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Today is Christmas, but for many of the stars we know and love, the best present ever came earlier this year. We are talking, of course, about celebrity babies!

Here's a delightful photo sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Check out this poignant moment with Jessica Alba, Cash Warren and their daughter, Honor ...

Jessica and Cash are just two of the new parents of 2008, of course.

Jamie Lynn Spears became America's hottest unwed teen mom when she welcomed little Maddie Briann (below, left). Bristol Palin may compete for that title, but hasn't given birth quite yet - though Sarah Palin welcomed baby Trig in April!

Elsewhere, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves pooled their remarkable genes and created Levi, while many big stars, such as Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Nicole Richie and Nicole Kidman, became first-time mothers.

Click to enlarge photos of the year's top celebrity babies - and parents!

  • Jodie Sweetin, Zoie Herpin
  • Ryan Shawhughes, Baby
  • Alex Rodriguez, Cynthia Rodriguez and Kids
  • Ricky Martin and Twins!

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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 the political Home-Wrecker or the Millennium, Rielle Hunter. Today, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #9 … The Palin Family!

When Sarah Palin burst on the scene at the end of August as the Republicans' nominee for Vice President, she took the political and celeb gossip worlds by storm.

Rumors that Sarah's daughter Bristol was actually the mother of Sarah's son Trig led to the revelation that Bristol Palin was pregnant with boyfriend Levi Johnston.

While Sarah invigorated the GOP base and ignited a media firestorm, incredible sound bytes from SNL look-alike Tina Fey and the candidate herself soon followed.

What a great ride it was. Click to enlarge more photos of the self-styled maverick, hockey mom and Joe Six-Pack candidate, along with her husband and kids ...

  • Sarah Palin, Newsweek
  • Mother of Five
  • Levi Johnston Picture

MEET THE PALINS: After an election-day thumping at the hands of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Sarah and family are gone, but not forgotten. We can't wait for 2012.

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The most searched-for celebrity online in '08 was Britney Spears.

But who will be unveiled as Barbara Walters' coveted, completely arbitrary Most Fascinating Person of the Year? Here's two hints:

  1. Britney Spears did not win this one, unfortch.
  2. It's one of the individuals pictured below ...
  • President Obama
  • Michael Phelps Photo

Who's the most fascinating of these celebrities? Follow the jump to find out ...

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Two of the most famous women in the world aren't gettlng along well these days.

Oprah Winfrey told Extra earlier this week that she asked former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin to appear on her talk show. But the Alaska Governor snubbed Oprah, possibly because she was busy keeping an eye on Russia for us.

"I said I would be happy to talk to Sarah Palin when the election was over...I went and tried to talk to Sarah Palin and instead she talked to Greta [Van Susteren]. She talked to Matt [Lauer]. She talked to Larry [King]," Winfrey said. "But she didn't talk to me."

Oprah even got in a little dig at John McCain's running mate.

"Maybe she'll talk to me now that she has a [multi-million dollar] book deal," she said.

Snaps, yo! We're excited to hear Palin's rambling response.

Whose side are you on in this dispute?

 

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What would this traditional American holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate the most in life - in our case, some of the biggest turkeys we've had the privilege of covering this year.

With that said, we present our Top 10 Turkeys of 2008 ...

10. John Mayer. A douchebag 364 days a year. Honorary poultry today.

9. Britney Spears. Last year's top turkey falls to #9 by virtue of calming the hell down from February on. The first month of 2008 alone, though? Wow.

8. Miley Cyrus. Anyone who goes topless for Vanity Fair at age 15 and/or celebrates their birthday four months in advance automatically makes the list.

7. Courtenay Semel. She's far from the first E-list celebrity go to great lengths for publicity. Pretending to be a lesbian sets the bar pretty low, though.

6. Adrienne Bailon. Being dumb enough to take nude pics and let them get stolen is one thing. Staging the entire stunt with your loser publicist? Pathetic.

A collection of some of the year's biggest turkeys.

5. Ashlee Simpson. The zenith of uselessness to begin with, Jessica's l'il sis went and named her kid Bronx Mowgli. Just a "fowl" move all around.

4. (Tie) Sarah Palin, for this heartwarming Thanksgiving video, and her #1 fan Elisabeth Hasselbeck, 'cause no turkey gets ruffles feathers quite like her.

3. Alex Rodriguez. Months without a clutch hit. Railing strippers. Divorcing Cynthia Rodriguez. Referring to Madonna his "f*%king soulmate, dude." Gobble, gobble.

2. Eliot Spitzer. The Governor of New York State apparently thought it was worth his job and marriage to give call girl Ashley Dupre a good "stuffing." Har har.

1. Spencer Pratt. The villain you love to hate from The Hills capped off a hilarious year by eloping with Heidi Montag. Say what you will about him, Spencer plays the celebrity gossip game to perfection, 24/7/365. And we love him for it.

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Ah, politics.

Just when you think everything's going according to plan, you find the script has been completely thrown out after one of the players has "gone rogue."

So Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (remember her?) learned at an event in which she "pardoned" a local turkey, as politicians sometimes do this time of year.

Unbeknownst to the former Republican Vice Presidential candidate, while she was soaking up the publicity, talking family and energy policy, some birds were being prepped for Thanksgiving dinners by a farmer directly behind her.

Yeah. So who's the biggest turkey in this clip? It's a toss-up:

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Hey, there goes a bus - and Sarah Palin being thrown under it.

Less than 72 after the election, the Republican V.P. candidate is being accused - by Fox News of all sources - of not preparing for interviews, not knowing Africa was a continent, and generally "going rogue." Whatever that means.

Check out the election post-mortem below ...

Funny stuff. Regardless of who's to blame for McCain-Palin trouncing (we'd point fingers at a guy with the middle initial W), the campaign brought us so many entertaining Sarah Palin photos and videos. And for that we are forever grateful.

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When the voting begins in less than 24 hours, the longest and by far the most entertaining presidential campaign in history will finally draw to a close.

No matter whose side you're on, it's been a wild ride. Here are of the best moments from the '08 campaign, from Saturday Night Live spoofs to PSAs, to fights erupting on The View to classic sound bites from the candidates themselves ...

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"I want to make sure she’s holding on to that Sarah outfit. Because she’s gonna need it in the next four years." - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, offering "a little advice to Tina Fey" at a recent campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio.

Those be fightin' words!

Palin Protesters

Apparently confident of her chances of being elected Vice President of the United States tomorrow, the Republican contender told her now-infamous Saturday Night Live impersonator not to put away those rimless glasses and updo just yet.

She could have four more years of material, in other words.

Tina Fey, who was chief writer of SNL before leaving to star in 30 Rock, but has become a frequent SNL guest star this fall, had said that she hopes to "retire" her Sarah Palin impersonation for good this month. If you know what she means.

She means she hopes John McCain and Sarah Palin go down. Whether she gets her wish remains to be seen, but the future of late-night comedy depends on it.

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With the election just two days away, Arizona Sen. and Republican presidential hopeful John McCain made fun of himself last night on Saturday Night Live.

His running mate, Sarah Palin, was simply made fun of by others.

Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel, a radio duo known as Masked Avengers and famous for their prank phone calls (often to celebrities) in Montreal, Quebec, released a recording of a six-minute call to the Alaska Governor.

Sarah Palin thought she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Despite numerous hints - an exaggerated accent, ridiculous comments and jokes left and right - that this was bogus, Palin didn't appear to pick up on them.

In the conversation, the impersonators discuss, among other things, the "Joe le Plumber," shooting animals from helicopters, and Carla Bruni in bed. Really.

Listen to the prank call in the clip below...

Sarah Palin Biography

Sarah Palin College Photo Sarah Palin is the former Governor of Alaska, and was the 2008 Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States, running on... More »
Born
Birthplace
Sandpoint, Idaho
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Sarah Louise Heath Palin

Sarah Palin Quotes

What I've had to do, though, is in the middle of the night, put down the Blackberries and pick up the breast pump. Do a couple of things different and still get it all done.

Sarah Palin

I am thankful to be married to a man who loves being a dad as much as I love being a mom so he is my strength. And practically speaking, we have a great network of help with lots of grandparents and aunties and uncles all around us. We have a lot of help.

Sarah Palin
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