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Throwing more on-air temper tantrums than her eight kids wasn't enough to keep viewers hooked on Kate Plus 8. "I think people think that I'm like "Mommy Dearest" .... this horrendous person," she lamented about her waning popularity during the show's final episode. But despite the cancellation of her series, Kate is still refusing to give up on reality fame, telling Today's Matt Lauer in September, "I'm sure you will see my kids again at some point."
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JESSE JAMES AND KAT VON D
Will Hollywood's most volatile couple never learn? Jesse James and Kat Von D had enough makeups and breakups to induce public whiplash during their rocky year-long romance. But the reality duo apparently called it quits for good in the fall, when Von D alleged the American Chopper star cheated on her with as many as 19 women.
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The former governor of California failed to rally much sympathy when he found himself at the center of 2011's most shocking Hollywood sex scandal. Admitting to fathering a son with his family's housekeeper over a decade ago, he told the L.A. Times, "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family." But the apology was too little too late for his broken-hearted wife Maria Shriver, who terminated her 25-year marriage to the actor-politician.
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Five days before her planned June wedding to Hugh Hefner, Crystal Harris went from the Playboy mogul's favorite Playmate to runaway bride. Adding insult to injury, the 25-year-old attended a Las Vegas pool party on what would have been her wedding day, then went on XM Radio's Howard Stern Show to reveal that sex with the 85-year-old lasted "like two seconds."
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Being fired from a hit sitcom would send most into hiding. Not Charlie Sheen. The former Two and a Half Men star went from disgruntled actor to the ringleader of his own sideshow circus. Armed with tiger blood and Adonis DNA, the troubled actor hit the road with his Charlie Sheen LIVE: My Violent Torpedo of Truth tour. But his rambling rants soon prompted boos and walkouts from disappointed fans who didn't think Sheen was so winning.
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Is Kim Kardashian's ongoing divorce drama the beginning of the end for her family's lucrative reign over reality TV? With fans accusing her of faking her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, a full-on Kardashian backlash has begun. By a landslide, readers proclaimed they are "so over" the family, so much so that thousands have also petitioned E! to cancel Keeping Up with the Kardashians for good.