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Top 10 Scandals of 2015 So Far

by Raphael Chestang 5:21 PM PDT, May 26, 2015
Playing Top 10 Scandals of 2015 So Far

Not even halfway through 2015, Hollywood has already seen a good amount of scandals, so ET has compiled a list of the biggest headline grabbers so far.

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10. Kim Richards. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star admitted to having a substance abuse problem during a heated interview with Dr. Phil before being charged with battery of a police officer and public intoxication. During the rollercoaster exchange, Richards stormed off when she was confronted about her use of drugs and alcohol, but later checked into rehab. Richards was later granted a temporary leave from rehab to attend her daughter Brooke’s wedding in Mexico over Memorial Day weekend.

9. Fashion Police. The E! fashion commentary show was placed on hiatus after Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin exited the program. The timing of their departures was of note, as it came after a comment co-host Giuliana Rancic made about Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars. During an episode of Fashion Police, Rancic said that the actress-singer's hairdo made her look like she "smelled like patchouli oil or weed.”

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8. "Blurred Lines." A jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family nearly $7.4 million after determining that Robin Thicke and Pharrell's smash hit sounded too much like Gaye’s popular 1977 song "Got to Give it Up." Thicke, Pharrell and rapper T.I. issued a joint statement following the verdict, saying it "sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity." The men maintained that "Blurred Lines" was "not taken from anyone or anywhere else."

7. ESPN Reporter's Rant. Sportscaster Britt McHenry was suspended after a video of her berating a towing company clerk went viral. In the clip, McHenry makes insults like "Lose some weight, baby girl" and "Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me, huh?" The 28-year-old later apologized on Twitter, writing, "In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake." McHenry returned to her job after a week-long suspension.

6. Rosie O'Donnell. The former co-host of The View is in the middle of a nasty custody battle with her ex Michelle Rounds. For now, the current 50/50 custody plan will stay in place, but Rounds filed for sole custody of their two-year-old daughter Dakota in April. O'Donnell's rep told ET that the custody filing was "an absurd and desperate attempt to use a child for her own gain."

5. Bill Cosby. The 77-year-old comedian's legacy was tainted last year when allegations of sexual misconduct resurfaced and new allegations cropped up. This year, the turmoil continues for Cosby as protesters tried to shut down his concerts. Not to mention his rambling, unapologetic interview with ABC. Through it all, Cosby defiantly promises, "I am far from finished."

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4. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey. After their split, Mariah released her breakup track "Infinity," seeming to slam her ex with lines like, "Boy you actin' so corny like Fritos." Nick has kept his trademark positive attitude through it all, tweeting, "I will never say anything negative about Mariah."

3. Brian Williams. The news anchor is still on suspension without pay for his inaccurate reporting that made a mockery of NBC Nightly News. Williams falsely claimed that he was under fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. A Vanity Fair investigation suggested that Williams' true passion was in entertainment and that he put himself up for The Tonight Show hosting job before Jimmy Fallon was announced as Jay Leno's successor.

2. Bobbi Kristina Brown. Just days before the third anniversary of her mother Whitney Houston's 2012 death, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Today, she remains on a ventilator despite grandmother Cissy Houston's claims that "she's not progressing at all." "When I go there and look at her, it's very difficult," Houston told ET. "She's not gone yet, but whatever the Lord decides, I'm ready for."

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1. Bruce Jenner. The Olympic gold medalist shocked the world by coming out as a transgender woman during a wide-ranging 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April. Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce, which aired on E! in May, documented the Kardashian family's reactions to Bruce's news as he makes the transition. Meanwhile, Bruce is being sued by the family of a woman who died in a February car crash that he was involved in on the Pacific Coast Highway. Bruce has called the incident "a devastating tragedy." "My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident," Bruce said in a statement to ET shortly after the accident. "It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible."

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