03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hot Messes Of The 2000s (PHOTOS)

Hot messes aren't just disaster areas. They're not just scandal makers. They're a very specific breed of person who is persistently crazy in both style and substance. Someone who deteriorates or intensifies or explodes over time. Someone you can't believe actually exists. Yes, they're pitiful, they're bonkers, and some are under the influence, but they're also mesmerizing. Here's our list of the hottest messes of the decade. Enjoy!

Decade's 19 Hottest Messes