Loony muckraker Nancy Grace hosts the legal talk show Nancy Grace on CNN. Abandon all hope, ye who argue with her.
Inspired by the murder of her fiancé Keith Griffin, Grace worked in the Atlanta district attorney's office for nearly a decade. After leaving her job in 1996, she connected with CourtTV and co-hosted a legal talk show with the late Johnnie Cochran. Soon after the show became a solo gig and she has since moved exclusively to HLN with Nancy Grace. A self-appointed crusader for victims' rights, she'll do whatever it takes to get her point across regardless of whether she's right or wrong. Her antics have included badgering kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart and firing accusatory questions at missing-child mother Melinda Duckett, whose subsequent suicide prompted a wrongful death lawsuit against Grace. She has also been credited with inciting the 2011 media circus surrounding Casey Anthony. Additionally, Grace co-authored the book Objection! How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System only to have the Daily News report that a passage in the book had been swiped verbatim from a Times article. Grace, for her part, claimed the text-lifting was "inadvertent."
Perhaps in a bid to distract America from her professional faux pas, she was a "star" on Dancing With The Stars in 2011. [Image via Getty]