Jon Stewart Bans Hugh Grant From “Daily Show”


Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jon Stewart loves sparring with his Daily Show guests, but there’s one guy he never wants to see on his set again: Hugh Grant.

Last week, at a Montclair, N.J., fundraiser he hosted with his Comedy Central cohort Steven Colbert, Stewart said the British actor acted like a world class diva during a 2009 Daily Show appearance, bossing around people backstage.

“He’s giving everyone s**t the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart said.  ”And we’ve had dictators on the show.”

Grant stopped by to promote the movie Did You Hear About the Morgans? but was upset with the film clip Stewart aired on the show.

According to Stewart, Grant said, “What is that clip?  It’s a terrible clip.”  Stewart shot back, ”Well, then make a better f*****g movie.”

A rep for Grant didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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