10 Biggest Celebrity Scandals of the Decade

From Britney's meltdown to Heath Ledger's untimely death, see the most shocking star moments of the past 10 years. By Louise Barile (11 Photos)

Louise Barile on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:54AM

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10 Biggest Celebrity Scandals of the Decade

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2006: Mel Gibson Goes Mad

When a speeding Mel Gibson was pulled over on Pacific Coast Highway on July 28, 2006, he bragged to police that he was untouchable because he "owned Malibu." It turns out that he was wrong. After failing a field sobriety test, the former action hero was taken into custody where he spit out a shocking anti-Semitic diatribe. Though the ensuing bad publicity shattered Mel's clean-cut image, he insisted he was not a bigot. "It was just the stupid rambling of a drunkard, you know," the actor, who pleaded no contest to DUI charges, told Diane Sawyer after the incident. "The last thing I want to be is that kind of monster."

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