a little under a rock in that respect.” [Celebrity Fix] — Seriously, Christina, there isn’t a rock big enough to hide under. Stop pretending you’ve never heard of Lady Gaga at this point.
- Rapper Foxy Brown took a low blow at Lil’ Kim when she did a verse in rapper Boss’ new song. She said, “Mutha f**kas will never catch me dancin’ with the stars, never! You rap b***hes wanna be me so bad, you studied my whole swag.” [Hello Beautiful] — I don’t really care about her dissing Lil’ Kim, but to diss the magically bizarre, ice-skating-outfitted “Dancing with the Stars” is not cool.
- Megan Fox isn’t the only one who resents being compared to Angelina Jolie. The elder actress said of Fox, “That woman acts like a fool. She needs to mind her Ps and Qs. She’s saying shocking things for attention, but those things will follow her around and be reprinted forever … I wish someone had pulled me aside when I was young and told me that. Now, I’ll forever be known as a lesbian or a self-cutter, instead of what I worked so hard to become. You have to put a muzzle on it!” [Examiner] — At least she speaks from experience when she lays out the criticism.