Tara Reid removed from flight for pitching a fit over not getting a pillow


I usually get excited about Tara Reid this time of year because it means I get to write about whatever her latest Halloweencostume’ is. Unfortunately, my first Tara post of the season is not one I want to write. It seems as though Tara has been up to some of her less desirable behavior, this time causing enough of a disturbance on a flight to be removed from the plane. According to TMZ, Tara was on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York City when she became belligerent over not being given a pillow after finding out she’d not been assigned the window seat as she’d expected. The crew tried to appease her but things escalated to the point that the pilot returned to the gate and Tara and her dog were asked to leave.

Tara Reid was removed from a Delta flight on Monday following a “disturbance” onboard.

The actress was seen being asked to leave by a flight attendant in a video obtained by TMZ. Reid, 42, could be seen wearing a black coat, a red beanie and carrying her dog in one arm.

A rep for the actress did not have a comment.

Delta spokesman Ashton Kang told PEOPLE in a statement Delta Flight 613 from Los Angeles to New York City “returned to the gate, prior to takeoff, due to a customer disturbance on board.”

“Delta apologizes to the remaining customers for the inconvenience and appreciates their patience as the situation was resolved,” Kang said. “The flight re-departed for New York following a short delay.”

[From People]

The TMZ video mentioned only shows Tara complying with crew instructions and leaving the flight. She looks pissed, yes, but not any more than any of us would be. So I can’t say for sure how heated it got. I do know that pilots are loathe to turn a flight around on the tarmac so her behavior must have warranted it. Most of us hate to be on a flight with a toddler having a tantrum, let alone an adult having one. According to TMZ, Tara also complained about the woman in front of her reclining her seat. The report is that Tara, “flew into a rage,” so my guess is that when she involved another passenger, that’s when she was told to leave. However, no police were involved and Tara caught a later flight, presumably without incident. She’s issued a statement claiming the issue was because they wouldn’t let her dog sit next to her.

It’s not cool to disrupt anyone’s day in such a way, especially not a plane full of people. But this is getting even more attention because it comes on the heels of a bizarre interview Tara gave for an Australian talk show to promote The Last Sharknado *pours one out for the Sharknado franchise*. The interview was impeded by a time delay that has Tara talking over the hosts’ questions. However, she also slurs her answers and rambles, repeating a few phrases over and over, seemingly losing track of her thoughts. In her statement on the incident, she didn’t deny any speculation, just thanked her fans for standing by her and said she was, “in great spirits and health.” I hope so. I hope someone is looking out for her – and not just because Halloween party season is upon us.


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  1. Missy says:

    Her breasts look terrible in all those low cut shirts.

    • Crowhood says:

      It’s because of all of her surgeries. Honestly, I cant Snark on her anymore. It’s like kicking a dog.

      • tealily says:

        Yeah, for whatever reason, I find myself rooting for her at this point.

      • CairinaCat says:

        Tara is sad smut at this point. I was really happy when she got well enough to be in the Sharknado movies.
        I hope she can get some help and calmness in her life.
        I used to snear at her like I do Lohan, but there is something sweet about Tara that makes me root for her to win at life

  2. RedTop says:

    I too want to fly into a rage when the person in front of me reclines their seat. Airplanes are not big enough for that.

    • Wilady says:

      They recline like an inch though. It’s not THAT bad, is it?

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Not always, on long haul flights they can go back so that they are almost horizontal.

      • RedTop says:

        It feels way more than an inch when the seat is nearly in my lap. I can’t cross my legs, I can’t open the table. If it’s merely an inch, what is even the point in reclining?

      • Emby says:

        When someone reclines an inch, the seat hits my knees.
        If it’s not “that much” then don’t do it.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, it’s annoying. Air travel in general has become increasingly uncomfortable to me. Especially when on a long flight to/from Europe, in eyeshot of the comfy pods that the first class people get to enjoy!

      • Kitten says:

        I’m flying out to LAX on Friday and taking the red-eye back to Boston on Sunday night and I am DREADING over 12 hours in a plane within only a few days. I know people do stuff like this all the time when they’re traveling for work, etc. but the entire experience of flying is something I detest with every fiber of being.

        My BF, who is the most benevolent, calm, and happy-go-lucky dude turns into a different person when we fly-he immediately goes to his Quiet Place lol. Everything about flying: the security lines, the angry/intimidating TSA workers, the uncomfortable planes jam-packed with people—stresses me the eff out. Sucks because like a lot of people, I LOVE seeing new places–I just hate the process of getting there.
        My dream is to have enough money to only fly first class lol. Dream, dream…..

      • Marley31 says:

        I get the seat I just don’t get the dog when did it become acceptable to have a dog fly. There’s the matter of flees and dog hair and allergies one may have plus some people may be scared of dogs even little ones

      • Esmom says:

        I’ve been on a red eye from the west coast to the east coast and it’s definitely no picnic. Hopefully you’ll be able to get some sleep.

        First class would be indeed be nice but it’s just a dream for me, too. Sigh.

      • sa says:

        @Kitten, you should double check seat availability on the morning of your flight. If first class seats are still available, they’re sometimes greatly reduced by the day of the flight – a few weeks back I was able to “upgrade” to first class the morning of my flight because the first class ticket was cheaper than what I had already paid. It doesn’t usually work out, but it’s worth the few minutes it takes to check.

    • Rae says:

      Agreed. I think there’s an appropriate time for reclining (like when the lights are out out overnight and everyone will be trying to sleep) but outside of that it’s flat out rude.

      • Christina says:

        I had my son in my lap and the guy in the seat in front of me reclined it all the way! It was so annoying and uncomfortable. I need to be rich so I can afford first class. It’s the only way. Lol.

      • ms says:

        I had a guy do that once, and he hit my baby in the head with the chair.

        Seriously, if you recline your seat and it’s not a situation where people are supposed to be sleeping (e.g. they dimmed the lights on a red eye) you SUCK. Don’t do it.

  3. Melly says:

    I will never understand people who get drunk angry and ragey on airplanes. I fly all the time and I love getting a little drunk before my flight. I have never had a problem because I don’t MAKE problems, I’m just quiet and polite. And you don’t fly Delta for the wonderful amenities and comfort. Like dude it’s Delta, chill. Everyone had to deal with the stress of air travel yet you think your inconvenience supersedes everyone else on that flight.
    Side note: I wanna see a cage match between Tara and Lohan. They both need the money and I need that kind of entertainment.

    • FHMom says:

      Air travel is awful. We take it because it’s the easiest way to get from Poinr A to Point B. People like her make it worse.

      • Esmom says:

        Ha, I said something similar above. And yes, toxic people can make it unbearable. One one flight I was on a flight attendant politely asked a man if he could move so a mom and daughter could sit together and he *screamingly* refused, yelled that it was “outrageous” that the airline would ask him, an Admiral’s Club member (lol) to move. Everyone just stared at him for about 5 seconds and then at least 10 people volunteered to move to accommodate the family. No time for BS like that. People can be such creeps.

      • Kitten says:

        Oooooh Admiral’s Club member!
        That dude totally voted for Trump.

    • Snowflake says:

      A cage match between those two would be hilarious.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Am surprised she still gets work, she seemed to be going down the same route as Lohan and weren’t their similar stories?

    • Mia4s says:

      Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but from what I recall Reid has never had a DUI or other arrest. Don’t get me wrong, she’s messy as hell; but that would make her more insurable and reliable than Lohan. Crazy right?

    • Chaine says:

      Wow, that’s harsh. Lohan is sort of a vicious sociopath who hasn’t had legit film work in years. Tara seems like a decent person who struggles with some kind of substance abuse and possibly and eating disorder, and while we may turn our noses up at the Sharknado franchise, it has been a commercially successful venture for which Tara has worked steadily.

  5. Kristen says:

    Oh my goodness, that interview 😐

    • Anastasia says:

      Uh, yeah, that made my cringe face permanent. She’s definitely on something. Or more than one thing.

  6. Chisey says:

    I hate it when people recline their seats in airplanes too (I don’t do it myself), but throwing a tantrum is really something else. Also, she seems like one of those people who gets their pets designated as “therapy dogs” for BS reasons so they can fly with them, and I hate that so much. It does a real disservice to people who actually need service dogs, and it is dangerous, both to people with serious allergies and ordinary people – I read an article where an “emotional support” dog mauled some poor person in the face because they were freaked out by the changing cabin pressure and didn’t have the training that actual service dogs get.

  7. Green Is Good says:

    Tara is her own worst enemy.

  8. Other Renee says:

    You can’t recline your seat until after take off. The flight attendants would have agreed with Tara if she’d complained about it. So this part of the story doesn’t make any sense.

    I’ve always felt badly for Tara. She’s obviously got a lot of mental and/or substance abuse issues. She’s probably been passed around the yachts. I saw her once on “Scrubs” and she did such a lovely and poignant acting job. It’s too bad that her talent and potential got derailed by her other issues.

    • JadedBrit says:

      @Renee Is there anything to verify that certain women/girls go yachting, or is it merely a scurrilous rumour? It’s a phenomenon that seems to be mentioned more and more in conjunction with slebs.

  9. adastraperaspera says:

    This story takes me back to what gossip was like before Trump. Really look forward to him being gone so we can delve into juicy stuff again!

  10. Veronica S. says:

    Lohan and she could really vie for the crown of which young 2000s celebrity wrecked their own career faster and more embarrassingly with their addiction and shitty behavior.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Who gets thrown off a plane? I don’t know anyone who’s misbehaved so incredibly to be removed from air travel. It’s insane that adults can’t mind manners long enough to go from point a to point b.