New Year’s is just around the corner, which means 2008 is almost over. Let’s take a look throughout the year and learn a little about the most popular female celebrities, along with their media filled accomplishments, rumors and day to day life. Below you can read about the celebrities that have made major headlines in 2008, and will most likely begin 2009 with a bang.
This young lady has had quite a year. She has been busy filming, “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” which is due out in 2009, as well as, working on her music career. This talented sixteen year old also stars in the new movie release, “Bolt,” which opened in theaters on November 28, 2008. Miley seems to have had a great year, especially with the making of the Miley & Mandy Show on Youtube, but not without the media releasing gossip about the young star. There were reports on the internet and in the news about some suggestive pictures of her and one of her friends, but come on, they are just normal teenage girls. I am sure there was nothing to them. Miley has also been the talk of the internet because of her relationship with her good friend Justin Gaston. You know, it is possible to just be friends with someone without having a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. This Disney channel star has come a long way, and we will most likely be seeing more from her in the New Year.
We have seen a lot of Britney in 2008. She has been in and out of the news and the courtroom. She has had a lot of media attention with all her family problems and emotional breakdowns, but she is a very popular and talented entertainer and is beginning to get her life back on track. She has been spending quality time with her two sons, Preston and Jayden, as well as, making a comeback with her music career with the release of her new album, “Circus.” We have definitely not seen the last of Britney. This once Disney star turned musician will be seen again in 2009 and she will return better than ever.
Taylor is another talented young musician that has made a name for herself. Her music career began after she played a show at the Bluebird Café and caught the eyes and ears of music industry veteran, Scott Borchetta. Just after he met Taylor, he knew he wanted to sign her on his label. This rising star is featured on the cover of the December issue of Women’s Magazine, and she also hosted and performed on the Grammy’s Nominations Concert. She was not only nominated for Country Female Artist this year, her single, “Love Story,” reached #4 on the music charts. She will perform for the first time at the Huston Rodeo in March of 2009. Taylor is a very talented musician and we will see her in the New Year with bigger, chart topping hits.
This High School Musical Star has made a great name for herself. Vanessa reached fame status when she stared in the Disney movie, “High School Musical,” Gabriella Montez. Her music career took off when she released her debut album in 2006 entitled, “V.” Her second album, Identified,” was released in July of 2008. This popular rising star is also the spokesperson for Neutrogena, Ecko and Sears. She is set to star in an upcoming film entitled, “Bandslam,” playing the role of a 15-year old girl by the name of, Sam. This project is due to premiere in July of 2009. Vanessa is currently dating her High School Musical series co-star, Zac Efron, and has been doing so since the first film in the series. Vanessa has not been without controversy though. She has been sued by music producer, Johnny Vieira. Despite the fact that there have been rumors, like with most celebrities, Vanessa is a rising star that we have not seen the last of this amazing, talented actress/singer.
This Oscar winning actress is a very popular actress and is in very high demand. She has been very active supporting countries overseas, as well as adopting children from these countries as well. Her significant other, Brad Pitt, has been right by her side, and is the father of her new twins, Knox and Vivienne. They are also the biological parents of Shiloh. Angelina is a well known Goodwill Ambassador, and the winner of three Golden Globe Awards, as well as, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and one Academy Award. She has been in and out of the media throughout the year with the birth of her twins, and much more. Angelina will take 2009 by storm as well.
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Jamie is another one of the Disney channel stars that has become famous with her hit series, Nickelodeons, “Zoey 101.” She is also the younger sister of pop sensation, Britney Spears. Jamie gave birth to her first child this year, Maddie Briann Aldridge. She is currently residing in the state of Mississippi. Although Jamie has had some rough times throughout 2008, this is a very talented young lady and will possibly be seen on your T.V. screen again.
On the list again is another Disney sensation. She is also another star of the hit movie series, “High School Musical.” Ashley also released her debut album entitled, “Headstrong,” in February of 2007. As of December 2008, Ashley has opened her own production company named, Blondie Girl Productions. She is currently working on two projects with Disney and Fremantelmedia. This actress is the first to executive-produce their own show. Ashley has been a household name throughout the year and will continue to be in the New Year of 2009.
This actress began her career in acting on the soap opera, “Another World.” Also, at age 11, Lindsay stared in Disney’s remake of, “The Parent Trap.” A few of her other acting accomplishments include “Freaky Friday”, “Mean Girls”, “Herbie: Fully loaded,” and more. Lindsay has been a hot commodity for the tabloids throughout this year. Mostly, the media has been focusing on her now public relationship with Samantha Ronson. But, that hasn’t stopped her from trying to succeed. She launched the opening of her Leggings line named, “6126.” Lindsay is now waiting on the release of the upcoming film, “Labor Pains,” which she plays the major role, and is in post-production and due out in 2009. We will surely see Ms. Lohan in the New Year, whether it be on screen or in the tabloids on newsstands across America.
Nicole is a well known actress/singer, and the adopted daughter of singer/songwriter Lionel Richie. She has appeared in the popular reality TV. Series, “The Simple Life,” and is now the proud mother of a beautiful daughter named, Harlow. She is currently dating Joel Madden, which is the father of her lovely daughter. Nicole has been in the media due to her drunken driving arrest, but she is currently participating in a driving course she has to follow through with due to the charges. Be sure to follow this actress/singer in the New Year and see what all she has to offer in the entertainment business.
Paris is the daughter of Richard and Kathy Hilton and heiress of the glamorous Hilton Hotel chain. She is a well known actress/singer/model that is very popular with the tabloids and news media. She has currently ended a relationship with Benji Madden, which has been in and out of the news and magazines since the relationship began. Paris has been in a few legal incidences where she eventually served time in jail with her publicized sentence in July of 2007. Let’s hope that the year 2009 brings better things to Paris, and we all know, she will continue to be in the watchful eye of all the paparazzi, with camera’s following her constantly, bringing her to newsstands and entertainment shows throughout the year of 2009.
These are the celebrities that have made headlines in 2008. Whether it is good or bad, their lives have been aired on TV and in magazines across the world. To all the fans out there, just remember, these entertainers are very talented and they look forward to all the support and love from you. Let’s give them a great start to 2009.