Walt Disney was reportedly horrified at the thought of grown-up Mouseketeer Annette Funicello wearing a bikini in her early ’60s beach movies. But that kind of thing seems positively innocent after Disney’s long history of fallen stars! The secretive entertainment empire has made billions from churning out wholesome family entertainment. Sadly, that success has also contributed to Hollywood’s tragic legacy of showbiz kids paying a high cost for fame…
ORLANDO BROWN was a cute kid alongside Raven-Symoné on “That’s So Raven,” but he’s been so busy being busted as a faded star in Las Vegas! His latest arrest in Sin City was on Sept. 2, 2018, with cops claiming the ex-star set off an alarm while changing the locks at a former friend’s restaurant! Orlando landed in jail on burglary charges with a $13,000 bail — after earlier arrests for domestic battery and drug possession!
DEMI LOVATO became one of the Disney Channel’s biggest stars by starring in the network’s “Camp Rock” movies, plus the series “Sonny With A Chance.” Her celebrity skyrocketed as she romanced singer Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. But the bisexual beauty’s career and romances fell apart as she became consumed by drugs, alcohol, bulimia and “cutting” — a compulsive need to slash herself with sharp implements. Tragically, the troubled star went from recovery to a near-fatal overdose just weeks after The National ENQUIRER revealed that Demi had relapsed back into drug-fueled partying!
JOE JONAS would become another Disney drug casualty, with insiders revealing that Demi’s “Camp Rock” co-star had developed a deadly habit that forced the band to cancel a 2012 tour. “He’s been dealing with substance abuse issues for quite some time,” an insider claimed. Joe later recalled: “The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley [Cyrus].” He’s since gotten straight and revived his career with his new band DNCE.
MITCHEL MUSSO was a rising star supporting Miley on “Hannah Montana,” and was also being pushed as a pop singer — before screwing up and getting fired from his lead role on “Pair of Kings.” The sitcom brought in a new actor after Mitchel was busted for drunk driving before even turning 21. But that decision soon came with its own awkward twist…
ADAM HICKS would be caught up in his own weird scandal after being brought in to replace Mitchel on “Pair of Kings” in 2012. The troubled actor was busted in January 2018 on multiple charges of armed robbery. A mental health evaluation was scheduled to see if he could face charges, with a police report later revealing that he’d earlier been “uncooperative” after shooting himself in the leg in July 2017.
LINDSAY LOHAN went from starring in “The Parent Trap” and “Herbie: Fully Loaded” to scrambling to fit in a nude Playboy photo session before getting taken off to serve jail time in 2011. The bisexual party girl was broke and needed the money to cover mounting legal expenses related to convictions on charges of shoplifting, misdemeanor cocaine use, and DUI. Since then, she’s fled to Greece and is planning a comeback on MTV with a reality show about her nightclub.
SELENA GOMEZ found fame on the Disney Channel with “The Wizards of Waverly Place,” but then found plenty of trouble as an adult star. Her turbulent romance with Justin Bieber raised suspicions of drug use, and the star’s been through frequent stints in rehab over the years — and also went through a secret kidney transplant!
SHIA LaBEOUF starred in three “Transformers” blockbusters after starting hi scareer as a trouble-making kid on the Disney Channel’s “Even Stevens.” Then he found plenty more trouble as a grown-up actor, with plenty of arrests for brawling. He finally hit rock bottom when caught on video screaming racial slurs at a Georgia cop!
BRITNEY SPEARS endured one of showbiz’s most humiliating public meltdowns after the former star of “The New Mickey Mouse Club” became a sex-symbol pop tart! She burned out on the pressure of fame after one very short marriage, followed by a short-lived union with Kevin Federline. In a booze-and drug-fueled haze, the hard-partying singer lost custody of their two children and shocked the world by bizarrely shaving her head in public before finally entering rehab in 2017.
VANESSA HUDGENS became an overnight star as shy Gabriella Montez in the “High School Musical” movies — and then blew that image by emailing nearly-nude photos to her then-boyfriend and co-star Zac Efron. Someone pirated the revealing pics onto the Internet as part of the leaked ambush of stars called “The Fappening,” But she won back fans with a stellar turn as Rizzo in the musical production “Grease Live,” bravely going on with the show just a day after the death of her father!