Kathy Ireland: I Wasn’t on “Meds” at the Oscars


Kathy Ireland is firing back at critics who are slamming her appearance on ABC's pre-Oscar special.

At times, the swimsuit model, 46, appeared stiff and awkward as she interviewed celebs like Zac Efron and PreciousGabourey Sidibe.

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"No One Reads a Teleprompter Like Kathy," screamed a TMZ headline. A Gawker editor called her a "travesty."

But viewers on Twitter were much harsher.

One person called Ireland the best "hot mess" ever and made fun of her "stiff arm" and weird questions. "Best use of medication," the person added.

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Said another: "Kathy Ireland is freakin me out!" She's a "great model," one person also Twittered, but a "brutal pre-Oscar interview."

Via Twitter, Ireland took time out to reply to all of her haters individually. (She even justified to one fan why her right hand looked so stiff: "Child care and gardening can make hands a little rough," she explained.)

Ireland Twittered that she "cannot please everyone…and frankly I wouldn't ever want to."

"Don't feel embarrassed for me," she Twittered to another fan. "Had a blast and it was so much FUN!"

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She said she thought it was "great for people 2B honest" because it helps her "learn & grow."

But the mother-of-three was careful to stress that she wasn't under the influence, as many people on Twitter suggested.

"No meds or alcohol Angel===just J.O.Y.!" she wrote to one fan, telling another: "Never use drugs and that as a Mom is not a cool or funny suggestion."

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She later added: "Some say I looked pregnant.LOL! Not true…others say I was drinking…would LOL if it were not so sad. Just excited 2 be involved. Grateful."

But don't expect her to take on regular hosting gigs.

Said Ireland (the CEO of Kathy Ireland World Wide, a $1.4 billion design empire): "I won't give up my day job of design."

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