Most embarrassing talk show revelations ever?

Danson_lSo last night, I’m flipping channels and stumble across Ted Danson (pictured) on Conan. He’s talking about how he’s a vegan (who, okay, eats fish) and then proceeds to explain that because of his diet, he has serious issues with intestinal gas. Now, it’s hard to throw Conan O’Brien, but Danson, who acknowledged that his publicist, manager, and agent would probably be questioning his sanity, did it. If you missed the moment (which included the still-charming Danson outing his old Cheers co-star Woody Harrelson as a fellow flatulence-sufferer), you can catch the entire episode here.

My question: What are the most interesting/embarrassing celeb confessions you’ve heard on talk shows (late-night or daytime)?  Don’t keep that useless knowledge to yourself.

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  • Stephanie

    If he does not eat meat, eggs, drink milk but eats fish, he’s an icthatarian, not a vegan.

  • donner

    I was watching last night when Conan was floored…I thought it was prety brave of Ted…I also liked his stories about covering up his bald spot and how he couldn’t reveal his level of baldness to the tabloids, as they just kept lying…

  • AD

    Lilly Allen exposed her third nipple on some British gameshow. Also John Stamos on Conan showed his strangely deformed bellybutton. I guess those count as embarassing confessions. Certainly strange exposures.

  • stephen

    It wasn’t a confession, just more embarrassing: Lohan’s interview on Ellen’s talk show, when they were discussing what she’d do on her 21st b-day. It was painful b/c we all knew she had been to rehab and you were waiting for Ellen to come out and say it.

  • evie

    I remember Marilu Henner talking about what “good poops” should look like on the Daily Show some years ago. I was like, where’s Danny DeVito when you need him…

  • mike

    On his talk show tour of terror a few years ago, Tom Cruise told David Letterman how he was flying a small plane and let a talkative passenger lose conscienceness at a very high altitude. Dave was stunned. Cruise kept laughing this maniacal laugh. This went on for about 10 minutes

  • Carol

    This doesn’t really fall into the embarrassing confession category, but does it count if I feel embarrassed for the guest? The most painful interview I’ve ever seen was Kari Wuhrer on Conan O’Brien. Reminded me of a dying fish. Truly embarassing. I found a link to it:

    http://www.thebuzzbin.com/rp/conan.rm

  • Stef

    Well I saw Jonah Hill on Conan a few months ago and he told him his most embarrassing moment.
    He was taking a nap in his trailer and a publicist came to ask him if he wanted to meet MTV for an interview. He said yes and then closed the door to get ready and saw that he had answered the door with his package sticking out of his boxers. It was hilarious, you can find it on youtube.

  • Emily

    That Kari Wuhrer thing might just be the most painful interview I’ve ever seen.

  • jd

    i remember when lindsay lohan was on ellen. she was 18-19 at the time. lohan kept going on and on about various nightclubs she goes to. ellen being the genius she is pointed out how was she getting into these clubs if she isnt even 21? lohan didnt respond.

  • Rey

    i remember the whole arsenio hall/kristy mcnichol fiasco. she felt really uncomfortable in front of the audience and had arsenio make ENTIRE studio audience leave for the duration of her interview.
    i later found out she was prone to suffering nervous breakdowns and was diagnosed as being bi-polar.

  • J

    I remember Kate Beckinsale on the Tonight Show last year, talking about how she could shoot breast milk across the room. I thought that was a bit on the TMI side.

  • Sarah

    I have the best one!!! Neil Patrick Harris was on Conan and he talked about how he was driving down a mountain in Hawaii and had to go #2 really bad. He kept driving and driving until he saw a campsite with a porta potty. Then, he jumped out of his car, ran into the porta potty and did his business…but didn’t know the lid on the toilet was down.
    It’s hilarious and here is the video (the actual story starts at about 4 minutes): http://youtube.com/watch?v=wrwLQqeV4GE

  • Gwen

    I remember when Gillian Anderson was on Jay Leno, promoting “The House of Mirth”. She had to where a corset and a whole bunch of skirts. She said she had to go to the bathroom in her trailer and she had to go # 2. Basically, she went and it got all over her skirts and then she was called back to set.

  • dan

    I just remember a few years back, Matt Leblanc was on Letterman. It was akward just watching it, let alone being Dave trying to interview the guy.

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