This week was rocked (in the best way possible) by reports that queen of the bad girls, Kate Moss, had been ejected from an easyJet flight for drunk and disorderly conduct on her way home from Bodrum, Turkey, where friend Sadie Frost had just celebrated her 50th birthday. Apparently, the model was refused alcohol by the crew (she appeared to already be intoxicated) at which point she proceeded to pour a drink for herself from her own private vodka stash (two points for resourcefulness). After being asked to leave the plane and finally escorted off, Moss made sure the pilot knew what she thought, calling him a “basic bitch“on her way out. Oh, to be in the presence of this tour de badassery.
Bad girls have been dominating since back in the bible days (ahem, Eve?) and have proven time and time again to be infinitely more interesting than the good ones. What makes them so entertaining? Maybe its that they’ve got the balls to do what we’ve all wished we could do. Hey, when haven’t you wished you could throw a cell phone at your assistant? Kidding.
In honour of this latest celebrity bad girl outburst, we’re counting down 11 times famous gals went AWOL and we didn’t hate it one bit.
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The Fashion Group International’s 6th Annual “Night of 100 Stars”
Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista’s infamous claim to Vogue in 2001 has become a legendary bad girl moment in the fashion world. What began as “we don’t wake up for less than $10,000” has morphed into many paraphrased versions of the quote, but all communicate the same message: never waste a Super’s time.
GQ Men Of The Year Awards – Inside, Show, Party
Back in 2008, Lily Allen and Sir Elton John co-hosted the British GQ awards. After Allen indulged in one too many cocktails backstage and appeared intoxicated on live television, at which point John threw shade, asking “What, are you going to have another drink?” “F*ck off Elton” Allen immediately shot back, “I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me!” Luckily, the crowd laughed.
Winona Ryder Sentenced In Shoplifting Case
’90s cult queen Winona Ryder surprised us all when she was busted for stealing almost $5,000 worth of merchandise from a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills. Though it may never be clear why a successful Hollywood actress would need to steal in the first place, we will forever be on team #freewinona.
Bai Ling Shoplifting
Bai Ling was also made famous for employing the five finger discount. But despite making our bad girl list, Ling didn’t exactly have the guts to bring home anything big like Winona. She only picked up two copies of Star Magazine and a pack of batteries from shops inside LAX in 2008.
Daily News front page February 18, 2007, Headline: BRITNEY
In what was certainly one of the most famous haircuts of all time, Britney Spears shaved her head back in 2007 after checking out of rehab. We’d never seen a pop princess destruct so publicly, but we’re thrilled she’s back on top, owning the charts with Iggy Azeala. That being said, we will never forget this moment in time.
Mariah Carey Arrives at MTV’s “TRL” – June 18, 2001
Almost 15 years ago, Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance on the (then) popular MTV show, Total Request Live. Busting in, singing and pushing an ice cream cart- you could say she was making a statement. After pulling off her shirt and throwing ice cream to the crowd, Carey made her exit, leaving everyone with tasty treats and a healthy dose of complete confusion.
Lisa Left Eye Lopes burns down house
After TLC’s Lisa Left Eye Lopes discovered her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons star Andrea Rison, was cheating on her she decided to get even and torched his favourite sneakers and his 1.3 million dollar mansion. Moral of the story: never step out on a bad girl.
Naomi Campbell throws cell phone
Back in 2006, Naomi Campbell reportedly accused her housekeeper of stealing a pair of jeans and after she refused to admit to the crime, Campbell threw her cell phone at the housekeepers head, causing the need for four stitches.
Martha Stewart, freed from prison earlier this month and now
Martha Stewart was convicted of insider trading and sentenced to five months in prison, proving bad girls come in all shapes and sizes, including ones who wear turtlenecks and bake like a badass.
Reese Witherspoon Booking Photo
After Reese Witherspoon’s husband Jim Toth was pulled over for drunk driving, America’s sweetheart famously went OTT, asking “Do you know my name?” The pair were both arrested and later released on bail.
Sean “P Diddy” Combs celebrates his 35th birthday
Tara Reid might be credited for starring in ’90s teen classics like American Pie, but unfortunately most people know her for her infamous nip slip at Diddy’s 35th birthday bash in 2006. The slip went unnoticed for a full 10 seconds- until her publicist rushed to the scene to recover her fully exposed breast.
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