publication date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Music

clue: The singer of "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" never recaptured his early success after marrying his adolescent cousin.

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

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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