Top Ten Celebrity Comebacks of the Decade

In 2000, airport security guards discovered marijuana in both her and husband Bobby Brown's luggage. Charges against the couple were later dropped but rumors about Houston's drug use continued as she grew horribly thin, canceled appearances and developed a reputation for being difficult.

In Houston's now-infamous interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer in 2002, the singer claimed she made too much money to buy crack. "Let's get that straight. Okay? We don't do crack. We don't do that. Crack is whack," she said.

Seven years later, as she staged her comeback, Houston admitted in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, that she used to smoke marijuana laced with cocaine and she and Brown "would have ounces" of cocaine available at all times.

Houston claims she has shed both her drug habit and Brown, whom she divorced in 2007, and with this year's release of her first album in seven years, it appeared the old Houston was back -- well, almost. Her album went to the top of the Billboard chart in its first week but Houston's voice, as demonstrated during the Oprah appearance, wasn't what it used to be.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin's personal life threatened to eclipse his professional life at the start of the decade following his divorce from actress Kim Basinger and their contentious public custody battle.

Baldwin hit a low point in 2007 when he left a scathing voicemail for his daughter and the recording was later made public. He admitted that he made a mistake but claimed that his ex-wife had made it difficult for him to be in his daughter's life and he was suffering from parental alienation syndrome. In the June 2009 issue of Playboy, he admitted he had contemplated suicide over the leaked voice mail.

"I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me," he said. "If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal."

Instead, Baldwin turned his focus toward his work. In 2006 it paid off when he landed the role of a television executive in the critically acclaimed series "30 Rock." In 2008 and 2009, Baldwin won the Emmy for best actor in a comedy, heralding his comeback to popularity.

He ends the decade in a film with Meryl Streep and Steve Martin and signed up to host next year's Oscars with Martin.>

For more end of decade coverage see Soapnet's Best of The Decade

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