Sandra Bullock, whose 2010 included a tabloid-charting cheating scandal, divorce, and the joy of motherhood, was named PEOPLE Magazine’s Woman of the Year on the publication’s list of the 25 Most Intriguing People of 2010.
In its special issue that hits newsstands on Friday, PEOPLE also singled out stars and non-stars alike with special titles. Take Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, for instance, they were named “Glam Parents.” Vogue Magazine covergirl and Oscar favorite Natalie Portman, earned the title “Screen Gem” for her role as an anorexic ballerina in the criticially-acclaimed Black Swan. Nicki Minaj’s cult-like following of Barbies helped the femcee earn the title of “Rap Renegade.” Conservative politician Sarah Palin was dubbed the “Big Gun” of 2010.
Bullock, 46, is preparing for her first Christmas with 11-month-old son Louis, who she adopted just a month before learning that her former husband — biker Jesse James — had been cheating on her.
“Bad things happen, but she celebrates the good ones,” a friend of the actress divulged to PEOPLE.. “And Louis is a wonderful celebration of good things.”
The celebrity weekly also highlights celebrity marriages, high-profile separations (There were five this week alone…), and a “Hall of Shame” that reviews the year’s celebrity lows — Mel Gibson took top honors in that category!
Other notable names making the list included: The First Couple, Michael Douglas, royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton, Elin Nordegren, Bret Michaels, WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange, Ricky Martin, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, socialite Kim Kardashian, and The Chilean miners.