With fame comes scandal. Time and again, celebrities have found themselves in some of the most controversial year-defining situations—getting caught in secret affairs , being arrested for shoplifting or drunk driving, and tragically, being accused of sexual assault. Click through to learn about the biggest celebrity scandals over the years. He spent 28 months in a federal prison, as opposed to a life sentence, for giving up the names of other drug offenders. The soul singer of the 80s, known as the Prince of Motown, was shot and killed by his father , Rev. Marvin Gay Sr.
Though it's easy to look back on the '90s as a simpler, sweeter decade for Hollywood after all, the name Kardashian only referred to a defense lawyer on O. Simpson's legal team back then the truth is that celebrities found themselves embroiled in scandals just as often — we just didn't have the hour news cycle the way we do now to hear about every nuance of it. Celebrity gossip was fueled by tabloid reports, which came out weekly, and newspaper and TV reports that now might seem way behind the curve in terms of instant gratification. There was no Twitter, no Facebook, and no TMZ to report on the juicy happenings in Hollywood as they happened in real-time I know, how weird is that?!
By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli. The couple shot the tape in and locked it up in their safe, but that safe was soon stolen by an electrician working on their home. A-list celebrities are always getting caught up in scandals or issues that can end up seriously tainting or even ruining their careers. Shocking stories like Martha Stewart's arrest or Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight have helped shaped how fans and critics view them as people, while death's like that of Princess Diana encourage the rise of conspiracy theories. While some of the scandals that have happened over the last twenty years have been engraved in our brains, some of them may have been forgotten until now.
The couple shot the tape in and locked it up in their safe, but that safe was soon stolen by an electrician working on their home. Biggie Smalls met his end on March 9, , when he was killed in a drive-by shooting, just a few months after his rival Tupac suffered the same fate. That connection had media and watercooler investigations pointing to the red hot East Coast-West Coast hip-hop feud as a murder motive. Twenty years later, the case remains unsolved. On August 31, , she died of injuries from a crash that occurred while she was in the back of a Mercedes in Paris.