From countless leaks to Kim Kardashian’s attempt to break the internet, 2014 was filled with shocking and outrageous moments. Check out some of the biggest ones and decide for yourself if 2015 will be able to top this year’s celebrity shenanigans.
Here are the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, that made a big impact in the impact, turned into memes or raised important issues about privacy and the internet.
Sony Leak Reveals Inside Hollywood Talk
Producer Scott Rudin and Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal found themselves in hot water once their work emails were leaked along with plenty of other sensitive information. While North Korea denied involvement in the hacking that targeted Sony because of “The Interview”, the damage done by the emails is huge. The two already apologized about making racially insensitive jokes about Obama and calling Angelina Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat”.
Kim Kardashian Goes Full Frontal
Definitely one of the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, Kim Kardashian’s photo shoot for Paper magazine was already controversial before the full frontal picture showed up online. Kim got plenty of criticism for posing naked as a mother, but defended the shoot as art: “As a role model I’m not saying anyone else should do that, but for me it was an art project and it taught me to do what you want to do.”
Rihanna Wears Sheer Dress at the CFDA Awards
After she was banned from Instagram from posing topless selfies, Rihanna took her style to a whole new level when she was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America Icon Award. The singer showed up on the red carpet in a sheer dress, without wearing a bra, and the pictures started countless online fights about what women can and should do with their bodies.
Solange Attacks Jay-Z
In one of the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, Beyoncé kept her cool while her sister Solange attacked husband Jay-Z in an elevator at the Met Gala. The leaked surveillance footage led to a lot of theories about why Solange was mad at her brother-in-law, but none of them were acknowledged by Bey.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Share “Conscious Uncoupling”
One of the most unexpected breakups of the year also coined the phrase “conscious uncoupling” and made even more people hate Gwyneth Paltrow. The actress announced on her website that she was splitting from husband Chris Martin, but the two would continue to co-parent. The Coldplay singer went on to date Jennifer Lawrence for a few months, but the rebound relationship didn’t last.
Nude Photo Leaks
Jennifer Lawrence was also involved in one of the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, the massive picture leak that ended up with plenty of nude celebrity selfies available online. As one of the biggest celebrities affected by it, she told Vanity Fair that “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting.”
George Clooney Gets Engaged and Married
Few people thought George Clooney would give up his status as one of the most sought after bachelors in Hollywood, but the actor and director got engaged in May and married in September to British-Lebanese lawyer and activist Amal Alamuddin.
Kendall Jenner Goes to Fashion Week
In one of the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, Kendall Jenner walked the NYFW runway in a sheer top, and her modeling career really took off.
Nick Jonas Flaunts It
The singer also made headlines with a racy photo shoot for Flaunt magazine. Nick Jonas grabbed his crotch and showed his ass to signal the transition from Disney act to serious entertainer.
Orlando Bloom Tries to Punch Justin Bieber
In one of the most outrageous celebrity moments of 2014, Orlando Bloom almost got to deliver the punch so many would like to deliver to Bieber. Unfortunately, the singer’s bodyguards stepped in and protected him.