In many ways, celebrities have it much easier than everyone else. They make more money than the vast majority of people, for one thing. However, the truth is that it can be tough to live your life in the public eye at all times. Even so, it looks like fame can go to anyone’s head. Regardless of your status in life, it is unacceptable for anyone to be rude or hostile. You might expect public figures to be on their best behavior at all times, but some of them have been caught slipping! Check out these celebrities who momentarily lost their cool at one point or another. Do you think they instantly regretted it the moment that it happened?
You might be familiar with James Corden as the host of The Late Late Show. On his show, he gets to mingle with many celebs. There was a time when he was asked to name one who had been rude to him. The comedian revealed that actor Pierce Brosnan deliberately shoved him at a U2 concert once.
Did you hear about the turbulent relationships that NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers had with actress Olivia Munn and racer Danica Patrick? What makes this worse is that he is estranged from his whole family. We are sure that something serious must have happened for things to get that bad. After all, no one will simply cut off one of the best athletes around for no reason. We wonder what happened.
You do not even have to be a big fan of Mariah Carey to know that she has always embraced the diva label. But even those close to her have said that she can be over the top. She once said that she “has no idea who that is” in reference to Jennifer Lopez. On top of that, the singer has been reported to get feisty with members of her staff. One such incidence supposedly happened after her lip sync incident.
It does not matter whether you keep up with MMA fighting because you probably already know that Connor McGregor has a penchant for getting into trouble. In Ireland, he has a sexual assault allegation against him. He also hit a bus with a dolley and spent some time in jail for destroying the phone of a fan. On top of all of those things, he has also expressed racist sentiments in the past.
There is a good chance that you already know of Tom Cruise and his links to Scientology. However, it looks like this is a topic that brings out his edginess. He has been critical of fellow celebrities in the past and reportedly becomes in an overcontrolling manner on the set. In 2005, however, he crossed the line after he said that Brooke Shield only had her prescription meds to blame for the state of her career.
While Phil Mickelson is amazing on the links, it seems like you can’t really say the same thing about his attitude. After all, he has been known to talk badly about both fans and fellow athletes. On top of that, he snubs his supporters at autograph signings. Worst of all, he apparently has a gambling problem and is involved in insider trading!
There have been many golden girls in Hollywood, and Julia Roberts is one of the most famous ones in recent memory. She has been described as quite a drama queen, however. Steven Spielberg said that while they were filming Peter Pan, she liked to stay in her trailer for a long time and get to the set very late. It allegedly got so bad that everyone started to call her, “Tinkerhell.” Oops.
If you know anything about baseball, you should not be surprised to find Pete Rose on the list. After all, he got banned from the sport after he was caught fixing and betting on games. This former Reds player was a true menace who liked to put himself ahead of everyone else. For example, he took out his pal Roy Fosse during an All Stars game in 1970.
Are you familiar with who Katie Couric is? We bet. Despite this, the anchor has also become known for her bad manners in the past. There have been reports of this from her coworkers. In fact, Sheila Weller talked about how Couric likes to criticize the other anchors dressed in her book, “The News Sorority.”
It is truly impressive to see what Tom Brady has achieved in his career. However, let us just say that he is not the classiest quarterback that the NFL has ever seen. He landed in hot wonder when he was playing with the Pats in the Deflategate controversy. There was also the recording scandal. Let us not forget that he packed his bags and left for Tampa Bay for seemingly no reason.
Best known as an actor and director, Mel Gibson has left a big impression on the industry, but that does not mean that it has been all good. In 2006, he went on a racist rant when cops arrested him on DUI charges. Aside from that, he belittled them too. In a different video, he talked about how men and women are not equal.
Golf is not exactly the most fascinating sport in the world. However, there have been a few controversial golfers out there. Dustin Johnson makes for a good example. Before he got married to Paulina Gretsky, he was said to have abused drunks and flirted with the wives of other golfers. Both things are no-no’s!
We doubt that you are surprised to find this man on the list either. The Two and a Half Men star was once the highest-paid TV actor until he insulted and threatened the producer, as well as CBS. Charlie Sheen went as far as to wish him “nothing but pain.” You might also recall his “tigers blood” and “winning” rant too. It does not help that he is a 9/11 denier who has made misogynistic statements in the past. Ashton Kutcher ended up replacing him on the sitcom, which was probably for the best.
Do you remember all the antics that this athlete pulled off in the middle of his fallout with the Pittsburgh Steelers? Antonio Brown threw them under the bus and asked for a trade. He went on to get kicked out of the Raiders as well. It ended in an arrest after he found himself in a standoff with the cops.
On his podcast, Jay Mohr has talked about a certain incident before they started to work on the set of Picture Perfect. The actor shared that once Jennifer Anniston saw him, she instantly ranted, “You’ve got to be kidding me! Six guys they screen-test! Six…The one guy I hate, that’s the guy they hire!” That was not a very nice thing to say. In fact, it allegedly made him regularly cry on the set.
It is not a stretch to say that Michael Jordan is among the most talented basketball players to hit the paint. In a new docuseries, we learned that the lengths of his obsession with winning. He just wanted to win and did not care if his teammates knew it. On top of this, he once paid an ex some hush money!
You might think that Jennifer Lawrence is a quirky and relatable celebrity, but something sets her apart. In 2017, she revealed that she intentionally acts mean when she talked to Ben Stiller for Variety. The actress said that she can be “incredibly rude” in the public eye to get out of attention that she does not want. On top of that, she has been known to wag her finger or say “no!” when asked for a selfie.
There is nothing debatable about how talented Serena Williams is when it comes to lawn tennis. She has been known to have tantrums in the middle of games in the past. In the 2018 US Open, she smashed her racket and said that the refs were “liars and thieves.” To be fair, this was not exactly unwarranted.
It is true that Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most famous talk show hosts ever. Despite this, she is not immune to criticism either. There are reports that she is meaner when the cameras are not rolling. It has also come to light that her staff has been mistreated. There are people who talk about their experiences with her. One of them said that the host told a restaurant to sack a waitress for her chipped nail polish!
You might already know that Tiger Woods has a reputation for being a womanizer. After all, he made headlines when it came to light that he had been cheating on his wife with numerous women. He was also known for his short temper even before that. The golfer has snapped multiple golf clubs in the past.
Here is another diva in show business. Gwyneth Paltrow is known to be high-maintenance. She has high expectations of those around her. Once, she turned down dinner at a Michelin-star London restaurant and instead went for room service! Life & Style also said that the actress wants someone to clean and dry the shower when she hits the gym since she can’t shower in “somebody else’s shower water.”
Both fans and haters were not pleased with a lot of the things that Terrell Owens has done in the past. We are talking about how he spat in the face of De Angelo Hall of Atlanta, as well as his touchdown celebrations. He knew how to get under our skin, which is part of the reason he is so famous.
He might be one of the most successful actors in Hollywood right now, but Johnny Depp has been the subject of controversy over the years. There were his domestic assault allegations made by Amber Heard, as well as reports of alcohol and substance abuse. It did not help that he was said to abuse his bodyguards and sue his own lawyers and managers! He has a history of destructiveness as well. Do you need an example? In 1994, the actor ransacked his hotel room.
Well, Nick Saban has never really described himself as a nice guy. This is pretty evident in how direct and blunt he can be with the media as well. His forceful tricks might work with players, although his fans seem to have gotten a worse deal. The coach does not let his players engage with fans whatsoever.
It is said that Cameron Diaz is not the friendliest person in the industry. If you ask us, this is clear when it comes to her interactions with fans. She tends to ignore her fans so much that Autograph Collector gave her the top spot on its list of the worst celebs to ask for an autograph. Reports say that she will instead explain to you why autographs are a waste of time.
We all know that Mike Myers can be funny, but there are people who have said that it was a nightmare to work with him! Amy Hill was his costar in The Cat in the Hat and got to know him pretty well. She said that there was a guy following him around set to give him chocolates. On top of that, he allegedly made everyone wait, ignored his colleagues, and micromanaged them all at the same time.
There are people who do not approve of how Roger Clemens allegedly used performance-enhancing drugs. This is not the only issue they have with him. We can’t possibly forget that he threw a bat at Mike Piazza during the World Series. He has also engaged in affairs and showed bad off-field behavior. Uh-oh.
You are going to find bullies in the history of the NFL. Richie Incognito is one of them. He nearly drove a teammate to self-harm during his time with the Miami Dolphins. Aside from that, he has been involved in violent incidents both on and off the field. He once even threatened to shoot the staff at a funeral!
Have you been wondering what Zooey Deschanel has been up to since New Girl came to an end? Some people speculate that her current lackluster career has to do with her short temper. She allegedly threw tantrums on the set when she did not get her way. A fan said that she had been thrilled to meet her “hero.” Sadly, the actress proved to be “downright nasty and rude.” Even her castmates have talked about how controlling she could be.
It is not every day that you get to hear about ice skaters. However, Tonya Harding has gone down in history for her attempt to injure her rival Nancy Kerrigan so that she could beat the competition. This was how she got a lifetime ban. In the 2000s, she channeled her rage into boxing instead.
Not that long ago, Tony “Smoke” Stewart found himself involved in a very controversial dirt track incident. It was a tragedy that resulted in the death of Kevin Ward Jr. This took place after the victim had already been rammed out of the race by Stewart. Ward later confronted him, which was when Smoke swerved and fatally crashed into him.
Here is an athlete that many people consider to be among the greatest linebackers in history. Ray Lewis got arrested on a murder charge at a Super Bowl party back in 2000. He managed to get out of it by taking on a plea deal and settling. It is worth noting that they also found evidence of blood, as well as their clothes.
No one out there has embodied the strongman persona more than Steven Seagal has. Even so, he was not on his best behavior during the ‘90s. As a matter of fact, he gave public interviews in which he was super critical of his coworkers. There is a reason he is deemed one of the meanest people to ever host Saturday Night Live after he berated the writing crew and cast for just about everything.
Of course, there is the fact that Aaron Hernandez murdered a fellow football player. However, he was also linked to a double homicide that took place before he started playing for the Florida Gators. No one knew about it for a while. That incident has since been traced back to drug dealing and gang violence.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
It is pretty well-known that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a tendency to be cocky. However, he made it to this list for allegations of domestic violence! This is quite terrifying, especially when you consider that he is a professional boxer. No one is a big fan of the way he likes to flaunt his wealth either.
The next person on our list is one more athlete who got arrested for domestic violence. On top of that, Hope Solo was also known to be very harsh on her coaches and teammates in the national women’s soccer team. She has bullied and belittled them in the public eye at postgame press events. Yikes.
Yes, Kevin James looks pretty lovable when he is on the screen. There are people who have said that this is not the case in real life. On a Reddit thread, it was revealed that he treats people poorly if they are not a celebrity. He has allegedly swatted away the hands of his fans at meet and greet events and even refused to look their way. Apart from this, he has dismissed his security on set and aggressively told them to “stay away.”
This actor made history as the first person to portray Spiderman on the big screen. Toby Maguire is adored for playing Spidey, but a poker hostess called Molly Bloom called him the “worst tipper” and “worst loser” in her memoir. He offered her a thousand bucks in chip tip but on the condition that she “bark like a seal who wants a fish.” Upon declining his offer, he told her, “I’m not kidding. What’s wrong? You’re too rich now? You won’t bark for a thousand dollars? Bark!” That sounds awful.
This amazing documentarian does not have the squeakiest reputation out there. Spike Lee has been known to give a lot of unenthusiastic speeches. He allegedly refuses questions, belittles the crowd, and even cuts time short. Most of all, he walked out of the 2019 Academy Awards when he learned that his movie did not win the best picture award. What makes this so bizarre is that he already took home the Best Director award! Have we mentioned that he attempted to interrupt the speeches as well?
Some people call Lance Armstrong the greatest cheater in the history of sports. It eventually came to light that he had been using performance-enhancing drugs to claim victory in various races. This includes Tour de France. While he has also shown us that he has a charitable side, it was only right for them to relinquish the titles that he earned when this revelation came out.