Robert Downey Jr Walks Out of Channel 4 Interview!
Robert Downey Jr has been seen walking out of an interview with Channel 4 News when asked about his past problems with drugs.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy was interviewing him about his new film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, when things turned awkward.
Asked about his past drug problems and his time spent in prison, the US actor abruptly ended the interview.
“It’s getting a bit Diane Sawyer and you’re a bit of a schmuck,” he was heard saying while exiting.
US broadcaster Sawyer is renowned for her probing personal questions and the confessional nature of the interviews she conducts with celebrities.
At the start of the interview, broadcast on Wednesday, Downey seemed happy to answer questions about the new Avengers movie and his role as Iron Man.
But the mood turned when he was asked about a quote he gave to the New York Times some years ago, in which he had made reference to his time in prison.
The actor declined to expand on the quote, saying it had come at a specific time.
Guru-Murthy went on to bring up Downey Jr’s relationship with his father and “the dark periods you went to,” prompting the actor to say: “I’m sorry, what are we doing?”
A publicist off camera then stopped the interview, at which point Downey Jr jumped up and left the room.
It is not the first time a Hollywood personality has been unhappy with Guru-Murthy’s line of questioning.
In 2013 Quentin Tarantino refused to discuss the violence in his film Django Unchained
Bajaj Auto Plans to Export Quadricycle!
Three-wheeler giant Bajaj Auto will be exporting its ‘quadricycle’ vehicle to its traditional export destinations in Sri Lanka, Egypt and Nigeria, according to The Economic Times. The launch of the vehicle in India had been halted for three years due to legal actions by rivals, despite the government approving the new category of vehicles and the company will be reaching out to its overseas market to avoid losses. Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said that rivals are trying to muddle the issue by calling the vehicle, which has four wheels and four seats a car, as it is being powered by a three-wheeler engine and is considerably slower. “For me, it is a superior three-wheeler,” he said.
Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand!
Singing icon who sold over 145 million records and won over fourteen Grammy Awards, including an Album of the Year Award for The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963.
She starred with Joan Rivers in the off-off-Broadway play, Driftwood.
She acted in the films Yentl and Meet the Parents and won an Oscar for her role in Funny Girl.
She married Elliott Gould on March 21, 1963 and, after their divorce on July 9, 1971, she married James Brolin on July 1, 1998. She and Gould had a son named Jason together.
He starred in the film Hello, Dolly!, which was directed by Gene Kelly.