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15 Uncontrollable Celebs Who Should Hire A Better Publicist

One of the most valuable things that a celebrity can have at their disposal is a strong public relations team. Because as many celebrities have learned, it only takes one scandal before their career is over before they were able to blink. Which many times not only leads to them losing the respect of many people in the industry but also costs them a significant amount of moolah.

And while some of the celebrities on our list may seem like terminal cases, perhaps a new P.R. team can help save even them. Included are some of the biggest scandals of the last year, including some from the past few months, that have all had serious ramifications on the celebrities involved.

But as these celebrities learned, just because they’ve apologized for their actions definitely doesn’t erase the damage that they’ve done. Especially when in many cases, these celebrities just seem to continue digging themselves bigger holes for them to eventually to and crawl out of. Though the reality is, is it’s the hole where their career died.

You may have once loved many of the celebrities on our list, but their actions and their inability to apologize for some of their mistakes have left them in desperate need of either a new career or a new P.R. team. Something tells us they’d prefer choosing the latter!

15.HEATHER LOCKLEAR

Heather Locklear found success in a variety of roles throughout her career that many actors could only dream of. This includes appearing on the television shows Dynasty, Melrose Place, and Spin City. But it’s definitely difficult to positively spin the latest reports about Locklear’s life.

Locklear was arrested back in February after assulting 3 officers who had come to her house to search for a firearm that belonged to Locklear.

It came out not long after that Locklear had been continuing her battle some issues, which while we cannot confirm, logically also had a role in this altercation. Thankfully, following this incident, Locklear has checked herself into rehab and according to PEOPLE, is doing well. Here’s hoping she can continue on the road to recovery!

14.SEAN PENN

Sean Penn has some performances as an actor where he is among the very best in Hollywood, such as Milk, which saw him win an Academy Award. But he definitely left people feeling very confused by a recent appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where he elected to light up a cigarette during his interview. This includes one fan who tweeted out,

“Unbelievable, Sean Penn is smoking on air inside @StephenAtHome studio – that’s illegal per #NYC law”

People should have perhaps expected a bit of a weird interview considering it opened up with Penn admitted he was still on Ambien; which is definitely an unconventional thing for a celebrity to admit on a talk show. Though there is no question that Penn is far from conventional!

13.TILA TEQUILA

There might not be a public relations agent in the world who would want to endorse Tila Tequila. Her main claim to fame is appearing (and later starring) in reality dating shows. She tried to make it on the U.K version of Celebrity Big Brother but she was booted from the cast.

They didn’t have much a choice though, as it was discovered that Tequila had previously written a statement online sympathizing with Hitler and expressing a desire to become someone much like him.

She also thought taking a photo of her wearing his uniform (though made to look more seductive) in front of Auschwitz was a good idea. What a winner (and yes, this is sarcasm). (Source: HuffingtonPost)

12.ADAM HICKS

Adam Hicks once had an incredibly promising career as one of the leads on the Disney series Zeke & Luther. But in 2018, if we’re being more accurate, Adam Hicks doesn’t so much need a new public relations agent as perhaps the best lawyer in the entire world.

Because as you’re reading this, he’s currently awaiting a potential sentencing in jail of up to 60 years. Hicks was arrested in January on suspicion that he and his girlfriend, Danni Tamburro, had elected to commit several armed robberies. Yikes! Perhaps he had blown through all of his Disney money and was feeling desperate. But at least if he spends the next few decades in jail he may not spend too much of that time worrying about financial concerns. (Source: Variety)

11.MAGGIE LAINE

Maggie Laine once stated that one of her biggest dreams was to walk on the runway as a Victoria’s Secret angel. A dream she accomplished not only in 2016 but again in 2017. But that may be the last time if she isn’t able to properly handle the fallout from her recent arrest, so let’s hope she has plenty of good memories from the event and some connections outside of the company.

While in Georgia, Laine was arrested for possession. She ended up getting a $1,000 fine, but it may be enough for the company to walk away from her. Especially considering there isn’t exactly a shortage of models in the world. If they do, let’s hope she has a backup plan that perhaps involves moving somewhere like Colorado! (Source: DailyMail)

10.ED WESTWICK

One of the biggest changes that have happened to the entertainment industry in the last year is the emergence of the #MeToo movement. It’s allowed many women to feel brave enough to come out and name potential entertainers who took advantage of them.

4 separate women have come out and stated that Ed Westwick, of Gossip Girl fame, had acted inappropriately. Westwick at one point publically denied the claims on Twitter but considering this is a potential legal matter, later deleted them. Something tells us the potential prosecutors are probably going to find a way to track those down!

The allegations later led to all of Westwick’s scenes being re-shot in the series Agatha Christie as he was fired from the production. (Source: TheSun)

9.BLAC CHYNA

Blac Chyna is no stranger to finding herself at the forefront of controversial headlines. Though they normally involve other celebrities such as members of the Jenner/Kardashian family and not a stranger. But when she recently made a trip to Six Flags, it was a stranger who earned the wrath of Chyna.

After allegedly going up and trying to touch the hand of Chyna’s daughter Dream, a fight emerged. This included Chyna attempting to use her child’s stroller as a weapon. While you may agree that going up and trying to approach Chyna’s child was a bad move, this was definitely a disastrous reaction by Chyna.

There are also now reports coming out that Chyna’s 18-year old boyfriend had also allegedly attacked the woman involved in the altercation, as well as her sister, while at the park. Chyna may have been protecting her child, but she definitely went about it the wrong way and it’s another blow to her public image. (Source: TMZ)

8.JESSE HUGHES

The name Jesse Hughes may not exactly jump off the screen, especially in comparison to some of the other big names on our list. But when you learn he’s the frontman for the band, Eagles of Death Metal, the wheels in your head may start turning a bit more.

Eagles of Death Metal was the band that was performing during the horrific attack at the Bataclan theater. Despite this, Hughes insulted several of the survivors from the recent shooting at Parkland. Along with sharing several offensive photos, Hughes stated,

“I can tell you from first-hand experience that all of you protesting and taking days off from school insult the memory of those who were killed.”

Hughes apologized following significant backlash. (Source: Independent)

7BELLA THORNE

Bella Thorne has put out several movies lately, such as The Babysitter that did well with critics. She even has some more serious movies, like Midnight Sun, coming out where she clearly expects the audience to take her seriously. She is also teaming up with renowned star Natalie Portman and the amazing child actor, Jacob Tremblay for a new movie titled The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.

But it’s hard to take her seriously when if you throw her name in google, as you see far too many photos of her either partying it up or wearing outfits that give some people the impression that she is trying too hard to look good.

Thorne recently announced a break from social media until the end of the year and while we don’t know if she’ll stick with it, it may be a step to changing her public image. (Source: People)

6.CHRIS BROWN

Chris Brown’s talent in the music studio is never going to be enough to overlook what an awful human he seems to be. His latest incident that may send him scrambling for a new agent to help change his image came when photos emerged of him choking one of his friends.

Brown defended the photos, saying,

“THANKS for all the publicity today. Y’all know damn well I ain’t going down that road. There is no need to even defend myself on the matter. Everyone that’s around (girl/guy) are my HOMIES. NO FOUL PLAY. END of discussion. LOVE”

Brown may think he can say something like that and end the discussion, but that’s probably ignorant of him to think that things like this aren’t having a negative ramification on his brand. (Source: People)

5.NAYA RIVERA

Naya Rivera made a name for herself on the show Glee, but her last little while may best be described by a much more negative emotion. Shortly following a decision to separate between Rivera and her husband, Ryan Dorsey, a physical altercation occurred that involved Rivera inflicting several blows to Dorsey. It was reported that Rivera smelled of substances when she was approached by officers, something that Dorsey said had been a factor in their fight. But as we’re sure you’d agree, it is absolutely no excuse for physical violence. Their 2-year-old child was also present for the show.

Rivera’s career is currently being helped along by her involvement in the project Step Up: High Water that airs on YouTube Red; which may also not have been exactly what she had planned when her time on the television show had ended. (Source: TMZ)

4.JAMES FRANCO

James Franco thought he was doing the right thing when he wore the Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes. But it seemed to just open the floodgates against him, as several women have come out and accused him of not living up to that pin.

Scarlett Johansson also expressed her scorn towards Franco, saying “How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of assault while privately preying on people who have no power? I want my pin back, by the way.”

When Franco was also asked about the allegations on The Late Show, he also stated he hadn’t looked at the accusations specifically and that also sat poorly with people.

Franco won a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist but was noticeably absent from the Academy Awards. Franco has many upcoming projects on the rise from before these scandals started breaking, but if he can’t fix his disastrous public image, nobody is going to care. (Source: VanityFair)

3.COLOMBUS SHORT

Colombus Short had at one point in time, a promising acting career that was helped in part by his role on the series Scandal. But after he was arrested for hurting his wife, he was sentenced to a year in jail. Short was recently released after spending less than 2 months.

That’s not the only scandal that Short is involved in, as his former wife Karrine Steffans has also recently come out and accused him of bigamy.

Despite Short and his wife Aida staying together, Steffans also claims that back in July Short texted her saying, “I wish I could just become the biggest movie star on the planet, take you away to another country and live our lives.”

Short’s publicist has denied these claims. Though fun fact? His publicist is also his wife. If a divorce happens, at least it’ll force him to get a new one. (Source: TMZ)

2.MAYIM BIALIK

Mayim Bialik has one of the best roles in Hollywood as one of the leads on The Big Bang Theory. But Bialik is also not shy about sharing her opinion, something that at times has gotten her in some controversial moments.

This includes her opening up her thoughts on the sexual misconduct scandals that had rocked Hollywood.

“I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms. Those of us in Hollywood who don’t represent an impossible standard of beauty have the ‘luxury’ of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by men in power unless we can make them money,” wrote Bialik.

Many people accused Bialik of shaming the “beautiful” women in Hollywood for putting themselves in that position. And while she apologized saying that was not her intention, this still rubbed people the wrong way. (Source: NY Times)

1.CHANNING TATUM

As we highlighted in our introduction, one of the most important things for an actor to be able to protect is their public image. Something that can be linked as closely to not only the actions that you do but the actions of the person that you choose to date.

When celebrity marriages fall apart, people’s attention is drawn to the celebrities involved even more. And while there are several prominent break-ups this year, such as Justin and Jen, the most shocking of all has to be Channing Tatum and his soon to be ex-wife, Jenna. The two met on Step Up and had been inseparable for years. Making things all the more important is the fact that this was Tatum’s only relationship under the public eye.

If Tatum wants to keep his career going on a smooth path, he needs to make sure there isn’t any negative fallout from this divorce. Perhaps some positive press would also finally help him get some of his passion projects made, such as his aspirations to play Gambit in an X-Men movie. If this goes poorly though, Tatum’s career could definitely start floundering.

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