David Spade: ‘Jack Nicholson asked my GF Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me’

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Does David Spade qualify as a “journeyman actor”? I wouldn’t think so, except… how is it that he’s been able to work consistently and profitably for decades? It’s weird, right? Anyway, Spade has been around Hollywood for a long time and he’s pretty much smoked weed with everybody. He has a new interview in Details. He reflects back on his friendship with the late Chris Farley, but the most interesting story is about how Jack Nicholson “stole” his then-girlfriend, Lara Flynn Boyle, right in front of him.

David Spade has had it rough when it comes to women. In a candid interview in the September issue of Details, Spade says Jack Nicholson boldly stole his then-girlfriend Lara Flynn Boyle from under his nose.

“Nicholson asked Lara Flynn Boyle out in front of me, while we were all smoking a doob somewhere,” Spade said. “She got mad because I didn’t stick up for her. I said, ‘I’ve been in this town long enough to know when I’m outranked. You’re either gonna go out with him or you’re not.’ She goes, ‘No way. He’s worse than Trump!’”

Things took an interesting twist when, according to Spade, Boyle and Nicholson were involved in a car crash and she “crawled out of the sunroof and yelled, ‘I have a boyfriend! I can’t be here!’”

Spade, 51, said he got a call from the National Enquirer about the snafu. “That’s how I found out,” he revealed. “She and I didn’t talk too much after that.”

In another tidbit from the off-the-cuff interview, Spade says he often gets dragged through the mud in the Twitterverse, and people have said they wished he’d died instead of fellow funnyman Chris Farley, who overdosed in 1997.

“People still give me s–t about him: ‘I wish you had died instead of Chris Farley.’ That’s on Twitter almost every day.”

Spade says he’s OK with the negativity and criticism. “… I don’t like the assumption that I think I was in the same league as Chris,” he said. “I was not. He was his own superstar.”

[From Page Six]

I’m old enough to remember when Jack Nicholson and Lara Flynn Boyle were a thing. They even went to awards shows together and she was really smug about it. It’s interesting to have this story about Jack and Lara’s not-so-meet-cute. For the life of me, I cannot remember David Spade and Lara Flynn Boyle as a couple though, although I can totally picture Lara, David and Jack smoking a joint together. So, take it back to 2000-2002: David Spade vs. Jack Nicholson, who would you rather?

Photos courtesy of Details, Getty, WENN.

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  1. Algernon says:

    “how is it that he’s been able to work consistently and profitably for decades?”

    Adam Sandler.

  2. mimif says:

    Who would you rather? NEITHER.

    • Aussie girl says:

      Nay to both. To be fair, they are both shitty choices. You have an old man, that would be huffing and puffing all over you or a little guy that looks like a grown man child and I’m guessing looks like he wouldn’t know what or where to find your clitorus.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I’d rather have a root canal.

      • Aussie girl says:

        Well your choice does involve a root and that is Australian slang for sex.

      • mimif says:


      • Vampi says:

        OMG! Mimif!! Hahahahahahaha!!

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        I’d rather have a bunionectomy.

        Safer choice with these cheeky Aussies around.

      • BarkingMad says:

        Aussiegirl: You made my day! I’m so glad to see our word, “root”, used in our unique Aussie way. And on Celebitchy!! Gold Star! ⭐️

        As for me…neither of these gross blokes. Yuck. I’d rather have a Pap smear. Performed by the creepy male doctor at my local patient factory.

    • Pandy says:

      David Spade. Jack was already middle aged and past his best years. Ew,

    • tampatantrum says:

      I’d have to pick Spade for the sole reason Kate Spade is his sister-in-law. I’d date ‘im hoping I got lots and lots of schwag for my time served.

    • Little Darling says:

      Exactly! One big I’ve gotta wash my hair that night.

      • Who ARE these people? says:

        I actually used that line once with a guy … and the darn thing is, I really did have to wash my hair that night but by the time I realized what I’d said, it was too late.

        Oh well. Wasn’t interested anyway.

  3. Tilly says:

    Wow – David looks so old in that photo!!!!

    If I had to choose, I’d choose David – he has been out with some lovely actresses in the past and I’ve never heard anything ‘off’ about him. Besides, what’s more charming than a funny man?

    There was a really mean article about Lara in the Daily Mail over the weekend basically asking ‘what’s happened to her face?’ … according to several of the comments, she has a severe illness, poor lady 🙁

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      I read somewhere once that she has cirrhosis of the liver, which wouldn’t be all that surprising because her protruding stomach and the swollen face are generally telltale signs and she has a history of drinking. Sad either way.

      • funcakes says:

        Yeah, the daily mail runs those pictures. She look very ill. I hope she has good doctors taking very good care of her.

      • MacScore says:

        This sounds plausible, given the pictures published in the Daily Mail and her reported history. She looks very ill and unkempt indeed – I can’t believe she’s 45! Her hair seems to have turned completely white (note the roots), her face is puffy beyond recognition, and her body seems typical for a chronic type of alcohol abuse – where the limbs become extremely emaciated but the belly area is distended beyond proportion. I hope she gets help – this looks serious.

      • Joan says:

        Definitely sad. Her face has been pretty messed up for a long time, almost like she had a stroke.
        Elizabeth Pena actually died of alcohol-related issues, something which was not publicly released until many months after her death. She too was very bloated in the tummy/face area. Tough battles.

    • doofus says:

      I’m glad you brought this up because I was going to make a snarky comment about her and I had NO idea that she was ill…I just thought she was another victim of too much surgery.

      must be hard for her as she was SO gorgeous back in the day.

      • Wooley says:

        There’s no way her face is all due to illness, she’s had bad fillers and lip injections for a very long time.

      • fuzzy says:

        not a medical profession, just think that people do not realize that all the injectables don’t last forever.
        once you have altered the delicate facial tissue with whatever the heck they are putting in there , there is no going back. its crazy how even the wealthiest in hollywood eg. Priscilla presley went to home parties where they put non-medical grade silicone in her face. completely destroyed her beauty.

    • Elisha says:

      His was, yah know, more than ten years ago and I actually thought David was super cute on SNL. What was I thinking? He’s so weasely. But still, in light of this being more than a decade ago and me at one point thinking he was cute, David Spade 100%

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      That’s my take too — David has dated some amazingly beautiful women despite being a normal-looking guy, and I have to think that must be because he’s a genuinely enjoyable person to be with.

  4. Zapp Brannigan says:

    David Spade vs. Jack Nicholson, who would you rather? How about a life alone with my cat.

  5. WindowChair5 says:

    That’s hilarious. Neither for me too!!!

  6. Kiddo says:

    Not a fan, but WTF is wrong with people wishing you death? Or saying your friend had more of a right to live?

  7. Ang says:

    I do remember them dating and I thought how odd it was when she got with Jack, and look how that ended🏆

  8. Lilacflowers says:

    David Spade or Jack Nicholson? Running for the hills

    • hadlyB says:

      I think Jack is one of those very charming, charismatic people. And that is very rare no matter what you look like. But when its over, its dreadful.

      We all have met super hot men but who were so horridly boring it didn’t really matter how hot they were right? I imagine that is what Jack is like in reverse. lol

  9. Helen says:

    He’s a fame whore trying to whip it up. She was going out with Agent Cooper when she started sleeping with The Joker.

    But she was your girlfriend, David, sure thing. Oh and I doubt if people wish death on him daily on Twitter, he’s saying it to get sympathy, as if enough people know who he is, to have such strong feelings about him.

    You know the expression, to be straight-talking- to call a spade a spade? Well, my version of that would be: to call a Spade a Twat.

  10. Ronda says:

    I cant with women like that. if he had said something she would have accused him of being controlling and if they were in a relationship she should have told Nicholson off and that doesnt work she could give him a hint. obviously she was shady when she left him for a guy with a higher status.
    I guess thats Hollywood in a nutshell, a buffett for rich and powerful men who just snap their fingers and even women in relationships just drop everything. disgusting.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      What would Jack Nicholson have done if Flynn Boyle had refused him?

      I bet somebody like Nicholson does have the power to ruin a career though I am not saying he had done anything like that ever.

      There was a story once about Elizabeth Berkley who refused to meet with the Pu_ssy Po_sse of Di_caprio and friends back in the day.
      Quite interesting to read this article: Dicaprio prince of the city.

  11. lurker says:

    They’re both gross. One of them is talented though, while the other leeches off successful friends, dyed his eyebrows and got hair-plugs.

  12. tracking says:

    LFB has (had?) wackadoodle taste in guys.

  13. Loopy says:

    Lara is suddenly in the news again, I just saw pics of her in the daily mail a few days ago,plastic surgery in LA is so funny to me,yet to see anyone age gracefully with it.

  14. Esteph says:

    Back when her face used to look normally and not so puffy & droopy.

  15. funcakes says:

    Lara Flynn famed who red herself into Jack’s world. She always liked the attention it brought her.
    I remember when she was dating Kyle McClaclhan while they were on Twin Peak. The would do interviews where he would tell her he loved her and would say I don’t know. She acted like a high school. The she got herself in the cool David lynch crowd
    Then after that when away she eventually did a swan dive the the show. Vegas . She was over the type Susan lucci. Acting with bad plastic surgery
    She did David a favor.

    • BritAfrica says:


      • funcakes says:

        I swear I was sober. I was about to leave work and for got to spell check.
        When Kyle want to marry her she would say,” I don’t know.” And this was during an intimate interview. Then she would hang out with David lynch’s friends like Dennis Hopper. But at the end of the road she became a caricature of herself of the bad plastic surgery and bad Susan Lucci acting stint on VEgas. Plus she always seemed to have some sort of disorder because she was near skeletal.

  16. mkyarwood says:

    I’ll go with David. Jack Nicholson was never attractive — too much nostril.

  17. funcakes says:

    Okay. I’ll take one for the team. I would like Dave to be my friends with benefits. When can hangout, watch movies.burp,dart and bang each other. Then I would high five him and go home before loving calling him a douche.

  18. meme says:

    Since we’re back to 200-2002, I’m taking Jack because Jack is, well, Jack and there is no other. And he’s a great actor.

  19. Jayna says:

    Talking about ruining her face. She destroyed her face at the age of forty with what looks like permanent silicone in her face and lips. That was the trend for a while, these women getting illegal silicone in their faces and lips. Priscilla Presley ruined her face with it in her face and lips by, as it turned out, a fake doctor. She admitted to it later and tried to have corrective surgery.

    Lisa Rinna did her lips with it. The silicone shifts in the face. I had two ex-coworkers do it. One is dropdead gorgeous with natural pouty lips, and she went and put illegal permanent silicone in her lips. I couldn’t even look at her when I ran in to her.

    David Spade is a player, always had lots of women. It seems odd, but he did. He did say he regretted losing the actress on Modern Family, the blonde.

  20. Eleonor says:

    A totally crazy night with Jack Nicholson, a night that would end with me admiring his amazing collection of paintings. After…my walk of shame.

  21. JRenee says:

    Wait, he’s only 51????

  22. Jayna says:

    Women loved Jack and he loved women. There are womanizers who really don’t like women. And then there are womanizers who adore women and everything about them, and those are the ones that end up staying friends with the women after. Jack was a charmer and supposedly great in bed.

  23. Neelyo says:

    I miss Lara Flynn Boyle. She brought crazy glamour to the Golden Globes. One year a glitter rock tee with jeans, the next an over the top homage to Louise Brooks and who can forget the insane ballerina get up? ? that was then the red carpet was fun. Sigh.

  24. Neil says:

    They’re both douchebags so no problem.

  25. Colette says:

    I just saw a pic of Lara on ET,she looks like she is on steroids.I wonder if she has an illness like Lupus.

  26. Amy Tennant says:

    I’d rather Lara, to be honest. I had a big crush on both her and Sherilyn Fenn back in the Twin Peaks. Sad to say, I even started smoking because Donna looked so cool doing it (yeah, I was a dumb teenager)

  27. K says:

    I’ll admit that I have always found Spade to be funny. Jack is just slime, IMO.

  28. Anon33 says:

    Yup. Nicholson is so cool, such a charmer. That’s why he has friends like Charlie Manson and Roman Polanski.
    I’d eff David spade in a damn heartbeat over disgusting Jack.

  29. miasys says:

    Choosing between the two of them is comparable to picking your favorite STD. Hard pass on both. That said, I do wonder what Spade’s secret is. I doubt it’s that he’s a tender, yet considerate, lover.

  30. iheartgossip says:

    Ahhh I like David Spade. And I wasn’t old enough to know Jack when he was in his younger days. All I’ve known of Jack is his old, sweaty, pervert man. So yuk!

  31. Marianna says:

    A friend of mine went to high school with her. She went to prom with her boyfriend, dragged some other dude into the bathroom, had sex with him, then threw up all over herself……