Wow. It's hard to believe it was three years ago today that The Hollywood Gossip burst on the celebrity gossip scene with a single news article.
Fittingly, on that devilish date - 6/6/06 - Lindsay Lohan was the topic.
What a wild ride it's been since. To commemorate our third birthday, we're taking a look back at the stars who generated the most buzz on our website for each of our 36 months dissecting the ever-changing landscape of celeb gossip ...
June 2006: Heather Mills. Heather Mills sucks. But man, did that peg-legged former call girl and venerable digger of gold give us great stories for a time.
July 2006: Nicole Richie. At this point, Nicole had not eaten since '05. Interim beau Brody Jenner tried to force-feed her at the urging of Spencer Pratt.
August 2006: Kristin Cavallari. Speaking of Brody Jenner, he used to date Kristin Cavallari! If you recall, they were a super-hot couple for a few months.
September & October 2006: Lindsay Lohan. Incredibly, back then, HoHan was still in the early stage of her downward spiral into oblivion - drinking, snorting coke, sleeping with anything breathing and making awful movies.
November 2006: Chris Ivery. Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo made a ton of headlines, for some reason, when she got engaged to boyfriend Chris Ivery.
December 2006: Paris Hilton. Disease-riddled. Useless. Always in the news. We're shocked it took Paris six whole months to top our list, but she came through.
Britney and Paris, circa 2006, during their brief tenure as pants-less BFFs.
January 2007: Britney Spears. Fresh off her divorce from K-Fed, Brit went on an epic binge of drinking, random sexual encounters and clubbing with no pants.
February & March 2007: Antonella Barba. Jersey girl couldn't sing to save her life on American Idol, but her oral skills were on full display. If you know what we mean. We mean there were pics online of her going to town on some schmoe.
April 2007: Olivia Mojica. Antonella finally ceded her web traffic crown to a fellow Idol reject whose sex tape brought her back to prominence. How poetic.
May 2007: Lauren Conrad. Beautiful without trying too hard, The Hills star has been a fixture on The Hollywood Gossip since its inception. We heart her!
June 2007: Joslyn Morse. Baseball star Alex Rodriguez was labeled "Stray-Rod" after his affair with this manly stripper. Seriously. Look for the Adam's apple.July 2007: Amy Polumbo. This beauty queen's allegedly "raunchy" pics captivated a nation. Unfortch, the pics were quite vanilla. Think spread eagle ... in jeans.
Alleging she was being blackmailed and hyping these "shocking" pics before anyone actually saw them, Amy Polumbo conned us into granting her 15 minutes of fame.
August 2007: Spencer Pratt. A master manipulator, Spencer Pratt knows he's a gossip magnet and exploits it. We love to hate him so much, we play along!
September 2007: Camila Alves. Upstaging a Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal is no small feat, but Camila, who got engaged to Matthew McConaughey, did so.
October 2007: Heidi Montag. Speidi engaged! Heidi and Spencer call off wedding! Heidi and Spencer pose for staged bikini pics! You name it, we wrote about it.
November 2007: Kim Kardashian. That ass is something else. So is the online buzz its owner generates month after month. Kim's rise from Ray J sex tape partner and Paris Hilton BFF to legitimate celebrity in her own right never ceases to amaze.
December 2007: Jamie Lynn Spears. When Britney's lil' sis announced she was carrying Casey Aldridge's baby at age 16, well, no one was that surprised.
January 2008: Adnan Ghalib. Who? The photographer who dated Britney Spears, obvs. Their relationship fizzled when she was involuntarily hospitalized. Twice.
February 2008: David Archuleta. David, 17 going on 11, won the hearts of millions on American Idol and defeated all but one singer in pursuit of the crown.
Early in 2008, a bulk of our space belonged to a very good boy (American Idol's David Archuleta) and a very bad girl (Emperor's Club VIP's Ashley Dupre).
March 2008: Ashley Dupre. We deal with plenty of attention whores, but few actual whores. The sexy hooker N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer was boning is one of a kind.
April 2008: Audrina Patridge. The Hills star was already becoming a big deal but a naked photo "scandal" took interest in her to a new level. Ah, "leaked" pics.
May 2008: Shayne Lamas. This bleach-blonde airhead was a lock to spark celebrity gossip interest - get dumped within weeks - after winning The Bachelor.
June 2008: Jaymes Foster. News that Clay Aiken knocked up a woman - one 20 years his senior, named Jaymes - set the gossip world ablaze. It was turkey baster style, but still. Go Clay! Jaymes birthed Parker in August; Clay came out in September.
July 2008: DeAnna Pappas. The Bachelorette's choice of Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick dominated news. Who would have guessed that eight months later, with the roles reversed, Jason would cause similar controversy.
August 2008: Rielle Hunter. After months of rumors, former presidential hopeful John Edwards admitted an affair with a weird videographer. Edwards, whose wife has terminal cancer, is also rumored to have knocked Hunter up. Quite impressive.
Forget John McCain and Barack Obama. Rielle Hunter and Bristol Palin left their own mark on the political landscape thanks to scandalous gossip in mid-2008.
September and October 2008: Bristol Palin. Staying within the political realm, the teen daughter of Republican V.P. nominee Sarah Palin was revealed to be pregnant by her redneck beau Levi Johnston, making non-stop news for two months straight.
November 2008: Adrienne Bailon. Nude photos of the Cheetah Girl were leaked but turned out to be a total farce engineered by her agent to gain publicity. Poor.
December 2008: Kim Kardashian. Doing nothing noteworthy but always where the celeb gossip blogs and photographers can find her, we can't help but kover Kim.
January 2009: Natalie Dylan. Shameless publicity stunts and demeaning one's self for money is commonplace for celebs and average people alike, but auctioning off one's virginity to the highest bidder? That was a new one.
February 2009: Melissa Rycroft. This ex-cheerleader won the hearts of millions on The Bachelor - and millions more after Jason Mesnick chose her, only to dump her for runner-up Molly Malaney, securing M-Ry a spot on Dancing with the Stars!
March 2009: Adam Lambert. Speculation swirled about the sexuality of the eventual American Idol runner-up for months. But no one ever questioned his talent.
April 2009: Carrie Prejean. Miss California finished second in the Miss USA pageant, but became the national news by speaking out against gay marriage, posing for topless photos, and uttering more absurd, hypocritical quotes than we can count.
May 2009: Rihanna. Chris Brown "allegedly" pummeled the living crap out of her back in February, sparking plenty of interest in the personal life of the music star. A mysterious, unexplained nude photo leak last month marked the newest wrinkle.
June 2009: Spencer Pratt. The month is still young, but coming off his marriage on the season finale of The Hills and a ridiculous new stint on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Spencer is running away with this one early.
Spencer Pratt has called himself the most famous person in the world. Sadly, with the amount of exposure he creates for himself, he's making progress toward that goal.