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THR Year in Review 2011

12 of the Top International Stories of 2011: THR Year in Review

THR rounds up the biggest global media stories that grabbed headlines.

The Best and Worst Reality TV Shows of 2011: THR Year in Review (Video)

A&E's "Bordertown: Laredo," TLC's "All-American Muslim" and Discovery's "Weed Wars" kept the genre interesting this year, writes THR TV critic David Knowles.

Heat Vision’s Top 10 Movies of 2011

THR's fanboy expert Borys Kit skips over the comic book movies (except "X-Men") to highlight a list of diverse achievements in 2011.

The 10 Most Awkward Sex Songs of 2011: THR Year in Review

Fornication ruled in 2011, but not every artist can pull off risque lyrics without inciting uncomfortable snickers.

THR Music Editor’s Top 10 Singles of 2011

The Hollywood Reporter's Shirley Halperin runs down the best songs this year had to offer.

11 Terrifying, Bizarre and Triumphant Televised Sports Moments of 2011: THR Year in Review (Video)

St. Louis' jaw-dropping Game 6 World Series comeback and IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon's fatal car accident are among the moments that will be remembered from the year in sports.

THR Awards Analyst Scott Feinberg’s Top 10 Films of 2011

Feinberg's personal favorites include a black-and-white silent, an old-school epic, an NC-17 character study, a Spanish-language thriller, and an unscripted love story.

The Italian Bruno Mars, the Croatian Hit ‘Brad Pitt’ Plus 13 More of Europe’s Best Songs From 2011 (Video)

While the world worries about the Euro, THR celebrates the continent's music, gathering 15 of the year's lesser-known smashes from across the Atlantic.

‘Fast Five,’ ‘Hangover II,’ ‘Thor’ Top List of Year’s Most Pirated Movies

But the average number of BitTorrent downloads for this year's top 10 was significantly lower than last year.

THR Critic David Rooney’s Top 10 Theater Productions of 2011

It was the explosion of new plays more than musicals that distinguished 2011 on New York stages.

THR Music Editor’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

For the most part, rock music got the shaft this year, but not as far as The Hollywood Reporter's Shirley Halperin is concerned. From the analog grit of the Foo Fighters to the always anthemic Coldplay to the serene sway of Real Estate, guitars may have gone underground, but they've never sounded better.

Rebecca Black Tops YouTube’s Most Viewed List of 2011 (Video)

The 14-year-old's vanity video went viral, nabbing 180 million views.