Archive for the Mea Culpa Category

Watch: James Franco Publicly Apologizes For Trying To Seduce That 17-Year Old Girl

"I'm embarrassed"
"I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson."

Yesterday the Internets exploded with the reported news that 35-year old actor James Franco got busted trying to pick up a 17-year old girl this week when his DMs and text messages to her were widely shared online. While the possibility exists that the whole incident may be an elaborate prank to promote his upcoming new move Palo Alto (where the actor plays an older teacher who seduces a teenage high school student), Franco apologized for the incident on television earlier today. James was a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael and before the interview got underway, he openly addressed the incident on air and apologized for the entire thing. Saying that he felt “embarrassed” and admitting that he used “bad judgment”, he swears that he has learned his lesson. This public apology seems to imply that the incident was real and not a PR prank … after all, if it were a hoax, it seems reasonable that he would’ve admitted it by now … or, at least, he wouldn’t have apologized for the incident, essentially admitting that it was genuine. Watch the video above to hear what James Franco has to say publicly about the incident and judge for yourselves. Whatever the case may be, the story is pretty much over by now anyway. Whether or not people will rush out to see his new movie is another question.

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John Travolta Apologizes For Calling Idina Menzel ‘Adele Dazim’

"I've been beating myself up all day"

During the worldwide telecast of the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday night, John Travolta made an embarrassing faux pas when he inexplicably introduced singer Idina Menzel as Adele Dazim. Since then, the Internet has run wild with stuff like a Twitter account for @AdeleDazim and a Travoltified Name Generator (my Travoltified name is Theo Rodrayguns). Idina‘s name was even changed to Adele Dazim in the Playbill for her current Broadway musical If/Then! Today we learn that John has issued a public apology for his Oscar blunder, an apology that you can read in full below. More »

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Drake Publicly Apologizes For His Insensitive Rant Against ‘Rolling Stone’ & Philip Seymour Hoffman

"I completely support and agree with Rolling Stone replacing me"

Yesterday we learned that rapper Drake went on an insensitive rant on Twitter where he publicly complained that Rolling Stone decided to not feature him on the cover of their magazine so that they could feature the late Philip Seymour Hoffman instead. You may recall that Drake said he was “disgusted” by the action. Today, Drizzy is singing a different tune in a post titled Tough Day at the Office he wrote for his official website where he apologizes for his actions. Altho he makes the caveat apology “I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context” it does sound, for the most part, like he is sorry (but I also get the sense that he is sorry that the whole matter blew up in his face, rather than being truly sorry for his idiotic comments). Click below to read the full text of Drake‘s public apology and you determine just how sorry he really is. More »

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Morrissey Is Really, Really Sorry For Having To Cancel His South American Tour

Like, REALLY Sorry

Morrissey is no stranger to having to cancel and/or postpone concert dates so he should be used to it already but by the sound of the apology he released on his official website in the wake of the cancelation of his scheduled concert dates in Peru and Chile, it appears that he is really broken up at having to cancel … again. Moz got his South American tour off to a promising start by, you know, actually performing a show or two but after he and his touring band/staff came down with a nasty bout of food poisoning well … the tour had to be postponed to later in the year and quite a few dates had to be canceled altogether. Click below to read the full text of Morrissey‘s poetic and misery-laded apology letter to his fans and see just how upset he is at having to cancel … again. More »

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Justin Bieber Calls President Bill Clinton To Apologize For Insulting Him On Video

#greatguy

Yesterday we saw really ridiculous video footage of popstar Justin Bieber pissing into a mop bucket that he found in a restaurant kitchen as he exited a nightclub with friends earlier this year. At the very end of that video clip, Bieber is seen spraying a photo of President Bill Clinton with window cleaner as hey exclaims, “Fuck you, Bill Clinton.” Today we learn that Justin has apparently apologized to President Clinton first with a personal phone call and then with a public tweet on his official Twitter profile. I mean … I guess that’s something, right? More »

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Reese Witherspoon Speaks Out On Her Arrest, Admits ‘We Know Better’

“I was so disrespectful ... I said all kinds of crazy things.”

Early last week we learned the somewhat shocking news that Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth were both arrested in Atlanta, GA after their car was pulled over by police on suspicion of drunk driving. Jim was taken into custody for driving while being impaired and Reese was arrested for her disruptive and disorderly conduct. Since that arrest, Reese has kept on working but today she appeared on Good Morning America to admit her guilt and wrongdoing. During a promo interview for her new movie Mud, Reese opened up about that fateful night and fully admitted that she and her husband were completely in the wrong. Click below to read what she had to say today about her arrest last month. More »

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Elton John Apologizes, Ends His Years Long Feud With Madonna

Peace at Last

After a couple decades of public and private feuding, Elton John has finally matured to the point where he realized that it was long past time to end his bitter rivalry with Madonna. Over the years, and most recently this past August, Elton has viciously and savagely attacked Madonna in public in interviews and in private among famous friends. Madonna never seemed to be bothered by Elton‘s attacks but, nonetheless, I’m sure it wasn’t fun for her to be treated so poorly by another person (tho, in all honesty, I bet she did get some sort of validation from the ridiculously over the top jealousy that Elton had for her). Elton John, in a new interview with Extra!, revealed that he finally manned up and apologized to Madonna for his behavior and claims that the long-running feud is now over. Click below to watch Elton announce this news himself on Extra! this week. More »

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Justin Bieber Starts London Concert 2 Hours Late, Crushes The Dreams Of Many Fans

"I apologize ... However it was great show and Im proud of that"

It would appear that popstar Justin Bieber‘s bratty behavior has started to move from his private life to his professional life. Now, instead of merely annoying folks with his personal behavior (which includes gas masks, saggy pants and lots of whining — Hell, even Olivia Wilde is fed up with his bullshizz), he is starting to annoy fans (and, more importantly, their parents who pay for everything) with his very unprofessional on stage behavior. Bieber was scheduled to take the stage at the O2 Arena in London, England last night at 8:30 but didn’t show up to perform until just after 10:30 PM. A 2 hour delay may not sound like the end of the world to some of us but for an artist whose fanbase is made up of school age children on a school night, it’s a problem. If you consider that many of JB‘s London fans had to get home by subway, you can imagine how heartbroken many of those fans were when their parents forced them to leave the concert early — before Justin even took to the stage — so that they could catch the last subway trains home before they ended service for the night. Yikes! What a d-bag move. The Biebs did apologize afterward, kinda … click below to read his shitty non-apology. More »

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‘Lucky’ Magazine Apologizes For Their Britney Spears Issue

"We're sorry"

Last week we got to see our dear Britney Spears on the cover and in the pages of the December issue of Lucky magazine and, as you may recall, homegirl was not lookin’ her best due to ridiculous Photoshopping (on the part of the Lucky mag photo editors) and poor wig usage (sadly, on the part of Britney‘s stylist). As you may recall many fans (me included) were NOT happy with the results. Today we learn that Lucky magazine has issued an apology of sorts for the photos. Because of the huge backlash from fans, the folks at Lucky felt compelled to say “sorry”. More »

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Listen: Madonna Explains/Apologizes To Australian Fans For NOT Bringing Her Tour Down Under

"To all my fans in Australia ..."
Oh My Oz, I Am Heartily Sorry

After promising to bring her MDNA World Tour to Australia this time around, Madonna had to break the hearts of all of her Aussie fans by announcing that she would NOT be bringing her tour to Oz after all. At the time of the announcement, no real explanation was given as to why Maddy would not be touring in Oz for a second world tour in a row … which only added to her Aussie fans’ disappointment. Today we get to hear straight from Madonna herself why she will not be touring down under in a new video/audio message that explains in plain detail her reasoning for not touring in Oz this time around. Undoubtedly, there will be some people who are unsatisfied with Madonna‘s explanation but if you listen to the clip above, I think most reasonable people will understand. This clip is really worth listening to as it shows us a side of Madonna that we don’t usually get to see. I find this clip shows us a very human, very down to Earth Madonna. Take a listen and see what you think.

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