13 Celeb Shockers of 2004

Ashlee's lip-synch, Tara's flash, Britney's first wedding and more scandalous moments. By Janice Morris


What was Anna Nicole Smith's excuse for slurring her words, stumbling offstage and generally being loopy at the Nov. 14 American Music Awards? Nearsightedness. When she apparently couldn't read the TelePrompTer, the TrimSpa spokeswoman shimmied to the podium to introduce Kanye West and asked, "Like my body?," then declared the rapper a "freakin' genius." A rep for the newly svelte bombshell, 37, denied rumors that drugs or alcohol were to blame.

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