2014 has officially come to an end…but the year wasn’t without some shocking moments from celebrities! From raunchy photos to family brawls, Star rounds up the most talked-about moments of the year as we head into 2015.
Shia LaBeouf’s Artistic Expression
Is Shia LaBeouf creative…or just plain crazy? The Fury actor first raied eyebrows in February when he attended the premiere of Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 wih a paper bag on his head that read, “I am not famous anymore.” he then opened a performance art installation in Los Angeles called “#IAMSORRY,” where guests entered a room and sat one-on-one with hi. (He recently claimed that a woman raped him during her session).
In June, the actor was arrested after being disruptive during a Broadway performance of Cabaret, when he smoked inside the theater and slapped a cast member on the backside.
Shia quickly joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has since managed to stay under the radar.
Kylie Jenner’s Lips
Did she or didn’t she get plastic surgery at the age of 17? Kylie Jenner insists her fuller lips are the result of makeup tricks, but sources tell Star her mom, Kris Jenner, gave her daughter the green light to get lip injections. And while Kylie has blasted the speculation, she continues to post selfies of her growing pout on a daily basis!
The Never-Ending Rants of Kanye West
It’s no secret: Kim Kardashian’s husband thinks very highly of himself, but Kanye West took his ego to new heights this summer when he went on lengthy rants at almost every show of his Yeezus tour. The most memorable one happened during his July 4 concert in London: He stopped mid-performance to deliver a 20-minute, hate-filled speech about media and fame that caused the audience to boo him.
Mama June’s Sex Offender Shocker
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch “Mama June” Shannon had it all: a hit TV show, a happy family — and the chance to give her four daughters a comfortable lifestyle. But that all came crashing down in October, when news broke that the 35-year-old had split from her partner, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and was dating ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel — a convicted child molester who had served 10 years in prison after sexually assaulting June’s eldest daughter, Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, when she was just 8 years old.
Though June has denied any contact with McDaniel, numerous photos of the pair tell a different story, including one with June’s 9-year-old daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson. In addition to the family bashing one another in the media, Annai s now estranged from her mother and TLC has canceled the show.
Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
Nothing is sacred anymore — especially in Hollywood! In August, a slew of A-lis celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Ariana Grande, fell victim to a massive iCloud hacking scheme when intimate photos of them hit the Web. While Ariana denied the photos were real, JLaw owned up to it and fired back at those who chastised her. “I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for,” she stated. “I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn, or he’s going to look at you.”
Justin Bieber’s Attitude
2014 was the year that Justin Bieber went from wholesome heartthrob to entitled delinquent. A few weeks after a neighbor accused the singer of egging his house in January, causing thousands of dollars in damage, Justin was arrested in Miami Beach on suspicion of DUI. On Sept. 1, the star was arrested again near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, and charged with assault and dangerous driving after a physical altercation with another driver.
Most recently, Star reported on the numerous animals that Justin has abandoned, including a dog named Karma that he left with a trainer a full year ago and never retrieved.
Mariah Carey’s Pitchy Performance
Mariah Carey can’t seem to catch a break. The legendary singer, who split from hubby Nick Cannon this summer, was slammed in early December after isolated vocals of her performance at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center in New York City leaked online. After failing to show up to pretape the performance, the mom of 3-year-old twins Morocco and Monroe attempted to belt out her holiday hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” live — but visibly struggled to hit the high notes.
The Elevator Fight Seen ‘Round the World
Beyonce and Jay Z have always portrayed themselves as the happiest couple in Hollywood, but their perfect facade finally cracked the night of the prestigious Met Gala in New York City on May. 5. In shocking surveillance footage from an after party, Beyonce’s little sister, Solange Knowles, was caught kicking, punching and spitting on her famous brother-in-law inside an elevator as a bodyguard attempted to restrain her.
While the vicious attack was shocking enough, fans were even more perplexed by 33-year-old Beyonce’s relaxed reaction: she stood quietly by while Jay seemed equally passive, never yelling or fighting back.
The sisters then left together, while Jay sped off in a separate care. Star previously reported that Solange has a history of bad blood with the rapper. “She thinks he’s the reason she and Beyonce have grown apart,” a friend explains. “She’s also bitter that he never helped her with her music.”
After releasing a brief statement about moving on from the incident as a family, the couple have gone back to their flawless marriage (on Instagram, anyway).
Robin Thicke’s Desperate Album
Robin Thicke likes to lay it on, well, thick! The “Blurred Lines” singer’s marriage to Paula Patton finally crumbled in 2014 after numerous reports surfaced in 2013 that he’d been unfaithful. The last straw seemed to be the fallout from a photo that surfaced last August of Robin groping the tush of a young blonde at a VMAs after party in New York City.
The couple separated in February, and the singer quickly released an album dedicated to his estranged wife in an attempt to win her back. Titled simply Paula, Robin poured his heart out in tracks like “Get Her Back” and “Forever Love,” but his cheesy charm didn’t work. Paula filed for divorce on Oct. 9.
John Travolta’s Oscar Flub
It’s a good thing Idina Menzel knows how to Let It Go. The singer was thrown for a loop shortly before performing her hit song at the Academy Awards on March 2, when John Travolta completely mauled her name while introducing her. The actor called the brunette beauty “Adele Daazeem.”
While it was an embarrassing misstep for John, Idina didn’t hold it against him. “I heard it, I did,” she admitted. “I don’t want to keep saying it because I don’t want him to feel worse or anything, because he sent lots of apologies and everything that were really nice.” The Broadway veteran also revealed that John sent her a “gorgeous email” and that the two are now “buddies.”
The Changing Face of Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger shocked the world in October when she debuted what looked to be a drastically different appearance during the Elle Women in Hollywood awards in Los Angeles. The actress’ wider eyes, higher forehead and narrower face set off a firestorm of comments in the days following the event, with widespread speculation that plastic surgery was behind her new look. But Renee laughed off the issue saying, “I’m glad folks think I look different. I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”
James Franco’s Oversharing
Most celebrities love to keep their private lives private, but James Franco had no problem inviting his 3 million Instagram followers into his bathroom earlier this year. A month after attempting to hit on a 17-year-old fan via the app in April, the Interview actor found himself in hot water again when he posted a half-naked selfie before quickly deleting it. He also frequently posts naked photos with his pal, Seth Rogen, and when asked about the scandalous snaps, he just said, “It’s what the people want! If you don’t want to see it, don’t follow me on Instagram.”
Willow and Jaden Smith’s Bizarre Interview
Kids say the darndest things! During a recent joint interview, 14-year-old Willow and 16-year-old Jaden, whose parents are Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, gave a weird glimpse into their philosophies on life. In addition to saying that school “isn’t real,” the siblings talked about “prana energy” when babies breathe and Willow’s ability to control time. OK, then!