“I know that you [Arsenio] were heading in the direction of getting in my shit, so I thought I’d turn it around.” ~Madonna
It’s been about two-decades since Arsenio Hall was blacklisted by Hollywood for inviting Louis Farrakhan to appear on his show. Don’t believe me.. Just ask Kirk Franklin. Sources say the now 58-year-old black sheep of the biz is scrambling to make good with a list of his former talk show guests, who he previously blasted on his 90’s stage.
“La Toya was furious after Arsenio poked fun at her 1989 spread in Playboy. He butted heads with Spike Lee over comments Spike made about Arsenio’s pal Whoopi Goldberg.”
Reports reveal Arsenio is now “pull out all the stops” — doing some serious celebrity ass-kissing. Know why? The “Coming To America” actor — widely known as Eddie Murphy’s ex — isn’t only gearing up for his television talk show comeback, September 9th … he’s in dire need of Hollywood’s celebrity circle saying yes to invitations to his second-time-around talk show stage. Don’t believe me.. Just ask Paula Abdul.
“I think she [Paula Abdul] is great, but really that’s the only blatant way I know how to get at you….Oh wait no, what about Eddie Murphy?” ~Madonna
Here’s what The National Enquirer is reporting:
“She [Madonna] teased him about his failed relationship with Paula Abdul, made fun of his hair and implied that he and Eddie Murphy were lovers. In return, an infuriated Arsenio insulted Madonna’s jewelry and implied she was having a lesbian relationship with Sandra Bernhard.”
Here’s what a source had to say:
“Arsenio was in no hurry to end those feuds. He’s been calling his old friends to smooth over any ‘misunderstandings,’ but he’s also having the show’s producers call their reps to book them. He has a lot of crow to eat before his show premieres.”
Are CBS execs insisting Arsenio get out there and kiss some ass to secure his spot on their network? Of course! Don’t believe me.. Ask Leslie Moonves.