Patti vs. Madonna

No time for idle chit-chat.  I’ve got twice as many stories as I have room for in print, so we’re gonna dive right in.  Patti LuPone – the First Lady of Broadway – had some choice words to share when Andy Cohen asked her what she thought of Madonna‘s performance as Evita (actually, a call-in question got the ball rolling).  Patti implied she has never seen the entire film but did see “Buenos Aires” “back when MTV used to show videos” and thought it was “a piece of shit”.  But she didn’t stop there.  “Madonna is a movie killer.  She’s dead behind the eyes.  She couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag.  She should not be on film or on stage.  She’s a wonderful performer for what she does, but she is not an actress.”  How refreshing!  When was the last time someone was asked for an opinion and actually gave one?  None of that politically correct crap we usually get.  Needless to say, this started a holy war on social media with sides being drawn.  Many people felt Patti’s comments were sour grapes over not getting the Evita film.  I disagree – Patti always speaks her mind.  Earlier in the same episode of Watch What Happens Live, Cohen showed guest Christopher Meloni a scene from Law & Order: SVU in which Real Housewife Countess LuAnn had a small role.  They came back from the clip, and the first thing out of LuPone’s mouth was, “Wow, she SURE can’t act!”  Look, Patti calls ’em as she sees ’em.

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