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(audience applauds) Say hello to my co-hosts, my studio audience. How you doin’? How you doin’? I’m doin’ okay. Let’s get started. It’s time for… Hot Topics. Come on. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) (deep bass music) I like it, I like it, I like it. (laughs) Good morning inmates. (audience laughs) And Felicity Huffman. Oh. 14 days. So she starts today. It’s a Federal Correction Institute in Dublin, California. Apparently, this place is the same place that Heidi Fleiss stayed when she did her crime. Oh. It’s a minimum security, cushy female prison. Now I don’t know anything about cushy and prison. They don’t even belong in the same sentence. (audience laughs) But I guess in the crime world, there are levels to the game. I don’t know. So she’s in the room with three other women and they have (audience laughs) an open toilet. Oh. Which means that if you have to take a number two or change a tampon, there is no stall, there are no walls (laughs), there’s nothing. You are just, you know what, it’s only 14 days. I’d be sitting there just like this on the toilet. (audience laughs) (audience applauds) Yep. What are you going to do? Look, I’ll tell you, when I’m in the bathroom and they have all those stalls, I’m the woman, I don’t like to close the stall. I don’t like to be closed in like that. I also don’t like to hear voices while I take care of my business. So this would totally aggravate me. I’d probably be constipated the whole 14 days. (laughs) (audience laughs) Well if that’s not enough, well then, at least they have a gym, a library and a TV room. Oh. She was also being issued a toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb. Now here’s the thing with a comb, depending on the texture of your hair and what you like to do with your hair, not any comb is a comb. (audience laughs) I like a wide-toothed comb to rake through. And then when I get up to the baby hair area, I like a small-toothed comb ’cause that does the business. And I like a comb with a rat tail at the end, you know the comb, and then it has that tail for hardness ’cause you can scratch your head at the same time you can lift and separate. (audience applauds) They’re also kind enough to give her soap and she’s also allowed, and this is weird to me, she’s allowed to have one piece of jewelry under $100. I’m like first of all, that’s a lot of money. You can go to Claire’s, girls, you know, you can get beautiful jewelry for $5, $8 and what not, number one. Number two, who wants to wear jewelry and look pretty in prison? (audience laughs) Settin’ you up for the take down. (audience laughs) No, no, no. No, you wanna ugly down in prison. And that’s why you take horrific dumps. You don’t, (audience laughs)
(Norman laughs) turn everybody off. By the way, we checked the menu for last night’s dinner. Sounds very, excuse me, peppered steak. Now I don’t know about you, I like peppered steak with a nice bed of steamed rice underneath. That’s what they have there. Now they call them green beans so it must be somebody not of color talkin’ about this ’cause we call ’em string beans. Right, right. Don’t we call ’em string beans? String beans. String beans, right.
String beams. I know. Cultural difference. And they have wholewheat bread. Wow. Wholewheat? Can you imagine? They don’t have just the plain slice of white or something like that. Anyway, today, she’ll have bran flakes for breakfast. Well that’s not so bad if they have a little raisin some place and you throw the raisins on. Maybe a little packet of Equal on top, just to flavor it up. She’s gonna have breaded fish sandwich for lunch. (audience murmurs) No, no, that gets dicey. They didn’t say fried. They said breaded and there’s a big difference. Now that right there sounds nasty. (audience murmurs) But she could do somethin’ with that. Just pull the breading off, put a little mustard on top, a little mayo at the bottom, and maybe if they have hot sauce there, you can work with that. (audience murmurs) And then for dinner, why’s my mouth watering so, (audience laughs) I can’t, I can’t. (laughs) I’m trying, look. (laughs) (audience applauds) Look. I’m tryin’ to make the most of my 14 days. Okay, so for dinner tonight, we’re having Salisbury steak. Now look, I don’t know about you, there are three different things that people call Salisbury steak. Some people call them Swiss steaks. Some people call them cube steaks. And then other people call them Salisbury steaks. I like a cube steak. Oh my gosh. (Norman laughs) I could work with that. I’m surprised the food is so good. Whatever happened to just bread and water? (audience murmurs) You know what I mean? And I do like the idea of the open toilet. When she gets out, I’m sure she’s gonna do a sit-down interview, and I’m positive this woman will work again. (audience applauds) She’ll work again. And she’s gonna do some sit-down interviews someplace, maybe with the Robin Roberts or somethin’ like that. But it’ll be Lori Loughlin who will take the L for everyone. (audience murmurs) Now she’s goin’ way up the river. (audience murmurs) Yup. (laughs) I’m just saying. So when she gets released, this is Felicity, when she gets released after 14 days, first of all, I’m sure she’ll be thinner, depending on if, like I like the food, I’d probably get fatter. (audience laughs) Didn’t sound so bad to me. You have the right sauces. You conjure up sauces and you make your own. (laughs) I’m just saying, sauce is everything to me. A meal without sauce is not a meal. So when she gets released, she’s gonna be on probation for a year. Wah-wah-wah. A year of probation. So what does that mean? She can’t, what does that mean? You can’t commit another crime? Well I’m sure that won’t be difficult. She can’t smoke weed? But weed is legal in California. She could say she has the glaucoma or somethin’ and get one of her fancy doctors, ’cause remember, she and William Macy, her husband, they still have money. Pay off a fancy doctor, get her the prescription for the weed. She could be chiefin’ all day long for a year. And that won’t be violating probation. Okay, and then she’ll have to serve 250 hours of community service. That’s not bad at all, you know what I mean? And being fancy and in LA and stuff, her community service is probably gonna be something like volunteering for a youth group. It’s not gonna be out there on the 4-0-5 with a picker, pickin’ up garbage. But that’s what they need to have her do. Just saying. (audience applauds) And the fine, her fine is payable. These are wealthy people. $30,000 for a fine. You are so distracting. You came for it, didn’t you, with the gold pants in the front row? Yes. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) You came for the party. And your friend too. You all are here for it. I’m gonna give it to you good. I’ll try my best. Michael Rapaport to be out here better, later. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) He’s a good one. He’s a good one. Okay, so here’s the thing. The N word. Oh God. (audience murmurs) And away we go. I was watching the debates, by the way, last night. Clap if you watched. (some audience applauds) Not enough people watched, Suzanne. (audience laughs) Oh. Did you watch? No. (laughs) You didn’t? I didn’t watch. I was reading. Reading what? I’m obsessed with reading lately. I don’t know what happened to me. What are you reading, Suzanne? I just finished reading the book about the crawdads singing. What’s it called? “Where the Crawdads Sing”. Oh, it’s unbelievable. I finished it last night. (audience laughs) No, unbelievable. It’s a New York Times Bestseller List. No, no, it’s popular. So you don’t care about the state of our country? Nope. (laughs) I watched with my niece. We were riveted. I needed to finish the book. It was so good. Maybe we DVR’d it. (audience laughs) I’ll fill you in ’cause that’s time you will never get back in your life. (Suzanne laughs) Anyway, so Jane the Virgin star, Gina Rodriguez, right? So people are upset with her for saying the N word. Well she might think she could get away with it ’cause she’s Hispanic, she’s from Chicago and, it’s just oh with this. (clears throat) All right, Gina posted a video of herself. She was getting her makeup done. And she’s singing The Fugees “Ready or Not”. Now she was 12 years old when this song came out and so she grew up with Fugee music. She loves Lauryn Hill. And the lyrics were “I can do what you do, easy, believe me, “Frontin’ on the” N words “gimme hee-bee-gee-bees”. But she didn’t say N word. She said the N word. And she said it with a head rock. Oh. Right? And she immediately took the post down and apologized. Take a look. I just wanted to reach out and apologize. I am sorry. I am sorry if I offended anyone by singing along to The Fugees, to a song I love, that I grew up on. I love Lauryn Hill. And I really am sorry if I offended you. Now to start with, she’s a really great actress, she’s a very attractive girl, she’s very talented. But I have to end with what planet are you from? Don’t you realize what is going on out here? You can’t get away with anything anymore. I love my gays but I would never use the F word, Norman. No. No. Illegal, illegal. Gets you a quick punch in the face. Right. They will throw you down the manhole. Right. You will lay there for two weeks and be eaten by rats. By rats. Shout out to New York. You know the story I’m talkin’ about. That homeless man. (Norman laughs) I mean that’s not funny at all but it’s just… There’s certain things you don’t do. Just ’cause you’re cool with people, doesn’t mean that you have the pass to say, I don’t remember the last time I called an Italian person the W word. You know what word I’m talkin’ about. It rhymes with bop. You don’t do that. And I like Italian people. And their men are particularly hot. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Just sayin’. It’s like who you callin’ a bitch. Now that’s a word right there, girls, men, we use that word a lot and a lotta times, it’s in joking and jest and things like that, but it depends on who it’s coming from and the context in which it’s used. So you’re just better off not sayin’ it or you’ll be down in the manhole eaten by rats for two weeks too. (audience laughs)
(audience applauds) And here in New York, our Governor Cuomo, he used the N word in addressing something, and he’s no longer with Sandra Lee, which means he’s really, really single. Just sayin’, just sayin’. (audience murmurs) Anyway, I’m single too. (audience laughs) Just sayin’. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) I only met him one time at a cocktail party. He was so kind and really tall, and really present in the conversation. I forget what we talked about. All I was sayin’ was wow. (audience laughs) I’m talkin’ to him, I’m like Sandra Lee is really lucky. I betcha he takes her down. (audience gasps) Yeah. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t. (laughs) (audience applauds) Anyway, but look, so the Governor Cuomo, Andrew, he used the N word yesterday and people are making a big deal about it, but he did a disclaimer first. Let’s listen. Times also said in an article the other day, they were talkin’ about going back to the Italian Americans ’cause you now have me. I read the article, yep. They used an expression that Southern Italians were called, I believe they were saying Southern Italians, Sicilians, I’m half Sicilian, were called, quote, unquote, and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting The Times, (beep) (beep) N word (beep). (audience murmurs) Well how many times did he use it that we had to bleep it so much? (laughs) Wow. (audience laughs) I mean people might give him a pass because he prefaced before saying it, but even that, you didn’t have to preface, just say N word. And that word, and durin’ our Hot Topics morning meeting today, it was brought up, well do you think that it should still be used in music. And I said look, we got more things to think about, you all. (audience applauds) I mean people are walking down the street getting stabbed and killed for no reason. Black hate crimes are at an all-time high. Jewish hate crimes are at an all-time high. If you saw the debate last night then you’re as confused as me. It’s every man for himself out here and there’s certain things, going back to you, Gina, you just didn’t have to do it. Just don’t do it. Just… (audience applauds) Ugh. So Justin Bieber is tryin’ to sell his house on Instagram. (audience gasps) Well I think that’s very smart. You cut out that realtor fee. Keep all the money for yourself. Hmm. Anyway, he has 119 million Instagram followers. Probably not one of them could afford this house. (audience laughs) He paid $8.5 million for his home but he’s selling it, including the furniture. I think that looks very peaceful, with the exception of these two $35,000 cats. What? Oh yes. He bought two of the specialized cats. They’re a mix between a wild, oh, they’re beautiful though. Remember when I was telling you I was gonna buy one of these cats? I ended up going to foster care and adopting Midway and Chitchat. Aw. (audience applauds) Aw. They’re in the pet spa right now until I come back from gettin’ my star on the Walk of Fame. I took ’em yesterday. Anyway. Hi girls. They’re gonna get their nails done and they’re together and they have like a two-bedroom apartment there. It’s not even a cage. It was really nice. And then there’s a pass way through where they can see each other and play with each other. They were really nervous to be left alone ’cause I’ve only had ’em for a month and I picture them saying I think that she doesn’t like us anymore. Aw. She’s taken us away. I cried, I cried when I dropped them off. Aw. But really good place. Anyway, but back to the situation in hand. I really was sneaking, you guys, I did price cats that look like this. This is before I found out Justin Bieber had the cat, I’m lookin’ online. Between seven and $20,000 I was told. I was like get outta here with that. I’m gonna get me two bum cats. (audience laughs) Yep. (audience applauds) Yep. And take really good care of them. Anyway, 35,000, but they’re beautiful though, right? It’s okay if you think it but just don’t participate in that. There are so many homeless animals out here. Dogs, cats, squirrels and stuff. (audience applauds) And Peta, Peta is going after him like crazy. Anyway, back to the house. The house was built in 1932. Well-preserved, correct? (audience murmurs) Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a library, a home theater, a beautiful kitchen. I like the way he decorates. Did we say he’s selling with the furniture? Yeah, furniture comes with it, yep. And the art? I like the way it looks. It’s like sophisticated with a young man’s touch. I like the artwork and stuff. His idea is working about selling it on Instagram ’cause maybe his Beliebers can’t afford it, but their daddies can. Oh. People of wealth are interested in buying this house, including a few billionaires, with a B. So this is what I think. I think that this is a great idea. He’s selling the house for even more than he paid for it. So he’s going to make money. He’s cut out the middle man realtor. Good. And you would think a billionaire would not wanna buy Justin Bieber’s house. We were talkin’ about that in the morning meeting, I mean who would wanna buy Justin Bieber’s house? I wouldn’t because I’d be thinking did he urinate in that corner too. (audience laughs) How much funky spunk is on this couch? (audience laughs) And burning sage won’t be enough to get all that out, you know what I mean? But if you are a billionaire, chances are you are working 24 hours a day, you barely know your children. But your children are Beliebers, you see? So then you say Cicily, happy birthday. I got you Justin Bieber’s house. And then the whole family moves in and then all of a sudden, the dad is the hero now he’s back on the road, making billions and not evening knowin’ who his kids are, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I think it’s smart on Justin’s part, good for him. (audience applauds) So remember the rapper Yo-Yo. ♪ Try to play me out ♪ ♪ You try to ♪ Clap if you remember Yo-Yo. (audience applauds) Okay. And of course, we all know Da Brat. I love her, hi Brat. Anyway, they’re speaking out about the challenges facing female rappers. In my opinion, this is not just facing female rappers. It’s facing women versus men all the time, regardless of what you do for a living. They say that the rise of women in hip hop came with double standards. They’re speaking out about their own struggles in the industry on Sunday night’s E! True Hollywood Story. Ooh. I know, I’m there. I didn’t know that they even still made that, E! True Hollywood Story. I am there for this. But take a look. Hip hop female artists continuously reinvent themselves. You have to constantly stay hot or they move on to someone else. You’re expected to look a certain way. They want you to be beautiful, can’t get fat, but man can be fat as hell. Look at Biggie and look at Heavy D. Really, the main thing, you always wanna be (beep)able. Oh. (audience applauds) But that’s not just for female rappers. That’s for women in general. I mean men are always allowed to be fat slobs. And we still accept it. And when women get to be fat slobs, you have to have a masculine swing, if you know what I mean, because otherwise, they don’t look at you as -able. Or maybe I said that wrong, but the point being, as a woman, we’re always struggling with our weight. It’s not fair. And men, like Kevin James can be on the King of Queens and grab a hottie like Leah Remini as his wife, you know what I mean? Homer Simpson got Marge. (audience laughs) Anyway, I understand her point but I don’t believe that that’s just in entertainment. I think that that’s every day. Clap if you agree with me. (audience applauds) Okay, good. So the E! True Hollywood Story airs Sunday night at 10 p.m. on E!. And we’ve got more great show for you, everybody. (audience cheers)
(audience applauds) Later on in the show, Mike Rap is here. But up next, it’s Celebrity Fan Out. So grab a snack and come on back. (audience cheers)
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