Kim Kardashian’s Wedding/Divorce
In my opinion, one of the biggest celebrity disaster stories is Kim Kardashian’s divorce to Kris Humphries. They were only married 72 days and it is estimated that they spent a total of about $10 million. The press has been having a field day with this event for various reasons. One being that every single gossip magazine has a new story about it every issue. For example, I have seen articles discussing how they were not even married because they both applying for annulment. Another big issue is that it has been rumored that they didn’t even spend any money one the wedding because of how much the couple made off the E! special premiere of the wedding, as well as clubs and spaces paying Kim to host her bachelorette party in specific venues. People are speculating that they wedding was just a big hoax. Honestly, I believe it would have helped if the two had never even gotten married. Also, Kim never took control or has communicated efficiently why exactly they split. She fell silent as soon as word got out about the divorce. This is definitely a downfall for Kris who is a professional player in the NBA as well as for Kim because the media will never let them forget it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Love Child
In May of 2011 it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a “love child” with a former maid who worked at his house. The mother’s name is Mildred Baena and gave birth to their son days after Arnold’s wife (now ex-wife), Maria Shriver gave birth to their youngest son Christopher in 1997. Arnold and Mildred kept this a secret for 14 years before he came clean about the child. However, it was only after Arnold left the California office that he confessed his secret. It is interesting that he was the governor of California and loved by many, yet as soon as he leaves the office, this dark secret appears. What’s even more interesting is that Arnold allowed Mildred to continue working in their home even after she and Maria were both pregnant at the same time with his children. After 25 years of marriage, Arnold and Maria split. This could have been managed better if Arnold had come clean when the issue had occurred over a decade ago. It would have cost him his career in the California office but now he has lost his wife as well as part of his respect and reputation.
Casey Anthony: Not Guilty
On July 5th 2011, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder of her 2 year old daughter Caylee. This verdict sent the public into an outrage. There was over 33 days of testimony spent on this case, 400 pieces of evidence and over 90 witnesses set to prove Casey Anthony should be sent to death row, yet she walked free and is only facing charges of misleading law enforcement. Public Relations tactics could have helped Casey’s situation come out better if they had handled it right. One example could include a publicist working for Casey Anthony and her family suggesting there was a possibility she could walk free. So many people were convinced she would be convicted, therefore making her one of the most disliked people in America when she was pronounced not guilty.