Jack Oughton – 15.03.11 – Celebrity Errors and Apologies.pdfDocument Transcript
Jack Oughton – 15.03.11 – Celebrity Errors and Apologies Jonathon Ross: Radio (almost) killed the TV Star Jonathon Ross is suspended after an appearance on the Russell Brand show in which him and Russell make offensive sexual remarks on the voicemail of Actor Andrew Sachs. The show provokes over 18000 complaints and public uproar. Ross describes his actions as "a stupid error of judgement on my part". Somewhat controversially, he returns to work in January 2009. Wayne Rooney: £1200 a night won’t buy you a better marriage In September 2010, football star Wayne Rooney is calling his wife Coleen about six times a day after she discovers he’s been cheating with a £1200 a night prostitute. Alex Ferguson suggests Rooneys form for Manchester United suffers as he struggles with the intense media scrutiny. Robbie Williams: Take That (Back)! In July 2010, pop music legend Robbie Williams re-‐joins former band Take That, after leaving in 1995 at the height of the band’s fame. This ends on-‐going speculation that Williams and songwriter Gary Barlow have put years of argument behind them. But Robbie is soon off to greener pastures (again). In March 2011 he is offered a contract by Universal for a new solo album. Mel Gibson: A slip of the tongue On July 28, 2006, Mel Gibson is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He makes grossly anti-‐Semitic remarks to arresting officer James Mee, who is Jewish. Later, Gibson issues two apologies for the incident through his publicist, and in a later interview with Diane Sawyer, apologises for his "despicable" behavior, and asks to meet with Jewish leaders to help him "discern the appropriate path for healing." Kanye West: “Imma let you finish, but…” 2009, at the MTV Music Video Awards, whilst Taylor Swift is making her acceptance speech, Kanye West jumps onto the stage, steals the microphone and her thunder too! After being booed by the audience he flips off the crowd. Later he writes a series of apologetic tweets addressed to Swift concluding with "Im sorry” He later appears on The Jay Leno Show, where he delivers another apology to Swift.