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Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Melissa Leo on the f-bomb: Kate Winslet made her do it

By Jen Chaney

Melissa Leo shows up on Ellen DeGeneres's show today and discusses her recent Oscar win as well as the f-bomb that accompanied it. (Helpfully, DeGeneres put out a swear jar. Just in case.)

Leo says that Kate Winslet -- her co-star in HBO's upcoming movie, "Mildred Pierce" -- is partly responsible for her Oscar speech slip-up. The "Titanic" star "curses like a sailor all the time," Leo says.

Of course, Leo is joking as far as that blame is concerned. But perhaps it's worth noting that even the allegedly potty-mouthed Winslet somehow got through her Academy Awards acceptance speech without uttering the queen mother of all bad words.









By Jen Chaney  | March 1, 2011; 12:45 PM ET
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I got as far as "Mildred Pierce" & stopped reading & didn't watch.

WTF?!?!

Why does the Hollywood machine insist on remaking movies that were good to begin with?

Posted by: wadejg | March 1, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Actually, I think there are words that are more incorrect than the F-word- the N-word and the C-word. So, she's got them still to go in her repertoire.

Posted by: justmike | March 1, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

In general, the people who are most offended by the F-word are the very ones who most need to go F-word themselves.

*****

Followers: He is! He is the Messiah!
Brian: Now, [f-word] off!
[silence]
Arthur: How shall we [f-word] off, O Lord?

Posted by: byoolin1 | March 1, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse

If people were really offended by the "F" bomb, Vice President Biden would have been forced to resign for using it last year when he was introducing President Obama in the East Room of the White House after the passage of the healthcare bill. Maybe Melissa Leo was auditioning for the role of President Obama's running mate in 2012. The American people need to lighten up!

Posted by: Tennessee3501 | March 1, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

If people were really offended by the "F" bomb, Vice President Biden would have been forced to resign for using it last year when he was introducing President Obama in the East Room of the White House after the passage of the healthcare bill. Maybe Melissa Leo was auditioning for the role of President Obama's running mate in 2012. The American people need to lighten up!

Posted by: Tennessee3501 | March 1, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

She uttered an explicitive in the heat of the moment. The legal term is "excited utterance." Let me just say to this kerfluffle, BFD. It's not like she murdered someone or was fighting dogs.

Posted by: epjd | March 1, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

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