Madonna Gets Busted for Texting and Other Celebs With Bad Movie Manners

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The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain is notorious for its policy on manners during the movies and makes no exceptions for celebrities. Recently, Queen of Pop (and our collective eye rolls) Madonna was caught texting during a screening of 12 Years a Slave at the Walter Reade Cinema in Lincoln Center.  The film by Steve McQueen tells the story of a free black man who was captured and sold into slavery in the antebellum South of the United States.

It was reported when one audience member tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to please stop Madge responded, “It's for business … enslaver!" When the CEO and Co-Founder of the Alamo Drafthouse caught wind of the story, he tweeted, “Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies.”

Madonna isn’t the only big celebrity to cause a ruckus at the movies. Here’s a list of fellow Hollywood elite who could use a little Alamo Drafthouse manner lessons when it comes to their behavior at the movies, and on the red carpet on their way into the movies.

Madonna Gets the Boot for Texting During '12 Years a Slave'

The Alamo Drafthouse movie theater chain is notorious for its policy on manners during the movies and makes no exceptions for celebrities. Recently, Queen of Pop (and our collective eye rolls) Madonna was caught texting during a screening of 12 Years a Slave at the Walter Reade Cinema in Lincoln Center.  The film by Steve McQueen tells the story of a free black man who was captured and sold into slavery in the antebellum South of the United States.

It was reported when one audience member tapped her on the shoulder and asked her to please stop Madge responded, “It's for business … enslaver!" When the CEO and Co-Founder of the Alamo Drafthouse caught wind of the story, he tweeted, “Until she apologizes to movie fans, Madonna is banned from watching movies.”

Madonna isn’t the only big celebrity to cause a ruckus at the movies. Here’s a list of fellow Hollywood elite who could use a little Alamo Drafthouse manner lessons when it comes to their behavior at the movies, and on the red carpet on their way into the movies.

Justin Bieber Was Caught Underaged and Trying to Rage

Before the Biebs was hanging with Jaden and getting tatted up, the pop star was getting kicked out of movie theaters for trying to sneak in like every other teenager in America. While on tour in Massachussetts in 2010, Bieber tried sneaking into the VIP seating of Showcase Cinema de Lux at Patriot Place, which is strictly 21+. Bieber and his friends were caught and removed from the theater. Oh, baby.

Fred Willard and His Lewd Conduct

Willard was arrested in July of 2012 for pleasuring himself at the adult Tiki Theater in Hollywood. His lewd conduct charge did lead to the cancellation of a television project with ABC, but his career and public appeal haven’t dwindled as much as his fellow members of the Masturbating in Public Mens Club of Hollywood (not a real organization).


Bruce Willis Was a Total Jerk

Press Junkets are a major part of marketing a new film. Seasoned actors like Bruce Willis should be used to them by now. This past summer, while promoting Red 2, Willis gave a cringe-worthy interview. The actor scoffed sarcastically, “Great chat,” and gave bland sarcastic responses. Ugh, no thanks Bruce. Where are your manners?

Jesse Eisenberg Was an Even Bigger Jerk

The Social Network actor was so painfully rude to an interviewer for his film Now You See Me, it made me wish it was a prank or some sort of satire. Sadly, it wasn’t. Eisenberg was just that awful to this unfortunate reporter. Watch if you dare.

Pee Wee Herman-Gate

In 1991 Paul Reubens, aka Pee Wee Herman, was notoriously arrested for masturbating in an adult cinema. Due to the scandal, his children’s television series Pee Wee’s Playhouse was promptly canceled and the actor retreated from the public eye for years after.

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton Made Us Want to Shield Our Eyes

There were plenty of bizarre red carpet moments from the Angelina and Billy-Bob era. Who could forget the couple wearing each other’s blood in vials around their necks? Perhaps the most cringe-worthy moment was during a red carpet interview when the couple announced they just had sex in the back of Thornton's pick-up truck. They took “canoodling” to strange, strange heights.

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