Note to interviewers: Do NOT insult Cameron Diaz's best friend.
The actress was quizzed about BFF Drew Barrymore after appearing on Australian radio KIIS 106.5's Kyle & Jackie O show to promote new movie Sex Tape. But after the host, Kyle Sandilands, made a kind of mean comment about Drew's teenage years (when she battled problems with drink and drugs), Cameron had had enough and stormed out.
It started when fellow host Jackie O said that their daughter in the movie, Giselle Eisenberg, reminded her of Barrymore's character in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Cameron replied: "She does, now that you mention it. And she's as bright and lively as Drew is, as well. She's a sweet little girl."
Kyle then added: "Let's hope she misses out on the Drew Barrymore drug years, because those were a great thing to watch, but not so good to be in, I'd imagine."
Cameron was NOT impressed by the comment, and jumped to the defence of her friend, replying: "I'm sure, Kyle, you've never been through a drug phase, have you? Or alcoholism or anything like that? Pretty clean… always did it right? Congratulations."
Kyle replied with "Hang on a second, but I'm friends with Benji [Madden]", trying to use Cameron's boyfriend to smooth things over. But that didn't work - Cam ended the conversation with "We have to go now…. sorry, they're wrapping us up" - which is actress speak for "I am not talking to you any more".
Kyle's co-host Jacki O then had a go at him for causing drama:
"Good one, Kyle...You ruined that interview… you brought up Drew Barrymore, her best friend's drug addiction in the past. She's her best friend! And then you brought up Benji. We all know how protective Cameron is about her private life."
But he wasn't apologetic. "Maybe, they should've just bought ads if they wanted to sell the movie," he said.
Sounds like Kyle is now FAR from welcome at the Diaz-Maddens for the foreseeable future.
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