Guilty Pleasures

Celebs Who Have Gone Wild at Sporting Events

Nick DimengoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2014

Celebs Who Have Gone Wild at Sporting Events

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    Being a celebrity definitely has its perks.

    On top of doing something that millions of people would give their pinky finger to do, some of our favorite entertainers get seriously hooked up when it comes to watching the sports they love.

    Front-row seats are usually just the beginning. Some celebs even develop friendships with the players on the court or field.

    But just because they are famous doesn't mean they're held to different standards than regular fans. They are expected to act in a civil manner and not get too wild.

    Unfortunately, these celebs didn't get that memo, because they not only went wild, but a few of them actually got booted because of it.

Vivica A. Fox

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    We all know that sports mom who is a little bit too passionate about seeing her kid run around the field or court and let's everyone within a two-mile radius know it.

    But an actress as famous as Vivica A. Fox? One wouldn't really think of her in that light.

    That changed in 2012, when the Independence Day and Kill Bill star let her inner fanatic out during a U.S. Open match between Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber, per USA Today—with one New York Times reporter live-tweeting the ruckus.

    It's too bad the extra cheering didn't help because Venus lost in three sets.

Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne

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    Now I was told by my editor to be careful with this one because actress Michelle Rodriguez and British model Cara Delevingne were allegedly drunk, according to TMZ—and I don't want to be known as the guy who is spreading rumors.

    For all of us fun people out there who have had a few too many drinks though, the stuff these two were doing courtside at a New York Knicks game last month are certainly things one might do while intoxicated—even smoking inside the arena.

    It's hard to believe that the two girls were somehow more obnoxious than well-known heckler Spike Lee while at the Garden.

    For that, I applaud them.

Naya Rivera

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    Actress Naya Rivera might look glamorous and classy when she's all dolled up—as she is in this photo—but don't be mistaken: She has a rowdy side.

    On top of joking about "having sex everywhere" with her fiance to Cosmopolitan Latinas (h/t EOnline.com)—rapper Big Sean—she was spotted going ape at an Oakland Raiders game this past season.

    If you can read lips and are offended by a sailor mouth, just try to convince yourself that she's saying, "Fudge yeah!"

Will Ferrell

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    Comedic actor Will Ferrell has played pretty hilarious characters in his day.

    But when he busted out the stirrups and glove as Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson to take the mound for minor league baseball team the Round Rock Express, it may have been his best.

    That's because not only did he sport an epic Selleck-like mustache, but he got himself kicked out for going nuts.

    OK, so this obviously was a stunt, but still, it technically counts as a celeb going nuts at a sporting event—which Ferrell has done a few times, considering how big of a sports fan he is.

Kevin Hart

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    Much like Will Ferrell, actor/comedian Kevin Hart was booted from the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in 2012 after causing more than a scene.

    There have been some serious blowups in sports by players and coaches over the years, and Hart channeled them all to do his best to land atop the list.

    The weird thing? He actually got awarded the game's MVP.

Nick Lachey

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    OK, enough of these celebs who have gotten close calls in going wild at games, because former musician and current TV host Nick Lachey is the first on this list who actually got escorted out of a stadium for being a rabid fan.

    That's right, he let his blood boil a bit higher than 98 degrees while yelling at a game between the San Diego Chargers and his Cincinnati Bengals, getting into a shouting match with an opposing fan, according to USA Today.

    Props to Lachey for not backing down—as many celebs probably would have had to save face.

Eric Stonestreet

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    As Cam in the TV show Modern Family, actor Eric Stonestreet comes off as a little sassy but definitely not overly aggressive.

    Than again, he wasn't expected to be in character while at a Los Angeles Dodgers game a few years ago.

    And he proved that he has a fiery side as he was escorted out of his seat for getting into a verbal altercation with an opposing St. Louis Cardinals fan, according to TMZ.

    Looks like he is as passionate about his baseball as Cam is about his eccentric shirts.

Lil Wayne

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    Most sports fans know that rapper Lil Wayne is one of the most knowledgeable fans around—and not just in the celebrity category.

    His passion can get in the way of enjoying a game sometimes, though.

    A few years ago, he was asked to leave a Miami Heat game for cheering on his LA Lakers in South Beach.

    That might sound like a bogus deal, but then Wayne went all nuts on the entire league, saying that the NBA had banned him from events—which, of course, the league denied, per TMZ.

    So much for the NBA loving its fans.

Maria Menounos

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    How deep does the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers run?

    Well, if this story is actually true, it's deep enough to hold the biggest fish in the sea.

    That's because TV host Maria Menounos alleged to Conan O'Brien (h/t US Weekly) that the Lakers' biggest fan—Jack Nicholson—actually got her the ax from a game during the NBA Finals between their two teams in 2010.

    Menounos might be attractive, but she should know better than to mess with Jack—who proves that he's the coolest cat around.

Jimmy Buffett

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    Usually as cool as a cucumber, singer Jimmy Buffett rarely shows an angry side.

    But instead of wasting away again in Margaritaville, he was wasting a front-row seat during a 2001 game between his Miami Heat and their biggest rivals, the New York Knicks by getting removed from his baseline view.

    Buffett was yelling profanities at official Joe Forte, which might be OK for coaches or players to get away with for a bit, but definitely not fans.

    I guess Forte just isn't a Parrothead like other Buffett fans.

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