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Celebrity PR Scandals That Cost Big Bucks

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Scandals can cost millions for some stars.

<p content=”Celebrities have the potential to make millions from TV and movie roles, lucrative endorsement deals and sometimes from a single Instagram post. At the same time, controversies ranging from legal troubles to unseemly remarks have the potential to derail a star’s career and can cost celebrities major losses along the way.”Celebrities have the potential to make millions from TV and movie roles, lucrative endorsement deals and sometimes from a single Instagram post. At the same time, controversies ranging from legal troubles to unseemly remarks have the potential to derail a star’s career and can cost celebrities major losses along the way.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman

<p content=”Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and 33 other affluent parents were hit with charges of money laundering in an alleged massive college admissions scandal early this year. The parents are accused of bribing and working with college coaches and test administrators to rig standardized test scores and college acceptance practices.”Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and 33 other affluent parents were hit with charges of money laundering in an alleged massive college admissions scandal early this year. The parents are accused of bribing and working with college coaches and test administrators to rig standardized test scores and college acceptance practices.

Huffman has pleaded guilty to her $15,000 involvement in the college admissions scandal, according to court documents released to the public on April 8. Loughlin, who plead not guilty on charges alongside her husband Mossimo Giannulli in April, allegedly paid $500,000 to guarantee admissions for her two daughters through the University of Southern California crew team. Loughlin and her husband can face further charges in federal court if they don’t enter a plea deal prior to their expected trial later this year.

Alec Baldwin

<p content=”In 2013, actor Alec Baldwin — one of the richest Hollywood ex-husbands — lost his MSNBC show after just four episodes when he was videotaped shouting a homophobic slur to a photographer, Page Six reported. Although he likely suffered monetary losses from the firing, it was hardly the end to his television career. In 2017, Baldwin won an Emmy for his portrayal of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”” In 2013, actor Alec Baldwin — one of the richest Hollywood ex-husbands — lost his MSNBC show after just four episodes when he was videotaped shouting a homophobic slur to a photographer, Page Six reported. Although he likely suffered monetary losses from the firing, it was hardly the end to his television career. In 2017, Baldwin won an Emmy for his portrayal of Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

Roseanne Barr

<p content=”The return of “Roseanne” to prime-time TV in early 2018 was met with much fanfare — but that quickly died down after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett that swiftly led to her firing by ABC. Not only was Barr’s show canceled, but reruns of old episodes were also pulled from Paramount Network, TV Land, CMT and Laff, according to The Wrap, meaning the actress won’t be getting residuals from those episodes, either.The return of “Roseanne” to prime-time TV in early 2018 was met with much fanfare — but that quickly died down after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark about Valerie Jarrett that swiftly led to her firing by ABC. Not only was Barr’s show canceled, but reruns of old episodes were also pulled from Paramount Network, TV Land, CMT and Laff, according to The Wrap, meaning the actress won’t be getting residuals from those episodes, either.

Isaiah Washington

<p content=”In 2007, Isaiah Washington lost his job on “Grey’s Anatomy” — which has one of the highest-paid casts on TV — after using a homophobic slur. The scandal ended up causing the actor major financial losses, and it almost cost him his career. “I lost everything,” he told the Huffington Post. “I couldn’t afford to have an agent … I couldn’t afford to have a publicist … I couldn’t afford to continue.In 2007, Isaiah Washington lost his job on “Grey’s Anatomy” — which has one of the highest-paid casts on TV — after using a homophobic slur. The scandal ended up causing the actor major financial losses, and it almost cost him his career. “I lost everything,” he told the Huffington Post. “I couldn’t afford to have an agent … I couldn’t afford to have a publicist … I couldn’t afford to continue.”

Despite his career rough patch, Washington returned to TV and even reprised his “Grey’s Anatomy” role for an episode in 2014.

Brian Williams

<p content=”After it was revealed in 2015 that Brian Williams’ account of being on a helicopter that was shot down during the U.S. invasion of Iraq was not true, the popular news anchor was suspended from “NBC Nightly News” for six months without pay, USA Today reported. Despite the hit to his reputation — and his wallet — Williams was able to bounce back from his losses. He currently hosts “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” on MSNBC.After it was revealed in 2015 that Brian Williams’ account of being on a helicopter that was shot down during the U.S. invasion of Iraq was not true, the popular news anchor was suspended from “NBC Nightly News” for six months without pay, USA Today reported. Despite the hit to his reputation — and his wallet — Williams was able to bounce back from his losses. He currently hosts “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” on MSNBC.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner’s controversial Pepsi ad that showed the model handing a soda to a cop at a protest sparked the ire of the Twitterverse and might have ended up costing her big bucks in future endorsements. The 2017 ad was pulled after just one day on air, and although Jenner was still paid in full for the commercial, she likely missed out on other lucrative deals because of it, Radar reported.

Robert Downey Jr.

<p content=”Throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s, actor Robert Downey Jr. had several expensive breakdowns and run-ins with the law related to his drug use, and in 2001, a drug-related arrest led him to be fired from his role on the hit Fox show “Ally McBeal.” The movie star got sober in 2002 and has gone on to become one of the highest-paid actors of all time.Throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s, actor Robert Downey Jr. had several expensive breakdowns and run-ins with the law related to his drug use, and in 2001, a drug-related arrest led him to be fired from his role on the hit Fox show “Ally McBeal.” The movie star got sober in 2002 and has gone on to become one of the highest-paid actors of all time.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is no stranger to controversy. In 2004, he was arrested for driving under the influence, and in 2009, he faced another PR nightmare when photos surfaced of the Olympic swimmer smoking from a bong. As a result of the images, Phelps was suspended from competitive swimming for three months, and he lost an endorsement deal with Kellogg Co. However, Phelps was able to redeem himself during the 2016 Summer Olympics by winning five gold medals and a silver medal.

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