10 worst celebrity hotel room trashings

Hotel rooms and celebrities are often a bad combination; in fact, for some celebrities, the relationship between stardom and accommodation can be downright explosive. And that’s when hotel rooms get trashed.

Although destroying hotel rooms was once reserved solely for rock stars, their famous Hollywood counterparts have joined the club and now wreck havoc with comparable glee and abandon. In fact, according to Budget Travel’s Ten Celebrity-Trashed Hotel Rooms, two actors have managed to crack the Top Ten–Lindsay Lohan for leaving a “pigpen” (including a bloody syringe) at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, and Johnny Depp for causing $9,767 worth of damage at Manhattan’s Mark Hotel which, incidentally, he blamed on a crazed armadillo. Ironically enough, one of the other guests at the time was The Who’s Roger Daltrey (whose band mate Keith Moon also made the Top Ten list). Daltrey, however, wasn’t impressed, according to the Budget Travel article and gave poor Depp a lowly score of 1 on a scale of 10. “It took him so bloody long,” he later told People Magazine, “The Who could’ve done the job in one minute flat.”

Budget Travel writer Marc Spitz incorporates other pithy quotes and a healthy dose of humor in walking us through the handiwork of all ten nominees, carefully detailing the blood splattered walls, thrown TV sets (that’s Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones doing the honors in the video above), arson attempts, fecal surprises, shattered glass and other hotel room mishaps our favorite stars have left behind.

My favorite line: “The Who were subsequently banned from all Holiday Inns for life. Sadly for Moon, that would amount to only about 11 years.”

Keep it up, Budget Travel! Love the new humor!

Related: Photo Gallery of Really, Really Bad Hotel Rooms

Baked Bean Museum of Excellence and Captain Beany

Perhaps you have a can of baked beans in your kitchen cabinet. There is one place in Wales where baked beans have taken over the place. At the Baked Bean Museum of Excellence in Port Talbot there are 200 items that pay tribute to this every person’s foodstuff. The guy who owns this museum, Captain Beany (I kid you not, this is his legal name) filled a two-bedroom flat with cans of baked beans of various sizes and baked bean paraphernalia as a way to draw attention to his fundraising efforts and earn his place on the list of eccentrics who do good work. Plus, the museum is a tribute to the concept that just about anything can be interesting.

Captain Beany’s love of baked beans started somehow with the music group The Who and the photo of Roger Daltry that was taken while he was sitting in a bathtub of baked beans and used for the 1960s album cover The Who Sell Out. Inspired, Captain Beany, (then Barry Kirk) sat in his own bathtub of baked beans in the Aberavon Beach Hotel lobby in Port Talbot in a fundraising stunt. There’s a lot to this guy who has transformed himself into an oddball superhero. He’s earned awards from the department of tourism for promoting his town. If you go to the museum you get a personally signed certificate that says you were there.