There was no shortage of big WOW moments for celebs this year.
Obama distracted us from news on Syria with poor fashion choices (tan suit?), Bill Cosby made it impossible to watch re-runs of The Cosby Show, Robin Thicke finally threw in the towel on his marriage by hosting an over the top divorce party, and Miley hooked up with a Kennedy.
But here’s some of the news that really up’d the ante in 2014. In no particular order, here are the 10 biggest celebrity moments from the past 365 days…
1. The Bad News Biebs
Bieber shocked his Beliebers this year when he got arrested for driving under the influence. While the charges never stuck, we still have the eerie image of him grinning for his mug shot.
2. The Conscious Publicity
There are some things that are absolutely irksome about celebrity culture – like ‘found’ sex tapes and Scientology. As if Goop isn’t bad enough, when Chris Martin and Gwyneth (aka: the guru of gluten-free) decided to go their separate ways this year, the term ‘Conscious Uncoupling‘ was coined.
People, if you’re going through marital issues, NEVER use this term. We’re pretty sure most divorces are conscious too.
3. The Tweet Heard Round the World
At this year’s Oscars, Ellen (@TheEllenShow) took the ‘golden tweet’ when she snapped one seriously star studded picture featuring A-listers like Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, and Lupita Nyong’o.
Nothing like a cool 3.3. million retweets to solidify your Twitter status. And, you know, force Twitter to crash.
4. Solange Throws Down
For reasons that are still unclear, the real show stopper at this year’s Met Gala involved Queen B’s little sister lashing out. Things got real in the Standard Hotel elevator when Solange attacked Jay Z in a fit of rage.
5. A Swift Attack
This year we also learned the girl next door isn’t afraid to call people out.
It’s safe to say that 2014 was all about ‘It’ girl Taylor Swift. From topping the charts, and turning heads at the Victoria Secret show, there’s nothing this young superstar can’t do, including taking a pretty good swing at Pop Diva and arch nemesis Katy Perry.
We just hope they don’t have to ride the elevator together.
6. Beautiful Babies
If there was an award for best-looking couple, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling would take the trophy. While the pair is known for flying under the radar, it was still a shock to find out that Mendes was 7 months pregnant this summer.
North West move over, there’s a new celeb baby in town.
7. In the Name of Art
This year, J Law and Kate Uptown were some of the bigger names associated with leaked nude photos. But to make matters weirder, artist Cory Allen worked those images into a contemporary art show this fall along with pictures of Britney Spears and Scarlett Johansson.
Fear the Cloud.
8. Face Off
Renee Zellwegger has gained a LOT of attention recently for her new face. Love it or hate it; we know you read about it.
9. Oh Kim, You’re So Talented
Count on Kim to get all greased up in baby oil in the name of art. If you haven’t experienced her Paper Magazine ‘break the internet’ moment, then eat it up.
Champagne will never be the same after this.
10. Robin Williams
Last but not least, we said good-bye to a man who made us laugh with hits like Mrs. Doubtfire and shed a tear (admit it) in classics like Good Will Hunting.
He’ll be remembered as a legendary comedian, a talented actor, and someone who helped shed a light on the seriousness of mental illness.
Image of Kim Kardashian from paper magazine