The Winners And Losers Of A Celeb-Packed Summer

As another summer draws to a close, we look back at all the major hits and misses of pop culture.

1. The Starlets

Winner: Emma Stone starred in the surprisingly good reboot of Spider-man and continued her whirlwind romance with co-star Andrew Garfield.
Loser: Amanda Bynes sunk even further with several hit-and-run incidents.

2. The Hemsworths

Winner: Chris’ turn as Thor helped The Avengers break box office records.
Loser: Liam limped through the summer following Hunger Games, oh, and pulled a Miley.

3. The Queen and Her Maiden

Winner: It turns out the real star of Snow White was Charlize Theron who also killed as an icy corporate executive in Prometheus.
Loser: Kristen Stewart was out-shined by her more experienced co-stars and got caught cheating with her director.

4. The Leading Men

Winner: Matthew McConaughey stole every scene from his younger, buff co-stars in Magic Mike.
Loser: Taylor Kitsch struggled to impress at the box office.

5. Batman and Bane

Winner: Christian Bale proved to be a hero on and off the screen.
Loser: Bane was the biggest let down of The Dark Knight Rises and Tom Hardy’s beard was beyond offensive.

6. TomKat

Winner: The female half of TomKat surprised everyone with her swift divorce, wise media plays and suddenly became the face of a very hot fashion line.
Loser: Tom Cruise just looked confused and dumbfounded.

7. Lindsay Lohan

Winner: Lindsay managed to complete two movies proving she is ready to work again.
Loser: But then she had to go get in a car accident, cause a minor and become the suspect of another jewelry heist.

8. The Passing Of The Torch

Winner: Three words - Call, Me, Maybe.
Loser: Madonna had a rough summer. Her tour? Unnecessarily controversial. Sir Elton threw all the shade. And her nipples returned to the spotlight. Ugh.

9. The Judges

Winner: Britney returned to the spotlight as the newest judge for X-Factor. Welcome back!
Loser: Mariah Carey hit the snooze button on her comeback with a less than ‘Triumphant’ new song and an tepid response as a new judge on American Idol. Go home.

10. The Pop Stars

Winner: Congrats Taylor, not only did you live out a Nicholas Sparks romance with Conor Kennedy, you also scored a number one single that seems to be breaking all the records.
Loser: Lana Del Rey became the bored face of H&M, also Jaguar(?) and explored exhausted territory when she released a JFK-inspired music video.

11. Kimye

Winner: Congrats Kim, you climbed your way to the top!
Loser: Seriously, Kanye? See above.

12. The Newsers

Winner: Anderson Cooper finally came out - and it may have been his best career move yet.
Loser: Ann Curry got thrown under the bus this summer. It was a huge .

13. The Right And Wrong Way To Do Things

Winner: Frank Ocean surprised everyone with his thoughtful coming out letter and followed it up with a critically-received album.
Loser: Chris Brown fought his was through the summer after his album got some negative attention.

14. Summer Love

Winner: Jason Segel and Michelle Williams reminded us that true romance does exist.
Loser: Katy Perry and John Mayer’s summer fling felt as icky as Mayer’s mop top.

15. Ryan Lochte

Winner: Ryan won all the medals and everyone’s admiration
Loser: That is until he spoke.

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