There is something incredibly sad and touching about seeing celebrities who have it all but then turn around and throw it all away. Sorry, did I say sad and touching? I meant funny. While laughing at other people’s misfortunes is a terrible thing to do it is worth looking at the list of the top 10 self destructing celebrities and wondering how many of them bring it all on themselves.
1. Miley Cyrus
She used to be sweet and pretty and sing and act all cute. Now she is weird, cavorts with strippers and takes ridiculous selfies with few clothes on. Yes, Miles Cyrus is making that difficult transition from charming child star to certified fruit loop. We all know how that ends, don’t we? Don’t we MacAulay?
2. MacAulay Culkin
Am I the only person who prefers the new, grungy version of Culkin? Sure, he looks like he has been sleeping in a ditch for the last year but at least we know that we are safe from seeing him in Home Alone 15 anytime soon. He ditched his parents, got married to a stranger, got into drugs and turned into the kind of weirdo whose face would frighten cute kids who are in their homes all alone over Christmas. Karma, eh?
3. Tatum O’Neal
This is one the classic tales of self destructing celebrities who had it all too young. O’Neal is the youngest ever Oscar winner (at 10). After this, she discovered drugs and Michael Jackson. The rest is history.
4. Lindsey Lohan
It sometimes seems as though this lady has been in more trouble during the last few years than the rest our top 10 self destructing celebrities added together. Fights, tax debts, bad acting, stupid tweets and shoplifting all add up to an interesting sort of life, I guess.
5. Kim Kardashian
What can we say about the last year in the life of the queen of self-publicity? She got married and, hey, got divorced. This led to an interesting war of words and the dawning realisation that the rest of her rapidly unravelling life is going to get played out in the public eye. Looking forward to it.
6. Lance Armstrong
He’s a hero. He’s a villain. Armstrong’s fall from sporting legend to cheating, lying, doping figure of fun is unrivalled in the world of sport. As far as self destructing celebrities go he is hard to beat. Just as he was when he raced while doped up to his eyeballs.
7. Haley Joel Osment
The road from seeing dead people as kid to being a mentally stable adult is a long and rocky one. Especially if you drive along it after drinking like a mule and smoking weed. He paid his fines and went to AA meetings so we forgive him for what he did. However, we still don’t forgive him for spooking us out all those years ago on the Sixth Sense.
Here is a tip for any young pop stars who have wandered onto this site while trying to find their local drugs and booze suppliers. When you are young and fresh faced people will be pleased to see you act in a rebellious and controversial way. When you are old and irrelevant the same people will laugh at your pathetic attempts to stoke up some controversy. If you meet Madonna anytime soon then let her know this as well.
9. Demi Moore
Stability and Demi are two words you won’t often see in the same sentence. You would have thought that a relationship with Ashton Kutcher and a lot of drinking and public bad mouthing would have helped her, wouldn’t you?
10. Amanda Bynes
Ah, how a year can make such a difference in the life of a self destructing celebrity. Bynes began 2012 pretty well but drugs, alcohol, car crashes,legal problems and outrageous behaviour has a way of ruining your year, if not your career.