In 1999, Vanilla Ice went berserk on set of "The MTV Lame 25," which named his "Ice Ice Baby" video the ninth worst of all time. The rapper destroyed the set with the baseball bat, scaring hosts Jon Stewart, Denis Leary, Chris Kattan and Janeane Garofalo in the process.
Tom Cruise went over-the-top in expressing his love for then-girlfriend Katie Holmes on the set of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 2005, jumping up and down on the talk show host's couch.
In 2007, video shot by David Hasselhoff's daughter of the drunk actor lying shirtless on the floor and eating a hamburger made its way online, forcing the recovering alcoholic to admit he had relapsed.
While greeting fans from his hotel room in Germany in 2002, Michael Jackson made headlines when he decided to dangle his infant son Blanket over the balcony.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was too drunk to perform during a UK set in 2016, leading the rest of his band to abandon him on stage, bringing an abrupt end to the show.
No stranger to public outbursts, Kanye West's most recent tirade came when the rapper served as host and musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" in February 2016. An audio recording caught West dissing the show for last-minute changes, dubbing Taylor Swift a "fake ass," and calling himself "50 percent" more influential than Pablo Picasso.
Best known for playing Kramer on "Seinfeld," Michael Richards earned a different reputation on stage at The Laugh Factory in 2006 when a fan recording him slinging racial epithets at a heckler in the audience.
In the midst of a very public meltdown in 2007, Britney Spears' most infamous moment came when she shaved her head and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella.
After being fired from CBS' "Two and a Half Men" in 2011, Charlie Sheen gave an erratic interview to NBC's "Today," in which he claimed he cured himself of addiction and coined the phrase "tiger blood."
In 2008, Christian Bale flipped out on the set of "Terminator Salvation," delivering an expletive-laden tirade against the film's director of photography when he accidentally walked into the actor's eyeline during the shoot.
Legendary director Orson Welles was caught on tape throwing a temper tantrum while recording audio for a Findus frozen foods commercial in 1970.
Audio of "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin calling his own daughter a "rude, thoughtless pig" was released online in 2007, in the midst of a contentious custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger.
The scandal-plagued Mel Gibson came under fire in 2010 when a voicemail he left for his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, surfaced online. In the recording, the actor can be heard calling the mother of his daughter a "f--king pig in heat" and threatening rape.
Amy Winehouse, whose public battle with drug addiction led to her death in 2011, was booed off the stage during her last concert tour when her obvious intoxication made it impossible for her to perform.
In 1996, Bjork famously attacked a reporter attempting to interview the singer as she arrived at the airport in Thailand. Video of the incident shows the singer knocking the reporter to the ground and striking her repeatedly.