Monday, March 28, 2005

Kimora Takes a Licking

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The lead story in today's Page Six column is a humdinger about "Look At Me, I'm" Kimora Lee Simmons, the incredibly obnoxious self-styled "diva" who is married to Def Jam Records' Russell Simmons and runs the Baby Phat clothing line in part by forcing her two young daughters to model with her in photos featuring beloinclothed Asian eunuchs, floating llama heads, and giant snakes. Apparently, she is a tad hard to work with:
Now that Jules Asner and Kimora Lee Simmons' "Life & Style" TV show has been canned, stories are being told of donut-licking, lamp-stealing and other typical diva behavior. And controversy-magnet Kimora is first up in the line of fire.

According to a show insider, Kimora's antics drove the cast and crew crazy and contributed to the show's early demise. PAGE SIX has compiled some of the juicier accusations:

* Kimora missed 35 episodes and gave wild excuses — like being in extended mourning for her dead cat.

* Kimora's husband, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, was a repeated on-set nuisance who nagged producers to give his wife a bigger role.

* Kimora called the other hosts — Jules Asner, Cynthia Garrett and Lynne Koplitz — "bitches and hos" and once berated a Teleprompter operator so badly that he quit on the spot.

* She stole props such as lamps and once made off with an entire rack of lamb from the lunch buffet table. Staff routinely had to be dispatched to the sticky-fingered star's dressing room in order to recover the pilfered booty.

* She forced producers to hire her and Russell's friends for costly no-show jobs, like a celebrity booker for $2,500 a week who never booked a single boldfaced name.

* The statuesque former model also threatened to beat up an eight-month pregnant assistant, prompting weary producers to send the woman home to avert trouble.

* But perhaps the lowest point came when she supposedly had donuts delivered to the set, then licked each and every one so nobody else could eat them.

The insider also sniped that although Simmons acted like a diva, she didn't even deliver ratings. "Sony hired her to bring in the urban audience, but many in the urban community are turned off by her claims of being 'black,' " our source said. Kimora, who runs the Baby Phat clothing line, is part black and part Asian. Our source concluded: "Basically, the only reason they didn't fire her is because producers thought the publicity would be bad." Sort of like the show.

Wow. No wonder the "urban" community is "put off by her claims of being 'black'"--who in their right mind would want to claim Kimora Lee as their own? If this was the "Racial Draft" from "The Dave Chapelle Show" she wouldn't be picked by the Asians or the African-Americans. Nobody would draft her crazy ass!

If I had been unfortunate enough to work on "Life and Style," I could have taken almost anything--being called a 'ho, having my life threatened while eight months pregnant by an egomaniacal six foot tall insane person with anger management issues, even watching a rack of lamb disappear into said biyotch's dressing room--but nobody licks all the donuts! That is simply beyond the pale. What kind of monster is she? When will her reign of terror finally come to an end? Sure, they put the kibosh on her tv show, but that will only spur her on to greater atrocities, to more outlandish heights of annoyingness. She won't go away quietly, I can promise you that. She will use her hideous claws to scratch out another gig in the limelight. Can't she be happy just being shamefully rich? Lord knows I could.

But I swear on my Star Magazine subscription: No matter how wealthy and famous I become, I will never, ever lick all the donuts so no one else can eat them. That's what assistants are for! Think of all the carbs! What an amateur.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, assuming all of this is true, Kimora didn't like it when P. Diddy threatened her when she was about eight months pregnant with Aoki. Plus, for heaven's sake, for all her money and assistants including a chef, she could have had an assortment of pastries and a gourmet meal made and delivered to her AND the entire staff as oppose to doing something as tacky, greedy, and selfish as licking all of the donuts in a simple box and stealing a rack of lamb. Frankly that's an act that her daughters (considering their ages)would do. Admittedly I was tuned into the show Life and Style primarily because she was one of the co-hosts yet there were enough episodes that Jules Asner announced " Kimora won't be joining us due to illness..." Who would've imagined that it was due to the death of a cat? Am I a fan of Kimora?...honestly I am. But these are the things that some celebrities do that's just a huge turn off. We are all human and can make poor choices but this type of behavior displays an extreme sense of entitlement and is just plain stupid.