In a world where we can track what people are talking about through Twitter and Facebook, it’s easy to see that there were more than a few moments in 2011 that made people stop dead in their tracks and think, “Woah.”
Of all the big gossip stories of the year, there’s 5 that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive. Check out which “Shut-UP!” moments made the list after the cut!
#5. The Bieber Baby Melodrama
Who would have thought that 17-year-old Canadian pop sensation would have knocked someone up?! Alright, maybe he didn’t. But maybe he did! The Bieber Baby saga is still ongoing, but it rocked the tween world when it was first reported that 20-year-old Mariah Yeater from California claimed that she slept with Justin backstage at his 2010 Staples Center concert. After a flood of death threats, a media shit-storm, and a few friends ratting her out as a liar, Yeater seems to have backed down from the paternity suit, but until we see the results, we’re just going to assume that there’s a little Bieber out there!
#4. During The 10th Anniversary Year Of 9/11, Osama Bin Laden Is Killed.
America, and a good chunk of the world, had waited almost 10 years for the person responsible for the attacks of New York City on September 11th,and this was the year that justice had finally been found. Much like it was on that Tuesday in 2001, people had a completely unassuming day shook when the news was released that Osama Bin Laden had been killed on a mission by the United States Army.
#3. Disney Princess Vanessa Hudgens Is Caught Doing Drugs At Coachella
Let’s face it: If you’re going to Coachella, you’re probably doing drugs. And Vanessa Hudgens is no different. The Disney star went to the California Music Festival and was caught licking cocaine off her finger in the middle of the VIP field. Although her PR team tried to cover up the story by saying she was simply eating melted white chocolate, both friends close to the actress and the people with her in the field confirmed the reports that the white substance was in fact coke (and not the kind you can get in diet, in case you were wondering).
#2. Rachel Crow Gets Eliminated On X-Factor, Throws A Shit Fit
This is what you get for letting 12-year-olds participate on adult shows! If you followed any of the American X-Factor, there’s no doubt that you’re familiar with Rachel Crow, and probably a little in awe of her. The young singer has a once-in-a-lifetime voice, but was shockingly eliminated from the talent-show styled program after judge Nicole Scherzinger voted for the competition to go to a deadlock, which eventually led to Rachel Crow going home. The audience, the judges, and the singer herself were shocked to the point of her throwing a Grade-A hissy fit right on stage. If you haven’t watched it yet, you need to check it out immediately. It will both make you tear up and LOL at the same time.
#1. Beyonce Shows Her Baby Bump/ Beyonce Makes Her Baby Bump Disappear
We really didn’t know which one of the two we should be on this list, so we’re going with both! The MTV Video Music Awards never fails to leave us with our jaws on the floor, and this year was no different. On the same program that gave us Taylor’s big interruption by Kanye, Beyonce shocked fans around the world by showing off a baby bump that was so well hidden, it wasn’t even speculated about beforehand. Maybe that’s because there really was no bump in the first place? The internet exploded when Beyonce and her baby bump were in an Australian interview and her ‘bump’ visibly collapsed when she sat down. People speculated that she was wearing a prosthetic so her surrogate mother wouldn’t be hounded the way Sarah Jessica Parker’s was. Fuel was added to that fire when a video was released of her shooting a music video in September saying that she was six months pregnant, which would make her have the baby in December, but now the singer is saying she’s not due until February. We’re all still a little confused at what exactly happened, but it all started off with that initial, “Oh. My. God.”
So there it is, 20011′s biggest “OMG”‘s! Don’t forget to check back all month for the rest of our 2011 Top Lists.