Celebrity smackdown: Shirley MacLaine and Shirley Temple-Black slam Paris
You can relax--you're not the only one who finds Paris Hilton annoying as hell. Shirley Temple-Black and Shirley MacLaine have both come out lately slamming the pet-rotating heiress. First MacLaine stepped up to the mat when someone suggested she is an icon. "Oh, hell, they're calling Paris Hilton an icon", MacLaine shot back. "It doesn't mean a thing to me."
MacLaine went on to blast Hilton for having the audacity to call herself an "actress", pointing out it took seven years for screen legend Bette Davis to earn the cred to have her name above the title on the screen. Damn straight, Shirley.
Temple-Black, in a decided departure from her oh-so-sweet dimpled and ringleted child star persona, also stepped into the ring to deliver a resounding verbal bitch-slap, saying that people like Paris are "stealing the thunder from really talented actresses." Amen on both counts, Shirleys. It's about time some old-Hollywood blood stepped up to the plate to deliver a smackdown to Hilton, whose biggest talent seems to be acquiring new pets and getting rid of old ones.