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…
Today’s a big birthday for pop icon, Paula Abdul, as she turns the big 5-0! She’s showed the world all she’s got since the early 80s and we know she’s not slowing down any time soon! Pop isn’t all she’s got – Paula is known for her wacky and fabulous wardrobe. The colors, the designs, the sparkles – OH MY! Abdul ‘s unique threads are always show stoppers. Her originality radiates in every red carpet pose from the Kids’ Choice Awards to the Grammys. Abdul has come a long way since her days on her high school cheerleading team and has proved to be the powerful woman she set out to be.
This past January Abdul announced that she would not be returning to be a judge on the X-Factor. So what’s she up to now? Well a few days ago she was spotted at Citizens Bank Park during the Phillies/Dodgers game. She was there there supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation and getting down with the Phillies mascot, Phillie Phanatic. Check out some of her wildest outfits, craziest ‘dos, and sweetest dance moves in the gallery below!
Photos from Logo’s NewNowNext Awards red carpet made our jaws drop open so many times today, we practically dislocated the thing. While host Kelly Osbourne looked all kinds of silver fox fabulous in her approximately 8,000 costume changes, we’d like to give a special shout-out to both Adam Lambert‘s blond streak/fabulous nail game andEden Wood‘s hot purple number. Our jaws unhinged once when we realized the Toddlers & Tiara star was up way past her bed time, then again when we realized she has achieved a level of fierceness far surpassing our own and she has yet to enter fifth grade. We would cry, but that just makes our jaw even more sore.
We could go into the amazing sight of RuPaul and Josh Hutcherson broing out back stage at the show, which airs this coming Monday, or Neon Hitch‘s Ariel steez or Perez Hilton‘s sick abs (they are not of the human realm!), but we’d rather you check it out yourself. Make sure you aren’t chewing though, because if so, that food is going to all over your keyboard. Because your jaw is going to flop open in amazement. Duh.
We’ve heard about weird demands of celebrities and it makes us giggle every time. More importantly, when any diva shiz goes down with any of their people — those are the best, stories. PerezHilton gave us this snipped about Paula Abdul‘s behaviour with her assistants today, but we’re wondering if this is true? It sounds like Paula, so we’re hoping this isn’t sources making up bullshiz! Either way, we just had to share with you guys.Ã‚Â Apparently, Paula’s assistants must always…
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Have a tape recorder on because “she doesn’t trust her own conversations”
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Check TiVo for mentions of her and burn them onto a DVD
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Go through Paula’s email and send responses out in her voice
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Constantly remind her that she’s a “warrior, survivor and gift”
The last one’s obviously our favorite and does totally sound like something she would. So how many of you are lining up to be Paula’s assistant now, huh?
As it turns out, Cheryl Cole won’t be part of The X-Factor, period. Neither the U.S version or the U.K show! After last week’s embarrassing ordeal of being dropped from The X-Factor, U.S, Cheryl seemed to be headed across the pond to continue judging on Simon Cowell‘s (he’s executive producer) show’s original panel. She was ignominiously dropped right after the show’s first auditions in America and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger. Reports suggested that Paula Abdul and Cheryl weren’t exactly getting along as well.
News has now surfaced that Simon’s booted her from the U.K panel as well. He announced the judge’s line-up for the new season and while it includes Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and N-Dubz member Tulisa Contostavious, there’s no mention of Ms. Cole. What did she do it piss off the boss? More reports have popped up that Cheryl wasn’t cooperating at all and felt that the whole mess was a massive snub on Simon’s part. A source revealed, “Simon offered her an olive branch to come back but she didn’t take it. Now it is business as usual as far as he is concerned. He hopes that in six months it could be ‘Cheryl who?’ and people will be talking about the new judges instead…” The Cowell has spoken. And he’s normally right!
Things work quickly (read: ruthlessly) in showbiz. Just two weeks ago Cheryl Cole was at The X-Factor‘s first auditions along with fellow judges Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and L.A Reid. Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger were roped in as the hosts of the American adaptation of the hit show. Everything was in place and it looked like the formula for a hit series.
All of a sudden, Nicole’s replaced Cheryl as a judge! Just like that. Cheryl’s back on a plane to England! TMZ reports that it’s because Cheryl’s English accent is too indecipherable for American audiences and also because—and this is the damning one—of her “lack of chemistry” with Paula. It pays to go kissy-kissy with Simon in moments like these because there was no way anyone was getting rid of her. Apparently, Cheryl has been asked to go back to the original U.K show, but sources are saying that the singer’s so cheesed off with the whole mess that she wants out of the whole thing! No one’s heard from Simon about all of this yet and we’re waiting to hear what he has to say. All we know is that Nicole should steer clear from Cheryl for a while. Scratch that, the whole lot of them should watch out!
There’s a reason why Donald Trump looks so glum in this picture, while John Legend and girlfriend Chrissy Teigen look like they’re having a ball. Celebrities flocked to Washington D.C on Saturday for the White House Correspondent’s Association dinner and as usual the glam factor was pretty high. But the best part of the evening was that Trump was trumped by President Barack Obama and later, by Seth Meyers, who made some pointed jokes at The Donald’s expense in response to the “birther” debate.
Obama cracked some big ones like, “I know he’s taken some flack lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that’s because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?” Meyers rubbed it in even further with jibes like, “Donald Trump often appears on Fox, which is ironic, because a fox often appears on Donald Trump’s head.” Ouch. Donald’s massive ego must’ve taken an even more massive beating!
Now you see why Trump looks dyspeptic, right? But even he can’t deny that the dinner was an amazing success. The ladies looked gorgeous in full-length gowns (except Michelle Trachtenberg who needs to take it easy on the goth lipstick). Mila Kunis, Anna Paquin, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and a very pregnant Alyssa Milano hit it out of the ball park. Paula Abdul looked pretty fantastic too—surprise surprise. The men repp’d it with the likes of Ian Somerhalder, Chris Colfer and Chace Crawford looking sharp in their suits. This also happens to be the nightScarlett Johansson and Sean Penn made their hand-holding public. Page Six reports that Scarlett and Sean were all over each other at dinner with a source revealing, “She plopped down in his lap, and they were kissing.” We may not have pictures of their make-out sesh, but we do have plenty of the rest of the stars in all their finery. Check them out in our gallery below.
Her rep is making this seem like a small matter, but it obviously wasn’t one at the time.Ã‚Â A recording of Paula Abdul calling 911 on Valentine’s Day has hit the web, with the former Idol host crying on the 101Ã‚Â freeway that her boyfriend wouldn’t let her out of the car. “I wanna go, and he won’t let me!” she shrieked, yelling to the driver, “Are you gonna drop me off ’cause I have emergency on the phone!” She quickly announces “he’s dropping me off” and ends the call, but cops were concerned enough to call her back and visit her home that night. Abdul refused to file a police report and swore the argument was strictly verbal.
“Arguments with loved ones are often times heated,” Abdul’s rep told TMZ, “After the call was made everything was worked out.” Abdul was reportedly already in a “devastated” state over the imminent cancellation of Live To Dance—was she in genuine danger or merely hysterical?
Nigel Lythgoe is returning as American Idol‘s Executive Producer and he knows exactly who he wants to see sitting at the judging table: Paula Abdul. OK, so there’s a slim chance this will ever happen, but we can dream, right?
Funny, season 9 of Idol hasn’t even started yet (tonight, baby!) and already it feels like it’s unravelling – we sure hope all these departures don’t result in lost momentum and maximum suckage. We already went through that with this most recent season of Project Runway and we can’t handle another reality crap-fest.[Photo: Getty Images]