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THE WEEK July 20: Crazy Characters

Updated: 2012-07-20 17:41
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Nadya Suleman, Octomom

Nadya Suleman, better known as the Octomom, became famous about three years ago when she decided to have eight eggs planted in her body at once, which resulted in the birth of octuplets. She has 14 kids in total. She immediately became a media sensation and immediately hated by the public because of some ridiculous interviews. Octomom swore that life at home was perfectly fine. But it soon became clear that things were spinning out of control. She went bankrupt. She lost her house. She said she would never resort to doing anything unethical to get things back on track. She said she would never go on public assistance. Now she's done both.

Vanity Wonder

As a professional dancer, Vanity Wonder had to compete to be the best. To do it, she did the equivalent of athletes taking steroids. She got illegal injections into her butt to make it bigger. Unfortunately for her, those illegal injections consisted of cement and a material that patches holes in rubber tires. She spent more than $15,000 on the illegal butt injections, and (not surprisingly) things went bad. She said to fix the problems she had to get silicone implants in her butt. Why didn't she spend money to get all of the stuff removed? Wonder just released a book called "Shot Girls" to warn people about the dangers of getting cement injected into your butt in hopes that it would prevent people from making the same mistake she did.

Ernie Brown, Jr., Turtleman

Turtleman doesn't need much of an introduction. He's a guy who hunts turtles and became famous on Youtube. Then a TV network gave him his own show. He's awesome.

Crazy Award: Barack Obama

Sometimes people's stupidity is actually impressive. This week, we hand out an award for the stupidest behavior. It goes to Barack Obama for comments he made regarding building a successful business in the US.

A few more quick introductions

The Westboro Baptist Church is a group of 40-something people who think that the entire world (except for themselves) is doomed to hell. They basically hate everyone. For more information, check out the documentary called "The Most Hated Family in America".

Actor Charlie Sheen is always making news for crazy things. Sheen went nuts after going through drama with the creator of his hit TV show and is now being considered to fill a spot as the newest host for "American Idol". If that happens, the show should be cancelled.

Lots of athletes are crazy. For example, NBA star Ron Artest fought fans in the crowd. He also changed his name to Metta Worldpeace.

Madonna resorted to showing her nipples during concerts. Lindsay Lohan seems to get drunk and crash cars whenever she has the chance. Jodie Marsh went from being a model to a (crazy looking) body builder. "Tanning Mom". Sarah Palin. The list goes on and on and on…

THE WEEK July 20: Crazy Characters

THE WEEK July 20: Crazy Characters
Director: Lin Hanqing Graphic Design: Zhang Xiao
Videographer: Cong Ruiting Producer: Chris Clark
Managing Producer: Christie Lee Executive Producer: Flora Yue
THE WEEK July 20: Crazy Characters
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