When an interview starts with someone shouting “LIVING IN AMERICA,” you know you’re in for quite the experience. Having just been released from jail the day before over allegations of Brown threatening his wife’s life while high, James Brown sat down with CNN to discuss his side of things… or he would have, if he wasn’t high as a kite. It’s unclear what drug Brown is on, but at least he appears to be having a good time. He doesn’t seem to acknowledge the interviewer’s questions, preferring to shout out random song lyrics, but at least he does it all with a smile on his face.
Age: Died at 73 (1933-2006)
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States of America
#77 on The Best Singers of All Time
#70 on The Best Rock Vocalists
Before The Voice rose up and toppled American Idol as America’s favorite singing show, the Simon Cowell-led phenomenon was a cornerstone of prime time television. Besides the snippy Cowell, the other judge positions were taken by Randy “Dawg” Jackson and Paula Abdul. Though Cowell was always the show's star, Abdul garnered her fair share of headlines, including one in 2009 when she gave a bizarre interview with a local Seattle station that clearly shows the pop star intoxicated. She later downplayed the incident to People magazine, blaming bad audio and an overabundance of people talking in her ear at once... right.
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States of America
#18 on The Greatest Dancing Singers
#12 on The Best Reality Show Judges
While promoting her new book, former adult film star Jenna Jameson gave a truly bizarre interview to Good Morning New York. Slurring her words and having trouble forming complete sentences, it’s rumored that her initial two-part segment was cut short after just four minutes when producers realized that Jameson was in no state to continue. Later, she told TMZ that she was just exhausted, but that excuse doesn’t explain her odd interview.
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
Paul Rudd & Jason Segal
Not all stoned interviews are complete disasters. A few years back, Paul Rudd and Jason Segal were making the rounds for their movie I Love You, Man, and one of their interviews went viral. Watching these two clearly stoned while laughing and goofing around for seven minutes might just be the pick-me-up you need. These two are funny guys normally, but adding marijuana to the mix just seems to make them more hilarious.