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Top 10 (and growing) Celebrity Reasons for Being Thrown off an Airplane

December 12, 2011

There are a lot of signs that you’re a celebrity. Announcing you have (insert your choice of drug here) problems, going to rehab, being unfaithful to your (also a celebrity) spouse, short marriages, slagging off other celebrities on twitter, getting drunk and doing some racial slurs, and after you’ve succeeded with all of that; you apologize to the public.

One celebrity trait that pops up in the media occasionally is how some of them get in trouble while flying. In honor of all these people widening the view of what it means to be a celebrity, here’s a Top 10 (and growing) Celebrity Reasons for Being Thrown off a Plane.

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 11. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers behaving badly? Well, that’s no surprise, he’s behaved badly on numerous occasions and in May of 2010 he was banned from flying United Airlines, after he used a racial slur during a drunken tirade at LAX.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

10. Josh Duhamel
(who?) was booted off of a flight from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Duhamel reportedly got angry when asked to turn off his Blackberry before take off. An angry Duhamel argued with the flight attendant and was eventually escorted off of the plane by officers.

Duhamel later said he wasn’t proud of his behavior, adding that it was “one of those moments that I wish I had back.”the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

9. David Hasselhoff
In 2008 (before he was open with having a drinking problem) David Hasselhoff was banned from a British Airways flight because he was too hammered. He denied this was the case. A passenger was quoted saying, “He wasn’t aggressive, he just had problems standing.”the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

8. Diana Ross
In 1999 Diana Ross was detained for several hours for assaulting a guard at Heathrow Airport in London. Apparently, she was pissed off after a female guard tried to do a full body search on her after she’d set off the metal detector. Ross decided to frisk the guard right back and was held on assault charges.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

7. John Rich
In December 2011, country singer John Rich was kicked off of a Southwest Airlines plane after crew members decided he was too hammered to travel from Vegas to Nashville.

Before getting aboard, Rich had already argued with two passengers, and his behavior didn’t improve once on the plane. He was confronted by Southwest crew members who asked him to vacate the plane, which he did in a peaceful manner.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

6. Courtney Love
In 2003, when a Virgin Airways flight attendant wouldn’t let singer Courtney Love‘s friend join her in first class, she threw a tantrum and refused to sit down, fasten her seatbelt or calm down. She verbally abused the crew and once the plane landed, she was detained.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

5. Alec Baldwin
While sitting on a plane waiting for take off at LAX, Alec Baldwin played Word With Friends online on his phone against Zach Braff and refused to turn off his cellphone. It actually got to the point that the flight had to taxi back to the gate where Baldwin was removed.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

4. Leisha Hailey
Actress and The L-Word star Leisha Hailey accused Southwest Airlines of hating gay people after being removed from the plane along with her girlfriend after they had been seen kissing, and a flight attended saying Southwest Airlines is a “family” airline.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

3. Christian Slater
Actor Christian Slater tried to board a plane at New York’s JFK airport in December of 1994, while carrying an unlicensed 9MM pistol in his luggage. He was arrested on criminal possession of a weapon and eventually sentenced to three days of community service.

Three days for a serious crime, may not seem that much and I guess it isn’t, but what do you expect when the person convicted is a celebrity and white? This kind of lower sentencing later got the name “Getting off with a Lohan” or “Being Lindsay’d”.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

2. Gerard Depardieu
62-year-old French actor Gerard Depardieu urinated on the floor of a CitiJet plane that was about to take off. He’d apparently asked to go – but was told to wait by the crew. He couldn’t and decided to take matters into his own hands, so to speak.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

1. Kevin Smith
As Lunki has reported before, in 2010 Director Kevin Smith was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight for being too overweight. An irate Smith launched a twitter campaign against the airline and mobilised a complaint wave from his 1.64 million followers.

Personally, I’m not sure my response would be the same.. If anyone told me “Sorry, you are too fat for this flight, If we let you board it, it will be a security threat”, I’d skip twitter and head straight to the treadmill.the animated comedy series and blog lunki and sika

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  1. December 12, 2011 10:59

    Great list, though I think I would have Mr Depardieu in the top spot!

    I have never been removed from a plane but have had a run in with Customs. Someone – who shall remain nameless! – had made me a gift of a can of Pepper spray which I did not know was illegal in the UK though really should have! – I put it inside of my coat pocket and subsequently forgot all about it. It was only at Aberdeen airport in Scotland a few years later on a domestic flight to London that I was reminded what was in my coat-pocket and by then it was too late! I had to appear before the local Sheriff – yes we still call our magistrates that in Scotland! – I pleaded guilty and they let me off with a caution.

    And that was very definitely my only run in with the law! We don’t count speeding tickets right?!

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