Though many celebrity interviews may seem unplanned or even unfiltered, most interviews are told to stick to publicist-approved questions or topics when questioning their subjects. David Letterman apparently did not get the memo, especially when Lindsay Lohan arrived on his show one evening.
When interviewing the “Mean Girls” star, the famed late-night talk show host began bombarding her with questions related to her past struggles with substance abuse and her repeated trips to rehab. Lindsay had to awkwardly sit and try to handle the intense questions before telling the host that they didn’t discuss that in the pre-interview. So uncomfortable, folks!
As one of the most beloved talk show hosts in the UK, Graham Norton has interviewed multiple celebrities. No part of that experience, however, could have prepared him for an inebriated Mark Wahlberg as a guest. This guy knows how to push the buttons of the people interviewing him!
The boozed-up actor not only kept interrupting fellow guests but, at one point, he actually sat on Graham’s lap and groped him! The host called the whole incident “annoying” but understood that his behavior was due to jet lag and having too many adult beverages. Hmmm… Somebody get Marky Mark a cup of tea and a pillow!
Who hasn't used a lame excuse to get out of going somewhere they did not want to go? While our little white lies would not get called out on national television, the same can not be said about Jimmy Kimmel and Tyler Perry. It turns out that the director invited Jimmy to his big party — an event Jimmy apparently promised to attend but didn’t.
Viewers watched as the host tried miserably to come up with excuses as to why he was a no-show — excuses that were promptly called out by the party-throwing “Madea” star. Should’ve just RSVP’d “no,” Jimmy!
Though they may live in the public eye, celebrities still deserve privacy. In 2015, paparazzi caught singer Justin Bieber in his birthday suit while vacationing in Bora Bora. The star thought those embarrassing pictures were a thing of the past. That was until he showed up on a specific celebrity talk show and was given quite a rude awakening.
Unfortunately, while on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host felt the need to not only talk about the paparazzi shot in Bora Bora, but she also projected the embarrassing images on a huge screen to her audience and millions of viewers. Deeply inappropriate! Justin looked visibly uncomfortable and unable to explain himself.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
From movies to their own fashion lines, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen seemed to be everywhere. But by the early 2000s, the twins were making headlines because of their figures — something Oprah felt the need to touch on during her famous sit-down with them.
Viewers could see that they did not want to discuss their weight, yet Oprah kept bringing it up. At one point, she even asked them, “what size are you, by the way?” — a question many felt was insensitive considering that the twins were already struggling with the media attention. What a shame. Not cool, Oprah.