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12 Celebrities Who Killed Their Own Careers

Who doesn't want to be a celebrity? With fortune and fame, many people would sell their soul just for a moment in the spotlight. From big houses and fancy cars to photo shoots, shopping sprees, and having anything you could ever want, the life of the rich and famous seems pretty good, doesn't it?

While many celebrities have managed to lead fairly honorable lives, maintain their celebrity status and build their careers, the same unfortunately can't be said for other celebs. In a world where the spotlight is bright and the criticism is brutal and harsh, some celebrities have difficulty managing their lives, often turning to drugs, alcohol, etc to help them cope with the demands of stardom.

Here is a list of celebrities who ruined their own careers!

12 Celebrities Who Killed Their Own Careers

12 Celebrities Who Killed Their Own Careers

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1. OJ Simpson

1. OJ Simpson

In 1995, Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife after a lengthy and internationally publicized criminal trial. In September 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with numerous felonies, including armed robbery and kidnapping. He was found guilty in 2008 and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

2. Aaron Hernandez

2. Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez had a multi-million dollar contract extension with the Patriots when he murdered his friend and haphazardly disposed of the body and evidence. 

3. Mark Salling 

3. Mark Salling 

Mark played Noah Puckerman on Glee, but his time in the limelight came to a sudden end last year when he was arrested for having hundreds of pictures of child porn on his PC. 

4. Lance Armstrong 

4. Lance Armstrong 

Lance's incredible cycling career was brought crashing down after it was discovered he had been using performance-enhancing drugs. 

5. Amanda Bynes

5. Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes suffered from severe drug and alcohol problems throughout 2013 and 2014, and we haven't heard much from her since.

6. Katt Williams 

6. Katt Williams 

Comedian Katt Williams has had a string of drug arrests over the last few years. Most recently, he got choked out by a 17-year-old kid in the park, and the whole thing was caught on camera.

7. Paula Deen 

7. Paula Deen 

Thanks to a certain N word, celebrity chef Paula Deen lost all her endorsements in the space of a few days.

8. Robin Thicke 

8. Robin Thicke 

Robin Thicke was on top of the world until a photo of him getting a little too close to a fan ruined his marriage, career and future. 

9. Chris Benoit 

9. Chris Benoit 

Chris Benoit was one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, until one weekend he murdered his wife and child and then committed suicide.

10. Honey Boo Boo 

10. Honey Boo Boo 

As soon as Honey Boo Boo's mum nbsp;dumped her baby's father and started dating a sex offender, the show was immediately cancelled.

11. Manny Pacquiao 

11. Manny Pacquiao 

Pro boxer Manny Pacquiao provoked a storm of controversy after saying people in same-sex relationships "are worse than animals". The 37-year-old was running for a seat in the Philippines senate when he made the comments.

12. Katherine Heigl 

12. Katherine Heigl 

Heigl was nominated for an Emmy while working on Gray's Anatomy, but she refused it because according to her, the writing for her character wasn't good enough. She's now working on cat litter commercials.

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