We've been counting down the most shocking headlines of 2007, and we'll be revealing one more each day through December 21. We hope you enjoy this look back at some of the posts and stories that we certainly weren't expecting to see.
While most of this year for Hulk Hogan and his family consisted of another season for Hogan Knows Best and Brooke's near constant inclusion on worst dressed lists, in late August the family suffered a tragedy, changing their year and lives irreparably. Nick Hogan was the driver in a serious car accident that left his passenger and good friend, John Graziano, in a vegetative state. Details quickly emerged that he was allegedly involved in a street race at the time and had a pretty terrible record of traffic (and whoa, speeding) violations. Nick's license was suspended and he was eventually arrested, but that is the least of his worries as Graziano, an Iraq war vet, remains in the hospital and is not expected to recover. There are also stories that underage Nick had been drinking before getting behind the wheel that fateful day. The stress of the tragedy proved to be too much for the family, and in late November Linda Hogan filed for divorce from Hulk after over 20 years of marriage. Hulk recently said he feels hopeful about both situations. I'm sure that he hopes 2008 and his premiere as the host of American Gladiators is a new beginning in more ways than one. As we look back on this story, our thoughts go out to the Graziano family.