1) Mel Gibson. Mel’s onslaught of hate was horrific, though it actually did his career credibility some good when it got him bumped from The Hangover II.
2) Carl Paladino. He’s still pulling his foot out of his ass over those gay remarks–but not that quickly.
3) Charlie Sheen. His stay at the Plaza was just like Eloise’s, if you add flying furniture and a terrified hooker.
4) JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater. The world’s greatest hero turned out to be an apparent fraud who seemed to have made up an angry passenger to justify his flinging open the exit chute. Fortunately, he’s “happier and healthier” now.
And so am I now that 2010 is finally ending!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2010