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Baby names to avoid: The biggest scandals of 2014

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Even the most beloved baby names can become tainted by public scandals. You looked forward to naming your son Bill or William…  and then the Bill Cosby rumors surface. Or you fell in love with the name June but Mama June Shannon decides to start dating a man who molested her daughter. Were any of your potential baby names affected by one of 2014's top scandals?

Adele Dazeem: At the 2014 Oscars, John Travolta butchered his introduction of Idina Menzel singing the Frozen hit "Let It Go."

Alessandra Stanley: The New York Times TV critic was chastised for calling Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman."

Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin: Their emails, exposed by the Sony hackers, were ripe with personal attacks on Angelina Jolie and President Obama.

Bobby Shmurda: It's been revealed that the rapper is involved in drug dealing as well as deadly gang violence.

Bruce Jenner: His divorce from Kris is secondhand news compared to rumors that he's considering altering his gender.

Christopher Christie: The New Jersey governor is at the center of 2014's biggest political scandal, Bridgegate.

Dimitri Diatchenko: The Sons of Anarchy actor allegedly skinned and ate his ex-girlfriend's pet rabbit.

Dustin Diamond: The Saved by the Bell star, aka Screech, was arrested for stabbing a fellow bar patron with a switchblade. 

Eric Shinseki: The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned, leaving a seriously flawed system that is not sufficiently managing the healthcare needs of American veterans.

Gabriel Harris: At 3 a.m., this drunk guy unwisely opted to ride his bicycle through a Taco Bell drive-thru.

Hank Baskett:  We are still confused about the strange cheating scandal that rocked the NBA player's marriage to Kendra Wilkinson.

Jean Kasem:  The widow of Casey Kasem made headlines when she buried her husband without informing his children.

Jessa Duggar Dillard: The 19 Kids and Counting star offended many when she compared abortion to the Holocaust.

Justin Bieber: The goofy pop star serves up plenty of scandalous behavior, including racial slurs, DUIs, fist fights and annoying smiling mugshots.

Kanye West: If you didn't already have enough reasons to dislike him, the conceited musician stopped his concert because fans in wheelchairs wouldn't stand up in his honor.

Michael Grimm: The New York Republican representative pled guilty to tax evasion but refuses to vacate his seat.

Mohammed Islam: The 17-year-old teen from New York City now claims that he, in fact, did not earn $72 million by trading stocks while on his lunch hour at school.

Phil Robertson:  The Duck Dynasty star attempted to use religion to support his homophobic comments.

Rachel Frederickson:  The Biggest Loser contestant stunned worried fans when she went from 260 lbs. to an alarming 105 lbs.

Ray Rice: The entire nation was up in arms after video surfaced of NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee.

Renée Zellweger:  The beloved actress was virtually unrecognizable following some cosmetic "enhancements" to her face.

Robert and Maureen McDonnell: The ex-Virginia governor and his wife were found guilty of 11 counts of public corruption.

Roseanne Barr: The abrasive comic tweeted a tasteless photo of her bloodied face along with a comment about having a "tussle" with Bill Cosby.

Ryan McPherson and Daniel Tanner: The Bumfights creators allegedly transported child body parts stolen from a Bangkok hospital and labeled as "toys."

Solange Knowles: Beyonce stepped aside to let her sister assault her husband Jay-Z on an elevator, and we were left to speculate why she would attack..

Stephen Collins and Faye Grant:  He admits to "inappropriate behavior with girls," but she denies exploiting the situation to force a divorce settlement.

Teresa and Joe Giudice: The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars are off to jail thanks to numerous charges of fraud.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott: The reality TV stars played out their marital woes for the world to see, and it wasn't pretty.

Vicki Gunvalson: The 52-year-old star of The Real Housewives of Orange County "inadvertently" posted a topless Instagram photo, her voluptuous glory reflected in her new Beats headphones.

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