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Dina Lohan, You’re Not Alone: 5 Other Disastrous Celebrity Interviews We Love

We never thought we’d feel sorry for Dina Lohan, but watching her squirm while being grilled by Dr. Phil yesterday kinda did the trick. Maybe she was drunk; maybe she was just really embarrassed by another round of accusations that she was responsible for Lindsay Lohan’s downfall and was taking money from her daughter. Whatever the cause, the result was disaster for her/ratings gold for Dr. Phil. But while we confess to having a few laughs over coverage of the interview, we’d like to take this moment to comfort Ms. Lohan. You’re not the first famous person to fall apart on national television, and you won’t be the last. Here are 5 celebrities who have survived (mostly) the aftermath of their terrible sitdowns.

5. Joaquin Phoenix on The Late Show With David Letterman


The audience was nowhere near as shocked as Letterman himself when Joaquin appeared with sunglasses, a scruffy beard and greasy hair and uncomfortably mumbled through their whole interview. The host tried to draw Phoenix out by praising his work and co-stars, but he was having none of it. Turns out, it was all part of his mockumentary, I’m Still Here, which was nowhere near as entertaining as this clip was on its own.

4. Kanye West on Today


“I’m here to say that I made mistakes and that I’ve grown as a person,” ‘Ye told Matt Lauer during their 2010 sitdown, but then he proceeded to do kind of the opposite. As he tried to explain his statement that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” and his interruption of Taylor Swift at the VMAs, he grew increasingly incensed at show producers for running footage while he spoke. We kind of understand his point, but his Twitter rant after the appearance was the stuff of legend. Kanye’s kept his interviews to a minimum since then. Read more…

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We’re Calling It Now: Dina Lohan Is Going To Have A Terrible Week Starting Monday

Dina Lohan Acts Oddly During Dr. Phil Interview

It’s weird to be able to see a celebrity’s terrible week coming before it happens. Usually it’s pretty surprising. if you can call Amanda Bynes having the same car accident over and over again “a surprise.” That being said, we’re calling it now: as of next Monday, Dina Lohan is going to have one of least pleasant weeks of her life. “You, like, in your little tie and your little shoes,” Lindsay Lohan‘s mom declares during her Dr. Phil promo. Hoo boy. While we have to wait until Monday to see her episode, the fact that Dina Lohan is even being interviewed about Lindsay is worrisome. The fact that she tries to excuse some of Lindsay’s numerous criminal offenses, explaining “She was living in New York at the time. Five of them would be obsolete,” is downright dire.

Of course, this week hasn’t been particularly great for Mama Lohan, either. “My mom talked about Hunger Games on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, which was something I had told her a million times not to do,” Jennifer Lawrence laughed to W Magazine. “She’s like Dina Lohan! – but she has good taste.” Out-of-left field burn! Oh man, and we didn’t even get into the fact that  Michael Lohan stops by Dina’s Dr. Phil episode! Strike what we said before. She’s about to have a rough month.

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T.O. Shamed By Three Of His Kids’ Mothers On Dr. Phil

T.O. on Dr. Phil, Deadbeat Dad

Terrell Owens holds many NFL records for being one of the best wide receivers in the league. But his football talents aren’t what made him a trending a topic on Twitter today. T.O. appeared on Dr. Phil this afternoon to address the deadbeat dad accusation that has hung over his head since the T.O. Show aired. NBC Sports reports that Owens opened up about making $80 million in his 15-year career, but has squandered nearly all of it. Lawdhavemercy. $80 million just gone. Read more…