Most controversial singers/actors/actresses/celebrities

by bigboijp | created - 17 May 2011 | updated - 5 days ago | Public

This is a list of actors/actresses/singers/celebrities who are (or were) just as well known for their bizzare behavior/run-ins with the law/media scandal/outrageous comments, as they're known for their talent!!!

(Keep in mind that odd behavior doesn't always mean criminal behavior)!!!

1. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together, ...

Had to start him at number 1!!! Accused of child molestation back in 1993, and was tried for, and found not guilty of child molestation in 2005. Died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009.

2. Janet Jackson

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Janet Damita Jo Jackson was born on May 16, 1966 in Gary, Indiana, to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse) and Joe Jackson, a musician. She is the youngest of ten children. After her birth, her brothers formed a band later called The Jackson 5. She lived at home with her sisters, while ...

Her performance at the half-time show for Super Bowl XXXVIII with Justin Timberlake, which led to the now-infamous "wardrobe malfunction".

3. Bill Cosby

Actor | The Cosby Show

Bill Cosby is one of the world's most well-known entertainers and comedians. William Henry Cosby, Jr. was born on July 12, 1937, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Anna Pearl (Hite), a maid, and William Henry Cosby, Sr., a U.S. Navy sailor. After tenth grade, Cosby joined the Navy and completed high...

I put Bill Cosby on here because of his harsh/derogatory criticism of lower income African-Americans, and because of accusations of rape/sexual assault of various women dating back as far as the 60's!!!

4. Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle

Actor | Good Night, Nurse!

Roscoe Arbuckle, one of nine children, was the baby of the family who weighed a reported 16 pounds at birth. Born in Smith Center, Kansas, on March 24, 1887, his family moved to California when he was a year old. At age eight he appeared on the stage. His first part was with the Webster-Brown Stock...

Was tried 3 times for the murder of aspiring actress Virginia Rappe, and even though he was ultimately acquitted, irreversible damage was done to his career, and he died of a heart attack at age 46 on June 29, 1933.

5. R. Kelly

Soundtrack | Space Jam

R. Kelly was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and attended Kenwood Academy High School, where his music teacher-mentor Lena McLin inspired him to become a singer. He used to sing on street corners. He started off his career with a group by the name of Public Announcement. R. Kelly a ...

Accused of having sex with a teenage girl. Went to trial in May of 2008, and was found not guilty on June of 2008.

6. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

7. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

8. Anissa Jones

Actress | To Rome with Love

Anissa Jones was born on March 11, 1958 in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA as Mary Anissa Jones. She was an actress, known for To Rome with Love (1969), Family Affair (1966) and The Trouble with Girls (1969). She died on August 28, 1976 in Oceanside, California, USA.

9. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

10. Todd Bridges

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Actor Todd Bridges has seen and done it all. Todd has lived and worked amongst some of the most famous and influential individuals in the world. For over twenty-five years, he has victoriously survived a rapidly changing business. He experienced his second rise to fame, as "Juice" on The Young and ...

11. Dana Plato

Actress | Diff'rent Strokes

Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the part of Kimberly ...

12. Dennis Rodman

Actor | Double Team

Dennis Rodman was born on May 13, 1961 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Dennis Keith Rodman. He is an actor, known for Double Team (1997), Simon Sez (1999) and Eddie (1996). He was previously married to Michelle Moyer, Carmen Electra and Annie Bakes.

Arguably, one of the greatest basketball players in the NBA of all time, but is known for his bad boy persona both on the court, and off of it!!

13. Kanye West

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kanye Omari West. He has been married to Kim Kardashian West since May 24, 2014. They have two children.

My grandmother had a saying: "It's better to eat too much, than to talk too much, and you need to have yourself a snack"!!! This guy needs a four-course meal!!!

On 2 different occasions: Kanye West has publicly made a complete ass out of himself by protesting someone else winning an award that he feels should've been won by Beyoncé Knowles (as if she hasn't won every award there is to win)!!!

14. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

Soundtrack | Space Cowboys

Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After ...

Before her untimley death back in April 2002, Left Eye went to trial for burning her then boyfriend Andre Rison's house down!!!

15. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Turbo

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...

Back in the early 90's, Snoop Dogg, and his bodyguard went to trial for the murder of Phillip Waldomarium.

16. O.J. Simpson

Actor | The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA as Orenthal James Simpson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and The Towering Inferno (1974). He was previously ...

What was deemed as the crime of the century, OJ Simpson stood trial for, and was ultimately acquitted of the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman!!!

Was sentenced to 33 years in prison for armed robbery. Was granted parole after serving 9 years in prison!!!

17. Tupac Shakur

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...

18. Eminem

Soundtrack | 8 Mile

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...

19. Charlie Sheen

Actor | Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estévez on September 3, 1965, in New York City. His father, actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Antonio Gerard Estevez), was at the time just breaking into the business, with performances on Broadway. His mother, Janet Sheen (née Templeton), was a former New York art ...

Revealed to be HIV positive. and has slept with various women without informing them of his HIV status!!! Was also implicated in raping former child actor Corey Haim on the set of the 80's movie "Lucas"!!!

20. Da Brat

Soundtrack | Precious

Da Brat was born on April 14, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shawntae Harris. She is an actress, known for Precious (2009), Civil Brand (2002) and Wasabi (2001).

21. Adam Rich

Actor | Code Red

Adam Rich was born on October 12, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Code Red (1981), CBS Children's Mystery Theatre (1980) and Eight Is Enough (1977).

22. El DeBarge

Soundtrack | Lost

El DeBarge was born on June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Eldra DeBarge. He is married to Monique DeBarge. They have one child. He was previously married to Tracey Ferguson.

23. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | Mean Girls

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry.

Lohan began her ...

24. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

25. James Brown

Actor | The Blues Brothers

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA as James Joseph Brown. He was married to Tomirae Brown, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidre Jenkins and Velma Warren. He died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

26. Chuck Berry

Soundtrack | Back to the Future

Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Charles Edward Anderson Berry. He was married to Themetta "Toddy" Suggs. He died on March 18, 2017 in Wentzville, St. Charles County, Missouri.

27. Jerry Lee Lewis

Soundtrack | Grease

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29, 1935 into a very religious family . His family, though not very wealthy, sold their house when he was a child to get their son a piano. He loved to play piano. He was sent to a religious school, but was soon thrown out shortly thereafter -- he did a boogie ...

28. Rick James

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Rick James was born on February 1, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA as James Ambrose Johnson Jr. He was married to Tanya Hijazi. He died on August 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. La Toya Jackson

Actress | Counterstrike

La Toya Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana, USA as La Toya Yvonne Jackson. As a member of the famous Jackson family, though she was the most outspoken, she has lived in her sister Janet's and brother Michael's shadow. She is a producer, known for Playboy Celebrity Centerfold: La Toya Jackson (1994),...

30. Chris Brown

Actor | Takers

Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, USA as Christopher Maurice Brown.

31. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

32. Lil' Kim

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1974, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to ...

33. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | Amy

Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works.

She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's ...

34. Sean Combs

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Sean Diddy Combs, AKA Puff Daddy, is the definition of a mogul. Starting his career as the director of A&R at Uptown Records, he was integral in launching the careers of Mary J. Blige and Jodeci, and later started his own label, Bad Boy Records, which has fostered talent that includes Mariah Carey,...

35. Lady Gaga

Actress | Machete Kills

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her ...

36. Paul Reubens

Actor | Pee-wee's Playhouse

Paul Reubens was born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952 in Peekskill, New York, to Judy (Rosen), a teacher, and Milton Rubenfeld, a car salesman who had flown for the air forces of the U.S., U.K., and Israel, becoming one of the latter country's pioneering pilots. Paul grew up in Sarasota, Florida,...

37. Spike Lee

Director | Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee was born Shelton Jackson Lee on March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from artistic, education-grounded background; his father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a schoolteacher. He attended ...

38. Robert Downey Jr.

Actor | Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr. has evolved into one of the most respected actors in Hollywood. With an amazing list of credits to his name, he has managed to stay new and fresh even after over four decades in the business.

Downey was born April 4, 1965 in Manhattan, New York, the son of writer, director and ...

39. Howard Stern

Actor | Howard Stern on Demand

Howard Allan Stern was born on January 12, 1954, in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, to Rae (Schiffman), an inhalation therapist, and Bernard Stern, who co-owned a cartoon/commercial production studio. His grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Stern's ...

40. Lisa Bonet

Actress | Angel Heart

Lisa Bonet was born in San Francisco, California, to Arlene Joyce (Litman), a teacher, and Allen Bonet, an opera singer. She has lived most of her life in New York and Los Angeles, where she attended Reseda High School and Celluloid Actor's Studio. Her father was African-American and her mother was...

41. Roman Polanski

Actor | Chinatown

Roman Polanski is a Polish film director, producer, writer and actor. Having made films in Poland, Britain, France and the USA, he is considered one of the few truly international filmmakers. Roman Polanski was born in Paris in 1933. His parents returned to Poland from France in 1936, three years ...

42. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

43. Cher

Actress | Moonstruck

The beat goes on ... and on ... and as strong as ever for this superstar entertainer who has well surpassed the four-decade mark while improbably transforming herself from an artificial, glossy "flashionplate" singer into a serious, Oscar-worthy, dramatic actress ... and back again! With more ups ...

44. Amanda Bynes

Actress | Hairspray

Amanda Laura Bynes was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, California, the youngest of three children of Lynn (Organ), a dental assistant, and Richard Bynes, a dentist. Her father is of Lithuanian, Irish, and Polish descent, and her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family from Toronto. ...

45. Mike Tyson

Actor | The Hangover

One of the most frightening human beings ever to step into the boxing ring, Mike Tyson was the model of the supreme gladiator - unbeaten and unbeatable. Never before had one individual captured the attention of the wider world via sport except Muhammad Ali.

Michael Gerard Tyson was born in Brooklyn,...

Convicted of the rape of Desiree Washington on February 10, 1992. Served 3 years in prison. Released in March of 1995.

During a match with Evander Holyfield, he bit off part of his ear.

And yet, the WWE has him in their Hall of Fame???!!

46. Miley Cyrus

Soundtrack | Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has five siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister, and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she ...

47. Ian Watkins

Actor | Steps: Summer of Love

Ian Watkins was born on July 30, 1977 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, South Wales, UK as Ian David Karslake Watkins. He is an actor, known for Steps: Summer of Love (2000), The Legend of Don Williams (2008) and Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996).

48. Michael Richards

Actor | Seinfeld

Immortalized as Cosmo Kramer on the classic American sitcom Seinfeld (1989), L.A. comedy star Michael Richards was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California, to Phyllis (Nardozza) Richards, a medical records librarian. He is of Italian descent. Michael displayed an early talent for ...

In November of 2006, Michael Richards went on a racist tirade to Black audience members at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California!!!

49. Michael Jace

Actor | The Replacements

Michael Jace was born on July 13, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for The Replacements (2000), State of Play (2009) and The Shield (2002). He was previously married to April Denise Laune and Jennifer Bitterman.

Was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his wife back in June of 2016!!!

50. Robert Blake

Actor | Lost Highway

American actor who began as a child in Our Gang comedies and reappeared as a powerful adult performer of leading and character roles. Born in New Jersey, the young Mickey Gubitosi won a role in MGM's Our Gang series at the age of 5. As one of the more prominent children in the Gang, he gained ...

51. Katt Williams

Actor | Norbit

Multi-talented actor/comedian Katt Williams was born in Cincinnati and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where he is simultaneously working on several projects on camera and behind the scenes for your viewing pleasure in the near future. Throughout his journey...

52. Hulk Hogan

Actor | No Holds Barred

One of the greatest, most popular, most hated and charismatic wrestlers of all time, Hulk Hogan is one of the men who helped parlay the circus-like world of professional wrestling from cult following into the forefront of American entertainment. What many people who know about Hogan don't know is ...

In July of 2015, Hulk Hogan was terminated from the WWE for racist comments that he made 8 years earlier in a taped conversation.

53. Stacey Dash

Actress | Clueless

Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx, New York. Stacy knew that she wanted to act, and from an early age began to act professionally. She made regular appearances on The Cosby Show (1984), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), and also St. Elsewhere (1982). At 21 she made her feature film debut in Enemy...

I wasn't going to say anything about her at first, but after her statement on FOX News about getting rid of Black History Month, and BET, I definately think that "Ann Coulter dipped in butterscotch" deserves to be on this list!!!

54. Jared Fogle

Actor | Jack and Jill

Jared Fogle was born on August 23, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Jared S. Fogle. He is an actor, known for Jack and Jill (2011), Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) and Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014). He was previously married to Kathleen Marie McLaughlin and Elizabeth Christie.

Also known as the subway guy, and he's also a child molesting piece of crap who is in federal prison!!!

55. Tiger Woods

Actor | Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden : Puddy McFadden License to Golf

At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest Masters champ and the first golfer since Jerry Pate in 1976 to win in the first major he played. In 1997, Woods took the lead at the Augusta golf classic and then put on a golf clinic never seen before. He fired a 3-under-par 69 and broke the tournament 72...

Talk about a guy who has fallen so far!!!

56. Tomi Lahren

Self | Happening Now

Tomi Lahren was born on August 11, 1992 in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

I never resort to insults, but if you look up the term "dumb blonde" in the dictionary, or online, you'd see a picture of her flashing her pearly whites!!!

She was fired by Glenn Beck from her hosting job on "The Blaze"!!! Not for her bigoted statements against Beyoncé, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jesse Williams, Colin Kapernick, the Black Panthers, and the BlackLivesMatter movement, but for appearing on "The View", and revealing herself to be Pro-Choice!!!

And recently, she was hired as a commentator for (big surprise!!!) FOX News!!!

57. Kathy Griffin

Actress | The Cable Guy

Kathy Griffin was raised in the near-west Chicago suburbs, in an Irish-American family. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show ...

Now, I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but he is the President of the United States of America. And Kathy Griffin's posting a picture of her holding a bloody depiction of Trump's severed head is despicable, crass, and way outta line.

58. Donald J. Trump

Actor | Ghosts Can't Do It

Donald John Trump was born on June 14, 1946 at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City. He is the son of Mary Trump and Fred Trump.

From kindergarten through seventh grade, he attended the Kew-Forest School. At age 13, he enrolled in the New York Military Academy.

...

Out of respect for the fact that he is the President of the USA, I'll hold my tongue about why I think he should be on this list!!!

Deemed Public Enemy #1 by the NFL, not for domestic violence, or for dog fighting!!! But for taking a stand against racial injustice in America!!!

60. Charles Manson

Soundtrack | The Manson Family

Charles Manson is one of the most notorious convicted murderers in American history, though ironically, there is no evidence that he ever killed anyone himself. In 1971, Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi used his "Helter Skelter" theory to successfully convict Manson and several of his female...

One of the most infamous, and charismatic mass murderers in modern history.

61. Harvey Weinstein

Producer | Shakespeare in Love

Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. He is a film producer, known for Pulp Fiction (1994), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and Gangs of New York (2002). He is now separated from his wife Georgina Chapman and was previously married to Eve Chilton ...

Known for using his position as a Hollywood producer to sexually assault and rape aspiring actresses!!!

62. Mel Gibson

Actor | Braveheart

Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson was born January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York, USA, as the sixth of eleven children of Hutton Gibson, a railroad brakeman, and Anne Patricia (Reilly) Gibson (who died in December of 1990). His mother was Irish, from County Longford, while his American-born father is ...

Was arrested on a DUI charge, and was recorded spouting Anti Semitic rhetoric back in July of 2006!!!

63. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

Raped actress Maria Schneider while shooting a rape scene in the 1972 film "Last Tango In Paris"!!!

64. Gary Oldman

Actor | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in ...

Made anti-Semitic comments in an interview for Playboy magazine.