Both Chris Brown’s music and his antics kept him in the headlines this year. In March 2011 he threw a chair through a window and stormed out of ‘Good Morning America’ studios after being asked questions about Rihanna. Brown’s year ended on a positive note, with a successful summer tour and three Grammy nominations.
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For the many successes that Nicki Minaj had this year, she’s had just as many scandals. The rapper’s alleged altercation with a male friend in a Dallas hotel was caught on tape, though she refused to press charges. A few months later Minaj was accused of getting into a fight with her maid. Yikes!
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The comedian started a firestorm when reports of his homophobic rant flooded the Internet on June 10. Tracy later apologized for saying he would murder his son if he told him he was gay. “I want to apologize to my fans and the gay & lesbian community for my choice of words,” he said in a statement. “I’m not a hateful person.”
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Katt Williams is known for his raunchy stand-ups, but when he made some xenophobic comments about Latinos, it got him and his comedy, in mounds of trouble this past summer. Williams later apologized, saying he did not mean to be offensive.
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Former presidential candidate Herman Cain struggled with scandals this year. Three women accused him of sexual harassment and another came forward to say she had a 13-year affair with the married father of two. He has since dropped out out of the Republican run for President.
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A judge granted a temporary restraining order against Howard in early December after his ex-wife Michelle Ghent claimed he threatened to kill her and abused her.
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The sexy ‘CSI’ star was accused of breaking his ex-girlfriend’s nose during a domestic altercation. A judge issued a 3-year restraining order against Dourdan, who is no longer allowed to communicate with his ex. Oy vey!
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The Outkast member was arrested after Miami police found ecstasy pills and marijuana residue in his possession. He avoided jail time but did have to pay $2000 in fines and undergo three months of mandatory drug testing.
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Jermaine Jackson’s ex-wife accused him of owing $100,000 in child support this summer. The singer was stranded in Burkina Faso, Africa after traveling with an expired passport. According to the law, a person cannot renew their passport until they become current on payments.
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NeNe Leakes’ tell-it-like-it-is style has made her one of reality TV’s most beloved stars. But the reality slugger may have lost a few fans after her many heated exchanges with Star Jones on “Celebrity Apprentice” this past summer. “I wouldn’t spit on Star if she was on fire,” she told Wendy Williams. Ouch!
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Will and Jada
The news of Will and Jada’s divorce shocked the news outlets and sent all social media into a frenzy! Thank God it was a rumor!
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