The Art of Bitching
Celebrity insults and bitchy quotes by women about famous women - including an A to Z celebrity bitchfest: Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Cheryl Cole, Princess Diana, Britt Ekland, Megan Fox, Germaine Greer, Liz Hurley, Molly Ivins, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Thandie Newton, Michelle Obama, Katy Perry, Marilyn Quayle, JK Rowling, Britney Spears, Abi Titmuss, Charley Uchea, Carol Vorderman, Amy Winehouse, Kirsty Young and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
aka 'Verbal Bitch Slaps
of the Rich & Famous'
"TO BITCH or NOT TO BITCH!"
"It's not a case of women being more bitchy than men,
but bitchiness is expected of them."
"To be a bitch or not to be a bitch, that is the question." Shannen Doherty
The historically and hysterically
caustic catalogue of
Diva Dissing and
“The slight that
can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand,
is often the ‘ne plus ultra’ of art. What insult is so keen or so
keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?”
"Sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to."
Vera Donovan [Judy Parfitt] in Dolores Claiborne (1995)
CELEBRITY 'BITCH' QUOTES celebrates
both ends of the bitching spectrum … and all points in between: from
the cultured cattiness of 1930s doyennes Dorothy Parker and Lillian
Hellman, through post-war Hollywood harridans like Tallulah Bankhead and
Bette Davis, and 1970s liberated lambastadors of lip like Rona Barrett
and Joan Rivers, to contemporary celebrity caterwaulers like Julie
Burchill and Charlotte Church.
Not all catty remarks are limited to the 20th century … CELEBRITY 'BITCH' QUOTES
also includes devilish diamonds in the roughhouse from way back in
history, including many interesting and surprising names, not least Jane
Austen and Queen Victoria.
“Why is it that The Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations bulges with quotations by men … when women (as men are the first to point out) do all the talking?”
As diverse and eclectic as the mouths and minds that maul and malign, the targets are equally famous and equally frowned upon. CELEBRITY 'BITCH' QUOTES
lays out its main body of tormented targets in Alpha-Female order …
from Paula Abdul, Christina Aguilera & Lily Allen to Renee
Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Carly Zucker.
"LILY ALLEN has got something of the street about her, she has a bit of a dinner lady face."
Emma Jones (2006)
"I don't think RENEE ZELLWEGER has eaten since Chicago. She is like the lost Olsen triplet."
Kathy Griffin in People magazine (2005)
CELEBRITY BITCH QUOTES
“JESSICA ALBA ... every bit as gorgeous as the scenery - but not quite so profound.’’
CONNIE OGLE in The Miami Herald
“SOFIA COPPOLA is the Veruca Salt of American film-makers.’’
DANA STEVENS on Slate.com
“MEGAN FOX clearly did all her research for the role in a tanning booth. Her main function in Transformers is simply to be a vehicle for a large pair of breasts.’’
WENDY IDE in The Times
“If MELANIE GRIFFITH’s face gets any more taut, she’ll look like David Gest.’’
ANNA SMITH in The Sunday Mirror
“KATE MOSS is a council estate girl who looks like a council estate girl.’’
JULIA HARTLEY BREWER
“GWYNETH PALTROW is quite pretty, in a British horsey sort of way.’’
“NICOLE RICHIE, who, as far as I can tell, is famous for being unable to tip the scales above 75 pounds.’’
LIZ JONES in The Daily Mail
[Maximum Maxims to Bitch By]
Behind every Bitch is the man who made her that way.
Date like a man so you don't get played like a Bitch.
Don't get mad, get Bitch.
Flirts are the sisters of Bitches.
Got the itch to Bitch.
I am not a bitch … I am The Bitch!
I am not a Bitch. I just don't like you!
I may be a cruel and heartless Bitch but at least I'm good at it.
If payback is a Bitch and revenge is sweet then I'm the sweetest Bitch you will ever meet.
If you want to get ahead, get a Bitch.
Life's a Bitch and then you marry one.
Once a Bitch always a Bitch, so there's no use trying to change me.
You're never alone with a Bitch!
You say 'I'm a Bitch' like it's a bad thing.
If you have any BITCH slogans or
Bitchy insults to add to our list, please share them with us in the
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2000 BITCHY INSULTS
“The point of quotations is that one can use another’s words to be insulting.”
BY WOMEN ABOUT FAMOUS WOMEN
From time immemorial, ever since Eve told Abel’s grieving widow that she
looked fat at the funeral, women have taken great pains and great
delight in telling other women how it is. Some elevate bitchery to an
erudite art-form; others descend into the gutter to sling muck at their
"My one to watch - on Strictly Come Dancing
- is STEPHANIE BEACHAM. I hope her partner is patient. I wouldn’t say
she’s grand but she makes Princess Margaret look like Pat Butcher."
Kaye Adams in The Daily Record (2007)
"HILLARY CLINTON faces a future that appears to hold nothing more exciting than
more ill-fitting pants suits and a husband who looks increasingly like
Jan Moir in The Daily Telegraph (2008)
This volume of 2000 celebrity insults - exclusively by women
about women - is a light-hearted, yet hard-nosed, head-long dive into
the world of the Celebrity Bitch.
"To celebrate the big Christmas
blockbuster VICTORIA BECKHAM is throwing a Narnia party. All she needs
now is a lion and a wardrobe."
Carole Malone in The Sunday Mirror (2005)
"MADONNA, ever the
mistress of reinvention, has revealed her latest Marlene Dietrich image,
which is cool. But not when it’s how the legendary screen goddess
looked shortly before she died."
Sue Carroll in The Daily Mirror (2007)
CELEBRITY 'BITCH' QUOTES covers
centuries of bitchcraft about historical female figureheads through to
twenty-first century icons. This dazzling diversity of victim is matched
by the ‘artillery’ range of females actually doing the ‘bitching’ …
from battle-hardened, battle axes of the tabloid press to normally
soft-hearted, soft-spoken saintly celebrities themselves.
"They should give JOYCE HABER open-heart surgery - and go in through the feet."
As well as individual celebrity females coming under attack from their
own gender, this book also covers celebrity pairings and groups. A
further feature reveals an introspective insight into how celebrities
‘bitch’ about themselves. The penultimate chapter casts a bitch’s eye
view over chick flicks. The final section sees celebrity females dish
the domestic dirt on their (former) male partners.
the solo entries are a series of sub-sections that enhance the
enjoyment, diversify the dirt and hysterically heighten the
SAMPLE BOOK CONTENTS & CHAPTERS
with Sample Quotes
A to Z CELEBRITY LIST
"I loved Kirstie Allsopp on Location, Location, Location. I admired her gale-force cheeriness … But now we have her new series, Kirstie’s Homemade Home, and suddenly I want to use her to stuff a Chesterfield sofa."
Allison Pearson in The Daily Mail (2009)
"Renée Zellweger, who having
already bagged one Brit-lit heroine, has moved onto Beatrix Potter, whom
she plays with a mix of scrubbed-cheek whimsy, icky vulnerability and
Catherine Shoard in The Sunday Telegraph (2007)
"As for Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue [on the X- Factor],
I’m all for supporting adults with learning difficulties, but those
girls have one brain cell and one facial expression between them."
Double Acts, Couples, Pairs & Twosomes
Amanda Platell in The Daily Mail (2009)
"Like their (deliberately) robotic
dance moves, there isn’t a lot of Girls Aloud that comes across as human
or red-blooded. In this respect, Girls Aloud are the aural equivalent
of the perfect murder, leaving behind no trace that ever they were
All Girl Groups
Sophie Harris in Time Out magazine (2007)
"A naked Susannah is like a fat white maggot - all folds and undulating movement."
Introspective Inner Bitch
Susannah Constantine (2004)
WHO PUT THE ‘I’ IN BITCH?
"I found my inner Bitch and ran with her."
"Bitching thrills because it flouts
manners and speaks the truth … A good bitch with someone you trust can
be cathartic when life as a woman gets you down. It is better for your
health than Prozac and cheaper than therapy."
The Art & Culture of Being a Bitch
Kate Figes in The Guardian (2007)
BITCHING ON SCREEN
Fictional Film & TV Bitches
Roseanne Connor [Roseanne Barr]: "Oh, see Dan!? All these years, everybody thought I was a bitch, but what I had was an ‘opinionated, blue-collar outlook.’ "
on Roseanne: Morning Becomes Obnoxious (1996)
Brilliant Insults Terrorise Chick Hordes
Acronymically or Acrimoniously Speaking?
Slap is a slang expression which basically means, that if you are hit
by a woman it won't hurt as much as a man's punch. You can see a bitch
slap coming, they say. Wrong. Oh does it hurt."
The Slap Heard Around the World
Moira Sullivan in Movie Magazine International (2010)
EXEs & OHs!
Piers Morgan: "I forgot to ask - what was Sven [Goran Eriksson] like in bed? A tornado?"
Former Husbands, Boyfriends & Lovers
Ulrika Jonsson: "More of a rowing boat. With one oar. Going round and round and round."
from Piers Morgan’s The Insider (2005)