It is almost Christmas, and that means Santa Claus has been consulting, and revising his lists. Celebrities may be able to escape unscathed from a lot of the situations they get themselves into, simply because they are famous, and they have money. But Santa Claus doesn’t care about fame and fortune, he only cares if you deserve those gifts his elves have been toiling tirelessly all year to make.
Celebrities have to deal with public scrutiny all year long, but there is still a lot we don’t know about. Unfortunately for them though, there is nothing Santa doesn’t know. He is a busy guy, and doesn’t have time to reward the people who don’t deserve it. That means getting arrested, treating fans terribly, cheating, or getting caught up in a public scandal could all land a celebrity on Santa’s Sh*t List.
As the classic “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” tells us, “he’ll be making his list, and checking it twice,” and if you have been naughty this year, he will not hesitate to add you to the appropriate list. You might think, so what? Celebrities can buy anything they want anyway. But bad behaviour could land them on a worse list than Santa’s Naughty List: The D List. Here is the comprehensive list of celebrities whose behaviour in 2014 has put them in serious danger of getting a lump of coal in their stockings on December 25th .
Despite what the winning grin in his mugshot might suggest, Justin Beiber has gotten himself into a boatload of trouble this year. In 2014, he has been charged with vandalism, arrested for a DUI, charged with assault, sued by a photographer, accused of attempted robbery and charged with dangerous driving. Not to mention the emotional turmoil he has put his poor ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, through. She is a mess, all because Beiber’s ego has become too big to be contained by a mere mortal.
In April, an Instagram conversation James Franco had with a 17-year-old Scottish fan named Lucy Clode hit the airwaves. He was accused of acting inappropriately with an underage girl, and it didn’t look good for his reputation. But he has spoken candidly about the incident, apologized, and admitted he feels embarrassed about his actions. He claims he didn’t realize her age, and was just trying to meet someone over social media like everyone is doing these days. Maybe it was a hoax to promote Palo Alto, where he plays a teacher seducing a student, or maybe it was just a big misunderstanding. Either way, Santa wouldn’t be pleased.
Sure, most of the Bill Cosby rape allegations are from years ago, and are still unsubstantiated, but that doesn’t get him off scot-free for 2014. Ever since #CosbyMeme backfired and brought women who claim to have been drugged and raped by Cosby out of the woodwork, he has stayed silent. He representatives insist on his innocence, but if he actually addressed the situation head on, that might go a long way. Instead he is sitting back making cryptic non-statements, and letting his wife defend his honour.
Calling Kardashian coattail-rider, Scott Disick, a celebrity is a stretch, but his status as Kourtney Kardashian‘s baby daddy keeps him in the spotlight whether we like it or not. In the last year, he has been hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, but he continues to drink uncontrollably. Insiders hope that with the birth of his third child, he will figure out a way to clean up his act. Maybe that means rehab in 2015.
Having a few drinks too many is perfectly normal. We have all been there. But usually it isn’t in front of everyone in the entertainment business, and well, the entire world. When Johnny Depp presented an award during the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards this year, he was clearly fully in the bag. The video has made the rounds, and rumours that the stunt has caused a rift between him and his fiance, Amber Heard, have come as no surprise. Pull yourself together, Johnny.
This year, Miley Cyrus has continued to do literally anything she can think of to stay in the headlines. Her fashion choices are clearly made for the shock value, she has bragged about her recreational drug use, cracked an unfortunate joke about date rape, her apartment is reportedly a pig sty, and she took a homeless guy as her date to the VMA’s. Maybe she has good intentions, but most of her behaviour just seems like obvious cries for attention.
Rapper, Wiz Khalifa married Amber Rose (the ex of Kanye West) in July 2013, but it wasn’t long before she was filing for divorce from the chronic pot smoker. A little more than a year of marriage was enough apparently. Amber filed for divorce in September 2014 citing “irreconcilable differences” which actually means Wiz cheated on her multiple times. There were rumours that she walked in on him having a threesome with a pair of twins. He also made a sex tape with Playboy Bunny, Carla Howe, that was almost sold to Vivid Entertainment for 6 figures. Busy guy.
No one could have imagined that the guy who played the straight-laced minister, Eric Camden, on 7th Heaven for 11 seasons might actually be a child molester. But that is exactly what Stephen Collins is. An audio tape of him talking about the past sexual abuse of a minor was leaked to the media in October, and the NYPD started to investigate the allegations. On December 17th, Collins admitted to People magazine that he did in fact molest three different underage girls from 1973 to 1994. He claims he is a “flawed person” who has been working on his issues.
Shia Lebeouf‘s issues with copyright laws and whether he has plagiarized or not have spilled over from late 2013 into this year. He has been accused of stealing word-for-word from other writers and using their material in his own comic books and short films. He made a statement saying he believes copyright laws are too restrictive and that they do not allow for ideas to flow freely. Also, in June of 2014, he was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing at New York’s Studio 54 theater. He was reported to have spat and yelled homophobic slurs at arresting officers.
Ariana Grande has had a huge year with her music in 2014. Her vocal range has been compared to Mariah Carey‘s, and hit songs from her second studio album, My Everything, have kept her in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 26 consecutive weeks. All that makes it slightly less surprising that she has been called a diva. There have been reports of her acting childish, demanding, and disrespectful at photo shoots, being rude to fans, and even requiring that she is carried around like a baby when she starts to get tired. Of course she denies everything.
Who can forget the infamous video of Solange Knowles beating her sister’s husband in an elevator after the 2014 MET Gala? The surveillance footage that was released by TMZ showed Solange kicking, hitting, and screaming at Jay-Z, while Beyonce stood by and watched.
The real reason for the outburst has never been revealed but theories include, Solange being angry at Jay Z for not helping her with her career, and rumours that Jay-Z was cheating on Beyonce. Either way, we all know where temper tantrums land you – the naughty list.
Just because you are a reality star does not mean you aren’t bound to the same laws as everyone else. Unfortunately for Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice, she will be spending 2015 behind bars as she is scheduled to show up for a 15 month prison sentence in January. She and husband Joe pleaded guilty to charges in March, admitting they hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. Santa definitely doesn’t visit prison, so better make Christmas count this year!