Alyssa Milano keeps her cool despite Jay Mohr’s jabs

Alyssa Milano is a class act when it comes to being the target of a cheap joke.

The gorgeous actress, who at 41 looks better than most women half her age, found herself on the receiving end of a low blow by comic Jay Mohr after the two attended NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on Dec. 6. Mohr had hosted the event, and Milano presented race car driver Jimmie Johnson with his championship award.

Afterward, where Milano was spotted looking stunning in a rose-red, one-shoulder silk dress, Mohr did a radio interview where he called her “Melissa Milano,” then made fun of her “gut” and some problems she had while on the air.

“She was one of the presenters. … She’s very tiny. In height,” he said. “It seems like she had a baby and said, ‘I don’t really give a s—’ … I read it on her gut.”

Mohr, who has two kids of his own, one with current wife Nikki Cox , went on to say “Melissa what’s-her-name” was very nice but didn’t look so great.

<p> Jay Mohr speaks during the The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards ceremony Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Las Vegas. </p>

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Jay Mohr said Melissa Milano didn’t look so great in an interview after the NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series awards ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas.

“Somebody sat in the director’s chair and was not wearing Spanx and I was like, ‘Jesus Christ,’ ” the admitted comedy plagiarist said.

Mohr wrote in his 2004 book “Gasping for Airtime” that he lifted a joke from New York comic Rick Shapiro and turned it into a “Saturday Night Live” sketch. NBC later settled with Shapiro.

“Who’s the Boss” star Milano, meanwhile, responded to Mohr’s mohr-onic talk with a tweet, writing: “@jaymohr So sorry you felt the need to publicly fat-shame me. Be well and God bless. Please send my love to your beautiful wife.”

The actress’ “Charmed” co-star Rose McGowan jumped in, retweeting Milano’s tweet last Thursday and adding, “What?! Do I need to kick someone’s ass?”

<p> Rose McGowan attends the Carolina Herrera collection on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.</p>

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Rose McGowan rushed to Milano’s aid on Twitter.

While Mohr waited until after the event to attack Milano, he had opened the awards ceremony with a 15-minute monologue aimed at the audience.

It seemed to go over well, until he picked on race-car driver Danica Patrick .

“I hope you’re not too uncomfortable. … I know you’re not used to being this close to the front,” he said.

At least he was actually onstage performing for that one.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Singer Beyonce Knowles attends the Beyonce Pulse fragrance launch at Macy's Herald Square on September 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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Beyoncé says her goal in recent videos has been to ‘rebel against perfection.’

BEYONCE ENTERS THE ‘STUDIO’

Beyoncé , who continues her world domination, is scheduled to be interviewed by James Lipton on “Inside the Actors Studio” in January. “They haven’t announced it yet,” an insider tells Confidenti@l. Queen Bey, who’s on top of the charts with her just-released album, called “Beyoncé,” and full set of 17 videos, will likely discuss her roles as Etta James in “Cadillac Records,” Deena Jones in “Dreamgirls” and Foxxy Cleopatra in “Austin Powers in Goldmember,” among others.

Bey’s visual album sold 991,000 copies in its first 10 days. In “Self-Titled,” the star’s ongoing YouTube series, she explains what went on behind the scenes of the album, saying: “It’s been interesting the last few videos — we’ve been like, deciding what we’re going to do as we’re there. And there’s something about that freedom that is different for me, ’cause I usually plan things. I’m trying to rebel against perfection.”

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<p> Ben Affleck was left chagrined by a palm reader in Beverly Hills.</p>

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Ben Affleck was left chagrined by a palm reader in Beverly Hills.

AFFLECK AND THE MISFORTUNE TELLER

Ben Affleck won’t be getting his fortune told again anytime soon, we’re sure. At a recent industry party in Beverly Hills, a woman offered to read his palm. The “Argo” actor, who’s married to Jennifer Garner , was hesitant but agreed for the fun of it. Our tipster says the reader informed him, “You were having problems in your marriage and fighting. You were thinking about breaking up.” Affleck, glaring, asked, “How did you know this? Have you been following me?” The psychic replied, “I have a gift. I don’t even need a crystal ball.”

<p> Khloe Kardashian still has her original nose, regardless of what mom Kris Jenner would have preferred.</p>

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Khloe Kardashian still has her original nose, regardless of what mom Kris Jenner would have preferred.

A JOB KHLOE DIDN’T WANT

Khloe Kardashian says her mom, Kris Jenner , wanted her to get plastic surgery — at the age of 9. “She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around 9, I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job,” the newly split reality star tells the latest issue of Cosmopolitan. “I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it. I’ve grown into my face, but I’ve had makeup artists tell me, ‘You should get a nose job.’ I’m so happy that I never have.” Take that, momager!

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<p> Dennis Rodman got a dressing-down from a visiting friend.</p>

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Dennis Rodman got a dressing-down from a visiting friend.

RODMAN’S LONG, STRANGE STRIP

North Korea’s new favorite American, Dennis Rodman , has a penchant for walking around naked while at home — in front of people. Our source says Rodman doesn’t see rocking out in his birthday suit as odd. However, we’re told his houseguests frequently find him positively outrageous. “Recently,” our tipster tells us, “a male friend who brought his young daughter with him during a visit to the hoops star’s house told Dennis: ‘You better cover up your junk — come hell or high water!’ ”

<p> Jenny McCarthy and Ryan Seacrest pose for a selfie on the roof of One Times Square.</p>

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Jenny McCarthy and Ryan Seacrest pose for a selfie on the roof of One Times Square.

A PHOTO OP AT THE TOP

There’s always time for a cheesy selfie, especially if you’re Ryan Seacrest and preparing to host “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” The “American Idol” host and Jenny McCarthy posed in front of the Waterford Crystal ball that will drop from One Times Square at midnight as we ring in 2014. We hope all Confidenti@l readers have a safe and rocking NYE!

<p> Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, engaged despite his baby with another woman.</p>

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Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, engaged despite his baby with another woman.

THE STATE OF THIS UNION IS GOOD

Looks like Dwyane Wade has made a lucky escape from the doghouse. The NBA star fathered a child with a mystery woman a few months before proposing to Gabrielle Union, according to E! News. Union was said to be upset when told of the baby, but she and Wade have reconciled. The Miami Heat player got down on one knee Dec. 21 and popped the question to his girlfriend of four years. He also has two children — Zion and Zaire — from his first marriage, to Siohvaughn Funches .

PURPLE PASSION AT CASINO

Prince rocked the socks off fans Sunday night as he performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Accompanied by a 20-piece band, the “Purple Rain” singer belted out hits including “1999,” “When Doves Cry” and “Raspberry Beret” during his 2½-hour, sold-out gig. It’s great to see the 55-year-old Minneapolis Maestro has lost none of his magic.

PHOTOS: PRINCE AT 50

TOM HARDY PLAYS HEAD GAMES

Hardy-har-har. English actor Tom Hardy is a real jokester. The “Inception” star gave his John Hancock recently to collectors at JFK Airport, at one point taking a black marker and signing an autograph on a fan’s forehead. “Hardy and the (man) were laughing hysterically about it,” says our spywitness. “The two of them joked that the guy should get Tom Hardy’s autograph permanently tattooed on his forehead.”

SEEN & HEARD …

Derek Jeter , sandwiched between two models, chowing down at Midtown restaurant and lounge B & Co. … Teri Hatcher at Serendipity 3 … Celebrity eyebrow stylist Joey Healy and “Princesses: Long Island” star Ashlee White at Chelsea hot spot Tao Downtown … Comedian Dave Chappelle at the new Lower East Side whisky bar Leave Rochelle Out of It … New dad Emile Hirsch dining at Hakkasan Las Vegas … Jessica Hart getting her hair done at Pierre Michel in Midtown before jetting off to Aspen to ski.


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