Celebrities flub in public from time to time, but these stories prove that a select few are real jerks.
"I have a waiter friend who took care of Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley once. Apparently MJ told him that the privilege of waiting on them was his tip. Barkley slipped him a hundred on the way out and apologized."
"Chevy Chase almost shoved me out of the way of the urinal so he could use it. When I called him out on it, his response was "Who are you??", presumably trying to use star power to get what he wanted."
"Most people thought Michael Phelps was a tool in high school. He was the type of person to assume faculty would be fine with him skipping class and not doing work because he was swimming. He would also randomly throw food in the hallway as people would herd out of lunch. Only the administration liked him because he made them look good. They even stopped class to make us watch one of his swims on TV. They went so far as to rename the street the school was on to Michael Phelps Way, which also pissed off the neighborhood. Though they changed it back when he got caught smoking weed."
"Arianna Grande. Friend of friend works in a high position at a casino she's performed at. Says she a diva of epic proportions. Actually demanded to be carried on and off stage because she was so tired."
"I could be wrong but I remember reading a Dave Chappelle interview where he got invited to a party thrown by Prince. First thing you had to do on arrival is walk over to Prince's table and thank him for the invitation. If you didn't, he'd apparently black ball you from all future parties."
"I lived in the same town as Justin Bieber (Stratford, Ontario). There are only 30000 people in the town and I'm only a year younger than him so we had a ton of mutual friends, played basketball together and I frequently saw him at social gatherings. He was possibly the most arrogant little sh*t I've ever met, he would brutally make fun of people, disrespect adults for no reason and one of my best friends told me that at a hockey game he pissed in some peoples cups for no reason."
"Toby Keith. The guy is all over the place with his patriotism and how much he loves the troops. Truth is, he's a hypocrite. He was doing a USO tour, and came through Iraq. After his show, some of the guys I worked with wanted to see him. He was in there about 6 hours or so before his flight, and they asked the guards who were outside his tent if they could meet him. They heard his response clearly from inside "tell the airmen they can take a picture of me when they take my bags to the plane"."
"My friends brother was having his wedding in N.O. and booked a suite in a posh hotel well ahead of time. The day they were to check in they were told the room wasn't ready and "Sorry about the wait." They waited in the lobby while the room was getting fixed up and none other than Spike Lee showed up at the front desk saying something like "I don't care if I only booked until this day. I want to keep the room longer!" They told him it was pre-booked and he pulled the "Do you know who I am?" line. They did and didn't give a sh*t. He was sent walking."
"Christopher Mintz-Plasse aka Mclovin in Superbad. At my old job, a coworker of mine used to get a lot of work as an extra, and happened to be in a movie that Christopher was in. He said he was a pretty big d**che. He had just been in a scene with him and went back to the craft services area, where Chris was sitting with some people. My coworker said hey to him, he looked at him and just said "what the f**k?" in response."
"I worked at a server at a restaurant that Gene Simmons owns. He was there for the grand opening and all that sh*t. He selected me to be his "vip" server. Meaning I had to over serve him and his friends a bunch of drinks and cheap food. The whole time he whistled at me to come over to take his order, didn't bother to learn my name, called me sugar boobs twice, and ran me ragged. Oh. and the f**ker didnt tip me. Their combined bill was over $800. F**k Gene Simmons."
"The kid who wrote the Eragon books is notoriously hard to deal with; I remember working an event we were at and we literally had to run through the bookstore and hide every potentially sexual magazine/book/etc. because apparently they couldn't keep him away from them."
"My sister-in-law worked on on Capitol Hill and she has a lot of stories about politicians and celebrities who come up to the hill to pitch for whatever charities or issues they support. She said Angelina Jolie was incredibly kind, while Catherine Zeta Jones yelled at her for being a "liar" when she asked for an autograph for her little sister and refused to give it to her (she accused my SIL of wanting an autograph for herself)."
"Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton. I was 6 years old and asked him for an autograph. He said, "Sure. 50 dollars". I said "I don't have 50 dollars". He said "then you don't have my autograph". I was 6."
"William Shatner. I've dealt with him on film projects, at comic conventions and on a sponsorship deal, and he's universally a d*ck to everyone. Making volunteers cry, telling fans to pose a certain way or he won't take their picture, refusing to say even a word to people who paid $100 for an autograph. Just this weekend he was wicked drunk at a convention in San Jose and humiliated a bunch of volunteers. He needs help."
"Goes either way depending on who you were in the situation. My dad met Christopher Walken in a bar, but it wasn't under pleasant circumstances. Basically, Walken walked in to the bar and soon as Walken sits down, people at the bar start mobbing him for autographs, grabbing sh*tty stained napkins, baring skin, whatever it'd take to get his autograph. He just stood up angrily, shouted something akin to "F**k off! All of you! Leave me the f**k alone!" And then pointed to my dad and said, "But give that guy a drink on me. He's the only one who didn't give a sh*t."
"My aunt was once an aspiring actress and was classmates with a bunch of now-famous actors at Juliard. She told me a story about Kevin Spacey, and this time he invited these two homeless men out for dinner at a really nice upscale restaurant. After they ate, Spacey invited the two of them up to his hotel room, and they refused saying they were grateful for the meal but didn't want anything else. He told them that was fine, and that he needed to use the bathroom. He then ditched them there to pay the bill. Apparently he told this story to a bunch of people in his year, thinking it was a funny way he pranked a couple homeless guys."
"F**k madonna. I had to work two of her shows a few years back. She cancelled one about an hour AFTER it was supposed to start and the second one she was three hours late getting on stage for. The whole arena was f**king pissed at her."