Remember those celebs from way back that had it all; the money, the fame, the whole package, or so it seemed … Well we did a little digging on these beloved old-school stars and as it turns out being in the spotlight isn’t as glamorous as it seems and usually ends with a crack pipe and a few DUI’s under the belt.
Before: Beloved actor well known for her sweetheart roles in huge movies like Hairspray and She’s The Man before experiencing a 2007 Brittany Spears-style breakdown.
Before: Well known, much loved American actor, staring in big films like Wall Street, Platoon and long running TV series Two and a Half Men until going on a 10 year drug-fuelled rampage.
After: Still well known, however this time for being a hedonistic, womanising alcoholic. Sheen sure has been a menace to society but in an attempt to make a comeback, aims to launch a new line of cannabis vapes called Sheenius.
Before: Better known as Chandler Muriel Bing in Friends, and due to an abusive relationship with alcohol and prescription drugs, can’t remember filming three seasons of the hit show.
After: Perry spends his time in and out of rehab due to his life struggles with alcohol. Recently he took another stab at stardom in the (now cancelled) TV series The Odd Couple. Good luck buddy.
Before: A pop culture icon in his time, well known for his iconic roles in Home Alone and his very friendly relationship with Michael Jackson before he suspiciously retired at 14 years old.
After: Culkin disappeared from the spotlight after suing his parents at 15 years old. He didn’t resurface until later years when he was then painted as a heroin addict – and claimed he wasn’t. Although a picture speaks a thousand words …
Before: Lindsay started her acting career at three years old and continued acting until the fame became too much and she traded it in for a glass pipe and an orange jumpsuit.
After: Lohan is trying her best to pick up the pieces and forget about her multiple DUI charges by hiding away in Dubai and focusing on new reality TV show ‘Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club’. Good luck girl.
Before: The rapper from Compton known best for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” and those trademark braids.
After: Fame hits hard, but Coolio refuses to quit, or give up those braids. After facing charges for gun possession, we thought we’d seen the last of Coolio. How wrong we were. If you’re heading to Groovin The Moo this month then you’ll be ‘rollin with this homie’ until the cows come home.
And there you have it folks, fame is definitely not all it is cracked out to be and if we’ve learnt anything from this, it’s that no matter how many DUI’s you get, or how much crack you smoke, when you’re famous it can all be forgotten with a good lawyer and a new hit TV series.