2010 is coming to a close and with it a record number of celebrity scandals. While the list is long of celebrities who will probably be glad to see 2010 come to an end, here are three that I bet will be especially happy for the new year to roll around. Check it out.
Whoa. Where to begin? Mel Gibson has had his share of controversy over the years. But, for the most part, he has weathered it all rather well. Even managing to bounce back each time with a kick-ass movie project. Because, you know, nothing says “we forgive you” like box office receipts, right?
Even his 2006 drunk driving arrest didn’t really leave too much of a smudge on his handsome, albeit, craggy face. But, then, 2010 rolled around and holy bipolar, Batman!
Fortunately for Mel, the law of diminishing returns set in a long time ago on his psycho-meltdown with baby mama, Oksana Gregorieva. Even though the saga continues to drag on with news pretty much every day, we’ve reached the saturation point with this scandal and, frankly, nobody really cares.
This can only be good news for Mel. But, something tells me he’s really looking forward to hearing “Happy New Year!” and putting this mess behind him.
Recommended New Year’s Resolution for Mel: Up the Meds
I’m not sure that Charlie Sheen is really that concerned over the damage 2010 has done to his career and reputation. So, I’ll have to register some remorse for him by proxy.
Technically, Charlie’s 2010 headaches were launched last Christmas 2009. That was when, after a drunken (yeah, I know, totally shocking, isn’t it?) brawl with his then wife, Brooke Mueller, she accused him of pulling a knife on her and threatening her life.
Teflon Charlie posed for another smirkie-faced mug shot and headed to rehab like a good celebrity. The months following twisted and turned for the “Two and a Half Men” star. But, they ultimately yielded a pot of gold for him in the form of another high dollar contract when he renewed with the sitcom for two more years. So, yes, kids. If you’ve ever wondered if crime pays, just ask Charlie Sheen.
Things looked moderately okay for Charlie for a while, as he and Brooke Mueller went through the gyrations of a co-dependent couple getting divorced. Except when he was photographed wearing a fake mustache coming out of a hooker’s house. But, hey, we’re talking Charlie Sheen here, okay?
In fact, things were looking so good, that toward the end of 2010, he and another ex wife, Denise Richards, were seen together having “family time” in New York City. But, you know what they say about co-dependent drama kings. Things can’t go well for too long because that would mean normalcy and well, we can’t have that.
Whilst enjoying his normal, family time with Denise Richards and their two children, Charlie Sheen had yet another melt-down. But, Charlie’s take on it was that he had just had a “bad night.” Ahem.
A bad night that involved police finding him drunk and naked with traces of cocaine in a trashed hotel room and a hooker/porn star wannabe hiding in the closet. Yeah, sure, right, dude. Just a bad night.
Since that “bad night”, Charlie has been embroiled in lawsuits with the hooker/porn star wannabe. No word yet on when it will all get resolved. But, in the meantime, we’ve rolled into December. Just in time for Charlie’s one-year anniversary from his Christmas day arrest in 2009. Let’s hope Charlie doesn’t celebrate.
Recommended New Year’s Resolution for Charlie: Escort Services. Because you get what you pay for.
This 2010 train wreck just might have a happy ending after all. And let’s hope so, because, unlike Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson, Lindsay Lohan really hasn’t earned enough bank to be awarded an exemption from the consequences of her shenanigans.
Translation: She will get kicked to the proverbial curb like a bad case of road kill if she doesn’t clean up her act. Yeah, sexist, I know, but, welcome to capitalism, Lindsay.
Fortunately, for Li-lo, and hey, let’s just say it, for the public at large; she has been in lock-down at the Betty Ford Clinic since mid-summer. The only news about Lindsay has been a couple of trips to the “outside” for AA meetings and a cup of Joe. Definitely one of those times when no news is good news.
Lindsay also won’t be leaving the Betty Ford Clinic until sometime in January of 2011 either. But, given that her list of 2010 indiscretions is so long she darn near makes Charlie Sheen look like a choir boy, well, chances are, Santa wasn’t going to be bringing her any presents anyway. Just sayin’.
But, then, if she can emerge from rehab clean and sober and you know, Linds, stay that way. Then 2011 just might be her year. Truthfully, I’m rooting for her. Technically, she’s still a kid and deserves few more chances if you ask me. Just don’t let that girl drive.
Recommended New Year’s Resolution for Lindsay: Go back to traffic school. Graduate with honors
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