Feeling hungover? Did you do something embarrassing last night?
You can’t change that, but you can take solace knowing that TMZ doesn’t have a full photo gallery of the debacle.
Whether it’s forgetting you wrote an entire novel or peeing your pants on stage, these outrageous—and very public—celebrity drunk tales are ones for the books.
If you only know Robert Downey Jr. in his current incarnation as Iron Man box office king, then you are missing out on what a true miracle his current success is. Always an incredible actor, the star was so regularly in trouble with the law in the ’90s that he was briefly considered “uninsurable” for film productions.
This reached a peak in 1996 when, already on parole for street racing and possession of narcotics and a handgun, the actor drunkenly fell asleep in not only the wrong bed, but the wrong house. According to accounts, he stripped down to his chonies, folded his clothing neatly, and fell asleep in the bedroom of a neighbor’s child. Don’t worry: These days, Downey is waking up in much nicer digs—that are all his own.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drink whiskey and shoot guns with the author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Conan O’Brien found out and it involves:
Really, though, all you need to know about this glimpse into the genius and insanity of the creator of gonzo journalism is summed up by a “safety expert” advising Thompson to move his large glass of whiskey away from the machine gun before firing. All late night TV interviews should be this nuts.
As a singer with the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie is perhaps best identified with the timeless masterpiece My Humps, but she also put out a number of successful solo singles, in addition to acting in everything from Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror to, um, 2010’s live action Marmaduke.
Somehow in spite of all that, there is one moment of notoriety Fergie has somehow been unable to live down: peeing on-stage during a performance.
Though in later interviews, she blamed the incident on simply being late for the gig, it was widely believed that alcohol played a part. Whatever the truth is, it’s worth giving her credit for taking the event in stride. Also, be thankful that cameras weren’t rolling for all your embarrassing moments.
Drunk driving is a terrible idea. It’s stupid, dangerous and deadly. But that didn’t stop Justin Bieber from mixing marijuana, pills and booze, and drag racing in his Lambo through Miami Beach.
Eventually arrested for driving under the influence, drag racing and resisting arrest, Bieber was still just downright lucky.
Almost everyone has done things drunk that we either don’t remember or at least wish we didn’t remember. But writing an entire novel? Well, that’s exactly what Stephen King did.
As he explains in his memoir-cum–writing manual, On Writing, King was drugging and drinking so heavily when he wrote the canine horror Cujo that he barely remembered writing the damn thing. Though the film might not stand up to Carrie, The Shining or many of the other adaptations of the horror master’s work, it’s still a strange, sloppy testament to King’s storytelling skills.
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