Best of 2011

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UP: DENISE RICHARDS

Meanwhile, Sheen's ex enjoyed a "winning" 2011. Her autobiography, The Real Girl Next Door, topped the New York Times best-seller list (and even earned a rave review from Sheen, who Tweeted, "loved it"). With a newly adopted a daughter, Eloise, rounding out her family, Richards also got another shot at acting (with a guest-starring stint on 30 Rock) and romance, with ex Richie Sambora.