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The Most Shocking Headlines of 2013

shocking-headlines-2013 NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) Amanda Bynes attends an appearance at Manhattan Criminal Court on July 9, 2013 in New York City. Bynes is facing charges of reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of marijuana in relation to her arrest on May 23, 2013. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) / HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Honoree Angelina Jolie accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) / LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Actor Paul Walker attends the World Premiere of 'Fast & Furious 6' at Empire Leicester Square on May 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) / TACLOBAN, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 10: Justin Bieber arrives as he visits typhoon affected people in San Jose Elementary School on December 10, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Bieber previously launched a campaign to help raise money for the victims of super Typhoon Haiyan. Typhoon Haiyan which ripped through Philippines over a month ago has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. Countries all over the world have pledged relief aid to help support those affected by the typhoon as the relief effort continues. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)
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If there was one word to describe 2013, it would be “shocking.” From Justin Bieber getting into whole big messes of trouble to Angelina Jolie making an announcement that shook and inspired the world, there simply was never a dull moment all year. Though some stars went out of their way to shock us (we’re lookin’ at you, Miley Cyrus!), the true bombshells were from the least-likely suspects.

Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Having More Seizures, Friends Deny He Was in Critical Condition



Lil Wayne scared the bejesus out of the world in March when he was hospitalized for a seizure. The ‘A Milli’ rapper had been battling epilepsy for some time, but this seizure was one of the worst. Rumored to be spawned by sizzurp, contradicting reports emerged left and right as to the true nature of Weezy’s condition — which he and his Young Money crew insist was far less dire than it was initially reported.

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Justin Bieber Pees in Mop Bucket, Disses Bill Clinton



2013 wasn’t exactly a banner year for Justin Bieber. In addition to splitting with Selena Gomez for good, he got into a mess of trouble all year long. But the Biebs’ most egregious offense of all was probably when he was caught on camera peeing into a janitor’s bucket at a restaurant. But the most offensive part of the incident? Bieber yelling “F— Bill Clinton!” Dude, leave Slick Willie out of this.

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Charlie Hunnam Leaving ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Movie’



Charlie Hunnam shocked the world when he signed on to play Christian Grey in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ And he shocked them again when he abruptly dropped out of the steamy near-flesh flick. It shocked producers the most, who had to push back filming to find a new star (replacement Jamie Dornan) … but sources close to Hunnam say he got cold feet about taking such a risky part in a fledgling franchise.

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Cory Monteith Found Dead in Hotel Room



Cory Monteith devastated ‘Glee‘ fans, friends, cast and crew when he died suddenly in a Vancouver hotel room of a deadly cocktail of heroin and alcohol … but no one was more crushed than longtime girlfriend Lea Michele. ‘The Quarterback’ will be greatly missed by all.

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New Investigation Suggests Brittany Murphy Didn’t Die of Natural Causes



Hollywood was thrown a huge blow when eccentric, acclaimed actress Brittany Murphy died suddenly at age 33 in 2009. Despite the coroner’s initial report that the ‘8 Mile’ starlet passed away from natural causes, an investigation being led by her father suggests she may have actually been poisoned — making her tale even more tragic.

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Jonas Brothers Break Up



The Jonas Brothers had a pretty tumultuous 2013. They attempted a comeback with ‘Pom Poms,’ which stalled; however, their die hard fans were salivating at their reunion tour. However, that tour never happened: the band dropped out at the last minute, shocking even the promoters, opening act Bonnie McKee and touring crew. The band announced their breakup shortly thereafter, saying severe creative differences led to the split.

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Selena Gomez Has a Meltdown at Jingle Ball 2013 in Los Angeles, Drops the F-Bomb



Selena Gomez prides herself on being classy and one of the last remaining scandal-free good girls in the Disney alumni set. That changed on Dec. 6 at the Los Angeles stop of the Jingle Ball 2013 tour, where Gomez was busted lip-synching … and cursing. She has yet to acknowledge the incident.

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 06: Singer-actress Selena Gomez performs onstage during KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 at Staples Center on December 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel) Selena Gomez meltdown Selena Gomez Jingle Ball 2013 Video Selena Gomez Meltdown Video
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Amanda Bynes Placed on Psychiatric Hold After Starting a Fire in Someone’s Driveway



Amanda Bynes went from a comedic darling to a disturbed danger to society. After a downfall that started years ago with a few DUIs and spiraled into alleged drug use and a Drake obsession, Bynes lit a fire in a stranger’s driveway, finally causing authorities to spring into action. The former Nickelodeon star was placed on a psychiatric hold and then under a conservatorship. Bynes has since been admitted to a psychiatric hospital and rehab, and she recently enrolled in design school.

Amanda Bynes

Angelina Jolie Had a Double Mastectomy



Angelina Jolie had it all: Brad Pitt, adorable tots, an Oscar … and now, implants. The humanitarian starlet revealed in  stunning New York Times editorial that she underwent a double mastectomy after learning she possesses the BRCA1 gene, predisposing her to breast and ovarian cancers. Following her mastectomy, Jolie underwent reconstructive surgery — and hopes using her voice will encourage women everywhere to take charge of their health.

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Paul Walker Dies at 40



In a twist of fate so ironic that the world hoped it was a hoax, ‘Fast + the Furious’ star Paul Walker died at 40 in a car crash. Details are still emerging, but what we know so far: Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT being driven by pal Roger Rodas. Rodas lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree, killing both Walker and himself. Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow and has been mourned by his castmates — for whom the show must go on.

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