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i want to tell our viewers to help watch the countdown here on cnn. new year's eve live and it starts at 9:00 eastern eastern live from time square. all the best and the worst, a look back at 2013 starts now. happy new year! >> from scandals to chaos. >> we fumbled on this health care law. >> from a call that went zoom to a star that went boom. from miley gone mad to canadians gone crazy. >> the stress is largely of my own making. >> for the next hour we will
take a wild ride with our guest from mtv and sway callaway, the and only miss america. chef and restauranteur mark boernlg i don't know and record holding jeopardy champion and author of because i said so, ken jennings. swerving to the right, se cup and swerving to the right. makayla ferrera. buckle up, it's "ac 360's" all the best and the worst, 2013. >> welcome. i'm tom forman and there is no road map for a year like this one. in politics, international affairs, sports, music, movies and so much more it seemed that any moment like we would spinout of control. it is fun to look back on. start your engines. here we go.
>> i don't know where to begin. >> 2013 was a roller coaster year. >> oh, my god! >> if felt like a lot of things were happening like tech tronic plates were shifting. >> let's start with the best big news, especially for the planet's one billion catholics. a new pope. >> the pope is a rock star. >> benedict bowed out to make room for bouncer pope francis who won the hearts of catholics and non-catholics alike. >> in this age of anthony wiener. >> it takes to know one, jackass. >> it's great to celebrate hume ility. >> you can beat conservatives,
but you don't to to make everybody bad. >> talking about the pope, you can put that aside and i'm sure he would forgive me. >> so much seemed unforgivable or unforgettable in the world. from a train crash to the raging civil war in syria to the nairobi mall attack to the typhoon that ripped through the philippines. the worst surprise came closer to home. >> something blew up! >> the boston marathon bombings. >> i'm a new yorker and it was reminiscent of that eerie 9/11 feeling of shock and you can't believe this is happening. why i think is always the biggest question. >> the manhunt for the brothers gave few answers each as it produced the worst magazine cover. rolling stone's depiction of the younger suspect tossled hair, piercing eyes and all. >> for made it seem like it was
a cheap way to grab people's attention. >> that are didn't stop the best come back. >> when the boston red sox won the world series, i felt like we really needed that boost and that upliftment. i salute boston. >> there she is. >> worst and best crime story. the escape of three women after years of being secretly held captive and tormented in the home of ariel castro. >> i'm glad they got the guy, but the victims are never going to be the same. >> castro killed himself and the house was torn down. not soon enough for many. >> the people go over there and stomp on the dirt to have that happening. it was shocking. hannah anderson was a 16-year-old girl who lot of her mother and brother and we don't know what she endured. >> the abductions and manhunts
and the fatal shootings at the capital in malls and schools and the d.c. navy yard. >> all of these stories are united by one common principal. that we need to fix our mental health system. healthy, happy people don't shoot a school. healthy happy people don't shoot up a navy yard. >> it's happening in the woods in big bear. it is said to be empty when crist mer dorner went in. >> the silver lining is when terrible tragedies happen, it unites us as a country. >> worst bad run. given to south african athlete oscar pistorius. he said he is innocent, but he is awaiting his day in court. worst bad break up, jodi arias. >> i can't speak for the verdict, but i understand why it was made from watching the coverage i saw. >> they told kapt vieting tales
about her relationship with travis alexander who she was accused of killing. >> it's weird because you can't help but notice that the girl is a beautiful girl. >> the only thing i remember about the trial was her lawyer tried to get her off by putting glasses on her. >> i'm afraid i have glasses now. we move for immediate dismissal. >> guilty. >> the jury couldn't see that. she was found guilty. >> my concern was the true crime stuff. it tends to leave people with the impression that america is a much more dangerous place. the crime rate is going down. people forget that. >> best crowning achievement, the first appearance of and william's royal baby, prince georges. >> nothing like a baby to reinvigorate a family and what family needs it more than the royal family. >> worst unexpected arrival.
the meteor that exploded over russia. >> that are video was insane. terrifying. >> holy crap! is nasa ready for this? >> the asteriod that nearly collided with earth. >> it's god to happen. >> it's a big, big universe. part of me wants this to happen. it looks amazing in movies. i would like to be able to see it. but in a non-devastating way. >> this is in the direct path of where the tornado moved through. >> worst devastation. >> we are going to get you. >> that are came much closer to the ground from flooding, tornados and many more natural disasters. >> it's in my opinion mother nature's way of saying you better start paying attention or i will continue to slap you around.
>> lots of freak weather depending on the channel you watch it's either climate change or gay marriage. i have to go with climate change. >> before we go on to other subjects, best thing north korea did this year. taking dennis rodman off our hands for a while. >> throwing missiles around. none of that is as crazy as bringing dennis rodman over as representation of american culture. >> the worst thing? they support him back. >> why are you afraid to talk to dennis rodman? >>. ♪ i will always want you ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> we will also be right back with miley's hot music, breaking bad's cool groove and the good kid gone bat. all the best, all the worst 2013
continues. (typing) ♪ we are now in a position to look at the other worlds of our solar system. ♪ our values call upon us to care about the lives of people we will never meet. ♪ we realize the importance of light when we see darkness. ♪ peace, democracy and freedom for all. ♪ age is sinking in for david beckham. ♪ for my mother. ♪
>> per good evening, everyone. live here in times square with about half the planet. there estimated to be a million people here even though almost everyone everywhere celebrates the new year in way or another. noplace does it like here which is why all day people from around the world from albania have been crowding into these few city blocks. for some it's a yearly visit and others a once in a time pilgrimage. in less than an hour, we will bring it to you live here in new year's eve here in new york.
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the best artistic shake-up came from of all places, montana. ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> miley cyrus is not hannah montana this year. >> i remember twerk. >> the pg rating was traded in, smoking pot on stage and the outfits like miley's, she wouldn't have any secrets. >> as embarrassing and uncomfortable as it was to watch miley cyrus swerking, it was that much more embarrassing to have to explain to my mother what twerk was which may or may not have included a demonstration. >> i don't think people have stopped since then. i like miley cyrus.
i'm going to say it. i like miley cyrus. >> the music world gave us plenty to talk about including blurred lines who sounded so much like an old marvin gay bit. some critics called it the worst blurred line between a tribute and a rip off. >> there is a plured line between sampling and using something as inspiration. it's tough. i think it's arguable either way. >> they may have borrowed the essence of what marvin gay's music was about. >> i watched it 60 or 70 times and have come to the conclusion that the song is not very nice to women. ♪ i got my eyes on you
>> others had newer songs like drake. >> i believe that drake is the future of hip hop. if you saw the crowd he attracts, it's people from every walk of life. >> the plastic grofs like pearl jam. >> it was one of the better albums in a long time. that was exciting if are me. >> some that combined musical styles with great success like florida-georgia lines cruise in. >> that was like the summer anthem. i like that version too. more suitable for pop audiences with nelly. i don't know you needed nelly. it was a great song anyway. >> my favorite song is katy perry roar. it's constantly played on my ipod. >> best video, the cover of a carter family hit from 1931.
>> when i'm gone, when i'm gone ♪ ♪ you're going to miss me when i'm gone ♪ >> worst video over the year. kanye west and kim kardashian gets points for setting up the best parody. ♪ driving cadillacs in our dreams ♪ we don't care ♪ >> the best song goes to the 17-year-old phenom from new zealand. loerd saw it shoot up the chart this year. >> it's like something i as an old person like. which is great. it makes me feel very hip. >> best run away success. beyonce's latest album that rewrote the record books for
sales. that didn't keep her from capturing the oh, say can you sing award for lip synching the national album. ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ >> the out of this world prize goes to chris hatfield who covers space oddity in orbit. >> and the worst song of 2013, who cares? the fox bit. >> what does the fox say ♪ what the fox say? what the fox say ♪
>> it was so bad it spawned other parodies like "saturday night live." >> what does my girl say? ♪ what does my girl say what da who da who da? >> we turn our thoughts to television. those two came to give us the worst idea for a thriller since snakes on a plane. >> can't wait here with sharks bearing down on us. >> shark nadeau was a hit from the channel even if it was a cultural low point. contrast that with what many fans thought was the best series on network tv. scandal. >> carrie washington as olivia pope was scandal. oh, man. scandal. my number one show. >> there must be some unmet need on the part of a lot of people
to have an affair with the president. i don't know why it works, but it works. >> it's all about location, location, loencation. >> worst trend playing to the same audience. >> there were a million of them. the shows trying to make something of these amazing washington stories that you can't write and can't script. reality is better than fiction when it comes to politics. >> politics aside, several shows continue to enjoy strong runs, including competitions like "american idol," danci"dancing the stars" and "the voice." the competition for b-grade celebrities. splash. crime shows once again burned up the ratings in all sorts of forms.
in reality tv, "duck dynasty" swam on. >> let me tell you something, you hit the jackpot. >> even if they did hit hot water by year's end. >> such good people. >> orange is the new black made a colorful start and comedies kept laughing all the way to the bank. >> i actually love the project as well as modern family is a really good family show. we don't tend to have any of those. >> worst way to get a laugh, faamly guy killing off brian the dog. >> change for the sake of change is just falling my friends. he was the only rational character on the show. >> best return from the after life, same character. >> you are alive, my friend! >> for those who want the stars to stay on ice, the walking dead is a huge hit and plenty of others came up with successful finishes. >> cooking 100 pounds a week.
>> i watch wa way too much tv. >> game of thrones roared to a season finale. give it to dexter for best unexpected ending. >> he becomes a lumberjack. last episode of cheers, nobody does. sopran sopranos, 100% lumberjack-free. i don't know what they were thinking. >> best commercial. we could have given it to van dam or the geico camel. >> mike, mike, mike. what day is it, mike? hump day! joe boxer claimed the prize for k mart with bells on. >> i can't with the bells. i can't even talk about it. i blurb like 18 times. >> when we return, we will be ringing in the new year with the
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you stand for your country or do you want to take it down? >> they will say the mean old republicans. >> i am serving in the nation's largest kindergarten. >> they want a shut down. >> if you care about politics, it has to be one of the craftiest years ever. >> no matter what team you are rooting for, you put your head on the desk and cry. >> barack obama's second presidential inauguration brought back high hopes for some, but they were short lived. call it the worst disappointment for his followers. issues like immigration, gun control and energy development were pushed aside. >> he set out a big agenda and has not accomplished much of it. i know he would blame republicans, but in a sense he's got to take responsibility for not being able to lead the country or the congress towards the solutions he is asking for. >> this law is not ready for
prime time. >> every member of the conference is prepared to repeal obamacare right now. >> budget issues were a pain. >> keeping the people's government open is not a concession to me. >> bringing up the fiscal cliff, sequester and a texas senator reading dr. seuss. >> it comes down to the classic debate of guns versus butter. it's really sad to see we immediately will cut from education and medicare and social security. >> the worst budget blunder was the government shut down. >> democrats didn't want to shut down and most republicans didn't want to shut down. once the ball gets rolling, it's too big and unwieldy to stop. >> hundreds were furloughed and contractors put out of work. >> why is the federal government spending money to keep veterans out of this memorial? >> they fenced off and veterans were left to break in.
at the national zoo, even the panta cam went dark. >> it was a low point, but there was more drinking. it balanced out. >> you had this game of chicken being played by both sides. these are not chickens. these are turkeys. >> it was just a game. it's more of a see who can win and you pat yourself on the chest and the real politicians who are doing something to help i think are far and few between. >> oddly enough they didn't help themselves. worst case of tripping over your own feet, the white house's unveiling of the website, healthcare.gov. >> it was fun tow me that the
republicans spent all this political capital on this kamikaze move to sabotage obamacare. not knowing that the democrats were already busy doing that. >> that's on me. >> it took the whole country away from considering parts of reform that remain popular. keeping young adults on their parents's policies. >> we spent all of our time arguing about the 15% of stuff that we will never agree on and ignore that 85% of the stuff we agree on is nuts. >> the turmoil over benghazi and the spying scandal did not restore any confidence. best and worst whistle blower, edward snowden. he spilled embarrassing secrets about whom the government is keeping tabs on. some call him a traitor and some a patriot. >> the first rule is don't get caught.
the idea that the united states is spying on the personal phone and e-mail records of world leaders including allies. i think it was a lot for people to take. >> it all added up to the worst case of plummeting polls. congress watched the all right terrible approval rating go into the basement. >> we proved between 2008 and 2012 you can't win by making the other guy look bad. we have to offer alternatives. >> public faith in president obama sanction to new lows. pretty much on par with the man he replaced and despite late year cooperation, the fighting generally went on. >> i think in terms of entering an era of good will, we put the car in reverse and slammed on the gas. >> people are really frustrated with how things are going in d.c. people just kind of shake their heads.
what is going on? >> still you had to go outside of washington for the best scandals of the year. they belong to the mayors. >> the behavior i engaged in was wrong. >> san diego mayor had to give up his seat that he was grabs at the morality of others. in new york anthony wiener -- >> now satly we did not win this time. >> lot of for the mayor's office. couldn't put his finger on the reason. >> i think entertaining is the best word. i wish him all the best. >> the worst mayor on the continent, give it up for toronto's rob ford. >> allegations are ridiculous. >> do i not use crack cocaine. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. >> just a little bit of crack. >> here ran around like a lot of
moose in a mall. >> i look at him like most things canadian and say you are adorable. even canada doesn't take canada seriously. sc cup. i'm going to smack you. and to have this kind of scandal going on when i'm a canadian in a group of other americans, you know they are going to give me the business about it. i try to tell them i'm from the west coast of canada. this is an important distinction for me. >> coming up -- we will turn our attention to the most distinctive movies of the year. and those that were just stinkers. we will look at a very long ball. a very close call -- and that's not all as all the best, all the
>> that was empty! woe have to use the big one. >> that couldn't stop the worst trend in hollywood. remaking classics like carrie and the great gatsby. >> i saw that. terrible. >> gatsby? what gatsby? >> a lot of fans tonight seem to mind. >> i love that. >> i saw it on a flight to london and on the way back because i loved it so much. >> my favorite movie from 2013 would have to be the station. >> plenty of sequels and returns to favorite characters. iron man 3 showed his medal. >> we haven't seen you in a while, america. you haven't changed a bit. >> the anchor man kept it
classy. and the man of steel came out of the phone booth again. >> i was disappointed with super man. >> he is agonizing about i never met my real daddy and i can't be on the track team. get your head out of your butt, super man. >> space movies blasted off. >> i'm a huge fan and i loved the new movie that came out. >> he came to play. >> i can't breathe. >> even sandra bullock took flight. >> the movie gravity showed us what not to do in space. what i hope never happens to me in space. >> it's frozen. >> it was a big year for animation with frozen. monsters university.
>> despicable me too. >> i am a big fan of animation. i don't have children. >> we are all angry. >> you are angry. >> best and most timely biopick. mandela. >> i was born a free man. lived with my family in new york. until the day i was deceased. >> best movie clearly 12 years a slave. >> that's a lot of white guilt for a friday night. i'm working my way up to that. >> worst movie that still made good money. now you see me. >> look into my eyes. >> so bad that morgan freeman who is in it fell asleep. >> that was terrible too. no, no. terrible. i was excited for that when it was bad. really bad. >> worst movie almost every saw. oz, the great and powerful.
the best movie almost no one saw -- >> you never said your name. >> mud. >> mud. >> we did not see a lot of sports movies this year which is strange because sports almost always gives us the most dramatic moments in the year and 2013 was no exception. >> in baseball world series, the red sox crushed the cardinals even if it did involve the worst fashion choice. >> they all had facial hair. like a team of hobos. >> in basketball's championship, the heat scorched the spurs although the biggest news came from a washington wizard who did something no active athlete in a major sport has done before. >> coming out of the closet, that was the my mental. you can open the door for a lot of people who are homosexual.
>> in hockey, the blackhawks froze out to take the stanley cup and the ravens edged the 49ers to win the super bowl. >> it could have been a sign the nfl was heading into the worst seasons ever. >> lots of bad news. the league was haunted with accusations of real abuse and real head injuries. >> it seems like there is a concussion every single game you watch. they reached a settlement and could cost the game even more. participation in youth football appears to be plummeting. >> this is the year that 80 percent per of moms in the quiet of their own heart without telling their husbands or partners said my kid is not playing football. the new york marathon was washed out by super storm sandy. it came back with a record 50,000 plus finishers.
>> for marathoner, that was a big deal. for me it was why is my street closed? are. >> marathons are inspiring to me. the fact that somebody could get up day and run 26 miles. to me that's like throwing a magic hammer at aliens. >> 115,000 spectators. >> best new sport. downhill ice or full contact skating or whatever you call this insanity from red bull. the worst way to lose a game with the impossible shot. take your pick. they are all over the interthet. best way to get to the corner office in record time. worst way to wreck a racket. give it to serena williams before she double faults to lose
a big match. best way to get in the game and a young fan at a pistons game. and worst guy to go to the boards with, magnus carlson, the newest chess champ. check him out, hello ladies. in a moment, we will check out the latest high tech and internet trends and the kid who cleaned up the city, the woman who pranced across the country and this guy. >> look what i'm doing in college. >> excuse me the man in the muscle shirt? did you get any muscles with that shirt? >> i don't care. i don't care.
and again it's an iphone. >> worst mixture. the 5 s and 5 c. not bad, but in apple land, that was praise indeed. >> calling holmes. >> best imitation of the old dick tracy. worst result of all of this. we are each more connected. >> i know it makes life and benefits in a way, but it affects human beings in a negative way as well. >> best technology battle between cabinet makers to drive features up and push prices down. >> i enjoy having a book. so it was hard for me to make the transition to ereaders. now that i did, it's convenient with traveling as much as i do. it's great to have it for keeps.
>> xbox 1 for the gaming crowd. >> on the interweb, i became a fan of pipt rest. >> the best ap to pass the users mark. insta gram. >> wouldn't it be cool to make that photo look old timy? that's a billion dollar idea. amazing. >> worst trend is people hosting endless pictures of their food. >> the diming room is like the red carpet at the paparazzi. i people enjoy your foot. you know what i mean? >> best mention with no obvious purpose, the robotic cubes that came tumbling out of mit. they assemble themselves into all kinds of shapes. worst invention with a specific purpose. shreddies. best discovery, evidence from the recovery of an ancient lot
of lake on mars that might have supported life. one of the place to get a summer tan? in july apt arctica dipped to 135 degrees below fahrenheit. give it to engineering student nick. we can do that! i am doing that. ? . >> on the internet, technology practical and pure goofiness ran rampant. best ex-pension over 15 minutes, tweet brown. >> anticipate nobody got time for that. >> she rose to fame as a witness to a fire in 2012, but stayed in the headlines for sales of an auto tuned version of herself. the worst trend that seemed fun
for a while is the harlem shake videos. >> that i like. i like very much. in particular the miami heat. i thought it was great. >> best exercise plan whether or not it works. joanna's prancer sizing. >> let's stop talking and do some walking. >> i am going to stand on the side of antiprancerizing i choose not to prancer size. >> logan paul who raises the goofy college dude to six seconds at a time. worst case of artistic inflation that sold for the never before seen auction price of $142.4 million. besta artwork on an ipad.
this is not a photo. worst flight plan, the flight player who bugged a photographer. and got an faa investigation for his efforts. best commute. ed drove from new york to los angeles in 28 hours, 50 minutes. worst commute. it's really fun to watch. >> worst bad habit we need to break even if it did give us the word of the year. selfie. >> everyone wants to think like they look like they do in a mirror. that teaches you no. other people see you with many more chins than that. >> best judge. the who gave a woman 30 days after she flipped him off in court. >> 30 days in the county jail. >> worst would be criminal who
tried to run and tried to -- oh, well. >> i love dumb criminal stories. i love dumb criminals. keep at it, dumb criminals. can't wait to see more. >> best crime fighter, miles scott in remission from leukemia, he enjoyed a day as bat kid while the whole city played along. >> he cleaned up the city. i would vote for bat kid. >> that was amazing. loved seeing an entire city come for kid. to make one kid's day. it was great. loved that kid. >> when you consider all that has happened, what would you change? our panelists will give us their wishes for all the best and the worst for the year to come. stick around. the last 23 years, but i needed help in quitting smoking.
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>> what we do has a huge influence around the world. we need to understand that. >> on the trivial side, my hope is that c lo not with standing, it does not become popular. i don't understand the appeal of mascara on guys. >> celebrating diversity through competency. that's the change i hope to see and i hope to be a part of making. >> my wish for 2014 that rob ford gets u.s. citizenship. am i right? who doesn't top the do more rob ford. >> i wish people would look up and enjoy the world and engage with each other and help each other and be kind. >> america, what i wish for you for 2014 is that we can link hands and take a big collective cleansing breath and take a moment to remember who we are.
>> with that, we are done. on behalf of everyone at "ac 360" and cnn, we wish you all of the best and none of the worst in 2014. >> good evening, everybody. welcome to times square. for hundreds of thousands of people tonight, this is the only place to be. they have come from all-around the world to say by the end of the night and for years to come that they were here and they support this year out in style. thanks very much for joining us. kathy griffin and me for the next -- >> i'm not talking to you. >> what do you mean? >> 3 1/2 hours. >> i