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List of the most entertaining celebrity trainwrecks of all time. From self-destructive behavior, to bizarre appearances, to just plain kookiness, the following famous people are known for stirring up controversy and keeping the tabloids alive. The troubled exploits of the rich and famous always gets attention and it's impossible not to keep looking or following the star's every crazy move. This list of awesome superstar trainwrecks includes the hottest hot messes of all time, and even some of the wildest rock stars in history.

The rise of social media has even helped these crazy celebs to crank up the level of insanity to high gear. This is because of the popularity of Twitter rants, open letters on Facebook, or thousands of Tumblr pages and YouTube videos documenting the highs and lows of living a celebrity life. It's not always funny, especially when the star gets into serious medical or legal trouble, but it doesn't take away the entertainment value of watching real life imitating art. While some of the famous train wrecks and hot messes below have either cleaned up their act or has since passed away, each one has left, in one way or another, a huge mark for injecting heavy doses of scandal and notoriety to Hollywood history.

So who is the Hollywood's most entertaining trainwreck of all time? Cast your vote for the messiest, most scandalous, and craziest celeb in the list below, and see who gets voted to the top! Don't forget to check out these lists of celebrities who have declared bankruptcy and stars with gambling problems.

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In the wake of his 2011 firing from the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," and a fallout with series' creator Chuck Lorre, Charlie Sheen had a very public meltdown in which he proclaimed he was a "warlock" who had "tiger blood" and "Adonis DNA" flowing through his veins. Hollywood's most famous bad boy even shacked up with two female porn stars he collectively nicknamed his "goddesses" and started the viral hashtag #WINNING.

Sheen returned to series TV the following year with a starring role on FX's "Anger Management" although that show was canceled after two seasons. 

Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Memorable Celebrity Trainwrecks of All Time
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Lindsay Lohan's infamous collection of mugshots only tells half the story. Considered the ultimate Hollywood trainwreck, the former child star turned into a cautionary tale with her multiple arrests, rehab stints, jewelry thefts, family drama, and reckless driving. 

Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Memorable Celebrity Trainwrecks of All Time
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The outspoken rapper and Kim Kardashian's husband has had so many public outbursts that garnered him his own list of Kanye West's famous rants and stage crashes.

Age: 41

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Memorable Celebrity Trainwrecks of All Time
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The queen of grunge has cleaned up her lipstick-smeared act every once in awhile, but these days she's known for her bizarre Tweets, her (since resolved) feud with former Nirvana member Dave Grohl, and her strained relationship with daughter Frances Bean.

Age: 54

Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more

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