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When celebrities get caught with their pants down -- or no pants at all -- it's headline (and online) news. Check out our hall of infamous fallen idols.
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- Michael Phelps
Record-hoarding Olympian Michael Phelps, once an American role model and hero, is getting some serious "tsk-tsk"s now that his marijuana use has been exposed. "I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment," he said. "I'm 23 years old and, despite the successes I've had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again."
Is 23 too old to pull the youth card? Can Phelps be knocked down from his pedestal, or should we give him a break?
The 15-year-old Hannah Montana star looked all grown up in a recent Vanity Fair spread. A little too grown-up for some tastes. Cyrus says she's embarrassed by what she thought would be "artistic" photos. Oh, and those provocative pics that later popped up on the Internet? They're just "silly."
Big sister Britney was reportedly "shocked" when she heard her 16-year-old sister was pregnant with her 18-year-old boyfriend's baby. Guess Brit never saw herself in Chaotic.
When a nude photo of the High School Musical star surfaced online, the 18-year-old apologized to her fans for her lapse of judgment. All is forgiven at the mouse factory, where she signed on for HSM 3.