The biggest celebrity scandals of 2020

The biggest celebrity scandals of 2020

那一年 2020 was like no other given the devastating 新冠病毒 大流行, nationwide protests across the United States and a historical 总统选举.

All the while, celebrities around the globe reacted to the current events as they unfolded. 然而, if there’s one constant that remained true to years past, it’s that celebrities not only reacted to the news, they contributed to it.

From courtroom drama, behind-the-scenes feuds to stints in prison, check out Fox Newsroundup of the biggest celebrity 丑闻 的 2020 that left us all talking.

Ellen DeGeneres Showtoxic workplace scandal

Perhaps the biggest entertainment scandal of 2020 是 toxic workplace scandal that riddled Ellen DeGeneres and her namesake daytime talk show.

Early this year, DeGeneres, 62, remained mum as past guests and employees spoke out against the host for her alleged cold behavior both on and off the set.

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DeGeneresnot-so-nice behavior to staffers was confirmed by a former bodyguard, Thomas Majercak, who revealed to Fox News that she acted “冷” 和 “slyduring her hosting gig at the 2014 Oscars.

Ellen DeGeneres was hit with backlash for months on end as an investigation was launched into her daytime talk show following toxic workplace environment claims.

Ellen DeGeneres was hit with backlash for months on end as an investigation was launched into her daytime talk show following toxic workplace environment claims. (Christopher Polk/E! 娱乐/ NBCU照片库(通过Getty Images))

The bodyguard’s claims were far from the tip of the iceberg, 然而. 不久之后, Buzzfeed News published a lengthy expose featuring interviews from one current and 10 former employees at “艾伦·德杰尼勒斯秀” who spoke about their experiences, alleging that top producers of the show were guilty of racism, a toxic workplace environment and sexual misconduct.

从而, an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, which produces and syndicates the show, ensued, and in August, executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Normanparted wayswith the show.

在九月, DeGeneres returned to the limelight after a tumultuous summer for the show’s Season 18 首映. The embattled TV star began her first episode with an on-air apology to her staff and viewers where she vowed tostart a new chapter.

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Being known as the ‘be kind’ lady is a tricky position to be in. So let me give you some advice out there if anybody’s thinking of changing their title or giving yourself a nickname, do not go with the ‘be kind’ lady. 不要做,” DeGeneres jokingly added.

She took on a more serious tone as she said, “The truth is I am that person that you see on TV. I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient. I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress. I’m especially working on the impatience thing, and it’s not going well because it’s not happening fast enough, I’ll tell you that.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli sent to prison

It was also a dramatic year for actress 洛瑞·洛夫林 and her husband 莫西莫·贾安努利(Mossimo Giannulli), who were each sentenced to prison in August for their involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

的 “富勒之家alum was handed a two-month term behind bars in August after she and Giannulli, pleaded guilty to charges stemming from $ 500,000 payments to scam mastermind 威廉 “Rick” 歌手 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, recruited onto the University of Southern California’s crew team. The two had never participated in the sport.

LORI LOUGHLIN’S HUSBAND, MOSSIMO GIANNULLI, SENTENCED TO 5 MONTHS IN PRISON IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL CASE

Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, reported to prison this fall for their respective sentences for their involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal.

Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, reported to prison this fall for their respective sentences for their involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal. (路透社)

Loughlin, 56, began her two-month prison sentence on Oct. 30 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, 加州, a low-security federal prison whereDesperate Housewives” 演员 Felicity Huffman served 11 days of a planned two-week sentence for similar crimes.

与此同时, Giannulli reported to prison weeks later in Lompoc, 加州, where he most recently was placed in protective custody, 根据报道, due to the novel coronavirus.

Loughlin is expected to be released on Dec. 28, while Giannulli’s expected to return home sometime in April. 然而, the prison sentences won’t be the last of their punishment. In addition to serving time, Loughlin agreed to pay a $ 150,000 fine along with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli, 与此同时, would serve five months in prison, pay a $ 250,000 fine with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin and Giannulli initially pleaded not guilty to expanded charges of bribery brought against them in October along with 11 other parents swept up in the scandal. 在五月, the duo shocked many when they changed course and agreed to plead guilty as Huffman did in 2019.

LORI LOUGHLIN BEGINS HER 2-MONTH PRISON SENTENCE FOR ROLE IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

本月初, Loughlin’s eldest daughter, 奥利维亚, stunned fans by giving her first-ever interview about the scandal. Speaking to Jada Pinkett Smith on the “红桌谈话” Facebook show, Olivia declared the scandal left herembarrassed” 和 “ashamed,” and claimed that her family hadmessed up.

Olivia has since vowed to learn from her parentsalleged crimes and chalked it up as a big learning experience in terms of recognizing her privilege.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bigMegxit

哈里王子 and actress 梅根·马克尔 kicked off 2020 with one of the biggest announcements to rattle Hollywood and beyond: their decision to depart as senior members of the British royal family.

The married couple announced in early January their plan tostep backas senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their decision cameafter many months of reflection and internal discussions.

PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE STEPPING BACK AS SENIOR MEMBERS OF ROYAL FAMILY

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned fans, 英国. citizens and their own family members with their decision to step back as senior members of the British royal family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned fans, 英国. citizens and their own family members with their decision to step back as senior members of the British royal family. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple shared on Instagram Wednesday. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” 他们继续. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.

Shortly after the announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex relocated to Vancouver, 加拿大, before moving into Tyler Perry’s multi-million dollar Beverly Hills Mansion. 他们 eventually settled down in Santa Barbara, 牛犊., 然而, after reportedly purchasing a house.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved twice from the Duke of Sussex's native England before settling down in Santa Barbara, 牛犊.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved twice from the Duke of Sussex’s native England before settling down in Santa Barbara, 牛犊. (Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

本星期, Harry and Meghan gave a peek at their more relaxed lifestyle away from Harry’s native England with the reveal of their 2020 Christmas card. It shows Meghan, 39, 哈里, 36, their 1-year-old son Archie and their two pups sitting in front of a white and blue playhouse outdoors.

Coronavirus hits Hollywood

新冠病毒 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, killing hundreds of thousands, as we head into 2021.

Since it first surged in March, celebrities in film, 电视, and music, came forward to announce that they’ve tested positive for coronavirus and entered self-isolation.

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汤姆·汉克斯, 64, one of America’s most iconic actors, revealed that he tested positive for coronavirus along with his wife Rita Wilson. The couple caught the virus in Australia while Hanks was filming an untitled Elvis Presley biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrity couple to announce they contracted the novel coronavirus in early March.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were the first celebrity couple to announce they contracted the novel coronavirus in early March. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

自那时候起, the couple has offered fans several updates about their condition and recovery.

Other stars who have been outspoken about their diagnoses include Idris Elba, Daniel Dae Kim, Andy Cohen, Debi Mazar, rapper Scarface, Jim Edmonds, Meghan King, among dozens of others.

The COVID-19 pandemic also sadly resulted in a number of celebrity deaths, including Broadway star Nick Cordero, Adam Schlesinger, Alan Merrill, Julie Bennett, country musician John Prine, 除其他外.

布兰妮·斯皮尔斯’ conservatorship battle

布兰妮·斯皮尔斯 faced her fair share of drama this year regarding the conservatorship she’s been under for years.

For over a decade, 的 “有毒singer has been under a conservatorshipmeaning that her daily life and finances are overseen by a guardian of sortswhich has been her father Jamie for a majority of the time since its establishment.

This summer, it was reported that Spears is strongly opposed to her father resuming duties as her sole conservator, while it was later reported that she has requested that a trust company take over such duties.

BRITNEY SPEARS SAYS DAD JAMIE IS KEEPING HER CONSERVATORSHIP CASE ‘HIDDEN AWAY IN THE CLOSET’: 报告

As the family drama played out in court, fans were rallying behind Spears on the outside, calling attention louder than ever before to the #FreeBritney movement. The movement surged online as rumors spread that Jamie is not only suppressing his daughter via the conservatorship, but the public has also questioned whether he’s skimming money from Spearsfortune for himself.

Britney Spears family drama was made public this year due to ongoing court hearings related to her conservatorship.

Britney Spears family drama was made public this year due to ongoing court hearings related to her conservatorship. (Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

杰米, who has denied all rumors about himself, fought earlier this year to have the details about the case sealed. The famous father even spoke out about the movement, 称它为 “joke.

长矛’ brother Bryan revealed in July that his sister has wanted out of her conservatorshipfor quite some time.

在八月, the conservatorship was extended until at least Feb. 2021. 长矛’ temporary conservator is Jodi Montgomery.

“虎王” stars Carole Baskin and Joe Exotic’s feud goes viral

If you haven’t heard of Netflix’s虎王: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” chances are you slept through all of 2020. The docuseries quickly went viral after its March release on the streamer, and fans couldn’t get enough of the eccentric big cat enthusiasts presented in the series.

Two of the most memorable stars of the series are Joe Exotic ( name Joseph Maldonado-Passage) 和 Carole Baskin, who were painted as the biggest rivals TV viewers have seen for their opposing positions on the caring ofbig cats” (the tigers in the series), as well as the horrific claims made by Exotic that Baskin was responsible for her first husband Don Lewis’ 死亡.

Exotic is serving a 22-year prison term after being found guilty of participating in a murder-for-hire plot against Baskin. 与此同时, Baskin’s star rose so much following the Netflix show’s release that she danced her way back on television on Season 29 的 “Dancing with the Stars.

‘TIGER KINGSTAR CAROLE BASKIN CLAIMS JOE EXOTIC RIVALRY WAS ‘FABRICATEDFOR NETFLIX SHOW

Joe Exotic quickly became one of the biggest Netflix stars of 2020 thanks to his quirky personality in the 'Tiger King' docuseries.

Joe Exotic quickly became one of the biggest Netflix stars of 2020 thanks to his quirky personality in the ‘Tiger King’ 纪录片. (Netflix/Tiger King)

While Baskin became a household name thanks to the Netflix series, she recently admitted in an interview on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.that she’s not so fond of the way she was portrayed in the series. She even went as far to claim that her feud with Exotic wasfabricatedby producers.

Joe and I had never, 事实上, actually even had a conversation with each other prior to all of this. So the whole idea that was painted as this big feud between us was just fabricated for the purpose of this show,” Baskin claimed.

她继续: “I did go after him because he’s one of the people that I felt was abusing and exploiting big cats. I go after all the big guys and he was just one out of the dozen or so that are on the top of my list for places that need to stop abusing animals.

Carole Baskin was a contestant on Season 29 of 'Dancing with the Stars' following the release of 'Tiger King.'

Carole Baskin was a contestant on Season 29 of ‘Dancing with the Starsfollowing the release of ‘Tiger King.(美国广播公司/弗兰克·奥肯费尔斯)

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While Baskin said she has no interest in working with Netflix again, she still often makes headlines related to her work at the Big Cat Rescue organization in Tampa, 弗拉. Police in the state have also reopened the investigation into Lewismysterious disappearance and death.

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