Carson Daly, host of “The Voice,” has apologized for a homophobic joke he made on his radio show while discussing the recent JetBlue pilot meltdown.
“Most of the people were on their way to some sort of security conference in Las Vegas,” Daly said of the passengers who had to restrain the pilot. “So there’s like a bunch of dudes and well trained dudes.”
“My luck, it would be like, this is the flight going to pride in San Francisco,” Daly said, referring to an annual gay pride celebration. He continued, using a stereotypical lilt, “We’re headed down to Vegas for the floral convention. [Speaking in his own voice] ‘Can we get a little help up here with the pilot?’ Oh, no. No, thank you.”
He apologized for the joke on Twitter: “This morning on my radio show I attempted to make fun of myself & offended others by mistake. I sincerely apologize.” Daly also released a longer apology. (TMZ; @carsonjdaly)
A “Twins” sequel is on the way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito and ... Eddie Murphy. The three men will play brothers in “Triplets,” which does not have a director attached yet. Does this mean the Eddie Murphy comeback is back on? (EW)
Jaleel White has denied claims that he verbally and physically abused the mother of his child. Bridget Hardy originally made the allegations in 2010 and recently recounted them to Star magazine. White told E! news in a statement, “The allegations made against me back in 2010 have suspiciously resurfaced in time to coincide with my new show on Syfy and ‘Dancing With the Stars’; Bridget Hardy has consistently shown a knack for timing throughout our child custody disputes.” (E!)
Lady Gaga has one wacky birthday party, after the jump.
Lady Gaga reportedly spent her 26th birthday at a “private spin class party.” (Us Weekly)
Comedienne Kate McKinnon will reportedly join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” as a featured player this weekend, making her the first openly gay female cast member in the show’s history. (Deadline)
Nick Lachey and his group 98 Degrees may be jumping on the boy band renaissance bandwagon and reuniting for a tour. (RumorFix)
If you read one Earl Scruggs tribute today, make it this one by Steve Martin for The New Yorker. (NewYorker)