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10 Crazy Celebrity Meltdowns You Might Have Missed

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10 Crazy Celebrity Meltdowns You Might Have Missed

Hollywood wouldn’t be Hollywood without the drama, and Tinseltown’s celebrities regularly oblige by throwing hissy fits and temper tantrums. However, for every acknowledged prima donna who we hear about and roll our eyes, there are the stars that surprise us with an outburst. Perhaps it’s because they’re not a household name, or maybe because we tend to think they’re down-to-earth, quiet and not prone to temper tantrums. When we hear about normally low key public figures melting down, we’re shocked. In some cases, perhaps, the meltdowns are justified, but that doesn’t make them any less surprising.

We’ve all heard about Amanda Bynes and Mel Gibson, and the media has detailed their famous meltdowns ad nauseam. But trust us, there’s even more Hollywood drama than just those we hear about all the time. And some of them are way more interesting…

10. Paula Deen

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Paula Deen is the queen of Southern cooking, and from her wholesome look, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the only thing she’d be guilty of is killing you slowly with lots and lots of butter. However, the cooking maven’s career nose dived after it was revealed that she’d once used the N-word. But in addition to all of that, she fumbled awkwardly through not one, not two, but three different apology videos. She was eventually dropped by the Food Network after they decided not to renew her contract. Deen learned that sometimes the best response is to not say anything at all.

9. Michael Bay

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Director Michael Bay should probably stay behind the camera from now on. The “Transformers” director appeared at Samsung’s January CES press conference to help promote the company’s new TVs. However, due to an issue with the teleprompter, Bay flubbed his lines. This was less of a meltdown and more of a painfully embarrassing and very public moment of unfortunate unprofessionalism. But instead of trying to recover from his mistake and ad libbing the rest of the segment, Bay simply gave up. Samsung exec Joe Stinziano tried to help Bay out by talking about the curved TV, but Bay just couldn’t do it and walked off.

8. Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has pretty much made a career out of acting like an idiot, but apparently the actor has lost his sense of humor in the last couple of years. In 2013, Rolling Stone interviewed Hill and and his co-stars from “This is the End,” James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride. Rogen warned the magazine that Hill was “serious,” but considering that he’s starred in movies like “Superbad,” it’s easy to forget such a fact. Well, the interviewer learned what Rogen meant as soon as Jonah arrived. When Rolling Stone asked what a typical day was like for Hill, he responded by saying that he usually works out on the elliptical. When they tried to make conversation and ask for more, he said his workout habits were irrelevant. And he pretty much shot down anything else they asked him too – including a stupid question about farting to which he responded, “”I’m not answering that dumb question! I’m not that kind of person! Being in a funny movie doesn’t make me have to answer dumb questions. It has nothing to do with who I am.” The entire interview was more of the same, which made for some ‘seriously’ awkward moments.

7. Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson Hosts Labor Day Weekend Party At Crazy Horse III

Possibly the most surprising thing about Jenna Jameson showing up on this list is that she’s still relevant. Perhaps her little meltdowns are the only reason this adult entertainment queen is still being talked about today, but we have to admit, they’re entertaining. In 2013, Jameson supposedly used iPhone brass knuckles to attack her assistant Britney Markham at a birthday party. She said that Markham tried to rob her house, but Jameson ended up being the one who was arrested. Also in 2013, she took to Twitter to blast her ex, former UFC fighter Tito Ortiz, after he was granted custody of their twins. Instead of handling things like an adult, she posted about how her ex did drugs and faked drug tests for the UFC – she even threatened to post the photos of him using drugs. She posted “My children need their mother not a random drug addict,” and “If you don’t like what I’m saying, sue me for my home your {sic} living in, sue me for furniture YOU have, sue me for my Phantom! Keep up your lies.” Keep it classy, Jenna.

6. Adam Levine

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Adam Levine, the beloved lead singer of Maroon 5 and host of the popular reality show “The Voice”, found himself in over his head after muttering a joke about hating America after two of his team members were eliminated from the competition. His ‘I hate this country’ comment sparked outrage online. Instead of taking himself too seriously however, Levine took to Twitter to post a variety of definitions of words like “Joke” and “Humorless” in order to get the point across that he was merely trying to be funny. Of course, all he really has to do is take his shirt off and women all over the country will throw themselves at his feet once more.

5. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

Oh Gwyneth – you just can’t win, can you? As one of the most hated celebs of our era, it seems that you’re destined to spend your life putting your foot in your mouth over and over again. In 2013, Vanity Fair decided to run an article about the love/hate relationship the world seems to have with Gwyneth Paltrow. Nothing terribly shocking really, but once Paltrow got word about the article, she sent out a mass e-mail to all her showbiz friends stating, “Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine without my participation. I recommend you all never do this magazine again.” She also asked that no one speak to the magazine about her, or anything else, ever again. This e-mail made its way to the New York Post, and well, that only led to the rumors about her escalating, as people wondered what Paltrow had to hide.

4. Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Many of these meltdowns aren’t justified, but in the case of this one, the reporter totally had it coming. After all, how can you mistake Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne? Especially considering the fact that you’re a long-time entertainment reporter. But alas, Sam Rubin did just that. He asked Samuel L. Jackson, “Working for Marvel, the Super Bowl commercial, did you get a lot of reaction to that Super Bowl commercial?” And Jackson had to ask, “What Super Bowl commercial?” because, well, he wasn’t in one.

It was, in fact, Fishburne who appeared in a Kia ad where he appeared as his character, Morpheus, from The Matrix movies. Jackson went off on a justifiable rant, “See, you’re as crazy as the people on Twitter. I’m not Laurence Fishburne! We don’t all look alike! We may be all black and famous, but we don’t look alike!” He also asked the question we’ve all been asking ourselves, “You’re the entertainment reporter? And you don’t know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne? There must be a very short line for your job.” Rubin tried to laugh it off and he issued an official apology, but insists he was simply confused because he saw a Captain America ad that had run during the Super Bowl as well.

3. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Bieber may be more hated than Gwyneth Paltrow, and with good reason too. The once adorable child star has recently gone wild, and while teen stars are known for going a little crazy, Bieber seems to be taking things to an entirely new level. And who can blame him? After all, he’s grown up being told he’s perfect, amazing, and a superstar. Girls scream at him everywhere he goes, and he can’t post a photo on Instagram without a horde of fans going gaga over him. That would warp any kid’s sense of self worth. And if the last couple of years are any indication, Bieber truly thinks he’s untouchable. Really, there shouldn’t be anything that surprising about his ongoing meltdown since we see it time and time again with child stars, but still – it’s sad to once again watch it play out on TMZ knowing that the end result can’t possibly be good.

2. Reese Witherspoon

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After a while, it’s hard to not let the fame get to your head. And even Hollywood’s sweethearts are prone to throwing around the “Do you know who I am?” card now and then. Reese Witherspoon is apparently no exception. In a police video, which was obtained by TMZ, Witherspoon is seen arguing with an Atlanta police officer when her husband is pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol, firing off statements such as “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am.” She later apologized for her behavior and said she freaked out after watching her husband get arrested, but her little meltdown didn’t help matters at all. Instead, she was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Oops.

1. Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf has taken “sorry, not sorry” to a new level. First, the actor plagiarized a short film, and when served with a cease and desist letter, decided that Tweeting it would be better than actually responding to it. Then he plagiarized his apology, and when he was caught doing that, he paid for a plane to write out his apology in the L.A. sky. Of course, this wasn’t the first, or even the worst of his antics. Most of his earlier stunts could be written off as the typical entitlement that comes from being famous at a young age, but these recent acts have made people wonder if there’s not something wrong with LaBeouf. Could he be suffering from a nervous breakdown? Or is this just his attempt at performance art, as has been rumoured? We may never know.

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