aaron hernandezIf you didn't get arrested or have to appear in court in 2013 -- well, good for you! That's more than what can be said for the celebrities on the following list. From darling Reese Witherspoon to disturbed Amanda Bynes, there were certainly some shocking celebrity arrests from the past year. So, if you had a kind of lackluster 2013 and want to feel better about yourself since you didn't get into any entanglements with law enforcement, this one's for you! Or, if you have been arrested this year (and so sorry if you have) ... um, celebrities! They're just like us! So you can feel better about yourself in that way too.

And maybe 2014 will bode better for these folks -- though there's no doubt that a whole new crop of celebs will appear on next year's list.

For example, it didn't get much crazier than when Aaron Hernandez got arrested back in June 2013. His friend Odin Lloyd's body was found in an industrial park about a mile away from Hernandez's house. He had multiple gunshot wounds to the back and chest, and Hernandez was charged for his murder. The former New England Patriot tight end has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, but news of his arrest was one of the most unexpected, shocking stories from this year.

Check out some of the other most headline-worthy celebrity arrests of 2013.

Which celebrity arrest were you most surprised by this year?

 

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