Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones‘apology statement released yesterday makes it pretty clear that someone quite firmly reminded him that no matter what new opinions he holds of his hit sitcom, that “filth” pays him a whole lot of money. Money he could probably put to some good Christian use, if he chooses. Hence the contrite words: “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed.”
But if exec producer Chuck Lorre and company decide to send Angus the way of his former onscreen uncle Charlie Sheen, that doesn’t have to mean the end of the 19-year-old’s career. He could join these five other celebrities who turned their born-again Christianity into brand-new gigs:
1. Stephen Baldwin
The Baldwin bro visited Good Morning America today and voiced his support and sympathy for Jones, as someone who’s experienced a backlash against his outspoken ways (seriously, this guy called Obama a “cultural terrorist” once). “As a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, ‘I’m really sorry because I’ve brought your name up in castings for a while now and they all just kind of look at me like I’m crazy,” he said. Now, he’s gone “full-blown faith-based,” acting in Christian themed movies like Loving the Bad Man, about a woman who forgives her rapist. Ick. And then he’ll be back on Celebrity Apprentice soon, which is full-blown … something else.
From the first issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, Playboy magazine has featured the world’s most beautiful ladies for 55 years. This January, Playboy releases its 55th anniversary issue, celebrating over half a decade of nudity. From Brigitte Bardot to Carmen Electra to Bettie Page to the Girls Next Door, hundreds of gorgeous ladies have ripped their clothes off and flung themselves in front of the camera for Hugh Hefner. Check out our gallery of some of Scandalist’s favorites! [Photo: Playboy]
Pin-up queen Bettie Page has passed away at 85. Page’s fame exploded in the 1940′s and 50′s, thanks to the small black and white photographs that circulated of the brunette posing naked, as well as in lingerie and bondage. The racy images solidified Page’s sex symbol status, and she remained relevant for decades as a cult figure. Her image covers everything from magnets to shot glasses, and her hair style has inspired hipsters from Brooklyn to Portland to cut their bangs (see Janeane Garofalo in Reality Bites for reference).
Page fell into modeling after leaving an abusive husband, and at the height of her career appeared in the pages of Playboy. She ditched it all at 35 and became a born-again Christian. After spending 10 years in a mental institution for attackin her landlord with a knife, she retired to California.
“I have no idea why I’m the only model who has had so much fame so long after quitting work,” she said in 2006. At the same interview, she requested that her face not be photographed. “I want to be remembered,” she said, “as I was when I was young and in my golden times. . . . I want to be remembered as the woman who changed people’s perspectives concerning nudity in its natural form.”