Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2008

December 22, 2008 09:57:41 GMT

Dominating AceShowbiz's list of Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2008 among others are death, nude pics scandal, leaked sex tape, and lesbian wedding.

Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2008
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Hollywood celebrities are hardly separated from spotlight, love, money, sex, and scandal. Just like adding ingredients and spices to cook the perfect dish, blending those components into dough will create interesting and sold out headlines, which many times people find shocking yet entertaining to read and follow. Looking back to the year 2008, AceShowbiz presents its readers the Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories that have happened throughout the past 12 months.

#10 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's Lesbian Wedding

It was a "finally" when the outspoken lesbian couple walked down the aisle on August 16 after a number of wedding rumors that never came to realization. Their wedding made them the first same-sex celebrity couple who got married shortly after the California Supreme Court turned down its gay marriage ban, "What can I say? I'm the luckiest girl in the world," Ellen DeGeneres told People magazine in an interview when talking about her bride Portia de Rossi, whom she's been dating since 2004.

#9 Verne Troyer's Sex Tape

Rarely making media headlines before, "Mini-Me" actor Verne Troyer became talk of the town when he filed a $20 million lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend, model wannabe Ranae Shrider, for leaking their sex tape, which was taped at his apartment while they were still dating. He accused her to have betrayed him by persuading him to "agree to videotape their most intimate moments" only to later on profit from the footage, leaking it to tabloid and Internet before at last selling it to the highest bidder.

#8 David Duchovny's Sex Rehab

The calm image and good reputation labeled to David Duchovny as a movie star, husband, and also father of two children were questioned when he issued a statement through his lawyer, publicly stating he "voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction." But as his acting career keeps going strong, his 12-year marriage to wife Tea Leoni, sad to say, came to an end.

#7 Madonna and Guy Ritchie Divorced, for Real

Desperately trying to put divorce reports to rest, Madonna and Guy Ritchie finally came clean and had their representative confirming the long persistent speculation of their separation. Custody of sons, Rocco and David, becomes the next major issue they have to deal with, whereas the financial details of their divorce settlement will remain private.

#6 Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's Elopement

Despite their 10 years age difference Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon just couldn't resist the fact that they fell in love to one another after making music together for one of the tracks from her album "E=MC²". Secretly dating, they kept their lips tightly sealed when asked about the extent of their relationship. The in-love couple wasted no time to make their union official, eloping in the Bahamas on April 30, only weeks after mounting dating and engagement speculation. The wedding was claimed to be "very impulsive" and attended by only a few of their close friends.

#5 Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, Lesbian Lovers

Dating a string of men, ranging from actor to socialite, Lindsay Lohan insisted she wasn't a lesbian despite long persistent rumors to the contrary. After repeated denials, photos of her kissing, hugging and acting affectionately with celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson at a party on a yacht made their round all over the web in late May, verifying the actress-singer's sexual orientation. Soon thereafter, her father publicly acknowledged that Lindsay actually is lesbian, claiming her romance with Samantha as "evident to anyone with half a brain."

#4 Travis Barker and DJ AM's Deadly Jet Crash

Best friends, Travis Barker and DJ AM, were the only passengers who were alive in the deadly jet crash, happened on September 19 in Columbia, South Carolina, that killed its six other passengers. Suffering from second-and-third degree burns, both musicians testified they escaped death by sliding down the wing on the right side of the plane.

#3 Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair Topless Picture

Miley Cyrus' "good girl" image, as clearly seen in her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in TV series "Hannah Montana", turned into sultry teenage actress. Baring her body in the name of art, the 16-year-old girl was forced to issue a public apology after reaping countless negative reviews concerning her topless picture for the June 2008 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, which was considered as too raunchy to be done by girls at her age. Her parents and famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, who took the snap, were also blamed, being accused to exploit the Disney's star's popularity for publication and cash.

#2 The Triple Murder of Jennifer Hudson's Family

William Balfour, the estranged husband of Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia Hudson, was the doer. He shot the singer's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, and older brother Jason Hudson, 29, to death at their family's residence on October 24. Also killing his stepson, 7-year-old Julian King, William did the triple slaying due to jealousy over Julia's new man. Losing her loved ones in a wink, Jennifer drowned in deep grief and has been withdrawing herself from the spotlight for some times.

#1 Most Shocking Celebrity Story : Heath Ledger's Death

28-year-old Aussie actor Heath Ledger was found dead naked on bed at his Manhattan apartment on January 22 surrounded by prescription sleeping pills, leading to speculation that he committed suicide. Further speculation arose as people began to link his sudden death to rumors on the street claiming he was depressed following his separation from actress fiancee Michelle Williams, who mothers his young daughter Matilda Rose. Starring as the insane Joker in "The Dark Knight" strengthened the assumption, which at the end was put to rest by autopsy result that proved he died of an accidental "abuse of prescription medications."


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posted by ps.iloveyou97 on Apr 25, 2011
haha i <3 you thtgirl24...and i sooooo agree!!!
posted by ps.iloveyou97 on Apr 25, 2011
all of you guys are stupi:p....who cares who dies everyone dies!!...whacko ur dumb and i agree w/ thtgirl24 she is more reasonable!!:)
posted by bongz on Jun 03, 2010
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posted by fart 1 on Dec 01, 2009
posted by me on Oct 20, 2009
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posted by thatgirl24 on Oct 20, 2009
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posted by thatgirl24 on Oct 20, 2009
omg that is so stupid what a losers you guys that look at this stuf should be a shamed
posted by Till.Monk on Mar 05, 2009
Personally I think that something as menial as commenting on these stories and treating them as personal issues is the crime you are committing. Murder is wrong, in some cases, and Heath Ledger must of been a troubled man and the constant threat of the media ripping him to shreds may pf had an impact. The murder case is bad, but think of all the other people who are not famous with such other cases that go unheard. Who are we to question the integrity of others when we have no real account of what happened ourselves? I think that if we did not dwell on these trivial matters and actually get on with something that does not waste our precious time, the world would be a much better place. CALM DOWN. I am British by the way. And "me" thank you for thinking in the "right way" if you get me. Peace.
posted by thatgirl24 on Feb 03, 2009
hi loser
posted by gramas on Feb 03, 2009
hi im becka what's you'r name
posted by die junkies on Dec 28, 2008
ledger was just another druggro im glad hes dead he wasnt a good actor ,he was also a bad father
posted by thatgirl24 on Dec 27, 2008
But i do see your point, Adrian Edwards!
posted by thatgirl24 on Dec 27, 2008
WELL WHACKO I'd hate 2 be the 1 to break it to you but the title of this is "Top 10 Most Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2008" NOT "WHO'S MORE FAMOUS??!" but i'm done with this & i agree with this "me" person!Kick rocks!
posted by adrian edwards on Dec 26, 2008
to the comment above me, well no one knew jennifer hudsons family and everybody knew heath ledger.
posted by whacko on Dec 26, 2008
HELLO thatgirl24 heath ledger is far more famous than jennifer hudson and her family, that's why!!!
posted by me on Dec 25, 2008
it is so easy to be fooled by these paparazzi people and there friends. just stay out of their business they just want to be normal people and have there own life and do their jobs with no problem!
posted by me on Dec 25, 2008
this is stupid
posted by thatgirl24 on Dec 23, 2008
Usually this isnt something I personally or usually care about & I sort of still couldnt care less about this "countdown", but HOW IN THE HELL is Heath Ledger's "accidental" death(thats ONE person) get number 1 over the triple MURDER of Jennifer's family.(thats THREE people) .....not that it matters, but i think THATS WHACK!!!!

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