Anne Hathaway is 'Sorry' for Oscars Dress Switch -- Other Odd Celebrity Apologies

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Anne Hathaway is 'Sorry' for Oscars Dress Switch -- Other Odd Celebrity Apologies
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Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway surprised everyone when she switched her planned Valentino gown with a Prada dress. Fashion critics widely speculated it was because the gown she planned to wear was too similar to the Alexander McQueen dress her "Les Miserables" co-star Amanda Seyfried wore.

Hathaway kind of confirmed those assumptions on Monday by apologizing to her designer friend.

"It was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself," she told People. "I deeply regret any disappointment caused."

Anyone else confused by the apology? It's her body, after all - she can wear whatever she wants.

Still, it seems like celebrities are almost forced to make apologies to appease the public, even if those apologies are odd or half-hearted.

Need proof? Let's break down a few other weird celebrity apologies.

Kristen Stewart

Most celebrities issue publicist-approved statements when they're caught cheating on their significant others. Not Kristen Stewart: The "Twilight" actress issued a frenetic statement to People in July 2012 after she was caught cheating on her boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.

"I'm deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment I've caused to those close to me and everyone this has affected," she said. "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."

Ultimately, it worked: Pattinson forgave her and it seems like they got back together.

Alec Baldwin

People were floored when Alec Baldwin berated his then pre-teen daughter, Ireland Baldwin, on a voicemail. During the rant, he called her a "vile, little pig."

And, naturally, he apologized for it when it went public. But, the apology was less about his daughter and more about how he doesn't like his ex-wife, Kim Basinger.

"I'm sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child," he wrote on his website. "I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now."

Chris Brown

Chris Brown might have beat up on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna during Grammy Awards weekend in 2009, but he later gave a half-hearted apology for it.

Yes, seriously.

"I've told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today, I'm truly, truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation both differently and better."

Um, okay. Let's hope he remembers that now that they're back together.

Tell us: Do you think celebrities should have to apologizes to the public?

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