Obstacles can be seen as a good thing in life. They give a reason for us to strive and become a successful person in our own lives. When you have the guts to confront them, you certainly achieve a certain degree of success. Celebrities are convincing proofs.
Fame can be exhilarating, but it can also make famous people behave like total tools. Moreover, sometimes it is a crazy drug whose highs can cause some stars to lose touch with reality and cause them to act out in some unfortunate ways. Fame doesn’t care whether you are a brand new reality star or a seasoned actor, it seems to be a ticking bomb for any star who doesn’t handle it carefully.
Below are some celebs who traversed the road of fame and seemingly forgot that they were just normal people.
#1 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber established himself as a teen idol at a young age. While he handled his early fame well, his attitude began changing as he approached his 18th birthday. In an interview with Vanity Fair, his mom said that her son was a literal gift from God. After that, Bieber even compared himself to The Beatles and Michael Jackson. It got worse as the singer slowly transformed squeaky clean pop star into a bad boy wannabe. He was alleged to egg a neighbor’s house with his buddies. Moreover, he was arrested for drag racing while drunk.
#2 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey defines diva. From her rivalry with Whitney Houston to her legendary MTV Cribs episode to her epic shade of Jennifer Lopez, this is actually Mariah’s world. In 2017, actor Will Ferrell revealed that Carey was supposedly a cameo in his film “The House” but she showed up four hours late, started making demands, and refused to do a scene that was approved ahead of time.
#3 Kanye West
According to Newsweek, Kanye West has gone so far as to compare himself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney. In 2016, he made headlines after going on an unhinged rant about best bud Jay Z and Beyoncé during a concert and even just staying on stage for 15 minutes.
#4 Megan Fox
Megan Fox made it big when portraying Mikaela Banes in the blockbuster action film “Transformers”. However, the fame seemingly went to her head when she referred to director Michael Bay as Hitler. As a result, she was fired from the franchise. Her career languished for years due to her acid tongue.
#5 Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is one of the richest celebrities in the entertainment industry. He owned many mansions over in the world, and also purchased a dinosaur skull. Unfortunately, while he was blowing through his massive fortune, he was learning that his real estate investment skills weren’t the greatest.
#6 Katherine Heigl
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Katherine Heigl rose her fame when starring in “Roswell”, for which she received nominations for Saturn and Teen Choice Awards. Since then, she overestimated her clout in Hollywood.
During an interview, she shared her true feelings about “Knocked Up”, “It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days. I’m playing such a b***h; why is she being such a killjoy?”. Of course, director Judd Apatow and co-star Seth Rogen were not pleased, and Heigl has not apologized. Again she slammed her co-stars in 2008 and stated, “I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination”.
#7 Lindsay Lohan
According to Vanity Fair, the star aggressively courted paparazzi attention, which furthered her fame as an out-of-control party girl. At that time, there were clear-as-day pictures of her partying all over the Internet. Despite two DUI arrests and being called out by Jane Fonda, her career went down the drain.
#8 Bella Thorne
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Bella Thorne was considered a master at causing a frenzy with her fans by fueling pregnancy rumors or naming her puppy after a feminine hygiene product. In 2018, she lashed out on Twitter that she couldn’t make it to her boyfriend’s concert because Highway 101 to Santa Barbara was shut down.
#9 Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp had a messy divorce with Amber Heard the actor who was accused of domestic abuse. On top of that, he got caught up in a nasty lawsuit with his business managers, who accused the actor of blowing through $30,000 a month on wine alone and racking up more than $2 million in other expenses. In 2008, a location manager alleged the actor punched him on the set of “City Of Lies”. Despite all that bad press, he is still one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
#10 Reese Witherspoon
According to TMZ, in 2013, Reese Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth was pulled over for drunk driving in Atlanta. Instead of cooperating with the police, the drunk Witherspoon began arguing with an officer and found herself charged with disorderly conduct. However, the whole thing was captured on a dashcam video. The actress said, “Do you know who I am?” before busting out the infamous line, “I’m an American citizen. I’m allowed to stand on American ground!”.