2020 is finally here! And looking back in the past decade, so many things have transpired in the world of glitz and glamor. We know the celebrity world has been very harsh and rough to some famous stars. So, let’s take a look at high-profile celebrity cases that made a noise in the past decade:
Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Divorce
The power couple split up after Bullock found out that husband Jesse James had been very unfaithful to their marriage. After James confirmed his infidelity, Bullock ended the relationship. The couple was about to adopt an 18-month-old baby when the divorce happened.
Conan O’Brien and NBC Fall Out
In 2010, NBC canceled the Conan O’Brien Show 230 minutes before its airing time. According to sources, there was a conflict of schedule. But if the rumors were to be believed, it was canceled because his show would be replaced by The Jimmy Fallon Show. Yikes!
Lady Gaga’s MTV VMAs Gown
The multi-awarded artist made waves when she decided to wear a gown made of entirely raw meat when she accepted her trophy at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. The gown angered animal rights groups and activists. But many lauded her for this bold, ultra-unique fashion choice.
Lindsay Lohan Arrests
Lindsay has been a very spoiled Disney baby, having been in and out of prison mostly due to DUI and bad behavior. In 2011, Lindsay was in court yet again. She attended a probation hearing at the Beverly Hills courts for her charges as well as two traffic accidents.
Jon and Kate Plus Eight Split
Jon and Kate became an overnight success after their debut in Jon and Kate Plus Eight which was about raising their family. The show ran successfully for two years straight. Then, they decided to split but what was shocking was that both had been unfaithful even before the divorce was made legal. Kate had the children’s custody and continued on with the show which was reconceived with the title, Kate Plus Eight.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and His Love Child
In 2011, America was shocked to learn that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were divorcing. Not only that, but it was also made public that the movie star had fathered a son with Mildred Baena, his housekeeper!
Aaron Hernandez Crime
This football star made a huge headline when he murdered Odin Lloyd and was found guilty. Odin Lloyd was the tight end of the Boston Bandits. He was arrested and sentenced to death since he was guilty of first-degree murder and illegal possession of firearms.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorce
The power couple made a wave of news that surprised the world when they announced their divorce. Katie Holmes filed a divorce from Tom Cruise after five years of marriage. They have a daughter named Suri. Their somewhat whirlwind yet fairytale romance badly ended when Tom’s beliefs interfered with their marriage. The settlement made Katie the primary custodian of Suri.
Rebel Wilson Defamation Case
A magazine accused Rebel Wilson of changing her name and identity. The magazine branded her as a serial liar due to changing her personal information including her age. This prompted her to sue the magazine with defamation charges. Wilson won the case, even stating that she wasn’t after the money but wanted to prove the magazine wrong. And she did!
Fan Bingbing Tax Evasion Case
The Chinese superstar made headlines when she disappeared from the public eye for three months after running away from a tax evasion case. But she then issued an apology on social media to the Chinese government and admitted to signing secret contracts to avoid huge taxes. She was, in the end, fined $129 million.
Bill Cosby Infamous Case
The infamous case of Bill Cosby on using quaaludes to take advantage of actresses rocked the world. In 2017, more of his victims came forward that made the case stronger. He was eventually sentenced to prison.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Fight
In September 2018, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj had a public fight that landed Cardi B behind bars. This was a part of another isolated incident of physical attack that she was involved in the Angels Gentlemen Club. She turned herself in to be formally arrested.
These high-profile celebrity cases show us that celebrities are no different than most of us. They make mistakes and have to pay for it. The only difference is, in their case, the spotlight is bright and blinding and the rest of the world is in the know.