Some of today’s biggest celebrities started out as the ultra-innocent stars of Disney TV shows and movies. Miley Cyrus, Shia LaBeouf, Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton are just a few of the squeaky-clean kids who dirtied up their images (sometimes intentionally) with alleged drug use, arrests and leaked nude photos. Check out the full list of 13 Unlucky Disney Star Scandals.
Before we begin, take a minute to evacuate the 10 mile radius around Ice-T, because he’s probably going to blow his top Mr. Vesuvius style. Who knows, maybe this is what the Mayans meant by the apocalypse. We were just recovering from the shock of Ice and Coco’s marital tiff last week. Mr. T made his displeasure known when pictures surfaced of another dude cozy up to his wife. Totally understandable. But if he was pissed about a little nuzzling, he gonna go ballistic at the rumor that the guy in the pic did a hell of a lot more than a peck on the cheek.
Rapper AP.9 is now claiming to have nude pictures of the always glam bombshell. On the surface that doesn’t sound so bad, considering the fact that Coco posts nude pictures of herself to her twitter and website almost every day. In fact, we’d wager that one out of every one person has nude pictures of Coco somewhere. But the rapper insists that these pix were taken in his bed. Dude…are you trying to make Ice-T kick your ass? Is this some kind of bet?
“AP.9 has been bragging that he has photos of Coco with him in a private room in Vegas, and that in some of them she’s on a bed, totally naked!” a source told RadarOnline. “He’s been putting feelers out to see if people want to buy the pictures and he’s claiming they’re really salacious and that a LOT more happened with Coco than just them posing in a night club.” The insider went on to say that Ap.9 is not spooked by Ice. For what it’s worth, he totally should be.
Steroids. Underage competitors. Racist tweets. We’ve heard about a lot of scandalous goings-on at the Olympics, but this is the first time we’ve heard of players just…not…playing well…intentionally. Despite the fact it makes no sense whatsoever, apparently eight female badminton players got expelled from the Games today for “not using one’s best efforts to win a match” and “conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport.” In non-athlete speak, it seems China’s Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang, South Korea’s Jung Kyung Eun, Kim Ha Na, Ha Jung Eun and Kim Min Jung, and Indonesia’s Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari were blowing matches on purpose. We know. It boggles the mind.
We know that the interwebz loves a good scandal — heck, we all love a good scandal — but this really was a huge case of false alarm. Mostly, we’ve learned that it’s one of three things that really make people go bananas: a big divorce a la Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, a celebrity sex tape or nude photograph leaks. Yesterday’s sort-of scorcher fell into the last category. A couple of topless photographs, which people thought were of Carly Rae Jepsen, surfaced yesterday, and they quickly did the rounds. We admit the girl looked a bit like the “Call Me Maybe” singer, but on closer look, it totally wasn’t her. But the resemblance was enough for folks, it seems. Take a look at the NSFW photographs here and judge for yourselves. More so, people were abuzz about the fact that the maybe-Carly had pierced nipples!
The singer’s team has kicked into high gear and is putting the gossip firmly to bed. One of Carly’s spokespeople told TMZ, “This is 200% NOT Carly.” Her record label is even going to start handing out cease-and-desists for anyone who still insists that’s her in the pictures. But it really isn’t, guys. It’s a 21-year-old model named Destiny Benedict who herself tweeted, “egotastic being mistaken for carly Rae… Anal maybe?” And if that wasn’t perfectly clear, she also tweeted, “Well I just want to say this Carly Rae is a beautiful girl and i’m honored to have been mistaken as her.” See? Case closed.
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Oh, Madonna. Seriously, what is up with all the antics? The singer hit up Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend as a part of her MDNA tour. What her fans didn’t realize was that they were going to see a lot more of their idol than they ever dreamed. During the performance of Human Nature, Madonna, gyrating as always, took off her shirt to reveal her bra, with a strappy harness over it. The harness came off next with a flourish. But was that enough? No, it’s never enough for Madge. She cheekily took off one bra strap and when everyone watching though that was it, Madonna peeled down one bra cup and flashed some superstar nipple to the whole audience who screamed their approval. Or was that shock? She then turned her back to the audience, showing the words “NO FEAR” written on her back, and finished the track by unzipping her pants and putting her hands inside her trousers. Woman … TOO MUCH!
Madonna’s definitely on a mission to establish herself as the Queen of provocateurs again. Just last week, she projected an image of the Nazi Swastika on the French National Front leader Marine Le Pen‘s forehead, and put it on multiple large screens around the stage. Did we mention this was during her concert in Paris? He’s pretty pissed! So what’s next? We have a feeling she’s planning to cause quite a ruckus through her tour, so be prepared. Check out the very NSFW video here for yourself!
It wouldn’t be a Rihanna video unless it got banned on at least one continent, right? Right. Much like the singer’s latex, whips and Perez-Hilton-on-a-dog-leash extravaganza S&M, RiRi’s new spot for her number one single “We Found Love” has been officially banned from daytime television in France. The Supreme Audiovisual Council of France declared the video inappropriate to air prior to 10:00 pm, due to its depictions of “self-destructive behavior” and “pronounced suggestive” material, i.e. that bandanna bikini top. We guess the video’s mix of drug use, domestic disputes, shoplifting, Chris Brown look-alikes and slimy bathtub loitering was bound to shatter a monocle or two. We can already see where this is headed, so they’d better go ahead and ban the videos from her Talk The Talk album. Seriously, just get it out of the way now.
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This does not compute. In the wake of the Mila Kunis phone hacking rumors, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis deny sexting each other, issuing a joint statement that flies in the face of all rational sexiness. Ã¢â‚¬Å“At no time did Mr. Timberlake and Ms. Kunis exchange inappropriate texts or emails,” their reps told People yesterday. “The insistence that there is any inappropriate correspondence between the two parties is entirely false.Ã¢â‚¬Â However, if they didn’t send each other sexy pics, then they violated several universal laws about how attractive costars have to communicate. It’s a Sext-22!
The denial seems targeted at rumors regarding a nude pic of an unidentified man, allegedly found among the photos stolen from Mila’s phone. “In closing, Mr. Timberlake would like us to make it clear that while he might write songs about putting things in boxes, he never has and definitely doesn’t make a habit of taking any photos of them and sending them,” Timberlake and Kunis’s statement concludes. But why, we want to know? Quickly, to the lab!
Sorry you creep you out so late in the day, but you’re going to want to clap those hands over you/your kids’ eyes when hear about Thandie Newton’s teen affair with John Duigan, director of Newton’s first film. While Newton co-starred in the teen drama Flirting with a young Nicole Kidman, Duigan cajoled the 16-year-old actress into a relationship, despite the fact that he was 23 years older than her at the time and that is barftastic. “I was a very shy, very sweet girl. I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t in control of the situation,” the Kung Fu Panda 2 star says now. “Would I have liked things to be different? Sure, but I can now value myself more for the way I got through it. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see myself as a victim.”
Thandie didn’t tell her parents about the relationship at the time, but later pursued therapy to help her deal with the unwanted relationship. “In retrospect, although it was legal because I was 16, I was coerced.” Newton has said in a previous interview, explaining now that “Part of me feels grateful I can accept the difficulties that came with that situation and be a more compassionate person myself.” Not that we ever, ever would have watched Flirting for any foreseeable reason, but we definitely aren’t going to watch it now.
Like your actual grandma would do if she had any idea who either of them were, Betty White blasted Linday Lohan and Charlie Sheen to the press. “I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen for example,” White complained to the Daily Mail. “They party too much, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t learn their lines, are unprofessional, and they grumble about everything. I think they are terribly ungrateful.” Why, in Betty’s day you had date twelve porn stars and walk uphill both ways to steal an entire jewelry store before you’d even make the local paper. From there, though, it was straight to Hollywood!
Next time they go to court (and believe us, there will be a next time they go to court), Lohan and Sheen should be legally obligated to run all of their thoughts, like Lohan’s Gotti movie or Sheen’s Mila Kunis craving , through her first. “I always thought you were the smart one,” Betty will sigh to them, and they’ll feel so horribly guilty, they’d have to immediately go back to college and stop mouthing off to their dad. “We considered ourselves lucky … and were always on our best behavior in public,” White said of stars in her day. As these Betty White nude photos can attest, the key phrase being “in public.”
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Apparently, before she was Ellen Degeneres‘ wife, Portia de Rossi was married to a man…until her husband ran off with her sister-in-law. Married to filmmaker Mel Metcalfe in 1996, de Rossi was stunned three years later when Metcalfe left her for brother Michael’s wife Renee Kappos. “When Mel left me and Renee suddenly sabotaged her marriage to my brother to be with Mel, Brother and I were left idiotically scratching our heads in disbelief,” de Rossi reveals. Despite the unexpected affair, however, Portia already knew that her days as a straight woman were nearing an end. “By the end of our first year together, despite my desire to be attracted to him, my latent fear of my real sexuality was simmering and about to boil,” Portia now admits. Seems like some blessings come in disguise, or by the name of Mel Metcalfe.
Portia opens up about her divorce, eating disorder and more in her new memoir Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain. Despite what some have suggested, Australian-born Portia did not marry her hubbie to stay in the U.S., explaining “I actually married him, for a green card. But I didn’t get my green card through him—I couldn’t do it at the end.” Luckily there’s no lingering bad blood between Portia and her ex, so we guess it worked out for the best for everyone in the end. Oh, wait, except for Portia’s brother. Oh yikes…
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