As 2008 winds down, it's time to reflect upon those - from household names to relative unknowns, from A- to D-list - who made this year so memorable.
The Hollywood Gossip is unveiling 10 finalists for its 2nd Annual Celebrity of the Year award. They've given us their best, their worst, even their nude pictures in some cases. Now it is time for us to give something back with this moving tribute.
We previously profiled those scantily-clad lovers of old men, The Girls Next Door. Today, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #7 … Pretend lesbians!
Remember the days where a woman simply had to be railed on tape by her boyfriend in order to achieve fame and fortune? That notion is so 2007, as the past calendar year proved that the public is almost immune to simple heterosexual sex, no matter how explicit.
As a result, aspiring celebrities had to go the extra mile in 2008... by grabbing the extra breast!
Indeed, faux lesbianism has been all the rage, highlighted by off-and-on pretend couple Tila Tequila and Courtenay Semel. As soon as one of these unattractive specimens go a month without making headlines, you can be sure to catch them groping one another in public, eyes searching for the nearest photographer.
Look, there's a camera! Grab my ass!
Other celebs that supposedly traded in penis for vagina - at least for the duration of a headline being written about the switch - in 2008 included Aubrey O'Day, Brittny Gastineau and, of course, Lindsay Lohan.
The outbreak of temporary carpet munching has grown so severe that MTV has created a reality series out of it. The Ikki Twins, Rikki and Vikki, wouldn't have jobs at the moment if they didn't consider women among potential suitors on A Double Shot at Love.
Will this trend continue in 2009? Millions of guys certainly hope so!