Billy Bob Thornton with his band, the Boxmasters, who are on tour with Willie Nelson, appeared on Q TV for CBC radio in Canada and inexplicably turned hostile on the host right out of the box evading simple questions and criticized the host for 'insulting' him by referring to him as an "actor". Not hammering him for being an actor that was TRYING to sing, mjnd you, just suggesting that some people may have seen a motion picture or two that Thornton happen to appear in. It starts when host Jian Ghomeshi innocently asks Thornton when the band formed and Thornton belligerently answers, "I don't know what you're talking about."
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Speaking by phone later, Ghomeshi said: "To not answer questions because I made the apparently egregious mistake of calling him an actor as well as a musician, it just seemed a little absurd."
My hat's off Ghomeshi for not tossing Billy Bob's hillbilly ass right out of the studio. And if turns out that this a put-on and Thorton and Joaquin Phoenix are doing an "Andy Kaufman", listen up, dillweeds: If there IS a new Andy Kaufman his name is