There’s always ample drama in Hollywood, from celebrities getting in trouble with the law, outrageous behavior on social media, or for a scandal hitting the mainstream. But more often than not, the most shocking drama happens when another celebrity does something jaw-dropping against another famous face. Most of the time, we never saw the feud coming or would never have expected it, which makes it all the juicer.
The actors that made this list have all done horrible things to other actors. From bullying and abusing co-stars, taking part in heart-breaking affairs, and even physically going after a fellow actor, we bet you’ll be surprised by the crazy things that made this list. Since the Hollywood gossip mill is always churning out new drama, many of these scandals have been forgotten over time and replaced with fresher news. But that doesn’t mean that these incidents are any less shocking or cringe-worthy.
Clearly, just because you’re an actor, it doesn’t mean horrible things aren’t going to happen to you. And it also doesn’t mean those closest to you aren’t going to be the ones to do you harm. It’s hard to believe that most of these actors’ careers have survived following these ridiculous scandals. Which one are you the most shocked by?
20 Jennifer Lawrence: You Won’t Want To Kiss Her After This
19 Isaiah Washington: Forced His Co-Star Out Of The Closet
Grey’s Anatomy fans recognize Isaiah Washington from the early seasons of the show where he played Dr. Burke. But everyone was surprised when the actor was surprisingly let go from the show in 2006, which sparked a lot of curiosity into why Shonda Rhimes gave him the boot. However, it didn’t take long to cover what he’d done that had gotten him kicked off.
During an on-set disagreement between Washington and co-stars Patrick Dempsey and T.R. Knight, Washington directed a homophobic slur at Knight, which got him fired. At the time Knight wasn’t out and proud, but once the news hit the media he felt he couldn’t deny his sexuality any longer.
Washington continued to lose fans when he didn’t apologize for his offensive actions and continued to deny in 2007 Golden Globes that he ever said anything wrong. Knight has since addressed it in the media and says that Washington’s homophobia gave him the courage to come out to the media.
18 Hugh Grant: He Took Elizabeth Hurley For Granted
Hugh Grant was at the height of his career- and his dating life- in the mid-90s. Everyone knew his name, and he had been in a long-term relationship with the gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley since 1987. However, the actor suffered a huge blow to his image when he was arrested in 1995 for soliciting a sex worker named Divine Brown. The star was slapped with an expensive fine and was ordered to complete a court-mandated AIDS education program to pay for his crimes.
However, fans couldn’t understand why he’d hire a prostitute when he had someone as beautiful as Hurley at home waiting for him. Despite the scandal, Grant and Hurley remained together until 2000. However, this incident has seemingly taken a toll on the actor’s career, as he hasn’t had any big-time movies in recent years. Grant further added to his icky image a few years ago when he got two women pregnant at the same time. Yikes!
17 Jesse James: Cheated On Everyone’s Favourite Sandra
Everyone thought Sandra Bullock was at the highest point in her life when she won the Oscar for her role in The Blind Side in 2010. But it was only days later that the news broke that her husband Jesse James had been unfaithful, and her marriage came crumbling down. James reportedly had been having an affair with adult film star Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. Shortly after the news made the headlines, Bullock filed for divorce and left her husband in the dust.
But the saddest thing about this failed marriage was that the couple was reportedly in the midst of adopting a child when the scandal broke. Sources say the two were finalizing things, but it was all ruined when Bullock filed for divorce. It was also heartbreaking given that Bullock had been the primary caregiver to James’ daughter Sunny during their marriage. However, Sandra ended up adopting two children on her own several years later: 7-year-old Louis and 5-year-old Laila. At least she got the happy ending she deserved.
16 Shia LaBeouf: Refused To Bathe For Four Months
Shia LaBeouf is known for being quite the character. But no one was expecting his behavior on the set of Fury when he refused to bathe for a reported four months in order to get in character for the second world war drama.
This obviously didn’t sit well with the rest of the cast, who complained about Shia’s increasing stench- including his famous co-stars Brad Pitt and Jason Isaacs. As a result, the actor had to stay in a bed and breakfast in a remote village far away from the hotel the production team was being housed at.
“Shia was warned about his behavior by several people on set, including Brad Pitt and director David Ayer,” a source said at the time. “Shia drove everyone mad on set trying to prove that he was the most dedicated star. He pulled out his own tooth during the first few weeks of filming and then refused to shower for weeks on end so he could better understand how his character would have felt living in the trenches.” We’re surprised the cast was able to finish the film given Shia’s indiscretions!
15 Woody Allen: Married His Girlfriend’s Daughter
Woody Allen has officially become one of the ickiest people in Hollywood. No one can forget or forgive that the director’s current wife was pretty much his stepdaughter at one point. From 1980-1992, Woody was in a long-term relationship with actress Mia Farrow. Though the couple never technically lived together despite their 12-year romance, they lived on opposite sides of Central Park in Manhattan.
They were so serious about each other that Allen officially adopted two of Farrow’s children in 1991: 7-year-old Dylan and 13-year-old Moses. However, in 1992 Farrow came across inappropriate photos of her then 21-year-old daughter Soon-Yi Previn in Woody’s things, who Woody had helped raise since she was 9. Farrow immediately broke things off with Allen, and it wasn’t long before their daughter Dylan began alleging that Allen had been sexually inappropriate with her.
However, Allen grossed everyone out when he moved in with Previn shortly after his and Farrow’s break-up. They were eventually married in 1997, and Allen admits to having an affair with her while still with Farrow. Allen and Previn have two kids together, and Allen’s children with Farrow allegedly have no contact with him.
14 Bill Cosby: No One Wants Him As A Dad Anymore
Just a few years ago, much of Hollywood still thought of Billy Cosby as everyone’s favorite TV dad. But that all changed after allegation after allegation began creeping up against the actor. Dozens of women have accused the disgraced star of assaulting them, with the accusations ranging over fifty years. Some happened as late as the mid-60s, while others are as recent as 2008.
Cosby has been accused of assaulting plenty of high profile actresses, some of whom were underage at the time. Some of his victims include actresses Joan Tarshis, Janice Dickinson, Angela Leslie, and Barbara Bowman. Many of his accusers’ stories have striking similarities. They claim the actor drugged them by giving them a drink, and then took advantage of them when they were too weak to resist.
Cosby was put on trial for the cases that could be prosecuted in June 2017, though it resulted in a mistrial. He will be put on trial again come April 2018. Until then, Cosby is living out his old age comfortably thanks to his large estate.
13 Jared Leto: He Became The Joker In Real Life
Jared Leto is known for taking his method acting tactics too far on set, and there's no better example than when he was filming Suicide Squad. His co-stars have some insane things to say about him since filming came to a wrap. One of the most ridiculous things Leto did was send his co-stars some interesting presents… if you can call them presents, that is.
His co-sat Margot Robbie, who played the Joker’s deranged lover Harley Quinn claims that Leto sent her a live rat during filming. "At first I thought this was disgusting. But then after that... I was like, I'm not going to kill him," she has said. He also sent the entire cast a dead pig. Yes, really: "He did some bad things. He gave some really horrific gifts," Viola Davis has dished. "He had a henchman who would come into the rehearsal room, and the henchman came in with a dead pig and plopped it on the table, and then he walked out.
Oh, and not to mention, Leto has also admitted to sending his co-stars USED condoms, nude magazines, anal beads and other sex toys. We have a feeling the cast didn’t really appreciate the gifts.
12 Charlie Sheen: Are The Allegations True?
Charlie Sheen has made headlines for tons of scandalous things over the years, but this has got to be the worst. Just this year, actor Dominick Brascia claimed to the National Enquirer that Sheen had sexually abused late child star Corey Haim while they were filming the 1986 movie, Lucas. Brascia was a friend of Haim and says the then-14-year-old confided in him about his relations with 19-year-old Sheen.
“He told me they smoked pot and had s**. He said they had anal s**. Haim said after it happened, Sheen became very cold and rejected him. When Corey wanted to fool around again, Charlie was not interested,” Brascia explained. So far, Sheen has denied all of the allegations, and it’s hard to know whether they’re true given that Haim overdosed several years back.
However, Haim’s childhood best friend and fellow child actor Corey Feldman has been in the media recently for claiming he knows the names of a “Hollywood pedophile ring.” It’s possible this could include Sheen. But the celeb says he’ll only spill the details if he gets $10 million, which, well, seems pretty unlikely.
11 Sean Penn: Madonna’s Monster From Her Past
In one of the most unlikely pairings, Madonna and Sean Penn were married for a brief time from 1985-1989. However, things didn’t end on a good turn after Penn allegedly beat his pop star wife. Reports have said that the actor hit Madonna with a baseball bat in 1987, and then tied her up and assaulted her in 1989, eventually leading to their reports. The couple has refused to publicly talk about their marriage since their split, lending fuel to the fire that the rumors are indeed true.
However, in recent years, Madonna has claimed that he ex was never abusive towards her. In 2015, the star released a statement supporting Penn $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels, who made a statement to the media alleging that Penn was a wife beater. “I am aware of the allegations that have surfaced over the years accusing Sean of incidents of physical assault and abuse against me,” The ‘Material Girl’ singer stated. “I know the allegations in those and other reports to be completely outrageous, malicious, reckless, and false.”
Do you think Madonna is covering for her ex or were the rumors nothing more than a product of the Hollywood gossip mill?
10 Sylvester Stallone: He Had A Real-Life Rocky Moment
Sylvester Stallone put a lot of sweat and blood into giving his masterpiece performance in Rocky IV- literally. It turns out the actor asked his co-star Dolph Lundgren to hit him, so he would know what it’s like to really be in the boxing ring. Too bad things didn’t go as planned. His co-star punched him so hard, that he actually landed in the hospital.
"[It was a ] bad idea," Stallone has since said. "Later that night my blood pressure goes up to 260, I go to the hospital, they put me in an emergency jet, and fly me back to America. Next thing I know I’m in intensive care for five days with nuns walking around. He hit my heart so hard that it banged against my ribs and started to swell, and that usually happens in car accidents. So I was hit by a truck!”
9 Halle Berry: She’ll Get A Bit Stinky For A Role
Halle Berry gave a stunning performance in 1991’s Jungle Fever. It turns out the actress went to great lengths in order to get in the mindset to play her drug-addicted character, even going so far as to visit a crack den to do research. However, even more shocking, it turns out the actress went weeks without bathing in order to prepare for the role.
"I didn't smoke crack. I drew the line there but it was 23 years ago so I was brand spanking new and at that time all I could really do was kind of try to be it, so I didn't shower for the whole entire time that we shot that movie, so that was probably about eight weeks,” Berry once explained. “It was gnarly, it was gnarly. Certain body parts got washed, let's just say that." We bet her co-stars didn’t appreciate her foul body odor!
8 Ben Affleck: Call Him Buttman, Not Batman
2017 has been a very bad year for Ben Affleck’s image. As many celebs have been coming forward with their stories of harassment, it wasn’t long until a video showing Affleck groping actress Hilarie Burton during an appearance on TRL started going viral on Twitter. To show that she hadn’t forgotten the uncomfortable experience, the One Tree Hill actress re-tweeted the video. This prompted Affleck to release an apology via Twitter to her. “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize,” he wrote.
However, Burton didn’t end up being the last woman to come forward with allegations against the Batman character. Makeup artist Annemarie Tendler shared her experience a few days later. She claims the actor cornered her at the 2014 Golden Globes and tried to put his finger where it didn’t belong. “I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my a** at a Golden Globes party in 2014,” she tweeted. Affleck has yet to respond to the second allegation, but that hasn’t stopped Twitter from giving him a new name: Buttman. We wonder if Affleck will ever reprise his role as Batman, or if his career is now dead in the water.
7 Emma Roberts: A Real American Horror Story
Emma Roberts may seem harmless on film, but it turns out the actress has a pretty fiery temper in real life. In 2013, the star was arrested after a domestic violence incident involving her then-fiancée and American Horror Story co-star Evan Peters. Emma, who’s the niece of famous actress Julia Roberts, was taken into custody after the couple got into a violent fight at a Montreal hotel. Police were called to the room after another hotel guest had called the ruckus in.
When authorities arrived, they reportedly found Peters with a bloody nose and a bite mark. They arrested Roberts for assault, though Peters declined to press charges. Sources at the time said that Emma did not assault him, and she wasn’t the only one to blame for the explosive fight. Despite the scary incident, Roberts and Peters quickly reconciled. “It was an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding. Ms. Roberts was released after questioning and the couple is working together to move past it,” the actors’ representatives said in a joint statement. The couple is still together to this day, believe it or not.
6 Ed Westwick: A Real-Life Chuck Bass
Most millennials recognize Ed Westwick from his role as Chuck Bass on the hit teen drama Gossip Girl. But it turns out he had more in common with the character than he let on. This year, Westwick was slapped with assault allegations by two young actresses, much like his on-camera character was accused of abuse multiple times on the show.
The first woman to come forward was LA-based actress Kristina Cohen, who says Westwick forced himself on her at a party held at his house. The girl says she was attending the party in 2014 with her then-boyfriend. At one point during the night, she went to nap in the guest room but awoke to find Westwick on top of her.
Another woman, Aurelie Wynn, then made accusations strikingly similar to Cohen’s. She claims she also went to a party at Westwick’s and went off to nap in the guest room, before waking to the actor on top of her. The LA Police Department has announced it's launched an investigation into the allegations. Westwick continues to claim he’s innocent and says he doesn’t know either of the women.
5 Angelina Jolie: The Original 'Other Woman'
No love triangle has ever been more famous than Jen vs. Brad. vs. Angie. Back in 2000, Brad Pitt married Friends sweetheart Jennifer Aniston, and they became one of the most loved couples in Hollywood. However, their fairy-tale marriage came to an end in 2005 after Aniston filed for divorce upon discovering her husband’s affair with his Mr. And Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. The two allegedly began their affair on set while Brad was still very much married, and it wasn’t long before he got her pregnant.
Things got worse when Pitt continued dating Jolie after Aniston filed for divorce. Oh, but they didn’t just date. They welcomed their daughter Shiloh, and Pitt adopted Jolie’s three adopted children Pax, Maddox, and Zahara. Several years later, the couple welcomed their final two children, twins Vivienne and Knox. For years, the media pitted Jolie and Aniston against each other, and hard-core fans announced they were either Team Jen or Team Angelina (retailers even sold shirts).
However, Jolie and Pitt didn’t get their happy ending either. They ended up filing for divorce in September 2016. Aniston has since married Justin Theroux.
4 Kevin Spacey: Says He Can’t Remember
Kevin Spacey’s House Of Cards sure came crumbling down this year after actor Anthony Rapp came forward accusing him of sexual abuse. Rapp claims that Spacey was inappropriate with him when he was only 14 years old. He recounted one time where the actor tried to force him on a bed in order to take advantage of him. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if there were more male victims of Spacey’s actions out there.
Spacey wasted no time in responding to the accusations, but he probably should have just kept quiet. The star basically said that he doesn’t remember the time. He also came out as gay during the statement. “I’m beyond horrified to hear his story,” he stated. “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.” Spacey has since been fired from his Netflix show, and he was also seen seeking help in sex therapy.
3 Ewan McGregor: He Was Lusting For A Younger Woman
Ewan McGregor had one of the longest marriages in Hollywood. That is, until he ruined it to pursue a co-star, as many actors have done over the course of time. This year, it was revealed that McGregor was having an affair with his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead after his wife of 22 years filed for divorce. McGregor married his longtime love Eve Mavrakis in 1995 and together they have four kids together. However, news broke of his infidelities after pictures of him making out with Winstead surfaced in May. It wasn’t long until Mavrakis announced she was leaving him. Winstead’s husband also left her around the same time.
In a very Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie sort of move, McGregor and Winstead have continued to date since the shocking affair broke. Sources say his heartbroken wife is struggling to move on, especially since she had welcomed Winstead into their family home before. “What makes it worse is she has been told Mary Elizabeth had a teenage crush on Ewan. I’m sure a lot of people did but they didn’t go and have an affair with him,” a source said. “Mary went to the house once and met Eve and the kids over dinner. She was very cordial. It seemed logical she should get to know Ewan and the family.”
2 Harvey Weinstein: Every Actress In Hollywood Hates Him
This year, Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a major predator in Hollywood. Tons of famous actresses came forward alleging he had harassed or been abusive to them at one point or another. Some claimed they had inappropriate encounters with him on more than one occasion and over the span of many years. Weinstein’s famous accusers include famous actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rachel McAdams, Kate Beckinsale, Cara Delevingne, and Rose McGowan.
Many of his victims’ stories share scary similarities. During many of the incidents, Weinstein lured the actress’ to his hotel room under the ruse of it being a business meeting. When the women got there, the infamous movie producer was usually naked or scantily clad and would put the moves on them. The actresses claim Weinstein threatened to ruin their careers if they refused him. In some horrifying cases, they claim Weinstein forced them even when they pleaded for him to stop. The disgraced star sought help in sex rehab after the allegations began surfacing, but he left shortly after.
1 Robert Wagner: Killed His Wife In A Jealous Rage
Natalie Wood was a huge Oscar-winning actress in the ‘50s. She appeared in huge blockbusters like Rebel Without A Cause and Miracle on 34th Street. But nowadays the starlet is known for how her short life came to an end. Wood had two high-profile marriages to actor Robert Wagner. They first met when she was only 18 and he was 26, and they were wed a year later (something her mother protested). They were originally married from 1957-1962.
In 1972, shortly after Wood had split with her second husband, she re-married Wagner. They stayed married until her death in 1981. However, many believe that Wagner had actually murdered his wife. The couple was spending Thanksgiving weekend in Catalina when the actress’ body was found in an apparent drowning. But rumor has it that Wood was getting flirty with another guest at the resort, Christopher Walken. Some believe that Wagner killed his wife out of jealousy.
To this day, neither man has revealed exactly what happened that night. But in Walken’s autobiography 'Pieces Of My Heart' he admits that he saw Wagner get upset with Woods the night of her death, though he doesn’t know what happened afterward.
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