2010 has been a heck of a year. From the BP oil crisis, to the earthquake in Haiti, to volcanic eruptions, floods in Pakistan, the Chilean miners being freed, the student protests in London to Heidi Montag's new body that appear to have been constructed by Mattel - 2010 wasn't a year that stands out as being entirely warm and fuzzy.
Yes, there were some amazing things that happened this year (...um....like....well....Inception?) but for the most part, the general consensus seems to be BRING ON 2011.
The ladies and dudes of BitchBuzz have come up with a list of both the Naughty and the Nice of 2010, not only to chastise the naughty, but to also help us remember the good. We're sure the Naughty List will be devastated to be included, and we're sure that after reading this, they'll be consumed with guilt, send themselves to their room and think about what they've done. Or at least we hope.
The Naughty List
The Liberal Democrats
The liberal folks of the UK had so much hope in their Yellow team, even when they decided to join forces with the Conservative Party to create a coalition government. And, well, they've been terribly let down. Nick Clegg and David Cameron look more and more like some scary, suited version of Jedward every day, and it's pretty sickening.
We're not even sure where to begin with American Apparel. Sure,their leggings are comfortable, as are their T-shirts and leotards (not that we've ever tried one on)- but from sexual harassment, to using "models" and passing them off as real people, to requiring employees to sign a confidentiality agreement....AA is definitely on our naughty list.
What's even going on with LiLo these days?! Is she still in rehab? Is she free? Is she in jail? Do we even care an ymore? Lindsey has had a very bad year, and to be honest, we don't even feel bad for her any more. After missing court date after court date, and not even serving her full sentence in jail, we're not only sick of Lindsey's issues, but sick of her cheating the system because of her "celebrity" status. Also, her leggings are ugly. So there, Lindsey. Get thee to Promises and stay there.
Sex and the City 2
"Lawrence of my labia." That should sum it up right there. Sex and the City was such a good show, and they've fucking ruined it. The show's legacy will now be this god awful film instead of its HBO glory days, back when Carrie got drunk at New York baseball games and threw McDonald's fries at Mr.Big's head. We blame Michael Patrick King.
While he may be a hero to certain people in the world, like apparently Naomi Wolf, his arrogance regarding what his lawyers call the "honey trap" is pretty gross. Guilty or innocent, the way he's conducted himself is just...smug. Despite the whole Wikileaks shenanigans, Assange's attitudes towards women seem pretty dire. You can check out the details about the allegations against him on the Guardian.
Marie Claire is an annoying publication at the best of times, however, they really out-did themselves this past October with their "Should 'Fatties' Get a Room" article written by Maura Kelly. Kelly has since apologized for her disgrace of an article, however, some of the things she wrote are pretty unforgiveable in our book:
"So anyway, yes, I think I'd be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other ... because I'd be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room — just like I'd find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair."
Would you like fries with that, Kelly?
The England Football Team
Aside from their abysmal, embarrassing, and horrific performance at the World Cup in South Africa this past summer, we find their inability to not sleep with hookers or even their team-mates' wives pretty appalling.
From John Terry to Wayne Rooney, to Ashley Cole - you have to wonder why we continue to support these over paid men to kick a ball around, especially considering they can't even win us the World Cup. From multimillion pound endorsements to the constant hero-worship of these men in the media, how does anyone really continue to respect these guys when they can't even respect their wives?
Are these the kind of people we want our sons and daughters looking up to and idolizing? Someone who cheats on their pregnant wife with a £1000-a-night lady named Juicy Jeni?!
It pains us to even write about Bridalplasty, so it's better if we show you how horrible this show is instead. (In short, it's a reality show where brides-to-be compete for the chance to win plastic surgery so they can have the "perfect" wedding.)
He's over paid. He (allegedly) treats women like crap. He (allegedly) does drugs and gets away with it. What's the point of him?!
Tony Hayward is the former chief executive of BP. He who stood on the oil drenched shores of the southern United States and said that he wants the oil spill to be over because "he wants his life back". He who then went out yachting while oil continued to billow out in to the Gulf of Mexico, killing animals, destroying beaches, and god knows what else below the surface. Ugh.
The Nice List
We love us some Gaga! Not only bringing good music, meat dresses and a spectacular live show to the world in 2010, Lady Gaga was also named the most charitable celebrity this year. From her dedication to getting Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, to the amount of money she's helped raise money through her work with MAC and Keep a Child Alive to prevent HIV/AIDS worldwide, Gaga has done so much good for society in 2010.
And if that wasn't enough, Gaga is gracious, loves her fans, and insists she wants all those who come to her Mosnter Ball to not leave loving her more, but loving themselves more. OH GAGA WE LOVE YOU.
Head writer and executive producer of Doctor Who, this man brought us Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in perhaps what's been one of the best seasons for Doctor Who ever, and he also brought us Sherlock. 'nuff said. Steven. Call us.
Vampires and Zombies
Vampires and Zombies have had a very, very good year, considering they're, well, dead. (And fictional). They've kept us entertained, we've laughed together, we've cried together...they've helped make 2010 a better year for us. (Even if we are just a teeny bit sick of seeing Robert Pattinson's pale, somber face.)
While it could be argued that Wikileaks should be firmly on the Naughty List as well, we've compromised by having Julian on the Naughty List. If you're unsure about what exactly the Wikileaks saga is, you need to get out more, and try watching the news every once and a while.
Essentially, we've included WikiLeaks on our list as they've helped set in to motion a call for "openness" from governments. Hopefully what WikiLeaks have done will turn out to be positive, but we have our doubts. Here's hoping....
This year, the world has gone Glee crazy. While there are still some anti-Glee folks out there, for the most part, their joyous harmonies and jazzy covers of some of the western world's favorite songs make people happy. It's as simple as that. (Also: Sue Sylvester.)
While Vogue and other magazines may be firmly planted up Chezza's bum, calling her a survivor and empowering, we're not really under the impression that Cheryl should be some sort of goddess in our minds.
What we do think, however, is that she should be admired for all of her hard work. She's ambitious, she dumped Ashley Cole, and she has rightly earned all of the fabulous things she has in her life herself. Plus, she seems pretty humble about it all, still. For that, Cheryl is on our Nice List. Not because we think she's the greatest thing since sliced bread, or because she's the perfect role model for women everywhere. Also, her music is pretty catchy. (There. We admit it.)
Somewhere has had mixed reviews, but a lot of the BitchBuzz team seems to love it. Sure Marie Antoinette and Lost in Translation didn't come out in 2010, but they're just more fuel for us to love her. Simply put, Sofia Coppola is awesome, and we have nothing but respect for her.
Erin Gibson and Infomania
How do we love Erin Gibson? Let us count the ways! From her stellar work on Modern Lady, to her hilarious celebrity reporting on The Real Scoop, Erin Gibson is very dear to our heart. In fact, we love the work Infomania has done this year. From That's Gay to their clever and witty commentary on pop culture and current events - they're one of our favorite shows. Keep up the good work, folks!
This lady has married Russell Brand, has put out a fantabulous album this year, and is just awesome. "Teenage Dream"and "Firework" are constantly bopping around our heads, and Perry never ceases to make us smile. Keep on rockin' Katy, you're breath of fresh air in the talentless, robotic pop scene!
Never mind his giant crotch advertisements and stunningly good looks, David Beckham is one seriously cool guy. From his hard work and dedication to bringing the World Cup to England, trying his best to sort out the English football team as a coach at the World Cup, and visiting troops in Afghanistan this past May, Beckham deservedly won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
Overall, David Beckham is a class act. He's gracious, he's giving, and he's even made us warm up to Victoria Beckham. He's a miracle worker, that Beckham.