We have to admit, we were pretty shocked when we saw Abby Lee Miller’s name in the headlines (and in handcuffs). The dance instructor and choreographer whose school was the focus of the reality show “Dance Moms”, was found guilty (on several counts) of bankruptcy fraud. She subsequently served a year behind bars.
With the dance teacher locked up, the show ended, of course. Although she was released in 2018, things haven’t been the same for her, and they probably never will be.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
There was a brief moment in time when "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was an international phenomenon, and the show's home network, TLC, did some impressive numbers thanks to it. Unfortunately, it didn't last as long as they hoped it would.
The network was forced to cancel the program after it was revealed one of the stars, Mama June, was accused of inappropriate and illegal behavior that couldn't be waved.
We are all familiar with the singing competition, "American Idol", and we just couldn't forget that time Paula Abdul made headlines as a judge on the show.
In 2005, Abdul was the subject of much scrutiny when former contestant, Corey Clark, accused her of seducing him with the promise of helping his music career. She vehemently denied the allegations, of course, so it's his words against hers, but even if it was a bunch of baloney, who cares about the truth when the lie is so much more entertaining.
MTV's 16 and Pregnant
Farrah Abraham, one of the featured young moms on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" became somewhat of a D-list celebrity among her peers when she appeared on the show for having a child as a teenager.
It wasn’t until years later when she began having plastic surgery and started a career in the adult film industry that Abraham really "expanded her fanbase".
The Food Network's "Dear" Paula Deen
During a lawsuit that alleged the celebrity Southern cook, Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hier, of being publicly prejudiced, Deen was dropped from hosting her loved Food Network show.
During the trial, she admitted to most of the acts she was accused of. Including referring to some of her POC employees with derogatory, offensive words.