For a lot of celebrities, 2018 was a rough year.
Whether they had run-ins with the law or made lame political statements in the second of Donald Trump’s presidency, a fair share of celebrities made their mark, so to speak.
Here’s a look at 2018’s five biggest celebrity losers.
1.) Alec Baldwin. The actor spent most of the year getting pats on the back from the leftist media — but things got a little shaky for him when he was arrested after an alleged scuffle over a parking space in Manhattan.
The “Saturday Night Live” star was accused of physically assaulting a man because of a parking space disagreement, but the actor denied the allegation through his lawyer in court.
It’s not Baldwin’s first brush with the law, however, nor is it the first time he’s been accused of having anger-related issues. Yet the mainstream media, desperate to celebrate his over-the-top portrayal of the president on “SNL,” have mostly ignored any issues.
Multiple female journalists came forward following Baldwin’s most recent spat with the law and gave more examples of the actor’s issues with anger and the press.
Baldwin has continued to portray the president on “Saturday Night Live” to wide liberal acclaim. How much longer will the Left continue to protect him?
2.) Tom Arnold. Arnold’s attempt to switch gears from comedy to political punditry has not exactly worked out for the “True Lies” star.
He threatened to show up at 12-year-old Barron Trump’s school at one point because he disagreed with the policies of the boy’s father.
He sent a misogynistic message of hatred to conservative commentator Candace Owens, one that proves he should probably stay away from any political debates involving women.
He also went viral a couple times for some especially odd interviews he gave. In one he did with CNN, Arnold seemingly became confused about when or how to answer simple questions.
Another ended in a war of words between him and Megyn Kelly, who questioned Arnold about a physical altercation he had with producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Then there was the confrontation between Arnold and Dean Cain. The conservative actor and former Superman was not happy with Arnold’s suggestion on Twitter that he was homophobic — Cain has long been in support of gay rights. A video showed Cain confronting Arnold in person about the accusations when the two ran into each other during separate interviews by Larry King.
Arnold essentially cowered in the interview and said he did not remember the tweet. But oddly, he then followed up by doubling down on his accusations on Twitter.
Then there was a visit to Arnold by the Secret Service — which was concerned about the rhetoric he’d been pushing.
And how could anyone forget his new show, “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes”? It was meant to uncover an audio recording that would prove President Donald Trump was racist. Despite hours and hours of footage, the show came up with nothing.
3.) Alyssa Milano. Even “Saturday Night Live” goes out of its way to poke fun at this outspoken leftist. In a cold open on “SNL” that took aggressive aim at now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (played by Matt Damon), the show delivered an exaggerated version of the September hearing meant to determine whether 11th-hour sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh had any merit.
Actress Alyssa Milano was at the hearing — and wound up being a huge distraction. She had no reason to be there except to build her political brand. “SNL” saw through that charade and used a cardboard cutout of her in its cold open. The joke targeted not only Milano but all celebrities who offer up empty and meaningless support for their causes.
The actress also recently criticized a crowdfunding campaign to finance a border wall between Mexico and the United States. She said the money would be better spent on veterans — but many pointed out that she seemed unaware the campaign was started by an Air Force veteran.
4.) Bette Midler. After the year she’s had, she likely needs to take a break from politics for a bit.
The actress and musician used her Twitter account to do everything from fantasize about the death of the president and his family to call Trump a “murderer.”
At one point she went too far for even the Left when she said women “are the N-word of the world.”
The odd statement earned Midler enough backlash that she actually apologized publicly for that.
5.) Michael Moore. Moore’s commitment to criticizing President Trump in 2018 at every possible turn did not exactly pay off for him.
After releasing a flop of a Broadway show and a whisper of a movie targeting the president, Moore tripled down and put “Fahrenheit 11/9” in theaters. For a documentary, the project had a very wide release and big things were expected, likely since the title was a play on his biggest hit film — “Fahrenheit 9/11” — which earned over $119 million after its 2004 release.
“Fahrenheit 11/9,” which compared Trump to Hitler at one point, did not enjoy anywhere near the same success as Moore’s early films. The movie earned only $6.4 million during its domestic run at the box office.
While critics were sold on it — it earned 81 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes — the moviegoing public was a little more skeptical of Moore. The film earned only 57 percent positive reviews from users on Rotten Tomatoes.
Oh, and as for his picks for people to run in 2020 against Donald Trump? He’s mentioned everyone from Michelle Obama, the former first lady, to Tom Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor.
Check out the trailer for Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” below: