As Crystal Bowersox and company battle it out for the season nine crown, they should stop and give thanks to Kelly Clarkson.

If that singer had not gone on to a successful post-American Idol career, avoiding any major scandals in the process, it's likely that Idol would not be what it is today.

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Jesse James, you blew it man. Happy birthday, we guess. After the stuff you pulled the past few years, you don't deserve a cake, except maybe one to the face.

Here we thought Sandra Bullock's husband was a good guy. Sure, they came from different backgrounds, but they made it work and we were happy for them.

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A pair of celebrities that have accomplished nothing in life celebrate a birthday today.

First, we've already wished the best to Suri Cruise, who is now four years old. A major star in her own right, Tom and Katie's daughter has really done nothing except look cute for awhile now.

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It seems like only yesterday that we doubted Suri Cruise even existed, figuring the spawn of TomKat may have instead been an elaborate Scientology hoax.

Our mistake - and our cutest one ever.

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She's a young actress that stays much farther away from the celebrity gossip world than counterparts such as Kristen Stewart and Vanessa Hudgens.

But that doesn't make Emma Watson any less talented or less pretty, as a THG staff member with an inappropriate crush on the Harry Potter star can attest to.

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You may know Brooklyn Decker for her recent appearances on Ugly Betty and Royal Pains. Or as the wife of tennis champion Andy Roddick as of last year.

Oh, right, she's also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue staple and reigning cover girl. She should really start a career as a model ... she's not bad looking.

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Jamie Lynn Spears, America's favorite unwed teen baby mama (sorry, Bristol Palin), is just a year away from no longer being a teen. Maddie Briann's mom is 19 today!

The little sis of Britney Spears, who desperately needs a role model, has actually done the right thing and laid low, focusing on being a parent since she gave birth.

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It's hard to believe that at this time last year, few people knew Jon Gosselin as anything more than the father on Jon & Kate Plus 8, if they knew him at all.

Now he is a world-renowned douchebag.

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Almost exactly a year ago, Susan Magdalane Boyle garnered widespread, international attention when she appeared as a contestant on Britain's Got Talent.

Ever since she sang "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables that night, she became a sensation, and after nearly winning the competition, her first album was released in November of last year and debuted at #1 on charts around the globe.

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