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From call girls and a cocaine overdose to multiple rehab stints and accidentally shooting his former fiancee, trouble has seemingly followed Charlie Sheen since the 1990s. His recent run of notoriety started with a 2009 domestic dispute with his third wife that landed him back in rehab and on probation. In February 2011, CBS ultimately booted the actor from "Two and a Half Men" after Sheen lobbed insults at the show's creator and lead writer. He continued to make headlines for his wild not-so-private life and often bizarre behavior before announcing on Nov. 17, 2015, that he had been diagnosed as HIV-positive four years earlier, and that a few people who knew it demanded money from him to keep the secret.
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In December 2014, Stephen Collins, the actor who played the pastor Eric Camden on the hit show "7th Heaven," admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors in light of accusations that arose in the midst of his divorce proceedings. Collins was the subject of reports in October 2014 after his wife, Faye Grant, said he admitted to her he molested three underage girls. TMZ posted an audio recording that was alleged to have been made during a November 2012 therapy session involving Collins and his wife during which he made incriminating statements. The incidents reportedly happened between 1973 and 1994.
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Oscar Pistorius was sentenced in October 2014 to five years in prison for culpable homicide in the 2013 killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, whose legs were amputated before his first birthday, was famed for his track career. Running on prosthetic blades, he won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympics before competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he ran in the 400-meter race and the 4x400-meter relay. Under South African law, he is eligible for parole after completing at least one-sixth of his sentence -- in this case, 10 months -- and had been expected to be transferred to house arrest in August 2015 at the recommendation of a parole board, but that is on hold until a formal Sept. 18 parole hearing.
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After years of denials, Lance Armstrong admitted to doping in a January 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused Armstrong of doping and organizing a drug trafficking ring in June 2012, at which point he was banned from cycling and stripped of all titles he had won since August 1998, including his seven Tour de France wins.
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A car accident in late 2009 brought golfer Tiger Woods' marital infidelity to light. Despite a disciplined image, he had been cheating on his wife, and a number of women claimed to be his former mistresses. Woods lost his wife, some sponsors and all the golf tournaments he played in 2010 and in 2011. He then won three tournaments in 2012 and five more in 2013, but hasn't won a tournament since and hasn't won a major since his win at the 2008 U.S. Open, the 14th major of his career.
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Southern chef Paula Deen lost endorsements from Walmart, Smithfield Foods, Target, QVC, Home Depot, diabetes drug company Novo Nordisk, Caesars Palace and more after a video deposition leaked in June 2013 in which she admitted to using racial slurs in the past. Her contract with Food Network also was not renewed.
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One-time child actress Lindsay Lohan's career started hitting the skids in 2007, when two driving under the influence incidents led to her being put on probation. Her legal issues, together with three visits to rehabilitation facilities, cost her several movie deals. But that was just the start of her legal problems. She has spent between 84 minutes and 14 days on several stints in jail for violating probation on misdemeanor theft and DUI convictions, being released early each time due to overcrowding, and spent another 90 days in court-ordered rehab in 2013 after pleading no contest to charges of reckless driving, lying to police and obstructing police in connection with a June 2012 car crash in Santa Monica, Calif.