Top Turkeys of 2013 (Splash News/FameFlynet/Splash News/Splash News/FilmMagic/Getty Images)
Here at omg!, it's our job to report on celebs day in and day out. And though some of the folks we cover make us groan a bit more than others — you know who we're talking about — we'd be out of business if stars didn't do crazy.
So in honor of Thanksgiving, we're paying tribute to the 13 Biggest Turkeys of 2013. From the ongoing shenanigans of Justin Bieber and his posse to the racist comments made by a couple of "Big Brother" contestants this summer, join us as we binge on some of the worst celeb antics of the past year.[View the List as a Gallery]
Justin Bieber (FameFlynet)No. 1: Justin Bieber — 2013 will go down as the year Justin Bieber lost his innocence. We're not quite sure where to begin, but the Biebs was consistently making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
After breaking up with Selena Gomez in January, Justin seemed to spiral out of control from there on out. Whether terrorizing his neighbors in Calabasas, California, with his driving and raucous parties, lashing out at the paparazzi, getting into trouble at nightclubs on both sides of the pond, peeing in a restaurant bucket while cursing out a former U.S. president, abandoning his monkey in Germany, or reportedly getting caught in a Brazilian brothel and subsequently getting caught on tape by a woman who sort of claimed to have slept with him, Bieber just couldn't seem to make a good decision during his 19th year on the planet.
And he's still got a full month to go!
Chris Brown (Splash News)No. 2: Chris Brown — A collective sigh of relief was exhaled when word got out in late October that Chris Brown had entered inpatient rehab for anger management following an incident where he allegedly attacked a man outside of the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Of course, the joy was short-lived, as he left rehab a mere two weeks later. The incident was one of many that contributed to 2013 being the "Fine China" singer's most tumultuous year since 2009 — you know, the year of "that incident" with ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The past 11 months were filled with a series of PR catastrophes for Chris. In January, he was investigated for a possible assault on R&B singer Frank Ocean. And in February, the L.A. district attorney accused Chris of faking his community service. In March, he released his new album, but also reportedly caused a scene at Pinz bowling alley in Studio City, California, later getting into an argument with a valet attendant over a $10 fee.
Then, in June, he had charges filed against him for an alleged hit-and-run incident that took place in May. In July, he had his probation revoked. (stemming from the Rihanna incident). However, the charges were later dismissed in August, and his probation was reinstated.
Also in August, he checked in and out of jail quickly over the hit-and-run, and announced to the world that he was probably going to quit making music. Then he was sued by Sha'kier Duarte, who claimed he was injured in the brawl involving Ocean. In November (while in rehab), Brown later countersued Duarte. (Got all that?)
We can only imagine what's in store for Chris in 2014. Perhaps we'll see him back in an orange vest cleaning up roadside trash as the judge that reinstated his probation back in August also ordered him to finally redo his community service.
Lil Twist and Lil Za (Bryan Steffy/WireImage)No. 3 (tie): Lil Twist and Lil Za — Is it pure association with Justin Bieber that puts his two BFFs towards the top of our list? Arguably, yes … but they wouldn't have achieved this accolade without a bit of their own stupidity. Oh, Lil Twist … the Fisker Karma car brand thanks you for putting their name in the press more than any other time in recent memory — and for all the wrong reasons. Whether getting into wrecks or getting pulled over for speeding, you never ceased to disappoint. Early in the year, Twist was behind the wheel during an incident in which a paparazzo was killed trying to photograph who he thought was Bieber. And if Twist wasn't the one driving, he was most certainly never far away if Bieber found himself in a sticky situation!
And you Lil Za — you were to Bieber's Ferrari what Twist was to the Fisker Karma. Whether getting pulled over for illegal tinted windows or illegal U-turns, you managed to make your fair share of headlines as well. Who really needs a driver's license anyways?[Related: Celebs We're Thankful for in 2013!]
No. 4 (tie): Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman (from Season 15 of CBS's "Big Brother") — No year in recent memory was more exciting in the "Big Brother" house than 2013. And mostly, this was due to the racist antics of Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman.
Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman (Getty Images/Getty Images)
Early on in the show's run in July, Zimmerman, 32, referred to welfare as "N-word insurance" in a segment that aired online only. And then in reference to housemate Candice Stewart, Zimmerman said, "She's on the dark side, but she's already dark." As a result of her offensive comments, Zimmerman was fired from her job with East Coast USA Pageant. "We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is," a pageant official said. "We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants."
Meanwhile, Gries, 22, shocked everyone with her ignorance when she achieved a racist and homophobic trifecta by insulting three minority groups in one fell swoop! "Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see the b---h," she said in reference to Zimmerman's statement about Stewart. "Shut up, go make some rice," she said to Asian contestant Helen Kim. And lastly, "Nobody is going to vote for whoever that queer puts up," she said about openly gay eventual Season 15 winner Andy Herren.
After she was voted out, Gries was booed — and given a sharp talking to by host Julie Chen — as she departed the house (it's kind of amazing she lasted until late August), and was shocked to learn that she too had been fired (by her modeling agency) for her behavior.
And perhaps what's most disappointing, is that Zimmerman and Gries weren't alone in their actions. Spencer called Andy a "f-g," and Kaitlin, David, Jeremy, and Amanda all also made questionable remarks on the live feed.
Ah, the joys of reality television!
MIley Cyrus (KCS Presse / Splash News)No. 5: Miley Cyrus — While staying relatively quiet during the first half of the year, Cyrus came into our lives like a wrecking ball in August thanks to her twerk-seen-'round-the-world performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. (You know, that time when she grinded up on Robin Thicke and touched herself suggestively with a giant foam finger while dressed like a human teddy bear?) Three months later, people are still talking about it.
But leading up to her memorable "We Can't Stop"/"Blurred Lines" medley, there were signs that Miley was, ummm, undergoing a transformation, like the release in June of her music video for "We Can't Stop," which was filled with debauchery and not-so-veiled drug references. By the time her album "Bangerz" finally came out in October, Miley had officially finally broken up with boyfriend Liam Hemsworth, and smashed every preconceived notion we had of her as a child star.
And there were plenty of people willing to offer unsolicited advice to the pop star about her behavior, like Sinéad O'Connor (see below, in "Honorable Mentions") who got into a war of words with Cyrus.
Hey, sometimes taking your clothes off and sticking your tongue out works.
Alec Baldwin (Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic)No. 6: Alec Baldwin — Maybe Alec needs to take a cue from Chris Brown and consider anger management rehab?
There's no target more sought after for reaction by the New York City paparazzi than Mr. Baldwin, who seemed to be engaged in a new fight with photogs every time we turned around in 2013. There was the time in February when a New York Post reporter accused him of using racial slurs against him, and then in August he got into yet another altercation outside of his apartment. Everything came to a head in NYC a couple of weeks ago on the same day that his alleged stalker was sentenced to jail. It appears that the trial must have stressed Alec out, as he was accused of hurling homophobic insults at a paparazzo who according to the actor got too close to his family. As a result, he lost his show "Up Late" on MSNBC, which had already been suffering from low ratings in its just over a month on air.
[Related: Alec Baldwin's Most Unforgettable Outbursts]
Most folks who have worked with and know Baldwin were quick to defend the actor as being far from homophobic, but this wasn't the first time this year that he insulted someone with a derogatory term for being gay. Back in June he referred to a reporter for the Daily Mail as a "toxic little queen," in response to an article about his wife allegedly tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral.
At least there weren't any "Words With Friends" incidents this year!
Farrah Abraham (CPA/PacificCoastNews.com)No. 7: Farrah Abraham — Let's face it: There's not a whole lot we haven't seen from "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham thanks to her "leaked sex tape" entitled "Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom" released by Vivid Entertainment in May. The 22-year-old mom of Sophia, 4, scored around $1 million for her work in the movie, which also starred porn star James Deen.
Naturally, her next step was to temporarily befriend Charlie Sheen, who abruptly ended their relationship after she leaked their shared sexts. She then spent the rest of the summer frolicking on the beach in skimpy bikinis for the paparazzi, even during a brief stint in rehab.
Abraham even made headlines for her complete lack of knowledge when it comes to current events. When asked about slain teen Trayvon Martin at the center of the George Zimmerman trial, Abraham responded: "I feel like I've met her or something. That sounds so familiar. I don't know what she is, I can't picture the person with the name right now." Ummm, OK.
Since her X-rated escapade she's snagged a solo spot on VH1's "Couple's Therapy" and is reportedly working on a new reality show. Better grab your blindfolds now, kids. — Jenny Depper
Mom-ager Kris Jenner (Splash News)No. 8: Kris Jenner — Almost every eye roll and every sigh that anyone has ever had in reference to the Kardashians is all due to one woman, Kris Jenner — and in more ways than one. The mother of not only Kim (noticeably absent from this list), Khloé, Kourtney, and Robert, but also Kendall and Kylie Jenner, is of course the manager of each; the one responsible for stamping their name on products ranging from coffee mugs to towels to necklaces and clothing … even books! This year, as usual, there has been plenty of drama to keep the matriarch's famous family in the headlines, from Kim and Kanye West welcoming baby North and getting engaged, to Khloé and Lamar's roller coaster marriage, to 18-year-old Kendall sharing some seriously racy pics. But Kris also made some headlines herself.
Over the summer, the 58-year-old hosted a short-lived daytime talk show called "Kris," which welcomed none other than Kanye in its most (only?) anticipated episode (which also happened to be its last!). Not surprisingly, the grandma opted to make a play for ratings by having her future son-in-law debut the first public photo of the tot on her show. Then, in October, Kris and Bruce Jenner, who married in 1991, revealed that they'd been separated for a while but were still the best of friends. One month later, Kanye popped the question to Kris's most famous daughter.
This should all make for some really good upcoming episodes of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," but we're sure that Kris has already thought of that. — Raechael Shewfelt
Lamar Odom (Splash News)No. 9: Lamar Odom — The year started out pleasantly enough for Khloé Kardashian's better half. The duo adopted a puppy in March, but by April the bad news started rolling in.
First, Odom's charity, Cathy's Kids, came under attack for Read More »from Gobble Gobble! Which Celebs Were the Biggest Turkeys in 2013?