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Joan Rivers Storms Out of Interview

She's no fan of CNN host's line of questioning

(Newser) - Note to reporters thinking of interviewing Joan Rivers: Don't ask her to defend her edgy humor or her affinity for fur. After CNN Newsroom host Fredricka Whitfield did just that Saturday night, Rivers angrily cut the interview short. "This whole interview is becoming a defensive interview," she... More »

Naomi Cries, Explains Rage Issues to Oprah

It all goes back to ballet...

(Newser) - Poor, poor Naomi Campbell was too tall to be a ballerina, and the ensuing anguish she went through probably has a lot to do with why she now punches cameras and throws cell phones at people. The supermodel actually broke down in tears yesterday on Oprah while talking about her... More »

Naomi Campbell Punches Camera, Storms Off Set

Supermodel hasn't gotten anger issues under control

(Newser) - In case there was any doubt, Naomi Campbell still has a pretty bad temper. The supermodel lashed out during an interview with ABC, when asked if she was given a blood diamond by former African dictator Charles Taylor. “I didn't receive a diamond and I'm not going to speak... More »

Nine Best Reality TV Hissy Fits

Kate Gosselin isn't even the worst

(Newser) - Kate Gosselin is the latest in a long line of “celebrities” throwing temper tantrums on national television. E! rounds up eight more reality show meltdowns—watch the videos in the gallery:
  • Kenley Collins, Project Runway: She flips out when judges say her final creation looks like a “pink
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Bunning Throws Tantrum, Flips ABC the Bird

Ducks query about filibuster, huffs into 'senators only elevator'

(Newser) - After using Senate procedure last week to block the extension of jobless benefits to millions, Republican Jim Bunning hid behind Senate privilege today rather than answer questions about it—after giving the middle finger to a reporter trying to ask him about it. ABC cameras didn’t catch that; reporter... More »

Gordon Brown Staffers Contacted Bullying Hotline

UK PM's employees reached out 3 or 4 times in recent years

(Newser) - A UK bullying hotline has received "three or four" calls from an unexpected source—Gordon Brown's office. The head of the National Bullying Helpline stopped short of calling the famously short-tempered PM a bully, adding, "What we are saying is staff in his office working directly with him... More »

House Aide's E-Mail Tantrum Goes Viral

Flipping out over nickname is one way to wind up on MSNBC

(Newser) - Rep. Jim McDermott has a staffer named Elizabeth Becton. That's "Elizabeth," not "Liz"—ever. A contact attempting to set up a meeting with the Washington Democrat found that out the hard way after making the tragic mistake of calling Becton “Liz.” Her enraged response,... More »

Vitter Denies Airport Meltdown

Sen. admits blunder, but says reports of tantrum are greatly exaggerated

(Newser) - Sen. David Vitter says reports he threw a tantrum at Washington's Dulles Airport are way off base, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. The Republican acknowledges that he blundered through the wrong door in a rush to catch a flight back to Louisiana, but denies  reports that he berated an... More »

Crazy Airport Tantrum Goes Viral

Watch it with the sound off

(Newser) - Congratulations are probably in order for YouTube’s latest celebrity: a Chinese woman whose temper tantrum at Hong Kong’s international airport has become the viral sideshow du jour, attracting more than half a million viewers to date. After missing her flight to San Francisco, the hysterical woman charges the... More »

Sis: 'Angry Christian Needs Help'

'He's incredibly stressed'

(Newser) - Christian Bale's sister found his profanity-riddled tantrum on a movie set disturbing, and believes the actor "needs help," reports the Telegraph. "It's terribly sad," said Bale's sister, Sharon. "He seems to be incredibly stressed and angry at the moment." Bale was arrested last year... More »

Docs Called as Britney Throws Tantrum

Spears suffers panic attack under tour, lawsuit pressure

(Newser) - Britney Spears is buckling under pressure as her world tour approaches, the Telegraph reports. The 27-year-old threw temper tantrums so severe her dad called a doctor. “Britney is in danger of not going on tour,” a source whispers. “She fears her performance will be branded a flop.... More »

It's a Stressful Day—Have You Tried Shouting?

Survey ranks today as most trying of the year

(Newser) - Today is the most stressful day of the year, as back-to-work blues meet the cold weather and economic gloom, the Telegraph reports. And a survey by RNLI found that co-worker behaviors such as noisy eating, sniffing, and talking loudly on the phone rank as the most annoying things to endure... More »

New Yorkers See a Saltier Bloomberg

Concern over mayoral legacy might explain more frequent fits

(Newser) - In his 6 years in office, Michael Bloomberg has enjoyed a reputation as the cool, collected CEO of the Big Apple. But as setbacks have mounted and his presidential ambitions have been shelved, another side is showing: the temperamental, sometimes explosive antagonist. Bloomberg's mood is "the worst I've ever... More »

Stop Temper Tantrums Like a Caveman

Smart parents talk to kids like the vicious little primitives they are

(Newser) - When your kid has a temper tantrum, they’re a lot like a Neanderthal, reports LiveScience. Two-year-olds are still driven by instinct and emotion, explains one pediatrician, not the higher reasoning of mature adults. So don’t try to logic away a tantrum (“But honey you already have that... More »

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