Zach Braff & 5 More Celebrities You'll Be Forced to Stop Hating This Year

In a little over six months, Garden State will celebrate its tenth anniversary. It's hard to believe that the indie dramedy that inspired millions to buy Shins albums and to think that manic pixie dream girls exist, is already a decade old, seeing as its star/writer/director, Zach Braff, has never left the spotlight. Whether playing J.D. in Scrubs, writing jokes on Twitter, or starting a Kickstarter campaign to fund his film, Braff has made every effort to stay famous.

Unfortunately, all that self-promotion came off as pretty annoying to most fans, and during the last few years, Braff has been the subject of many "why won't he go away?" articles and diatribes. This year, though, Braff is coming back in a big way, forcing even his most passionate haters to have a reversal of opinion. Here's how Braff, and five other hated celebrities, will win your back in 2014.

1Zach Braff

Why We Hate Him: That smirk. That photo. That Kickstarter.

Why We Have to Stop: His Garden State follow-up, Wish I Was Here, is getting great reviews at Sundance, with critics calling it ”terrific” and ”just as emotionally rich” as Garden State. If the new film finds even half as much success as the first, then Braff should have no problem reclaiming his deeply-earned title as the voice of his generation (sorry, Hannah Horvath).

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2Katherine Heigl

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Why We Hate Her: She bit the hand that fed her. Twice.

Why We Have to Stop: Heigl’s new TV show, an NBC drama about a CIA worker who advises the president, sounds really good, and could bring the welcome return of smart, sassy Heigl of Grey’s Anatomy days. The pilot was ordered on Sunday.

3Kristen Stewart

Why We Hate Her: She really, really hates the red carpet.

Why We Have to Stop: First of all, so what if she doesn’t smile much? Twilight aside, Stewart’s a good actress, and she proves this more than ever in her new film, Camp X-Ray, which is already earning her major praise.

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4Anne Hathaway

Why We Hate Her: Her “it came true!” Oscar speech, her word vomit problem, her love of pointy hats.

Why We Have to Stop: After taking a much-needed break from the spotlight, Hathaway is back, and better than ever. She has four movies coming out in 2014, including the sweet indie Song One and the hugely anticipated Interstellar. It’s time for a Hathaway comeback.

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5Lindsay Lohan

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Why We Hate Her: Her post-Parent Trap career has been nothing but disappointing, and despite all her second (and third… and fourth) chances, she just can’t seem to get her act together.

Why We Have to Stop: For the first time in awhile, it seems Lohan is serious about making a comeback. She guest-hosted Chelsea Lately, was coherent in interviews, and is currently filming a docuseries for Oprah’s OWN Network. Also, she might co-star in Life Siz e , the just-announced sequel to the best doll-comes-to-life movie of all time. It’s like everything after 1998 never happened.

6Justin Bieber

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Why We Hate Him: He called Anne Frank a “Belieber,” he peed in a bucket, he spit on his fans… should we go on?

Why We Have to Stop: Eh, we don’t. Bieber-dislike can continue for a long, long time.