Drunk Celebrities Caught Acting Outrageous on Camera
Celebrities say (and do) the darndest things sometimes. Because they are so famous, their drunk behavior is shared with the public and what comes out of their mouth when they’ve had one too many can actually be funny. But other times, they throw temper tantrums or make the terrible decision to get behind the wheel and their antics then become sad and dangerous.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of stars who showed different sides of themselves after consuming several cocktails and it was all caught on tape.
1. Randy Travis
Musician Randy Travis was arrested for driving under the influence in 2012, but dashcam video of how he acted the night he was taken into custody wasn’t released until November 2017, much to the dismay of Travis and his lawyers. The video showed the country singer without his clothes on, yes completely naked, and being verbally abusive to the arresting officer after he crashed his Trans Am.
“Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character,” his rep said in a statement. “He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash.”
Next: This actress pulled a ‘Do you know who I am?’
2. Reese Witherspoon
In 2013, everyone was shocked to learn that Hollywood’s good girl, Reese Witherspoon, was arrested for disorderly conduct, and when the tape of the incident was released people couldn’t believe she pulled the do-you-know-who-I-am card.
A police officer in Atlanta pulled the actress and her husband, Jim Toth, over after a car they were traveling in was being driven erratically. Toth, who was driving, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.139. He was placed under arrest for DUI and in the clip, Witherspoon can be seen exiting the vehicle and questioning the officer. She then became argumentative and was arrested herself. After she was placed in handcuffs, Witherspoon asked the officer if he knew her name. When he said he did not, she told him, “you’re about to find out who I am!”
Next: This golfer didn’t know where he was.
3. Tiger Woods
On Memorial Day 2017, golf superstar Tiger Woods found himself on the wrong side of the law when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Woods was found by police in no condition to drive as he was asleep behind the wheel. The video footage shows just how disoriented he was. When one of the officers asked Woods where he was coming from that night, the golfer told him Los Angeles but they were actually in Jupiter, Florida.
Footage of the arrest showed just how out of it he was and that he should never have been behind the wheel in the first place.
Next: This reality TV competition judge had more going on than audio issues.
4. Paula Abdul
In 2011, American Idol judge Paula Abdul did a live interview with a local Fox station in Seattle and it appeared that she was under the influence of something. Her answers and body language made no sense and the anchors were so confused by her behavior that they thought there may have been some kind of technical problem.
Reps for the singer later said that there was an audio problem at the start of the interview. However, they had no explanation for Abdul’s odd behavior during the rest of that interview or why she acted so strange on other shows that same morning.
Next: This actor was shown just how sloppy of a drunk he could be.
5. David Hasselhoff
Who could forget David Hasselhoff’s infamous hamburger video filmed by his daughter, Taylor Ann, in 2007? The video was pretty disturbing as it showed the actor clumsily lying around in a drunken state. Taylor Ann, who was a teenager at the time, wanted her dad to stop drinking so she shot the video for him to see just how sloppy he became when he had too much alcohol. After the video went viral, Hasselhoff released the following statement.
I am a recovering alcoholic. Despite that I have been going through a painful divorce and I have recently been separated from my children due to my work, I have been successfully dealing with my issue. Unfortunately, one evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse. Because of my honest and positive relationship with my daughters, who were concerned for my well-being, there was a tape made that night to show me what I was like. I have seen the tape. I have learned from it.
Next: This reality TV star had one question: ‘Where’s the beach?’
6. Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi
We could really pick just about any footage from MTV’s Jersey Shore since the cast gave us so many outrageous antics and bad behavior when they were drunk, but Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s “Where’s the beach?” incident is one of the most memorable.
In the clip, Snooki was so wasted that she was running around asking people where the beach was while she was at the beach. Her housemates caught up with her but so did the police and her conduct, coupled with what she said to the officers, got her arrested. The video is one that will live in reality TV infamy forever.
Next: This actor has been seen in more than one video while drunk.
7. Shia LaBeouf
In 2017, just a few months after he was seen on video accusing a bartender of being “racist,” Shia LaBeouf went on a racist rant of his own after his arrest in Savannah, Georgia. Bodycam footage showed the actor yelling at the police officers on the scene. He then told a black officer that the president “doesn’t give a f**k about you, and you wanna do what? Arrest white people?”
He was booked for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and obstruction.
Next: This diva had a few drunk demands while on live TV.
8. Mariah Carey
In 2011, Mariah Carey was promoting her products on the Home Shopping Network, but seemed a bit off as she rambled on and on during the entire segment. Some of what she was saying made no sense at all and at one point, in true diva fashion, she decided to just call the shots herself and dictated where the camera should focus while she was on the air.
Next: This singer also exhibited strange behavior on HSN.
9. Jessica Simpson
Speaking of divas on HSN, Jessica Simpson’s appearance in 2015 had social media buzzing as people questioned how many glasses of wine she had before walking out on set. The singer-turned-designer was slurring her words and awkwardly laughing while attempting to sell her products on the show.
Following her appearance on the network, sources close to Simpson said she was not drunk and only struggled for a few moments to fill some of the airtime since she was on for two hours without any type of script. They also noted that everyone on her team and at HSN thought she was “lucid and polished” the majority of the time.
Next: This pop star thought drinking and drag racing wasn’t a terrible idea.
10. Justin Bieber
The singer was pulled over after an officer observed him and another vehicle drag racing down a street in Miami. The Biebs yelled and cursed at the officer who stopped him multiple times. He was ultimately taken into custody for DUI and resisting arrest. At the jail, his bad behavior continued when he decided to urinate on the jailhouse floor.
He was later released after he went before a judge and posted the $2,500 bond.
Next: This actress crashed her car into a tree and fled the scene on foot.
11. Lindsay Lohan
In 2007, a lengthy video basically showing a typical night in the life of Lindsay Lohan was obtained by Splash News. Not even four minutes in, the actress made the mistake of jumping into her Mercedes and driving.
She ended up crashing into a tree and paparazzi witnessed her, along with a friend, fleeing the scene on foot. She later returned to her heavily damaged car and got behind the wheel again. At the time, police issued a citation for driving under the influence and ordered her to appear in court.
Next: This rapper fell asleep during his DUI arrest.
In 2013, rapper DMX was pulled over and arrested for DUI after failing a series of sobriety tests. The hip-hop artist was so out of it that he couldn’t even keep his eyes open while in the cop car, but at least he got in a quick nap on the way to the police station.
Next: This Oscar winner tells it like it is.
13. Julia Roberts
In a clip from the 2010 Golden Globes, Julia Roberts appeared to be a little tipsy. While she wasn’t falling down drunk, she did say something outrageous during her interview. Roberts didn’t hold back and said what she was really thinking on live TV.
In the middle of an interview with NBC, the Academy-Award winner nonchalantly said, “NBC, you guys are in the toilet.” Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who were being interviewed with her, looked stunned by her comment. The funniest part of the video came at the end though when Billy Bush threw it back his colleague and Roberts interrupted him by asking who he was talking about.
Next: This actor showed us how to take down a tree, literally.
14. Kiefer Sutherland
Roberts’ ex Kiefer Sutherland has been known to party from time to time and he showed us just how wild he can get, but killed a Christmas tree in the process. He was singing and dancing with his pals when without warning, he decided to take down a Christmas tree.
This clip of him doing so never gets old.
Next: This star was known more for her partying than her acting.
15. Tara Reid
Actress Tara Reid has been more known in Hollywood for her drinking than her acting over the years. The party girl has had quite a few embarrassing moments caught on camera after a night of boozing and this is just one example.
In 2012, during a drunken night in St. Tropez, the actress and her pal knocked down a parked motorcycle then toppled over one another on the ground and laid in the street for a little while afterward. When they finally got up, they looked completely out of it but boarded another yacht to continue their night. Reid later responded to the video on Twitter writing, “TMZ are liars and they always againt [sic] me they pushed us down that’s why we fell … It’s a set up!”
In recent years, Reid resurrected her career by starring in the popular Sharknado movies.
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