Sometimes even a Blues Brother can lose his cool. Dan Aykroyd had a slight temper tantrum on an Australian talk show, The Observer Effect.
The Saturday Night Live alumnus appeared on the show and discussed his childhood and acting career with host Ellen Fanning. When he attempted to mention his business venture, Crystal Head vodka, he met resistance from the Australian journalist. Details of what form the “resistance” came in has not been released by the Special Broadcasting Service just yet, but it apparently frustrated the comedian enough to rip off his sunglasses and storm out of the interview. In a cheeky move, Aykroyd was sure to mention the full line of products within the Crystal Head vodka brand before walking off the set. He was then overheard outside the studio calling Fanning “a fucking hosebag.”
An SBS spokesman said, “(Aykroyd) was welcome to mention his vodka, but advertorials are not part of the show’s format.” Basically, their talk show was not a place to hawk your products. The network originally requested that Fanning and the executive producer issue an apology to the Canadian actor. They have refused and demanded that the Blues Brothers star be the one to apologize. The 61-year old has been travelling around Australia and New Zealand promoting Crystal Head vodka, of which he is the co-founder and part-owner.