Celebrities have off days just like the rest of us, but unfortunately for them when they have a bad day most of the world tends to find out about it sooner or later. Some celebrities are known to be rude to their fans, interviewers or just random people that they cross paths with.
On a more positive note, there are so many kind and generous celebs out there who are a pleasure to meet and actually live up to their exceptional reputations, but there are also ones that for whatever reason are extremely unpleasant to people in general. Quite a few people have had encounters with some unfriendly celebrities over the years, and witnessed first hand some obnoxious behavior, whether they are lousy tippers, refuse to give autographs, are snobby or just plain rude.
Here is our list of 15 celebrities who seem nice, but are really dicks according to people who have had close encounters with them.
“My coworker won free tickets and backstage passes to see Rihanna about a year after they were first playing “Umbrella” on the radio. When her kids finally got the chance to go meet Rihanna, she was sitting at her makeup booth and refused to face them, or even look at them. When they asked for her autograph, she told the closest backup dancer to forge it for them and shoo’d them away. The kids were heartbroken and they went home and threw all of her CD’s away. Now, they can’t even listen to her songs on the radio—they always change the station.” – Abra-Used-Teleport
14. Jared Leto
“I went to see 30 Seconds To Mars a few years ago, and got front row tickets. The band was autographing things after the show, so I waited in line. They all talked amongst themselves as they absentmindedly signed autographs. When I got to Jared Leto (vocalist), I said ‘Hey, that was a great show!’ He responded, ‘I signed your shit, now fuck off!'” – iplaysthedrums
13. Jerry Seinfeld
“Jerry Seinfeld came into the movie theater I manage one time. My boss had us open up early specifically for him, he was allowed to have any concession items he wanted for free, and he wasn’t even asked to pay to rent the theater or anything. While I wouldn’t say he acted like an ass, he certainly wasn’t very personable. Though there was one comment he made that I thought was kind of tactless; as he was getting out of his movie and about to leave, we asked him to sign a couple posters for Bee Movie we had upstairs and he said to the guys with him something along the lines of ‘I only made X million dollars from this movie or something right?’ (I don’t remember exactly how much he said).” – ninjapirate89
12. Russell Crowe
“I met Russell Crowe at a hotel/restaurant I worked in. A little while later he came back and smacked my co-worker upside the head with the landline telephone he’d ripped out of the wall in his room, because it wasn’t working properly. Russell Crowe got arrested, went on Letterman and apologized, and settled out of court with my pal for about $100,000.” – PX_This
11. Bill Cosby
“When I worked at a casino during my college days Bill Cosby stayed there and acted like a complete asshole to everyone that had to run room service on him, including my ex. The least nasty thing he did was not tip a soul, but he was pretty persistent in speaking down to everyone, snapping his fingers at people and also doing the finger jab into people’s chests while he was giving ‘instructions’ on stupid shit like how he wanted his food arranged on his plates. Fuck Bill and his jello.” – breez80
“I lived in Venice beach and right across from my apartment is a great little coffee shop called Zeldas. This was like 8am-ish on a Saturday morning. Usually if I wanted to go out and go for a skate (skateboard) I’d have to get up really early to skate up and down the beach walk as to avoid the usual tourists that would flood the area on the weekends. Before I did I usually went and got a coffee. So I’m waiting in line and in comes Pink with her entourage and she looks like a total mess. Obvious late night, coke still caked around her nostrils, the whole 9 yards. She cuts to the front of the line and demands a latte. I make the comment, ‘Wow, really’ to which she turns and says to me, ‘Do you know who I am? like I have to wait in line with you people.’ She gets her coffee and leaves.” – Rozo-D
9. Jennifer Lopez
“Jennifer Lopez was a big letdown. I loved and worshiped her—after all, us big-bootied girls got to stick together. I was interviewing her for a foreign magazine. I walked into the interview room and she gave me a very obvious once over and then faux-sweetly asked if I would mind giving her a minute with her publicist. Apparently I wasn’t an established enough reporter to be interviewing her, and she was visibly taken aback. Because, you know, J. Lo deserves Diane Sawyer. All I know is that having me come in, introduce myself and then be banished for ten minutes seemed to be a very calculated strategy in creating a power dynamic. I also had an acquaintance who worked at the studio where she recorded, and apparently she demanded a ridiculous number of Jo Malone candles every day to help her channel her muse or some crap. She or someone in her entourage must have been taking some candles home every day and then insisting that they needed replacements.”- Kate Torgovnick
8. Ryan Gosling
“The jerkiest celeb I ever met—Ryan Gosling. I was working on a story about a karaoke bar in the city where Ryan’s sister happened to be one of the bartenders. I was interviewing her and she was very cool, and was all like, ‘You should also get a quote from my brother. He’s right over there.’ She brought me over and introduced us, at which point Ryan rolled his eyes and walked away. Lame!”- Kate Torgovnick
7. Robert De Niro
“My dad was in a restaurant, which was owned by a friend of his. Robert De Niro came in and demanded a specific table, the one my dad was eating at. He wouldn’t take no for an answer, so the owner kicked De Niro out.” – evelution
6. John Mayer
“John Mayer grew up in my hometown. We learned guitar from the same person. After he started getting some publicity and local fame, our teacher proudly put up a John Mayer poster in his practice room/office. He was so proud of ‘Johnny,’ and talked about his progress while beaming at any opportunity. It was like his son had just graduated from Yale. Anyway, one day, John comes in, sees the poster, and, long story short, tells THE MAN WHO TAUGHT HIM GUITAR that he can’t use his face for advertisement without his permission, and threatens legal action.” – terrag0110
5. Regis Philbin
“I was working cleaning Regis Philbin’s pool. He belittled me, yelled at me, and acted like a douche the whole time. At one point he asked me if I was thirsty, and before I could answer he yelled WELL YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LEMONADE and sat down in a chair, drinking lemonade, and watched me work. Complaining that I wasn’t fast enough the entire time.” – melthornal
4. James Franco
“I had a friend who met James Franco on a school trip to a university in Asheville NC where he spends a lot of time apparently picking up freshman girls. He went up to one of the girls in the group and, without even saying hello, asked how old she was and if she wanted to meet up with him away from the group. When she said she had a boyfriend, he simply said, ‘Well I guess this conversation is over’ and walked away.” – velocicunt
3. Michael Pitt
“Michael Pitt is a creepy douche. I went to his apartment to interview him and am fairly certain I walked in on some sort of drug deal. He seemed spacey and strung out the entire time I talked to him, and after asking him an innocuous (no, really) question about an upcoming project I’d read he was involved in, he reached over, turned off my tape recorder and told me to leave his house. I was practically in tears. I interviewed him again after that and found him to be equally listless and weird.”-Kate Torgovnick
2. Lucille Ball
“My mother is a flight attendant and had Lucille Ball on a flight. When my mom came by with the beverage cart and asked Lucy what she would like, she turned her head and looked out of the window, which was followed by her assistant saying, ‘I’m sorry, Ms. Ball doesn’t speak to the help.'” -Arnfesto
1. Ben Stiller
“A friend of mine worked on the set of Tropic Thunder, and apparently Ben Stiller was a dick to everyone, he even fired someone because he thought they didn’t put enough sugar in his coffee in between scenes. On the plus side though Jack Black was the nicest guy ever, and still emails my friend occasionally.” – Ehzranight
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