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August 14, 2019 @ 11:31AM
Who said what and probably wishes they had not?
The matter about the star meeting is that what is said could be listened to or watched over and thanks to the internet. All these celebs probably could not have envisioned that a single interview might result in something they want they could take back.
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From Charlie Sheen and his obsession with Tiger’s Blood and other odd items to R. Kelly and his infamous recent interview, all these famous people are just the tip of this cringy interview iceberg.
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Included here are 13 of the most awkward, horrifying and cringeworthy celebrity interviews !
[embedded material ]1. Courtney LoveWhen? 1995Why so cringeworthy? Courtney Love crashed a meeting that MTV’s Kurt Loder was running with Madonna. A clearly shifted Love threw a make up compact that almost hit both the interviewer as well as the Material Girl herself, as chronicled in Rolling Stone magazine. Then the”Celebrity Skin” rocker climbed up the staircase to the attic overlooking the 1995 MTV VMAs and joined the chat. The”Like a Virgin” singer said,”Courtney Love is in desperate need of attention at this time.” She made a crack on Love’s medication use. Madonna was eventually pulled off the stage.Response from the entire world: It made headlines, but the people seemed to shrug it off as Courtney being Courtney. Her Response? [embedded material ]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 happen to be seated across from Letterman on his iconic talk series, but she appeared to be mentally far, far away. She had been late on account of the fact that there were”people, lots of individuals.” Afterward, as CNN chronicled, the pop culture icon appeared to have lost in the New York City facade, that is the place behind Letterman. I really thought I had been looking from the window. She didn’t ever bring this up, however, the icon was conscious enough during the authentic Q&A to point out to Letterman,”You are making fun of me!”
[embedded material ]3. Ben AffleckWhen? 2004Why cringeworthy? Ben Affleck asked an interviewer to do the Q&A topless! It was 2004, and Affleck was feeling fresh during a chat with Canadian journalist Anne-Marie Losique. Not only did he state that individuals would”like the series better if you did it topless” and that he noticed that”you usually show 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 actually defended the Oscar winner stating that the entire thing was taken out of context. She told E! News,”Nothing incorrect ever happened. I never felt at one point uncomfortable and that I never felt at any point it was improper, and if I had felt that, really frankly I wouldn’t have continued.” [embedded material ]4. Tom CruiseWhen? 2005Why cringeworthy? Tom Cruise jumped all over an iconic talk show host sofa announcing that he had been”in love” with Katie Holmes. The adoring leap left a seismic mark on pop culture. Instead, the chat became all about his love affair with Holmes while fixing the sofa like a trampoline.Response from the entire world: Inspired by the absence of a dent in his box office receipts, the global community just shrugged it off as celebrity being Cruise. After all, the Scientologist was not famous to be ordinary.His Response? He explained he wouldn’t take back a thing, as chronicled in The Hollywood Reporter. After all, love does allow us to do crazy things. It’s possible that the sofa jumping made Cruise more popular.
[embedded material ]5. Jerry SeinfeldWhy so cringeworthy? Jerry Seinfeld has been interviewed by Larry King (who worked on CNN at the time) and the journalist mentioned something about Seinfeld’s iconic show being cancelled. Seinfeld was not cancelled. In fact, the superstar comedian walked off from his series as it was the top rated comedy on tv. The comedian appeared to become majorly offended by this. Seinfeld said,”You believe I got cancelled? Is this CNN? Geez, can we receive my resume ? “How’d the world react to the meeting? The legendary newsman, in his later years, was not immune to a questionable questions. However, some felt that Seinfeld had overreacted by phoning out King and which makes it a big deal. Others, like Reuters, sided with the comic and termed that moment as one of Larry King’s worst interview moments. [embedded material ]6. The KardashiansWhen? Barbara Walters was interviewing the Kardashian clan in the end of 2011 as part of her annual look in the 10 most intriguing people of the year. The trailblazing journalist declared 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 can hear a pin drop! She added,”You do not really act; 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 are still entertaining men and women. The family told Walters’ producers that nothing newsworthy would happen before the special aired. Wrong! Then Khloe’s moving to Dallas. You can’t expect the Kardashians.”
[embedded material ]7. Charlie SheenWhen? 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 is clear the soon-to-be-fired from Two and a Half Men star was anything but winning. He admitted to having a continuous diet of tiger blood and described himself at the most uncommon of ways. “I’m on a medication. It’s named Charlie Sheen,” he told Canning as he then issued a warning. “It’s not accessible because in the event that you attempt it you will perish. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your burst body” The journalist appeared worried for the actor, even inquiring at a point if he had been bi-polar. He replied,”I am bi-winning. I win here, I win there. “His Response? 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 some time after that interview, his millions of followers fawned over what he explained. Among his gems was,”I’ve a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That is how I describe myself,” and, obviously, the one about the infamous blood of a specific jungle cat. In a written statement,’please forgive us all for being such obvious impostors. Clearly you, Mr. Sheen, possess the sole real tiger blood in the known world’ And yes, they’d been warned.” [embedded material ]8. Justin BieberWhen? Justin Bieber sometimes does not handle the pressures of popularity with complete grace. Remember when he destroyed a paparazzi’s camera (or battled him)? He predicted into Mojo in the Morning because the”Sorry” singer had an issue with his brand new music being compared to Justin Timberlake’s. “Man, that is mad’cause our voices sound nothing alike. I mean, I am not wanting to sound like anyone. Saying I sound like someone else isn’t actually a compliment. … I believe if you should say I heard a few Justin Timberlake-esque things in your sound I would 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, because he likes older girls?” Bieber snapped,”that I believe that you should be worried about me about your mother, bro.” The sound listeners (and that radio host) discovered next was Bieber’s dial tone.His Response? Not much. For what it is worth, the DJ went Twitter to state he was suspended over the incident.
[embedded material ]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 her name to the camera. The star of You See Me took offense, stating that it made him feel like a trained monkey. He probably should have noticed 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 tense. She called Morgan Freeman as Freeman, to that Eisenberg said,”Freeman? Who are you? What are you on a baseball team ?” However, the awkwardness was just getting started, and he called her the Carrot Top of interviewers for writing notes on her hand. The Social Network star also utilized her interview period to inquire how the material was going to be utilized. When asked to state her name, Eisenberg uttered it. She asked him to state it like he was looking for her in a bunch. He testily responded,”The matter is I actually didn’t want to find you.” Clearly upset, Puga retorted with”You are such a jerk. “His Response? Nothing. Another day in the office for the actor.Her Answer? Puga said in The Daily Mail that she felt”humiliated” and”butchered.” [embedded material ]10. Samuel L. JacksonWhen? 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 to this when Jackson began his reply with,”Oh, hell no…” — no. Anyone who has seen Jackson in some of his interviews or roles knows he can light off like a firecracker when triggered like he had been by Rubin. “There’s more than one black man doing a commercial,” Jackson fired off at Rubin as Rubin clearly squirmed.His Response? Rubin apologized profusely during the interview and tried to proceed, but Jackson was already ticked, and the entire interview was off the railings. After the televised portion of the interview, Rubin publicly apologized and said,”I am really embarrassed about it.”
[embedded material ]11. Dakota Johnson & Melanie GriffithWhen? 2015Why so cringeworthy? Most everybody can identify with the need to shout,”Mom!” sometimes. But most of us aren’t embarrassed 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 talk 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 couldn’t watch it due to this graphic nudity and sex. Johnson added,”I do not think that it would be strange. I think, 1 day, maybe you can see it” Her mother’s face said it all. Johnson was not happy whatsoever. She then snapped, “Alright! You do not have to see it. Jesus Christ. “Their Response? Nothing! Both sides of the matter probably wanted this thing to fade off. [embedded material ]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 girls loving their phones and makeup. Grande immediately deciphered,”Is this guys assuming this is what girls would have to choose between?” The”Bang Bang” singer’s jaw shouldn’t have dropped that far because she quickly retorted,”Boys, learn. Boys and girls, we could all know.”
[embedded material ]13. R. KellyWhen? 2019Why so cringeworthy? There are train wrecks, and then there is R. Kelly. It was the very first interview the singer had awarded because his most recent rates of sexual misconduct — aggravated criminal sexual assault between minors. He was being interviewed on CBS This Morning and became totally unhinged. As chronicled in The Washington Post, the”I Believe I Can Fly” hitmaker hovered over the host since he cried at the camera,”I’ve been assassinated, buried alive! But I am alive!” He continued,”I didn’t do this stuff. That isn’t me! I am fighting for my f–king life! You are all trying to kill me!” When the topic of this doc Surviving R. Kelly came up, he said,”They had been describing Lucifer. I am not Lucifer. I am a guy; I make errors. But I am not a devil and by no way am I myself a monster. “Response from the entire world: If clearing his name was his goal, yelling in the very public was not how to go.His Response? The journalist noted that the singer’s team felt that their client arrived off as”passionate” and that is a fantastic thing.Her Response? The veteran journalist was not afraid for her safety and wanted to keep the meeting moving. “My sole motivation in that point was,’Please do not let him depart.’ I actually did believe it had been a breakdown. He was so mad. He moved from zero to two to a six to an eight to a 12. All right before my eyes” “I think people were surprised that in that moment I didn’t run out of this room,” she told the Washington Post.