• Did Jimmy Kimmel buy the naked Bea Arthur painting for comedian Jeff Ross? (Poll)

    Over the weekend, a fun little comedian controversy played out. It involves Jimmy Kimmel, Jeffrey Ross and a nude painting of the late, great Golden Girls star Bea Arthur. The painting was purchased for $1.9 million at auction recently, but the buyer’s identity wasn’t revealed—that is, until Ross thanked Kimmel for the painting via Twitter and included a photo of himself holding said work of art.

    Jeff Ross edited

    And Kimmel seemingly confirmed what Ross said.

     

    But then came this follow-up from the Jimmy Kimmel Live host.

    Ross followed up with this.

     

    Ross hasn’t deleted his original thank you Tweet to Kimmel or an additional photo showing what looks like a note from Kimmel to Ross, referencing a joke Ross told in 2005 about Sandra Bernhard – “I wouldn’t fuck you with Bea Arthur’s dick.” – during the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson. Of course, Kimmel could’ve sent Ross a replica of the painting, but as of this writing, the “real” buyer hasn’t come forward.

    kimmel note

    So, given what you know, what do you think?

    Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio clips and more! Listen to the most recent episode below!

    Laughspin Staff

    Oh, hey. We're the entire writing staff at Laughspin. We wrote the above article all together-- using one finger each.

    WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien