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2010 may not have been kind to the Democrats or air travelers, but some stars sailed through—and looked even younger than in 2009. From Joaquin Phoenix to Tina Fey and Chelsea Clinton, VIEW OUR GALLERY.
New York’s junior senator took office Jan. 26, 2009, and has completely transformed in the 11 months since. Who was that chic woman strolling purposefully in a nude shift through
? And it’s not just the weight loss and
dramatic style makeover
. Gillibrand found her voice over the course of 2010, emerging as one of the leaders in the successful repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Jennifer Hudson Joaquin Phoenix
After appearing on
The Late Show with David Letterman
cracked-out or nuts in 2009
, Joaquin Phoenix came out this year to reveal it was all a hoax, put on for the mockumentary
I’m Still Here
. Clean-shaven and sane again, Phoenix finished 2010 in top form.
Evan Agostini / AP Photo; Ben Hider / Getty Images Matt Lauer Chelsea Clinton
Forget Kate and Wills for the moment. The royal wedding of 2010 was
Chelsea Clinton’s summer fete in Rhinebeck
. The event captured national attention for weeks, not least because the first daughter, brutally teased during her time in the White House, reemerged on the scene looking, dare we say, hot? In the run-up to the grand affair she was seen spinning, sneaking into designers’ studios, and gently demanding that her father shed some weight.
At first we were worried the box-office success of
would go to Tina Fey’s head. Instead it seems to have gone to her wardrobe. The once frumpy Fey stepped out looking like a legit fashionista this year, swanning down one red carpet after another. As long as Liz Lemon never changes, we’re happy.
The private sector has done wonders for the former White House social secretary, who started 2010 in a mess of trouble for somehow letting the slimy Salahis sneak into the Obamas’ first state dinner (and for wearing a fairly tragic Comme des Garcons gown to the affair).
Rogers left in the wake of the scandal
and has since flourished, taking in shows at New York Fashion Week, consulting with Vogue and Vanity Fair, and becoming
CEO of Johnson Publishing
. If Anna Wintour thinks you’re a “rock star,” you’re having a
pretty good year
The scarily smart child actor, star of the
, has been acting since her second trimester. 2010 brought just more fawning attention, more spectacular star roles. She’s the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award. Lately she’s been stepping out in Rodarte, looking younger than ever. Wait—there’s a second one?