Honorable Mentions: Casey Anthony. Arnold Schwarzenegger has illegitimate child with his maid; kid dresses up as the Terminator for Halloween. Ke$ha.
5. The Royal Wedding.
While we’ve posted on the royal wedding before, we’re still amazed at how long this cloud of bullshit lingered (and continues to linger/respawn). First it was about the princess-to-be and the wedding itself. Then it was about the hats. Then it was about her hot sister with the weird name (oh, right, “Pippa.”). Then it was about her alleged and highly anticipated pregnancy. Why everyone felt it so necessary to freak out about this, we’ll never know.
4. Kim Kardashian gets married… for 72 days. Kim married basketball player Kris Humphries, and divorced him less than three months later. Cue media firestorm: it was fake! They did it for the money! All of it is a sham! Do you people not realize Kim Kardashian’s entire life is a scam to get your money? Why did you think her marriage to this douche would be any different? C’mon! On a side note, I think the height-difference alone doomed them. I mean, that would really, really complicate things… like dancing.
3. Justin Bieber’s baby mama drama. Everyone’s favorite manboy singer was accused of having sex with some random nineteen year old girl in a bathroom at one of his concerts, resulting in her getting preggers. We already posted about this, largely because this girl was claiming she banged a minor… for more entertainment! Not only was it impossible to Google “Justin Bieber Baby” to get any information about this ridiculous story (given the title of his single), it was just stupid. There’s so much wrong here. First off, if you’re nineteen and you are at a Justin Bieber concert, you should be ashamed of yourself. Secondly, I’m sure this kid has a little more class than to have sex with you in a bathroom stall. I mean, he’s Bieber, he gets whatever he wants. He would probably make love to you on a bed of candy or something equally juvenile. Three, maybe you shouldn’t text people and reveal that you’re full of shit when you’re trying to scam a celebrity out of child support for the next eighteen years. On top of that, maybe Biebs should have listened up on his Kanye West before hitting the bigtime: “eighteen years, she got one of yo’ kids got you for eighteen years.” Just sayin. However, the tweets about this stuff were, admittedly, HILARIOUS. Nothing better than twelve year olds freakin’ out and calling some teenager a dirty, lying whore (which she was).
2. Charlie Sheen goes overboard on blow, “Winning!” If somebody didn’t realize Charlie Sheen was a little bit “off” before his coke addiction hit the fan this year, then you must’ve been living under a rock. The way news media latched on to this bombshell of a story, though, only happens once in a blue moon. Sheen is no idiot–he used his meltdown to his advantage, and is possibly one of the only celebrities I’ve ever heard of making money off of their sheer insanity caused by drug abuse. Charlie, you are, truly, a rock star from Mars.
1. Rebecca Black gives the world “Friday.” I don’t know what was more amazing: how totally, absolutely, and truly BAD this song was, the hysterical memes that resulted from it, or people’s unchecked rage toward Rebecca Black herself. This goofy YouTube video took on a life of its own and even created a template for a Kohl’s Black Friday ad this year. While the song was awful, you have to be impressed with a piece of music that causes such a guttural reaction among the public and is collectively condemned as the worst song of all time. Just think, Jefferson Starship had to work almost thirty years to get “We Built This City” declared as the worst song of all time. It took Rebecca Black about two weeks. Bravo.
We hope you’ll remember 2011 like we will: