2011 IN REVIEW: HEADLINES
Friday, December 30, 2011
The biggest headlines of 2011 in no particular order:
- Gabrielle Giffords survives after being shot in the head. She was one of 18 wounded. Six people died.
- A massive earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan in March. It triggered the worst nuclear meltdown in a quarter century.
- A tornado devasted Joplin, Missouri killing 157 people.
- A small earthquake was felt along the east coast. It caused damage to the Washington Monument.
- Osama bin Laden was killed and tossed into the sea.
- Muammar al Qaddafi's 40-year reign of terror ended with his death.
- The world watched as Prince William and Kate Middleton got married.
- The nation paused as we marked 10 years since the September 11th attacks.
- Hurricane Irene caused major damage along the east coast.
- People upset with the country's richest one-percent of residents staged Occupy protests across the country.
- Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor, was sentenced to 4 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
- Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged for sexually assaulting numerous boys. Joe Paterno was forced to resign in the middle of the scandal.
- Hermain Cain ended his campain for president after allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity.
- After eight years and thousands of deaths, the U.S. pulled its troops out of Iraq.
- Kim Jong Il dies of a massive heart attack.
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ELIZABETH TAYLOR -- ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS
ANDY ROONEY -- "60 MINUTES" COMMENTATOR
STEVE JOBS -- CO-FOUNDER & CEO OF APPLE
JACK KEVORKIAN -- RIGHT-TO-DIE ACTIVIST
BETTY FORD -- FORMER FIRST LADY
ROBERT SARGENT SHRIVER -- PEACE CORPS FOUNDING DIRECTOR
JACK LaLANNE -- FITNESS GURU
AMY WINEHOUSE -- SINGER-SONGWRITER
PATRICE O'NEAL -- COMEDIAN
RYAN DUNN -- "JACKASS" STAR
PETER FALK -- ACTOR
JAMES ARNESS -- ACTOR
JOE FRAZIER -- HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
DAN WHELDON -- INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNER
HEAVY D -- RAPPER
NATE DOGG -- RAPPER
NICK ASHFORD -- SINGER
CLARENCE CLEMONS --"E STREET BAND" SAX PLAYER
KIM JON IL -- NORTH KOREAN LEADER
OSAMA BIN LADEN
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2011 IN REVIEW: STAR SCANDALS
Thursday, December 29, 2011
2011 would have been nothing without its share of celebrity scandals and there were plenty of them making headlines. From Arnold Schwarzenegger's 15-year-old love child with his housekeeper to Ashton and Demi's split, 2011 was full of drama.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver divorce
After 25 years of marriage, Arnold and Shriver announced they were separating back in May. Later in the month, we found out why. Arnold had a secret affair right under Maria's nose - with their own housekeeper!
Russell Brand & Katy Perry Divorce
After just over a year of marriage, the singer and actor/comedian announced they are getting a divorce. On December 30 Brand released a statement saying, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
Charlie Sheen Goes Crazy
Quit "Two and a Half Men" and traded insults with his bosses. Ended the year on a "winning" note. He's got a new show starting in 2012.
Anthony Weiner Twitter Scandal
The New York Democrat tweeted lewd pictures of himself for the world to see. At first, he said his account was hacked into, but later he was forced to reveal the truth. Too much heat caused the U.S. representative to resign.
Kim Kardashian's Divorce
E! paid the socialite millions to air her wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries. 72 days later, their marriage was over. Many thought the whole event was a fake to bring even more attention to the Kardashian family.
The Republican was ahead in the polls, but allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity brought his campaign to its knees.
Penn State Scandal
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a number of boys he was supposed to be mentoring. Legandary coach Joe Paterno was forced out for failing to alert police.
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From talking twin babies to a teenager who scored a hit with an awfully bad song. Here are so of the online videos that everyone was checking out in 2011.
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American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Hardcore Pawn, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Survivor, SNL, NCIS, The Jersey Shore, 16 & Pregnant, Pawn Stars, Tanked, Louie, Portlandia, Justified, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad
The X-Factor, Terra Nova, The Playboy Club, Charlie's Angels, Skins, The Rosie Show, Oprah's Lifeclass, H8R, Whitney
Fear Factor, Beavis & Butthead, Lingo
Hannah Montana, Medium, Friday Night Lights, Rescue Me, All My Children, The Nate Berkus Show, Kate Plus 8, Charlie's Angels, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Judge Karen's Court, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Don't Forget The Lyrics, Skins, The Playboy Club, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
- Meredith Viera left The Today Show
- Oprah Winfrey left her talk show after 25 years
- Regis Philbin left Live!
- Katie Couric left the anchor desk at CBS for a talk show at ABC.
- Mary Hart left "Entertainment Tonight."
- Steve Carell left "The Office."
- Charlie Sheen left Two and a Half Men, bad-mouthed the show and then made nice.
- The MTV show Skins was about teen sex and drugs. It was canceled after one season.
- Veteran J.R. Martinez won Dancing with the Stars.
- "The Chew" replaced legendary soap "All My Children" on ABC.
- The Jersey Shore kepy getting huge ratings for MTV.
- Oprah launched her OWN newtork to less than stellar ratings.
- Brian Williams launched his own weekly magazine show, Rock Center, on NBC.
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2011 IN REVIEW: BEST/WORST SONGS
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Andy Grammer - "Keep Your Head up"
The Band Perry - "If I Die Young"
The Black Keys - "Tighten Up"
Blake Shelton - "Honey Bee"
Britney Spears - "Till The World Ends"
Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
Bruno Mars - "The Lazy Song"
Coldplay - "Paradise"
Dr. Dre ft. Eminem and Skylar Gray - "I Need A Doctor"
Enrique Iglesias - "Tonight"
Flo Rida - "Good Feeling"
Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Hot Chelle Rae - "Tonight, Tonight"
Jay Z ft. Kanye West - "N****s in Paris"
Jennifer Lopz - "On The Floor"
Jessie J - "Price Tag"
Katy Perry - "E.T."
Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night"
Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"
Lady Gaga - "Edge of Glory"
Lady Gaga - "You and I"
Lil Wayne - "How To Love"
LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"
Luke Bryan - "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)"
Maroon 5 - "Misery"
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera - "Moves Like Jagger"
Michael Buble - "Haven't Met You Yet"
Neon Trees - "1983"
Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"OneRepublic - "Good Life"
Pitbull - "Give Me Everything"
Rihanna - "Cheers (Drink to That)"
Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Taylor Swift - "Mean"
Usher - "DJ Got Us Fallin In Love"
Wiz Khalifa - "Black and Yellow"
Bad Meets Evil - "Lighters"
Beyonce - "Run The World (Girls)"
Black Eyed Peas - "Just Can't Get Enough"
Britney Spears - "Criminal"
Cobra Starship - "You Make Me Feel"
Jennifer Lopez - "On The Floor"
Jessie J - "Price Tag"
JTX - "Love In America"
Rebecca Black - "Friday"
Rihanna - "What's My Name"
Anything from Justin Bieber's Christmas album
Foster The People, Wiz Khalifa, The Band Perry, Jessie J
Artists we hadn't heard from in a while who released new albums in 2011.
Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez brought new energy to American Idol.
- Amy Winehouse died at just 27 years old. Nate Dogg and Heavy D also passed.
- Beyonce announced she's pregnant at the MTV VMA's.
- Simon Cowell's X-Factor debuted to less-than-stellar ratings.
- The White Stripes and R.E.M. broke up.
- Rolling Stone and MTV picked Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" as the best single of 2011.
-Billboard named Adele artist of the year.
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oprah RETIRES BEYONCE'S PREGNANT weinergate tHe rOyaL wEdDinG "WINNING" elizabeth taylor dies Schwarzenegger Scandal 9-9-9 XFACTOR katy perry Kardashian MITT ROMNEY bin laden killed IPHONE 4S "the help" ChArLie shEen American Idol jerry SANDUSKY nicki minaj DEREK JETER 3K Andy Rooney j.r. MARTINEZ ASHTON/DEMI SPLIT Donald Trump regis leaves "live" All My Children Cancelled sTevE jObS "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ADELE angry BIRDS Lady Gaga "modern family" PIPPA own COLDPLAY party rock anthem Clarence Clemons kObe BrYaNt dIVorCe jessica simpson pregnant TWITTER qadaffi killed AMY WINEHOUSE Occupy Movement wHiTeY bUlGer cApTureD J-LO/MARC ANTHONY DIVORCE chris Brown/GMA OUTBURST rolling in the deep rihanna Meredith Viera leaves "Today" LINDSAY LOHAN christina aguilera/national anthem Casey Anthony MOVES LIKE JAGGER Bruno Mars american IDOL KATE MIDDLETON "bridesmaids" TWO AND A HALF MEN Egypt riots tigerblood WIZ KHALIFA Rebecca Black MILA KUNIS iPad 2 NATE DOGG Gabrielle Giffords japan EARTHQUAKE rApTuRe Kris Humphries JESSE JAMES/KAT VON D joe Frazier ChArLA nAsH FaCe TranSpLant Bad Economy THE TALK howard STERN "Honey Badger Don't Care" east COAST quake Pulling Out of Iraq SIRI mariah CAREY'S twins ZuMbA Melissa Mccarthy patrice O'NEAL
Labels: year in review
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2011 IN REVIEW: QUOTES
Monday, December 19, 2011
"Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children." - President Obama
"The damn show destroyed my family." -- Billy Ray Cyrus, referring to Hannah Montana
"Winning!" - Charlie Sheen
"I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen." - Charlie Sheen
"Lord, I want to thank you for my smokin' hot wife tonight, Lisa, and my two children, Eli and Emma, or as we like to call the 'The Little E's." - NASCAR preacher Joe Nelms (see above)
"You and this show have been the great love of my life. This last show is really about me saying thank you ... it is my love letter to you." - Oprah Winfrey during her last show
"The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart." - Hugh Hefner on the cancellation of what would have been his third wedding
"I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show." - Kim Kardashian on her 72-day wedding
"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." - President Obama on the death of Steve Jobs
"Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." - Steve Jobs' last words on Oct. 5, as reported by his sister Mona Simpson in her eulogy.
"Oops." - Presidential candidate Rick Perry after unsuccessfully attempting to remember the third federal agency he would eliminate during a November debate.
"I'll always remember these moments I spent with you." - Regis Philbin to viewers after signing off after 28 years on Live!
"We are the 99 percent!" - Occupy Wall Street protestors
"Honey badger don't care!" - You Tube sensation
Labels: year in review
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HOWARD STERN JOINS AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
Friday, December 16, 2011
Howard Stern ended 2011 with a bang. On Thursday, he put weeks of rumors to rest, announcing he will be a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent next summer. For weeks, rumors have been swirling about Stern joining the show. It will now be taped in New York City to accommodate Stern's Sirus/XM radio show. Howie Mandel is psyched about Stern judging along with him. Of course, the Parents' Television Council is already blasting NBC for hiring Stern. If you don't like it, don't watch it! Stern knows music and is a fan of the show. He'll be a great addition to AGT. Piers Morgan probably should have stayed on board. His CNN show is not doing well in the ratings.
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You had to figure it was coming. After moving Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to the dead zone of Friday nights, ABC has announced it's canceling the long-running show. Makeover will wrap in January after nine seasons. ABC says the show will be back now and then for specials. On the January 13th finale, the team will build seven homes in seven days in tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri. The show's host, Ty Pennington, is going on to co-host ABC's new daytime talk show, The Revolution. The new talker will also debut in January.
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2011 IN REVIEW: MOST TWEETED ABOUT
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Twitter is out with its list of its biggest trending topics of the year. No surprises here: Justin Bieber was getting a lot of buzz.
TOP 10 TRENDING TOPICS
1. Justin Bieber
3. Lady Gaga
5. Jonas Brothers
7. Super Junior (a South Korean boy band)
8. Britney Spears
9. Japan Earthquake
10. One Direction (U.K. boy band that one The X-Factor)
TOP 10 TRENDING US TV SHOWS
2. Saturday Night Live
3. The Vampire Diaries
4. The Jersey Shore
5. 106 & Park
6. Grammy Awards
7. Academy Awards
8. MTV VMA's
9. Kids Choice Awards
10. Golden Globe Awards
TOP 10 TRENDING MUSICAL ARTISTS
1. Justin Bieber
2. Lady Gaga
3. Jonas Brothers
4. Super Junior
5. Britey Spears
6. One Direction
7. Rebecca Black
8. Demi Lovato
10. Lil Wayne
TOP 10 TRENDING MOVIES
1. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows
2. Harry Potter series
3. Phineas and Ferb: The Movie
4. The Twilight Series
5. Never Say Never 3D
6. Cowboys and Aliens
7. Finding Nemo
8. Batman: Dark Knight Rises
9. Queen: Days of our Lives
10. A Fairly Odd Movie
TOP 10 TRENDING NEWS STORIES
1. Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
2. Royal wedding
3. Libyan conflict
4. May 21st/Oct 21st Rapture
5. Osama bin Laden
6. Egyptian protests
7. Venezuelan protests
8. Brazilian politics
9. Gabrielle Giffords shooting
10. England riots
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IT'S COMING: 2011 IN REVIEW
Monday, December 05, 2011
It's the end of the year and that can only mean one thing: it's time for The Daily Edition's annual look back at the year that was. Keep it here for the best and worst of 2011. The best/worst songs, YouTube sensations, trends, biggest news stories, quotes of the year and much more. Of course, whether any of us want it to our not, this will be included on the look back...
Labels: year in review
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