Billy Bush is in sizzling water for crude jokes as soon as once more, years after his notorious “Access Hollywood” dialog with former President Trump leaked in 2016.
This time, the controversial tv host reportedly made a sexual remark about “Kardashians” star Kendall Jenner and her 2022 Halloween costume throughout a taping of “Extra” in October. On Friday, the Daily Beast revealed unauthorized audio of Bush, 51, talking inappropriately concerning the mannequin, 27, who dressed up as “Toy Story 2” cowgirl Jessie.
“Kendall goes as Jessie and, believe me, there were a lot of woodies,” Bush reportedly mentioned, including a sexual spin to Tom Hanks’ “Toy Story” character, Woody. His joke was reportedly met with laughter from a number of “Extra” staffers.
In a press release shared with The Times on Friday, a consultant for “Extra” producer Telepictures mentioned the host’s remark was simply part of the manufacturing course of.
“As with many forms of production in the entertainment industry, the show’s creative process allows the flexibility to try different jokes and banter,” the assertion mentioned. “In the end, some material lands on the cutting room floor, including remarks that may be too edgy to air on broadcast television.”
Representatives for Bush and Jenner didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark when contacted by The Times on Friday.
Clearly, Bush hasn’t had a lot luck with sizzling mics. In 2016, the “Access Hollywood” veteran got here below fireplace when a 2005 dialog with Trump surfaced. In the recorded audio, leaked forward of Trump’s election, the previous president and Bush spoke about feminine genitalia and benefiting from ladies.
“When you’re a star,” Trump informed Bush, “they let you do it. You can do anything.”
“Whatever you want,” says Bush.
“Grab ’em by the p—,” Trump continued.
Bush was subsequently suspended from the “Today” present and NBC News. In October 2016, he apologized for his dialog with Trump.
“Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” he mentioned in a press release. “It’s no excuse, but this happened eleven years ago — I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”