With 2010 drawing to a close, it is with much pride that THG unveils its 10 finalists for its prestigious, Fourth Annual Celebrity of the Year award.
These stars all gave us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes) and their scandals (often). This month, THG honors that greatness.
Following Sarah Palin checking in at #7 with her impressive list of self-serving Tweets and caribou killings, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #6 ... Charlie Sheen!
Sheen book-ended a year he'd likely rather forget - and, thanks to heavy drug usage, may already have - with two different investigations into two different violent escapades.
First, there was the Christmas Day confrontation with Brooke Mueller, who would eventually wise up and divorce this troubled star. Then, there was the NYC rampage against Capri Anderson, who still may sue Sheen for allegedly threatening her life.In between these disturbing incidents, Sheen...
- Had a car stolen out of his driveway, only for it to later be found, totaled, along the side of the highway. On two separate occasions!
- Attended rehab.
- Recited some hilarious Family Guy quotes as a character on that Fox sitcom.
- Actually received a raise to sign a new Two and a Half Men contract.
- Sat back and counted his millions as that show remained the most-watched comedy on television.
In a world where Tiger Woods loses countless sponsors and fans due to his infidelity, and Miley Cyrus receives flak for soaking a legal herb on her 18th birthday, the fact that Sheen has undergone no significant legal or professional recourse for his actions is one of 2010's most enthralling mysteries.
It's confusing and it's depressing, but it also gives us no choice but to include Sheen on any end-of-the-year countdown.