I said what?

Steven Spielberg clarifies his position on Iraq; Kelly O calls Christina a drag queen and worse; and Calista sniffs Bon Jovi booty.

By Amy Reiter

Published October 7, 2002 10:33PM (EDT)

Steven Spielberg is distressed. He did not, he says, publicly endorse President Bush's stance on war with Iraq during a recent press conference in Italy, as was widely reported. It was all a big misunderstanding.

"I did not say I support a war with Iraq," the director insisted in a statement.

"I was asked a question about the film ["Minority Report"] and its subject matter, which deals with stopping murders before they can be committed," he explained. "It led to a question as to whether or not there was a parallel with Iraq. I replied that the film is science fiction and Iraq is a reality. I do not have access to information that only the president has, which might cause me to take a different position. In any case, it was never my intention to give an endorsement of any kind."

Call off the scuds.

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Speaking of launching missiles

Don't expect a Kelly Osbourne/Christina Aguilera duet to come out anytime soon.

As faithful watchers of "The Osbournes" might assume, Kelly would sooner eat her own spike necklace than collaborate with the pop music diva.

"She's one of the most disgusting human beings in the entire world, is Christina Aguilera," Osbourne tells Melbourne, Australia's Herald Sun. "She's despicable for so many reasons. She has an amazing voice, undeniably, but that doesn't change the fact she's one of the world's biggest cunts."

And when their paths crossed at a New York recording studio recently, Osbourne says, she saw no reason to adjust her opinion.

"She looks like a fucking drag queen. I've seen drag queens who look better," Ozzy and Sharon's little girl shares.

And though she refrained from marching right up to Aguilera and calling her names to her face, she points out, "If she said something to me, I wouldn't hesitate to tell her what I think of her."

I tell you, someone really raised that girl right.

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Kelly's linguistic soul mate

"Fucking cunt. How British! We don't really say asshole, so fucking cunt is the most extreme expression of displeasure. And I use it a lot!"

-- Marianne Faithfull on her favorite curse word, in the upcoming issue of Blender.

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Whenever you get down about your life, you could just do what Jon Bon Jovi does and thank his lucky stars he's not Calista Flockhart.

"Poor Calista Flockhart," the rocker-turned-actor tells the New York Post.

He found himself filled with pity for the "Ally McBeal" star during his stint on her show.

"I never met this kid before, and on the first day, our first scene together she has to sniff my rear end. I'm bent over and she has to sniff my butt like a dog," he recalls. "I thought this is a tough gig, nice to meet ya."

And it only got worse from there.

"She told me later this wasn't the first butt she had to sniff for the show," he said.

Talk about hitting bottom.

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