Rihanna, here with beau Chris Brown, tops 2012's trashy list.(Photo: Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images)
Risque get-ups, nightclub brawls, TMI on Twitter, tawdry lawsuits.
... Ah, 2012. It was a year filled with bad behavior, even from some of
our most beloved stars.
Let's take a walk down memory lane to look at our top trashy celebrity moments:
Rihanna got back together with Chris Brown, much to the dismay of many of her fans. But she had to share him
with model Karrueche Tran. The love triangle played out on Twitter and
culminated in a Christmas Day display of affection between Ri-Ri and
Brown at a Lakers game. But that wasn't the only thing Rihanna shared on
Twitter. She constantly posted photos of herself - some topless, some
bottomless, and many that showed her smoking pot. And the trashy
behavior that ticked off journalists the most? After inviting many
aboard a tour plane to follow her around, she was rude to them, leaving
them waiting, hungry and with no quotes. Why so desperate, Rihanna?
Chris Brown spent a lot of time on Twitter this year,
sharing his love triangle with followers, saying he was torn between
Rihanna and Karrueche Tran. He then got into a nasty Twitter exchange
that was described as profane, misogynistic and vulgar, with comedian
Jenny Johnson, who wrote a snide remark about him being back together
with Rihanna. He deleted his account, but soon returned to share
provocative pictures of himself and Rihanna. Make up your mind, Chris.
And then keep it to yourself.
Demi Moore started the year by being rushed to the hospital after suffering "what seemed like seizures," reported People,
the result of doing whippits (inhaling nitrous oxide) at a party. She
checked in to Cirque Lodge rehab treatment center and stepped out of the
spotlight for months. In November, she surfaced and was said to have
fallen for art dealer Vito Schnabel, 24 years her junior. But the
relationship didn't last long, and Demi surfaced on the social scene in
Miami, partying with pals Lenny Kravitz and Stacy Keibler, a can of Red
Bull in her hand. We hope you find what you're looking for in 2013,
Gabriel Aubry's bloody, battered face in a mug shot taken
after his Thanksgiving day fight with Olivier Martinez will not soon be
forgotton. The model and father of Halle Berry's daughter, Nahla, spent
a lot of time battling in court -- and out - over the little girl.
Let's hope the three have worked out their differences for 2013.
No trash list could be complete without mentioning little Honey Boo Boo -
real name: Alana Thompson - who captured the hearts of many TLC viewers
as she showed us what her "crazy redneck" life is like in McIntyre, Ga.
But while she got ratings, was she getting them for the right reason?
Critics blasted the show for being mocking and exploitative. What's the
old saying? One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom and mom Kris Jenner all had wardrobe malfunctions
in 2012. Isn't that a little much, even for them? Kim shared many sexy
photos of herself on Twitter, and she posed for many sexy magazine
covers. That's what she does. But she crossed the line with one outfit
in particular in Miami when she put on a sheer skirt that completely
revealed her bare backside, and wore it out to a steakhouse with her
sweetie Kanye West. Khloe crossed the line on the night of her X Factor
debut by wearing a shirt that turned into "nipplegate." And mom Kris
posted a photo of herself in a Halloween Wonder Woman costume that
turned into a "nip slip" moment for the momager. She wound up tweeting
to fans, "What's the fuss about? ... Happens to the best of us." Tacky.
Miley Cyrus took a fashion turn that veered into trashland this
year. It seemed to start in May at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards when
she forgot to wear pants or a shirt - just a white tuxedo jacket. Then,
after she cut her hair into a new spiky, short 'do, she seemed to get
even more risque with her choices. She was snapped in various tank tops
that afforded a nice "sideboob" view. And toward the end of the year,
she performed twice in dominatrix looks that included chains, spikes and
a bare midriff. We can't wait to see what she wears in 2013.
It's so hard to keep up with Lindsay Lohan and her court troubles. New
this year, as opposed to last year's jewelry-theft case, is her June
car accident. She told police she wasn't driving, but now they think
that might not be true and her probation has been revoked. In addition,
she was charged with assault after a woman was hit in the face at a New
York nightclub. She already has two court dates in January.
We never thought we'd be saying Elmo had a trashy moment.
And to be fair, he didn't. But his voice did. Kevin Clash was accused
in four lawsuits of having sex with underage boys. His lawyer has
vigoriously denied the charges, and one accuser recanted his
allegations. Clash is out of a job, but Sesame Street is still going strong.