Being young and having more money than what you know what to do with, isn’t always beneficial. Back in the days of early rock-n-roll, it was customary to trash a hotel room, destroy everything in it and just pay for the damages created with a simple signature on a check. Eventually, the owners of these high-rated hotels that were being demolished grew tired of having to renovate repeatedly. Now, celebrities can be (and have been) charged with felonies if they completely obliterate a residence belonging to someone else. It just goes to say, if you are a celebrity, you are still not above the law and will be banned from even your favorite guesthouse, if you choose to act disrespectful towards it.
10. Charlie Sheen
In 2010, Charlie Sheen was staying at The Plaza, located across from Central park; and is one of the highest-ranked hotels in New York City. During his brief stay, Charlie had an “adverse reaction to medication,” according to reports, and destroyed his hotel room. He allegedly was partying the night before, hired an “escort” for the evening and smashed up a chandelier that was worth thousands of dollars. His ex-wife was also staying at the hotel with their children at the time (in a different room), and Charlie had just gotten out of rehab about two months prior to the escapade. Charlie is banned from The Plaza for the duration of his lifetime, due to his erratic behavior.
9. Ben Affleck
Apparently, being too smart can get you kicked out of hotels, especially if you are visiting the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Actor, film director and producer, Ben Affleck was playing blackjack at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, when he was caught “counting cards.” According to Ben, he does not have a gambling problem and normally does not wager too often, but the one game he did play, he was able to excel in that venture. That is where his trouble started, back in April of 2014. He was visiting the local Hard Rock while he was in town, and decided to engage in some blackjack, when he was found to be card-counting. According to ABC News, he even admitted the wrongdoings. Ben is not banned from the hotel, entirely, but he is forbidden to play at any of the blackjack tables. Since that is the only casino game he participates in, he most likely will not be going back to that hotel.
8. Lil Wayne
Rapper and skateboarder, Lil Wayne, has been in some trouble over the years; including writing controversial lyrics, lawsuits being filed against him, drug possession and carrying illegal firearms. Ostensibly, the hotel Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada, did not want this type of exposure in their hotel, and banned the rapper before he had even stepped foot inside.
7. Britney Spears
The Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, California is known for its list of celebrities that have taken advantage of their partying skills. The president of Columbia Pictures once told William Holden and Glenn Ford, “If you must get into trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” The Chateau was created for the famous, and was also designed so the elite could enjoy their privacy. From stories about Jim Morrison jumping off of the roof, to Led Zeppelin riding their motorcycles throughout the hotel, it would take a lot to get someone evicted from one of the top celebrity hotels in California. Seemingly, drunk driving and jumping off of the roof is not as bad as smearing food all over your face and upsetting customers, which is apparently what Britney Spears did to get herself temporarily kicked out of the hotel in 2007.
6. Mickey Rourke
During the 1980s and 90s, Mickey Rourke was featured in several movies and had become a professional boxer for several years. In 1994, Mickey was spending $5000 a night to stay at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. During a stay, he had destroyed one of the rooms so badly, that the owners needed to close it down to other customers, so that it could be overhauled. According to an old Oregon newspaper article, the owner, Donald Trump banned Mickey for life from the hotel, after annihilating the room; he “broke furniture that was unbreakable,” and it was said that the repair bill exceeded $20,000.
5. Courtney Love
The lead singer of the band Hole, and widow of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, has messed up quite a few hotels in her time. During a stay at The Inn on Irving Place in New York, she purportedly raked up $5000 worth of damages by littering and flooding her room. While staying at Claridge’s Hotel in London, Courtney set fire to her room by leaving a cigarette burning; completely destroying the area. She apparently is no longer allowed back into the establishment; since whenever her manager attempts to schedule a room for her, he is told that they are “all booked up,” even though he is able to get others in the same hotel under different names.
4. Russell Crowe
While filming Cinderella Man, back in 2005, Russell Crowe was paying $4000 a night to rest at the Mercer Hotel In New York City. He had attempted to call his wife multiple times by using his room telephone, but was unable to reach Australia from his location. Russell got considerably upset, left his room and took the phone with him. He marched down to the hotel lobby and threw the phone at the clerk, hitting him just below the eye. Apparently he cut the worker by the force of his rage (and the phone), and police were called as a result. Russell did not deny the allegations when taken to the police station and was handcuffed, but was immediately taken to court, instead of a holding cell. Russell was released on a small bail amount and the judge allowed him to leave on “his own recognizance.” He settled the case with the hotel worker, but the actual amount was never released. Needless to say, Russell will most likely not be allowed back to the Mercer anytime soon.
3. O.J. Simpson
The ex-football player and actor, O.J. Simpson has gotten into enough trouble throughout his life, and has been accused of many things. The one ordeal he has been found guilty of, though, is the distress he caused during his stay at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas, in 2007. At that time, O.J. was caught and charged with kidnapping and armed robbery. On October 3, 2008, O.J. Simpson went to trial for breaking into a sports memorabilia dealer’s hotel room, holding him at gunpoint and robbing him of his merchandise. OJ was found guilty on 10 counts of felony charges, and is serving 33 years in the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. The irony in this entire ordeal is that the day he was sentenced is the same day he was found not guilty of murdering his wife, precisely thirteen years earlier.
2. Randy Quaid
Even though he is known for movies such as National Lampoon’s Vacation, Kingpin and Independence Day, Randy Quaid has been nominated for a Golden Globe a few times. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for playing President Lynden B. Johnson in a major motion picture, so skipping out on a $10,000 hotel bill doesn’t sound like something that he would need to do. Apparently that wasn’t the case, back in 2010, when Randy and his wife stayed at the San Ysidro Ranch resort in Montecito, California. According to reports, they gave the hotel a credit card that was not valid and ran up a $10,000 hotel bill. After paying $40,000 in bail money for himself and his wife, Randy decided not to show up for the hearing, losing out on the money he had originally paid for bail. Eventually the couple came back to town to pay their dues, but the amount of money that was disbursed was far more than if they would have simply paid the initial $10,000 in the first place.
1. Lindsay Lohan
According to sources, there are at least seven hotels in which the young movie star, Lindsay Lohan, is not permitted to stay. The list includes Soho Grand; where she was carried to her hotel room, after being too intoxicated to walk there on her own. At the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, she was banned for doing drugs. While staying at Shutters on the Beach (which is a five-star hotel), Lindsay managed to completely wreck her hotel room. Lindsay has also been forbidden to stay at the Chateau Marmont, four separate times; for spending thousands of dollars and refusing to pay. The list, furthermore includes Mondrian Los Angeles, The Dream Downtown and all of the W Hotels.
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