Man. It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since The Hollywood Gossip burst onto the celebrity gossip scene with a single news article.
6/6/06. You couldn’t plan it any better.
Lindsay Lohan, whose downward spiral continues to this day, was fittingly the topic of our first-ever story. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
To commemorate THG’s 5th birthday, let’s look back at the stars who have generated the most buzz on our site for every month we’ve been around …
Blake is June’s hottest topic thus far … in more ways than one.
June 2011: Blake Lively. June is only six days old, but whether they’re fake or not, the nude Blake Lively pics already have this wrapped up.
May 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Sperminator didn’t make the list for acting, but for his role in fathering Mildred “Patty” Baena’s kid.
April 2011: Kate Middleton. Marrying Prince William in the TV event of the year, Kate rose to worldwide fame with nary a scandal involved. Only love.
March 2011: Charlie Sheen. Benders. Wars of words. 911 calls. Tiger blood. Porn family. #WINNING. It takes a unique man to redefine all of these things.
February 2011: Lindsay Lohan. The girl effs up and/or falls off the wagon so often, we did entire fashion segments on her courtroom attire.
January 2011: Lady Gaga. Without question, the hardest working woman in showbiz, not to mention one of the most unique and entertaining.
December 2010: Miley Cyrus. The youngster continued to push the envelope by smoking a legal drug called salvia out of a bong in this video.
November 2010: Bristol Palin. Parlaying being a pregnant teen into borderline celeb status, she later made the Dancing With the Stars finals!
October 2010: Snooki. Effing Snooki. The Jersey Shore star and her cohorts continue to make news and lower the human intelligence bar daily.
September 2010: Heidi Montag. Yes. Again. Between a screwed-up face and a faux divorce from Spencer, the ‘Tag had peeps buzzing hardcore.
August 2010: Montana Fishburne. No “leaked sex tape” BS here. The daughter of Laurence Fishburne straight up launched a career in porn.
July 2010: Kim Kardashian. We can’t really rekall why, but it wasn’t her first time Kim kwalified for this list and it surely will not be her last.
June 2010: Miley Cyrus. Miles’ edgy, wild, unwilling-to-be-tamed comments and behavior really kicked into gear around this time a year ago.
May 2010: Kendra Wilkinson. Before she was one of the Girls Next Door, she was a sex tape star. A “leaked” tape she “had nothing to do with.”
Lindsay remains one of our most consistent performers.
April 2010: Lindsay Lohan. The hot mess hit a new low, partying like crazy, bailing on a court date and later being slapped with ankle monitor.
March 2010: Jesse James and Michelle McGee. A poor man’s Tiger, Jesse James’ and Bombshell’s cheating ways – and Nazi pics – were exposed.
February 2010: Vienna Girardi. The annoying contestant on The Bachelor shocked fans by winning Jake Pavelka’s heart. It lasted about a week.
January 2010: Robert Pattinson. His popularity was always high, but has only increased as more films increase his widespread, mass appeal.
December 2009: Tiger Woods. The fallout from his Thanksgiving crash spilled over for weeks. Turns out Uchitel was #1 … of about 15 women.
November 2009: Rachel Uchitel. The star of perhaps the biggest sex scandal in history, Rachel Uchitel was outed as Tiger Woods’ #1 mistress.
October 2009: David Letterman. The talk show host’s affairs with staff members meant big time controversy and nearly the end of his marriage.
September 2009: Jon and Kate Gosselin. The reality TV couple’s high-profile, public split reached new heights with dueling lawsuits and insults.
August 2009: Lady Gaga. Of all the crazy tales out there, the Lady Gaga hermaphrodite photos and rumors may take the Hollywood gossip cake.
MJ’s legend – for better or worse – has only grown since his death.
July 2009: Michael Jackson. Like no other story, the King of Pop’s sudden death June 25 shut down the Internet and much of the news world for weeks.
June 2009: Spencer Pratt. Marriage to Heidi on the season finale of The Hills + ridiculous stint on I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here = quite a combo.
May 2009: Rihanna. Chris Brown beat her up months earlier, but a nude photo leak sparked even more interest in the singer. Seems like a theme here.
April 2009: Carrie Prejean. Miss California finished second in the Miss USA pageant, but first in posing for topless photos, and uttering absurd quotes.
March 2009: Adam Lambert. Speculation swirled about the sexuality of the eventual American Idol runner-up. But no one ever questioned his talent.
February 2009: Melissa Rycroft. She won over The Bachelor – and millions of fans after Jason Mesnick chose her, only to dump her for Molly Malaney.
January 2009: Natalie Dylan. Shameless publicity stunts are commonplace, but auctioning off one’s virginity to the highest bidder was a new one.
December 2008: Kim Kardashian. Doing nothing noteworthy but always where blogs and paparazzi can find her, Kim bekame a professional celebrity.
November 2008: Adrienne Bailon. Nude pics of the Cheetah Girl were leaked but turned out to be a farce engineered by her PR guy. What a douche.
August-October 2008: Sarah Palin. Republican V.P. nominee Sarah Palin dominated news, as did her teenage, pregnant daughter and her fiance.
Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s never a dull moment with The Palins.
July 2008: DeAnna Pappas. The Bachelorette‘s pick of Jesse Csincsak over Jason Mesnick drew outrage, but made Jason a reality star in his own right.
June 2008: Jaymes Foster. News that Clay Aiken knocked up a middle-aged woman named Jaymes was eye-opening. His coming out? Not so much.
May 2008: Shayne Lamas. This bleach-blonde airhead was a lock to spark THG interest – and get dumped within weeks of winning The Bachelor.
April 2008: Audrina Patridge. The Hills star was already sort of famous, but a nude photo “scandal” upped the ante. Ah, the dawn of “leaked” pics.
March 2008: Ashley Dupre. We’d dealt with lots of attention whores, but no actual whores. N.Y. Gov. Eliot Spitzer put an end to that – and his career.
February 2008: David Archuleta. Seventeen going on nine, Archie the hearts of millions on American Idol, but lost out to David Cook on the finale.
January 2008: Adnan Ghalib. Who? The celebrity gossip photographer who dated Britney Spears, obvi! The dude was quite shady to say the least.
December 2007: Jamie Lynn Spears. When Britney’s lil’ sis announced she was knocked up at age 16, America was stunned … and yet not really.
November 2007: Kim Kardashian. Ray J rode that booty awfully hard, but she’s ridden her 15 minutes farther than anyone would have guessed.
The greatness/grotesqueness that is Speidi.
October 2007: Heidi Montag. Speidi engaged! Speidi calls off wedding! Heidi poses naked! Spencer said what?! Man, we wrote about them a ton.
September 2007: Camila Alves. Upstaging a Vanessa Hudgens nud scandal is no small feat, but getting engaged to Matthew McConaughey will do it.
August 2007: Spencer Pratt. The pain in the a$$ puppet master has always been unique in that he’s a celebrity gossip magnet, but in on the joke.
July 2007: Amy Polumbo. This beauty queen’s allegedly “raunchy” pics captivated us … but were really quite vanilla, Spread eagle in jeans? Weak.
June 2007: Joslyn Morse. Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was labeled “Stray-Rod” after his affair with this stripper. Many high-profile flings followed.
May 2007: Lauren Conrad. The Hills star was a THG fixture from its inception until – amazingly – she disappeared from the spotlight largely by choice.
April 2007: Olivia Mojica. Another American Idol reject whose sex tape brought her back to prominence, stealing the thunder of Antonella. So poetic.
February & March 2007: Antonella Barba. She really sucked on American Idol … and on some schmoe, in photos that broke during the semifinals.
January 2007: Britney Spears. Splitting from K-Fed, binge drinking, random sex partners and clubbing with no pants – Brit kept things interesting.
It’s a shame this friendship fizzled. And that Brit only wore this once.
December 2006: Paris Hilton. Disease-riddled. Useless. Always in the news. She gave birth to so many similar stars in the years since. We thank her.
November 2006: Chris Ivery. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo made headlines when she got engaged to Chris Ivery. The show used to be huge.
September & October 2006: Lindsay Lohan. Incredibly, back then, Lindsay’s downward spiral was in its infancy. It’s now 2011 and still spiraling!
August 2006: Kristin Cavallari. The former Laguna Beach star was kind of a deal for a time there. Now she’s engaged to Jay Cutler or something.
July 2006: Nicole Richie. By the time THG came along, Nicole had not eaten in several months. Brody Jenner, Spencer Pratt and THG all noticed.
June 2006: Heather Mills. Heather Mills, peg-legged former call girl, wife of Paul McCartney and digger of gold, was the first-ever THG news cow.