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Who said what and probably wishes they hadn’t?
The thing about the star interview is that what’s said could be listened to or watched over and thanks to the net. These celebs probably could never have imagined that a single interview might result in something that they wish they could return.
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By Charlie Sheen and his obsession with Tiger’s Blood and other odd items to R. Kelly and his notorious recent interview, these famous folks are just the tip of the cringy interview iceberg.
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Included here are 13 of the most embarrassing, horrible and cringeworthy celebrity interviews ever!
[embedded content]1. Courtney LoveWhen? Courtney Love crashed a meeting which MTV’s Kurt Loder was conducting with Madonna. A clearly shifted Love threw a make up compact that nearly hit the interviewer and the Material Girl herself, as chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine. Then the”Celebrity Skin” rocker grew up the stairs to the loft overlooking the 1995 MTV VMAs and joined the chat. The”Like a Virgin” singer said,”Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now.” She made a crack on the drug use of Love. Madonna was finally pulled off the stage.Response from the world: It made headlines, but the public seemed to shrug it off as Courtney being Courtney. Her Response? The”Vogue” singer never commented on Love’s interview disturbance. [embedded content]2. Farrah FawcettWhen? 1997Why so cringeworthy? The icon was visiting David Letterman and made talk show history for all the wrong reasons. Farrah Fawcett might have been seated from Letterman on his iconic talk series, but she seemed to be mentally far, far away. She was late on account of the simple fact that there were”people, lots of people.” Afterward, as CNN chronicled, the pop culture icon seemed to get lost in the nyc facade, which is the place supporting Letterman. She told Letterman,”Wow. I really believed I was looking from the window. She did not ever bring it up, however, the icon certainly was conscious enough during the authentic Q&A to point out to Letterman,”You’re making fun of me!”
[embedded content]3. Ben AffleckWhen? 2004Why so cringeworthy? Ben Affleck asked an interviewer to do the Q&A topless! Not only did he state that people would”like the series better if you did it topless” and that he noticed “you usually demonstrate much more cleavage than this,” but he was also physically throughout the reporter.Her Response? Years later, when asked about the awkward meeting, Losique actually defended the Oscar winner stating that the whole thing was taken out of context. She told E! News,”Nothing incorrect actually occurred. I never believed at one stage uncomfortable and I never felt at any given stage that it was improper, and if I’d felt that, really frankly I wouldn’t have continued.” [embedded content]4. Tom CruiseWhen? Tom Cruise jumped all over a iconic talk show host sofa announcing that he was”in love” with Katie Holmes. Cruise was on the show to promote his own Steven Spielberg movie, War of the Worlds. Instead, the chat became all about his love affair with Holmes while treating the couch like a trampoline.Response from the world: Inspired by the absence of a dent in his box office receipts, the global community simply shrugged it off as Cruise being Cruise. After all, the Scientologist was not known for being ordinary.His Response? He explained that he wouldn’t take back something, as chronicled in The Hollywood Reporter. After all, love does make us do crazy things. It is possible that the couch jumping made Cruise more popular.
[embedded content]5. Jerry SeinfeldWhy so cringeworthy? Jerry Seinfeld was being interviewed by Larry King (who worked for CNN at the time) and the journalist mentioned something about Seinfeld’s iconic series being cancelled. Seinfeld was not cancelled. In fact, the celebrity comic walked off from his series when it was still the top rated comedy on television. The comic appeared to be mathematically offended by this. Seinfeld said,”You think I got cancelled? Is this still CNN? Do you know who I am? Geez, can we get my resume ? “How’d the world react to the meeting? The legendary newsman, in his later years, was not immune to a questionable inquiries. However, some believed that Seinfeld had overreacted by phoning out King and which makes it a huge thing. Others, such as Reuters, sided with the comic and named that instant as one of Larry King’s worst interview moments. [embedded content]6. The KardashiansWhen? 2011Why so cringeworthy? Barbara Walters was interviewing the Kardashian clan at the end of 2011 as part of her yearly look at the 10 most intriguing people of the year. The trailblazing journalist referenced the lack of ability in the throw of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner — and brothers Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian — clearly didn’t agree. After Walters’ comment, you could hear a pin drop! She added,”You don’t really act; you don’t sing; you don’t dance. You don’t have some, forgive me, any gift.” Khloe defended her whole family and their series,”But we’re still amusing people. The family told Walters’ manufacturers that nothing newsworthy would happen before the special aired. Wrong! You cannot trust the Kardashians.”
[embedded content]7. Charlie SheenWhen? 2011Why so cringeworthy? The 2011 Good Morning America interview spawned a famous phrase for Sheen,”winning” It was also one of the very first hashtags that would go viral. Listening to the meeting with Andrea Canning, it’s clear that the soon-to-be-fired from Two and a Half Men star was anything but winning. He admitted to using a continuous diet of tiger blood and described himself at the most uncommon of ways. “I’m on a drug. It’s named Charlie Sheen,” he told Canning because he issued a warning. “It’s not accessible because in the event that you attempt it you will die. Your face will melt off and your kids will weep over your exploded body” The journalist seemed worried for the actor, even inquiring at a point if he was bi-polar. He responded,”I am bi-winning. I win here, I win there. “His Response? Sheen’s recently created Twitter accounts set a Guinness World Record for quickest to a thousand followers (at that time), according to Huffington Post. For a while after that interview, his millions of followers fawned over everything he explained. One of his gems was,”I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That’s the way I explain myself” and, of course, the one about the notorious blood of a specific jungle cat. “The tigers of the world have issued an apology to Charlie Sheen. In a written statement,’please forgive us all for being such blatant impostors. Clearly you, Mr. Sheen, have the only real tiger blood in the known universe.’ And yes, they’d been warned.” [embedded content]8. Justin BieberWhen? Justin Bieber occasionally does not handle the pressures of popularity with absolute grace. Remember when he ruined a paparazzi’s camera (or battled him)? He predicted into Mojo in the Morning because the”Sorry” singer had an issue with his new music being compared to Justin Timberlake’s. “Man, that’s mad’cause our voices sound nothing alike. I mean, I am not trying to sound like anyone. Saying I sound like somebody else isn’t actually a compliment. … I think if you should say I heard some Justin Timberlake-esque items in your sound I would take that as a compliment,” he said, according to MTV News. Hey, there are worse artists to be in comparison to… but alas, things got worse as soon as the radio character asked,”Can you worry about Harry Styles on your mother, because he likes older women?” Bieber snapped,”I think you should be worried about me around your mother, bro.” The sound listeners (which radio host) heard next was Bieber’s dial tone.His Response? Not much. For what it’s worth, the DJ went on Twitter to state that he had been suspended over the incident.
[embedded content]9. Jesse EisenbergWhen? 2013Why so cringeworthy? The interviewer, Romina Puga of Univision, asked Jesse Eisenberg to do a card trick on cue and asked him to state that her name to the camera. The star of You See Me took crime, stating that it made him feel like a trained monkey. He probably should have seen that”say my name” ask a mile off — after all, the title of Puga’s series is Say My Name with Romina. From the get-go, the meeting was stressed. She referred to Morgan Freeman as Freeman, to which Eisenberg said,”Freeman? Who are you? What are you on a baseball team with him?” However, the awkwardness was just getting started, and he phoned her the Carrot Top of interviewers for writing notes on her hand. The Social Network star also utilized her interview period to ask her how the material was going to be utilized. When asked to state her name, Eisenberg uttered it gently. She asked him to state it as if he was searching for her in a crowd. He testily responded,”The thing is I actually did not want to locate you.” Clearly upset, Puga retorted with”You’re such a jerk. “His Response? Nothing. Another day at the office for the actor.Her Response? [embedded content]10. 2014Why so cringeworthy? KTLA entertainment”reporter” Sam Rubin touched a nerve (and rightfully so) when he asked Samuel L. Jackson about his Super Bowl advertisement. “What Super Bowl advertisement?” Jackson responded. Turns out Jackson was not in an advertisement, but Laurence Fishburne was! The reporter had to know he was in for it when Jackson began his response with,”Oh, hell no…” — oh no. Anyone who has seen Jackson in some of his roles or interviews knows that he can light off like a firecracker when triggered like he was by Rubin. “There is more than one black guy doing a commercial,” Jackson fired off at Rubin because Rubin clearly squirmed.His Response? Rubin apologized profusely during the interview and attempted to move on, but Jackson was already ticked, and the whole interview was massively off the rails. After the televised part of the interview, Rubin publicly apologized and said,”I am really embarrassed about it.”
[embedded content]11. Dakota Johnson & Melanie GriffithWhen? 2015Why so cringeworthy? Most everyone can identify with the need to shout,”Mother” sometimes. But most of us are not ashamed by mother on the red carpet of the Academy Awards… with countless millions of people watching! As OK! Chronicled, Dakota Johnson and her mother, Melanie Griffith, had stopped by to chat with journalist Lara Spencer. The reporter asked Griffith if she had observed Fifty Shades of Grey. The veteran actress said that though she encouraged her daughter’s decision to do the movie, she could not see it due to the graphic nudity and sex. Johnson added,”I don’t think it would be strange. I think, 1 day, perhaps it is possible to see it” Her mother’s face said it all. Johnson was not happy in the slightest. You don’t need to see it. Jesus Christ. Nothing! Both sides of the matter probably wanted this item to fade off. [embedded content]12. Ariana GrandeWhen? 2015Why so cringeworthy? At a live radio interview, multi-platinum singer Ariana Grande was displeased by the line of questioning. She predicted out the host about being sexist when he made a comment about all women loving their phones and makeup. Grande immediately deciphered,”Is this men assuming this is what women would need to pick between?” The bunch dug a deeper hole and said,”Ladies, learn!” The”Bang Bang” singer’s chin shouldn’t have fallen that way because she quickly retorted,”Boys, learn. Boys and girls, we could all know.”
[embedded content]13. R. KellyWhen? 2019Why so cringeworthy? There are train wrecks, then there’s R. Kelly. It was the very first interview that the singer had given because his most recent rates of sexual misconduct — aggravated criminal sexual assault between minors. He was being interviewed on CBS This Morning and became completely unhinged. As chronicled in The Washington Post, the”I Think I Can Fly” hitmaker hovered within the host as he cried at the camera,”I have been assassinated, buried alive! But I am alive!” He continued,”I did not do this stuff. This isn’t me! I am fighting for my life! You’re all trying to kill me!” When the topic of the doc Surviving R. Kelly came up, he said,”They were describing Lucifer. I am not Lucifer. I am a guy; I make errors. But I am not a devil and by no means am I myself a monster. “Response from the world: If clearing his name was his aim, yelling at the exact public was not how to go.His Response? He thought it went well. The journalist noted that the singer’s team believed that their customer arrived off as”passionate” and that’s a fantastic thing.Her Response? The veteran journalist was not frightened for her safety and wished to keep the meeting going. “My sole motivation at that point was,’Please don’t let him depart.’ I did think it was a breakdown. He was so angry. He moved from zero to two to a six to an eight to a 12. All right before my eyes” “I think people were amazed that in that instant I did not run out of the space,” she told the Washington Post.