With such a legendary career, we are not sure how Ellen DeGeneres’s interview with music icon Celine Dion reached the point where they were talking about the length of Celine’s son’s hair. How random can you actually get?
Apparently, the singer had a problem with comments about his long hair, especially after Ellen asked, “When are you going to cut that hair?” The singer then asked if the host had a problem with it before Ellen changed the subject and ended that very weird exchange. As a host, she should know that children are a touchy subject for most parents!
It is an unfortunate truth that talk show hosts will say anything to add interest to a conversation with a famous guest, even if it means resorting to lying. In an interview with Dakota Johnson, host Ellen DeGeneres tried to accuse the “50 Shades of Grey” star of not inviting her to a party.
Dakota was not having it. She snapped, “Actually, no, that’s not the truth Ellen. You were invited.” After Ellen tried to play dumb, Dakota even told her to ask her producer who could verify! Why would you lie about something like that? Maybe the party sucked, but that's beside the point!
“What does Cary Grant have that I don’t?” After an extremely awkward laugh to fill the silence, Sophia Loren bats her eyelashes and offers a litany of compliments. “You have charm; you have elegance, you have grace, you talk beautifully, you have a nice mind...” The point is, really, Cavett failed to get the actress to speak about her affair with Hollywood legend Cary Grant.
In return, Loren fights back and pressures the host about what makes a woman attractive. Cavett veers down several tangents to ditch the question, but she persists. He finally says it is an unknowable thing. Awks!
Some celebrities feel that if they air their dirty laundry, it will help them find closure. Perhaps that is what former model Tyra Banks thought would happen when she brought rival supermodel Naomi Cambell onto her talk show in 2005.
Unfortunately, Naomi basically denied any wrongdoing or said she could not remember any of the events and, at one point, implied Tyra was lying about Naomi trying to sabotage her modeling career. As predicted, the disastrous interview did not bring the two fashion icons any closer, and the two are still feuding until this very day! Some things never change.
When interviewing someone from another country or culture, it is important to understand the cultural differences regarding different topics such as dating and relationships — something talk show host Ellen DeGeneres learned the hard way when a certain Korean supergroup showed up.
During an interview, the host decided to ask pop group BTS if they had ever “gotten together” or “hooked up” with their fans. When she was met with silence, she asked the band’s translator to translate her way-too-personal question, making the seemingly-conservative translator and the boy band members deeply uncomfortable. To be honest, this would be awkward in any language.