Forgive me for leading the morning roundup of celebrity gossip with a silly item about the unpleasant behavior of a dead man, but it’s Throwback Thursday and I’ve never mentioned Peter O’Toole in Dirt Bag before, so why the hell not?
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Diane Kruger was asked to reveal the “meanest” person she’s ever worked with, and she had a name in no time. Kruger’s answer was Lawrence of Arabia star and famous drunk Peter O’Toole—who died in 2013. The two starred in 2004's Troy (which I completely forgot about), and Kruger couldn’t stand him.
“You know who wasn’t very pleasant, was Peter O’Toole. It kind of sucked. He’s dead, so I can say that. But he wasn’t the most pleasant person. He was just a drunk, and Peter O’Toole. You know, he had a two-day part, and I played Helen of Troy and he was Peter O’Toole, and he just wanted to make sure that everybody knew that he was Peter O’Toole. And he could barely make it up the stairs. We were on a set that was — you know, you have to climb, like, I don’t know, 100 steps to go up. He was just — first of all, everybody thought he was gonna die right there and then. Because it was, you know, 120 degrees, and he had to walk up 100 stairs. And he was very old, and very drunk.”
ONTD commenters are currently engaged in an argument over whether or not it was appropriate for Kruger to call out O’Toole—a dead man who cannot defend himself—but I love it. Drag him, Kruger! I’m sure O’Toole’s is hovering in a bar somewhere shouting things like, “You’re damned right I was mean! I’ve worked with Richard Burton! David Lean! Alec Guinness! I earned the right!”
And yes, I realize that “feud” probably wasn’t the most appropriate word for this situation as only one party was actively engaged. But “Diane Kruger Is Feuding With a Dead Man” just felt right. More people should feud with mean old dead men.
People who are featured/thanked in Beyoncé’s Lemonade:
- Jay Z
- Matthew Knowles
- Tina Knowles
- Blue Ivy Carter
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- The New Orleans Saints
- Serena Williams
- Quvenzhané Wallis
- Winnie Harlow
- Amandla Stenberg
People who are not featured/thanked in Lemonade:
- Solange Knowles
If you are interested in Prince rumors, here are two that are not worth expanding upon:
- Here’s a photo of Leo DiCaprio and the man he is morphing into. [Page Six]
- Here’s a photo of Alec Baldwin’s “toned legs.” [Daily Mail]
- Here’s a photo of Jake Gyllenhaal looking 10 years younger than he is. [Daily Mail]
- Here’s a photo of a bulge that was just insured for $1,000,000. [TMZ]
- Here’s a photo of Chris Hemsworth looking as he always looks. [Just Jared]
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