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2015: Raise Your Mug(shot) to Celebrity Trouble

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How did you really feel when you saw Bill Cosby walk into that courtroom? More sick than sad? Angry over what he could have done to women?

US comedian Bill Cosby arrives December 30, 2015 to the Court House in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby was arraigned over an incident that took place in 2004 -- the first criminal charge filed against the actor after dozens of women claimed abuse.AFP PHOTO/KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Cosby arrives December 30, 2015 to court in Elkins Park, PA

This was once “America’s Dad,” now he’s America’s punchline!

daily news cosby cover

He’s another example of a swift fall from grace.

It seems 2015 had a lot of famous people with NO GRACE. We’ve seen a man go from Subway to going AWAY for a long time.  Thanks Jared (sarcastic tone here), for being so gross!

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Jared Fogle, former Subway pitchman

We’ve seen actors with careers “Transform” in a bad way.  Thanks, Shia.

While others have come to a “screech-ing” halt. Look what happened to that kid on “Saved by the Bell.”

screech mugshot

Dustin Diamond aka “Screech”

Yes, 2015 has broken our faith in what we thought was good. Celebrity has its dark side. Sure, they have talent and a few lucky breaks, but bad choices don’t discriminate — no matter what year it is.

And as we head into a new year, you can bet more of the famous will fall. Unless, they listen to words Bill Cosby once said: “It takes a big man to admit he has a problem.”

Perhaps art should imitate life?

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