#38 Hugh Grant
Some celebrity arrests are just too hard to believe like the one involving Hugh Grant back in 1995. Despite the British actor’s wholesome image, he was actually arrested in June of that year in Los Angeles for receiving oral sex in a public place from Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown. He pleaded no contest and was fined $1,180. He was also placed on two years’ summary probation and was ordered to complete an AIDS education program.
The arrest occurred about two weeks before the release of his first major studio film, Nine Months. And though he was asked about his embarrassing arrest on several U.S. television shows while promoting his movie, many applauded the Love Actually actor for his refreshing honesty in talking about the incident. “He went ahead and faced the music and handled it with tongue [in] cheek,” said radio host Scott Shannon of how Grant handled the scandal.