GossipCenter Recaps the Most Jaw Dropping Moments of 2013
Celebrity news is always full of scandal, and 2013 was no different! There were plenty of headline-grabbing scandals, and GossipCenter recapped 10 of our favorite OMG-worthy moments.
10. Beyonce's Lip Synching Blunder:
She snagged a coveted honor when she was asked to sing during President Barack Obama’s inauguration event earlier this year, but Queen B surprised us all when she lip synced the Star Spangled Banner during the momentous event. A source attempted to cover up the act and told the media, “All music is pre-recorded for the ceremony because there are so many eventualities and conditions that day."
9. Simon Cowell Impregnates Friend's Wife:
He's normally making headlines for his snarky comments and harsh judging on "American Idol" and "The X Factor," but this year Simon Cowell turned heads when the world found out he was expecting a child...with his friend's wife. Cowell and girlfriend Lauren Silverman will welcome a boy early next year.
8. Lance Armstrong Admits to Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs:
During a 90-minute interview with Oprah Winfrey, the seven-time Tour de France winner admitted to using banned substances, including blood transfusions and the drug EPO, after previously denying claims for many years.
7. Emma Roberts Arrested for Domestic Violence Against Boyfriend Evan Peters:
On July 7th, Miss Roberts was arrested in Montreal after police showed up to the couple's hotel room finding Peters with a bloody nose and bite markd. Luckily for Emma, Evan decided not to press charges. The pair released a joint statement, which read, "It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple are working together to move past it."
6. Paula Deen's N-Word Scandal:
After being deposed for a discrimination lawsuit against her restaurant Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House back in June, the celebrity chef admitted to using the N-word "a long time ago." After news of the deposition details hit the main stream media, Paula lost her spot on the Food Network and endorsement deals. She even had her line of cookware dropped from multiple retailers.
5. Farrah Abraham Releases a Sex Tape:
Though she claims it was meant for private use, people everywhere were shocked when "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham released her own sex tape titled "Farrah Superstar: Back Door Teen Mom." Since the six-figure sale of the tape back in April, the mother-of-one has nabbed her own television show and a sex toy line.
4. Zac Efron Completes a Stint in Rehab:
Throwing fans for a loop, news broke back in September that former Disney heartthrob Zac Efron had quietly completed a stint in rehab. Although the exact source of his substance abuse has not been released by Efron himself, sources claim that the "Neighbors" star was battling alcohol and cocaine addictions.
3. Reese Witherspoon and Hubby Jim Toth Arrested in Atlanta:
She's always managed to keep a squeaky clean image in Hollywood, but back in April the Oscar-winning actress had a slight hiccup when she and her hubby were arrested. Police pulled over Toth after suspecting he was driving under the influence, but during the sobriety test Reese exited the car and began yelling at the officers, causing her to get taking in as well. Witherspoon later released a statement saying, "Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said."
2. Amanda Bynes' Mental Breakdown:
She was always seen as a wholesome young actress who got her start on Nickelodeon, but the year 2013 was a rough one for Amanda Bynes. The "She's the Man" actress started showing instability when she took to her Twitter page on multiple occasions to bash others in Hollywood (including Drake, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus and Sarah Hyland) as well as posting unusual selfies. In July, Bynes was placed on a psychiatric hold before ending up in treatment until December. Amanda has since been released from rehab and is continuing her recovery at home with her parents in Thousand Oaks, CA.
1. Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance with Robin Thicke:
Miley's scandalous persona all stems back from her VMA performance last summer. The now 21-year-old hit the stage wearing a nude latex outfit while twerking on Robin Thicke and making us all question whether or not we will be able to look at a foam finger the same way again.