Cameron Diaz ‘lectured’ premiere fans & refused to sign autographs: rude?

Cameron Diaz

These photos are replays of Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in LA last week for the S*x Tape premiere where Cameron wore a surprisingly cool Stella McCartney jumpsuit. This story is all about the NYC premiere where Cameron wore a frumpy Vionnet dress. Cameron and Jason both whipped out their bitches for the fans in NYC. Cameron is no stranger to snubbing the masses. She’s known as one of the worst celebrity autograph signers, and she’ll refuse and lecture any fan about how “dumb” autographs are. Cami hasn’t changed a bit. She upset some fans in NYC, and Segel joined her in bad attitude solidarity:

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel dazzled on the red carpet at the New York City premiere of their flick S*x Tape, but off the carpet the pair was a flop with fans, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

According to several eyewitnesses, fans were shocked at how “awful” Diaz, 41, and Segel, 34, were to their admirers at the Regal Union Square Theater on Monday when approached for photos and autographs.

“It’s not like the fans were following them at a hotel or restaurant, it was a film premiere with fans,” one eyewitness told Radar. “Both of their attitudes were disgusting.”

After waiting hours for a chance at meeting the movie stars, the fans were ignored — and even “lectured” by Diaz, as one fan put it.

“When a 20-something fan asked Jason for a photo as he left the premiere he said, ‘No’ and literally slammed the car door right in the fan’s face. People gasped, that’s how bad it was,” the source said.

“And when Cameron was spotted, she also refused the fans telling them, ‘If I did it for you I’d have have to do it for everyone’ before storming off.”

Although Segel attended the after-party, fans spotted both he and Diaz jetting from the theater before the movie even started.

“Cameron was as unfriendly as can be and it was really disappointing. And Jason was downright nasty to his fans,” another insider told Radar.

“There were literally only four of five fans waiting and asking for them when they left. It was not a huge crowd and would have taken less time for them to sign an autograph or take a picture rather than giving a lecture about not doing it.”

[From Radar Online]

I do expect this behavior from Cameron since she has a reputation for telling off fans. That’s not an excuse, by the way. Her attitude towards the people who watch her movies is completely rude. The least a movie star can do is work the red carpet. Take a few selfies and sign some photos. The autographs might end up on eBay (witness John Malkovich asking, “Anybody here not a professional collector?” in this video), but that’s beside the point. Actors should be gracious on the red carpet. Cami and Jason weren’t being pursued by paps and legions of unsolicited fans. They were doing their job at a premiere.

Cameron visited Jimmy Fallon last night. She was his first guest when he took over Late Night for Conan O’Brien many years ago. Cam and Jimmy raced around on inflatabled rafts. You can read more about her appearance here.

Cameron also spoke to People about how her nude scene in this film is “not just something that’s gratuitous.” This will be Cami’s first official booty shot on camera. Are you interested?

Cameron Diaz

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  1. QQ says:

    Nope! And I actually like her in comedies and Jason Segel but this is a turd you can smell a Mile away

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      She’s lucky anyone is watching this garbage.

      I do agree with her that autographs are stupid as hell but she could at least take a few photos with fans or something in lieu of signing autographs. Super-rude and not ok to bite the hand that feeds you.

      • Gigi says:

        Agreed. Like the article says, it’s not like people were approaching while she was out at dinner with friends, but an event where she appears to drum up interest and hype in the movie. If nothing else, at least show a little grace at an event like this.

        Movie does look pretty stupid, though. Never been a big fan of Diaz’s acting, and have no idea how she keeps getting work.

      • HappyMom says:

        Absolutely, I think autographs are kind of pathetic. But she exists because she has fans. Suck it up, buttercup.

      • Lucinda says:

        Doesn’t really matter if she thinks they are stupid or not. The people asking her for one do not think it is stupid and admire her work enough to request one. She was working and her job was to drum up interest in her movie. Autographs and interacting with fans are part of the job and she failed to do her job.

      • Sookie says:

        I agree. She’s a try hard and her acting is mhhh

      • Jaxx says:

        It’s as she kindly said: if I sign for you, I have to sign for everyone. How much more kindly can you say it? She clearly does not believe in autographs. Just because she made a movie you enjoy, then she OWES you her autograph? I don’t see that at all. She does the work, you sit on your butt either raving or criticizing her as is your right. But then you have the right to shove a pen in her face and DEMAND that she put her name on something, when she clearly and kindly states that it is not a responsibility she agrees she owes to anyone because of her work.

        So because she won’t violate her own beliefs in favor of the fan’s demands, she is a douche and her work is toilet material? I DON’T GET IT. I think she has every right to refuse and I still like her work sometimes and sometimes not. But I do not believe I have the right to demand anything from her, ever, period. I vote Cameron 1, Fans 0.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        She totally has the right to refuse, just like fans have the right to hate her for it.

        Acting is so fan-dependent. If you don’t have a fanbase, you don’t have a career so yeah, she has the right but at the very least, it’s a dumb-ass business move if you ask me.

    • MCraw says:

      Given the setting, it is rude. Even if you refuse, I think there’s a more gracious way to say no.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I always take stories like this with a grain of salt. It is entirely possible it went down exactly as they say, but I have seen some situations where it isn’t a “fan”, more like a professional autograph seeker or pap, and the star is kind and gracious, and the “fan” starts making a scene about the star being rude and not signing for them.

        That being said…I’m not going to see this movie. I want to like it because I have an odd brotherly affection for Segal, but it looks painful.

    • millie says:

      Eww, I will boycott all of their films. Have no talent. They are both unattractive too

    • Petee says:

      My friend wants to go see this tomorrow and I said I would give it a try.Trust me she hasn’t dazzled anyone in a long time.She is only 41 and looks like this?Never a fan of hers but I have heard she is very rude to her fans.I am only going for the buttered popcorn and my friends company.I picked the last movie we went to together and it was Maleifecent.I hit the nail on the head on that one but I have a feeling I might be eating a lot of popcorn.

  2. Abbott says:

    So on a scale of Hugh Jackman fan selfie to ‘this is just like rape and/or war,’ where does this fall?

  3. SpookySpooks says:

    Well, they are a**holes. Jason surprised me, he always seemed like an adoralbe teddy bear. I guess I was wrong.

  4. Kiddo says:

    I didn’t know this about her. I always thought of her as the mostly harmless free spirited athletic dipsh*t. Oh well. Maybe the attitude is an underlying acknowledgement of the tripe that she puts out in films. She may know that they are absolute garbage, so she has disdain for people who might actually enjoy it?

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      That would be amazing if true but I’ve never gotten the impression that Diaz is properly embarrassed about the awful films she makes.

      • Chris says:

        Yes. This! When I saw the trailer for this movie, I felt myself blush out of embarrassment for anyone connected to it. Autographs may be dumb, but how anyone thought this movie was a good idea, boggles the mind. And I dread the inevitable comments about the state of her vadge that seems to be obligatory whenever she promotes something.

      • wolfpup says:

        She says her naked body is not shown gratuitously (Webster – being kind enough to pleasure). Frankly, her naked body is approximately the same, as any other naked women’s body. I guess, because it’s hers, her 1st official vadge shot is supposed to draw people to watch the film. There are so many naked bodies everywhere; its just a whirl, and they all look more or less the same, and after awhile they all blur into one. We are women.

        I think that Jessica Simpsons face and body, are a total DNA gift, but I don’t want to see her naked. I want to see the whole package, dressed in beauty and self-respect. That takes my breath away…

        Sign some autographs and make people care about you,, Cameron. You are not that special, and your vadge is getting boring.

      • maybeiamcrazy says:

        @Wolfpup I agree. A woman can have the prettiest face and body and still lack “breathtaking” factor. Because they always want to get even prettier and have tens of plastic surgeries. A woman looks breathtaking when they own their “flaws”. I am not against plastic surgery. In the end it is their face but it saddens me when remarkably pretty women get tons of plastic surgeries because they think they are not perfect yet.

      • Pandy says:

        True dat Wolfpup! Her vadge is getting old as well … she’ll be the dotty “mom” in no time.

  5. Sullivan says:

    Like I needed another reason not to see this movie.

  6. Tanguerita says:

    Say what you want about Cruise or Clooney, but one thing is sure: they both are real, committed professionals, they would never behave in this way. The younger generation is just a pack of ungrateful brats that don’t deserve their luck.

    • Mom2two says:

      This is true. You never hear of Cruise or Clooney being ungracious with fans.

    • Kim1 says:

      Younger generation? Cameron is 41.She is in the same age group as Damon,Jolie,etc who sign tons of autographs and take selfies at premieres.

    • abby says:

      ITA.

      But imo, while they are certainly younger and of a younger generation, at the same time Diaz is in her 40s and Segel in his 30s. They have both been around long enough and are both veterans of the red carpet and know their obligations. They aren’t 20-somethings or newbies to the scene who need to be reminded to mind their Ps and Qs.
      It’s one thing if the fans were intruding on their personal time and invading their privacy but yeah. They are there to promote the film. Promote it to the very people they are begrudging a few autographs.
      Anyway, I had no intentions of seeing this film. It’s unlikely I’ll even waste my hard earned cash to get it via Redbox.

    • MollyB says:

      Yeah, I don’t think it’s a generation thing. I think some actors just understand the importance of hustling and glad-handing.

    • LeAnn Stinks says:

      Not all. “White Collar” was filming around the corner from my home and Matt Bomer’s trailer was parked in front of my apartment building. I met him twice over the three day shoot and he was fighting an ear infection. He took pictures and signed autographs for everyone. Plus, he chatted with fans despite feeling under the weather.

      He is a class act through and through. As gorgeous as he in the outside (I told him he was incredibly handsome and he said “it takes a lot of work. Yeah right!), he is just as beautiful inside. These ingrates should take a lesson from Bomer, the consummate gentleman.

      BTW, his co-star Tim DeKay was equally as lovely.

  7. blue marie says:

    Sounds about par for the course with these two, I’ll wait till I can Redbox it to see it.

  8. kcarp says:

    I hope her movie fails, I never really disliked her until this post. Who do these people think they are? Get off your soap box. You have about 5 years max left in you before you are playing the grandma.

  9. Camellia says:

    “And when Cameron was spotted, she also refused the fans telling them, ‘If I did it for you I’d have have to do it for everyone’ before storming off.”

    I don’t even like Cameron Diaz, but if that is the “lecture”, my pearls remain unclutched.

  10. eliza says:

    This is the difference between actors. The real A-Listers like Pitt and Jolie take time for their fans at premieres.

    This does not shock me about either of these actors. Segel, to me, has always come off as douchey. He may not love pictures with the fans but he LOVED the pap shots with Michelle Williams a lot.

    • Jen2 says:

      Pitt and Jolie have been known to hold up the movie starting as they spend time with as many folks as possible. If they are at an event together, the other stays with the fans while the other is doing interviews. It does seem the bigger you are the more patience you have and appreciate that people take time to come to these things. A few minutes of your time is not that precious.

      • Candy Love says:

        Same with Tom Crusie I don’t like him but you can’t deny how good he is to his fans.

      • alik says:

        Friends of mine came upon the premiere of Gone in Sixty Seconds when they were in Paris with their 13 y.o. daughter and Angeline Jolie stayed outside with the fans, taking pictures and signing autographs long after Nic Cage went into the theater. The daughter has a picture of herself with Jolie. They said she was wonderful and gracious.

      • feebee says:

        It’s well known the ‘stars’ aren’t needed at a premiere to sit and watch the movie… they’re there to be seen and interact with fans. I don’t know if they want to introduce the actors before the movie inside but usually when the red carpet’s over, so is their job… until the after party I guess.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’ve seen all levels of actors spend time signing and smiling for photos with fans after an exhausting 3 hour Broadway performance, and others oblige even when they’re out for dinner, walking down the street, etc.
      I full understand politely declining when not “working” but this is a frickin’ movie premiere. I feel like it’s part of the job, and they could certainly take a few moments to sign some autographs and then move on. Or just smile and wave and say they need to get inside, but to stop and lecture people about it is flat out rude.

  11. GirlyGirl says:

    Geez, these 2 should be sucking up to fans as much as possible.

    I mean the movie just looks terrible, Siegel is truly unfunny and Diaz is just boring.

    • Nicolette says:

      Yup, and they should realize that it’s the fans that are their bread and butter so to speak. Without them going to see their movies their careers wouldn’t exist now would they? You are only a celebrity if people want to watch or listen to what you are selling, and their audiences hold more power whether they want to admit it to themselves or not. If tickets don’t sell and no one wants to spend the money to see what you’re shilling, then the script offers will dry up. They both need to be much more humble.

  12. Altariel says:

    Nope. Other than having no choice but to hear her voice in the Shrek movies (bc hey, the kiddies) I have nothing to do with her. Really glad I’ll be passing on her booty.

  13. Incredulous says:

    On the other hand, it is 2014 and they are appearing in a movie called Sex Tape. That sounds like a great career move, yes.

  14. Mike says:

    I do not get why people would wait in line to see these people or ask for an autograph in the first place. Who cares if they scribble on a piece of paper for you. These celebrities are not that great in person and it is often much better to watch them on screen than see them in front of you. I love movies and I like Ms. Diaz as a actress but I would not give two shits if she did not want to acknowledge me in person. I have other things to do as well

    • Renee28 says:

      I’ve never understood getting autographs. They’re stupid. Why would you want someone’s signature?

    • eliza says:

      Yes, but fans do care and do wait, hoping for a scribble on a piece of paper. Those fans pay these douche bags way in life. They see their movies, buy their DVD’s and buy the magazines that in turn make these people stars.

      Autographs and celebrity acknowledgements are not my thing, but they are to some. If you, as an overpaid, over pampered actor cannot take a few minutes out to sign a piece of paper, then maybe get out of the business if it is soooo taxing.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah I agree with you (particularly about how dumb autographs are) but it’s the *super-fans* that wait in line to get autographs and it’s the *super-fans* who keep this woman’s career alive. They’re the ones that will watch any movie that Cammie’s in, no matter how atrociously bad it looks.
      She kinda owes it to the crazies to do them a solid and scribble on some papers.

    • Kate2 says:

      Yeah, I don’t get the autograph thing either. If you’re a collector, ok I get it at least (although I think those people are rude parasites as well, I’ve heard of them dumping 50 pictures on a celeb at a con and expecting him/her to sign them all, in addition to being really pushy in lines). But the people waiting for hours at a movie set or convention? Yikes. But, to each his own I guess.

      Either way, a celeb needs to be nice to these people, do their job and appreciate that there are fans waiting for them at all. You may think autographs are stupid, but the people waiting to meet you don’t, and they’re the ones responsible for your career. At least don’t be rude when turning them down. Good lord. What harm would taking a picture be? You don’t have to sign for every single person if there are 100 people there, just do the best you can and apologize that you couldn’t get to everyone, they’ll understand. And f*** ‘em if they don’t.

      I have heard that CD is horrible about autographs, but I’m disappointed in JS. I have to stop expecting people in that line of work to be decent folks and remember that its the good ones that are the exception.

    • Godwina says:

      Plus, it’s too much of a power imbalance for my taste. I’m not comfortable putting others on a pedestal, especially at my own or us “commoners’” (shudder, I can’t stand that term) expense. No thanks.

    • Peppa says:

      I only really get it for athletes signing balls, trading cards, jerseys etc. Those can be collectibles or memorabilia. Or even having the cast of a play/musical sign the Playbill. I would never try to get one at a premier, though. I don’t really idolize or worship any celeb, so that might be it too.

  15. Ashley says:

    she has a rep for being rude to fans.
    It’s too bad because she comes across all fun and nice in interviews. The few times I encountered celebs they’ve been nice except for the guy who used to be on true blood (Hoyt) was rude and ignored everyone. at least they can smile and wave to the fans as they walk to their car.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Celebs aren’t obligated to “smile and wave.” If they’re doing the red carpet then yes they should smile, wave and sign autographs.

    • abby says:

      It seems kind of obvious doesn’t’ it?

      The entire purpose of the premiere/red carpet is to promote the film. Fans, the media and random passers-by provide the perfect direct person interaction to further the marketing campaign for a film. Yes, the posters, trailers, advance screenings etc do the heavy lifting but word of mouth, especially from fans, is a precious thing. Can never be discounted.

      Fast and Furious maintains a huge fanbase via the actors facebook pages and Universal’s main movie page. Fan race cars have been featured in those films. They allowed the fans to select the main nemesis for the 5th film (The Rock). While it was always in the cards, it was not a sure thing until the fans petitioned heavily for Letty to return. They engage the fans in a deep and intense way, even between films.

      I am a huge JP fan. On a smaller, less organized level, when either Pitt or Jolie have a film opening, many fans try to attend the premieres. We try to see the films on opening weekends if our schedules allow because we know how important those first numbers are. Seriously, we recruit family and friends to accompany us. I am sure other fandoms do the same to varying degrees.
      And whether the JPs are aware is not the point.
      But we know they take the time at their premieres to sign as many autographs/take selfies, etc as possible.
      As do Clooney, Damon, and many others who recognize and respect this symbiotic relationship. And this is exactly what it is – a symbiotic relationship.
      They bring us pleasure in the form of entertainment, and we support their work. Plain and simple.
      The red carpet/premiere is the perfect venue because it is not invading the actors private time/privacy, in fact, they are on studio time.
      The film will not make money if no one buys a ticket.
      Alienating your fans is not the way to promote.

      But hey, maybe Cam is still living comfortably from her Shrek/Fiona residuals so she doesn’t need much else. Heaven knows they show the Shrek films often enough.

      • Peppa says:

        I think that JP have a large and dedicated fan following because they are very gracious to their fans.

      • pwal says:

        It’s also important to note that the JP fan community are also pretty detailed about their personal interactions with Brad and Angelina on the red carpets and on those rare instances that they bump into them ‘in real life’.

        You learn not to ask them for autographs/selfies when they are out and about with their kids. You learn that Angelina will sign pictures but not blank pieces of paper (a smart move, given how people like pinning $h*t on her and an autograph could make a scam seem legitimate). You learn that Angelina doesn’t do autographs when she does her UNHCR work. You learn that Brad won’t address tabloid rumors when he does jury duty.

        Fan boards are a wealth of information, but it seems likely if you exercise common sense and courtesy, your odds of getting some token from the interaction is relatively good.

  16. lower-case deb says:

    speaking of autographs, this dedicated autograph grandma had compiled an amazing scrapbook, it’s almost like a commentary of old Hollywood.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/grandma-hollywood-scrapbook_n_5584681.html

  17. Sandy says:

    How in the world can Cameron Diaz find time to sign autographs when she’s so busy telling everyone about her vagina! Seriously. I don’t know if anyone else remembers but she told one of the late night talk show hosts that she’s “always traveling for “c**k.” Plus, she’s making movies that no one wants to see. You would think she’d be a bit more grateful that she has any fans at all!

    • kri says:

      Oh, god-what twits. I can believe they ran off after the movie because it probably sucked. Get real-it’s a film premiere w/ a red carpet. you could work it for a bit-can’t believe they have fans at all. He’s an 11 on the Creep Factor Scale and she was probably afraid someone would ask about Drew Barrymore. Maybe on her next press bombardment, she will restrain herself a tad.

  18. Mia4S says:

    In a restaurant, in private moments, with your family, etc.? By all means, tell fans to buzz off and I’m OK with it, unless it’s kids it’s pathetic behaviour. On the red carpet or coming to/leaving public events? Suck it up and do your damn job!

    I will say though that stars get more of the benefit of the doubt now that I’ve seen footage of the professional autograph hunters in action. They are absolute scum; just gross.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, the pro autograph hunters are pretty annoying, but they’re also pretty obvious with their bags full of headshots. I’ve seen a number of them outside theaters in NY, and have seen some celebs sign for them like anyone else, others try to get the non-pros first, and a few have made comments like “Oh you again, huh?” but sign anyway. I’d rather take the few minutes to do it than have negative stories circulating about being rude to fans when a movie is opening!

  19. bella says:

    If I had a job like that I’d be smiling 24 x 7 !
    These people have a privileged life also thanks to their fans, who spend money to watch their crap movies and buy the DVD’S.
    That’s why I feel so worry about young people idolizing artists, inflating their egos and make them believe that they are better thsn the rest of human kind.
    They already have enough shine in their lives.

    • Godwina says:

      This is a great point. Autograph-hounding and “we love you!” from the sidelines surely contributes to acquired situational narcissism. Edmund Burke may have been right that humans have a natural urge to worship authority/celebrity, but what that worship does to us and them is something to think about.

  20. Jayna says:

    And then we have Sandra Bullock at her premiere for the Heat and how she treats the fans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptg_t102Kpo

  21. db says:

    The lecturing and condescension re autographs — how petty, how entitled. It just goes to the fact that a lot of these actors don’t make the connection between starring in movices and an audience willing to pay to see them. And it’s easy for them to disconnect since their immediate source of “work” is a producer/director/agent etc etc.

  22. Cali says:

    Cameron and snooty-falooty Julia Roberts should go have a drink together and whine about how horrible it is to be rich and famous and have fans who want a tenth of a second of your time at a work function.

  23. Jaquebelle says:

    Think about the many unpleasant aspects of your job and will bet the farm most readers are one thousand times more gracious about this than celebrities. And we don’t receive tens of millions of dollars per project either. The bottom line is that you never tell fans to buzz off. Period!!! There is a way to decline signing an autograph while leaving a person’s dignity intact. While interacting with the dreaded public might represent one of the less attractive aspects of celebrity, the financial reimbursement they receive for acting in overwhelmingly mediocre films more than compensates for this. How very quickly they forget that the public determines box office success and popularity is so very fleeting. I see nothing wrong with requesting an autograph and insisting a standard of graciousness be present, even in the decline of such autograph. It is their privilege to interact with fans. It is also my distinct privilege to use this behavior as a gauge for whether or not I support their movies or music. One love.

    • Mia4S says:

      Oh don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely when stars are friendly to fans “off the clock”, I just find it a bit silly that if someone snaps at a fan who interrupts their meal at a restaurant I’m supposed to clutch my pearls and not see their new movie. It’s a relatively new phenomenon too, the Internet over dramatizing everything as usual. The only “obligation” I see is to the red carpet/public events. The smart ones are cordial beyond that, I agree.

      And unless someone has done something truly heinous (with considerable evidence) I decide what movies and music to support on the basis of if the movies and music are any good.

      • Jaquebelle says:

        I certainly did not state this was the only gauge used in determining whether or not to support a project, but it certainly is present. Furthermore, you erroneously assumed the internet represented my sole source for gathering such evidence. Above and beyond everything, I don’t knee-jerk reactions based on a few bad press stories. I grant individuals the right to experience good and bad days, but at a premiere movie it would not be unexpected to encounter fans who might seek autographs. And while a celebrity has the absolute right to decline such an autograph, they can at least be gracious about it. One love.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Mia4S, So whether or not she spoke to fans, if that is your measure, one of quality, then surely you don’t plan to see this movie.

    • Algernon says:

      Louis CK is known for turning down fan photo ops and autographs, but he’ll take a couple minutes and talk to the person. He’s gone on record saying he doesn’t like the interruptions, especially around his kids, but he feels responsibility toward his fans to be pleasant and grateful when they do approach. there’s definitely a happy medium between being rude and dismissive and then not caving to a fan’s demands but still being gracious to them and interacting with them.

  24. Ash says:

    Without the fans these celebs wouldn’t have their careers and all the fortune that comes with it. So yes I think they should always be polite to their fans unless a fan gives them a reason not to be.

  25. Girl using brain says:

    Cameron’s center part looks HIDEOUS on her.

  26. Hissyfit says:

    I like both of them and this is a turn off. Jason seemed like the cool, friendly guy. I was expecting he’d treat his fans nicely considering he’s not an A-list. As for Cameron, this is the first time I’ve heard that she’s got a reputation for being rude. I’ve always thought of her as the fun celebrity who’s down for anything.

  27. ickythump says:

    Im surprised this ageing prom queen has any fans left so she should b grateful. Her movies r absolute garbage – why does she think she’ s still th sexpot? And ive seen her in her underwear more than ive seen myself in mine. Put it away ffs – enough already. Hope this movie bombs – its all she deserves.

  28. Algernon says:

    Don’t want to sign an autograph while traveling through an airport? Declining a fan photo op when running errands or out with the family? Totally fine. Generally don’t be rude, because people just shouldn’t be rude, but when on their own time, celebrities don’t owe anything to fans.

    But on a red carpet? At a premiere, an event designed for fan/celeb interaction? Bitch please. Suck it up, slap a smile on your face, and sign away. That is literally part of your job. It’s like the stories you hear about celebrities who attend fan conventions and then are jackasses to the people *paying* for their autographs/pictures. These people allow you to live a life of wild privilege, and all they want in return is ten seconds and a signature. Give it to them.

    • abby says:

      yeah, I’ve heard those horror stories. I’ve been to a sci-fi convention once and there were all sorts of Trekie, Star Wars, memorabilia and stuff, not to mention older sci-fi shows like Twilight zone, The Hulk, Dark Shadows, etc. It went on and on. Anyway, some, C, D, to Z -listers were making an appearance to sign photos and have a little chat.
      1. You had to pay for the autograph (additional payment required for a headshot of the actor). Even if you brought your own special photo or whatever, you still had to pay the fee. No discount.
      2. The flight was delayed due to weather (it really was a bad day) so we had to wait hours before they got there. And they were tired from the long flight. I probably would have left but I had already paid, and there was a no refund policy. No way was I losing money and walking away empty handed.

      Thank goodness, these guys were good chaps and they just got down to it. Had the little fan chat for about 30/45-min then started signing away and taking fan pics, tired red-eyes and all.

      Anyway, that was back in my early college days when I was into that kind of thing.

      • Algernon says:

        There are always horror stories after a convention. Thing 1 was late, Thing 2 was rude. I’m not into the convention scene, but I always appreciate seeing the photos after the fact that show the celebs actually interacting with people and attempting to give them their money’s worth. Talking to press people who do work cons regularly, it’s not unusual for a high-profile actor to pull down 50-100K for one or two days’ “work” at a con. That stuff is expensive and I hate it when I hear about someone being a dick during a **paid** appearance. That’s why I was so glad to see that Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan recently went above and beyond at Wizard Con, and the Game of Thrones cast usually comes across as fun and engaging, too.

      • Bridget says:

        Cons are mind bottling. My husband likes to go to the mid-level Comic Con around here, and the program is just amazing. For $75 you too can get Summer Glau’s autograph! Or $50 for that dude from that movie! It’s ridiculous.

  29. pnichols says:

    They are both ass*****. can’t stand either one of them. next.

  30. JenniferJustice says:

    Never could stand Diaz. Don’t think she’s particuarly amazing at anything including looks. She hasn’t done much if anything to support the Latino community and she is part Latino. She is not a great or even good actress. She’s just another rom-com actress who lasted longer than most.

    As for Jason Segal, I never understood the interest. He’s not good-looking – in fact I find him to be plain if not actually homely. There is something very effeminate about him that’s a super turn-off. He’s not a good comedian unless you consider making a fool of one’s self to be creative genius. He doesn’t have great timing. He’s not witty on his own. He plays the big squishy sensitive guy and I guess being big and sensitive is suppose to equal funny but it doesn’t. I’ve read multiple times that he has a drinking problem and is mean when he’s drunk. I’m pretty sure that’s why Michelle Williams ended the relationship.

    • Kate2 says:

      I can’t snark on someone for not doing anything for a particular community. Yes, she’s part Latino but did she grow up in a Latino community that she’s now ignoring? What about her other “parts”? Is she obligated to do something for them too? Not everyone is as attached to their ethnicity as others. JLo is Latino and its part of her brand. If she ignored the Latino community then I could understand the problem. Diaz never made it her brand and frankly, she’s not obligated to. No one is. I’ve never heard her discuss it. I’m part Latino too, technically. I’m 1/8th Spanish and I have a Spanish last name. But I don’t identify with the Latino community at all. I don’t really think about any of the other 5 nationalities I could claim either. I’m proud of my background but I don’t fly any flags or anything. The point is, ethnicity is personal, and unless as a celebrity you make it part of your brand and persona, then you shouldn’t be obligated to take care of the ethnic communities you’re a part of. I’m sure there are plenty of other Latino celebrities that don’t do anything either.

  31. Godwina says:

    “The least a movie star can do is work the red carpet. Take a few selfies and sign some photos. The autographs might end up on eBay (witness John Malkovich asking, “

    Completely agree. The fans are their bread and butter, so stars need to be gracious at premieres and award shows, at the very least. To do otherwise is unprofessional and inappropriate. And gross.

    That said, ugh to autographs etc, from the POV of us non-celebs. CD is right that, from a purely academic standpoint, the whole thing IS stupid. I know others feel differently but I could never demean myself that way. When I was a film reviewer, I refused to go to SXSW and Toronto Film Fest because it would mean I’d have to interview celebs and UGH, just no. I am way too proud for that shit. To my own detriment, maybe, but there it is. Cons are the most mindblowing to me–stand in line, pay $40 to get a signature and a photo with some B-lister (even hot B-listers I love like Manu and Jason…)? U G H. It’s so…bowing and scraping. YMMV but I can kind of see what CD is trying to say, even if it’s churlish on her part to do so. And probably on mine, too.

  32. Frida_K says:

    I only have one autograph, and that was because my boyfriend at the time (many moons ago) was a roadie and he saw Prince at a professional guitar function. If I recall, it was some industry something and Prince was just there to look at guitars. You had to be in the business to go to this thing. So yes, I have an autograph that says “Frida_K, the boys told me all about you. Peace & Love, Prince” next to a picture of the man, himself, playing guitar.

    Other than that, no autographs. I’m fond of my Prince autograph, just because it is Prince, come on now, but would I care about Cam’s name? Or any other random pop culture “star”?

    Errrr….nope.

  33. dorothy says:

    Rude. I would think it’s part of their “job” to sign autographs when promoting a movie. If they don’t like their job, get another one. Otherwise, realize that without their fans , there is no career or movie.

  34. G says:

    Well I usually like her silly little movies but would NEVER pay to watch one. I save my money for the REAL actors. Jason Se-gross can really just fall off already with his barely funny Muppet loving self.

  35. Tom says:

    Second this about jolie, only ever heard nice stuff about Jolie. A friend worked on a movie she was on and said she was nice even to the “little people”. This was back in her younger crazier days. It’s a shame if Diaz is acting like this .

  36. Jesssaysno says:

    So completely out of touch with reality, these two..

  37. Anna says:

    I go to premieres a lot (it’s a weird hobby!) and Cameron Diaz is famous for being one of the worst people in the business when it comes to fan interaction.

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned is that the more famous someone is, the lovelier they are. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Judi Dench (she actually offered to take a selfie with me!), the main kids from Harry Potter – all unbelievably lovely. Leonardo DiCaprio was so, so sweet, but Jonah Hill was a total asshole, and I was not surprised.

    And I don’t go to get an autograph, but to meet the actors/directors I like or admire. The autograph is kind of means to an end.

  38. feebee says:

    I’ve witnessed grumpy Daniel Craig being 100x more gracious to fans after a broadway performance (even Hugh Jackman had taken off and he was still there signing/smiling for photos) so for Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel to act so rudely… give me a break.

    Speaking of giving me a break… I note the usual treatment was given to the poster for the movie. Chick in undies and dude fully clothed.

  39. Izzy says:

    When I was a kid I went to a hockey practice where fans could meet their favorites and get autographs (it was actually called a Fan Skate). Wayne Gretzky was there and I ADORED him. He had been my favorite player aside from Guy LaFleur (I grew up in Canada, what do you expect).

    My dad and I waited in line over an hour to say hi to Gretzky and get his autograph. Mind you, I was all of 8 years old at the time, and about to meet my hero. As I got to the front of the line and said “Hi Mr. Gretzky! You’re my favorite player. Can I have your autograph?” he looked over at someone (probably his agent at the time, or something), rolled his eyes, then gave me a nasty look, muttered “can I get out of here now?” and scribbled his autograph on a piece of paper in front of him (instead of the picture I had in my hand). Very classy.

    I was a nerdy little kid in pigtails with glasses. And from that day on, I have NEVER, ever been impressed by any celebrity. They may earn my respect by their behavior, but to be honest, I usually start with the assumption that they’re a-holes like so many people in the world, and they have to work backwards from there.

    My point? Somewhere out there is a kid who feels just as crushed by someone like Diaz or Segel, as I did by Gretzky. And there’s just no excuse for it. Fans keep celebrities (actors and athletes alike) in business. A little politeness wouldn’t kill them.

    • HappyMom says:

      Oh my gosh-my heart broke a little bit reading this. UGH! My 16 year old waited in line for 2 hours to get John Greene (YA author-wrote The Fault in Our Stars) to sign her book-and he could not have been nicer. He told the organizers he would sit there all day and sign (unlike other celebs and famous authors who did their 30 min and got the hell out). He realizes he wouldn’t exist without fans.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Oh my god..that is one of the most awful fan stories I’ve ever heard.

      • Izzy says:

        Sucks, doesn’t it? Guy Lafleur, on the other hand, was awesome, and gave me a piece of hockey stick with his name stamped on it. Too bad I met him first and Gretzky later, but at least I have that memory to counteract the other.

    • chloe says:

      Izzy your story reminds of one that I have from years ago, my brother was a huge Pete Rose fan, so one summer we drove over to St. Louis to watch him play the Cards, we were told the Phillies were staying at the hotel next to the park, so after the game we went over there in hopes of getting his autograph, after waiting quite awhile in strolls Pete with some cheap looking woman, my brother along with one other little boy asked politely for his autograph and he just walked right by the two boys not even acknowledging them and walks into the bar. My brother was pretty disappointed, about five minutes later Mike Schmidt walked in and my dad grabbed my brother (and the other little boy) corners him in the elevator and asks for his autograph which he did, my dad promptly thanked him and told him that he was now one of his biggest fans, then he went right into the bar opened up the door and screamed at Pete Rose calling a few choice words and told him he lost two fans that night. I secretly chuckle every time I hear him whining about being banned from baseball, I hope they never let him back in.
      Now for a good story, The Indy Colts used to have training camp in my hometown and I got Peyton Manning’s autograph for my hubby and he was the nicest person and he stayed out until everyone got an autograph.
      Some famous people get it, others don’t and those don’t get my money.

      • Ange says:

        To be honest while Pete Rose was rude in not acknowledging the boys your dad took you to a place where the team was staying and off the clock, cornered one in an elevator and then screamed and swore at another one in public for daring to have private time. I’m not sure the athletes were the only bad guys here.

  40. pwal says:

    Given that RadarOnline is reporting this in the wake of the ‘drug den’ video, I think that I will take this story with a grain of salt. They could be watching all of the Heigl hmming and hawing and want to put Diaz in that position.

    That being said, Diaz need to be very careful about the way she interacts with her fans. In theory, Diaz’ fans should know, by now, what her stance on autographs is, so they shouldn’t ask. But Diaz should know that fans wants something to mark their meeting for posterity, especially if they waited for hours to meet her.

    Perhaps she thinks that her rep among her peers will carry her through, but as we have seen, the huge stars are treating their fans damn well and that has more of an impact that some random celeb talking them up.

  41. Skins says:

    Jason Segal is C-List at best, he should be offering autographs to anybody who actually knows who he is and would want to see one of his unfunny comedies. Diaz should be thanking her lucky stars that she is in the position she is in as a movie star. For some reason she has been a big star for years, never quite understood why. Not like any of the rolls she played couldn’t have been done just as well by any other actress. I wouldn’t walk across the street to see this one for free. (i do agree autographs are stupid though)

  42. Josefa says:

    Is being nice really that hard? I find the concept of autographs dumb as well, but if someone who deeply admires me (and keeps me relevant) came to me and asked me to sign him a picture/book/shirt/etc, I think the least I’d do would be smile and sign it.

  43. Jaquebelle says:

    I don’t think autographs seeking is any dumber than some of the crap that passes as movies in this day and age. If you depend on the public to support your projects, at the very least celebrities should engage in endearing those who help make them millionaires many times over. If a person in the public eye is having a bad day, or in a private moment, give the public some credit for making this distinction. But you can’t be bothered at a movie premiere, or rudely slam doors shut in the faces of those supporting your movies. You don’t deserve my support, no matter how talented, or how acclaimed your movies are. In my real life I engage in aspects of my job that are less than awesome, and probably with a much better attitude too. And how pompous is it for Cameron Diaz to lecture those seeking her autograph. They deserve complete sympathy for having her as a role model lol. Fame is fleeting. Much too fleeting for stank attitudes towards increasingly diminishing fans. One love.

  44. Jabby says:

    Customer service. It’s all about the customer service. She’s hurtin business.

  45. TG says:

    I have never heard of Cammie being rude to her fans. Guess I have been living under a rock. I have always liked her and she had always been one if my favorite celebs because she always seemed to get it. She doesn’t go on about wanting an Oscar and amazing directors and only willing to work on material worth her time pretensious BS that is 99% lied spewed by other celebs. That being said she has been annoying this past year with that stupid book. Anyway just last year I was at work in DC talking to a co-worker about actors and we were talking about Cameron Diaz and next thing I know her daughter who lived in NYC at the time sends her a pic of a selfie she had just taken with Cammy coming outside her apartment bldg. so Cammy D isn’t always rude to her fans considering she was on her downtime at her residence and happily posed for this pic.

  46. laura says:

    As well she is 45 but tell everyone she is 41…barf! i am happy to out her…she is arrogant and past her prime, sorry Cameron!

  47. perplexed says:

    I think what she said is probably okay, depending on the tone of voice she used…

    I think it depends on how she delivered the line..

    I tend to imagine her saying it in a sweet voice rather than in a huffy-puffy way, but who knows…

  48. mazomazohyst says:

    I like Goop and ScarJo a thousand times more than Cameron Diaz. She’s a fake who gives me second hand embarassment with all that talk about her vadge. Not that women shouldn’t talk about their vadge, but there’s a place and time to do that.

    Anyways, not surprised about these two narcissists thinking themselves to be way more important than they are. >_>

  49. Dillhowle says:

    Why is she making a big deal about the (tame) nudity? She’s posed nude tons of times and there was that infamous topless S&M video. It’s hardly her first nude scene.

  50. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Hmm…it is weirdly douchey. Maybe with people behaving like HUGE tools like Shia La Bouef and Bieber, some of these celebs are starting to think they can push the boundaries of douchery and still pale in comaprison/get away with it? Agree you’d expect this from some 20 something H’wood brats but these two are old enough to know better. Cameron surprises me less than Segal, he is not exactly a huge movie star to be acting like such a little b*tchy diva.

    I do like Cameron in that jumpsuit, and I normally hate Stella McCartney.

  51. Michelle says:

    Doesn’t it say “but off the [red] carpet the pair was a flop with fans”? They weren’t even on the red carpet!

    Sounds like this was afterward and like one of the fans was pissed they didn’t get a random autograph from a star. I’m not really a fan of Diaz or Siegel, but I don’t think stars owe every person who approaches them at any moment in time an autograph. And it sounds like Diaz was kind enough to offer an explanation.

    I don’t like to be critical, but I do need to say that it seems like Celebitchy and Kaiser aren’t reading things very closely anymore. And they seem also not to be doing any follow up research. It’s as if they scan an article and throw down a half-assed, knee jerk reaction with no thought and no care. Not great journalism. I used to really enjoy the site, but I skip it more and more these days for this reason.

  52. Lola says:

    When we do certain jobs or make a career out of a profession, we understand the demands that job and profession has. If not, then maybe the person should be doing something else. I know, with the job market today that is hard, but the fact, for me, remains. I think signing autographs is part of the actors job. You can be a great actor and performer but if you do not have a fan base, and your films are not making any money you could have tons of awards or be great at what you do, but the work eventually will dry up. It is show business after all. And like any business, it is there to make money.
    Now, I would understand if they were in a restaurant with friends and family. That I find invasive and I have seen musicians and actors on the street, and I don’t ask for autographs. But there are fans out there that with their tumblrs, fan fiction or fan art without getting paid are actually promoting your work, so why not give a John Hancock?

  53. CK says:

    Does Cameron Diaz have the career/chops to be telling off fans? I mean I don’t think it’s her wealth of talent that’s causing her to be cast.

  54. Marianne says:

    I’ve gone to TIFF every year since 2009, and I always hate finding out which celebs don’t sign. I mean sometimes, its really down to time constraints. They always have their handlers with them practically trying to drag them inside. Some will just do autographs, no pictures. Sometimes, if they are the husband or wife of the star of the movie, they just stay on the sidelines. Like for instance, at the looper premiere at TIFF, John Krasinski was there just waiting for Emily to finish up…eventually after several moments of his name being chanted he walked up to the fans do pictures. Its not something he was going to do initially though since it wasn’t his premiere.

    But it bugs me if they DO get there with plenty of time and they refuse, or walk by. Like, I can understand not wanting to do it if you’re at a restaurant, but this an event for your movie.