Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the most lauded actresses of her generation with an Academy Award for acting and appearing in the Avengers movies—probably the most successful series of films in history. Her books on healthy living and cooking are best sellers. She is a busy working mom and a successful business owner.
Gwyneth is also one of the biggest proponents of woo and iffy science which sends actual scientists and doctors into a dizzy. She laughs all the way to the bank while trolling like an expert along the way. Love her or loathe her—she provokes a reaction from people.
Since this is What a Creep—guess where we are leaning?
John Kricfalusi, also known as John K., was the creator of “Ren & Stimpy.” From 1989 to 1992, he was heavily involved with the first two seasons of the show, including doing the voice of Ren and other characters. He’s also a total creep who was an asshole to work with and preyed on underage girls.
Evel Knievel is a true American-made superstar who is considered the father of extreme sports and the idol of several generations of folks who love the thrill of this death-defying jumps he created and the personae he created.
He presented himself as THE American modern-day hero who tried to inspire people to reach for their dreams and be upstanding citizens. But underneath his red, white, and blue uniform, the capes, the bravado, and his rugged good looks was a troubled man who could at times, quite frankly, be a huge abusive asshole.
He won it all and lost it under 15 years. But even though he has been gone for over 13 years now, his name and his legend are still revered by many who found him an inspiration in a dreary time in the world.
Jon Voight used to be an exciting actor. He took interesting parts from MIDNIGHT COWBOY to DELIVERANCE. He won an Academy Award for playing a paraplegic Vietnam vet in COMING HOME in 1978. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in 1985’s RUNAWAY TRAIN.
But now he’s probably more famous for being a shitty dad to Angelina Jolie, playing an asshole dad on RAY DONOVAN, and acting like everyone’s ignorant grandpa.
Trigger warning: This episode contains infidelity, crappy dads, and astounding ignorance.
Ira Einhorn was known as the pied piper of the Hippie movement in Philadelphia in the 1960s & 70s. He was embraced by the counterculture as well as local politicians. He was the person to know in Philadelphia if you wanted to mediate an issue. He claimed to be clued-in to the trends happening with the human mind 20 years into the future.
He was a part of the first Earth Day festival in 1970, was a hardcore environmentalist who ran “Sun Weeks” to celebrate solar energy. He was friends with CEOs and billionaires who were interested in his thoughts about the latest in computers, mind control, paranormal & psychic matters.
Ira was also an abusive narcissist who killed his girlfriend of five years, Holly Maddux in 1978, and managed to hide in France for several years before he was finally put away with a life sentence.
John Wayne starred in 142 films, and he was one of the top box office stars for three decades. He was an actor, director, and producer, making him a triple threat. He was also a racist, sexist, homophobe, which makes him a double-triple threat.
Joss Whedon is one of the most prolific & successful writers, directors, and producers in the entertainment world. He is the brains behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel,The Cabin in the Woods, and Justice League. He is famous for his strong female characters, witty dialog, and love of the supernatural and geeky things.
He made labeling yourself a feminist a cool thing for men to do.
He’s also a bit of a Creep as his wife of 15 years (Kai Cole) can attest. She accused him of using his feminism as a “shield” to have affairs with several women throughout their marriage.
Also, he has been accused by actor Ray Fisher of abusive behavior on the set of Justice League. Other actors and crew members have since come forward about his less than professional manner both on and off the set.
John Edwards was a US Senator for North Carolina and the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 with John Kerry for President. He also ran for president in 2008.
But also, he’s a creep who cheated on his wife while she was dying from cancer and misused campaign funds to keep his mistress a secret, which back in the day was enough to ruin your political career.
Trigger warning: Cheating spouses, animal abuse, and cancer. If these are sensitive subjects for you, it’s OK to take care of yourself. And if you want to donate to a good cause, check out Pink Ribbon Girls.
John Phillips was a rock and roll icon who helped create “The Mamas & The Papas” and wrote, produced, and co-wrote some of the most beautiful songs of the 60s including California Dreamin’ and “Monday, Monday”. He is one of the founders of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
He is also a world-class creep who fat-shamed Cass Elliot and was a lousy parent to his children (to say the least!)
(Trigger Warning! There is mention of sexual assault by a family member. Take care before you listen or just sit this one out. Take care of yourself!)
It’s season six here at What a Creep and today’s episode is all about the Creeps and assholes in the sports world (two apiece) and then we talk about a couple of sports folks who are about a “Not Creepy” as it gets. Enjoy!
Mike Tyson was the heavyweight champion of the world. He wrote a best-selling memoir. He did a one-man show in Vegas. He’s the guy in “The Hangover” movies and the animated series named “Mike Tyson Mysteries” on Adult Swim. He’s also a convicted rapist and domestic abuser.
John Rocker was a relief pitcher and closer in the MLB in the late 90s. He played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He’s also a racist and homophobic bigot.