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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.

Dazed Zac Efron

We previously profiled the unpopular gold digger Tameka Foster at #8. Now, without further delay, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #7 … Zac Efron!

Anyone that has ever glanced at this High School Musical star barely has to ask why he made the list. Those eyes. That hair. Those biceps... sorry, where were we?

Far more than a brainless dream boat, however, Efron has shown true grit and loyalty in 2007. He stuck by the side of his girlfriend throughout the infamous Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal. He didn't bash her to the press, he didn't shrink from the spotlight, and he got to go home and hit that every night.

Way to be, Zac.

Efron also starred in Hairspray this year, earning enough critical praise to land him a feature role opposite Matthew Perry in the upcoming movie Seventeen, along with a significant pay raise for High School Musical 3.

We don't know what the future will hold for Zac Efron, but we do know it will involve the screaming of countless teenage girls. Lord knows, he's earned it.

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On the set of his upcoming movie, Seventeen, Zac Efron shows off one reason why Teen magazine recently named him the Hottest Guy in Hollywood:

A nicely developed bicep.

Zac E.

The actor has received a raise to star in High School Musical 3, and he continues to date fellow hottie Vanessa Hudgens. Life could be worse.

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The world already knows Vanessa Hudgens is a woman. A series of Vanessa Hudgens nude photos assured us of that.

However, the High School Musical actress is reportedly worried about the manhood of her boyfriend, Zac Efron.

In Japan

According to Star magazine, Vanessa has told Zac "to stop being such a sissy and freaking out when he gets blemishes." Moreover, Hudgens "wants to date a man, not a little girl," and "doesn't want to share makeup with her boyfriend."

Well, who does? Except Victoria Beckham, that is.

Alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron smiles for the camera, as he freaks out internally over the state of his hair and the scent of his body lotion.

Need an example of Efron's feminine ways? He "just flipped out" said a source, and nearly bailed on Vanessa's little sister's birthday, because he had a pimple on his cheek.

Wow. We can't even imagine Nick Jonas acting that way and he's young enough to be covered in acne.

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Entertainment Weekly has named Zac Efron one of it top Entertainers of the Year.

While the High School Musical star doesn't talk about those Vanessa Hudgens nude pictures in the magazine's interview with him, he does touch on a few interesting topics:

Pic of Zanessa

The biggest thing learned about the business is...
''I'm still treading that fine line between celebrity and actor. I've learned it's going to be a difficult ride and it's going to be hard work. I'm trying to stay resolute here and try and just have fun.''

This year's highlight was...
''I got to meet Barry Bonds. He invited me to watch batting practice at Giants Stadium in San Francisco. So me, my brother, and my dad, who have been going to Giants Stadium for years, finally got to meet this guy who's like a hero. That's one of those moments you look at and just think, 'Wow.'''

The ideal kind of career would be...
''It would be great to be able to work in high-caliber movies and retain a bit more anonymity. But don't get me wrong: I'm so thankful for everything that's happened to me so far, I've had so many opportunities.''

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Just ask Vanessa Hudgens. Or the guys he hoops it up with.

A hot and sweaty Zac Efron spent another hour playing basketball with his pals in Los Angeles on Thursday, presumably brushing up on his mad b-ball skillz for his newest movie role in the upcoming film, Seventeen.

After his latest court session, the sexy 20-year-old High School Musical star was greeted with bunches of white roses, presented to him not by ladies (phew) but by shameless, brown-nosing peeps from celebrity news agencies.

The paparazzi said that the flowers were from his "fans in America" and "fans in Europe." Ever the gentleman, Zac Efron graciously accepted the gifts.

Zac Efron: Flower child and basketballer extraordinaire.

Readers may recall that last Friday's edition of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest centered on Zac's balling. Follow the link to play if you haven't already - time is running out! A new Caption Contest will be posted later this afternoon.

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Welcome back, celebrity gossip and news fans, to The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest, a fun Friday tradition. Let's take a look at who won this week's.

As usual, this week's Caption Contest yielded some classic replies, which isn't a shock, given Zac Efron's mad skillz. Ultimately, we named Amanda the winner.

Zac, Awarded

Congratulations and thank you all for participating. The winning reply appears beneath the photo, and you can scroll down the page to read the full list of good captions we were sent in regarding Zac. Thanks again, and good luck this week!

Zach keeping himself in shape so the supply of Vanessa nude photos keeps on a comin.'

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The beautiful Lauren Conrad recently gave us some insight as to her dating secrets as the cover girl of the newest Us Weekly. She also revealed some of the absolute lamest pickup lines of all time - ones actually used on her! Come on, guys.

In the same interview, the star of MTV's The Hills also dished about a few of her celebrity crushes - namely Mark Wahlberg and (please don't shoot the messenger, Zanessa fans) High School Musical hunk Zac Efron).

"I know he is younger than me, and it's just because I am the hugest dork, but I absolutely love Zac Efron," Lauren Conrad admitted. "His hair is always so pretty!"

Should Vanessa Hudgens be worried? We don't think so. Despite rumors to the contrary, Zanessa has been going strong ever since her nude photo scandal.

As for Lauren, she's still a single gal - and that's alright with her. She told Us Weekly that she and American Idol star Chris Richardson have always been just friends, as have she and Brody Jenner, despite their obvious romantic chemistry.

Conrad said she isn't jealous of Jason Wahler's fiancee, Katja Decker-Sadowski, but was worried that her ex may have gotten engaged too soon out of rehab.

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Forget Vanessa Hudgens naked pictures.

Zac Efron doesn't need these props to help him get started. After all, the actor is just 21 years old. He's ready to get it on at any time, enticing photos meant to rev his engine be damned.

That's the message the High School Musical star relayed to the public earlier this week, as he and his girlfriend were spotted holding hands. Just Do It, Zac's shirt says.

And we all know to what he's referring. Vanessa is in for a wild ride tonight!

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So much for the demise of Zanessa.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron were spotted leaving Orso restaurant in West Hollywood last night, holding hands and celebrating the latter's 20th birthday.

Keeping it Hood

Celebrity gossip follows this couple everywhere, as columnists wonder if the pair is still together (obviously so) and/or if Hudgens will be replaced in High School Musical 3 by either Adrienne Bailon or Sabrina Bryan (it's unclear).

As far as we're concerned, though? It's just nice to see Vanessa and Zac smiling again. They've been through a lot.

Now, let's leave these two alone and let Efron have his way with that beautiful bare body we've all taken a peak at.