Feud alert! CNN Newsroom host Don Lemon and Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill — man, isn’t it still a little weird to see “Oscar-nominee Jonah Hill”? — got into a virtual pissing match yesterday. And while Hill has deleted his half of their heated exchange, plenty of sources had already copied what they said before the original tweets disappeared into the ether.
It all began when Lemon complained that Hill had been rude to him in a hotel. “Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn’t know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind.” When a follower asked Lemon to clarify what had happened, Lemon resorted to name calling: “He [Hill] was a tool.”
In a tweet that’s since disappeared, Hill shot back at Lemon: “I said hi. What do you want me to do, move in with you? I was in a hurry. Didn’t realize you were a 12 year old girl. Peace.” Whoa — way harsh, Tai. Here’s Lemon’s response:
Hill’s deleted response, in turn: “I walked out of the restroom and found you waiting for me. Shook hands, said hi and was on my way. Sorry if you found that rude.” And, finally, Lemon’s last words on the subject:
Did I say his last words? I lied! Lemon said more about the feud this morning on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, accusing Hill of treating him “like the help,” giving him a “wet handshake,” and finishing by sniffing, “I’d been taught by my mother to always be kind to people.” Well, except when you’re mad at them and also on TV. See the clip at TMZ, and keep an eye on Hill and Lemon‘s Twitter pages for more dramz. Watch out, Madonna and Elton!