10 Most Embarrassing Famous Family Members

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Steve Horner's fighting for the rights of balding white guys everywhere!
Every family has a black sheep. Just ask Minnesota Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. His brother Steve Horner is on a one-man quest to stop Ladies Nights around the country and make a profit doing so. He's also written a letter to the Minnesota Daily laying out the differences between himself and his politician brother, including how his quest to protect the rights of a "balding white guy" earned him a month in the workhouse.

In honor of the brothers Horner, who make #10 on our list, we present our list of the 10 Most Embarrassing Famous Family Members:
These are relatives who have shamed some of the most accomplished and well-known individuals in the world today. With any luck, maybe the 10 of them will get together for their own reality show on VH1.

Gallagher Too

It would seem impossible to embarrass a man who sledgehammers watermelons for a living, but that didn't stop Gallagher's younger brother Ron from trying.

Because Gallagher was afraid he was losing market share to Carrot Top, he allowed his down-on-his luck bro to franchise the hammering fruit routine and take it to small clubs across the country.

But that wasn't enough for Ron--he tried to usurp the Gallagher throne. Ron started calling himself "Gallagher Too" and refused his brother's demand to make it clear that he wasn't the original. In August 2000, Gallagher 1.0 took the interloper to court and won.

Much like Highlander, when it comes to Gallaghers, there can be only one.

Al Gore III

Al Gore III is a guy most Americans first heard of when Big Al spoke about his son's childhood car accident and near-death experience during a speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1992. And Gore says he began writing Earth in the Balance in the hospital where his son was recovering.

What does Mr. Global Warming get in return? A kid counteracting daddy's goody two-shoes rep by repeatedly getting arrested on drug charges -- most recently after being clocked doing 100 mph in a Prius! Better living through chemistry seems to be behind him now: He last was seen briefly skittering across everyone's radar when he climbed into the ring as "Kid Blanco" for the sake of charity.

Noah Cyrus

It's a special honor to be named Miley Cyrus's most embarrassing sibling.

And though we really hate picking on little kids, this honor really goes to her parents for letting the media capture her past series of embarrassing events.

The ten-year-old little wonder has been seen showing up at red carpet events--seemingly without a guardian--wearing short tutus, knee-high hooker boots, tiny swim suits, and feathered burlesque gear all while wearing enough makeup to make Christina Aguilera blush.

At the tender age of nine the precocious performer was caught pole dancing at a Teen Choice Awards after party, and has shown up on YouTube dancing to Akon's "Smack That" and Ke$ha's "Tik Tok."

Billy Ray, please take away her access to the internet. It's freaking us out. We're sure Noah will thank you for it once she in her 20s.   

Mitch Winehouse

Think of him as the U.K. answer to Michael Lohan. When Amy Winehouse was wandering the streets of Camden in a crack and booze haze, father Mitch Winehouse was there to give misinformed interviews to the press about her health issues (which have ranged from impetigo to emphysema to bulimia), and to discuss his infidelity and subsequent divorce from Amy's mother (which happened over a decade ago).

When asked how his daughter was doing post rehab, he exclaimed, "Fantastic, fantastic. Her boobs are great as well." He followed that up with a "I shouldn't have said that should I?" No, you really shouldn't have.

Mitch promises to continue his campaign of embarrassment into the future: He's recording a jazz album as we speak.

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