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Stars' Most Regrettable Moments

Paula Abdul's Idol blunder, Nikki Blonsky's airport brawl, Miss USA's tumble – it's all the "oops!" and blunders we just can't forget. By Aaron Parsley


After denying he had an extramarital relationship, former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards confirmed in August that he had an affair with a 44-year-old woman who had worked for his campaign. "I made a very serious mistake, a mistake that I am responsible for and no one else," the senator said in a statement. "I told [my wife] Elizabeth about the mistake, asked her for her forgiveness, [and] asked God for his forgiveness."