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In good times and in boredom, in 5150 psychiatric holds and in health, the celebrity gossip media's love affair with Britney Spears continued throughout 2008.

The pop star ranks No. 1 for the year in USA Today's Celebrity Heat Index, which measures exposure in various print and online entertainment news outlets.

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Britney Spears, who was No. 1 in 2007, took the top spot 11 weeks this year, the most of any celebrity. She first appeared at No. 1 in early January, as she experienced two stints in Los Angeles area hospitals after displaying erratic behavior.

Eleven months later, she topped the list yet again as her new album, Circus, soared to #1 on the charts. No word on whether she's really dating Sandip Soparrkar, but regardless, for celeb news publications, it's all Britney, all the time!

Following Britney Spears: Angelina Jolie, No. 2, who celebrated the birth of twins in July with partner Brad Pitt, No. 4, and his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston, No. 3.

Although Jolie, Aniston and Pitt all ranked after Spears individually, collective coverage of Pitt and his lovers past and present topped the charts for 14 weeks.

Among the Top 10: Jamie Lynn Spears and Tom Cruise made the upper tier, but Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith dropped out - the latter most likely for good.

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In a battle of the Katie Holmes hairstyles of 2008, there may be no winner. Talk about a tough decision. But we're putting it to a poll just the same.

The formerly beautiful actress and mother of Suri Cruise recently trimmed her allegedly trend-setting bob down to a wispy pixie cut, either going from bad to worse, or from terrible to not-quite-as-terrible, depending on how you look at it.

  • Takin' a Pounding
  • Suri Cruise with Her Mom

Which Katie Holmes hairstyle do you hate the least?

 

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When Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin confirmed that her teenage daughter, Bristol Palin, was expecting a baby, the celebrity gossip world believed the first photos of her newborn child would likely spark a bidding war among several publications.

Looks like Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, born December 28 to Bristol and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, is already delivering on that promise.

Tiger Woods' Son

According to one source, bidding for the celebrity baby photos began at $100,000. People won out in the end, but In Touch Weekly was the only other weekly to make serious bids, according to several sources involved in the process.

STRAIGHT TRIPPIN': That's actually Trig Palin, Sarah Palin's son, with Bristol and Levi. No photos of their baby, Tripp, have been released yet, but People won the rights.

The price didn't soar immediately, according to sources, because Sarah Palin gossip just doesn’t sell all that well for the magazines on newsstands.

“Sarah was on the cover of People, Us Weekly, and OK! the same week, and really only People saw a bump in sales," says an inside source.

But then the recent, felony drug-related arrest of Levi Johnston's mother, Sherry Johnston, caused the price tag for the photos to go up suddenly.

"The bidding started well before the baby was born, but once Levi Johnston’s mom was arrested - well, then you had a story,” says one editor.

None of the magazines would confirm the exact figure for how much Bristol Palin made from the deal - most estimates hover around the $300,000 range.

No word on whether the money from the pics will go to charity, or whether it will all be spent on Sarah Palin's wardrobe and/or 2012 presidential bid.

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Britney Spears has certainly dated some interesting characters in the past couple of years - from J.R. Rotem to Isaac Cohen to Adnan Ghalib.

Now, supposedly, she’s been swept off her feet - literally! - by none other than a handsome Bollywood dance instructor, Sandip Soparrkar!

Spears Bikini Photo

Sandip has probably seen Britney naked ... when he choreographed her "Womanizer" music video. She was nude at the beginning. That's a fact.

What falls short of that classification is the rumor circulating that Britney just flew to Jodhpur, India, for a romantic three-day Christmas break with him.

Britney Spears and Sandip Soparrkar have supposedly been dating for three weeks, and allegedly exchanged homemade presents under the tree there.

“It’s early days but their romance is going from strength to strength," a source tells the UK's Mirror. “Britney and Sandip have tried to keep their reunion in India hush-hush as they’re determined to have a relationship like any other couple."

So we're expected to believe that Britney Spears just flew to India and back without any celeb news coverage? We're skeptical to say the least. There's also this hilarious (albeit likely made-up) quote about their Christmas dinner together:

“The pair were whispering and giggling all night... Sandy (as Britney likes to call Sandip) ordered local delicacies including chicken tikka and a cottage cheese curry. Britney was licking the dough balls from his plate. It was really cute.”

There you have it. Sandip Soparrkar may never be heard from again, but at least we've posted a quote about Britney Spears licking balls. Life? Complete.

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Moderately famous actress Eliza Dushku is totally dating L.A. event planner / club promoter Brent Bolthouse, a.k.a. Heidi Montag's boss on The Hills.

According to an eyewitness, the couple was spotted grabbing dinner together at a local diner in Eliza’s hometown of Watertown, Mass., with her parents, who watched as the coupled canoodled. Brent was even seen taking photos of Eliza.

“They were very cute,” the insider said.

According to the New York Post, Eliza Dushku and Brent Bolthouse made an appearance last week with Eliza’s family and friends in the VIP section at the Estate club in Boston. Sadly (thankfully), Heidi Montag was not on hand to promote it.

Earlier this month, the cute star of many a canned series was spotted making out with Bolthouse (who was falsely rumored to be with Lauren Conrad last year) the set of her new show, Dollhouse, which is set premiere February 13.

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The City debuted last night with back-to-back episodes, "If She Can Make it Here..." and "The Truth Will Reveal Itself." The Hills spinoff did not disappoint.

In typical fashion, The Hollywood Gossip will be recapping every episode, awarding and deducting points as it sees fit. Last night's introduction to the series found Whitney Port overwhelmed by co-workers, friends and boyfriend drama in N.Y.C.

Port at Paley Fest

On to the rankings!

Not enough fashion exposure - during Fashion Week, no less. Minus 3.

Who the heck is Erin Lucas, and how is Whitney friends with her? We don't really understand this relationship, but she seems pretty nice! Plus 4.

Charming as he seems one moment, Jay Lyon sure can act like a jerk the next. Mumbling repeatedly and proclaiming that he's gonna do whatever the eff he wants doesn't endear you to most people. Minus 5. But Plus 3 for the accent and hair!

What to you make of Whitney Port and smooth-talking Jay Lyon?

Our first impressions of Olivia Palermo were not exactly strong. Anybody calling herself a "social" - short for socialite, like you need a nickname for that - automatically sucks. And who the hell calls a debutante ball a  "Deb." Lame. Minus 7.

This isn't a specific point, but a general observation - by virtue of her intelligence and the fact that she's relatable on some level, a show about Whitney Port sure beats one that - at least in Season Four - focused so much on Audrina Patridge. Plus 10.

Speaking of Audzo, Whitney stands up to Jay Lyon, unlike a certain someone. Calling him out on the issue with his ex showed she's not going to be a pushover. Plus 2.

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Kevin Federline may have met his match in new girlfriend Victoria Prince, a Grade A bad ass who spent six months waiting tables at Houston’s restaurant in Manhattan Beach before she left to play professional beach volleyball.

Her former co-worker at a California restaurant tells celebrity news magazine Life & Style that the FedEx man may have his hands full with Victoria Prince - and not just because the volleyballer stands a towering 6-foot-2:

"She’s really smart and witty. She’s a strong and independent woman, and always wears the pants in her relationship. I hope Kevin can handle her! She’s pretty hardheaded. She’s not afraid to speak her mind, even if it means insulting someone.”

Strong, witty and independent? You're right. No way K-Fed can deal.

Victoria Prince and K-Fed

Are K-Fed and Victoria Prince a perfect match or what? [Photo Credit: Flynet]

“He isn’t really her type,” the insider added. “Most of the guys she’s dated were athletes who led a really healthy, low-key lifestyle. But she’s really into the whole hip-hop scene, so I think that’s why she was drawn to Kevin."

"Victoria is absolutely nothing like Britney Spears! The only thing she has in common with Britney is that she loves to dance, too.”

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Photographed en route to a performance of "All My Sons" for the 3,942nd time, Katie Holmes displayed prize accessory Suri Cruise - who spontaneously burst into song!

Or at least appeared to in this photo. It may have just been a cry for food or something. Really, we can't say. All we can do is enjoy pics of the world's #1 celebrity baby:

Perhaps little Suri is trying to send a message to her dad, Tom Cruise, that she does not want 8-9 brothers and sisters, as he has expressed interest in.

Who knows. But she sure is cute. Click to enlarge more photos ...

  • Cowering in Fear
  • Mom, Daughter, Bear
  • Suri, Katie Picture
  • Free Suri!
  • Ow, My Head!

[Photo Credits: Splash News Online]

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Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie, his girlfriend of two decades, married on Sunday on the island of Maui, his rep confirmed to celebrity news magazines.

The couple, who have been together for 20 years, tied the knot in front of a small group of their family and friends, including singer Willie Nelson and actors Owen Wilson and Sean Penn. Alanis Morissette sang at the ceremony.

Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre and Michael Buble

Harrelson’s rep said, “Woody Harrelson and Laura Louie were officially married yesterday on the island of Maui. The ceremony was attended by family and friends. The couple have been together 20 years and are the proud parents of three daughters.”

The private wedding took place near Harrelson’s home in Kipahulu, Maui around 4.30 p.m. An hour later a large cheer could be heard by nearby hikers.

Harrelson fell in love with Louie in 1987 after meeting her on the set of Cheers.

In other celebrity wedding news, Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard just got engaged!

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Bristol Palin, the 18-year-old daughter of former Republican V.P. candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth Sunday to a healthy baby boy in Palmer, Alaska.

"We think it's wonderful," said Colleen Jones, the sister of Bristol's grandmother Sally Heath (Sarah Palin's mother), who confirmed the exciting news early this evening.

"The baby is fine and Bristol is doing well. Everyone is excited."

The baby's name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston. Yes, Tripp. His name is actually less weird than we were predicting, considering that we're talking about Bristol Palin here. But at the same time, she lived up to the family standards nicely.

Tripp Johnston weighed seven pounds and four ounces at the time of his birth.

The little guy takes his surname from his dad, Levi Johnston, 18, a former Wasilla High School hockey player who has been dating Bristol for three years.

THE PROUD, UNWED PARENTS: Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston, both 18 and seen here at the Republican National Convention in August, have welcomed baby Tripp!

Bristol Palin is currently residing in her hometown of Wasilla, laying low and completing her high-school diploma through some correspondence courses.

Levi Johnston is in the process of studying to become an electrician. His mother, Sherry Johnston, was recently busted on several felony drug charges.

The eldest of Sarah and Todd Palin's three daughters (the couple also have two sons, Trig and Track), Bristol Palin made headlines with her pregnancy last summer, just as her mom was being selected as John McCain's running mate.

Bristol plan and Levi to wed in 2009 and raise the child together.

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