I vaguely remember that interview with him. He was saying that it was never okay to say the racial slur in question, but kept saying in the process. :-/ Yeah, not his best or brightest momemt.
With some of the stuff, like JL, it's a matter of not being able to please all of the people, all of the time. She is not the most eloquent, but I personally never expect celebs to be. Murrrcat is right, she can be funny. I grew watching a great deal of offensive comedy (I'm talking to you Eddie Murphy) so I might not get horribly bent out of shape over some tasteless comments. I might laugh, while shaking my head and mumbling about momentary stupidity.