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.

Britney Spears has already pulled a no-show at several hearings, including a pair of mandatory, court-ordered depositions, in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James.

She has blamed her absence on everything from anxiety attacks (or so says her unofficial press secretary, Sam Lutfi) to the paparazzi. Legal sources are now saying, though, that if Britney skips the next one, she's in deep $h!t.

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Just when you think she has bottomed out, Britney Spears finds a way to take her love for attention from celebrity photo agencies to an entirely new level!

Spears reportedly spent parts of Saturday night and Sunday morning holed up in a Beverly Hills hotel room - along with a celebrity news photographer who regularly covers the troubled pop star. A paparazzi romance? Goodness, Britney.

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Britney Spears Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Kentwood, Louisiana
Full Name
Britney Jean Spears

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

Britney Spears