There are top 10 lists and top 5 lists, but when it comes to controversies in the world of entertainment, 'We Can't Stop' is the mantra. Here are the top 11 controversial figures we've picked as our 2013 favourites.
These news-makers are a bit hatke from the regular crop. They stayed in the news either for their eccentricities, or because they really didn't want to be in the news at all.
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1. Justin Bieber
There are two kinds of people in this world. Beliebers and Bieber-haters. The Baby hitmaker ensured that he gave them enough material to entertain them for a lifetime. Right from Justin's drunken brawls to naked selfies, he was in the news for all the wrong reasons. The singer went to Argentina and actually kicked the Argentine flag off the stage!
Eminem has offered a helping hand to the 'troubled' 19-year-old. What's more? Bieber has announced an early retirement over Twitter. Relieved?
4. Miley Cyrus twerking
MTV VMA's. Robin Thicke. Wait, who remembers the latter? Miley's twerking offended millions across the globe because it was 'immoral' for a girl to behave like that on stage. Especially a girl people remember as the wide-eyed Hannah Montana. But she just kept twerking on and on till Oxford accepted it as legit for its dictionary. Way to go Miles!
6. Sanjay Dutt
Who can forget Sanjay Dutt's journey to the jail? Some might have just said 'finally' but the media frenzy over his prison sentence was such that all else was forgotten. From following Dutt's car to not letting him surrender himself (because media left no space for movement) it was all caught on camera. Of course, then there was the parole he recently got for attending to his ailing wife. There was much hullabaloo over his parole as pictures of a hale and hearty Manyata attending a film promotion were flashed in the media. Soon, it came to light that she had indeed been diagnosed with a tumour in liver. Oh wait, you knew about that already, didn't you?
Yes they are public figures, but hey, can't two people just enjoy a holiday without having to answer for everything?8. North West
11. Ayesha Takia's father-law's sexist comments
Early 2013, actress Ayesha Takia's father-in-law and Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi made an insensitive sexist comment about the December 16 Delhi gang rape. "What is the need for roaming at night with men who are not relatives? This should be stopped."