When it came to celebrity scandals, 2010 had its fair share of zingers. From adulterous golfers to adulterous soccer players to adulterous motorcycle builders... well, a lot of famous people cheated. But it wasn't all sordid hookups, secret babies and embarrassing fake-relationship publicity stunts. There was also the creepiest Bachelor ever! Join us as we count down the 20 most scandalous celebrity love and sex stories of 2010.
20. Two Words: Courtney Love
The Hole frontwoman did her level best to stay in the headlines this year, reportedly dating Uma Thurman's ex, hotelier Andre Balasz; perhaps dabbling in lesbianism with Kate Moss; and then telling Howard Stern that she used to sleep with Gavin Rossdale, possibly making Gwen Stefani rip her platinum hair out by its precarious roots.
Because the 15-year age difference was old news, this year Ashton and Demi gave the tabloids fresh dirt to dish. In September, Star alleged that Ashton had been making out with a young blond woman at a restaurant. A couple weeks later the same magazine published a tell-all from a young lady who said Ashton gave her his number while out bowling with Demi, and later had sex with her at his house while Demi was away. The Kutchmoores countered the rumors by Tweeting obsessively about one another.
18. Gary Coleman's Estranged Wife Pulls The Plug
Diminutive former TV star Gary Coleman was hospitalized in May after a head injury, slipped into a coma and then died when his estranged wife, Shannon Price, decided to remove life support. Questions abounded about the Coleman-Price marriage, their secret divorce and what the truth was about those allegations of domestic abuse. In the end, though, the situation was just too sad for words.
17. Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret Baby
The highest-paid soccer player in the world didn't have the best World Cup this year, with his Portugal team exiting in the Round of 16 (meaning they did just as well as the U.S. squad!), but he had another reason to celebrate: the 25-year-old unexpectedly became a (single) father. On July 3, he announced the birth of his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. The tot's mother, according to some none-too-reputable sources, is an American waitress whose one-night stand with C-Ron earned her 10 million pounds (and a lifetime of regrets?) for handing over her baby to the ball player. And here we are, five months later, and still not a single picture of Cris holding that baby! The paparazzi in Spain are seriously siesta-ing on the job.