TV Presenter Suspended for Insulting Ke$ha
A British TV presenter has been suspended from her hosting duties after she swore at U.S. pop sensation Ke$ha backstage at an awards show in London. Miquita Oliver - who fronts teen favorite "T4" on U.K. network Channel 4 - was overheard cursing at the "TiK ToK" hitmaker by the star's management at last month's NME Awards.
Ke$ha's reps were so insulted by the four-letter swear word which Oliver levied at the singer, they took up the issue with the presenter's TV bosses. And Oliver has now been told to take several weeks off the airwaves as punishment for her outburst.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Miquita was having a really bad day. She blurted out the angry words and thought no one had heard her. She didn't mean anything personally, it was a spur of the moment thing. But Ke$ha's team caught it and were outraged. They complained to Miquita's bosses who dealt with her straight away. She was given a serious telling off, and told to take some time off."
A spokesperson for Channel 4 has confirmed the suspension, explaining, "Miquita Oliver was involved in an issue at the NME awards that she now regrets. The matter has been dealt with swiftly by 'T4', and Miquita has also sent an apology to those concerned and it has been noted. She will remain a key part of our T4 presenting team and viewers will see her on air as normal over the coming weeks."
Oliver's best pal, singer Lily Allen, was also involved in an altercation at the event - she became embroiled in a shouting match with Courtney Love after the Hole rocker claimed the pop star had blocked her from wearing Chanel designs to the BRIT Awards earlier the same month.
- Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
- Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
- 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby
- Mama June Feels 'Like Frankenstein' After Skin Removal Surgery. Is She Giving Up?
- Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
- Katy Perry Reportedly Still Loves John Mayer. Will They Rekindle Their Romance?
- Trey Songz Slams Nicki Minaj: She Ain't Had S**t Before Me
- Han Solo Movie Adds 'Sing Street' Star Ian Kenny