I really feel like within the wake of all of Justin Bieber’s 2010s controversies, folks all the time overlook this bonkers one which occurred when Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank Home in Amsterdam in 2013. Earlier than leaving, he wrote within the visitor e-book: “Really inspiring to have the ability to come right here. Anne was an excellent woman. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”
Dishonest scandals are maybe not an enormous deal in Hollywood, however there are a couple of I am together with due to some wild particulars. First up — Julia Roberts and cinematographer Danny Moder. The 2 met whereas filming The Mexican in 2000 — while Roberts was in a relationship and Moder was married to a girl named Vera. Moder later separated from Vera and dated Roberts (although Roberts denies being the explanation they broke up). Up to now, fairly normal for Hollywood, proper?
This is the place it will get unhinged: in early 2002, when Moder’s divorce to Vera was nonetheless not finalized, Roberts was photographed in a DIY T-shirt that stated “A Low Vera” — in apparent reference to her beau’s spouse. She had clearly made the shirt herself, and I nonetheless assume it is one of many extra bonkers issues a star has performed.
There is a good likelihood you keep in mind the entire Kristen Stewart dishonest scandal that dominated the information cycle for some time, however I will recap it right here: whereas Stewart was taking pictures Snow White and the Huntsman, she had an affair with 41-year-old director Rupert Sanders. On the time, Stewart was with Twilight costar Robert Pattison, and Sanders was married to mannequin Liberty Ross. After paparazzi pictures uncovered them, each Stewart and Sanders launched apologies.
As soon as once more, fairly normal for Hollywood, proper? There are two form of wild components of the scandal, nonetheless, that I am keen to guess you forgot or by no means knew. Initially, Pattinson went to Reese Witherspoon’s home to remain and get better after information broke, which is so random to me (although the 2 had starred collectively in Water For Elephants).
Second of all, future president Donald Trump was WAY too invested in your complete saga, tweeting a number of occasions about it over the course of a number of days.
Did everybody however me know that Billy Bob Thornton was engaged to Laura Dern again in 1999? That appears fully random. However that is not even the wild half. The wild half is that, in accordance with Dern, she traveled to shoot a movie, and when she received again, Thorton was MARRIED TO ANGELINA JOLIE. She stated, “I left our house to work on a film, and whereas I used to be away, my boyfriend received married, and I’ve by no means heard from him once more.”
This is one other Angelina Jolie-related controversy that I can not personally overlook: that point she kissed her brother after profitable her first Oscar, then thanked him onstage, saying, “I’m so in love with my brother proper now. He simply held me and stated he liked me, and I do know he’s so comfortable for me. And, um, thanks for that.” I must also notice this isn’t the one time they publicly kissed.
One final dishonest scandal: I really feel like NO ONE talks concerning the fact that David Letterman was extorted in 2009 over sleeping with feminine staff, then admitted to it on his present quite than pay up. At some point, he discovered a field in his automobile with a letter that stated, “I do know you do some horrible issues” and that the author was engaged on a screenplay about Letterman. “He will take all this horrible stuff he is aware of about my life and put it in a film except I give him some cash,” Letterman stated the letter revealed.
Letterman was truly capable of finding out the identification of the blackmailer with the assistance of the Manhattan district lawyer’s workplace. CBS producer Robert J. “Joe” Halderman was arrested, and that exact same evening, Letterman went on his present and admitted, “Sure, I’ve had intercourse with girls on my present.” He was married on the time with a five-year-old youngster.
The Dave Matthews Band Chicago River incident nonetheless blows my thoughts. Means again in 2004, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus emptied the contents of their septic tank — 800 kilos of poop — on a sightseeing boat on the Chicago river.
Within the wake of the notorious Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus VMAs efficiency, it looks like lots of people overlook that one other scandal occurred that evening concerning Thicke. On the afterparty, Thicke took a photograph with fan Lana Scolaro (see photograph on the hyperlink). After the photograph was uploaded, folks began to note that you possibly can see Thicke groping Scolaro’s butt within the mirror behind them — which Scolaro then confirmed occurred.
In actual fact, X (previously Twitter) person Jen Leadley tweeted the photograph at Thicke’s spouse, Paula Patton. With neither Thicke nor Patton addressing the photograph, the scandal fizzled out, nevertheless it nonetheless goes down in historical past to me. (Thicke and Patton later divorced.)
In a darker entry for this record, three months after Amy Winehouse died in 2011, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burkta threw a Halloween get together that featured a meat platter assembled to appear to be Winehouse’s corpse. It did generate controversy on the time, however largely was forgotten till it resurfaced previously few years. Harris didn’t apologize till 2022, calling the dish “regrettable.”
Michael Jackson’s most remembered scandals are those alleging youngster intercourse abuse, however folks are inclined to gloss over one which was big in 2002: when he held his nine-month-old son out a window. He was apparently displaying the child to the group (4 tales under), however sparked excessive concern over the one-handed motion. He later apologized, saying, he may “supply no excuses for what occurred,” and that “I received caught up within the pleasure of the second. I’d by no means deliberately endanger the lives of my youngsters.”
Everyone knows Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, however by some means this bizarre promotional video he made for Scientology in 2004 — leaked in 2008 — has gotten forgotten over time. He says some wild remarks in it, although the Church of Scientology claimed the video was a pirated and edited model of a three-hour occasion.
Okay, I lied earlier on this record. This is one other dishonest scandal, this one involving a secret love youngster and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In 2011, Schwarzenegger revealed that he’d fathered a toddler with a girl on his family workers — again in 2001. She was saved on the workers whereas Schwarzenegger reportedly paid for the kid’s care, claiming all of the whereas it was her husband’s youngster. Schwarzenegger didn’t reveal the reality to his then-wife, Maria Shriver, till after his time period as governor ended. The 2 ended up splitting.
Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber had a fairly random feud going within the 2010s, beginning when Bieber claimed he’d as soon as slept with Bloom’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr. Kerr denied that this had occurred, resulting in tensions between the 2 males that got here to a head once they bumped into one another in Ibiza. Bieber allegedly made a remark about Kerr, inflicting Bloom to allegedly attempt to punch him. There are completely different accounts of what occurred, however TMZ did publish a video the place you may see the altercation and listen to Justin shouting “What’s up bitch?”
The very best half? Bloom was allegedly dining with Leonardo DiCaprio, who witnessed the entire thing. Diddy, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton had been additionally apparently there. Oh, to be a fly on that wall.
Zayn Malik made headlines all over the world when he determined to depart the massively profitable boy band One Route, nevertheless it wasn’t precisely a scandal, and he appeared on good phrases….till some public beef rose up between Malik and Louis Tomlinson, who was nonetheless within the band. Malik started making disparaging comments concerning the music he’d recorded with One Route, and Tomlinson took to Twitter to make enjoyable of Malik. Notably, Zayn replied with the long-lasting tweet: “keep in mind once you had a life and stopped making bitchy feedback about mine?”
These days Alec Baldwin is best recognized for his more moderen controversy, however again in 2007, he made headlines for an additional cause solely. Principally, his 11-year-old daughter Eire didn’t present as much as a deliberate assembly (Baldwin was preventing with ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody on the time), and he left an terrible voicemail that received leaked, calling her a “impolite little pig” and saying, “You do not have the brains or the decency as a human being. I do not give a rattling that you just’re 12 years previous or 11 years previous or that you are a youngster or that your mom is a inconsiderate pain-in-the-ass who would not care about what you do so far as I am involved.” He additionally threatened to return “straighten [her] ass out: “Do you perceive me? I am gonna actually be sure you get it.”
And at last, let’s finish on a “scandal” that is a bit extra lighthearted. The 12 months was 1999, and Matthew McConaughey was celebrating watching his alma mater’s soccer workforce win. A noise criticism induced officers to return to his house, the place they found McConaughey, subsequent to a bong, dancing bare with bongo drums. He was arrested and charged with resisting transportation, as he fought again because the police put him of their patrol automobile.
The story made waves when it first occurred, however McConaughey’s 2020 retelling of the story makes it even wilder and funnier. After over a day of partying, McConaughey determined to “wind down” and received bare, opening the window to entry the odor of jasmine from his backyard. He started smoking weed and placed on “the attractive African melodic beats of Henri Dikongué,” taking part in together with the music on bongo drums. “What I didn’t know was that whereas I used to be banging away in my bliss, two Austin policemen additionally thought it was time to barge into my home unannounced, wrestle me to the bottom with nightsticks, handcuff me and pin me to the ground,” he wrote.
He stated one officer tried to wrap a blanket round his waist, however he resisted, saying, “I’m not placing shit on! My bare ass is proof I used to be mindin’ my very own enterprise!” He then determined as he was led out, “nonetheless bare and reluctant to undergo the inevitably of my predicament,” to do a little bit of parkour by operating up a wall and backflip over one of many cops. “My considering was that in mid-flight, whereas the wrong way up within the air, I’d assume a pike place after which slide my cuffed wrists underneath my butt and up and over my legs, after which stick the touchdown … with my fettered palms in entrance of me.” McConaughey stated he believed that by “pulling off such a unprecedented Houdini-like stunt, the officers could be so impressed they might abrogate the arrest and set me free.”
The stunt, predictably, didn’t come to fruititon, and McConaughey was introduced in. He declined one thing to cowl up his physique twice, saying it was proof of his innocence, however lastly relented and placed on pants when a “6-foot, 6-inch jailbird constructed like a brick shithouse” stated, “Belief me, you do wanna put these on.” The costs ended up being shortly dropped, aside from a $50 tremendous McConaughey needed to pay for the noise. He determined to exit out the entrance door to ready reporters quite than sneak out, telling them, “I don’t wish to hire a spot there, nevertheless it was a pleasant keep for an evening.”
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