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Ringing in 2011 with a new husband, a memoir, her OWN TV show and an upcoming Vegas show, Twain has proven she's still The One! "I didn't want to live," the star told Oprah of discovering her ex-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange's affair with her close friend. But a new year signaled a new Shania. "Love, peace and happiness is taking me in to 2011," she wrote on her Web site.
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After her painful split from Kelli Carpenter and public spats with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Donald Trump, O'Donnell emerged in 2011 kinder, gentler and not so mad. "I've stopped being so angry," the mellowed mom of four said in September. With a new girlfriend and a new talk show, The Rosie Show on Oprah's OWN network, O'Donnell's "aha" moment is paying off.
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Straight up, Paula and Simon have undeniable TV chemistry. After her shocking exit from American Idol in '09, the former chart-topper reunited with the British judge on fall's most buzzed-about new talent show, The X Factor. "I can't believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot," Cowell said of Abdul. And apparently, so has the public. Welcome back, Paula!
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From Brat Pack playboy to TV star and family man, Lowe has carved a 30-year career out of his impressive ability to make a successful comeback. After jumping from Brothers & Sisters to the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation, the 47-year-old peeled back the layers of his life in Hollywood in the juicy memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends and revealed the real Rob Lowe – pecs and all! – on the cover of Vanity Fair.
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It was a year filled with blessings and big wins for the former Married With Children star, who's proven she's a survivor – both on- and off-camera. Following her battle with breast cancer, Applegate ushered in 2011 with her "miracle baby," Sadie Grace, and made a TV comeback playing a working mom (natch!) on the NBC hit Up All Night.
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"I have my game again," Kirstie Alley told PEOPLE after kick-starting her 100 lb. weight loss during a dazzling run on Dancing with the Stars. Though she came up short of the mirror-ball trophy, the 60-year-old has a full dance card, including launching her own weight-loss plan, a stunning runway appearance at New York Fashion Week and a role on the forthcoming ABC pilot The Manzanis.
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