Hot Mess Express: The Year In Review
BYT at large | Dec 28, 2012 | 11:00AM |

by Ryan Mahoney

2012. What a year it has been. As you may or may not know, the world never came to an end. Luckily, this means celebrities will continue to entertain and disappoint us for many years to come. With this, we have compiled the TOP FIVE fan favored clips featured from the previous Hot Mess Expresses.

Let’s start it all of with the Queen herself:

05. Britney Spears

Although, Britney’s tabloid headlines are far tamer than they were in 2007, she is still considered one of, if not the, most famous celebrity of all time. She scored the fifth spot on our list, not because of anything as infamous as her shaved head or letting Sean Preston drive her Mercedes, but because her stint on X Factor proved she was still a bit out there. Britney Spears is living proof you can take the girl out of the crazy, but you can’t take the crazy out of her face.

04. Kanye West

Kanye West is no stranger to controversy. (Insert cliché “Imma Let You Finish” joke here). His attack, and later apology, on TMZ’s female photographer took his train wreck of a relationship to a whole new level. This moment alone snags him the forth spot in our 2012 re-cap special.

03. Taylor Swift

Now, I have been harsh with Taylor Swift in the past. Now that she is in an alleged relationship with One Direction crooner, Harry Styles, I have a pre-teen army of millions behind me. T. Swift is joining the ranks of Jennifer Love Hewitt for serial dating. Her blatant disregard to how desperate she sounds on her VH1 special gets her to number three on our list.

02. Lindsay Lohan

La Lohan is the epitome of hot mess. She reminds us every day that sometimes, things DON’T get better. With Liz & Dick being a bigger flop than Christina Aguilera’s “Lotus”, this girl cannot get a break. Her recent arrest after an assault charge scores her a top spot on our special…. But it still was not enough to make it to number one. Maybe there is hope for you Linds.

01. Amanda Bynes

Where did you come from, Amanda? Sure, I grew up with you on “All That” and “The Amanda Show”. I even remember that show with Jenny Garth, but then you disappeared only to pop up with a mugshot. Amanda Bynes was the number one hot mess in our first “Express” ever. That combined with her unbelievable story deem her the Conductor of this horrible trainwreck collective we like to call “The Hot Mess Express”. The best part of her breakdown? Her twitter feed.


This has been a tremendous year for celebrity scandal. Let’s take in the new year with a bang; but don’t get too crazy or you might end up on next week’s Hot Mess Express.