PEOPLE of the Year

From Brad & Jen to Usher and Julia, see the stars whose stories enthralled us all year long


Not in years – seriously, maybe not since Ann-Margret rattled hips alongside Elvis – has there been such an adorable redheaded starlet. Which may explain why the 18-year-old's breakthrough year was so fabulous, yet so frenetic. She starred in a teen comedy that won over adults (Mean Girls), released an album (Speak), dated and broke up with That '70s Show's Wilmer Valderrama, and dealt with familial dysfunction – sparring parents, father in and out of jail. No wonder she was hospitalized for exhaustion in October.

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