The fiery comedian and the Academy Award-winning director went on a date sometime in the early to mid ‘90s. On the fleeting couple’s one amorous evening, Griffin bluntly said she and Tarantino “did everything but penetration.” Evidently, one night was enough for Tarantino, who subsequently gave Griffin a small speaking role in his 1996 Palme d’Or-winning film, Pulp Fiction.
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Lisa Kudrow & Conan O’Brien
The two dated right before each rose to national prominence, but stardom didn’t bode well for their budding romance. It was a simpler, happier time for O’Brien, an Emmy Award-winning writer for The Simpsons, and Kudrow, a Groundlings-trained comedic actress making the rounds in Hollywood. The couple broke up shortly after O’Brien was picked up by NBC to host Late Night and Kudrow was cast as Roz Doyle on Frasier.
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Joan Rivers & Robert Mitchum
The acerbic jewess and the handsome pothead had a tryst after Mitchum appeared on The Tonight Show while Rivers guest hosted for Johnny Carson. According to the comedienne, the two met for drinks in Malibu after taping, where she “practically put (her) legs on the table.” Though Rivers was married with a child (Melissa Rivers), she admits to contemplating leaving her husband for the handsome actor, saying she would’ve left with him in a second. “I would’ve said, ‘Melissa who?’”
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Carmen Electra & Dennis Rodman
Why this celeb couple made the list should be obvious to all. They were married at the Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas and arrested for domestic violence all within the same month. The union lasted just six months and was a clean break for both parties, though mostly for Electra who refuses to speak of their relationship. For those who miss the antics of the cross-dressing Chicago Bulls star, Rodman can be seen playing house with the new dictator of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-Un, and in the season finale of the HBO series, Vice.
Lisa Marie Presley & Michael Jackson
Jackson was most forthcoming about his relationship with Presley, more than anyone expected or could stomach. To wit, at the 1992 VMAs when Jackson, walking hand in hand with Presley, proudly declared, “no one thought this would last.” You know what, you’re right Michael, no one thought it would last and it didn’t. The two split shortly after this public display of affection as the arranged relationship between the reigning King of Pop and the King of Rock & Roll’s heiress was squeezed of its last PR juice.
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Jennifer Aniston & Jon Stewart
This awkward pair went out on a date, of sorts. To Stewart’s recollection, they met at an Italian restaurant and Aniston brought several friends, so the comedian could get to know her clique. For Aniston, she was out with a group of her friends and Stewart tagged along. Whoever was right, all I can say is that, though not as tall, Stewart would have never broken her heart the way Pitt did. Your loss, Jen.
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Ever stumble upon an awkward photo of your parents with an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend? These old and bizarre entanglements are not just the remnants of our seemingly banal forbearers; the celebrity glitterati also have their share of romantic skeletons in the proverbial closet. Sharon Osbourne recently revealed that she briefly dated Jay Leno when she first moved to America. While both share appropriately high-pitched vocal tones, I think I speak for everyone when I say, "WHAAAA?!" Here to let the cat out of the bag is DoYouRemember.com's list of celebrity odd couples both old and new. Gird your loins, and read above.