These celebrities had some pretty epic food scandals
Justin Bieber isn't quite so clean cut as he used to be.
Celebrity scandals aren’t exactly a new thing. Almost every day it seems some singer or actor or model is doing something scandalous. We’ve grown so used to it that it’s almost white noise, but every once in a while there are some great scandals. And usually they involve food.
Justin Bieber is definitely no stranger to scandal. He’s become the bad boy of pop, and that title made its way into a food related incident. He allegedly egged a house, and now he’s being punished with criminal vandalism charges. Apparently the victim of the egging estimated 20 thousand dollars worth of damage as a result of Bieber’s actions.
The Canadian-born pop star isn’t the only celebrity to get involved in a food scandal. From poorly thought-out commercials to lawsuits, we’ve rounded up some of the most scandalous celebrity food mistakes.
Ashton Kutcher’s Pop Chips Commercial
In 2012, Ashton Kutcher starred in a commercial for Pop Chips that received a lot of attention for being racist. In it, he plays multiple roles, one of which was an Indian Bollywood producer. His outfit and accent sparked accusations that he was being racist in his portrayal.
Sharon Osbourne’s Grammy Food Fight
At a Grammy after party this year, Sharon Osbourne got into a fight with Jonah Hill’s brother, music manager Jordan Feldstein. Apparently, Feldstein made some not so polite comments about Osbourne’s family and in response she dumped a plate of food right on his jacket. And it didn’t end there. As he retreated, she threw water in his face too.
Paula Deen’s Big Mistake
We don’t think anyone has forgotten about this food scandal even if it did happen a year ago. A former restaurant employee for racist actions sued the celebrity chef and her brother. During the deposition, she admitted to using racial slurs in her past, blaming it on growing up in the South sixty years ago. Deen lost a lot of fans, not to mention her job at the Food Network.
30 Fun Saturday Night Dinner Ideas
If you&rsquore looking for some fresh, new Saturday night dinner ideas, there are so many awesome possibilities!
From appetizers to main courses to dessert, these recipes will give a new meaning to your Saturday feast.
Hurray, it&rsquos Saturday! The weekend has come, and we finally get some well-deserved quality time with family or friends.
The weekend is also the time to pamper yourself or do the things you love the most.
For foodies like me, nothing beats cooking my favorite dishes and making my loved ones extra full and happy.
This list has 30 incredible recipes that will make your weekend all the more special.
I&rsquom talking rich stews, hearty pasta, and decadent cake. These dishes are the epitome of comfort food.
Whether you&rsquore having an intimate dinner with the family or a fun evening with friends, you&rsquod better get ready for pure indulgence.
Celebrities Behaving Badly With Money, and How They Were Rescued
Celebrated musicians, singing stars and pro athletes may be masterful in the spotlight, but when it comes to handling money, they’re often pitiful failures. Indeed, such talents typically blow the millions they make in the first heady years of hitting the jackpot or immediately after retiring.
Enter Dr. Ted Klontz. Focusing on the psychology of money, he helps folks cork the financial bleeding — or prevent it from happening in the first place.
In an interview with ThinkAdvisor, Klontz tells horror stories about the bad financial behaviors of the rich and famous — and how he’s helped rescue these personalities.
Simply instructing a person to halt out-of-control spending won’t work, he says. Instead, it requires getting through to the sensory system to reverse such destructive habits.
Klontz, an international consultant and trainer, is a pioneer in financial behavioral change. His clients include not only entertainers, sports champs and other high-profile individuals but financial advisors serving non-celebrity clients, as well as corporations and the U.S. Defense Department.
Using unique tools and techniques to change self-defeating money behaviors, Klontz, based in Nashville, has helped many country music stars, and travels widely to train financial planners and their clients in his methods.
He is co-founder, with his son Brad Klontz, a clinical psychologist and certified financial planner with the Klontz Consulting Group. The two also created the Financial Psychology Institute, which trains and certifies FAs to be behavioral specialists.
Author or co-author of six books, including “Mind Over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders that Threaten Our Financial Health” (Crown Business 2009), Klontz has served up his expertise on The Today Show, Good Morning America and the Oprah Winfrey Network.
And with his workshop series, “Exquisite Listening and Elegant Communication,” he helps advisors and others learn how to communicate better person-to-person.
ThinkAdvisor recently chatted with Klontz, who is at counsel with Nashville’s Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy, a business and financial management firm. Here is how he’s helping entertainers and athletes overcome their toxic financial behaviors:
ThinkAdvisor: How did you get involved consulting to performers and athletes?
Ted Klontz: Mary Ann McCready [of FBM&M] called and said, “Can you help us?” I walked into a room with 10 or 12 people, each occupying a different part of a woman’s professional life: financial manager, personal career manager, road manager. The woman’s name was Wynonna Judd. In nine years, she had gone from $32 million to $6 million. And she was coming in the next day to get half of that last $6 million. They had tried everything, but she wouldn’t stop spending more than she was making.
What was your solution?
I invited them to use experiential techniques and gave everyone in the room very specific directions. I told them to draw pictures on newsprint of everything Wynonna had done with her millions: real estate, investments and so on. I instructed them to put the pictures on the walls all the way around the room – and wind up with $6 million. I told one of the guys to say, “When we started nine years ago, you had $32 million.” Then, after they went through every picture, I told them to wad each one up and throw it away.
So what happened?
When they got to the seventh picture, Wyonna said, “I get it. Why didn’t you tell me this before?” Of course they’d been telling her for nine years – but telling someone doesn’t work. [Judd wrote about working with Klontz in an autobiography.]
You have to appeal to the part of the brain that makes decisions: the sensory system. That’s why car dealers put your butt in a car. Though most car shoppers are just looking, they walk out with a new car.
Is Wynnona’s case unique?
Not at all. The average musician goes from rags to riches to rags in about seven years. For football players, it’s bankruptcy about two-and-a-half years after they quit playing. That’s the normal, predictable trajectory and it’s irrespective of race or anything else — except one thing: If you come from nothing, you’ll go back to nothing, unless your thinking changes and you get help.
Why is going back to nothing predictable?
When the career is over and all the people who were your friends because you were who you were have [gone], the only people left are the people you came from: your family.
How does the work you do apply to average clients?
Every financial planner has clients who are out of control and won’t do what they recommend. Planners often get rid of these as soon as possible, but you can’t get rid of them all because you won’t have anybody since not very many of us behave ourselves well around money.
Why do many football players blow their money so fast?
If you come out of college and get a bonus of $2 million and a contract for $50 million, you don’t have $52 million. You have $2 million, half of which immediately goes to taxes. Another 10% goes to your agent. You end up with maybe $200,000. But you want to buy a lot. So the jewelry guy gives you jewelry, but you pay him on a loan. You have all this stuff, but you’re bankrupt the minute you sign that contract unless somebody helps you understand what [can happen].
What other entertainers have you helped?
I recall a singer-guitar player, who’s still active in his career, whose roadies were his cousins and friends from the very small Southern town that he came from. Even though he gave them all a daily meal allowance, he’d take them out to dinner at the highly upscale restaurants where he ate. By the end of the night, the food and bar bills would be $6,000, $7,000, $8,000. This was coming out of his earnings. At the same time, his goal was to make sure that his daughter went to college. But he was spending more than he was making. That’s when I was called in. Everyone was telling him to stop doing that. But you to have to approach it in a different way.
Why was he spending all that on his relatives, when they were on a per diem anyway?
If you come from very poor, small town and start making lots of money, family and friends in poverty back home expect you to give some of that money to them – or else they’ll call you a selfish sellout. The survival norm in that culture is: If one of us has anything, we have to share it.
What approach did you use with him?
I said, “What if you buy that abandoned building in the center of your home town and turn it into a community center with your name on it? Every week, take half of what you’ve been spending in restaurants and bars and use it to make sure you feed people that come to the center. Buy a side of beef or a pig every Friday.” How did he react to that?
He loved the idea because it was fulfilling his obligation to the community: Doing good for his people in a demonstrable way. And now he’s able to save for his daughter’s education. This technique is different from telling him, “You’re really stupid for supporting all these people.”
Why isn’t just telling someone to save money a workable solution?
14 Whitney Houston
The life of Whitney Houston and her tragic passing have been extrapolated on time over, but one thing is undoubtedly true – Whitney was one of the greatest divas the world will ever see. Despite her soaring voice and ensuing success, Whitney’s life was hampered by drug use. Sometimes if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. In 2002, we couldn’t help but have a giggle when she claimed she was too rich for crack: “Let’s get one thing straight. Crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Let’s get that straight, okay? We don’t do that. Crack is wack.” We will always love you Whitney, but the diva doth protest too much!
Meat Loaf has a major meltdown on ɺpprentice'
“Celebrity Apprentice” continued its season-long winning streak with what had to be one of the best episodes in the history of the series. In fact, Sunday night’s show was so jam-packed with celebs behaving badly (and ridiculously) that the record-breaking boardroom action hardly rates a mention.
OK, maybe the $1.6 million raised for charity does rate a mention. There. Now on to the good stuff that had nothing to do with good acts — in other words, get ready for Meat Loaf’s heavily-teased meltdown.
The members of team Backbone assembled for some arts and crafts time, but when Meat Loaf’s bag of paints and sponges went M.I.A., it was clear the music legend expected heads to roll.
“OK! (Bleep)! Mother-(bleeper),” the rocker began, as he launched into a tirade aimed at his top suspect, Gary Busey. “I bought those (bleep bleeping) sponges. Part of that paint is mine. (Bleep!) I’m sick and tired of (bleep), you mother-(bleeper).”
And so Meat Loaf continued until Mark McGrath and John Rich thought it might be in everyone’s best interest (especially Busey’s) to separate the men before Meat Loaf went in for the kill. That’s when McGrath and Meat Loaf raided Busey’s art supplies to get the ill-gotten items back.
Except the items weren’t ill-gotten. Meat Loaf had simply misplaced his bag.
Of course, as anyone who watched the episode can attest, Meat Loaf’s meltdown was indeed epic, but it was far from the night’s only must-see moment.
The second-place action came just before ex-“Survivor” Richard Hatch received the boot. That’s when Star Jones offered a secret strategy tip to her project manager, Marlee Matlin, by whispering in her ear.
30 Stories About Celebs That Are Actually Very NiceJonas Grinevičius and
They say that you should &ldquonever meet your heroes,&rdquo but we think it all depends on who your hero is. While some starstruck fans are crushed when they realize their beloved celebrities aren&rsquot as awesome in reality as they are on the screen or at concerts, others were wowed by how nice, down-to-earth, and wholesome their fave celebs were. So much so that they couldn&rsquot help but spread their joy and shared the stories of their encounters on the net. And we&rsquore talking about the legit kind of &lsquonice,&rsquo not &ldquowe sang Imagine for you&rdquo kind of &lsquonice&rsquo (that&rsquos actually not really nice at all).
Be sure to upvote your fave stories that Bored Panda collected as you scroll down. And we can&rsquot wait to hear about the awesome encounters with stars that you&rsquove personally had, dear Readers! Want more proof that celebs can be awesome human beings? Check out our earlier post about the nicest stars right here when you&rsquore done enjoying this list.
Celebrity and pop culture expert Mike Sington, who has met hundreds of stars during his decades-long career in Hollywood, told Bored Panda that the vast majority of them have been kind, gracious, and friendly. Read on to learn why this is and what kinds of celebrities actually end up being the most problematic until they learn that being friendly to their fans is worth it.
I served Daniel Radcliffe his dessert at an event, and tripped and spilled some of it on him, probably due to seeing that I was serving Daniel Radcliffe, and he stood up and started apologising profusely to ME. Was very sweet and asking if I was ok.
I've met Obama a few times.
The charisma is insane and he makes a point to converse with everyone. He remembered me the third time, which was dope. What an incredible human
Him and Michelle seem like such genuine and caring people.
I got to meet the St. Bernard dog that played Beethoven in the movies with Charles Gordon. His name was Duke. He was a good boi.
Hollywood&rsquos Ultimate Insider Mike told us that celebrities know that their fans can be a tad nervous about meeting them. That&rsquos why they make an extra effort to be nice.
&ldquoDon&rsquot be afraid to meet a celebrity! The majority are smart business people, and they realize their fans who watch their TV shows, stream their music, and buy tickets to movies and concerts, are paying their salaries. They want to be nice to you!&rdquo the expert revealed that being nice is in any star&rsquos best interest.
In Mike&rsquos experience, the one constant that he&rsquos noticed is that the bigger the star, the nicer the celebrity.
Patrick Stewart-- an absolute delight! Waited on him several times. Literally went up to the line at the open kitchen and said thank you to the cooks, and thanked each staff member in a glorious fashion on his way out. Everyone's jaw dropped. Made our day each time!
This man is classy as hell.
Worked a private event for him a couple years back. He made sure to thank each and every employee when he arrived and before he left. He had the best manners and was in such a jovial mood, joking around with the staff. Great guy.
Seems like a guy who knows how to have fun with anyone if he's in a good mood
My mom spotted Robin Williams once and she went up to him and asked if she could get a quick photo. She didn't realize he was there in the middle or about to do something with the Make A Wish Foundation so she waited until they were done around 20-30 min later and then a bunch of the kids and people wanted photos with him - he made it a point to stick around and told his staff "I think that woman wanted a photo" and made sure she got it. Mom was thrilled. He was such a humble nice dude.
&ldquoIn my experience, the one constant I&rsquove noticed is the bigger the star, the nicer the celebrity. The established stars have it down and understand the importance of the celebrity/fan relationship. You usually only have a problem with the newer, up-and-coming stars. They at times don&rsquot get it and may think they&rsquore too good to interact with you. This attitude often backfires, and they realize if they want longevity, it&rsquos actually not that hard to be nice.&rdquo
According to Mike, celebrities need to remember that they&rsquore always in the public eye, even when they think they aren&rsquot. What&rsquos more, everyone&rsquos walking around with a smartphone with a camera in their pocket nowadays. That&rsquos why stars need to change their mindsets and believe that they&rsquore always on display.
&ldquoSo it does take some conscious effort on the celebrity&rsquos part to be nice, just knowing every interaction, and everything they&rsquore doing in public can be recorded. For some celebrities, in fact, I&rsquod say most celebrities, being nice comes naturally. It doesn&rsquot take any special effort, because it&rsquos who they are as a person,&rdquo Mike said that some popular figures have it easier than others because of who they are.
Nathan Fillion when I was working at a movie theater.
Guy bought 6 large popcorns and a bunch of smart waters when I thought, “man this guy is loaded”. He was wearing a hoodie and glasses so I couldn’t quite tell at first. I eventually said, “Hey you kinda look like this guy Nathan Fillion”
He took off his glasses and said, “I sure hope so.” I stood at attention and said, “Captain”
Behaving badly with mom
Q: My two-year-old seems to have a split personality. When I get him ready in the morning, he whines and cries until his father puts him in his car seat. On the days I drop him off at daycare, he holds onto my leg until I hand him over to one of his teachers — who say he’s one of their most well-behaved kids. I feel like everyone gets to enjoy my son but me. A:
A:While we expect to see separation anxiety late in our children’s first year of life, we’re often unprepared when it hits later on. But kids can have bouts of it as toddlers and preschoolers.
Often, toddlers are conflicted between wanting to be big kids and wanting to remain babies. Your son’s behaviour could be telling you that, right now, he isn’t ready to be a big kid. He may be feeling pressured to grow up. So make sure he gets some special time with you and lots of hugs every day.
It’s also quite typical for kids to save their worst behaviour for their parents, particularly mom. That’s actually a compliment because it tells you he knows he can show you all his insecurities and you will still love him.
The trick in dealing with your son is to be matter-of-fact when he has a fit of the clingies. Hand him over to the teacher, say goodbye and remind him that you will be back to pick him up. Then leave. It might also be helpful to have the same teacher meet him every morning.
12 Celebrities on Not Feeling Pretty, Because It Happens to the Best of Us
Like the "But I'm just like every other girl!" move, downplaying one's beauty&mdashwhen one is a gorgeous famous person&mdashcan be a device for conveying relatability. Or it can make you sad, because, man we've all been there. Ahead, 12 quotes, from the "are you sure about that" to the "right in the feels."
From our POV, we'd say the raw materials are REALLY good, but Hayek says that everything we see, she owes to clever dressing (not spaghetti). "I actually don't have a good body, but if everybody thinks so, I guess it means I'm a good actress," she said in an interview with Parade. "I have acted the part of the girl who has a very good body. If you know how to dress, there's some tricks you can pull."
Real words from a real, live Pussycat Doll: "I don't really see myself as sexy I'm the biggest nerd I know."
Remember when Olivia Wilde was like, "Yeah, I thought I wasn't pretty enough for Jason Sudeikis?" And everybody was like, ". " Well, here's the exact quote (from Marie Claire, LOL), which will make you feel some type of way: "I thought, 'He won't be interested in me I'm not a contender. He was so cool, so funny&mdashI was such a fan of his and had always fancied his speed and his intelligence. I thought, 'I'm not beautiful enough or his type.'"
"I don't think I'm a sexy, beautiful woman," she once said to the News Of The World. "I look like Ted Nugent in a black wig." (We don't see the resemblance, but okay.)
Now here's an interesting one that turns the focus outward: "I don't think I am beautiful. I can look good and I can look ugly," she said in an interview with Parade. "What's funny is that when I was younger I wanted everyone to look at me. Now I like to watch other people because you can learn a lot of interesting things."
In her Vanity Fair profile, Robbie said she's not even the hottest in her group of friends, an admission that made everybody recreate the confused Mr. Krabs meme. "I am definitely not the best-looking. I did not grow up feeling like I was particularly attractive. You should have seen me at 14, with ­braces and glasses, gangly and doing ballet! If I looked good in Wolf of Wall Street I cannot take full credit it was because of hair extensions and makeup." Sure!
Experts say it’s affecting social interactions in real life
“Over time, the attitudes and behaviours that we are concerned with right now in social media will bleed out into the physical world,” said Karen North, a psychologist and director of the University of Southern California’s Digital Social Media Program. “We’re supposed to learn to be polite and civil in society. But what we have right now is a situation where a number of role models are acting the opposite of that … And by watching it, we vicariously feel it, and our own attitudes and behaviours change as a result.”
Catherine Steiner-Adair, a psychologist and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, said she’s already seeing the effects.
She said she’s been confronted by students across the country asking why celebrities and political leaders are allowed to engage in name-calling and other activities for which they would be punished.
She said she’s been confronted by students across the country asking why celebrities and political leaders are allowed to engage in name-calling and other activities for which they would be punished.
The first of many sites in the Sugar Inc. empire targeting women 18 to 44, PopSugar blogs about celebrities. It also has addictive games that ask you to pick the more famous of two celebrities and the better of two movies in screen after screen of side-by-side comparisons. The site has about 300,000 visitors per month, according to Quantcast.
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