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8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiven For Their Bad Behavior

April 17th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
8 Celebs Who've Broken Just About Every Law And Are Still Forgiv
Have a run in with the cops while high or drunk? Indecent exposure? Public beat downs? Racism? No problem if you're one of the celebrities listed below, who managed to not only do minimal time for their crime, but be forgiven by their fan base as well! Being untouchable is only one of their many charms. See which 8 celebrities got away with murder (well, not actually) and are still revered as some of the best in their fields.

David Cassidy

Three Time DUI Charges

David Cassidy, entertainer and former teen heartthrob adored by millions, just doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He was ...

9 Music Videos Once Considered Controversial

April 17th, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Fiona Apple
Entertainment boundaries change all the time and while musicians have always been provocateurs, some of their music videos end up laughably formulaic after a few years. Here are 9 music videos once considered controversial.

Criminal - Fiona Apple. The song that made Fiona a hit in 1997 was attached to a dim music video that seemed to follow heroin addicts. The frail singer drapes herself across furniture and in bathtubs in various states of undress. When it was released, critics saw it as an advertisement for drug use and even child porn thanks to Apple's slight stature.

Dirrty - Ch...

George Michael was locked up with paedophiles

March 19th, 2014 5:20am EDT
George Michael
George Michael was locked up in prison with pedophiles and bullies.
The 60-year-old singer was sentenced to eight weeks in prison in 2010 after being caught driving under the influence of drugs, and although he only served half of his sentence he claims the few days he spent at London's Pentonville prison alone would've been enough to scare him into sobriety.
He said: "The clearing house you go to is the one that's closest to the magistrate's court you've come from.
"So unfortunately for me, my closest was Pentonville, so I went in there, which was really quite a horrible experience, and ...

George Michael embarrassed by blonde locks

March 19th, 2014 2:20am EDT
George Michael
George Michael is embarrassed by the fact he had blond hair in the 1980s.
The 'Faith' hitmaker - who shot to fame alongside Andrew Ridgeley as a member of Wham! - also finds it 'cringe' when he looks back at old videos on YouTube, in which he wore hoop earrings.
George explained: "Where do I start? I know - the blonde hair from my Wham! days. That came about because I didn't really want to be me, so the short, dark, curly hair had to go. And I could have done without those curtain rings in my ears as well."
The 50-year-old star also regrets placing shuttlecocks down his shorts during perfo...

George Michael still has Faith jeans

March 17th, 2014 1:20pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael still has the jeans he wore in his famous 'Faith' video.
The 50-year-old singer wore a pair of ripped denim trousers with a leather jacket and black sunglasses for the 1987 video and has revealed his father Jack Panos still has the garments at his house.
George said: "My mum used to keep things like that and now my dad's got them. They were jeans I'd had for ages, so the rips were genuine. I wore them so much that they started to fall apart - I used to ask my mum to sew them."
The 'Careless Whisper' singer hasn't worn the pants for a "long time" but insists he's planning on...

George Michael quit drugs after horror car accident

March 16th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has opened up about his tumultuous personal life in a candid new interview, insisting he has quit drugs for good after almost dying twice in recent years.

The Faith hitmaker survived near-fatal bout of pneumonia in 2011 and a horrific road accident near London last May (13), when he had to be airlifted to hospital after falling out of an open door of a moving vehicle.

He has now revealed that after the string of bad luck he decided to quit his prolific cannabis habit, which at one point meant he was smoking 25 joints a day.

In an interview with the Big Issue magazine, he s...

George Michael has quit cannabis

March 16th, 2014 7:20am EDT
George Michael
George Michael reveals he quit smoking cannabis "over a year-and-a-half" ago.
The 'Faith' hitmaker explained he has "completely stopped" taking the drug, and been clean for over 18 months.
Asked if he still smokes marijuana, he told The Big Issue magazine: "Not at all. I've completely stopped. I haven't touched it for well over a year-and-a-half now."
The star also revealed how his stay in Pentonville prison in 2010 - following a car crash while high on cannabis and anti-anxiety pill Amitriptyline - was "easier" than he expected because he knew it was "deserved".
He explained: "Jail wasn't ...

George Michael: There's more fear in the world now

January 24th, 2014 10:20am EST
George Michael
George Michael believes there is more fear in the world now than ever before.
The 50-year-old musician has changed the lyrics of his 1990 US number one single 'Praying For Time' during his live performances to reflect the state of the world in this decade.
George's original lyrics dealt with social injustice and various wrongs in the world, and the singer believes things haven't improved in the last 24 years.
In a series of posts on his Twitter account, he said: "Hey everyone! Was wondering what u think of the new lyrics i put into "Praying" for time. I changed them halfway through the tour...

George Michael in the clear after car fall

June 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael will not face any charges after falling out of a speeding car last month (May13).

The Careless Whisper hitmaker gave traffic officials a statement last week (29May13) when he was discharged from hospital, where he received treatment for head injuries following his tumble out of a Range Rover on the M1 highway north of London.

It is an offence for drivers and passengers not to wear their seat belts, but Michael will not be fined for failing to strap himself in.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire police says, "All witnesses have been spoken to and no further action will...

George Michael Involved In Car Crash North Of London

May 17th, 2013 2:30pm EDT
George Michael
Singer George Michael has been injured in a car crash on the M1 highway, just north of London in Hertfordshire.

The former Wham! star was a passenger in the vehicle and received treatment for only "cuts and bruises" following the accident on Thursday evening. No further details of his condition have been released.

Another man, believed to be the driver of the vehicle, suffered a head injury and was flown by air ambulance to a specialist trauma centre in the U.K. capital.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson told BBC news, "The man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

George Michael Cancels Australian Shows To Seek Treatment For Anxiety

September 30th, 2012 7:19pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has cancelled a series of shows in Australia as he struggles to recover from his major health crisis last year (11).

The British singer has axed nine dates Down Under and confirmed he will be seeking treatment for "anxiety" issues relating to his near-fatal bout of pneumonia and prolonged hospital stint in Austria, which forced him to cut short his 2011 European tour.

Michael has offered his apologies to his Australian fans and written a note of explanation in a post on his official website.

He writes, "I have today announced the cancellation of the shows in Australia whic...

Who Are The 10 Worst Celebrity Drivers?

September 14th, 2012 4:04pm EDT
Bad Celebrity Drivers
Most celebrities can afford to hire someone to drive for them, but instead they choose to drive for themselves; especially the younger, party-happy starlets like Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan who think DUIs don't apply to them.

Amanda Bynes

The star of such innocent films as Big Fat Liar, She's the Man and Hairspray isn't so innocent when it comes to getting behind the wheel.

2012 alone has been a bad year for Amanda and any steering wheel she touches.

In March Amanda was pulled over for talking on her cell phone. He took her license and registration, walked back to his car to start wr...

Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

August 13th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...

George Michael Remains Defiant In News of the World Phone Hacking Case

May 9th, 2012 11:33pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael wants an apology from officials behind Britain's investigation into press standards after taking offense to suggestions the singer was lying when he alleged he had rejected a request to testify at the Leveson Inquiry.

The former Wham! hitmaker took to on Tuesday and told followers that he refused to give evidence at the U.K.'s Leveson Inquiry, which was set up to re-examine press controls and media ethics in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

A representative for the Inquiry dismissed the claims, stating they "never made a direct approach" ...

George Michael Hoping For Late Summer Comeback

January 30th, 2012 11:05pm EST
George Michael
Pop veteran George Michael is hoping to be back onstage by the summer after losing his voice during a recent battle with pneumonia.

The Faith hitmaker was hospitalized in Vienna, Austria at the end of November, when he was diagnosed with the potentially deadly lung infection. He scrapped his remaining 2011 tour dates and spent four weeks under doctors' care, before returning home just in time for the Christmas holidays.

Michael is currently continuing his recovery on a tropical vacation and he is hoping his vocals will be back on top form by the summer.

In a series of posts o...

George Michael Rants At American Christian Organization

January 4th, 2012 8:55am EST
George Michael
British singer George Michael has taken aim at members of an extreme religious group who allegedly prayed for him to die during his recent health scare.

The Careless Whisper star was struck down with a potentially-deadly bout of pneumonia during his tour last year and he spent several weeks being treated by doctors at a hospital in Vienna, Austria, before being released shortly before Christmas.

Michael is continuing his recovery at home in London, and he was stunned to learn members of a group called Christians For A Moral America allegedly prayed for him to pass away because they do n...

Which Celebrity Couples Will Break Up In 2012?

December 31st, 2011 4:00pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley's romance with cricketer Shane Warne is the shakiest in showbiz, according to a leading U.K. bookmaker who is predicting the odd couple will be the first to split in 2012.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand previously topped the break-ups list for William Hill experts, who slashed the odds on their love split in 2012 from 6/5 to 10/11 - but the British funnyman filed for divorce on Friday, thus ending that bet.

And now actress Hurley and her sportsman fiance are the showbiz couple next likely to part ways with odds of 4/1, according to William Hill bookmakers.

Brad Pitt and An...

George Michael Gets Choked Up Recalling Brush With Death

December 24th, 2011 7:00pm EST
George Michael
George Michael choked back tears on Friday as he told how he cheated death after contracting pneumonia on tour.

The former Wham! star sparked fears for his health after falling ill in Austria in November and he axed the remaining dates on his trek to receive emergency treatment at a hospital in Vienna.

He was released from the facility on Thursday and traveled back to the U.K. to spend Christmas at his London home - and in an emotional statement after arriving in the country, he revealed he had been close to death during his time in the hospital.

Sounding breathless and close to tears, M...

George Michael Is 'On The Mend'

November 25th, 2011 2:30pm EST
George Michael
George Michael is slowly recovering as he battles pneumonia at a hospital in Austria.

The former Wham! star has cancelled a string of gigs on his Symphonica tour due to ill health, and he was admitted to a medical center in Vienna on Wednesday after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly illness.

But his representative has spoken out to reassure fans the Careless Whisper hitmaker's condition is improving and he hopes to resume the tour after a period of rest.

The rep says, "He has improved. He has great care around him and is fine. He's going to get better. Rest is the best cure."

George Michael Hospitalized With Pneumonia

November 24th, 2011 10:00am EST
George Michael
Singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Austria with pneumonia.

The "Careless Whisper" hitmaker was admitted to a medical center in Vienna on Wednesday, just hours after his representatives announced the cancellation of some upcoming dates on his Symphonica tour to allow him time to fight the respiratory illness.

Spokeswoman Connie Filippello says Michael has been "diagnosed with pneumonia and he is currently receiving treatment."

The British star, 48, was due to perform a gig in Vienna on Monday, but pulled out of the concert just two hours before showtime.
READ MORE Outs The Worst Dressed Gay Men

September 29th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Out Worst & Best Dressed
During Fashion Week, asked readers to rank its list of the 50 most notably dressed gay men as the "Best" or "Worst Dressed." From actors, designers, TV personalities, and athletes, nearly 3,000 people weighed in on whom they thought pulled it off, and who just needs to pull it off and try again.

In the race for "Worst Dressed" Boy George and Perez Hilton where neck-in-poorly-accessorized-neck for the top spot, with George edging it out by two votes at closing time.

Bruce Vilanch, our favorite Hollywood Square, proudly wore his t-shirt in the third place spot, and Antony Hegarty an...

George Michael: 'My Love Life Has Been A Lot More Turbulent Than I've Let On'

August 23rd, 2011 9:20am EDT
George Michael
George Michael opened up about his split from longtime partner Kenny Goss during a concert in the Czech Republic on Monday night, five months after dismissing reports about the break-up.

The Faith singer told fans at the Prague State Opera House that he and Goss had separated over two years ago, revealing that he has been struggling with the heartbreak.

He revealed, "It's time to be honest... Kenny and I haven't been together for two and a half years. My love life has has been a lot more turbulent than I've let on."

He then dedicated a new track, titled Where I Hope You Are, to his ex, a...

George Michael To Be Questioned By News Of The World Investigators

July 12th, 2011 12:10am EDT
George Michael
Pop superstar George Michael has been asked to help authorities investigating the News of the World's phone-hacking scandal after attacking the newspaper's former editor in a series of postings last week.

The "Faith" singer has revealed via that officials have requested to interview him about his comments regarding Rebekah Brooks.

He celebrated the closure of the weekly newspaper with a number of posts last week, and told followers he once confronted Brooks after she had mysteriously entered his home to tell him that police tipped reporters off about his activities...

George Michael Ecstatic About The News Of The World's Demise

July 8th, 2011 11:30am EDT
George Michael
Hounded tabloid target George Michael is thrilled the News of the World newspaper is shutting down following a phone-tapping scandal, insisting the announcement is "a fantastic day for Britain."

Publishing mogul James Murdoch has announced the troubled publication will shut down after this coming Sunday's issue hits the streets - and reclusive star Michael, who has often featured in the newspaper's exposes, is delighted.

Reports suggest News of the World reporters unearthed details about the singer's DUI arrest last year by illegally hacking his phone.

In a series of 'Tweets' posted af...

George Michael Cancels Charity Concert With Alicia Keys

June 15th, 2011 2:27pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael has axed a planned charity performance with Alicia Keys on Wednesday after he was struck down with a tooth infection.

The former Wham! frontman told fans on Twitter earlier this week his face had swollen up like "a hairy football" as a result of the mystery condition, comparing himself to Marlon Brando in The Godfather.

He had hoped to recover in time to take the stage alongside Keys at her Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event in London, which raises money for victims of HIV and Aids in Africa, but he went online again on Wednesday to reveal he was still unable to perform....

George Michael's 'Gay-Friendly' Album To 'Make Up For The Bad' He Caused

May 12th, 2011 10:01am EDT
George Michael
George Michael is creating a "gay-friendly" dance album in an attempt to "make up for" shaming the gay community over the years.

The openly gay hitmaker has endured a series of personal troubles, most recently including a stint behind bars last year for driving his car into the front of a London photo store while under the influence of drugs.

And he accepts his bad behavior has caused gay fans all kinds of trouble.

Now he's hoping to make amends by releasing an album featuring gay or gay-friendly artists.

He tells WENN, "As a gay man, every time I make a mistake I feel I let every young...

George Michael Dedicating London Concert To Elizabeth Taylor

May 11th, 2011 11:58am EDT
George Michael
George Michael will pay his "respects" to his late pal Elizabeth Taylor by dedicating one of his London concerts to the Hollywood actress later this year.

The British singer announced a set of European dates for his Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour on Wednesday, his first live shows in three years. Michael is planning to use his gig at London's iconic Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in November to help raise funds for Taylor's AIDS Foundation and honor her memory following her death in March.

He tells WENN at a press conference, "At the moment there are four opera houses booked - two...

George Michael Announces His Comeback Tour

May 6th, 2011 11:34am EDT
George Michael
George Michael is set to hit the road for a new tour, just three years after he quit performing live.

The Faith hit-maker played two London concerts, dubbed The Final Two, in 2008 and announced the shows would mark the end of his career on the stage.

He recently released a new track called True Faith, as well as recording a cover of Stevie Wonder's You & I in honor of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's wedding last month - and now he's preparing to sing the songs to his fans during a string of arena shows.

In a series of posts on his page on Friday, he wr...

George Michael Laments Tragedy-Tinged Royal Wedding

May 1st, 2011 7:00pm EDT
George Michael
George Michael saw the sad side of Britain's royal wedding on Friday as he lamented the loss of Prince William's mother and late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

The "Father Figure" hitmaker celebrated William's marriage to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on Friday at a "wedding party" in north London.

The singer admits he was struck by sadness when the duchess appeared wearing a gown designed by Sarah Burton, who took over as creative director of the Alexander McQueen label after the famed couturier's suicide last February.

He wrote in a post on his page, "The one tragic ...

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