Katherine Heigl is known around Hollywood as a difficult person to be around. Those who are interested in examples can refer to her feud with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen over their film “Knocked Up.” She called the film sexist and basically spat in the very well she was drinking from.
Add that to her saying that the writing of “Grey’s Anatomy” wasn’t good enough to win her an Emmy nomination, and you start seeing a pattern. The actress has since apologized, but the damage is already done.
Mario Batali Isn't a Man of His Word
Mario Batali is a renowned American chef. While he may have a great relationship with food, he can't say the same about his relationships with human beings. Back in 2014, when Batali wanted to open his new "Babbo" restaurant in Manhattan, he promised Nurettin Akgul, his neighbor, that he would soundproof the place. He didn't.
Akgul, a retired oil executive, sued Batali for $10 million. According to him, since the restaurant opened, his home has reeked of garlic, food grease, and cleaning chemicals, and the constant noise from guests and the endless humming of the air conditioners have caused him many sleepless nights. In 2015, the lawsuit was rejected by a Manhattan judge. How rude!
Alec the Impossible
The poster boy of a Hollywood drama queen, Alec Baldwin, is a notorious on-set jerk. Despite the success of "30 Rock", Baldwin was terrible to work with. He would rarely show up on time, often yell at the cast and the crew, and complain about the most random, made-up things like how the air is too dry.
But things started way before "30 Rock" even existed. In fact, "The Week" was even able to compile a list of his best freak-outs. We'd specify, but you probably have more things to do today. We wonder why people in the industry keep working with him at all.
Mischa Barton Had to Pay for Her Bad Attitude
Mischa Barton (AKA Marissa Copper from "The O.C.") had all the fans she could possibly dream of until she messed things up by acting like a total diva. It took no more than three seasons until she became simply unbearable to work with.
What constitutes a diva behavior, you may ask? Well, how about having a bad attitude and constantly saying she was too good for TV? Yup, we'd fire her too.
John Rhys-Davies Had to Stop Sliding
90s sci-fi fans might recognize John Rhys-Davis as Professor Maximillian Arturo from "Sliders." And while sci-fi nerds are the best fanbase the world has to offer, he managed to betray them all with his ungratefulness.
He would often get into ugly, name-calling fights with the writers and even call the scripts “incomprehensible gibberish.” The creators had no choice but to kill his character off.