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7 Celebrities Wasted on Live TV

Celebrities: they’re just like us. They put their pants on one leg at a time, get interviewed regularly on live TV and sometimes get so drunk they fight Christmas trees. Ok, maybe they aren’t just like us.

From the hilarious to the sort of sad, read on for 7 can’t-miss celebrity drunk moments from live television.


1. Ben Affleck drunkenly flirts, fondles his way through an interview.

This infamous 2006 clip features Affleck getting very grabby with interviewer (and sometimes singer) Anne-Marie Losique, and discussing—in a terrible French accent—literally everything except the film he’s supposed to be promoting.

2. Tracy Morgan shows off on morning TV.

Tracy Morgan, whose character on 30 Rock sometimes seemed to mirror his real life, showed up on a morning news show in Chicago to promote an upcoming performance. As the host notes “this is going to be dubbed like a million times on the Internet…”

3. Tom Waits has a little too much on Fernwood Tonight.

After performing a rusted-out rendition of “The Piano Has Been Drinking”, Waits pulls a bottle out of his jacket and joins in. When the host tells him it’s strange to have a guest “sitting here with a bottle in front of him,” Tom Waits famously replied, “Well, I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”

4. Danny Devito sits on Rosie’s lap on The View.

Visiting The View, DeVito explains that he was out all night partying with George Clooney: “I knew it was the last seven Limoncellos that [were] going to get me.” By the time the interview ends with him being cradled on Rosie O’Donnell’s lap, it seems those limoncellos might still have him.

5. Gary Busey gets controversial on the red carpet.

In less than two minutes, Busey manages to insult Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, plus the entire notion of “shout outs.” He’s nothing if not efficient!

6. James Brown gives an awkward interview.

The Godfather of Soul is in rare form in this televised interview. Shouting lyrics instead of answering questions about his recent criminal charges, James Brown turned a standard press interview into something much weirder.

7. Kiefer Sutherland goes head-on with a Christmas tree.

…and you thought Jack Bauer could only take out terrorists.

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