Being a celebrity can’t be easy. With the paparazzi constantly in your business and every move you make on blast, trying to live a normal life must be madness. For these 10 celebrities, it got to a point where a simple trigger sent them into a mad tirade, and we’re here to help them relive that moment of madness.
He's a warlock with tiger's blood and Adonis DNA. He is, as he described it, "winning" and "a total bitchin' rock star from Mars." He also laid claim to all of these things during a very public meltdown that started with being dismissed from Warner Bros. and Two and a Half Men for uncouth comments about series creator Chuck Lorre and a demand for a 50% raise. The interviews he gave following the firing are comedy gold - but the rather troubled actor was 100% serious about them. Over the course of the very odd meltdown, Sheen searched for the Loch Ness Monster, provided the equally as disturbed Lindsay Lohan with $100,000, took over Twitter and invited his 9.1 million followers to attack his daughter's bullies, and even lived with two girls, one a former porn star, and dubbed them his "Goddesses."
Thanks to composer Lucian Piane, Christian Bale's infamous freak out on the set of Terminator: Salvation will be forever with us in the form of remixed greatness. While filming in New Mexico for the latest Terminator entry, Shane Hurlbut, the film's director of photography, unintentionally walked into the actor's line of sight, sending him into a fury of obscenities towards the unsuspecting worker. Bale threatened to quit if Hurlbut continued to be visible by the actor without ramifications. Filming finished without Hurlbut losing his job and with an apology from Bale, but his incredibly over-the-top outburst probably would have fared better at the box office.
Spears may be a successful headline in Las Vegas, but there was a point in time when the world assumed her career was completely over. Her lengthy spiral downward started in 2004 when she unexpectedly married her childhood friend in a Las Vegas chapel… a marriage they had annulled two days later. Seven months after that, she married Kevin Federline and, in October of 2004, broke from her career to raise a family. Enter the infamous pictures of her driving with her son, Sean Preston, on her lap in February 2006 and her divorce, which she filed in November of the same year. The incident we likely all remember very well, when Spears decided to go full Ellen Ripley from Alien 3, occurred in February 2007 when her meltdown took a serious turn. The bald-headed singer brandished an umbrella and used it to fend off paparazzi.
At this point, Lindsay Lohan's life has essentially turned into one big meltdown, but it all started in 2007 when the actress entered rehab on three separate occasions, was arrested twice for drunk driving, and pled guilty to a misdemeanor for cocaine use and driving under the influence. Her rampage took a break in 2008, but in 2010 the starlet was at it again when her drug addiction proved detrimental to her recovery and imposed court orders. On July 6th, Lohan served less than 2 weeks in jail for missing weekly alcohol counseling sessions and spent just under a month in rehab. She started becoming normal again… until she robbed a jewelry store in Venice in January of 2011. The troubled actress has popped up here and there in the media, most recently for a failed lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games and for almost losing a finger during a boating accident.
Oh, Anne Heche. Dear, sweet Anne Heche. You may think the world has forgotten your little episode in 2000, but we remember. For those that may have forgotten, it was immediately after her jarring break-up with Ellen DeGeneres. The actress had been driving in Fresno, California when something snapped in her brain and told her to abandon her vehicle in nothing but shorts and a bra. She then wandered into a stranger's house, showered, threw on Mickey Mouse slippers, and tried to get the children of the house to board a spaceship to heaven with her. When police picked up the actress, she claimed that she was God and was going to bring everybody to heaven with her. In her 2001 memoir "Call Me Crazy," Heche blamed the incident on a split personality - a reincarnation of a god named Celestia.
In 2001, well-known singer Mariah Carey tried her hand at acting in the box-office bomb Glitter. What followed her attempt at crossing careers was the great Mariah Meltdown of 2001.The first sign that something was wrong came from an impromptu appearance on MTV's relic of a music video show, Total Request Live. The young performer surprised host Carson Daily and viewers in the studio with ice cream, a treat she described as "important." On July 25th of the same year, Mariah checked herself into a hospital for an emotional and physical breakdown. According to Carey, her meltdown was in response to a hectic schedule where she would only receive two hours of sleep a night. Rumors surrounding her hospital check-in revolved around a possible suicide attempt, though her publicist adamantly denied it.
Miss Bynes was one of America's sweethearts during her heyday, winning over boy's *ahem* hearts on All That and The Amanda Show, but when that phase of her life ended, things got interesting. Tired of being pegged as the "goody-goody" girl, Bynes desired to get roles like Lindsay Lohan - and so like Lindsay Lohan, she spiraled into an impressive meltdown. Starting with being fired from the Farrelly brothers' comedy Hall Pass and a 2012 drunk driving arrest, Bynes' descent into madness was a quick one… and maybe a little entertaining for the public. Driving with a suspended license, locking herself in a boutique dressing room, being thrown out of gyms, and hiding in a bakery's bathroom for a 1/2 hour were just a few of the former actress's more erratic moments during her lengthy bout of madness.
No level of stress can excuse the slew of obscenities and hateful slurs that Kramer himself threw towards a table of guests during a 2006 performance at the West Hollywood Laugh Factory. Allegedly, a group had shown up late and were ordering drinks a tad too loud for Richards' taste, and in true comedic fashion, the performer decided to point it out. Unfortunately, the means in which he did so were a little tasteless. "Look at the stupid table of Mexicans and blacks being loud up there," Richards was recalled saying. When the table told Richards they didn't think he was funny, the actor fired back with an incredibly inappropriate response and launched into a racism-fueled meltdown.
Depending on who you talk to, the very brief meltdown of Martin Lawrence in 1996 was either caused by dehydration and exhaustion or a seizure caused by the actor not taking a prescribed medication. On a random day in May, the Bad Boys star ran into traffic on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California and proceeded to fling obscenities at oncoming vehicles. He avoided traffic long enough for police to arrive on the scene and apprehend him, which is when it was revealed that Lawrence was carrying a concealed handgun in his pocket. Witnesses close to the actor remember him encouraging a fight against "the establishment" and exclaiming that "they" were trying to "kill him." The spontaneous event followed a 1995 incident while filming A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, when the actor became increasingly violent before being hospitalized.
Award-winning actress and singer Barbra Streisand is a woman of many talents. One such talent is her ability to go from singing beautifully during her 2006 Madison Square Garden concert to berating a George Bush Jr. supporter who, if we're going to have an opinion on the matter, really wasn't in the wrong. After finishing up a musical interlude, Streisand went on to mock then-presidential leader, George Dubya Bush. In response, an apparent Bush-supporter inquired - probably a little brashly - if the concert was a fundraiser - a comment that made the singer lose her temper, curse out the concert-goer, and tell him to leave. The show continued, but Streisand's outburst has been immortalized forever on the internet.