No.1

UK Royal Wedding

An elegant, tiara-bedecked Kate Middleton swept down the aisle to marry Prince William at Westminster Abbey as fans packed the streets of London on Friday, hoping to snatch a glimpse of a historic royal wedding expected to revitalize the British monarchy.

As the future king and queen of England began their lives as husband and wife with the simple words "I will," some 2 billion people across the globe were believed to have tuned in. The couple looked nervous but happy and recited their vows without stumbling before Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. [More]

UK Royal Wedding

No.2

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79

Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died Wednesday at age 79.

Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable. She had extraordinary grace, wealth and voluptuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards, including a special one for her humanitarian work. [More]

No.3

Troubled diva Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Amy Winehouse was found dead at age 27 by ambulance crews called to her home in north London's Camden area, a youth-culture mecca known for its music scene, its pubs — and the availability of illegal drugs. She joins the ranks of drug-addled rock stars Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison, who died at the same age.

In her short lifetime, Winehouse too often made headlines because of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, destructive relationships and abortive performances. [More]

No.4

Woman accuses Justin Bieber of fathering a child

Justin Bieber has denied allegations he fathered a child in a backstage bathroom and says he has never met the woman who filed the paternity suit against him.

"To set the record straight, none of it is true," the 17-year-old teen heartthrob declared Friday during a brief appearance on NBC's "Today" show. As mobs of fans screamed adoringly in Rockefeller Plaza, Bieber called it "crazy" that anyone would make up such a story. [More]

No.5

Schwarzenegger's extramarital affair and love child scandal

For at least 10 years, throughout a spectacular and closely-scrutinized political career, Arnold Schwarzenegger managed to hide the existance of a love child with a member of his own household staff.

Only now, after leaving the governor's office and splitting from his equally famous wife of 25 years, are we finding out.

Yet somehow Schwarzenegger, his lover and whoever else knew about the baby managed to keep the secret for at least a decade. [More]

No.6

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony call it quits

With three failed marriages between them, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally seemed to find true love together when they married seven years ago. They had twin children, went on tour together, did a movie together and even planned a music-based reality show they were working on together.

But on Friday, the pair announced they were no longer together. "We have decided to end our marriage. This was a very difficult decision," the couple said in a statement by Lopez's publicist. "We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time." [More]

No.7

Adele makes Billboard history, named 2011 top artist

British singer Adele made Billboard history on Friday when she became the first female singer to be named top artist, have the top album, "21," and score the top single, "Rolling in the Deep," all in one year.

The 23-year-old chanteuse was followed in the top artist group by No. 2 Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in that order, while Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars rounded out the top ten.[More]

No.8

Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 10 weeks

Just 10 weeks after their lavish, made-for-TV wedding and less than a month after the wedding special aired, reality starlet Kim Kardashian is canceling her marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. "I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision," she said in a statement. "I had hoped this marriage was forever but sometimes things don't work out as planned." [More]

No.9

People names Bradley Cooper 'sexiest man alive'

Bradley Cooper is the latest Hollywood heartthrob to be named People's sexiest man alive, the magazine announced on Wednesday.

In choosing Cooper, who has enjoyed box office success most notably in "The Hangover" films, the magazine said there was more to the actor than his dazzling baby blues and a killer smile. The 36-year-old is also a Georgetown University graduate, can cook, rides a motorcycle and is fluent in French. Cooper's humility only added to his appeal, People said. [More]

No.10

Charlie Sheen fired from "Two and A Half Men", replaced by Kutcher

Warner Bros. Television on Monday officially fired troubled actor Charlie Sheen from the hit CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," after the production was placed on hiatus in the wake of the actor's hospitalization, a marathon party at his home and a stint at the rehab.

Sheen, who claims that he was fired after criticizing producers, is seeking more $100 million in damages. [More]

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2011 celebrity babies

David Beckham and Posh's daughter Harper

David Beckham and Posh's daughter Harper

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's twins

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's twins

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr's son

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr's son

Singer Elton John and gay partner's son

Singer Elton John and gay partner's son