The Top 10 Trainwrecks of 2008
A celebrity living a disastrous, destructive and out of control life is morbidly fascinating. You know it’s wrong to be entertained by their self destruction, but for some reason you can’t help it. This year has been full of famous females whose lives have spiraled out of control. They've been arrested, spent time in rehab, made mistakes, hit rock bottom and become human trainwrecks.
By Nick Coles
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10. Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton started the year facing court for a DUI, possession of illegal narcotics, and driving without a license. She was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation. The rest of her year wasn’t much better. With a career in free fall, the only way she could garner any attention was by taking her top off in front of a camera. She did this in Closing the Ring. It didn’t work. The press was much more interested in her numerous wardrobe malfunctions and cottage cheese legs. She thought the criticism was unwarranted, but no one cared.
9. Aubrey O'Day
Aubrey O’Day of the manufactured girl group Danity Kane has had a tumultuous year. She was booted out of the P. Diddy-created group in the season finale of Making the Band 4. Desperate for attention and her next paycheck, she posed topless for some lad mags in poses that can only be described as trashy and degrading. Still desperate for attention she recently adopted the latest Hollywood trend and outed herself as a lesbian. This is one girl to watch in 2009.
8. Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag is an attention whore. She will do anything to get her photo online or in a magazine. This year she tried to start a music career and released "Higher," quite possibly the worst single of all time. In November she married her longtime boyfriend and reality show co-star Spencer Pratt in a quickie ceremony in Mexico. Heidi’s mom was not happy and said it was the biggest mistake Heidi has ever made. When your mom isn’t even a fan, you know you’re in trouble.
7. Tatum O'Neil
For a long time Tatum O’Neil had been a survivor. The Academy Award-winning child star has a long history of problems, including drug addiction. Of late she has made a comeback, appearing on Dancing with the Stars and playing a recurring role on Rescue Me. In the middle of this she was arrested trying to buy cocaine and crack. The actress said she was researching a part and has been clean for two years. Hmmm, right.
Madonna had a horrible year. In 2008 she was criticized for looking haggard, skeletal and decidedly unfeminine. She released another album, Hard Candy, which only produced one hit single. Her marriage of 10 years to director Guy Ritchie ended in a bitter divorce. In divorce proceedings it was revealed that Guy was contractually obligated to have sex, along with a whole bunch of other weirdness. To top it all off, Guy referred to her as “Granny.” Ouch!