Celebrities are always in the spotlight. They are famous for their movies, their TV roles, internet presence and music. Because of this fame, they are always visible, even when they don't want to be. It's the nature of the industry. Just like any other person, celebrities do have their secrets, and there are times when these secrets are thrust into the public eye for scrutiny because they were stolen from the dark places that they were kept, or they were voluntarily divulged by the celebrities themselves.
There is just something about celebrities and their dark secrets. We just can't seem to look away. Most of the revelations from big celebrity names challenged and sometimes broke our view of them. This is why we're shocked – but just like a car crash, we can't seem to look away. There is that inherent gravity that draws us in. If we are all going to be honest, these juicy celebrity news are our guilty pleasures. We want them to have dark secrets. We want them to be mysterious because we want to be the ones to find out what lurks behind their masks. We may be shocked, but we love it.
12 Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy
Back in 2013, Angelina Jolie shocked the world by saying that she underwent a surgery to have her breasts removed as a proactive measure to prevent the occurrence of breast and ovarian cancer. Angelina Jolie further revealed that her mother died of cancer and she herself was diagnosed to have the BRCA1 gene mutation, a gene mutation that increases the likelihood of developing breast cancer to about 87% and ovarian cancer to 50%. Jolie had already had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed prior to her double mastectomy. Just several months after her operation, she underwent reconstructive surgery for her breasts that she said were now "beautiful."
11 President Kanye West
By now, we are all accustomed to Kanye West's rants and tirades. But his latest shocker might just be the one that sticks. Kanye announced his candidacy at the 2015 Video Music Awards much to the delight of the audience. His announcement was well received; he even had a very loud standing ovation. So, is he really serious about what he said? When interviewed by Ellen, Kim Kardashian said that she did not know that he was going to say that but added that she knows that he is really "serious." When asked about his plan for candidacy, Kanye West told reporters that he knows that he is not a politician and that he has "a lot of growing up to do." We'll just have to wait and see if he really goes through with it.
10 Jaden Smith's Social Experiments
The Twitterverse is a place where people try to distill their grand thoughts, life observations, rants, jokes or just about anything that comes to mind down to 140 characters. Those who have something to say get the most followers and re-Tweets. This goes double if you are already a celebrity to begin with. One of the most recent popular Twitter philosophers is Jaden Smith, the wise, young yet already eccentric son of Will and Jada. Jaden recently admitted in an interview that his bizarre public antics were just experiments to see how the public would react. He then added that it is "fun" when people think that you're "crazy."
9 "I'm Not Famous Anymore"
8 Wentworth Miller Escaping His Own Prison
7 Harry Potter and the Horse
Harry Potter and the start of the hit movie franchise from Warner Bros. inspired and entertained a generation of young kids who grew up with them and even adults who got caught in the magical world of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry Potter was a phenomenon and Daniel Radcliffe, the actor playing the eponymous young wizard, grew up to become an internationally recognized young man with legions of fans. It came as a shock then that in 2007, at only 17 years of age and still under contract with WB to make 3 more HP movies, Daniel accepted the role of Alan Strang, a 17 year old boy who became sexually attracted to horses. The play is notorious for having full frontal nudity scenes for the lead. It's no wonder then that every night, legions of Harry Potter fans flock to the theater to gaze at their idol casting a spell with his wand.
6 Satan and Miley Cyrus
5 Bruce Jenner Transitioning to Caitlyn Jenner
4 See You Again Brother Pablo
3 Bill Cosby Assault Allegations
2 The Gift that Keeps on Giving : Charlie Sheen
1 The Fappening
The Fappening was an internet event in August of 2014, that almost broke the internet. The name of the event comes from the sound that is made by masturbation, *fap*, which has also come to mean the same as the act itself as in "to fap." A hacker or a group of hackers were able to break into the iCloud and steal pictures of famous girls. This wouldn't have been so bad if they had been fully clothed, but everyone knows that most of the pictures leaked were selfies of naked beautiful celebrities. Among the most popular and most graphic of these were pictures of supermodel Kate Upton, Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence and Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco