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