We've entered the last month of this year, and it is time to set down our scores and make a quick look back over the last 365 days. Who were the most popular people in this year? And who the most influential? Who became a household name around the world? We have to admit, this was a really tough tear, we lost some really great people and the death of some dictators shock the public on two occasions. Also, we had few scandals, when some private footage leaked in public and an inevitable celebrity divorcesÂ which raised all sorts of speculations. The overall and general impression, at least according to this list, is that the year of 2011 was the year of women, because only three, oh... I'veÂ forgottenÂ Bieber, - four men managed to get on this list! Let's see who were the most popular people in 2011:
With the grand finale of Harry Potter in the 2011 and Emma Watson finally turning 21, her popularity went through the roof! Her face was on every cover magazine, she was guest in each TV show, and her fans even started digging for some more obscene photos of their favorite actress. Emma admitted that she was a bit tired of it all, and that she needed a rest from Hermione, since that little witch was following her everywhere she went, for the last ten years. She even cut off her hair to symbolically break up with that character. But it's not all bad, that little witch earned her several awards and more than Â£10 million.
As we said earlier, the year of 2011 was a year of some really bad losses. In July, 2011 we had to say goodbye to Amy Winehouse, amazing singer-songwriter known not only for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, but unfortunately for her propensity to vices. She was found dead in her house, due to alcohol poisoning on July 23rd and from that moment her name became the ultimate buzzword in media. She somehow miraculously and over the night made the leap from a no good bum for which she was considered while still alive, to the musical genius and marvelous artist.
The year of 2011 was definitely the year of women, as female politicians, musicians, actresses and public figures have completely suppressed their male colleagues. Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany, President of the European Council and chairman (or chairwoman) of the G8, became one of the most often mentioned politicians in all news lately, and especially with the latest problems in the European Union and the troubles with devaluation of the euro. We have no doubt she'll manage to overcome all these troubles.
We're not equally proud of all the people from this list. This is just a list of all of those who gained some crazy extra media attention in 2011. Kim Kardashian and her divorce with Kris Humphries after the scandalously short period of time (only 72 days) stirred the public. Many speculated how much she earned on this instant marriage and divorce.
Bin Laden is the first of two villains to whom we said goodbye in 2011. He was the founder of the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11. On May 2nd, 2011, bin Laden was shot and killed inside a private residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The second is Muammar Gaddafi. He was also known as Colonel Gaddafi, and he was the official ruler of the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and then the "Brother Leader" of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 2011. On 20th October 2011 he was captured by a rebel militia and almost immediately deeply disturbing footage, showing him all bloody and in a torn shirt as the rebels kept kicking him and punching him in the face, was released to public. Latter on, it was confirmed that he was dead.
This beautiful young lady had and enormous break through in the 2011 when her career had a rocket ascent initiated with her appearing in Black Swan, along with...
Both of them latter took up easier parts in romantic comedy movies, but we're all hoping to see them in some better roles.
We can't possibly make a list of most popular people in the 2011 without mentioning Justin Bieber. There is an ongoing craze about him among young teenage girls. I'm not really sure what they see in this guy, but he is insanely popular and somehow everyone seems to be so taken by his religiousness, way of talk and behavior. Honestly, I feel the need to punch him in the face, but... hey, it's not like anyone has asked me for an opinion.
Speaking of Bieber, we should also mention Selena Gomez, another young girl who's career has taken up really fast in this year. As of April 2011, her band (Selena Gomez & the Scene) has sold 1,354,000 albums in the United States. Man... there is something really wrong with the kids these days.
Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and former CEO of Apple Inc is another great man that has left us in 2011. He was inventor widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution. On October 5, 2011, around 3:00 p.m., Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto, California, aged 56, six weeks after resigning as CEO of Apple. A copy of his death certificate indicated respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" as the underlying cause. His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" business. During the first few days after his death media praised him, glorified him and rose him to absurd.
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge became insanely popular in the 2011 by marrying Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and received widespread media attention. The couple married in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011, (St. Catherine's Day) with the day declared a bank holiday in the United Kingdom. Estimates of the global audience for the wedding ranged around 300 million or more, whilst 26 million watched the event live in the United Kingdom. She is today one of the most popular women in the world and people simply love her and especially her dressing style.
Michele Obama, wife of current American President Barack Obama and the First Lady of the United States is one of the most influential women in the world and one of the most popular persons in the 2011. Michele continually commands media attention for her intense efforts towards ending childhood obesity and has developed a cult-like following among world fashionistas for her stylish inclinations. In the past year, she has made official and non-official trips to at least four continents, including a visit to South Africa where she was granted a rare audience with former president and Apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
Money, influence and overall popularity always go together. Beyonce Knowles turned 30 this year and by now she managed to earn 16 Grammy awards. She also runs a fashion label, House of Dereon, and has released her fourth solo album, â4â. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 310,000 copies in its first week.
Scarlett Johansson is a name that was on everybody's lips for days after the notorious "mirror" scandal when photos of her in which she was posing with nothing on but a towel leaked in public. She latter on commented on the images which were sent to her now-ex husband Ryan Reynolds:
âI know my best angles,â she says. "They were sent to my husband. Thereâs nothing wrong with that. Itâs not like I was shooting a porno.âÂ "Although thereâs nothing wrong with that either,â she adds.
There's definitely nothing wrong with that, we agree. Scarlett looks absolutely amazing with her sexy, voluptuous curves and we can only thank her for taking those pictures and hope for more in the future.written by: Sanela Todjeras copyrighted Â© artsyswag.com