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He’s no madonna: ‘Monk’ disses the kiss

Dec 1, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“Monk” star Tony Shalhoub may have hoped he would be presenting the Funniest New Series of the Year award with Britney Spears at Comedy Central’s taping of “The Commies.” So he was ready for a hello kiss. But apparently per the show’s script, he instead got Gilbert Gottfried, trying to make like Madonna with a wet smooch. After Mr. Shalhoub dodged and weaved out of the way, Mr. Gottfried joked that Mr. Shalhoub, who is of Lebanese descent, is a typical Arab for not wanting to kiss a Jew.