1. Reese Witherspoon’s Arrest
After drinking a little too much in Atlanta, Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth drove under the influence. When they were pulled over, Reese tried to get out of the ticket. Apparently she started acting up, telling cops, “Do you know my name?” “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.” She was arrested for disorderly conduct. She then issued a statement to apologize and headed to Good Morning America to give an interview. We can forgive, but we won’t forget.
2. Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne Take to Twitter to Air Out Problems
Oh god, where to start. Well, Kelly said that she thought Gaga was “pregnant because she has been covering up this part of her body recently and I have been noticing that a lot.” Apparently this led to Gaga’s fans going totally insane on Twitter and threatening Kelly, who then called them “the worst.” They got even more upset, so Sharon Osbourne wrote a letter to Gaga’s management to try to get the situation under control. Gaga then wrote an open letter back, to which Sharon then wrote ANOTHER letter. Gaga then tried to apologize to Kelly with a cake; Kelly wasn’t into it. And round and round we go.
3. Amanda Bynes’ Bong
Amanda Bynes was arrested in May after she threw a bong out of an apartment building in NYC in front of cops. She has since been founded mentally unstable and has just finished her stay at a rehab facility in Los Angeles.
4. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Insult Taylor Swift
Tina and Amy made a joke about Taylor Swift at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. Taylor was not happy and said to Vanity Fair that “there is a special place in hell for women that don’t help other women.” OH SNAPPPPP. Fey responded by telling Entertainment Tonight, “If anyone was going to get mad at us, I thought it would be James Cameron.” Poehler told Hollywood Reporter, “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.” Awkward for everyone.
5. Beyoncé Lip-Synchs at Obama Inauguration
Beyoncé was called out after Obama’s inauguration for lip-synching the national anthem. “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day,” Kristin DuBois, a rep for [the United States Marine Band] told Page Six. “We performed, live, the band. But we received last-minute word that Beyoncé was going to use the pre-recorded vocal track. Those were the instructions we were given. We don’t know the reason why.” It was almost as awkward as that guy’s facial expression on the right.
6. Alec Baldwin’s Big Mouth
As the whole world knows, Alec Baldwin has a bad temper. But this year he really went all out. He assaulted multiple paparazzi, had a breakdown on Twitter about his wife texting at James Gandolfini’s funeral, and most recently, yelled a gay slur that resulted in the loss of his deal with MSNBC. Somethings never change, I guess.
7. Emma Roberts’ Domestic Violence
In a surprising celebrity twist, Emma Roberts was arrested for giving her boyfriend Evan Peters a bloody nose during an argument. He didn’t press charges, and it seems as though they are still together. Yeah, we’re confused too.
8. Justin Bieber Just Existing
How do you solve a problem like Justin Bieber? This has been quite a year for the little Canadian pop star that could. Whether he was peeing in a bucket, saying inappropriate things about Anne Frank, trying to sneak underage kids into clubs, or hooking up with prostitutes in South America, JB clearly lived this year to the extreme.
9. Lance Armstrong’s Doping
Well, that took long enough. After 13 years of denying it, Lance Armstrong finally admitted to using drugs while cycling. He has since been banned from the sport.
10. Zac Efron’s Stop in Rehab
Zac Efron headed to rehab this year for an addiction to alcohol. After his stay, his reps said that he was happy and healthy. It was a hit for fans, but we’re happy he’s doing better! Go, Zac, go.
11. Mark Salling Is Sued for “Sexual Battery”
The Glee star was sued for sexual battery this year. “You hear about fraudulent lawsuits all the time,” he said. “Until it happens to you, you really don’t grasp what it does, not to just you, but to your family, and you want the legal process to happen as fast as possible. I just want the chance to defend myself — and I will, vigorously.” He then filed a cross-complaint against his ex. No word yet on the verdict.
12. Julianne Hough’s Blackface Mistake
Well, this wasn’t a good idea. Julianne Hough dressed up as Crazy Eyes from Orange Is the New Black for Halloween. Obviously, it was a bad choice, and no one was happy. She apologized. Eeek.
13. Shia LaBeouf’s Epic Broadway Departure
To be perfectly honest, no one really understands what happened here. I would bet Shia doesn’t either. But the actor left the show Orphans before it debuted on Broadway. He released some emails between himself and the director and Alec Baldwin. Baldwin wasn’t happy, the director wasn’t happy, people that had purchased their tickets weren’t happy. It was really weird.
14. Paula Deen’s Racial Slurs
Paula Deen was sued by an employee for multiple instances of workplace discrimination, both sexual and racial. When asked if she had used the n-word, she responded, “Yes, of course,” and gave examples of times she used the offensive term. “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes … most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks … I can’t determine what offends another person.” So, that’s just perfect. She also apparently asked black men to play the role of slaves at a wedding on her property. She apologized, but she still lost multiple endorsements and her deal with Food Network.
15. Chris Brown Still Being a Total Ass
Urgh, Chris Brown. You literally never learn. The singer attacked two people this year: a fellow bar patron and Frank Ocean. He also dated two girls at once. He recently went into anger management classes because he continues to be the worst.
16. Lamar Odom’s Drug Problem
No one is 100% sure what is going on with Lamar. There have been MANY rumors about what he’s doing and what Khloe is doing and what they’re doing together. But we do know that he went to rehab and is having a hard time. Hopefully everything works out for the best. Good luck, Lam Lam.
17. Owen Wilson’s Baby with a Married Woman
Owen Wilson is going to be a dad again! This time with his MARRIED personal trainer. Apparently they aren’t in a relationship, but he’s excited. So, there is that.
18. Oh, Also, Simon Cowell’s Baby with a Married Woman
Simon Cowell also knocked up a married woman. But they do seem to be in a relationship (as she’s currently separated from her husband). Let’s hope his kid can sing!
19. Are They or Aren’t They: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
2013 was the year of Miley Cyrus, but fiancé Liam Hemsworth didn’t seem to be into it. After Hemsworth apparently flirted with January Jones at an Oscars party, the couple hit the rocks. They spent months and months fighting “are they or aren’t they” rumors. Eventually, they called it quits and have both said they’re much happier this way. On to the next one!
20. Farrah’s Sex Tape and DUI
21. Sinead vs. Miley
22. Howard Stern’s Dig at Lena Dunham
The always lovely Howard Stern called Lena Dunham “a little fat girl who looks like Jonah Hill and keeps taking her clothes off.” He said he “learned this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show, and that makes sense to me because she’s such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on. But hey, what can I tell you. Good for her. Ya know. It’s hard for little fat chicks to get any kind of thing going.” She didn’t seem that offended by the comment, saying, “I’m a Howard Stern fan and really think he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it. But he did say something that is so funny that I want to get it on my gravestone: ‘Congrats to her. It’s so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days.’ I want my gravestone to say, ‘She was a little fat chick and she got it going.’” One point to Lena.
- The World Health Organization says that an interim analysis of a potential Ebola vaccine shows "100% efficacy in individuals."
- Airplane debris discovered Wednesday on the coast of the French island of Réunion is found to belong to a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official confirmed to AFP Friday.
- Beijing has won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city to host both the summer and winter games.