Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers In A Matter of Seconds

When you live a life in the spotlight, it’s very easy to accidentally slip up and make comments that seem innocent enough, but have the power to end your whole career. These celebrities have had to learn the consequences of thoughtless comments and legal scandals the hard way…

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s career was hitting a steady decline by 2003, and he was less of a mega pop star and more of a creepy recluse whose children wore veils in public and lived in a fantasy mansion. When the first of many molestation charges were filed against Jackson in December of 2003, Jackson’s popstar royalty reputation was tarnished. Before his death of an accidental overdose in 2009, he faced more than 20 years in prison if found guilty of the charges against him. He was ultimately deemed not guilty, much to public disbelief.


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The More You Know

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  • Jennifer Lopez was the first actress to have a movie and an album hit number one in the same week.
  • In the early days of his career, Sylvester Stallone was so poor that he sold his dog Butkus for $50.
  • Michael Fassbender had makeup artists put alcohol on his mustache for a role.
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