When it comes to the celebrity D-list, there's no shortage of scandals. Most celebrities who end up there were only slightly famous to begin with, and are either the reality TV stars or rich, social climbers who did pretty much anything for a shot in the limelight variety. Some had former careers where they were in the big time, but their fall from grace was pretty drastic and often caused by drugs and alcohol. Others just fell off the face of the planet after a short stint of fame, only to come back into the headlines due to criminal charges or outrageous behavior. Whatever they’ve done, these scandalous celebrities have earned their place on the D-list and won’t likely ever claw their way (back) to the top.
15 Charlie Sheen
In 2008, Charlie Sheen was on top of the world making $825,000 an episode on his TV show, Two and a Half Men. Only three years later he was fired from the show, after a series of self-destructive maneuvers that had him on a downward spiral. He trashed a famous New York City hotel room, admitted to a cocaine habit, bad-mouthed his show and was in and out of rehab. Multiple women accused him of battery and threatening their lives, leading to restraining orders and bitter custody battles with his ex-wives.
In short, the guy was just destroying his life with constant drugs and reckless behavior. He even became a meme for a while after he coined the “winning” catch phrase and claimed to have “tiger blood,” which allowed him to consume so many drugs. Unfortunately, his scandalous days had consequences and in 2015, Sheen admitted he had contracted the HIV virus sometime during the start of his downward spiral. He hasn’t worked much since then, but he will be appearing in two films coming out this year.
14 Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan had also earned her spot at the top with a series of hit teenage films like Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and Herbie: Fully Loaded. She was practically a household name at that point, but the success and excess money she amassed quickly turned into fuel for her party girl lifestyle. Instead of setting an example as a positive role model, Lindsay became paparazzi fodder—flashing her body parts, amassing a ridiculous number of DUIs and parole violation, and even serving jail time. Like Sheen, she was in and out of rehab, but it never seemed to stick.
During her train wreck phrase, she also had a slew of failed movies including the embarrassing Elizabeth Taylor bio-pic, Liz & Dick. No one wanted to hire her because she became too much of a liability, frequently having meltdowns on set or not showing up at all. Even Oprah couldn't seem to save Lindsay from herself, although she tried her best with the reality show, Lindsay. Now it seems Lindsay has converted to Islam, which will hopefully give her the peace she needs to get herself off the D-list.
13 Andy Dick
Most people nowadays don't even remember Andy Dick's role as Matthew Brock in the '90s workplace sitcom NewsRadio, but that was pretty much his claim to fame until drugs became a problem in his life. Shortly after the series was cancelled, Dick was charged with drug possession, a DUI and hit and run charges. Since then, he's had multiple battery charges (including one against a minor) and indecent exposure charges. It seems Andy likes to live up to his last name.
The former comedian can't seem to keep his hands to himself, which resulted in a rather cringe-worthy appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. After he couldn't stop touching Ivanka Trump, he was escorted offstage by Jimmy and security. Basically, the guy has no boundaries and does whatever he wants with no regard for other people's feelings on the matter. On two separate occasions he also made derogatory comments about both black people (at a comedy club) and Jews (on The Howard Stern Show), further contributing to his D-list status.
12 Kathy Griffin
You might recently have heard Kathy Griffin's name in the news due to her scandalous "parody" photo of President Donald Trump's bloody decapitated head. Regardless of what you think of it, the Trump administration made it very clear they were not OK with it, leading to Kathy getting fired from an ad campaign with Squatty Potty and her New Year's Eve gig on CNN. However, this isn't the first scandalous thing she's done to get attention.
Kathy frequently bashes celebrities and former colleagues, which led to her getting banned from The View, Ellen, Today, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman (among others). She's known for cussing on live TV and even occasionally exposing herself on air. Nevertheless, she briefly hosted the E! show, Fashion Police, after Joan Rivers' death, and had her own reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Kathy openly embraces her D-list status and has managed to make a career out of it. Good for her, we guess?
11 Corey Feldman
Former child actor Corey Feldman made a name for himself starring in films like The Goonies and Stand By Me, but by the time he was a teenager, Corey was deep into drugs like cocaine and heroin. After a drug arrest at age 20 and a few stints in rehab, Corey fell out of favor in Hollywood. He reemerged on the reality show The Surreal Life with a bunch of other has-been celebrities, in an attempt to revitalize his career.
While he did have some minor TV appearances, and managed to produce his own TV show with best friend Corey Haim, Corey never recovered his fame. Instead, he just got stranger and stranger, revealing he was launching a cringe-worthy musical career and starting a Playboy-esque management company for female models called Corey's Angels. Apparently, his parties have become legendary for attracting both seedy celebrities and porn stars alike, but cost $250 to attend if you're a dude.
10 Flava Flav
Known in the '80s and '90s for his role in the rap group Public Enemy, Flava Flav has since become a mockery of his former self. He too endured a number of legal and substance abuse issues that made finding work near impossible. Flav has a history of violence against women and was even charged with attempted murder for shooting at his neighbor in 1993. He also racked up so many driving suspensions that he was late to his own mother's funeral after getting arrested.
Since the early 2000s, Flav has appeared on reality show after reality show to try and keep up his legitimacy. Originally a part of The Surreal Life cast, Flav's relationship with housemate Brigitte Nielsen, sparked a spin-off series called Strange Love. After the two split up, he had his own show, Flavor of Love, where he tried to find someone special. However, as of now, Flav has seven kids with three different women, so at least we know he's good at something.
Best known for starring in the reality TV show The Jersey Shore, Snooki was briefly a household name as the most popular character on the show. Week after week, she would get belligerently drunk, even to the point where she was arrested for public intoxication and got punched in the face by a guy at a bar. America couldn't look away as she train-wrecked for all of us to see.
During season three of The Jersey Shore, Snooki was arrested for disorderly conduct, which was taped and aired on the show. If that wasn't embarrassing enough, she was labeled a Lindsay Lohan wannabe by the judge who oversaw her case. A year later, she was also arrested for hitting a police car while in Florence, Italy. However, in 2014, she finally found love, and has since gotten married and had two kids. Nowadays she has a clothing line and is trying to score a talk show from her podcast, "Naturally Nicole." The only way that would be entertaining is if it was a Maury-type show where she played up the drama. We'd so watch The Snooki Show.
8 Hulk Hogan
Aside from The Rock, Hulk Hogan is probably the most famous wrestler of all time. He hit his peak in the '80s and '90s before making somewhat of a comeback with his reality show, Hogan Knows Best. The show centered around his family and sparked a spinoff that focused on his daughter, Brooke. He appeared in a few other reality shows and competitions after that, but his real notoriety came after the publication of a sex tape released by Gawker.
Hogan was filmed having sex with radio DJ Bubba the Love Sponge's wife, Heather Clem, and the footage was leaked on the site for all to see. Meanwhile, Hogan had just married his wife in 2010 and became the embarrassment of the internet for a while. Unfortunately for Gawker, he didn't take the invasion of privacy lightly, suing them for $115 million in damages for defamation, loss of privacy and emotional pain. Oh, brother.
7 Blac Chyna
Previously a stripper and mostly known as a video vixen and model, Blac Chyna has had beef with the Kardashians ever since her baby daddy, Tyga, got with Kylie Jenner. Her scorn turned into a social media feud that even her BFF Amber Rose got involved in. Yet despite her Kardashian-hating, Blac Chyna made a name for herself when she got together with Rob Kardashian. The two had a baby together after only a few months and had their own reality TV show, Rob & Chyna, with an entire special documenting the birth of their first child.
Since their daughter's birth they've been on again off again. Most notably, the sh*tstorm that erupted today with Rob posting texts, nudes and videos on Instagram of Blac Chyna and accusing her of cheating on him with multiple men. Before this, it hasn't stopped Chyna from trying to trademark her name as Angela Renée Kardashian. She desperately wants in on that Kardashian hype-train. Whether it's for her own gain or just to spite them, who knows? Girl is shameless.
6 Courtney Stodden
Nothing's sleazier than a 51-year-old man marrying a 16-year-old girl, no matter if her parents consent or not. Actor Doug Hutchinson married Courtney Stodden after she signed up for his acting class and they had an online courtship (although he was unaware of her age at the time). Nevertheless, she knew full well what she was doing and although Doug is only worth around $3 million, what 16-year-old could resist marrying a millionaire? Unfortunately for Doug, marrying Courtney pretty much cost him his career and family, but we suppose it was a small price to pay for a hot, young bride.
Courtney used her marriage to Doug in order to further her goals, appearing on seven different reality programs and launching a musical career. At the age of 20, and enjoying her time in the spotlight, Courtney released a solo sex tape, supposedly donating the income to charity. However, the money she made from her various "creative" endeavors also allowed her to get a boob job, increasing her breasts from C's to DD's. She's one of the worst offenders on this list, using scandal to claw her way to fame.
5 Vanilla Ice
Essentially a one-hit wonder, Vanilla Ice enjoyed the height of his fame in the early '90s, but pretty much petered out after the release of his third album. Drugs became his solace then and he tried to commit suicide by overdosing on heroin in 1994 due to depression. From time to time, Vanilla Ice would make the news, but it was usually because of bad reviews for his latest album or because of a domestic disturbance with his wife at their Florida home.
Even as recently as 2015, he's had troubles with the law relating to his side career—real estate. After assuming a house was abandoned, he stole thousands of dollars in furniture and other items, was arrested and sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Over the years, Vanilla Ice has tried to make comeback after comeback, even appearing on The Surreal Life like other celebrities on this list, but it was more embarrassing than anything else. Some people just belong on the D-list.
4 Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr used to be on top of her game, starring in the hit show Roseanne and winning both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She built her career on being a loose cannon who'll say anything to get a laugh, no matter who it offends. While she had a few snafus early on in her career—like butchering the National Anthem on purpose and claiming to be an incest survivor—some of her most scandalous offenses have been in the past five years.
Roseanne has devolved into a conspiracy theorist, regurgitating crap she's found on the internet as fact. She even wrote an open letter to Congress where she claims that President Obama is really gay, that the Boston Marathon was an inside job and all sorts of other crazy s**t that has to be seen to be believed. This is all coming from someone who has admitted to having multiple mental illnesses (though she always managed to downplay them with humor), but is clearly unstable.
What's even scarier is that she actually tried to run for president in 2012 as the Peace & Freedom Party's nominee. Seeing as Roseanne literally lives on a nut farm in Hawaii, that about sums up how seriously the public can take her, whether she's joking or not.
3 Paula Deen
Paula Deen enjoyed her time in the spotlight as a celebrity chef on The Food Network with a series of her own cooking shows. From her TV success came two cookbooks, a memoir and a magazine. She was well-loved among fans of Southern comfort food, but came under fire in 2013 after revealing her old-fashioned Southern roots were still intact, especially in regards to race. Paula admitted to using the N-word on multiple occasions and a lawsuit was filed against her by a former restaurant manager who alleged that Paula and her brother discriminated against employees of one of their restaurants.
If that wasn't scandalous enough for you, she also admitted to having Type-2 diabetes and actually teamed up with the very drug company who produces her diabetes medicine to promote them. So not only was she getting famous off her fatty, unhealthy recipes, but she was basically saying to her fans it's OK if they get diabetes from her food because they can just take drugs for it! Double dipping is never OK, whether it's in regard to food or income.
2 O.J. Simpson
The former NFL star turned actor went from minor fame to infamy when he was arrested and tried for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994. It was nicknamed the "Trial of the Century," since the court case was widely publicized—from the initial car chase of O.J. in his white Bronco to his not-guilty verdict. As a result, he lost all sponsorships and TV/film deals he was a part of at the time.
While he managed to stay out of the public eye for the rest of the 1990s, his thirst for scandal returned in the 2000s. His legal troubles ranged from back taxes owed to drug possession charges to stealing satellite TV. But O.J.'s luck finally ran out when he was arrested in Las Vegas for stealing sports memorabilia and charged with multiple felonies. That finally put him in jail in 2008 with a sentence of 33 years, although he's up for parole this summer. Aside from his obvious crimes, we can also thank O.J. for the creation of the Kardashian empire: Their father was one of the defense attorneys on the case.
1 Tila Tequila
Who knew that the most popular person on MySpace would become a reality TV star and eventual white supremacist? Most people either know Tila Tequila from her MTV show A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila or her recent comments about Hitler and Jews. Tila got her start modeling for men's magazines and garnered a huge following on social media. Following her fame as the most popular person on MySpace, she was given her own reality show—a bisexual dating show in the vein of The Bachelor—and also released a couple of sex tapes.
Since then she's gone completely off her rocker with a series of scandalous (and very public) anti-Semitic comments and an obsession with Hitler. She appeared at a Pro-Trump rally and was seen doing the Nazi salute and actually dressed like a Nazi in front of a photo of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Tila's also an adamant conspiracy theorist about 9/11, the Holocaust and the fact that the Earth is round. Yep, she deserves her place at the bottom of the D-list and we hope she stays there for good.