publication date: Friday, October 19, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Movies

clue: Hollywood likes when its stars hook up, but not when it turns into rape and murder.

explanation: Arbuckle was tried for the rape and murder of actress Virginia Rappe. He was found innocent, but his career was ruined. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Erik Bates, and Steve Dunn

Pride Goeth Before a Fall: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. These ten celebrities were once on top of the world, enjoying widespread success and popular acclaim. Then a scandal erupted that ended their high-flying careers, some quickly and others painfully slowly.

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Jerry Lee Lewis

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Marion Jones

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