Speaking to buddy Stephen Colbert at a 2012 fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, Jon Stewart revealed that actor Hugh Grant had been banned from The Daily Show for displaying a bad attitude while promoting Did You Hear About the Morgans? in 2009. “He’s giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart said. Shortly after Stewart’s comments made the rounds online, Grant admitted on Twitter that, yes, he had acted like a total jerk. “Turns out my inner crab got the better of me with TV producer in ’09,” he tweeted. “Unforgivable. J Stewart correct to give me kicking.” To be fair: If we had to promote Did You Hear About the Morgans?, we’d probably be difficult, too.
Emmy-winning actor Kelsey Grammar was also banned from appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight. In this particular case, Grammar was banned for bailing on an interview with Morgan mere minutes before it was supposed to take place after Morgan showed a picture of Grammer’s ex-wife, Camille, during the episode’s opening. TMZ subsequently interviewed Grammar about the ban, to which he slyly revealed, “I haven’t’ given it any thought.” Honestly, with the exception of this article, neither have we.
Comedienne Kathy Griffin has practically made a career out of getting banned from talk shows. The funny lady has been banned more than once from the daytime talker The View, reportedly at the request of then-moderator, Barbara Walters. Griffin and Walters subsequently made up for good in 2013. Meanwhile, Griffin also got booted from The Late Show with David Letterman in the ’90s for swearing too much. That ban was lifted in 2012 when Griffin made her first of many appearances during Letterman’s final years. That same year, Griffin claimed that news anchor Natalie Morales got her banned from the TODAY show. Representatives for the morning news program later denied her claims.
According to Internet reports, Ellen DeGeneres did not allow Vince Vaughn to promote his 2011 movie, The Dilemma, on her talk show due to the film’s disparaging use of the word “gay.” Whatever may or may not have happened behind the scenes has since been settled. Vaughn has made numerous appearances onEllen, most recently in March 2015, during which he talked about his daughter’s obsession with the movieFrozen.
7 STARS WHO GOT BANNED FROM TALK SHOWS