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Who said what and probably wishes they hadn’t?
The matter about the star interview is that what’s said can be listened to or viewed over and thanks to the internet. These celebs probably could not have imagined that a single interview might result in something 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 infamous current interview, all these famous folks are just the tip of the cringy interview iceberg.
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Contained here are 13 of the most embarrassing, horrifying and cringeworthy celebrity interviews ever!
[embedded content]1. Courtney LoveWhen? Courtney Love crashed a meeting which MTV’s Kurt Loder was running with Madonna. A clearly altered Love threw a make up streamlined that nearly hit both the interviewer and the Material Girl herself, as chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine. Then the”Celebrity Skin” rocker grew up the staircase to the attic overlooking the 1995 MTV VMAs and joined the conversation. The”Like a Virgin” singer said,”Courtney Love is in desperate need of attention at this time.” She also made a crack on Love’s drug usage. Madonna was finally pulled off the stage.Response in the world: It made headlinesbut 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? The icon was seeing David Letterman and created talk show history for all the wrong reasons. Farrah Fawcett might happen to be seated from Letterman on his iconic talk series, but she seemed to be emotionally far, far away. She had been late on account of the fact that there were”people, lots of individuals.” Then, as CNN chronicled, the pop culture icon seemed to get lost in the nyc facade, that is the place supporting Letterman. She informed Letterman,”Wow. I really thought I had been looking from the window. She did not ever bring this up, but the icon certainly was aware enough throughout the actual Q&A to point out to Letterman,”You are making fun of me!”
[embedded content]3. Ben AffleckWhen? 2004Why so cringeworthy? Ben Affleck requested an interviewer to do the Q&A topless! It was 2004, and Affleck was feeling refreshing during a conversation with Canadian journalist Anne-Marie Losique. Not merely did he state that individuals could”like the series better if you did it topless” and that he found “you usually demonstrate a lot more cleavage than this,” but he was also physically all over the reporter.Her Answer? Years later, when asked about the awkward meeting, Losique really defended the Oscar winner saying that the entire thing was taken from context. She informed E! News,”Nothing incorrect ever occurred. I never believed at one stage uncomfortable and I never felt at any stage it was wrong, and if I’d felt that, really frankly I would not have lasted.” [embedded content]4. Tom CruiseWhen? 2005Why so cringeworthy? Tom Cruise jumped all over an iconic talk show host’s sofa announcing that he had been”in love” with Katie Holmes. Cruise was on the show to promote his Steven Spielberg film, War of the Worlds. Instead, the conversation became about his love affair with Holmes while fixing the sofa like a trampoline.Response in the world: Judging by the absence of a dent in his box office receipts, the worldwide community just shrugged it off as Cruise being Cruise. After all, the Scientologist was not known to be ordinary.His Response? He said he would not take back a thing, as chronicled in The Hollywood Reporter. After all, love does make us do crazy things. It’s possible that the sofa jumping made Cruise popular. His subsequent movies such as Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Mission Impossible: Fallout were bonafide blockbusters of the highest order.
[embedded content]5. Jerry Seinfeld was being interviewed by Larry King (who worked on CNN at the time) and the journalist mentioned something about Seinfeld’s iconic series being cancelled. Seinfeld was not cancelled. In reality, the celebrity comic walked away from his series as it was still the top rated comedy on tv. The comedian appeared to become mathematically offended by this. Seinfeld said,”You believe I have cancelled? Is this still CNN? Would you know who I am? Geez, can we receive my resume ? “How would the world respond to the meeting? The legendary newsman, in his later years, was not immune to a questionable inquiries. But some believed that Seinfeld had overreacted by calling out King and making it a huge thing. Others, like Reuters, sided with the comic and named that moment as one of Larry King’s worst interview minutes. [embedded content]6. The KardashiansWhen? Barbara Walters was interviewing the Kardashian clan in the end of 2011 as part of her yearly look in the 10 most intriguing people of the year. The trailblazing journalist declared the shortage of talent in the cast of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Kris Jenner — and brothers Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian — clearly did not agree. After Walters’ comment, you can hear a pin drop! She added,”You do not really behave; you do not sing; you do not dance. You do not have some, forgive me, any talent.” Khloe defended her entire family and their series,”But we’re still entertaining men and women. The family told Walters’ producers that nothing newsworthy would happen before the special aired. Wrong! After finding out Kim got divorced, Walters said to an amused David Letterman on The Late Show,”Then Kourtney gets pregnant. Then Khloe’s moving to Dallas. You cannot expect the Kardashians.”
[embedded content]7. Charlie SheenWhen? It was also among the very first hashtags that could go viral. Listening to the meeting with Andrea Canning, it is apparent the soon-to-be-fired from 2 and a Half Men star was anything but winning. He confessed to using a steady diet of tiger blood and also described himself in the most uncommon of manners. “I’m on a drug. It is named Charlie Sheen,” he famously told Canning because he issued a warning. “It is not accessible because in the event that you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep on your burst body.” The journalist seemed worried for the celebrity, even asking at a point if he had been bi-polar. He replied,”I am bi-winning. I win here, I win there. Sheen’s recently created Twitter account set a Guinness World Record for fastest to a thousand followers (at that time), based on Huffington Post. For a while after that interview, his millions of followers fawned over what he said. One of his stone was,”I have a 10,000-year-old brain and also the boogers of a 7-year-old. That’s the way I explain myself,” and, of course, the one about the infamous blood of a specific jungle cat. “The critters of the world have issued an apology to Charlie Sheen. In a written statement,’please forgive us for being such blatant impostors. Obviously you, Mr. Sheen, possess the sole real tiger blood in the known universe.’ And yes, they’d been warned.” [embedded content]8. Justin BieberWhen? Justin Bieber occasionally does not manage the pressures of popularity with absolute grace. Remember when he destroyed a paparazzi’s camera (or battled him)? He called into Mojo in the Morning because the”Sorry” singer had a problem with his new music being in comparison with Justin Timberlake’s. “Man, that’s mad’cause our voices sound nothing alike. I mean, I am not wanting to sound like anyone. Saying I sound like somebody else is not really a compliment. … I believe if you were to say I heard a few Justin Timberlake-esque things on your sound I’d take that as a compliment,” he said, according to MTV News. Hey, there are worse artists to be compared to… but alas, things got worse when the radio character asked,”Do you worry about Harry Styles around your mother, since he likes older girls?” Bieber snapped,”I believe that you need to worry about me about your mother, bro.” The sound listeners (which radio host) heard next was Bieber’s dial tone.His Response? Not much. For what it is worth, the DJ went on Twitter to state he had been suspended over the incident.
[embedded content]9. Jesse EisenbergWhen? 2013Why so cringeworthy? The interviewer, Romina Puga of Univision, requested Jesse Eisenberg to do a card trick on cue and also asked him to state her name to the camera. The celebrity of Now You See Me took crime, saying that it made him feel like a trained monkey. He probably ought to have noticed that”say my name” request a mile away — after all, the title of Puga’s series is Say My Name with Romina. From the get-go, the meeting was tense. She referred to Morgan Freeman as Freeman, to that Eisenberg said,”Freeman? Who are you? What are you on a baseball team with him?” But the awkwardness was only getting started, and he called her the Carrot Top of interviewers for writing notes on her hand. The Social Network celebrity also utilized her interview period to ask her how the substance was likely to be utilized. When asked to state her name, Eisenberg uttered it quietly. She requested him to state it as if he was looking for her in a bunch. He testily responded,”The matter is I really did not want to find you.” Clearly upset, Puga retorted with”You are such a jerk. Nothing. Another day in the office for your actor.Her Answer? [embedded content]10. Samuel L. JacksonWhen? 2014Why so cringeworthy? KTLA entertainment”reporter” Sam Rubin touched a nerve (and rightfully so) when he requested 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 to this when Jackson began his response with,”Oh, hell no more…” — oh no. Whoever has seen Jackson in some of his interviews or roles understands he can light off like a firecracker when triggered like he had been by Rubin. “There is more than one black man doing a commercial,” Jackson ignored at Rubin because Rubin clearly squirmed.His Response? Rubin apologized profusely throughout the interview and tried to proceed, but Jackson was ticked, and the entire interview was massively off the rails. After the televised portion of the interview, Rubin publicly apologized and said,”I am very embarrassed about it.”
[embedded content]11. Dakota Johnson & Melanie GriffithWhen? Most everyone can identify with the need to yell,”Mom!” sometimes. But most of us are not ashamed by mother on the red carpet of the Academy Awards… with hundreds of 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’d seen Fifty Shades of Grey. The veteran actress said that though she encouraged her daughter’s choice to do the film, she could not watch it because of the graphic nudity and sex. Johnson added,”I do not think that it would be odd. I think, 1 day, perhaps it is possible to see it.” Her mum’s face said it all. Johnson was not pleased in the slightest. You do not have to see it. Jesus Christ. Nothing! Either side of the issue probably wanted this item to fade away. [embedded content]12. Ariana GrandeWhen? At a live radio interview, multi-platinum singer Ariana Grande was displeased by the line of questioning. She called the host out on being sexist when he made a comment about all girls loving their makeup and phones. Grande immediately deciphered,”Can this guys assuming this is what girls would have to choose between?” The”Bang Bang” singer’s jaw must not have fallen that way because she quickly retorted,”Boys, learn. Boys and girls, we can all learn.”
[embedded content]13. R. KellyWhen? 2019Why so cringeworthy? There are train wrecks, then there’s R. Kelly. It was the very first interview the singer had awarded since his most recent rates of sexual misconduct — aggravated criminal sexual assault involving 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 over the host as he screamed at the camera,”I have been assassinated, buried alive! But I am alive!” He continued,”I did not do this stuff. This is not me! I am fighting my f–king life! You are all trying to kill me!” When the topic of the doc Surviving R. Kelly came up, he said,”They had been describing Lucifer. I am not Lucifer. I am a guy; I make mistakes. But I am not a devil and by no means am I myself a monster. “Response in the world: If clearing his name was his aim, yelling in the very public was not the solution to go.His Response? The journalist reported that the singer’s team believed that their customer arrived off as”passionate” and that’s a good thing.Her Response? The veteran journalist was not frightened for her safety and wanted to continue the interview going. “My sole motivation in that point was,’Please do not let him leave.’ I really did think it had been a breakdown. He was so mad. He moved from zero to two to some six to an eight to a 12. All right before my eyes.” “I think people were surprised in this moment I did not run from their room,” she told the Washington Post.