10 Extremely Awkward Celebrity Interviews

Most of the time a celebrity does an interview and it goes off without a hitch. In the world of celebrities, doing an interview to promote a new television show or theatrical release is commonplace. U

Most of the time a celebrity does an interview and it goes off without a hitch. In the world of celebrities, doing an interview to promote a new television show or theatrical release is commonplace. Unfortunately, these interviews don't always run so smoothly and the interview takes a turn for the worst. This can be due to the fact the celebrity feels they're being backed into a corner by the interviewer, a question came up they explicitly didn't want to answer, they're bored by the questions, or in some cases the celebrity just wants to have a little harmless fun. Whatever the reason, these "interviews gone wrong" might provide more entertainment than if they had gone well!

10 Tom Cruise - Oprah, Matt Lauer, Balls of Steel

It would be difficult to put together a list of celebrities behaving strangely during interviews without mentioning Tom Cruise. Almost everyone remembers when Cruise appeared on Oprah and in a fit of joy persisted to frantically jump up and down on her furniture. At the time Cruise was excited due to the fact he announced his love for his now ex-wife Katie Holmes so we can give him a by on that one. Cruise's weird behavior during interviews didn't end with the stint on Oprah however. Fueled by Scientology, Cruise did a very awkward interview with Matt Lauer where he dismissed psychiatry, called Lauer "glib", and tried to quiz Lauer on the history of psychiatric drugs.

9 Stephen "Steve-O" Glover - Too Late with Adam Carolla

One would almost have to be ready for a cast member of the crude MTV stunt show Jackass to do something bizarre during an interview but Adam Corolla couldn't have been prepared for what happened when Steve-O appeared on his short-lived talk-show Too Late with Adam Carolla. 

Steve-O showed up to the show belligerent and began spitting all over the stage and swearing profusely. He tried to tackle Carolla and as a grand finale put his leg through a glass table, cutting his leg rather badly. The following day Steve-O claimed to have no recollection of his behavior on the show and said that he couldn't be more proud of himself.

8 Courtney Love - The Late Show with David Letterman

With the death of Kurt Cobain being re-examined and Nirvana being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it seems fitting to bring up Courtney Love. Saying Courtney Love has had a few strange interviews in her past is an understatement. You can almost guarantee she's going to bring the weird if cameras are rolling.

When she comes out on stage it's almost as if she's channeling Drew Barrymore's (see: #4) strange appearance on Letterman some years earlier as she gets on Dave's desk, dances, and flashes her breasts (over and over again throughout the interview). Shortly after she puts a high-heel shoe next to Dave and says, "This is the shoe I would have worn if I wasn't in trouble."

One can only assume "trouble" was code for "drunk".

7 Quentin Tarantino - Krishnan Guru-Murthy

When Quentin Tarantino began his interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy things started fine. While doing interviews for his most recent film, Django Unchained, Tarantino must have had enough of hearing the same questions over and over again.

6 Gary Busey - 11-year old child reporter for Starz Life

Ever since he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident Gary Busey just hasn't been the same. While Busey is well known for his "colorful" interviews, his interview with Starz Life stands out because the person asking the questions was an 11-year old girl.

The poor girl asked her question perfectly well at an adequate volume but Busey insisted he couldn't hear her and then went on to say he didn't even understand the question. When he finally answered the question he went on a nonsensical rant about Paris Hilton being a liar.

5 Rob "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle - 12 Angry Viewers

Once upon a time when MTV lived up to its name as Music Television they aired a program where a panel of comedians retired music videos from the channel's rotation once they were no longer popular and people realized how bad some of them were. Occasionally the artist would come on to see their video off.

4 Drew Barrymore - The Late Show with David Letterman

3 Danny Devito - The women of The View

2 America Ferrera and Blake Lively - Good Day LA

The interview begins on the wrong foot with a misunderstanding and from there only seems to get more uncomfortable, for everyone. Apparently America Ferrera isn't a fan of CW's Gossip Girl. When Ferrera and Lively appeared on Good Day LA to promote their sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lively was eventually asked about the next season of Gossip Girl. As Blake goes on about how shocking the new plot lines are, Ferrera very visibly rolls her eyes and starts to snicker. While this isn't the strangest thing on the list it may be the first time one celebrity laughed at another's work while sitting right next to each other.

1 Crispin Glover - The Late Show with David Letterman

Crispin Glover was trolling before it was cool. Glover is a phenomenally talented actor with an impressive resume but most probably know him as "that guy from that other movie!" In 1987 Glover showed up to Letterman's show as his Mr. Far character. Unfortunately Letterman wasn't in on the joke and walked out during his own show after "Mr. Far" began kicking at Dave's face in platform shoes. From start to finish the interview is cringe-worthy if you're not in on the joke. You think you're actually watching a guy have a melt-down.

Eventually Letterman was able to get over it and has had Glover back on the show. His visits after his infamous 1987 interview have, luckily for Dave, been out of character.

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