Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Washington (ANI): Three years after Justin Timberlake pulled down Janet Jackson"s top to flash her breast at the 2004 Super Bowl, the incident dubbed 'Nipplegate" has topped a poll of the '25 Biggest Celebrity Scandals since 1982". According to Entertainment Weekly magazine which compiled the list, the incident gave enough ammunition to people already forming the opinion that 'Hollywood was polluting kids" minds". “With nearly 90 million people watching, many of them children, the incident became a flash point for family-values groups who had long argued that Hollywood was polluting kids' minds — and now they had proof," the mag states.
Coming in close on Timberlake and Jackson"s heels was Mel Gibson with his alcoholic anti-Semitic rant in July 2006. Gibson took second place on the list. Third place went to Sinead O'Connor who capped her 1992 SNL appearance by ripping a photo of the Pope live on TV. Hugh Grant getting caught by cops while indulging in ''lewd conduct'' with prostitute Divine Brown back in 1995 judged to be the fourth most scandalous event of the past 25 years. Rounding off the top five was the incident where Michael Jackson dangled his son Prince Michael from a fourth-floor balcony while visiting Berlin in November 2002.
The list for the top '25 Biggest Celebrity Scandals since 1982" as per Entertainment Weekly is:
Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake"s 'Nipplegate"
Mel Gibson anti-Semitic rant
Sinead O"Connor ripping up the Pope"s picture on live TV
Hugh Grant getting caught with hooker Divine Brown
Michael Jackson dangling son from fourth-floor window
Woody Allen marries Soon-Yi – his former wife Mia Farrow"s adopted daughter
Dixie Chicks criticising George Bush over Iraq war
Britney Spears shaving off her hair
Brad Pitt leaving Jennifer Aniston and hooking up with Angelina Jolie
Mariah Carey"s promotion antic for 'Glitter"
Tom Cruise"s anti-psychiatry rant
Isaiah Washington"s calling gay costar T.R. Knight a ''faggot''
Milli Vanilli lip-synch lie exposure
'Seinfeld" star Michael Richards' racist rant
Lindsay Lohan"s car-chase chaos
Radio host Don Imus calling Rutgers women's basketball team ''nappy-headed hos''
Pee-wee's Playhouse host Paul Reubens" indecent exposure arrest
Roseanne Barr's crotch-grabbing, spitting while singing National Anthem at San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium
Rosie O"Donnell quitting The View
Courtney Love's using cocaine while pregnant
Rob Lowe"s 1988 sex-tape scandal
O.J. Simpson"s book tell-all 'If I Did It"
Kate Moss" cocaine scandal
Whitney Houston"s dramatic weight loss in 2001
Madonna simulated masturbation on stage during 1990 Blond Ambition tour