Best of 2007

The Most Shocking Stories of the Year

From Britney's shaved head to Nicole Richie's pregnancy, count down the year's biggest stories. By Brian Orloff

BRITNEY SHAVES HER HEAD

It made one indelible picture – a bald Britney Spears, looking wounded and confused after shaving off her hair in a Tarzana, Calif., salon Feb. 17. The singer's impulsive haircut set the tone for a bumpy year that saw her checking in and out of rehab, temporarily losing custody of her sons and performing a much-criticized number at the MTV Video Music Awards.