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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/ 1/2007

Celebritology 101: Stars We Love to Hate

By Liz Kelly

That annoying Diane Keaton mugs at the premiere of her new movie, 'Because I Said So.' (Getty Images)

So many stars and not enough room in our hearts to love them all.

This explains why my sainted, nurturing mother can hate Matt Damon or why a friend who shall remain nameless contorts her face into a hideous mask when she catches even a brief glimpse of Jim Carrey or, to get to the point, why it is that I utterly and completely detest Diane Keaton.

I apologize to the Keaton lovers out there. I'm willing to concede that Keaton is a perfectly fine actor and deserves some kind of credit for her part in movies like "Annie Hall," "The Godfather(s)" and "Reds." Grudging credit granted. Still, there is just something about the fashion-challenged, whiny, goggle-eyed woman that I find maddening. And no, beyond these superficial criticisms, I just can't seem to put my finger on what it is about Keaton that bothers me.

Often, there is no logic involved with why we hate a particular star. We have a gut reaction, as if warding off a potential allergen. Our mood blackens and we are only able to find relief in the power of insult. A former co-worker of mine unleashes a string of venomous barbs every time he sees a certain "Today Show" co-anchor. Each successive comment about her hair ("Like a rat's nest") or her demeanor ("Why does she tilt her head like that?") acting as an analgesic, soothing his deeply offended sensibilities.

Often we gravitate to those we hate. How many times have you lingered, mid-channel surfing, to take in a scene or two from one of your least favorite actors or sat disgusted by some pop tart singer who has defied all that is right and good in the world to climb the pop charts with a song like -- oh, let's say "Fergilicious?"

Life is yin and yang, and even our fascination with celebrities attests to the duality of our attraction. Often, our dislike for a particular star is a personal thing -- invariably, we hate someone universally admired by pretty much everyone else. Still, there are some shared targets on which we fixate en masse. We don't like Paris Hilton. We like hating Paris Hilton. With every tawdry update about the celebutante's exploits, we are reveling in our shared contempt.

Which brings me back to Diane Keaton. Every time I see an ad for her new chick flick "Because I Said So," (trailer) I am spellbound -- I can no sooner turn away than leave a scab unpicked. The sight of Keaton -- in a series of awful outfits -- playing the overbearing mother hen to a flock of 20-something daughters, discovering online sex and ultimately finding love is almost too much to bear. I can't wait for the DVD.

Who do you love to hate? Get it out of your system in the comments section.

By Liz Kelly  | February 1, 2007; 10:43 AM ET
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Tom Brady. Don't have any rational reason but he just irritates me. I even like the Patriots, but I cannot stand Tom Brady.

Posted by: I love to hate... | February 1, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Sara Jessica Parker... No good reason; she's just annoying!

Posted by: love the topic | February 1, 2007 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Ann Heche! Hate her! I even find myself watching "Men In Trees." I think I have perfectly good reasons, though: the whole dating Ellen Degeneres thing (yeah, that wasn't just to make a name for herself! Ha!), the wierdness when she "had a second personality who was an alien" or whatever (like that wasn't just supposed to be a distraction from the whole breaking up with Ellen thing), and now leaving her husband because she's in love with her co-star from M.I.T.! Sheesh! Paris Hilton's love life is easier to follow than this mess!!

Not that it's really any of my business, but I can't help how I feel!

Posted by: tl | February 1, 2007 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Gwen Stefani. I don't know why, but I hate Gwen Stefani.

Posted by: laura | February 1, 2007 10:58 AM | Report abuse

I like Keaton only because she breaks that age barrier that women actors have. I mean how can Sly keep getting movies, but older women can't. Men can be leads into decrepit old age, but women don't get squat.

That said, Tucker Carlson annoys me to no end. And I'm probably going to get beaten verbally, but Oprah also annoys me a lot. OH and Rachel Ray.

Posted by: not bluto | February 1, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

add me to the Can't Stand Jim Carrey list.

Posted by: m.a. | February 1, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I'm with the first poster...I can't stand Tom Brady's mouth. Though I know why I hate him...he used to be the underdog that I liked when the Pats played the Rams, the guy who barely beat out Bledsoe for the starting spot. Now, all he does is run his mouth and act like the arrogant kid he turned out to be. So yeah, he gets double-bad points since I once rooted for him.

Oh, and put Ben Affleck in there...I know 5-year olds in my community theatre that can act more convincingly than he can, and any one of the teen boys in that group would have been a more convincing Daredevil...

Posted by: Tom Brady here too | February 1, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Greys Anatomy is one of my fav shows but Ellen Pompeo annoys me to no end!

Posted by: sunpop | February 1, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I simply cannot stand the sight or sound of Jack Black!!! Why is he a celebrity? Why is he an actor? He cant act, he is certainly not funny, and his voice and nasally laugh drives me nuts! Remember the preview for the movie "The Holiday" where his character falls in love with Kate Winslet's character, and there was that "boob graze" line? That scene made me wanna throw up. So, yeah, I cant stand non-actor, non-humorous, rock-star wannabe Jack Black. Phew! I feel better...

Posted by: md | February 1, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

I think Diane Keaton has some weird phobia where she only wears white outfits (with white gloves, natch). Anyway, I hate her too, Liz. Let's drive to her house and throw garbage on her front lawn.

Posted by: KG | February 1, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Star Jones Reynolds
Donald Trump
Rosie O'Donnell
Ryan Seacrest
Paula Abdul

Posted by: still | February 1, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

I'm with Laura, Gwen Stefani is my public enemy number one. I think it's because I remember the Tragic Kingdom days too fondly. I'm probably over romanticizing. Then, she seemed punky, confident, healthy, see-if-I-care. Now, she seems strung out, woefully trendy and obsessed with her image in a less self aware than she was way back when. More spikes, less glitter, Gwen. Remember when?

Posted by: meg | February 1, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Do NFL coaches count?

Bill Cowher. I just can't stand that jaw.

Posted by: Error Flynn | February 1, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Julia Roberts. I don't know why, but she just gets on my nerves. Maybe it's because she seems to exude this "My life is so much better than yours" attitude. And the fact that her mouth seems to take up about 80% of her face.

Posted by: stephfl | February 1, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Angelina Jolie annoys the crap out of me. I hate it when my mother watches her on Oprah and tells me what a wonderful woman Angelina is for taking in all of those children, doing good works, blah blah blah. You know what? Angelina is, and always well be, a homewrecker in my mind. No matter how many babies she adopts, she will still be the freaky, skanky ho who thought it was a good idea to wear her husband's blood around her neck, who had sex with Billy Bob on the way to the MTV VMAs, and who practically made out WITH HER OWN BROTHER when she won an Oscar. Actually, by association, I also now find Brad Pitt to be a pain in the patootie.

Posted by: akmitc | February 1, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Rachel Ray, Rachel Ray, and Rachel Ray. UGH.

Posted by: R.B. | February 1, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

My list includes:

Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Britney Spears
Oprah
Ray Romano (Not everybody loved Raymond!) -- his voice makes me cringe!

Posted by: pnina | February 1, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

katie couric - too chipper
sara jessica parker - resembles mr. ed
david caruso- stodgy and stupid
emeril lagasse - bam this, dude
george w. bush - stupid times 3
angie harmon -breathlessly self-important
donald trump - the hair has its own zip code

Posted by: janet margrave | February 1, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Beyonce - Enough Said

Posted by: cb | February 1, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

pnina hit the nail on the head. everyone on his/her list is stunningly annoying.

Posted by: frieda406 | February 1, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Keira Knightley or however you spell her d__n name. Ugh!

Posted by: Eric | February 1, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I despise Tom Cruise. I think he treated Nicole Kidman horribly and I so love it that she is a 100 times better actor than he. I won't pay to see another of his movies. Brad Pitt has also been added to my list along with Burt Reynolds. And don't even get me started on Donald Trump...you go Rosie!!!

Posted by: BeckyT | February 1, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

I tried to watch Grey's Anatomy once but the whole show is annoying. And that Ellen Pompeo, what's with her mouth? I can't even stand to look at her silly looking pout.

Posted by: dc fem | February 1, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Cameron Diaz. Fish mouth, fake smile.
Brad Pitt. Ladies, what the &*(# do you see in him?

Posted by: J | February 1, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Add me to the list for Rachel Ray. I was in a bookstore that was displaying her cookbook. I took the book and hid it under a shelf. I didn't want her face to ruin my Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: Lisa | February 1, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

TIM ALLEN
Sorry to use all caps, but that's how much I despise him. He ain't funny, and I've heard numerous times that was a complete jerk before he became a star -- I can believe it.

Posted by: jimbo | February 1, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

They all pretty much annoy me. But really only the publicity seeking ones.

Posted by: Stick | February 1, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Dakota Fanning scares the crap out of me. And I hate hate hate Sienna Miller. And Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Posted by: GG | February 1, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

what still and r.b. said, and add hasselhoff and jennifer love hewitt.

she's just creepy.

Posted by: b | February 1, 2007 11:42 AM | Report abuse

No one said Nicholas Cage yet!

How does he keep getting work? There is no worse actor than Cage. At least Keanu Reeves can be nice to look at. Cage has absolutely no redeeming value, and for what he did to the world with "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" he should be serving a life sentence in a Chinese prison. Plus, he has a skeevy personal life, and his voice could wilt flowers.

I don't have the facination factor. If I flip across something that has Cage in it, I immediately flip away. I haven't seen a Cage movie in a theater since Face/off. And that was my date's choice, not mine.

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

I was just thinking last night about how I can't stand Diane Keaton! So I'm not the only one.

Drew Barrymore's acting annoys me so much, but I do think she's beautiful.

Posted by: ga peach | February 1, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

can we include alleged newspeople? then i'd add Nancy Grace. it just p**es me off to look at her.

Posted by: b | February 1, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Kurt Russell. I can barely look at him. Maybe it is his long feathery hair. Maybe the memory of "Overboard."

Posted by: Laura | February 1, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

"And the fact that her mouth seems to take up about 80% of her face."

I have no clue why I'm still laughing about that.

Posted by: not bluto | February 1, 2007 11:45 AM | Report abuse

I absolutely cannot stand Jennifer Love Hewitt. Just the sight of her makes my skin crawl! She's like visual nails on a chalkboard to me.
And my husband detests Kevin Bacon and will only watch movies that he is in if his character dies a violent death or is in some way tortured.

Posted by: gigi | February 1, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise-- can't stand the sight of either one of those freaks, and I refuse to see any film associated with them.

Posted by: VG | February 1, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Angelina Jolie,
Can't this woman find a man who is NOT married or otherwise involved in a serious relationship? First Laura Dern, then Jennifer Aniston. And, puhleeze don't get me started on her Vogue comment about her willingness to meet with Jennifer Aniston. Obnoxious, insulting, and strangely naive all at the same time. YUK, ICK, and YUK again.

Posted by: carole | February 1, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone remember Melanie Griffith?? After the movie "Working Girl," she put the woman's movement back at least 50 years. Total ditz, terrible actress, and that breathless little girl voice sends me over the edge. I don't get it.

Posted by: TF | February 1, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Yes! I can't stand Jennifer Love Hewitt! I hated her on Party of Five, I hated her in Can't Hardly Wait, I hated how her signature "thing" was to pull her sleeves over her hands. I did that first! And not because it was stylish, I just have really short arms, all my sleeves inadvertantly end up covering my palms! Acchhh! And I hate how she goes by Love, instead of Jen or Jennifer. I imagine she thinks it makes her cuter or more cloyingly adorable or some bulls---. Yechhh, she's the worst.

And her show? Terrible, and a total rip-off of Medium.

Oh, and I hate Bill O'Reilly.

Posted by: Charlietown | February 1, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

There is just something about Russell Crowe's face that makes me want to punch it.

Posted by: flying fists of rage | February 1, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I hate David Caruso, but so does everyone else. Why does he still have a job? I can't watch CSI Miami anymore because of him. Well, that and the ridiculous plotlines.

I also hate Julia Roberts, speaking of holier-than-thou homewreckers. And that woman that was Caroline in the City. Cannot stand her. Why is she always smirking?

Posted by: Northerner | February 1, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

TOBEY MAGUIRE!!! I can not stand him. Ugh. Also Kirsten Dunst. Both just bother me to no end. I've even tried liking them bc everyone else does but I just can't. Guess how much I love Spiderman? Not at all...

Posted by: UGH | February 1, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Agree with so many (except I like Tom Brady) and let me add...

Kelly Ripa
Lindsay Lohan
Claire Danes
Justin Timberlake
Kobe Bryant
Tim Russert
The whole durn Cheney Family
Barbara Bush I
Rudy Giuliani & Judith Nathan
Chris Evert & Greg Norman (recent inductees)

Now I need a shower just thinking about these people...

Posted by: Kathleen | February 1, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise goes without saying, but no one mentioned Jennifer Lopez. She is the epitome of MEDIOCRE. Her singing, her dancing and especially her acting.

Posted by: No to JLo | February 1, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I can't stand Tom Arnold!

I think he is a talentless boob who is only known because of marrying Roseanne. And yet he keeps showing up and being given opportunities.

Another major annoyance: Carrot Top

Posted by: CJB | February 1, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

the vitriol against A. Jolie really baffles me, and it isn't the kind of hate Liz is talking about. What we are discussing here is the irrational, I have no idea why I despise Julia Roberts, but I do, feeling. I also hate Gwyneth Paltrow. Both of them. Grr. NO reason at all, and I have even liked movies they were in (despite myself), but they get my hackles up. My sister is that way with Kate Winslet and she hates that she is that way--she just cannot help it! A long screed about Angie's homewrecking doesn't count here, folks. You are just projecting, not being irrationally hateful.

Posted by: DCHaterofGwynnie | February 1, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really
can't stand...

Oprah. Don't shoot me. But I wish she, her no-talent friend Gayle, Tyra and Rosie could all be dropped off somewhere so we never have to hear from them again.

Posted by: Melinda | February 1, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse

My list includes but is definitely not limited to:

Matt Damon/Ben Affleck - they're like the Smuggy von Smuginhausen twins

Gwyneth Paltrow - in some interview recently she used the word insouisance. It drove me into a bitter fit of hate for inexplicable reasons

Brad Pitt - because I never found him attractive and this led to many confrontations where friends would corner me with questions like "how can any sane person possibly not find this god-like image of pure beauty attractive?"

Winona Ryder - mmm...so much hate

Penelope Cruz - she can't act and her voice drives me nuts. Gimme Salma Hayek over her anyday. mmm.

Wow. I'll stop now, I could go on for ages.

Posted by: janie | February 1, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Julia Roberts and Katie Couric and pretty much anyone that the media dubs as America's Sweetheart and then proceeds to shove down our collective throats (yuck!)

Posted by: Carol B | February 1, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Jessica Parker - she has the face of a horse. Seriosly, look at the facial structure of her nose and mouth. It's very equine.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 12:03 PM | Report abuse

angelina jolie.

why does she call her own child a "blob" and openly admit she likes one child more than the other? ....

paris hilton, nicole ritchie, jennifer aniston, cameron diaz, natalie portman.

Posted by: dc | February 1, 2007 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Gwyneth Paltrow -- what an annoying, self important person who hasn't made a good movie since Shakespeare in Love. Oh, and nice job naming your kids. I'm sure they will be thrilled as they get older to go by Apple and Moses.

Posted by: annonymous | February 1, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Meg Ryan. Ugh.

Posted by: anon | February 1, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh please, this is going to be so cathartic:
Jessica Simpson - no explination necessary
Rachel Ray
Rachel Ray again, cause really, she's awful
Natalie Morales on the Today Show - why? She thinks shes some kind of fashionista, its sad...
Beyonce
Toby McGuire, how is someone so dog-faced considered good on film, or desired by women? Ewwww...
Justin Timberlake, shave your patchy facial hair
Don't even get me started on some of the others mentioned here... Jennifer "Love" Whatever her name is? That's terrible. She's terrible.
Are you going to follow-up on people we love unconditionally for balance?

Posted by: Genna | February 1, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I hate John Cusack. I just hate him.

I hate Jennifer Aniston too.

Posted by: JB | February 1, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Nick Nolte! Ick, ick, ick. I hated him even pre-mug shot. (And would only admit to my therapist that he wasn't completely terrible in Hotel Rwanda.)

Posted by: Phoebe | February 1, 2007 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Jeremy Piven is starting to get on my nerves. I really like Entourage and don't want to stop watching the show, he's becoming a total a-hole.

Posted by: Lisa | February 1, 2007 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Liz, I think this is the best commentary you've ever done - I am going to be in hysterics for the rest of the day! Fellow posters, thanks! The Jennifer Love Hewitt haters are most definitely my favorite - I have been there for years and never understood why :)
janet margrave - your list is fantastic :)

Posted by: W | February 1, 2007 12:15 PM | Report abuse

as a mom, I will agree with Angie (and read the WHOLE quote before you attack). The first few months your baby has little personality. Then all of a sudden she blooms into a little person. That is what Angie said. Also, as a parent of one disabled child and one nondisabled, I understand her other statement. As hard as it is for people to admit, parents can be more protective, loving, drawn to their more vulnerable children. That is all she was saying. it just seems people go faaar out of their way to criticize someone who gives away 75% of her income to charity and about whom those who have reason to know (human rights workers, UN officials) praise and laud for her true caring and efforts. Finally, even JEN's FRIENDS have said on numerous occasions that their marriage was over two years after they married. Angie didn't cause a thing; at most, she catalyzed it.

Posted by: VAMom | February 1, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I hate Madonna. I hate her fake English accent. I also hate Angelina Jolie for reasons that other people have already stated.

Posted by: Irish girl | February 1, 2007 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I was trying to think of just one, but could not. So I will just say all of them.
Talentless,unfocused all.

Posted by: dadams | February 1, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

i find diane keaton ok but my husband will insist on fast forwarding through all the commercials for new movie...he can't explain why he despises her so much...and how come we haven't seen JLO on this list...ugh...she's embarrassing to watch...

Posted by: arl | February 1, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Jessica Simpson. No talent. No reason to be a celebrity. A scourge upon John Mayer.
Cher. Grating voice, all plastic.
Julia Roberts. SO overrated.
Jennifer Lopez. Skanky and self-important.
Burt Reynolds. Retire already.
Smarmy Tucker Carlson.
Richard Gere -- could someone please explain the fascination with him?

Posted by: mimi | February 1, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Finally, even JEN's FRIENDS have said on numerous occasions that their marriage was over two years after they married. Angie didn't cause a thing; at most, she catalyzed it.

What were you over at their house for dinner? How the hell do you know and why can't you just stick to the question of who you don't like?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

despise despise J. Aniston and Tom Cruise. And Julia Roberts. No articulable reason for any. Just irrational barf reaction.

Posted by: ArlingtonCube | February 1, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Bacon. Can not stand him. Don't know why...

Posted by: Neerja | February 1, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Janie said, "Matt Damon/Ben Affleck - they're like the Smuggy von Smuginhausen twins"

WAHAHAHAHA!! I love it!

I'll add Gary Busey to this list. Dude just creeps me out.

Posted by: ladybugolo | February 1, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Justin Timberlake and Tom Cruise. The first has NO sex appeal, and the second is a conceited, sanctimonious creep.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Eva Longoria - she is only out for publicity -- if you pay attention you'll see how she wiggles her way into every big story/trend. I am dreading her wedding which she publically announced the day, time and place...wow she is starved for attention. Ugh she kills me....

Posted by: pkc | February 1, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

funny, I HATE Ben Affleck but love Matt Damon. I think Ben is a scourge upon Matt (to steal from the above poster about Jessica and John Mayer)

Posted by: DCHater | February 1, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

My two personal least-faves:
1. Renee Zellweger - I wonder if she thinks making that squinty-eyed, I-just-sucked-on-a-lemon face makes her look like a Serious Actress
2. Helen Hunt - whiny, whiny. Twister...Pay It Forward...need I say more?

Posted by: Michelle | February 1, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Can't stand Oprah, and also Toni Morrison. Hate Tom Cruise. Maybe because he looks like an old, horrible boyfriend.
I absolutely can't stand to look at any picture of John Lennon or Yoko Ono. They both make me itch.
Also, remember Joey Heatherton?

Posted by: Barb | February 1, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I also despise Jennifer Love Hewitt. I think it has something to do with ex-boyfriends and guy friends who can't get enough of her. She's so saccharine sweet and cutesy, it just makes me want to barf. And frankly, I think her chin is too long and pointy.

Posted by: Emmie | February 1, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I have always intensely disliked Gwyneth Paltrow. She strikes me as snotty and self-important and whiny and I hate that her hair is so long. I have also long found Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson exceedingly creepy, eve before their recent behavior. I refuse to see any new Tom Cruise movies and will never ever watch Braveheart.

Posted by: go,chica,go | February 1, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

It seems that others have beaten me to the punch. Some of the people I can't stand are already on the list. Those that I didn't see are:

Kathy Lee Gifford, I can't stand that woman and I don't have a reason for it. I use the standard sweat shops but really I hated her way before that came out.

R Kelly, why is he still making songs, why?
Add Keith Sweat to that as well.

Matt Le Blanc, David Swimmer, Jennifer Aniston. Heck, the entire cast of Friends.

Wesley Snipes, for every single movie or appearance he's ever made.

Posted by: petal | February 1, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand any of the Simpsons, especially Svengali Joe. No talent at all!

Speaking of no talent: Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Hilary Duff and her sister, Sienna Miller, Pamela Anderson.

I also have to agree with pp about Jeremy Piven. I love him on Entourage, but the acclaim seems to be going to his head.

Posted by: del2001 | February 1, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I also despise Jennifer Love Hewitt. I think it has something to do with ex-boyfriends and guy friends who can't get enough of her. She's so saccharine sweet and cutesy, it just makes me want to barf. And frankly, I think her chin is too long and pointy.

Posted by: Emmie | February 1, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

regarding Eva Longoria: I can't look at her without remembering that someone ... was Lisa DeMoraes? ... described her as rodent-faced.

Posted by: m.a. | February 1, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Bill Paxton. The only good role he ever had was when he played Chet in Weird Science, and then later was transformed into a heaping pile of flatulent feces.

Kevin Costner aggravates me to no end. He is flat and monotone with no real emotion and an overall terrible actor, but what really irks me is I always get the impression he thinks he is gods gift to thespianism. His overall attitude, not his poor acting skills, are a real turnoff.

Posted by: Charlietown | February 1, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I agree w/ Melinda and her hate for Oprah and her bloated, self-important entourage. I like to say her name wrong and call her "Orpah" instead...hee hee...sounds like a whale's name at Sea World!
Angelina Jolie-because I, unlike so many, have not forgotton that she is a complete nut job.
Oh, and Ashley Judd...OMG I could jump off a cliff when I see her or her huge dumbo ears on screen!

Ok, one more...Jennifer Garner...boy, what a lucky girl she is...she looked like a drag queen in most of those Alias getups they put her in. YUCK!!

Posted by: Helcat | February 1, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

can not stand for no real reason:

Claire Danes
Ben Affleck (eeek!)
Puffy Diddy Seany Combsy

Posted by: yuc-ko | February 1, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

long list, but way at the tippy top is RENEE ZELWEGGER. INsufferable!!

p.s. from a grammar nitpicker: It's 'whom do you hate', not 'who do you hate'

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

My husband and I both despise John Lithgow. Those Campbell's select soup commercials are immediately muted. He's sooooo creepy! Eeewww!

Posted by: Emmy | February 1, 2007 12:44 PM | Report abuse

It would be a whole lot easier to name the ones I like rather than those I dislike but nonetheless here is my list, for whatever it's worth:
Rachel Ray - anyone remember Gilda Radner's Rosann RosanaDana (sp)
James Woods - republican sack of sh!t
Rush Limbaugh - see above
Sean Hannity - see above again
Bill O really - you know the drill
ahh heck...all republicans, especially those on a first-name-basis w/Rush; like my stepdad: "did you listen to Rush today..."
all c&w singers (except Buck Owens, David Allen Coe and Hank Jr.)
Most of all I hate Bush and Cheney! I hope I'm alive when they die so I can dance a jig on all the news articles and then p!ss all over their eulogies!!! And if there is any justice in this world, their deaths should be long, painful and ugly and may they rot in Hell for time and eternity in unbearable agony!!!

Posted by: so many stars so little space | February 1, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

All of you are pathetic...just pathetic

Posted by: AJ Shamgod | February 1, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Brenden Fraser. I seriously want to puke when I see him.

Posted by: ack!!!! | February 1, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

AJ Shamgod or Ramrod or whatever-
Are you referring to all of the stars we're talking about? Because if so, then kudos to you...if you're refering to us, then stop typing and readjust your holier-than-thou hat and keep walking...

Posted by: Helcat | February 1, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Costner.

Have no idea why, but I have to work myself up to see a movie he's in. I just can't watch him act. I even like Field of Dreams, but it's hard. My friends even have a running joke about me seeing movies with him in it.

Posted by: jpangel | February 1, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Samuel Jackson gives me the creeps. I also can't watch anything with Brittney Murphy in it (post Clueless). Oh, and Kate Bosworth is also really creepy. Add Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie and Lindsay Lohan to that list as well. I'm so sick of hearing about them.

Posted by: Bored at Work | February 1, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else dislike Reese Witherspoon? I know we're supposed to feel sorry for her right now with her crumbling marriage and all, but she annoys the crap out of me.

Posted by: Emmie | February 1, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I only "dislike" the celebrities that make it with no talent whatsoever like"

1. Jennifer Lopez
2. Britney "trainwreck" Spears
3. Madonna - don't get how people like this overrated she-male monster
4. Paris "herpes case" Hilton - I'm not even gonna go there...I might catch something
5. Lindsay Lohan - a waste of space
6. Tom Brady - now that he's a superbowl winner he only dates models...so cliche and I don't think he's cute anymore, he looks like Frankenstein to me

Btw this list is in no particular order. I don't "hate" any

Posted by: Carol | February 1, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

to NOT BLUTO..

FYI..."Women actors" are called "actresses."

Posted by: Thad | February 1, 2007 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Here is my list:
Rachel Ray, Gwen Stefani, Jack Black, Julia, pitt, Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Ripa, Tyra, Gayle- Oprah's friend. But, I love me some Tom Cruise.

Posted by: my hate list | February 1, 2007 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Katie Holmes. Even before the whole Tom Cruise thing, I couldn't stand listening to or watching her simpering.

Also, Nicolas Cage. What is the appeal there? His voice is annoying, he's not particularly good-looking, and that blank stare he does freaks me out...

Posted by: Maria | February 1, 2007 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Orpah (lol)

she too is on my list.

Posted by: hateful | February 1, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I am so laughing. I'm going to hell because I hate ALL of these people. (Except Brendan Fraser. He's not on my list.)

I couldn't figure out why I didn't like Matt Damon until "Janie" pointed out the smugness.

To "TF", Melanie Griffith WAS bad in Working Girl, but she also used her Betty Boop persona in when she was playing an American spy in Nazi Germany in Shining Through. "Do you want to taste my strudel?" Aaarrgh!

"WDC" is right about Nick Cage. I want to soak him in Lysol.

Now, can we add Sigourney Weaver (w/ her stupid name and nostrils) and John Travolta (he's starting to remind me of William Shatner) to the list? And how about the annoying Chris Kuttan (or however you spell his name)--the former SNLer?

Posted by: sen | February 1, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

arghhh! Renee "someone inflated my face with a bicycle pump" Zellwenger. I cannot stand her!

Posted by: Alexandria | February 1, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Nicolas Cage. I cannot stand the sight of him. He freaked me out in "Moonstruck," and he's just gotten weirder and uglier since.

Posted by: smkeditor | February 1, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Sean Penn.

Posted by: 23112 | February 1, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

This column was so well written, bravo!

I hate...Hillary Swank. I'm like, whatever, you played a transvestite and a boxer and you've got grit, I'll give you that, and you can work a grin and a Southern accent. Beyond that, shut your big-toothed face.

Its illogical, I know that, but she just plumb irks me.

Posted by: Sarah S | February 1, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

VAMom
Get over yourself, this is a hate list! People can dislike people for whatever reason they want to. You are on the wrong forum! Beside... I can't stand Angelina Jolie! I have hated her from her Billy Joel Thorton days; don't think she is attractive or talented AT ALL! And everything I have ever heard about her makes me think her dad is right! She needs a 24/7 therapist!!! Besides, her other children were BABY's when she got then... not much different than what her own is now! These children NEVER!!! experience hardship, they were adopted before they were 6 months old!

Posted by: M | February 1, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I want to sneak up behind Diane Keaton and shave off part of her hair so that she has to change her 'do for the first time in 30 years.

Posted by: not the liz | February 1, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Actually, women actors are. . . actors.

If we've gotten past calling a woman pilot an aviatrix, can we also drop all the other stupid, belittling, gender-specific nouns like "actress"?

(Guess "dominatrix" is sticking around, tho.)

Posted by: sen | February 1, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Madonna and Sean Penn!!!! Both need to fall off the side of the world!

I HATE any actor/actress that talk politics! I don't care what they believe! I don't need them to tell me what I am supposed to think! Why should I listen to someone who's career involves other people telling them what to say... which actually isn't much different from politicians (from both sides of the isle)!

Any actor/actress that names are combined to make a "CUTE" nickname for themselves!

Posted by: M | February 1, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I really don't know if I can call him a "star" but Ryan Seacrest is at the top of my list. I cringe whenever I hear him attempting to be funny or ironic- what a tool. Diane Keaton makes my list too but she's somewhere in the bottom 100. Here's the rest of my top ten:

Jessica Simpson
Paris Hilton
Oprah Winfrey
Star Jones Reynolds
Jennifer Lopez
Billy Bush
Cynthia Nixon
Rosie O'Donnell
Rachel Ray

Posted by: Plamar1031 | February 1, 2007 1:06 PM | Report abuse

M-
I love that you just typed Billy Joel Thornton...HA!!! Freudian slip? Let's just add Billy Joel to the list too...I wish he'd find an Italian Restaurant on a different planet and take root there! HA! This is so fun!

Posted by: Helcat | February 1, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

add me to the rachel ray hater's club
katie couric makes my skin crawl

Posted by: katrin | February 1, 2007 1:08 PM | Report abuse

query: who LIKES Rachael Ray? How does this woman make millions of dollars? She makes the skin crawl of everyone I know (and lots I don't judging by this list). Plus, she cannot cook. She just throws crap together and calls herself a chef. I don't get it.

And Jennifer Aniston: how does she keep getting millions to be in crap movies?

Posted by: DC | February 1, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
Tyra
and Tom Cruise (he needs to wash his greasy hair - like Ethan Hawk {who also needs to fix his teeth})

Posted by: top 10 to hate | February 1, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

I hate Drew Barrymore. I'm debating on whether to see her new one, because I love Hugh Grant but detest her. Don't know why, just do.

Posted by: NJ | February 1, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Um, ok, my husband has a crush on Rachel Ray...he says she's "cute." I don't hate her that much, and for someone who doesn't like to cook if it involves more than 5 ingredients, I find her meals pretty good. Ok, you can throw daggers at me now!

Posted by: Helcat | February 1, 2007 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Will Ferrell - his schtick is getting really old really fast
Owen Wilson - I just don't get it
Nancy Pelosi - fake smile
Rush Limbaugh - I'm a republican and I think he is an idiot! gives us center republicans a bad rap
Payton Manning - I don't know why, he has always grated on my nerves from day one
Julia Roberts - overrated
Alec Baldwin - creeps me out
Tina Fey - not funny
George Clooney - too self important, and his oscar speech last year did not help his cause either
Fred Durst - nuff said

Posted by: hlf2004 | February 1, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

i think Payton Manning looks like a fetus with is neck/head combo. he's a freak.

Posted by: To hlf2004 | February 1, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Alec Baldwin. I wouldn't let him around children.

Posted by: Kyrie | February 1, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

hlf2004-
There is a whole blog dedicated to hating Peyton Manning...and they do, infact, call him Fetushead.

Posted by: Helcat | February 1, 2007 1:18 PM | Report abuse

How has no one mentioned Howie Mandel yet.

Posted by: ew | February 1, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Campbell Brown. I'm sure she's a great newswoman, but I wouldn't know because I can't hear anything when she talks--I'm just staring at her squinty eyes and irritatingly narrow nose. How does she breathe out of that thing?? Does she have gills on the side of her neck, hidden by her anchorwoman helmet hair?

I also want to add that I hate Gwyneth Paltrow. Every time I see her die in a movie (or when it's implied), I cheer a little. Yeah, there's a bit of guilt when I do that, but not much.

Posted by: Gala | February 1, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Madonna. When I look at her, I can practically smell unwashed underwear. Skankarama!

BritneyLindsayNicoleParis and all those other interchangeable tabloid blondes. So sick of them.


Tom Cruise: are those werdo cooties contagious?
Then Kevin Coster with his dead shark stare.

Let's not even get into Bush, Cheney and crew. They will all have warm chairs waiting for them in Hell's brand new Hitler Memorial Stadium.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Bill AllRiledUp, for sure, and his soul-brotha Rush Limbaugh. I hold them personally responsible for the disappearance of anything remotely resembling "civilized debate" from our public square. But wait, that's rational despising, and that's not what this is about.

So...Angelina Jolie 'cause she's just so annoyingly PERFECT and REGAL and UBIQUITOUS.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. Ever since that horrendous last film by Stanley Kubrick ("Eyes Wide Shut"), I never want to hear either of them *breathe* or say naughty words again.

Meryl Streep. I know it's heretical, but she is so Respected and Serious and I just don't feel like watching her movies.

This is so fun I don't want to stop. Would also like to see a "celebrities we love to love" opportunity too.

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Emmie I thought I was the only one who hates Reese Witherspoon, I have never been able to sit all the way through one of her movies. My husband laughs at me everytime one of her commericals comes on.

Liz! You hit this one out of the ballpark!

Posted by: M | February 1, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Can we even count Ryan Seacrest as a "celebrity"?

As for me, Angelina Jolie. (Although if we are counting Seacrest...)

Posted by: scr | February 1, 2007 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Also, has Ashlee Simpson been mentioned? It's weird, Jessica seems pretty okay, but Ashlee's celebrity presence is like nails on my mental chalkboard.

Posted by: Gala | February 1, 2007 1:23 PM | Report abuse

This may be somewhat off the subject but I hate the movie Mona Lisa Eyes. But everytime I see that it's on, im like oww, Mona Lisa Eyes is on then robotically turn to it & watch eThis may be somewhat off the subject but I hate the movie Mona Lisa Eyes. But everytime I see that it's on, im like oww, Mona Lisa Eyes is on then robotically turn to it & watch every minute. While watching I wince & point out how much the movie sucks! very minute. While watching I wince & point out how much the movie sucks!

Posted by: L | February 1, 2007 1:24 PM | Report abuse

This may be somewhat off the subject but I hate the movie Mona Lisa Eyes. But everytime I see that it's on, im like oww, Mona Lisa Eyes is on then robotically turn to it & watch every minute. While watching I wince & point out how much the movie sucks!

Posted by: opps | February 1, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

can't stand Jessica Simpson. Hope Nick gets half!!!

Posted by: CC | February 1, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Love Claire Danes, but has anyone else ever noticed that she has the WORST crying face in Hollywood? She loves terrible when she cries.

Posted by: Not My So-Called Life | February 1, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Gala...good save! Totally forgot about Ashlee Simpson, but I think the reason she is not mentioned is because she is so insignificant.

Posted by: hlf2004 | February 1, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if many women hate Angelina Jolie because she seems like the kind of woman whom you would *not* want as a friend. It's difficult to imagine her laughing with a group of girlfriends. She gives off some aura of being far too important and serious for such stuff.

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Where do I start in a celebrity culture:

My Top 15
Angelina Jolie- looks like a female praying mantis, and preaches ad infinitum about all the worlds wrongs and then adopts. I mean, seriously, think she is taking care of all those kids. Save a child, save the world. Focus on being a Mom and stop acting altogether. But, I liked her acting in The Good Shepherd. Please, just act!
Lindsay Lohan- a poster child for not letting your kids act. The only thing I can't stand more than hearing what she is doing is the shows that focus on focusing on her. I just have to turn them off I get so angry.
Jennifer Lopez- dance, sing, act- pick one and try to do it well. Tired of hearing from you. I'm sure she wants to direct at some point- maybe it'll be a movie starring Lindsay Lohan so it'll automatically be bad.
Madonna- Went from Like A Virgin to Like I care. And what's with the "Me too" adoption and the British accent?
Julia Roberts- I agree- too much lip, too many teeth and always seems so conflicted and just so pleased with herself, but then sad about it at the same time.
Condoleeza Rice- That woman is scary. Am I the only one who thinks she just seem incredibly cold. Can anyone picture her hugging anyone or playing with a pet or something?
Paris Hilton, Britney and her entourage- Britney does seem to be in limbo- as in how low can she go?
Oprah- The hyperbole I have heard- "this is the most important thing you can ever do...." Puhleez. And the magazine...I try to go through the grocery aisle with blinders on.
Jessica Simpson- Just seems like there isn't much there there- I have heard she is very bright but doesn't act that way, which makes me dislike her more. Nothing wrong with being bright and beautiful- I married a woman exactly like that.
Tom Cruise- dude- what happened to you? Katie and Nicole could have done so much better. They stand heads above you...literally.
Matt Lauer- mistakes interrupting for interviewing.
George Bush/Dick Cheney/Karl Rove- something about getting that whole Iraq thing wrong that still sticks in my craw.
Al Gore- I am still just mad at you for not showing what you showed personality-wise in An Inconvenient Truth.
And last but not least....

Bindi (as in the Croc Hunter's daughter)- this whole tour just smacks of needing the money. Respect your Dad's legacy, get an education and then if you want to save animals do so. The media spotlight isn't a cure...

Posted by: cd | February 1, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

On second thought, Billy Bush is not nearly as annoying as the insufferable James Woods. I noticed I had more women then men on my list and maybe that doesn't matter but here are more men that make me want to scratch their eyes out:

Tom Cruise- double tool; I pray Katie wakes up from her coma and leaves him.

Nicholas Cage- I HATE his voice, he probably thinks he sounds like his idol, Elvis. He just sounds like a congested a**wipe.

Geraldo Rivera- psuedo-journalist. I'm so grateful his show was cancelled.

Rush Limbaugh- eeek- has to make inflammatory remarks just to get people to notice him

Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton (tied)- ditto

Ben Affleck- he can't act himself out of the proverbial paper bag

Puff Daddy- instead of aiming to be a "better boyfriend" to the mother of his kids (d**khead), why not marry her?

Posted by: Plamar1031 | February 1, 2007 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Jamie Lee Curtis. She hasn't made a good movie, oh I don't know...ever. Also, she's always so rude to the journalist who is interviewing her. Have some class, please.

Posted by: Noelle | February 1, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Al Pacino! Yelling and making faces is not acting!

Posted by: Michael | February 1, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Sandra Bullock. Can't stand her. Arnold S. And Bruce Willis. Or maybe I just hate the movies they're in (pulp fiction excepted).

Posted by: Rita | February 1, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I have to add, though, that I actually love Diane Keaton. "Annie Hall" is one of my favorite movies. I don't think she has poor style, I just think she's unique. It seems like she really knows who she is and doesn't care what others think.

Posted by: Noelle | February 1, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

After the movie Speed came out, there were several years when I absolutely could not STAND Sandra Bullock - but she has laid low of late and is currently off my radar -wish so many of the others would do so as well!

Posted by: W | February 1, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Adam Sandler - I think of them as the trio of annoying little men from Saturday Night Live.

Nelly Furtado - no idea why.

Nicole Kidman for all that Botox in her forehead.

The band Creed.

The Olsen twins.

Posted by: Lalla | February 1, 2007 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Phil McGraw, soooo creepy, and, yeah, Rachael Ray, hate her too. But the worst, hands down, President George W. Bush!

Posted by: Pat | February 1, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I think that Jeremy Piven is the epitome of the person you love to hate. My boyfriend and I talk about this every time we watch Entourage. The worst part? - You almost get the feeling that he is trying to make you hate him. But for some reason you keep going back.
Although I do hate Angelina Jolie (and hated her before she moved in on Brad Pitt, whom I also now inexplicitly hate), it's not the same... I have no problem staying away from her.

Posted by: scr | February 1, 2007 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh goodness, where to begin?

Ben Affleck - stealing Jennifer Gardner from Michael Vartan did NOT help him in my book.
Leonardo DiCaprio - I have tried to watch so many of his movies, and they're all boring.
Patrick Dempsey and Milo Ventimiglia - I cannot stand their hair! It's so disgusting looking!

Interestingly enough, while there are plenty of actresses I dislike, I can't think of any I despise. Closest would probably be Jennifer Love Hewitt, but only because she's in such a stupid TV show - it's really more hate by association.

Posted by: celebhater | February 1, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Anne Curry. She's so bloody earnest. I can't even watch her.

Oh, and George Bush, if he counts as a celebrity. First I couldn't look at him, then I couldn't listen to him, and now I can't even read what the man says without wanting to PUKE!

Posted by: WMX | February 1, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Can't stand Soledad O'Brien. She thinks she is just so smart in the way she says her comments to other people on the show. I have watched her say something about a story and after watching a clip, I see a man being interviewed that had said the same exact thing! She just restates what she hears and claims it as her own thought. Too bad though because I really like Miles.

Posted by: Jenny | February 1, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe no one has mentioned Leonardo diCaprio--what a dough-faced lump!

Posted by: gaithersburg | February 1, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Angelina...not because she's a skanky ho-home-wrecking freak. She can't act. I think all of her movies suck and I fall asleep in all of them. Great for insomnia.

Posted by: Sharon | February 1, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Oops, I forgot Hillary Duff and all those other Disney-Channel-manufactured pseudo-stars. Yeccchhh. "Raven" and "Hannah Montana" and Brenda Song and that lot, all properly "diverse" appearance-wise but all exactly the same with their obnoxious "spunkiness" and Valley Girl twittering. All of which must be ensured by most parents of preteen girls. Lindsay Lohan used to sorta be one. I think I like her better now.

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Heather Grahm for some reason. I actually was happy when she supposedly bit the dust in From Hell.

Posted by: One More | February 1, 2007 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Forgot one more -- Kathie Lee, though she's so five minutes ago. I think it was Howard Stern who said, when OJ Simpson killed his wife, "If an ex-football-great had to murder his wife, why couldn't it be Frank Gifford?"

Posted by: WMX | February 1, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

How about Barbra Steisand? Or Jane Fonda?

Posted by: Barb | February 1, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

re. VA Mom:
i don't think my mom considered me as some lifeless, personality-less blob in my first few months. "more drawn" to certain children? that's why so many of us become screwed up -- because parents play favorites, whether unintentionally or not. that's my two cents since you raised the issue. my original comment was just that i irrationally don't like her, even before all this brangelina stuff. and gratz that she donates so much $, doesn't mean we all have to love her.

someone mentioned sigourney weaver! i really loved her in Aliens but that's about it. ripley kicks ***.

Posted by: dc | February 1, 2007 1:40 PM | Report abuse

oh - and Kirsten UglyDunst. How she possibly be the romantic interest of ANYONE???

Posted by: CC | February 1, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"Endured," not "ensured" re the Disney Channel. Reveling in the abhorrence made my hands shake.

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

I have to jump on the wagon with this one:
"Gwyneth Paltrow - in some interview recently she used the word insouisance. It drove me into a bitter fit of hate for inexplicable reasons".
She just tries way to hard to come off as being an intellectual. If you really are an intellectual, you usually don't go around using big words and telling people how much you read. It annoys the crap out of me. Plus, her moving to Britain and engaging in more 'interesting' conversation than she has here in America only points out her desire to try and be something she's not (a So-Cal dumb blonde who went to a total party school) Her Oscar in the field she was up against was wholly undeserved, it should've gone to Cate Blanchett - who can act circles around Gwyneth. Apple and Moses - please, get over yourself. Personally, I think she wins the smug award.

Posted by: asrm | February 1, 2007 1:41 PM | Report abuse

WMX, as to Ann Curry, her real problem is she can't bloody shut up! Watch her in an interview; she asks a question and then answers it, too. She's like a happy, nice Bill O'Reilly. Invariably. The piss-poor excuse for a journalist never lets her subject get a word in edgewise.

Posted by: Sarah S | February 1, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I've got mine: Nicholas Cage as mentioned earlier, Kevin Costner, Renee Z, and a big old hop on the bandwagon for the Jennifer Love Hewitt hate.

BUT. I happen to know one of the biggest targets here. I work in humanitarian aid, and I must say that every time I have encountered Angelina Jolie, she has been warm, kind, funny, articulate and well-informed. (In a crowd of people who live and breathe development, she can hold her conversational own.)

Contrary to what someone said previously, I DO want her to be my friend. And in the isolated few minutes I've spent with her, she hasn't given me the impression that she thinks she's too good or too important for me. She does make me feel like a toad (she's radiant in person) but that's not her fault.

Now perhaps if I ended up stuck in an elevator for five hours with Nicholas Cage, or any of them, I'd change my tune. Maybe they all have personalities (though I doubt it) but I can say first-hand that in Angie's case, she's really very nice.

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

so glad some people wrote nick cage - can't stand him, and no one understands why. i think he's ok when playing a bad guy but when he tries to be likable i want to punch him in the face. blech.

also don't like that guy from extreme-home-makeover ... he always wants to hug everyone even when they look half scared of him. STOP WITH THE EXCESSIVE HUGGING. and he yells so much.

and seacrest, and every camera-hogging minimal-talent pop princess.

i know there are more ...

Posted by: ffx | February 1, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

How has Mariah Carey not come up yet. She is horrible! everytime i see her anywhere I throw up in my mouth a little bit. GROSS!

and Jennifer Garner too... I can't explain this one, but everytime I see her cutsie little smile I want to punch her in the face.

Kirsten Dunst used to be on my list simply because the entire time I was watching Crazy Beautiful I couldn't stop thinking, when will this greasy girl take a shower!!! She's not so bad anymore though.

Posted by: dcgirl | February 1, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand Demi Moore (which didn't stop me from reading the Vanity Fair cover article on her recently). I first saw her in the soap General Hospital and she couldn't act, then somehow she ended up in major films. She still can't act. Some guy stopped me on the street once and told me I looked like her and I almost slugged him. Rumer, Scout, Tallulah -- poor children!

Posted by: Neelie | February 1, 2007 1:49 PM | Report abuse

To WDC re Angelina as lacking friend potential, I knew it was unfair to say that. It's her *image* I'm wondering about, and that is no doubt far from the reality of the person.

Moving on, how can we leave out Ann Coulter?! I'm quite CERTAIN I don't want to meet HER!

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Kelly Ripa! Almost forgot how much I cant stand the sight and sound of her! Cant stand the show Regis and Kelly either... I think she was actually worse than Kathy Lee Giford on that show and I never thought that would be possible. Also, Madonna... fake british accent and all... just irritating!

Posted by: md | February 1, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow, who knew we had so much hate?

Just a reminder that the first ever Celebritology chat is starting in 8 minutes, at 2 ET.

It could either be really fun or a train wreck. Either way, don't you want to say you were there?

Posted by: Liz | February 1, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I can't stand James Taylor. His voice and songs make me want to knock myself unconscious just so I don't have to hear them anymore. Going to Carolina...please do, and then never come back to bother me again!

I have never encountered anyone else with this aversion, but that's the point of this exercise, right?

Posted by: Eddie | February 1, 2007 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Jill- YES on the Ann Coulter hate. Though it's almost a different category, since we hate her for well-documented b*itchiness. It's not like we're jealous, or don't like her eyebrows, or think she got something without deserving it. She's truly a mean, rabble-rousing, hateful person. Or maybe it's her schtick, in which case, I say leave it to Stephen Colbert.

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

can i add one more name...I don't like Fritz..from the Going out Gurus...he seems pretentious

Posted by: dfjkds | February 1, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

OMG!! I thought I was the only one who was totally repulsed by Jennifer Love Hewitt! I hated her the most when she had that stupid pretentious show after Party of 5 - I think it was called "Time of My Life". It just gave her an excuse to sing every week - which she can't do. My roommate would make me watch it every week because I entertained him by yelling and throwing things at our TV. My favorite part of one of the "Scary Movies" was when they were doing a parody of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" and the girl called her Jennifer Love Huget*ts. Wow, I needed to get that out! Also included are Owen Wilson - get a nose job already! Angelina Holie - that's not a typo! Ray Romano and that whole show made me gag! Oprah is too self-righteous. Jessice Simpson, and Britney Spears have no talent whatsover. Justin Timberlake has to realize that he is he anti-sexy - blech! Ok, I'm done for now!

Posted by: Hewitthater | February 1, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh, this is a fabulous list! It's going to be such a relief to get this off my chest!

Hilary Swank - for whining about being prosecuted for carrying an orange into Austrailia. You're an Oscar-winning actress who I'm sure isn't hurting for money. Pay the fine and get over it.

Katie Holmes - for being perfectly accepting of her circumstance, which is being a young, beautiful adornment to Tom Cruise and giving up her promising career to spend his money in excess.

Gwyneth Paltrow - We get it. You think you're better than us. Stay in England, and hopefully they can deal with you maneuvering around like you're next in line for the crown with that stick up your butt I completely believe that Oscar was a fluke. If Marisa Tomei can win, anyone can...

Eli Manning - for whining about having to play in San Diego and then getting dad Archie to bail him out to New York. It took John Elway a long time to get over that curse - how long have you got?

Oprah - don't know why...

Whew. :)

Posted by: Kat | February 1, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

After looking at everyone else's lists, I just had to add a few more of my own:

Julie Chen -- she's a joke on CBS today and an even bigger joke "hosting" Big Brother. Bafirst!

Kelly Ripa -- Sorry dear you aren't as cute and charming as you think you are.

Dr. Phil -- the male Oprah. If you can't live your life by cliches, it just ain't worth it.

Ty Pennington & the whole crew on Extreme Makeover -- too much screaming, too much phoney empathy for all of the hard luck stories, and too much of the same floor plans. Boring!

Eva Longoria, Terri Hatcher -- get over yourselves. You both lucked out in getting cast in a show that became a hit. Let's see what you do after Desperate Housewives.

And, I also agree with the dislike of Jennifer Lopez and the hideously untalented Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. I feel so much better now.

Posted by: pnina | February 1, 2007 2:04 PM | Report abuse

While I agree with the Cruise, Affleck, Lopez, Hewitt haters-
Teri Hatcher. Jeez, over-exposed much? It's like she's in junior high. "George Clooney doesn't like me." "Ryan Seacrest kissed me and ran away." Ugh. Oh and Ryan Seacrest is bad too.

Posted by: phanie | February 1, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Christian Slater... that guy has creeped me out for years!!!

and Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie... I mean seriously what possible reason do we have for caring one iota about what they do on a daily basis... eek

Posted by: Falls Church | February 1, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

this is a great forum to get this off my chest. i've seen some today show hateration for matt and natalie, but i CAN'T STAND anne curry. she was clearly picked over for the host job, she sucks at interviewing since she never give the person a chance to speak since she knows every darn thing and she's so fake happy with her #3 position. whatever anne, you're a loser and they went to the view to find a replacement for katie since they didn't want your corny act. stop faking it!!! i also think ben affleck is all hype as is his ex girlfriend jennifer. as if she invented big booties. whatever for her too.
wow- this was a great forum and funny as ever! thanks!

Posted by: loren | February 1, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Julia Roberts = horse-face
Renee Zellweger = chipmunk-face

And the thought of Kiefer Sutherland makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

Posted by: SD | February 1, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I have no new names to add, I just wanted to say that I feel united with everyone who has posted here by a fluffy cloud of warm, fuzzy hate. It's a special feeling. This is the best blog post EVER.

Posted by: janie | February 1, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"Hate" is a strong word, but...
Anderson Cooper, Al Franken, Tony Kornheiser, Barry Bonds, Barefoot Contessa, Diane Feinstein, John Kerry, Terry Gross

Posted by: LostSprings,WY | February 1, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

"Ray Romano (Not everybody loved Raymond!) -- his voice makes me cringe!"

OMG, I totally agree! And the brother, too. Made me laugh to think he was a cop! And I'm from Long Island!

Also on my list:
Hillary Clinton, heck Bill, too
Al Sharpton
Kathie Lee
Sasha Cohen (the figure skater)
Mona from Who's the Boss
Norah Jones, Celine Dion, Macy Gracy, and Mariah Carrey -- as soon as I hear the first note, I'm changing the station.
Everyone on American Idol
New York and Flava Flav

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

My irrational hate: the lady who is in the Overstock.com commercials. I hate the breathiness and attempt at overt sexuality from this monochromatic idiot. (her hair matches her skin and it bothers me.)

Posted by: Danielle | February 1, 2007 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm with cd on Condoleeza Rice -- she comes off as icy and aloof, though I have no idea if she really is that way. Nontheless, not endearing. Also, never cared for Helen Hunt, whose popularity baffled me. Gwyneth Paltrow reminds me of the princess and the pea fairy tale. Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, and the like are loathsome. This is so hysterical and therapeutic! Great topic!

Posted by: ch | February 1, 2007 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I forgot about Mariah Carey. There is something wrong when you have tons of money, access to fashion designers, but can't find a decent thing to wear.

Posted by: Lisa | February 1, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Ok this is my third and hopefully final post (this has been soo cathartic, Liz- thanks!)

Matthew McConaughey- really don't get why he is the sexiest man alive. He annoys me to no end- he really believes in his own hype. And he should put on a shirt- his body is not that hot.

Tyra Banks- a younger Oprah, just as annoying and self-righteous with a forehead you can see from space.

Dr. Phil- and the rest of the Oprah endorsed crew (except for the brilliant Toni Morrison).

Posted by: plamar1031 | February 1, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Oops...That's Macy GRAY I wanted to type!! Ha!

And I'll add all the wannabe's in their 20's right now (Lohan, Simpson X 2, Hilton, Spears, etc.)

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Missy Elliot. Don't know why. I usually find a soft spot in my heart for musicians from Virginia, but she drives me nuts.

No one has mentioned Natalie Portman yet? Gorgeous? Yes. Intelligent? Maybe, haven't met her. Watchable? No. The girl telegraphs her lines and was a main reason I hated the last three Star Wars flicks. I haven't liked a movie of hers since "Leon."

Tyra is a problem - I hate her and I like her at the same time. I couldn't help but get behind this girl recently when she slammed the tabloids for calling her "fat." But her show is ridiculous, her attitude is pompous, and her smugness is thoroughly aggravating.

Justin Theroux - only because I read a quote of his in which he stated that he thought it was okay to toss a brick through a window of a McDonalds or Starbucks, since those companies only care about profits. Coming from someone who had a role in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle? Yeah, buddy, that movie wasn't cashing in on the success of the first flick. That was art.

Honorable mention goes to:
Kirsten Dunst
Keanu Reeves
Nicholas Cage
Oprah
the Hiltons
Mariah Carey
Ashlee Simpson

Posted by: musicgeek | February 1, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I've gotta go with Nicholas Cage. His voice, his hair, his face, his 30-minute marriage to Lisa Marie -- it all just gives me that unquatifiable ick factor.

And the other one I don't think anyone has mentioned is Isaiah Washington. I hated him before hating him was cool. I have LOVED Grey's since the first episode, but have never been able to stand him. Something about him gives me the icks too!

Posted by: The Ick Factor | February 1, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I love Tom Brady & hate Peyton Manning.

I detest the two Jennifers - Lopez is too diva-ish and Gardner is too Cutesy-Cutesy.

Posted by: Arlington | February 1, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

The woman from the Room Store TV commercials...Ugh.

Posted by: Maryland | February 1, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Beckham and Posh and their bosom pals Tom and Katie;
Tyra;
anyone from a VHI Celebreality series (although mostly that Mini-Me guy);
Kim Basinger (because she's just so completely weird);
Melanie Griffith/Jessica Simpson/Anna Nicole Smith/Paris Hilton and all those others using the "dumb-blonde" schtick.

Posted by: VA hater | February 1, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Uugh ... commercials and people in commercials that I hate is another topic entirely.

Posted by: The Ick Factor | February 1, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Meryl Streep. We all get it: you're going to wear a wig and maybe some glasses and do a subtle accent. Here's another Golden Globe for the pile.

Posted by: Columbia Heights, DC | February 1, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

How oddly soothing to read this article...I have been jumped on for my "irrational hate" of various celebrities, but clearly not alone here. I've also been challenged for irrational undying love (tommy lee jones comes to mind or sam neil)...

so, without further ado...
eddie murphy in drag/fat suit/makeup
sienna miller - come back when you are actually interesting (see gretchen moll)
mischa barton - the last time she didn't annoy me she was throwing up on haley joel osment
m. night shymalan - its not that we don't get you - you actually suck.
nia vardalos - that movie wasn't that funny and deep down I think you knew it.

Posted by: metoo | February 1, 2007 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I am yet another Diane Keaton hater. I think it is her smugness that makes her so annoying. One of my favorite moments on film is when Al Pacino smacks across a D.C. hotel suite after the Senate hearings.
"You will NOT take my children!" Whack!

Posted by: Delmar | February 1, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Donald Trump...but does anyone *not* hate Donald Trump?
Dr. Phil. UGH.
But I love Tyra. She's so wrong, she's right again.

Posted by: h3 | February 1, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I forgot about Barbra Steisand, Jane Fonda and Hillary Clinton, these are people I try to forget are on this planet!

Posted by: M | February 1, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

I HATE Jennifer Aniston.

Posted by: hazel | February 1, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yes, I COMPLETELY agree with the Helen Hunt haters. She is another that seems to have a very high smug factor.

I haven't seen Charlie Sheen mentioned yet, but that guy is about as smarmy as they come.

And does anyone else hate Lance Armstrong? I never liked him, but when he and Sheryl Crow were together--constantly talking about how "amazing" the other was (with Lance saying how "f***ing talented" Sheryl was--then with the hanging out with Matthew M. all the time acting like God's gifts to everything . . . . And those fricking yellow bracelets ARGH!

Finally, I have a friend who firmly believes that Jennifer Garner is a man.

Posted by: Northerner | February 1, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

"eddie murphy in drag/fat suit/makeup"

metoo, I so wanted to include this on my original list, but then my hatred of him and his completely unbearable mean-spiritedness turned into like a page long rant...so I cut it. Thanks for bringing it up in your list!

Posted by: janie | February 1, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Scarlett Johansson.

I'm so sick of her superiority complex about having a voluptuous body. All the attention she gets for her boobs makes me feel worse about my own body than seeing anorexic starlets - we all know they look bad! And then she wears clothes that always puts them front and center. Yes, Scarlett, we know you have boobs, stop rubbing them in our faces!

Posted by: A | February 1, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I hate Denise Richards - puke! She is one of the ugliest women, yet so many people think she's sexy (and talented - that's a laugh). I think she looks like she wants to eat me. I also had to agree w/ the Brendan Frasier haters out there - god, that guys is a moron! How on earth did he get to be so famous?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

David Spade,

Hillary Clinton - she is icy cold in real life.

Posted by: Arlington | February 1, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Oh, and Beverley Mitchell from 7th Heaven, which is an utterly detestable show to begin with.

Posted by: musicgeek | February 1, 2007 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I can't STAND Julia Roberts!!! Pretty Woman my ass - more like The Joker from Batman.

Posted by: El Novio de la Muerte | February 1, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

This flipping blog just made my day! I never knew so many shared my irrational dislike of people I've never met.

Katie Holmes - girl has a lazy eye and everybody knows it.

Bill O'Reilly - how can you take a man seriously who has that much make up spackled on his face? You're a joke dude!

Fergie - again, i wish she had od'd on the crank. When I hear her songs, I want to ask myself how we got to this all time low in American music. Fergilicious? Give me an effing break. Seriously.

All of the trash-tastic "starlets" who have been bojangling around flashing their private parts to the paparazzi. WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS? WHY DO THEY LET YOU ACT LIKE THAT? BUT ON SOME D*MN UNDERWEAR.

And I just want to thank all of the other people who said Renee Z., Helen Hunt, Nick Cage, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, etc.

This blog is just spectacular.


Posted by: also liz | February 1, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely cannot stand Vanessa Minillo on Entertainment Tonight. Her baby voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

I also hate Regis. Kelly only irritates me, but I'd like to hold her down and pour a couple of milkshakes down her throat. If she gets any thinner, she's going to snap like a twig.

Posted by: Didi | February 1, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse

I hate Lindsay Lohan's Parents.
Michael and Dina Lohan are toxic parents who ruined their child life for fame.

Posted by: Bunny | February 1, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Madonna - Ok, I get that you can reinvent yourself every 2 months, great. But find yourself already - and for goodness sake cut out the British accent, please, who do you think we are??

Britney - what a train wreck, can't get enough, keep it coming (love that she's going to be a Jew now)

Karl Rove - nuf said

Posted by: DSG | February 1, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Yep, hate, hate, HATE Maniston. I think she's a neurotic, needy, talentless hack. Boring as hell. Plays the same character over and over again in her movies. Don't know why people think she's da bomb. No wonder Brad left her.

And as many people love to hate on Angie, seems like she has just as many defenders. So people can say good things about her, as well as bad.

Maniston OTOH? Can't think of a single good thing to say about her.

Posted by: Karmela | February 1, 2007 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Heck, I hate just about everyone in show business. I can't truly think of ONE male or female actress/singer/cebebrity that I think is actually talented or doesn't give me the willies.

Posted by: Tracey | February 1, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

can we get a little hate for Kirstey Alley?

Posted by: Lt Savic | February 1, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

The target of my irrational celeb hatred has to be Verne Troyer (Mini-Me from the Austin Powers series). He just bother the living s#!+ out of me, for no explanable reason. My skin just crawls every time I see him on TV.

Posted by: VoR | February 1, 2007 3:06 PM | Report abuse

(grr, i'm so hating that i typed up something, and hit submit ONCE, and it didn't go through, and I'm retyping and will prolly be embarrassed to see it posted 20 times consecutively!)

Love the lists, people are really coming up with good ones!
I hate Jennifer Love Hewitt, dislike to tolerate Jennifer Garner, and go back & forth on JLo. Love Jenny-From-The-Block, but think she herself is fooled by the rocks that she's got (used to have a little, now you got a lot? you have no idea where you came from...the bronx?).
I detest all of the Friends, particularly Jennifer Assiton and Courteny Cox-Sucker. Talk about smug. And I blame them for the straight hair-n-superskinny trend in the late 90s.
Celebhater -- How can you hate on the hair of Milo Ventisexia and Patrick Redempsey? Their hair is what keeps them rolling in cash! Luxurious locks rock.
Speaking of rocking, and rocking it hard, Barb, I no understand how you can hate Joey Heatherton! Do you also hate Lola Falana? 70s Starlets ROCK! Back in the day, you weren't famous for just showing up (talking to you, Paris/Kimberly/Nicole/LiLo/Britney), you had talk shows to go on, guest appearances on Love Boat, albums and Vegas shows, performing for the troops and on telethons. Ah, I miss the olden days.

Posted by: miss belle | February 1, 2007 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Peyton Manning

Posted by: Rockville, MD | February 1, 2007 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Word on the Kirstie Ally hate.

Oh, and Sheryl Crow. Talk about your over-hyped, self-important hacks. My cat sings better than her. AND he's cute and cuddly.

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 3:14 PM | Report abuse

The woman from the Room Store commercials is HOT!

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

And Kirstie Alley?! She was just ok for a while, and then she became the Face of Jenny Craig.
Grrr, shut up Kirstie. You make me angry, and you don't want to see me when I'm Really Angry.

Posted by: miss belle | February 1, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

thank you to everyone for such hilarious yet pithy, laserlike comments. i have laughed out loud reading these. the person who wrote one can see tyra banks's forehead from space gets a medal.
additional observations: both donald trump and rene zellweger appear to contipated. how else to explain the furrowed brow and squinched up look? more fiber, folks.
other annoyers: angelina jolie and brad pitt. if you want to make a difference in new orleans, don't buy a $6,000,000.00 house. go live in the 9th ward.
dennis miller - nasally and grating
ann coulter- a sex goddess masquerading as a republican? me thinks not.
anna wintour, vogue editor - talk about an icy dominatrix, her demeanor is almost unbearable
condi rice- an excellent example of the peter principle.

Posted by: janet margrave | February 1, 2007 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Oprah, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Paris Hilton, Rosie O'Donnell, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Hill and Billary Clinton, Lindsay Lohan, Brittany Spears, any grown woman who weighs 85 pounds soaking wet, Imani, Aretha Franklin, Courtney Love, Macauley Culkin after he grew up, Jennifer Lopez, Kirstie Alley, all of the Osbournes, everyone on American Idol, any politician, Bette Midler, Jennifer Anniston, Angelina Jolie, that Owen guy Kate Hudson was dating.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad someone else doesn't like Jennifer Garner! It's not that there's really anything wrong with her, I just think she's so average looking and her talent is also just so average. Why is she famous?

I can't believe that someone doesn't like James Taylor! To each his own, but that's shocking to me.

"No one has mentioned Natalie Portman yet? Gorgeous? Yes. Intelligent? Maybe, haven't met her. Watchable? No. The girl telegraphs her lines and was a main reason I hated the last three Star Wars flicks. I haven't liked a movie of hers since 'Leon'."

Have you seen "Closer"? I think Natalie Portman is amazing. In my opinion, her poor performance in "Star Wars" was based on a poorly written script, not her acting skills.

Posted by: Noelle | February 1, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Robin Williams. I'm so tired of his constant mugging and his "I'm so funny! Love me, love me, love me!" attitude. Yuck.

Posted by: Judge C. Crater | February 1, 2007 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who goes by their full name.
Jennifer Love Hewitt (ditsy bimbo)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (talks through her teeth)
Sarah Jessica Parker (horse face)

I'm elated to know I'm not the only one who loathes and despises JLH. My sisters and I for years have called her Jennifer Love Puke-it. I can't even look at her face. I have to change the channel. Furthermore, any man who likes her is worthless by association. My husband says that she is the female equivalent of Ashton Kutcher. Is this true guys?

Oprah because she gives off the feeling of "You people NEED me. You are nothing without my wisdom and insight." Epitome of wealthy elitist who has lost touch with their roots.

Well done Liz. You made my day.

Posted by: BBB | February 1, 2007 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Its Nancy O'Dell, whom I watched butcher the news in South Carolina. She couldn't read, couldn't enunciate, couldn't remember who was President/Mayor/Governor/her own name. Makes perfect sense to me that she's a big hit in Hollywood now - the airheaded leading the airheaded.

Posted by: CA girl | February 1, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I hate John Travolta will every fiber of my existence.

Posted by: TL | February 1, 2007 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Why won't Madonna fix her teeth? Is she afraid the might not be able to breathe?

Posted by: question | February 1, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

I raise my green middle-finger as hard as I can to all celebrities. They shall be pants'ed and be spanked by moonrocks.

Oh and celebrity journalists, except when they post wardrobe mishaps involving exposed genitalia or sad tattoos.

Posted by: Ignigknot | February 1, 2007 3:26 PM | Report abuse

is she afraid SHE might not be able to breathe?

Posted by: question correction | February 1, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Add me to the "I Hate" Train for Will Ferrell, Bill Cowher, and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Hate em: No talent, smug, and incredibly cloying an unattractive.

Oh, and Ben Stiller/Owen Wilson? It's OK to turn down work; we won't miss you. The idea of a third Fockers movie (a few posts ago) makes me break out in hives.

And I think Oprah's name really was supposed to be Orpah but it was spelled wrong on the birth certificate. Don't ask me why I know that, but now you do too.

Posted by: Tim | February 1, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse


Whitney Houston and Bobbie Brown anyone?

Posted by: How about... | February 1, 2007 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Love Diane Keaton,

but hate
Katie Couric
Gwyneth Paltrow
Pamela Anderson

Posted by: LAK | February 1, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

To celebhater: I'm with you on Milo. Have you noticed that he talks out of the side of his mouth. He keeps twisting it to one side that just irritates me to no end.

I forgot Eva (I can't shut my mouth and keep my private life private) Longoria. She even went so far as to discuss how that Tony guy is in bed. Shut up.

And P Diddy. I hope Essence does a retraction for the cover story that had him and his doormat on the black love cover.

Posted by: petal | February 1, 2007 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Forgot about Renee Z also

Posted by: LAK | February 1, 2007 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Courtney Love. She is just so hard to look at; she looks like a crumpled up, used, discarded tissue. Or a glob that someone spat out onto the sidewalk.

There. I feel better.

Posted by: love2hate | February 1, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Oh my I even forgot Jenny McCarthy. She has never and will never be sexy. How did she get a book deal?

Posted by: petal | February 1, 2007 3:33 PM | Report abuse

GW Bush. He makes me ill.

Also, Madonnas 'fake' accent isn't. When all you hear is English accents, you will develop a bit of it yourself. Can't be helped.

Posted by: numi | February 1, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Patricia Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond fame.

Ugh, and those horrible Acme commercials here in Philadelphia.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Tom Cruise and Leo DeCaprio (sp?): yikes, how could anyone ever find either of them sexy?
And yes, Diane Keaton is extremely annoying. It doesn't help that she's played the exact same character in her last several movies. (How exactly are "Because I Said So", "The Family Stone", and "As Good As It Gets" different movies?)
Alex Rodriguez and Peyton Manning are the two most annoying sports stars (honorable mentions to the rest of the Manning clan.) Unless Manning wins the SuperBowl, he'll continue to be called "Pey-Rod" at our house.

Posted by: E in DC | February 1, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

The Olsen twins!

Posted by: HK | February 1, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I think Martin Lawrence is absolutely disgusting. And not funny AT ALL. He is only allowed on my TV for as long it takes to recognize him and then change the channel.

Posted by: MW | February 1, 2007 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Agree with almost all...lol at mention of the Room Store chick.

What's wrong with Tim Russert?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Ted Danson, since he starred in "Something About Amelia" about 20 years ago. I never watched "Cheers" because he was in it.

Posted by: anon | February 1, 2007 3:46 PM | Report abuse

John Travolta
Sean Hannity
David Caruso
John McCain
Tori Spelling
Brad Pitt
Jewel (mostly because of that crappy poetry book)
and all alternative bands of the last 4-5 years that have chubby puffy-faced male singers that wear eye liner/eye shadow.

Posted by: cr | February 1, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

of course, bobby brown and whitney houston. has there ever been a bigger loss of talent than houston? and she has yet to give a credible apology for her bizarbra behavior of the last umpteen years.
jennifer lopez and mark anthony - he's so creepy looking. reminds me of a smaller and skinnier version of lurch from the addams family. she has great ambition but nominal talent in any field but waving her booty around a la in living color. her apex as a performer.
catherine zeta jones - arg. enough of the phone commercials already. someone with the intelligence of a medium sized housecat ( no disrespect meant to the cat world). she can tap dance and looks good, but acting skills? nah.

Posted by: frieda406 | February 1, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I thought I was the only one who didn't like Peyton Manning. Everyone I know makes me feel bad for rooting for the Bears b/c pooooor Peyton hasnt gotten a superbowl ring...WHO CARES? He chokes...go Bears!! (this shows how much i dislike him b/c Im a Packers fan)

Posted by: sunpop | February 1, 2007 3:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm so lame. While waiting for some work-related thing to happen, I compiled a score card. I only counted as many names as could fit on a sheet of legal paper, single column. So I'm missing some.

The undisputed winner is TomKat. I counted them as a unit.

In the next tier is Jennifer Love Hewitt, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie, and the creepy collection of Paris/Nicole/Lindsey/Britney. I counted them as a unit, too, since they're practically interchangable.

And in the pretty-hated, but not-as-bad-as-it-could-be category, we have Oprah, Rachel Ray, Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Nicholas Cage, JLo, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Liz, any chance you could commandeer some WP resources, hire a temp, and do a more scientific count for us? It would make a great lead item in the Morning Mix. "Tom Cruise The Most Hated Celebrity Ever! (source: Celebritology)" See how many other MSM outlets pick it up.

Posted by: So lame | February 1, 2007 3:52 PM | Report abuse

ANDIE MACDOWELL...sorry for the caps, but she is such a horrendous actress that I literally wince in pain whenever I see her. I loved 4 Weddings & a Funeral, but have to fast-forward past the parts with her in it. ("Is it raining? I hadn't noticed." Bleah!) Same story with St Elmo's Fire. Great movie, except for any scene with her! She also ruined Groundhog Day (appropriate to mention b/c tomorrow is 2/2), and anything else she appears in!

Posted by: falls church | February 1, 2007 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Ann Coulter. I am quite conservative and almost always vote Rebulican, and I agree with many of her core views, but I think she is one of the ugliest women I have ever seen in my life. Seriously.

Posted by: PLHva | February 1, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Maryland et. al,

Add me to the list haters of the Room Store Chick. The ads are so lame and obnoxious.

Posted by: pnina | February 1, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Did someone seriously call the Room Store chick hot?

Posted by: Emmie | February 1, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I. Can't. Stand. Liv Tyler, Jennifer Aniston, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Jennifer Garner.

...Maybe I just have something against Jennifers.

Posted by: i hate liv tyler | February 1, 2007 3:58 PM | Report abuse

My earlier post never landed, so here we go, again. . .

Billy Bush
Helen Hunt
Rush
David Caruso
Mel Gibson
Tom Cruise
Julia Roberts
Brangelina
Katies Couric and Holmes
The woman in the furniture ad with the face like an elf
There's a local woman in San Antonio who does mattress commercials with a high nasal voice that makes me want to destroy my TV when she's on
Jerry Rivers (or "Geraldo")

I am SO happy others mentioned Will Ferrell -- ugh. And Chris something-or-other on SNL that OD'd, super ugh.

And Orpah, Oprah, whatever, please, don't sign up anymore to do your show. You are waaaay too good for us all, and need to build your own space ship and just leave.

Posted by: laner | February 1, 2007 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow, great selections all! I don't think I have a quibble with any one of them. I just want to add to the Ellen Pompeo hate-on fest: not only is her mouth word, but her lisp drives me up the wall!

I hate to say "hate", too, these people get on my nerves. Add Martha Stewart to the mix, I am mesmerized by her haughtiness.

Posted by: Kate | February 1, 2007 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Yes!! Chris Farley!! Agree!

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

OK--most of these "hated" celebrities are not irrational. There are plenty of good reasons to hate Paris, Nicole, Lindsay and even Oprah (although I don't HATE Oprah, but the others definitely make that list.)

Irrational hatred: Glad I'm not the only one who despises Ellen Pompeo. Why why why must they use her squeaky whining voice for the voiceover on Grey's Anatomy? She's just annoying and the least interesting thing about a show that is named for her character.

Also glad there are some Jennifer Garner haters out there. I don't really ahte her, but her "acting" style to me looks like she just got slapped--wide-eyed just about to cry pout. Ugh.

And the other Jennifer--Love Hewitt that is. She's just so ordinary. I don't get it.

Posted by: stella | February 1, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Eat a sandwich Ellen Pompeo!

Posted by: also liz | February 1, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I HATE Michael Jackson for killing the real Michael Jackson and replacing him with this wanna-be white woman freak-like thing with a "fondness" for pre-pubescent boys.

Posted by: Jerry | February 1, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I think I might be the loner on this blog, but I actually find Donald Trump amusing! Anybody who detests Rosie "No Talent" O'Donnell is alright in my book!

I also wish the Room Store commercial lady would bury herself in one of the couch cushions she promotes and never be seen again!!

Posted by: steelernation | February 1, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Reading this is making me happier than I have been in days.

To the person who mentioned James Taylor - I thought I was alone in being utterly DONE with him! Every time anyone wants to create a "mellow ambiance," they put on that same stupid album of his! Aaaggh! Hate it! Hate it! And Norah Jones, Celine Dion, etc. for much the same reasons. "Mellowness" is lovely, but what else ya got?

Is anyone else annoyed by David Letterman?

Thanks all - so enjoyable.

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I beg to differ but the room store chick is not as irritating as the collection of misfits that make up the eastern motors ads.

And in what universe is the room store chick hot? Tell me you are joking.

Posted by: off subject | February 1, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Off Subject:

I will concede that the Eastern Motors clowns are far worse than the Room Store lady, but she is a very close second!!

Posted by: steelernation | February 1, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

If the annoying Room Store lady lived next door to me I would move. Can you imagine how your skin would just crawl every time she said hello to you???

Posted by: room store hater | February 1, 2007 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Here in Denver we have "Dealin' Doug" who pronounces the "bish" in "Mitsubishi" such that it rhymes with "fish." And he is most definitely un-hot. Of course, that's nothing on the Annoyometer compared to a certain leader of a certain world power who can't pronounce "nuclear."

Posted by: Jill | February 1, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I cannot stop laughing at the Room Store comments! I'm glad I sit in an office by myself! Who knew I was not alone in the hate?? LOL.

Posted by: Original RS poster | February 1, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Tori Spelling -- can't act, ugly even after plastic surgery, poor little rich girl.
Julia Roberts -- I just can't see what all the hype is about: big mouth, one-trick pony, drab hair.
Sean Penn -- why the chip on his shoulder ALL THE TIME?
Calista Flockheart -- another emaciated non-actor.
Nicole Kidman -- I'm just so tired of her. Her 'acting' in "The Hours" consisted of wearing a fake schnozz and moping around. You call that acting?


Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

All celebrities.

Posted by: average person | February 1, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Thanks. Now I'll try to get "at Eastern Motors...your job's your credit" out of my head. HAH - now it's in yours. My work is done.

Posted by: ohno | February 1, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Anyone professionally perky, i.e. Katie Couric, Kathie Lee, Kelly Ripa, etc. There's cheerful and then there's obnoxious.
Also I have hated the Olsen twins since they first spoke on Full House. They made a merely bad family show into a saccharine piece of garbage. When one of them was unfavorably compared to ET in the scene with a wig and ladies clothing I laughed until my stomach ached.
Hurrah for schadenfreude!!

Posted by: MissMurasaki | February 1, 2007 4:16 PM | Report abuse

This was a great post, Liz. I love the fury. I agree with many posters but have one to add. Star smugness seems to multiply disdain in this blog. Kate Bosworth has grown smugger and smugger since Blue Crush. I hate her model pose, pouty lips, and too-tiny body. She seems like a real b!tch. Hate Sienna, too--same reason.

I've always hated Oprah. What a fake.

Posted by: ABW | February 1, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

I forgot Sandra Oh. I can't stand watching her. She's ugly and another one-trick-pony. Not that I'm against Orientals, but she's got to be the ugliest one I've ever seen.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Off topic, I know, but is anyone else just sick to death of hearing that John Cougar Mellancamp (or whomever he is these days) song in those commercials...maybe "This is our country"...

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I have seen many Natalie Portman movies, including "Closer," and I stand by my assessment of her as a wet rag (albeit an extremely attractive one). I didn't hate her in "V for Vendetta," although I thought the movie was forgettable in general. She may have her moments, and she can certainly rock the pixie cut, but she just grates my nerves.

Posted by: musicgeek | February 1, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

have to agree with others who have named Patricia Heaton (just exudes sanctimonious irritability), Courtney Love (just exudes nasty wierdness), Ann Coulter (just exudes plain ole nastiness), Ellen Pompeo, and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Blech...

Posted by: ch | February 1, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I can't believe someone posted a reference to "Orientals". How do you feel about the Negros, gramps?

My husband also hates Sandra Oh, but it's because of her character on Grey's Anatomy. My dad, who's a doctor and therefore hates all medical shows, once told me that he watches GA from time to time. When I was surprised, he said "Well, only for that Korean babe."

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Re: trailers for the new Diane Keaton movie, does it not seem just like the last Diane Keaton movie?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I spit water out when I read the Oriental comment. Nicely played WDC!

Posted by: also liz | February 1, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

It frightens me a little that without a great deal of thought, I can immediately list 20 names of entertainers (using the term VERY loosely!) whom I irrationally hate. I don't think there are that many people I know in real life that I so intensely dislike for no reason. Perhaps celebrities play a vital role in that they allow us to channel all our hostility toward far-away people and keep us from hissing and spitting at those we have to work/live/attend school with.

Okay, enough philosophical musing. The name not yet mentioned:

America Ferrarra

So new on the scene and yet so quickly reached the pinnacle of my hatred-dom. Brava!

Posted by: Snarky Squirrel | February 1, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Serious WORD on the Eastern Motors buffoons.

Cant stand, loathe Jennifer Lopez. A marginally talented opportunist and publicity hound who will latch on to anything to further her so-called career.

Similar feelings for P Diddy, Pimp Daddy or whatever he calls himself this year. Evidently he's still learning to be a *boyfriend* after 12 years and three kids with his girlfriend [insert rolling eyes].

Serious hate going on for Gwynneth Patrow - an entitled, full of herself, privileged princess. I still say Cate Blanchett was robbed of the Oscar for Elizabeth.

Madonna - never got what the big deal was and please quit with the fake British accent!

Julia Roberts and anyone else of her ilk the media foists off on us as America's sweethearts. She's a an overly hyped homewrecker.

Can't stand Taye Diggs. Know he's considered fine but can't stand him nonetheless.

Posted by: jrobinson | February 1, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

The Arquette sister (how many of them ARE there???) on "Medium".

Though it's a big stretch calling her a star.

I've never seen the show, but every time a promo comes on for it I'm filled with intense, irrational hatred for her and that bizarre children-of-the-corn dutch-boy blonde wig. I'm somehow convinced that she can't act (looks like she went to the David Caruso school for one-constant-glowering-look acting), and if I watched "Medium", I'd probably spend the whole 55 minutes rooting for her character to die.

Posted by: J | February 1, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Barbara Streisand - sanctamonious has-been
Rosie O'Donnell - sanctamonious never-was
Tim Robbins - terrible actor (see, Bull Durham)
Cher - does this need an explanation?
Oliver North - insufferable
Michael Moore - idiot in proloteriat clothing.

Posted by: Patrick | February 1, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

I agree with almost all of these, but y'all need to stop hatin' on Rachel Ray. I love her. I would marry her in a minute if I weren't 1) already married and 2)a straight woman. Keep hating all the rest. Add Tammy from the car ad on the radio and that horrible Joey woman for the dental add and any morning show dj in DC!

Posted by: moreloveforrray | February 1, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"Michael Moore - idiot in proloteriat clothing."

Awesome.

Posted by: WDC | February 1, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Jimmy Fallon. Am I the only one who does not think he is the least bit funny or entertaining? Even in the SNL days, he was just annoying. Also, Jennifer Love Hewitt...when she tried to be a singer that just pushed me over the edge.

Posted by: melly | February 1, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Liz - can we have another post on shows, movies, etc that we have an irrational hatred of? I have so many examples I want to spew forth about (Men In Trees and that retarded Grease reality show top the list right now!).

Posted by: J | February 1, 2007 4:38 PM | Report abuse

let me count the ways...
angelina jolie, the girl on grey's anatomy (you mean there are three of them? okay all of them), the guys on grey's anatomy (you mean there are three...you get the idea...)

Posted by: methinks | February 1, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson - I watched quite a bit and though they have "personality" I have yet to find anything that they do more than slightly amusing. Just sick of seeing them in EVERY comedy that comes out of Hollywood. Enough.


David Spade - Smarmy and again not amusing.

The Olsen Twins - Ugh. Are they even human? I mean they're, what 17, and worth 200 mill? (Yeah, throw in some jealousy here.)

Donald Trump/Rosie "No Talent" O'Donnell - Huge monstrous egos and media keeps sticking cameras/micros for everything that even slightly bothers them.

Paris/Nicole - Hello? Anyone inside there? No? I didn't think so. Paris gets 100K for going to a party??? Pretty stupid people out there.

Posted by: cm | February 1, 2007 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Charlietown beat me to the answer...I cannot stand Bill Paxton!

I have a friend who swears she is going to make a movie and cast me opposite him because my hatred of him makes no sense whatsoever.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I've hated Tom Cruise for years, way before it was fashionable to do so. I hate his nose, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Nicole Kidman is contaminated by having been married to him. She has always struck me as extremely cold. I can't buy her in any role as anyone other than herself.

Ben Affleck is way too smarmy for me. I can't even stand to look at Paris Hilton, whose *only* reason for fame is her inherited money. She's not even attractive--she always looks like one of her eyes is a little crossed or off kilter or something.

And I watch Nancy Grace out of some kind of horrid fascination. I don't hate her--but I do find her amusing in some kind of sick way.

Posted by: Hoser Chick | February 1, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Uh correction. ...cameras in front of their faces....

Posted by: cm | February 1, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh, oh, and my final post - I, too, LOATHE Jim Carrey. I hate him hate him hate him. He is NOT THE LEAST BIT FUNNY. Maybe he would be if I were an adolescent boy...which is roughly how I would describe his "acting" style.

Sorry, being an idiot doesn't make him funny. I would love to destroy every copy of Ace Ventura and The Mask and delete them from our collective memory. And his attempts at "serious" acting only make me hate him more! ARGHHHH!

Posted by: J | February 1, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton. She has no talent and is quite funny looking.

Posted by: Gem0124 | February 1, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

ann coulter! HAte her! Yet, I admit I can't look away from her. It's like she is so different from anyone one I've ever met that she sort of fascinates me.

Posted by: Ann coulter hater | February 1, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm jumping on the hate Jim Carrey train also! I've NEVER thought he was funny and had horrible taste in women.

And how could I have possibly forgotten Paris, Nicole, Jessica and Lindsay. What do they have in common? They ALL have parents who should be ashamed of themselves for hatching and then unleashing these nothings onto an unsuspecting public.

Posted by: jrobinson | February 1, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

...also lindsay lohan, the simpson twits, puffy-face renee zellweger, ellen pompeo (don't know why), and reese witherspoon's chin.

Posted by: melly | February 1, 2007 4:48 PM | Report abuse

A lot of this seems to be women hatin' women. Which, from little what I understand about women, is not unusual. Flying in the face of what other men think, I think several popular/hot women are in fact pretty gross (many of these women are on the AskMen top 100 list):
1) Jessica Simpson--her face has a more masculine bone structure than Nick's!
2) Jennifer Anniston
3) Eva Longoria
4) Sandra Bullock
5) Sarah Jessica Parker
6) Adriana Lima has a little boy's face
7) Pam Anderson
8) Cameron Diaz
9) Uma Thurman (demoted due to hanging around with Qunetin Tarantino too much)
10) Gwen Stefani--here I have a grudge, b/c back in the day, No Doubt put on the most boring concert I had ever been to or have ever been to since.

And yes, Diane Keaton is an abomination.

Posted by: bkp | February 1, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

My 3- Jude Law, Nicholas Cage and Hilary Swank. I always get pissed off when one of them stumbles into what looks like an otherwise good movie, because I truly won't appreciate it. Jude Law I hate most of all, I visibly cringe whenever he appears on screen because he's just so swarmy.

Posted by: mty | February 1, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Isnt hate such a strong word? Do people seriosuly HATE this celebs?

Posted by: strong word | February 1, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

A lot of the names listed here appear to be due to their ubiquity. Many others, due to what seems to be a consensus on their lack of talent. Then there's the "can't quite put my finger on why" someone isn't liked category, which was the main point of Liz Kelly's post. The first two categories are easy targets (and obviously not mutually exclusive as, for example, Billy Bush and Ryan Seacrest both suffer from overexposure AND lack of talent--not that talent would a requirement for what they do).

The name I'd like to add to the list is Nancy Grace--she may well be overexposed and/or incompetent, but I would never know because I immediately change channels when I see her face on the screen (a reflex I developed soon after hearing her voice from the speaker). I can't grasp why this person is in front of a camera, other than the airwaves have these slots to fill and somebody's gotta do it. Well, maybe that's the issue for me after all--too many talking heads for me to absorb. Maybe there is just no room for her in my little brain.

Posted by: captain spalding | February 1, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

last comments of the day:
sandra oh is another one of those personalities who looks constipated all the time. what's with that? all pinched and tiny. gross.

isaiah washington who has the job of his puny career and seems dstermined to nucleer(remind anyone of anyone?) bomb it off the face of the earth. such stupidity and arrogance is infuriating. can't watch the show due to his insufferably moronic id.
michael richards from seinfeld, that racist dumbbell who launched into the tirade of tirades. again, can no longer watch seinfeld because of what i now know lurks beneath his veneer, a complete nut.

Posted by: janetkm | February 1, 2007 5:16 PM | Report abuse

My first irrational celeb dislike was Annette Funicello.

Also: Mary Louise Streep (the creep), pruny Renee Zellwiger, and most all the others y'all have listed.

Thank you, Liz. I love this.

Posted by: flossie | February 1, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

To Strongword- Yes "hate" is a strong word-I do not wish harm or death to the people on my list (and I think my sentiments may reflect the majority of posters); I just wish they'd go away or become obscure.

Posted by: Plamar1031 | February 1, 2007 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Wordy McWord to Snarky Squirrel on the America Ferrera hatred. I find nothing about her interesting, talented or appealing. And, not to be (too) shallow (or mean), but am I the only one who think she looks like Shrek?

Posted by: WoW | February 1, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

The chick in the Nutrisystems commercial who has the annoying laugh. "This is a size two--hee (fingernailsonchalboard) hee!"

Posted by: b | February 1, 2007 5:24 PM | Report abuse

Pinchy McSquintyface! Aka Renee Zellewiger. I can't stand her and her stupid voice. She feels me with rage. She and Bill O'Reilly.

Posted by: j | February 1, 2007 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to add my own list of irrational hates (in additon to all the usual overexposed suspects):

Matthew Mcconaughey - the whole "I'm just a laid-back dude" personae just grates on my nerves. I actually own "Failure to Launch" on DVD, but I think it's because of the scene where he's tied up in a closet, with a big piece of duct tape over his mouth (heh heh heh).

Hugh Grant - if I see him flutter his eyes and try to look soulful one more time in a movie theater, I will seriously be upchucking some popcorn!

Renee Zellweger - I actually like her much better when she's acting than interviewing. The teeny whispery little-girl voice - so annoying!

I also like the idea of a "stars we love to love" list.

Posted by: TEL | February 1, 2007 5:36 PM | Report abuse

um, that should have been "fills me with rage."

If it really were "feels me with rage," my hatred of Pinchy would be rational. What I feel is irrational hatred.

Posted by: j | February 1, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Sienna Miller:
If faking an orgasm makes you "a great actress" then I'm Meryl Streep.

Posted by: Barb | February 1, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Kellie Martin (of Life Goes On and ER),
Lea Thompson (of Caroline in the City), and Nancy Travis (of Three Men and a Little Lady) for being three of the least interesting actresses I can think of.

Larry King, for his one-time column in USA Today and his shirts with the shoulder pads.

Lorraine Bracco when doing anything but Dr. Melfi

Sheryl Crow for deciding that music isn't enough and that she should wear as little as possible as often as possible. It's getting harder and harder to take her seriously.

Posted by: Arlington | February 1, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I am glad that I now know that I am not the only one sho hates payton manning! Thanks guys! Also, on another note, my boyfriend has something he likes to call the "Death Bus". On this bus are all the celebs that he wishes would just drive off and disappear into a cravasse. I will also provide his reasons for the hatred below. He is English, so here is some hatred from across the pond:

Bono(the driver of the Death Bus) - too much preaching
Bob Geldof(the Death Bus co-pilot) - sucked in the Boomtown Rats and has been living off Live Aid for 20 years
Sarah Jessica Parker - he calls her horse face too!
Matt Damon - just plain annoying, and he is not a good action hero
That Pete guy who dates Kate Moss - has a crappy band and is only famous for doing drugs
Damien Rice - he just hates his music
David Beckham - he thinks that he is a whiny wuss, and plus, my bf is a Manchester City fan

Posted by: hlf2004 | February 1, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

I don't exactly hate her, but...

What the SAM HILL is Jennifer Connelly's problem? She's talented. She's rich. She's successful beyond most people's wildest imagination. She's stunning. She's married to Paul Bettany. Let me repeat that last bit: She gets to see Paul Bettany naked pretty much whenever she feels like it. Yet whenever I see her on anything, doing anything, she looks like she'd rather be anywhere else in the world, doing anything else under the sun. Would it kill her to smile once in a while?

Posted by: Kate | February 1, 2007 5:41 PM | Report abuse

My list begins and ends with Rachael Ray. It pains me to include her on a list of celebrities. I blame Oprah for her deification. YUK-O

Posted by: miss jaunty | February 1, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Hated, hated, hated mary Louise Parker on the west Wing. I hear she is better on Weeds but I hate her for no reason and will not watch the show. Barf!

Posted by: seat | February 1, 2007 5:49 PM | Report abuse

My additions: Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel, Jack Nicholson, and Ty Pennington. And even though I am a cyclist and cancer-survivor, I just can't get behind Lance Armstrong.

And, if I may, two suggestions for future blogs:

1) Celebs we *love* irrationally, and 2) Celebs who are sexy/ugly, like Sandra Oh, Laura Prepon (the redhead from '70s Show), Ellen Barkin, Chelsea Clinton, and my colleague two cubes over.

Posted by: dg | February 1, 2007 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Owen/Luke Wilson. They are not just related, but the same person! He just keeps rotating his hair color and how many times he's broken his nose so he can make twice as many crappy movies!

I can't stand any of the big mouth celebrities--Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, and especially Angelina Jolie. Oh, and Katie Holmes because she must show at least 25 teeth when she smiles. It's like two hooks come at her from the sides of her face!

Posted by: Bon | February 1, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

JUDY DENCH!!! I can't STAND her and just don't see what people like in her. She doesn't ACT. She plays the exact same character in every single movie-- the crotchety, mean woman who acts all hard and cold, but then lo and behold! Someone gets through to her warm side. It's so irritating!

Posted by: gibsonrc | February 1, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

It has already been said by a couple of people, but Cameron Diaz annoys me so much that I have to mention her again. I have considered her to be annoying since her Something About Mary days.

I also agree with the person who said that Jack Black has no talent and is irritating -- whether he is attempting to act, sing, or be funny.

Posted by: mal | February 1, 2007 5:51 PM | Report abuse

David Caruso, David Caruso and David Caruso. I hate him, his character and his g-d sunglasses.

Posted by: yikes | February 1, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Ray. She looks like a horse, her perkiness is frightening, she is rumored to act very rude off camera, and if she has any talent, she certainly does not show it. I always felt that Giada de Laurentis deserved the attention more than Rachel.

Posted by: Tirade | February 1, 2007 5:52 PM | Report abuse

in arizona, we have tex earnhardt, who sells cars and shouts, while sitting astride a steer "this ain't no bull". someone should plant an axe in the side of his head. additionally, the sleep america store owner who has huge, glistening white choppers, big enough to instill genuine fear in people.

Posted by: frieda406 | February 1, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Okay, Rachael Ray is the worst, but my list is longer than I first thought:

Kirstie Alley (since the Jenny Craig movement--she was good on Cheers)

Katie Couric (to quote Tim Goodman from the SF Chron, the "faux sad clown" act is more than I can Stomach)

TomKat (EWWWWWWWWW)

Posh Spice, aka Victoria Beckahm

Posted by: miss_jaunty | February 1, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

I hate Maggie Gyllenhal (SP) whatever.

She is so ugly.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 6:06 PM | Report abuse

YOU NEED RELICORE!

Every time I hear that woman shrieking that in that commercial, I want to do an Elvis and shoot out the TV. Oh, I how I hate her, hate her, hate her.

And did I mention how much I loathe Madonna, Our Lady of the Faint B.O.? Please, honey, use a deodorant, because all the couture in the world can't cover up that unwashed funk!

Posted by: Islamorada Girl | February 1, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Jena Malone. Doesn't really qualify as a star, but she bugs me to no end. I loath the movie Stepmom because of her character and everything she has been in since irritates me. However, the glaring exception to this is one of my very favorite movies: Life as a House, in which every other cast member elevates the movie into greatness. If you've never seen it, you must.

Side note: going along with Tuesday's board, Jena Malone was an a movie from the mid-90's called Bastard Out of Carolina in which her character got raped--she was only 11/12 at the time. The Dakota Fanning thing isn't new, its just that this time its a VERY well known actress (which apparently, many of you don't like).

Posted by: CurrentBB | February 1, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

i can't believe no one has mentioned alex trebek.

Posted by: m | February 1, 2007 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Forgot to add Lance Armstrong.

I really enjoy the comments that point out that other commenters' hatred of certain celebrities is not irrational (i.e., don't belong on this blog) or that nit pick at other commenters' reasons for not liking certain celebrities. I didn't realize that this was supposed to be an intellectual exercise!

Posted by: mal | February 1, 2007 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Catherine Zeta-Jones! Gahhhhhhhh!

Posted by: Jelly Baby | February 1, 2007 6:27 PM | Report abuse

the dunst and the dern (as in lara) i don't know why, just can't stand them. and when i see them, just like seinfeld when he saw newman, i have to clench a fist and my teeth and mutter "derrrrrn" under my breath. it's cathartic.

Posted by: austinite | February 1, 2007 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Liz: I see the point of your article. We just love to hate some people. Regarding Diane Keaton, I think you are a bit harsh but nonetheless entitled to your opinion. Here is mine: "look in the mirror!"

Posted by: Andrew | February 1, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I am exhausted just reading all of this. I was going to add my list but I can't remember it anymore. Although I do hate Diane Keaton. And that scene from Godfather 2 in the hotel room after the Senate hearing is the only time that Al Pacino has not annoyed the crap out me. How can he be so good as one character and so bad everywhere else.

And I just need to add that my father could put you all to shame. His list is so long I will never know every name on it. All I know is it starts with Roseanne and W is way high up on it too.

Posted by: oh. my. god. | February 1, 2007 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Fergie. I hate that she uses her own name as an adjective - fergilicious (not, more like skankalicious). If Tyra's forehead can be seen from space, Fergie-ferg's is best viewed with a microscope. My mother always said that people with low foreheads are dim, and she was on to something as far as Fergie goes(and let's add Ellen Pompeo while we're at it). Oh, did I mention I'm totally jealous that she's dating Josh Duhmel?

Posted by: vjl | February 1, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

While there are many celebrities I dislike for a variety of reasons, I irrationally hate the entire casts of Party of Five and Dawson's Creek. I was supposed to be in the target audience for each show, and but I was never able to stomach the cast members. Seriously, maybe I missed it, but how has everyone failed to mention James Van der Beek? Talk about a forehead you can see from space. I'd like to think that he has fallen so far off the pop culture radar that he will never be heard from again!

Posted by: jn | February 1, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

re: Maggie Gyllenhaal

yep, looks like Jake got both the looks and the talent in that family. LOVE that cowboy.

OOPS! I forgot this is about hate.

Posted by: love2hate | February 1, 2007 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Let me just say that "enough said" can't be a legit post. Either you know and can clearly articulate the hate or you just don't know why, but you do. The rest of us can't get our jollies off your junk if you can't offer something for us to chew on. Now, my list...

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Punk A** B***H. He sold out Britney Spears, sold out Janet Jackson and cried on PUNKED. As far as I'm concerned the only thing he's bringing back is men with no backbone or b***s.

BEYONCE & JLO - Because if these ladies work any harder to become racially abiguous I will absolutely gag. If your talent appeals to a broad spectrum of fans GREAT!! But why must you go to such extremes that we are forced to ask - 'what's her background?' And it's not just the shades of blonde. For some reason, there is no questioning Jessica Alba, Mary J Blige and Eva Mendes.

SNOOP DOGG - NEWS FLASH: You ain't starvin' no more!! Your bank account is bigger than a lot of gangsters even dare to dream. Stop playin'. For goodness sake you made an appearance on WEEDS!! Your street cred is overdrawn. Go back to Marin Country where you belong.

R KELLY - King Bama!! Even if we ignore the legal issues - and really how can we? But, even if, his image and song writing has ruined two old school R&B artists for me: Charlie Wilson and Ron Isley. Sad, so sad.

BLAIR UNDERWOOD - Don't know why. Just rubs me the wrong way, no matter the role.

THE ENTIRE CAST OF SEINFELD - These were the meanest most self centered individuals I've ever seen. Nothing about them was funny, irreverent or interesting. I told people that I would start watching the show the day the entire cast was killed in a freak chipper accident on the streets of NY and the remaining episodes were filmed at the Pearly Gates where the characters defended themselves before St. Peter.

There's more. I just know there is. Just can't think.

Possibly the best post EVER!!!!

Posted by: Cooky | February 1, 2007 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Oprah is such a pompous ass. Just seems so overly proud of herself.

Cameron Diaz looks like the Joker.

Jim Carrey in another clown.

Katie Couric. Why did she go blonde?

Paris Hilton for obvious reasons. What does she do?

And any star with obvious fake boobs, a la Pam Anderson.

Any one with balloon lips, a la Lisa Renna.

Oh, and of course, anyone with super stretch face: Burt Reynolds, Joan Rivers, etc.

Posted by: V in VA | February 1, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I just saw Sarah Jessica Parker in a Garnier commercial and thought of Mr.Ed.
LOL

Posted by: Gem0124 | February 1, 2007 8:37 PM | Report abuse

How did I forget this earlier!

That annoying annoying girl with the elephant in the commercial for HD tv's talking about mirrors....

except when she says it - it is "meeeeyyyrrrrsss" or something awful like that. I completely and irrationally hate her. I used to think the "can you hear me now" guy was bad, but this girl has taken commerical annoyance hatred to a new level.....

Posted by: metoo | February 1, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

jon stewart. his name his style his hair his canadianess is he from canada (nothing against canada) but some canadians got this "I'm not american i'm canadian thing" he reeks of it. he's so sure of his views and arrogence drips from him long before his show which i can't stand and did i say robin (dork or is mork) william. puuuuke.

Posted by: hani habib | February 1, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

and while I'm at it...

ellen barkin - is/was she really supposed to be sexy?
meg ryan - good riddance
barry bonds - far from irrational, but ewww.
ben stiller - go away, and then maybe, we will miss you, and invite you back.
the cloon - aka george clooney - what's with that bobblehead thing he does whenever a woman is in a scene with him?

Posted by: metoo | February 1, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

i like mr. ed.

Posted by: hani habib | February 1, 2007 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Random comments...somebody asked "why Tim Russert?" I listed him earlier. He used to be okay, then I began to see him for the insider/suck-up/corruptomaniac he is, and his head started to look like a giant boil full of pus. I want to pop it. Actually, someone else can do that.

Generally, my visceral dislike for people isn't about looks (size of mouth, chin, whatever) it's about persona. I haven't seen Maggie Gyllenhaal in anything except for pictures, so I don't have a strong negative reaction to her. She looks nice, not gorgeous, obviously, intelligent. What I've seen of Claire Danes or Kelly Ripa, how they ARE, that's what turns me off.

But I just ran across one person who gives me the creeps for looks and persona. Not a star, but a bigshot--Harvey Weinstein. Yuck-a-doo!

Way to go, Liz, you're a genius.

Posted by: Kathleen | February 1, 2007 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Stephen Hunter, the alleged film reviewer for WaPo. Trying so hard to compensate for his shortcomings,falling so short. He's the Ted Nugent of journalism, without the charm or the talent. I despise everything about him, including his inability to review a film without injecting the word "I" into the piece.

Posted by: Peaches | February 1, 2007 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2007 11:03 PM | Report abuse

Good job Liz, on the discussion today too.
So, where is Gene? I thought he would have a HUGE list to post on here.

Posted by: Where is Gene? | February 1, 2007 11:35 PM | Report abuse

James VanDer Beek - No idea how to spell his name, no idea why I hate him, no idea why he was considered cute on Dawson's Creek and that football movie.
Misha Barton - arrogant and a blank slate does not equal a winning combination.
And, hani habib, Jon Stewart's from New York and grew up in New Jersey, so don't hate him for his Canadian-ness. (I personally love him, but, if you're going to hate him, you should probably know that his being from Canada isn't part of it.)

Posted by: 5Head Hater | February 2, 2007 4:25 AM | Report abuse

i'm going to get blasted for this, but I can't stand Sasha Baron Cohen. His arrogance, ego, and everything about him really bugs me.

I also can't stand Paris Hilton. I clapped in Epic Movie when someone landed on her. I just wish it had been real.

Posted by: Fuzzy Cat | February 2, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Nicholas Cage. Can't stand him! Changed his name so he wouldn't ride the Coppola coattails to stardom? He can't act, so methinks someone figured out who his uncle is.

And of course Paris. Although I feel she is so undeserving of attention that I'm even mad at myself for mentioning her to say I hate her.

Posted by: Sarah | February 2, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Thank you, bkp, for this:
"1) Jessica Simpson--her face has a more masculine bone structure than Nick's!"

I don't like to dislike anyone because of looks - it's just not right - and yet, JS's face bothers me to where I can't look at her. That dimple in her chin reminds me of Kirk Douglas.

Posted by: m.a. | February 2, 2007 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Thank you all posters for the fun of reading this and the actual tears I cried from laughing so hard.

Like many, I thought my husband and I were alone and somehow defective in a secret and shameful way for our irrational dislike of certain celebrities.

To paraphrase Janie (who I really want to be best friends with!), we are all beautifully united in our warm fuzzy ball of hatred.

Also please add Drew Carey to the list. Why did they replace the witty British host of "Whose Line is it Anyway" with that smug complacent larda** who tried so hard to be cool and risque but was really just lame?

Posted by: Annapolis | February 2, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

If you painted Sarah Jessica Parker green she'd look like that ugly witch in "The Wizard of Oz." Even has a wart on her chin.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 2, 2007 10:05 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if I should be depressed or not, but I only recognize about 30% of the 'celebrity' names listed. I don't watch network TV, cable, or action movies so I guess I'm not missing much.

Add to my list of hates: Roseanne Barr. White-trash with money.

Posted by: Out of the Loop | February 2, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

KATIE COURIC MUST GO AWAY!

The supreme condescending way she does EVERYTHING! is like scratching a chalkboard for me. She acts like she is smarter/better/more inciteful than anyone because she can read a telepromter! AGGGHHHH!!!!!

Posted by: NoCouric | February 2, 2007 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Wow, no one's mentioned the least funny of all late night talk show hosts, Conan O'Brien? His recurring schtick seems to be just a joke about his not being funny. Which he isn't. So the schtick isn't funny.

Then of course are the real heinous people. Tucker Carlson. Chris Matthews. Katie Couric. Wolf Blitzer and his wide-eyed look of contrived concern. He always reminds me of the pointy-haired, beady-eyed boss in Dilbert.

Posted by: NitWit | February 2, 2007 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Jim Carrey: He owes me money for "The Truman Show"

Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes

Monique: Pushing the fat=happy myth on women

Jennifer Aniston: throwing a 2 year pity party and using Vince Vaughn

Cameron Diaz: I hate the peppy, quirky, i'm so aware attitude

Also any celebrity that over uses the word..."amazing" is every relationship really "amazing" was working on that movie really "amazing" it just wears me out.

Posted by: Leighann | February 2, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Rejoice, fellow Diane Keaton haters! Ann Hornaday, WaPo movie critic, is on our side with today's review of "Because I Said So" (which looks and sounds awful):

'But most disheartening is her hysterically pitched portrayal of the clueless Daphne, hooting, screeching and pratfalling her way through a weirdly mannered performance. This is Diane Keaton, people. "Manhattan." "Annie Hall." "The Godfather." "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Acting like a whooping crane on Ritalin and getting hit in the face with a bar mitzvah cake. There oughta be a law.'

Posted by: Maritza | February 2, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Totally agree about Dianne Keaton... Grates me everytime I see her in some new stupid movie where she fakes frolicking fun. My random additions:

-Andie McDowell - she ruined every movie she's ever been in
-Joe Buck and Chris Berman - I know we're not talking about sports personalities here, but I wish these two would just go away
-Rosie - where to begin... she's not funny, she whines constantly, general unpleasantness

All that being said... If there were some reality show where the 5 people I mentioned are dropped in the middle of nowhere and forced to find their own way back to civilization, I would Tivo it faster than Berman and Rosie can make it the buffet line.

This has been extremely therapeutic. Thanks! Back to work...

Posted by: Scott | February 2, 2007 10:49 AM | Report abuse

I'm surprised no mentioned the world's most famous sperm donor: K-Fed.

Posted by: Lisa | February 2, 2007 11:01 AM | Report abuse

This topic is supposed to be all in fun! To the guy who used the word "Oriental," they're called Asians now! No posting should be allowed on a Washington Post site that bashes people based on their race, creed, national origin, etc. OUTRAGEOUS and Highly Offensive !!!!!!

Posted by: Jerry | February 2, 2007 11:22 AM | Report abuse

it didn't help to know that Jon Stewart is not from Canada, he should have been. I guess it was a subtle semi-innocent way of taking a wide swipe at all Canadians (except for a girl I used to love named Kenni who dumped me). But that's neither here nor there. I can't stand Jon Steart's show, hair or grating, unfunny manner. Never did (on his days with Tom Snyder ((who I do like))) to the present.

Posted by: hani habib | February 2, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Leonardo Dicaprio, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz....and all of those celebrities who are so environmentally aware because they drive a Prius but travel around the world in private jets and rent million dollar yachts to themselves

Posted by: Doni E | February 2, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I'm going to have to disagree on K-fed. He can't help that a millionare popstar with access to all the advice in the world, chose him. He did what he was supposed to do. If anything, he's business man of the year.

Posted by: Leighann | February 2, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Cant resist. My list of irrational hates:

- Those incredibly creepy Olsen twins. OMG, if you're hell bent on starving yourselves to death, please take the short cut!
- Goldie Hawn, the original bigfishmouth perpetrator
- Paris Hilton, you're everything that is wrong with the world and I know I'm a sadomasochist because I feel the need to affirm this all the time
- All high profile parents of celebrities, you are the reason why they are so ****ed up, not the media, not the fans, not the pressure.

Posted by: deva | February 2, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Diane Sawyer - condescension incarnate
Shannen Doherty - reliably hateable

Posted by: sal | February 2, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

tom cruise and chris rock, yuck!!!

Posted by: t | February 2, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

OK -- I'll say it. Halle Berry, but only when she goes into that "I am so beautiful, I can hardly stand myself" phony celebrity mode that she sometimes goes in to when being interviewed.

The rest of the time I like her.

Posted by: Carmen | February 2, 2007 12:06 PM | Report abuse

Definitely Andie McDowell - so smug and terrible acting. Sandra Bullock - I hate the "I'm your quirky BFF" thing. And of course, Barbara Streisand. Looking at her face makes me physically ill, hearing her sing induces excorist-like vomiting.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 2, 2007 12:34 PM | Report abuse

darn it. the guy who said Barbara Streisand songs drive him/her/both to exorcist like vomiting. I was gonna audition on American Idol singing, "I am a woman in love." You destroyed my dream.

Halle Barry rocks.

Posted by: hani habib | February 2, 2007 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I really think this important subject needs to have a continuation which allows fans of the "hated" to defend and to launch nasty barbs (not Streisand-like) at the people who hate the stars that they love. I.E. my defense of Halle Barry from the completely unreasonalbe and undeserved comments posted above.

Posted by: Hani Habib | February 2, 2007 1:04 PM | Report abuse

"Halle Barry (sic) rocks."

True, and as a black woman, I totally concur -- the exception being when Ms. Berry goes into that phony celeb mode I mentioned above.

Posted by: Carmen | February 2, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I cannot stand Cuba Gooding Jr.!!!!!

Catherine Zeta Jones lies about her age and comes across so aloof.

Isiah Washington is a pompous, ignorant, bigot.

I am beginning to wonder when Sienna Miller's 15 minutes are up.

Posted by: Marie | February 2, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

How could I forget R. Kelley?! He is number one on my list.

Posted by: Marie | February 2, 2007 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Why badmouth the guy for calling Asians "Orientals? You called them Asians! So what if he's not up on the latest politically correct jargon? And why is just referring to someone's race automatically considered bashing? Get off your high horse you idiot!

Posted by: Johntims | February 2, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Sandra Oh is Canadian. How can she be considered remotely Asian? There are three races: Caucasian, Negro, Oriental. There is a Negro woman in our office who is Jamaican. Would she be considered 'African-American?' No. She's Negro. Her nationality is Jamaican, which is under British rule. Therefore, all black people are not African-Americans. All orientals are not Asian. DUH!

Posted by: Anonymous | February 2, 2007 2:10 PM | Report abuse

If you really want to get technical, there's really no such thing as race -- DUH -- where have you been???? All I meant was we shouldn't resort to that level of insult -- otherwise it's not fun anymore -- and probably one of things the Post would remove based on their rules of posting.

Posted by: Jerry | February 2, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"Why badmouth the guy for calling Asians "Orientals? You called them Asians! So what if he's not up on the latest politically correct jargon? And why is just referring to someone's race automatically considered bashing? Get off your high horse you idiot!"

Because referring to an Asian as an "Oriental" is like calling an African America a "Negro".

Posted by: Noelle | February 2, 2007 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Harvey Keitel. Every since I saw "The Piano" my flesh crawls whenever I see him.
Katie Couric. Her looks and voice are like nails on a blackboard to me.
Rosie O'Donnell. I can't stand people who can't keep their mouths shut.

Posted by: jennifer | February 2, 2007 2:59 PM | Report abuse

top on my list of 'most-hated-for-no-good-reason' JAIMEE FOXX. yuck, yuck & YUCK. i have hated him since the jaimee foxx show, it's so bad that i refused to see 'ray' because he was in it. he just looks like a yucky rat. i also have always hated brad pitt -- my girlfriends couldn't understand, but he always looked like he had body odor & greasy, dirty hair. can't stand him. also hate jennifer gardner for no real reason except that years ago she was in washington square and her eyebrows needed to be waxed, and i haven't been able to look at her since. hated alias, hate that she is married to wussy, whiney ben afflack. and just for good measure i can't STAND KATIE COURIC.

Posted by: ihatejaimeefoxx | February 2, 2007 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I have a deep and inexplicable hatred for Nicole Kidman. Every time I see her, I am filled with disgust, and I have absolutely no idea why.

I hate Gwenyth Paltrow for ALL the reasons above, times 1000, plus the fact that she is married to whiny emo-poster boy Chris Martin. Ugh.

Has anyone else noticed that the Olsen twins look exactly like the little boy vampire in Lost Boys?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 2, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

"m. night shymalan - its not that we don't get you - you actually suck." - metoo

Laughed my butt off at that one, it's so true....

One much less well-known celeb known only to Caps fans: Craig Laughlin, who's a sportscaster for the Caps. His voice and dialogue drive me nuts...he's a consummate name-dropper who loves to make up idiotic nicknames for the players just to show how well he knows them: I was so glad when Dale Hunter retired just so I wouldn't have to hear "The Locker" (as he calls himself) call him "Huntsy" again!

Oh, and Nic Cage...talk about your one-role actors! Con Air/Face-off/The Rock, you name it, he's always a smarta** smug know-it-all.

And one other person I don't think has been mentioned, maybe because he's been dead awhile: Andy Kaufman. Totally freaks me out whenever I see Taxi re-runs or anything else he was in.

Posted by: Damien | February 2, 2007 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Oprah
Dr. Phil
Rosie
Fergie aka fergalicious
Barry Bonds
Michael Vick & his thug brother
Paula Abdul & Randy "Dawg"
Jared Leto after my so called life

Posted by: Jenn from Winch | February 2, 2007 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Jay Leno. My dislike is so fierce that I have to change the channel if I'm watching an NBC show and there's a promo for The Tonight Show.

Posted by: Arlington | February 2, 2007 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Celine Dion - ("i am zee greatest singer in zee world")

Tyra Banks (props for the "i ain't a fat girl" crusade, but aside from that, she is the most egotistical person ever).

Nicolas Cage (egad, the movie where he played twins--twice the annoying whininess!)

Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, Dr. Laura, Judge Judy

Posted by: shelley | February 2, 2007 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Number one on my list.....Nancy Grace. I cannot stand the woman. I haven't even watched the show. Just seeing her makes me turn off the tv.

Next, Ann Coulter. Stupid, stupid woman.

Followed by Gwyneth Paltrow. She has not been in a hit movie since Shakespeare in Love. I don't see why she is so famous.

Jennifer Aniston because she acts the same in every movie.

Then all of the tiny women who are famous for just being famous......Paris, Nicole, the kids from Laguna Beach.

And the person who I have hated since her arrival on the scene...Britney Spears. She cannot sing, cannot act, and cannot dress....a triple threat.

Posted by: Zee | February 2, 2007 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I agree with almost everyones list but I just have to add someone who I did not see mentioned: DERMOT MULRONEY. How does this guy keep getting movies, that stupid smerk of his. He has no talent.

Posted by: rp | February 3, 2007 12:26 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Serg G. | February 3, 2007 4:18 PM | Report abuse

WTF was that?

Posted by: Anonymous | February 4, 2007 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Jessica, Ashlee, Joe and the mom Simpson
Kirsten Dunst
Paris Hilton
Britney Spears
Nicole Richie
Joel Madden
Hilary Duff
Hannah Montana
Jennifer Lopez
P Diddy
Lindsay Lohan
Rachel Ray
Tom Cruise
Katie Holmes
Jolie and Pitt
The Olsens
Mischa Barton
Kelly Rippa
Madonna
Cameran Diaz
Reese Witherspoon
Randy Jackson

Posted by: Anonymous | February 5, 2007 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Ladies and gentlemen, check your sanity at the door...we're all clones, apparently!

Sergei, that was truly one of the weirdest posts I have ever seen. Seek help.

Posted by: Damien | February 5, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

For no discernable reasons, I despise Sir Tony Hopkins. I can't think of any particular movie which caused this reaction, or an interview or anything. His very existence makes me passionately angry. And I have no idea why. Maybe it's the "Sir" part. Or something.

Posted by: loonatic | February 5, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

DEMI MOORE! The broad couldn't act starting on General Hospital, still cannot. Gets treated as Hollywood royalty when she hasn't turned in any watchable work in, oh, a decade. And NO, she has NOT had a comeback, it was all manufactured on magazine covers (come on- "Charlie's Angels Full Throttle" and a bit in "Bobby" does NOT a comeback make). The career dried up because, lest we forget, she SUCKS. Best late-career move was marrying Ashton, lowering my estimation of him out of sight. She's elevated white trash and nothing else; did anyone else ever see her mother in High Society magazine aping her daughter's Vanity Fair cover? TRUE. It was as wretched as her daughter's career- then, Demi sold photos of her dying mother for a photgraphy book. NICE- think I'll continue to avert my eyes from her skanky plastic face & body; wish everyone else would!

Posted by: Noodles | February 5, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

sandra oh
judi dench
john malkovich
james van der head
jennifer love hewitt
cynthia nixon
patricia heaton
carrot top
clint howard
the snapple lady

Posted by: poesy | February 5, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Most of all I can't stand those complete idiots, the Olsen twins. They have no talent. They were the uglist babies I ever seen. I can't stand seeing the least talented people make the most money. Also,
Britney Spears, Kelly Ripa, Kathy Lee Gifford and all those air heads that Regis has on. The only reason why Gwenth Paltrow got the academy award is because her famous father lobbied for her. Cate Blanchett should of won that year. Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie should do something worthwhile, like fight for a cause that's worth it. Like help sick children and dogs instead of your sick ego.
Jennifer Aniston makes terrible movies and should stop using divorce to get on every cover of every magazine. You are not that important Jen!!

Posted by: Barbara | February 5, 2007 5:48 PM | Report abuse

My number one favorite to hate is Rachael Ray. Don't even get me started. SO glad to see I'm not alone! I avoid the cracker aisle now that her face is on EVERY friggin' Nabisco product - gag! So sad to see so little talent making so much money.

Close behind are Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter. They make my blood boil. My husband is forbidden to watch The Factor if I'm at home. Self-righteous A*holes!

Posted by: JR2 | February 5, 2007 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Macy Gray -- sounds like Donald Duck
Rachael Ray -- complete hack, plus annoying
Nicholas Cage -- weird and awful
Jennifer Aniston -- preening little priss in love with her hair, wasn't believable in Bruce Almighty as a likeable person
Paris-Nicole-Britney -- nuff said
All bony-thin actresses -- get a sandwich
Ellen Pompeo -- don't get what the big deal is there
Kelly Ripa -- bony plus obnoxious
Tom Cruise -- GAY, short and paying a parade of women to pose as his wives
Angelina Jolie -- self-righteous
Oprah -- ditto
Sandra Lee -- semi half-baked
Mary-Louise Parker -- big clenched-jaw whiner on The West Wing
Any actress with fake boobs
Cameron Diaz -- finds a way in most movies to dance around in her underwear
Sean Combs -- just because he should stick with that name and none other
David Caruso -- takes lame lines and turns them into intense Method crap
Jennifer Love Hewitt -- blecch
Simpson sisters
Hilton sisters
Olsen sisters
Justin Timberlake -- exactly WHAT is sexy about this child?
Lisa Rinna -- lips on steroids
Jack White -- ugly, pasty, weird, nasty hair
Any actress or singer who is so greedy and fame-hungry that they decide to have their own fashion line, perfume, etc. Pick a profession and stick with it!
Tori Spelling -- huge ugly eyes, poor thing
Mariah Carey -- has a chimpanzee mouth, no other way to explain it
Celine Dion -- stupid, grew up way too sheltered and ugly beyond words
Barbra Streisand -- long claw nails, and nasal "Hello Gorgeous" accent
Michael Jackson -- too many reasons to list
Any celebrity who doesn't have even a high-school diploma
Raven Symone -- can't stand her weird eyes and mouth, pretty crappy little actress too
Cheney-Bush-Rumsfeld-Condi-Limbaugh-O'Reilly-Coulter-Rove

Posted by: joywatching | February 5, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Rachael Ray
Kelly Ripa
Rachael Ray
Rosie O'Donnell
Rachael Ray
Donald Trump
Rachael Ray
Kathie Lee Gifford
Rachael Ray
Lara Spencer
Rachael Ray
Britney Spears
Rachael Ray
Katharine McPhee
Rachael Ray
Tom Cruise
Rachael Ray
Paris Hilton
Rachael Ray
Susan Sarandon
Rachael Ray
Jennifer Aniston
Rachael Ray
Jennifer Lopez
Rachael Ray
Gwyneth Paltrow
Rachael Ray
RACHAEL RAY

Posted by: SoCalHottie | February 6, 2007 6:08 AM | Report abuse

Rachael Ray (to the 10th power)
Paris Hilton

Posted by: susan | February 6, 2007 7:31 AM | Report abuse

I cannot stand one thing about Rachael Ray! And, I cannot escape her, she infuriates me.

Posted by: Muriel | February 6, 2007 8:57 AM | Report abuse

Throw that hideous excuse for an actress Raven Simone on there as well. Cute kid when she was on the Cosby Show, but she clearly grew up being told she was a good actress and never learned how to...oh, I dunno...act. The writing on her show is abysmal (even my 7-year old niece can't stand it anymore) so that doesn't help, but she's so gawdawful I don't think it would matter

Posted by: Damien | February 6, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I hate, hate, hate Rachael Ray and Gwen Stefani

Posted by: Gae | February 6, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Julia Roberts -- mediocre actress, totally screwed up love life, home wrecker, yet we're always told how loveable she is. Laura Linney should have won the oscar that year. Julia just needs to go away and stop horse laughing in our faces.

Posted by: Amy | February 6, 2007 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I know lots will disagree - but I have this irrational hatred of Kiefer Sutherland. He comes on - the channel turns. "24" seems like a lifetime when he's on...

Posted by: gregnva | February 6, 2007 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Ed Wynn.

Yeah, I know he's dead, but that diminishes nothing about my precious feelings.

Posted by: Steve G | February 6, 2007 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton
Britney Spears
Madonna
Alec Baldwin
Barbra Streisand
John Cusack
Katie Couric
Rachael Ray
Jessica Simpson
Mariah Carey
Celine Dion
Michael Irvin
Deion Sanders
Chris Berman
Barry Bonds
Sammy Sosa

Posted by: Moody Blue | February 6, 2007 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Oprah - Pompous beyond belief!
Rachel Ray - What a mess! Her and her disgusting sammies, stoups, goops and poops.
Angelina Jolie - trying to look classy, too little too late - really a skanky dirty girl.
Julia Roberts - Pretentious snob.

What happened to really good interesting actors and celebraties? They're boring us to death!!

Posted by: Andi | February 6, 2007 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Rachael Ray
Hillary Clinton
Rachael Ray
Hillary Clinton
Rachael Ray
Al Gore
Rachael Ray
"Rappers"
Rachael Ray

Posted by: Honey Porter | February 6, 2007 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Paris Hilton and Tom Cruise are definitely at the top of the list. Paris is a perfect example of how you don't need one ounce of percievable talent to be famous. It's disheartening to me that her ilk can command such attention.
As for Tom Cruise - the man has lost his mind, plain and simple.
Others include:
Rachael Ray and Giada DeLaurentes (sic) - they smile too much, creepy - and Jack Nicholson. I can't really explain that last one.

Posted by: Beck | February 6, 2007 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Kurt and Kyle Busch make me sick to my stomach when they are interviewed. Wish I could buy them for what their worth and sell them for what they think they are!!! Then I'd be one of those rich chicks you love to hate! They can't drive either!

Posted by: Kim | February 6, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Gilbert Godfried - wtf is he famous for?Hate his voice, his look, his schtick

David Spade - sleazy, ugly, greasy, smarmy, untalented

SHARON STONE - I can't believe she hasn't made this list yet! She 's a talentless twit who lucked out with ONE decent movie years ago. Since then, all her movies have sucked and lost money, yet she gets paid millions. Also, I hate the way she sashays down the red carpet all the time, like some drunk drama student, look at me, look at me.

RACHEL RAY - go away already. She throws 30 ingredients into 5 pans and tells the soccer moms they can make that slop too, all in 30 minutes, just like her. Yeah, right. MOST egregious sin - her grammar, or lack thereof. She constantly says "I'm gonna make this...", "I want one of them cookies there", "I got a lot going on....". Not to mention she dresses like hell, wears too much makeup, screams all the time and her mouth is large enough to swallow one of her dumbass oval pans!

Posted by: A | February 7, 2007 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Rachel Ray, Andy Dick, Rachel Ray, Ellen Pompeo and did I mention Rachel Ray?

Posted by: Sharon | February 7, 2007 11:53 AM | Report abuse

I hate Jessica Lange. Her performance in 'Frances' ranks among her worst - she was a piece of cardboard. She's managed to use her looks and large chest to get jobs and somebody else's husband. Now that she's aging, she looks pathetic - did anyone see Masked & Anonymous, still trying to look sexy Jessica?
And Che Guevara is her idol, right Jessica, you live such a similar lifestyle and all.

Posted by: Mila | February 16, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Many of the most obvious choices have been mentioned repeatedly and so should be given, like on Wheel of Fortune how they "give" you RSTLNE right off the bat.
Rachael Ray (even hate the way she spells her first name, get that second "A" out of there)
Maniston is one of the most unattractive women ever, with that huge honker and weird jawline. Also couldn't act to save her life.
Ray Romano with that voice, weak chin and irritating "wardrobe" of t shirt underneath an open flannel shirt- pure evil.Doris Roberts as his mom and that guy who played his Dad were embarrassingly awful. WHY did anyone watch that show?
YES! LOVE Hewitt must be stopped also, fancying herself the new Audrey Hepburn. Don't get me started on her pointy face and fake looking hair.
Pamela Anderson - just hideous as is Tommy Lee, both need a good sheep-dip.
Renee Z,- the squinty eyes and puffy cheeks! Acting ability= zip.
Bill O'Reilly- scary beyond words, invented smug self-important hypocrisy.
Any local newscasters, anywhere, not least of which for referring to everyone as "folks".
Glad to see someone else hates Helen Hunt too, she's weird and ruined As Good As It Gets.
Everyone on Desperate Housewives- and was Nicollette Sheridan ALWAYS a man in a dress and I just didn't notice?
Michael Bolton- screeching voice, actually penned "Love Is a Wonderful Thing", see also Nicollette Sheridan.
Lisa Marie Presley and her mother- for being complete nutjobs.
Tobey McGuire,
Matt Damon,
Jennifer Garner,
Russell Crowe
Bindi Irwin (shame on her mother for having her shill the Dad's memory)
the wooden Joan Lunden
Entire cast of Friends
Anyone named Gyllenhaal



Posted by: Angry Mob | February 16, 2007 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Rachel Raye has creepy looking hands. they look like midget's hands. i don't think I could eat anythign she prepared with those hands.

Posted by: hateraye | February 16, 2007 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Kevin Costner, for Dances with Wolves. During the scene where he was riding in front of the troops I kept shouting "Where did you learn to shoot?"

Posted by: Anonymous | February 16, 2007 7:36 PM | Report abuse

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