As 2010 draws near, The Hollywood Gossip staff looks back on the year that was, honoring finalists for our prestigious, 3rd Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

These stars have given us their best, their worst, their off-the-wall antics and in the case of these two, an immediate, but lasting impact on the music world.

During his appearance on The View last week, Adam Lambert wondered about the public's fascination with his raunchy American Music Awards performance. He asked: was it really that big of a deal?

Over the weekend, Lambert's close friend and former competitor, Kris Allen, echoed that sentiment. After all, Adam's antics didn't take him by surprise at all.

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Adam Lambert was honored by Barbara Walters this week as one of the most Fascinating People of 2009.

However, during the special, ABC special did NOT air a clip of the same-sex kiss that took place between the singer and his keyboard player at this year's AMAs.

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Vevo is a new, online music video provider created via a collaboration between Google and Universal Music Group.

You can read more about it elsewhere, as the service is only in the news today because its launch party brought out musical megastars last night.

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Adam Lambert Biography

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Adam Lambert was a contestant on the eighth season of American Idol. He made it to the final two on the show, only to lose out to Kris... More »
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