10+ Of The Greatest Celeb Scandals Of All Time

Ah, celebrities and their drama.

It never fails to let us down, whether it's beef involving other stars or a cheating scandal. Either way, the tea is always hot and we're ready to sip on it.

So get out that popcorn 'cause it's time to take a trip down memory lane with these 10+ greatest celeb scandals of all time.

1. Lori Loughlin's college admission scandal.

The world was in complete shock when Lori, aka "Aunt Becky" from Full House, was named as one of the parents who bribed admissions officers to get their children into top-tier colleges.

Lori and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying $500,000 to fake athletic rowing credentials for their daughter, Olivia.

In the end, the actress has been ordered to spend two months in prison.

2. Lori wasn't the only celeb slapped with a jail sentence.

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman served 14 days in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

She pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to have her daughter Sophia's SAT scores inflated.

3. Winona Ryder's shoplifting spree.

In 2001, the Stranger Things actress stole $5,560 of items from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills.

Thing is, no one — not even herself — understood why. But it did cause her to quit acting for a while.

4. Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction at the Super Bowl.

It was only for a second, but that was more than enough time for the world to be outraged when Justin Timberlake accidentally exposed Janet Jackson’s bare breast.

It was a bad move.

5. Britney Spears' infamous meltdown.

You can't have a list about celeb scandals without including this moment in there.

The year 2007 is basically marked by Britney having a public breakdown where she attacked paparazzi with an umbrella and shaved her head.

6. Mel Gibson's anti-semitic comments.

The offensive remarks were recorded during the Braveheart actor's 2006 DUI arrest.

According to TMZ, he said, "The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," as well as asking one officer, "Are you a Jew?"

7. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Solange's elevator incident.

It was the footage shown all around the world: Bey's sister, Solange, attacked Jay-Z in an elevator after a 2014 Met Gala after-party.

Later, it was rumored that she was mad at him for cheating on her sister.

10. Justin Bieber and his Anne Frank "belieber" comment.

If you didn't know, Anne Frank was a teenager who died in the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Given this, it was clearly not appropriate for Justin to do what he did next.

After visiting the Anne Frank Museum, he wrote an offensive comment in the guest book.

He wrote, "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber."

This enraged fans to no end.

11. Justin Timberlake and his cheating scandal.

The singer, who had been married to Jessica Biel since 2012, made major headlines when he was photographed holding hands with his Palmer costar, Alisha Wainwright.

After the images went viral, he was forced to apologize.

“A few weeks ago, I displayed a strong lapse in judgment—but let me be clear—nothing happened between me and my costar," he began on Instagram.

"I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be."

12. Kendall Jenner's Pepsi commercial.

We're still face-palming over this one.

In 2012, Pepsi released the extremely tone-deaf commercial with the model "ending" a protest by handing a police officer a can of Pepsi. The ad was soon pulled.

13. Taylor Swift and Kanye West's feud.

There has been bad blood between the stars ever since Kanye infamously interrupted Taylor during her acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.

But their latest feud began over a controversial lyric regarding Taylor in Kanye's song, "Famous."

Kanye claimed that he asked Taylor's permission to use the lyrics "I made that [expletive] famous."

After Taylor called out Kanye at the Grammys, saying that she never approved that line, Kim Kardashian released this recording of Taylor and Kanye's phone call where she approves the line "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex."

However, during a leaked video of the entire call, it is proven that Taylor never agreed to the specific line, "I made that [expletive] famous."

The whole situation led to people flooding Taylor's social media with snake emojis for no reason at all.

14. Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal.

The hearts of Twilight fans broke all over the world when Kristen was photographed cheating on Robert Pattinson in 2012.

To add to the controversy, this was with her married Snowwhite and the Huntsmen director, Rupert Sanders.

The backlash was harsh.

Rupert's wife, Liberty Ross, ended up filing for divorce soon after news of the affair.

As for Kristen, she was branded a "homewrecker" and her relationship with Pattinson never recovered.

15. Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie.


This one still stings. After five years of marriage, the couple called it quits.

Since Brad had been working with Jolie on Mr. and Mrs. Smith at the time, many believed that Angelia was to blame for the split.

This was pretty much confirmed when Angelina and Brad started dating.

While "Brangelina" was together for seven years and they even had three biological kids during this time, they had a messy divorce in 2016.

Ever since then, people have been hoping for a romantic reunion between Brad and Jen.

16. The Dixie Chicks slamming George Bush.

Will we ever forget when the Chicks were in London and they called out Bush's decision to get involved in a war with Iraq?

"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all,” Natalie Maines said. “We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas."

While many radio stations refused to play them after this incident, their following album still went on to have huge success.

In fact, during 2020 they made a comeback yet again and are going strong.

So clearly, their fanbase agreed with them from the start.

17. The Britney Spears and Madonna kiss

This scandal played out in front of the entire world.

We will never forget this moment, and we will definitely never forget Justin Timberlake's reaction to watching his girlfriend kiss another woman.

18. Paris Hilton's arrest.

Both in 2006 and 2007, Hilton had run-ins with the law. She was arrested for a DUI in 2006, and a year later was caught speeding and spent 45 days in jail.

However, she was released after 23 days thanks to good behavior.

19. Sandra Bullock's split from Jesse James.

Back in 2010, reports surfaced that Bullock's husband at the time, Jesse James, had been cheating on her with not one, but five women.

A month later, Bullock divorced him.

20. Miley Cyrus twerking on stage.

Not just twerking. Twerking on a man much older than her.

The reactions of the audience were both hilarious and revealing. It was hard to watch this Disney channel star shed her skin and become a whole new woman in front of the world.

21. Ariana Grande licking a donut.

Obviously, the outrage was swift when it came to this video.

It was very rude of her to lick a donut that someone likely would have picked up to eat afterward! Fans will never forget this slip-up.

So, which celebrity scandal is your favorite?

And which one made you cringe? If it wasn't on the list, let us know down below in the comments!

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