Adam Levine appeared on Howard Stern today and Stern asked him about Randy Jackson’s recent comments that The Voice is a “The Voice a second chance show”>second chance show.” Levine responded with a very brutal attack, which was couched in a nice tone. He said, “Randy Jackson of all people should get it considering ‘American Idol’ was his second chance.” Ouch! Who knew Adam Levine could fight to the death.
Clooney said Russell yelled at everyone on the set, including a camera car driver. Clooney confronted Russell, saying, “You can yell and scream and even fire him, but what you can’t do is humiliate him in front of people. Not on my set, if I have any say about it.” Russell then screamed at a second assistant director, who quit on the spot. Clooney addressed him again, saying, “you can’t shove, push or humiliate people who aren’t allowed to defend themselves.” Russell responded to Clooney’s criticism by challenging him to a fist fight, and the two men came to blows. Clooney “had him by the throat,” confessing that he was “going to kill him.” Though they finally finished the movie, Clooney said it was “without exception, the worst experience of [his] life.”
According to Clooney, he “saw David a few weeks ago at a party… and [he] felt compelled to go over and go, ‘So, are we done?'” They both then squashed the feud. Clooney attributes the reconciliation with both parties “getting older.” Though it’s a nice story when people can put aside their differences, if I were Clooney, I wouldn’t have made the gesture unless I was certain that Russell has changed his on-set antics.