Seriously, what the hell is it with pretty young singers eventually going nuts? Whitney, Mariah, Britney. Speaking of which, who would have ever guessed that Christina Aguilera would wind up being the sane one between her and Brit? But we digress. Britney exploded on the scene in the late 1990’s, simultaneously making men the world over “explode” when they saw the sultry little jailbait dancing around in a schoolgirl outfit. Back then she was innocent (despite her lyrical claims to the contrary) and, supposedly, pure. She was in the Mickey Mouse Club, for God’s sake (alongside Aguilera, Timberlake and Ryan Gosling, as it happens).
But like so many other stars who made it huge at a young age – we’re looking at you Lohan, Corey Feldman and Gary Coleman – the seeming innocence gave way to a heaping helping of crazy. Britney started getting more and more sexual until eventually, even her perviest fans started saying “hey, slow down there, champ. Why don’t you sit this one out.” She fell from public grace pretty much around the time Timberlake dumped her a?*, briefly married some dude named Jason Alexander (not the Costanza guy), hooked up with something called a “K-Fed” and pumped out a couple babies and then shaved her head for good measure. All in a day’s crazy. Er, work. We meant all in a day’s work.
You can’t talk crazy celebrity without talking Gary Busey. We think that is a federal law these days, but don’t quote us on that. If you are going to quote us on anything, it’s that Gary Busey is as crazy as they come. He out crazies everyone on the list and pretty much anyone not on the list, because unlike people like, say, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, he doesn’t have the whole “being brainwashed by Scientology” thing as his excuse. His excuse? God only knows. And God’s probably just as scared of how insane Busey is as the rest of us.
Here’s the thing, too: Busey used to be known for actually acting. And we mean, acting well. The dude was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Buddy Holly and stole every scene of the cinematic classic that is “Point Break.” Yeah, we said it. Cinematic classic. Got a problem? Take it up with Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, who directed that surfing masterpiece. Anyway, instead of thinking about Busey as a respected actor these days, he’s pretty much just viewed as that old blonde guy with the crazy eyes who looks like he’s as apt to bite you as say hello. He’s been back in the public eye these days doing stints on shows like Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which just confirms what most of us probably suspected in the first place: the dude did so many drugs he was basically a walking pharmacy.
The thing is, there is actually a reason why Busey has become so crazy. In 1988 he was in a bad motorcycle accident and actually might have some brain damage which causes him to speak and act impulsively. It’s a tragic turn of events for him, certainly, but just like your grandmother with Alzheimer’s, it makes him positively hilarious at dinner parties.
- - Mariah Carey: http://www.ivstatic.com/files/et/imagecache/636/files/blog_articles/mariah-carey-drunk-list.jpg
- - Courtney Love: http://www.celebnewswire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/courtney-love-crazy-messy2.jpg
- - Lindsay Lohan: http://chismetime.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/lindsay-lohan-drunk-after-crash.jpg
- - Britney Spears: http://msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Slideshows/_production/ss_050412_spears/ss_070219_britney_mw01.widec.jpg
- - Gary Busey: http://www.nerve.com/CS/blogs/theremoteisland/2008/07/08-15/busey.jpg