12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012

by (@hallekiefer)

Rebel Wilson Horizontal-Danced, Sang And Rapped Like A Champ, Making Her #11 On Our 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012

Rebel Wilson

We don’t have to tell you that Rebel Wilson is our unofficial girlfriend, right? Who else is both a Critics Choice nominee for Pitch Perfect and the only actress who has ever added visible pubes to her VMAs outfit? We’ve loved the 26-year-old Aussie since she first poured frozen peas on her infected tattoo in last year’s Bridesmaids, and our love has just kept growing the more we see her: killing it as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect, breaking our heart in Bachelorette and generally being a delight every time she appears on a late-night talk show. Which is a lot, because she is #11 on our list of 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012.

Dominating Moment: When Pitch Perfect came out on October 5 and introduced us to Fat Amy, every critic had Rebel Wilson’s name laughing out of their lips. Past their lips? Laughing out of their mouths? Either way, they were praising Rebel as one of the best parts of an already excellent movie.

Dominating on Twitter: Wilson kills it on behalf of her 279,659 Twitter followers, lighting up their lives with everything from her Christmas list (“Size 16 pants with some give in them…a printer that isn’t bi-polar..Channing Tatum.”) to photos of her straddling a kangaroo.

Best Appearances: Which appearance by Rebel most warmed our hearts in 2012? It would probably be a tie between Rebel belting out Gaga’s “Edge of Glory” on Leno, interviewing her own rap alter ego for Bullett Magazine, busting out her Honey Boo Boo accent on Conan or that VMAs bikini fabulousness. Just kidding! It’s when Details declared Rebel the Next Big Thing and she got to pose with a bunch of half naked dudes. Livin’ the dream, girl!

What We Expect From Her In 2013: Uh, continuing her rocket ride to success? Duh! As of right now Rebel co-starring alongside the bodybuilding duo of Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in next year’s Pain & Gain, and is currently set to film the TV pilot for Super Fun Night next month with PP costar Anna Camp. SFN will focus on “three nerdy female friends [who] decide to have super fun every Friday night,” so if it doesn’t get picked up, it’s only because the world has ended as the Mayan calendar foretold. Seeing as how Rebel got her start on Australian TV comedies like Bogan Pride, Pizza and Thank God You’re Here, it only makes cosmic sense Universal is currently developing a comedy feature written, produced and starring Rebel. Obviously, we expect nothing but greatness.

In case you need to soak up more of Rebel’s perfection, please enjoy our Wilson gallery below:

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The 12 Celebs Who Dominated In 2012:
12. Ryan Lochte
11. Rebel Wilson
10. Frank Ocean
9. Damian Lewis
8. Lena Dunham
7. Blue Ivy Carter
6. Matthew McConaughey
5. Channing Tatum
4. Honey Boo Boo

[Photo: Getty Images/ Splash News Online/ Rebel Wilson's Instagram]

by (@shalapitcher)

Ryan Lochte Swam Into Our Hearts And Peed In Our Pool, Making Him #12 On Our 12 Celebs Who Dominated 2012

Ryan Lochte's sports and pop-culture accomplishments land him on our 12 celebs who dominated 2012 list

Sure, we loved McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt and plenty of other stellar athletes (and memes) at the 2012 London Olympics, but when it came time to choose our 12 Celebrities Who Dominated 2012, one name stood out in our minds: Ryan Lochte. He gave so much to the world this year: spectacular views of his carefully shaved chest, gold medals, amazingly obvious quotes and even a brand-new word — Jeah! The 28-year-old evolved from an athlete/Gilette spokesmodel into a pop-culture phenom before our very eyes (and we were happy to look and look). The best part is, we don’t think this year will be the last we see of him!

Dominating Moment: It’s a toss-up — was it when he kicked off his London 2012 run with a gold in the 400m individual medley or when he raced Prince Harry in a pool in Vegas? Maybe it was that time Seth MacFarlane made fun of him on SNL? That’s when you really know you’ve made it.

Dominating on Twitter: With 1,015,049 followers, Lochte quite consistently retweets his fans, comments on sports, posts adorable pics of his nephews and throws in entertaining exchanges, like a recent convo with Serena Williams.
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