Table of content    
  1. 1. Dixie Chicks
  2. 2. Brian Williams
  3. 3. Anthony Weiner
  4. 4. Mariah Carey
  5. 5. Tiger Woods
  6. 6. Paula Deen
  7. 7. Lance Armstrong
  8. 8. Ashlee Simpson
  9. 9. Chris Meloni
  10. 10. Amanda Bynes

10 Celebrities Who Destroy Their Own Careers In Just One Night

Some celebrities live in a world where societal norms and common laws do not apply. Such a famous life can lead to scandals or poor decisions that end their once-promising careers. The name OJ Simpson comes to mind. Charlie Sheen feels the same way. There must be countless others who have ruined their careers in a matter of minutes.
Here are 10 celebs who had to leave their career behind because of the boycott in just one night. 

1. Dixie Chicks

Source: vice

The Dixie Chicks were once the leading ladies of country music, with chart-topping hits. Their music even crossed over into pop genres, until lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticized President George W. Bush during a live concert in 2002. "Just so you know, we're on good terms with y'all," she says. "We don't want this war, we don't want this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas," infuriated their most ardent supporters, and the trio never recovered.
Radio stations boycotted their songs, and the country music industry virtually ignored them. Despite their best efforts, no apologetic comeback album could save them.

2. Brian Williams

Celebrities Destroy Their CareersSource: nytimes

Broadcasters spreading false information is nothing new, but when it was revealed that NBC host anchor Brian Williams had embellished a story about his coverage of the Iraq invasion in 2015 on air, the network launched an investigation. Their investigation uncovered blatant lies surrounding a helicopter crash in Iraq, as well as several other instances where the host misled the public to boost his reputation.
NBC severed ties, and Williams' anchor career quickly faded. Years later, he landed a spot hosting a new nighttime show at the ungodly hour of 11 p.m. — though he's no longer the household name he once was.

3. Anthony Weiner

Celebrities Destroy Their CareersSource: CNN

Twitter can be dangerous for those who don’t know how to tweet properly. Case in point: Congressman Anthony Weiner. As the youngest person to ever win a New York City Council seat, Weiner’s career could have taken a different path had he not accidentally posted a picture to his Twitter wall meant for a woman he was sexting online. Whoops.
At first, he claimed his account was hacked. But liars never prosper, and Weiner ultimately resigned from congress in 2011 after admitting he’d been exchanging photos with the woman for years.

4. Mariah Carey

Source: vanityfair

A singer's mortal enemy can be live television. Especially when your career is built on lip-syncing and vibrant pyrotechnics. Mariah Carey has been a regular on seasonal TV specials such as The New Year's Eve show, but that is likely to end after 2017. Millions of people watched as she botched her song "Emotions" after her in-ear audio broke down. Mariah stood motionless for a moment before storming off stage. According to media reports, "mortified" Carey believes she was set up by producers. In any case, that heinous endeavor was most likely her final primetime performance.

5. Tiger Woods

Source: britannica

Tiger Woods’ sprawling golf career came to a screeching halt in 2009 when more than a dozen women stepped forward claiming to have had extramarital affairs with Woods. His media-fueled cheating scandal got ugly fast. He crashed his Escalade into a tree in his own front yard and pushed an embellished domestic abuse story before finally confessing to cheating in a televised statement. Sponsors immediately cut ties and the history-maker was out tens of millions of dollars almost overnight.
Luckily, mulligans are a thing in the golf community and Tiger was given a second chance to play. But his pro tour finishes are nothing like they used to be, and most would consider his glory days behind him.

6. Paula Deen

Source: biography

Paula Deen’s face was all over Food Network for years. Then, Lisa Jackson filed a lawsuit against the celebrity chef icon, claiming she made racist statements toward African Americans and used the “N-word.” Deen’s confirmation over using the word and responses to the accusations such as, “It’s just what they are — they’re jokes … most jokes are about Jewish people, rednecks, black folks … I can’t determine what offends another person.” sealed her fate. Networks canceled her TV programs far and wide and stores stopped selling her products. Where is Paula Deen now? Not on TV, that’s for sure.

7. Lance Armstrong

Source: usatoday

You know it’s bad when seven Tour de France titles and a heroic battle with cancer can’t even save your career amidst drug allegations. Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong’s career went down in flames once evidence surfaced involving him in one of the most brutal and comprehensive doping allegations ever.
Armstrong continually denied the charges, but former teammates eventually testified confirming his usage in 2012. Lance was stripped of all titles and Olympic records barely to be seen or heard from ever again.

8. Ashlee Simpson

Source: sheknows

Ashlee Simpson, the younger sister of Jessica Simpson, released an album in 2004 called Autobiography and it was enough to land her a performing slot on Saturday Night Live. Of course, Simpson was caught lip-syncing when the wrong song began playing over the speakers. She panicked, ran off stage, and proceeded to blame her band for playing the wrong song before confessing to lip syncing a few days later. Acid reflux or not, this flub ruined her only shot at fame and her career went down in flames before it ever even began.

9. Chris Meloni

Source: Imdb

 Diehard fans of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit were heartbroken when Chris Meloni (Detective Stabler) left the show for, seemingly, no apparent reason. Further investigation showed Meloni parted ways when the producers declined to offer him more money. Does Meloni regret abandoning his greatest and highest-paying acting role ever? Maybe. We haven’t seen him appear in anything better since then, which proves that greedy actors rarely thrive.

10. Amanda Bynes

Celebrities Destroy Their CareersSource: ABC news

Yet another unfortunate Twitter saga is to blame for tanking Amanda Bynes’ acting career. To be fair, it was already spiraling when she announced her retirement on Twitter at the ripe age of 24. But time would prove that her volatile Twitter account was merely a reflection of her unstable personal life. She basically live-tweeted her fall from grace as she verbally attacked celebrities online and erratically underwent rehab stints, DUI arrests, and other career-ending meltdowns.
Needless to say, Bynes’ social tirade has her enjoying the private life from here on out. is a website that provides you with Entertainment updates and creative ideas to brighten your day. Don’t hesitate to visit our site to know more about updated celebrity and entertainment news.
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