These top 10 celebrity meltdowns of 2013 have more than one thing in common. Besides involving the highly public lives of celebrities, these incidents, in one way or another involve alcohol or other drugs. So, the lesson here kids is: Drugs are bad, mmmkay?
In July, the basketball player was photographed during a public tantrum that involved him destroying a paparazzo’s camera equipment and using said equipment to damage the poor dude’s car. Odom’s drug use has been a topic of discussion lately; reportedly struggling with crack and alcohol. In fact, in August of this year, Odom was arrested for driving under the influence and later pleaded no contest to the charge and accepted a sentence of three years’ probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. Odom has revealed that his estranged father, Joe, is a heroin addict. Sources: http://www.nydailynews.com/, http://www.sportingnews.com/
March and April marked a string of public breakdowns for the Bieb: late concert appearances, an on-stage fainting spell, tour cancellations, a failed attempt to bring his capuchin monkey across the German customs border, and a shirtless hospital stay. He later sobbed and lashed out at paparazzi in London. After being seen topless at a Polish airport, he was back in the US and accused of spitting on and threatening the life of one of his neighbors. A search of Bieber’s tour bus in Sweden also allegedly uncovered marijuana and a Taser. Source: http://www.ew.com/
After a seemingly random and semi-coherent Twitter tirade launched against Drake, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, T.I., Frenchie, 808 Mafia, Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka, Atlantic Records and so many others, as well as Tweets that boasted of threesomes with Nicki Minaj, Tyga‘s girlfriend Blac Chyna, and affairs with Ciara, Monica and Taraji P. Henson, Mane released a song entitled “Stealing,” that featured more slams leveled at T.I., Young Jeezy, and Yo Gotti, the very next day. He claimed, soon after that his Twitter had been hacked by his former manager, and before long his entire account was deactivated. Whatever the actual reason, he apologized to fans and admitted that he was seeking treatment for an addiction to cough syrup. Source: http://www.vh1.com/
Even America’s sweetheart wasn’t safe from a public meltdown this year. When her husband, Jim Toth was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving outside Atlanta last April, Witherspoon tried to pull the celebrity card when she forced herself into the police officer’s cruiser, and screamed “Do you know who I am?” in his face. The outburst earned Reese an arrest of her own for disorderly conduct and obstruction, and both husband and wife were carted off to jail. Source: http://www.vh1.com/
A drunk Jason London (Dazed and Confused, Mallrats) punched a bouncer, directed a homophobic slur at police officers responding to the brawl and pooped his pants in a cop car following his arrest. “Guess what f—–? I f—ing love this. I f—ing own you guys so hard. I’m rich and I’m a motherf—ing famous actor! F—ing look me up, bitch,” TMZ claims London told the police before soiling himself. Source: http://www.vh1.com/
Deen was accused of discrimination by a former employee, and over the course of the court proceedings she admitted to using racial slurs. The fallout was massive, and Deen was dropped by The Food Network in June. After posting a series of truly bizarre “apology” videos on YouTube, things got weirder when she appeared on The Today Show on June 26th. Deen never uttered the words “I’m sorry” during her interview with Matt Lauer, but she did say “Would I have fired me? Knowing me? No,” “I is what I is,” and “There’s a couple of kinds of people that I don’t like, that I am prejudiced against, Matt — and that’s thieves and liars.” Weird. Source: http://www.vh1.com/
In January he fought with Frank Ocean over a parking space outside of a L.A. recording studio. It was a he said/he said situation, with both sides claiming the other swung first. Parking lots proved just as unlucky in March, when Brown reportedly exploded over a $10 valet fee. Apparently he was pissed because he had only been at the venue for 30 minutes and didn’t feel like he had to pay the full parking amount. Most recently, Brown was arrested for felony assault outside Washington D.C.’s W Hotel in late October. Apparently a man jumped into a photo Brown was taking with two women, and either Brown r his body guard, depending on the story, broke the man’s nose. Who threw the punch is up for debate, but Brown spent 36 hours in jail and was hurriedly sent to rehab for anger management. Source: http://www.vh1.com/
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice
In July, this Real Housewives of New Jersey couple were slapped with a 39-count indictment that included conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud, and making false statements on loan applications. The couple pleaded not guilty but, they were indicted on two more counts in November. If convicted, they could face more than 50 years behind bars. Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/
Back in late June and about one year after he checked into rehab, Stahl was busted for alleged drug possession. In the weeks prior to his arrest, the Terminator 3 star was placed on a 5150 hold following an undisclosed incident. Source: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/
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