The Gifts that Keep on Giving: Rihanna, Chris Brown, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, and Kim Kardashian
There are some celebrities who win your admiration with their talents and good deeds. Unfortunately, they’re also generally pretty boring, since they rarely get arrested for anything embarrassing. Then there are the others, the ones that keep gossip blogs in business—like these five famous folk who can be counted on to behave badly on a regular basis.
Has there ever been a celebrity more famous for doing so little? Maybe Paris Hilton, but Kim and the entire Kardashian clan have managed to keep themselves in the public eye and rake in zillions of dollars despite the sad fact that none of them possess any talent or other redeeming qualities.
First. Kim was born into a rich, seemingly respectable family. Then she got famous for making a “leaked” sex tape. Pretty soon, her whole family had their own TV show on E!, doing not-so-respectable things, and putting their names on anything that would pay them some cash.
The high point of Kim’s dubious fame was her “fairy tale wedding” last year, followed by her separation after two months and a divorce that is still dragging on.
But on the bright side, Kim seems to have finally found her perfect man in Kanye West, since he’s an even bigger fame whore than she is.
There was a time, over a decade ago, when Lindsay Lohan had a bright future as an actress. Then she discovered the Hollywood nightlife, and it was all downhill from there.
How can we count the scrapes that have kept LiLo on the covers of tabloids over the last few years? The arrests, stints in jail, trips to rehab, lawsuits and fights with her family—all these have fueled her fame while ruining her career.
The latest chapter in Lohan’s soap opera finds her deadbeat dad trying to lock her into a conservatorship, while she threatens him with a restraining order. No wonder Samantha Ronson ran for her life.
It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, Chris Brown was the clean cut boy next door that every mom would be proud to have as her son—or date her daughter. Then he beat up his girlfriend so badly, she was hospitalized.
Since then, Brown’s life has been a whirl of court appearances, community service, angry public temper tantrums, nightclub brawls, and irate neighbors. But his loyal fans just kept defending his behavior, certain that the love of a good woman could turn this bad boy good again.
The last thing they wanted was for him to get entangled again with his former love and punching bag, Rihanna. Unfortunately for them, that’s exactly what happened, and this tabloid pair has reunited for another round of paparazzi closeups.
Oh, Rihanna, we had such high hopes for you after you bounced back following that nasty beatdown from old beau Chris Brown. Maybe the way you used your abuse to promote your next album should have been a clue that those hopes would be in vain.
Since then, Rih Rih’s gone on crazy twitter rants, gotten outrageous tattoos, supposedly slept with some of the hottest hip hop stars, and partied her troubles away every chance she could get.
We hoped you’d find your hunky Prince Charming and forget all about you-know-who, but the first thing we knew, you were telling Oprah how much you still luv, luv, luv ole Chris Brown.
That’s why it wasn’t too surprising when you fell back into his arms one more time. Unfortunately, you’ll have to also make room for the other love of his life Karrueche Tran.
Her name strikes fear in the hearts of L.A. motorists who know not when Amanda “hell on wheels” Bynes will come careening around a corner or out of a Sunset Strip parking garage, bent on bending your fender.
Even her lawyer has probably lost track of how many times Amanda has been stopped, arrested, or caused an accident while behind the wheel. Does she have problems with substances, or is she just a really lousy driver?
Amanda’s license is currently suspended, so she shouldn’t be getting behind the wheel at all, but that’s not likely to stop her from cruising the Strip with her crack pipe one of these nights.