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As 2007 draws to a close, it's time to reflect and pay tribute to the stars who made this a year to remember. On that note, The Hollywood Gossip is announcing its 10 finalists for its first annual Celebrity of the Year award.
They've given us their best, their worst and, in a more than a few cases, their naked pictures. Now it is time for us to give a little something back with this special feature, because without these celebrities, we are nothing.
We previously profiled the young sex kitten Hayden Panettiere at #9. Now, without further delay, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #8 â€¦ Tameka Foster!
Before 2007, even hardcore Usher fans had never heard of Foster. Within months, however, this 42-year old had grown into the bane of their R&B loving existence.
Who was this mother of three to be dating their man? His washboard stomach and sultry voice deserved someone closer to Beyonce, a companion more like Alicia Keys. To this day, Tameka Foster invokes a scorn within Usher's camp that not even the most ardent Simon Monjack haters can summon.
While other girlfriends and new wives, such as Alexis Phifer or Renee Sloan, were being welcomed by fans of their loved celebrities, Tameka battled hate mail all year long. It didn't end with the birth of Usher's first child, either, as Usher Raymond V entered the world in November.
As we enter 2008, the buzz surrounding Foster and Usher should die down. They're married. They're raising a child. There's little else to say on the matter.
Plus, Blake Fielder-Civil and Amy Winehouse are pretty much stealing all the controversial newlywed headlines at this point.
After the season finale of The Hills saw Heidi Montag leave Spencer Pratt, the greasy one took to the airwaves Tuesday, telling Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that he's "madly in love with Heidi and trying to win her back to marry her."
"In my mind I'm not moving on or looking for dates. I don't know where Heidi is, I know she needs space, but I don't want to get back to my bachelor days," said Pratt.
When Ryan Seacrest asked Spencer Pratt if Heidi Montag was with him during their live phone interview, Pratt only said, "Hahah, nice try."
"Heidi is the most perfect girl on the planet," Spencer added.
Always a hopeless romantic, Spencer Pratt takes Heidi Montag on a gondola ride - Las Vegas style - in this file photo from earlier in the year. Aren't they so cute together?
In fact, Spencer Pratt was dead set on keeping his relationship status with Montag a secret, citing the future, surprise bonus episodes of The Hills as a reason.
"Eight episodes are going to clarify [what happened in the finale]," Pratt said. "It's top secret. I think the wedding is definitely on pause, last I heard."
But if there is one universal truth that applies to The Hills, it's that nothing is altogether as it seems on the quote-unquote MTV reality show.
Sources say the couple was indeed together at Koi following last night's live finale, which Montag attended but Pratt did not. No so Koi, guys.
Deborah Gibson has been friends with Backstreet Boys member Howie Dorough for years.
So it makes perfect sense that she was in attendance for Howie's recent wedding to Leigh Boniello - and it makes just as much sense, Gibson shared with People magazine, that this couple would end up together.
"They really are best friends and that came across throughout the whole ceremony," she said.
The pair took to the dance floor to "Endless Love," an ideal selection for the adorable newlyweds, Gibson added.
"They didn't just romantically dance together. They acted it out like they were in a video. They were very playful with each other. It was really cute."
Some celebrity gossip may be mere wishful thinking - we'll believe Jessica Simpson nude when we see it - but the following rumor makes a lot of sense. Even if its source is The National Enquirer.
According to that tabloid: "Kanye West has a heart-rendering final tribute planned for his late mother: he intends to marry fiancee Alexis Phifer right after the holidays."
Are wedding bells in the air for Alexis Phifer and Kanye West?
Reportedly, the tragic, sudden passing of Donda West has "brought into focus just how short life really is. Kanye doesn't want to wait any longer to make Alexis his wife," a family friend said. "He believes that this is what his mom would want him to do."
Unlike Tameka Foster, Phifer has been a welcome girlfriend and fiancee. Fans love her. So did Kanye's mom, who "loved Alexis and... was looking forward to seeing them get married," the source added.
Glenn Packard is best known for dating Brooke Hogan. With that on his resume, we're a bit taken aback by how highly the choreographer regards himself.
Check out this photo of Packard. It's taken from his MySpace page and makes it seem like this guy has more of an ego than Spencer Pratt and Kanye West combined:
Glenn Packard is attracted to Brooke Hogan nude and can walk on water. We're not sure which amazes us more.
What's the status of Hilary Swank and John Campisi's relationship? Come on. We should already know the answer, the two-time Oscar winner says.
"Of course I'm in love," the actress tells W magazine. "Or I wouldn't be in this relationship for as long as I've been. He's a great guy."
Hilary Swank and John Campisi, a CAA talent agent, have been together since the summer of 2006, following her split from husband Chad Lowe.
Hilary Swank is happy with John Campisi and life.Â
Swank doesn't elaborate further about Campisi - the lucky stiff who has likely gotten to see Hilary Swank nude if he's dated her for a year - but she does talk about another constant companion - her vitamins. She takes around 45 daily.
"I just took my most important ones, which are my Oz Garcia Longevity Pak," she says. "I shoved them in my mouth right before I met you, which I actually shouldn't do, because I choked on my vitamins once before."
But vitamins alone aren't enough to stay healthy, says Swank. "Exercise is also really important to me," she adds. "I think it gives me more energy."
One love affair that has faded for Swank, however: her relationship with New York, which she recently left after many years as a resident.
"I looked and looked and looked for a place in New York," she explains. "I just didn't find anything. Prices have just skyrocketed!"
Decked out in a pink wig, a black, lacy frock and no underwear, Britney Spears did her usual thing Monday night - driving around aimlessly for hours.
First she went to Starbucks. Then, the train wreck made an illegal U-Turn to hit up the porn store where she recently shoplifted. But Britney didn't end up going inside. Instead, whilst biting her fingernails, Spears stayed in the parking lot, telling celebrity news photographers she was lost before driving back home.
As usual, she's wearing no pants. Britney Spears in no underwear is a frequent occurrence. What makes this particular pic stand out is the redness of that ass!
It looks like Britney either cranked up the heat in the ol' tanning booth (or fell asleep in there, she's not smart) or some guy has been spanking that ass. Hard.
Seriously, you've gotta really be going to town on that thing to turn it red like that. Hope J.R. Rotem gives us a blow-by-blow account in a future interview.
Either way, this is just more proof that if you follow this nut around long enough, photos of the Spears in no underwear will ultimately present themselves.
With Mike Vick and his cohorts safely behind bars, PETA is going after the evil Olsen Twins, dedicating an entire website and MySpace to that effort.
Fittingly, they have dubbed the anorexic former child stars "The Trollsens" and individually named them Hairy Kate and Trashley Trollsen.
The animal rights group is targeting the
traveling freak show petite actresses for wearing fur and also including it in their individual fashion collections.
A PETA statement reads: "No one would argue that Mary-Kate and Ashley could use some meat on their bones, but the last thing they need is hair on their backs."
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, you just got served. And we're sure as hell not talkin' about a plate of food. Couple of frail, anorexic waifs, these two.
Indeed, the truth hurts. The Trollsens MySpace reads:
"Hi, we're Hairy Kate and Trashley Trollsen. Like most trolls, we live under a bridge and wait for furry animals to walk by so we can skin them and wear them as hats. Because we're celebrities, we don't have to live by the same rules that ugly people like you do, and if we want to wrap ourselves up in someone else's skin, or drape our bodies in the rotting remains of someone's family, we totally can! And do we ever!"
Of course, these words may fall upon deaf ears. Living in their little troll bubble and only emerging occasionally for naked trysts with Lance Armstrong or Sean Avery, the Olsen twins likely don't give a rat's behind about this. Just saying.
The Jessica Simpson sex tape proved to be just a rumor, so the following may also be nothing more than a tease.
But a credible source has gone on record to say that Simpson is sick of starring in movies that bomb at the box office. Just how tired of her faltering career is this wanna-be actress?
"Jessica is in the running for a role that, if she gets it, will put her right on the map in terms of acting," the insider said, "The only hitch is that the script requires a number of quite graphic scenes including a full-frontal nude scene.
Jessica is so desperate to land the role and get the industry's respect that she's ready to go against her better judgement, and her family, by agreeing to bare all."
Good thinking, Jess. Those Tila Tequila nude photos have totally earned that celebrity the industry's respect.
Just a few months ago, of course, Crazy Joe Simpson had been confident enough in his daughter's career to turn down a role that required nudity:
"The last script that came to us was for Jessica to be a porn star," Joe said. "We were promised we would win an Oscar with that. I told them, 'I think we'll just buy a statue of a little man and keep our clothes on.'"
Now? Tony Romo may no longer be the only person seeing Jessica Simpson naked. How the mighty, not-so-talented have fallen.