Joel McHale: ‘The Kardashians Don’t Like Me’
First Published: August 20, 2011 1:44 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Well, there’s one celebrity whose name you won’t find on Kim Kardashian’s lengthy wedding guest list.
Joel McHale, who mocks Hollywood shenanigans on his weekly E! show, “The Soup,” says celebrities usually take his jokes in stride – and some even thank him for the laughs garnered at their expense.
However, the 39-year-old actor/comedian said he’s on the naughty list with a couple of entertainment heavyweights, including the Kardashian clan and Tyra Banks.
“I know the Kardashians don’t like me,” Joel told Just Jared in an interview on Thursday, when asked if he’s experienced any “backlash” from his jokes on “The Soup.” “No one has said ‘How dare you!’ Reality stars, without exception, have come up to me and have said, ‘Thank you for making fun of me.’
“We made so much fun of [former ‘Bachelor’] Jake Pavelka, and he responded by coming on the show,” he added.
Joel also added that he has been banned from mentioning Kim’s infamous home video made with then-boyfriend Ray J, because “the network flips out.”
Beyond the Kardashians, Joel, who also stars in NBC’s hit comedy, “Community,” said a certain supermodel-turned-talk show host does not find “The Soup’s” antics to be amusing.
“Tyra Banks was the only one that tried to make us not feature her show on ours,” he told Just Jared. “But then she changed her tune, and then she went off the air, much to our great disappointment.”
As for his upcoming “The Soup” jokes, Joel said he has a few shows in mind that he expects will deliver mountains of mockable material.
“’Dancing with the Stars’ is the show that keeps on giving,” he said. “I also love ‘Hoarders’ and ‘My Strange Addictions.’ I like all the weird shows.”
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