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Famous, rich and BAD; The role models who shocked their fans.

Byline: LEANNE SMYTH

FAME is a fickle thing. One minute you're the hottest ticket in town, the next you're old news.

Just look at teen sensation Miley Cyrus. The 18-year-old Hannah Montana star was voted the worst celebrity role model for young people - by teenage girls.

We take a look at the other former celebrity idols who have fallen from grace and shocked their adoring public.

These are the celebs who've crashed from a dizzying height.

BRITNEY SPEARS IN 1999 Britney Spears hit our screens looking more innocent than ever, she seemed like the kind of girl every mother would love. But little did we know that she would go on to cause such controversy in the next 12 years.

From nude photos in 2007 to drink-driving the following year, Britney, 29, has secured herself a place in the long list of celebrities who people don't look up to any more.

RONAN KEATING

LOVE rat Ronan shocked fans when it was revealed he cheated with a Boyzone backing dancer.

The 34-year-old bedded Francine Cornell last year, leaving wife of 12 years Yvonne absolutely devastated.

WAYNE ROONEY

THE soccer ace was a hit with fans until he strayed from his marital bed.

The 25-year-old Manchester United star cheated on his wife Coleen when she was pregnant with their son Kai.

He bedded prostitute Jennifer Thompson, who said: "Wayne enjoyed all our meetings."

COLIN FARRELL

HELL-raiser Colin was worshipped by the nation until he shocked fans with his boozy behaviour and explicit sex tapes. But he now seems to have mended his ways.

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS

TUDORS star Jonathon Rhys Meyers may be one of Ireland's leading actors but he is also one of the nation's biggest boozers.

The 33-year-old has been in and out of rehab since 2005 with his alcohol addiction and has also been banned from flying on United Airlines due to disruptive antics.

CHRIS

BROWN was once the popstar boys wanted to be like and girls wanted to be dating until he lashed out at his girlfriend Rihanna.

After the attack RiRi was left with a bloody nose and bite marks on her arms.

LINDSAY LOHAN

PARTY girl Lindsay made her film debut in The Parent Trap in 1998.

It's hard to imagine the woman we know now was ever that cute little girl.

She's faced drink and drug charges and accusations of theft in recent years.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2011
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