Michael Jackson's "baby dangling" moment is now the stuff of parenting infamy.
In 2002, the star held his struggling 9-month-old son, Prince Michael II, over his hotel balcony during a stay in Berlin. Jackson held his son with just one arm around the his waist over a metal railing.
In a statement, Jackson said through his lawyer that the incident was a "terrible mistake." The statement read, "I offer no excuses for what happened. I got caught up in the excitement of the moment. I would never intentionally endanger the lives of my children."
Rocker and sometime actress Courtney Love has made outrageous behavior into a career.
A 1992 article in Vanity Fair alleged Love used heroin while she was pregnant with her daughter, Francis Bean. Love initially denied the report, but in an interview with British Elle magazine published in 2008, she reportedly said, "My daughter knows I did drugs in my first trimester of pregnancy. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces when she was born and she was healthy."
Actor Alec Baldwin's call to his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, became the talk of the parenting world in 2007 when the actor, in a tirade, called his daughter a "thoughtless little pig" in voice mail. According to reports, Baldwin was temporarily barred from contacting Ireland after the message.
Baldwin later apologized, saying he'd lost his temper, and cited stress from his ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger as the real issue.
Alec Baldwin is seen here in New York, Dec. 9, 2009.
On March 1, 2011, Brooke Mueller Sheen obtained a restraining order to keep actor Charlie Sheen away from her and their young sons because she was afraid of violent comments the actor had made in recent days.
In this image from video released by RadarOnline.com, Charlie Sheen holds one of his 23-month-old twins before they are removed from his Hollywood Hills home late Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Los Angeles. At the time, Sheen had been living with two women, one reportedly a nanny and model, the other, a porn star.