Scandals

Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, 1967-1970

Why ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ Was Abruptly Replaced by ‘Hee Haw’

Find out why CBS abruptly canceled the popular show 55 years ago.

Marvin Gaye performs on stage at De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1st July 1980.

Remembering Marvin Gaye’s Tragic Death At the Hands of His Own Father 40 Years Later

On April 1, 1984, the Motown icon was murdered just one day before his 45th birthday.

Before Jeremy Allen White’s Viral Calvin Klein Ad, There Were Tons of Controversial Ones

Remember the ones featuring Brooke Shields and later Mark Wahlberg?

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, 1971

‘Willy Wonka’ Experience Makes Families Call the Police

Rather than smelling sweet, it smelled like a scam.

THE BIG SLEEP, from left: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, 1946

Hollywood’s Most Famous & Scandalous Couples of the Golden Age

In Tinseltown, Sometimes The Real Heat Begins After The Director Yells “Cut!”

Author Truman Capote, host of a private party for 450, arrives at the Hotel Plaza holding hands with Mrs. Katherine Graham, the guest of honor. Mrs. Graham is the president of the Washington Post and Newsweek Magazine.

Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball at The Plaza Hotel With Photos!

It was THE social event of the year and recreated for ‘Feud: Capote vs. The Swans’

GUERRILLA: THE TAKING OF PATTY HEARST, (aka NEVERLAND: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY), Patty Hearst, mug shots taken September 19, 1975, 2004,

Tales of the Bizarre: Kidnapped Newspaper Heiress Patty Hearst Turns Radical Guerilla?

50 years ago the wild tale of Patricia Hearst’s kidnapping turned into a 15 month odyssey until the FBI nabbed her.

Author Truman Capote Posing Outdoors with Cigarette

What Was the Real Story Behind Truman Capote & “The Swans”?

Ahead of FX’s anticipated series, ‘Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans’ find out some of the back story of this real life scandal.

DIDN'T ROLL ~IN THE ISLES--Rock 'n' roll singer Jerry Lee Lewiskisses his 13-year-old bride, Myra, as they arrived in New York after cutting short a string of British theater engagements that would have earned him $100 thousand. His contracts in London were cancelled in the furore over his marriage to Myra before his divorce from his second wife became final.(UPI Telephoto) Central Press Association May 28, 1958 (Two Cols---4-1/4' deep) NXP 1158340

Jerry Lee Lewis’ Former Child Bride Myra Williams Is Telling All

Learn more about the shocking controversy.

American actor Mickey Rooney and his first wife American actress Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) shortly before their wedding, January 1942.

The Many Wives of Film Star Mickey Rooney

The ‘Girl Crazy’ actor had 8 wives total, some with controversy and one recently died.

Oprah Winfrey & Cindy Crawford, at, 'An Evening Under The Colorado Sky,' A Benefit for the Silver Lining Foundation, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, Tuesday January 23, 2001. Photo: Nick Elgar/Getty Images

Cindy Crawford is Recalling Oprah Winfrey’s Inappropriate Behavior

Flashback to an interview in 1986.

Roseanne Barr National Anthem 1990

In 1990, Someone Thought Roseanne Barr Singing the National Anthem Was a Swell Idea

Roseanne’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ still rings in our ears 33 years later.

Rose McGowan, Michelle Pfeiffer, Glenn Close

These Celebrities Were in Dangerous Cults

Joaquin and River Phoenix, Glenn Close and more were lucky to get away when they did.

Bert Gordon ('The Mad Russian'), Ella Mae Morse, 1945

Hollywood Scandals That Would Not Be Scandals Today

Standards have changed for what makes for shocking news. Here are some odd Hollywood scandals from the 20th century!