2011 brought us flawless (if colorful) Hollywood hair, hacked celebrity phones, and constant photos of perfect celebrity moms with their immaculately-dressed kids. By far, though, the biggest celebrity trend of 2011 was marriage break-ups. Whether they had been married for 25 years (Arnold Schwarzenegger) or seven years (Ashton Kutcher), guys just couldn’t seem to keep their pants zipped.
Celebrity women didn’t show great judgment, either: Kim Kardashian was married to Kris Humphries for 72 days, and Sinead O’Connor was married for a whole whopping 16 days. Incredibly, Playboy Playmate Crystal Harris and Hugh Hefner managed to demonstrate the best relationship decision of the year, ending their engagement the day before their wedding. When Hollywood has to look to Hugh Hefner for relationship advice, it becomes difficult to explain the news to my kids.
With the hope that the new year can bring a bit of sanity to Hollywood, here are eight celebrity trends we’d like to see for 2012.
1. Glitter remover is your friend 1 of 8Ke$ha has a hit song extolling the virtues of staying in school, dressing appropriately, and drinking responsibly.
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2. Being a mom is fierce enough 2 of 8Sarah Jessica Parker rocks jeans encrusted with toddler snot; E! declares the look "fierce."
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3. Hair that doesn’t require a team of stylists 3 of 8Hair perfectionists Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna hit red carpets in simple ponytails with roots showing; moms everywhere suddenly at the forefront of style.
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4. Smiling 4 of 8Victoria Beckham eats, smiles. World does not end, but duckface self-portraits do disappear from MySpace and Facebook overnight.
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5. Marriages that last longer than a Twitter trend 5 of 8Hollywood hipsters declare "taking commitment seriously" to be hot, hot, hot; celebrities suddenly married for longer than it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
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6. Reality shows stop freaking me out 6 of 8TLC drops reality shows from its line-up; "privacy" becomes the new norm for children.
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7. Keeping pants on is the new sexy 7 of 8
8. Setting the bar lower 8 of 8Gwynneth Paltrow advocates "just letting things go sometimes."
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