Scandals are a part of showbiz, the media coverage and need for publicity prompts huge controversies. The most recent is related to the biggest Hollywood event – the Oscars, the all-white nominations have led to boycott by Black actors.
Citing the biggest controversies – what gives?
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Drug abuse, drunken driving divorces and cheating on spouses rank high, but every so often we come across a controversy that was previously unheard of. Their immense talent leads people to expect them to be perfect examples of citizens, which is not always the case. Whether it is Rob Lowe’s leaked sex tape involving an underage girl or John Travolta’s gay escapades, or Winona Ryder caught shop lifting, we often find celebrities falling into the most bizarre traps.
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For some Hollywood stars, controversy is second nature, especially those born into wealth. Charlie Sheen and his wild ways that have finally landed him with an HIV+ diagnosis, has lived the life of his screen persona Charlie Harper with untamed partying and unbounded relationships. Paris Hilton, heir to Hilton Hotel chain, is in the news more for her affairs than her achievements.
Mel Gibson may be tame in his activities, but his anti-Semitic statements have attracted the ire of many. Finally, one cannot miss out on Angelina Jolie, a wild-child. She was in news for her rocky relationship with her father, drug abuse, her weird relationship statements with Billy Bob Thornton, until she finally decided to tame her ways by adopting children from third world countries and settling down with Brad Pitt.
Mysterious and Unresolved Death
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Death of a famous personality is always big news, and if it has a mysterious twist, it stays on in public memory. Marilyn Monroe’s suicide and Elvis Presley’s drug overdose will remain the greatest Hollywood tragedies. The list sadly, does not end there. Kurt Cobain, Micheal Jackson, Heath Ledger have all stayed on in the memory of their fans and followers for their tragic end.
Death of “Father of the Western” David Ince, official wasbeing declared as heart failure, but conspiracy theories that sayhe was shot by Media Mogul William Randolph Hearst show that there are dangerous liaisons that stars are not impervious to.
One would imagine them to be a lesson to posterity to handle fame responsibly and not indulge in the risqué temptations that fame and money brings with it, but that truly isn’t the case.