Six years after his first hot moment controversy with former President Donald Trump, Billy Bush has been videotaped making another contentious harsh remark.
In audio acquired by the Daily Beast on Friday, the 51-year-old “Extra” anchor can be heard making fun of Kendall Jenner’s “Toy Story”-inspired Halloween costume while filming the entertainment news program.
During the Oct. 31 recording, Bush cracks a joke about Woody, the main character in the Pixar movie, saying, “Kendall goes as Jessie and, believe me, there were a lot of woodies.”
Others in the group, many of whom were producers, laughed a lot at the statement, according to the Daily Beast.
Although the source of the audio release is unknown, Page Six was informed that it was “unauthorized.”
We are informed by a representative of the show’s production company, Telepictures, that “the show’s creative process offers the flexibility to test new jokes and banter.
In the end, some content is eliminated, including statements that would be deemed inappropriate for broadcast television.
The “Friends” case, which is well-known in Hollywood, aims to defend the right of creatives to freely express themselves over the course of their creative collaboration, which is what was going on when Bush made the remark about Jenner, 27, in question.
There was no malicious intent on Bush’s side as he was working through material in the show’s typical creative process, a source exclusively tells Page Six.
Page Six’s request for comment from Jenner’s representative was not promptly fulfilled.
Bush’s remark on the “Kardashians” star was ultimately cut from the broadcast, and instead, the presenter stated in the “Extra” segment that it would be difficult to ever again watch “Toy Story” in the same way. As the redheaded cowgirl Jessie, Kendall dressed in a crop top, chaps, and denim shorts.
Bush’s most recent contentious off-camera remark was made just as he was starting to mend his reputation after another 2005 recording was revealed.
On the set of “Access Hollywood,” the entertainment news host and the 76-year-old real estate magnate were heard chatting. Trump was told that his “Days of Our Lives” co-star Arianne Zucker was “hot as sh-!
“Yes! The Donald succeeds! Bush included. My dude, whoa. You must examine her. Give her the green light. You must give it a thumbs up… God, oh God!
Then-celebrity “Celebrity Apprentice” host Trump claimed he could do anything to women in Hollywood, including “grab ’em by the p—y.”
Bush promptly apologized after the 2016 release of the recording.
The radio host earlier claimed, “Looking back on what was said on that bus, I wish I had changed the subject.”
I wished I had asked if anyone wanted water. or “It appears that it will rain.” He enjoyed watching TV and competing. Can you believe the ratings on whatever? is something I could have said. I lacked the courage necessary to pull it off.
Bush was fired from his position on “Today” after that scandal, and he was unable to return to television until “Extra” gave him another shot in May 2019.
Following the news of his new position, Bush said to People at the time, “We all have to be able to develop as we grow.
“The guy who vanished in 2016 was already a different person [than he was in 2005], but I got the chance to mature a little bit. Adversity should be faced in some way. And I think I’ll do my job better than I ever have. This is what I’ll do next.