7. Britney Spears
2011 was a roller-coaster year for Spears, who notched another No. 1 album (“Femme Fatale”) and single (“Hold It Against Me”) while doing nothing to combat public opinion that something disturbing lurks behind that “dead in the eyes” look. But between her engagement to boyfriend and former agent Jason Trawick and a new gig co-hosting Simon Cowell's "The X Factor," things are looking up for everyone's favorite wayward Mouseketeer.—Jeff Royer
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