Part 1: Biggest Shocks & Scandals of 2013!

Leah Remini & Reese Witherspoon

A lot of outrageous celebrity moments went down in 2013, and as the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at all of them one last time! From divorces to sex tapes to secret love children, we’ve rounded up the 20 craziest moments of the year.

Check out Part 1 here, and come back tomorrow to find out the Top 10!

20. Britney Spears’ Lip-Syncing

Britney Spears

She’s set to make millions during her two-year residency in Las Vegas — but how much of the show will Britney Spears actually perform live? As Star reported in March, the singer didn’t exactly do the heavy vocal work on her recent albums Britney Jean and Femme Fatale. Instead, backup singer Myah Marie manipulated her voice to mimic Brit’s and took over on most of the singing.

19. Zac Efron Goes to Rehab 

Zac Efron

Zac Efron is doing well now, and has two anticipated comedies coming out in 2014, but he hit a bit of a rough patch this past year. The actor secretly checked into rehab twice for drug addiction, and remained low-key for months after he finished up in April. Trouble continued in November, though, when his mouth was wired shut from a broken jaw!

18. A-Rod’s Hookers

Alex Rodriguez

In the fall, it was revealed that Michael Gross’ book House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World’s Most Powerful Address, due out March 14, contained shocking allegations about Alex Rodriguez. The book claims that the baseball played had hookers, usually two at a time, at his New York City apartment on multiple occasions while he was dating Cameron Diaz

17. Owen Wilson’s Married Baby Mama 

Owen Wilson
Star broke the news in October that Owen Wilson was expecting his second child after knocking up his personal trainer, Caroline Lindqvist. The problem here? She’s been married since 2004! Caroline’s husband, Ritu Chopra, filed for divorce after finding out. Meanwhile, Owen remains intent on staying single.

16. Nigella Lawson Attacked by Her Husband

Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images

Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images

It’s been a roller coaster year for Nigella Lawson. First, the celebrity chef was photograph being choked by her then-husband, Charles Saatchi, at a London restaurant. Now, she’s suing two assistants for embezzling her money, and they’re alleging that she has a cocaine habit.

15. Farrah Abraham’s Sex Tape

Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham went to extreme lengths to make sure her 15 minutes of fame weren’t up this year. After denying that she filmed a sex tape with James Deen, she eventually gave in, claiming it was a private tape that leaked. She also got breast implants and plead guilty to a DUI.

14. Leah Remini Leaves Scientology

Leah Remini

After 30 years, Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology in 2013 — and she didn’t do it quietly. The actress publicly blamed the church for manipulating her thoughts, and alleged that it was “looking for [her] to fail” while she competing on Dancing With the Stars. “We know this will come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini, but we couldn’t are less whether she wins or loses on Dancing With the Stars,” the church snapped back. Definitely not a clean break!

13. Mauricio Umansky Cheats on Kyle Richards

Mauricio Umansky & Kyle Richards

Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have both vehemently denied reports that he’s cheated on her. However, this year, two prostitutes claimed to Star that they’d had a three-way with the real estate agent. These allegations come among others that he’d made unwanted passes at other women, and the couple’s relationship has become a major plot point on the current season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

12. Reese Witherspoon Arrested

Reese Witherspoon

Who knew America’s Sweetheart could have such a big mouth?! Reese Witherspoon showed a whole new side of herself in April, when cops arrested her husband, Jim Toth, for a DUI. The actress joined her husband in handcuffs when she refused to stop talking back to the officers, even using the infamous, “Do you know my name?!” line.

11. Paris Jackson’s Suicide Attempt

Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Four years after Michael Jackson’s death, his daughter, Paris Jackson, was still having a hard time moving on. In June, the 15-year-old attempted suicide by taking 20 ibuprofen pills and slamming her arm with a meat cleaver. She’s currently recovering at a boarding school in Utah, and reportedly has a long way to go.

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