From Ellen DeGeneres to Steven Seagal – some celebrities can be real jerks in real life…and we have all the scoop!
From America’s Sweetheart to Your Worst Nightmare
After catapulting to fame following her role in Pretty Woman – Julia Roberts was considered one of America’s biggest Sweethearts. Her infectious smile had people falling in love with her, but over the years, things changed. More and more Hollywood insiders have come clean about her nasty behavior behind cameras.
In the 1991 adaptation, Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg he cast Roberts as Tinkerbell. The actress would lock herself in her trailer for hours on end, show up late, and never apologize. Unsurprisingly, her nickname on set was “Tinkerhell.”
From Ellen DeGeneres to Steven Seagal - some celebrities can be real jerks in real life...and we have all the scoop!
From America's Sweetheart to Your Worst Nightmare
After catapulting to fame following her role in Pretty Woman - Julia Roberts was considered one of America's biggest Sweethearts. Her infectious smile had people falling in love with her, but over the years, things changed. More and more Hollywood insiders have come clean about her nasty behavior behind cameras.
In the 1991 adaptation, Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg he cast Roberts as Tinkerbell. The actress would lock herself in her trailer for hours on end, show up late, and never apologize. Unsurprisingly, her nickname on set was "Tinkerhell."
Guy Fieri Storms Out
During his time on the Food Network, celebrity chef Guy Fieri stirred up drama on his show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. According to the show's producer, David Page, the chef uses harsh word choices to alienate entire groups of people.
Early on in the show, Page received a phone call from Fieri, who had just stormed out of a restaurant. Why, you may ask? Fieri decided that the two men running the restaurant were a couple, and that "those people" weird him out. Get over yourself, Guy!
Don't Get on Naomi's Bad Side
One of the world's most famous supermodels, Naomi Campbell is also known for being one of the world's biggest divas. For years she has been reported to display some entitled and rude behavior.
Perhaps the most notorious of her tantrums occurred when she threw her phone at a maid once. She has been convicted of assault on four occasions, after being accused eleven times of committing acts of violence against employees! Eek!
A Diva With Crazy Demands
Gwyneth Paltrow is an Academy Award-winning actress who is known for living a luxurious lifestyle. She seems to have taken this lifestyle to an extreme - she has gained a reputation of being somewhat of a diva, a demanding one at that.
While visiting a Michelin-starred restaurant in London, where she looked at the menu and announced, “I can’t eat this stuff. Let’s just go up to my suite and order room service.” To add insult to injury, the actress demands that someone clean and dry the shower at her gym before she enters!
Tom Cruise - Unhinged and Hurtful
Thanks to his outbursts, overcontrolling demeanor, and heated rants about other celebs - Tom Cruise has been the center of a lot of media-related criticism. In 2005, Cruise received backlash when he called actress Brooke Shields "irresponsible" for taking prescription medicated in hopes of helping her debilitating postpartum depression.
Cruise went as far as to say that the medication was the reason Shield's career hadn't gone anywhere in recent years. His remarks hurt many people, especially his female fan base.
Anything But a Hero
Known for her "adorkable" portrayal of Jess Day on New Girl, Zooey Deschanel is what we would call a "manic pixie dream girl." Offscreen is anything but a dream girl; some people claim she is a nightmare to be around. In 2013, a super-fan describe how meeting her "hero" Zooey went from being a dream come true to the worst day of her life.
Not only was the actress dismissive, but she was also just plain rude. Costars have also remarked on how the actress likes to be in control on set and throws tantrums when schedules don't go as planned.
Do You Know Who I Am?
Being at the receiving end of a celeb jerk situation doesn't mean that he doesn't act like a jerk sometimes as well. His charisma and humor have helped him make him famous across the globe, and yet, there are some dark sides to his personality.
According to a Reddit thread, the late-night television host is the most entitled and arrogant person a fan has ever met. Corden loves using the "do you know who I am" line while out and about.
Jennifer Lopez Ignores Flight Attendants
Jennifer Lopez is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's biggest names. She does it all. Although she's known for being "Jenny from the block," her behavior suggests otherwise. According to various sources, the performer refuses to talk to service industry workers.
A flight attendant second this statement, explaining that when he asked Jennifer what she wanted to drink during a flight, the singer ignored him, turned her head, and told her assistant, “Please tell him I’d like a Diet Coke and lime.
Charlie Sheen is Bad News
Charlie Sheen is known for his bad-boy persona, and although he was once the highest-paid actor on TV, that changed thanks to his many public outbursts. After calling Two and a Half Men producer "turd" and wishing him "nothing but pain," Sheen was fired from the series.
Sheen went on to rant towards CBS and Ashton Kitcher, who replaced him on the hit series. He's always had a talent for attracting unfavorable attention, the list of his slip-ups goes on and on.
Don't Get in Rihanna's Way
The iconic Rihanna has had her fair share of bloopers over the years. Her most memorable slip up may have been at her 2013 concert in Birmingham, England. She was performing "We Found Love" when a fan reached for her hand. That's when Rihanna smacked her over the head with a microphone! Of course, the whole thing was caught on tape, so word spread quickly.
Instead of apologizing, the pop star clarified that the microphone incident was intentional! A year later, she made headlines once again. This time, it was for mocking a 16-year-old fan that wore a prom dress designed to pay tribute to the singer. Rihanna posted a photo of herself wearing the dress herself, captioned “IG,” alongside a photo of fan Alexis Carter in the same gown with a caption that read “Real Life.”
Amy Schumer Is Not a Team Player
Amy Schumer first made a name for herself thanks to her sharp sense of humor. Her stand-up comedy sketch called Inside Amy Schumer ran on Comedy Central for a total of four seasons.
In 2018, the comedian was called rude after she interrupted another comedian's set to rehearse some of her jokes. Brendan Sagalow, the victim of her rude interruption, later said that the incident was a pretty nasty thing to do - it was his first headlining set in front of friends and family. Not so sweet of her, now is it?
Steven Seagal Almost Got Fired From Saturday Night Live
Along with his big build, Steven Seagal has a reputation for being and bully and jerk. He earned this persona thanks to several intimidating interviews he gave, where he endlessly criticized people.
According to actor David Spade, Seagal was one of the most hated Saturday Night Live hosts. He was so hated, in fact, that he almost got fired! Time Meadows explained that the actor was impossible to work with and that he criticized the cast and writing staff continuously.
Spike Lee is an Ungrateful Guest
Other than the reputation he's built around his movies - Spike Lee hasn't gotten the best publicity over the years. There are stories about fans who say he visited their college to lecture, only to give un-insightful and unenthusiastic speeches. One fan even disclosed that Lee insulted the audience, calling them rednecks and racists.
Another fan said he cut his speech short by nearly an hour and was rude to those who asked questions. The list goes on and on...
Charlize Theron Is Late and Demanding
Charlize Theron moved from South Africa to Hollywood to make it big - not to make friends. In 2014, actress Tia Mowry approached Theron at a SoulCycle Spin class. Seems innocent, right? Well, apparently, after Mowry said hi, the Monster star rolled her eyes and said, "Oh my god."
Insiders discovered that Charlize always arrives late to class with a scowl on her face. Taking it one step further, she asks those who are already settled at their bikes to get up and switch with her, which delays the class even more!
A Nightmare to Work With
Although he may come off as a funloving guy, Mike Myers's goofy characters are far from his personality in real life. His The Cat in the Hat co-star, Amy Hill, described working with him as a horrible and nightmarish experience.
Not only did the actor demand for someone to follow him around and feed him chocolates on set, but he also made the cast and crew wait hours for him daily, micromanaging the production. On the set of Love Guru, Myers fired actors for just looking at him!
Kristen Stewart Delayed Production
Kristen Steward may not be regarded as one of the most overly happy and smiley stars - but that doesn't mean she's gained a poor public image. In 2018, she was caught in the middle of a Reddit thread about celeb jerks.
According to the blog, the actress caused a lot of trouble while on set in 2017. She was always getting into physical and verbal altercations, which caused a month delay of production for the film.
She Made a Scene for Having to Wait in Line
Liv Tyler's another A-Lister who has been called pretentious and rude by those who have met her. One fan had a bad experience they had with Steen Tyler's daughter at the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles. The fan explained that there was a five-hour wait to get into the museum when Tyler showed up and made her way up to security, to demand she be let in.
The guard told her that she had to make reservations ahead of time, even if she was a VIP. The actress allegedly threw a fit and argued with him about who she was!
Jennifer Lawrence Defense Mechanism
In 2017, Jennifer Lawrence sat down with comedian Adam Sandler to talk about how she deals with the ongoing stressors of being one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The Hunger Games actress revealed that when she enters a public space, she becomes rude to deflect unwanted attention from fans.
She claims it's her way of defending herself and added that when a fan approaches her when she is at a restaurant, she makes a face. She's not big on selfies either. When asked for one by a fan, she bluntly says no!
Blaming Animals for His Behavior
Working with Johnny Depp is like working with Captain Jack Sparrow - reckless and explosive. The actor's bodyguards have even filed several lawsuits against the actor. These lawsuits include claims over unpaid pages as well as working in a chaotic and dysfunctional environment. In 1994, the actor infamously demolished a New York hotel room, only to blame the damage on...an armadillo?
It seems the actor doesn't learn with time because two decades later, he was sued by locations manager on the film City of Lies after punching the man in the fact twice.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Is Sick of Saying Sorry
Catherine Zeta-Jones has something standoffish about her, and we can't put our finger on the exact reason why it's just a feeling we get from her. It turns out; our instincts aren't wrong! The actress has been called arrogant and impolite on various occasions, and she knows it.
In 2018 she said she was sick of being humble and that she wasn't sorry for being and married to a movie star. This isn't the only time Zeta-Jones has made a conceited comment; she is also known for saying that she doesn't think a million pounds is a lot of money.
A Pushy MVP
Warning! This next one may break your heart! An MVP both on and off the court, Michael Jordan is reportedly a pretty lousy human when it comes to his fans. We're sorry to be the bearers of bad news - but this hero once pushed an old lady when she approached him and asked for an autograph.
He's notorious for making outrageous demands when dining at restaurants and then refusing to leave any tip.
She Doesn't Practice What She Preaches
Ellen DeGeneres ends each episode of her very successful talk show by telling her audience to be kind to one another. Ironic, since we know that the host doesn't practice what she preaches. Throughout the years, many stories have surfaced demonstration that DeGeneres may as well be one of the meanest people alive.
After podcast producer Kevin T. Porter posted to Twitter asking people to share their most insane stories regarding Ellen - he was overwhelmed with the answers. One person responded that after she served DeGeneres brunch, the talk show host complained about the server's chipped nail polish - nearly costing the woman her job.
Katie Couric is A Cruel Bully
One of the best-known television personalities in the news business, Katie Couric, has a long history of undeniable success as a broadcast journalist. Although she exceeds in her professional career, her social life tells an entirely different story. Journalist Sheila Weller exposed Couric's true nature.
Weller explained that Katie terrorized former news anchor Ann Curry by disapproving of her clothing right before going on air, just to throw her off balance. Couric was so cruel, and an NBC producer once said that no one wanted her to come back.
Tobey Maguire Said What?!
Whoever thought that portraying a superhero meant that you're a genuinely right person - hasn't met Tobey Maguire. The actor managed to make headlines in the summer of 2014 when poker hostess, Molly Bloom, called him out for his behavior at the table.
In addition to describing Spiderman as the "worst tipper" and a "sore loser," Bloom revealed a rather disturbing story. Maguire had ones told Bloom to "bark like a seal who wants a fish" in exchange for a thousand-dollar chip...and the worst part is, he wasn't kidding!
A Bad Tipper and Tough Director
Director M. Night Shyamalan has never had the most excellent reputation in Hollywood, even the extras on his set know that he's hard to work with. “I was an extra in one of his movies, and he made a HUGE show of walking around and chatting up all the women.
Couldn't be bothered to look the men in the eyes, a Reddit user wrote about the director. Not only that, but Shymalan is also a lousy tipper that expects the most when sitting at a restaurant.
Mariah's World is more than just a reality television show - it's Mariah Carey's way of life. During an interview in the early 2000s, Carey asked about her opinion of Jennifer Lopez, to which she quickly responded, “I don’t know her.” To make matters worse, she's given the same answer to that question several times throughout the years.
This wouldn't be a big deal if it weren't for the fact that Lopez has stated that they'd met many times. Mariah, what's your problem with Jennifer? There's enough diva in the world for you both to claim.
Gordon Ramsay Yells at People Off-Screen, Too
If there anything Gordon Ramsay is notorious for - it's his foul mouth and harsh words. Although many think his on-screen persona is an act, people who know in personally claim that he isn't much different in real life. The former assistant manager at the chef's London-based restaurant Maze explained that she once heard Ramsay swearing at his assistant over the phone.
What about? Chairs! The chairs that had been ordered for a Christmas Eve dinner weren't up to the chef's standards. “They’re so terrible I wouldn’t throw them on a…bonfire!” Ramsay screamed.
An Actress Above the Law
Reese Witherspoon went viral for more than her acting career when she was arrested in 2013. She notoriously told the traffic cop that pulled her over, “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am. You’re about to be on national news.”
America's sweetheart isn't as down-to-earth as she portrays herself to be. According to sources, she wears sunglasses to prevent her staff from making eye-contact with her. Her staff is terrified of getting on her wrong side and will do anything to please her every need.
Rachael Ray's Short Temper
Rachael Ray has gained recognition for her fast and easy recipes and has been a significant television personality. However, she’s also apparently terrible. A fan's cousin worked in marketing for a cracker brand Ray was selling, and Ray came in for a photoshoot with a low cut blouse that revealed a right amount of cleavage.
Production asked Ray if she could change clothes because the photos couldn't be used, and the response they got was surprising. She immediately blew up and starting cursing at everyone!
Shaun White Has a Black Heart
Perhaps one of the world's most famous snowboarders is famous for other reasons as well. Shaun White has been accused of acting entitled and rude - he's closed down entire snowboarding parks so that he could be the only person in attendance.
That may seem bad, but the worst story ever told about White is that he ditched sick kids that wished to snowboard with him from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Not only did he not show up, but he did so so he could ride the half-pipe alone!
Pierce Brosnan Pushed James Corden
It's hard to think that the sweet James Corden would ever be caught in a situation of discomfort - but he's lived to tell his story. According to the comedian, Pierce Brosnan is one of the rudest celebrities he's ever encountered. In 2017, during a game called “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts,” he was forced to decide between drinking bird saliva or naming a celebrity who was rude to him.
He admitted that when he and his wife were at a U2 concert, Brosnan shoved them out of the way in the crowd without an apology, let alone a glance.
Mel Gibson is Saying All the Wrong Things
Mel Gibson has made a name for himself through both acting and directing. He used to be one of Hollywood's most prominent icons but has tarnished his reputation over the years by insulting various groups of people. During an arrest in 2006, Gibson burst into an angry rant and told the arresting office that Jews had caused "all the wars in the world."
He continued his tirade by calling the female cop sexist names. This was not the first of the award-winning actor's misogynistic remarks. In 1995, he said that he doesn't like feminists and that women and men are not equal.
Not So Funny Now, is He?
Jonah Hill is perceived on-screen as one of the funniest guys in Hollywood. That being said, he ultimately lacks a sense of humor in his interviews. In a 2013 interview, the interviewer referred to Hill as Seth (Rogen), which Hill responded, “No, I’m Jonah. That’s a great way to start.” He went on to call the interviewer's questions dumb and of little relevance.
That wasn't even the half of it, and there's years later, Ornella Fleury sat down with the actor, adding joked relating to his latest film, to which the actor responded: “I’m glad I came on this show to get ridiculed by your local weather girl.”
DJ Khaled's Got it All Wrong
In 2018, DJ Khaled came under fire when he disclosed intimate details about his relationship with his wife. He said many eyebrow-raising things, one of which is that he believes that there are different rules for women and men in a relationship.
He went on to say that a woman should praise the man, the "king" as he called it. The DJ's selfish and sexist remarks were not received well by fans and fellow celebs alike. The music icon didn't care; he has yet to give a formal apology or take back what he said.
Kevin James Has Zero Respect
Although he is known for his many lovable roles, Kevin James on-screen and off-screen is two different people. According to many sources, the actor does not respect who isn't an A-Lister. When an excited fan reached out to shake the actor's hand, he swatted the hand away and turned away without saying a word.
When James found out that someone on set was a security guard and no a fellow actor, he told the guard to stay away from him. What about a little respect, huh?
Bad Boy Bieber
Justin Bieber has been the center of everyone's attention since he made his way onto the scene. Once best-known for his iconic hairstyle, these days, he's more known for his attitude. The teen pop-star has been reported using racial slurs, spitting on fans, and driving under the influence.
Throughout the years, he's done his best to clean up his act, and yet, somehow, his bad rep seems to follow him around. We wonder when he'll do enough damage control to clear his name for good.
A Real Nutcracker
The perfect description of Tommy Lee Jones, in our opinion, comes down to one word: grump. It's rare to find the actor signing an autograph or talking to journalists - in fact, and most journalists don't want to have an interview with him because he's known for cutting them off.
He once made a reporter cry during an interview, all the while he's cracking walnuts with his bare hands. It's not just reporters the actor has a problem with either, and he once told Jim Carrey he hated him while on the set of Batman Forever.
Terrence Howard Wants it All
Although Terrence Howard may seem like a good guy, he has a dark past. He has had many incidents with domestic violence with the women in his life—something we simply cannot condone, no matter how good of an actor Howard is.
His attitude shines through into his work life as well. He let go of the production of Iron Man after demanding more money and left when they wouldn't give it to him.
Ben Stiller Was Known for His Outbursts
Ben Stiller, who is known for his iconic yet neurotic characters, is said to be completely different in real life. Not only do people claim that he has not one funny bone in his body, but he has spoken to be egotistical and unreasonable.
On the set of Meet the Fockers, he earned himself the nickname, "little focker," and it was noted that the actor wasn't content unless he was waited on hand and foot. The actor would throw tantrums over little things, and wouldn't give them up until he got his way.
Bob Dylan Was Rude And Arrogant
Bob Dylan has been praised for his award-willing talent for decades. Those who have worked closely with him throughout the years don't have the greatest things to say about the legend. Not only is Dylan uncomfortable being in the spotlight - but he's also simply not a very pleasant person to be around. In 2016, the singer-songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
The Nobel Committee knocked on his attitude when accepting the award. Not only was Dylan rude, but he was also described as disengaged and reserved.
Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater
Jesse James has a reputation for mistreating the women linked to him. In 2010, it was revealed that he had cheated on Sandra Bullock with many partners. During the same time, the couple was trying to adopt a child together. A photograph also surfaced during this time of James performing a very offensive salute.
Unsurprisingly, one of the women James had an affair with, Kat Von D, who was engaged to him, called off the wedding because he was unfaithful during their relationship. What's the saying? You can't teach an old dog new tricks!
Look What You Made Her Do
Taylor Swift was once America’s Sweetheart before she decided to develop a more unapologetic persona. However, she’s apparently been much ruder than we had initially thought for quite a while.
When a Reddit user's family member changed her tired when she had a flat a couple of years back, she acted very entitled...to say the least. Judging from the drama, she's been a part of over the years - we're guessing she hasn't.
Ariana Grande Has a Thing for Donuts
When Ariana Grande sang "Don’t Call Me Angel," - she meant it. According to various sources, Ariana is far from being an angel. Aside from the fact that she is known for being a diva among her employees, Grande requests that her bodyguards and tour managers carry her around everywhere.
In 2015, the singer was caught on cameras at a local donut shop in California, licking pastries on the counter. If that wasn't bad enough, she declared that she hated Americans and America - and walked out without buying anything.
Not a Fan of Giving Autographs
When you think of Cameron Diaz - you think of the lovely actress who has one over fans' hearts all over the world. Those you have had the chance to meet her, haven't said the nicest things about their interaction with her. Aside from her bad attitude in general, fans who have reached the actress warn others not to ask her for her autograph.
She has even been ranked as the worst Hollywood A-Lister to ask for an autograph! Not only does she refuse, but she is also known to give lectures to fans about why asking for a signature is dumb!
William Shatner’s Comedy Central Roast was the perfect opportunity to let his co-stars express pent-up rage they’ve kept bottled up for years. While on the set of Star Trek, most of his co-stars hated him because he was such a jerk. He was even called “Captain Jerk” for not showing up to Leonard Nimoy’s funeral.
While taking part in conventions, Shatner's tremendous attitude was the star of the show. Discovering the way he acted toward his co-stars, it's hard to have respect for the man.
Unappreciative of His Fans
Being a multi-talent probably comes with some entitlement, which is why it doesn't surprise us that Jared Leto made this list. According to someone that met the actor and rock star called him "totally arrogant, unappreciative of his fans and generally not a nice guy."
Another person claimed to have served him in a shop once, and they explained that the actor was very standoffish and stared at them the whole time.
Kanye's Way or the Highway
Kanye isn't known for being the world's most pleasant human being - so it's no surprise he made this list. When things don't go his way, he becomes very pouty. Along with the long list of beef, he's wracked up over the years, and he's most well-known for the time he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMA's.
Although it's been more than a decade since the incident, it'll be a while before he manages to live that off.
Jennifer Aniston Is Less Than Picture Perfect
Jennifer Aniston was less than Picture Perfect on the set of the 1997 rom-com by the same name. Jay Mohr shared a story about working her, describing how unhappy she was when she discovered that he would be playing her on-screen love interest.
Aniston's behavior on-set led Mohr to tears, and according to the actor, Aniston pointed directly at him and screamed in his face. "...The one guy I hate, that’s the guy they hire. HIM!” Jennifer never stopped bad-mouthing her costar.
Not a Team Player
Edward Norton has a reputation for being extremely ill-mannered. In fact, rumors state his behavior was why Marvel decided not to reprise his role as The Hulk in The Avengers.
The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, said that Norton was not a team player that the studio was looking for an actor that was willing to work side by side with an A-list cast. To top that off, Norton claimed that he wrote the movie Frida and denied credit to those who rightfully did within the Writer's Guild.