Did I Do That? The Worst Excuses For Celebrity Behavior
Having the equivalent excuse to“My dog ate my homework,” these stars came up with unique yet dumb excuses after they were caught red-handed doing something they weren’t supposed to be doing.
Method Man made a lot of money first as part of the nine-member squad Wu-Tang Clan then as a solo artist and a budding actor. But back in 2009, the IRS came knocking on his door because he hadn’t filed for his income taxes for several years. The “All I Need” rapper had the perfect excuse for not complying with the federal law: he forgot to file for several years in a row because he was high on marijuana. In order to pay Uncle Sam the back taxes he owed, Meth’s jeep was repossessed and sold at an auction.
Khloe Kardashian was made famous by her family’s reality show but few people know she was actually arrested for DUI back in 2007. Khloe said she fell into a depression because of the anniversary of her father’s death and she had a bit too much to drink before getting behind the wheel. Her excuse seemed plausible at first but in reality her father died in September and she was busted in March.
Lindsay Lohan’s trouble with the law has been well chronicled. When the “Liz & Dick” star was pulled over following a drunken high-speed chase with the police, she was searched and cocaine was found in her pants. However, La Lohan refused to take ownership of the drug and said someone else must’ve left the white powder in her clothes. She probably lied because two months prior to this bust, she was placed on probation for a DUI.
Nicole Richie was just going for a drive when the police pulled her over for driving on the wrong side of the Los Angeles freeway. The reality show star admitted that she was driving with high on Vicodin and marijuana but she had an excuse that many women could relate to. Richie had a bad case of menstrual cramps and needed the drugs to ease the pain.
Despite being one of the highest paid actors on television, Charlie Sheen is perhaps better known for his antics away from the small screen. In 2010, the “Anger Management” star trashed his swanky Manhattan hotel room and scared his prostitute for the night so much, she locked herself in the bathroom until the police arrived. Sheen, who has a penchant for cocaine and hookers, blamed the whole incident on a bad reaction to medication.
It’s no secret that many artists will lip-sync during a live performance but few singers like to actually admit this. While performing on “SNL,” Ashlee Simpson was caught red-handed. The words to her song were playing but Simpson’s mouth was shut. Simpson blamed the decision to lip-sync on acid reflux, which she said caused her vocal chords to swell up.
Winona Ryder certainly could afford to go into a store and purchase whatever she wanted. However she was picked up for shoplifting after she was busted stealing over $5,000 in merchandise at a Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue. But Ryder insisted it was a misunderstanding and she was researching for a movie role. The police and prosecutors didn’t buy her excuse and we still haven’t seen the movie she was preparing for yet.
Rick Ross emerged as a rapping drug kingpin with many of his lyrics about his time slinging cocaine and solidifying himself as a boss. But when photos emerged of the Miami rapper working as a corrections officer, he was singing a different tune. At first he denied that it was him in the photos but when further proof emerged, Ross said he took the job because it was the perfect cover for his life as a drug dealer.
Tatum O’Neal’s famous father is a well-known actor who has struggled with drugs. Proving that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, O’Neal developed a drug addiction of her own. When she was busted by the police buying crack cocaine in Manhattan back in 2008, the Oscar-winning actress told the arresting officer she only made the purchase because she was researching for a movie role. A few days later, she changed her mind and said she was buying the drugs because she was grieving over the recent death of her dog.
Legendary radio personality DJ Mister Cee has manned the one’s and two’s at Hot 97 for years but his arrests soon started to overshadow his career. Mister Cee was busted for soliciting a male prostitute in Manhattan but he blamed it on being at the wrong place at the wrong time. However, he was arrested a few more times for the same thing and he could no longer hide the truth. Mister Cee briefly resigned from Hot 97 after a video emerged of him trying to pick up yet another male prostitute.
Sylvester Stallone has carved a nice career out for himself as an action super star. He certainly had the body for it. So no one was really surprised when the “Rambo” star was popped in Australia with over fifty vials of human growth hormone (HGH) on him. While using steroids is a common practice among many bodybuilders and athletes, it is illegal but Stallone had a good reason for being caught with the HGH. He said he had a medical condition but he never elaborated on exactly what that condition was.
Conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is a staunch believer that marriage should only be between a man and a woman but he is also a believer in divorce. Married three times, he blamed his infidelity in his second marriage on patriotism. “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said.