Top 10: Celebrity meltdowns [VIDEO]

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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The pressures of being wealthy, attractive and famous are just too much for some celebrities to bear. So it’s understandable that some go off the deep end every once in a while.

No, actually, it’s not understandable — but it’s hard to turn away from a train wreck.

Demi Moore and her can of whip-its are just the latest in public meltdowns, so The Daily Caller took this opportunity to rank the top 10 celebrity implosions and expolosions:

Runners up:

Lindsay Lohan’s life after 2004. Enough said.

Kiefer Sutherland was caught with his pants down in a London strip club, and was thrown out of the high-end adult entertainment venue by four tuxedo-clad bodyguards.

In December 2010, actor Rip Torn was arrested after breaking into a local bank and charged with carrying a firearm without a permit, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, first-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief. Whew.

He also took this awesome mugshot:

Nick Nolte was arrested under the suspicion of drunk driving in 2002. It was later confirmed that the date rape drug, GHB, was found in his system. Nolte repsonded that he had “been taking it for four years and I’ve never been raped.”

10. Mel Gibson flips out, blames DUI arrest on Jewish people

In 2006, Mel Gibson was a little more than angry when he was pulled over for a DUI.

A police report of the incident claims the actor yelled at the arresting officer: “Fucking Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?”

Gibson continued: “You motherfucker. I’m going to fuck you.”

This would be the first of many reports of anti-Semitism or racism from the “Braveheart” guy.

9. Britney Spears shaves her head, attacks paparazzi

2007 was a rough year for Britney Spears. She went through a divorce and a custody battle. Then she shaved her head and attacked a paparazzo with an umbrella.

8. Mariah Carey strips on TRL

Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance on MTV’s show “Total Request Live” wearing only a large T-shirt that said “Loverboy,” and pushing an ice cream cart.

Several days later, the singer was hospitalized for an emotional breakdown.

7. David Hasselhoff is wasted, attempts to eat a cheeseburger

The Hoff’s daughter posted this video of her highly intoxicated father attempting to eat a cheeseburger in order to show him what he was really like when he was drunk. His visitation rights for his daughters were suspended for two weeks after the video was released.


6. Michael Richards’ comedy turns ugly

Cosmo Kramer goes from funny to frighteningly racist during his stand-up act at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.

5. Kiefer Sutherland is wasted, jumps into a Christmas tree in a hotel lobby

It was a very Merry Christmas for Jack Bauer. He was so drunk that he flung himself into a Christmas tree in a hotel lobby. That is one way to get into the spirit.

4. Christian Bale flips out on the set of “Terminator: Salvation”

The moral of the story is to never interrupt Christian Bale’s acting. Because he will flip out on you.

3. Bill O’Reilly: “Fuck it, we’re doing it live!”

Bill O’Reilly’s anger towards a teleprompter was evident in this old clip. It’s more humorous than anything, and shows how quickly he can get back into character.


2. Demi Moore does whip-its and/ or K2 spice , is rushed to the hospital

The latest celebrity meltdown involves Demi Moore having a seizure-like symptoms after smoking something or inhaling nitrous oxide. Other reports claim she was hospitalized for anorexia and cocaine use. In Hollywood, anything is possible.


1. Mel Gibson flips out, tells his baby mama he hopes she gets raped

The number one celebrity meltdown is also the most terrifying. A repeat offender on TheDC’s list, Mel Gibson comes in at number one for his racist rant against former girlfriend and mother of his child, Oksana Grigorieva.

In a recorded call between the actor and his girlfriend, he is heard calling her a whore and hoping that she gets raped by a “pack of n*%gers.”

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