Shame on you, a’Busey!

I have interviewed many celebs from Zac Efron to Paris Hilton. I like to ask questions that mean something to me and the readers of StarzLife.

On Sunday night I was covering a charity event for StarzLife at the Beverly Hills Hilton for Children Uniting Nations. All of the celebs that I interviewed that night were inspirational, patient and kind except for Mr. Gary Busey. I respect Mr. Busey but to be honest by the end of my interview with him for StarzLife I felt sorry for him. This is America and as a member of the press I believe in freedom of speech but in my opinion Mr. Busey has some growing up to do and should follow some of his own advice.


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44 Responses to Shame on you, a’Busey!

  1. February 25, 2008 at 11:06 pm #

    I’m still so shocked! WHAT A JERK! Poor Gracie! =(

  2. February 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm #

    OMG He is a total Jerk!! I am SO proud of the 11 yr old girl who interviewed him. If that were me at 11, I’d be in TEARS!! She held her composure and acted like a TRUE star!! You go girl! 😉

  3. February 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm #

    I thought that Gracie did an amazing job handling the insane situation! If she’s this professional and calm/cool/collected this young, her skills will only get better. The saying is “Bad press is good press” and in this case it is bad for Busey and good for I’d never heard of the website until this incident and now is on my list of favorites. GREAT JOB GRACIE!!!

  4. February 26, 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    Gracie, you are the best!

  5. February 26, 2008 at 7:20 pm #


  6. February 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    Good job, Gracie!

    Busey is such a hack, haha. I have never seen him in anything, and cannot believe he is still allowed to events such as this. I can bet you this will be the last time, though, as his demeanor is horrible.

    No worries, Gracie. You did great.

    Maybe that plum-sized tumor in his sinus will resurface and he will drop dead in a couple on years. Yes? We can hope!

  7. February 26, 2008 at 8:31 pm #

    Great job on the interview, but a shameful Busey! He is a jerk! I am sorry you had to go through that! What a mess that man is! He needs to hand back his Academy card…what a fool!

  8. February 26, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    good job gracie!!!!!

    seguí así!!!!!!

  9. February 26, 2008 at 8:41 pm #

    who let the dogs out?

    crazy man!!!!

  10. February 26, 2008 at 8:48 pm #

    I fully concur with dustin. This is a very biased report. Granted Gary Busey should have displayed more understanding and tact while talking to Gracie, but the description of his following reactions appear to be completely false.

    It doesn’t seem like he yanked the camera out of her arms, because in the following seconds after said incident, both his hands are observable in the video. So he couldn’t have acquired said camera.

    Anyhow, he didn’t seem to yell-spit in Gracie’s face nor the camera. He just declined to do what was asked of him, and he had perfect right to do so.

    It’s so ridiculous that the report has been distorted to such an extent. I suggest the rest of you viewers watch the video carefully.

  11. February 26, 2008 at 8:53 pm #

    i agree with dustin.

  12. February 26, 2008 at 9:35 pm #

    Aren’t red carpet field reporters supposed to be prepared for the unexpected and have a sense of humor? Random and rude as it was, Busey’s spontaneity was heartwarming.

    If you guys can tolerate physical assault (based on your previous Busey post regarding Garnergate) then being rude to an 11 year old doesn’t seem like a big deal.

  13. February 26, 2008 at 10:24 pm #

    If you could tell he was intoxicated why would you try to do an interview?

    He wasn’t rude.. He couldn’t hear the question and asked her to speak up. And because he refused to give a shout out, that makes him a mean person?

    Either way, he’s Buddy Holly.. and he does what he wants. Go Gary!

  14. February 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm #

    What a has been. he started abusing people as soon as he hit the red carpet.

  15. February 26, 2008 at 11:48 pm #

    I’m sorry, exaggerated story or not, there is a difference between a 30 something year old woman who has been around the block a few times, and an eleven year old girl!

  16. February 27, 2008 at 12:37 am #

    he wasn’t visibly drunk. he wasn’t violent. you asked him about paris hilton…give me a break….horrible journalism…even for an 11 year old. get a life. and be thankful he took the time to answer your stupid questions.

  17. February 27, 2008 at 1:32 am #

    Why are you people so shocked with this story? I remind you all that this is an entertainment news and GOSSIP website. Its supposed to be juicy and sarcastic. The girl obviously thought you’d all “get it”, as she posted the actual video with the juicy article in a website for entertainment news and celebrity GOSSIP. Jeesh! Why don’t you all go ad visit a Moral America News website and let the rest of us have some fun!

    Gracie, you’re AWESOME!

  18. February 27, 2008 at 3:06 am #

    oh give me a break, everything you wrote is exaggerating what i saw in the video. If you can’t handle Gary Busey, you shouldn’t be interviewing Gary Busey. And I’ve seen him A LOT worse then this.

    What you wrote would leave the reader thinking Gary is a monster. Even if he seemed like it to you, once you grow up, you’ll learn there are a lot of people who truly are monsters out there, and Gary is far from it.

  19. February 27, 2008 at 5:19 am #

    he didn’t look visibly drunk to me

  20. February 27, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    Oh please, the reporting of what happened on this video is not only biased, but its an outright lie.

    At no time was he “violently intimidating” the reporter. At no time did he violently yank the camera out of her hands. At no time did he spit in her face or yell at her.

    This kind of biased reporting is a shame. You should stop blogging at once. Better yet, looks like you are well on your way to be a media matters blogger. Reporting half-truths.

  21. February 27, 2008 at 8:39 am #

    that’s the cocaine and the brain concussion talking. As you all know (or don’t know) he had some drugproblems several years ago, he also had an accident which caused a serious braindamage. So I am not surprised he acts like this, but on the other hand, he is a genius with a lot of lifeknowledge and I really admire that, crazy or not.

    You should do a research before you interview such persons.

  22. February 27, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    He was only responding to an asinine question. What does Busey think of idiotic celebrities? Why are YOU asking HIM? Just because some girl will ask anyone walking out of anywhere what they think of X celebrity doesn’t mean they should respond in a nice way.

  23. February 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm #

    ummm…he was asked to give a shoutout….he doesnt give out shoutouts, cuz he aint a 20 year old teen idol.

    and i think he gave you one of the most open and honest interviews you have ever gotten from a celeb.

    bet all the rest said how much they admired the skanks you listed off…busey has no prob pointing out that they are not celebs.

    kudos to busey…coolest brain damaged man on the planet

  24. February 27, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    Busey has always been an asshole. Just watch his past episodes on Celebrity Fit Club.

  25. February 27, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    Just saw this on the TV.

    Busey needs to remember to not act like an ass when the camera is on. Remember who pays the bills, Busey? That’s right, the fans who go see your movies. Personally, I like him in the movies. But to treat someone in real life like you are above them is definitely a bad move.

    If you can’t hear someone, you say “Excuse me, I didn’t hear you.” I didn’t go to acting school to learn that. My mom taught me when I was around 6 years old, I believe.

  26. February 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm #

    Give him a break. You are asking him for stuff that is too obvious and he probably couldn’t care less about.

    Whatever you said in your article is stupid as there is no point for you to declare that “this is America” and the freedome of speech crap. I don’t understand your point of bringing these up. How does that support you argument about him being rude? If you do believe in freedom of speech, you should certainly understand and respect the fact that he does not want to give a shoutout to a teen website that has nothing to do with him. Grow up, life is tough. Stop whining..

  27. February 27, 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    Why do you think you should get special treatment?

  28. February 27, 2008 at 9:40 pm #

    haha, you got burned by busey.

    i admire him for looking down on socialites, and you for glamorizing their lives. People should focus on their lives and relationships, not some one they will never know.

  29. February 28, 2008 at 1:36 am #

    Why the hell would you ask Gary Busey a question about Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears

  30. February 28, 2008 at 3:19 am #

    If Busey is still a celebrity or not is not relevant. He said the truth abt. Lindsay, Paris &co. Those girls should first grow up…and learn, what’s really important in life.

  31. February 28, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    Mr Busey is unfettered by the facades that all other celebrities put up to make you like them. He recognizes a concept called Honesty. If you seriously look up to Brit or Lohan, well then you’re clearly even more messed up in life than they are.

    Mr Busey gave you respect by voicing his real opinion rather than spouting out some PR-Rep conjured drivel. Maybe it’s time for YOU to grow up, live your own life and stop wasting your time caring about the lives of celebu-tards.

  32. February 28, 2008 at 8:21 am #

    mr busey was just saying the truth about paris hilten & co. why is gracie so upset about him? he didn’t say anything bad to her! i also think that brit, paris, lindsey & co have to behave and grow up as they are an ideal for others or banish them from tv,press&media!especially paris! she is not a star,she was lucky and born rich and that’s it.

  33. February 28, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    i think you were the one who acted inappropriatly towards mr. Busey. everyoe gives you sympathy because you are 11 but if you want to be taken seriously then you sholdn’t be going on tv and whining about your age. the question you asked him was completely inappropriate. it was oscar night and it was supposed to be a fun night you should not be bringing up his crime life. i think this is a completely unfair depiction of busey because people only sympathize with you because you are 11. if you were just another jerk report who hounds after celebrities then no one would even bat an eyelash.

  34. February 28, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    spoiled brat. get over it. If you’re going to interview people like an adult don’t expect to get kid glove treatment.

  35. February 29, 2008 at 7:37 am #


    A real member of the press wouldn’t whine about how someone they interviewed was mean to them. If you want to do adult things then act like an adult and get over it.

  36. February 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm #

    Gary Busey is a big time loser!

  37. March 4, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Gary was actually smiling and trying to be nice when he was asked to do the interview. He was smiling and was nice when Gracie asked him the question.

    He asked politely to speak up, he couldnt hear her. Then he lets her know he doesn’t understand what it is exactly what she wants. (you can hear that it was pretty noisy in the background.)

    Most people would be annoyed at that point!

    When asked about lindsay, brittany, Paris, he gave an honest answer. He wasnt being disrespectful to gracie. he was giving her the answer that he thought was right.

    Gracie, do you even know who Gary Busey is? Have you even seen one movie with him in it?

    Most of his movies are rated R, not PG.

    Maybe you should be hanging out, asking the PG and PG-13 group for interviews.

    Leave the grown up interviews for the grown ups if you cant ask clear, intelligent, grown up questions….

    “Hey! what would you say to a troubled teen idol that drinks, does drugs and goes to jail?”

    Sounded more like an accusatory statement than a question.

    Why wasn’t she asking questions pertaining to the event and not some off the wall, unprepared question?

    She doesnt introduce herself, she just asks silly questions.

    I wouldnt give a shout out to someone if I had no idea who was asking for it.

    Gary’s a great actor, doesn’t need this abuse from an 11 year old and shouldn’t even have been interviewed by her.

    BTW…..I’ve seen where a reporter asked Gracie if Gary seemed like he was drinking or drunk. How is an 11 year old kid supposed to know if or when an adult is drunk, unless that kid knows alot about drinking and how adults act when they have been?

    this whole thing is being blown out of proportion.

    Gracie, go to school. get an education. the world will still be here when you grow up and know how to give an appropropriate interview.

    I loved his honest answer!!

    Why would you ask him about those people anyways? Why would he care?

  38. March 12, 2008 at 10:27 am #

    I realize this is old news, but I don’t care. If you Gary Busey fans have a problem with me making comments on an old story, deal with it and go watch Gary Busey in “Rookie of the Year” to calm you down. Or you can e-mail me, and I’ll tell you to shut up there.

    You Gary Busey fans are just as bad as he is. That’s a kid. You don’t talk to children like that, and I understand what she was asking very clearly, and I think only those that are brian damaged like Busey couldn’t understand her. Busey showed a sign of his age, by being grumpy and having a hearing problem.

    Gary Busey is a rude man, and a jerk. What he said to that girl was hurtful, mean and uncalled for. Plan and simple. I understood the question she was asking, and if anyone else didn’t understand it needs to go visit the Wizard of Oz and get a new brain.

    Where I come from, you don’t talk to a kid like that. All of you who are blindly agreeing with what this no-talented man did are sheep. Because Gary Busey is a no talented, one hit movie, drivel spewing bully, with an annoying voice and a stupid smile. All of you who enjoyed seeing what he said to that young woman are no better, of course being compared to your hero is probably a good thing to you.

    All you brown-nosing, Gary Busey fans need to stop showing blind support for him and realize…he was a total overgrown child for how he acted. This young girl is more mature then he is. The girl’s question was not stupid, but his behavior was highly uncalled for. There are actors I like too, but I don’t just blindly follow them, and if they act like jerks, I’m gonna say it.

    Finally, I can’t believe some of you are talking about a little girl the way you are, but then again…I wouldn’t expect less from most of the Gary Busey fans. That’s why I rarely go where I know there are Busey fans, especially the ones who use the web. It’s like society rejected you, so you all come to forums to spread your bitterness ala Busey. But all the stupidity and rudeness that goes on in those kinds of forums gets as old as Gary Busey’s butt.

    I don’t know why some of you guys like and respect rude behavior and violence in men. Infact, those are the only guys kids like you seem to label “cool”. Those that are either rude and/or violent. … infact, now that I really think about it…it really doesn’t shock me that some of you all worship a jerk like Busey.

    Shoot, even “Biff” hates him. At least Thomas F. Wilson made three hit movies.

    Anyway, type out some stupid, immature response that only the other cavemen will laugh at, and go back to drooling over pictures of Gary Busey.

    And if you have a problem with any my comments…then just go watch “Eye of the Tiger”, and don’t forget to mail Gary Busey some hearing aides cause he needs them.

    Finally, if you have a problem with this being too long to read…go tell someone who cares cause I don’t.

  39. September 8, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    He was right about the things he said, but the term “shout outs” is not such a bad thing. This does not mean anything bad. It’s just a popular slang that signifies acknowledgment of someone or something. But he is correct about Lohan, Britney and the others he mentioned.

    Example: “Shout outs to Gary Busey!” means to acknowledge him loudly and boisterously so everyone will know of him. although, in his case, he may be perfectly able to do that for himself.

  40. October 25, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Thank you “Gary Busey Hater.” You said everything I was thinking. Busey is a has-been who can’t handle it.

  41. March 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Firstly, Gary Busey is a crackpot and we all know it. Secondly, your interviewing skills are downright shoddy. Your question was confusing and I don’t blame him for getting lost. Secondly his answer wasn’t “shameful” at all, he gave his true opinion and it was refreshingly honest. I agreed with a great portion of what he had to say. As for refusing to say hi to your site, yes it was in poor taste but not shameful either. Maybe he’s disturbed by your lack of reporting skills and thus does not want to promote your site in any way.

  42. March 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Actual text of the question… for those of you who think it made sense.

    “What advice to u have for the celebrities that are um the young celebrities that are um against the law right now or um you know not… getting in trouble, going to bars… and things like that…?

    Like what do you think about that and what would you like to say… like what do you think…”


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