Celebrities can be difficult, celebrity journalists sometimes say, but after reading this report about an Inside Edition anchor’s public meltdown, I’d posit that perhaps birds of a feather...expect unwarranted deferential treatment.
According to Page Six, Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville kind of lost it on the job this week while filming a report set to air in dozens of dentist’s waiting rooms across the country.
Norville was interviewing celebs for a sponsor outside the party, where guests includedMariah Carey, Hailey Baldwin, Kate Upton, Gigi Hadid, Rita Ora and Kendall Jenner. But with every top model at Fashion Week arriving, there were “a ton of models just walking through her shot, not even acknowledging she was filming,” said a spy, sending Norville into a fury.
But Noelle’s fury boiled over when a publicist—not even a somebody!—straight up walked through what was undoubtedly a ground-breaking interview with Jean-Paul Goude (?).
She’d had enough when “a publicist walked through her shot while she was talking to Jean-Paul Goude,” and “Deborah took out all her anger. She kicked the woman, hard, all while continuing to smile for the camera and ask questions,” a shocked spy said.
Nesquick was just trying to do her job, an advocate of the devil might argue. And she surely was—if her job was calling famous people the wrong names.
When Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith made his way up the carpet, Norville shouted, “Willow!” — the name of Smith’s famous daughter — before producers corrected her. She also mistook Julia Restoin Roitfeld for her mother, Bazaar global fashion director Carine Roitfeld, who was one of the event’s hosts.
Hollywood! Where famous people can get away with anything—even kicking a—ah, I’m sorry, who are you?