Life in the spotlight's gotta be tough. Under the microscope of fame, every little mistake you make is magnified a zillion times -- and who can be a perfect angel all the time? (Or anytime, but never mind.) Hey, even Reese Witherspoon got caught being a bad, bad girl.
But there's a difference between occasional moments of misbehavior and endless, epic series of OMG, did you hear what she did this time?! The latter is what we like to call a meltdown of the nuclear variety, and these lawbreakin' ladies have had some of the most terrifying -- and occasionally tragic -- public celebrity meltdowns ever.
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