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Celebrity Scandals 2015

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The biggest celebrity scandals of 2015! Famous people: can't live with them, can't trust them to avoid saying and doing offensive things. Thanks to a crazy 2014, a few celebs are still being haunted by the ghosts scandals past. Dozens of Bill Cosby accusers continued to come forward and (rightfully) destroy the comedy legend's reputation, and Caitllyn Jenner’s debut was muddied by a traffic death. The latest celebrity scandals got weird when a white woman vehemently insisted that she was black, and Tom Brady talked a lot about balls. 

Donald Trump brought new levels of insanity to the biggest celebrity scandals list by basically getting up every day and being alive. He attacked Mexican immigrants, a Modern Family writer, breast pumps, the GOP, and anyone who has made fun of him. It was scary and glorious, like a dumpster fire behind Trump Towers. Other politicians put their foot in it but Mike Huckabee took the “oh no he didn’t” cake with his offensive remark about the Iranian nuclear deal and the Holocaust.

Late night Tweets, secret recordings, open mics… The celebrity scandals 2015 list is varied and stellar. Favorite couples broke up, Ariana Grande licked donuts, and Conan writers were accused of stealing jokes off of Twitter. One thing is for sure, the biggest celebrity scandals of this moment will inevitably get swallowed by even bigger ones in the near future. But of all of the celebrity scandals in 2015, the tragic death of Bobbi Kristina Brown stands out. The 22-year-old finally passed way in July after lingering in a coma for months.

Which of the biggest celebrity scandals will stand the test of time? And which of the latest current celebrity scandals will fade into oblivion? Make your vote count.
  • Josh Duggar Outed on Ashley Madison
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    2015 just kept getting tougher and tougher for terrible 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar. After being labeled a child molester for abusing his little sisters when he was a teenager, the reality TV star (and Family Research Council employee) was the first celebrity outed in the Ashley Madison website hacking scandal.

    Duggar paid for two monthly subscriptions to the site, which is a social network for philanderers and other people looking to have extramarital affairs. According to his profile, he interests include: “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Open to Experimentation,” and “Someone I Can Teach.” Gross.

    Source: Mediaite
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    Marvin Gaye’s Family Wins Lawsuit Against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Over “Blurred Lines”

    Marvin Gaye’s Family Wins Lawsuit Against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Over “Blurred Lines”
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    Gaye’s family received $7.4 million after a jury determined Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” was very similar to Gaye’s 1977 “Got to Give it Up.” Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. said that the song was “not taken from anyone or anywhere else.”  

    Source: ET

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    Jim Carrey Uses Unauthorized Photo of Autistic Child to Further Anti-Vax Cause

    Jim Carrey Uses Unauthorized Photo of Autistic Child to Further Anti-Vax Cause
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    Carrey is a well known "anti-thimerosal/anti-mercury” kind of guy. When California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to remove the majority of the state’s vaccination exemptions, Carrey went on a Twitter tirade. “California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory [sic] vaccines. This corporate fascist must be stopped.” Perhaps in his rush to make his point, Carry tweeted an image of a young boy with autism to underline his claims that vaccines cause autism. The child’s parents were furious. "I didn't mean to cause them distress," Carrey later Tweeted.

    Sources: ET, Salon
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  • Tom Brady Fights Suspension Over Deflated Footballs
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    Tom Brady, the real life Tim Riggins, and his New England teammates faced the first wave of heat in early 2015 after the Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship and went on to win Super Bowl XLIX. Sports fans later learned that the team may have used deflated footballs to give them an edge. In July of 2015, Brady received a four-game suspension after a lengthy investigation revealed Brady destroyed his cellphone, text messages, and “other electronic information” that could have been a cover up in #deflategate.

    Brady disagreed with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s ruling. The NFLPA filed suit against the NFL on Brady’s behalf to vacate the suspension. ”I disagree with yesterday's narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under any circumstances," Brady said in a written statement. "I have never written, texted, emailed to anybody at any time, anything related to football air pressure… to suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong.” He further shocked fans by replacing his Samsung with an iPhone.

    Sources: NFL.com, Rolling Stone
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