Top Five Celebrity Scandals of 2006
In Hollywood, you're only as big as your latest scandal. We're taking a look at out-of-control antics of the rich and famous.
#5. Celebrity Scandal - Who Nose What Ashlee Was Thinking?
After publicly announcing that she'd "had it with Hollywood's twisted view of feminine beauty" and being photographed painting a "girl-power" mural with a bunch of under-privileged girls in Marie Claire, Ashlee caved and had a nose job. Marie Claire was deluged with thousands of letters of complaint and Ashlee has refused to talk about her new "Hollywoodized" nose.
#4. Celebrity Scandal - K-Fed Becomes Fed-Ex (By Text?)
Just months after the birth of their second son, Jayden James, Britney filed for divorce from dancer-turned-rap-wannabe Kevin Federline. K-Fed was filmed obviously distraught after revieving a text message on the same day, leading many to believe that Britney had broken up with Kevin by text message. A rep would simply say that K-Fed was caught "totally by surprise" by the split.
#3. Celebrity Scandal - No-Panty Partying
While Hollywood's "It" girls may never leave home without their credit cards, they're frequently forgetting something much more important - underwear. Proving that there is never a trend too stupid to follow, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears have all taken turns getting snapped by the paparazzi while under-dressed this year. Hey ladies, you're supposed to check your coats at the door, not your dignity.
#2. Celebrity Scandal - Kramer Goes Krazy (And So Does Mel)
Proving that he's not the good-time guy we all came to love on Seinfeld, Michael Richards (AKA Kosmo Kramer) went absolutely crazy when he was heckled during a stand-up performance at a comedy club in LA. Richards used all sorts of nasty racial slurs against the African American patrons that don't bear repeating. This followed an earlier incident when Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving and launched into an anti-Semitic (anti-Jewish) rant. Wasn't it bad enough that you were taking people's lives into your drunken hands, Mel, without being a bigot too?
#1. Celebrity Scandal - Drunk Driving Divas
Mel wasn't the only one behaving recklessly behind the wheel this year. Both Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton were arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated (don't those girls ever think for themselves?). High profile break-ups, nudity, and plastic surgery are all part of the classless antics we've come to expect from Hollywood but drunk driving kills nearly 20,000 Americans every year. It's time these girls put other people's lives before their hard-partying ways.