Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is biting the hand that feeds her, acting downright nasty to press on the red carpet of a hospital fundraiser.
Hayden was testy from the minute she stepped into the press area of the benefit for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation in Honolulu on Sunday.”Back up!” she yelled at photographers, rather than letting her handlers take care of it. The photogs were all at a safe distance, by the by.After posing for a couple of quick photos, she swept past reporters who had been waiting for quick red carpet interviews – part of the publicity package stars agree to when attending events such as these.A female reported gently touched the actress on the shoulder, asking “May we talk with you, Hayden?”Hayden responded by whirling around and screaming, “Don’t you ever touch me!”She then icily asked a red carpet celeb handler, “Oh, am I supposed to do interviews?”When told yes, she approached the media area and snapped, “You all make my life miserable.” Hayden then again refused to answer any questions.Why so testy? Maybe she’s in a bad mood because older boyfriend Milo Ventimiglia dumped her due to her party habits. Or maybe she’s finally realizing that once Heroes is done, so may be her career.Either way, Hayden could stand to learn a valuable media lesson: the way to the public’s heart is by being a darling, not a bitchy she-devil..Learn it, live it, love it.