When you are amongst the elite of celebrities who are the most photographed in the world then eventually you are going to slip up. Embarrassing moments were once just funny stories swapped at parties but nowadays these incidents can be captured on film in a flash and made viral around the world. It's every celebrities' worst nightmare - being caught out looking anything less than perfect.
The bigger bonus for us fans is when two celebrities share an embarrassing moment together. There have been awkward encounters with the ex, celebrity babies not behaving themselves, arrests caught on camera and some serious shade thrown in all different directions. Often we forget that these stars are only human too and slipping up is just as easy for them as it is for us.
16 Paris Hilton Storms Out On Interviewer Who Mentions Kim Kardashian
How do you make a millionaire heiress storm off and cry? Ask her if her moment in the limelight has been handed over to Kim Kardashian, that's how. When ABC News went to Paris Hilton's home to interview her in 2013, the over-sensitive heiress was asked if her fame was drawing to an end and she looked away from the camera then stormed off the screen.
15 Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Fighting On American Idol
The ongoing battle of the divas between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj turned the set of American Idol into a children's playground. They couldn't even make it through the auditions without getting catty or rolling their eyes at each other and it all started to become embarrassingly immature.
Minaj referred to Carey as "Sir", Carey said in an interview that she didn't know Minaj was singer and that she just "rapped or whatever", Minaj pretended to strangle Carey from behind her back and was caught on tape by TMZ. There was no end to the childish arguments and it just goes to prove you should never have too many divas in a room at once.
14 Kimye's Matching Cleavage
We know some couples like to match but this is just embarrassing. In a hilarious moment captured in the front row at Paris Fashion Week late last year, the world's most photographed husband and wife showed off some ample cleavage.
Kimye, as the couple are affectionately known, were hounded by hundreds of paparazzi during the prestigious week. Kim had the world talking and memes going wild when she was spotted stepping out with bleach blonde locks. But it was this fashion faux pas which managed to land the most laughs.
13 James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow Play Fight
Directors James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow were once married for three years during the late eighties. The pair were barely in the same room together again until the Oscars in 2010 when they were both nominated for big awards.
Cameron directed Avatar (2009) on a $237 million budget and expected to win big. Bigelow directed The Hurt Locker (2008) on a $15 million budget and managed to scoop Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Film Editing. Cameron was only joking around about being caught trying to strangle his ex-wife after her win but actions do speak louder than words.
12 Calvin Harris Rejects Taylor Swift
Well, now this is very awkward. A year before Calvin Harris went official with Taylor Swift he Capital FM radio that she was the "opposite" of his type and that he would swipe left on Tinder. When he was given a list of famous faces to swipe left or right for by presenter Lisa Snowdon, the DJ said, "The thing is she’s just the opposite of my type. She looks lovely but she’s the opposite of my type so I would just go left."
To make things even more awkward he said he would swipe right for Ellie Goulding who is a very close friend to his new girlfriend. The music-making duo have been dating since early this year and hopefully she has forgiven him for this face value rejection.
11 Derek Hough Reveals Too Much Of Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara will probably avoid actor Derek Hough at parties in the future. At the Emmy's in 2014, she was swept off her feet by the Dancing With The Stars pro but when flipped upside down her dress revealed a bit too much and everyone caught a look at her nip-slip.
That night Vergara had already offended some of the Emmy's viewers when she appeared on stage in a very revealing outfit. The 42-year-old actress defended herself when she told reporters, "I think it's absolutely the opposite. It means someone can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money, so I absolutely think it's ridiculous."
10 Anne Hathaway and James Franco's Zero Chemistry
Anne Hathaway and James Franco appeared like the dream team to present the Oscars in 2011. On the morning after the show, critics gave Franco scathing reviews labelling him "disinterested" and "a flop" whilst Hathaway was handed all the praise for working her butt off.
The pair came across like an awkward couple with zero chemistry and some on Twitter even compared it to an "awkward first date". Although they got through to the end without any serious glitches, it does go without saying that these two should never attempt to co-present again.
9 Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden Frolic On The Beach
Actor Doug Hutchison and his young bride, 19-year-old Courtney Stodden, extinguished all rumours that their marriage was on the rocks by frollicking on this beach just last year. The photos that emerged were all over the DailyMail website and seeing 54-year-old actor paw at his young bride was enough to turn any stomach.
The most cringeworthy thing is just how much of a stunt these pictures clearly are - who wears stilettos on the beach? The couple had split late 2013 and both signed a separation agreement. The fame hungry pair then did a romantic U-turn and have announced that they will be renewing their vows. Nobody cares, put her down.
8 Miley Cyrus Doesn't Impress Sinead O'Connor
Did Miley Cyrus never hear the old saying: Don't meet your heroes. Obviously not, because in 2013 she claimed that her Wrecking Ball video was homage to Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U video and that she was a huge fan. In both performances the singers are captured singing emotionally and directly to the camera. This did not please O'Connor who came back with a scathing response.
The Irish singer/songwriter published an open letter on her website which read:
"I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way "cool" to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. The music business doesn’t give a sh*t about you, or any of us. They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted.. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, "they" will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone".
7 Amber Rose Gets Destroyed On Twitter
Once upon a time, Amber Rose was the woman of Kanye West's dreams and she would rarely be seen anywhere without her scantily clad beau right by her side. That was until he shacked up with Kim Kardashian and the aggressive Twitter wars began.
The fight was originally started by Khloe Kardashian but it took Kanye to finish it. In a radio interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club he said, "If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn't be an Amber Rose. It's very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that's with Amber Rose...I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim". It's one of the most brutal burns of all time and we would not want to be in Amber's shoes when she heard that one.
6 Harry Styles and Taylor Swift Throw Shade
It would be too difficult for Taylor Swift not to bump into an ex-boyfriend at an award show as she has dated quite a few pop stars. At the MTV Music Awards in 2013 the I Knew You Were Trouble (which was penned about Styles) singer strutted past the One Direction star like he didn't even exist.
Styles looked surprised at the snub and his band members appear to be making a bit of a joke about it. Maybe he should read the lyrics of the song about him again because lines like "and he’s long gone when he’s next to me" prove that she's really not interested anymore.
5 Solange Shows All Her Crazy
Hell hath no fury like a violent sister-in-law and nobody learned this lesson harder than rapper Jay-Z. Last year at the Met Gala he entered an elevator with his wife, Béyonce, and her sister Solange who then violently attacked him. The fight looked completely unprovoked and with Béyonce just standing there not getting involved it all became even more confusing.
The CCTV footage was leaked by TMZ after a member of staff at the hotel handed it over breaching the security rules. The internet went into overdrive discussing possible theories about why she made the attack but everyone agreed this was a side of Solange no one had ever seen before.
4 John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson's Creepy Moment
John Travolta did not have the best year in 2014. He was accused in the tabloids of harassing an ex-employee, introduced singer Idina Menzel as Adele Dazeem at the Oscars and then had this cringeworthy snap taken on the red carpet with Scarlett Johansson.
As much as Travolta contests that this snap was just down to bad timing it did not stop circulating on the internet and was the image behind some very popular memes. It's really not that creepy when you look at it properly - okay, it is.
3 Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake's Superbowl Nip Slip
Super Bowl XXXVIII is one that everyone will remember and it's for all the wrong reasons. During the halftime show when Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performed together, he ripped part of her costume and exposed her breast sans nipple shield. The moment lasted just half a second but with 143 million viewers at home it did not go unnoticed.
It was labelled a "wardrobe malfunction" or by the tabloids "nipplegate". The Federal Communications Commission fined CBS $550,000 but this was contested and thrown out of court as it was a complete "accident". Jackson received an intense public backlash and has not been able to live down the moment ever since.
2 North West Throws a Tantrum
It's tough being a mother and doesn't Kim Kardashian just know it. As much as her two-year-old daughter, North West, dresses like she belongs in the front row it's her behaviour that tells a whole different story.
Kim was seated between Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, and Béyonce during Paris Fashion Week last year when her daughter decided to throw a fit. Kicking and screaming she had to be carried out of the show, reminding the world that toddlers may not always behave themselves while sitting front row at a fashion show.
1 Tom Cruise Petrifies Oprah
It was ten years ago but we will never forget this moment and we are guessing neither will Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey or poor Katie Holmes. To proclaim his love for his then-girlfriend, Katie Holmes, Cruise decided to shake Winfrey violenty, fist-pump the air and jump up and down on the couch like a maniac. He then retrieved Holmes from behind the scenes and marched her out to the audience.
This is still considered one of the very first online viral videos and it was parodied by many comedians. Since the event, the pair were married, had a daughter together, and then Holmes filed for divorce and fled. It wasn't true love after all but it will always be one of the most cringeworthy moments of all time.