Definitive stories of Hollywood's biggest scandals, featuring personal accounts from the key personalities involved, original news archive and expert commentary. Hollywood Scandals explores the darker side of Tinseltown. In Hollywood, these stories dont just sell movies and television shows, they are woven into the fabric of a town that has no limits especially when it comes to celebrities. From the rise of Madonna to the fall of the Kennedys, Lennon's assassination, Britney Spears meltdown and Mansons horrific murder spree, Hollywood Scandals follows the extraordinary stories of the worlds most famous personalities. From public meltdowns to private affairs, these are the tales that have come to dominate and define Tinseltown where any vice is a headline, and every star has a role to play.
Chris Farley is the great clown of his generation. From Tommy Boy to the Chippendales, he will do anything for a laugh. But behind his genius there is a darkness. Chasing the ghost of his idol John Belushi, Farley turns to drugs, alcohol, and outrageous stunts to quell the demons deep inside. Until the laughter stops – and there is nothing left but scandal.
Hall of fame athlete, actor, and celebrity spokesman - O.J. Simpson is an American icon. But behind the smile is a criminal mind shaped by the violent streets from his youth. Willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, the scandals of O.J. Simpson reveal a side darker than anyone can imagine.
They are the best and the brightest: The Kennedys, America's Royal Family. Yet behind their name and glamour exists another, darker lineage. Born of a ruthless patriarch, charges of murder, rape, and drugs spread thru the family tree like poison - until all that remains is scandal.
Britney Spears is the biggest pop star of her generation …with an image manufactured to titillate. But when nurturing Britney the brand is prioritized over Britney the person, the simple country girl unravels, with the paparazzi capturing every scandal. Endangering her career, her family and her life, she spirals toward rock bottom, leaving the world wondering who can save Britney Spears?
Blasphemy, public nudity, illicit affairs – most celebrities get caught in scandals, Madonna creates them. Part rebel, part relentless self-promoter, Madonna breaks down social barriers while earning millions. And whether she’s battling Popes or bound and gagged by an enraged lover, Madonna craves only one thing: to rule the World.
Once Hollywood's fastest rising star, a seductive combination of unchallenged celebrity, L.A. nightlife, and troubled parents propelled Lindsay Lohan into a cycle of addiction and self-sabotage that she's been unable to escape. Now, with multiple arrests, a long list of rehab stints, and a shattered career, the only thing Lindsay Lohan can deliver on is a non-stop series of scandals.
Hollywood’s powerbrokers bow down before him. Movie stars worship him. Love him or hate him, Kobe Bryant is the most famous and scandalous basketball player in the world. Convinced that he is destined to be the greatest of all-time, Kobe plays by his own rules – taking what he wants, and pushing aside all those who stand in his way. But in his quest to possess the kingdom, has the lonely prince of basketball forfeited everything?
John Lennon is one of the most influential and important artists in music history. But the public face of peace, love, and revolution is a mask. Behind his righteous persona is a troubled man crippled by a traumatic childhood. John Lennon buries the pain of abandonment by spending his whole life building a myth. And when the private truth became public, it ultimately costs him everything.
Body-builder. Movie star. Governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger is about all things big and strong. But behind the biceps and quick smile lurks an apex predator, a man who craves power in all its forms.
After spending half his life behind bars, Charles Manson leaves prison with dreams of a Hollywood recording career. But when he is rejected by Hollywood, Charles Manson’s hunger for fame runs so deep, he’s willing to play any role he can get – preferring infamy to anonymity.