Being a celebrity might seem like the pros outweigh the cons. You get to go to fancy award shows, spend time on private yachts, and basically do whatever you want during your downtime since you can afford it. However, when it comes time to appear at awards shows that are live broadcast or sporting events we sometimes get to see the ‘real’ star shine through. Not all stars are good at hiding their reactions, especially when something upsetting happens and these times show that some stars are not all sugar, spice, and everything nice as they have led their fans to believe.
Sean Spicer Hits The Stage
Sean Spicer is a name that most Americans will recognize as he was once the press secretary for the current American President. He was also a person that was a feature on Saturday Night Live a number of times, and elements of his character were also chosen for the press secretary character in the HBO show Veep.
That was why it was such a surprise for the women who often parody him when he walked into the spotlight during the Emmys back in 2017. The two actresses who regularly portrayed him had quite the reactions to his unannounced entrance.
Anna Chlumsky And Melissa McCarthy
Anna Chumlsky plays the press secretary on Veep and as soon as she saw Spicer she stood up with absolute shock and horror. Melissa McCarthy who parodies him on SNL had a much more subdued reaction and simply stared at him with disgust and her eyebrows moving well up her forehead into her hairline.
Both actresses and the rest of the audience were not thrilled to see him and even Stephen Colbert who was hosting the Emmys could not help but fail to address Spicer by his name instead of calling him Melissa McCarthy after her accurate portrayal of him. Spicer should probably have sat that awards show out.
Samuel L. Jackson And The Oscars
It is pretty undeniable that Samuel L. Jackson is one of the greatest actors of our time. He has been acting for over three decades and each film he stars in he brings something totally new to the screen.
Back when he first started starring in Quentin Tarantino’s films he thought that he had finally given the performance of a lifetime in the film Pulp Fiction as the smooth-talking and philosophical hitman. It seemed like the Oscar would be his.
A Shock To The System
As Jackson waited patiently in his seat while the nominees were read he had a feeling that his name would be the one called to take the stage and accept the heavy gold statuette. Instead, Martin Landau won the 1995 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Jackson’s response was to immediately yell an expletive when he heard he had not won. What’s even crazier is that he has still never taken the stage to accept an Oscar.
The Basketball Diaries
Drake has been a huge fan of basketball for a long time. As a Toronto native, he has ardently supported his home team the Toronto Raptors as they make their way through the ranks of the NBA.
However, sometimes his passion for the sport can be a bit much and even affect how the opposing team plays which gives the Raptors a slightly unfair advantage since the other team doesn’t have a fan goading them the way Drake does.
It was during the Emmy’s in 2018 that Chrissy Teigen pulled one of her famous faces. At the 70th annual award ceremony, it was during the opening that she was caught pulling an awkward face. Noticing the camera was on her, she tried to wriggle down into her seat.
Her face was towards the host’s gaffs about fired Rosanne star, “By the way, congratulations to Laurie Metcalf. Please,” Che said to the audience. “I mean, wow. That’s incredible. You know how great an actress you have to be to get nominated for Roseanne now? That’s like nominating a cop for a B.E.T. Award. Doesn’t happen. It would be weird.”
It was at the Video Music Awards in 2014 that Rita Ora was caught pulling a face during Nicki Minaj’s performance. The rapper and pop star was giving her fans a rendition of her hit “Anaconda” in rather a skimpy outfit that caused a lot of people to talk in the music industry.
Rita Ora didn’t have time to change her reaction for the cameras and they caught her looking rather unimpressed.
Hugh Jackman looked as though he was expecting to scoop an award when the camera panned to him at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, his face was a pure reaction of shock and confusion when the winner was announced. Finding out he lost to James Franco certainly wasn’t what he wanted to hear or see.
Billie Eilish just scooped two awards at the American Music Awards, winning New Artist as well as the Artist Alternative Rock category. Taking to the stage her reaction surprised fans as she seemed more than humble.
Taking to the stage, Eilish performed her hit ‘All the Good Girls Go to Hell’ where she stood up for climate change and wore a T-shirt that read, ‘No music on a dead planet’.
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones pulled one of the meanest faces that we have seen at the Golden Globes in 2013. Jones once played alongside Meryl Streep in the movie, Hope Springs and it was when Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig took to the stage that he seemed less than impressed.
Making a joke about the movie, the camera turned to Jones who had a look of disgust of his face.
La La Land
That famous blunder where the wrong title was announced at the Oscars. Presenter Warren Beatty, got passed and opened the wrong envelope and went on to announce that La La Land had won, when in fact, it was Moonlight. This, of course, wasn’t rectified until all of the La La Land cast was on stage.
The awkward gaff left Meryl Streep, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of the crowd looking horrified.
Meryl Streep seems to be the mother of Hollywood, looking after and checking on all of its younger stars. At the 2017 SAG award, she was quick to come to Ryan Gosling’s aid when he had a messy bow tie.
Meryl was seen tidying up a delighted Gosling and the internet went crazy for their super sweet moment. Often Gosling’s co-star, Emma Stone also had a strong reaction to her scooping the award for Female Actor. Stunned with her win, she stumbled and held her head in her hands.
Keeping It In The Court
Drake always makes sure that his seats are in the Raptors’ corner and courtside. He needs to be able to feel the action and be in screaming distance of the opposition. His go-to moves are to clap sarcastically as close to the other teams’ players as possible, pace up and down the sidelines yelling obscenities or simply engage in penetrating staring contests.
Basically, he knows how to distract the other team and buy the Raptors sometimes when they need it.
The Feud Of 2002
Nobody would say that Eminem and Moby are the best of friends and back in 2002 they could barely tolerate each other. In fact, it was so bad that Moby had mentioned to the press that he thought that Eminem was not exactly a lover of women or people of faiths outside of Christianity.
Eminem became so enraged by these comments that he wrote the song “Without Me” about Moby. Fast forward to the VMAs and the feud was still going strong.
Eminem and Moby had never actually met face to face until the year after “Without Me” came out at the VMAs in 2002. On live television, Eminem began to berate Moby for childish things like wearing glasses and not being very masculine.
Moby just sat there and refused to rise to the bait which only infuriated Eminem even more. Finally, Eminem was removed from the stage but the whole world had gotten a taste of what his character is really like.
Anderson Cooper And Kellyanne Conway
Anderson Cooper was given the task of interviewing Kellyanne Conway regarding President’s Trump’s decision to let FBI Director James Comey go from the bureau. Conway began to explain the reasons during which time Cooper showed clips of Trump speaking in support of him initially.
Conway began to get visibly annoyed by this walk into the past at which point Cooper very visibly did an eye roll at what she was saying which she saw him do.
Conway Took Major Offense
Anderson Cooper immediately regretted letting his personal feelings show on national television and openly admitted that everyone should be respected and has a right to say what they believe. Kellyanne Conway was having none of it though and began to accuse Cooper of treating her with disrespect because she is a woman.
She further said that he treated her this way because she is part of the Trump administration. He continues to express regret and has not allowed himself to slip like that again.
Taylor Swift And Harry Styles
Back in 2012, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles appeared to have dated for a very short time period. When we say short, we mean maybe a couple of weeks to a month, neither Harry nor Taylor ever confirmed just how long.
Nobody was sure why the romance was so short-lived but it appeared that there may have been some bad blood between the two which came out during MTV’s Video Music Awards show in 2013.
Harry Styles, along with his band One Direction hit the stage to present an award and the camera panned to a very annoyed looking Taylor Swift who appeared to be using some expletive language.
As soon as the cameras caught her apparently bad-mouthing Styles fans of both her and Styles went wild. Speculation reigned supreme about what could have happened and whether or not Styles would be the subject of a new single by her. What actually happened though was very far from anything petty on behalf of Swift. She immediately set the record straight.
Setting The Record Straight
That same night, both Swift and Styles attended an after-party in which they were photographed together with huge grins on their faces alongside Ed Sheeran. Sheeran took it upon himself to actually explain what had gone on at the VMAs.
Swift was simply hypothesizing with Selena Gomez about who was going to win a certain award and was caught swearing at an inopportune time. It had literally nothing to do with Styles and everything to do with who was going to win the award for Best Pop Video. That was one PR crisis that was easily cleared up. We can all remember when Kayne jumped up on stage and interrupted Swift when she won an award. This was one of those moments that no one is ever going to forget.
An Awkward Moment
Halle Berry has been a longtime fan of Prince, and before his death, she was fortunate to receive an award from him. She got the NAACP Image Award and as it was handed to her she could not help but fawn all over Prince.
It was clear that he was not comfortable with her touching him and complimenting him incessantly but she continued to do so. Prince had never met her before and it was clear he didn’t know how to react.
Leonardo Dicaprio’s True Feelings
We all know that Leonardo DiCaprio has a carefully crafted persona that he keeps up in public. The only time he really lets it drop is when he is on his yacht with one of his ever-changing rotation of model girlfriends.
Except for this one time at the Golden Globes when he gave a pretty scathing look to a very well-known singer, songwriter, and actress as she walked over to the stage to claim her award.
As Lady Gaga, who is arguably almost as well-known as Leonardo DiCaprio himself made her way past him you can see him side-eyeing her and kind of grimacing as she squeezes by. He claimed at the time that he did not know who she was as he had not heard her name announced.
The whole incident was considered comical by DiCaprio and he said that that one look was misconstrued and blown way out of proportion.
Aretha Franklin Has A Way With Words
Before her passing, Aretha Franklin was known for giving succinct opinions about other singers and stars. She was extremely complimentary when it came to Alicia Keys and even Taylor Swift but there was one singer that she absolutely refused to even acknowledge.
It would seem that this particular singer was not her cup of tea or she really did have no opinion about her although we really doubt it. So who was the singer in question?
Nicki Minaj definitely has some star power behind her and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry such as another famous man on our list, Drake. However, Aretha decided to simply pass on saying anything about Nicki and we can’t help but wonder if it is because she thinks she is not talented.
With Aretha’s passing that is now one opinion, we will sadly never know but Nicki continues to top the charts so she is doing just fine.
A Testy Q and A
Joan Rivers was known for being incredibly outspoken and a CNN interview she did with Fredricka Whitfield only further reaffirmed this. Whitfield gave as good as she got though. It started out innocently enough, with Joan discussing her forthcoming book and quickly escalated to each of the women throwing verbal barbs at each other.
The barbs started with Joan’s opinions on red carpet fashions. Fredricka accused Joan of not being very considerate of the stars’ feelings when she decided to say some scathing things about their fashion choices.
Joan was not about to be insulted on live television though. She quickly went over how the stars she is making fun of making tens of millions of dollars a year which means they can choose to wear whatever they want.
Also, she does not believe that any star really cares what she has to say in regards to their clothing and if they did, they could take it up with her. Fredricka was not finished though.
A Furry Comment
For all of the people who dislike fur and the animal cruelty that is said to be involved, Fredricka brought up the fact that Joan often wears fur and even does so on her book. That was the final straw for Joan who simply looked at her and mentioned that Fredricka’s shoes are probably made of leather.
Leather often comes from cowhide and is essentially similar to fur production in that sense. The comment immediately made Fredricka silent.
A Little Mix-Up
Samuel L. Jackson was making the press rounds for his film Robocop when he found himself sitting on KTLA with Sam Rubin. The interview started off poorly right away when Rubin apparently thought that Jackson was Laurence Fishburne of the Matrix fame.
Jackson was immediately disgusted by the reporters’ lack of professionalism and the fact that he didn’t even know what African-American actor he was interviewing. The interview only went downhill from there and Jackson was relentless.
An Ongoing Joke
Jackson refused to let Rubin forget the mistake he had made on live television and began sporting a shirt that said, “I am not Laurence Fishburne.” It was comical but it also brought attention to the fact that reporters should not be getting award-winning actors mixed up.
Hopefully, Rubin has never made this mistake ever again and that wraps up our uncomfortable celebrity moments where we got to see their nice and not so nice true characters.