Bob Barker was stopped by paparazzi while walking down the street yesterday, yes apparently the paparazzi think they’re going to get a huge scandalous story out of an elderly man known for his years on a game show. A legendary game show of course, but still, a game show.
When asked about what he thinks of current host of Price is Right Drew Carey, Bob Barker said that Drew fails to add any “excitement” to it.
Barker’s statement, as expected, made the rounds on every celebrity gossip and entertainment website on the internet and got so much attention that Bob Barker felt the need to clarify his statement with EW.com, saying:
“I would not criticize Drew Carey. I would not criticize this show. I would not criticize CBS. I would not criticize Fremantle Media (which produces the show for the network) because I have a sizable royalty that I am paid every year this show is on, and it’s going on for years. I would be an absolute fool. I hope this show stays on for years. As for Drew, he’s been charming and complimentary, and he had me on the show to plug my book Priceless Memories. He devoted half of the show to me! He’s a charming man, and kind and gracious. To think that I would say anything derogatory about him is idiocy.”
Hm. Seems like a good amount of back peddling to me, but hopefully Drew Carey isn’t too offended by Barker’s statements, given Barker is pretty old and fragile and probably can’t handle a fight. (Yes, that was sarcasm.)