Robert Pattinson Set To Appear on ‘GMA’ First Time Since Kristen Stewart Drama: 14 Post-Scandal Celebrity Interviews (PHOTOS)

By: Cory Lopez / August 7, 2012

Rob Parties Amid Scandal
R-Pattz came out of hiding to let loose at a bar with pals.
Robert Pattinson is ready to break his silence (presumably) on television.

Following weeks of lying low after learning of girlfriend Kristen Stewart‘s tryst with married director Rupert Sanders, the Twilight actor is set to give his first sit-down interview since news of Stewart’s affair broke on Good Morning America on August 15.

Pattinson is scheduled to appear on the ABC show to talk about his latest film, Cosmopolis. But the live interview could mark the first time Stewart’s estranged boyfriend will address the scandal that’s shook the Twi-hard universe.

While it’s the first time he’s speaking, it’s not the first time he’s been seen.

Pattinson stepped out on Saturday to let loose with a few pals at country-western bar The Deer Lodge in Ojai, Calif., where he’s been holed up at his Water for Elephant costar Reese Witherspoon‘s off-the-grid ranch estate.

And according to fellow partygoer, Julie Demdam, Pattinson was not drowning in sorrows during his night out.

“Robert Pattinson and his friends are at The Deer Lodge getting wasted,” she wrote on her Twitter. “Rob is with some panty droppers. They’re on the dance floor dancing like crazy.”

“He wasn’t moping and the girls were definitely just his friend,” she continued. “The girls were drunk and literally danced on the floor. He wasn’t drunk. Just taking in the scene. Smoked next to him outside.”

Now as people mark their calendars for August 15, the question looms large: Will Pattinson open up about his Stewart heartbreak on GMA?

He certainly wouldn’t be the first star to tackle scandal in an interview.

After a drug-addled downward spiral landed her in rehab, actress Lindsay Lohan faced the world on Extra, saying, “I have to build my way back up.” R&B singer Chris Brown stormed off the set of Good Morning America after co-anchor Robin Roberts asked him about his domestic abuse incident with Rihanna. And months it was revealed he has many extramarital affairs, Tiger Woods apologized publicly, admitting, “I’ve done some pretty bad things.”

Celebuzz is looking back at these and other post-scandal interviews.

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