As 2009 draws to a close, it is with great pride that The Hollywood Gossip staff unveils 10 finalists for its prestigious, Third Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

These celebs have given us their best, their worst, their nude pics (sometimes) and their scandals (often). Now it's time THG paid tribute to their greatness.

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Despite her fiance's blatant, confirmed alleged cheating, Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski are doing fine and looking forward to moving on with their life together.

That's according to friend Melissa Rycroft, who competed for the love of Jason Mesnick along with Jillian (and eventual winner Molly Malaney) on The Bachelor.

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Jason Mesnick who? On the eve of Monday's The Bachelorette finale, last season's most memorable Bachelor castoff, Melissa Rycroft, splashed around with her new fiance Tye Strickland at the Azure pool in The Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas Saturday.

Needless to say, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader seems quite happy in the arms of her future husband. You are one lucky man, Tye Strickland ...

Posted in: Melissa Rycroft

Considering how her engagement to Jason Mesnick went, it's no wonder that Melissa Rycroft is hesitant to plan too far into the future with Tye Strickland.

But the former Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars contestant told People last night that her fiance is moving ahead with wedding plans on his own, much to her contentment.

Posted in: Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft Biography

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This is Melissa Rycroft. She used to be a cheerleader with the Dallas Cowboys, and hails from that fine state of Texas. But much as we... More »
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