Stars That Were Banned From Talk Shows!

Over the years, a number of celebrities have been barred from appearing on talk shows.

Frequently, the banned celebrity or the host in issue has come out and stated this information, including the reasons for their exclusion from live television.

After being found looking through Meryl Streep’s purse, one of the celebrities on this list was banned from Letterman!

Vivica A Fox

BANNED FROM: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel removed Vivica A. Fox from his talk program after she discussed what happened with Andy Cohen.

“I was taken aback because I used to regularly appear on his show.” “And there was only one time I went on the show and he made fun of my good buddy Star Jones,” Vivica explained to Andy.

After Jimmy criticized Star, Vivica left the show. She was then purportedly blacklisted, and Vivica explained that she was astonished because Jimmy had privately apologized to her.

Hugh Grant

BANNED FROM: Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Hugh Grant was dubbed “one of Jon Stewart’s worst guests ever” by Jon Stewart.

Grant was Jon’s worst guest, and “we’ve had dictators on the program,” he said during a Q&A in 2012. Hugh allegedly grumbled about having other places to be the entire time he was there, according to Jon. At the time, Third Beat magazine said, “He’s giving everyone sh*t the whole time, and he’s a major pain in the ass.” Hugh would never be invited back, he warned the audience.

Hugh took to Twitter to respond to Jon’s ban.

Kathy Griffin

BANNED FROM: The Ellen Show

Kathy Griffin said that Ellen DeGeneres had barred her from appearing on her morning show.

Ellen was questioned about the rumor, as well as her thoughts on Kathy.

“Very mean,” Ellen replied. I know she was adamant about being on the show, but we didn’t book her. She did so much that I had to kick her off the show. I didn’t kick her off the program because you have to be on it to be kicked off.”

Joan Rivers

BANNED FROM: The Tonight Show

When Johnny Carson was the presenter, Joan Rivers was first barred from appearing on The Tonight Show. The suspension was then extended to Jay Leno’s hosting gig.

“Out of respect for Johnny, I didn’t want to [have Rivers as a guest] while he was still living.” In an interview on sustaining Carson’s order, Leno remarked, “I don’t think he wanted to see her on the show, and that’s why we didn’t do it.” Jay was asked why Joan hadn’t returned when Johnny Carson died in 2005.

“It got a little awkward by that point, too,” he replied. Joan was going on and on about me, and I thought to myself, “Let the ground lay fallow for a bit and see what happens,” but she never stopped! And I loved Joan — I mean, Joan Rivers was the first signature I ever received… I went to meet her at the Chateau de Ville in Framingham[, Mass.] since we were friends, but it became awkward after that, and we never did it.”

The enmity between Johnny and Joan began decades ago, when she was a regular guest host on the Tonight Show. Joan quit to start her own late-night show, causing a stir.

Artie Lange


Following allegations of Artie Lange’s drug problems, Conan O’Brien prohibited him from appearing on his show.

On Twitter, Artie acknowledged the ban and expressed gratitude.


BANNED FROM: Piers Morgan‘s cancelled CNN show.

Morgan has a history of public feuds with celebrities, and his feud with Madonna extends back many years.

When Madonna joined Twitter, he made it clear that she would not be appearing on his TV show.

Dax Shepard


Dax recalls being kicked off Conan’s show and the cause for it.

“I had done the pre-interview in a blackout, and I woke up to the hotel security shaking me awake,” he recalled on a podcast. And I had to be on Conan in less than 20 minutes after being jolted awake… When I arrive on the show, I have no idea what he’s talking about. I can tell he’s preparing me for stories I’ve told, but I’m not familiar with any of them. So, I’m simply doing my best to be amusing out there, and I’m a shambles. The audience seemed to enjoy it now. For the audience, everything was fine.