Provocation, poor taste, questionable ethics, incompetence, regrettable decisions, and egregious criminal acts, featuring: Russia's "unsurpassed master of profanity." The Cairene laundry presser whose ode to bin Laden was yanked from the Egyptian airwaves. The troubled Jamaican genius who spent the last years of his short life in prison for murder. Japan's greatest unpop star. The Beirut underground star whose fuck you to Lebanon's military leaders nearly ended his career. The creepy American hustler whose death unleashed a torrent of horrifying not-so-secret secrets.