No matter how great or bad the personality of Hollywood celebs maybe, their fans will still cherish the talent and charisma these stars portray on-screen. However, the sins of the entertainment world’s worst celebrities have neither been forgotten nor forgiven, especially in the world of social media today. With internet connectivity, news today, and that of the past can reach people worldwide in seconds. Even lousy behavior of TV and movie stars of days past continue to be shared among fans. Let us take a look at some of Hollywood’s worst celebrity offenders.
Julia Roberts’ career skyrocketed after her film Pretty Woman, and everyone considered her a complete sweetheart. Despite that, there were reports that Roberts would stay in her trailer for hours when they were filming Steven Spielberg’s Hook in 1991. After her tantrum was over, the actress would show up late, without any apologies. Because of her immature behavior, cast and crew reportedly called her “Tinkerhell” after her character’s name (Tinkerbell).
For an Emmy Award-winning TV presenter, Guy Fieri doesn’t seem to have control over his mouth. He said some choice words meant to alienate particular types of people and reportedly walk out on a restaurant taping because of an obnoxious (not to mention, bigoted) reason. There were reports that Fieri created a scene just because a gay couple, referred to as “those people,” was managing the restaurant.
Naomi Campbell may be known as one of the celebrity supermodels in the world, but she is quite the diva. Because of her aggressive tactics, she has gained a poor reputation throughout her career. It has been reported that she had thrown phones at maids, and she has been convicted of assault a total of four times. As if that weren’t enough, she has been accused of violence against employees eleven times.
Aside from being an Academy Award-winning actress who has quite a luxurious lifestyle, Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly a demanding diva as well. For example, when she visited a Michelin-starred restaurant located in London, she openly showed her disgust with the menu. It was reported that Paltrow loudly announced, “I can’t eat this stuff. Let’s just go up to my suite and order room service.” We will leave it at that.
Because of his over-controlling attitude, heated discussions about other celebrities, and inappropriate outbursts, Tom Cruise has gained a lot of attention, but not the kind anyone would want. He called Brooke Shields “irresponsible” because she used prescription medication for her postpartum depression back in 2005. Cruise later received great backlash and alienated some of his female fans. This just shows that money and fame aren’t everything. Money cannot buy class.
Watching her play unbelievably cute Jess Day on New Girl may make people think that Zooey Deschanel is the same kind of person offscreen, but sadly, she is not. One of her superfans felt disappointed after meeting the celeb (feeling utterly dismissed when they met). Many of her co-stars also claim that Deschanel is downright rude. She’s known to throw tantrums if set schedules end up not working out as planned.
His shenanigans and late-night host personality have made James Corden famous worldwide, but a few are aware of his dark side. Reportedly, Corden uses the line “Do you know who I am?” outside of work a little too often. Perhaps the fame went to his head? Or he thinks his OBE status gives him some kind of special privilege. Whatever the reason, he should remember that no one likes a diva.
One of the entertainment industry’s biggest stars, Jennifer Lopez, ironically refuses to talk to “service” industry workers. On a flight, she was asked by a flight attendant about what she wanted to drink. Allegedly, she turned to her assistant and told her, “Please tell him I’d like a Diet Coke and lime.” We wonder what Lopez was thinking. Perhaps she has forgotten she needs service industry workers to do her bidding.
Charlie Sheen’s public image is that of a troubled bad boy, but he was once the highest-paid TV actor. Opinions drastically changed after he got fired from the sitcom Two and a Half Men. Sheen reportedly called one of the producers of the show a “turd” and said he wanted “nothing but pain” for the said producer. That is some serious aggression right there. Sheen’s firing may be warranted, but the ratings of the show did fall after his departure.
Her comedy career opened up thanks to her famous bits as well as the four-season run of her show Inside Amy Schumer. However, her comedy career has overtaken some others in a nasty way. For instance, in 2018, Brendan Sagalow was doing his set in a comedy show when Schumer interrupted. He was just 5 minutes into his set when she cut in to rehearse some of her jokes.
Over the years, it has become known that Steven Seagal is a bully. His stature, and non-stop critiques and rants, almost got him fired from an SNL gig as a guest host. According to Tim Meadows, Seagal argued over the tiniest things and complained about fellow actors, the cast, writers, and crew. Who wants to work with a sourpuss? That’s right – no one in their right mind.
He may be well-known for his movies that have yielded notable mentions and awards, but Spike Lee, as a person, doesn’t get rave reviews. This is likely because of stories that have been passed around throughout the years, mentioning his quite unmotivating speeches at colleges. According to these stories, he even calls some “rednecks” and “racists.” At other times, Lee left way before he was scheduled to end, rendering students with questions speechless.
There is no denying that the South African-born star is incredible at her job. However, her personality may not be for the real world. Actress Tia Mowry reportedly approached Theron after a spin class to say hi, but after Mowry welcomed her, Theron rolled her eyes, saying, “Oh my god.” There is no excuse for being rude. It takes more energy to roll your eyes and say, “Oh my god” than to say hi back.
According to Amy Hill, one of Meyers’ co-stars in The Cat in the Hat, the actor was quite a nightmare to work with during filming. He fired cast and crew who looked at him “incorrectly.” She said they even had a dedicated individual feed Meyers chocolates while he walked around the set. He held up production for hours as well. Calling this kind of person a nightmare sounds about right.
Like others on this list, Liv Tyler’s image is not the greatest. A fan said that while she waited for five hours to enter LA’s Museum of Modern Art, Tyler went up to the front of the queue and expected to be allowed inside. Perhaps the actress had forgotten that you queue at the back, not at the front of the line. Sorry. We tried to come up with a better excuse.
In an interview with fellow actor and comedian Adam Sandler, the star of The Hunger Games revealed that she isn’t a fan of public spaces. She admits to becoming rude to avoid interacting with fans. The big irony is that celebrities work hard to get noticed, but when they do get the attention, they suddenly don’t want it. They should remember that the public attention they get goes with the territory.
Johnny Depp is a lot like his Pirates of the Caribbean character, Captain Jack Sparrow. They are known to be unpredictable. Aside from former bodyguards filing lawsuits against the cheap actor, Depp was also famously outed for blaming an armadillo to destroy his New York hotel room. We wonder if he thought that story was believable or he was just trying his luck. We’d be seriously concerned if it were the former.
Standing next to Michael Douglas, her husband, Catherine Zeta-Jones, may seem innocent, but apparently, she is not after the cameras disappear. The actress even had the nerve to say she wasn’t “sorry” for being rich, marrying a movie star, and for being pretty. She also said she was “sick” of being humble. Let’s just say humility is not her strong suit. There is a difference between being confident and being arrogant.
This basketball legend may be called the G.O.A.T in the sport, but he is unfortunately known for being despicable. There was one time when he pushed an older woman away, though she was simply asking for his autograph. Reportedly, he also takes advantage of restaurant servers. He requests special treatment and items and doesn’t even leave an appropriate tip even though in 2020, he has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion.
She tells her audience to be kind, but she doesn’t follow through herself. She can be rather vile, and these claims can be backed up by numerous stories by fans, crew, and cast alike. According to one of these accounts, a server almost got fired because Ellen wrote the restaurant about the server’s chipped nail polish, which wasn’t on the host’s food or anything like that. Harsh? Absolutely.
Even though Katie Couric has become a broadcast journalist powerhouse, she isn’t a kind cookie. She would ridicule the outfit of Ann Curry right before the cameras were turned on. Couric did this to throw off Curry’s confidence. It’s bad enough that Couric criticizes a colleague’s clothing and doing it right before going on air, but her reason for doing it makes a move even worse.
In 2014, Maguire got himself new names when he played at Molly Bloom’s poker table. According to Bloom, Maguire was not only a “sore loser,” but he was also the “worst tipper.” The actor even goaded her to “bark like a seal who wants a fish,” and he would give her a thousand-dollar chip piece. We’re not sure who invited Maguire to the game, but we’re pretty sure he won’t get invited anytime soon.
Over the years, the singer has been asked about Jennifer Lopez, who is another name on this list, interestingly enough. Carey said, “I don’t know her.” She has repeated this response multiple times throughout the years, even though they have met. They are both on this list, so we really shouldn’t be surprised by Carey’s answer. Now we’re curious what happened when these two met.
If you think that famed international chef Gordon Ramsay is nothing like his on-screen character in real life, you are wrong. According to a former assistant manager who worked in one of his restaurants, he heard Ramsay screaming at his assistant. over the phone. Supposedly, the furniture that was ordered for some Christmas Eve dinner was not up to par, and Ramsay blew up, screaming, “They’re so terrible I wouldn’t throw them on a…bonfire!”
Perhaps you’re surprised to see Reese Witherspoon’s name on this list. In 2013, during a traffic stop, the actress responded with: “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am. You’re about to be on national news.” Typical overarching Hollywood elite method. And also, not cool. These celebrities may have been famous for so long they have forgotten what it’s like to be a regular person, or at least a decent human being.