It looks like Michael J. Fox is not a Taylor Swift fan. Fox slammed the country singer after his son Sam found himself at the center of a joke about Swift’s troubled love life Sunday at the Golden Globes.
Making fun of Swift’s reputation as a serial dater, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler advised her to “stay away” from Sam, who was escorting winners to the stage as Mr. Golden Globe. “She needs some ‘me time’ to learn about herself,” Fey joked.
On Wednesday night, Vulture.com asked Fox if he would welcome his son dating Swift. “No. No … Just back off,” the former Family Ties star said.
He then slammed Swift for building her career with songs written about her exes. “I don’t keep up with it all. But Taylor Swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with, right? What a way to build a career,” he quipped.
Fox added that he probably wouldn’t recognize Swift if Sam did bring her home, but he would realize when he heard her next song. “‘Sam, You Piece of Sh*t.’ Oh … that was the girl you brought home!” he joked.
Swift has not commented. Her past boyfriends include Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal and Connor Kennedy. She recently split from One Direction musician Harry Styles.
Michael J. Fox says he decided to go ahead with plans for a TV comeback after making a breakthrough with medication to control the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease.
The Back to the Future star, who first found fame on hit 1980s sitcom Family Ties, will return to the small screen in his first full-time leading role in more than 10 years in a new, currently untitled comedy written by Cougar Town scribe Sam Laybourne.
The NBC show will be partly inspired by his own personal battle with Parkinson’s and Fox now reveals why he went ahead with the project.
He tells the Associated Press, “I’m really excited about that. It’s a great idea and it’s a great group of people I’m working with and NBC has been really supportive of the idea… and obviously shown that they’re willing to take a chance on us…”
“I was just feeling better and things are working for me medication-wise, and I just thought, ‘Why don’t I take this opportunity to do it?’ I wake up every day and I feel good and if I don’t go forward with something like this, it’s another day wasted when I should be doing what I’m doing.”
The program is scheduled to premiere next year.
Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder and Ben Stiller were among the stars who turned out to celebrate the TV Land Awards in New York on Sunday (10Apr11) as John Travolta and Michael J. Fox picked up prizes.
Cabaret star Minnelli kicked off the ceremony, which honors movie, TV and music icons, with a performance of Frank Sinatra classic New York, New York at Big Apple venue the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Winners included Travolta, who was reunited with his castmates from Welcome Back, Kotter, as they were handed the 35th Anniversary Award by Glee actress Jane Lynch.
The night also saw a reunion for Fox, who was presented with the Fan Favorite Award by funnyman Stiller alongside his former Family Ties colleagues.
Meanwhile, Wonder gave an impromptu performance of Higher Ground as he handed the Impact Award to the cast of The Cosby Show.
Other winners included singing duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, who picked up the Music Icon trophy, the stars of Hot In Cleveland handed over the Pop CultureAward to The Facts of Life cast, and Regis Philbin was presented with the Legend Award by Barbara Walters.
John Travolta, Renee Zellweger and Michael J. Fox were among the honorees at the Golden Camera awards in Germany on Saturday night (Feb 5).
The Back to the Future star landed the Lifetime Achievement trophy for his contribution to movies and singer Gloria Gaynor received the music equivalent at the Berlin ceremony.
Travolta won the Best International Actor Prize, while Zellweger won the Best International Actress prize – and the Bridget Jones’s Diary star admits she was overwhelmed to land the award, which has previously been handed to Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett and Jodie Foster.
She told the audience, “I am so honoured to be part of the same group of great artists who have received this honour over the last 46 years.”