Well, it can't all be good news, right? Join us as we take a look back at our favorite WTF moments over the past ten years. Prepare yourself to be shocked all over again!
Shani Saxon-Parrish and Mariela Rosario
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Snakes on a Plane
Merengue star Elvis Crespo was accused of masturbating on a flight from Houston to Miami in March of '09. The woman unfortunate enough to be sitting next to the singer, Patricia Perea, said Crespo began performing the act approximately 15 minutes after takeoff, covering himself with a blanket and later exposing himself. Perea informed the flight's captain, who then alerted air traffic at Miami International Airport. Crespo was reportedly questioned by police upon landing and said, "I don't recall doing that." Yeah, well, we'd like to forget the whole thing, too. However, the memory is painfully burned into our brains. We just can't stop wondering: was the bathroom really that far away?
In many ways, Mariah Carey's debut film Glitter (released Sept. 21, 2001) was so bad that it was almost brilliant. Carey plays Billie, a mixed-race singer who finds success in the 1980's club scene. The acting is almost as bad as the plot, and it's often unintentionally funny. And although you'll want to watch most of the action through your fingers (because it's that painful), you'll find yourself wanting to watch it again from time to time—even if it's just to remind yourself that, yes, it really is that horrible.
The Golden Age of Bennifer
It all began back in 2002, when J.Lo jumped from ex-husband Criss Judd to new boyfriend Ben Affleck faster than you can say "Jersey Girl." Before we knew it, our days and nights were consumed by the media frenzy that was Bennifer. The supercouple even managed to start a whole new trend of celebrity name combining (Brangelina, Tomkat, etc.) The Bennifer mania hit its apex when La Lopez dropped her "Jenny from the Block" video, in which she sings about keeping it real while mugging for the paparazzi and jumping on a bed draped in a chinchilla blanket. What makes this moment truly cringe-worthy comes towards the end of the video, when Ben is shown literally drooling all over Lopez's most famous asset. Catch the video in all it's tacky glory below:
Oh, Christina Aguilera, it's been a decade of ups and downs with you. And the lowest of the low came in the era of your Dirrty girl persona. We may have been able to look past the greasy blonde fake dreads and the ugly hats you were so fond of wearing during those times, but we had to draw the line at assless chaps. Then you crossed that line the evening of the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, when you decided to rock a scarf as a shirt along with the tattered remnants of what was once (we think?) a denim mini. The only thing that makes us feel worse than reliving this fashion faux pas is thinking about how you're going to explain it your son. Think about the children next time, Xtina.
The Undistinguished Gentleman
We can't even front on Antonio Villaraigosa's ex-wife Corina, cause really, the Los Angeles mayor had us all fooled. He was the picture perfect image of a loving hubby—the man even changed his last name to incorporate his wife's family for chrissakes (a combination of his family name Villar, and hers, Raigosa). So when word hit the tabloids that he had been cheating with a political reporter, Mirthala Salinas, we just couldn't believe it. Unfortunately it was confirmed when Corina filed for divorce in 2007, citing irreconcilable differences. Then the floodgates opened and we found out that he had cheated on Corina before, while she was fighting cancer no less! His actions managed to infuriate colleagues and key supporters who had fought hard to portray him as a devoted husband and caring father.
Yankee Doodle Daddy
When Daddy Yankee threw his support behind Sen. John McCain during the 2008 presidential we were all like, "WTF?!?" Fat Joe even went so far as to call the reggaetonero a sellout for the controversial endorsement. Whether it was an earnest example of his political leanings or a cynical ploy to get young Latino voters to go Republican—what made this moment all the more ridiculous was the fact that as a citizen of Puerto Rico, Daddy Yankee didn't even have the right to vote for president. Puerto Ricans were made U.S. citizens in 1917 and can serve in the military but can not vote in presidential elections. Daddy Yankee could have used this moment in the spotlight to fight for this basic civil right for his people, but instead, chose to support the one guy running for office who had never even heard one of his songs!
The good news was that all parties involved were consenting adults. The bad news was that the Catholic Church was caught up in yet another sex scandal. Heads spun when popular Miami Priest Alberto Cutié (also knows as Father Oprah) was snapped getting frisky on the beach with his girlfriend, Ruhama Canellis in May '09. The images, which were printed in TV Notas, prompted the appropriately named priest to issue an apology for his actions. He ultimately decided to leave the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Episcopal Church and to marry his lover of two years. "I am continuing the call to spread God's love," Cutié told the Miami Herald, pointing out that he had experienced a "deep spiritual and ideological struggle."
Dominican baseball legend Sammy Sosa shocked and saddened many fans when he showed up to this year's Latin Grammy Awards with dramatically lighter skin. Initially, Sosa blamed his suddenly white skin on a "skin rejuvenation" treatment meant to correct sun damage. However, the legendary athlete later admitted to bleaching his skin, but would not give a reason for doing so. "It's a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed. . . . I use [it] to soften [my skin], but [it] has bleached me some," Sosa admitted to Univision. Although he also wore green contact lenses and straightened hair to go with his bright new skin tone, Sosa insisted this wasn't a case of self-hatred. "I'm not a racist. I live my life happily . . . I don't think I look like Michael Jackson,” he said.