Not all athletes make their way to the top by completely legitimate means. With the recent series of accusations against 2011 NL MVP winning outfielder Ryan Braun, and the fourth anniversary of the release of the landmark Mitchell Report on Dec. 13, 2011, take a stroll through cheater's lane.
Lindsay Lohan's first, and much-talked about, cover appearance in Playboy leaked early prior to the publishing of the January/February issue. But Lohan isn't the only star to either begin her career with or at one point end up in Playboy
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on Dec. 7, 2011. Blagojevich had been previously convicted of 18 criminal counts involving the attempted sale of a U.S. Senate seat, illegal shakedowns for campaign funds and lying to federal agents.
Robert Downey Jr. and cast members in the motion picture mystery thriller "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", attend the premiere of the film at the Regency Theatre in the Westwood section of Los Angeles on December 6, 2011.
Iranian Muslims commemerated the Ashura event, the death of Imam Hussein in the 7th century, in Tehran, Iran. The Shiite holiday mourns the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson in the battle of Karbala in 680 A.D.
Dec. 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on U.S. military installations in Pearl Harbor. The attack pushed the U.S. to join World War II, and signaled the beginning of the end for the Axis Powers. These photos were taken during or soon after the tragic attacks.
Could anyone have been expected to beat out the finale to the "Harry Potter" series at the box office? Many tried, and some came close, but "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" managed to take the lead. Find out what else audiences flocked to at cinemas worldwide with the top 10 highest-grossing films of 2011.
This year's recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors were musician Yo-Yo Ma, actress Meryl Streep, singer Neil Diamond, jazz great Sonny Rollins and actress Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Honors are given annually to salute a select group for their contributions to the performance arts in America.
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