Think every celeb gets the VIP treatment when flying on commercial airlines? That's not the case, if Kristin Chenoweth's latest aviation woes tell us anything.
The Broadway darling, best known for her roles onstage in "Wicked" and on well-received TV shows like "Pushing Daisies" and "The West Wing," tried to board an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Los Angeles on Tuesday with her service dog in tow -- until an airline employee tried to intercept her.Well, gosh! And I didn't even know she was blind! Or deaf!
Or...whatever it is she needs a 'service dog' for.
TMZ reports that a flight attendant confronted Chenoweth about bringing the dog aboard, claiming she did not have the proper paperwork. When Chenoweth, who always travels with the dog, said she had taken all the proper steps, the flight attendant reportedly erupted, yelling at the actress in front of other passengers. Chenoweth burst into tears, and it wasn't until then that the airline employees recognized their mistake and allowed her to board with the dog.Hmmm, there may be 'no crying in baseball!' but clearly, there is in first class - and it works!
But wait, back to her disability. What sort of 'service dog' does she have?
Chenoweth said in a followup tweet that Maddie is her emotional support dog.Her... her what?!?
In an interview with Prevention magazine Chenoweth said she suffers from Meniere's disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo — a sensation of a spinning motion — along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear."And a tiny ball of fluff helps you with that, how, exactly? Good grief, I didn't know being a whiny, hyper-entitled drama queen was a disability!
Yet. I'm sure some people are working on it...