Old-People Fight: Ed Asner vs. Cloris Leachman


When Vulture spoke to Cloris Leachman some time ago, she said that running into her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner was painful because he was prone to insulting her in public. Turns out he doesn't even need her there to do that! At a TCA panel this week, Asner groused about Leachman's career accolades: "Cloris Leachman has eight Emmys? Is that true? Bitch ... Well, if you wanna act nuts like she does." The audience laughed, but as TV Guide noted, Asner appeared deadly serious about the over-the-top Raising Hope star. "I [won my Emmys] from straight developmental acting ... nothing off the charts. That's Cloris." [TV Guide]